Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Divo brings Italian style and craft to the US

The Divo ST is a handmade, Italian carbon road bike with custom options.

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Sea Otter: BodyFloat comfort seatpost by Cirrus Cycles

An interesting take on the suspension seatpost concept, the BodyFloat is a motor mount that is designed to improve rider comfort and performance.

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Roundup: New CX bikes from Felt, Polygon, Scott and more

Due to product cycle timing and the increasing popularity of the discipline, the Sea Otter Classic has become the de facto trade show of choice for bike makers to unveil their new cyclocross bikes. Here are nine new bikes that caught our eye.

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Sea Otter: New Bollé sunglasses 6th Sense RX and Diamondback

Bollé continues to improve their flag ship 6th Sense model with options for inline RX lenses and smaller faces. The new Diamondback sport-lifestyle model is also featured.

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Sea Otter: Xpedo Thrust e power meter pedals

New pedal combines power meter functions in an easy to install and easy to move unit.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Kask and Lazer

Cooling, styling and aero-efficiency highlight these brain protectors.

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Sea Otter: Jamis goes all-in with Renegade adventure bikes

Whether commuting across town or bikepacking across the country, the Jamis Renegade bikes tick the right boxes.

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Sea Otter: Wilier Triestina revamps Cento 1 SR race bike

Gone is the integrated seatmast. But aero-enhancing kamm-tail shaping remains on this race ready bike.

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Sea Otter: Nuun PLUS provides modular fueling option

Each flavorless tab contains about 20 calories, allowing the user to tailor fueling to their particular needs.

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Sea Otter: Velo Saddles unveils new Angel line

Quartet of new high end offerings from Taiwanese saddle giant have center cut-out for pressure relief.

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Sea Otter: Abbey Bike Tools provide needed fix

Bend, Oregon-based tool maker offers creative and elegant solutions for everyday bike mechanic problems.

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Sea Otter: Colnago C60 Anniversary Edition

There were a few new Colnago’s on display at the Sea Otter Classic but it was the C60 Anniversary Edition that caught our eye. This is a limited run of 60 and 3 are left for sale. How much? Read on to find out.

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Sea Otter: Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for road and MTB

Features include expanded field of vision and activity-specific lens options claimed to make it easier to see obstacles when riding on the road or trail.

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Sea Otter: Bellwether shows off Forza jersey and bibs

Southern California-based clothing maker offering affordably priced apparel with lots of top-line functionality.

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Sea Otter: Scott launches revamped Addict CX

New Addict CX claimed to be lightest bog hopper on market. Also has modern tube shapes and clever cyclocross-specific touches.

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Spotted: New feature packed road and ‘cross wheels

DT Swiss, Rolf Prima, American Classic, 3T and Xentis all coming on strong with wheel updates.

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First Look: Raleigh RXC Pro Disc adds thru-axles, improves ride

Add Raleigh to the growing list of cyclocross bike makers going the way of the thru-axle. But change to its 2015 top-flight ‘crosser didn’t stop there.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Rotor Power Meter with World Championship Q-Rings

Rotor’s Christie O’Hara tells us all about their power meter cranks equipped with left and right strain gauges that deliver a plethora of pedaling data to the rider.

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First Look: New Focus Mares CX uses “quick release” thru-axles

Using technology that could eventually pave the way for disc brakes in the professional road peloton, Focus has launched a new cyclocross rig with fast-action thru axles front and rear.

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First Look: Parlee ESX aero road bike

Well-regarded custom frame builder Parlee set out to create a bike that cheated the wind, but still rode like a traditional road frame. With the ESX, they claim to have succeeded.

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Seven road (and off-road) tires spotted at Sea Otter

The definition of what road bikes are capable of is rapidly changing, and that means tire changes, too.

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Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Kountach Endurance and Kommando X Pro Tires 2014

Kenda Tire Road and Cyclocross Marketing Manager Ben Anderson is on deck with RBR to talk about two new tires from the crew.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Podium Equipe Team Optum Edition 2014

Diamondback recently upped their presence in the road cycling world by announcing a partnership with Optum Pro Cycling. Diamondback Road Marketing Manager James Weigand discusses the new team bike.

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Five eye-catching jerseys from Sea Otter

Fashionable and functional tops for racing, taking on a charity ride, or simply riding with friends.

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