Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Bern’s new FL-1 road helmet with MIPs

Well known for commuter lids, Bern seeks to go up market with in-mold design, aerodynamic shape, plenty of vents and MIPs options at an affordable price.

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Bulls Bikes brings gravel grinders to the States

Direct-to-consumer German brand expands US road and gravel offerings at an affordable price.

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Panaracer’s new EVO3 road tubeless and Gravelking SK semi-knob, skinwall tires

New road tubeless options from Panaracer and some cool semi-knob, skinwall gravel tires are the highlights for 2016.

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Rotor Uno hydraulic shifting drivetrain examined

Rotor claims its oil-filled system comes in 10 grams less than a cable-actuated SRAM Red set-up, and 400 grams lighter than Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2.

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Breezer’s new gravel grinder – the Inversion

Breezer’s new Inversion features a unique steel frame that can fit 40c tires and has a really affordable price.

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Brooks saddles – now with carbon rails!

The Brooks name is synonymous with quality, heritage and style. The Cambium line, along with the carbon rail C13, takes the brand in to and even higher performance realm.

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Velofix mobile bike shop comes to your driveway

Instead of a brick-and-mortar shop-front, Velofix utilizes a fleet of Mercedes sprinter vans (their tallest and longest) and outfits them with everything you need to address most bike repair issues. Then they come to your house.

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Brompton World Championship storm Sea Otter Classic

The famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca swapped leathers and superbikes for suit jackets and folding bikes, as it played host to the Brompton World Championship.

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Giant Road-E bike helping riders stay forever young

Imagine showing up to the next group ride with an extra couple hundred watts at your disposal. And no, we’re not talking the EPO variety. That’s about what you can expect if your next bike is the Giant Road-E, an electric pedal-assist two-wheeler.

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Feedback Sports acquires Scorpion Stand

Colorado-based Feedback Sports is known for making high quality bike stands, trainers, and home bike storage solutions. The company’s most recent acquisition certainly wont change that.

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Open Cycle Unbeaten Path ready for road, cross, even MTB

One of the most interesting drop bar bikes we spotted at the Sea Otter Classic was the U.P. (Unbeaten Path) from Open Cycle, a bike loosely defined as “gravel plus.”

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Challenge Team Edition S cyclocross tubulars revamped

Working in conjunction with its stable of sponsored elite athletes, Challenge has developed a new Team Edition S tubular tire line.

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Squid Bikes custom DIYFS painted cyclocross racer

Brightly painted, punk rock looking cyclocross racer from Squid Bikes custom painted by its owner (which could be you).

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Kask set to launch new performance sunglasses

The new sunglasses are designed to be paired with the Kask Protone road helmet.

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Saris offering bike rack trade-in at Sea Otter Classic

Wisconsin-based bike rack maker Saris is offering a trade-in deal at the upcoming Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, from April 14-17.

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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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