Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Garmin Fenix 5 line puts GPS tracking on your wrist


The new Fenix 5 models feature an extensive list of functional training information and tracking, including basic cycling, running, and swimming functions, GPS tracking and waypoints, barometric altimeter, and magnetic compass.

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Litespeed Gravel titanium bike launched


Handmade in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the versatile new Litespeed Gravel is a titanium gravel bike that can run 700x45c cyclocross tires or 27.5×2.1 mountain bike tires.

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100% sprinting into road cycling eyewear


If you’ve been watching the Spring Classics, you likely noticed Peter Sagan has eschewed typical roadie eyewear and opted for something more, well, goggle-like. Enter 100% eyewear.

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Derby Rims unveils two new carbon fiber road rims


Derby Rims was on the scene at Sea Otter showing off two new carbon fiber road rims. Both build upon the cyclocross/gravel 23i rims the company debuted last year.

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Budget priced Bell Stratus helmet gets updated


Bell is updating its second tier Stratus helmet with an integrated MIPS liner. It also shaved 3mm from the thickness of the helmet and slimmed the overall look.

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Is full suspension gravel grinder the next big thing?


Niner pushing the gravel grinding concept envelope with a full suspension drop bar bike.

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Fat Chance Chris Cross bike debuts


Designed, welded, and painted in the USA, this mixed-terrain machine is capable of crushing your local CX race or gravel grinding your way through mountain roads and beyond.

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WTB Byway tire increases road plus options


WTB introduced the concept of road plus last year. Now, they’re expanding the line to include a more dirt worthy option. Meet the Byway.

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Irwin Cycling debuts high end wheels at Sea Otter Classic


Attention to detail and wheel expertise is Irwin’s core strength. So we are pleased to announce they are debuting their products to the US Market at Sea Otter.

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Masi Speciale Randonneur – wider tires, steel frame, great looks


Masi’s special edition touring bike strikes the perfect blend of vintage style and modern road Plus tires all at an affordable price.

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Penhale Bicycle Co. Gypsy steel adventure, tourer


Small brand goes big with all manner of affordable, steel adventure bikes. The Penhale Gypsy is a versatile frame that can fill many different roles.

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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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