Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Sneak Peek: Marin’s New Composite Cross Bikes

Marin is poised to unveil a pair of new carbon fiber cyclocross bikes. Official launch date for the new Cortina models is August 1, 2013, but RoadBikeReview got an advance look, including a full video tour.

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Lake Unveils Cyclocross Specific Shoe

This new race-ready footwear has eight screw-in holes, allowing for a ton of adjustability. And while we haven’t tried this new bog-hopper yet, just the concept of a modular cyclocross-specific shoe is intriguing.

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Sea Otter Classic Digi-Card Download

The beauty of the Sea Otter Classic is that there’s so much to see. The tough part is keeping track of it all. During the four-day celebration of all things cycling we snapped thousands of images, ranging from new products, to amazing athletes, to people simply having fun on two wheels. Here is a sampling of what we saw.

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Kappius Looking To Kickstart Hub Production

Innovative hub maker Kappius Components has launched an updated version of its unique road and mountain hubs. Now they’re seeking financial backing to begin manufacturing. Find out how you can help.

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Interview: Cervélo’s Phil White Details The New P3

The founder and chairman of Cervélo gives RoadBikeReview a personal tour of the company’s new TT machine, and drops some hints about what might come next from the famed road bike maker. Hint: It could be very at home on gravel roads.

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Prototype TT Bike Has Hydraulic Disc Brakes But No Seatstays

Taiwan-based Culprit Bicycles was at Sea Otter showing off an out-of-left-field triathlon bike that Culprit claims is the first with hydraulic disc brakes — and no seatstays with an adjustable seatpost. We’re not sure if it will ever leave the prototype phase, but we do have photos.

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Boombotix Boombot REX Portable and Rugged Bike Speakers

RoadBikeReview got a look at Boombotix’s new Boombot REX portable bike speakers. This little package packs a punch by reaching volume levels of 90 dB@2ft, making it the loudest portable speaker in its size on the market.

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Raleigh’s 2014 Cross Bikes: Wider Rims, Lighter Frames

After taking hits last year for its odd wheel spec and dated frame designs, Raleigh has fired back with five race ready cyclocross bikes that will be available in plenty of time for this fall’s race season.

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RoadBikeReview.com Live Blog: 2013 Sea Otter Classic

Stay up to date with all the important happenings at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic by following the RoadBikeReview.com Live Blog. During this four-day celebration of all things cycling, we’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest cycling technology being unveiled here.

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Trek Taking Project One On The Road

In a move to “bring art and style” to cycling events across North America, Trek is bringing its Project One experience on the road. Check it out to find out how you can create your very own personalized bike.

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Sea Otter Tech Round-Up: Lake, Michelin, Focus, Smith

To the casual observer the Sea Otter Classic is about riding bikes, but savvy consumers know all to well that this springtime celebration of all things cycling has also become ground zero for new product launches. Here’s a look at just a few of the items that caught our eye. Lots more coming soon.

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Sea Otter: Felt Launches 2014 FX Series Cross Bikes

Summer cycling season may just be getting into full swing, but Felt already has an eye on cyclocross. On Thursday at Sea Otter, the Southern California-based bike maker rolled out an entirely revamped line-up of mud-taming machines – including one especially made for kids.

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Rapha Unveils Three Cool Retro Jerseys

Rapha has a host of new jerseys to show off. The hook this time around is the 1962 Tour de France podium, which marked the return of trade teams to the world’s greatest bike race. Previously, only national teams had battled it out on the roads in France.

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Video: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Bike Industry

In honor of the upcoming celebration of all things cycling that is the Sea Otter Classic, check out this video detailing some fascinating facts about our beloved two-wheeled world.

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Al Budris Joins Sea Otter Classic as Business Development Director

Former president of Sidi America will expand partnerships for largest cycling festival in North America MONTERY, CA. – Al Budris, former president of Sidi America, has joined the Sea Otter Classic as its Business Development Director. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with everyone at the Sea Otter Classic. The Sea […]

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2013 Colnago C59 Disc

Colnago’s C59 Disc made its North American debut at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. The C59 Disc is a 2013 model, so what you see displayed here is still in prototype form, including the Formula levers. The C59 will be Colnago’s first fully featured front and rear hydraulic disc brake road bike. Colnago claims it […]

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Look Cyclocross X-85 Frameset

One of the most anticipated and requested bikes from Look Cycles has always been a true carbon fiber cyclocross bike. Look answered those requests this past fall with the introduction of the X-85. Shown quietly at the fall bike shows, the X-85 was still very much a prototype bike. Prototype no more, the production version […]

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Volagi Debuts Viaje – All Day Comfort in a Disc Brake Steel Road Bike

Volagi took the wraps off, Viaje, the latest addition to Volagi’s lineup of long bow seat stay road bikes at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. Literally translated from Spanish, Viaje means “trip” or “journey”. Journeys don’t always go over paved roads though, so Volagi set to designing a bike that could handle like your road […]

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USE R1 Aero Bar

Steve from Ibex Sports, the North American distrubutor for Ultimate Sports Engineering products shows us the new line from USE. Including the new for 2012 R1 Handlebar, to be used for Triathlons and TTs. Ibex Sports claims the R1 is the most aero bar on the market and claimed weight is just 550 grams. Claimed […]

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2012 Sea Otter Classic Cyclocross

A cyclocross race at Sea Otter Classic? In April? Would anyone show up? The answer was yes. Through the fields were small, even tiny for the pro women, it didn’t stop the fans from loudly cheering the racers on. Using the terrain around the Laguna Seca Lakebed, the course which started and end on the […]

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Praxis Works Shows off New Chainring sets and Bolt Kit

Praxis Works the young upstart known for their relatively affordable forged chain rings that work with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains debuted two new exciting products at this years Sea Otter Classic. Praxis will be shipping a new cold forged semi-compact chainring set in a 52×36 combination as early as this summer. The new chainring […]

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TRP Hywire Road Disc Brake System

Debuting first at the Taipei Cycle Show last month, TRP’s new Hywire fully hydraulic road disc brake system was on display at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Hywire had been in development even before TRP debuted their hybrid Parabox system at last year’s Otter. The new fully hydraulic system adds integrated Di2 shifting and […]

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Yakima Introduces The DoubleDown Ace

Yakima’s new hitch-mounted bike carrier features tool-free installation and integrated locking. The DoubleDown Ace fits squarely in the middle of Yakima’s current lineup, and is available in 5, 4, or 2 bike configurations. As with the rest of Yakima’s DoubleDown family, the DoubleDown Ace is made from powder-coated steel and the bike cradles feature robust, […]

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ENVE Shows off 3.4, 6.7 clinchers, and 8.9 Tubular Wheelsets

Jason Schiers showed us what’s new from ENVE Composites when we met with him at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Ogden, Utah based company has been busy, releasing two new clinchers this past month, the 3.4 and 6.7 SES wheelsets. The 3.4 Clincher is available now at all ENVE dealers, with the 6.7 expected […]

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ROTOR’s Crank family welcomes a new addition!

ROTOR will add and new mid-range variant to the 3D crank family at Sea Otter; the new 3DF crank. The 3DF offers some of the technological features of the 3D+ at a price point closer to the 3D cranks. It’s 30mm UBB (universal bottom bracket) axle makes it lighter than the 3D crank and compatible […]

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