Sea Otter Classic Coverage


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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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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