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  1. Components, Wrenching
    The BodyFloat isolation seatpost is designed to increase rider comfort and performance (click to enlarge). Cirrus Cycles is a new company based out of Bellingham, WA and I met their co-founder, Charlie Heggem at the Sea Otter Classic recently and he was showing his brand new product called the...
  2. Cyclocross
    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 during the four-day celebration of all things two...
  3. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The Bollé 6th Sense is a popular cycling sunglass shown in AG2R colors (click to enlarge). Bollé was on hand at the Sea Otter Classic with a large variety of glasses. They have been making sport oriented goggles and glasses for many years, mainly for the snow industry and for the cycling world...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    The Thrust e uses ANT+ technology to transmit data (click to enlarge). We have previously covered some cross-specific pedals from Xpedo, but at the Sea Otter Classic they were showing a cool, new high tech pedal called the Thrust e. These pedals have a built in power meter. The Thrust e...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Look for Team Sky to be rocking this lid during the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France (click to enlarge). In the never ending quest for increased comfort, aero efficiency - and good looks - road cycling helmets continue to change and evolve. Here are some of the latest offerings from Lazer, Kask...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Ready for your next adventure, whether across town or across the country (click to enlarge). While one man's adventure ride may be another's cross-town spin, Jamis is looking to cover both bases (and a whole lot of in between) with its 2016 Renegade drop-bar bikes. Whether commuting to work or...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Gone is the integrated seatmast, replaced by a traditional post with aero-enhancing kamm-tail shaping (click to enlarge). Boutique Italian bike maker Wilier Triestina has given a refresh to its popular carbon fiber Cento 1 SR roadster, scrapping the integrated seatmast in part because it was...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Nuun PLUS allows the user to tailor fueling to their personal needs (click to enlarge). Add hydration and fueling to the growing list of customizable products within the cycling world. The latest entrant into this just-for-you arena comes from Nuun, which launched Nuun PLUS at the Sea Otter...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Velo is among the world's largest saddle makers, cranking out upwards of 15 million units a year (click to enlarge). Saddle giant Velo continues to broaden its high-end road offerings with four new models that were on display at the Sea Otter Classic. Dubbed the Angel line, all four feature a...
  10. Components, Wrenching
    The Abbey Bike Tools pedal wrench has all the bases covered. MSRP: $130 (click to enlarge). Jason Quade is known as a guy who can make things. It's a rep he first earned during a string of freelance wrenching jobs on the North American bike racing circuit. And one that's continued to grow with...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Colnago's C60 Anniversary Edition was on display at Sea Otter (click to enlarge). There were a few new Colnago bicycles 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 that were built last year. It is a C60 with...
  12. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Road lens tint on the left, trail on the right (click to enlarge). Call it a case of unintentional retro. At least that's how Oakley is spinning its latest cycling-specific shades, the Jawbreaker, which bear a distinct resemblance to one of the company's original offerings, the Eyeshade...
  13. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The black men's Forza jersey with contoured styling for better on-bike fit (click to enlarge). The gang from Bellwether was out in force at last weekend's Sea Otter Classic, showing off its new line of spring cycling apparel that includes the reasonably priced Forza jersey and bibs for men and...
  14. Cyclocross
    The new bike is disc only with thru-axles (click to enlarge). SCOTT has rolled out its latest cyclocross bike - and made some bold claims, calling the new Addict CX the lightest bog hopper on the market. We clearly cant verify that at this point, but the new rig from the Swiss bike maker is...
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