Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

With the demise of Interbike the Sea Otter Classic has become the cycling industry's defacto North American annual tradeshow.​

The Sea Otter Classic is always packed with head-turning bikes and accessories. Some bikes are lust worthy; others make you wonder what the designers were smoking. This year, it seems the pretty and the peculiar were present in equal measure - sometimes in the same product. Scroll through this Mtbr gallery for a look at the bikes and components that made us do a double take, then tell us which you love - and loathe - in the comments section below.

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Vielo's new R+1 aero road bike has intriguing lines and a 1x-specific frame design. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Moots was showing off this coloful Routt RSL. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

This one-of-a-kind Moots belongs to Taylor Walker of Studio Velo. The stunning paint was done by Portland, Oregon-based Black Magic Paint. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Custom bicycles weren't the titanium items on display. Quiver Fabrications was showing off its Ti bongs. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Bontrager's new Wave Cell protection system broken down piece by piece. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Giro's Renew line of cycling apparel is constructed from recycled fishing nets and other ocean debris. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

This recumbent with a full fairing might actually be fun on the Laguna Seca race track. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

This Ibis Bow-Ti may be decades old, but it's still head-turning rideable art. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Three chainrings and a front derailleur seem very quaint these days. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Gravel is getting really weird, as evidence by Redshift's prototype "Kitchen Sink" handlebar. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

The line between e-bikes and motorcycles may be blurry to some riders, but this Cake is clearly an electric moto. And a very good-looking one at that. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

The Kalk has a maximum speed of 46pmh and a run-time of 2-3 hours. The Öhlins suspension serves up 205mm of travel. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

There's a lot of Colorado-made parts on this colaboration between MRP and Guerilla Gravity. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Industry Nine's new Hydra-hubs are fast and colorful. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Thule acquired Tepui tents late last year. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Salsa was having a very punny Sea Otter. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

That's a very good question. Photo by Josh Patterson​

Sea Otter Wacky and Wonderful

Trust's booth was filled with riders wanting to check out this revolutionary linkage suspension fork. Photo by Josh Patterson​