Sea Otter Fresh Produce from Bontrager, Scorpion Stands, Durango Bikes, And More

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Scorpion stands take bike storage and put in their moto twist. The company was recently acquired by Feedback sports, a Colorado company that makes some of the best repair stands we know of. The stands work by holding the center of the crank, and look very much like a moto stand you’d use for your dirt bike.
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Everyone loves a clean and dialed toolbox. We’re willing to bet this mechanic’s set is guarded with an alarm and is cleaned with Q-Tips.
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The Kona BigHonzo DL is one of the first ventures into the plus-sized category for the Ferndale-based company. The bike sports the same dedicated trail geometry as the original Honzo, but with more rubber to deliver a little extra “suspension.”
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Bontrager’s new dropper post sports a cable-actuated actuation with a hydraulic movement. The post comes stock with this trick under-the-bar lever for those with a single-ring drivetrain. For those using a front derailleur, Bontrager also sells an over the top style remote.
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The new post has 5 inches of travel, and will be available soon. We can’t wait to get our hands on one.
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The Barbegazi is a huge piece of rubber designed by Bontrager. The nearly 5-inch wide behemoth comes in a tubeless ready version, and will be seen on Trek’s new fatbikes very soon.
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Bontrager’s new carbon wheel lineup it designed to suit nearly every budget.
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Hans Rey and the rest of the GT factory racing crew take time out of their busy day to sign a few autographs, shake some hands, and build some good karma. Sea Otter is the place if you want to meet a few of your heros.
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Durango Bike Co’s new Balckjack is and enduro bike that’s as close as we’ve ever seen to being 100% built in America. The aluminum frame uses a Horst-Link suspension design that gets 160 millimeters of travel, and has a slack but stable geometry.
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Durango machines all their hardware in house, and they take pride in their craftsmanship.
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Yes, those are magnetic “clipless” pedals. The Maglock pedals use a magnetic cleat to hold you to your bike. Look for a full review very soon.

 

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