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SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS Take a lap around the 2021 Sea Otter Classic with mountain bike action to check out some of the latest and greatest 2021 new gear and bikes landing in North America. Kicking off the 3rd and 4th day of the 2021 Sea Otter Classic, our wrecking crew stopped for […]


SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS Day two of the Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter kicked off with awesome weather and fellow riders full of stoke. Just like the first day, there was plenty to see! We saw a major boost in spectator attendance today but this also meant our wrecking crew was able to […]


SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS Day One of the 2021 Sea Otter Classic was slightly smaller than originally anticipated, but there was still plenty to see and explore! Spectator attendance was casual today, making it simple for our wrecking crew, with no need to push through others on the way to meetings. It’s been […]

SOC18 – New Yeti SB100 TURQ

This has been the year of new, progressive cross-country bikes and the Yeti SB100 is one fine looking XC rig. We spotted this ripper at the Yeti booth and with that classic Turq color, it was too good to pass up. The SB100 has 100mm of rear travel paired with a 120mm fork on a […]

Spy Shots – New Cannondale Scalpel

There was a brightly colored Cannondale being ridden by Cannondale 360Fly rider Keegan Swenson today in the pro men’s race at Sea Otter. It wasn’t a current Scalpel, as the bike pictured had internal cable routing and a different type of linkage than what is running on current models. The frame of course was toting […]

Sea Otter 2015 Recap

Sea Otter this year was huge. The races were big, and the expo area was enormous. If we were to pick one trend that looked to be the biggest story in the expo area, it was the explosion of product offerings for the plus-sized market, the bikes sized as either 27.5-plus or 29-plus. The new bikes that were launched at […]

3 Days Deep into Sea Otter: Plenty of Products

Sea Otter continues on! Another day roaming from booth to booth…another day filled with products! While a showcase of many products will be shown in an upcoming issue of Mountain Bike Action, here is a few picks from Topeak and Tifosi.You may have already seen previous versions of the ultra lightweight Ratchet Rocket Lite from […]

Sea Otter: Day 2 Product Picks

Day 2 of Sea Otter was another day filled with some amazing products.  Today’s highlights included FSA, KMC, and Prologo. We stopped by the FSA tent to check out some of their new narrow-wide chainrings and were impressed with the aggressive tooth profile of their MegaTooth chainrings. FSA created their rings with super tall teeth to […]

Sea Otter: Quick Picks from Day 1 Part 2

It’s impossible to sum up all the great products we saw in one day.  Here’s a few more that we thought we note worthy! Light and Motion Sidekick This creative accessory allows riders to have separate lighting for their GoPro cameras on night rides.  We had a chance to check out the Sidekick Duo that offers […]

Sea Otter: Day 1 Picks and the Option to Buy a Trail

Day one of the 2015 Sea Otter Classic is now behind us. As the crowds began to flow in, we spent the day bouncing from booth to booth, looking for what all of you will be seeing on the trails this coming year. Here are a few product picks from the day. Swedish designed and […]

Sea Otter is Just Around the Corner

Are you ready to help the Sea Otter Classic celebrate 25 years? The event’s 25th anniversary takes place April 16-19 in beautiful Monterey, California. Visit to find out more about the event and register for races.