Sea Otter Classic

Posted April 24, 2018
Sea Otter rearranged spaces in Laguna Seca’s lake bed to make room for additional exhibitors this year.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Preliminary figures from organizers of the Sea Otter Classic show that the festival brought in a record 74,000 attendees, 8,500 campers and 9,800 athletes over four days of racing, a busy industry expo, bike demos, gran fondos, cycling tours and other associated events.

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Posted April 23, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (USA) — SRAM's Quarq division has launched a wireless tire pressure gauge, which stays on the valve stem and communicates to a phone app or head unit.

The Quarq TyreWiz will be available June 1 on Quarq.com; a two-sensor package will retail for $199.

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Posted April 20, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Revelate Designs is showing the Vole, a bikepacking seat bag designed for use with dropper posts. The Vole is a mid-volume bag (6-7 liters) tailored for technical trail riding.

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Posted April 20, 2018
Photo by JEREMY VANSCHOONHOVEN, courtesy Sea Otter Classic

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic opened Thursday with an expo that includes more than 500 booths representing nearly 900 brands and covering 165,000 square feet of space at Laguna Seca Raceway.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike sharing is expanding so rapidly that city governments are hard-pressed to develop appropriate rules for companies intent on developing new markets.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — While Pivot's Shuttle e-MTB was launched in Europe last year, it's making its U.S. debut here at the Sea Otter Classic. Pivot has sold out of the first three initial production batches for the U.S. A few of the brand's top dealers stocked them for the past few weeks.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GÜP Industries is launching a combination tire inflator and sealant canister at the Sea Otter Classic this week. The KWIKI is being marketing as an all-in-one product designed to seal and inflate tires simultaneously.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — It's a tentative move couched in words like "cautious," "respectful," "tentative," and "complex." But the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes have agreed to examine whether the BPSA should move to combine forces with the industry's leading advocacy association.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Frog Bikes, which announced a three-year agreement with USA Cycling last year, is introducing a line of USA Cycling and Frog co-branded bikes at the Sea Otter Classic this week.

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Posted April 18, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Mike Tyson is Robert Stevenson’s favorite philosopher. Or so he says. But why? It was Tyson who said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

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Posted April 18, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new sock brand being introduced at the Sea Otter Classic here this week makes a donation to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association for each pair sold.

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Posted April 17, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components will be showing off a new titanium crankset at the Sea Otter Classic expo this week. The company says the eeWings crankset weighs 400 grams, about the same as carbon cranks, but is stiffer and more durable.

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Posted April 17, 2018
The Woom 2 14-inch-wheel model sells for $339.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The big news in kids' bikes at this year's Sea Otter Classic is a host of new bikes with 26- and 27.5-inch wheels that allow kids beginning to outgrow their 24-inch bikes to have a slight step up in size but still keep kid geometry, kid-size components and kid-friendly light weight.

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Posted April 16, 2018
New for 2018, Vittoria’s Velar road shoe.

Editor’s note: This article appears in the festival guide for this year’s Sea Otter Classic, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Visit bicycleretailer.com later this week for on-site coverage from Laguna Seca.

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Posted April 13, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (BRAIN) — Terrene Tires has added the Chunk 2.6 to its lineup. The trail tire will be available in 27.5-inch and 29-inch sizes in two different constructions.

The 2.6-inch size complements Terrene's existing 2.3-inch Chunk model.

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Posted April 10, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles will hold a pair of fundraising events at next week’s Sea Otter Classic to benefit two mountain bike advocacy groups and their efforts to rebuild trails damaged in last year’s California wildfires.

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Posted April 10, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Sea Otter Classic say they have sold out the entire expo area for this year's festival. The expo will include more than 500 exhibitors representing nearly 900 brands and occupy 165,000 square feet of display space.

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