Sea Otter Classic
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic already had plenty to celebrate as its 25th edition approaches in April. Now the annual Monterey festival is also reveling in surging numbers for exhibitor sales (up 45 percent), athlete registration (up 17 percent) and camping reservations (up 23 percent).
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for new product information and news to include in its annual Sea Otter Festival & Gear Guide that will be handed out at the four-day festival in April and distributed to retailers and BRAIN's subscriber base before the event.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — We grabbed sneak peeks of 2015 bikes from Accell North America brands Diamondback, Lapierre, Raleigh and Redline and dropped in on several other exhibitors as the Sea Otter Classic continued through the weekend.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Shimano has unveiled its newest XTR mountain bike component line, including an 11-speed drivetrain with 1x11 capability. Billing the line as its most advanced XTR line yet, the group features Race and Trail "Rider Tuned" products that are more tunable than previous generations.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Thursday turned out to be the day of the suspension fat bike, as RockShox took the wraps off its Bluto suspension fork at Sea Otter, Borealis Bikes and Rocky Mountain both showed Bluto-equipped bikes at the Monterey fest, and Quality Bicycle Products separately announced two new full-suspension fatties from its Salsa brand. But for those who are unmoved by monster-tire rigs, there was plenty else to take in on Sea Otter’s clear and sunny opening day.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Challenge is offering a new road tire, the Gravel Grinder, that will be available in clincher, tubular and open tubular (handmade clincher) options.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is releasing two new full-suspension fat bike models, the Salsa Bucksaw 1 and Bucksaw 2. The bikes will be available this fall.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — RockShox is showing its long-rumored fat bike fork, the Bluto, at the Sea Otter Classic starting Thursday.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Call it the fat bike for all seasons.
Borealis Bikes — which launched last fall with its lightweight carbon fiber fat bike, the Yampa — arrives at Sea Otter Thursday with the first fatty designed around RockShox's new Bluto fat bike suspension fork.
MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Easton is going big with its 35mm oversized handlebar and stem offerings this season, with a new line of bars and stems on display at the Sea Otter Classic.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Retailers and suppliers gathered for annual conferences this week in Monterey Bay. At separate meetings held in hotels within walking distance of each other, panel sessions and keynotes kicked off Tuesday and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The 24th edition of the Sea Otter Classic gets under way Thursday with a host of first-time exhibitors, increased race registration, new events and a greatly expanded e-bike presence.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles will make a new cruiser model inspired by Mike Wolfe, the host of the History Channel reality show, American Pickers.
The Red Wolfe model, available this fall, will be on display at this week's Sea Otter Classic.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve's latest line of four carbon mountain bike rims and wheels has a new system for designating the intended use for the four models.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles is launching a new carbon mountain wheel line with an emphasis on extra-wide 41-millimeter rims. The wheelsets, expected to be made available for the aftermarket in June, will be displayed at the Sea Otter Classic this week in Ibis' booth (#407).
MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Automated video editing provider Magisto is working with the Sea Otter Classic to help attendees create and share videos from the event.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has been named the new official hydration sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif. Osmo will be served exclusively at all feed zones on course and be offered onsite to athletes and attendants.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) – Registered attendees at next month's IBD Summit in Monterey, Calif., will receive VIP cards for September's Interbike Expo. The cards will allow access to several benefits, including exclusive access to two new VIP lounges at the Las Vegas show.