Breaking News: As the world of cycling continues to be impacted by the effects of the worldwide spread of coronavirus, Sea Otter Classic President Frank Yohannan today announced the rescheduling of April's Sea Otter Classic and Bicycle Leadership conference.
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The Sea Otter Classic announced today it has entered into an agreement with Toronto-based group Sea Otter Cycling Canada Inc. to launch Sea Otter Canada.
Lizard Skins showed up at Sea Otter 2018 with something new – now offering three thicknesses of their DSP bar tape line. They’ve been making exceptional bar tape since 1993, and their DSP polymer, which combines comfort with a unique tackiness that enhances grip – was such a hit that they launched successful tape lines for baseball, hockey, and lacrosse.
VIDEO: The Koo Orion glasses are the newest eyewear from the Italian brand who also make KASK helmets. You've seen the gear on Team Sky riders, and while lens and frame shape will likely be the #1 reason you'd buy these, they're also heavy with features like Zeiss lenses, arms that adjust length-wise to fit different sized heads, and a nifty anti-fog vent.
VIDEO: I talked with Stephen from BONT Shoes about their all new HELIX road shoe, with carbon sole and fully integrated BOA laces that actually wrap completely around the foot. The fit is enhanced with an anatomically shaped toe box, and they're offered in a few cool color options. You can buy 'em online for US$399, or at a select dealer.
Here's our first look at the latest gravel ride from Tom - the Ritchey Outback. Offered as a frame set and available for purchase directly from Ritchey, it shows off the simplistic beauty of steel, in a typically well thought out Ritchey package designed specifically for gravel and adventure riding - that's affordable at US$1359.00
Pez talks with Pietro Caucchiolli about the new Alé Bike Wear Cracle jersey & bib shorts for road cycling at Sea Otter 2018. It's a full kit for about $230 - including the jersey and bibshorts - which is a great price for kit that's made in Italy.
I did the SLIME Tire Sealant demo at Sea Otter 2018, and if this is my shortest video from the show, it's because Slime works so dang fast. I jabbed a nail clean through a knobby tire, and Slime plugged and stopped the leak in a couple of seconds.
All road. New road. Adventure. It’s not about the name, it’s about the opportunities it opens up. Whether to access remote riding spots or simply leave the traffic behind, more people than ever before are combining dirt and pavement to get their riding fix.