Sea Otter has a richness that only northern California could amass. Yes indeed, people come from all over, and some of them bring really cool stuff. Bikes, not bikes, shouldn’t be bikes, and more bikes.
Specialized’s team-only Enduro SX. Troy Brosnan will be going for it at the Sea Otter DH on this one.
This carbon prototype was ripped from a BC rider’s hands and put on display. Hint hint, Jill Kintner will be racing one in the DH.
A size small proto Norco Sight 650B. Time for everyone to start building bikes with XX1 and 650B.
Mike Dutton at Spank was showing off a new titanium spindle and aluminum pins for the Spike pedals. Nothing like putting a shiny gold thing where the sun don’t shine.
Deity has produced the thinnest pedals of all time, and adorned them with half inch long spikes. Beware, shins.
Speedy road tandem, coming soon to a snooty coffee shop near you…
Coffee break! Kitsbow offered up a Verve shot tamped with pink Chris King.
I spotted this Cat 5 tattoo on the wrong leg and then put two and two together.
And a tandem that has no doubt seen a lot more mileage. It takes a special type for a couple to stay together after riding a tandem for as long as these two have. My bet is four corners.
Marzocchi’s got a new DH fork in the works. The 380 is an air-assisted coil spring, coming in at a very competitive 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Completely redesigned from the bottom up, sharing only 38mm stanchion tubes with its predecessor, the 888.
Nukeproof is celebrating Sam Hill’s arrival to the team with a line of components. He continues to use an exfoliating saddle.
Continue to try to figure out how the Enduro 29er stuffs 155mm of travel up in there…
Twisting throttle off into the sunset, faster than you.
That’s it for day 1 from Sea Otter. We’ll fire up another couple sets of photos from the dusty plains of Laguna Seca tomorrow.