Sea Otter 2015 Dual Slalom – In Photos

The rowdiest race of the weekend riled up riders and spectators

First Impressions: Specialized Rumor 650b

The women's-specific trail bike gains travel and a new wheel size

Sh*tbike Meets its Match at Sea Otter 2015 – 30-Second Warning

Mountain biking's biggest celebrity finds its silent paramour

Blueprint: 29+ and 27+ Bikes – Innovation or Industry Scam?

A no-bullshit video investigation into the bike industry's latest wheel sizes

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Kauai’s mountain-bike culture gains respect on the surf-centric island

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Blueprint: 29+ and 27+ Bikes – Innovation or Industry Scam?

04.16.2015

What's the deal with 27+ and 29+? Why is the bike industry suddenly pushing another new wheel size? And, most importantly, is it worth your time and money? Get your answers in this latest video installment of our Blueprint series.

Easton, Evoc and Renthal | Sea Otter 2015

04.19.2015

A quick look at the new products on display at these three companies' Sea Otter booths.

Sea Otter 2015 Dual Slalom – In Photos

04.19.2015

The annual dual slalom competition is the most-anticipated race of the Sea Otter Classic weekend for many spectators, and on the festival's 25th anniversary, the event did not disappoint.

Brian Lopes and Shaun Palmer | 30-Second Warning

04.19.2015

We caught both Shaun Palmer and Brian Lopes at Sea Otter and gave them each 30 seconds to entertain and inform.

Grinduro, Easton and Hutchinson | 30-Second Warning

04.19.2015

A half minute is all these brand representatives needed to tell us what they're doing at Sea Otter.

Deity, HT, Onza, and SR Suntour | Sea Otter 2015

04.18.2015

A quick look at the new products Deity, HT, Onza and SR Suntour have on display at Sea Otter.

First Impressions: Specialized Rumor 650b

04.18.2015

Specialized has tweaked its popular Rumor women's-specific trail bike to give it a few modern touches like snappier geometry, more travel and 27.5-inch wheels. The changes reflect Specialized's evolving philosophy to offer multiple wheel sizes on its popular mountain bikes, whereas the company was previously firmly planted in the 29er camp.

2016 Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5+

04.18.2015

What better way to get back to our mountain biking roots than with a steel hardtail? With trail geometry and the added grip and confidence that plus-size tires bring to the table, we imagine the Dragonslayer will be a full-on grin machine.

Vittoria, KS and Chris King – 30-Second Warning

04.18.2015

We swung by the Vittoria, KS and Chris King booths to give company reps 30 seconds to explain what they're up to at Sea Otter 2015.

Bas van Steenbergen Does Not Do Frontflips – 30-Second Warning

04.18.2015

We cornered an individual who we thought to be Tom van Steenbergen on his way out of the bathroom after what was undoubtedly the most stylish pee in the history of Sea Otter.

The Genesis of Rampage with Todd Barber – 30-Second Warning

04.18.2015

Todd Barber is the man behind Red Bull Rampage, and it only took 30 seconds for him to tell us how the gnarliest freeride event in the world was born.

First Look: Specialized Fuse and Ruze 27+ Hardtails

04.17.2015

The cat is out of the bag; here are Specialized's "6Fattie" hardtails.

Makken Haugen’s New Rampage Rig – 30-Second Warning

04.17.2015

In the second installment of Bike's "30-Second Warning," Norwegian freerider Mads "Makken" Haugen shows us how to do sweet skids on his new Rampage rig.

Sh*tbike Meets its Match at Sea Otter 2015 – 30-Second Warning

04.17.2015

Bike's "30-Second Warning" video series returns for Sea Otter 2015. We simply shove a camera in someone's face and ask them what the fuck they're doing.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.17.2015

The Sea Otter Classic represents the start of the race season in North America, and serves as a venue for brands to show their latest wares to thousands of consumers roaming the aisles of the outdoor festival.

First Impressions: Lezyne Mini GPS

04.16.2015

The Lezyne Mini GPS is the smallest stand alone GPS unit we've seen, but the California-based brand has big goals. Lezyne recently announced the release of three new computers in an effort to grab a piece of the global positioning pie.

Salsa 27+ Prototype and WTB Goods | Sea Otter 2015

04.16.2015

A quick look at what we've discovered at WTB's booth at the 2015 Sea Otter Classic, including a Salsa 27+ prototype.

Introducing the Rocky Mountain Sherpa

04.16.2015

The new Rocky Mountain Sherpa is not just 27+ wheels squeezed into a frame simply because they’re being touted as the next best thing. Rocky is presenting the Sherpa as a specialized adventure tool, capable of handling rugged terrain where traditional mountain bikes falter. It’s a bike that promises to be capable of taking riders […]

Bikepacking The Black Canyon Trail

04.16.2015

Wade Simmons, Geoff Gulevich, Brian Vernor, Alex Cogger and Andreas Hestler head out on a bikepacking advendure aboard Rocky's new 27+ Sherpa.

First Ride: Rotor Q-Ring

04.16.2015

Oval chainrings are nothing new, but single-ring drivetrains may breath new life into the asymmetric design.

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