In the Felt booth we got a look at the 2015 Compulsion, the first 27.5 bike from Felt. While it shares many traits with previous 26-inch bike, the new one is completely new and built around 160mm of travel through Felt’s Equilink suspension.Tweet Print
The big news in the Rocky Mountain booth was the new Blizzard fat bike, but they were also attracting a lot of attention for this one-off prototype Sherpa. When Rocky Mountain got wind of a prototype 27.5×2.8 tire that WTB had produced, they built this bike based on a customized 29er.Tweet Print
Marin continues to impress, releasing info about three 2015 models that continue the refined look of brand, including new Rift Zone and Indian Fire Trail 29ers and the all-purpose disc-brake Lombard.Tweet Print
Don’t think you can shred on carbon wheels? Think again. Read more about the new M-series wheels here.Tweet Print
The White Brothers name has been retired, with forks being rolled into the very successful MRP brand. The Stage fork, which has been floating around for over a year in various prototype forms is finally ready for sale.Tweet Print
Last year Magura released the E-Select fork, with electronics controlling the damping and a wireless handlebar remote. Now that some technology controls the rear shock as well.Tweet Print
We got to see the new 11-speed XTR group in the
flesh metal at Sea Otter.
As one might guess from the name, Cavalerie Bikes is a French company developing gearbox mountain bikes. This is the Falcon downhill bike with 200mm of travel. There is also a Squirrel freeride bike at 185mm, and a soon to be released trail bike in the 150mm travel range.Tweet Print
It was something we all somehow knew was coming, but no one quite believed: a full-suspension fat bike. Now it’s a reality.Tweet Print
Zumbi is a Polish company, in business for about a decade, building stock and fully custom bicycles. At Sea Otter we were able to check out this F-11 model, a 160mm travel 27.5 all mountain bike.Tweet Print
Plenty of brands bring their new production items to show off at Sea Otter, but Brent Foes of Foes Racing decided he wanted his latest experiment to see the light of day. This prototype downhill frame has yet to be ridden, let alone proven, but its interesting suspension design is worth checking out.Tweet Print
Shifters, suspension, handlebars and bikes.
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The Durango Bike Company might be a fairly new venture, but the brains behind the brand are long-time industry veterans who know a thing or two about building bikes. We stopped by the booth at Sea Otter to see what has been cooking down in Southwest Colorado.Tweet Print
The One is the next evolution of handcrafted carbon frames from Open, incorporating new shapes, layups and in-house production (in Germany) to create a remarkably light mountain bike frame weighing in a less than 850 grams. If you’re metric adverse, that’s well under two pounds.Tweet Print
Replacing both the Mission 26 and the Scapegoat, the new Mission 27.5 is aimed right at the heart of the enduro/all-mountain market with 160mm of travel front and rear and a next-generation Knucklebox suspension.Tweet Print
It was time for a new XTR, and with the introduction of single chainring groups from SRAM knocking at the door of the premier mountain bike component group, Shimano was facing a serious challenger. When the press gathered a few weeks ago at Shimano’s U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., we were aware of the basics, now it was time to hear the how and why of the new XTR.Tweet Print
Since the first Mag brake design brought hydraulic braking to the masses in 1997, Hayes has been continuously improving its products to perform better and be more user friendly. The new Radar brakes build on more than 25 years of experience with better performance, easier maintenance and improved reliability.Tweet Print
Rocky Mountain joins the ranks of the fat bike crowd with its own trademark style.Tweet Print
It’s two big announcements in one: First up, Borealis, the Colorado-based company that blew everyone away with a 21-pound fat bike last year, is set to release its new model, the Echo this weekend at Sea Otter. And as Steve Jobs would say, “there’s one more thing”—it will be available with the brand new RockShox Bluto fat bike suspension fork.Tweet Print
Fox is celebrating its 40th year of suspension technology, and for 2015 it has made changes large and small to each model in its lineup, highlighted by new 36 enduro forks.
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