Posts in the category Sea Otter Classic

SOC15: Bar Fly gets SLi with new dual/multi mounts for computers, lights & cameras

BarFly SLi dual out-front mount for garmin cycling computer and GoPro action cam

Bar Fly showed off several new mounts that hold your choice of action cam, cycling computer or headlight…sometimes two at the same time.

The Bar Fly SLi, above, adds an additional mount to the bottom of their original out-front mount. The mounting hardware can be swapped to hold either a GoPro-style camera (based on the mounting style) or headlight. There’s even room behind it to mount the Di2/EPS junction box, making for a very tidy cockpit despite rampant accessorization.

The top side will offer mounting plates for Garmin, Joule, Cateye, Mio and Magellan computers, including the Garmin 1000 and 310/910/920XT watches with QR mount. Buy it with the one you need, then order the replacement mount if you ever switch computer brands.

Out front ain’t the only place you can stick all this stuff though…


SOC15: Remorp Remote Adds More Control for your ORP Smart Horn, Delicious PureFit Bars Make a Comeback

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What’s better than an ORP Smart Horn? A Remorp to remotely control your ORP, of course. Blending the functionality of a commuter light plus a nice horn and an angry horn, the ORP is a fun little handlebar mounted gadget that could make your commute a little bit safer. Safer still, is not having to remove your hands from the bars to use it…


SOC15: Rubena Adds 27.5 sizes for Scylla and Charybdis Tires

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Rubena is one of those brands that many people still haven’t heard of, but the company has an impressive 80 year history of making tires in the Czech Republic. Part of a much larger tire manufacturing operation, the bike side of Rubena’s business covers mountain to road and is slowly expanding to keep up with the trends in mountain biking.

The newest Czech treads come in the form of 27.5″ versions of their Scylla and Charybdis XC/Trail tires…


SOC15: Prototype Salsa 27.5+ full suspension mountain bike decorates WTB booth

Prototype Salsa 275-plus full suspension mountain bike

Looking very similar in design to their Horsethief 29er full suspension bikes, this prototype carbon bike showed off an upcoming Salsa model made to fit wider wheels, like those built with WTB Scraper rims and Trailblazer 2.8 / Bridger 3.0 tires.

Official details are slim, but we’ve got a little info and plenty of pics…


SOC15: Lazer adds complete women’s helmet line, improves budget Phoenix full face & MIPS finds Oasiz


Lazer is already a big supporter of women’s cycling, sponsoring several pro teams and putting together fundraising efforts like the Amy D. Foundation helmet.

Now they’re moving that support into the retail lineup with a fresh collection, called Moi, of women’s helmet colors. The models are all the same as the regular line, which includes their ponytail-friendly Rollsys retention system, but the colors, patterns and names changed up to match more of the women’s clothing and bikes on the market. Most use the white, black and lighter blues shown here, with just a few models getting a hit of coral (like the Summer) on them. No pink to be found anywhere. All of the performance and safety features carry over unchanged.

From Sea Otter, we have two updated mountain bike helmets and a bunch of new performance and lifestyle sunglasses…


SOC15: Ridea introduces dual-ovalized chainrings to fit any crank, road or mountain bike


Ridea was started in Taiwan, grew into Singapore and China, then Australia, and finally parts of Europe. Now, they’ve been infiltrating the U.S. for about a year and a half with their duo-oval Powerings, a unique take on ovalized chainrings that have four different levels of ovalization and options for virtually any crankset on the market.

Everything is fully CNC’d, like the Captain America inspired time trial crankset used to draw our eye to the booth. Yes, that one’s a regular round chainring, but it’s hiding another clever little part on its backside.

Here’s how it works…


SOC15: Profile Design Introduces Drive System Drop Bars, New Bar Tape

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Profile Design is a brand that has made their mark on fit. Well established in the triathlon world, Profile Design is turning their attention to the world of drop bars with their new DRiVe system. Not satisfied with the way modern bars are sized and chosen based on standard reach, drop, and width, DRiVe bars focus on the Drop Reach Variant – a point on the bar that is measured with a 73 degree line from the tops of the bar. Meant to provide the most powerful positions on the drop bar in a way that cyclists can comfortably use, Profile Design thinks DRiVe is the answer to shorter headtubes and modern shifter designs…


SOC15: Mavic Highlights Crossmax SL Pro WTS with Team Dream and Stinner Frameworks Collaboration

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In what seems to be turning into a bit of a tradition, Mavic teamed up with some talented people to hand build two show bikes for the new Crossmax LTD Wheel Tire Systems. To kick off the project Mavic gave Sean Talkington of Team Dream Bicycling Team a ring. Continuing his work with Jordan Low on paint and Aaron Stinner of Stinner Frameworks for the builds, two stunning mountain bikes emerged as the perfect canvases for Mavic’s WTS…


SOC15: Bontrager Rolls 29+ with Line Plus Wheels, Intros new SE5 Light Weight Enduro Tire

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With Trek going all in with the Stache +, it should stand to reason that Bontrager will be offering up a line of plus sized accessories. Already offering the Chupacabra tire for 29+ (27+ Chupacabras are coming), the big story is the addition of the Line Plus wheelset. Borrowing from many of the current Bontrager wheel technologies, the Line Plus is a wider version of their Line mountain bike wheelset that should be a great addition to your bike+ whether you need Boost or standard hubs…