The A To Z Of Sea Otter | GMBN’s New Mountain Bike Tech Highlights

The A To Z Of Sea Otter | GMBN’s New Mountain Bike Tech Highlights


– Look at the size of
the Sea Otter Classic! It really is one of the biggest mountain bike shows in the world. Loads of cool stuff to see,
so I’ll take you through the A to Z, the things you need to know, and the coolest new bike tech. There’s even racing. It’s
9 o’clock in the morning and it’s started! – All Mountain Style provide
frame protection kits and accessories. You can
buy custom GMBN logo on that one, loads of different options there. Also, you’ve got this brand new thing, a Number Plate Holder. So a number plate attaches
to bars and either your lower crown or your
top crown if your running an enduro style single clamp fork so it gives you enough space behind there to get your cables tucked in, and then you can attach your front number plate, so, if you’re racing,
really easily to that, sits there, nice and stable! Now, Bulls is the brand I’ve got to admit I don’t know much about.
You don’t see a lot of these bikes in the UK. I do know Wyn Masters used to ride for them a few years ago, but they’ve got a huge range of bikes so e-mountain bikes, e-road bikes, but also, full range of
standard mountain bikes. Continental has got a
huge set-up at Sea Otter. You’ve got Danny MacAskill fully branded, the Drop and Roll Tour, where
he’s doing demos all weekend, so we’ll catch all that later. You’ve got their car
tire set up of course, plus loads of mountain
bike and road tires. They do tires of all sorts, this company. D has got to be for Dual Slalom, it’s probably the biggest and
most prestigious race here takes place up on that
hill, Saturday afternoon; all the big pros will be
there and loads of spectators. Check out this trailer’s escapod. So, it’s just like a
normal little caravan, you might think, but look inside of it! Proper plush, you’ve got a
little work station there, got a roof tent on this one as well, we’ll come around on the back. Look at the stove, proper
little sort of fold out kitchen. Fox has a really big presence here. That’s Catherine Pangle’s
race bike, that Orbea with a Step-Cast 32. Something that is new is the Step-Cast 34. As you can see, just on
the inside and the outside of that fork leg, it’s really just chopped out to save weight. Keep that fork stiff. Some team bikes over here. We’ve got… That’s Jesse Melamed’s,
enduro race machine, and we’ve got Santa Cruz
Syndicate, Greg Minnaar bike. Over at GT, this is cool actually, this is a bike shop called
“Fanatic” up in Bellingham. You can custom spec your
bike, and they build it up. So nice, I like that, but over here I spotted a race bike, this is Noga Korem’s GT Force and she’s running it just
like Martin Maes has been in the first couple of EWS
with her 27.5 in the rear, 29er up front. So, Haro, our brand with
a big heritage of BMX’s we’ve got some pretty cool sort of plus size BMX’s over there Mounted by range as well, slow start bike, various 29er travel bikes,
and a proto-type e-bike. We’ve got some lovely retros from Ibis Check out the bow-tie.
No pivots in this bike, but it’s got that really
old school Fox Shox, so it just relies on the flex of the frame. It’s a URT… is it a URT?
If it’s not got any pivots? I don’t know. But the actual
chain ring and half the new cranks are mounted to
the bottom of that bike. Super cool. But, I’ve got
some new stuff here as well. This is the EWS Racer,
Robin Wallner’s Ripmo 29er, still dirty by the looks
of it from the last EWS race. Over at Jamis, we’ve got
the Hardline and the Portal. Check out this suspension
linkage system here, it’s a 3vo suspension. I’ve never seen linkage
like it; pretty impressive! K for Kenda, one of the
many other brands here showing off their variety of
rubber for mountain bikers. L for Leonardi, check out
this exotic cross country carbon hardtail. Look at the seat stays.
It’s a really unusual design on the back of this Leonardi, so it actually gives you 2cm of travel, so when you’re sat down,
there’s loads of compliance in that back end, so
great for marathon riding and mountain racing, where
you want a bit of compliance, but, the way that chain stay
works, as soon as you start cranking it goes stiff, so you’ve got that super efficient pedaling. Marin Bikes are here, based, of course, up in Marin County just north of where we are now, the home of mountain biking. And some pretty cool bikes in their stand. Check out this, a race number plate on it, and the colors are pretty
mental on this bike. Over at Niner, we’ve got the Rip 9 RDO, that’s a bike you may recognize, the one that I rode out in Patagonia. That’s the 29er version. Blake, of course, rode a 27 half version. But check out this custom
painted version in the back. Loam Wolf on there, super
cool, almost snake skin. O for Ohlins, the Swedish brand, well known for their motor
bike shocks and suspensions, so we’ve got full range
of coil and air shocks, for downhill enduro bikes. Got a triple clamp fork up front. P for Pros, that’s Steve
Peat, here on his brand new Santa Cruz Megatower. Loads of pros here racing and
representing their sponsors. So Quarq is a company well
known for their power meters and their intelligent things. Basically, this is a fully
integrated tire pressure monitor. So you can pair this to
your phone and your garmin, set the range that you
want it to be within, and it’ll basically tell
you what your pressure is. However, if you don’t
want to do that, simply, you wake it up by spinning your wheel, and it’s got a green flashing LED if your tire pressure is
within that set range, or it will give you a red LED if it’s not. So super easy, if you’ve
not ridden your bike for a couple of weeks,
give the wheel a spin and you’ll know your tire
pressure straight away. R, for riding and racing,
there’s loads of stuff here, it’s one of the coolest events
worth bringing your bike to this pump tracks for the kids, there’s thousands of racers, there’s cross country, there’s
e-bikes, there’s downhill, there’s Dual Slalom, so
much of that going on. We’ve got Surly with some
really cool bikes over here, check out this Single Speed 29er, that looks like a lot of fun. Cargo bike, e-bike. Strap
your kids on the back of that. Love it. And, check out these Salsas. We’ve got all the T’s in these area. So we’ve got Trek; we’ve
got the Factory Racing Team over there, some cool race bikes. Something interesting to track actually is the new helmet, so using
this wave cell technology. See, that’s the liner
inside. So gone is the foam, and lots of people are
trying to solve that problem of rotational impacts. This
new wave cell does all that; impacts and rotational, so it
can actually crush and twist. So you’ve got the road bike helmets, the trail helmet is over there. Now, there aren’t many
brands with U, but this is USWE, so they’ve got a full
range of different backpacks, with back protection inside,
and hydration of course. Down to these middle ones, the Airbornes. So you’ve got over the shoulder of course, it rocks out plus that’s
all fastened in the middle, and you may have seen
the Factory Cannondale Cross Country Team using
these. Super light weight, Outlander 9 this one so just
enough space to get some hydration in there but
obviously those guys want it as light as possible. Vee Tire has got a
massive variety of tires, from the weird and
wonderful to the more normal modeled ones. Check out these plus tires. You’ve got like a slick one there. Look how retro motorcycle
looking fat tire there. So this is their brand new downhill tire, the Propain teams use
it during the world cup. It’s a SNAP WCE, Top 40 Compound this one, it’s not the fastest roll,
but it’s got the most grip. We’ve come all the way to California and here’s a British brand, this is Whyte. Got some nice 29er bikes
out here, that S-120, short travel bike. With the Shimano XTR, not seen much of that yet. A G-170 over here. Something quite interesting:
an e-gravel bike, using that fazua kit. I’m not sure
many of you will be into that but check out these. Super cool, we’ve got some new kids bikes. So we got the T-120, 26
inch if they’re a bit older. Over here we’ve got the
203, 20 inch wheels. 303, the 24s. And then
you’ve got the 26er 405. Over at X-Fusion they’re
showing off their brand new coil shock. It’s a light weight
coil, so it’s designed for trail enduro riders. Got high
and low speed compression and rebound adjustment. These are the Zip wheels,
Blake and Doddy of course looked at these in detail recently; it’s the first time I’ve seen them. Looks like it’s got that Quarq monitor that I talked about earlier, integrated into that rim so that carbon rim that’s designed
to flex and move around. So that’s the A to Z of Sea Otter Don’t worry, that’s not everything, we’ve got loads more
videos coming up on GMBN on GMBN tech, and over on EMBN. So keep an eye out for
all those coming up. If you’d like to see a video in Patagonia, myself and Blake riding
those Niner Rip 9 RDOs, click on that one, thumbs
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