Category Archives: Sea Otter 2009

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Kali Avatar DH Helmet

Kali, a San Jose based company, maker of fine helmets and protective gear, came out with the super light helmet for 2010. The Avatar – weighing in at only 849…

Spenco Heat Wave MTB Gloves

I met the folks from Spenco at Sea Otter this year.  They are makers of cycling gloves with a new technology called SHOCK-TEC.  What is SHOCK-TEC?  It’s a patented technology…

2009 Sea Otter: Quick Review Sette VEXX Sunglasses

Tim Scissors scored a pair of Sette Vexx sunglasses at Sea Otter. He’s been riding with them for the past month and a half. Here are his thoughts: Sette Vexx…

New stuff from Evomo

As usual, we kicked back with the guys from Evomo at Sea Otter. They showed us their new stuff: New jacket with their raised logo and a hood! New fitted…

Sea Otter 2009: Turner Sultan Quick Ride Review

The 2009 Turner Sultan The longest but least technical ride of the weekend sadly belonged to the Turner Sultan. The “least technical” part was not by choice. Scissors and I…

Review: Dainese Raptor Helmet

Dainese provided me the Raptor helmet to test out during the Shimano Winter Series. Specs: Full-face downhill helmet with fibreglass external shell and internal shell in dual-density polystyrene with ventilated…

Sea Otter 2009: Specialized Epic 29er Quick Ride Review

Specialized Epic 29, waiting to be ridden I got a chance to swing a leg over the new Specialized Epic 29er at Sea Otter. Nic of Specialized was great. He…

Sea Otter 2009: Specialized S-Works Carbon HT 29er Quick Ride Review

Tim “Scissors” was able to get some ride time on the new S-Works Carbon 29er HT from Specialized. Here are his thoughts from the short loop we rode: So here…

Trends that we saw at Sea Otter Classic 2009

One if the bigger things to hit Sea Otter this year was the full suspension 29er bikes that were introduced. Last year a handful of companies started coming out with…

Sea Otter Classic 2009: Ergon GA1 Grips and BC3 Backpack

Ergon just introduced their new GA1 All Mountain/Free ride/Downhill grips at Sea Otter Classic. The GA1 was Ergon’s answer to ergonimic grips for aggressive riding. I’ve been waiting for them…