Sea Otter 2012: Yeti 303 WC Carbon and Nukeproof Rook

Plus bikes from Fuji, Haro, Stevens, Ellsworth, Calfee, Origin 8, Breezer & more

We continue our tech coverage from the Sea Otter Classic with yet more bikes from the grounds of the Laguna Seca raceway. Yeti showed the latest version of their stunning 303 WC Carbon downhill machine (while a show attendee simultaneously paraded one of the company's oldest bikes) and Nukeproof had their new Rook slopestyle chassis on hand. Look out for a full Superbike feature on the latter in an upcoming issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine.

Carbon fiber 29er hardtails are still on the rise, with new models from Fuji, Haro and Stevens, and Ellsworth added more carbon to their Moment, Evolve and Epiphany chassis. Meanwhile, road and cyclo-cross riders got a look at Volagi's latest disc-equipped road bikes, Calfee's new Power Bar hidden Di2 battery system, Origin8's bargain Lactic Acid crit racer and Breezer's iconic steel Venturi. Finally, for every trail-loving parent out there, Lil' Shredder introduced just the thing for toddlers who are already faster than we are. Check out our image gallery for a look at all these bikes and more.

Nukeproof showed off their new Rook slopestyle frame at Sea Otter, complete with built-in hydraulic detangler, down tube shifter and short cassette rear hub

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
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