Sea Otter gallery, pt 1: Long-travel 29ers, gold SRAM Eagle and more

New gear from Open Cycles, Vittoria, SixSixOne and others

The annual Sea Otter Classic expo in Monterey, California, is in full swing. Up first on our hit list of cool new products is a redesigned hardtail from Open Cycles that is 29 and 27.5+ compatible. Also on display were new treads from Vittoria and new knee pads and body armor from SixSixOne. 

The elusive golden eagle : the elusive golden eagle
The elusive golden eagle : the elusive golden eagle

The theme of this year's Sea Otter? All gold everything. 

Scroll through the gallery for more details. 

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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