Sea Otter 2012: Tech news round-up

All the stories you may have missed, from Answer to Zipp

The Sea Otter Classic may no longer be the first event on the international mountain bike race calendar but it's still the earliest opportunity for many manufacturers to show off their latest wares to the press and public, and this year's outing didn't disappoint.

BikeRadar's James Huang, Matt Pacocha and Ben Delaney were there at the Laguna Seca raceway in California, along with What Mountain Bike's Justin Loretz, to bring you the inside scoop from the event, and various launches in the week preceding it. 

There's a full list of our tech coverage below, in case you missed anything. For full coverage of the racing, visit our sister site Check out our image gallery for a wrap-up of some of the weird and wonderful stuff we saw at Sea Otter 2012.

Ever wanted to alter your tyre pressure on the fly? Well, now you can thanks to Adaptrac

Answer: ProTaper 780 and 20/20 bars

BMC:TeamElite TE01 29 carbon hardtail

Baja Designs: Double Stryk and Strykr SL light

Bell:Latest helmets

Boo Bicycles: Bamboo bikes

Breezer:Venturi steel road bike

Calfee: Bamboo bikes, PowerBar with integrated Di2 battery, carbon tandem

Cardo: BK-1 two-way communicator system

Catlike: Vacuum road helmet

Commencal: Meta AM29

Continental: 29erRace King, Mountain King and X-King tyres, plus Revo Sealant

Club ride: Cycling clothing

Colnago: C59 Disc nearing production

Coyle: Wooden helmets

CrankBrothers: New Candy pedal colours, Iodine 29er wheels, Speedier Lever

Dainese: New pads with BOA-style closures

DannyShane:Cycling clothing

Deity: CZ38 Special handlebar, Locust and Cavity stems

DT Swiss: XMM 120 29er fork and X 313 shockRR21 Dicut road clinchers, Spline mountain bike wheels

E*thirteen: TRS+ Dual chain guide

Easton: 35mm clamp for new Havoc bar and stem

Eecycleworks: Latest Eecrank

Element Case:iPhone cases for cyclists

 Ellsworth: Evolve, Dare, Enlightenment and Roots

Enduro: New bearings, seals and tools

FSA: New finishesK-Force carbon 'cross cantilevers, Metropolis transmission

Felt: Edict Nine full-suspension 29er

Five Ten: Freerider Pro 'green zebra' andDiddie Schneider signature shoes

Foes: New Shaver 29, FXR and SSV, plus revised Hydro

FOX: 2013 forks and shocks, DOSS dropper post

Freelap: Timing posts

Fuji:SLM29 carbon 29er hardtailAltamira CX Disc 'cross bike

Gamut: Revamped P-series chain guides

Giant:Anthem X Advanced 29er, Danny Hart's Glory

Grammo: US-made titanium Toa 29er

Haro: Carbon 29er hardtails

Industry Nine: New i25 road wheels

Intense: 650b Tracer and Carbine

Jamis: Dragon 650b hardtail

Kali: Prototype Maraca trail lid and Akala cross-country/road helmet

Kappius Components:Evolution hubs

Kenda: 650b Karma and Slant Six tyres

Keywin: Carbon Ti road pedals

KHS: Working on 650b downhill bike

KORE: OCD and Torsion bars, Durox and Repute stems

KS: LEV dropper post

Lezyne: Bottle cages, CO2 inflator, Femto lights

Lil' Shredder:Kids' bikes  

Loaded Precision: Anodised components

Magura: Hydraulic rim brake system

Mavic:Expanded 29er wheel range

MET: Launching in US with Kaos, Velano, Forte and Terra helmets

Moots: MX Divide reaches production

MRP: Bling Ring chainring and Micro G2 SL chain guide

Nukeproof: Rook slopestyle bike

Norco: 650b prototypes, 2013 tweaks and Tactic road bike

ODI: Latest grips

One Industries:Latest mountain bike clothing

Onza: Canis, Greina, Ibex and Lynx mountain bike tyres

Open: A new mountain bike brand from boss of Cervelo

Optrix: iPhone chest mount

Origin8: Crawler fatbike and Lactic Acid road bike

Osprey: Insulated Delivery System water bladder

O-Tus:Helmet-mounted speaker system

POC: Mountain bike helmets

Praxis Works: New chainrings and BB adaptors

Prologo:Nago Evo X8, X-Zero, Zero 2 and Zero TT saddles

Raleigh:Disc-equipped RXC Pro 'cross bike

Redline: NewConquest Disc and Monobelt, tweaked Conquest Carbon, prototype hardtail

Reynolds:650b and 29er wheels

Ritchey: Prototype Shield 'cross tyre

RockShox: 650b Revelation, new Solo Air spring and remote lockoutTrek EVO Link specific shocks

Rotor: Latest cranks and Q-rings

Santa Cruz: Rear through-axles

Shimano: Prototype chain guide for new Saint and Zee groups

Showers Pass:Hydration systems

Spank: Spike Ultralite flat pedals

SRAM:WiFLi derailleurs for Red and Force, 650b wheel

Stevens Sondra: SL 29er carbon hardtail

Teva: Links-Mid and Crank flat-pedal shoes

THE: Draco cross-country helmet and Maxi pads

The North Face: Mountain bike clothing

Titus:Working on El Guapo 29er

Torker: 29er cruiser

Trek: Prototype wheels, tyres and, maybe, SRAM Red discs, EVO Link specific RockShox shocks

Troy Lee Designs: Latest mountain bike clothing

Truvativ: Custom BlackBox handlebars

Turn: New road cranksets

VDO:MC 2.0 WL bike computer

Volagi: Viaje adventure road bikes

WTB: Moto mountain bike tyre

White Lightning: Chain Johnny drivetrain cover 

Yeti: 303 WC Carbon downhill bikeJared Graves's custom four-cross bike

Zipp: New aero bars

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