Sea Otter Classic kicks off this week

Watch for new gear here from SRAM, Garmin and others

The 24th annual Sea Otter Classic kicks off this week outside Monterey, California, and BikeRadar will be bringing you inside the exhibits of the hundreds of brands on site.

We are expecting brand new products from SRAM, Garmin and a few other top names, and Sea Otter is always fertile ground for spotting prototypes of upcoming designs.

It was at Sea Otter two year ago, for example, that BikeRadar got an exclusive first ride review on a Colnago C59 Disc with a then-prototype electric/hydraulic brake/shift lever design from Formula. Last year, 650b bikes were among the hot trends.

What will be the talk of the show this year? Sea Otter runs Thursday through Sunday, and BikeRadar will bring you coverage daily.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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