All the gravel goods from Sea Otter 2018

Full suspension gravel bikes, new tires, squishy seatposts and more

Gravel, gravel, everywhere. That was one of the primary trends of Sea Otter 2018.

Some brands, such as Kona, rolled out their latest gravel bikes, while others teased early prototypes of things to come, like a full suspension gravel bike from Niner.

There were also numerous tire and components on display geared toward the growing number of cyclists who prefer gravel and dirt roads to pavement.

Take a look through the gallery for a look at some of the highlights from this year’s show. 

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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