It's Not a Total Dude Fest, Today is For The Ladies - Sea Otter 2015

Apr 19, 2015
by Rachelle Frazer Boobar  
Jill Kintner was cruising by the Pinkbike booth on her official team color Carbon Norco Range.
  Jill Kintner was cruising by the Pinkbike booth on her official team color Carbon Norco Range yesterday. Jill just won the Dual Slalom yesterday and will be racing the DH on this bike today.

Katie Holden and Lindsey Vories were hanging out at the SRAM ladies lounge after wrapping up another day of skills coaching with the GoldRUSH tour.
  Liv athletes Katie Holden and Lindsey Vories were hanging out at the SRAM ladies' lounge after wrapping up another day of skills coaching with the GoldRUSCH tour which has been running all week. The clinics take out mountain bike and road groups to work on a range of different skills.

Regina recently won one of the UBI women s bike mechanic scholarships. She s here with SRAM s Technical Marketing Coordinator Sara Jarrel. Sara teaches dealers how to work on and maintain SRAM product. It s safe to say your bike is in good hands with either of these ladies.
  Still at the ladies lounge, Regina to the left recently won one of the UBI women's bike mechanic scholarships. She's here with SRAM's Technical Marketing Coordinator Sara Jarrell whose job is to teach dealers how to work on and maintain SRAM product. It's probably safe to say your bike is in good hands with either of these ladies.

James and SRAM s MTB Marketing Director Elayna Caldwell were on bar-tending duties at the ladies lounge. It looks like they were having fun.
  SRAM Brake manager James Alberts and SRAM's MTB Marketing Director Elayna Caldwell were on bar-tending duties at the SRAM ladies' lounge. The ladies get snacks, drinks and informative talks on bike set up, gear choice, health and nutrition.

Liv have just release the new Infinita trail helmet. The lid features full rear coverage 18 ventilation points an integrated goggle strap GoPro compatible mount anti microbial material and a whole lot more. The Infinita comes in two colorways pictured here and retails for 120 USD.
  Liv have just released the new Infinita trail helmet. The lid features full rear coverage, 18 ventilation points, an integrated goggle strap, GoPro compatible mount, anti microbial material and a whole lot more. The Infinita comes in two colorways, pictured here and retails for $120 USD.

Who s excited for the return of FEST Yeah we are too. CruzFEST kicks off the 2015 series next week with the help of these two cats R-Dogg and Kyle J.
  Who's excited for the return of FEST? Yeah, we are too. CruzFEST kicks off the 2015 series next week with the help of these two cats, R-Dogg and Kyle J.

Saturo Terada is TLD s helmet graphic designer. He designed this custom paint job on this Specialized Enduro it s called Reflex.
Saturo Terada is TLD's helmet graphic designer. He designed the custom paint job on this Specialized Enduro, it's called Reflex.

Satoru also designed the new D3 Speeda colorway.
Satoru also designed the new D3 Speeda colorway.
And this TLD A3 proto colorway...
And this TLD A1 proto colorway.

Specialized has some fresh new colors for Spring 2015.
  Specialized has a whole lot of fresh new kit for 2015 with some really good looking colors in the mix.

The hook-up is Specialized s new women s bib you can unclip the rear fastener with one hand making trail side business a little easier than usual.
  The hook-up is Specialized's new women's bib, you can unclip the rear fastener with one hand making trail side business a little easier than usual.

The Shaw brothers and Kyle Strait were taking a rest day today all the guys will be racing both dual slalom and DH this week.
  The Shaw brothers and Kyle Strait were chilling at the SRAM race truck before racing both Dual Slalom and DH this week.

Trek s Emily Batty and Bec Henderson were hanging out at the booth signing autographs today.
  Trek's Emily Batty and Bec Henderson were hanging out at the booth signing autographs, both are here racing the short track and XC races.

We asked Sombrio Product Manager Kristin Smart what her number one favorite Sombrio item was. Her answer was everything...
  We asked Sombrio Product Manager Kristin Smart what her number one favourite Sombrio item was. Her answer was everything...

This is Bailey Goldstone. Name ring a bell Yep this is Jackson s older sister. Bailey is racing the DH this weekend - Good luck out there
  This is Bailey Goldstone. Name ring a bell? Yep, this is Jackson's older sister, and after her brother appeared in the world premier of Builder on Friday night, Bailey got out and raced the DH today to second in her category. Biking skills run deep in the Goldstone clan. Congrats Bailey!

YOu might remember Marin rider Julia Hoffman from her internet famous My Landy edit. Julia came all the way from Germany for her first Sea Otter Classic and to check out the Marin offices. She s not racing this weekend but she did have her carbon Marin Attack Trail with her which she will be racing the Colorado and Whistler EWS races on later in the year.
You might remember Marin rider Julia Hoffman from her internet famous Landy Like Around the World edit. Julia came all the way from Germany for her first Sea Otter Classic, to check out the Marin offices and to meet her other team mates. She's not racing this weekend, but she did have her carbon Marin Attack Trail with her, which she will be racing the Colorado and Whistler EWS races on later in the year.

Brandi Wurtz went to DH practice in her Kitty Road Kill kit today.
  Brandi Wurtz calls her DH practice kit "Kitty Road Kill".

You may have caught us cover the announcement of Specialized s new 27.5 bikes the Fuze and the female specific Ruze pictured here. The Ruze has a lower standover height than it s male counterpart a 100mm RockShox Reba fork and the Women s Myth Saddle. The Ruze should be available around July.
  We just covered the announcement of Specialized's new 27.5+ bikes the Fuze and the female specific Ruze, pictured here. The Ruze has a lower standover height than its male counterpart, a 100mm RockShox Reba fork and the Women's Myth Saddle. The Ruze should be available around July.

Napoleon Dynamite No Fox Racing Shox man throwing back.
  Napoleon Dynamite? No, the Fox Racing Shox man throws it back with some sweet 70's moves.

Claire Buchar and Chris Kovarik are usually in Australia at this time of year but have come back to the northern hemisphere for a little Sea Otter action.
  Claire Buchar and Chris Kovarik are usually in Australia at this time of year but have come back to the northern hemisphere for a little Sea Otter action and to meet up and work with their sponsors. They were at the Magura booth today signing autographs.

Two rebel gingers or rather two gingers wearing Smith s new Rebel lifestyle sunglasses.
  Here are two rebel gingers, or rather two gingers wearing Smith's new Rebel lifestyle sunglasses.

Two thirds of the SRAM Juliana team were signing autographs at the booth today.
Two thirds of the SRAM Juliana team were signing autographs at the booth today.
Kelli just took third at the enduro on Thursday. Sarah unfortunately was unable to race due to an injury she sustained at the Rotorua round of the EWS. Her Rubion seems to look like it avoided any damage. Heal up Sarah
Kelli took third at the enduro on Thursday. Sarah unfortunately was unable to race due to an injury she sustained at the Rotorua round of the EWS. Her Rubion seems to look like it avoided any damage.

The two Rachel s of GT got their own colorway for their GT bikes this year. Here s Rachel Throop with her GT Sanction.
  The two Rachel's of GT, got their own colorway for their bikes this year. Here's Rachel Throop with her GT Sanction.

Back in the day Zap then at Mountain Bike Action featured a 10 year old Rachel Throop in what was her first ever magazine appearance. Rachel s all grown up now racing enduro professionally and is recently engaged to Kyle Strait. Looks like Kyle isn t sure why Rachel said yes though. Congrats
  Back in the day Zap, then at Mountain Bike Action, featured a 10 year old Rachel Throop in what was her first ever magazine appearance. Rachel's all grown up now, racing enduro professionally and recently said yes to an important question. Looks like Kyle isn't sure why Rachel said yes though. Congrats to you both!

Petal Power specializes in Feminine Hygiene and chamois cremes.
  Petal Power was started by DH shredder Jill Hamilton. The company specializes in chamois creme and feminine hygiene. Love thy booty. #empoweryourflower

Julia Hoffman models EVOC s 3L Stage pack. The pack is the smallest in the line which will be launched this fall and feautes two different helmet carrying systems shoulder brace links that help adjust the pack to any shoulder shape and EVOC s airflow contact ventialtion system. Keep an eye for the Stage packs on the market right after Eurobike.
  Julia Hoffman models EVOC's 3L Stage pack. The pack is the smallest in the line of four different sizes and features two different helmet carrying systems, shoulder brace links that help adjust the pack to any shoulder shape and EVOC's airflow contact ventilation system. Keep an eye out for the Stage packs which will be available right after Eurobike.

Little Bella s is an organisation that encourages girls to get out and try riding. These girls are about to be set loose in groups to the expo on a scavenger hunt. Co-founder Sabra Davison is giving the girls their first clue.
  Little Bella's is an organization that encourages girls to get out and try riding. These girls are about to be set loose in groups to the expo on a scavenger hunt. Co-founder Sabra Davison is giving the girls their first clue.

Vittoria s Ken Avery s daughter Tessa was amped to try out a Little Bella s day camp but has to wait a couple of years. To find out if Little Bella s is in your area visit their site here.
Vittoria's Ken Avery's daughter Tessa was amped to try out a Little Bella's day camp, but has to wait a couple more years to be old enough to join in. To find out if Little Bella's is in your area visit their site here.

Vanderkitten is a women s specific clothing company with a racing problem. Caroline Dezendorf was pumped with a top ten finish in her first pro enduro race here at the Sea Otter Classic.
  Vanderkitten is a women's specific clothing company with a racing problem. Caroline Dezendorf was pumped with a top ten finish in her first pro enduro race here at the Sea Otter Classic.

We re out with a watermelon slushy see ya Otter
  We're out with a watermelon slushy, see ya Otter!

Stay tuned for our Day 4 coverage dropping soon.

Be sure to check out all of our Sea Otter Classic images in this gallery.


31 Comments

  • 67 12
 Emily, Emily, Emily.... Wow.
  • 16 39
flag jclnv (Apr 19, 2015 at 12:21) (Below Threshold)
 Grow up child.
  • 29 1
 Still waiting for my Rachel Throop...
  • 4 3
 I got mine Wink
  • 10 2
 Go Jill! And...Kyle is a lucky man.
  • 8 0
 thanks for the coverage, good pictures and read.
  • 8 0
 strait - smart man sealing the deal.
  • 11 10
 *Finishes article* That was interesting, positive and beneficial to the wider mountain biking community. I am, however, disappointed that the only perky nipples pictured are on a man.
  • 3 0
 by looks of the talent, there must have been a surf contest or country music concert nearby.
  • 3 0
 speaking of fest ? when/where will the different rounds be ??
  • 3 1
 Great coverage! The specialized ruze is one of the best looking hardtails I've ever seen, I wish it came in a men's version!
  • 7 0
 It does...It's called the fuse
  • 2 0
 Simply the best article in this year's Otter coverage. Oh and looks like turquoise is this mtb color of the year.
  • 2 0
 I want Cruzfest to start already!
  • 5 3
 One for the ladies.... Or, one for the men to look at the ladies.
  • 2 1
 I just cant get enough of Emily Batty Big Grin most gorgeous rider, or I go further, woman in sport I ever seen. amazing
  • 1 0
 Oh, looks like Specialized Ladies Clothing got hold of some Maloja stuff. Fresh
  • 2 1
 I ll take that sc bronzon WITH the panther on it !
  • 1 0
 Nice one Rachelle. Looks like a hell of a day too.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know where I can buy that Fox T-shirt with the UCI colours on it?
  • 2 1
 Emily Batty. Wow, Just Wow. She's the Danica of the MTB world!
  • 2 0
 Emily is actually attractive though, Danica is a mediocre looking girl that gets attention simply for being a girl in her sport.
  • 1 0
 Way to go Bailey!
  • 1 1
 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE ?
  • 1 1
 It's the name of a movie character. I guess they thought that guy looked like him. youtu.be/I2iUQqp-zU8
  • 1 1
 yea dude thats what i meant, and thats why i wrote it Smile i guess no one else knows him Smile
  • 1 0
 Oh, okay. The question mark confused me, and I thought you were asking what that meant. I see what you're saying now.
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