More Day 2 Randoms - Sea Otter 2021

Oct 8, 2021 at 21:37
by Alicia Leggett  
Sea Otter 2021
DT Swiss will now spec all its wheelsets, from entry-level to the top, with its Ratchen LN and Ratchen EXP systems.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
DT Swiss is at the event converting older three-pawl designs to Ratchen LN for an event special price of a "mandatory suggested donation" of $25 to one of three organizations. "We're not going to take people's money," a DT Swiss representative explained, "but now it'll go to a good cause."

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
Calfee Design was showing off a gorgeous carbon bike and some carbon repairs.

Sea Otter 2021
Dynaplug - made in Chico, CA - had many of the usual offerings, in lots of colors of course, and a fun demonstration.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
Drill a hole, then fix it with the Dynaplug Air tool.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
Abus has stepped into the mountain bike world, and the Montrailer Quin helmet has a crash detector built in that'll text your buddies if you hit the ground.

Sea Otter 2021
USWE's packs use a unique closure system that prevents the pack from bouncing around - the No Dancing Monkey (TM) technology, promising to "get the monkey off your back."

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
The brand offers packs in a wide range of sizes to suit all needs from minimalist endurance packs to heavier all-day adventure packs with spinal protection.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
The Adidas 2022 sunglasses collections were on display as well, including the futuristic 3D-printed $415 Adidas-members-only glasses. (That's what's in that secret black box on the left.)

Sea Otter 2021
Yoshimura had a new stem on display. Above, the first prototypes (left) to the final version (right).

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
The high-end manufacturer of titanium exhaust systems recently moved into the mountain bike and BMX industries with the introduction of their pedals. Now, it's stems. Price TBA.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
A live-action RubiconEP demo. Also, those guys know how to pick the eye-catching show bikes to draw us all in.

Outride, a nonprofit that researches the ways biking can improve lives and implements programs to improve accessibility in the sport, has been representing here at Sea Otter.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
WickedGirl had all manner of prints and fabrics to show off, plus handmade bike-themed jewelry.

Sea Otter 2021
Artilect uses a unique merino technology that claims to be better than traditional merino spinning methods in just about every way because the wool isn't compressed down as much through the tight twisting. I can confirm that the fabrics are at least really, really soft, and the Nuyarn technology makes sense in that the fabric does seem to be loftier than traditional merino and less prone to holes in the thinner layers.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
The brand offers base layers in a few different fabric weights.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
Artilect will also offer gender parity across all its clothing, meaning that each men's item will have an equivalent women's one.

Sea Otter 2021
A rad setup.

Sea Otter 2021
Bliz had performance, lifestyle, and some in-betweener eyewear to show off in lots of fun colors.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
The new Escapod camper has everything including the kitchen sink.

Sea Otter 2021
Kogel Bearings has this ultra-custom USA bike to show off all kinds of shiny parts.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
Kogel's oversized Kolossos XX1 cage claims to save 2.5 watts and is paired with some Hope brakes and cranks.

Sea Otter 2021
Sea Otter 2021
'Murica, f*ck yeah.

Sea Otter 2021







125 Comments

  • 200 1
 Kogel, holy smokes! Save some Merica' for the rest of us.
  • 301 1
 I can only assume that the rider is a bald eagle.
  • 171 1
 I appreciate the subtle elegance of the bike
  • 6 0
 @ratedgg13: accurate statement
  • 56 0
 Kogel is dutch for colorblind
  • 73 0
 I hear some dude broke every bone in his body trynna jump Ceaser's Palace on that thing.
  • 18 2
 @ratedgg13: or a balding captain america
  • 20 0
 Should have done the fork as well.
  • 19 0
 You know... just in case one of Palmer's bikes doesn't show up at a show!
  • 12 0
 Ahh Kogel, my eyes, zeee goggles do nussink!
  • 32 2
 It’s like a bike shop vomited up 1997 on a new nomad.
  • 8 0
 @SkarTisu: ... as well as its subtle minimalism and sobriety, for sure.
  • 11 0
 @Afterschoolsports: 1990s me desperately wants this. 2020's me is pretty keen too!

Imagine telling your 1990's self about modern trail bikes.. "oh year, it's 150mm back and front, never drops a chain, doesn't really get punctures, doesn't try to volley you out the front door if you lose attention for a microsecond"
  • 14 0
 @ratedgg13: Design consultation by Ronnie Mac
  • 9 1
 Geezuz, I hope none of the people walking past Captain America's Mountain Bike suffered seizures?

Probably not though, cuz the Cali Government would have had them put up a warning sign of some sortSmile
  • 4 0
 Not sure how that top cap from Chile ties into the whole theme though
  • 1 3
 @Tmackstab: Dont be a jerk, you know that's Captain America's shield... also is that bike enormous or is Chris Evans about 6 feet shorter than I thought he was?
  • 2 0
 @robw515: Vibranium… the next big thing in mtb alloys…
  • 2 1
 @ratedgg13: Either bald eagle, Uncle Sam or...Chuck Norris. Wink
  • 3 0
 @robw515: Ohh I always thought he was Captain Puerto Rico!
  • 6 1
 Anyone find the irony in the uncle sam paintjob on the asian-made frame? Could've at least used a GG frame or something domestic if they wanted to go full blown "america f-yeah."
  • 3 0
 See the scuffs on the pedal? I watched some dude straight up knock the bike over onto concrete lol
  • 4 0
 And then they ruin it with an orange fork
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: or Pamela Anderson in a Stars and Stripes bikini
  • 6 0
 @Jordansemailaddress: Pam Anderson is actually Canadian, believe it or not. Or was from here, anyway.
  • 7 1
 @MB3: Not all of her, her two most famous bits came from the USA.
  • 2 0
 @robw515: too true!
  • 2 0
 @MB3: she lives in Ladysmith of all places
  • 2 0
 @CustardCountry: was thinking the same thing. I mean it’s so overblown its already hard to look at but if you’re going to go through all of this trouble at least match the lowers, sheeeeeeeeeeesh
  • 2 0
 @Deanosuar: yeah, that hurts the eyes - which is really saying something in this context.
  • 2 0
 Nice of Kogel to use some wonderful Union Jack themed, UK made Hope parts on their USA bike… who said the ‘special relationship’ was over?!
  • 1 0
 The Nomad belongs to this guy. He must have lent it out to Kogel for the weekend.

instagram.com/jaykerrphi

He’s got a documented history of classy builds like this.
  • 5 2
 Bike looks like its about ready to go invade a middle eastern country for its oil reserves
  • 1 2
 @thebradjohns: remind me, what oil was "taken" when we were trying to kill terrorist?
  • 2 0
 @MB3: No way!? I did not know that! My apologies Pam if you’re reading this comment section, I’ll do more research next time:-)
  • 2 0
 @Jordansemailaddress: Yeah dude she was spotted at a BC Lions game by a modeling agent, thats how she got her start
  • 1 1
 I really love the ORANGE fork. It really blends well with the red, white and blue theme…….
Oh, and Sean Palmer wants his bike back.
  • 2 0
 @dangry: is there anything more american than globalization?
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: actually, it's Chuck Norris
  • 1 0
 @tonkatruck: its not. or its a joke im not getting.
  • 84 0
 DT Swiss you folks RULE. That is a super super great thing to do. Both hooking up your existing customers and getting donations out where needed. I will be getting some hubs to build up some freshies and they will be yours.
  • 3 0
 I agree. Good offer and donation in great destinations. When to get the same offer in Europe?
  • 4 0
 Is ratchet LN just the old version of the star ratchet?
  • 2 0
 Really great from DT Swiss.
  • 3 0
 I just upgrade my DT 350 with 54 tooth and just f*ckin* love it.
  • 2 0
 @DC1988: it's the version for 3pawl conversion (370 hubs)
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: they are technically different but not seeing any real difference
www.dtswiss.com/en/wheels/wheels-technology/ratchet-technologies-overview
  • 8 0
 @mfoga: the freehub seal is different. Ratchet LN has a little wiper on the freehub, the older star ratchets had the freehub seal pressed to the hub body.
Before the LN upgrade, you could still put 240/350 internals into a 370 but you lost the freehub seal.
  • 1 1
 So now that a 370 takes a star ratchet why would anyone get a 350?
  • 3 0
 @dglass: 350 has 36t ratchet now and 370 is oem I think.
  • 2 0
 @mfoga: So could just upgrade the stars then?
  • 2 0
 @mfoga:
So the LN is basically the old style with two moving ratchets which look easier to replace as they aren't screwed in. Perhaps also more reliable given what I've heard about EXP.
  • 2 0
 Great guys and girls. Top notch cs
  • 2 0
 @mfoga: per the Rocky catalogue for 2022 the 370 is now star ratchet.
  • 31 0
 Awful lot of good old British cranks and brakes for a USA build on that Kogel
  • 11 1
 Well with how much it costs to buy American made brake callipers you can't blame them
  • 6 0
 Hopefully the next Pinkbike Thought Experiment will be bike builds using as many parts made in a particular country as possible. Any ties between competing parts go to the part with the most obnoxious anno or paint that resembles that nation’s flag.
  • 21 1
 Fox lowers should be in red not orange
  • 3 0
 Agreed Fork and spring should have been with the theme
  • 15 1
 Cnc'd parts are hilarious. You can build a stronger, lighter, cheaper stem with near net forging but nobody will buy them because they don't look cool. One of the reasons people are riding around on 35lb $10,000 trail bikes.
  • 2 0
 I would think that buying a CNC mill/lathe would be better for revenue generation than buying the equipment needed to forge specific parts to machine them to spec anyway. I could see it if the production numbers were high enough like OE stems for instance with different brands logo stamped on.
  • 10 0
 that Escapod camper STARTS AT $20,000. Take a look at what traditional bumper pulls are available for that price:

www.rvtrader.com/Travel-Trailer/rvs-for-sale?type=Travel%20Trailer%7C198073&price=*%3A20000&sort=price%3Adesc&modelkeyword=1

My mom wants a Sprinter camper and is willing to spend $120k on it, and she'd be lucky to find a good one at that price. Its insane. I'm trying to tell her that she can get a bus sized rear pusher for $50k, and it would take 10 years of driving 5,000 mils a year to make up the cost difference with the worse mileage, and you have an apartment on wheels instead of a van.
  • 1 0
 I've looked at these campers multiple times from multiple companies and I'm always amazed at what they are asking for. I think the folks that buy these are not necessarily buying them as a practical alternative to traditional campers or even motels more so for the novelty factor. Seriously, for you to make your money back you'd be having to use it all the time.
  • 3 0
 Also sweet baby jesus! I clicked that rvtrader link and you can get a full on house on wheels for 20K!
  • 10 0
 I'll sell your mom my bus sized rear pusher for $49k.
  • 2 0
 @KnobbyDrifter: Oh $hit this made me laugh a lot.
  • 3 4
 @tbubier:
That’s all fine and dandy until you realize you need a 90k dollar truck to pull it reliably. Either way it’s insanely expensive
  • 3 0
 @Solorider13: no you don't. My $10k suburban can pull 11,000 pounds
  • 10 0
 A helmet that texts your buddies when you biff it? Wonder if it can just submit a video directly to 'Friday Fails' as well?
  • 1 0
 @PACNW-MTB:
You are onto something here... built in g force gauge so when it picks up a user set force...auto upload.
  • 6 0
 How many people stop and salute that bicycle walking by? Kogel should have an hourly fireworks display and those weirdo little cheerleading girls on loop singing that song that's like, "WHEN FREEDOM CALLS! PICK UP THE PHONE!" with just random bald eagle screeching sounds thrown in for effect.
  • 7 0
 Captain America says he can't handle the amount of stars and stripes on this one.
  • 8 0
 Dynaplug looks kinky mid evil.
  • 9 0
 I told them that those multi-colored pills were too big for my mouth... Well then we've got some good news, they said, just step over here and take off your belt...
  • 7 0
 I thought I read “Airbus has stepped into the mountain bike world…”
  • 15 0
 Sales would really take off
  • 1 0
 I thought they did with some Fabric saddle...
  • 3 0
 That shot with the whiskey handlebar- holy smokes, what an ugly headtube setup. The difference in tube width, so many spacers, then a flat handlebar. I mean, the bar may be top notch, but that setup is so far from flattering or inviting.
  • 3 0
 What is going on with that Calfee's headtube? Is that where their SWATbox is? Or a hidden motor? A steering damper? An integrated coffee bean grinder? Emergency toilet paper dispenser?
  • 1 0
 I could be wrong (and often am) but I think that’s a bike they’ve repaired.
  • 4 0
 I want to see how DT Swiss takes out the ratchet housing. It can be really stuck- someone take a video please!
  • 5 0
 The USA bike lacks a mullet and that makes me very sad.
  • 1 0
 Missing some big vendors this year. Not to rain on the parade but...didnt see sram fox trek giant santa cruz. Nor hope (free the UK) or dvo...might have missed one or two of these tho apologies if so


Big setups at Scott and Shimano. Alot of good smaller vendors. RST was there Suntour suspension alot of nutrition vendors oddly, Look was there in a pretty big way of all things, YT, Canyon..FSA, Manitou/Hayes/Reynolds
  • 4 0
 Yoshimura...making a modular dual crown and single crown stem?!
  • 2 0
 The original prototype looked best
  • 2 0
 If I ever see one, I will pick it up. I’ve been really impressed with their motorcycle products.
  • 5 0
 @hit-n-run Has been making something very similar for a while, and he sells the upper and lower parts separately so you could use your own DM stem on any single crown. And honestly I think I like the @hit-n-run design better than the yoshi design (and as a sportbike rider I'm pretty much a yoshimura fanboy).
  • 2 0
 @robw515: that’s a really cool product. Thanks for letting me know about it. I will have to buy one sometime, I have lots of DM stems doing nothing.
  • 1 0
 @robw515: Thank you so much for the honest shout out! Really appreciate it!
  • 1 0
 @Afterschoolsports: Got plenty in stock! =)
  • 3 0
 Class act from DT Swiss. . They really want to set you up with there improved gear!
  • 3 1
 Every biker will sooner or later realize that DT Swiss hubs are the way to go. Some gotta learn the hard way... (myself, bought some other hubs than DT :-)
  • 2 0
 Is the DT Swiss upgrade applicable to all of their hubs? I have a 370 on my 19 altitude C70, wondering if theyll upgrade it if I bring it.
  • 3 0
 I saw Larry Enticer hangin at the pit viper booth .
  • 1 0
 Epic, what a legend!
  • 3 0
 Alicia is killing it. Such a great addition to PB
  • 2 0
 Am I the only one that looks at the Dynaplug tools and thinks of the movie Man on Fire. "I wish you had more time".
  • 1 0
 Man on fire is in my top ten.
  • 3 0
 Harley Davidson wants its "1" logo back.
  • 2 0
 Well this was a fun way to start the day.
  • 3 0
 EXP Exploded…
  • 1 0
 lol
  • 3 0
 Mandatory suggested....?
  • 5 14
flag PACNW-MTB (Oct 9, 2021 at 8:53) (Below Threshold)
 UMMMM...WTF is a, "Mandatory suggested donation"?????? Has the world really gone so mad that this is a thing? Is that the same as, "Mandatory suggested vaccine"? LOL We are in trouble folks!
  • 7 0
 "Donation is mandatory. We suggest you give more than $25, ya cheapskate"
  • 7 2
 @PACNW-MTB: It’s not confusing, you’re just kind of dumb.
  • 1 9
flag PACNW-MTB (Oct 9, 2021 at 11:12) (Below Threshold)
 @BrambleLee: Never said it was confusing, not sure what orifice you pulled that out of.......
  • 9 1
 @PACNW-MTB: so when you asked, “WTF is a mandatory suggested donation,” I was supposed to infer that you were completely clear on the concept?
  • 1 9
flag PACNW-MTB (Oct 9, 2021 at 16:37) (Below Threshold)
 @BrambleLee: And you were the one suggesting I was kind of dumb?!!!! LOL
  • 11 1
 “Hey guys we’re offering a hub upgrade! Don’t give us money just give a minimum $25 donation, fair?”

@PACNW-MTB: “WHAT!!! MANDATORY! MUH FREEDOMS! VACCINE! COVID!”

People really will complain about anything.
  • 3 2
 @Starsky686: freaking Americans, amiright?

Thank god most of us aren't like those knuckle-draggers
  • 1 0
 Those dyna plug pieces look like something you insert in your body. Come on we’re all thinking it.
  • 1 0
 Couldn't get non-orange fox lowers I mean come on haha orange looks bad with it
  • 1 1
 How did we go from "tubeless sealant instantly fixes your flat" to "now you need a plug kit and carry another tool".
Seriously.
  • 5 0
 Because Stan was a f*@#ing liar and a brilliant salesman.
  • 1 0
 damn that bike is loaded.
  • 1 0
 Why did calfee make an Ibis?
  • 1 0
 I guess I can't either....
  • 1 0
 They missed an opportunity by not making that bike a mullet.
  • 1 0
 Where’s Turnerbikes?
  • 1 0
 America
  • 1 2
 DT Swiss gets a write off for your donation. So they’re taking you’re money no matter what..
  • 1 0
 Y'all can't say f*ck?
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2021. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv42 0.015824
Mobile Version of Website