What Tyler Found: Day 4 - Sea Otter 2013

Apr 23, 2013 at 1:50
by Tyler Maine  
Commencal Meta SX in our favorite color.
• The 2013 Meta SX is 250grams lighter than the 2012 offering
• Not available in carbon and it's a 26er, but that seems to be working for Nicolas Quéré and Rémy Absalon.
• We approve of this color.

Devinci Carbon Wilson equipped with DVO DH fork.
• Devinci's Carbon Wilson equipped with DVO's Emerald DH fork in black.

Intense 951 with 27.5 inch wheels.
• This 951 with 27.5 inch wheels was looking fast.
• Learn more about it here.

POC VPD 2.0 DH knee shin pads.
• VPD 2.0 DH knee/shin pads.
• Hard main cup for additional protection in really hard impacts or sliding on your knees in some crashes.

BOS suspension has found its way back into the north american marketplace.
• BOS suspension has found its way back into the north american marketplace.
• All initial reports have been really positive.
• Stay tuned for a long term test here on Pinkbike.

Gamut 104 BCD Spider.
• 104 BCD Crankarm Spider
• Fits X0 GXP and X0 BB30, as well as X9 crank arms
• 65 grams, Black, 2X, 1x, $69.99USD

Nice shuttle wagon Tyler.

 Prototype Deity T-MAC pedals. This is not the final version but it s looking pretty refined at this point.
• Tyler McCaul with his sweet shuttle wagon at the Deity booth.
• "Prototype" Deity T-MAC pedals. This is not the final version, but it's looking pretty refined at this point.

Morpheus rider Mitch Chubey and his Loki. Nice clips Mitch.
• Mitch Chubey and his Loki.
• Nice clips Mitch.

Clif Bar was on hand to keep everyone s snacky sides covered.
Clif Bar
• Clif Bar was on hand to keep everyone's snacky sides covered.
• Many a ride have been saved thanks to these bars.

Profile Racing s rear hub is one of the best sounding hubs and this color is sure to set you apart from the rest too.
Profile Racing
• This rear hub is one of the best sounding hubs and this color is sure to set you apart from the rest as well.

Hutchinson mascot.
• Toro the mascot and new tire from Hutchinson.

Foes Hydro DH bike with Manitou Dorado and Revox suspension.
• The Hydro DH bike all set up with Manitou Dorado and Revox suspension.

Gravity Gradient equipped Evil Uprising at the Gravity booth. The carbon Trail Enduro components are looking good.
Gravity Components
• The all new Gradient carbon component line up is aimed at the Trail/AM/Enduro rider.
• 777 Carbon Bar ($119USD), Aluminum/Carbon Stem ($69USD), Aluminum/Carbon Seat Post ($119USD)
• Gradient Cranks ($449USD) - Mega EVO 30mm Spindle, fits all BB styles with $20 Adapter.

The old style on the left and the newest design on the right from Magicshine.
• The old style on the left and the newest design on the right from Magicshine.
• MJ-808 (Left - $100USD) and MJ-880 (Right - $225)

Norco s Sarah Leishman was pretty pumped on her first DH race of the season here at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic.
• Norco's Sarah Leishman was pretty pumped on her first DH race of the season here at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic.

Kali s Avatar II helmet with accessory mount.
• New Avatar II with Pop Out Visor system ($349USD)
• Integrated accessory mount (also available on the Avatar, Prana and Prana II models)
• Price TBD on aftermarket Pop Out system

Chubey on the Alpine Bikes Wallride
Alpine Bike Parks
• Chubey on the Alpine Bike Parks Wallride.
• They will be the pump track and demo area builders for the next 5 years.

If you needed parts Cambria likely had them for sale.
Cambria Bike
• If you needed parts, Cambria likely had them for sale.

Giant was on hand to take care of all their racers this weekend and show off some of their latest bikes.
• Giant was on hand to take care of all their racers this weekend and show off some of their latest bikes.

Larabar samples - mmm.
• Samples - mmm!

Santa Cruz Carbon V-10 with DVO DH fork.
• Santa Cruz Carbon V-10 with DVO DH fork.

Charlie Sponsel s first annual Jones Soda jug contest. Chugging the blue juice like a man. 4 in before full fledged vomiting.
• Charlie Sponsel's first annual Jones Soda chug contest. Chugging the blue juice like a man. 4 in before full fledged vomiting.

CST is in the market to bring us tires that work well and are affordable. This 38USD BFT Big Fat Tire is one example of their value.
• CST is in the market to bring us tires that work well and are affordable. This $38USD BFT "Big Fat Tire" (26 x 2.4 / Dual Compound) is one example of their value.

Camelbak lumbar reservoir pacs.
• Lumbar support packs are new and based on talking to users, they have been happily received.
• The new reservoir shape lowers overall weight to a more supportive position on the rider.

Schwalbe Hans Dampf Big Betty and Muddy Mary tires.
• Hans Dampf, Big Betty and Muddy Mary tires.
• The Big Betty has been my go to tire for the last two Pacific Northwest winters.

Cascadia Farm organic granola samples.
Cascadia Farms
• Organic Granola samples to keep us fed each morning (for those of us that missed breakfast that is).

This Rocky Mountain Altitude was set up with SRAM components to showcase a full Trail riding build. We d love to take this one for a rip.
• This Rocky Mountain Altitude was set up with SRAM components to showcase a full Trail riding build. We'd love to take this one for a rip.

Jackson Goldstone
Jackson Goldstone
• Jackson came down to the Otter and took the win in his DH category - nice work buddy!

That is a wrap for me from the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Thanks to Paris Gore for the additional shots in this last piece as well. See you all back here next year.


  • 78 2
 Why does the DVO fork (Emerald btw) gets mentioned twice without any word on the Jade (shock). I think it's equally impressive.
  • 12 0
 nice one.. i spotted it too Wink
  • 13 0
 Suspension in the FOES bike is HUGE.
Love the DVO Emerald too.

p.s Het eerste wat ik zie is een comment van jou cyber Razz
  • 3 0
 agreed you can see those green adjust nobs on that devinci...
  • 22 0
 Thanks guys! Sea Otter is such a huge media frenzy its hard for the editors to catch everything but YES, the Jade is an awesome shock thats designed to compliment the Emerald. Cheers, DVO!
  • 10 30
flag slipnjloc (Apr 23, 2013 at 9:19) (Below Threshold)
 looks like a session
  • 5 0
 "Ah ha there he said it" ^^
  • 7 3
 I wonder how much the Foes DH rig weighs? 50lbs?
  • 4 1
 foes are great kid i had one i just needed to take better care of it or something i was the like 6th owner of my mono3:1 and i cracked it
  • 15 0
 Can you see the Bike behind the Devinci? Looks like a Session. Oh, wait..
  • 3 1
 First, that Evil looks, well, evil! And I couldn't help but notice all the inverted forks. The DVO looks fantastic, its nice to see it on a bike!
  • 4 1
 all i know is that carbon V10 might damn well be the prettiest bike ive ever laid eyes on...
  • 4 0
 I can honestly say I would ride any one of the bikes on this page in a heartbeat! ....if I could afford one that is
  • 10 0
 I think we all have to agree there's some spunk-tastic bike porn on this particular feature
  • 5 0
 that foes is drop dead gorgeous
  • 8 1
 "...it's a 26er, but that seems to be working..."

There's strong implications in that phrasing that it isn't working for anyone else...Way to shill for the industry there, Tyler.
  • 4 1
 "the industry" is disappointed and requires moar hypez.......
  • 7 2
 That $200 Mongoose Fatbike is awesome. The Fatbike Snobs are all pissed off,giving the usual "it will break and you'll fall fat on your face" but when was the last time you saw a Fatbiker doing jumps and drops?

Lets face it, fat bikes are simple bike without suspension. All the money is in the wheels and tires. Mongoose just scaled the market.
  • 3 0
 I just want to know where I can buy one!!! I am ready!!!!
  • 1 0
 for $200 i would do it up, at school we get enough snow to make little tires almost useless but some fatties would be great to get my winter riding fix.
  • 1 0
 Sadly the only place to buy it is from Walmart... I got beaches for days where this would be fun.
  • 4 0
 Please tell the guys at the BOS stand to put some knobs on their forks! I love my 2013 Idylle RaRe on every single point, other than the fact that I need tools to do adjustments..

I actually don't get why they went with that solution?
Yes, they're French and NEED to be different - and it probably saves a few grams. But it also makes it a real pain in the ass to do on-track adjustments.
  • 3 1
 Sometimes, it's good to think a little! Bos choose this solution because they know that the settings of a shock or a fork is something who need work and something specific for each personn. Everybody has seen someone who check a bike and touch the rebound or the compression to try, it's horrible when you take your bike again. That's why Bos choose this system, like that, nobody can change your setting easily.
  • 1 2
 I hope they did some progress on the solidity of that fork... I broke my first one in less than a month without any big crashes... Smile Funny how everyone who tried that fork here changed it back for a Rock Shox or a Fox in less than two years...
  • 1 0
 that guys totally right try a mediocre dh rider with a cane creek = suuuuper shitty feeling they think theyre smart touching nobs a nd making things different a:e little man syndrome
  • 1 0
 @bohemi - In my 12 years of riding that has never happened once.......
  • 4 0
 I'm not sure if this is an obvious question... but I've looked at the EVIL website and can't seem to find where to buy this black bike pictured? Does anyone know where to pick up even a frame from EVIL? That thing is sooooo nasty.
  • 2 0
 I do believe that is an Evil Undead.
  • 1 0
 There website sucks ,I want one too
  • 3 0
 that is an evil uprising. 150mm trail bike. probably need to know somebody who knows somebody's buddy who knows this guy to get one of those. their website looks like it hasn't been updated in 3 years. but agree, looks amazing.
  • 1 0
 I just emailed their site..... maybe if I'm lucky i'll get a response and let you guys know what's up
  • 1 0
 Friend has one they are not out yet. 60 or so in the whole US. Carbon frame with the parts shown weighs in at 28 lbs.
  • 7 0
 the 951 and v-10 look sick!
  • 3 2
 951 better
  • 5 1
 Thanks for bringing us all the latest this year! Enjoyed every report. One thing; I really missed Marzocchi. Was there nothing new to show?
  • 1 0
 Yeah agreed.
  • 4 0
 Prestige MTB is the BOS distributor in the USA and Canada www.prestigemtb.com You could buy it online at www.shockandrollcycles.com Cheers
  • 2 0
 Im a little confused. You guys claim to be "the" distributor? Who were the guys in the booth with BOS?
  • 1 0
 Olivier Bossard (owner) and Simon Cardon (BOS sales manager) were on the stand from head office. Prestige MTB is the US distro (check BOSMTB website for proof) Just like we are the Australian Distributor
  • 5 1
 Wow bikes are getting amazing, almost works of art, especially the Devinci and the Santa Cruz! Droooooool...
  • 1 0
 Anyone else running a Toro? I just got one. Great grip, but man it is a burpy SOB. Yes, I am using Stan's. Yes, I am using tubeless wheels. (Havens) Yes, the tire was new and clean, and yes I used a compressor to seat the bead.
  • 1 0
 Very nice!!!! I agree with an above poster, lot's-o-bike porn here!!!! Hope to see DVO out and about on some local bikes soon! And that Goose' fat bike looks like some fun! Might have to trade in the Ski bike for it just to fart around on. Smile
  • 2 0
 The weather doesn't suck today its sunny and warm in London well for a change. Shock horror there are people still on 26 and racing! My word whatever next?!
  • 1 0
 Regarding BOS I just ordered one from seven02 sports in vegas they are the same guys behind commencal america Met them @ sea otter in their booth pretty easy to deal with fork on the way already.
  • 6 3
 those DVO forks are amazing, big things to come in the future me thinks Wink
  • 2 0
 Thanks jjm290rulesman!
  • 1 2
 this is easily one of my favorite Sea Otter showcases of all times- all these bikes and products look pretty incredible this year, and especially that DeVinci! with that in mind, I don't really understand why people want to look at gorgeous carbon downhill rigs and killer-looking forks on top of a 50lb Walmart POS fatbike. kind of ironic that here we have one of the most cutting-edge showcases of amazing gear the high-end bike industry has to offer and the target audience gets around the event on department store bikes by Pacific Cycle.
  • 1 1
 Because most people here cannot afford the new cutting edge equipment. Every new bike review has many "its too expensive" comments all over it.
  • 2 2
 How come we don't see foes bikes raceing ? Seen lots of DH vids here on pinkbike never seen anyone raceing on one. Maybe I missed it. BOS seem to be more of a riders choice latly maybe riders are fed up of fox ?
  • 2 1
 lol, if you choose your suspension by brand rather than feel/performance then you're doing something wrong.
  • 2 0
 We finally get to see DVO actually on a bike. That V-10 looks amazing. Definitely getting those T-mac pedals.
  • 1 0
 When will Pinkbike get to test a DVO? We are dying to know what it rides like. Better yet, when do we get to test a DVO?
  • 2 0
 Hopefully soon. Along with the new Xfusion forks.
  • 6 0
 We are setting up a test session soon with the guys from PB. Presently we are getting all the products ready for Cedric and the World Cup Circuit and then its Pink Bike's turn. Stay tuned!
  • 2 0
 Would be great if commencal offered a link that allows you to fit a shock with a piggy back on the AM/SX .
  • 1 0
 That Morpheus Loki looks like a modern version of the Kona Coiler deluxe 2006. Not a bad thing though, I love my Coiler Deluxe.
  • 3 0
 The DVO Santa Cruz is a bike celebrity.
  • 1 0
 Thanks zrider79!
  • 1 1
 those "fat bikes" from wally world are dangerous!!!
they want to wreck you!!! it will cost more than a surly to fix you, don't do it...
cheapo everything... go to www.fatbike.com there is a 2 part series on them.
  • 1 0
 Stoked to see profile racing hubs in the mountain bike scene, by far the best hubs I'm bmx and now could be the best hubs in mountain biking !
  • 3 2
 Wilson plus DVO most sexiest pair on da planet dam! Thats a DH combo, no wheely gimmicks either.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Maverickdh00!
  • 4 2
 This Jackson Goldstone will become a monster for sure!!!
  • 2 0
 Is that price tag a typo on the mongoose fat bike?!
  • 2 1
 Did anyone else notice it doesn't appear to have any brakes?
  • 2 0
 It's a coaster brake
  • 1 0
 I know its a piece of crap but I think it still looks like fun. I'd sport one and I might go and buy one. Wooopie!!!
  • 3 0
 BOS in America? NICE!
  • 3 1
 Upside-down forks always look wrong. is there even any benefit?
  • 4 1
 Many benefits: better tracking at the front wheel, less flex at the triple clamp due to the larger mating surface, less unsprung weight. Disadvantage: if you clamp the wheel and twist the bar hard, it will flex more than a conventional design, but that is not something that ever happens in real world riding.
  • 1 1
 some deflection in a fork is a good thing. research it....
  • 1 0
 Better for the dampening cartridges as well.
  • 2 0
 there's a reason all moto's ride them!
  • 2 0
 Get that kid a haircut! Looks like a gd hippie!
  • 1 0
 I would like to have a son who shreds like Jackson Goldstone!! And such a kickass name!!
  • 2 0
 Little grommet needs a haircut.
  • 2 0
 NGL, all I can think of is that Foes with the Manitou now.....goddamit!
  • 1 0
 Looks like one of those BOS dual crown forks has a 15mm axle!?! The super duper light?
  • 1 0
 Hmmmmm I really want a carbon wilson and the DVO emerald looks sweet as well
  • 1 0
 Funny, Cambriabike never has anything in stock and oversells their website constantly.
  • 2 1
 what model is the black Bos fork on the right?
  • 3 0
 Idylle SC Air, I think. First time I've seen it in black.
  • 2 1
 Wouldnt change a single thing on that Rocky Mountain Altitude.
  • 2 2
 Has Jackson grown a moustache? God they grow up fast these days!!
Do I go for the Hydro or the 951?? #Firstworldproblems
  • 1 0
 When will Rocky Mountain have a UK distributor???
  • 1 0
 Can't you just buy them from Evans Cycles ?
  • 1 0
 Or highland cycles i think
  • 1 0
 Who is distributing BOS suspension in North America?
  • 3 0
 Prestige MTB
  • 1 0
 BOS forks look intriguing. Ill look into those.
  • 2 1
 Pic 2, looks like a Trek Session.....wait a minute! Oh good lord!
  • 1 0
 The Carbon Rocky Mountain Altitude looks damn sweet! Big Grin
  • 2 1
 that Evil with mat paint is pretty dope .
  • 1 1
 Pretty sure that mongoose has a kick brake. Pos.. just like everything else they make!
  • 1 0
 I wanna f*ck hard (ride) that devinci..
  • 2 0
 Inverted is back!
  • 1 0
 No Zoke or DVO coverage? Did I miss it?
  • 1 0
 time for some nice cheaper tires!! why are they so expensive???
  • 1 0
 All BOS forks have a 20mm axle.
  • 1 0
 The black BOS on the right is the 2014 Idylle SC Air. Available june 1st
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what kind of supermoto that dude is on?
  • 1 0
 I know that it's a Husqavarna, but not sure what model
  • 1 1
 Evil uprising pictured but no mentioned.
  • 1 0
 Bike paradise...!!!
  • 1 0
 Dat Husky motard.....
  • 1 0
 best bike
  • 1 0
 gotta love the brits Smile
  • 1 1
 Clif bars are the one.
  • 4 7
 Whish I was at sea otter the uk sucks
  • 6 3
 No, the UK weather sucks....that's all !
  • 2 0
 Your mom needs the knee/shin pads for when she sucks
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