Sea Otter Three

Chipps has a load of pictures from the Sea Otter pits and it’s going to take several stories to get to the bottom of them all. So, without further ado, here’s a random selection…

 

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That's a 'trilobe polygon' that is. 30mm axle, BB30 size bearings and an all-up weight of 790g for a triple. Triple or singlespeed and out this year.

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The crazy BB cups will actually fit a large socket spanner.

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Not just for fixie riders. The Chub geared hubs are out this year and the XC front is 160g. There'll be a 15/20mm version and a QR/15mm version.

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What's this complicated suspension system on the Foes booth?

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It's a rear-suspension wheelchair with Fox shocks. How trick?

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Swobo's bike range continues to expand. Here's their geared or singlespeed, rim or disc braked cyclocross bike in a lovely dusky blue.

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Never be far from an open beer with the new Swobo saddle...

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OK, maybe it's not all work. Swobo's Tim Parr looms with a cooling beer.

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The push-me, pull-you Santa Cruz freak bike in all its glory. The rear fork is held rigid by a frame mounting that bolts to the bolt-on stem bit of the Boxxer crown.

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How pointlessly ace is this? There's a Hammerschmidt in there too, so it's a two speed, 8in travel bike with four BB shells...

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Seen on a Syndicate bike. Perhaps these coloured components aren't such a bad idea.

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Who wanted a closeup of one of these? Here you go. No immediate plans for a new Blur 4X, sorry.

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Here's a raw finished Ibis Tranny.

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Mmm... Jaffa.

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Rocky Mountain has put a load of work into producing two new 29er machines. Full suspension and hardtail. Like 'em?

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Now three big-wheelers in Rocky's range.

That’ll do for a minute. We’ll get on with editing down the rest of the 600 shots we have and there’ll be more to see daily.

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