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Final wrap-up from the 2011 Sea Otter Classic

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TRP supplements last year's CX9 linear-pull 'cross brakes with the slightly shorter CX8.4, designed specifically for SRAM levers.

TRP supplements last year's CX9 linear-pull 'cross brakes with the slightly shorter CX8.4, designed specifically for SRAM levers.
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ODI's Wingtips system allows for customizable bar width with no cutting required.

ODI's Wingtips system allows for customizable bar width with no cutting required.
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ODI's stem and handlebar markings match up perfectly with each other for easy and precise setup.

ODI's stem and handlebar markings match up perfectly with each other for easy and precise setup.
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ODI showed off these brightly colored Troy Lee Designs grips at Sea Otter.

ODI showed off these brightly colored Troy Lee Designs grips at Sea Otter.
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ODI offers its Wingtips handlebars in a wide range of colors.

ODI offers its Wingtips handlebars in a wide range of colors.
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Northwave's 2012 line includes the soccer cleat-inspired Striker (left) and the road-going Evolution with a lower-volume last.

Northwave's 2012 line includes the soccer cleat-inspired Striker (left) and the road-going Evolution with a lower-volume last.
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The NeilPryde Diablo head tube is both tapered and squared-off at the bottom.

The NeilPryde Diablo head tube is both tapered and squared-off at the bottom.
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The Diablo is the lighter and stiffer option in NeilPryde's two-bike range.

The Diablo is the lighter and stiffer option in NeilPryde's two-bike range.
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NeilPryde says it's now looking to supplement its consumer-direct sales model with brick-and-mortar dealers.

NeilPryde says it's now looking to supplement its consumer-direct sales model with brick-and-mortar dealers.
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MRP now offers its lightweight XCG bashguard in a 40T size.

MRP now offers its lightweight XCG bashguard in a 40T size.
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MRP showed off a prototype version of its upcoming S4 single-ring chain guide at the Sea Otter Classic.

MRP showed off a prototype version of its upcoming S4 single-ring chain guide at the Sea Otter Classic.
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MRP is currently testing a pair of new carbon fiber guides. Claimed weight on the G2 SL (for 36-40T rings) is just 165g while the Mini G2 SL (for 36-40T rings) is even lighter still at only 140g.

MRP is currently testing a pair of new carbon fiber guides. Claimed weight on the G2 SL (for 36-40T rings) is just 165g while the Mini G2 SL (for 36-40T rings) is even lighter still at only 140g.
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The Mountain Cycle Zen II is meant for general trail riding with 5.5in of rear wheel travel.

The Mountain Cycle Zen II is meant for general trail riding with 5.5in of rear wheel travel.
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Just as with Mountain Cycles of yesteryear, the new Shockwave II makes use of so-called monocoque aluminum construction.

Just as with Mountain Cycles of yesteryear, the new Shockwave II makes use of so-called monocoque aluminum construction.
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Mountain Cycle rises out of the ashes with several new models, including the 8"-travel Shockwave II.

Mountain Cycle rises out of the ashes with several new models, including the 8"-travel Shockwave II.
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Mountain Cycle uses stout-looking machined thru-axle dropouts on its new Shockwave II.

Mountain Cycle uses stout-looking machined thru-axle dropouts on its new Shockwave II.
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Mountain Cycle is using the M35 bottom bracket and crank system made by Praxis Design.

Mountain Cycle is using the M35 bottom bracket and crank system made by Praxis Design.
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The Mountain Cycle San Andreas II is aimed at aggressive trail riding with 6.5in of travel and a stout aluminum frame.

The Mountain Cycle San Andreas II is aimed at aggressive trail riding with 6.5in of travel and a stout aluminum frame.
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The One Ghost Musashi downhill bike features CNC-machined thru-axle dropouts.

The One Ghost Musashi downhill bike features CNC-machined thru-axle dropouts.
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Portland, Oregon's One Ghost Industries showed its new Musashi downhill platform at the Sea Otter Classic.

Portland, Oregon's One Ghost Industries showed its new Musashi downhill platform at the Sea Otter Classic.
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The head tube on One Ghost's Musashi downhill frame is heavily reinforced.

The head tube on One Ghost's Musashi downhill frame is heavily reinforced.
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TRP includes handy spring adjusters on its new shorter-armed CX8.4 'cross brakes.

TRP includes handy spring adjusters on its new shorter-armed CX8.4 'cross brakes.
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TRP's Parabox mechanical-to-hydraulic converter was one of the stars of this year's Sea Otter Classic.

TRP's Parabox mechanical-to-hydraulic converter was one of the stars of this year's Sea Otter Classic.
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Conventional cables are fed into the front of TRP's Parabox mechanical-to-hydraulic converter, which are then connected to the piston actuator arms.

Conventional cables are fed into the front of TRP's Parabox mechanical-to-hydraulic converter, which are then connected to the piston actuator arms.
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Brandon Semenuk has a single SRAM bar-end shifter mounted to his down tube to free up the bar area from clutter during tricks.

Brandon Semenuk has a single SRAM bar-end shifter mounted to his down tube to free up the bar area from clutter during tricks.
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Brandon Semenuk's custom Trek Remedy uses a small plate to keep one half of his hydraulic cable detangler from spinning.

Brandon Semenuk's custom Trek Remedy uses a small plate to keep one half of his hydraulic cable detangler from spinning.
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Brandon Semenuk uses a Trixster hydraulic rotor from German company Tr!ckstuff on his custom Trek Remedy.

Brandon Semenuk uses a Trixster hydraulic rotor from German company Tr!ckstuff on his custom Trek Remedy.
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Trek provided Brandon Semenuk with this custom slopestyle-specific Remedy with a longer top tube, shorter chain stays, a lower bottom bracket, and shorter travel.

Trek provided Brandon Semenuk with this custom slopestyle-specific Remedy with a longer top tube, shorter chain stays, a lower bottom bracket, and shorter travel.
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Techlite is yet another company offering lower-priced carbon wheels using rims, spokes, and hubs sourced in Asia.

Techlite is yet another company offering lower-priced carbon wheels using rims, spokes, and hubs sourced in Asia.
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Sea Otter is always good for a panoply of new food options, including these tasty little Somersaults.

Sea Otter is always good for a panoply of new food options, including these tasty little Somersaults.
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When in the "on" position, the Shimano XTR Shadow Plus pulley cage can only move easily in one direction, thus keeping the chain from bouncing around on rough terrain.

When in the "on" position, the Shimano XTR Shadow Plus pulley cage can only move easily in one direction, thus keeping the chain from bouncing around on rough terrain.
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Flick the Shadow Plus switch "off" on Shimano's latest XTR rear deraillleur to allow the pulley cage to rotate freely in both directions when removing the rear wheel.

Flick the Shadow Plus switch "off" on Shimano's latest XTR rear deraillleur to allow the pulley cage to rotate freely in both directions when removing the rear wheel.
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The Shadow Plus feature on Shimano's latest XTR rear derailleur variant adds only 30g to the regular version while still retaining the low-profile layout.

The Shadow Plus feature on Shimano's latest XTR rear derailleur variant adds only 30g to the regular version while still retaining the low-profile layout.
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Shimano's new XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur incorporates a slick one-way friction mechanism in the lower pivot that promises to virtually eliminate chain slap.

Shimano's new XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur incorporates a slick one-way friction mechanism in the lower pivot that promises to virtually eliminate chain slap.
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Rotor now offers a wide range of bottom bracket cups to cater to the growing number of standards on the market.

Rotor now offers a wide range of bottom bracket cups to cater to the growing number of standards on the market.
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The One Ghost Musashi upper link's shape mimics the forged forms of some other designs.

The One Ghost Musashi upper link's shape mimics the forged forms of some other designs.
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The rear shock floats between the upper and lower pivots on One Ghost's new Musashi downhill frame.

The rear shock floats between the upper and lower pivots on One Ghost's new Musashi downhill frame.
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One Ghost also uses CNC construction for the lower link on its new Musashi.

One Ghost also uses CNC construction for the lower link on its new Musashi.
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We haven't ridden one yet but judging by appearances, Mountain Cycles' new San Andreas II boasts a very rigid front end.

We haven't ridden one yet but judging by appearances, Mountain Cycles' new San Andreas II boasts a very rigid front end.
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Mountain Cycle says the eccentric link pivot allows the shock to travel in a linear fashion as the rear swingarm moves through its arc.

Mountain Cycle says the eccentric link pivot allows the shock to travel in a linear fashion as the rear swingarm moves through its arc.
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Ergon's new GS1 grip uses the same profile as its racer-spec grip but with softer rubber.

Ergon's new GS1 grip uses the same profile as its racer-spec grip but with softer rubber.
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Ergon's large bar end option features a grippy exterior and two available hand positions.

Ergon's large bar end option features a grippy exterior and two available hand positions.
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Ergon incorporates cork into the rubber blend of its GP1 grip for a softer feel, more shock absorption, and a lighter weight than its standard grips.

Ergon incorporates cork into the rubber blend of its GP1 grip for a softer feel, more shock absorption, and a lighter weight than its standard grips.
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Enduro is adding a BB30 version of its XD-15 angular contact bottom bracket bearings.

Enduro is adding a BB30 version of its XD-15 angular contact bottom bracket bearings.
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Enduro's BB30 adapters differ from others in that they're aluminum instead of Delrin.

Enduro's BB30 adapters differ from others in that they're aluminum instead of Delrin.
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Cytomax will also offer its new formulation in handy single-serve packets.

Cytomax will also offer its new formulation in handy single-serve packets.
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Cytomax has revamped its formula for 2012, retaining its unique acid-buffering ingredients but subbing the artificial sweeteners of the prior version for stevia to lend a lighter and less chemical-like taste.

Cytomax has revamped its formula for 2012, retaining its unique acid-buffering ingredients but subbing the artificial sweeteners of the prior version for stevia to lend a lighter and less chemical-like taste.
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Bontrager's retention system features a one-hand dial and three-position height adjustment.

Bontrager's retention system features a one-hand dial and three-position height adjustment.
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The Lithos is Bontrager's latest mountain bike helmet, aimed at all-mountain riders who want more coverage.

The Lithos is Bontrager's latest mountain bike helmet, aimed at all-mountain riders who want more coverage.
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Reasonably deep interior channels on Bontrager's new Lithos helmet should help keep air moving through.

Reasonably deep interior channels on Bontrager's new Lithos helmet should help keep air moving through.
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Blackburn adds new colors of its Camber CF carbon fiber bottle cage for 2012.

Blackburn adds new colors of its Camber CF carbon fiber bottle cage for 2012.
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The wacky graphics on Bell's Paul Frank series of Fraction kid's helmets may not appeal to adults but according to Bell, they're definitely appealing to their target market.

The wacky graphics on Bell's Paul Frank series of Fraction kid's helmets may not appeal to adults but according to Bell, they're definitely appealing to their target market.
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Bell says its Paul Frank series of Fraction kid's helmets is selling like crazy so the company has expanded the range for 2012.

Bell says its Paul Frank series of Fraction kid's helmets is selling like crazy so the company has expanded the range for 2012.
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The new A'ME heated road grip system is controlled by a pair of remote switches. Claimed run time is up to two hours on the highest setting for carbon bars, 1 1/2 hours for aluminum ones.

The new A'ME heated road grip system is controlled by a pair of remote switches. Claimed run time is up to two hours on the highest setting for carbon bars, 1 1/2 hours for aluminum ones.
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A'ME adds a road version of its heated grips for 2012. The heating element wraps around the bar before tape is installed and A'ME says it's enough to cover about 14cm (5.5in) of handlebar. The Li-ion battery pack is still awkwardly shaped for bicycle use, though.

A'ME adds a road version of its heated grips for 2012. The heating element wraps around the bar before tape is installed and A'ME says it's enough to cover about 14cm (5.5in) of handlebar. The Li-ion battery pack is still awkwardly shaped for bicycle use, though.
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3T's novel Zefiro integrated aero bar is aimed at short-course triathletes or amateur riders simply looking to improve their century or sportive times.

3T's novel Zefiro integrated aero bar is aimed at short-course triathletes or amateur riders simply looking to improve their century or sportive times.
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The carbon fiber extensions on the intriguing 3T Zefiro are adjustable for length.

The carbon fiber extensions on the intriguing 3T Zefiro are adjustable for length.
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Ergon will also offer its new GS grip short or long bar ends integrated into the grip and adjustablef for tilt.

Ergon will also offer its new GS grip short or long bar ends integrated into the grip and adjustablef for tilt.
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Ergon's new BX2 pack features a simpler Flink-free construction but a clever lower panel that still stabilizes loads by pulling them up and into the lower back.

Ergon's new BX2 pack features a simpler Flink-free construction but a clever lower panel that still stabilizes loads by pulling them up and into the lower back.
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The new Ergon PC2 commuter pedal features a grippy top and unique anatomic shape that provides a more natural fit with flexible street shoes.

The new Ergon PC2 commuter pedal features a grippy top and unique anatomic shape that provides a more natural fit with flexible street shoes.
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Leatt says its DBX Comp II is a bicycle-specific design so riders no longer have to lug around more cumbersome units intended for motorsports use.

Leatt says its DBX Comp II is a bicycle-specific design so riders no longer have to lug around more cumbersome units intended for motorsports use.
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Leatt anodized the latch handles red so they're more obvious to EMTs.

Leatt anodized the latch handles red so they're more obvious to EMTs.
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Leatt revised the padding on its neck braces for more ventilation and comfort.

Leatt revised the padding on its neck braces for more ventilation and comfort.
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Leatt's carbon fiber DBX Pro neck brace is very expensive but also very lightweight at under 600g, low-profile, and adjustable.

Leatt's carbon fiber DBX Pro neck brace is very expensive but also very lightweight at under 600g, low-profile, and adjustable.
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KORE's Mega road bars feature a non-tapered 31.8mm diameter across the entire width of the tops.

KORE's Mega road bars feature a non-tapered 31.8mm diameter across the entire width of the tops.
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The KORE K34 lower headset cup allows tapered steerers to fit into standard 1 1/8" Zero Stack head tubes.

The KORE K34 lower headset cup allows tapered steerers to fit into standard 1 1/8" Zero Stack head tubes.
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KORE's new Durox handlebars feature generous 740mm lengths and your choice of 2014 or 6061 aluminum construction.

KORE's new Durox handlebars feature generous 740mm lengths and your choice of 2014 or 6061 aluminum construction.
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KORE continues to tout the benefits of its alloy T-Rail design, namely lighter weight, more adjustability, and more strength than conventional rails.

KORE continues to tout the benefits of its alloy T-Rail design, namely lighter weight, more adjustability, and more strength than conventional rails.
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KORE's new Torsion T-Rail DJ saddle features a shorter nose and narrower width than most of its other saddles.

KORE's new Torsion T-Rail DJ saddle features a shorter nose and narrower width than most of its other saddles.
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KORE's new Durox 2x10 crankset features forged 7075 aluminum arms plus a bottom bracket and chainrings made by Praxis Works.

KORE's new Durox 2x10 crankset features forged 7075 aluminum arms plus a bottom bracket and chainrings made by Praxis Works.
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GoPro's latest camera design features an extra port on the back for snap-on accessories like an LCD screen or extra battery.

GoPro's latest camera design features an extra port on the back for snap-on accessories like an LCD screen or extra battery.
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GoPro's 3D Hero kit includes the housing and syncronization plug to connect two cameras together.

GoPro's 3D Hero kit includes the housing and syncronization plug to connect two cameras together.
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GoPro's new 3D Hero system - touted as the world's smallest 1080p 3D camera - lets users create their own 3-D action videos and edit them as needed to suit various formats.

GoPro's new 3D Hero system - touted as the world's smallest 1080p 3D camera - lets users create their own 3-D action videos and edit them as needed to suit various formats.
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The Clif Family Winery & Farm offers varieties of red and white wines in both glass bottles and now more travel-friendly bags.

The Clif Family Winery & Farm offers varieties of red and white wines in both glass bottles and now more travel-friendly bags.
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Gary Erickson (of Clif Bar fame) is continuing to develop the fancier Clif Family Winery & Farm aspect of the business with fancier snacks like the new Clusters.

Gary Erickson (of Clif Bar fame) is continuing to develop the fancier Clif Family Winery & Farm aspect of the business with fancier snacks like the new Clusters.
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FRS's new formula is notably less chalky than before.

FRS's new formula is notably less chalky than before.
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Ergon's PC2 pedal incorporates both a scalloped and canted shape that supposedly puts your foot in a more natural position for pedaling. Front and rear reflectors are by Busch and Muller.

Ergon's PC2 pedal incorporates both a scalloped and canted shape that supposedly puts your foot in a more natural position for pedaling. Front and rear reflectors are by Busch and Muller.
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Truvativ paired up with MRP to produce a co-branded chain guide.

Truvativ paired up with MRP to produce a co-branded chain guide.
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We wrap up our coverage of the 2011 Sea Otter Classic with a final collection of images of some of the most interesting items soon to come this season. Included in this mix are new frames from the resurrected Mountain Cycle and small Portland, Oregon builder One Ghost Industries, upcoming chain guides from MRP, slick heated road grips from A'ME, updated neck brace designs from Leatt, Bontrager's new Lithos all-mountain helmet, and more.

Enjoy!