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The weird and wonderful from Sea Otter 2017 - Gallery

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Sea Otter is full of weird and wonderful people and products

Sea Otter is full of weird and wonderful people and products (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Pit Viper believes in the eighties: boom box, cassette tapes and neon sunglasses

Pit Viper believes in the eighties: boom box, cassette tapes and neon sunglasses (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Hopefully

Hopefully (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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"Do you even drift bro?" as seen on Jerome Clementz Cannondale Jekyll enduro race bike

"Do you even drift bro?" as seen on Jerome Clementz Cannondale Jekyll enduro race bike (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Fox Shox was showing off more than just mountain bike suspension

Fox Shox was showing off more than just mountain bike suspension (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Huge oil reservoirs and several feet of coil springs are needed for the 32in of rear suspension travel

Huge oil reservoirs and several feet of coil springs are needed for the 32in of rear suspension travel (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Breezer #2 was on display. Joe Breeze's first ever mountain bike couldn't be at Sea Otter, it's on display at the Smithsonian

Breezer #2 was on display. Joe Breeze's first ever mountain bike couldn't be at Sea Otter, it's on display at the Smithsonian (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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The man himself with the 30 May 1977 blueprint for what would become the mountain bike

The man himself with the 30 May 1977 blueprint for what would become the mountain bike (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Every type of bike was present and raced at Sea Otter

Every type of bike was present and raced at Sea Otter (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Love beer and need a safe, reliable way to transport it? Drinktanks has you covered

Love beer and need a safe, reliable way to transport it? Drinktanks has you covered (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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A C02 cartridge pressurizes the system to create a mini keg tap anywhere you go

A C02 cartridge pressurizes the system to create a mini keg tap anywhere you go (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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This copper Shinola townie had what seemed like a magnetic draw to its shiny, gold-hued tubes

This copper Shinola townie had what seemed like a magnetic draw to its shiny, gold-hued tubes (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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Shinola claims this ancient truck runs and drives, but it's still trailered from festival to festival

Shinola claims this ancient truck runs and drives, but it's still trailered from festival to festival (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)
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The Epic World Cup Hardtail is the latest in a long line of race bikes from Specialized, including this vintage S-Works

The Epic World Cup Hardtail is the latest in a long line of race bikes from Specialized, including this vintage S-Works (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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To commemorate its 30th anniversary, Devinci revived the XYZ with a modern 29er trail hardtail twist

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, Devinci revived the XYZ with a modern 29er trail hardtail twist (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Upfront, this Devinci XYZ sports a custom painted RockShox RS-1

Upfront, this Devinci XYZ sports a custom painted RockShox RS-1 (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Devinci still manufactures some of its frames at its Canadian headquarters

Devinci still manufactures some of its frames at its Canadian headquarters (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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I doubt anyone could have predicted the progression mountain biking would take when the XYZ was introduced back in 1987

I doubt anyone could have predicted the progression mountain biking would take when the XYZ was introduced back in 1987 (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Trail building and maintenance seem like a great use for e-mountain bikes

Trail building and maintenance seem like a great use for e-mountain bikes (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Speaking of blasts from the past, Fat Chance is back with an updated 27.5+ hardtail

Speaking of blasts from the past, Fat Chance is back with an updated 27.5+ hardtail (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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Industry Nine was showing off a limited edition copper option for its colorful anodized hubs and spokes

Industry Nine was showing off a limited edition copper option for its colorful anodized hubs and spokes (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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This customized Surly long tail is impressive, but take a look at all that gold chain!

This customized Surly long tail is impressive, but take a look at all that gold chain! (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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This custom trike built by 3D Racing turned heads at the NoTubes booth

This custom trike built by 3D Racing turned heads at the NoTubes booth (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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For 2018 the industry will move towards 27.5+ DH tricycles...

For 2018 the industry will move towards 27.5+ DH tricycles... (Image credit: Josh Patterson / Immediate Media)
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E-bikes are motorcycles? No, this Alta e-moto with 120lb feet of torque (!!!) is a motorcycle

E-bikes are motorcycles? No, this Alta e-moto with 120lb feet of torque (!!!) is a motorcycle (Image credit: Russell Eich / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

It goes by many names: Sea Weasel, Aqua Ferret, Marine Marmot. Call it what you will, the Sea Otter Classic is the cycling industry's annual kick-off party. Companies show off their latest wares to the public while professional and amateur racers toe the line to test their early season fitness.

This year we saw downhill trikes, kegs for bikes, some gorgeous retro-inspired mountain bikes and vintage models that formed the foundation for the mountain bikes we ride today.

Take a scroll-stroll through this gallery for a look at some of the weird and wonderful things we saw at this year's Sea Otter.