Sea Otter 2017: 9Point8 New XC Dropper Post

9Point8 has been developing a dropper post for XC racers, ‘cross riders and riders with teeny frames. The new Fall Line post has a 75mm drop and a 400mm length, of which 135mm is cuttable to save a little weight (or to clear seat tube…

RAD MOTORRAD. Motorworld’s 1939 NSU 601 OSL

Picture the Audi logo in your head. Hopefully, you’ll be seeing something along the lines of the Olympic rings. Being a company that was formed by a conglomeration of four different pre-existing entities, these circles were designed to indicate a union. And one of those…

Sea Otter 2017: Brew Nitro Shox – Nearing Production

We brought you news of UK company Nitro Shox back in 2015 and the small company has been busy in the meantime. Using something called oleo strut technology, it skips the mountain bike world’s basis on motorbike suspension and looks instead to military – tank…

Formula Brings Makes Aftermarket Fork Tuning Easy With CTS Valve

Custom suspension tuning used to be the stuff of science fiction for many mountain bikers. But more and more these days, suspension manufacturers are bringing greater adjustability and tuneability to forks and rear shocks in order to get your bike perfectly dialled in regardless of…

Sea Otter 2017: Answer/Manitou And The New Forks

The Hayes, Answer/Manitou booth is always worth a visit at Sea Otter. Not only do the staff there always have great Wisconsin bratwursts on offer for lunch, but they generally have a great selection of new products. Best fork name ever – the Manitou Mastodon…

Sea Otter 2017: Whyte S-150

Whyte Bicycles chose the Sea Otter as the place to launch the brand new S-150 29er and we were lucky enough to get a full tour of this new, carbon long travel machine. The S-150 is a 29in wheeled bike with an aggressive 150mm of…

2017 Sea Otter Classic Report – Part 1

With the near death of Interbike, the Sea Otter Classic has become the pinnacle of the bicycle industry ‘show & tell’ in these United States of America. In addition to every kind of bike racing known to mankind, the Sea Otter presents an exposition area…

CHARGING AHEAD. Hazan Motorwork’s Turbo Ducati 860GT Racer

In his shop in downtown Los Angeles, Max Hazan works harder than your average prisoner of war. And his efforts show – he routinely fabricates some of the cleanest, most distinctive builds you’re ever likely to see. This time around he’s outdone himself with a…

Sea Otter 2017: Ortleib’s New Bike Luggage

A couple of years ago, Ortlieb launched a neat new range of frame bags that carried on its principle of waterproof luggage, but in a frame mounted soft-sided style. They were pretty huge, to be honest, and were only really going to work if you…

What’s on site at Singletrack7

By now you will all know that the greatest endurance XC race in history is drawing closer, and as the date nears we’ve more details to reveal. In addition to the archetypical bike race facilities (by that we mean some toilets and a field to…