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On show: Sea Otter Classic, May 2, 2008

Sea Otter Classic wrap up

By James Huang

Another year, another flurry of new gear

New for '09 will be gold-anodized cogs and chainrings
Photo ©: James Huang
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The 2008 Sea Otter Classic once again brought with it a broad range of new gear for the coming season in addition to its diverse collection of both professional and amateur mountain and road events. It’d be virtually impossible for us to go into detail on everything we saw there (though we try) so we’ll wrap up this year’s edition with a hearty collection of images to satisfy your appetites for a bit.

Included in this collection is Travis Brown’s special one-off Trek 69er, Crankbrothers’ intriguing new Cobalt mountain bike wheels, the rebirth of Manitou’s World Cup-worthy Dorado MRD downhill fork, Mongoose’s new gravity rigs, a look at Brian Lopes’ new Ibis Mojo and a heap of accessories and components that might just suit your needs in the coming weeks and months ahead. And heaven help us, there were even some indications that purple anodizing just might be making a comeback (say it isn’t so!).

So sit back, relax, and click away. Product launch season is just around the corner, too, meaning the torrent of new gear is only just beginning. Better start saving that hard-earned money now as something is bound to catch your eye!


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Images by James Huang/Cyclingnews.com

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