Kirt Voreis and Tyler McCaul know how to have a good time at the Otter. Warming up for the Speed and Style comp is basically chilling with your buddies.
IMBA and Niner have partnered for this little custom painted project bike. Only nine of these will be made. The first will be raffled off here at the Otter. To get a raffle ticket, all you need to do is stop by and sign up for or renew your IMBA license. If you can't make it to the festival, the remaining 8 will be auctioned off in the coming weeks.
Shimano's XTR package continues to refine near perfection. Their newest brakes feature a magnesium construction rather than aluminum. The magnesium construction is made possible with the help of Shimano's ICE tech rotors, which are said to keep the operating temps lower by a full 40 degrees.
The top tier group also sees a new wheel option with carbon fiber tubular rims. Expect these beauties to retail for over $3000, so if you must have them, you might want to start looking for a summer job.
DT Swiss is showing their Spline 1 wheels, which were designed from the ground up as an all-new platform. The wheels feature very wide profile rims with shallow sidewalls to improve tire profiles. The hubs are a two piece design that keeps the weight low and stiffness up. The internals feature DT's 36-point engagement Star Ratchet system, and will be available to fit both standard and XX1 freehub designs.
BOS suspension is relatively new to the US market, but their products have a great reputation for butter smooth performance. Their newest fork and shock models are designed for the enduro crowd.
While FSA wouldn't comment much on their new brakes, they did mention that they have been years in developement to make sure they're dialed. You'll have to draw your own conclusions with these babies just like we did. We will say they looked very intriguing, though..