Driving on to the grounds of the Laguna Seca racetrack on the last day of Sea Otter had the wheels in my head turning. I felt like I needed one more day at the event, which rarely would I ever say. The venue was buzzing all weekend between the vendors, racers, and general attendees. Also, everyone seemed to be in a great mood. This was such a breath of literal and metaphorical fresh air to start the season with.
Overall, the trend of gravel bikes prevailed as brands shifted a lot of their focus away from race-ready machines and equipment, and instead to opening up to a new discipline of riders. Moots showed off its new micro-suspension gravel bike, the Routt YBB, while, on the other end of the gravel spectrum, Pinarello’s new gravel bike, the Grevil+, steered towards an aero design that left no option for a dropper post. Fuji even threw in its first carbon gravel bike. More than anything, I can’t wait to go out and adventure this summer!
We round out our final gallery of the show with the tidbits that keep your bikes running smoothly, including Joe’s No Flats and Milkit sealants, Park Tool’s on-site repair station, a fresh price-point helmet from POC, a few pairs of flashy kicks from Northwave, and more. There was so much to do and see at the Sea Otter Classic this year, and it only confirms that this event is here to stay.
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