Sea Otter Day 1 – Photos and Quotes

Salsa Prototype 27.5+

Day one was filled with shaking babies and kissing hands….wait is that right?  Oh well.  A few things did catch our eyes as well as our ears.  We’ll start with the photos though.

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Sea Otter Subaru Brat
Vintage Subaru Brat awesomeness

 

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Durango Bike Company
Durango Bike Company Blackjack 29 keeps catching our eye

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Shimano XT
The new Shimano XT 1×11 looks slick and finally brings a 42 tooth rear cog to their line.

 

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Fox 34
Could this be the new trail fork to have? We are excited to find out!

And now for the quotes:

While discussing the merits of the latest 27.5+ trend with Dave Turner

“If you’re not slippin – you’re grippin.” Dave Turner

“It’s like Hero dirt all the time.” Chad Davis

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Turner
27.5 + discussion in the background of some hot looking bikes

“Hey fools – check out these guys – they’ll ship your bike anywhere for cheap!”- downhill dudes passing the BikeFlights.com booth

“Commit or eat shit.”  Paula Evenson – Ninja Rider

“Pin it to win it.”  Regina Jefferies – 3rd place amateur women enduro winner and attorney on the side.

“Anyone want a set of road tires?”  No one responds from the mostly mountain crowd.  “Damned mountain bikers.”  Winner from a crit race overheard at the awards ceremony.

“9% body fat between them, they could all hang glide on one Dorito.” Announcer at awards ceremony for the road crit.

 

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