Sea Otter 2021

Sea Otter 2021

The Sea Otter Classic returned to Laguna Seca Raceway this past weekend. Though it was still smaller than past years, the return of one of the most important events in the cycling community gives us all hope for a steady return to racing and cycling events in 2022.

Sea Otter Classic 2021 Opens

After an extended time away, it was good to be back for the 2021 event! Photo by Kenny Wehn.

The Stan's Booth at the 2021 Sea Otter Classic

Front and center in our booth, the new MK4 and S2 wheelsets, and everyone who took a close look got to see the first glimpse of our new M-pulse and E-sync hubs. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Sofía Gómez Villafañe Racing the 2021 Sea Otter Classic XC Race

The women's XC race was dominated by CLIF Pro Team and Stan's rider, Sofía Gómez Villafañe. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Sofía Gómez Villafañe Winning the 2021 Sea Otter Classic XC Race

Sofia with a final sprint to take the win. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Kialani Hines Racing the 2021 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom Race

Incredibly dry conditions made for a sketchy, blown out slalom course, but Pivot and Stan's rider Kialani Hines kept things under control to take the win. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Kialani Hines Winning the 2021 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom Race

With McKenna Merten taking second place and Kialani on the top step, Stan's riders took first and second in the Pro Women's Dual Slalom. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Kialani Hines on the Podium at the 2021 Sea Otter Classic

Your 2021 Pro Women's Dual Slalom winner, Kialani Hines. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Bear Development Mountain Bike Racing Team Visits the Stan's NoTubes Booth

It was great to catch up with teams we've helped throughout the year, including the Bear Development team. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Gift Bags at the Stan's NoTubes Booth

What's in the bag? Some free sealant, a neck gaiter, and some extras to say thanks to our customers. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Stan's Products Could be Found Throughout the Venue

Always great to see Stan's products in use in so many riders' tents and places around the expo area. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

The Sea Otter Mascot Walking Around the Venue

It isn't Sea Otter without a visit from this guy. Hopefully temperatures in October made life inside the otter costume a little easier than usual. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Kids at the Sea Otter Classic 2021 Pump Track

The future of cycling is brighter than ever. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Pivot's Grim Donut Wacky Geometry Bike

Speaking of the future of cycling, Pivot unveiled their take on Pinkbike's Grim Donut bike geometry, a design so far ahead of its time that the human body may to evolve before anyone can ride it. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Some Kind of Bicycle Motorcycle Hybrid at Sea Otter Classic 2021

When a standard e-bike isn't hauling you to the top of the climb, it's time to break out the 50ceecee-bike, though we're probably making a convervative estimate on that displacement, based on the sound this thing made. Photo by Kenny Wehn.

Bronson from BeMoreBikes with a Close Up of His Raised Reverse Stem Concept

One of the coolest parts of any bike industry get-together is seeing wild ideas, especially from young engineers who love to ride. They won't all become the next tire sealant or dropper post, but the sport progresses when people try new things. Photo by Chris Currie.

Bronson from BeMoreBikes with His Radical Stem Concept

Bronson from small upstart BeMoreBikes has been experimenting with everything from suspension systems to his wild "Raised Reverse" stem concept that definitely pushes the envelope on bar position. Photo by Chris Currie.

Bimotal Has a Clip-on Electric Motor for Nearly Any Bike

When you want that electric giddy-up, but really, really like your current muscle-power-only bike, Bimotal's Elevate is one way to power up. They're actually tucking a little drive gear behind the special disc brake rotor and juicing it up with a removable motor. Ain't cheap, but maybe versatility's a thing? Photo by Chris Currie.