Sea Otter 2017 – Day 2

by Brian Mullin on April 25, 2017


The MRP Ribbon fork was designed for Trail, Enduro, and All Mountain use and features a Boost 15×110 axle, 35mm stanchions, a bladder free damper, their Ramp Control system, PSST pressure relief valves and the innovative Outcast arch design. It comes in a 27.5-inch size with 140-170mm of travel and a 29-inch with 120-150mm, both of which can be adjusted internally in 5mm increments and they retail for $989. The 27.5-inch model can fit up to 2.6″ wide tires, while the 29-inch can accommodate up to Plus sized 27.5″x3″ or 29″x2.6″.

The Better Boost Adapter Kits allow you to keep your existing 15x100mm front wheel as you upgrade to a new Boost 15x110mm fork. Currently available for DT-Swiss 15x100mm hubs (350 and 240 models).

They now have a Ramp Control Cartridge for Fox 36, which fits 2015 and newer Fox 36 Float forks with the FIT 4, RC2 and Grip dampers.


Thee GE1 Factory and GE1 Slim Factory now get the same sticky custom rubber compound that was first seen on their downhill specific GD1 grips.


Nothing hugely new from Praxis since Interbike, but their Lyft Carbon Direct Mount cranksets are gorgeous works of art, plus they’re light and strong.


They introduced the brand spanking new McFly tire with a perfect 2.8″ Plus width. They’re tubeless ready and come in 27.5″ and 29″ diameters, and Light and Tough casings. Looking forward to trying out these babies!


The $39.95 TopLoader top tube mounted bikepacking bag that offers a 0.75-liter capacity with easy access to energy bars, phone, wallet, tools or any small essential gear they need close at hand. The bag’s straps attach to the top tube and stem/headtube, though it could also be positioned under the saddle. It includes an integrated and hidden pull-out rain cover to protect the bag’s contents.


They make lightweight bottles and cages and have some trick looking carbon fiber ones. The Fly bottle being the highlight at only 45 grams, paired with the Vico carbon cage.


For 2018 has two new commuter packs. One smaller one that’s perfect for the office and gym, while the larger would be great for traveling.

Bar Fly

The Bar Fly Air Lever combines a tire lever with a CO2 inflator. Have all of your flat essentials in one, easy to use the tool. Bar Fly’s PRIME mount. CNC machined from 7075 aluminum. The PRIME is the ultimate in function, fashion, and utility. Dual mounting positions, optimized to fit any computer, camera, and light.


The new Db Trail is an innovative bike travel bag, a combination of a hard and soft shell for protection and lightness and a 3 piece sectional design that breaks down to a size that’s a bit smaller than a golf bag. And who doesn’t love their name!

Light & Motion

The new VIS Pro commuter light follows in the VIS 360 steps, but the front now has 600 lumens of light. The all in one system easily clips onto a helmet, providing high visibility for the rider. Their Urban series gets new colors and output improvements, with the top of the line now getting 1000 lumens. The Seca also jumps up to 2500 lumens!


The British-based company has some cleaning and protection products for your bike along with an innovative automatic chain oiler which is supposed to save 12 Watts of power. The Revo VIA oiler drops a bead of oil every 60, 60 or 120 seconds onto the rear derailleur pulley which depresses the oil over more than one link.

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