Sea Otter 2009: Report #2

Lots of things going on even though for most of the morning vendors and exhibitors were just getting around to setting up shop! Apparently they were told no work could be done on Wednesday. At any rate……..

The Foes Racing 2:1 B-29 will be produced if there is enough interest.

The Foes Racing 2:1 B-29 will be produced if there is enough interest.

Foes Racing showed this pre-production B-29 model that sports 4 inches of travel. Foes said that if he sees enough interest in the project that production bikes may start being made in the fall of this year.

The design could support the Curnutt AirShock or a Fox RP-23. The design is said to be a good performing design for cross country, marathon, or endurance racing.

Foes also showed a super cool commuter bike that we will post up on the Urban section here. It was a hydroformed aluminum bike that was nice looking. Also at the Foes tent was a trick wheel chair with independant suspension and teensy disc brakes.

This trick wheel chair by Foes racing has some teeny disc brakes!

This trick wheel chair by Foes racing has some teeny disc brakes!

Finally, there was a really cool trike for a lucky toddler with some amazing machine work.  Brent Foes is quite the craftsman.’

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Duro Tires, which is better known for cheap, entry level “mart-bike” rubber is showing some tires that Duro’s Mike Sabin says will be turned into some serious high performance tires for the Big Wheeler set. Four treads will be available by late summer that will range from a faster, XC type traed to a blocky, aggressive type tread pattern. No word on widths or weights, but we will be keeping track of this developement.

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Choose your color!

Choose your color!

Niner Bikes is officially announcing the long known about carbon fork line up here at Sea Otter. The forks are available in a wide array of colorways, one to match any Niner hardtail bike made now. The forks are quite striking looking and will certainly draw attention to your Niner bike, should you have one mounted up. No other news from Niner at this time as they are currently busy trying to fill orders for eager Niner fanatics.

The Niner tent had the tapered steer tube Fox, Marz, and Rock Shox forks.

The Niner tent had the tapered steer tube Fox, Marz, and Rock Shox forks.

Specialized’s Team tent had an Epic race 29″er being prepped as I was walking by early Thursday morning that was gone just a few hours later. Here are a couple views.

Unmarked  Reba with a tapered steer tube and Black Box crown

Unmarked Reba with a tapered steer tube and Black Box crown

Epic 29"er in the stand

Epic 29"er in the stand

The "Brain" of the Epic's rear suspension

The "Brain" of the Epic's rear suspension

Another look at the Black Box crown

Another look at the Black Box crown

More to come! Stay tuned!

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5 Responses to “Sea Otter 2009: Report #2”

  1. Twenty Nine Inches » Blog Archive » Sea Otter 2009: Report #2 Says:

    […] for more soon and see my post on The Cyclist for more […]

  2. martini Says:

    Ohh! Pretties.

    That Spec. Epic is gonna cost a metric shitton. Still kinda neat though[and this coming from a die hard Spec hater].

  3. martini Says:

    Oh, and bigger pic’s Mark!

  4. Arleigh Says:

    Martini –

    I updated his post so you can click on images and it makes it go to the larger photo

  5. Oz Says:

    What model is the blue or black bike in the background behind the white Epic. Is it another Epic or some other model?

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