Skip to Content


Home > Lifestyle > 2013 Sea Otter Classic - day 3

2013 Sea Otter Classic - day 3

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Sat Apr 20 2013

While the 2013 Sea Otter Classic will go on another day tomorrow, this is our 3rd and final coverage day of this fantastic family cycling event. Saturday is typically the biggest and busiest day and it appeared that that was true again. There was quite a bit of racing action on the trails and on the road, plus a Gran Fondo also took place. The expo area with more than 400 exhibitors was thus filled with curious cycling fans and their families. Enjoy the pictures.

Early on the aisles were filled with people but it got busier as the day progressed.



Trek brought in their Project One demo truck and despite harsh weather along the travel route it arrived in Monterey just in time for the busy weekend.



Folks can indeed learn what is possible in terms of customization and the wall of frames serves as an inspiration.



Fizik now offers neon colors on their saddles, so now you can match your saddle to your neon shoes and helmet. We actually also noticed a few neon colored frames.



The Rotor powermeter got quite a bit of interest.



Quite a few young cyclists were around today including this group of Little Bellas.



The Upstand is an ultralight folding bike stand that fits into your jersey pocket. No longer lean your bike at home against the sofa or the curtains.



Mavic introduced their Cosmic Carbone 40C clincher wheel, and it looks remarkably like the tubular edition.



This cross section shows you what is inside one of these Cosmic Carbone 40C rims.



A few miles away from the expo a fleet of Focus TT bikes of Team Jelly Belly is ready for the time trial.



The women of Team Exergy were warming up on their road bikes in a bit of shade.



With only 20 minutes to spare the SRAM mechanics performed an internal cable routing operation on this Wilier Blade.



German/Irish Team TIBCO Pro Melanie Spath warming up under a tree.



Meanwhile under the Team CashCall tent these TT bikes look strangely familiar.



Women's stage race leader Jade Wilcoxson is ready for this race of truth.



The Get Crackin team warmed up in Team TT fashion on their trainers.



Not every one was on an ultra fancy TT bike and some folks competed on road bikes.



Robin Eckman of Team California Giant Berry pushes the last few 100 yards.



Aggressive up the final riser.



The not so elaborate finish line does the job.



  

Articles related to this one
Giant Propel Advanced SL 1
Giant stepped into the aero bike ring with the Propel Advanced SL and they have 4 offerings in that line. We looked closer at the Advanced SL 1 at Sea Otter. 4.23.13
Trek Superfly of Sam Schultz
While in Monterey, CA we had the chance to look closer at the Trek Superfly SL Team Edition race bike of US Olympian Sam Schultz of Missoula, MT. 4.28.13
2013 Sea Otter Classic - day 2
We spent another day at the Sea Otter Classic and checked out SRAM Short Track event, rode the SRAM Red 22 and perused an endless amount of exhibitor booths. 4.19.13
The SRAM Red 22 test bike
While at Sea Otter we had the chance to ride a SRAM Red 22 equipped Specialized S-Works Roubaix with the new SRAM Red hydraulic disc brakes and here are some impressions. 4.20.13
2013 Sea Otter Classic - day 1
The 2013 Sea Otter Classic Festival opened the gates earlier this morning and here are some impressions from the activities on this very beautiful day. 4.18.13
A day at Giro Sport Design
On our way to the 2013 Sea Otter Classic festival we stopped by the Giro Sport Design group to meet some of the staff and see how stuff gets developed. 4.17.13