Danny MacAskill is best known from his YouTube videos, where he executes daring stunts and showcases his amazing bike handling skills. At Sea Otter 2016, MacAskill decided to put his new Magura brakes to the test and do a backwards nose wheelie, otherwise know as a “fakie” nose wheelie, down the world-famous corkscrew turn on the Laguna Seca Raceway.
A fresh pair of kicks: Sixsixone gave us a quick look at their new shoes scheduled to come out in September. Both flat-pedal styles and clipless styles will be available. The clipless version uses a stiffer sole to allow riders to put plenty of power to the ground. The flat-pedal version uses a softer sole, providing riders with the best connection to their pedals.
Coming in September as well is SixSixOne’s new Evo Am Patrol helmet. Without MIPs this helmet will sell for just $109; however, a MIPs option will also be available for a small extra fee. Other color options are soon to be announced.
SixSixOne has some pretty slick looking gloves with many colors to choose from. The Comp Slice and Comp Vortex gloves sell for $22 and fit with a snug and stretchy feel.
New carbon handlebars from FSA: Above are the SLK riser bars and on bottom are the SLK flat bars. Both handlebars come with a width of 740-millimeters and two graphic color options, red or black. FSA claims these bars weight in at just 215 grams.
FSA’s mountain bike specific brand, Gravity Components, unveiled their new dropper seatpost. This new post comes with 100 or 125 millimeters of travel and also as a 30.9- or a 31.6-millimeter seat tube diameter. FSA says this post weighs in at 738 grams.
Where the magic happens: A close look at the cable actuated remote that powers Gravity’s new adjustable seatpost.
The Final Round: The pump track competition at Sea Otter is full of high speed, head to head battles that also offer spectators an easy-to-view course. This years final round came down to a well fought battle between Martin Soderstrom (in the Red Bull helmet) and Barry Nobles.
The women’s podium: On the left, Anneke Beerten standing in third place . On the right, Jill Kintner in second place. Front and center, Caroline Buchanan, celebrating her victory.
The men’s podium: On the left, Barry Nobles in second place. On the right, Joesph Foresta in third. In the middle Martin Soderstrom taking the win. Congratulations and thanks for the show.