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Otter Fodder: the Belted Bikes and eBikes of the Sea Otter Classic

  April 14, 2015

The Sea Otter Classic bike show this week (April 16-19 in Monterey, California) will offer bike lovers the chance to see a range of new bicycles featuring the Gates Carbon Drive system including the STEPS Child from Ti Cycles, above. This high-concept pedal-assist eBike features the Shimano STEPS mid-drive for fast touring and commuting.

California-based eBike brand Tempo Bikes is launching its new Carmel hybrid electric bike at Sea Otter.

Tempo Carmel

Tempo will also show its Santa Barbara step-through model, below. tempobicycles.com

Tempo SANTA BARBARA

Breezer will show the Beltway Elite, a fully equipped and award-winning commuter bike. Read Bicycling Magazine’s review, in which the editor wishes her commute to work was actually longer. breezerbikes.com

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Touring cyclists and readers of Adventure Cyclist magazine will want to check out the Siskiyou Rohloff, the new 27.5 wheel trekking bike from Co-Motion.

Co-Motion Siskiyou

Marin will have its Fairfax SC6 DLX at the Otter. Read Outside Magazine’s review, in which writer Aaron Gulley says: “Out of the box, this is one of the cleanest, best functioning, and seductive utility bikes I’ve come across.”

2015 Marin_Muir Woods_iphoninge on bridge-crop

Legendary mountain bike brand Ibis will display its Tranny Unchained, a full-carbon race rig for singlespeeders who want fast and light performance. Read the reviews about the bike and belt on MTBR.comand Bike Magazineand Dirt Rag.

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See you in Monterey!