Lots of shiny new things caught our eyes at Sea Otter Classic, but this roundup is full of the brightest, most colorful components, accessories, and kits from a wide range of brands.
Starting with Velo Saddles, they had a few ultra-bright new colors for their lightweight Angel Glide, Ride, and Rise+ saddles. It’s a printed pattern, with embossed texture on one side, all layered on top of a flexible shell with a center cutout. Depending on the model, rail options include stainless steel, titanium, and carbon fiber. The Glide is the narrowest at 275×128 ($290, carbon rails only), followed by the Ride at 273×143 ($90-170, carbon, stainless, and ti options), then the Rise+ at 256×158 ($90-$130, stainless and ti options).
They’re light, coming in as low as 127g, and based on the Angel TT saddle we’ve been riding, also quite comfortable. Velo is the largest saddle manufacturer in the world, making almost every saddle you’ve ridden, and their own products seem to take full advantage of their in-house capabilities. Check them all out at VeloSaddles.us . Versus 27.5″ mountain bike tires hit the trails
Launched last summer, Versus is a startup mountain bike tire brand that’s going direct to consumer. They started out with just three options – Black, or Black with Yellow Speckles, and folding bead Trail casing or wire bead Gravity casing. The only size was 29×2.4, and only with this all-mountain/enduro tread pattern. Now, they’ve added a teal blue speckled color option… …and a 27.5×2.4 size to the […]