2022 Sea Otter Classic Recap, Part 1

I just wrapped up my first day at the 2022 Sea Otter Classic, and while there’s still a ton more for me to see and do tomorrow — including finding some better sunscreen — there’s a ton to show now, too.

First up is Evan Turpen’s new Contra Bikes steel high-pivot Enduro bike prototype. This iteration is looking pretty close to production-ready, and features a bunch of updates including beefed up seatstays, an even bigger idler pulley, a stiffer lower link, and a bunch of geometry tweaks. We’re very, very excited about this one — and are working to get a test bike lined up ASAP — and stay tuned for more on Contra Bikes very soon.