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2022 Sea Otter Round-Up

The Sea Otter Classic. The event that brings consumers and industry folks together for a long weekend of bikes, bikes, and more bikes. If you can think of it, and it has something to do with bikes, you can likely find a booth for it. And with us living in the Pacific Northwest, if there is one thing we love, it’s bikes.

There are plenty of Sea Otter recaps out there that will skim the surface of the event and let you briefly see some of the things that appeared at the Monterrey, California event. But we wanted you to see some of the rad things we had out in the open at our booth.

**Warning, some of the things you see here may cause drooling, mouth-watering, tears of joy and/or jealously, and an urge to ride your bike.

GateKeeper

Launching on April 15th, the all-new GateKeeper tailgate pad features many of the familiar features from our tried-and-true previous generation truck pad, with the addition of new G-Hook buckles that offer a quick and easy solution to keeping your prized two-wheel machine tied down while you rally to the nearest after-work trailhead. Now offered in two colors: Cascade Blue and Black.

EXO System

Still a shiny new toy for us, the EXO System is our modular, go-anywhere, do-anything hitch system. Designed to bring whatever you throw at it and with over 22 different configurations, the EXO System adapts with your adventure with multiple attachments that give you endless opportunities, keeping your gear at-hand and organized at every turn. https://yakima.com/pages/exo to learn more!

StageTwo

Our newest tray rack offering is built to carry your valuable steed securely and in style. Rated for up to 60 lbs per bike (aka bring that shiny new e-bike), this premium style tray rack can carry everything from kids bikes to fat bikes, mountain bikes to road bikes, and e-bikes to more e-bikes. Available in two colors: Vapor and Anthracite. As well as 2-inch and 1.25-inch hitch configurations.

OpenRange

Shhh. Don’t tell. But we teased a product that is coming soon. An addition to our EXO System, but a product that can also can stand up on its own, this new camp-kitchen set up will have you drooling and smelling like bacon in no time. More on this soon.

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HangTight

Grip it and rip it is a motto to live by, and with the HangTight 4 or 6, it’s easier and quicker than ever to bring all your bikes, or all of your buddies’ bikes, with you. Available in both 4 and 6 bike configurations, the HangTight allows you to carry mountain bikes, road bikes, and kids bikes securely by the handlebars, so that you don’t have to choose between a gravel ride and a downhill shuttle-run.

Our Awesome Ambassadors In Action

We got to watch our ambassadors Rachel Strait, Bubba Warren, and Kialani Hines crush their race categories in each discipline. Bubba took 2nd in the Men’s Pro Downhill. Kialani placed 3rd in the Women’s Pro Dual Slalom. And Rachel took a spill in the Enduro, but still managed to rally to 9th place in a stacked field.

We also showed off some of our favorite items like our Truck HD racks, our SkyRise HD tent, our rooftop bike racks, and more. And with bike season officially rolling for most of the world, we’re ready to hit the trail.

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