This will be my final post from Sea Otter 2009. I am heading back home and will resume regular posting next week. Until then, enjoy!


Misfit Psycles will be releasing a 29″er made of steel. Yes… read correctly. It will be hand made of True Temper OX Platinum frame tubes in North America. The prototype was being wheeled around Sea Otter by none other than the Misfit Psycles Emperor hisself, Peter Keiller. The frame looks great and will be powder coated for resale, not slathered in Pledge furniture polish, as this frame was. Look for further updates as the frame comes to fruition.


Speedway Cycles in Anchorage, Alaska is run by Greg Matyas and he comes to Sea Otter with news that his titanium “Fatback” rigs are now being made by Lynskey Performance. The down tube is pretty heavily massaged on this beast and there are really cool details like rack mounts that attach to Old Man Mountain racks without adapters.


The fork is steel and looks impossibly spindly next to that enormous Endomorph tire.


Greg had Phil Wood machine a special high flanged and spaced hub for the Fatback and it yields even spoke tensions with a resulting stronger wheel.

Some day I’ll have one of these beasts!

That wraps up the Sea Otter 2009 29 inch coverage. Look for more tech coverage and other Sea Otter related stories on The Cyclist