Nine cool things at Sea Otter Europe and two race winning bikes

New releases, gravel curiosities and all the other tech highlights from Sea Otter Europe

Sea Otter Europe 2021
(Image credit: Future)

We’ve been in Girona, Spain for the fourth edition of Sea Otter Europe and weekend packed with group rides, off-road racing and – of course – plenty of tech to get stuck into. 

From new wheels and bikes to shoes made from recycled automotive windscreens, we also came across Tom Pidcock's BMC Fourstroke he took to the Tokyo Olympics – but let's not get ahead of ourselves, here are our nine highlights from Sea Otter Europe 2021.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg