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Otso’s Voytek Gets a New Look for 2020

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Otso’s Voytek Gets a New Look for 2020

First released in 2016, the Voytek broke the fatbike mold with its narrow Q factor and unique ride quality. By pairing a narrow pedal stance with a progressive XC race geometry, the Voytek isn’t the slow and cumbersome fatbike you’re used to. Its capabilities don’t end with a narrower Q factor and XC race geometry. The wheelbase of the Voytek can be extended or shortened by up to 20mm, which also changes bottom bracket height by up to 4mm. In the forward position, you’ve got an aggressive, responsive Voytek for your next race. In the rear position, you’ve got that same intuitive handling but with added stability to make it easier to ride in deep snow or adverse terrain. In the middle, well, that’s the best of both worlds. All Otso bikes are equipped with the versatile Tuning Chip.

Is it a fatbike that can run multiple wheel platforms or a plus bike that can handle fat tires? That’s up for you to decide. For 2020, the Voytek received new colors, and build kit options, offering Shimano SLX to SRAM AXS.

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Otso Waheela C Gets a New Two-Tone Paint Job and a 12mm or 15mm Fork

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Otso Waheela C Gets a New Two-Tone Paint Job and a 12mm or 15mm Fork

Otso’s Waheela C is a crowd-pleaser all-road bike that checks a lot of boxes for lovers of gravel. For Autumn 2020, it gets a new slate and gray matte paint. After customer feedback, Otson has decided to launch this bike now instead of next year and will come with an option to have a fork with a 12mm or 15mm axle. The Waheela C has been covered here before on the Radavist but here’s a refresh for y’all:

-Massive tire clearance. 29” x 2.1” tires (700c x 53mm equivalent) with ample space. The same clearance can be found with 650b or 27.5” wheels.
-Adjustable geometry. A Tuning Chip rear dropout allows the rider to change the wheelbase by up to 20mm. This chip has three positions: the rear position makes for a long wheelbase and stable ride, the front position is a shorter wheelbase for CX racing or singletrack riding, and the middle position is kind of the best of both worlds.
-EPS molded carbon frame. It’s light, strong, and ready for the next race, climb, or spirited ride.
-Dropper compatible. 60mm and 100mm travel options on Otso’s custom bike configurator.

See more at Otso!

Her Knight in Shining Armor: Brenda’s Otso Warakin Stainless

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Her Knight in Shining Armor: Brenda’s Otso Warakin Stainless

Returning to Minneapolis from my solo bike trip in Scotland, the last thing on my mind was riding bikes. Turns out pushing your fat bike through rivers, bogs and pouring rain for three weeks makes you want to never look at a bike again. I needed a break and I had planned on recovering by a lake for the rest of the summer. That is until I received an email that my new gravel adventure bike was ready in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Otso Announces the All-New Warakin Titanium All Road

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Otso Announces the All-New Warakin Titanium All Road

Otso’s Warakin is their titanium all road and gravel bike with versatility in mind. This bike can be built to suit your needs from bikepacking to gravel racing and has the ability to tackle any road, all with a light and lively feel thanks to the 3Al/2.5V B338 grade 9 titanium. It’s durable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and timeless. Keep this bike for decades to come.

Otso Releases the Waheela All Road

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Otso Releases the Waheela All Road

Wolf Tooth’s frame company Otso has carved a niche in the market by offering functional bikes with plenty of versatility built in. That ideology is embodied in their newest frame, the Waheela all road. While marketed as a ‘gravel race’ bike, there’s nothing keeping this bike from being a quiver killer, even for those who don’t race. Bikepack on it, use it as your road bike, and much more. With a tuning chip, massive tire clearance, 1x or 2x compatibility, there’s not much the Waheela can’t tackle. See more information at Otso and more photos below.