By now, you may be getting familiar with the Otso features, particularly their Tuning Chip dropout system. The three position adjustable dropout alters the chainstay length by up to 20 mm, while it also raises and lowers the BB to compensate for the change in ride height for different tires. At its longest setting, the frame can run up to 29 x 2.1″ tires or 700c x 53mm.Otso previously shipped each bike with a fork that included a 15mm thru axle. That eventually shifted to riders having the option of choosing either a 15mm or 12mm axle. Now, based on customer feedback and choices, all bikes will only be shipped with a 12mm thru axle. It seems that in the road and gravel world, 12mm has become the preferred standard up front. If you’ve been shopping for a new bike, then you already know that the increased demand has made things pretty scarce. That’s part of the reason why Otso is releasing the fourth new color of their awesome Waheela C all road / gravel / dropbar MTB a bit early. Originally slated for a 2021 release, the new color is available now – just in time for fall exploring. The frames are constructed using EPS molded carbon fiber and include a number of mounting options, internal cable routing including dropper post compatibility (options for 60mm or 100mm travel in their bike builder), and a 68mm threaded BSA bottom bracket.The Matte Slate / Gray, joins six other colors that are partially available depending on the frame size required. Framesets start at $2,200 and complete bikes start at $3,600, with plenty of spec options available through the custom bike configurator.otsocycles.com
Germany’s Nico Rosberg won a dramatic British Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after one of several explosive tyre failures scuppered team mate Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of home victory.On an afternoon that also saw triple world champion Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull break down while leading, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso boosted his title hopes with an unexpected third place.Vettel has 132 points to the Spaniard’s 111 after eight of 19 races, with the German’s home race at the Nuerburgring next up in a week’s time.Australian Mark Webber, who had started on the second row but plunged to 14th at the end of the first lap after a nightmare start, finished second to continue a run of Silverstone podium finishes dating back to 2009.“It’s a very, very special day,” said Rosberg of his second win of the season.“With Lewis, I feel sorry for all the British fans. It would have been a great race for Lewis here in front of his home crowd. That’s racing sometimes,” said Rosberg in a podium interview with 1996 champion Damon Hill.“When Sebastian stopped, I won’t lie. I wasn’t disappointed by that one. And it was just a great race from then,” added the German, who beat Webber by 0.7 seconds after a thrilling last seven laps following the second safety car.Hamilton had started on pole, chasing his first win for Mercedes since his move from McLaren, and led for the first eight laps until the 2008 world champion’s rear left tyre exploded in a flash of flailing rubber.He nursed his bucking car around the circuit, pitted in 18th place and returned to the track 21st with his hopes of victory wrecked.It was the start of a mighty drive by the Briton, who ended the race in fourth place.“Wonderful drive, Lewis,” said team principal Ross Brawn over the team radio at the finish. “Sorry it didn’t quite work out but well done.”TYRE FAILURESHamilton’s blowout was the first of five rear left failures in a race with two safety car stints – one of them caused by Vettel whose car ground to a halt on the pit straight while he was leading.“Lost the drive, lost the gearbox,” the German shouted over the radio.Ferrari’s Brazilian Felipe Massa, Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso and Mexicans Esteban Gutierrez and Sergio Perez for Sauber and McLaren respectively also suffered tyre failures.Red Bull said they found cuts in Vettel’s tyre after he had pitted while Mercedes detected the start of delamination in Rosberg’s rear left.“We have seen something new, a different type of problem. We’re currently performing our analysis, we’ve got to go away and understand what has happened today,” said Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery.“It was one tyre at the back, left rear, so we need to understand that. It’s pointless me adding anything else until we have all the facts,” he told reporters.Massa went to the back of the field after he pitted on three tyres and a rim but also fought back to finish sixth, behind Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen.Raikkonen set a Formula One record for his 25th successive points finish.Germany’s Adrian Sutil was seventh for Force India with Ausralian Daniel Ricciardo eighth for Toro Rosso.Britain’s Paul Di Resta was ninth for Force India, after qualifying fifth on Saturday and then being demoted to the back row of the grid when his car was found to be underweight.Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg took the final point for Sauber, with former champions Williams finishing empty-handed for the ninth race in a row. Their Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado was 11th.
AdvertisementReal Kashmir FC again proved why I-League is one of the most unpredictable leagues of the world by trouncing defending champions Minerva Punjab 1-0 in their debut. In the other game of the I-League, NEROCA and Gokulam Kerala played out an entertaining 1-1 draw. Later in the evening, Bengaluru FC rode on Miku and Erik Paartalu’s goals to edge out a victory over ATK in the latter’s home ground.Real Kashmir couldn’t have asked for a better startMinerva Punjab started the game on a positive note with their striker William Opoku looking dangerous up front. However, the Hero of the Match Bilal Khan held his ground firm and ensured the scoreline remained the same at halftime. Bilal continued his string of saves as the game resumed when he produced two back-to-back saves in the opening minutes of second half.Real Kashmir’s determination finally paid off when their striker Gnohero Krizo broke the deadlock at the 73rd minute from a set piece variation. The final scoreline remained 1-0 as Minerva Punjab looked distraught in tasting defeat at their home soil.Gokulam and Kerala had to be content leaving with a pointIn another I-League game taking place simultaneously, Baoringdao Bodo gave Gokulam Kerala the lead just before the halftime whistle after a fierce counter-attack. NEROCA bounced back into the game when Eduardo Ferreira restored parity for them after a set piece variation at the 59th minute.Gokulam pushed men forward in search of three vital away points, but Bodo and Antonio German’s miscued chances didn’t prove to be of any help.Bengaluru climb to the third placeIn the only fixture of the ISL, Bengaluru came from behind to halt ATK’s momentum. U-17 World Cupper Komal Thatal gave the home side the lead at the 15th minute after a brilliant defence-splitting pass from Everton Santos. Arindam Bhattacharya produced a point-blank save off Miku’s header at the 21st minute as the Blues looked forward to leveling things up.Bengaluru’s attacks finally paid off dividends late in the first half when Miku slotted the ball past Arindam from a free kick. As the game resumed, Bengaluru continued their momentum and took the lead at the 47th minute after Erik Paartalu punished ATK for their scuffed clearance in a free kick.ATK pushed men forward for the equalizer, but Gerson Viera’s shot rattling the woodwork was the closest they could come. The full-time score read 2-1 in the favor of the visitors as they climbed to the third spot behind Northeast United FC and FC Goa.Advertisement