The Sea Otter classic marked the beginning of the 2012 race season on North American soil for the Kona Factory Team. The XC squad was out in full force with Sneddon, Wicks, Wallace and Paxson racing the STXC and XC events. Highlights for the XC squad was Wicks going top 5 in the STXC on his Satori, and Kris and Spencer finishing 12-13th in the XC. The DH side was well represented with Mitch Delfs out on his new Entourage racing both the DH and Dual events, and Paul Bass and Aggy where out dominating the Jump Comp and Speed and Style events, with Paul taking 3rd spot in the ultra competitive speed and style event. Aggys new premiere movie “Strength in Numbers” also made its world premiere in Monterey over the weekend, and raised Aggy to a New Hero status on the MTB scene. Cyclingdirt.org was on hand to document the fun times. Check out the links for Kona athlete interviews and race coverage.

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