This year's Sea Otter Classic starts on Thursday, 15th April in Monterey, California. We all know what that means…lots of new products being released this week. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing any new 29ers that are on display, perhaps something from Yeti, Giant, Salsa??? Also interested in what Shimano has to show. Today saw photos of Sram’s 2011 X0 and X9 groupsets get leaked. X0, X9 and X7 will all join XX in being 2x10 next year, a concept I‘m very interested in trying on a bike in real life. What I have tried is their current shifters, which left me desperately hoping Sram will soon sort out the mechanism problems that have plagued mine. So hopefully the new shifters haven’t just received a facelift and a different number of gears. It must be said that the new X0 looks much better than it did in images leaked earlier in the year. It’s also nice to see a larger range of colour options. Singletrack World has galleries of both the X9 and X0 component "families".