What happens when a bunch of friends who happen to be both engineers and bike nerds get together for a group ride then sit down for some drinks and chat? They notice all the little things they wish their bikes had built in and then create a business just to create the bikes for which they’ve been longing.
Born and bred on the famous gravel roads of rural southern Minnesota, Otso is a brand embracing its nordic legacy and Finnish namesake. Otso is the spirit of the bear in Finnish mythology and the bikes built by the brand embrace that toughness. With bikes made for snow, dirt, sand and gravel, the Otso line is versatile and innovative.
While there are currently only three bikes in the Otso family, you’ll love each and wonder why you don’t own them all. The Voytek is a fat bike with mountain bike capabilities. The Waheela C is a plush carbon framed all-road bike at home on the gravel but more than capable on pavement. The Warakin, available in stainless steel and titanium models, is simply a stunningly beautiful all-road bike as worthy of a showroom as it is a week-long backpacking adventure.