VIDEO: Sea Otter Classic Downhill 2013 12

The first session of Sea Otter DH practice is in the books. Every wheel size imaginable is on the course and so is every style of bike. The sun is out, the track is dry and loose and everyone is wondering what tool will be best for the job this weekend.

Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments.

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12 comments
  • Maverickdh005

    4/18/2013 11:45 PM

    Graves on a 66, be happy for him to spank the 29ers on the 66, 26" all day way, let the battle of the wheelies begin!

  • Beezkneez

    4/18/2013 5:07 PM

    Easily Graves for the 4-peat title. Just look at him treating the DH like it's the pump track. Maybe Rennie will come back like in '07 to take the win.

  • Stan Smith

    4/18/2013 5:01 PM

    I'll be mighty impressed if anyone can beat Jared Graves here, his level of fitness this year is mind blowing.
    I also think all the 29" brigade will be holding their breath, this is the type of track where they're meant to excel, what will they say if a top rider rides a 29er and doesn't win. Will any manufacturers let any of their riders, ride a 29.

  • JCL

    4/18/2013 5:51 PM

    Hardly rowdy enough for a 29". You'd be better off on a DJ hardtail.

  • sspomer

    4/18/2013 6:05 PM

    there were a ton of guys on 29ers today. will one win? i don't know, but right now the variety of bikes is crazy

  • Mwood

    4/18/2013 3:29 PM

    people still practice?

  • rallysmurf

    4/18/2013 3:21 PM

    jared graves. spoomer still cheers like its first dh race. ;-0

  • neimbc

    4/18/2013 3:20 PM

    Prediction : The DH will be won on an All Mountain bike - that course doesn't need the full on DH bike.

  • sideshow

    4/18/2013 2:02 PM

    Needs more dust for that cool "cloud plume" shot.

  • Maverickdh005

    4/18/2013 2:00 PM

    Lopes Ripley believe it or not, just need team Darkhorse to race the new Czar and the circle would be complete, course looks fun but not DH, but thats normal SO, plenty here that wont make world cups either which is normal too, though Im sure all the big wheels will wet peoples panties! Yeah fancy a DH bike passing while coasting on a flat straight away against a 6inch slayer DH bikes do carry speed huh go figure!

  • Dave_Camp

    4/18/2013 1:26 PM

    Matt Thompson FTW! no one can match his coasting abilities!

  • donch15

    4/18/2013 1:17 PM

    Pedally, jumpy, smooth DH course...Lopes on a 29er...game over.

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