Winning Bikes, Winning Runs - 2018 Sea Otter Dual Slalom

Jill Kintner and Mitch Ropelato put on great performances, acing turns and mashing on the pedals on the way to big wins.

Winning Bikes, Winning Runs - 2018 Sea Otter Dual Slalom

On a course that resembled days of old – favoring flat corner control and finesse – dual slalom superstars Jill Kintner and Mitch Ropelato chalked up another impressive pair of wins at this year's Sea Otter Classic. See the winning runs and the bikes these incredibly skilled racers used to make it happen.

Winning Runs


After putting in the work during the off-season, Jill Kintner extended her impressive winning streak with smooth runs against Anneke Beerten. Mitch Ropelato and Kyle Strait put it all on the line during the men's final, keeping the rubber side down and putting on one heck of a show. This marks two years in a row for Ropedope!

Pro Women's Results

1. Jill Kintner (USA)

2. Anneke Beerten (NLD)

3. Claire Hamilton (USA)

4. Kialani Hines (USA)

Pro Men's Results

1. Mitch Ropelato (USA)

2. Kyle Strait (USA)

3. Jared Graves (AUS)

4. Austin Warren (USA)

Mitch Ropelato's Santa Cruz 5010

Jill Kintner's Norco Optic

What else was rad at the Sea Otter Classic? Find out!

Photos by Jake Van Heel and Brandon Turman

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