DH Finals - With Paris Gore - Sea Otter 2013

Apr 22, 2013
by Paris Gore  
Aaron Gwin taking over on a 29 r. The top 8 men were only milliseconds apart which goes to show it could be anyones race in regards to tire size.
  Aaron Gwin taking over on a 29'r. The top 8 men were only milliseconds apart, which goes to show it could be anyone's race in regards to wheel size.

Jill Kintner on her way to dominating the women s class this weekend both in DH and DS. Jill has been training extremely hard over the winter and it shows. Her future is bright on the DH World Cup scene this season.
  Jill Kintner on her way to dominating the women's class this weekend both in DH and DS. Jill has been training extremely hard over the winter and it shows. Her future is bright on the DH World Cup scene this season.

Elliot Jackson strolled out of the bed and forgot to take his slippers off. Shredding all day in comfort. Unfortunately crashing in his run may have sold him on his footwear situation.
  Elliot Jackson strolled out of the bed and forgot to take his slippers off. Shredding all day in comfort. Unfortunately crashing in his run may have sold him on his footwear situation.

Steve Peat only a second ahead of Gwin. Ol Peaty on fire after his memorable second place to Jared Graves in yesterday s Dual Slalom.
  Steve Peat only a second behind Gwin. Ol' Peaty on fire after his memorable second place to Jared Graves in yesterday's Dual Slalom.

Mike Day
  Mike Day

Nick Beer
  Nick Beer

Anneke Beerten
  Anneke Beerten

Brendog
  Brendog

Steven Bafus pleased the crowd up top with a nac over the jumps and seen here laying down a big ol no footer. Racing is getting to be a pretty serious sport but don t forget what we are all here for which is to have a damn good time riding bikes.
  Steven Bafus pleased the crowd up top with a nac over the jumps and seen here laying down a big ol' no footer. Racing is getting to be a pretty serious sport, but don't forget what we are all here for, which is to have a damn good time riding bikes.

John Keep
  John Keep

Dylan Conte
  Dylan Conte

Lear Miller
  Lear Miller

Brendog
  Brendog

Huck yer meat
  Huck yer meat

Aaron Gwin
  Aaron Gwin

Danny Hart with style for miles.
  Danny Hart with style for miles.

Fabien Cousiniie
  Cous Cous

Greg Minnaar on his way to the 5th spot.
  Greg Minnaar on his way to 5th spot.

The flying frenchman Cedric Gracia back in action after a long road to recovery from his injury sustained last season.
  The flying frenchman Cedric Gracia back in action after a long road to recovery from his injury sustained last season.

Aaron Gwin
  Aaron Gwin

Greg Minnaar
  Greg Minnaar

Rachel Atherton took a nasty crash in practice . Her status is unknown to us at Pinkbike but we all wish her the best recovery.
  Rachel Atherton took a nasty crash in practice. Her status is unknown to us at Pinkbike, but we all wish her the best recovery.

Mitch Ropelato back in action after a rough day during the DS.
  Mitch Ropelato back in action after a rough day during the DS.

Bulldog
  Bulldog

Jared Graves taking a second podium of the weekend landing himself in 4th.
  Jared Graves taking his second podium of the weekend, landing himself in 4th.

Phillip Kmetz
  Phillip Kmetz

Jill Kintner
  Jill Kintner heading down for her second win of the weekend and wrapping up Sea Otter Classic for 2013. That's a wrap!


Results

Pro Men

1. Aaron Gwin
2. Mick Hannah
3. Cam Cole
4. Jared Graves
5. Greg Minnaar

Pro Women

1. Jill Kintner
2. Tracy Moseley
3. Anneke Beerten
4. Caroline Buchanan
5. Holly Feniak

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Stories Sea Otter



30 Comments

  • + 27
 damn look ate the right Graves's forearm!!
  • + 15
 too much wanking....
  • + 32
 I dare you to say that to his face...
  • + 2
 Damn, that dude's a monster.
  • + 9
 Paris Gore is an artist of the truest calibre! Look at these shots! He simultaneously showcases the hills of cali, the beauty of biking and the skill of riders! Awesome. Some pods here for sure.
  • + 8
 Brendog on clips?? That's not like him...
  • + 6
 THANK YOU, Paris, for putting your photos at 1600 instead of that Margus who sets them at 1024. Absolutely stunning!
  • + 6
 Greg Minnaar only milliseconds behind on a 200mm, 26inch downhill bike. It's all marketing BS.
  • + 6
 A lot of people ride for Redbull these days
  • + 3
 It's not even THAT exclusive any more.
  • + 1
 I remember reading that it is only 2 people per country (1 male/1 female) in DH?
  • + 6
 I bet if Gwin was on 26" wheels, he would've won by a bigger margin Rolleyes
  • + 5
 Have you tried 29's yet... I hate to break it to you... They are faster and the traction in the corners is way way better.
  • + 2
 Caradock, real question here...are they as fun? I tried one from a bike shop and couldn't bunnyhop the curb...didn't inspire confidence. They clearly roll really well and fast on flowy smooth stuff. Gwin doesn't look like he's driving a school bus here, that's good. Getting rowdy is so much the fun factor of biking for me, do you get that with 29 inch wheels?
  • + 1
 They're not as fun but they're faster. Depends what you want.
  • + 3
 Yes, a rider can get very rowdy on a 29er. In most cases, more rowdy, without crashing as much.
  • + 3
 Anybody know what happened to that kid who crashed during the cat 3 practice? I'm worried for him. He went down really hard and had to get lifted out.
  • + 1
 I have a friend who raced in cat 3, and he took a hard crash in practice. I don't know if we are talking about the same kid, but he most likely broke his wrist.
  • + 1
 I was talking about the kid who landed on his head had a seizure and then said he couldn't feel his legs. Or so I heard.... The feeling legs things is what makes me want to know how he's doing. I can't imagine Bringin a position like that
  • + 4
 Anyone else thing Lear Miller's kit makes him look like an astronaut?
  • + 2
 I tried to find live streaming coverage o watch this, but I couldn't.... daaaamn!!!
  • - 1
 Mhm... I thought that every journalist in MTB should be puking with wheel-size debate by now. Like Steve Jones seems to in the interview with Fabien Barel. Yet there's still some nerve to report this and this guy rode this and that. You are not going to starve trolls this way by saying that wheel size was irrelevant... as you can see Big Grin
  • + 1
 Graves running a garmin, even he's going for strava.
  • + 1
 Gwin running avids?
  • + 1
 super shots!
  • - 1
 Great photos, but, holy moly rule of thirds!
  • + 1
 yes, he is using the rule very well!
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