Photo/Video Gallery: Sea Otter Downhill Practice


Downhill practice was on for the Men’s and Women’s Pro classes Friday morning at Sea Otter. Spectators and photographers flocked to the course to watch some of the biggest names in the downhill world loft some whips and dial in their lines before Sunday’s final. 

Specialized’s Mitch Ropelato

Giant Off-Road’s Andrew Neethling

Whip train in full-effect.

Cedric Gracia 

Proving that Sea Otter isn’t exactly a World Cup downhill course, Specialized’s Aaron Gwin was practicing on an Enduro 29er. Could this be the first year that a 29er wins Sea Otter? We’ll know after Sunday’s final. 

Mountain Bike Action test rider Bobby Langin was up on the hill pounding out laps in preparation for Sunday’s finals.

Scott’s Brendan Fairclough