World Cup XC racing stopped at Albstadt, Germany this week and racers were greeted with a decidedly less technical course, but with a significant increase in climbing. As one may expect, hardtails were the weapons of choice on German soil and PB's intrepid photographers, Irmo Keizer and Matt Delorme, took some time between shooting the racing action to capture some of the technology in the pits, including some first looks, a number of bike checks, and an interesting montage of S&M styled cockpit components.
Helen Grobert's Ghost Lector
Merida Debuts Ninety-Six 9 XC Race Bike
Jordan Sarrou's Prototype BH Hardtail
Margot Moschetti's Superior Team:29 Czech-Made Carbon Speedster
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale F-Si
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