World Champs is a special event, a chance for teams to surprise their athletes with custom paintjobs, components, and kits, all in the hopes that one of their racers will end up with the rainbow stripes on top of the podium. Take a look at the custom creations that will be on course this weekend, and keep checking back - we'll be updating this piece as more photos arrive.
Greg Minnaar's V10
George Brannigan's Commencal
More goodies from Crankbrothers for George Brannigan.
Expect to see George getting loose on his Supreme V4 this Sunday.
Remi Thirion's Commencal Supreme V4.
Custom HT X2 pedals.
Remi is stoked.
It's the details that really stand out on Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler.
Hope anodize in house so they can do all kinds of custom jobs for their riders.
Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler...
...and matching Bell helmet.
Troy Brosnan's Specialized Demo.
Custom HT pedals, complete with kangaroos.
The attention to detail on Troy's demo is incredible.
A gold rocker link, gold pinstriping - this is one sharp looking ride.
Brosnan's race machine.
Luca Shaw's customized Troy Lee D3.
Dougie Fresh preps some fresh ENVE M90 wheels for Brycelands' V10.
The good ship Ratboy is ready to sail.
Mick Hannah has some anodized trickery on his brakes this weekend to match his Aussie paint job.
Tracey Hannah and her custom Polygon, plus a fresh new World Champs kit from Alpinestars.
Alex Fayolle's new Polygon
Kev Joly gets to work on Loris Vergier's Specialized Demo
John Hall preps Aaron Gwin's YT Tues.
Magnus Manson has a subtle but classy custom painted Devinci.
Oh, Canada. Finn Iles' Specialized Demo
Finn couldn't wait to show off his new Demo on Instagram. #kidsthesedays
An alloy back end for Gee's stealthy Trek Session.
Gee Atherton's Session.
Brendan Fairclough has a new TLD D3.
Neko Mullally's Scott Gambler sporting matte black finish a chrome decals. His mechanic has polished the links by hand.
A similar setup to Neko on Brendan's Gambler.
Fox had custom stickers made for their top athletes.
Manon Carpenter's carbon Myst, complete with a Union Jack inspired paint scheme.
Rachel Atherton will be looking to extend her incredible winning streak even further this weekend aboard her raw Session.
The chain isn't the only piece of gold hardware Loic plans to leave Val di Sole with on Sunday.
More gold for the World Champ.
A beautiful new Specialized Demo for the defending World Champ, Loic Bruni.
Style for miles at Intense Factory Racing with Jack Moir and Nik Nestoroff
'Shark Attack' Jack's Aussie Intense M16.
Nik Nestoff's Intense M16.
Tony Seagrave's concept for his son Kaos - 'Pixelated Worlds' a pun in honour of the amount of time he spends on his phone.
The 'TS500' - Tahnee Seagrave's 'Intergalactic' Worlds machine painted by Tony Bauman and designed by Darren Seeds at Transition Bikes.
Connor Fearon just signed on with Kona for another two years - he'll be racing this weekend aboard a reptilian green Operator.
Angel Suarez Alonzo's Spanish YT Tues.
Markus Pekoll's Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro.
New threads for the fastest team in the World.
Danny Hart's Sram, Renthal, Crankbrothers, SDG, E-thirteen and Fox components ready to build a very special bike.