Spanish National XC Champion David Valero Serano brought the production version of the prototype MMR he had been using this season to contest the Worlds. The official name now given to the bike is Kenta 29, and it features a sharp-looking carbon frame with semi-rectangular tubes and a revised, linkage-driven shock configuration. The previous version used a long, top-tube-mounted swing-link and shock. The new chassis is the same basic design, except that the link is carbon and now pivots inside a recess in the top tube. The top tube has been thinned dramatically, so the upper shock mount has been stretched and triangulated, presumably to spread the stress over a greater area. Arguably, MMR's latest race bike is one of the nicest looking steeds at Cairns.