Part 2: Custom World Champs Bike Gallery - Lenzerheide DH World Champs 2018

Sep 7, 2018
by Ross Bell  
Yesterday we got a hint of things to come with flashy looking frames being built up, but today those flashy frames took their final form with some drop-dead gorgeous designs on show throughout the pits. Take a look and decide what you think is the best of the bunch.

Eddie Masters' Pivot Phoenix

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Luca Shaw's Santa Cruz V10

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(The injured) Neko Mulally's YT Tues

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Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender

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Emilie Siegenthaler's Pivot Phoenix

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Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum

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Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum

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Charlie Harrison's Intense M29

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Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo

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Specialized Demo 9

Wyn Master's GT Fury

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Mick and Tracey Hannah's Polygon Xquareone DH's

Mick and Tracey Hannah s Polygon Xquare One DH9 s Bluegrass helmets and custom Alpinestars kit.

Mick Hannah s Polygon Xquare One DH9

Tracey Hannah s Polygon Xquare One DH9
Gold Trikstuff bits

Mick Hannah s Polygon Xquare One DH9

Custom graphics on Tracey s Suntour RUX
Mick Hannah s BOX derailleur and gold KMC chain

Loris Vergier's Santa Cruz V10

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Henry Fitzgerald's Norco Aurum

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Angel Saurez's YT Tues

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Max Hartenstern's Cube Two15 29er

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Brook Macdonald's Mondraker Summum

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Dean Lucas' Intense M29

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Kade Edwards' Trek Session

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Phil Atwill's Propain

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134 Comments

  • + 123
 blenki's top cap
  • + 2
 dude is tough like nails
  • + 11
 Bastards didn’t even paint Luca Shaw’s V10!!
  • + 1
 And has anyone seen Angel's chainstay protector? What's up with that thing ?
  • + 1
 @Ryanrobinson1984: maybe they painted it the way he likes it
  • + 1
 @Nicolai-Flemming: Have a look at the new Specialized bikes... Quiet bikes go faster. Plus, Blenkis knife grabbing top cap rules!
  • + 3
 @Nicolai-Flemming: you can see some other teams like santa cruz i think using simmilar solutions. The rubber has spikes and it is thicker on them, so the bike is more quiet, but there is no need to have a bulky (fat) chainguard rubber.
  • + 1
 Did you guys notice Trek is no longer using black or red or blue frame.
  • + 0
 @chyu: The Trek team is on fire right now!
  • + 9
 must be tough to be Blenki's glove sponsor
  • + 3
 Live Uncaged on Nekos. Should say 'Unchained'!
  • + 1
 @chyu: Pretty sure Kade's is red...
  • + 67
 Emilie Siegenthaler's Pivot Phoenix is understated and my favorite.
  • + 3
 @Longtravel I have to agree with this...
  • + 4
 +1. Less is more.
  • + 3
 Yup, Emilie's Pivot ftw.
  • + 12
 The track map is awesome.
  • + 2
 totally agree. love the lenzerheide track on the downtube.
  • + 5
 Man, you ain't never lied. I mean, c'mon- the little pines on the headtube? You gotta love that. The Polygon on the other hand- I don't think I would ride that if I won it in a raffle.
  • + 2
 @pdfork: Then please send it to me. Smile
  • + 1
 I like how Eddies paint covers the hideousness of the Phoenix
  • + 47
 Taylor Swift coming for Troy with the cease and desist.
  • + 2
 She's going to write a song about World Cup DH too? cool
  • + 1
 what am i missing here haha! why has she turned up
  • + 34
 Bruni’s Demo is utter filth!! Pretty disappointed with the Mondrakers this year, seem uninspiring when sat next to some of the others
  • + 14
 That chrome finish ohlins fork lower is the shiz. Wish the whole bike was chromed out. Agree the moonrakers look pretty stock.
  • + 4
 Loic has taste,just swap the brakes with Mick's trickstuff goodies and you get perfection.
  • + 2
 wouldve loved to see some polish ex471s on there
  • + 6
 @ShempHoward: Polished metal anything will win every time.
  • + 2
 The mondrakers look like they got the seats before they painter the frames and were like “F it just paint the same fade on the frame and put their names on the seatstays”
  • + 2
 Mondraker don't seem to get the idea of a custom paint job!
  • + 1
 @twozerosix: Tell me bout it!
  • + 1
 I like Bruni's look. Clean and fresh.
  • + 26
 Loris takes the win here, Wyn a close second, those Norcos are looking awesome too! Maxxis and Reynolds yellow are ruining some nice colour schemes...
  • + 1
 Loris with the mullet paint job, love it
  • + 11
 It's a shame there isn't a comment from each of the riders telling you about their paint jobs, I'd like to hear about Loris' one and a few of the others.
  • + 1
 @dingus: Completely agree, wondering what their input was and concept. Pretty much it's straight forward rep your country ,,,, hello Olympic Committee! Some are a bit more and wonder if the painter had the brilliant idea or the rider or combo.
  • + 1
 Loris definitely has the most artistic design.
  • + 2
 @sevensixtwo: If by 3rd grade art class you mean I agree.
  • + 3
 Wyn's helmet and shoes are so good too. He's got a sweet overall presentation
  • + 2
 @ShempHoward: That's some 3rd grade grammar right there.
  • + 1
 @dingus: Nothing slips by you.
  • + 3
 I am sorry I did not like at all. This white zone with the garbages it brakes the good lines of the bike and it focus on the worst lines...
  • + 3
 @dingus: latest vital mtb podcast has pre race interviews. Alot of the riders talk about it on there, including lloris.
  • + 1
 @PauRexs: nobody like the garbages lines
  • + 24
 Thank you Charlie Harrison for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation paint job. It was very surprising to see. Its a great organization that helps Wildland Firefighters that get injured or the families if there is a fatality.
  • + 3
 +1 to that buddy, my dad is a wildland firefighter so this hits close to home, stoked to see the support, and huge thank you to all firefighters and the work you do!!
  • + 19
 That Trek needs a close-up, that paint is rad, but you gotta get close to see the details.
  • + 5
 Agreed, the detail in that paint is stunning! Kade has a photo up on his instagram story, it looks amazing
  • + 17
 Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, Cube, pretty, pretty....
  • + 4
 I like the cube, and you could have a water bottle in there, you can't have a bike without a water bottle!
  • + 3
 One of those things is not like the other
  • + 17
 I have to admit that the cube bike simplicity is quite sweet
  • - 3
 with 29er wheels that frame finally looks correct.
  • + 44
 @nug12182: Really? - that is the ugliest of all the bikes on the page
  • + 7
 They really throw me off with the X2 reservoir tucked in the seatstay area.
  • + 1
 @paulskibum: never said it was pretty my friend
  • + 14
 It´s wierd when the 27,5" bikes look like 26" and the 29ers look normal because all the frames are so fking huge now.
  • + 12
 Loic's bike reminds me of a formula 1 car....sleek, expensive, and fast....
  • + 9
 Love Max Hartenstern's Ellsworth.
  • + 2
 lmao
  • + 1
 Ellsworth before they looked awfull. I quiet like the oldschool look, the paint lacks black though. Walkers cube is pretty sweet, besides one could think he is a brit.
  • + 8
 Who vandalised loris's bike with a Sharpe?
  • + 8
 Luca Shaw gets handed a can of flat black.
  • + 7
 those mondrakers are custom??? they look stock
  • + 3
 The Cube actually reminds me of an Ellsworth from back in the day (Minus the horst link pivot on the chainstay) when it was cool to own one, before there was pro-pedal/platform shock damping.
  • + 3
 Hey Pinkbike maybe we could get painting credit on the next run of photos like this where everything is custom. Us common folk get our shit custom painted too!
  • + 5
 Both bikes of the masters boys.. Top!
  • + 2
 Has the puzzling gotten so out of control Loris needs 2 bikes both with coil springs?

One would think if that was the case Mr. Minn would travel to every race with at least 12-14 bikes?
  • + 4
 Loic should pray for an overcast race day. He'll be blinded if any sun hits that bike!
  • + 2
 Sorry, guys, but to really appreciate how good the bikes look live, may I suggest to take a picture against a different background color than the one mirroring the bike? Just a thought.
  • + 5
 Good effort by mondraker ...not !!
  • + 4
 Totally diggin Wyn’s Maori tribal theme.
  • + 4
 Is Brook riding Laurie’s spare frame or???
  • + 3
 yeh i didnt know laurie and brook were from the same country!!
  • + 3
 What are the Maxxis tires on Minnaar and Moir bike with white felt "+ Breaker" on them? Look like Assegai?
  • - 1
 wrong article bro
  • + 1
 @colincolin: meant to say Dean Lucas not Moir, those tires are on his bike in this article.
  • + 1
 Probably Maxxis testing a new puncture breaker. Maybe we'll hear about it at Interbike?
  • + 3
 all nice looking bikes. graphiics and paint aside...the session frame is a classic dh design.
  • + 3
 Mondrakers are a bit disappointing....also Wyn can you pose with your bike and do a pukana please!
  • + 3
 Blenki has a cock on his top tube!
  • + 3
 polygon bikes are slightly bearable to look at with the cool paint
  • + 1
 Brunis demo looks like a Quality Street sweet/ candy, Wyn's GT too much white for my liking, everything else an acquired taste;
  • + 1
 Literally no white on Wyn's GT
  • + 1
 @TinyTim10: Still too much for me lol #stealth
  • + 2
 My favourites are the YT Session and the Cube Session . Although the Trek Session is also dandy.
  • + 1
 I get the Cube, but the YT?
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: In all fairness you are right. I've been a bit hard on the YT the shock is in a different place.
  • + 2
 Blenki takes this round. Then Wyn then Eddie. Not sure what Brook's got going on there.
  • + 1
 Polar opposites with Luca and Loris! Luca's bikes looks sick, simple and understated while Loris' goes all out. And what about Bruni's, bling or what!?
  • + 2
 whoever is doing YT paint job, please, give him a raise.
  • + 1
 Hey Luca, continue the waffle house theme and next year have it look like one giant waffle with syrup streaks. DOO EEETTT
  • + 3
 Where's Sam Hill's bike?
  • + 1
 Loris on a special Maxxis tyre that'll become production in ~ two years time?
  • + 1
 1. Angel Suarez YT 2. Loris Vergiers 3. Neko Mullalys YT Can't decide if Bruni's paint is awesome or not.
  • + 1
 That master link on the polygon is only half way clicked into lock. Proof that they’re hoping for a chainless run!!
  • + 1
 Why are these not the paint jobs that they ride all year long? Why put in all that effort to ride it for one race?
  • + 3
 Too much porn for today!
  • + 1
 I think I saw somewhere Angel is getting a orange 40 on the front of that thing.
  • + 2
 Emile's Pivot is understated sexiness.
  • + 1
 All these new scribble paint jobs are cool. But Brendogs proto was the nicest.
  • + 1
 This one is not bad anyway. It really depends to us on what kind of bike we'll gonna choose. Great review!
  • + 1
 Blenki's cap, Bruni's Ohlins (wow) and Suarez's YT are winners with these eyeballs!
  • + 1
 Polygon Xquareone, send it to me.
  • + 1
 Wooden spoon for Mondraker. And I think I'll have to give the win to YT.
  • + 1
 The Session no longer looks like a session.
  • + 1
 Cube should race in a separate oldtimers category
  • + 1
 Neko's custom YT Tues is pure poetry...
  • + 1
 Yeah, it's the best IMO. Gotta feel for him having a sweet rig built up for him that he's not going to be able to ride.
  • + 2
 those Poly's are ugly
  • + 1
 Why didn't they show Connor's bike!?
  • + 1
 Sorry, but I don't like the Polygons... Looks like an e-bike!
  • + 1
 Man DH bikes are getting UGLY as they get more complicated.
  • + 2
 How neat is that?
  • + 1
 I'ma gonna go with Tracey Hannah's bike. The gold dragon head is fire.
  • + 1
 The different coloured valves on Neko's bike are a very nice touch.
  • + 1
 Even though I’m not fussed about demo’s
The demo wins it hands down.
  • + 1
 These bikes should be in an art gallery after World Champs!!
  • + 1
 Wyn masters' gt, errrr, wins for me
  • + 2
 Angel's YT IS FIRE
  • + 1
 Hubba HubbaDrool
  • + 1
 @ amurphy505 so are you.
  • + 1
 My GOD!!! No words.
  • + 0
 specialized gold & silver frame color wins!!!
  • + 1
 Gloves suck.
  • + 1
 Sweet!
  • + 1
 Overgold
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 Neko's 5+
  • - 1
 Sorry Loic but, your bike is kinda ugly Frown Wyn's GT is looking mighty fine as is Max's Cube
  • - 2
 Sorry but where is promised custom bikes??
I see only china mass produced frames, where is custom frames??
  • + 1
 this kind of comment is kinda your thing eh......

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