Pinkbike Poll: Your Favorite World Champs Colourways?

Sep 12, 2016
by Paul Aston  
The dust has settled, racer-heads have relaxed, the hangovers are in full-attack mode and there is a whole year to wait to see the World Champ's bling show again. Who do you think won the colourway championship in Val Di Sole?

Greg Minnaar s V10
Greg Minnaar's V10.

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
George Brannigan's Supreme Silver Fern.

Remi Thirion s Commencal Supreme DH
Remi Thirion's Supreme Tricolore.

Adam Brayton s Scott Gambler
Adam Brayton's Union Jack'd Gambler.

Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo
Troy Brosnan's Aussie Demo.

Josh Brycelands Sanata Cruz V10
Ratboy's final red n' black V10.

Tracey Hannah and her custom Polygon a fresh new World Champs kit from Alpinestars.
Tracey Hannah's Aussie Polygon.

Alex Fayolle s new Polygon
Fayolle's French Polygon.

Kev Joly gets to work on Loris Vergier s Specialized Demo
Loris Vergier's S-Works Demo.

Magnus Manson has a subtle but classy custom painted Devinci.
Magnus Manson's maple Devinci.

Finn Isles couldn t wait to show off his new Specialized Demo of Instagram.
Finn Iles' Canadian Demo

Neko Mullally s Scott Gambler sporting matte black finish a chrome decals. His Mechanic has polished the links by hand.
Neko Mullally's black and chrome Scott Gambler.
A similar setup to Neko on Brendan s Gambler.
Or Brendan's Gambler?

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Manon's Union Jack Myst.

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Rachel's raw Session.

A beautiful new Specialized Demo for the defending World Champ Loic Bruni.
Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo.

 Shark Attack Jack s Aussie Intense M16.
'Shark Attack' Jack's Aussie Intense M16.

Nik Nestoff s Inense M16.
Nik Nestoff's Stars and Stripes 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.
Kaos Seagrave's 'Pixelated Worlds' Transition.

The TS500 - Tahnee Seagrave s Intergalactic Worlds machine painted by Tony Bauman and designed by Darren Seeds at Transition bikes.
Tahnee Seagrave's 'Intergalactic Worlds' Transition.

Connor Fearon s reptilian green Operator.
Connor Fearon's reptilian green Kona Operator.

Angel Suarez Alonzo s Spanish YT Tues.
Angel Suarez Alonzo's Spanish Toro Tues.

Markus Pekoll s Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro.
Markus Pekoll's Austrian Mondraker Summum.

Danny Hart Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro
Danny Hart's winning Mondraker Summum.

Johannes Fischbach s custom coloured Radon Swoop.
Johannes Fischbach's green on green Radon Swoop.

Wyn Master s Fury
Wyn Master's Silver Fern Fury.

Christain Textor s team Germany BULLS Wildcore
Christain Textor's BULLS Wildcore.

Matt Walkers Cube Two15
Matt Walker's stealthy Cube Two15.

Greg Williamson s Cube Two15
Greg Williamson's Cube Two15.

Aaron Gwin YT Tues
Aaron Gwin's Republic of 'Young Talents' Tues.

Your Favorite World Champ's Colourways?

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  • 75 5
 Brayton just for the sheer level of one off anodized goodness from hope. Seemed most of the other bike had as killer paint jobs but were running mostly stock looking parts, or just had some different decals on forks etc.
  • 4 13
flag leopaul (Sep 12, 2016 at 6:48) (Below Threshold)
 True that. But that's only because Hope is the main sponsor of the team.
  • 21 3
 It's like the kids game murder, kiss, marry:

Murder: Brayton's bike - the ano is amazing but the frame color pattern hurts my head
Kiss: For a champs bike - Minnnaar's bike - they should be over the top
Marry: For a bike I'd ride every day - Connor's bike
  • 3 5
 +1 for Hope. They should have called it the Union Jack EVH...Eddie Van Halen took a whack at it. Not a huge fan of the aesthetic on that frame.
  • 2 0
 @AaGro: You put it perfectly. Connor's bike is a great looking bike, but Minaar's was perfect for the occasion!
  • 1 0
 @AaGro: well put sir
  • 54 10
 "" Colourways "... An especially retarded word.
  • 7 7
  • 13 0
 Colour. Paint job.... Colourways is similar to using the word 'pant'
  • 7 3
 Since mountain biking is all about fashion now, maybe it's the right word. You can match your bike coloring to your spring/summer/fall collection. How sweet you'll all look
  • 23 8
 @davidsimons: Disclaimer: this is just a regular ejaculation, written in a calm manner, this is not meant to be a rant, neither against you or anyone else... Every single hobby activity human beings get involved becomes a lot about fashion and how is that a bad thing all in all? The constant fight of premodrial urges of fitting in and trying to stick out, which invevitably merge from time to time. I know a few people who swear about not being into fashion and they either look like dorks or like dicks. My dad for instance. He tries very hard to look like he is not trying hard. He will go to ta shop to buy a jacket, find something he genuinely likes, come to the counter to pay for it, and if the dude at the counter say: oh these sell very well, they are fashionable - he will go hang it back. He is a real hipster. He is so hipster that he doesn't even look like one. Look at those guys building all black bikes, or completely mismatching kits - you look at it and you know right away: that guy cares more about looking like he does not care about how he looks like, so effectively he cares mor about his looks than most fashionistas out there.
  • 4 1
 rant by rubbing one out
  • 3 2
 @Worm-Burner: my dog tends to pant when she's hot. Yup, you're right, stupid word.
  • 2 2
 @Worm-Burner: if your screen name was word bummer this would be perfect! Im left PANTing in dissapointment
  • 1 0
 yes it's a very "downsy" word #potato #Corky #Lifegoeson
  • 2 2
 Really? All these cool bikes and that's your comment
  • 34 0
 Damn they did a bad job removing the maxxis logo on gwins front tire
  • 4 1
 Even though Onza just released the Gwin tire...
  • 7 1
 He tries to submit them completely by shaming them in public
  • 1 0
 See, removing the logo tampers with the tires state creating a much weaker tire and the is why his tire got messed up for his race run... if not that, its just cause he never has any luck for world champs. you decide on which one.
  • 2 0
 Gwin: "It's good enough for you guys"
  • 23 2
 Shark Attack Jack!
  • 20 2
 That gold link in Brosnan's demo though... fuark
  • 2 3
 yeah brosnan's demo wins it, but that Kona . . .
  • 19 2
 "Ratboy's final Red 'n' black V10."
Is it confirmed. Is he leaving?!
  • 17 1
 I think its fair to say that he is indeed making like a tree
  • 31 4
 Think it's confirmed unfortunately - he won't be on the WC circuit anyway.

Claudio said during his race run yday that he's concerned with his carbon footprint (e.g. flying around the globe for a bike race). Fingers crossed he'll hitchhike round the European races and still be visible on the race scene.

A shame for the sport but respect for making a change and sticking with his morals - if he was going to quit for any reason, I'm glad it's one as noble as climate change.
  • 12 2
 @velociraptor-clintthrust: and likely living in one soon too..
  • 13 2
 @nickkk: Gonna be a little "cloudy", eh...
  • 6 2
 @davidsimons: well, the tree will be pretty 'high' so... ah yes i see what you mean Wink #Roachboy
  • 26 5
 @shbell23: Hes promoting cycling in a way thats probably only secondary to the tdf, someone else is going to step right in and take his place, he seems to spend most of his time ragging knackered motocross bikes around, lives on a boat presumably with a generator. I love the lad to bits, but hes a total div. Im going to start a tyre fire, for every co2 he saves ill burn 3, blackmail him back on the circuit.
  • 7 3
 I would imagine his lack of results and approach to this season may have 'helped' his decision to 'leave'.
  • 10 6
 @pbuser2299: I agree, that plane is going to fly with or without him on it. Like you said, he's still using emissions. The whole thing seems sketchy to me.
  • 13 4
 @shbell23: I think Ratboy was slightly on the wind up with that one. Think he's just lost the buzz for racing and wants to do skids/ get high.
  • 4 2
 @velociraptor-clintthrust: by lack of upvotes this has, I think there is a huge number of people who don't understand the genius of this comment!
  • 18 4
 If he wants to reduce his carbon footprint he should just ride a good 'ol aluminum bike.
  • 5 2
 Like it would make any difference, the planes will still take off without him. I believe it's more personal reasons... Mentor is retiring, He seems to have lost a bit of drive post injury. Maybe just burnt out by the circuit. I'm hoping during any break he takes he has an epiphany regarding what a sweet life he was living and get's back to racing as soon as possible. WC weekends won't be the same without the Syndicate! It will down to GT and Propane to step up and keep us entertained with some fun edits!
  • 4 1
 @Garpur44: I doubt Roskopp will let what they have go. Luca Shaw, Minnaar and a player to be named later will hold the torch quite nicely. I see Peaty's involvement given his own programme being tied in. Doubt they'd let Sessy go for obv reasons and Marshy goes where Minnaar goes. Dougie is an unknown for me but seems very happy with the team.
  • 2 1
 @thestigmk1: Lets hope so mate
  • 7 1
 Sad to see. His carbon footprint, will be missed.
  • 2 2
 @thestigmk1: I think it's over for Minnaar too. Lots of hints on his instagram account...
  • 3 2
 @masonstevens: surely Al is capabale of being recycled but the stock still has to be created, shipped to the Al plant, then to the mfg, then the tools had to be made to make the bike, and so on and so on....
But hey, we're having this conversation and im sure josh would view that as a victory.
  • 1 3
 I wish Ratboy could instead use his influence to change what he wishes to change.
  • 1 3
 @velociraptor-clintthrust: don't get that, surely trees don't move. Make like a tree and stay put.
  • 2 1
 @Ride12: I heard a rumour he was going to cash in on a big team offer (?something like Gwinear did) but I doubt any team will give him and Marshy the free reign/development opportunities he's been afforded at Syndicate. He doesn't really need the money anyway. (Not a dig, guy is a legit good businessman)
  • 4 1
 @thestigmk1: I hope you're right buddy, would be sad to see a totally disbanded Syndicate... Truly a legendary team
  • 3 0
 @jrocksdh: It was a joke. Carbon bike, carbon footprint. Get it? Moving on.
  • 3 0
 @clarky78: Leaving... leafing...
  • 1 0
 @masonstevens: This deserves more props!!!
  • 19 2
 Kiwi commencal get in ma belly
  • 2 0
 Love Remi and George's Supremes. Understated sickness!
  • 20 7
 Gwin's Tues for sure, it didn't scream overdone in anyway but was still a sight to behold at the same time
  • 9 2
 I've got to agree, both the YT bikes had that simplistic yet well thought out look to them
  • 3 1
 yeah that's a pretty sexy bike, they did a good job!
  • 7 7
 If that wasn't Gwin's bike most probably wouldn't have voted for it. It doesn't look bad, but it doesn't look outstanding either. I'm not a huge ratboy guy, but his bike looks incredible. I'd vote for Rachel's stripped down design too. Very nice.
  • 5 5
 The box around the star and stripes looks like it was poorly done with a white-out pen.
  • 12 0
 I voted for Rachel Atherton because it looked like her brother's bike
  • 11 0
 Is that why she's so fast?

I think someone should let her know.
Publically, over a microphone, in a swiss accent.
  • 1 0
  • 13 1
 Peaty's spitfire.
  • 3 0
 I totally agree. Such a sick paintjob
  • 2 0
 Most beautiful bike ever.
  • 8 1
 In the 2016s all mountain bikes are bad @$$.
  • 6 1
 love wyn's and george's polished and fern frames, but tahnee's is just fantastic as it's got glitter on it.
  • 4 1
 Don't care if Ratboy's bike was painted like a turd. Still gonna vote for it since it is apparently the last race bike I will see him on.
  • 5 2
 Your all mad.. Ratboy's V10 looks plain stock with exception of super subtle flag. Gwins isn't nearly as good as the Intense. Seagraves takes the win.
  • 2 1
 Ratboy's is sick considering his kit. But Minnaar's was dope as hell and matched up with his lid really well too. I really liked Atherton's as just a daily type of set up. Nothing special but dope looking for a daily type of bike.
  • 2 0
 Anyone notice Gwin as a custom alu seatstay/horst link? It's easier to see in the vital slideshow with the pic of his blown wheel but looking closely you can tell by the caliper mounts being different from Angel's
  • 5 0
 Where is peat's bike?? That one was my choice for best..
  • 2 0
 That wasn't a bike for World Champs.
  • 2 0
 @gipman: I see now thanks
  • 3 0
 The winners of this contest are all of the viewers that got to witness this beautiful artistry. Damn.
  • 1 0
 I think this years paint jobs are a bit over the top but that is the reality of people viewing internet content on smart phones. They really have to jump out at you on a 5" screen.
  • 1 1
 Went with Christian Textor's. The grey with black on top is great looking, then the bit of colour makes it not look low-vis/gothic/blacked-out, and the whole thing fits together really well, including components.
  • 2 1
 Agreed. That got my bike. I have no idea how a Bulls frame rides, but that was a great looking bike.
  • 2 0
 Peaty has been riding such amazing bikes this season, these bikes here look bland in comparison.
  • 2 0
 Definitely some nice graphics but the colours are predictable and nothing special for the most part.
  • 2 1
 1 Seagrave, 2 Brosnan, 3 Bruni partial to raw silver finishes of Brannigan's Supreme and Wyn's GT Fury
  • 2 1
 Tough choice, for most of these bikes are totally dope ! Got a crush for this Gwin's build tho.
  • 1 1
 How about Markus pekolls tires not being professionally installed, doesn't matter but damn the mechanic is supposed to be at the top of game too
  • 4 1
  • 3 1
 So many seeeeeeeeeexy bikes Drool
  • 1 0
 the poll should give you the ability to rate them as 1st 2nd and 3rd Im between Gwinns bike and minnars
  • 2 0
 I couldnt decide between Fearons Kona or Ratboys v10
  • 4 3
 Brayton, Gwin and the Syndicate boys, don't make me pick just one!
  • 2 3
 If we went on the best looking world champs bike it has to be stevie smiths prototype spartan from a few years back. Such a good looking bike
  • 1 1
 I love the understated ones so went for Tracy Hannah's, but Gwin's was a close second!
  • 2 1
 No photo of Cabirou's bike ?
  • 1 1
 All amazing paint jobs, but something about the simple red and black of Ratboys blows my mind, just looks awesome.
  • 2 1
 Genuinely surprised Ratboy's wasn't tie-dyed.
  • 2 1
 Wyn's Fury for me amazing looking machine.
  • 2 1
 My top 3 would have to be Minnaar's V10, Ratboys V10 and Gwins Tues
  • 2 1
 Specialized's make the bike look like they are 10 years old.
  • 2 1
 Always get confused between the V10 and the M16...
  • 1 1
 Greg Minnaar's V10 seems to be the only bike that carried the theme from tire to tire. Ratboy's machine came close.
  • 1 0
 Dream Bikes . ALL OF THEM
  • 1 0
 Why choose? I want them all!
  • 1 0
 Is it just me.. ..Rachel's trek is awesome colour scheme
  • 1 0
 trek no idea for paintjob
  • 1 0
 I know,the last one,I have a good taste.
  • 1 0
 Steve Pete's spitfire V10. Tick!
  • 1 1
 I'm interested with the bends and dents after the carnage.
  • 1 1
 Hart's rainbow colors fosho.
  • 2 3
 I dont care about colours I care about speed and who is winning the race...
  • 12 1
 Then an article about picking your favourite colourway seems like a silly thing to click on no?
  • 1 6
flag mudmandhbrazil (Sep 12, 2016 at 9:30) (Below Threshold)
 for me silly is PB doing an article like this since there was an article with the same bike colour thing some days ago. fashion sucks so I dont give a fuc of what colour is the bike. as long as the bike works well and the rider do a good job. colour dont win races serves only to show up I dont give a shi.. about colour and fashion
  • 2 1
 @mudmandhbrazil: right. No is saying that isn't a totally valid opinion. The question is why then take the time to click on said article and comment about how it sucks and is stupid. Do you think that your feeling on the matter is going to make us realize the error in our ways? No one asking you to appreciate these...
  • 1 1
 @mudmandhbrazil You must not have a cool looking bike Frown
  • 1 2
 @mountaineerofwv: my 3 bikes are ugly as hell.

But what I say is colour was never a deciding factor for buying my bikes only functionality.
Just trying to show that I dont care about colour. I prefer to hear that a DH bike has a new better tecnology on suspention or brakes or tires. I dont care if a racer will have a new colour or new kit. I jist care about riding bikes. To much bike riders only worry if the bike is beautiful and the bike is all worng in tuning and sag...
  • 1 2
 My ugly V10 with a new Boxxer and chainguide...
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil: I'm just messing with you man. I honestly don't care too much about color schemes either, but it is neat to occasionally see some rad designs. A lot of these riders definitely deserve a sick whip for the big race.
  • 1 1
 Too hard to pick between Tahnee's and Ratboy's
  • 2 1
 Fearons Kona
  • 1 0
 I like the Black one.
  • 1 0
 I like turtles.
  • 1 0
 who are you people?
  • 1 1
 YT nice frame and the best colors combination by far.
  • 1 0
 Liking this article PB
  • 1 0
 Where's the pink one?
  • 1 2
 Why is it Ratboy's Final black and red V10?
Is he moving teams?
  • 2 2
 He's supposedly retiring.
  • 4 0
 @serathestaii: Who actually SAID he is though? I've only read hints and random stuff. I think something will change, but I doubt it will be that.

I think he wants to be like Fairclough, not known for being a winner and podium contender, so the pressure is off and he can clown around. My guess is he "re-brands" himself.
  • 2 0
 @bizutch: I think you may be onto it here, seems setting up 50/01 was just a pre-cursor of what's to come. Allows him to do edits of out digging and shredding in the woods with his mates, enjoying 'nature' and still relevant in the biking world and holding on to some sponsors. Maybe take a short break from racing and after he has had some fun with the low stress side of it come back to racing and see how it goes...
  • 2 2
 All of them !
  • 2 2
 where's lauries bike?
  • 3 1
 Laurie's was the same as Danny's
  • 5 1
 @freerideglory: They used the same bike ? That must have been awkward.
  • 3 0
 @pigman65: There was enough time between their runs to bring the bike up top for another go!
  • 3 4
  • 1 1
 But where is Giant? I didn't find a Giant bike.
  • 1 1
 Nukeproof pulse
  • 1 2
 MY BIKE!!!!
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