After a frantic race and an equally frantic pack down in Val di Sole, the World Cup circus has rolled into the town of Vallnord, nestled away in the deep valleys of the Andorran mountains. Being a back to back round means teams and their mechanics have their work cut out, getting pits setup and prepping bikes for the onslaught of Vallnord's steep track. We've been out for a lap of the pits to see what's being bolted onto the bikes this weekend:
A standard flat out Wednesday for the Fox boys.
The Norco Factory Racing riders have two linkages at their disposal, a harder and softer tune.
AB Devinci Wilsons equipped with an Extreme Racing Coil Shock.
Fresh frames and colorways for Cube's Matt Walker and Max Hartenstern.
Pivot are going to need a bigger rack soon, with each rider having upwards of three bikes each.
Mick Hannah is running Trickstuff's new Maxima brakes which have a claimed 25% more power than the already super powerful Direttissima.
A rack of GT Forces and Sensors.
Laurie Greenland has opted for DT Swiss' EX471 rims over the EX511s that he has run in the past (and teammate Mike Jones, on the right, is continuing to run). His mechanic says the EX471s offer a little more compliance on the steeper and more technical tracks.