Vallnord first appeared on the XC World Cup circuit in 2008 and since 2015 the high altitude lung buster has been a staple of the racing season with it appearing every year to test the riders' ability to perform in the toughest conditions. With the World Cup cancelled in Andorra this weekend we have looked back at some of the more interesting pieces of tech we spotted at previous rounds. 2015
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale F-Si Team
Fumic's Cannondale features a custom CNC-machined aluminum upper chain guide.
Nino Schurter's Scott Spark
Jolanda Neff's Stockli
Jolanda's World Champs bike used pencil-thin seatstays and even included a Di2 front mech.
Catharine Pendrel's Olympic Orbea Alma
DT Swiss celebrated Scott's Nino Schurter's gold medal in the men's Olympic XCO and Scott's Jenny Rissveds' Gold in the U23 XCO with some special graphics.
Julien Absalon's BMC Fourstroke
A slammed 90mm stem and special polished Fox 32 lowers.
Emily Batty's Trek Top Fuel
Emily pushes her saddle to the limit.
Electric suspension and shifting for Emily.
Nino Schurter's Scott Spark 900
A pretty severe negative rise stem for Nino.
Kate Courtney's Specialized Epic featuring a slammed 60mm stem and a dropper post, although there isn't really much of a drop.
Raphael Auclair Pivot Mach 429SL featured a whole host of electronics with Fox's iRD electronic lockout and Shimano XTR Di2.
Axxios claims that the AXS Sensors on Mathias' bike reduces vibrations by 26-per cent.
Lightweight grips and a custom BMC carbon chainguard for Reto Indergand.
Orbea showed off their new Oiz XC bike at the 2018 round of the XC World Cup in Andorra.
Sam Gaze's Specialized Epic features BRAIN suspension system front and rear.
Kate Courtney's Scott Contessa Spark RC
Rockshox AXS Reverb dropper and Syncros' integrated bar and stem.