Leogang - Custom Worlds Bikes - UCI World Championships 2012

Aug 31, 2012 at 9:14
by Ian Hylands  


While World Champs is often a time for the teams and bike builders to get creative with custom paint and kits for their athletes, this year seems like a rather unpatriotic year. Or maybe we're just missing something, anyway here is a selection of the majority of custom painted bikes our photographers saw at Worlds. Basically it's the Syndicate and Lapierre teams, as well as CRC. There are probably a few more less well know riders out there with custom paint and kit as well, we'll keep you posted as to what we see.

Probably the most awaited World Champs kit.
  Probably the most awaited World Champs kit, Steve Peat.

Greg Minnaar s World s bike.
  Greg Minnaar with his World's bike.

Minnaar s lid is especially nice.
  and one sweet looking lid...

...
  Josh Bryceland

Greg Minnaar s World s bike.
  Loic Bruni with his Lapierre

Blenky with his Worlds bike..
  Blenky with his Worlds bike..

Cam Cole with his Worlds bike.
  Cam Cole with his Worlds bike.

Joe Smith and Matt Simmonds of CRC with their bikes.
  Joe Smith and Matt Simmonds of CRC with their bikes.

Bryn Atkinson with his Norco Aurum.
  Bryn Atkinson with his Norco Aurum.

George Brannigan with his Devinci Worlds Bike.
  George Brannigan with his Devinci Worlds Bike.

Steve Smith s custom Team Canada carbon wilson get s the treatment early Friday morning before practice. Fenders moto foam mud spikes. Go time.
  Steve Smiths Devinci Worlds Bike

World Champs Saracen Myst Team
  and this just in from Madison Saracen, Manon Carpenter's brand new Worlds bike...


What do you think, should more athletes and teams have custom painted bikes for World Championships?






70 Comments

  • 87 3
 Steve Peat has everyone else beat! His was sick
  • 3 0
 How do I get those shoes?!
  • 24 3
 Or you could just see the same photos and read the same story here on Pinkbike
  • 1 2
 hahha
  • 5 1
 @IanHylands, yeah, but if you look the slideshow there's some photos in there which i haven't seen on pinkbike, like Gee's GT and Brosnan's custom helmet
  • 4 0
 I'm kind of thinking his kit is so dialed because this is allegedly his last race. I really really really hope that isn't true. I mean I know he's getting up there in age, but he's still pretty competitive, and the sport is going to miss him like mad. I know it's selfish to never want him to retire, because he's earned a solid retirement. I remember how I lost my mind when he won worlds in 09. Everyone there lost it. So many people rejoiced that he finally got it. Even those he just barely beat out.
  • 2 1
 @sionr644 sorry when I went to the link I only watched as far as the first few photos of Manon's bike, my bad, I should have watched the whole slide show...
  • 1 0
 If it is his last race, good luck to the man and thanks for the memories. Peaty winning world cup at fort bill in 2006 (i think) was amazing. Last man down the hill and nail bitingly close. The crowd holding its breath as he came over the tissot jump, then going absolutely wild. Awesome!!
  • 67 4
 And the winner of the worlds best dressed rider, without a doubt.... STEVE PEAT! Smile
  • 9 82
flag gloryhp (Aug 31, 2012 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 I hate people who try and get props from people they dont even know on the internet by saying unfunny stuff in the hope that people will agree with it and like it. Such an arse lick'aaa
  • 25 0
 gloryhp, wtf are you on about? Shut up mate. Peaty's whole ensemble is sick!
  • 15 0
 hes not trying to be funny gloryhp hes pointing out steve peat has a sick kit... fuckin tard
  • 4 25
flag gloryhp (Sep 1, 2012 at 3:12) (Below Threshold)
 you've won this one gooch but ill be back
  • 6 1
 @gloryhp, are you broken??????? All SamGooch was doing was stating his opinion. Take a chill pill.
  • 4 3
 @gloryhp , f*ck off?!? Twat...
  • 5 6
 hes a real good mate, i was joking, i think it is you, international pink bike users, who need to take a chill pill
  • 2 0
 Ok sorry mate just thought you were being a douche. My bad. Didn't realise you were mates.
  • 2 0
 Hahaha! Love a bit of 'chew' me like!
  • 2 1
 hahaha yeah chris, we know you like a chew but this is pinkbike not fatbirds.net
  • 1 0
 Can't wait to see Smith's full kit!
  • 7 0
 Nick Beer's Devinci is pretty sick too ! Red ad white, all custom ! But they should DEFINATELY sell/auction some of those bikes unless of course the riders want to keep them !
  • 1 0
 actually steve smiths bike.. lol
  • 1 0
 Because Steve smith is from Switzerland.... Lol. There's the red Swiss cross on the rear triangle..... It's Nick Beer's bike... U can even see pics of him riding if in the news on this site. Plus, Steve smith is riding the carbon bike.
  • 8 0
 Steve Peat's kit and bike should be an exhibit at a british patriotism museum or something like that.. So awesome!
  • 3 0
 peats has a touch of evil kneviel in the paint scheme-which is cool, but minaar's is my favourite design of those shown. having said that, minaar's helmet, and everything else really, is pretty ho hum. theres so many artists out there able to do so much more with bicycle kit and airbrush art, it's a shame they don't explore more creative designs in both.
  • 5 2
 What happens to these cutoms bikes and kits after this weekend? E-Bay for chairity, do the riders get to keep them or are they kept by the companies for in house promotions?
  • 3 0
 i think the riders choose. brosnan kept his bike from the year he won
  • 5 0
 Yes, all athletes should have custom bikes. Loving the national pride out there! Go Steve!
  • 4 0
 Gottah be Steve Peat, Minnaar's and CRC's for stand out, especially Steve's. Interested to see Sam Hill's and Gwin's!
  • 2 0
 I've heard rumors of a new bike for Gwin, not sure when we'll see it. Sam's bike is pretty stock for this years Worlds...
  • 1 0
 if you could call a pink carbon demo 8 rigged with blackbox stuff stock.. sure hahaha
  • 3 1
 I think that more teams should have had custom rigs ready by the time worlds come around. I mean they've had all year for one frame to be specially painted.
  • 3 0
 steve peat is defo the stereotype brit! shame 5ten couldnt of made the shoes look like sandles!
  • 1 0
 haha
  • 2 0
 No one has anything on steve peat but i have to say the CRC team have a sweet paint job too Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Drooling all over that Saracen..
  • 2 1
 Hell ya!! although I don't see the patriotism in some of those bikes, i just see sick bikes
  • 2 1
 This is the only time where over the top is just enough! aka Steve Peat I hope Gwin does somthin crazy too
  • 2 0
 wish I had $2K for some enve wheelset.
  • 2 0
 WILL IT BE LIVE AT PINKBIKE ON SUNDAY?
  • 1 0
 Want, want, want, want, want, want, want... Damn, could ruin myself in seconds if I got anywhere near those bikes!
  • 1 0
 Is it me or does every other bike looks pretty boring against Peaty's? - His bike is damn sick.
  • 1 0
 A red seat post might have looked good on Steve's bike...not sure, or maybe blue.
  • 1 0
 Peaty's bike and kit are top shelf, well done ol' boy.... Smith's new Wilson looks sweet too!
  • 2 0
 I want that Madison Saracen yesterday!
  • 1 0
 the riders look so great the uniform the bikes the helmets everything!! yeahhh go go go riders!!!
  • 1 0
 The syndicate boys bikes pimped. SICK !!!!!
  • 1 0
 Peatys kit was the sickest one! Minnaar has for me the second sickest kit!
  • 1 0
 we missing some thing here manons bike is sick!
  • 1 0
 totally sick. if not for the pink accents and linkage it wouldn't be half as sweet.
  • 1 0
 smith's reminds me of a CAF Snowbird.
  • 1 0
 Sams Snappiares in two bits! Seen it on the good old fb before!
  • 1 0
 the bikes are looking more and more like F1 cars each year...
  • 1 0
 What helmet cams are those that Peaty and Bryceland got?
  • 1 0
 Peatys fork decals and wheels soo nice!!
  • 1 0
 Peaty all the WAAAAY for the win!! Such a stand up motha f*^ker!
  • 1 0
 sick bikes Smile
  • 1 1
 Imma be pissed if Gwin doesnt go all red white and blue
  • 1 0
 Peaty's rims are so sick
  • 1 0
 I love the Peat' bike Wink
  • 1 0
 Cheese Peat
  • 1 1
 Greg Minnaar's South Africa kit, looks pretty ugly :/
  • 1 0
 sick bikes boys
  • 1 3
 And the Winner is FOX Suspension
  • 2 0
 haha Ratboy could n't find any dirtier shoes.
  • 1 0
 Devinci running RS and CRC running Marz but yeah fox pretty much dominating cant see why there are no BOS around on the top teams??
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