Custom Paint & Parts at the Les Gets DH World Championships 2022

Aug 23, 2022 at 17:49
by Alicia Leggett  
Mighty Mont Blanc watching over proceedings.
The mighty Mont Blanc watching over the proceedings.

It's World Champs week, which means the top riders in the world have been rolling out their custom bikes for the big showdown. Here are a few that Ross Bell, Nathan Hughes, and Andy Vathis captured on their laps through the pits.



Bodhi Kuhn
Bohdi Kuhn's big rig is looking dialed.

Bodhi Kuhn
Bodhi Kuhn

Bodhi Kuhn
Bodhi Kuhn

Bodhi Kuhn

Loris Vergier
The designers at Trek have clearly been busy, because Loris Vergier's new ride is a looker, too.

Loris Vergier
Loris Vergier

Loris Vergier
Loris Vergier

Loris Vergier

Angel Saurez
Angel Suarez should be all set to go fast this weekend on this one.

Angel Saurez
Angel Saurez

Angel Saurez
Angel Saurez

Angel Saurez

Johann Pottie Potgieter
This South African stunner belongs to Johann "Pottie" Potgieter.

Johann Pottie Potgieter
Johann Pottie Potgieter

Johann Pottie Potgieter

Oisin O Callaghan
YT also had this Tues painted up for Oisin O'Callaghan, who has had some success at World Champs past...

Oisin O Callaghan
Oisin O Callaghan

Oisin O Callaghan
Oisin O Callaghan

Erik Irmisch
And another nationality-themed Tues for Erik Irmisch of Germany.

Erik Irmisch
Erik Irmisch

Erik Irmisch
Erik Irmisch

Mullaly and his Frameworks.
It's the first time to World Champs for Neko Mulally's Frameworks.

Cascade brakes come on as a new sponsor of Neko Mullaly s endeavours.


Jenna Hasting s custom Phoenix.
Junior rider Jenna Hastings has been on fire this year, and she has the bike to show for it.



Danny Hart's sponsors pulled out all the showstopper details with this one.





Cabirou s Gambler.
Marine Cabirou won't be racing to let her back heal, but she still has a decked-out Gambler in the pits.


We look forward to seeing her back on the bike and healthy soon.

Dean Lucas with a fresh blue version of his Aboriginal Aussie artwork.
Like last year, Dean Lucas's bike and kit nod to Aboriginal Australian artwork.




Goat gold.
Special tools for the defending champ.
Just a couple glimpses of the GOAT's setup.

The MS Mondraker crew with their UV light sensitive paintwork.
The MS Mondraker crew is looking sharp.

Farina s custom Mondraker Summum.
We know Eleonora Farina is ready to go fast this weekend.

MS Mondraker riding neon this year.

MS Mondraker riding neon this year.
It's bold colors for the Mondraker riders this time around.

Pene s custom Mondraker Summum.
Tuhoto Ariki-Pene's custom Summum.

Trummer s custom Mondraker Summum.
It's the eye of the tiger for David Trummer.

MacDonald s custom Mondraker Summum.
Brook MacDonald gets all the colors.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet has a very real chance of becoming World Champion after her second place in Val di Sole last year.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.
Gracey Hemstreet s custom Worlds Ride Wrapped Norco.

Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10
Laurie Greenland is prepared to ride the lightning. That is, his Lightning McQueen themed V10.

Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10
Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10

Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10
Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10

Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10
Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10

Laurie Greenland s Lightning McQueen themed Santa Cruz v10

Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.
Bailey Goldstone's all-Canadian Demo.

Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.
Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.

Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.
Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.

Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.
Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.

Bailey Goldstone s custom painted Canada Specialized Demo.

Loic Bruni is going to give his shoulder a proper try this week especially on home soil.
Despite a shoulder injury, Bruni will be giving his all on home soil.

And his Demo frame looks up to the task.



Loic Bruni Demo - Custom Magura levers.

Custom pins on chrome Mallets for Bruni.

Tahnee Seagrave s chromed Canyon Sender.
Tahnee Seagrave will be on chrome this time.

Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender
Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender

Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender
Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender

Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender
Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender

Tahnee Seagrave s Canyon Sender

Cables and wires ready for sensors and other magic on board this Commencal.
The riders will be doing everything they can to find that edge for race day.

Greased nipples makes for happier wheels.

A moody Mont Blanc greeting those who crossed the tunnel.
Things are still quiet now, but it's almost time to go full speed ahead into race day.



152 Comments

  • 165 4
 Jenna's Mcqueen looks better than Laurie's... IMO
  • 24 1
 Every bike should have eyes !
  • 18 0
 @glenno: googly eyes
  • 15 2
 Hell yes, pivot has the best costum bikes every year, no changing my mind, every else’s bikes are cool but boring
  • 26 0
 imagine turning up thinking you have the best Lightning McQueen themed bike in the paddock.... then Jenna rolls past.
  • 4 2
 Also Lightning McQueen is number 95 not 97 real nice bike tho
  • 7 5
 That V10 looks horrendous... I find this particular red does not suit it at all
  • 20 0
 If only they'd spelt Les Gets correctly.
  • 5 0
 @commental: Yeah that's a heck of disgrace seriously, couldn't they just checked it in google before painting ??
  • 9 0
 Laurie has done his paint job in memory of his mum…I think they are Both sick and amazing in their own unique ways!
  • 5 0
 @elhombrelasse: Laurie was born in 97, I’m guessing this was the rational.
  • 2 0
 @elhombrelasse: Laurie was born in 97, I’m guessing that was the rationale.
  • 8 0
 @commental: I do wonder if thats a play on words like 'Lets Get World Champs..' I mean its not like Les Gets is rarely heard of place.
  • 1 0
 @spudmaster: Could be, seems a bit of a howler otherwise.
  • 1 0
 @Aksel31: Dinoco blue be more your style?
  • 1 0
 @spudmaster: No T in Les though.
  • 2 3
 @commental: You spelt spelled incorrectly.
  • 1 0
 @spudmaster: Les Gets is certainly well known in Europe/UK... In North America however, I doubt
  • 2 0
 @commental: Grammatical ouch !
  • 1 0
 @LittleGreenBuddha: Thanks for sharing that Smile
  • 1 0
 @commental: yeah i know, thats the play on words part....? who knows
  • 1 0
 @Aksel31: Maybe not but Fat Creations painted the bikes, they are UK based and paint many pro bikes so surely they know Les Gets
  • 2 0
 @elhombrelasse: I assume that's cos Laurie was born in 1997. Jenna was born in 2004...god I feel old.
  • 55 0
 Trek has some killer painters on staff.
  • 7 0
 @leviatanouroboro: absolutely. these guys know what's up.
  • 4 0
 And Vergier has an interesting rear end. New for Worlds or did he ride it previously?
  • 3 0
 @EnduroManiac: Came here to find out that very thing. I am curious if that is the 2023 model but I think it would be addressed in the future
  • 1 0
 @EnduroManiac: he had it previously but it looks like they put a fancy idler on for the world champs bike
  • 3 0
 I’m no Canadian, but Kuhn’s session takes first prize among these bikes.
  • 2 0
 Trek is also the only big brand to offer something similar to their customers with project one effect colors. While others sell their 12000$ bikes in algae und sand "design" (looking at you Santa Cruz).
  • 2 0
 @EnduroManiac: So Loris Vergier "has an interesting rear end"? What a weird thing to notice. It's ok bro, we don't judge.
  • 1 0
 @Muscovir: i remember rob warner talking about camille balance's bottom (section) for at least a whole minute on the livestream, how it looked really good and she pretty much nailed it... i found that really awkward already.
  • 55 0
 Little Miss pinned. .. hilarious
  • 65 14
 The fact that Neko didn't rattle can his frame red white and blue for world champs is disappointing
  • 11 9
 lets just hope it doesn't crack!
  • 27 4
 @hamncheez: bald eagles don't crack
  • 31 129
flag leviatanouroboro (Aug 23, 2022 at 20:54) (Below Threshold)
 @willdavidson9595: In joe bidens America, they might…
  • 4 0
 @leviatanouroboro: At this rate, I foresee the godwin point in 2 or 3 comments hahaha
  • 5 0
 For context,v Mullally has been struggling with cracked frames www.instagram.com/p/ChXfjnJOFTP
  • 17 1
 @hamncheez: nar, its that hes just honest about it. plenty of world cup DH frames crack, they just dont post openly on social media.
  • 14 0
 He's got the Emperor's paint job. You can only see it if you are a good enough rider. I think the colours look amazing.
  • 7 3
 @scantregard: like the Commencals which have even got cracks in the paint job...
  • 1 2
 @bigtim: what pills did you take?
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: It's just part of the development process if it does.
  • 1 0
 I like those Renthal grips on Loic’s bike…
  • 1 2
 @scantregard: Commencal *cough* *cough*
  • 2 0
 @scantregard: an amateur racer I know even said its normal for commencal bikes (or at least the Supreme) to crack at different places within a single year. That's an anectode from him and a couple of his friends.. They still ride those frames because they are so good, and the guarantee handles the rest.
  • 39 1
 Dean Lucas bike gets my vote,so much detail.
  • 6 88
flag fruitcake (Aug 23, 2022 at 19:50) (Below Threshold)
 All show no go. Dean Lucas signature. As an Aussie expat I prefer my lads from downunder to be on the podium, not an IG hero.
  • 8 0
 Probably better described as a recognition of Aboriginal Australians, rather than their art…
  • 61 3
 @fruitcake: As an Aussie, please don’t come back.
  • 2 59
flag fruitcake (Aug 23, 2022 at 20:34) (Below Threshold)
 @spicysparkes:

Spicy sparkles... the name says it all
  • 62 7
 @fruitcake: I hope you haven't lost your understanding of the Australian language when I say "Get f*cked c*nt"
  • 5 59
flag fruitcake (Aug 23, 2022 at 21:37) (Below Threshold)
 @MGould88:
Lol

Are you and Mr Sparkles dating ?

Goodluck boys
  • 29 2
 @fruitcake: time to give it up mate!
  • 3 9
flag Trailbossno1 (Aug 24, 2022 at 20:09) (Below Threshold)
 @fruitcake:
Yup, and probably gets government grants, endorsements and a colum in the local paper for putting those rubbish dots and swirls on his bike.
This guy makes auzzies look bad
  • 7 2
 @Trailbossno1: lol. Rampant racism and exceptionalism makes aussies look bad.
  • 33 0
 This town ain’t big enough for two Lightning McQueen themed bikes..
  • 29 0
 "Danny Hart's sponsors pulled out all the showstopper details with this one."

Can't tell if sarcastic.
  • 3 0
 They all came together to split the price of the paint for the linkage
  • 24 1
 I trust Pivot engineering is better than their spelling. Someone had one job to do before they spent thousands on a paint job that can’t even spell the location.
  • 3 2
 Pivot didn't do the design or paint job
  • 1 0
 @calumjsmith: Do you have inside info? BK thanked the Pivot office for getting the designs done in time, so that was the assumption. Isn't it spelt differently on Meesta Ed's and Jenna's? At first I thought it might be a joke, but now I'm not so sure.
  • 2 0
 @thingswelike: just watch his video and you'll see that Fat Creations did it.
  • 1 1
 @calumjsmith: Yeah I know they painted it, but they might not have done the logos, etc.
  • 1 0
 @calumjsmith: well there you go. Had to unfollow him as his atrocious spelling was hard to stomach.
  • 20 0
 The designers at Cube should do an internship at Trek, Pivot, or pretty much any other bike brand listed here. That things ugly and blue shifter cable is the pinnacle of a bad idea visually.
  • 17 3
 Give them a break, they are Germans afterall...
  • 17 0
 Mainly because they actually considered the forks as well... Bruni... killer. All around killer. Tahnee. Fork looks rad in chrome. Very T-Mac esk Angels Commencal is sick. A little more attention on the fork would have set it off but that bike is clean.
  • 17 0
 Those lines on the Mondrakers look so clean
  • 14 1
 I guess that's one way to hide cracks in the frame. >Wink
  • 1 8
flag leviatanouroboro (Aug 23, 2022 at 20:56) (Below Threshold)
 Commencal or Neko? Both seem not up to par
  • 5 0
 @leviatanouroboro: Commencal is painted with cracks, hard to hide cracks on a raw frame Wink
  • 9 0
 YT might be a little boring with their paint jobs but I do think they are the classiest and I like the consistency and flag integration.
  • 2 0
 I agree with everything you say except one thing — I don’t think they’re boring at all.
  • 8 0
 Those are all pretty amazing. That silver ice effect on Bruni's bike is so cool...I want to learn how to do paint effects like those haha. Well done to all the artists!
  • 5 0
 Currently working at a Trek shop to help pay for college. Apparently the Trek paint jobs take a ridiculous amount of time and there's only a few people certified to do them, especially the on Vergier's bike. Had one come in the other day, and it's mesmerizing to see in person.
  • 7 0
 These posts are fun to look at but i wish they also included a poll so readers could vote on their favorites.
  • 7 0
 The bikes are works of art. But that last photo of the triceratops bird in a beanbag chair beneath the peaks….bravo
  • 7 0
 Bohdi Kuhn's smoke session
  • 1 0
 So is this Trek giving him a full factory setup next season?
  • 6 0
 Thank you for putting the images so you can view them without having to scroll up and down ever so slightly on each one.
  • 6 2
 How sick would it be if Neko, Gwin, Dak, Minnaar or IIles won!?! Just bummed that I can't watch it since last year I got a proxy thingy and got tons of spam and sheit on my 'puter. Don't recommend.
  • 18 0
 Kerr*
  • 4 0
 @Bikerdude137:
*Kerr indeed.
  • 3 0
 NordVPN. Well work it.
  • 7 0
 what brakes is Neko running? they look really nice.
  • 1 0
 I wonder the same. He is sponsored by Galfer and is running the shark rotors. Are the brakes protos?
  • 4 0
 @genericmk: Cascade calipers, proto I believe
  • 1 0
 Cascade calipers, galfer rotors that are very soon to be released but I’m not sure about the lever bodies…
  • 4 0
 @stormracing @jcaraiza I believe cascade components calipers for codes, trp levers, and shimano saint brake lines... Frankenbrake
  • 3 0
 Anyone else couldn't care less about custom paint jobs? Probably just me. I find it so dull that every year every rider has a custom painted bike for world's, as if it's something special. Neko wins best paint job this year, by a mile, to me.
  • 6 2
 I like Grayce's Norco.. Lots of color clash on the other bikes IMO.. The orange Fox fork doesn't blend very well.
  • 3 0
 *Gracey..
  • 6 1
 Commencals painted so the real cracks blend in.
  • 4 0
 So, Neko runs TRP levers, Saint brake lines and the Cascade Code Caliper? lol
  • 2 0
 Man, I look forward to these custom paint jobs as much as the race itself. A highlight of the year!
  • 2 0
 Wow did they time travel to 2010 to get those blue Atlas components for Danny's bike???
  • 3 0
 WOW, gorgeous bikes! Tahnee bike is sick
  • 3 0
 Pottie's front rotor is mounted wrong !
  • 3 2
 Anyone else surprised that Bailey Goldstone has a custom painted rig? I don't know her at all from any past world cups, including MSA which is in Canada....
  • 2 0
 All looking Fresh -Pottie -RSA theme looks insane >>>
  • 2 0
 Love the paint scheme on the YT's and Pivot.
  • 2 0
 I want my bike to look like a session if it means those paint jobs as well
  • 2 0
 Holy crap, Neko's linkage... Kibbetech level machining.
  • 2 0
 No picture of the GOAT's?? Frown
  • 2 0
 Well earned sick rig @bohdikuhn
  • 4 2
 Hope you guys do this for the XC bikes as well! Smile
  • 2 1
 Anyone noticed Loic Bruni's Renthal grips? Trully thicc ones. Also looks like oldschool renthal motogrips.
  • 3 0
 Just grip covers no?
  • 2 0
 Fat Creations have been busy!
  • 3 0
 so busy that he did not have time to finish writing the location on Jenna Hastings pivot!
Hopefully BK's bike will turn up on time - this year his motorsport theme appears to be the martini racing colours if the hints are anything to go by (watch his latest vlog - he shows the decals in the FC shop but then talks in Les Gets about shipping delays for his and Eddie's frames which they are blaming on Wynn)
  • 2 0
 @Puddings: Yes, I've watched it. I also commented further up the thread about the spelling mistake (maybe down to Bex as she does the stencilling work, bit of a schoolboy/girl error either way).
  • 1 0
 Is Angel Suarez Commencal paint job playing on the recent public perception of that frame?
  • 1 0
 Seeing the grip covers on Loic's for the first time - is this a common thing?
  • 1 0
 So many bikes using O chain now!
  • 1 0
 Woohh Shittt.. Speechless.. Beautiful Paint With Noebikes out There.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know the helmet Loics got on? That thing is gorgeous!
  • 1 0
 Fox Speedframe.. with some custom colours
  • 1 0
 Dammm I frothing on Hastings and cabirou's bike
  • 2 2
 Nice but all too jazzy for me. Would pick the raw canyon, demo and framework bikes to own.
  • 2 0
 i guess the canyon should be black if it was raw, because carbonium.
  • 1 2
 @nullzwo: ah crap I assumed alloy. That's off the list then.
Damn good wrap on it though.
  • 2 0
 Vergiers bike is sick af
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Session.
  • 2 1
 YT:s bikes have timeless flag designs Smile
  • 1 1
 I hope they look better in the flesh than in the pictures. The only ones I like are the YTs and Dannys Cube
  • 1 0
 I thought the Canyons look the best!
  • 1 0
 to all the undergrads in WNC-LIVE UNCA GED
  • 1 0
 Neko's bike is more than just paint.
  • 1 0
 Those silver CB DH Mallets are freaking awesome
  • 1 0
 Theyll def be looking good for much longer.
  • 1 0
 Several orange forks didnt get any love though Frown
  • 1 0
 Which brakes is Neko running? That machining is beautiful.
  • 2 2
 Custom Commencals using camouflage like that.
  • 1 0
 *Bodhi
  • 1 0
 i like chrome
  • 1 2
 Rim in EX511 ? Not only EX471 ?
  • 1 2
 No love for Caribou's bike?
  • 5 0
 Not sure. What about Cabirou's? ;-)
  • 6 0
 @commental: I prefer my bikes to be ridden by Reindeer
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