Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Sep 7, 2016 at 12:48
by Pinkbike Staff  
World Champs is a special event, a chance for teams to surprise their athletes with custom paintjobs, components, and kits, all in the hopes that one of their racers will end up with the rainbow stripes on top of the podium. Take a look at the custom creations that will be on course this weekend, and keep checking back - we'll be updating this piece as more photos arrive.


Greg Minnaar s Santa Cruz V10
The South African flag draped the front of Greg Minnaar s Santa Cruz V10

Greg Minnaar s Santa Cruz V10
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Greg Minnaar s V10
Greg Minnaar's V10



A close up of the detail on George Brannigan s Commencal
George Brannigan's Commencal
More goodies from Crank Brothers for George Brannigan.
More goodies from Crankbrothers for George Brannigan.

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Expect to see George getting loose on his Supreme V4 this Sunday.



Remi Thirion s Commencal
Remi Thirion's Commencal Supreme V4.
Custom HT pedals for Remi Thirion s Commencal
Custom HT X2 pedals.

Remi Thirion s Commencal Supreme DH
Remi is stoked.



It s the details that really stand out on Adam Brayton s Scott Gambler
It's the details that really stand out on Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler.
Adam Brayton s Scott Gambler. Hope anodize in house so can do all kinds of custom jobs for their riders.
Hope anodize in house so they can do all kinds of custom jobs for their riders.

Adam Brayton s Scott Gambler
Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler...

Adam Brayton s matching Bell helmet.
...and matching Bell helmet.



Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo
Troy Brosnan's Specialized Demo.
Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo and custom HT pedals.
Custom HT pedals, complete with kangaroos.

Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo with no small detail spared.
The attention to detail on Troy's demo is incredible.
Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo
A gold rocker link, gold pinstriping - this is one sharp looking ride.

Troy Brosnan s Specialized Demo
Brosnan's race machine.


Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Luca Shaw's customized Troy Lee D3.


Josh Brycelands Sanata Cruz V10
Ratboy's ride.
Dougie Fresh preps some fresh ENVE M90 s for Josh Brycelands Sanata Cruz V10
Dougie Fresh preps some fresh ENVE M90 wheels for Brycelands' V10.

Josh Brycelands Sanata Cruz V10
The good ship Ratboy is ready to sail.



Mick Hannah has some anodized trickery on his brakes this weekend to match his Aussie paint job.
Mick Hannah has some anodized trickery on his brakes this weekend to match his Aussie paint job.
Mick Hannah has some anodized trickery on his brakes this weekend to match his Aussie paint job.


Tracey Hannah and her custom Polygon a fresh new World Champs kit from Alpinestars.
Tracey Hannah and her custom Polygon, plus a fresh new World Champs kit from Alpinestars.


Alex Fayolle s new Polygon
Alex Fayolle's new Polygon


Kev Joly gets to work on Loris Vergier s Specialized Demo
Kev Joly gets to work on Loris Vergier's Specialized Demo


John Hall preps Aaron Gwin s YT Tues.
John Hall preps Aaron Gwin's YT Tues.


Magnus Manson has a subtle but classy custom painted Devinci.
Magnus Manson has a subtle but classy custom painted Devinci.


Finn s Specialized Demo
Oh, Canada. Finn Iles' Specialized Demo
lots of sparkle in the pain on Finn s Specialized Demo
Oooh, sparkles.

Finn Isles couldn t wait to show off his new Specialized Demo of Instagram.
Finn couldn't wait to show off his new Demo on Instagram. #kidsthesedays


An Allot back end for Gee s Trek Session.
An alloy back end for Gee's stealthy Trek Session.


Gee Atherton s Session
Gee Atherton's Session.


Brendan Fairclough has a new TLD D3.
Brendan Fairclough has a new TLD D3.


Neko Mullally s Scott Gambler sporting matte black finish a chrome decals. His Mechanic has polished the links by hand.
Neko Mullally's Scott Gambler sporting matte black finish a chrome decals. His mechanic has polished the links by hand.


A similar setup to Neko on Brendan s Gambler.
A similar setup to Neko on Brendan's Gambler.

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Fox had custom stickers made for their top athletes.
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Manon Carpenter's carbon Myst, complete with a Union Jack inspired paint scheme.



Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Rachel Atherton will be looking to extend her incredible winning streak even further this weekend aboard her raw Session.



The chain isn t the only piece of gold hardware Loic plans to leave Val di Sole with on Sunday.
The chain isn't the only piece of gold hardware Loic plans to leave Val di Sole with on Sunday.
Gold for the World Champ.
More gold for the World Champ.

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

Style for miles at Intense Factory Racing with Jack Moir and Nik Nestoroff
Style for miles at Intense Factory Racing with Jack Moir and Nik Nestoroff


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


Nik Nestoff s Inense M16.
Nik Nestoff's 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.
Tony Seagrave's concept for his son Kaos - 'Pixelated Worlds' a pun in honour of the amount of time he spends on his phone.

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

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


Connor Fearon s reptilian green Operator.
Connor Fearon just signed on with Kona for another two years - he'll be racing this weekend aboard a reptilian green Operator.


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


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

New threads for the fastest team in the World.
New threads for the fastest team in the World.
Danny s pedals.
Danny's pedals.

Mondraker Summum
Danny Hart Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro.

Danny Hart s Sram Renthal Crankbrothers SDG E-thirteen and Fox components ready to build a very special bike.
Danny Hart's Sram, Renthal, Crankbrothers, SDG, E-thirteen and Fox components ready to build a very special bike.


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


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


Wyn Master s Fury
Wyn Master's GT Fury


Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

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


Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Matt Walkers Cube Two15
Matt Walker's Cube Two15


Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Greg Williamson s Cube Two15
Greg Williamson's Cube Two15


Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
Bikes of the Best - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Aaron Gwin YT Tues
Aaron Gwin's YT Tues.



258 Comments

  • 337 5
 one of my favourite parts of the season is seeing all the teams paint jobs and kits for world champs!!!!
  • 219 13
 Ratboy bike is ready for Attack, come on josh. RATBOY FOR THE WIN
  • 39 8
 hands down, sickest V10 pain ever ! No offense Peaty ... But DA-YUM
  • 21 4
 @plplplplplplplplplplplp: I think he's been saving himself all season......... Come on the RAT.
  • 17 1
 @plplplplplplplplplplplp: @loganmerringer 'Shark Attack' Jack's Aussie Intense M16 - That shark's eye, paint job really scares me.
  • 12 1
 Spot the wrong union jacks.
  • 6 58
flag fecalmaster (Sep 7, 2016 at 17:22) (Below Threshold)
 Rachael knows what up and like her whip the best. Color any rig how you want, if you finish off the podium pretty sure sponsors are wondering why the elaborate paint job and who the hell is this guy in 34th place.
  • 55 1
 @fecalmaster: more like the sponsors are stoked from all the coverage because a bike stands out. not sure you understand how marketing works.
  • 12 0
 i really like hope brakes, insane
  • 6 3
 same here! every year some shockingly beautiful paint jobs.

good inspiration for my RC car bodies Wink
  • 3 0
 anyone have the inside info on those little things that hold the cables together that's shown on Minnaar's frame?
  • 19 2
 As usual, Trek doesn't bother to customize for their riders.
  • 5 0
 @intensemack10: hey mate its basically clear hose with a cable tie running inside it
  • 2 0
 @endurojesus: That's a sick little detail. Like it.
  • 8 1
 @chyu: I think devinci dropped the ball too for Magnus
  • 1 1
 absolutely. you took the words right out of my mouth.
  • 8 44
flag fecalmaster (Sep 8, 2016 at 0:06) (Below Threshold)
 @Jokesterwild: Ironically I have been in marketing for over 20 years so ya I know about it. If I was a team sponsor would rather have a winner on a non nascar inspired rig layout than someone in 27th place that has their brake levers custom ano to match their undewears. At least that hideous Moonraker is seeing a few wins lately. Maybe they are smart enough to retain Hart next year.
  • 12 43
flag glenno (Sep 8, 2016 at 1:22) (Below Threshold)
 i wanna be Tahnee's or Rachyboxes seat !!!!!
  • 15 1
 @chyu: Its technically customized by having no paint so their riders can save 300 grams
  • 2 0
 @intensemack10: zip tie & brake bleed hose my friend.
  • 2 0
 @chyu: Yeah, kinda disappointing even though they look sick. They look like they could be the average riders bike, not a World Cup spectacle.
  • 3 1
 TREK Going all out this year! yawn who needs patriotic colors
  • 3 1
 It's my least favorite as it makes most of the bikes in the shops look plain ugly. I'm looking at the photos and I'm asking myself; "Impressive, now why can't the bikes you sell look like this?"
  • 9 0
 I enjoy how Fox didn't screw up Gwin's bike with the orange lowers
  • 5 3
 (I tried to reply to @fecalmaster's comment directly, but for some reason, I can't. Sorry if this appears to be a reply to the wrong person.)
Not sure why all the downvotes for fecalmaster. "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." Was true in the 60s, and still rings true today as far as I can tell.
  • 3 1
 @chyu: nah the matte black is custom for Gee and it suits him perfectly. Serious as cancer, no time for fun or smiles.
  • 1 0
 @intensemack10: and which stem is minnaar using???
  • 4 2
 Love the custom black paint on Gwins tires
  • 1 0
 And i am here to see all these beauty
  • 291 34
 Rachel's bike is identical to her brother Gee's... I find that ironic after she b*tched so much about her success being tied to her brothers
  • 25 15
 I wish i could give this more then one up vote.
  • 33 4
 Trek favors the matte black scheme for Worlds. I remember Gwin's back in the day. Looks great to me.
  • 24 7
 @TomFoolery: I think worlds is the time to get funky on bikes...they look like regular production bike. Not my cup of tea.
  • 17 1
 They are actually very similar to the Worlds bike that Trek recently did for Emily Batty and team.

m.pinkbike.com/news/emily-battys-trek-top-fuel-bike-check-xco-world-cup-round-6-vallnord-2016.html
  • 7 2
 Except those orange Fox lowers... Pitty they stuck to it however it has people talking and thats the end goal.
  • 8 0
 looks like Gee's session
  • 4 2
 Gees bike looks like a 29er. Wink
  • 18 1
 @TomFoolery: That moment you realise you forgot to paint your riders' bikes. "Guys we're going raw to save crucial grams..."
  • 22 3
 Ever considered Gee's bike looks like hers instead?...! I'm bored to death of her winning but in the end she has far superceeded Gee so only fair to say her bike is the original.
  • 8 1
 @GabrielDugas: i couldn't agree more. Gee said on instagram they did it partly to safe weight. which i call bullshit on. a sick paintjob sure makes you faster. just as whipping makes Nino faster in XC races
  • 5 2
 Gee is out of this race as of today. So don't sweat it guys. Won't have to see a works bike to trigger you.
  • 1 0
 Doesn't Rachel's bike have carbon seatstays?
  • 3 2
 F the athertons, go Seagrave
  • 5 0
 @OldSkoolAK: What's with all the hate against the Athertons? They've been so supportive to the scene, to newer riders. They've all proven to be able to bounce back from injury which is impressive as well. At this point Rachel happens to be in shape and Gee is injured (don't know about Dan currently) and when they're in shape, they're doing well.

I've no doubt athletes can perform better when they've got a supportive home situation. As kids, this obviously includes siblings and parents, as older riders it shift towards others like partners and team members. In the womens DH field alone, look at it. Tracey with her brother Mick, Thanee with her brother Kaos, Manon with her dad Jason (who no doubt made it easier to get real close to the BDS thing). This should definitely have created an inspiring and supportive environment for them as kids, to get a head start. But as they're getting older, they draw their own plan and develop more independently.
  • 86 7
 Gosh. Ratboys bike leaves me speechless.
  • 94 0
 I couldn't undersand a word his bike was saying
  • 7 0
 Riding as a pirateer for SPS next season?
  • 9 24
flag clarky78 (Sep 8, 2016 at 0:44) (Below Threshold)
 That's because it dull and looks stock so therefore for you have nothing to say?! Certainly my opinion. Super plain looking compared to many. Maybe they thought he's just pissing away the season so why bother with a fancy paint job....

Yeah, yeah, let the flood of neg votes roll in..
  • 4 3
 my second favorite after Gas to Flat
  • 6 2
 @chyu: Josh will not be riding wc next year. Sad but true.The guy is over it all, you can just tell.
  • 3 0
 @Ziph: thats been the gossip and his riding language backs it up. He's a smart guy and knows that in todays world he can make a living not racing based on his fan base...by providing content we'll all want to consume.
  • 2 1
 @chyu: prety hard to ride with one eye a hook and a wooden leg, but he'll still be faster than me!
  • 68 4
 Gee's bike still looks like a Session.
  • 8 15
flag Jokesterwild (Sep 7, 2016 at 17:51) (Below Threshold)
 looks boring imo.
  • 60 0
 Holy shit Brosnan's ride is insane. The gold pinstripes and rocker! Great photos PB
  • 4 1
 that rocker is really dope
  • 49 6
 Aaron Gwin's Tues looks like it will make him Captain America, dear Christ I would give my left nut for that bike.
  • 159 2
 I would give your left nut for any bike there......
  • 7 36
flag clarky78 (Sep 8, 2016 at 0:46) (Below Threshold)
 Trying and failing to imitate the original Palmer Intense M1.. He maybe the most winningest American and maybe soon racer ever. But he'll never be a patch and Palmer. Credit where it's due he's phenomenal, but with as much character as a stagnant fart.
  • 5 0
 @clarky78: i see little to no resemblance of palmers bike. two completely different variations of a common theme.
  • 4 2
 Custom black paint on Gwins tires
  • 42 0
 Minnaar's V10....
  • 9 1
 Doesn't get any radder than that hey? Ratboy's too is unbelievable!
  • 4 2
 Sexy as hell but there is a long tradition of gold bikes being bad luck. We'll see if Greg breaks that curse
  • 6 0
 I think minnaar s v10 from two or three years ago was the best looking v10 I have ever seen
  • 5 6
 @zede: Because it had the right wheel size....?
  • 4 0
 The black part of the South African flag was made for where the head tube, top tube, and bottom tube met. Bike porn.
  • 1 0
 @zede: yes second that
  • 1 0
 @zede: anybody know what shock he's using on his V10 in the older photo @zede posted?
  • 1 0
 @defineindecline: It was a Fox RAD prototype shock that is probably a combination between what is now the X2 and a Float X.
  • 33 0
 Ouch..i just wet my pants...
  • 145 0
 Why is it hurting buddy? That's not normal
  • 25 0
 @miketizzle: kidney stones
  • 6 0
 Time to get that little umbrella.
  • 25 0
 YEAHHHHHH CONNOR, congrats on the contract extension
  • 9 1
 Congrats as well! Also I never thought I would like a green paint, but Connor's Operator looks super nice. As does Ratboy's rocket.
  • 3 0
 Best looking bike too
  • 3 3
 @induct: what would KONA do whithout him !! They got ""no one "" !
  • 1 0
 @mireksuchomel: finally, cateram(f1) green.
Bring back the candy bling..candy apple red
  • 27 4
 Gee's and Rachel's bikes are cool, but this is world champs... Therefore they're lame.
  • 8 6
 Imo, props for keeping it simple ... I dont need a special paint to remind me that the Athertons ride for Great Britain ..........
  • 20 1
 These are all so amazing!!! But Tahnee's is my absolute favorite I may have screamed when I saw it!!
  • 3 1
 Same, ridiculously awesome
  • 22 6
 Troy or Loic's is the best looking!
  • 6 3
 Agreed ! I think Loics tips it for me.
  • 7 4
 @bigburd: the real question is will @protour blame Loics Enduro bike if he crashes with his demo lol
  • 10 0
 Am I the only one that wants this green kona? Imo the best are m bikes are Troy s demo, Connor s kona, and Adam s gambler
  • 1 0
 @zede: I was wondering when someone would mention Brayton's bike. It takes the cake for me.
  • 12 0
 Thought trek would have gone ballsier on the paint jobs but fair play, understated is the new outlandish. Not keen on the orange coloured springs on custom painted bikes though!
  • 10 0
 Yea the orange clashes with alot of bikes. But I guess thats Fox's new thing. Everything is orange so you know who is riding Fox.
  • 11 2
 I'm still wondering whether or not Rockshox will release sets of those Stevie Smith Boxxer decals (Finn's bike) to the public. Maybe a fundraiser for the foundation?
  • 5 1
 100% would buy!
  • 5 1
 With the exception of perhaps the winners, the riders should auction off their bikes with money going to a charity nominated by the winner. Or for this time, a charity under Chainsaw's name. Then I can re-mortgage the house and get my paws on Minnaar's carbonite wonder!!
  • 8 0
 I noticed tahnee's bike had a purple/pink rear coil on her fox..? An most or all other fox suspension riders had that orange..? How come they all didnt get color scheme.. o well, all the bikes are tits for sure!
  • 4 0
 I believe it's because Tony Seagrave painted the spring :-)
  • 9 2
 Sooo. Trek have had Project One (go nuts custom colours for consumers) for quite some years now. Would you not think they make sure to go absolutely over the top and try to lead the custom bikes for worlds in order to promote that program? Seems like every company out there is doing a better job than Trek though. Gee's bike seems like an absolute zero f*%& were given approach to me... Sorry Trek.
  • 14 4
 Those polygons... beautiful!
  • 11 2
 Yo Ratboy...since you're not racing world cups anymore, can I buy your bike? I'll give you what you paid for it.
  • 6 0
 The USA flag is a difficult one for teams to do well. Most designs for worlds, olympics, etc., are lame and end up looking cheesy. Hats-off to YT for really knocking it out of the park with Gwin's bike concept! I think it might be the nicest looking one of the bunch. And their treatment of the Spanish flag for Angel looks really nice, too. Good job, YT!
  • 11 1
 Those M16's!!!
  • 11 1
 I miss Marzocchi
  • 3 0
 my '05 888 RC is up for sale, stanchion color is 10 years ahead of boxxer
  • 9 3
 Nothing special about treks bikes surely they could of come up with a better design! Im so inlove with ratboys bike and adam braytons gambler wow
  • 9 1
 So pretty much every bike in this post is the coolest bike I've ever seen.
  • 4 0
 What happens to all these bikes after the WC? As bling as it is, and I can see the benefit of the marketing potential, it seems criminal to think they will all get used for like 4 days then hung up on a wall somewhere. Bikes are to be rode man
  • 9 2
 COME ON RATBOY DO IT FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR BRO PEATY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Oh man everyone's bike looks so dope I can't even deal. Like they're all just about ready to turn into robots and defend the galaxy.
  • 10 5
 As much as it pains me to say it, I still think Gwin's is the nicest. That matte finish is the nuts.
  • 4 3
 The funny thing is, I think it stands out as not as nice as the others. But that's opinions for ya!
  • 4 1
 Santa Cruz's paint jobs are on fire right now.

But Rachel's bike is clean as hell. Shoulda done black or orange pedals though... and orange instead of gold nipples.

Sick builds. How many of them are on aluminum frames?
  • 2 0
 Anyone know why/what the idea or test behind gregs mechanic throwing the back end into the ground shows. Seen it in the last few syndicate videos. I think it might be something to do with judging the damping in the rear ??
  • 2 0
 I think you are correct. I'm presuming they are seeing if it doesn't bounce and stays on the ground.
  • 2 0
 @funbert: I asked in Cairns in April and this is what I was told. It has to do with landing slightly sideways off a jump or any air time. They're testing to see how the bike reacts from a slightly sideways impact - it shoots the bike forward from just hitting the ground and the suspension absorbing the impact. Marshy has so many little tricks!
  • 1 0
 Ah i see. Thanks lads . Savage bike
  • 1 0
 I thought it was just taking the piss out of Greg, because in one of the Syndicate videos he switches spring rates on the night before one of the races, and to test it Greg was just throwing the bike onto the ground like you said. And since then they've always done it, and i've seen Mitch take the piss outta Greg for it as well on a vid on FaceBook.
  • 1 0
 gotta be a joke, right? i mean I wondered the same thing, but still, no rider, barely using the shock stroke; i think they are just f-ing with the world
  • 5 2
 Its clear and plain for all to see that Georges bike is far and away the star of the show here......or is that just me being a little patriotic
  • 4 0
 Stop the nonsense!

Let's hear more about Braytons Öhlins equipped BOXXER!?!?!?!?
  • 3 0
 I'm not a Specialized fan but they've done a fantastic job on all the bikes paint jobs. I can't say I like one more than the other. Kudos
  • 1 0
 Looks like Brayton & Hart had a meeting about paint schemes...
Brosnan's bike is sick too. And Tanhee's oldschool metalic flake doesn't look bad either. Folks really went all out this year, I'm very impressed and quite a tad jealous.
  • 2 0
 Hey Aaron, once you get done winning world's, (and these pink bike haters get done down voting my post into oblivion) pm me, I'll send you an address to send me the whip.

Gwinning Worlds!
  • 4 0
 I scrolled down all the way to Gwin's YT, then slowly scrolled up to check out the rest of everyone else!
  • 2 0
 Every bike looks special. Not the ones for the Germans... they look so off-the-shelf. Fischi's just green on green and Textor's bike has no personality. Damn, we need some bloody Young Talents...
  • 2 0
 Gwin's YT has alloy seat stays and adjustable chain stays, this is either the rear end from the 26er (which can take a 27.5) or a sign of what's to come for next years model? Either way, it's not stock.
  • 1 0
 We read how enduro bikes are killing the downhill bikes and will eventually replace them all. I am in awe looking over all of these bikes and knowing that enduro bikes owe their very existence to the over the top, pure and unadulterated insane technology in these downhill machines. I'll dream about these bikes tonight......the Santa Cruz graphics make me shiver.
  • 4 0
 These are amazing... Great shots PB!
  • 3 0
 A gold rocker link, gold pin striping!!! We've golden soil and wealth for toil, Advance Troy Brosnan Fair!
  • 4 1
 Please Pinkbike / Dave / Matthew / Nathan etc... Please give us a 2D photo of Minnaar's V10 ! Just like Ratboy's one !
  • 1 0
 Thank you guys !!!! (I was going to post this link too : www.mtb-mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/COP_9799.jpg)
  • 2 0
 Trek and Devinci really pulled out all the stops on their paint schemes. Just makes all the other bikes look so 'stock' ... fresh out of the 2017 catalogs.
  • 5 1
 Ratboy riding Dennis the Menace' bike.
  • 1 0
 lol, we just need an RC Gnasher to follow him behind
  • 4 0
 Troy Brosnans bike is a winner
  • 2 0
 Shwing!!!!!!! I love all of the bikes!!!!!! Best bike porn all season. Brayton deserves that Gambler, Moir's is sweet, Danny boy's is sexy but yeah, Rats does it for me.
  • 1 0
 The bikes that i would actually like to own and ride and not look like a douche on the trails are Markus, then Tahnee, then Gew then Angel. All the rest are beautiful works of art but will look weird on trails.
  • 1 1
 Bike porn OVERLOAD!!!!! I literally had to stop, drink some water and collect myself every scroll. Hats off to the teams for the endless creative efforts, All the riders for throwing it down and PB for writing up such a high quality photo article. BRAVO!!!!!
  • 3 0
 So nice to see that YT didn't put the Orange Fox lowers on Gwin's Bike. Thanks for posting pics of the final assembly PB!
  • 2 0
 Gwinny's running two different ass ends! One's carbon & one's aluminum with a geo-chip out back and new brake caliper mounts.
  • 1 0
 That Bulls bike look pretty cool, the idler makes it appear like a Commencal. Indeed the linkage is very different but the same goes with everything that looks like a Session.
  • 1 0
 Been rockin the Red, White, and Black for my quiver (4 bikes, rotating) for 5 years now, nice to see so many jumping on board. Timeless combo. Like the green and orange stuff tho-
  • 4 0
 So much nice it hurts.
  • 4 0
 so. much. bike. porn.
  • 1 0
 I know Brosnan is a bit smaller than average - but his bike looks really cramped and with a huge bar to saddle drop. Is this his race setup?
  • 5 1
 Brayton Dope tech 3
  • 3 0
 Trek Is gonna have to step it up.
  • 2 0
 It's too bad none of the manufacturers make any of these as a special edition.
  • 2 0
 Santa Cruz sold some replica from minnaar s 2013 world champs bike I don't know other examples though
  • 2 0
 @zede: I like that Minaar bike above. It's sweet.
  • 2 0
 "Neko Mullally's Scott Gambler sporting matte black finish..."

I don't think "matte" means what you think it means.
  • 2 0
 Aaron Gwing, Troy Brosnan, Connor Fearon, Steve Peat, have the best custom bikes!
  • 2 1
 Braytons Scott, man the details and effort hope have put into that! Harts mondraker for the top step tho, look good up there....
  • 1 2
 Just drooled down my shirt from the first pic... until i got to that table of Danny's goodness... i may have let a bit of pee out ! WTF ! one kidney selling loveliness... WANT WANT WANT..................... Mondraker for the win !!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Mullally's bike has the Shiniest Matt Black paint I've ever seen haha
  • 2 1
 Pinkbike I'm very dissapointed. A lot of minors are browsing this website and you don't hesitate to post pornographical pictures here. This is just sad
  • 3 0
 Nik Nestoff's Intense M16 looks sooooooo sweet!
  • 2 0
 Gwin's bike is SICK! The stealth Trek is also looking good Hope Gee can save a shitty year!
  • 1 0
 Brosnans. Manons. Rat Boys. I want those 3 bikes. Or just one of them, I'm not greedy. Also, Nekos is not matte black at all, it's bloody shiny!
  • 2 0
 Tahnee won't need that Transition after this weekend. I'd like to adopt it please.
  • 3 0
 Minnar’s gets my vote for the best looking bike….
  • 1 0
 "Kev Joly gets to work on Loris Vergier's Specialized Demo". - not kidding , I'm just surprised he's still got his shorts on looking at that pic
  • 3 1
 Best race of the year, just for the trick bikes!
  • 3 1
 My favourite part of the year, the bikes are orgasmic!
  • 4 3
 1. Brannigan 2. Mullaly 3. GOAT Honorable mention for that crazy Hope'd Gambler with custom hubs.
  • 3 1
 Devinci should really have that paintjob to choose from, so nice!
  • 2 2
 Ahhhhhhh I'm Gina be sick!!!! Get more being!!! Hate! To say this but the treks look the worst... Something about matt black?? Am I wrong...
  • 1 0
 This makes me want to strip my bike down and repaint it in the offseason. These rides are so sexy.
  • 2 1
 glad to see air shocks have made it to a point where they are being used on a world cup level in downhill.
  • 1 0
 Agreed, but from this sample coils still outnumber them 5:1
  • 1 0
 Don't think I've ever faved so many bike pic's in one go, bike porn at it's finest!
  • 11 9
 Troy gets free bikes like a Trump rally gets racists. So many nice bikes.
  • 4 6
 Wish I could give another prop for that lmao
  • 1 0
 These are the best looking World's bikes I've ever seen! Can't wait 'til race day!
  • 1 0
 Beyond compare
  • 2 0
 All this sexiness has me contacting Fat Creations for some custom work!
  • 3 1
 Wish Devinci did a World Cup bike in honor of Stevie Smith.
  • 2 0
 @davetrump I want to be you when I grow up - have fun at worlds man!!
  • 1 0
 the syndicate v10's, Remis V4, and Troy's Demo and both the YT's are gorgeous!!
  • 1 0
 I agree - I could easily live with that silver finish with maori stylings. Nice, nice nice
  • 1 0
 Is it just an accident, that nearly all of the bikes have their valves in wheels up? I don't think so...
  • 2 0
 neg prop me all you want, but most of them are overdesigned
  • 2 0
 Nobody is allowed to crash now...
  • 2 0
 All these stunningly beautiful bikes and the specialized demos.
  • 1 0
 Does the fact that Trek blacked things out make it easier to hide that they're on Flows, not Bontrager wheels?
  • 2 0
 That Kona with the Maori design is mint Bro!
  • 2 0
 ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY RAT TO DO HIS DUTY, C'MON RATTY SMASH IT !
  • 1 0
 Forget it he's too chilled
  • 5 3
 Gwin with scratched off Maxxis logos??
  • 2 0
 he runs onza
  • 4 1
 Scrolled all the way down for this comment....
  • 1 0
 Its really awesome that they didn't make Gwin put that orange fox 40 on his bike
  • 1 0
 Riders get custom bikes but gets spoiled by team jerseys, just look how lame the GB jersey that Adam Brayton's is wearing?
  • 1 0
 man all this long live chainsaw stuff is still out. what happened to the McGazza support?
  • 2 0
 Why is Connor fearons operator aluminum?
  • 1 0
 danny harts mondraker is a thing of beauty ...BUT WHY FOX WHY putting on orange decals and coil????
  • 3 2
 Ratboys bike i think was moving.....
  • 1 0
 So many sick paint jobs on those bikes! Can't wait for Worlds!
  • 2 1
 Why are they doing this to us??!?
  • 3 1
 Go Bruni!
  • 4 2
 trek looks S..T
  • 2 1
 Pinkbike do you have the full ridder list by country?
  • 1 0
 Brosnan's bike looks particularly sweet.
  • 1 0
 Those are some sexy, sexy bikes.
  • 1 0
 Need a picture of Minnaar's matching lid.
  • 1 0
 And now I need to build another bike.
  • 4 3
 Manon Carpenter's bike is gorgeous! Almost as pretty as she is...........
  • 1 0
 Why don't world champs riders keep their builds for a WC season?
  • 2 2
 I dont want Danny to win, i want Gwin to. But Dannys bike already won. Holy balls that thing is sick!!!!!
  • 1 0
 How do they stand those bike up?
  • 1 0
 Neko`s mechanic clearly needs help in the polishing department.
  • 1 0
 Waah!!! BIKE PORNATHON!!!
  • 1 0
 Josh's bike looks like a mean machine, angel's tues looks sick too
  • 1 0
 Nice paintjob Polygon Bikes.....
  • 2 0
 #ratboy4rampage
  • 1 0
 I want Danny Harts renthal bars
  • 1 0
 It should be illegal to access this article if you're not 18.
  • 2 1
 rats bike is SICK AS FUCK.
  • 2 0
 Ratboys V10 for the win!
  • 1 0
 one of that post..x-art goes sleep
  • 3 2
 I like that Gwin is running sharpied out maxxis tires
  • 2 2
 on maxxis instead of onza
  • 1 0
 Finns Demo OH Canada #longlivechainsaw
  • 1 0
 Those Demos, especially Bruni’s, are amazing.
  • 1 0
 Track and bikes to match!
  • 3 2
 the onza tires on gwins bike are awesome,lol
  • 1 1
 The Atherton's bikes are so patriotic! Rachel's is black only because Gee's is
  • 1 0
 lets go Aaron Gwin!! #MURIKA!!
  • 1 0
 What's the red RAD thing on Ratboy's shock?
  • 1 0
 Radon has got a stealth fork Wink
  • 1 0
 bulls got XTR mech on them cool
  • 1 0
 Looks like a demo
  • 1 0
 Troy's bike FTW.
  • 1 3
 I bet these guys derive so much pleasure from their crayons and coloring-in books during their downtime...And for some downtime means when they're not high.
  • 1 0
 Oh my god!
  • 2 2
 One glance at Rats V10.....baby gravy bursting out of wangs worldwide.
  • 7 8
 Personally I think the Trek is best looking. Non of these clown costume bikes for me cheers Big Grin
  • 1 0
 *heavy breathing*
  • 1 1
 i love mtb but f*ck we have a lot of money eh?
  • 1 1
 And then Jizzed in my pants.
  • 1 0
 PB calendar 2017
  • 1 0
 so much bike pron
  • 1 1
 Gwini ned's som Onza,s hi hi
  • 1 0
 Gwin's pedals !
  • 1 0
 Those YTs look awesome!
  • 1 1
 Wtf Trek that's the best you could come up with? For f@cks sake step up
  • 1 0
 Candy Store.
  • 1 0
 TOO...MUCH...SEXINESS
  • 1 0
 bike sizes please?
  • 8 8
 Rachel bike BEST!!
  • 4 2
 and Tracy´s too!
  • 1 2
 CANNOT HAVE MORE THAN 2 COLUMNS
  • 3 0
 Silly computer rules. Good catch - it's fixed now.
  • 3 5
 Specialized have way to much money
  • 1 2
 they are bikes
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