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Bikes of the 2017 Mountain Bike World Champs: Instagram Round-up

September 07, 2017
Bikes of the 2017 Mountain Bike World Champs: Instagram Round-up

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Instagram has been host to an image-plethora of some exceptional custom downhill and cross-country bikes ahead of the Mountain Bike World Champs being contested in Cairns this weekend. We've curated a few stand-out builds that are sure to evoke enough bike envy to have you start thinking about your next build!

Downhill Bikes

:flag-us::fire: @aarongwin1

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Fresh from wrapping up the world cup, Aaron Gwin looks ready to cap off his strong season aboard his YT Tues. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the freedom...

Reigning Downhill World Champion, Danny Hart is a fan of his custom Moonraker, so are we.

Trek Factory Racing rider and multiple World Champ Rachel Atherton shows off the fresh team colours of her Trek Session race rig.

Australian Troy Brosnan claims his Canyon Sender the lightest DH bike he has ever ridden!

Just WOW 🀘 @samhill13 Mega 275 C ready for worlds #itsanattitude Link in our bio. Photo: @fraserbrittonphoto

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Sam Hill is confident he can race his Nukeproof Mega 275 C enduro bike in the downhill World Championships. We have no doubt he'll tackle the 1.9km course with speed and style.

First shot of @gregminnaar's 2017 World Champs edition #V1029er in Cairns! πŸ“·@svenmartinphoto

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Downhill legend Greg Minaar's Santa Cruz V10 flies the South African flag with this super neat custom paint job.

@littletrace13 is ready for the first day of practice on her DH9! #onpolygonbikes πŸ“· @davetrumporephoto

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Cairns local, and podium chance Tracy Hannah will be doing her country proud this weekend piloting her green and gold Polygon DH9.

Myriam Nicole will saddle up on this neat looking Commencal Supreme DH V4.2 adorned with French colours.

t> We love the unique look of Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix. Keep an eye out for more Pivot custom paint jobs around Smithfield!

Specialized rarely fails to deliver absolute masterpieces of paint jobs for its bikes. Loic Bruni reveals his custom S-works Demo.

Cross country (XC)

Bike ready! #bmcfs01 #mtbworldscairns

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Julien Absalon soaks up the views of his BMC CFS 01, his cross-country weapon of choice features a KS Lev dropper seatpost - not a common sight on cross country race bikes

We can't wait to see USA national champion Kate Courtney aboard her custom painted S-Works Epic fly through the trees on race day.

Nino Schurter's custom Scott Spark RC 900 is truly a special piece of work. Our friends over at Flow Mountain Bike take us up close and personal


Has checking out these custom rides given your n+1 hormone a serious boost? Check out the wide range of Mountain bikes for sale right now from leading retailers and private sellers across the country


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