Hero courtesy of Sven Martin
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!
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!
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.
Downhill legend Greg Minaar's Santa Cruz V10 flies the South African flag with this super neat custom paint job.
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)
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
I am in love. Say 👋🏽 to my extra pink, extra sparkly S-Works Epic for world champs this weekend! Thank you so much to @iamspecialized_mtb and @bbcopeland for all the work that went into this badass race machine and for making me feel like such a princess. Cant wait to race it!! 😍🔥💖🌴#sparklewatts #pinkpanther #badbeach #tropicalaf #thisisgoingtobeepic
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
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