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2017 World Championships bikes and kit

Take a look at all of the one-off, custom kit from the DH World Championships in Cairns, Australia

The World Championships is a special event – riders represent their home countries rather than their sponsors, in an attempt to claim the coveted rainbow stripes. Months of preparation accumulate to one, balls to the wall, flat out race run where the only thing that matters is the time it takes to travel between the start and finish lines – it’s racing in its purest form. To help riders achieve their dreams, sponsors go all out to create some of the nicest looking, highest performing kit out there. We’ve scoured the internet to find the pick of the bunch, so keep scrolling to see who is wearing and riding what…

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Myriam Nicole’s Commencal Supreme DH

Jack Moir’s custom Troy Lee Designs D3

Greg Minnaar’s custom V10 29er

Aaron Gwin’s custom three wheeler YT Tues

Tahnée Seagrave’s custom Fox Rampage

Sam Hill’s Nukeproof Mega 275C

Laurie Greenland’s Mondraker Summum

Loic Bruni’s Specialized S-Works Demo

Adam Brayton’s Scott Gambler

Dean Lucas’ Troy Lee Designs D3 and prototype Intense 29er

Danny Hart’s Mondraker Summum and Bell Full9

Loris Vergier’s Santa Cruz V10 29er

Bernard Kerr’s Pivot Phoenix

Connor Fearon’s Kona Operator

Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton and Kade Edwards’ red white and blue Trek Sessions

Emelie Siegenthaler’s Pivot Phoenix

Mick Hannah’s Polgyon Collosus DH9

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