2018 UCI MTB World Championship Bikes
Welcome to the candy shop. Choose your favorite. In the days leading up to the 2018 Lenzerheide UCI MTB World Championships new bikes are popping up all around at the Lenzerheide bike park. We sent a photographer to our sponsored teams and captured the bikes of our sponsored athletes. They look ready!
📷: @Irmo Keizer
GT FURY - WYN MASTERS
Wyn is riding the Lenzerheide World Championship on a custom black and silver painted GT Fury with a full Shimano SAINT M820 group set. He chose a 165mm crankset with a 36T chain ring and a 11-25 cassette. He brakes with 203mm rotors with metal finned brake pads.
CANNONDALE SCALPEL-SI - MAXIME MAROTTE
Maxime's World Championship bike is built around the brand new XTR M9100 group set. He's riding the M9120 175mm crankset with a 36T chain ring. The cassette in the back is 10-51, which is the largest option the new XTR offers for the biggest range possible. A 180mm rotor in the front gives him the maximum braking control around the track.
SARACEN MYST - DANNY HART
Danny chooses to ride the XTR M9020 brakes on his Saracen Myst, with a 165mm crankset with a 36T chain ring and a 11-25 cassette. His brakes are equipped with 203mm rotors and metal finned brake pads.
CANYON LUX - MATHIEU VAN DER POEL
Van der Poel's special "Dutch" painted Canyon Lux is fully equipped with the new XTR M9100 group set. Mathieu chooses the 34T chain ring and 10-51 cassette.
GT FURY - MARTIN MAES
Last week's final MTB World Cup winner, Martin Maes, brought out a special Belgium colored GT Fury equipped with a full Shimano SAINT group set to Lenzerheide. He opts for a 165mm crankset with a 36T chain ring and a 11-25 cassette. On his brakes, he rolls with 203mm rotors with metal finned brake pads.
SANTA CRUZ V10 29 - LORIS VERGIER
Vergier's Santa Cruz V10 29er has XTR M9020 brake levers connected to SAINT calipers. His drivetrain is a full Shimano SAINT - running 165mm cranks with a 36T chain ring in the front and 11-21 cassette in the back.
TRANSITION TR11 - TAHNEE SEAGRAVE
After winning three MTB World Cups this year, Tahnee is aiming for her biggest goal this year, the rainbow jersey. Tahnee will be on board a brand-new, custom painted Transition TR11 with a special drip paint theme. Along with her full SAINT M820 group, Tahnee uses the PRO Bikegear Tharsis 9.8 handlebar, stem and seat post to power her performance.
MONDRAKER SUMMUN - BROOK MACDONALD
Along with his SAINT drivetrain and brakes, set Brook chooses the brand-new Shimano SAINT pedals (PD-M820). The Bulldog is back on speed again and aiming for a spot on the World Championship podium after a third place in the final round of the UCI MTB World Cup.
KROSS EARTH - MAJA WŁOSZCZOWSKA
Maja’s Kross Earth is fully built with the new Shimano XTR group set. Maja is really happy with the new cassette and wide gear range, and races on the 10-51 in the back witha 32T chain ring in the front. XTR pedals conclude the complete XTR build.
TORPADO MATADOR - GERHARD KERSCBBAUMER
Gerry's Torpado Matador is decorated with the new XTR M9100 group set. He chooses to ride the 36T chain ring with 10-51 cassette setup like most XC riders do in the field racing with XTR.
SANTA CRUZ V10 29 - GREG MINNAAR
Of course, Greg Minnaar's special painted Santa Cruz represent the colors of the South-African flag. For stopping power, Greg is using the 4-piston SAINT calipers with metal finned brake pads.
GIANT GLORY ADVANCED - MARCELO GUTIERREZ
The machine of the seven-time national downhill champion from Colombia, Marcelo Gutierrez, features a Shimano SAINT drivetrain, SAINT brakes, PRO cockpit components and PRO seat post.
PIVOT FIREBIRD 29 - EDDY MASTERS
The kiwi from New Zealand is riding a full SAINT group set with 203mm rotos and metal finned brake pads. His AM9 shoes clicking into the retro style DX pedals. A little bit old fashioned if you ask us ;-)