Cairns MTB World Cup cross-country pits - gallery

The world's fastest XC gear

Round two of the UCI mountain bike World Cup was held in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Consistent and heavy rain turned the pits into an absolute mess, and most cross-country teams did their pit work back at the hotels.

The day before the big race, the sun finally came out and so did the cross-country whippets. BikeRadar was there to see what's new and exciting.

Some highlights include Julien Absalon's BMC, Emily Batty and Bec Henderson's Trek Factory bikes, a new Cannondale Scalpel paintscheme, Bontrager pre-production treads and shoes, and a bunch of other random bits from the shoe-destroying pits.

Take a scroll through our gallery and see the latest gear used by the world's fastest cross-country riders.

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is our Australian editor based in Sydney. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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