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.