Fort William, Scotland is hosting the third round of the UCI World Cup this weekend, and BikeRadar is on hand to check out the new gear.
It's arguably the biggest and most important stop of the series, and the racers will employ the latest and greatest products and technological advancements in order to be the fastest down the mountain.
World cups are the ideal opportunity to spot the latest gear that is not quite available to the public, and with as many as 30,000 spectators pouring into the venue, the opportunity for manufacturers to show off new gear is a hard one to pass up.
With that in mind, we headed up to the Highlands to capture the riders, their bikes, the kit and hopefully a taste of what’s to come from the pits here in Fort William.
Click through the photo gallery to whet your whistles for the racing to come.