Fort William MTB World Cup downhill pits - gallery

From Minnaar and Atherton to Peat, Gwin and Hill, we check out the pros' gear

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.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Olly Forster

Staff Writer, UK
Olly started riding in '94 after reading Mountain Biking UK as a teenager, and by '97 he'd done his first downhill race. Having worked in the bike industry since 2000 in a range of roles, he's still as hungry as ever to test new kit and explore fresh trails.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Downhill and trail
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada IPA

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