With the weather at Fort William constantly changing, the pits are buzzing as mechanics and riders preparing their bikes and bodies for the battle to come, high on the wind swept slopes of Aonach Mor.
Many of the bikes are still off limits to the prying eyes of the press, but BikeRadar hit the pits to gather shots of all the new bikes we would get away with photographing, and discovered that if last year was the year of the 650b trail bike, then this is the year of the 650b downhill bike. We also spied some of the custom modifications that the mechanics do to keep these bikes rolling, run after run.
Click through the gallery to see the latest and greatest factory fresh kit sported by the likes of Sam Hill, Stevie Smith, Neko Mulally, Damien Spagnolo and more.
And don't forget to check out yesterday's downhill pits gallery too!