Fort William MTB World Cup: factory bikes and fresh tech - gallery

Exciting pro kit from Sam Hill, Stevie Smith, Neko Mulally and more

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!

The new devinci dh bike (no name yet, but it is more than likely to be another variant of the existing wilson platform) sports a few alterations to the tried-and-trusted split pivot design that smith took the 2013 overall series title on: the new devinci dh bike (no name yet, but it is more than likely to be another variant of the existing wilson platform) sports a few alterations to the tried-and-trusted split pivot design that smith took the 2013 overall series title on
The new devinci dh bike (no name yet, but it is more than likely to be another variant of the existing wilson platform) sports a few alterations to the tried-and-trusted split pivot design that smith took the 2013 overall series title on: the new devinci dh bike (no name yet, but it is more than likely to be another variant of the existing wilson platform) sports a few alterations to the tried-and-trusted split pivot design that smith took the 2013 overall series title on

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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