Mondraker has a proud history of embracing advanced geometry trends in gravity mountain biking. It also draws on a rich heritage of Spanish graphic design and color awareness with its industrial design finishes.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Championship has a way of inspiring designers to deliver something special each year. Athletes take the opportunity to allow for some unique paint finishes, usually with their national colors, being part of the theme.
Mondraker has gone beyond traditional graphic design for its 2021 Worlds bikes. New Zealand racer Brook MacDonald, Great Britain’s Laurie Greenland and Italian Eleonora Farina will compete on custom-painted Summum Carbon RR bikes.
What is special about these Summun Carbon RRs? Beyond being the latest carbon-fiber iterations of Mondraker’s proven downhill racing frame, they also have 3D properties.
Bringing new life to frame design
Mondraker’s graphic specialists have used a 3D anaglyphic design on the frames and various components to make these World Championship Summun Carbon RRs ‘pop’ in appearance.
Each rider has either their name or country of origin applied to the top tube, using the 3D anaglyphic technique. Mondraker’s down tube branding and head tube logo are also 3D anaglyphic.
The trick graphic finish extends to some of the Mondraker team riders’ components, too. The fork lowers also feature Fox 3D anaglyphic finishes, as do the rims.
Bikes that look like they move - even when parked
When viewed without 3D glasses these anaglyphic design Mondraker Summun RRs have an increased level of dynamic visual tension. Put on a pair of 3D glasses, and the graphic elements come alive, allowing viewers to alter the shape of those 3D anaglyphic features.
Britain’s Laurie Greenland is a medal favorite for this weekend’s World Championship downhill race. His 3D anaglyphic design blends white, red, and blue to bring the Union Jack to life on his bike, in a deconstructed way.
At the one event where bike swag is a real thing in the pits, Mondraker’s 3D theme should give its three pro team riders a great deal of differentiation.