Every year the World Champs is always the most important date in the race calendar. To mark the occasion brands and teams often go all out with new tech and special kit, while many of the best downhill mountain bikes and cross-country bikes get custom paint jobs.
Mondraker has unveiled its very eye-catching neon fade frames that will be raced by the MS Mondraker team and QR-code inspired PMG Racing Team at the 2022 World Champs in Les Gets (opens in new tab). The series of custom-painted bikes is dubbed 'Ride Neon' for the downhill bikes and 'Coded For Speed' for the cross-country mountain bikes, both of which were painted by Color-Monkey (opens in new tab) in Belgium.
All four riders on the MS Mondraker Team get their own color scheme which fades to a matte black center seat tube and crankset area. On each bike, the color scheme is also reflected on the Fox 40 fork logos and e*Thirteen wheels. The team bikes are equipped with Shimano's Saint groupset, which takes care of drive, shifting, and braking. The finishing kit consists of a Renthal cockpit and an SDG I-Beam seat and seatpost. All the bikes are rolling on Michelin tires.
Eleonora Farina's bike features pink and purple tones combined with matte black, Dave Trummer's design colors range from red to orange, and Brook MacDonald’s faded design goes from blue to reddish tones. Tuhoto-Arik’s color scheme, meanwhile, fades turquoise into green.
The XC bikes feature a slightly more subtle design, based around a QR code which is displayed on the headtube and right chainstay. Fans can scan the code with their smartphones to learn more about the PMG Racing Team and their results this year.
The team will be racing F-Podium DC RR and Podium in the XCO and XCC events. The design for Rebecca McConnell's bike uses a traditional Australian green teal, while Spanish riders Jofre Cullell and Francesc Barber have chosen a combination of red and metallic maroon tones.
The PMG Racing Team is running a full SRAM and RockShox setup, featuring an AXS XX1 12-speed drivetrain and RockShox Sid fork and rear shock with a Reverb AXS dropper post. The wheelsets are from Progress wheels and the team is rolling on Maxxis tires.