Take a look at the race whips for some of the Australian Team here in Lenzerheide.
The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships start tonight, but Lenzerheide and all the surrounding villages are awash with mountain bikers, team support, and fans. We took a look at some of the bikes of the Australian Team who are here.
Holly Harris is leading the Elite women's charge for Australia, and had some solid results at La Bresse in the final World Cup, placing 20th in the Short Track and 31st in the XCO.
Harris will be racing the same bike, her Merida Ninety Six. Holly runs a full SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, with a 32t chainring fitted for Lenzerheide, driving the 10-50 12-speed cassette.
Harris runs the Descendant flat bars, and has a RockShox Reverb dropper, with their new under the bar lever.
The Ninety Six has been a really popular bike amongst XC and marathon racers, and the high-modulus carbon frame of the Ninety-Six Team is a light, stiff, and delivers 100mm of travel via the RockShox suspension.