Written by Ali McCarthy 13 December Check out these ace custom paint jobs from across the downhill racing season. We've seen some insanely beautiful bikes on the Downhill World Cup circuit this year, so many that we thought it would be best to round-up the hottest from across the season in no particular order, maybe.
Bernard Kerr's camo-print Pivot made its first appearance in the jungle at the World Championships, and again at Red Bull Hardlinewhere he finished in second place Best bike paint jobs the extremely wet conditions. The unique colourway was designed by the UK's very own Fat Creations. The lava-like graphic sure is a zinger. Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V Santa Cruz showed up with the big boots on 29" wheels at the very first round of the WC season which set the tone for the rest of the races — would they dominate the podium?
It seemed a possibility after Greg's dominating performance at Fort William this year, giving him official G. T status greatest of all time — results wise. Dean Lucas' Intense M16 Carbon. Intense always surprise us with their loud, colourful designs and was without exception.
Despite bringing a few different 29er prototypes with interesting designs see number four to the World Cups, the M16 Carbon debuted at Lourdes proved most popular with fans. Jack Moir's Intense Alloy Prototype 29er.
Intense brought their 29er Alloy prototype to the second round in Fort William but this design for Vallnord is definitely the hottest from the year.
Tracey Hannah rocked the pink and black Polygon Collosus DH9 for most of the season and sure as hell looks good in pictures. It performed well too, with Tracey taking home a win at the second round in Fort William and finishing third at the World Champs. Aaron Gwin's YT Tues.
The YT Tues is one of the most enviable downhill bikes on the market, and the overall title winner Aaron Gwin races with pretty much the same setup you can buy for yourself online.
This special American flag-themed colourway was designed for Gwin for World Champs, where he finished third.
Kaos Seagrave's Transition TR Is there really anything to say about the pink and matt-black colourway? Kaos Seagrave had a great season, finishing the seventh in junior downhill category and seventh at Red Bull Hardline.
Myriam Nicole's Commencal Supreme. We had to give this beauty of a bike a shout out.
Representing for the Frenchies, Myriam Nicole had a stellar year, winning Vallnord and Lenzerheide and taking the overall World Cup title. Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender.