There’s more than one way to go fast and these two know a thing or two about it. Both bikes are carbon fibre, both use carbon rims and SRAM running gear, but the overall bikes are about as different as you could imagine. Let’s take a look:
Hmm... wonder who's a World Champion. Scott 899 frame weighs less than 2lbs. DT Swiss carbon suspension forks up front. And look - bar ends!
When you say 'Stock SRAM XX', that somehow makes it sound ordinary. It's anything but ordinary...
Ritchey Superlogic carbon rims with handmade Dugast tubular tyres - made by skinning a Ritchey WCS race tyre and sticking the tread onto a silk threaded tubular carcass. There's $400 of silk alone in each tyre.
It's good to see Nino didn't go to down and ditch the stem cap. Long 'n' low cockpit
And now to something completely different:
Greg Minnaar’s World Championships bike. With a carbon frame, a touch of national pride, and a few special bits here and there. Randomly in the background we can see Mike Ferrentino, Karl Rosengarth from Dirt Rag and ex Junior hotshot Daryl Price (with rucksack).
Another winner in the 'meaningful stance' competition. Santa Cruz carbon V10.
Slick paintjob and Black Box black slippery Boxxer stanchions.
White hoses. Snazzy!
Avid CODE brakes. Alloy bolts too.
Ten speeds - no funny, special cassettes here. Not even a SRAM Red one.
Blackbox rear mech. Doesn't it look long? Older Edge carbon rims (new ones are called ENVE) so we assume they're lasting the team OK then.
Descendant crank is a production version of the Blackbox crank that he and Peaty have been riding for the last two years.
How come Nino didn't get his name on his shifter? The shifter is ostensibly an XO one. Alloy bolts (and not XX titanium bolts?) and Peaty grips.