The most important event of the season is here. And to celebrate the fact that Bec and Dan McConnell, and Jofre Cullell will be at the Tokyo Olympic games, they will debut their customized bikes with their national colours.
Only a handful of teams can be proud to have three of their riders in the Olympics since our sport became an official Olympic discipline.
Mondraker and the PMX Racing Team is celebrating this achievement in a very special way. For the most prestigious event of the last 4 years (actually 5 if we count that it was to be held in 2020), we wanted to customize the bikes for each one of them.
For the Australian champions Bec and Dan McConnell, two F-Podium RR and two Podium RR have been customized with the distinctive yellow and blue-green colours that represent Australia. And why yellow and blue-green if the Australian flag is blue? For years, these two colours have been chosen because yellow (gold) represents the beaches, mineral wealth, grain crops and wool, while blue-green represents the ocean, forests, eucalyptus trees and pastures of the Australian landscape. Both colours are also the colours of the national flower, the golden wattle. In the case of Jofre Cullell, a Podium RR and an F-Podium RR have also been customized with the red and yellow colours of the Spanish flag.
The fact that both F-Podium RR and a Podium RR have been customized for each of them is because they haven’t yet decided with which model they want to participate. Double suspension or hardtail is a tough choice, given the difficulties presented by the technical and demanding circuit. So, this is why they will be able to test what suits them best and decide on one or the other. The bikes have been fitted with the best, of course: SID SL Ultimate RL fork, SID Luxe Ultimate RLR shock in the case of the F-Podium RR, SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS wireless AXS drivetrain, Progress GP:01 wheels with Maxxis tires, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes and ONOFF Helium components. Other nice details include the RockShox Reverb AXS seatpost and the saddles, which have also been customised. There is no doubt that the personalized bikes with the national colours look spectacular and the occasion deserves it. Having three of our riders at the Tokyo Olympics is worthy of this and more. Now, let’s wait and hopefully see them at the top of the rankings, and if they can win a medal, even better!
- Monday 26 July 2021, at 8:00 a.m. (UTC+1): Men’s MTB Race
- Tuesday 27 July 2021, at 8:00 a.m. (UTC+1): Women’s MTB Race