Current UCI world champion Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) tackled the challenging Pietermaritzburg course on a full-suspension Specialized S-Works Epic 29er (James Huang/BikeRadar)

We’ve already brought you loads of tech news from the first UCI Mountain Bike World Cup of 2012 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa but we still have a few things
to show you from the pits.

Included in this round-up gallery are more single-ring and
tubular wheel setups on the cross-country rigs, a possible new carbon hardtail
from Boardman Bikes, and in-depth looks at the bikes of Lukas Flückiger
(Trek World Racing), Julian Absalon (Orbea) and Kona privateer Spencer Paxson.

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