Jolanda Neff's Supercaliber for the 2021 World Championships is a true piece of art

Mountain bike 24 ago. 2021 23:08 Migue A.

 

Switzerland's Jolanda Neff arrives at the Val di Sole MTB World Championships to try to win the difficult double crown after winning Olympic gold in Tokyo a few weeks ago. And just to commemorate her recent gold medal, Trek has customised the Supercaliber on which Jolanda will compete at the World Championships. A true masterpiece full of meaning.

The Supercaliber is a very unique MTB in the XCO segment with full suspension.

Jolanda Neff's Trek Supercaliber for the MTB World Championships in Val di Sole

Jolanda Neff herself proposed that the design of the Supercaliber she was to race at the World Championships should evoke Japanese tranquillity, and Trek designer Katy Steudel took that idea as the starting point for this stunning aesthetic.

Inspired by Japanese woodcuts, this Supercaliber combines white and gold tones with Japanese motifs such as bamboo leaves, clouds, etc.

 

Jolanda has been training in Val di Sole with the design that competed in Tokyo, this Supercaliber is the reserve to compete in the World Championships.

This is how Katy Steudel explained the design:

"I looked at the Japanese art forms, made some concepts, and Jolanda chose between them and we took it off. "She knew what we would do, but there were adjustments to the design after seeing it, and the colours look totally different in the concepts than they do in real life.

 

The wiring has also been customised in white and gold.
The golden bamboo leaves are spread all over the frame.
Bontrager Comp pedals with standard Gold Purple finish
The SRAM Eagle AXS XX1 Group combines the gold-plated chain with the rainbow cassette.
The screws of the bottle cage have also been chosen in gold colour
This is a Japanese good luck beetle.
The details go right to the end of the pods.
The new Bontrager RSL integrated handlebar has also been customised with the Swiss flag on the stem cap. 

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