A bumper collection of images from the pits at Mt Stromlo, Canberra. The 2009 World Mountainbike Championships is sure getting exciting.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

British junior racer Danny Hart is riding a custom Lapierre "Froggy", built with the same geo as his downhill bike just grams lighter.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Lorenzo Suding lived up to his "FYA" motto yesterday when he tried to wipe out the DirtTV Crew. (Watch the video)

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Nathan Rennie has lost kilos for his Worlds title shot. Second last year, Rennie will be one to watch for sure.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Steve Peat's V10 gets pimper by the day, come Sunday this rig will be a work of art.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

New Zealand junior rider Aari Barret with his Scott Voltage FR, will definately be a contender for the gold.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Dan Atherton's worlds 4x weappon.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Fionn Griffiths has a super trick homemade "ramp up" device on her Norco.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Mitch Delfs reckons his Morewood is the nicest looking bike in Stromlo.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

...while Nathan Rennie reckons his Ute is the pimpest looking Ute in town, and I've got to agree with him there. Makes my old Caddy look positively agricultural.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Folk were expecting areo dynamic fairings and scoops on Tracy Moseleys bike following the Trek tunnel test. We'll see if anything appears on race day.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

This is what's known as an Aussie Burger. Pineapple, bacon, burger, lettuce and what looked like a slice of beetroot at the bottom, allwashed down with a cup of chips.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Photographer Sven Martin's Camp-er van.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Mick Hannahs (2009 World PumpTrack Champion) mechanic works on another contender for the nicest looking bike in Canberra award.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Not everyone at Stromlo is too worried about how their bike looks.

Photos: Bruce Trailmix.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Matt Scoles. Photo:James Allan.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Sam Hill. Photo:James Allan.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Rhys Willemse.Photo:James Allan.

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