When the NEWS dropped that current World Cup Champion Aaron Gwin would be riding for YT Industries it sent the downhill world into a bit of a spin.

The American quietly demolished the World Cup field last year on board a Specialized, so of course we are eagerly waiting (as I am sure the rest of the mountain bike world is) to see how he gets on. New bike, (some) new components, new team manager (kind of), cultural differences... it is going to be one hell of a season.

Photographer Ben Winder took a quick look at the new 'race ready' bike.

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