xco shimano – Nino Schurter | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith

Cycling Australia (CA) is delighted to announce that iconic suspension manufacturer RockShox, will be an official event partner of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia from 5 – 10 September. 

Loic Bruni | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith

Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM said that RockShox was a natural fit for the World Championships and that the new deal extends an ongoing historical partnership with one of the sport’s foundation companies.

Aaron Gwin | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith

“We’re excited to have RockShox on board as a partner for the 2017 event,” said Green “The brand has a strong legacy in the sport, having been involved in the 1996 edition of the championships in Cairns, and it’s great to be working with them again.  

xco Bec Henderson | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith

“RockShox is a leader in the field of suspension and will be running a number of exciting activities over the five days of racing in Cairns. We can’t wait to see what Rockshox has in store for spectators at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.” Green added.

RockShox has a history with mountain bike events worldwide and has featured on the podium at World Cups since 1996.

“We are very proud to be an event partner for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns,” said Rob Eva, Sales Manager for RockShox. 

Womens podium | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith

“RockShox has played a big part in Cairns since the ’96 Worlds when Thomas Frischknecht took the XC gold medal on a special edition gold Judy fork, and Nicolas Vouilloz rode a BoXXer downhill fork to his second of seven Elite Worlds wins.

“We look forward to playing an important role in bringing a successful event to Cairns this year.”

XCO Julian Absalon | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith


The World Championships will feature over 300 riders from more than 35 countries competing for the World Championship titles in Cross Country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) disciplines.

The event will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, James Cook University from the 5 – 10 September 2017 and features six days of action.

xco winner – Annika Langvad | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith


Tickets can be purchased via the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Championships website. 


Follow all the official 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships news and updates via the official accounts or via the hashtag #MTBWorldsCairns. 

xco action Bec Henderson | Photo Tim Bardsley-Smith