Check out Aaron Gwin's new Trek Session 9.9 downhill bike – being World Cup champ has its perks!

Wow. We think we're in love. This black-and-chrome beauty is Aaron Gwin's new bike – a custom Trek Session 9.9 produced to celebrate his status as 2012 World Cup winner and US national champ.

While World Champs bikes are all about flying the flag – particularly Steve Peat's! – Trek World Racing have gone down a classier route with Gwin's ride. With its carbon curves, stealth black paintwork and bling chrome decals, it's a real looker.

Sounds like it's already received its first battle scars, though – last night Gwin tweeted: “Well today was one of the funnest days of riding I've had at a race. Unfortunately it ended with a big lawn dart in the rocks, dang. #hurtin.

Carbon frame, ti spring, chrome graphics – this ride is pimped! Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

Carbon frame, ti spring, chrome graphics – this ride is pimped! Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

Even Aaron Gwin's Fox 40 fork gets custom chrome decals. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

Even Aaron Gwin's Fox 40 fork gets custom chrome decals. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

It's a pity the Kashima coated fork stanchions and shock shaft couldn't be chrome too. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

The gold Kashima coated fork stanchions and shock shaft let the side down a bit though! Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

Looks like Gwin is still running his prototype Shimano Saint brakes, despite the front master cylinder dramatically failing at the World Champs. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

Looks like Gwin is still running his prototype Shimano Saint brakes, despite the front master cylinder dramatically failing at the World Champs. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

There's plenty of room on that top tube for '2013 World Champ'. Can Gwin beat his demons next year? Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

There's plenty of room on that top tube for '2013 World Champ' if Gwin can beat his demons next year. Source: facebook.com/TrekBicycle

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