As many know, Norco Factory Team rider Sam Blenkinsop skipped the previous stop on the World Cup DH in Leogang, as he is headed back home to New Zealand to await the birth of his first child.
In light of this life milestone for Blenki and his fiancée Lysh, Norco Bicycles has created the Blenkinsop edition Runner 10, with a custom colourway and kitted out with Deity bars and grips, as well as help from RockShox and Maxxis, designed to match Sam's Aurum HSP 1 race bike.
Look out world, the next generation Blenkinsop will be ripping it up in no time.
The Deity bars and grips will not be held with gloves on, that much we know for sure.
Only one of these models has been made and will be given to Sam and Lysh after it serves as a placeholder for Sam's presence in the Norco Factory Team pit this weekend.
The paint job will match with dad's World Cup race bike.
We wish Sam and Lysh all the best in the coming weeks as they embark on the biggest ride of their lives.
All new parents are welcome to find information about Norco's stock run bikes at here.