2. Marcelo Gutierrez’s modified trigger shifter
When it comes to racing, every gear shift counts. Many mechanics grind slots into the alloy trigger lever to make sure their riders are comfortable. But Marcelo Gutierrez’s mechanic, Paul, has gone the extra mile and removed a lot of the material towards the outside of the lever. Colombia’s number one has chunky thumbs apparently and the added room makes it easier for him to move his thumb back and forward to the lever.