Obviously, we wouldn't be having this conversation if Minnaar wasn't already on Whiteley's 23 Degrees roster, but I don't think the TWR project's object is to build a team from free agents. With the exception of Mosley, Whiteley has a track record of providing support to athletes who are in their ascendancy rather than buying championships.
I happen to agree with this strategy. If you want to go back to the above mentioned football analogy, it's been proven time and again that you can't simply throw a bunch of money at free agent talent and expect to have a trophy for the front office at season's end. It just doesn't work that way. Nurturing worthy talent from the ground up is the way to go.
Then again, DH isn't a team sport; and there's some deep pockets in ol' Wisconsin.
i think he should ride for Huffy
Seriously. This is hilarious...
The MTB paradigm:
ride (build+maintain) = a sh!tload of fun.
"Too weird to live... too rare to die" (H. Thompson)
Did I hear that UCI will move from 4X to Dual Slalom next year? Man I hope so.
Might that mean that a lot of DH guys will go back to racing Dual and become two event ponies?
And might that mean that certain riders become more valuable to certain teams?
with minnaar and whitely doing a deal in bringing in those helemts minnaar uses...... AND being signed to 23 degrees it could be already nearly under way. no matter what way you look at it Minnaar will kill it on what ever he rides
Gravity....I fought the law but the law won
Pretty sure Greg signed at least a two year deal with SC this year. So that would mean no changes until at least 2012. Since when does Dh pay that high anyway?! Just sayn'!
It has been confirmed that Minnaar will again be on Santa Cruz.
Gwin is moving to Temecula . . . wonder what that means?!?
He likes SoCal better...? Bummed I won't get to see him shred the local shuttle trails.
Gwin moving to Temecula means he will be riding a Trek with Leov, Mosely, Neco and Willow.
Neither Goldman, Bryceland, Minnar nor Peat live in Santa Cruz or California. Just the same as Hill and Bronson dont live near Morgan Hill. (although you may be on to something there, i just noticed Hill > Morgan Hill.