Added a comment about video Loic Bruni Interviews Troy Brosnan - Outspoken Episode 6 8/8/2019 3:07 AM

Riders outside the Top 10 are on a lot less, because their value as an asset to a company is worth a lot less.

Look at Matt Walker for example - riding for Madison Saracen, he's probably paid around $40k a year. By the time you add up travel expenses, parts, mechanic etc he is probably costing that team over $100k a year to have as a rider.

Now are there enough people out there going out and buying a Saracen because Matt Walker is riding one? Nothing against him as a rider, he's just the example. Same could be said for 99% of the riders outside the top 5. How many of them actually SELL product (that is why they are sponsored, this industry is not a charity).

If riders knew what each other was being paid, and discussed freely, the MTB industry would end up like the MX industry. Only a few brands with the funds to sponsor the riders. That then means those brands have a monopoly over the market and it's bad for the end consumer because there's less selection.

People have this wild theory that MTB brand owners are sitting back in their beachfront mansion in Malibu sipping White Claws from the back seat of their Bentley Bentayga whilst their driver takes them to the local Golf Club for a round with their rich white friends.

They aren't. Sure, the top boys at the big brands (Sinyard at Specialized for example) are making a comfortable living - enough to send their kids to college and set them for life for sure. But the same can be said for Bike brands as can be said for Top riders. Outside of the biggest 5 bike brands, not many owners/CEO's are making big money...

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Liked a comment on the item ENVE and Industry Nine Team Up to Offer Lower Price and Better Engagement 2/15/2019 1:36 AM

I like my hubs like I like my children. Very Quiet. Give me Onyx Hubs all day.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/9/2019 9:28 AM

Trust me, there are plenty of Industry Insiders leaking information. You just gotta know what's coming from the inside and what's not.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/7/2019 1:53 AM

The whole Trek team will be on 100%. This will be just for Moto.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/3/2019 2:38 AM

Here's a fact for you. Naming sources isn't a good way of keeping sources.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/17/2018 3:27 AM

Andrew Shandro's kid makes up a third of a Factory Team for next year too. Shouldn't too hard to guess which. Also, Brayton won't be on Nukeproof Trail bikes...

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/14/2018 2:49 AM

The team might have 'chosen' a couple of sponsors, but many of their partners ended up being brands who ended up having budget left late into the off-season.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/3/2018 1:34 AM

Couple things Mr Nelson... Atherton deal is really not much - 3/4 season ago, maybe. Since then, their worth has fallen off of a cliff. I would say as a team they are not even top 4 anymore in terms of budget for a Bike Brand. Second, Wiggle/CRC is not ... more ยป

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/13/2018 2:46 AM

My sources tell me that Reece Wilson is taking a year out to focus on the Kendama World Champs

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/5/2018 5:37 AM

The Athertons do whatever Dan Brown tells them to do

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 8/30/2018 1:38 AM

You would be surprised the amount of people who come and check/post in this thread who know what's happening.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/8/2016 4:48 AM

Yes

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/5/2016 2:15 AM

Maybe if their Team Manager wasn't so greedy to help out his personally affiliated brands he'd have a team this year.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/28/2016 9:23 AM

Eddie is with Bernard on Pivot. Dean Lucas is on Intense Giant Factory Team are racing in 100%'s new apparel range.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/14/2016 2:32 AM

Ya bro, you called it right so much.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/5/2016 7:43 AM

You're going to look stupid soon.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/5/2016 2:29 AM

Big PR coming tomorrow.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/18/2015 9:25 AM

We heard Loic is running gears for 2016. So maybe it's a gear cable. No way.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/26/2015 7:21 AM

*ahem*

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 11/11/2015 8:53 AM

I wish I could say "I c what u did there" but it wouldn't work.