2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs

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9/8/2014 11:52 AM

Well well well, no sooner had the last rat crossed the finish line at Worlds, did the music start up for another round of Who Fancies Who. Forget finding your perfect match on Tinder, MTB's Yearly Musical Chairs has more love drama than Big Brother after the watershed. And to get the rumour mill churning again, who better than Team Rumours - back from the dead! So then, Who Fancies Who?



Source: Team Rumours

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9/8/2014 12:04 PM

whose contracts are up after this season?

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9/8/2014 12:09 PM

Blenki, Needles, Neko are some of the ones I recognize.

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9/8/2014 12:12 PM

Interesting to see YT there. They've always said they have no interest in a World Cup team cause it doesnt fit the ethos of the company. It would be nice too see the Tues being raced though after it winning Dirt bike of the year 2 years running.

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9/8/2014 12:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2014 12:25 PM

Sunn!?!? Pretty sure they went bankrupt a couple years ago

I feel Tahnee Seagrave is well overdue a move to a big team, could she be the British heart?

Also Specialized have a distint lack of a female member I think.

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9/8/2014 12:21 PM

the heart could stand for peaty?
Can't imagine him leaving the syndicate, though!

It's really cool to see the rumours back, was missing these last year!

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I can ride my bike with no handlebar!

9/8/2014 12:27 PM

Blinki in Scott.

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9/8/2014 12:30 PM

I think I heard Danny Hart's contract is up, so I would assume he is the heart + british flag

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9/8/2014 12:34 PM

beer = Nick Beer

injections = ?

stittched guy = ?

wild horse = ?

kangaroo = ? (Connor Fearon, Hill,...)

rambo = ?

heart = Danny Hart

yeah boy = ?

no chain = Neko

kiwi = Blenki


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9/8/2014 12:49 PM

Kangaroo might be Hill

Kiwi couldn't be Mcdo too ?

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9/8/2014 12:54 PM

Kusa wrote:

beer = Nick Beer

injections = ?

stittched guy = ?

wild horse = ?

kangaroo = ? (Connor Fearon, Hill,...)

rambo = ?

heart = Danny Hart

yeah boy = ?

no chain = Neko

kiwi = Blenki


Injections is Needles
Horse could be Cam Cole

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9/8/2014 1:01 PM

Yeah boy = Conner Fearon? (Yeah Conna!)
Syringes = Needles
Horse = Cam Cole
Beer = Nick Beer
Heart = Danny Hart

More interesting though, KTM?! Sunn?! YT?! Curious to see if there are new machines to go with new teams.

Also, the Intense could be Palmer's new gig, or could they be making a push for a true factory team? There are pictures about of a 27.5 M9 proto, and with their capitol infusion/restructure and big push into carbon could we see a new plastic superbike from the storied California firm? Hmmmmm

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9/8/2014 1:04 PM

Needles to YT or SRAM/TLD?
Cam to Scott (did they finally ditch Fairclough?) or Mondraker?
Nick Beer to Giant?
Kiwi to Sunn??

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9/8/2014 1:12 PM

Looks like Sunn is back in 2015 http://www.mtb-check.com/fr-sunn-reviendra-en-2015/

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9/8/2014 1:21 PM

Danny Hart to Santa Cruz syndicate

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9/8/2014 1:24 PM

I see:
Beer - Nick
Needles - Andrew
Horse - Cam Cole
Long dark hair - Connor? (also, the rectangle on his chest looks like his Fox jersey kinda)
Kangaroo - definitely Troy, he had probably singed a new contract for his first 3 years in Elite
British H(e)art - Danny of course
Gun dude - ??
Yeah - ??? I doubt i's Sam Hill, but he starts almost every sentence with "yeah,..."
No chain - Neko
Kiwi - Blenki?

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9/8/2014 1:28 PM

stittched guy = ? adam brayton? his leg after cairns

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9/8/2014 1:29 PM

rambo maybe sam dale

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9/8/2014 1:30 PM

tmano2 wrote:

rambo maybe sam dale

Sambo, Rambo. Nice one.

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9/8/2014 1:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2014 1:37 PM

When I seen the syringes I thought it was a jibe at trek over the whole lance armstrong doping thing haha

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9/8/2014 1:54 PM

Rambo guy is maybe Remi T....Remi, like Remington?

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9/8/2014 2:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2014 2:22 PM

Everyone seems to automatically assume these are meant to represent only the elite men. Perhaps consider that these rumors might include females or even juniors? For instance, the "stitched guy" looks a bit like a rag doll to me. Emmeline Ragot maybe? I know there was some talk about her retiring, but she mentioned being at next years World Champs on face book. The yeah guy, are there any women or junior racers we can think of that say yeah frequently?

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9/8/2014 2:26 PM

Imgine samuel on a scott. Wowza that would be a winner. DO WORK CLAUDIO.

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9/8/2014 2:37 PM

the kangaroo could be Sam Hill. I just found an article that states Sam was signed on to CRC for years 2013 and 2014. With an option to renew for 2 years if everyone was happy.

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9/8/2014 4:17 PM

The Kangaroo must represent Troy... There's plenty of pictures of him with a big inflatable kangaroo...

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9/8/2014 5:02 PM

I'd say stitched boy is a Fearon. Long hair and he has some stitches on his face after crash just before finals at worlds. Yeah boy i don;t know why but recalls me a blenky.

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9/8/2014 5:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/8/2014 5:28 PM

I had a day dream that Peaty and Minaar retired and Santa Cruz hired Sam Dale and Adam Brayton and changed the team name to the Rat Pack. Thanks for coming back Team Rumors! As for the Rambo figure… who was it that had the sweet helmet with George Washington riding an eagle and holding a bazooka?


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9/8/2014 5:51 PM

Everyone has mentioned Danny Hart and Andrew Neethling, so to me this means that Giant (at the top of the list) is looking for at least one very strong guy from the list riders we see on the right.
Anyway as we all know this are just rumors for the time beign.

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9/8/2014 5:55 PM

wait... what?

KTM has a WorldCup MtBike Team?

Sunn is back? I thought theyre DeVinci?

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9/8/2014 6:02 PM

PaucH wrote:

wait... what?

KTM has a WorldCup MtBike Team?

Sunn is back? I thought theyre DeVinci?

Sunn is from France and Devinci from Canada.... nothing related.

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