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1/11/2015 9:33 PM

is Kelly McGarry The next YT freerider ?Photo

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1/11/2015 10:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2015 10:49 PM

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Professional french asshole filling Vital's thread with baguettes and croissants.

1/12/2015 2:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/12/2015 4:07 AM

Also from pinkbike's Fontana report:

Speaking of Intense, We saw what appeared to be a variation of an M9 floating around but didn't get a clean shot of it as it stayed hidden most of the weekend. What we did see was their Carbine 29er boasting a DVO Diamond 29er fork. No other info from the guys at DVO though.

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1/12/2015 4:16 AM

Judging by their Instagrams, it seems the Nukeproof boys are gonna be riding a new Pulse this year

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1/12/2015 4:24 AM

not exactly racing, but has anyone heard rumors about

bearclaw leaving specilized
sorge off giant


...in a german forum there are also comments floating around that zink is off yt


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1/12/2015 5:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/12/2015 5:05 AM

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1/12/2015 5:36 AM

lister_yu wrote:

not exactly racing, but has anyone heard rumors about

bearclaw leaving specilized
sorge off giant


...in a german forum ...more

do you have a link to that ?

can't imagine zink leaving yt, he had a good year and he seems to like the company and the people running yt. he has a family to feed aswell now.
maybe he just won't trust the frames no more, after cracking a few carbon capras and carpon slope prototypes?!

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1/12/2015 5:49 AM

http://www.mtb-news.de/news/2015/01/12/freeride-geruechtekueche-kelly-mcgarry-auf-yt-bearclaw-und-sorge-raus-bei-specialized-und-giant/

it´s german (but you are from Graz, so no Problem). I agree - it would be more then stupid to let Zink go after such a short riding for YT. The Forum I got the link from is not that trustworthy ;-)

That was the reason I aked at vital ;-)

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1/12/2015 5:57 AM

ok, read that article earlier today, when the comment about zink wasn't posted. but thanks wink
haha, yes, when it comes to rumours nothing beats vital wink

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1/12/2015 5:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/12/2015 5:58 AM

Seems like Canyon factory will be on Rock Shox, Sram head to toe. At least Sir Fabien Barel does.

[LINK TO IMAGE]

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1/12/2015 6:29 AM

MSTRCHRS wrote:

ok, read that article earlier today, when the comment about zink wasn't posted. but thanks wink
haha, yes, when it comes to ...more

...that´s true - but the amount of Information is often less then 1% :-)

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1/12/2015 8:30 AM

From Fab's facebook page.

After more than 10 years of Relationship with FOX suspension, it is time to move on. It has been an amazing experience to share knowledge and vision of the sport. The very last 36 is a great product and it was a pure pleasure to have work on it.
A special Thanks to Mojo Suspension who has been supporting me strongly with an fantastic technical support to, sometimes, crazy requests
Thank you.

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1/12/2015 3:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/12/2015 3:52 PM

On the Enduro World Series Website it lists Rock Shox as a sponsor for the Canyon Factory Enduro Team, so it looks like Barnes and the rest of the team will be riding Rock Shox, too.

It also lists the CRC team as CRC/Paypal:
http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/chain-reation-cycles-paypal

This looks like their DH line up, too, so I guess the Team will race the DH Worldcup with that name and sponsor, too?
If that's true, that's a huuuuge deal for the team!

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I can ride my bike with no handlebar!

1/12/2015 3:47 PM

Another Irish youngster getting big factory support this year;
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ibis-cycles-2015-ews-team.html

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1/12/2015 7:04 PM

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1/12/2015 11:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/12/2015 11:47 PM

Cedric stand as excluded from Santa Cruz:

http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/santa-cruz

Looks like he is on his own, and not registered as a Santa Cruz team rider last past years. But he will still ride a Nomad.

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1/13/2015 4:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/13/2015 4:39 AM

PolkaDot wrote:

Cedric stand as excluded from Santa Cruz:

http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/santa-cruz

Looks like he is on his ...more

Is that not exactly the same as its been for the last few years and down to the fact he is not in the syndicate team as he rides different sponsors equipment?

He is listed as Team Santa Cruz in the rider listings so just not part of the Syndicate squad.

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1/13/2015 10:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/13/2015 11:00 AM

bturman wrote:

BMC's enduro squad announced. Notably absent is Aaron Bradford.

Press Release: BMC launches new 2015 Factory Trailcrew

This ...more

http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/

Of all the team rosters Aaron Bradford is nowhere to be seen. Could he be doing skipping out on or partially competing the EWS this year?

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1/13/2015 11:10 AM

PolkaDot wrote:

Cedric stand as excluded from Santa Cruz:

http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/santa-cruz

Looks like he is on his ...more

Dickscruttock wrote:

Is that not exactly the same as its been for the last few years and down to the fact he is not in the syndicate team as he ...more

Last year he was listed as part of Santa Cruz. You see that The Nomads also are listed as team Santa Cruz, but they are not part of the Syndicate. Same as like ACC stand as part of Team Ibis, even she does a own program, or Life Cycle.

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1/13/2015 1:05 PM

PolkaDot wrote:

Cedric stand as excluded from Santa Cruz:

http://www.enduroworldseries.com/teams-2015/santa-cruz

Looks like he is on his ...more

Dickscruttock wrote:

Is that not exactly the same as its been for the last few years and down to the fact he is not in the syndicate team as he ...more

PolkaDot wrote:

Last year he was listed as part of Santa Cruz. You see that The Nomads also are listed as team Santa Cruz, but they are not ...more

The Nomads share a lot of the same sponsors as the Syndicate, Gracia shares none bar Santa Cruz and Shimano, hence the SHARED*.

He is still listed as been part of the Santa Cruz team if you look in the rider listings.

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1/14/2015 11:38 AM

It's official: Kelly McGarry joins YT for 2015. With Zink, Lacondeguy, and Granieri already onboard, that's quite the team!

Photo

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1/14/2015 10:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2015 12:21 AM

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1/14/2015 10:15 PM

Am I the only one missing something here?

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1/14/2015 10:40 PM

Thanks FCTRY, jerk of the year award, and not even on topic!

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1/14/2015 11:38 PM

So YT will have to build some XL bikes, right? ;-)

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1/14/2015 11:40 PM

Also:
Custom 27,5" rear end for McGazza. No chainstay adjustability right there.

Photo

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1/15/2015 12:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2015 12:36 AM

russthedog wrote:

Thanks FCTRY, jerk of the year award, and not even on topic!

Clicked quote on the wrong post, stupid tiny phone. As far as me being "Jerk of the Year", keep in mind we're only two weeks in so it's a bit early to declare a winner, but I'll accept the nomination.

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1/15/2015 12:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2015 12:46 AM

Maverickdh005 wrote:

Interesting that the team shed quite a few of its members, sad to see them lose their only female rider. Also, looks like Neko ...more

This is possibly the wrongest shit a human has ever said. Women's dh is a joke, pure and simple. Not only that, women's racing has held the whole sport back from being something interesting and progressive that people would want to watch. For example, I raced the test event for Windham this year, and when we asked why the jump above Peaty's plunge was 30 feet shorter than it should have been, the track builder informed us that the UCI wanted all of the jumps on track to be doable for the women. Now, the top five or so women are pretty solid bike riders, but not one of them would qualify for the men's field on most weekends. Behind them, the pace drops off at a truly precipitous rate, to the point where the 15th place rider is full blown hazard on track during practice. Women's racing is horrific to watch. You think there's not enough incentive to get into the sport? I've seen women take home cash in their first race because three people showed up, whereas for a man it usually takes years to get into the money. I've also seen women get full support because their results show a bunch of podiums, when they fail to show that third and last were the same position. But I suppose you're right , you need women to have success, just look at the failure of F1, motocross, baseball, American football, rugby, etc.. what a bunch of flops those have been.

Racing is not a charity, nor is it a public program. Sponsors pay riders, riders sell bikes. Women make up a tiny fraction of the gravity market and an even tinier fraction of racers. To claim that female gravity racers are under-rewarded is simply incorrect and indefensible. Now, among female downhillers, there are some really awesome people who are good riders and want to be challenged. There are also some who piss and moan when they can't do something until it gets dumbed down for them. It's not the fault of the racers (for the most part), but the fault of the organizers like the UCI who allow the lowest common denominator to determine the direction of the sport.

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1/15/2015 12:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2015 12:43 AM

Maverickdh005 wrote:

Interesting that the team shed quite a few of its members, sad to see them lose their only female rider. Also, looks like Neko ...more

FCTRY wrote:

This is possibly the wrongest shit a human has ever said. Women's dh is a joke, pure and simple. Not only that, women's racing ...more

Still think the last comment and award fits.

Personally I think your comments and views are one of the reasons more women are not in the sport as there is no support due to views like yours. Sure things need to be different until they get to the right level, but that level will not be achievable without support...its catch 22 and a bit of give and take is needed.

BTW - Womens rugby and football (ok you can call is soccer) is VERY successful. As is field hockey.....you should try watching it some time.

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1/15/2015 4:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/15/2015 4:41 AM

FCTRY, you insensitive son of a ……actually you are right.



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