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1/19/2017 11:59 AM

That-Norco-Dude wrote:

So anyone up for some 2018 team rumors?

JoeyHooo wrote:

Suzuki is coming with DH team on 29ers. You heard it here first

druuver293 wrote:

Really?!

Sam hill drives a suzuki... w00t

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1/19/2017 12:03 PM

luigi2412 wrote:

Except for that the FIS women's world cup is it's own successful thing with its own races in different venues at different ...more

Almost all sports are like that. At least most winter sports as far as i know.

The problem with this is that the women's DH pool is much smaller than men's and it'd be questionable if there would eb enough coverage and the like.

Also, i was saying that 6 or 7 races isn't as bad as some think it is.In effect we have 12 or 14 races counting men and women separately. And there are juniors as well, which are often completely separated in other sports as well.

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1/19/2017 2:25 PM

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdjWEvBW6l/

I find it so funny that the Syndicate still runs reverbs even though there's a fox post out there and a ton of much less direct competitors to the Shimano and Fox pairing... Have they ever run anything other than a reverb?

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1/19/2017 2:39 PM

Primoz wrote:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdjWEvBW6l/

I find it so funny that the Syndicate still runs reverbs even though there's a fox ...more

it can be the non kashima transfer

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1/19/2017 3:17 PM

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pretty much already called by everyone, but redbull confirms rude to redbull and posted a interview on their site.
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They call 'em fingers, but I've never seen 'em fing.

1/19/2017 3:21 PM

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pretty much already called by everyone, but redbull confirms rude to redbull and posted a interview on their site.

Called by everyone, including Richie himself.... last year, on instagram, and in this thread....

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1/19/2017 6:43 PM

Well 2017 Rumors aren't over yet.. #reamtumors

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1/19/2017 9:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2017 9:44 PM

tmano2 wrote:

it can be the non kashima transfer

Only if it had the seal head replaced with a Rock Shox one (the big, black nut instead of the integrated seal housing like it's on the Transfer) and had the Rock Shox logos applied to the top of the slider.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/fox-transfer-dropper-seat-post-review-2016.html
http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Look-2017-RockShox-Reverb-B1-Same-Look-All-New-Guts-and-More-Travel,9905/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

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1/19/2017 10:04 PM

Primoz wrote:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdjWEvBW6l/

I find it so funny that the Syndicate still runs reverbs even though there's a fox ...more

tmano2 wrote:

it can be the non kashima transfer

Primoz wrote:

Only if it had the seal head replaced with a Rock Shox one (the big, black nut instead of the integrated seal housing like ...more

Aaaaaand the Reverb remote on the handlebar...

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1/19/2017 10:07 PM

Primoz wrote:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdjWEvBW6l/

I find it so funny that the Syndicate still runs reverbs even though there's a fox ...more

I once bought a second hand Fox post from www.ti-springs.com that was an ex syndicate post, so they haven't always used reverbs.

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1/20/2017 1:29 AM

Primoz wrote:

Almost all sports are like that. At least most winter sports as far as i know.

The problem with this is that the women's DH ...more

It's the number of race days that make difference for the fan. Now we have 3 races crammed into one on one race day. Even if the women would race Saturday and the men Sunday on the same track would make a huge improvement. I hope the women's DH pool grows fast, there are plenty of fast young girls ripping in the bike parks. We are now in the second generation of DH with former racer parents taking their kids to races, good things to come.

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1/20/2017 3:18 AM

That-Norco-Dude wrote:

Well 2017 Rumors aren't over yet.. #reamtumors

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Dammmit! I thought I had the exclusive!

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1/20/2017 7:16 AM

pimpin gimp wrote:

I once bought a second hand Fox post from www.ti-springs.com that was an ex syndicate post, so they haven't always used ...more

Yeah i think i remember them running FOX seatposts, but i distinctly remember them running reverbs when they switched from SRAM. Though FOX didn't have a dropper at the time.

Now that Shimano has a dropper post as well, who gives you the post if you are sponsored by both? Is it a separate point of sponsorship if you are sponsored in the 'we will give you everything' manner? If Shimano gives you ordinary (PRO) posts, can you run the FOX post?

:D

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1/20/2017 10:13 AM

So Lew Buchanan has moved from BMC to Trek Factory...we he be teaming up with Rene Wildhaber?
2 men and 2 woman for Trek?
In the introduction there was no mention of Rene?

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1/20/2017 1:04 PM

parnifel wrote:

So Lew Buchanan has moved from BMC to Trek Factory...we he be teaming up with Rene Wildhaber?
2 men and 2 woman for Trek?
In ...more

No...seems like Rene isn't on the team for 2017.

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1/22/2017 4:47 PM

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Charlie Harrison on an M16 in Fontana. I think it was mentioned in an earlier post that he was off trek..does anyone know details? Did he sign with Intense?
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1/22/2017 7:10 PM

Intense Cycles moves into motocross sponsoring Yamalube/Star RacingPhoto
http://www.vitalmx.com/photos/features/Vital-MX-Pit-Bits-Anaheim-2,39036/Intense-Cycles,97470/GuyB,64

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1/23/2017 2:20 AM

What a shame that there's no mention of Rene..always thought he was a great rider and had some awesome results last year. Plus he's a really nice,down to earth guy.
Would make sense though,2 girls and 2 guys...

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1/23/2017 10:28 AM

http://m.pinkbike.com/news/specialized-ohlins-suspension-team-2017.html

Sorry for the Pinkbike post, but there's some more detail into the Spesh/Ohlins bromance

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1/23/2017 11:11 AM

LIV REVEALS ADDITION OF ENDURO RACER RAE MORRISON TO GLOBAL ATHLETE ROSTER

Rising off-road talent will focus on Enduro World Series aboard the new Liv Hail Advanced

Following the launch of the Hail Advanced, the industry’s first women’s-specific 160mm travel trail bike, Liv has furthered its commitment to Enduro racing at the highest-level with the addition of up-and-coming New Zealander Rae Morrison as she prepares for the 2017 Enduro World Series. Signing a two-year contract, Morrison will lead the brand’s foray into a dedicated EWS race campaign.

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New Zealand’s Rae Morrison has become a consistent top-ten finisher after merely two seasons of racing the Enduro World Series.

A relative newcomer to enduro competition, Rae’s varied racing background—from downhill to cross-county—has helped her develop the blend of technical skills and physical fitness demanded of the discipline. Her break-out year came in 2015 as she made her EWS debut—earning two top-five finishes at the final rounds of the season—while also becoming New Zealand’s top-ranked enduro racer.

First established in 2014, Liv is the first and only cycling brand completely dedicated to women. With an upbeat personality paired with the drive and confidence to take on the toughest race tracks, Rae not only values Liv’s mission but also embodies it. “I like that Liv is a brand dedicated to women of all levels—from those just starting out, to competitive racers—with women’s-specific bikes, gear and apparel that performs and looks amazing,” Rae said.

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Rae draws from both her downhill and cross-country mountain bike racing experience to excel on the technically challenging and physically demanding race tracks found on the EWS.

Leveraging Liv’s affiliate brand Giant, Morrison will receive complete support from the well-established Giant Factory Off-Road Team and anticipates a newfound confidence when the 2017 Enduro World Series kicks-off in March in Rotorua, New Zealand. “Having the best support, the best equipment, the best bike will make a world of difference. It takes away a lot of the pressure and saves energy for me to just focus on the race,” said Morrison who is looking to further improve on the success of her first two seasons.

Rae will have a quiver of Liv bicycles to utilize during training and competition but will rely on the Hail Advanced come race day. “It ticks all of the boxes: stable, yet playful and very confidence inspiring. I love it,” said Morrison after getting acquainted with her new Hail. For her training, Rae will also utilize the new 120mm travel, Pique Advanced trail bike. Both models are designed using Liv’s 3F design philosophy and are handcrafted with a women’s-specific Advanced-grade composite lay-up while featuring the latest in Maestro suspension technology.

In addition to Liv bicycles and select rider gear, Morrison will rely on SRAM components, RockShox suspension, Schwalbe tires and 100% eyewear, racewear and full-face helmets.

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Featuring aggressive geometry and the latest in Maestro suspension technology, the Hail Advanced will be Rae’s bike of choice for racing when the Enduro World Series begins in Rotorua, New Zealand.

For more details about Rae and her 2017 race program including Liv bikes and rider please visit https://www.liv-cycling.com/global/teams-and-riders/liv-athletes/133/rae-morrison/929

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1/23/2017 12:41 PM

Shawn_Trudell wrote: Photo


Charlie Harrison on an M16 in Fontana. I think it was mentioned in an earlier post that he was off trek..does anyone know ...more

He looks to be in the same kit as the rest of the Intense Factory Team. Probably traded Luca Cometti for Chuck.

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1/23/2017 1:37 PM

Is Luca on a different team or did he retire like Sponsel?

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1/23/2017 1:39 PM

Shawn_Trudell wrote: Photo


Charlie Harrison on an M16 in Fontana. I think it was mentioned in an earlier post that he was off trek..does anyone know ...more
That-Norco-Dude wrote:

He looks to be in the same kit as the rest of the Intense Factory Team. Probably traded Luca Cometti for Chuck.

Per a Pinkbike article it looks like Charlie Harrison is on Intense(unconfirmed) and Luca Cometti is on Commencal USA doing GRt's and World Cups with Steven Walton(Confirmed).

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1/23/2017 3:15 PM

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

1/24/2017 9:29 AM

This just in from Polygon UR:

Polygon UR is proud to announce a new partnership with Trickstuff

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The team is always open on any products and also on any kind of companies independently of their size or background. With Trickstuff we are making a partnership because we are impressed about their handmade products. Even though Trickstuff is a very small company with a small production, their brakes along with Galfer rotors and pads have reached a level of performance the riders had never seen before.

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At the end of the 2016 season after having seen they won some test for the most powerful brakes, we were curious about it and asked them to ship us a set. From there even Mick Hannah choose them to ride at world champs in Val Di Sole.

The braking power, the very little effort to do on the lever to break and the consistency are the key points that makes those brakes better.

We are setting this partnership to take an even further the level of performance and redefine some details. We are pretty sure things coming will set the bench mark.

We hope now everyone will make good use of those beautiful pieces and hopefully Sam Reynolds can recover from his first testing session:



Klaus Liedler, Trickstuff CEO: "At Trickstuff we are very proud that our brakes are chosen by Polygon UR one of the best teams in the world as we believe our precision engineered products are meant to race at the highest level."

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Located in Freiburg, Germany the company’s workforce is six people, all are passionate riders, three of them are engineers. The main products are the brakes, The DIRETTISSIMA is the world’s most powerful brake, the PICCOLA is the lightweight world record holder. Every brake is handmade in the company’s workshop, according to the customer’s wishes and needs choosing between nine anodizing colors and two hose types.

Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks!




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1/24/2017 1:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/24/2017 5:33 PM

Conor Mcfarlane to intense.
Saw him riding around Queenstown on a Recluse last week aswell.
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1/25/2017 1:32 AM

It's always useful to have brake adapters from one of your competing brands, especially if you are an up and comer and also if there are blank ones available and sharpies around! wink

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1/25/2017 2:34 AM

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Formula brake? R0 racing
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1/25/2017 3:00 AM

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"The trail building is a dirty job, but someone has to do it"

1/25/2017 3:30 AM

by the way, where did sponsel end up? I miss team robot...

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