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12/22/2017 3:35 AM

Petder wrote:

I got news recently that norco is quitting the DH-effort. Any others heard the same thing?

BJobs69 wrote:

Heard they will go ahead with Something new for Enduro.

Petder wrote:

Well i guess it's not the case since they seem to stay with the DH program...
So where to take the money for a bigger enduro squad? If so then maybe Norco is the reason for the IBIS-Gehrig divorce and will sponsor the twins with frames?

I could imagine the Gerhig twins to go with a brand based in Switzerland. Maybe BMC or Scott?

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12/22/2017 4:15 AM


Post from Intense Cycles UK


What are the chances of Charlie Hatton moving to the full factory squad after this year's performances? Joe Breeden filling his boots in Elites for 2018
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12/22/2017 5:10 AM

Anybody know if Noga Korem (EWS privateer) is finally getting a factory ride in 2018?

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12/22/2017 6:06 AM

nickhead wrote:
Post from Intense Cycles UK


What are the chances of Charlie Hatton moving to the full factory squad after this year's performances? Joe Breeden filling his boots in Elites for 2018

Confirmed that he's moving on... but where to?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAQ5MjHlGk/

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12/22/2017 6:18 AM

Petder wrote:

I got news recently that norco is quitting the DH-effort. Any others heard the same thing?

BJobs69 wrote:

Heard they will go ahead with Something new for Enduro.

Petder wrote:

Well i guess it's not the case since they seem to stay with the DH program...
So where to take the money for a bigger enduro squad? If so then maybe Norco is the reason for the IBIS-Gehrig divorce and will sponsor the twins with frames?

@Petder Is right on the money there. Gehrig's on Norco frame deal.

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12/22/2017 9:39 AM

Not racing but still a bit of a shock...

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12/22/2017 9:45 AM

Regarding the Gerig twins;

Check out this post of the Swiss Norco distributor ;-)
https://instagram.com/p/Bca3hS6nbPU/

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12/22/2017 9:47 AM

Robin_Schaub wrote:

Regarding the Gerig twins;

Check out this post of the Swiss Norco distributor ;-)
https://instagram.com/p/Bca3hS6nbPU/

well that certainly looks like a twin

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12/22/2017 10:38 AM

Brook off Oakley

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12/22/2017 10:43 AM

Maybe onto Scott.... they are the only company I can think of that makes bikes and goggles....

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12/22/2017 11:00 AM

nickhead wrote:
Post from Intense Cycles UK


What are the chances of Charlie Hatton moving to the full factory squad after this year's performances? Joe Breeden filling his boots in Elites for 2018

nickhead wrote:

Confirmed that he's moving on... but where to?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAQ5MjHlGk/

The Athertons have a spare spot? Although why would they have another young rider when they have Kade?

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12/22/2017 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/22/2017 11:10 AM



Dakotah off Morpheus bikes.
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12/22/2017 11:27 AM

Its not racing, but YT is getting ready to launch either the new Capra or a new model of some sort(New DH?, 29er?).

https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/

This was a banner ad on PB, but there is no company associated with the website, other than Shift Active Media, which works mainly with bike publications. http://www.shiftactivemedia.com/

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12/22/2017 11:49 AM

Greenedog wrote:

Dakotah off Morpheus bikes.

seems like dak would go to trek given how many appearances he has made on trek bikes.

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12/22/2017 12:37 PM

PeteB wrote:

Its not racing, but YT is getting ready to launch either the new Capra or a new model of some sort(New DH?, 29er?).

https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/

This was a banner ad on PB, but there is no company associated with the website, other than Shift Active Media, which works mainly with bike publications. http://www.shiftactivemedia.com/

Yeah, It's about time for a new Capra model.

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12/22/2017 12:44 PM

kwapik wrote:

Yeah, It's about time for a new Capra model.

what's wrong with the current model?

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12/22/2017 12:50 PM



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12/22/2017 12:53 PM

PeteB wrote:

Its not racing, but YT is getting ready to launch either the new Capra or a new model of some sort(New DH?, 29er?).

https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/

This was a banner ad on PB, but there is no company associated with the website, other than Shift Active Media, which works mainly with bike publications. http://www.shiftactivemedia.com/

kwapik wrote:

Yeah, It's about time for a new Capra model.

'size wrote:

what's wrong with the current model?

It's geo is a bit long in the tooth, quite a high BB and very short reach/long seat tubes for an enduro race bike really.

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12/22/2017 12:54 PM

PeteB wrote:

Its not racing, but YT is getting ready to launch either the new Capra or a new model of some sort(New DH?, 29er?).

https://www.findyouryoungtalent.com/

This was a banner ad on PB, but there is no company associated with the website, other than Shift Active Media, which works mainly with bike publications. http://www.shiftactivemedia.com/

kwapik wrote:

Yeah, It's about time for a new Capra model.

'size wrote:

what's wrong with the current model?

No one said anything is wrong with the Capra; in fact, it's one of the best bikes in class. It needs an upgrade because it's been in its current configuration since 2014.

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12/22/2017 12:56 PM

lewzz10 wrote:

It's geo is a bit long in the tooth, quite a high BB and very short reach/long seat tubes for an enduro race bike really.

what exactly is an enduro race bike and how do numbers define it as such?

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12/22/2017 12:59 PM

kwapik wrote:

No one said anything is wrong with the Capra; in fact, it's one of the best bikes in class. It needs an upgrade because it's been in its current configuration since 2014.

that other guy seems to think so. but you're saying it needs an update because it's not new enough?

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12/22/2017 1:09 PM

Pretty sure we will see a 29 Capra and a 29 Tues in 2018, along same lines of Jeffsy, both options, 29 and 27 for all 3 models

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12/22/2017 1:13 PM

'size wrote:

what's wrong with the current model?

kwapik wrote:

No one said anything is wrong with the Capra; in fact, it's one of the best bikes in class. It needs an upgrade because it's been in its current configuration since 2014.

'size wrote:

that other guy seems to think so. but you're saying it needs an update because it's not new enough?

Sounds like you want to argue

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12/22/2017 1:15 PM

'size wrote:

what exactly is an enduro race bike and how do numbers define it as such?

That's a huge can of worms! Not saying it's a bad bike, never ridden one, but YT call it an enduro bike and sell one with race in the name so maybe ask them? It's geometry was pretty standard when it came out and 3 years (nearly 4!) is a long time in the bike industry. It is probably due an update for 2018 surely. Guess we'll see

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12/22/2017 1:15 PM

Aushred wrote:

Pretty sure we will see a 29 Capra and a 29 Tues in 2018, along same lines of Jeffsy, both options, 29 and 27 for all 3 models

That's my kind of thinking. Options are good.

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12/22/2017 1:16 PM

sammcneesphotography wrote:



SAINT NICK STEPS BACK FROM SANTAS SLAY FOR 2018 AND HOPS ON COMMENCAL FOR THE RACE SEASON!!!!! BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR!!!!

Oz_Taylor wrote:

Are my eyes lying to me or is that Finn Iles?

unskilled wrote:

*Sleigh . You can't use the homonym incorrectly.

guess you didnt get the "SLAYS" pun.........

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12/22/2017 1:26 PM

kwapik wrote:

Sounds like you want to argue

not at all. just curious about different thoughts on the same subject. it's old or it's not current on geo are very different answers to the same question. still curious what defines an enduro race bike though. parameters on bikes is just plain stupid IMO so I'm curious where people stand since this specific bike came up.

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12/22/2017 2:09 PM



I'll just leave this here. . .
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12/22/2017 2:15 PM

Shawn_Trudell wrote:

I'll just leave this here. . .

it was already left at 12/22/2017 12:50 PM

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12/22/2017 2:17 PM

Anybody else find this a bit inappropriate? I mean, don't get me wrong, i'm a standard guy when it comes to hot women and she looks amazing, but that's just it, she LOOKS amazing just standing there instead of being celebrated and cheered at for her riding...

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