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1/8/2018 3:01 PM

fun house wrote:

Lee where did you screen cap those results from?

looks like roots and rain

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1/8/2018 3:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/8/2018 3:04 PM

fun house wrote:

Lee where did you screen cap those results from?

I'm not sure where General Lee obtained the posted results, but if you want to look up various riders or venues - check out Roots & Rain

https://www.rootsandrain.com


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1/8/2018 6:58 PM

Nice point coming from General Lee re: race results.

Not sure if the data reflects this, but it seems Kiwi riders have not been able to get the consistency required to dominate a full season of DH or Enduro. It's certainly not for lack of talent, that's for damn sure.

Could it be because they have such a busy off-season at home? Too much traveling time, maybe, compared to other countries (NZ is far from pretty much everywhere else)?

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1/8/2018 7:04 PM

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1/8/2018 7:11 PM

peecee wrote:

It was more of a mule than a new bike thou to be honest take the IDrive out and change the shock position, but it was the same front triangle and rear end so nothing to ground breaking they did it and had to move quick because apparently the team were saying how crap the bike was!

Remember Slugger even won a World Cup on that hideous carbon fury that seemed short and steep, top riders these days should be able to win a race on any bike I’m sure Gwin, Troy and many others could of podiumed the GT Brook never could.

I really hope GT do have a new bike on the way, and I’m hoping it’s a modern day GT LOBO haha imaging that long, low, slack, strong, and with a new pullshock.

Pull shocks are the way of the future. I'm telling you... C'mon Rock Shox! Grow some balls and bring 'em back. (You've done your enduro thing.) I've got the frame design all worked out.

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1/8/2018 7:22 PM

That-Norco-Dude wrote:

RIP George Brannigan - 2018

GT claims another

general lee wrote:

I'm not sure the change to GT 'claimed' anyone. I was actually surprised to see how relatively few podiums Brook has been on in his career, I definitely would have thought it was more than five (1,2,4,4,5). And on two tracks I'd expect to see him do well at, Ft. William and MSA, his results on GT are better than Trek all but one time.




Let's also not forget that Gee killed it on the 26" "new" fury and won worlds on the 27.5" version. Multiple wins and several podiums for him on Gt, and he hasn't done much since the switch to Trek (well aware he's been battling injury the last two seasons). I have to agree with General Lee, I don't think that the GT is a career death sentence for anyone, I just Think it probably rides differently from most and takes some time to get used to. A lot of people claim the session is the fastest bike of the WC, and the results show that the Fury is right there with it when under the same riders.

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1/8/2018 10:26 PM

Shawn_Trudell wrote:

Let's also not forget that Gee killed it on the 26" "new" fury and won worlds on the 27.5" version. Multiple wins and several podiums for him on Gt, and he hasn't done much since the switch to Trek (well aware he's been battling injury the last two seasons). I have to agree with General Lee, I don't think that the GT is a career death sentence for anyone, I just Think it probably rides differently from most and takes some time to get used to. A lot of people claim the session is the fastest bike of the WC, and the results show that the Fury is right there with it when under the same riders.

maybe not a death sentence but a little show stopper when others around you keep evolving and tweaking geometry and you as a rider are stuck with a frime that was not developed any further for some years now. it may not be the sudden death but if keeps things fresh and interesting to get something new from time to time

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1/8/2018 10:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/8/2018 10:50 PM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Nice point coming from General Lee re: race results.

Not sure if the data reflects this, but it seems Kiwi riders have not been able to get the consistency required to dominate a full season of DH or Enduro. It's certainly not for lack of talent, that's for damn sure.

Could it be because they have such a busy off-season at home? Too much traveling time, maybe, compared to other countries (NZ is far from pretty much everywhere else)?

Ok in theory, but does not work, due to Aussies having same summer Off season

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1/8/2018 11:33 PM

Barelli got some wings

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1/8/2018 11:40 PM

Stoked for Foresta.

The kid can ride a bike, and his younger sister is super fast as well.

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1/9/2018 12:17 AM

mbikes1 wrote:

MacDonald on whichever brand Buchanan is on?

bsykesphoto wrote:

EX471 rims, fox suspension, shimano brakes = Mondraker I reckon.

Wonder if he'll be going the 29er

Brook posted a colour version of that photo on his Instagram story but quickly deleted it. Wish I had screen capped it. Pretty sure I remember some pink/purple colours in the frame dither.

Thought for a second it could be Transition FMD (Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss) but they run Schwalbe tires.

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1/9/2018 3:31 AM

mbikes1 wrote:

MacDonald on whichever brand Buchanan is on?

bsykesphoto wrote:

EX471 rims, fox suspension, shimano brakes = Mondraker I reckon.

Wonder if he'll be going the 29er

grambo wrote:

Brook posted a colour version of that photo on his Instagram story but quickly deleted it. Wish I had screen capped it. Pretty sure I remember some pink/purple colours in the frame dither.

Thought for a second it could be Transition FMD (Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss) but they run Schwalbe tires.

Yep, the 2018 Summum pro frames have pink/purple in their colorway.


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1/9/2018 4:33 AM

Here is the list of wins on the Fury:

World Champs - 2014 - Gee
Cairns WC - 2014 - Gee
Fort William WC - 2013 - Gee
Val di Sole WC - 2013 - Gee

Val di Sole WC - 2015 - Rachel
Windham WC - 2015 - Rachel
Mont-Sainte-Anne WC - 2015 - Rachel
Lenzerheide WC - 2015 - Rachel
Leogang WC - 2015 - Rachel
Fort William WC - 2015 - Rachel
Meribel WC - 2014 - Rachel
Cairns WC - 2014 - Rachel
Hafjell WC - 2013 - Rachel
Fort William WC - 2013 - Rachel
Val di Sole WC - 2013 - Rachel

Windham WC - 2014 - Taylor Vernon
Fort William WC - 2014 - Martin Maes
Fort William WC - 2015 - Martin Maes

Not bad in my opinion.

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1/9/2018 6:45 AM

Walker Shaw on a new team?



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1/9/2018 8:53 AM

fun house wrote:

Lee where did you screen cap those results from?

Roots and Rain. You can use the drop down menu to limit what results are displayed.

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1/9/2018 11:32 AM

So it looks like Greg Williamson is on Trek

https://instagram.com/p/BdvVVXbgUPO/

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1/9/2018 11:36 AM

Is Trek World Racing a different team to the Athertons?

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1/9/2018 11:44 AM

guy_the_rev wrote:

So it looks like Greg Williamson is on Trek

https://instagram.com/p/BdvVVXbgUPO/

those pics are a few years old, but he's not being too shy about it is he? and cole pichchshshciccintion commenting is a nice troll too!

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1/9/2018 11:49 AM

Primoz wrote:

Is Trek World Racing a different team to the Athertons?

Different teams

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1/9/2018 12:47 PM

IMunteanu

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1/9/2018 1:28 PM

That's a photoshop. Pierrons head on Jack Moirs body. Just a wind up.

I've heard Pierron is staying on Commencal but switching to Ride Addiction.

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1/9/2018 2:05 PM

MunteanuHill wrote:

Pierron to Intense ??https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvbkFjFUXy/

Oz_Taylor wrote:

That's a photoshop. Pierrons head on Jack Moirs body. Just a wind up.

I've heard Pierron is staying on Commencal but switching to Ride Addiction.

I know it's a photoshop , but it wouldn't be bad to see Pierron to Intense ...

IMunteanu

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1/9/2018 2:09 PM

So looks like this Dan guy and his pet Dingo did some hard creepin on Lew Buchanan's insta account and brought this up...

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1/9/2018 2:21 PM

Ibis 100% as well. You can see the Thomson stem that Ibis uses and in his IG story you can see a little bit of the wheels decal. Those rims a defenitly Ibis’

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1/9/2018 2:40 PM

bruce klein off KHS

Along with the new year comes some very exciting news, but first I want to say a massive thank you to all the homies at @khsfactoryracing and @khsbicycles for their support this past season! We did some pretty incredible things, race wise, in such a quick year and had such a blast while doing it! With the support from these guys I rode to my first National win, first National Series Title, first International podium, first full season of World Cup downhill including two top 20 results, first Elite World Champs, and managed to obtain very close to all of my goals. I started out the World Cup season not even able to qualify but with the support and knowledge from these guys, I was able to continue progression and finish in the top 20 at World Champs! It's been a hell of time traveling with @quintonspaulding, @loganbinggeli, @seamuspowell, and everyone else who participated along the way! They opened the door for me to chase my dreams and although it was a big learning year, we crushed it! We will be parting ways for the future but I'll always be stoked to see you guys at the races! A massive thank you to Q for providing a position for myself to learn, progress, and continue growing the fire that burns inside to reach my best! I wish all the best to you boys and see ya at the races! ??❤️? PC: @zachfaulkner @khsfactoryracing @khsbicycles @fox @rideshimano @envecomposites @wildernesstrailbikes @odigrips @maxxistires @progold @flyracingusa @honeystinger @lazersports @100percent_bike @virusintl @betterbuzz @monsterarmy #khsbicycles

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1/9/2018 2:58 PM

CRCcrew wrote:

Ibis 100% as well. You can see the Thomson stem that Ibis uses and in his IG story you can see a little bit of the wheels decal. Those rims a defenitly Ibis’

I messaged him about the stem. Told me it was temporary... And in a roundabout way told me it wasn't IBIS.

Granted he could have just been fucking with me haha

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1/9/2018 3:20 PM

Pretty obvious guys.


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1/9/2018 4:28 PM

CRCcrew wrote:

Ibis 100% as well. You can see the Thomson stem that Ibis uses and in his IG story you can see a little bit of the wheels decal. Those rims a defenitly Ibis’

Yep, Totally Ibis. Also, I bet bex baraona is his teammate, along with wallner. A bit of IG digging and its all fairly obvious.

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1/9/2018 4:39 PM

sspomer wrote:

bruce klein off KHS

Along with the new year comes some very exciting news, but first I want to say a massive thank you to all the homies at @khsfactoryracing and @khsbicycles for their support this past season! We did some pretty incredible things, race wise, in such a quick year and had such a blast while doing it! With the support from these guys I rode to my first National win, first National Series Title, first International podium, first full season of World Cup downhill including two top 20 results, first Elite World Champs, and managed to obtain very close to all of my goals. I started out the World Cup season not even able to qualify but with the support and knowledge from these guys, I was able to continue progression and finish in the top 20 at World Champs! It's been a hell of time traveling with @quintonspaulding, @loganbinggeli, @seamuspowell, and everyone else who participated along the way! They opened the door for me to chase my dreams and although it was a big learning year, we crushed it! We will be parting ways for the future but I'll always be stoked to see you guys at the races! A massive thank you to Q for providing a position for myself to learn, progress, and continue growing the fire that burns inside to reach my best! I wish all the best to you boys and see ya at the races! ??❤️? PC: @zachfaulkner @khsfactoryracing @khsbicycles @fox @rideshimano @envecomposites @wildernesstrailbikes @odigrips @maxxistires @progold @flyracingusa @honeystinger @lazersports @100percent_bike @virusintl @betterbuzz @monsterarmy #khsbicycles

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Bruce to Giant?

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1/9/2018 4:42 PM

Okay so if Lewis Buchanan isn't riding a Yeti, who might we see on Yeti factory team this season? Maybe Florian Nicolai?