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1/9/2018 4:57 PM

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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 5:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/9/2018 5:43 PM



Lewis Buchanan to sign with Haibike this coming season.

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1/9/2018 7:44 PM

Fairly convinced Lewis is on ibis. In that last pic on his insta, you can see the top of a water bottle. Rules out yeti unless they are having him test a new bike we don’t know about.

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1/9/2018 7:44 PM

dylanemdasilva wrote:

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

Florian nicolai is probably going to canyon they need a top ten racer.

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1/9/2018 9:06 PM

trexyz wrote:

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.

Shall I post how many Tennis Tournaments Wilson rackets have won with Federer?

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1/9/2018 9:21 PM

trexyz wrote:

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.

JCL wrote:

Shall I post how many Tennis Tournaments Wilson rackets have won with Federer?

It's the rider not the bike but a good bike sure helps. If Gwin rode gt he would still do good, you know cause he's Gwin but you get the point.

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1/9/2018 10:05 PM

NoahColorado wrote:

Pretty obvious guys.


it is getting a bit boring

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1/10/2018 1:36 AM

vicho wrote:

Florian nicolai is probably going to canyon they need a top ten racer.

Joe Barnes didn't have the best of seasons this year but he's definitely a top 10 racer.

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1/10/2018 3:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2018 3:06 AM



Brook to mondraker pretty much a
Done deal. Has blurred the frame but rear end is the teal/cyan colour

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1/10/2018 3:14 AM

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1/10/2018 3:41 AM

Is there a YT enduro team? It seems like they've a good range of bikes to cover all track types.

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1/10/2018 3:49 AM

obskwr wrote:

Brook to mondraker pretty much a
Done deal. Has blurred the frame but rear end is the teal/cyan colour

Same chain device too Mondraker for the win

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1/10/2018 3:58 AM

This is from a event in Kitzbühel, I guess because they host the skirace next week.
Redbull helmet, 100% goggles. Looks like brook on a mondraker

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1/10/2018 4:00 AM

Or maybe not, in his Instagram story he's still in New Zealand

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1/10/2018 4:23 AM

theyellowfromtheegg wrote:

This is from a event in Kitzbühel, I guess because they host the skirace next week.
Redbull helmet, 100% goggles. Looks like brook on a mondraker

I guess that's MS (Markus Stöckl) himself.. would make more sense to have the speed rush dude there..

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1/10/2018 4:29 AM

theyellowfromtheegg wrote:

This is from a event in Kitzbühel, I guess because they host the skirace next week.
Redbull helmet, 100% goggles. Looks like brook on a mondraker

cheesmaster wrote:

I guess that's MS (Markus Stöckl) himself.. would make more sense to have the speed rush dude there..

You're probably right

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1/10/2018 5:34 AM

Taylor Vernon on Seven clothing? It looks like it’s the motocross brand too, rather than the Mtb protection brand?

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1/10/2018 6:17 AM

confirmed brook to mandrake along with mike jones, brage vestavik, paddy butler

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1/10/2018 6:42 AM

Confirmed on Mike Jones instagram



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1/10/2018 6:59 AM

Mike jones and Brook Mac to Mondraker

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1/10/2018 7:12 AM

Here it is, the full announcement from Mondraker:
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Laurie Greenland and the comeback of the bulldog!



Greater, stronger!

At Mondraker we are pleased to finally announce the presentation of 2018 MS-Mondraker Team. 2018 marks our 10th Anniversary as a leading brand in the World Cup Downhill scene and it will become our 7th season (since 2012) as the main-title sponsor for the MS-Mondraker Team led by Markus Stoeckl and Lukas Haider. We cannot be any more excited for the new racing season about to come!!

Our rider line-up promise to deliver their very best and Summum Carbon Pro Team “the most successful and winningest bike at 2016 Worlds” is ready to tackle and tame the roughest 2018 downhill courses along the way.

With just 20 years of age Laurie Greenland is ready for his third season racing Mondraker Bikes. He really is in love with his Summum and after his 2nd position at Worlds 2016 and first World Cup podium in Lenzerheide 2017, Greenland is more focused for this new season than he’s ever been. Brook MacDonald is one of the most popular racers of our decade and always a crowd favorite. His riding and powerful style return at his best for 2018 along with his beloved Summum, the same team and bike he achieved his greatest success to date, winning at Val d’Isere World Cup in France 2012. Mike Jones has signed with MS-Mondraker to prove why he is a podium contender on any race he enters. 5th place at Mount Sainte-Anne 2017 World Cup, with 22 years of age he belongs to the new breed of UK super talented riders and fits perfectly on the 2018 MS-Mondraker Team.





MS-Mondraker Development Program
The good news also for 2018 is the introduction of a younger team roster featuring the Norwegian Brage Vestavik, the Australian junior rider Patrik Butler, Italian Johannes von Klebelsberg and the Austrian rider Fabian Ulrich. All of them will also be racing our Summum Carbon Pro Team and promise to be writing some headlines during the downhill racing season of 2018.

MS-Mondraker Team 2018 sponsor list and race calendar will soon be published at the Team website page: http://www.ms-racing.at.

Mondraker’s CEO Miguel Pina on 2018 MS-Mondraker Team presentation statement:
“At Mondraker we are fully committed to downhill racing since our very first year and MS-Mondraker Team is the best representative of our brand racing DNA. 2018 is set to be an amazing season with a more experienced Laurie Greenland, Brook MacDonald “coming home” racing with Mondraker again, and Mike Jones who fits perfectly with our brand identity. And also the new 4 young rising stars who will also race our Summum Carbon and we are sure they will become “downhill wonders” and will offer big surprises for this new season. It’s going to be an awesome year. Bring on 2018!”

Markus Stoeckl (CEO of MS-RACING): "Since Brook left the team after the 2012 season I always had the vision to get him back on our program. Now with Laurie, Brook and Mike as podium aspirants and our developmental program with Brage, Johannes, Pat and Fabian we have been able to form a really strong team."

Here are the riders statements:

Laurie Greenland:

"During my decision progress MS Mondraker and myself were able to put a really nice package together. I can’t be happier with my decision to stay on this team - I always loved riding the Mondraker Summum and I can’t wait to hang out with my old team mate Brook, Mike and all the others… it’s going to be awesome! Bring on 2018!"

Brook MacDonald:

“I am beyond stoked to be back joining MS Mondraker a team where my career really kicked off. I’m excited to be going back to my old roots and I’m ready to create some new memories and some more podiums. Stoked to be back on a podium proven bike and back with my old team-mate Laurie Greenland! I’m really excited for 2018 and beyond with MS and the crew!“

Mike Jones:

"As the 2018 season fast approaches, I am stoked to be a part of the MS Mondraker team alongside a great group of riders, mechanics and support team. I have high hopes for the season ahead and the prospect of being onboard the race winning Summum encourages me to further show my potential and gain the results I know I can achieve. I look forward to seeing what the season ahead will hold for both myself as an individual and the team as a whole, and can't wait for it to all get underway!“

Brage Vestavik:

"I’m really excited to be on the MS-Mondraker team. It’s a great gang of riders, some of them which I have shredded with in the past. Really looking forward to working closer with and learning from them. Most of all I'm stoked to shred the Summum. I think the bike will fit my style perfectly, and it’s built up with all the components I would choose for my dream build. Can’t wait to get started! Skrrrrt“

Pat Butler:

"I feel incredibly lucky to have been chosen for the Mondraker team and can’t wait to learn some tips and techniques from my awesome team mates. My goal for 2018 is to get at least one podium (or more), well maybe in the top 5 would be fantastic. I am looking forward to an great riding year with a world winning team."

Johannes von Klebelsberg:

"I’m super motivated to ride this season in a professional racing Team! Being in the same WhatsApp group with such great names like Macdonald, Greenland, Jones and so on is pretty cool! Riding the Mondraker Summum is great and it’s actually the first time that I ride a carbon fiber downhill bike. I’m sure that this bike is fast and I hope I’ll be as well!“

Fabian Ulrich:

"I was surprised when I have heard about this team coming together. There are some big names in the lineup and I hope I can benefit from riding with my new team-mates. It's such a honor for me to have the chance of being in the development program of the top level world cup team such as MS Mondraker."

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Mondraker Bicycles established in Alicante (Spain) in 2001 is a Racing Inspired brand focused on high performance MTB and e-MTB, offering technologically advanced and groundbreaking bicycles in all Mountain Bike disciplines and categories.

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1/10/2018 8:30 AM

The mondraker videos are going to be crazy this season

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1/10/2018 8:32 AM

Mike Jones is so STOCKED?
I'm a spelling nazi when it comes to professional announcements, but this just feels right with Mad Mike.

Want that dude and his fully stocked gun closet to unload this year.

I want the winners of the World Cups this year to be Gwin, Luca, Neko , Dak, Bruce then Isaac at finals and Gwin at Worlds. Mad Mike can have 2nd at them all.

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1/10/2018 10:12 AM

bizutch wrote:

Mike Jones is so STOCKED?
I'm a spelling nazi when it comes to professional announcements, but this just feels right with Mad Mike.

Want that dude and his fully stocked gun closet to unload this year.

I want the winners of the World Cups this year to be Gwin, Luca, Neko , Dak, Bruce then Isaac at finals and Gwin at Worlds. Mad Mike can have 2nd at them all.

So Mike for the overall?

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1/10/2018 11:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2018 11:50 AM

bizutch wrote:

Mike Jones is so STOCKED?
I'm a spelling nazi when it comes to professional announcements, but this just feels right with Mad Mike.

Want that dude and his fully stocked gun closet to unload this year.

I want the winners of the World Cups this year to be Gwin, Luca, Neko , Dak, Bruce then Isaac at finals and Gwin at Worlds. Mad Mike can have 2nd at them all.

guy_the_rev wrote:

So Mike for the overall?

See...now that would be awesome. All my favorites taking a piece of cake and a nutter grabbing the overall with a Bullet helmet. Dream scenario...like when Rennie won it all

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1/10/2018 2:44 PM

Gwin off TLD brain buckets

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1/10/2018 5:05 PM

DubC wrote:

Gwin off TLD brain buckets

Surprised you heard about that already. I like where he's going.

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1/10/2018 5:31 PM

chadkriz wrote:

Stoked for Foresta.

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

For sure.
Be interesting to see if he & Cole Suetos can follow in (or best) Nesteroff, Charlie Harrison, etc for the next Americans to come up.

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1/10/2018 6:03 PM

DubC wrote:

Gwin off TLD brain buckets

OneManArmy wrote:

Surprised you heard about that already. I like where he's going.

shoei?

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1/10/2018 7:32 PM

DubC wrote:

Gwin off TLD brain buckets

He’ll be rockin the new alpinestars helmet.