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2/19/2018 11:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2018 11:51 PM

saw a picture of nino schurter on IG testing a xx1 wireless system, could get very interesting... and expensive!!

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2/20/2018 1:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2018 1:13 AM

krabo83 wrote:

saw a picture of nino schurter on IG testing a xx1 wireless system, could get very interesting... and expensive!!

^^^^ Have a link? ^^^^

Isn't SRAM going to announce an eTAP Eagle groupset? Maybe as soon as Sea Otter.


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2/20/2018 3:03 AM

kwapik wrote:

^^^^ Have a link? ^^^^

Isn't SRAM going to announce an eTAP Eagle groupset? Maybe as soon as Sea Otter.


unfortunately not, i forgot to take a screenshot and couldn‘t find it afterwards derailleur had the same etap thingy as the road group.

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2/20/2018 4:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2018 4:31 AM

Sram Eagle eTap speculation from french website Velovert:
http://www.velovert.com/information/13427/xx1-eagle-etap-sram-fait-plus-qu-y-penser

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2/20/2018 6:47 AM

that was the picture

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2/20/2018 8:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2018 8:42 AM

Anyone figure out who Isabeua is riding for yet? Since Canyon was just launched, that slim chance is out.

Also saw Walker Shaw is on a Specialized Tarmac road bike (whatever that is) maybe going back after the Sram TLD era?

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2/20/2018 7:40 PM

sspomer wrote:

i saw the bike in person yesterday (there will be a feature on it soon). it's pretty darn good-looking!


Big Bird wrote:

I really like that elevated down tube. Can't remember what bike it reminds me of?

Showing my age here, but it reminds me of the B1 DH

https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/forums/2014/05/19/1358/s1200_b1_dh_01.jpg

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2/20/2018 9:22 PM

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2/21/2018 2:36 PM

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2/21/2018 3:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/21/2018 3:20 PM

This bulky beast looks likes Gwin's new shifter, obviously he is not on 9 speed...
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Where the white women at?

2/22/2018 1:18 AM

Confirmation from Isabeau's Facebook: she launches with Killian BRON and Cedric 'Pouky' CARREZ their own structure with Intense mavic, sram, renthal and many others for 2018!

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=isabeau%20courdurier

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2/22/2018 2:45 AM

Here's the official launch video of Isabeau's new team, the Enduro Collective:





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2/22/2018 7:43 AM

Yeeeeahh Pouky!!!! Good job!!

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2/22/2018 8:41 AM

iceman2058 wrote:

Here's the official launch video of Isabeau's new team, the Enduro Collective:





Pretty rad team intro vid. Also cool to see another team like Transition's with some ladies at the front of the program.

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I'm hungry.

2/22/2018 8:58 AM

sspomer wrote:

i saw the bike in person yesterday (there will be a feature on it soon). it's pretty darn good-looking!


Big Bird wrote:

I really like that elevated down tube. Can't remember what bike it reminds me of?

I think the Intense team took some cues from Darth Vader's Imperial Shuttle.



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I'm hungry.

2/22/2018 1:36 PM

Hah, apparently the admins are deleting eTap pictures.

Trying my luck here :D

Looks like it's just a Red eTap body with an Eagle cage mounted, at least in the pictures on the Czech site. Which is interesting, since the P-shaped cage supposedly works with the X-horizon derailleur body, which is not something Red has.

The buttons do look nice though, so this actually might not be a home made thingie. I would be surprised if Sram put this out due to the geometries (maybe with an ordinary cage or a less pronounced P-shape), though on the other hand with an actuator you do not need a spring, which means you don't get any derailleur movement under vertical loads. So you don't really need an X-horizon body.

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2/22/2018 1:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/22/2018 2:01 PM

Primoz wrote:

Hah, apparently the admins are deleting eTap pictures.

Trying my luck here :D

Looks like it's just a Red eTap body with an Eagle cage mounted, at least in the pictures on the Czech site. Which is interesting, since the P-shaped cage supposedly works with the X-horizon derailleur body, which is not something Red has.

The buttons do look nice though, so this actually might not be a home made thingie. I would be surprised if Sram put this out due to the geometries (maybe with an ordinary cage or a less pronounced P-shape), though on the other hand with an actuator you do not need a spring, which means you don't get any derailleur movement under vertical loads. So you don't really need an X-horizon body.

Yeah I was wondering why the pictures kept disappearing. Anyway, I like that the shifter is small and it appears well designed. Sure makes for a clean cockpit.


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2/22/2018 9:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/22/2018 10:07 PM

Sorry, Facebook group, not site.

EDIT: SvoradaBrno page, FYI.

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2/23/2018 12:27 AM

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2/23/2018 1:34 AM





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2/23/2018 2:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/23/2018 2:58 AM

That first picture is of a Specialized Levo remote. Some one has cut the wire off and put stickers on it...

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2/23/2018 3:00 AM

So it is a troll like I figured, given it's a Red derailleur body.

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2/23/2018 8:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/23/2018 8:14 AM

We just received an official statement from YT detailing the ever-growing roster of athletes now riding for the German direct-sales brand. Among the usual suspects (and what an impressive list it is, with Lacondeguy, Zink, Gwin, Regnier, Nell, Granieri, Silva, Lunn, Tippie, Hayden, and more), there is some news regarding a couple of new faces (Vali Holl is not new on YT of course, but there is talk of a new SRAM team we thought we should share here):

Vali Höll
After years of building her race craft on the mountains of Saalbach (Austria) and winning several European Cups, beating boys and elite woman along the way, Vali is looking forward to racing her first UCI DH World Cup season as a junior and show the world that she is one to keep an eye on in the future! We are proud to continue as her official frame supplier as part of our sponsorship of SRAM’s new race team which will be announced in the upcoming weeks. @valihöll Shot by James Cheadle


Richie Schley
Freeride Mountain Bike Pioneer, MTB Hall of Fame member and globally known face of mountain biking. When he is not schleying the trails around Laguna he will be supporting us to establish our new operation in the US and be part of our US Demo Tour. Richie knows how to properly enjoy the Californian Lifestyle and we are happy to welcome him to the YT Family! @richieschley Shot by AJ Allen



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2/23/2018 8:19 AM

Spank is excited to be supporting Cecile and Cedric Ravanel, Yoann Barelli, and Theotim Trabac:

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2/23/2018 8:20 AM

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2/23/2018 8:23 AM

windrock is going off!

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2/23/2018 12:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/23/2018 12:38 PM

UCI teams are now up and i guess officially ending the rumours http://uci.ch/mountain-bike/teams/

Unno Factory Racing is probably the only listing that was yet to be announced.



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2/23/2018 6:14 PM



Seems like Blenkinsop is running a new boxxer
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2/23/2018 8:20 PM

timileB wrote:

Seems like Blenkinsop is running a new boxxer

Looks like it has similar dials to the Blackbox Lyrik that was on Nate Hills' yeti.

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2/23/2018 9:01 PM

Blinki on the new prototype boxxer last week racing in NZ



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