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Jibberjabber16

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10/14/2017 9:53 PM

bavshredder wrote:

Specialized´s XC Team mechanic comments Brunis Instagram picture with "I hate to see you go..."





Bruni signed 3 years with specialized. I’m almost certain Finn did too but since he is moving to elite in 2018 I will be curious to see how that plays out.

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10/16/2017 4:23 AM

Jibberjabber16 wrote:

Bruni signed 3 years with specialized. I’m almost certain Finn did too but since he is moving to elite in 2018 I will be curious to see how that plays out.

Finn signed with Gravity Republic when he was a sub-junior, completing his first season with the team just as a sweep rider. He's been with the team 3 years now so his contract is up.

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10/17/2017 1:26 AM

Keegan Wright on Devinci Global Racing riding both enduro and DH, has the new Spartan and Wilson.
Devinci will be back with a full Dh team this year.

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10/17/2017 10:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2017 12:37 PM

The most evidence based rumour yet. Ratboy to Intense for 2018.

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10/18/2017 2:34 AM

Dylan wrote:

The most evidence based rumour yet. Ratboy to Intense for 2018.

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If you didn't say 2017 you would have had a funny post, a 10 for effort thou.

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10/18/2017 11:30 PM

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10/19/2017 2:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/19/2017 2:03 AM



Hart > Saracen

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10/19/2017 5:51 AM

Dylan wrote:

The most evidence based rumour yet. Ratboy to Intense for 2018.

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THIS RUMOR SMELLS LIKE OTTOS JACKET

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10/19/2017 9:12 AM

Euan_Mackenzie wrote:

Hart > Saracen

Long green for Saracen to get Hart

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10/19/2017 9:51 AM

steve jones leaves dirt
https://dirtmountainbike.com/news/steve-jones-bids-farewell-dirt.html

he had an instagram post of himself w/ the GMBN crew then deleted it. we're assuming that's where he landed.

speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

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10/19/2017 10:34 AM

What, is Cam Cole going racing and HAS been injured or sick or is sick and will have a long hospital stay?

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10/19/2017 10:43 AM

Primoz wrote:

What, is Cam Cole going racing and HAS been injured or sick or is sick and will have a long hospital stay?

no injury, he wanted to finish his studies...that’s what I remember or something like that

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10/20/2017 8:45 AM

sspomer wrote:

steve jones leaves dirt
https://dirtmountainbike.com/news/steve-jones-bids-farewell-dirt.html

he had an instagram post of himself w/ the GMBN crew then deleted it. we're assuming that's where he landed.

I'm gutted. Jones was Dirt. I hope he's leaving to start a bike company!

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10/20/2017 11:56 AM

I'm not sure if anyone else saw it but there was a new post on team robot the other day. First one since 2015. Had a batman returns video as well. Post has since been deleted. ???

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10/20/2017 4:27 PM



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10/20/2017 6:00 PM

TEAM ROBOT IS ALIVE. With so much kindling on the ground, I'm hoping for a tremendous conflagration.

That's all the news we needed.

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10/22/2017 12:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 12:16 PM

sam reynolds on polo.
-from rampage to ralph
-from gravity to golf
-from cross country to the country club?
too much fun to be had with this one!

in high school i had a couple of bitchen polo shirts that i got from the almost-thrift store (Value City, in Flint, Michigan, where blem'd merch went to die...my parents would never spend $72 on a shirt from hudsons so i could fit in at school).

at vital, we're big sam reynolds fans and hope he is cashing in. we're also noticing a lack of monster logos, too #speculation

One more day until I get to share my @poloralphlauren #PoloRedExtreme edit! #RLPartner

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speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

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10/22/2017 7:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/22/2017 7:33 PM

TEAM RUMORS 2018 THERE WILL BE A TEAM ENDUROBOL FACTORY RACING & PODIUMING EBIKES

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10/22/2017 9:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/23/2017 6:04 AM

sspomer wrote:

sam reynolds on polo.
-from rampage to ralph
-from gravity to golf
-from cross country to the country club?
too much fun to be had with this one!

in high school i had a couple of bitchen polo shirts that i got from the almost-thrift store (Value City, in Flint, Michigan, where blem'd merch went to die...my parents would never spend $72 on a shirt from hudsons so i could fit in at school).

at vital, we're big sam reynolds fans and hope he is cashing in. we're also noticing a lack of monster logos, too #speculation

One more day until I get to share my @poloralphlauren #PoloRedExtreme edit! #RLPartner

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Whatever to make a buck

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10/22/2017 11:46 PM

I have to admit I don't think anyone was expecting a main stream fashion label to get involved, but if this is real it is a BIG deal and we should be happy that mtb attracts outside sponsorship.

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10/23/2017 12:20 AM

sspomer wrote:

sam reynolds on polo.
-from rampage to ralph
-from gravity to golf
-from cross country to the country club?
too much fun to be had with this one!

in high school i had a couple of bitchen polo shirts that i got from the almost-thrift store (Value City, in Flint, Michigan, where blem'd merch went to die...my parents would never spend $72 on a shirt from hudsons so i could fit in at school).

at vital, we're big sam reynolds fans and hope he is cashing in. we're also noticing a lack of monster logos, too #speculation

One more day until I get to share my @poloralphlauren #PoloRedExtreme edit! #RLPartner

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Seems like they are stepping into the world of action sports. Jamie Anderson (female snowboard slopestyle gold medalist) and it seems like a few other olympic snowboarders and skiers if not the whole US freestyle team are now wearing polo shirts.
Pretty cool for Reynolds I'd say. He seems like the guy a big company wants to work with. Positive attitude, amazing on a bike and he doesn't look to bad.
Let's hope this is good for MTB aswell.

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10/23/2017 12:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/23/2017 12:41 AM

More mainstream sponsors will always be good for the sport.

I wonder what other stuff RL will oufit Reynolds with though (he is pictured with Astars knee pads) as I don't think Polo has any safety gear or even outright DH/Freeride apparel. Also, I would have expected mountainbiking to be more of a Polo Sport thing as opposed to the higher-end Polo RL marque.

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10/23/2017 1:02 AM

That's "just" a photoshoot, like Fabien Barel did for Mennen few years ago.

I don't think Ralph Lauren will be a Sam's sponsor. And for the lack of Monster logos, that's because it's a photoshoot for Ralph Lauren. My thoughts.

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10/23/2017 9:38 AM

sam reynolds' polo video

speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

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10/23/2017 10:14 AM

sspomer wrote:

sam reynolds' polo video

awesome. i wanna smell like sam reynolds

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10/23/2017 1:12 PM

Someone call the @speed.police on Sam Reynolds!

eh.

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10/23/2017 5:33 PM

Ralph Lauren has been down this road before. Fashion brands like Diesel, Paul Mitchell and ESQ have as well. I agree, it's good.

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10/24/2017 10:37 AM

sspomer wrote:

sam reynolds on polo.
-from rampage to ralph
-from gravity to golf
-from cross country to the country club?
too much fun to be had with this one!

in high school i had a couple of bitchen polo shirts that i got from the almost-thrift store (Value City, in Flint, Michigan, where blem'd merch went to die...my parents would never spend $72 on a shirt from hudsons so i could fit in at school).

at vital, we're big sam reynolds fans and hope he is cashing in. we're also noticing a lack of monster logos, too #speculation

One more day until I get to share my @poloralphlauren #PoloRedExtreme edit! #RLPartner

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Hi guys,

The Ralph Lauren Polo Red Extreme campaign we set up for Sam was a "one-off" social media campaign deal.
He's still a Monster Energy athlete. We had to get special permission from all of his sponsors to black out all of his gear, bikes, etc. All his sponsors were happy to accommodate us for this project. Hopefully this will bring the sport more exposure. I'm hoping to get more brands, like RL, to get involved with our sport. The interest is there for sure!

Want to help? Share the video! the more we can get people to see it, the more exposure we will get; the more stoked companies like RL will be!

BTW, Special thanks to Clay Porter for shooting this video (he did not edit it though)

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10/24/2017 10:45 AM

malle wrote:

I have to admit I don't think anyone was expecting a main stream fashion label to get involved, but if this is real it is a BIG deal and we should be happy that mtb attracts outside sponsorship.

It's real,... but only a social media campaign for POLO RED Extreme Cologne at this time. Sam won't be branded elsewhere. ...at least not yet!

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10/24/2017 10:48 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

More mainstream sponsors will always be good for the sport.

I wonder what other stuff RL will oufit Reynolds with though (he is pictured with Astars knee pads) as I don't think Polo has any safety gear or even outright DH/Freeride apparel. Also, I would have expected mountainbiking to be more of a Polo Sport thing as opposed to the higher-end Polo RL marque.

Surprisingly this is for the RL Polo Red Fragrance division, not their clothing. Sam won't be branded or wearing their clothing during the season. He can rock whatever he wants, but cannot be associated w/ any other Fragrance brand for 6-months.

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