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12/6/2018 9:43 AM

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12/6/2018 11:34 AM

joshparsons87 wrote:

How did the Marin rumor start? There's been so much in defense of it, is it based on any kind of actual evidence? Just curious as the idea of DH riders with such pedigree as the Athertons going to a brand that currently doesn't even have a DH bike is pretty wild.

Definitely started by somebody looking to get us off the trail of their Aurums. The Marin definitely does have enough High Speed Pivot points for them, Especially with the lack of a third jockey wheel.

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2015 Specialized Camber Comp Custom Build

12/6/2018 1:15 PM

On Richies latest Story he was offloading some Yeti Kit. Could be nothing or could be something.

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12/6/2018 8:05 PM

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Kate Courtney doesn't have the specialized logo on her World Champs jersey. Could be something, Could be nothing...

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2015 Specialized Camber Comp Custom Build

12/6/2018 8:39 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Kate Courtney doesn't have the specialized logo on her World Champs jersey. Could be something, Could be nothing...

Nah she's got both. If you look at other photos you will see just the rainbow jersey in some and the specialized rainbow jersey in others. She only follows specialized and Scott bikes so I'm sure its safe to assume come the new year we will see an announcement.

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12/6/2018 10:43 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Kate Courtney doesn't have the specialized logo on her World Champs jersey. Could be something, Could be nothing...

In XC circles it’s a known ‘fact’ that she’s going to Scott. No announcement yet but Annika Langvad is confirmed for 2019 Kate is not, so it might be true. Personally, I think it’s a huge mistake from Specialized to let her go...

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12/7/2018 5:32 AM

With Jenny Rissveds focusing on getting well, I'm sure they could offer KC a very attractive contract.

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12/7/2018 7:16 AM

Pole announces enduro squad with Matti Lehikoinen as team manger
https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Polebicycles,38742/blog/12/07/2018/entry/1838

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12/7/2018 7:41 AM

sspomer wrote:

Pole announces enduro squad with Matti Lehikoinen as team manger
https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Polebicycles,38742/blog/12/07/2018/entry/1838

Very intrigued to see how these bikes do at the EWS

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12/7/2018 12:32 PM

I need that bike.

Regarding Kate, could they be waiting to see out the Fast Life series before making an announcement? Or the new year, whichever comes later.

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12/7/2018 12:34 PM

Is this a printed bike? I know Pole is into the sustainability aspects of aluminum ... the shot on instagram looks like the bike is printed not formed alu tubes?

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12/7/2018 12:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2018 12:44 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Kate Courtney doesn't have the specialized logo on her World Champs jersey. Could be something, Could be nothing...

bikertom wrote:

In XC circles it’s a known ‘fact’ that she’s going to Scott. No announcement yet but Annika Langvad is confirmed for 2019 Kate is not, so it might be true. Personally, I think it’s a huge mistake from Specialized to let her go...

I thought the Kate move was confirmed by Kate...which is why I have been confused by the Fast Life series with Finn. Seems like those have come out rather frequently for what most mtb series are typically released.

Edit: maybe not. Can’t find where I thought I saw it.

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12/7/2018 12:45 PM

steveperry wrote:

Is this a printed bike? I know Pole is into the sustainability aspects of aluminum ... the shot on instagram looks like the bike is printed not formed alu tubes?

CNC'd halves bonded and bolted together. Using 7075 aluminium, which is stiffer than 6000 of 7005, but cannot be welded. Awesome concept enabling carbon-like control over where the material is put, with high tolerances. In addition, there are possibilities for alterations as required, as they are not bound by molds. Want a Machine myself, but it is unfortunately priced like a premium carbon frame, which I am not too happy about forking out. The geometry is awesome, as I have an Evolink (normal welded, similar geo) myself. Leigh Johnson had some great results on his Machine the last season.

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12/7/2018 12:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2018 12:53 PM

steveperry wrote:

I thought the Kate move was confirmed by Kate...which is why I have been confused by the Fast Life series with Finn. Seems like those have come out rather frequently for what most mtb series are typically released.

Edit: maybe not. Can’t find where I thought I saw it.

I don't know, I haven't read/heard from her I was just listening to some podcast.

Redbull pushed the Fast Life out at once on Redbull TV but strangely, they are just putting them on their YouTube channel one by one. They uploaded the 6th episode today but I watched all seven over a month ago.

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12/7/2018 1:02 PM

Levizbrown wrote:

Rachel’s all over Instagram w the polygon team

C1audio wrote:

Yup, also with Sam Pilgrim. Rachel to Haibike?!

Athertons will be on Merida. A new DH Bike will be built.

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12/7/2018 1:06 PM

Primoz wrote:

I need that bike.

Regarding Kate, could they be waiting to see out the Fast Life series before making an announcement? Or the new year, whichever comes later.

Fast Life series 'ended' at the beginning of November when they posted all episodes at once on Redbull TV

Fast Life Series

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12/7/2018 1:17 PM

Cannondale and Rocky cutting their EWS teams for 2019.

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12/7/2018 1:19 PM

chrisjohnson22 wrote:

Cannondale and Rocky cutting their EWS teams for 2019.

have you read earlier posts?

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12/7/2018 2:30 PM

chrisjohnson22 wrote:

Cannondale and Rocky cutting their EWS teams for 2019.

baronKanon wrote:

have you read earlier posts?

Rocky Mountain signed their RM/RF Canadian special team for two years this year.
As for cannondale, I was watching some older episodes of the Santa Cruz syndicate, and Ratboy had two junior riders following him around during track walk and practice. Something tells me that he and those two will be the new Cannondale free ride/enduro team

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12/7/2018 7:14 PM

Brook teasing us?!?!?

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12/8/2018 1:07 AM


Based on his hat it seems as though Reece will be wearing a Monster lid next season?
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12/8/2018 3:02 AM

steveperry wrote:

Brook teasing us?!?!?

That's Jacks' brother Bruce

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12/8/2018 2:50 PM

Syndicate on Raceface next year? It could also be someone else’s bike, or that they’re just testing (but this also means 29” DH rims from RF), but Fox own RF and already sponsor the Syndicate so it could make sense...

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12/8/2018 3:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/8/2018 4:00 PM

Euan_Mackenzie wrote:

Syndicate on Raceface next year? It could also be someone else’s bike, or that they’re just testing (but this also means 29” DH rims from RF), but Fox own RF and already sponsor the Syndicate so it could make sense...

„The one and only production V10 29 in the world“ as stated in @wearelusty‘s (SCB Australia) post on Instagram.

Do your research!

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12/8/2018 4:00 PM

Euan_Mackenzie wrote:

Syndicate on Raceface next year? It could also be someone else’s bike, or that they’re just testing (but this also means 29” DH rims from RF), but Fox own RF and already sponsor the Syndicate so it could make sense...

Looks like the stock XO1 build from the website.

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12/8/2018 6:57 PM

Connor Fearon's latest Instagram shows his Operator fitted with some Deity bits. Pretty solid addition to the roster!

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12/8/2018 11:53 PM

jimmypop wrote:

With Jenny Rissveds focusing on getting well, I'm sure they could offer KC a very attractive contract.

Jenny is trying to put together her own team for 2019. She won this years national championship so she is getting better and better.

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12/9/2018 12:43 AM

Euan_Mackenzie wrote:

Syndicate on Raceface next year? It could also be someone else’s bike, or that they’re just testing (but this also means 29” DH rims from RF), but Fox own RF and already sponsor the Syndicate so it could make sense...

Given that the syndicate are the flagship for Santa Cruz, and that Santa Cruz make their own carbon wheels, it’s pretty unlikely that they’ll be using RF wheels.

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12/9/2018 5:12 AM

Euan_Mackenzie wrote:

Syndicate on Raceface next year? It could also be someone else’s bike, or that they’re just testing (but this also means 29” DH rims from RF), but Fox own RF and already sponsor the Syndicate so it could make sense...

production v10 x01 kit as many before have stated.

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12/9/2018 4:13 PM

Looks like Greg Minnaar has a new sponsorship deal with a hair clipper company


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