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12/27/2018 7:19 PM

Matt Walker off Cube

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12/27/2018 8:53 PM

cornish.mark wrote:

Matt Walker off Cube

Athertons to Cube?

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12/27/2018 10:19 PM

Racing Facts: Transition Bikes Welcomes Marco Osborne to the TR Family



Marco Osborne s likely one of the most frequently mentioned riders on the mountain bike internet at the moment, but a lot of those folks don't even realize they're talking about him.



One might know him better as Randy. Aka Send It Randy. Yes, that's the one. A moniker given to him by those who have been a part of his entrance to our bike world because, well, he sends it. Hailing from Novato CA, and currently residing in Truckee CA. Being groomed by Mark Weir and Jerome Clementz has accelerated his success and humility almost as much as his speed. His style has become refined over the last few years. Fluid on the bike and able to create any shape necessary to weave his chosen path down the trail. Marco is well known on the EWS circuit, not only for being wild on the bike, but for preferring to go fishing on the days leading up to practice opposed to hunting down race courses. Humble by nature and a genuine human being make him perfect fit for Transition Bikes. We are excited see him continue his travels along the 2019 Enduro World Series as we help share his story. If you happen to get a chance to meet him, shake his hand and introduce yourself. He loves it. Who knows, maybe he'll even take you fishing.





"I've known and raced alongside Marco for years and have watched him earn his way up the ranks to the highest level. When I learned that he was going to be un-supported after 2018 I jumped at the chance to work with him. He's a perfect fit within our family and a madman on the bike. We share the same ethos and have mutual objectives - Party in the woods! More than anything I'm just stoked to be able to support and work with such a good person." – Lars Sternberg / Transition Bike Co

"The spirit of grassroots racing is not dead. Marco holds all the old values of life and the bike. You can can feel his motivation in just a smile. For Christ sake the kid can onsight anyone in a fair game and make them re-think their training. He sleeps under the stars in a snow storm and brings a community wherever he goes." – Mark Weir / MTB Legend, good friend of Transition Bikes and mentor of Marco Randy Osborne





"I'm stoked to announce I will be teaming up with Transition Bikes in 2019! Feeling so fortunate to be given this opportunity and start this new chapter in my career. Excited for this new adventure and too ride alongside such a like minded brand, after all we're 'Engineered to Party!'" – Marco Osborne / Mountain man, professional mountain bike racer and general sender

Video credit: Skye Schillhammer
Photo credit: Oliver Parish
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12/27/2018 10:39 PM

I had that posted but got deleted?

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12/27/2018 10:48 PM

JayDawger wrote:

I had that posted but got deleted?

You know you posted in 2020 bike wants as well?

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12/27/2018 11:03 PM

JayDawger wrote:

I had that posted but got deleted?

baronKanon wrote:

You know you posted in 2020 bike wants as well?

I removed that after I realized my mistake.... just curious on this thread.

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12/27/2018 11:14 PM

The fact that he rode in the fishing gears proves he's a good fit for Transition...

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12/28/2018 12:58 AM

Cracked the code, Gwin is riding for Kalamundra cycles for 2019 ?

For the record they are a Santa Cruz, trek and Kona dealer haha

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12/28/2018 7:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2018 7:06 AM

With Todd getting out of the Norco team does that mean Blinki is on the market? Or is it just becoming a factory run team?

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12/28/2018 7:38 AM

Aggy I believe is moving on from Kona... I can only assume he will be on YT next.

The big S will see some female athletes on the move as well.

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12/28/2018 8:18 AM

My first bike was an Apollo Kallamunda, frankly i’m surprised it’s taken Gwinn so long to get on something so professional looking.

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12/28/2018 9:20 AM

pimpin gimp wrote:

My first bike was an Apollo Kallamunda, frankly i’m surprised it’s taken Gwinn so long to get on something so professional looking.

Im sorry but that isn't Gwin's Maclaren. It is kind of expensive to ship cars and in most places in the US it is illegal to parallel park against traffic. His car also dent have yellow brake calipers. Nice little distraction but back to real ream tumors.

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12/28/2018 9:33 AM


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12/28/2018 10:44 AM

bturman wrote: Racing Facts: Transition Bikes Welcomes Marco Osborne to the TR Family



Marco Osborne s likely one of the most frequently mentioned riders on the mountain bike internet at the moment, but a lot of those folks don't even realize they're talking about him.



One might know him better as Randy. Aka Send It Randy. Yes, that's the one. A moniker given to him by those who have been a part of his entrance to our bike world because, well, he sends it. Hailing from Novato CA, and currently residing in Truckee CA. Being groomed by Mark Weir and Jerome Clementz has accelerated his success and humility almost as much as his speed. His style has become refined over the last few years. Fluid on the bike and able to create any shape necessary to weave his chosen path down the trail. Marco is well known on the EWS circuit, not only for being wild on the bike, but for preferring to go fishing on the days leading up to practice opposed to hunting down race courses. Humble by nature and a genuine human being make him perfect fit for Transition Bikes. We are excited see him continue his travels along the 2019 Enduro World Series as we help share his story. If you happen to get a chance to meet him, shake his hand and introduce yourself. He loves it. Who knows, maybe he'll even take you fishing.





"I've known and raced alongside Marco for years and have watched him earn his way up the ranks to the highest level. When I learned that he was going to be un-supported after 2018 I jumped at the chance to work with him. He's a perfect fit within our family and a madman on the bike. We share the same ethos and have mutual objectives - Party in the woods! More than anything I'm just stoked to be able to support and work with such a good person." – Lars Sternberg / Transition Bike Co

"The spirit of grassroots racing is not dead. Marco holds all the old values of life and the bike. You can can feel his motivation in just a smile. For Christ sake the kid can onsight anyone in a fair game and make them re-think their training. He sleeps under the stars in a snow storm and brings a community wherever he goes." – Mark Weir / MTB Legend, good friend of Transition Bikes and mentor of Marco Randy Osborne





"I'm stoked to announce I will be teaming up with Transition Bikes in 2019! Feeling so fortunate to be given this opportunity and start this new chapter in my career. Excited for this new adventure and too ride alongside such a like minded brand, after all we're 'Engineered to Party!'" – Marco Osborne / Mountain man, professional mountain bike racer and general sender

Video credit: Skye Schillhammer
Photo credit: Oliver Parish

This has got to be super strong evidence of RatBoy to Cannondale right?? Why else would Cannondale let a top 20 EWS racer and social media darling (and trans Provence winner) walk awa th without a deal? Had to be to clear out the budget to sign an even bigger name??!!.....

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12/28/2018 12:08 PM

cornish.mark wrote:

Matt Walker off Cube

paulinhorula wrote:

Athertons to Cube?

Matt to YT Can´t wait for the "GOOD TIMES"

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Shred some trail!!!

12/28/2018 12:59 PM

Rat boy to YT? Neko has just put out the 29/27.5 frankenbike post, and with the comment on Ratboys post......?

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12/28/2018 1:17 PM

From the rumours, I was pretty hyped on the idea of Rat & Randy becoming a duo! Now that 1/2 is no longer involved with the alleged sponsor it makes me way more bummed that Rat will be left-"y" to himself!

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12/28/2018 2:32 PM

Ratboy to Cannondale as their DH WC Team Manager ??

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12/28/2018 4:52 PM

Gwin to chain reaction.

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12/28/2018 7:50 PM

shreda wrote:

Ratboy to Cannondale as their DH WC Team Manager ??

Bring back Myles Rockwell! And Missy!

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12/29/2018 12:16 AM

Finally some proof. Sweet sweet undoctored, completely unedited, infallible proof.

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12/29/2018 12:59 AM

Phil Atwill joins Cube.

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12/29/2018 4:23 AM

Flo Payet on the move:

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Time for change, many thanks @mondrakerbikes for those amzing 3 years and this christmas present ?? #foxy29 #news ?? #2019

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12/29/2018 6:49 AM

Athertons to Cube
Ratboy and Atwill to Cannondale
Payet and Moir to YT
Gwin to Intense
Reece Wilson, Mullaly and Edwards to Trek

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12/29/2018 7:37 AM

paulinhorula wrote:

Athertons to Cube
Ratboy and Atwill to Cannondale
Payet and Moir to YT
Gwin to Intense
Reece Wilson, Mullaly and Edwards to Trek

No.

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12/29/2018 7:39 AM

metadave wrote:

Finally some proof. Sweet sweet undoctored, completely unedited, infallible proof.

TRUTH!

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12/29/2018 8:02 AM

paulinhorula wrote:

Athertons to Cube
Ratboy and Atwill to Cannondale
Payet and Moir to YT
Gwin to Intense
Reece Wilson, Mullaly and Edwards to Trek

You forgot Paulin Horula to Team Delusion on a multi-year contract!

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12/29/2018 8:30 AM

Reece Wilson is deffo on Trek if the trail bike he was riding today is anything to go by.

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12/29/2018 10:10 AM

Payet on Scott bikes

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12/29/2018 10:17 AM

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