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8/29/2018 9:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/29/2018 9:03 PM

ck85 wrote:

Favourite time of the year! (Nothing concrete just ideas)

1. Didn't Gwin and Martin both start the Mob together (YT are just a frame sponsor? ) If anything the mob could move to a different frame supplier but can't see why they would. Everything appears to work and the team are falling into place. An addition of a female rider would help them in the team rankings.

2. I would like to see Fairclough on a bigger team, one with other riders he can bounce off. Don't think he's had a fast rider to practice with the last few years. Pivot maybe?

3.Wilson to join Canyon, no idea just be cool.

4.Is Graves contract up?



grinch wrote:

The interview after La Bresse with Duprela (Commencal junior) he mentions going to talk with Gwin on “business” then back tracks. I think he’s in senior next year but him and Vali would definitely add points

Big Bird wrote:

So you think the "I'm a big fan." bit was a ruse? Curious.

I don’t know. It just struck me when he started with “talk business” then seemed to catch himself and say “I’m a big fan” and “I’m a fan of what he’s doing for training”( I’m paraphrasing a bit). The kids English isn’t great and there’s a commencal party going on. Seems like an odd couple apart from “business”

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8/29/2018 9:50 PM

depeche4 wrote:

No offence, but I thought these are rumors, not predictions or what we would like to see?

ck85 wrote:

There's probably only 20 people on the whole site who have access to any actual teams and potential rumours. The rest is all hearsay and analysing random videos and Instagram posts.

We're basically the National Inquirer of mountain biking

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8/29/2018 11:29 PM

grinch wrote:

The interview after La Bresse with Duprela (Commencal junior) he mentions going to talk with Gwin on “business” then back tracks. I think he’s in senior next year but him and Vali would definitely add points

Big Bird wrote:

So you think the "I'm a big fan." bit was a ruse? Curious.

grinch wrote:

I don’t know. It just struck me when he started with “talk business” then seemed to catch himself and say “I’m a big fan” and “I’m a fan of what he’s doing for training”( I’m paraphrasing a bit). The kids English isn’t great and there’s a commencal party going on. Seems like an odd couple apart from “business”

Unless I am mistaken, Daprela is a 1st year junior. All in all, it would be great for him to have a mentor like Gwin. Also, if he's nice enough, he could get a lap in the Maclaren too

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8/30/2018 1:36 AM

Anyone think it's possible that the Athertons could go back to GT?

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Brakes not breaks
Cotic BFe bike check

8/30/2018 1:38 AM

depeche4 wrote:

No offence, but I thought these are rumors, not predictions or what we would like to see?

ck85 wrote:

There's probably only 20 people on the whole site who have access to any actual teams and potential rumours. The rest is all hearsay and analysing random videos and Instagram posts.

You would be surprised the amount of people who come and check/post in this thread who know what's happening.

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8/30/2018 6:22 AM

depeche4 wrote:

No offence, but I thought these are rumors, not predictions or what we would like to see?

ck85 wrote:

There's probably only 20 people on the whole site who have access to any actual teams and potential rumours. The rest is all hearsay and analysing random videos and Instagram posts.

mtbrealtalk wrote:

You would be surprised the amount of people who come and check/post in this thread who know what's happening.

They're probably having good laughs (sorry approx. English)

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8/30/2018 7:46 AM

mamath7 wrote:

They're probably having good laughs (sorry approx. English)

The ”they're” bit makes you more legit in English than most native speakers.

Otherwise, I believe a lot of people are aware of this rumour-mill and feed it just for the sake of having fun. You don't thing that the Vital shots in the last couple of days ”just happened”, don't you? I also think that it speaks volumes about how connected the racers are to the ”normal” MTB community. In other sports the pros avoid most fans as much as they can.

Mx

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8/30/2018 8:17 AM

Possible Adam Brayton to Nukeproof?


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8/30/2018 8:24 AM

Based on "Adam Brayton to Nukeproof"... Nukeproof with Hope and Öhlins ?

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8/30/2018 9:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/30/2018 10:06 AM

Don't they just live down the "street" from each other? Considering there is not much of down the street in the lake district.

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8/30/2018 11:59 AM

Hope has an enduro bike. They race EWS. Nukeproof has an enduro team. A successful one at that.

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8/30/2018 3:38 PM

Kade Edwards to YT Mob !

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8/30/2018 6:00 PM

womble77 wrote:

Kade Edwards to YT Mob !

that would fit the young talent part

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8/30/2018 6:50 PM

Not sure about the team Gwin part though

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8/30/2018 7:55 PM

So no one is going to post the whole "Gwin is riding for KTM" rumor this time around? Lame

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8/30/2018 11:28 PM

Conners contract is up at the end of 2018, I'd like to see him leave Kona he's fast but I reckon on a different bike and with team mate at the same level he would do even better.

Brayton likes where he is with the team and still being able to work his normal job but it would be good to see him on a full factory ride something like Nukeproof since they are still working on a revised version of the Pulse dh bike but him riding with Page is nothing more that friends to be honest.

Gwin will go wherever the money is as he will be fast no matter what he rides and surly the big brands can offer more than what YT can.

I'd love to see GT sign someone big as I can't see Brannigan coming back next season and being competitive after a full season injured and surly GT wanna start next season in the same way they ended this one.

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8/31/2018 4:19 AM

I'v got some good stuff for you guys.

• Loïc off Specialized as he can't bear the whole 29er trend, and get on a 26'-wheeled Ironhorse Sunday. Sam Hill would drop enduro and Nukeproof to join him as he declared, and I quote, "this shit was real stuff bru"

• Gwin asks YT for a new Bugatti Divo. If they can't get him one he'd leave the Mob to focus on his new career as an actor. In Bollywood. True story.

• Wyn & Eddie back together on a privateer team, with Havaianas flip-flops as main sponsor. Word is said that the Rat shown some interest but nobody could understand what he actually said

• Manon Carpenter back on the circuit on the prototype Liv DH bike. She'll be joined by Vali Holl and Emi Siegenthaler to form a girl-only team. Oh, and did I mention that Missy Giove would be the team manager?

• They've been rumours about Vouilloz, Peaty and Gracia forming a team to rip off the Masters championship, but I can't see that happen. Or would I?

Of course as a true journalist I can't tell who my sources are. Just trust me.

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26 ain't dead. Yet. Please?

8/31/2018 4:24 AM

Nico_Hrndz wrote:

I'v got some good stuff for you guys.

• Loïc off Specialized as he can't bear the whole 29er trend, and get on a 26'-wheeled Ironhorse Sunday. Sam Hill would drop enduro and Nukeproof to join him as he declared, and I quote, "this shit was real stuff bru"

• Gwin asks YT for a new Bugatti Divo. If they can't get him one he'd leave the Mob to focus on his new career as an actor. In Bollywood. True story.

• Wyn & Eddie back together on a privateer team, with Havaianas flip-flops as main sponsor. Word is said that the Rat shown some interest but nobody could understand what he actually said

• Manon Carpenter back on the circuit on the prototype Liv DH bike. She'll be joined by Vali Holl and Emi Siegenthaler to form a girl-only team. Oh, and did I mention that Missy Giove would be the team manager?

• They've been rumours about Vouilloz, Peaty and Gracia forming a team to rip off the Masters championship, but I can't see that happen. Or would I?

Of course as a true journalist I can't tell who my sources are. Just trust me.

Source for Havaianas sponsorship?

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8/31/2018 4:27 AM

mamath7 wrote:

Source for Havaianas sponsorship?

Well they've been seen with a pair of these recently. Eddie seemed pretty comfortable with it so I suppose the deal is on. I mean serious $$$ there

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26 ain't dead. Yet. Please?

8/31/2018 4:36 AM

Nico_Hrndz wrote:

I'v got some good stuff for you guys.

• Loïc off Specialized as he can't bear the whole 29er trend, and get on a 26'-wheeled Ironhorse Sunday. Sam Hill would drop enduro and Nukeproof to join him as he declared, and I quote, "this shit was real stuff bru"

• Gwin asks YT for a new Bugatti Divo. If they can't get him one he'd leave the Mob to focus on his new career as an actor. In Bollywood. True story.

• Wyn & Eddie back together on a privateer team, with Havaianas flip-flops as main sponsor. Word is said that the Rat shown some interest but nobody could understand what he actually said

• Manon Carpenter back on the circuit on the prototype Liv DH bike. She'll be joined by Vali Holl and Emi Siegenthaler to form a girl-only team. Oh, and did I mention that Missy Giove would be the team manager?

• They've been rumours about Vouilloz, Peaty and Gracia forming a team to rip off the Masters championship, but I can't see that happen. Or would I?

Of course as a true journalist I can't tell who my sources are. Just trust me.

mamath7 wrote:

Source for Havaianas sponsorship?

Nico_Hrndz wrote:

Well they've been seen with a pair of these recently. Eddie seemed pretty comfortable with it so I suppose the deal is on. I mean serious $$$ there

Ok, I was suspicious about this. Now it seems legit.

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8/31/2018 8:16 AM

Ruairi_Trainor wrote:

Possible Adam Brayton to Nukeproof?


With Brayton hanging with Page and Sam talking about a return to DH. Perhaps Nuke Proof is making a return to downhill racing with a full stacked team?

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8/31/2018 8:43 AM

I'm gonna throw this one out there. Not sure what type of contract Bruce Klein signed with Commencal last year, but I could see him moving to YT with Gwin, Neko, and Vali Holl. With Klein having a injury plagued season, I can see him being off-the-radar and could sign a relatively small contract allowing YT to resign Gwin. Klein seems like a younger Gwin with enormous potential, motivation, fitness, and lives close by to Gwin. Angel moves on as he made a name for himself in the last two rounds.

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8/31/2018 10:36 AM

Why would Aaron Gwin leave the yt mob, people please use your logic.

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8/31/2018 12:26 PM

Picasso wrote:

Why would Aaron Gwin leave the yt mob, people please use your logic.

Just a wild guess...More $$$$$

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8/31/2018 1:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2018 2:08 PM

Picasso wrote:

Why would Aaron Gwin leave the yt mob, people please use your logic.

matmattmatthew wrote:

Just a wild guess...More $$$$$

yeah, but like i said before... can‘t imagine AG leaving the freedom of the mob (his own creation with whitley) for a factory ride. another frame supplier for the mob maybe.

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8/31/2018 1:28 PM

Picasso wrote:

Why would Aaron Gwin leave the yt mob, people please use your logic.

matmattmatthew wrote:

Just a wild guess...More $$$$$

krabo83 wrote:

yeah, but like i said before... can‘t imagine AG leaving the freedom of the mob (his own creation with whitley) for a factory ride. another frame supplier for the mob maybe.

If they change from YT, that's the only way it makes sense. Simply change the frame sponsor.

On the "why" part, yes more $$$$ is motivation enough. Gwin is a smart man. But also, in the recent clip of him talking about the new bike, he didn't seem too pleased with how long it took YT to get him his 29er. Working with Asian suppliers is notoriously hard for one-off's, testing new lay-ups, and general tinkering. Maybe he see's the value in a company that has quicker turnarounds for race-specific projects and better in-house support. Unno style, but probably not Unno. If I were dedicated to winning and had the skill the top guys do, I'd want to make a race-shop only style team, in the style of pretty much any serious automotive race team. Gwinn+Whitely is the most likely combination to be able to pull something like this off in the mtb world.

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8/31/2018 10:24 PM

Aaron Gwin to Monster Energy Kawasaki.

Eli Tomac to HRC Honda.

HRC Honda debuts the carbon fiber RN02 “Dick in a Box” DH rig. Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg rejoice.

Sam Hill to Tour de France Moviestar Team/Canyon; wins 2020 tour on flats, manuals most of the descents in the Pyrenees, doesn’t really see what the big deal is.

Rob Warner pulled out of retirement to join GT Factory, forced by UCI officials to race Willingen alone.

Vali Höll rips a hole in Space-Time, skips the age of 17, turns pro, destroys everyone.

Ed Masters wakes up inside a cement mixer in LaBresse – says it’s the best sleep he’s had in years; throws Bernard Kerr down a well.

Gee Atherton discovers meditation and weed; relaxes so much that he wins the first three races by 10 seconds. Gwin forced to reassess Gluten; nervously counts his money anyway.

Ratboy returns to Syndicate as Cedric Gracia. Everyone wins.

GT, Scott, Trek, and GIANT show up at a party wearing the same dress. Avoiding eye contact, no one admits it.

UCI and Red Bull “improve” all of the tracks for 2019; Chris Froome wins the last 3 races on a Cervelo. Sam Hill laughs his ass off.

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8/31/2018 10:28 PM

“Gee Atherton discovers meditation and weed; relaxes so much that he wins the first three races by 10 seconds. ”

And still doesn’t get selected for the GB Worlds team.

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9/1/2018 12:31 AM

Tooo funny. Chuck gotz teh beta

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9/1/2018 12:48 AM

Chuck Norris wrote:

Aaron Gwin to Monster Energy Kawasaki.

Eli Tomac to HRC Honda.

HRC Honda debuts the carbon fiber RN02 “Dick in a Box” DH rig. Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg rejoice.

Sam Hill to Tour de France Moviestar Team/Canyon; wins 2020 tour on flats, manuals most of the descents in the Pyrenees, doesn’t really see what the big deal is.

Rob Warner pulled out of retirement to join GT Factory, forced by UCI officials to race Willingen alone.

Vali Höll rips a hole in Space-Time, skips the age of 17, turns pro, destroys everyone.

Ed Masters wakes up inside a cement mixer in LaBresse – says it’s the best sleep he’s had in years; throws Bernard Kerr down a well.

Gee Atherton discovers meditation and weed; relaxes so much that he wins the first three races by 10 seconds. Gwin forced to reassess Gluten; nervously counts his money anyway.

Ratboy returns to Syndicate as Cedric Gracia. Everyone wins.

GT, Scott, Trek, and GIANT show up at a party wearing the same dress. Avoiding eye contact, no one admits it.

UCI and Red Bull “improve” all of the tracks for 2019; Chris Froome wins the last 3 races on a Cervelo. Sam Hill laughs his ass off.

"GT, Scott, Trek, and GIANT show up at a party wearing the same dress" do you mean a giant looks like all these other bikes? Well because if you, you should go doing your homework and check how a maestro suspension works!
I like the Gee/meditation part tho.

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