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1/10/2019 4:23 PM

Foundandlost wrote:

Ride a Jeffsy and you will understand what the nice man tells you ;-)

I'd rather watch a proper movie starring Christopher Walken. That's my weapon of choice (sic), thank you!

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1/10/2019 4:39 PM

iwil815 wrote:

Can't say I am that surprised that Miranda is gone. She did some big things domestically but never did much on the WC, she had 1 top 10 this year and ended 14th overall out of a field of 30. And lets be honest, she won world champs on luck when every top rider crashed out and the UCI screwed up Myriam Nicole's timing.

I believe people have then tendency to forget that some of the World Cup people who are not on upper shelf contracts still have full time jobs in the off-season, in order to afford all that racing that we all love. Anyone remember how Tracey Hannah worked two years in a mine in Australia so she can pay back all the money she spent in one pretty successful (but not financially backed enough) season???

Look for an interview with Miranda and you will learn how she works full time in a bike shop. Before being on the big Specialized team I have often seen her at SRAM helping out and always working on her own bike. As a fan, you need to respect that. I am sure she will have some sort of support no matter what she chooses to do and I wish her all the damn best!

The World Cup is not all glitz and glamour, like some believe it is. For some it is a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice, a lot of frustration. And for a lot of people it means returning to regular jobs in the off-season. Even selling those team bikes they end up with speaks volumes about how well you can or can not make a living out of racing mountain bikes. To all the rather unheralded racers out there who put in all the work, so they can show up one more season: I tip my hat to you; RESPECT!

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1/10/2019 6:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 6:27 PM



Dean Lucas maybe?
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1/10/2019 6:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 6:48 PM

Wasn't Waki the one who used to draw the comic clues?! I know he is a troll but it could be something...



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1/10/2019 6:56 PM

millsr4 wrote:

Wasn't Waki the one who used to draw the comic clues?! I know he is a troll but it could be something...



Ironic spelled Aaronic. Could be something. Good eye. Though I'm not sure the comic artist ever got outed?

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1/10/2019 7:00 PM

^I think it was a Scottish guy who made those

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1/10/2019 7:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 7:20 PM

millsr4 wrote:

Wasn't Waki the one who used to draw the comic clues?! I know he is a troll but it could be something...



Further down in the same article there are comments about a Banshee World Cup Team for 2019.

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1/10/2019 7:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 10:09 PM

Perhaps it's "Aaronic" for them, like the possible Gwin to Intense, to go to a smaller brand? Though I'd still like to hear Marin. Which I suppose could be considered a smaller brand.

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1/10/2019 10:58 PM

Maxipedia wrote:

I'd rather watch a proper movie starring Christopher Walken. That's my weapon of choice (sic), thank you!

@masipedia ...and I thought I was the only one beeing bored be the vid. Turned of after a 25 seconds.

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1/10/2019 11:19 PM

So two things learned from the TFR DH team: Charlie Harrison and Aaron Gwin finally meet up!





AG2 grips on those bikes so Gwin must be on the team!
The team is all doing that dumb jib thing that Harrison is incently posting about! He must have training the whole team!

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1/10/2019 11:29 PM

Will we see the athertons on the new 29er banshee?

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1/10/2019 11:36 PM

Maxipedia wrote:

Jesus, is that Jeffsy video boring...

Foundandlost wrote:

Ride a Jeffsy and you will understand what the nice man tells you ;-)

Maxipedia wrote:

I'd rather watch a proper movie starring Christopher Walken. That's my weapon of choice (sic), thank you!

#bikerumors?

When we will get back to discussion who is going where. There is a few EWS riders that we are still waiting to here about....Joe Barnes for instance.

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1/10/2019 11:47 PM

lee.sketchy.mciver wrote:

Will we see the athertons on the new 29er banshee?

Would have been fun, but I cannot see the Athertons on anything other than a major brand. They seem to be used to be supported by a big organization who can make stuff for them and provide testing etc. I cannot see Banshee being that kind of company. I guess it is still one guy designing all bikes. I had a Banshee before, and it was bulletproof (ok, the guy who bought it from me managed to break it) and a lot of fun, but the tolerances and such was not Atherton worthy

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1/11/2019 12:07 AM

Gwin still on a YT in Loris Vergiers Insta story last night ........

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1/11/2019 12:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 1:04 AM

cornish.mark wrote:

Dean Lucas maybe?

I'd be guessing Dean would be much taller than Kade on the far left and Kaos (edit, definitely not Kaos, as he's riding for Transition, sorry) on the far right.

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1/11/2019 12:12 AM

cornish.mark wrote:

Dean Lucas maybe?

Reece Wilson, Charlie Harison, Kade Edwards and Ethan Shandro!

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1/11/2019 12:37 AM

Hmm, pretty sure Dean Lucas is joking around but...

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1/11/2019 12:57 AM

lee.sketchy.mciver wrote:

Will we see the athertons on the new 29er banshee?

baronKanon wrote:

Would have been fun, but I cannot see the Athertons on anything other than a major brand. They seem to be used to be supported by a big organization who can make stuff for them and provide testing etc. I cannot see Banshee being that kind of company. I guess it is still one guy designing all bikes. I had a Banshee before, and it was bulletproof (ok, the guy who bought it from me managed to break it) and a lot of fun, but the tolerances and such was not Atherton worthy

If you check comments from that article, in between there is a comment from someone related to the brand who says there are total 4 people running banshee bikes, this would mean Atherton WC team is bigger than the whole Banshee bikes

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1/11/2019 1:08 AM

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

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Pain is temporary glory is forever

1/11/2019 1:16 AM

sunkidh wrote:

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

Yes.

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1/11/2019 1:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 1:58 AM

sunkidh wrote:

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Definitly Deity Pit Stop Jacket but never saw those shoes. Not in the 2019 Five Ten catalog. Looks more like Giro Jacket II shoes shape or other.

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1/11/2019 2:15 AM


Who could it be ?
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IMunteanu

1/11/2019 2:18 AM

Mr Hill

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1/11/2019 2:22 AM

ck85 wrote:

Mr Hill

I think they say about a return with a team , Sam will only do some select WCs i think .

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IMunteanu

1/11/2019 2:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 2:38 AM

Interesting

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1/11/2019 4:08 AM

Canyon?

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1/11/2019 4:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 4:16 AM

sunkidh wrote:

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

French forum says that Dean Lucas and Flo Payet are in the same place! Could confirmes Flop on Scott too.

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1/11/2019 4:25 AM

sunkidh wrote:

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Brendog's insta story has a "not very chirpy" teammate wearing scott goggles and five ten shoes...

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1/11/2019 4:36 AM

ck85 wrote:

Mr Hill

MunteanuHill wrote:

I think they say about a return with a team , Sam will only do some select WCs i think .

Return of a team.... hmm... Sunn? Volvo - Cannondale? :D

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1/11/2019 4:49 AM

sunkidh wrote:

This is Brendog 100%, so Dean Lucas is definitely on Scott.

vweb wrote:

Yes.

bsykesphoto wrote:

Brendog's insta story has a "not very chirpy" teammate wearing scott goggles and five ten shoes...

FWIW, the guy in the photo looks long and thin enough to be Flo Payet (linked with Scott). He's from the Reunion Island, so I can imagine most places would be pretty cold by comparison at this time of year.

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