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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...

@paulette is tagged, it is Romain Paulhan former french world cup racer !
Not sure if it is a comeback for him or just riding with friends.

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1/11/2019 7:27 AM

sunkidh wrote:

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

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Localdudes wrote:

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.

They do look a lot like Adidas street/skate shoe, and since they own Five Ten...

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1/11/2019 9:26 AM

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Localdudes wrote:

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.

nathan999x wrote:

They do look a lot like Adidas street/skate shoe, and since they own Five Ten...

I'm from skateboarding at the beginning, no model is similar in the adidas collection as i know. But well who knows.

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1/11/2019 9:31 AM

Atherton bikes

Go see Instagram. Search.

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1/11/2019 9:37 AM

I have a feeling the Junior joining TFR is Ethan Shandro. On instagram he posted about how hes changing things up for the new year and has a post of himself doing some riding for the new Anthill film "Return to Earth" coming out later this year.
Good chance Trek is sponsoring this new film as many of the trek riders have posted about their segments in the upcoming film. If Shandro is a part of the actual trek team this year then he would for sure get a spot in the film, I wouldnt be suprised if they tie his dad into the segment in some way.

TL;DR its my best guess that the junior on Trek will be Ethan Shandro

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1/11/2019 9:43 AM

barryjenson wrote:

Atherton bikes

Go see Instagram. Search.

also, go to atherton bikes dot com

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1/11/2019 10:11 AM

dubminion wrote:

also, go to atherton bikes dot com

But what's the password?! lol...


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1/11/2019 10:23 AM

Also, the headline of the website is Atherton Racing;

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1/11/2019 10:27 AM

And it was registered in Middlesex by an identity protection company;

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1/11/2019 10:29 AM

lewzz10 wrote:

And it was registered in Middlesex by an identity protection company;

You know people register web addresses speculatively right? Hoping to make money by selling it on.

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1/11/2019 10:31 AM

And in the coding of the page, it clearly says "The online home of Atherton Bikes & Atherton Racing"

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1/11/2019 10:40 AM

jasm wrote:

And in the coding of the page, it clearly says "The online home of Atherton Bikes & Atherton Racing"

So, new bikes?

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1/11/2019 10:56 AM

dubminion wrote:

So, new bikes?

Or someone putting some cash into trolling.

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1/11/2019 10:58 AM

confirms my suspicion of them using Merida to manufacture their own brand?

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1/11/2019 11:04 AM

For an experienced web guy this troll would cost about 30 to 50 €. For an experienced web guy, this would be peanuts. And the ensuing fallout in this thread would probably be worth it. FWIW.

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1/11/2019 11:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 11:09 AM

content="The online home of Atherton Bikes & Race Team

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1/11/2019 11:35 AM

Its always sad when all of the rumors/news unfolds and this thread dies for 9 months.

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1/11/2019 11:37 AM

Brendon has commented on Dean’s latest post with Merida! ??

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1/11/2019 11:45 AM

pohsoonteng wrote:

confirms my suspicion of them using Merida to manufacture their own brand?

I believe one needs some numbers to be able to have your bikes made by one of the big guys like Merida or Giant.

Try to think about how many bikes Specialized or Trek are making yearly, because they're the biggest customers of the two above, then add those volumes to the bikes produced under those guys' own label and you're getting somewhere.

There are enough smaller factories in Asia who could make the stuff. For instance, try to find out where Saracen bikes are made,that could be a starting point. But I am doubting we are going that route...

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1/11/2019 11:51 AM

pohsoonteng wrote:

confirms my suspicion of them using Merida to manufacture their own brand?

Maxipedia wrote:

I believe one needs some numbers to be able to have your bikes made by one of the big guys like Merida or Giant.

Try to think about how many bikes Specialized or Trek are making yearly, because they're the biggest customers of the two above, then add those volumes to the bikes produced under those guys' own label and you're getting somewhere.

There are enough smaller factories in Asia who could make the stuff. For instance, try to find out where Saracen bikes are made,that could be a starting point. But I am doubting we are going that route...

Wasn't the special thing about Athertons and Merida that they have established quite a tight link over the years? If so, I doubt the Athertons would just buy frames from Merida.

That would make it more of a "let's sneak a Merida DH bike into the market labelled Atherton", so Merida wouldnt care that much about the numbers imo

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1/11/2019 11:55 AM



Trolling or real? Clearly a KHS with Dean's name on it.
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1/11/2019 12:09 PM

pohsoonteng wrote:

confirms my suspicion of them using Merida to manufacture their own brand?

Burned all their other bridges so they needed to make their own bikes?

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1/11/2019 12:26 PM

Making up the numbers with a few engineers and based off a few test bikes is not hard. Engineering a frame to work correctly for a company like Merida wouldn't be hard. Then, just to put some gasoline onto a fire, distributing the DH bikes as 'Atherton by Merida' or something like that would give tons of street cred for the bikes and make the marketing damn easy (as it doesn't say Merida on the frame, it says Atherton), but you have the channels for distribution all set up.

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1/11/2019 12:33 PM

I will say also Simmons

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1/11/2019 12:44 PM

Primoz wrote:

For an experienced web guy this troll would cost about 30 to 50 €. For an experienced web guy, this would be peanuts. And the ensuing fallout in this thread would probably be worth it. FWIW.

Yep. Even if its 50 the wind up value would be worth it. In fact..........

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1/11/2019 12:53 PM

Did anyone notice this?? Seems like it could be a jab directed at Steber and Co. Tagging location as T emecula.

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1/11/2019 3:21 PM

sunkidh wrote:

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

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Localdudes wrote:

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.

quite possibly adidas shoes since brendog has been rocking the adidas/troy lee gear

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1/11/2019 3:27 PM

vweb wrote:

Yes.

Localdudes wrote:

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.

trex84 wrote:

quite possibly adidas shoes since brendog has been rocking the adidas/troy lee gear

It’s maybe him. But clearly the team will be him, Deanos et Flo Payet

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1/11/2019 4:18 PM

Democho wrote:

Trolling or real? Clearly a KHS with Dean's name on it.

That is Nik's KHS.

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1/11/2019 4:36 PM


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