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1/12/2019 3:53 PM

Maxipedia wrote:

Oh, and Zarja definitely had it and was up and coming. What a heart breaker that was, pfff... Monika? Hats off to her too!

I was sure she was capable of a top 5 result with the support of Unior. Too bad about the injury in the last season and everything. She couldn't wait to get back to racing :/

I don't follow Monika's situation that much and i wish she gets some proper support given the results she's had.

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1/12/2019 4:36 PM

Karabuka wrote:

Since you are talking about Monika, I've just went full Sherlock and found that the last story she posted on IG is almost certainly from Cannes, France. Troy Brosnan just traveled across the world to the south of France and Mark Wallace is there as well. Coincidence?

Yeah some kind of gathering. I saw that Dean Lucas was in France also. Maybe has to do with the UCI.

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1/12/2019 10:19 PM

Maxipedia wrote:

Oh, and Zarja definitely had it and was up and coming. What a heart breaker that was, pfff... Monika? Hats off to her too!

Karabuka wrote:

Since you are talking about Monika, I've just went full Sherlock and found that the last story she posted on IG is almost certainly from Cannes, France. Troy Brosnan just traveled across the world to the south of France and Mark Wallace is there as well. Coincidence?

kwapik wrote:

Yeah some kind of gathering. I saw that Dean Lucas was in France also. Maybe has to do with the UCI.

possible dean to canyon

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1/12/2019 11:13 PM

Karabuka wrote:

Since you are talking about Monika, I've just went full Sherlock and found that the last story she posted on IG is almost certainly from Cannes, France. Troy Brosnan just traveled across the world to the south of France and Mark Wallace is there as well. Coincidence?

kwapik wrote:

Yeah some kind of gathering. I saw that Dean Lucas was in France also. Maybe has to do with the UCI.

trex84 wrote:

possible dean to canyon

Sorry, however, do people read before they post?

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1/13/2019 12:13 AM

kwapik wrote:

Yeah some kind of gathering. I saw that Dean Lucas was in France also. Maybe has to do with the UCI.

trex84 wrote:

possible dean to canyon

depeche4 wrote:

Sorry, however, do people read before they post?

Not a lot I think

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1/13/2019 5:02 AM

Did anyone else just see what i seen on instagram stories? has been deleted before i could screenshot it and no one else in the group shown posted anything in their stories so unless someone else got its gone for now haha

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1/13/2019 5:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/13/2019 5:30 AM

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Did anyone else just see what i seen on instagram stories? has been deleted before i could screenshot it and no one else in the group shown posted anything in their stories so unless someone else got its gone for now haha

I'm pretty sure that even though people on here feel that they are psychic they actually aren't. So trying to guess what you seen and think If I've seen it is pretty impossible. So instead of the did you see what I see why not just say what you see. Then we don't have to guess your ambiguity. Or was it the Gwin riding a unicorn vid that I just watched.

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1/13/2019 6:50 AM



Fairclough stay on Scott
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1/13/2019 6:52 AM

loic.penel wrote:

Fairclough stay on Scott

Old news.....this has been known for quite a while

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1/13/2019 7:03 AM

What happened to the photo of Gwin riding an Intense Tazer?!
Im pretty sure someone posted it but I cant seem to find it now.

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1/13/2019 7:27 AM

loic.penel wrote:

Fairclough stay on Scott

bartman wrote:

Old news.....this has been known for quite a while

Carbon Gambler? Notice the fact that you cant see much of the bike on purpous? Hmm

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1/13/2019 7:56 AM

loic.penel wrote:

Fairclough stay on Scott

bartman wrote:

Old news.....this has been known for quite a while

mtbstokes wrote:

Carbon Gambler? Notice the fact that you cant see much of the bike on purpous? Hmm

Carbon gambler yes

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1/13/2019 7:59 AM



YT looking for a new athlete manager.. maybe they were not too happy about losing Gwin and Neko.
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1/13/2019 8:01 AM

Almost expected that companies are testing and making 29ers. But the Canyon guys were always the quietest about having one - unless I just missed it. Clearly they have one and are testing in France via Brosnan's last insta story.


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1/13/2019 9:06 AM

onthewhiskey wrote:

Almost expected that companies are testing and making 29ers. But the Canyon guys were always the quietest about having one - unless I just missed it. Clearly they have one and are testing in France via Brosnan's last insta story.


Why do you reckon 29er? Wheel does look big but could be angle. Also has the longer offset forks that are normally 650b.

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1/13/2019 9:07 AM

I feel like we saw spy shots of 29er sender during the season.

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1/13/2019 9:22 AM

hairyyy wrote:

Why do you reckon 29er? Wheel does look big but could be angle. Also has the longer offset forks that are normally 650b.

Longer offset are 29 not 27.5.

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1/13/2019 9:59 AM

Remi with a process . Miranda's??

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1/13/2019 10:17 AM

onthewhiskey wrote:

Almost expected that companies are testing and making 29ers. But the Canyon guys were always the quietest about having one - unless I just missed it. Clearly they have one and are testing in France via Brosnan's last insta story.


Troy even posted a Sender with a 29" front wheel, 27,5" rear wheel.

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1/13/2019 11:35 AM

I saw that Neko was like that, but what's the point of riding on different wheels? UCI has the rule of equal wheels does not it?

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1/13/2019 11:40 AM

vinicius gabrielli wrote:

I saw that Neko was like that, but what's the point of riding on different wheels? UCI has the rule of equal wheels does not it?

Not anymore.

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1/13/2019 11:46 AM

Yup, the different wheel size rule has been lifted.

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1/13/2019 2:25 PM

Did anyone see Rachel Athertons insta story? It's gone now, but it was vid pointing at the ceiling of somewhere with Giants hanging from it.

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1/13/2019 2:27 PM

DigitalGiraffe wrote:

Did anyone see Rachel Athertons insta story? It's gone now, but it was vid pointing at the ceiling of somewhere with Giants hanging from it.

Looked like her house, had giant, GT and trek. All her old bikes

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1/13/2019 2:28 PM

vinicius gabrielli wrote:

I saw that Neko was like that, but what's the point of riding on different wheels? UCI has the rule of equal wheels does not it?

UCI updated the rules about it, now you can be creative, that´s why Neko, Troy and other are testing the combo. Canyon even has an e-bikes that cames stock with the combo, 29 x2.5 up front and 27,5 x 2.8 in the rear. Control, capability of the 29er with the aceleration and agility of the 27,5.

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1/13/2019 4:44 PM

Im sure this wont be an overly liked comment but... Am I the only one who thinks the possibility of the Athertons racing Atherton branded bikes is just super F'ing lame?

In no way am I pumped that this rumour is a possibility.

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1/13/2019 5:19 PM

stoic_machine wrote:

Im sure this wont be an overly liked comment but... Am I the only one who thinks the possibility of the Athertons racing Atherton branded bikes is just super F'ing lame?

In no way am I pumped that this rumour is a possibility.

For me, it depends how they do it. If they're backed by a big manufacturer like, say, Merida and are going to develop a new bike with them, but brand it as Atherton, then that would be pretty interesting.

If they're going to slap Atherton stickers onto Commencal frames then that wouldn't be cool.


Thing is, if they are launching their own brand/team for this year then I can't see that they have time to produce a new bike before the racing season starts, so lame option 2 seems more likely, at least to begin with.

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1/13/2019 5:28 PM

thebrucetrail wrote:

For me, it depends how they do it. If they're backed by a big manufacturer like, say, Merida and are going to develop a new bike with them, but brand it as Atherton, then that would be pretty interesting.

If they're going to slap Atherton stickers onto Commencal frames then that wouldn't be cool.


Thing is, if they are launching their own brand/team for this year then I can't see that they have time to produce a new bike before the racing season starts, so lame option 2 seems more likely, at least to begin with.

Who the athertons are joining has been mentioned on here numerous times even over on Pinkbike dare I say that name around here haha it’s not Merida and it’s not a a bike with their name on it!

Now what’s happening with Joe Smith and Blinki ?

Ps: Canyon Sender 29er was being testing in June in leogang




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1/13/2019 7:02 PM

Can we go back to Racing Rumors Please? Not the wheel size debate!

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1/13/2019 7:11 PM

Sounds like Kirk Mcdowall is continuing to make a name for himself with Devinci for 2019. Have word that Blinki is sticking with Norco.

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