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1/18/2019 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2019 7:17 AM

bonus for forum viewers. you get it first before it's listed. reece and his new session 29.


he's 5'9", running size XL with reach adjust headset that slides it back a bit working out to be 4mm longer than a size L. he says he went XL for the high speeds of the world cup DH tracks.



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1/18/2019 7:12 AM

sspomer wrote:

bonus for forum viewers. you get it first before it's listed. reece and his new session 29.


he's 5'9", running size XL with reach adjust headset that slides it back a bit working out to be 4mm longer than a size L. he says he went XL for the high speeds of the world cup DH tracks.



the forum viewers thank you for your service

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1/18/2019 7:36 AM

175cm, size L + 4mm of reach (don't see where a reach adjuster could be of +/- 21mm but okay. Maybe Reece speeks "reach at the bar" and uses a angleset). Looks like a limo on the paper, BUT the Session is freakingly short (436mm of reach for 619mm of stack -about 446mm at 600mm stack- in standard size L) so in the end that's like he is on size M rig.

End of the geeky-digression, thank you for your attention.

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1/18/2019 9:29 AM

Wilson is a class act. That interview vid is the best thing on this thread for the last few months. I hope he does well this year. He certainly comes off as a smart, humble person who puts in the work and generally appreciates where he is at.

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1/18/2019 9:57 AM

You can hear Gwin in the back ground of this video !

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1/18/2019 9:58 AM


This was just posted on Facebook - isn’t this Gwin passing the finish line???!
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1/18/2019 9:59 AM

Clearer photo

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1/18/2019 10:01 AM

Check out Jordi Cortes’ insta story... Intense bike box, fox suspension bits, e thirteen cranks, odi number plate, some sort of rear mechs, renthal bars, kogel bearings Gwintense is coming.



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1/18/2019 10:02 AM

Sorry - it’s Harrison!

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1/18/2019 10:33 AM

The gwintensity is building

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1/18/2019 11:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2019 11:21 AM

diegoahh5 wrote:

Check out Jordi Cortes’ insta story... Intense bike box, fox suspension bits, e thirteen cranks, odi number plate, some sort of rear mechs, renthal bars, kogel bearings Gwintense is coming.



story is gone unfortunately i guess official announcement is comin monday or at least next week.

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1/18/2019 11:49 AM

Well, whether this means anything or not, Jeff Steber does old school guitars, and in one post he was playing a SRV replica hes worked on making for years thru an old 1950s tube amp and Gwinn popped in to say I was just about to text you about this same amp. Sooo... Gwinn and Jeff Steber appear to be guitar bros. Does this contribute to bike rumours?

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1/18/2019 11:52 AM

sspomer wrote:

full commencal / vallnord press release here.
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/COMMENCAL-VALLNORD-DH-TEAM-SIGNS-WITH-ENVE-AND-BELL,2481 - they're on enve wheels and cockpit, chris king bits and bell helmets. no team rider changes.

the coolest part of the PR besides the nasty roost and whips being thrown is seeing the bikes with the stock idler and the modified one. it's just like they did last year, but it looks like they have a cleaner version of the multi-position idler.







After watching the video for this I keep noticing how this years teams kits are looking more and more like skin suits. The Mullet of MTB really shouldn't make a comeback. Honestly I blame Loic and Loris for this the most...

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@jason_gainey

1/18/2019 12:11 PM

diegoahh5 wrote:

Check out Jordi Cortes’ insta story... Intense bike box, fox suspension bits, e thirteen cranks, odi number plate, some sort of rear mechs, renthal bars, kogel bearings Gwintense is coming.



Def Gwin's "mystery derailleur"

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/aaron-gwins-mystery-derailleur-leogang-dh-world-cup-2018.html

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1/18/2019 12:11 PM

Why would Jordi be building Gwins bike?

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1/18/2019 12:18 PM

Hittheshowers13 wrote:

Wilson is a class act. That interview vid is the best thing on this thread for the last few months. I hope he does well this year. He certainly comes off as a smart, humble person who puts in the work and generally appreciates where he is at.

And that style on the bike ?

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1/18/2019 12:24 PM

Any news on Phil Atwill? He deserves a big team ride

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1/18/2019 12:25 PM

mfoga wrote:

Why would Jordi be building Gwins bike?

Fox suspension setup?

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1/18/2019 12:25 PM

sspomer wrote:

full commencal / vallnord press release here.
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/COMMENCAL-VALLNORD-DH-TEAM-SIGNS-WITH-ENVE-AND-BELL,2481 - they're on enve wheels and cockpit, chris king bits and bell helmets. no team rider changes.

the coolest part of the PR besides the nasty roost and whips being thrown is seeing the bikes with the stock idler and the modified one. it's just like they did last year, but it looks like they have a cleaner version of the multi-position idler.







Hollywood Gainey wrote:

After watching the video for this I keep noticing how this years teams kits are looking more and more like skin suits. The Mullet of MTB really shouldn't make a comeback. Honestly I blame Loic and Loris for this the most...

The pants are designed to not get caught in the drivetrain and the frame. the last thing you want is your race run to be ended by your trousers.

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1/18/2019 12:38 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

The pants are designed to not get caught in the drivetrain and the frame. the last thing you want is your race run to be ended by your trousers.

Oh I do understand, but I still dont like it.. lol.
In my DJ days it only took getting my bar snagged
And hung up on my t-shirt once doing an X-up for me to go from large t-shirt to schmediums so as to never crash like that again.

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@jason_gainey

1/18/2019 12:45 PM

Hollywood Gainey wrote:

Oh I do understand, but I still dont like it.. lol.
In my DJ days it only took getting my bar snagged
And hung up on my t-shirt once doing an X-up for me to go from large t-shirt to schmediums so as to never crash like that again.

Just that the ol' baggy moto style feels quite outdated by now. No need for sausage-skinsuits, but modern slim fit looks great for racers.

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1/18/2019 1:17 PM

Hollywood Gainey wrote:

After watching the video for this I keep noticing how this years teams kits are looking more and more like skin suits. The Mullet of MTB really shouldn't make a comeback. Honestly I blame Loic and Loris for this the most...

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

The pants are designed to not get caught in the drivetrain and the frame. the last thing you want is your race run to be ended by your trousers.

Hollywood Gainey wrote:

Oh I do understand, but I still dont like it.. lol.
In my DJ days it only took getting my bar snagged
And hung up on my t-shirt once doing an X-up for me to go from large t-shirt to schmediums so as to never crash like that again.

Look at supercross, looks like they're all wearing skinsuits now. Not having stuff fluttering around while you're hauling ass probably just feels better, too.

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1/18/2019 1:28 PM

I dont think anyone was promoting baggy clothes

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@jason_gainey

1/18/2019 2:15 PM

diegoahh5 wrote:

Check out Jordi Cortes’ insta story... Intense bike box, fox suspension bits, e thirteen cranks, odi number plate, some sort of rear mechs, renthal bars, kogel bearings Gwintense is coming.



I also recognize those headset cups packaging. I recently ordered a Works Components angle-set which was packaged EXACTLY the same. I'm pretty sure Gwin and Neko run Works Components headset cups (or at least did).

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1/18/2019 2:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2019 4:42 PM

diegoahh5 wrote:

Check out Jordi Cortes’ insta story... Intense bike box, fox suspension bits, e thirteen cranks, odi number plate, some sort of rear mechs, renthal bars, kogel bearings Gwintense is coming.



Its not a Mystery Derailleur, its a TRP Derailleur. and yeah, for sure looks like Jordie has def let the cat slip outa the bag for sure on this one. TRP Brake small parts kit, TRP Derailleur, Kogel Bearings, E13 Cranks and guides. Gwin set up for sure.

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1/18/2019 6:39 PM

So much for the big Intense announcement in 8 days...

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1/18/2019 9:15 PM

mfoga wrote:

Why would Jordi be building Gwins bike?

diegoahh5 wrote:

Fox suspension setup?

But clearly its more than just suspension.

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1/18/2019 9:28 PM

23rd it is

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1/19/2019 3:04 AM

Hi guys, you asked for it, there it is the official team announcement 30 minutes befores it gets posted elsewhere !

The masks drop off / We are exited to show you the faces of the 5 riders riding for the Team Dorval AM for the 2019 season !



- Monika HRASTNIK
- Baptiste PIERRON
- Mariana SALAZAR️
- Benoit COULANGES
- Emile RILAT - junior

Great season to come ?

Thansk to all our sonsors who makes this possible :

Dorval AM
SHOT RACE GEAR
Asterion Wheels
COMMENCAL
Schwalbe tires
Aivee CNC Components
Five Ten
HT-components
Super Alloy Racing

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1/19/2019 4:13 AM

It just occurred to me: what happens to Mille Johnset? She was supported by the Athertons and doing pretty neat last season. I believe she will be in the Women Elite this year, but on what team? Does anyone have a clue?

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