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1/22/2019 5:48 PM

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Tomorrow’s the day ?

Marshall Willanholly wrote:

Is that Ryan Dungey on the right?

Yes. Probably something to do with KTM and Gwintense

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1/22/2019 6:06 PM

boogenman wrote:

Yes. Probably something to do with KTM and Gwintense

I don't know about KTM but Gwintense is happening. Look at that M29. TRP brakes and drivetrain with new E*Thirteen carbon rims. AG1 Signature grips, Renthal bars and stem, and HT pedals. New sponsors look like Kinda tires, unless Onza doesn't have a 29er DH tire ready.

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1/22/2019 6:55 PM

Hollywood Gainey wrote:

Jesus, what happen to his knee? off season knee surgery or just a big crash?

Standard rugby cross training.

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1/22/2019 7:00 PM

watchcwgo wrote:

Must be 220mm to be running that post spacer!

metadave wrote:

We'll need bigger wheels to truely take advantage of these bigger rotors.

Are you sure? We have 36er in production, no joking

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1/22/2019 7:23 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

I don't know about KTM but Gwintense is happening. Look at that M29. TRP brakes and drivetrain with new E*Thirteen carbon rims. AG1 Signature grips, Renthal bars and stem, and HT pedals. New sponsors look like Kinda tires, unless Onza doesn't have a 29er DH tire ready.

Onza had a 29" tire for Gwin already

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1/22/2019 7:32 PM

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Commencal, they have signed a few free ride guys for 2019 it’s a good fit

casey79 wrote:

By the use of the devil emoji my $$ are on Evil.

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Thats a good pic actually, may mean they have a DH bike coming?

Based on Ray George (who was recently picked up by Hyper) commenting "I wonder" on TVS's post I'd guess he'll be joining his brother on Hyper.

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1/22/2019 7:51 PM

brimmergj wrote:

Looks to be a Kenda Hellkat tire and Mallet pedals. Does Jack use Crank Bros? Any idea on the shifter? TRP, Sram?

nadeaupa wrote:

The pedals are probably HT X2's which are Gwin's pedals.

http://www.ht-components.com/product/productDetail/28

Looks very much like a Mallet

It's a Mallet and yes, Jack rides them

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"Flow like water.."

1/22/2019 8:04 PM

Moosey wrote:

Based on Ray George (who was recently picked up by Hyper) commenting "I wonder" on TVS's post I'd guess he'll be joining his brother on Hyper.

It's great to hear that Ray has a solid ride for the season. High Hopes!

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1/22/2019 8:22 PM

brimmergj wrote:

Looks to be a Kenda Hellkat tire and Mallet pedals. Does Jack use Crank Bros? Any idea on the shifter? TRP, Sram?

nadeaupa wrote:

The pedals are probably HT X2's which are Gwin's pedals.

http://www.ht-components.com/product/productDetail/28

Looks very much like a Mallet

One Ghost wrote:

It's a Mallet and yes, Jack rides them

i don't get the confusion regarding the pedals. jack moir is clearly tagged on that picture, so IMO it's obvious it's his ride.
or did i miss something?

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1/22/2019 8:34 PM

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Tomorrow’s the day ?

Marshall Willanholly wrote:

Is that Ryan Dungey on the right?

pillete wrote:

It is, apparently he is coming in as an investor.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/intense-restructures-with-a-new-management-team-and-a-commitment-to-racing-development.html

Vital, don't hate me for the pinkbike link...

Also, that blonde chic is Christy from that AG video of him racing a KTM RC390 "with no chain"

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1/22/2019 10:11 PM

fclinder wrote:

Have ridden and R&D tires for Michelin in the past for almost 10 years. I would bet the DH32 will be a larger air volume tire with larger lugs much like the old Comp32. Note: I do not ride for them now, but do ride for Continental Tires.

The most successful DH tires of all time would have been the Comp16 and Comp32. All the DH racers back in the day ran them, even if they were sponsored by another brand. They would just mark out the labels and stick their sponsors stickers on them.

They Comp16 and Comp32 also laid the foundation and design for what most successful DH tires are modeled after today.

Loved the Comp 32! Many of us ran it front and rear to protect our rims on rough tracks like the Mount Snow NORBA track. Michelin had the best rubber compounds in the 90s. The Maxxis High Roller is a copy of the comp 16 (or 22?).

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1/22/2019 10:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2019 10:47 PM


We all saw it coming
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1/22/2019 10:47 PM

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1/22/2019 10:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2019 11:01 PM

https://imgur.com/a/nXEuE2L

image mirror ^^^

Interesting notes:
- Jack Moir and Neko
- Kenda confirmed
- TRP shifter and rear mech "DH1"
- TPR rotor, could be 233mm?
- John Hall of course
- Todd Schumlick managing the team











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1/22/2019 11:06 PM

I still cant believe the Seahawks didnt run the ball...

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1/22/2019 11:09 PM

grambo wrote:

https://imgur.com/a/nXEuE2L

image mirror ^^^

Interesting notes:
- Jack Moir and Neko
- Kenda confirmed
- TRP shifter and rear mech "DH1"
- TPR rotor, could be 233mm?
- John Hall of course
- Todd Schumlick managing the team











What are you all going to talk about now......#gwinrumors is over..........

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1/22/2019 11:10 PM


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1/22/2019 11:16 PM

This is fucking #mtbleaks like good old wikileaks?

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1/22/2019 11:17 PM

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1/22/2019 11:30 PM

now, the only remaining question is... athertons to cube?!

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1/22/2019 11:32 PM

Holditflat_mitch wrote:

Tomorrow’s the day ?

Marshall Willanholly wrote:

Is that Ryan Dungey on the right?

Yesterday listening to the Downtime Podcast Gwin's interview when asked something like "If you could sit with any rider for coaching and advice, who would that be?" and after rounding the subject some time Gwin said... "probably Ryan Dungey" so...

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1/22/2019 11:33 PM

dmcd38 wrote:

now, the only remaining question is... athertons to cube?!

Not just the only ones outstanding.....what about Phil Atwell, Anneke Beerten and probably a few more

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1/22/2019 11:41 PM

Seems like everything just disappeared from Pinkbike. Whoops. Did they break an embargo?

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1/22/2019 11:43 PM

Some peps at PB will have a busy night right now...someone does not seem to be to amused with the intelligence that has been going on...

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1/22/2019 11:43 PM

John Hall using a Pedros Stand! Must have been just the MOB that was Feedback/Ultimate stands

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1/22/2019 11:44 PM

I feel kind of bad for RC but Pinkbike needs to modernize their website and CMS... this has happened many times (authors publishing pictures for upcoming articles before the article goes live).

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1/22/2019 11:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2019 11:52 PM

grambo wrote:

https://imgur.com/a/nXEuE2L

image mirror ^^^

Interesting notes:
- Jack Moir and Neko
- Kenda confirmed
- TRP shifter and rear mech "DH1"
- TPR rotor, could be 233mm?
- John Hall of course
- Todd Schumlick managing the team











haha, i got the todd schumlick part
right :D looks kinda like „the intense syndicate“ with every rider in his own gear

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1/23/2019 12:03 AM

Thanks to our trigger-happy friends over at that other site, the cat is already out of the bag, but yeah - Intense news is now official and the embargo is lifted. Gwin, Neko and Moir. The biggest piece of gear news is the Kenda tires. Didn't see that coming! We've got the full pull with bike comparisons, interviews and more in our feature here - https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Aaron-Gwins-Size-XL-Intense-M29-with-Kenda-Tires-Team-News,2610

they're all running XL frames, here's how they compare:


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1/23/2019 12:08 AM

^^^^Cool comparison.

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1/23/2019 12:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2019 12:11 AM

And here I was thinking that alpine star couldn’t possibly make a worse kit than they allready have and bam ?
Not to mention neko on last years kit colours and jack in plain black tld/adidas.

There goes the best looking team on the circuit ?

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