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12/11/2019 10:07 PM

carterlindblom wrote:

Rude to specialized

theyellowfromtheegg wrote:

No way. How do you figure?

carterlindblom wrote:

That french team rumous article had me thinking (if curious look back a few pages in this thread). If RR's contract is up this year, he'll be looking for a new team, he's been on yeti for ages. Curtis Keene just retired so spesh is short at least one EWS racer this coming season. Jared Graves is close friends with Richie, so it would be plausible for him to move to the Big S next season. And I'm sure specialized can pay him a ton more than yeti can. This also could constitute big changes to specialized factory racing, in terms of component sponsors. Wouldn't think richie would part Fox for Ohlins that easily with the work he's done with them over the years

If the money and tuning programs were there I'm sure he would be interested. One look at Loic on ohlins might make a person think about it.

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12/11/2019 10:51 PM

Darth_Sloth wrote:

Racing rumours and tech rumours! Gwin with blacked our pedals, (swapping away from HT?) and testing tyres with Kenda using the mullet rear ended M29.

jonkranked wrote:

maybe on e13 pedals since they already sponsor him?

edit - that would have to mean e13 has a clipless pedal in the works.

stoic_machine wrote:

Looks like he's back on their Alloy cranks as well. Maybe the carbon failure they said was a freak accident wasn't a good enough reason for Gwin to feel confident to be back on them...

E13 components are hot garbage now. Mostly made of cheese. And, considering that an injury caused by component failure could potentially ruin a season, career or livelihood I'd like to believe that a professional racer is going to choose what he/she trusts isnt going to let them down. E13 claiming it was a freak accident in my opinion is total BS. I feel like John Hall did them a huge service in laying on that PR grenade and taking the blame for a shoddy product. Makes me wonder how much they paid Hall off to say that cuz it kinda reeks of cover up. (FWIW, three of my riding buddies showed up to Whistler with them on their bike and all three had broken them before the first day was done. E13=junk).

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12/11/2019 10:54 PM

theyellowfromtheegg wrote:

No way. How do you figure?

carterlindblom wrote:

That french team rumous article had me thinking (if curious look back a few pages in this thread). If RR's contract is up this year, he'll be looking for a new team, he's been on yeti for ages. Curtis Keene just retired so spesh is short at least one EWS racer this coming season. Jared Graves is close friends with Richie, so it would be plausible for him to move to the Big S next season. And I'm sure specialized can pay him a ton more than yeti can. This also could constitute big changes to specialized factory racing, in terms of component sponsors. Wouldn't think richie would part Fox for Ohlins that easily with the work he's done with them over the years

metadave wrote:

If the money and tuning programs were there I'm sure he would be interested. One look at Loic on ohlins might make a person think about it.

But EWS is such a different beast the WCs. The intense rumors definitely seem more likely, especially if they give rude the oppurtunity to run his own program and simply pit with Intense/Mavic and Gwin/Ifr.

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12/11/2019 11:03 PM

@Sspomer:

Is there a possiblity of making a local search through the past rumor-threads? I think this would fire up future threads on rumors because we could search up past press releases and see whos up for grabs..

I know we could do this via internet archives and site like that, or look through past threads, but, we do live in 2019. So.... What do you think? Or any programers/coders out there who could help? Eliot Jackson, were are you?

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12/12/2019 12:28 AM

Vali off YT

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12/12/2019 1:11 AM

SB14 wrote:

@Sspomer:

Is there a possiblity of making a local search through the past rumor-threads? I think this would fire up future threads on rumors because we could search up past press releases and see whos up for grabs..

I know we could do this via internet archives and site like that, or look through past threads, but, we do live in 2019. So.... What do you think? Or any programers/coders out there who could help? Eliot Jackson, were are you?

https://www.vitalmtb.com/search?cat=Site&q=team+rumors&sa.x=0&sa.y=0&cx=002903112843658474654%3Acopkhp_kwgw&cof=FORID%3A9

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12/12/2019 2:55 AM

Ines Thoma just announced two more years with Canyon on her Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5-CIAMpKjB/?igshid=9wm7t8288ytq

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12/12/2019 6:03 AM

Bernard Kerr is getting serious about his A1 ambitions:

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12/12/2019 7:01 AM

THIS JUST IN: David "Daveboy" Trummer joins Angel Suarez on the YT Mob in Elite, with two juniors scouted via this year's Mob World Tour making the move to the big leagues as well. Is it March yet???

Full announcement HERE.

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12/12/2019 7:48 AM

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12/12/2019 8:35 AM

Pardon my confusion, but don't Supercross tracks have massive jumps and stuff? The biggest air he got was in some whoops.

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12/12/2019 10:38 AM

Verbl Kint wrote:

Source?

Jakers wrote:

Captain23

“We have a five rider team next year, and this video series [mob world tour] is about our search for the two juniors we'll be hiring. We'll be happy to share the line up once it's locked in, our elite talent search has gone pretty well too.”

sharpy212 wrote:

David Trummer with the help of Martin Whitley could be a good combo. (Not fact, just a thought)

Had this prediction back on page 5.... can’t wait to see how this is going shake things up next season. I’m not a gambling man.... but I got a feeling he’s going win at least one round.

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12/12/2019 12:53 PM

iceman2058 wrote:

THIS JUST IN: David "Daveboy" Trummer joins Angel Suarez on the YT Mob in Elite, with two juniors scouted via this year's Mob World Tour making the move to the big leagues as well. Is it March yet???

Full announcement HERE.

A little disappointed they didn‘t get a 3rd elite ride. For some reason I really dig the YT brand and the Tues. Would have loved to see another rider on it.

Trummer is an amazing addition though! Loved watching him constantly deliver in 2019.

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12/12/2019 12:55 PM

carterlindblom wrote:

Rude to specialized

No way, I think hes going to intense. Saw on his IG a while bike he was riding with some dudes who all had intense, and I think one of them was even an intense rep.

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12/12/2019 1:13 PM

Richie will stay on Yeti and Graves will join him again

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12/12/2019 5:31 PM

brash wrote:

With redbull sponsorship, what's the go? Are you a Redbull athlete for life?


Absolutely. Just ask Tanner Hall or Jeremy Nobis.

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12/12/2019 10:14 PM

...yt mob announced - David Trummer on board👌😎

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12/13/2019 4:47 AM



That appeared on WideOpenMag yesterday
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12/13/2019 8:29 AM

brash wrote:

With redbull sponsorship, what's the go? Are you a Redbull athlete for life?


jive turkey wrote:

Absolutely. Just ask Tanner Hall or Jeremy Nobis.

Nah, Mads is out

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4KodRtlg8N/

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12/13/2019 8:43 AM

or Kyle Strait. I think Shaums March as well. I would like to know the reason with KS but couldn't find anything?

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12/13/2019 8:44 AM

Sir HC wrote:

That appeared on WideOpenMag yesterday

Testing against Enve's? or on enve?

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12/13/2019 8:54 AM

Sir HC wrote:

That appeared on WideOpenMag yesterday

metadave wrote:

Testing against Enve's? or on enve?

Doubt it
There is not much of a comparison testing 2 sets of wheels from two diferent brands, wirthe diferent material and diferente tires

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12/13/2019 9:56 AM

Looks like Lewis Buchanan is off Ibis and trying to do his own thing, some sponsors still to be confirmed - from the video we should be finding out in Jan what is going on
Interesting that he will also be pushing more YouTube content.


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12/13/2019 3:06 PM

carterlindblom wrote:

Rude to specialized

zExPLiiCiTzz wrote:

No way, I think hes going to intense. Saw on his IG a while bike he was riding with some dudes who all had intense, and I think one of them was even an intense rep.

Nah those guys he was with are all just local to Richie. He’s in CT and they’re all Rhode Island boys. Pretty sure the intense rep in those posts is no longer with them anyways

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12/13/2019 3:08 PM

Sir HC wrote:

That appeared on WideOpenMag yesterday

metadave wrote:

Testing against Enve's? or on enve?

tmano2 wrote:

Doubt it
There is not much of a comparison testing 2 sets of wheels from two diferent brands, wirthe diferent material and diferente tires

Pretty sure mavic and Enve are owned by the same company now. Could be doing some testing for enve or something

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12/14/2019 12:55 AM

metadave wrote:

Testing against Enve's? or on enve?

tmano2 wrote:

Doubt it
There is not much of a comparison testing 2 sets of wheels from two diferent brands, wirthe diferent material and diferente tires

bermslapper69 wrote:

Pretty sure mavic and Enve are owned by the same company now. Could be doing some testing for enve or something

Mavic and Enve owned by the same company?... not anymore!

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12/14/2019 6:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2019 6:59 AM

No skiing in the winter for you, eh?

My sarcasm doesn’t always translate well online. Hall and Nobis are both skiers who at one time were prominent RB athletes and are now no longer associated with the brand.

Who is Mads though?

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12/14/2019 7:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2019 7:39 AM

jive turkey wrote:

Absolutely. Just ask Tanner Hall or Jeremy Nobis.

cmkneeland wrote:

Nah, Mads is out

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4KodRtlg8N/

jive turkey wrote:

No skiing in the winter for you, eh?

My sarcasm doesn’t always translate well online. Hall and Nobis are both skiers who at one time were prominent RB athletes and are now no longer associated with the brand.

Who is Mads though?

Haha totally over my head. I don't follow skiing. Mads is Makken. No longer being supported by RB...or no longer supporting. One or the other.

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12/14/2019 1:11 PM

cmkneeland wrote:

Haha totally over my head. I don't follow skiing. Mads is Makken. No longer being supported by RB...or no longer supporting. One or the other.

Makken left RB.

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12/14/2019 5:30 PM

jive turkey wrote:

No skiing in the winter for you, eh?

My sarcasm doesn’t always translate well online. Hall and Nobis are both skiers who at one time were prominent RB athletes and are now no longer associated with the brand.

Who is Mads though?

cmkneeland wrote:

Haha totally over my head. I don't follow skiing. Mads is Makken. No longer being supported by RB...or no longer supporting. One or the other.

baronKanon wrote:

Makken left RB.

Makken is a quality human.

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