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11/18/2020 6:39 PM

metadave wrote:

This. He seems to excel in that set up. It was wild how fast he dropped off when he went to GT from a top rider and then came right back swinging again when he got back to Mondraker. With two years of worth of two very different comebacks, I hope he's in the best position he can be in for next season.

I wonder if he would have done better on GT had he been around for when they updated the fury to the current version. He was still using the weird old design when he was on GT

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11/18/2020 8:14 PM

trex84 wrote:

listened to bulldogs gypsy tales podcast and he said he hasn't signed for next year.....he's hoping to sign with ms mondraker again tho.

metadave wrote:

This. He seems to excel in that set up. It was wild how fast he dropped off when he went to GT from a top rider and then came right back swinging again when he got back to Mondraker. With two years of worth of two very different comebacks, I hope he's in the best position he can be in for next season.

That fury he was on was a pretty shit bike.

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11/18/2020 8:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2020 8:25 PM

trex84 wrote:

listened to bulldogs gypsy tales podcast and he said he hasn't signed for next year.....he's hoping to sign with ms mondraker again tho.

metadave wrote:

This. He seems to excel in that set up. It was wild how fast he dropped off when he went to GT from a top rider and then came right back swinging again when he got back to Mondraker. With two years of worth of two very different comebacks, I hope he's in the best position he can be in for next season.

Shiftay_Robbay wrote:

I wonder if he would have done better on GT had he been around for when they updated the fury to the current version. He was still using the weird old design when he was on GT

I did have that thought as well, the LTS Fury does look like a far better bike, but I also wonder about team setup.

Anneke seemed to fall off on the GT program as well, while others like Maes and Wyn have really succeeded in the program. The Athertons had a pretty successful bout on that Fury

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11/19/2020 12:34 AM

I wonder when we'll start seeing trolls from Rachel again.

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11/19/2020 1:10 AM

qblambda wrote:

I wonder when we'll start seeing trolls from Rachel again.

Normally this team rumors thread gets trolled by SC Syndicate themselves, but they are suspiciously quiet... whistling

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11/19/2020 2:45 AM

qblambda wrote:

I wonder when we'll start seeing trolls from Rachel again.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHxNqzNlYZ_/?igshid=1ekjkicuqsr23

Not a troll, but is this the start of World Cup retirements?

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11/19/2020 5:27 AM

I think it would be nuts for loris to leave the SCS. Ths SCS is one of the biggest teams, I don't see what Trek has to offer him besides, maybe, money and I don't think it would be much more than SC. I think it's pretty well stablished that he's the future of the SCS greg might have a couple more competitive years but Loris is difinetly on a steady come up and it would be nuts of the syndicate to let him go if this is about money.

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11/19/2020 11:22 AM

Kade Edwards is on red bull

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11/19/2020 12:56 PM

captaindouche wrote:

Kade Edwards is on red bull

Based on the RedBull Bike IG stories...looks like he didnt even know it was coming

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11/19/2020 11:07 PM

New trek bike is a high pivot,idler speed machine. Rumour has it the French rider who will get to develop it needs to get some space from a certain Yorkshire chap.

Trek riders have in their contracts that if they become a world champ as a trek athlete they must be offer a contract extension/new contract, Reece was super close to looking for a team.

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11/20/2020 1:12 AM

captaindouche wrote:

Kade Edwards is on red bull

Zuestman wrote:

Based on the RedBull Bike IG stories...looks like he didnt even know it was coming

I'm not really surprised that he is on red bull
He is the rider that any brand will want. He's got a big social media, talented on a bike, has the ability to bring in publicity to the brand with his skills and isn't slow on the bike

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11/20/2020 1:34 AM

James_Greenwood wrote:

I'm not really surprised that he is on red bull
He is the rider that any brand will want. He's got a big social media, talented on a bike, has the ability to bring in publicity to the brand with his skills and isn't slow on the bike

I’m nobody but to me he is more suited towards that stuff than racing. Ever since he discovered Instagram he just doesn’t put any effort into the world cups, just like Kaos. Both of them have style for days and are awesome riders but racing? Not so much... it’s wouldn’t be surprised if Kade took a more freeridy approach now that he has money from red bull.

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11/20/2020 3:59 AM

Anybody know how red bull sponsorship works? I mean, he’s got a helmet delivered in the post, I presume that’s just an invitation to ride for them? And from there he needs to agree the terms. It’s pretty cool that he’s got the lid, and not at all a surprise (to me anyway, clearly to him!) I’m just interested on the process thereafter

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11/20/2020 4:16 AM

I'm very surprised he didn't know about it because if he wants to turn it down, it would look really bad after all the publicity. It kinda pressures him into accepting any terms, even if he might not really want to.

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11/20/2020 4:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/20/2020 5:32 AM

Zuestman wrote:

Based on the RedBull Bike IG stories...looks like he didnt even know it was coming

James_Greenwood wrote:

I'm not really surprised that he is on red bull
He is the rider that any brand will want. He's got a big social media, talented on a bike, has the ability to bring in publicity to the brand with his skills and isn't slow on the bike

Philip_Rossetti wrote:

I’m nobody but to me he is more suited towards that stuff than racing. Ever since he discovered Instagram he just doesn’t put any effort into the world cups, just like Kaos. Both of them have style for days and are awesome riders but racing? Not so much... it’s wouldn’t be surprised if Kade took a more freeridy approach now that he has money from red bull.

That seems a bit unfair to say he doesn't put any effort into racing as he has three top 20's and if I remember correctly from last year there were a few times he seemed on pace until punctures and crashes etc and seems to be clear that he's not where he wants to be when he finishes off the pace, that being said redbull sponsorship probably means he will be invited to rampage and other freeride events so may shift that way regardless of race results.

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11/20/2020 2:36 PM

Red Bull might be looking in a different direction to result based sponsorships. Instagram clout, video parts.....

It's all about exposure to make little Jimmy grab a can of the blue and silver go-go juice down the local shop. Little Jimmy doesn't give a shit that Kade came 18th at the last world cup, but he did see him do a 1080 quadruple barspin pancake bar turn on his Bmx on Instagram!

I'm more stoked Remy Morton got a gig. When I landed in Queenstown I didn't know wtf was going on. Remy was in the lift line at Skyline, we talked for a bit then ripped laps all afternoon! Killer rider and amazing human.

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11/20/2020 3:50 PM

Walker Shaw to Syndicate, MAKE IT HAPPEN

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11/20/2020 4:13 PM

captaindouche wrote:

New trek bike is a high pivot,idler speed machine. Rumour has it the French rider who will get to develop it needs to get some space from a certain Yorkshire chap.

Trek riders have in their contracts that if they become a world champ as a trek athlete they must be offer a contract extension/new contract, Reece was super close to looking for a team.

Can you elaborate anymore on the French rider/Yorkshire chap stuff? I know who you're talking about, which is why is seems so surprising to me that that's a driving issue. I would've thought the opposite.

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11/21/2020 12:32 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CH2Ispzlf8t/

steve peat (SCS) on Öhlins?

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11/21/2020 12:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/21/2020 12:38 AM

Nope, it's the new FOX graphics.

https://i.imgur.com/INPXrbw.png

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11/21/2020 12:41 AM

captaindouche wrote:

New trek bike is a high pivot,idler speed machine. Rumour has it the French rider who will get to develop it needs to get some space from a certain Yorkshire chap.

Trek riders have in their contracts that if they become a world champ as a trek athlete they must be offer a contract extension/new contract, Reece was super close to looking for a team.

Gemmaflybeta wrote:

Can you elaborate anymore on the French rider/Yorkshire chap stuff? I know who you're talking about, which is why is seems so surprising to me that that's a driving issue. I would've thought the opposite.

He needs to move on for his own development and to be made to feel numero uno. From what I understand the Yorkshire chap is amazing as a teacher and mentor for young racers and becoming their race weekend Dad. Which is great and will be of benefit until you're at the top and you feel this advice/attention/fuss creates stress and distraction.

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11/21/2020 12:46 AM

Primoz wrote:

Nope, it's the new FOX graphics.

https://i.imgur.com/INPXrbw.png

ah true, was to excited to quickly haha. also the arch on the lowers is more like the new fox. tongue

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11/21/2020 8:07 AM

captaindouche wrote:

New trek bike is a high pivot,idler speed machine. Rumour has it the French rider who will get to develop it needs to get some space from a certain Yorkshire chap.

Trek riders have in their contracts that if they become a world champ as a trek athlete they must be offer a contract extension/new contract, Reece was super close to looking for a team.

Gemmaflybeta wrote:

Can you elaborate anymore on the French rider/Yorkshire chap stuff? I know who you're talking about, which is why is seems so surprising to me that that's a driving issue. I would've thought the opposite.

captaindouche wrote:

He needs to move on for his own development and to be made to feel numero uno. From what I understand the Yorkshire chap is amazing as a teacher and mentor for young racers and becoming their race weekend Dad. Which is great and will be of benefit until you're at the top and you feel this advice/attention/fuss creates stress and distraction.

Can anyone elaborate further on who the Yorkshire chap is? I cant think of anyone from yorkshire who fits that description?

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11/21/2020 8:50 AM

Gemmaflybeta wrote:

Can you elaborate anymore on the French rider/Yorkshire chap stuff? I know who you're talking about, which is why is seems so surprising to me that that's a driving issue. I would've thought the opposite.

captaindouche wrote:

He needs to move on for his own development and to be made to feel numero uno. From what I understand the Yorkshire chap is amazing as a teacher and mentor for young racers and becoming their race weekend Dad. Which is great and will be of benefit until you're at the top and you feel this advice/attention/fuss creates stress and distraction.

lilrocket wrote:

Can anyone elaborate further on who the Yorkshire chap is? I cant think of anyone from yorkshire who fits that description?

See Instagram post above

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11/21/2020 11:15 AM

lilrocket wrote:

Can anyone elaborate further on who the Yorkshire chap is? I cant think of anyone from yorkshire who fits that description?

Presume Uncle Steve might be an overbearing manager/tutor/father figure who expects a lot.

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11/21/2020 1:06 PM

captaindouche wrote:

He needs to move on for his own development and to be made to feel numero uno. From what I understand the Yorkshire chap is amazing as a teacher and mentor for young racers and becoming their race weekend Dad. Which is great and will be of benefit until you're at the top and you feel this advice/attention/fuss creates stress and distraction.

lilrocket wrote:

Can anyone elaborate further on who the Yorkshire chap is? I cant think of anyone from yorkshire who fits that description?

pimpin gimp wrote:

Presume Uncle Steve might be an overbearing manager/tutor/father figure who expects a lot.

Ah I see, apologies my UK geography isnt the best so i didnt realise sheffield was in in Yorkshire. Thanks.

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11/21/2020 2:10 PM

Rennie to Haro

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11/21/2020 10:19 PM

lilrocket wrote:

Ah I see, apologies my UK geography isnt the best so i didnt realise sheffield was in in Yorkshire. Thanks.

Ha, no bother. I mis-read the initial clue and was originally trying to work out who the Yorkshire based Trek rider was smile
Mad really. 99.9% of the mtb world would probably love to work under Peaty, maybe Loris is a spy now working under Peaty’s old French nemesis Nico...

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11/22/2020 12:13 AM

captaindouche wrote:

New trek bike is a high pivot,idler speed machine. Rumour has it the French rider who will get to develop it needs to get some space from a certain Yorkshire chap.

Trek riders have in their contracts that if they become a world champ as a trek athlete they must be offer a contract extension/new contract, Reece was super close to looking for a team.

Is this your opinion or do you have a source about the new session?

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11/22/2020 10:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2020 10:30 AM

pimpin gimp wrote:

Anybody know how red bull sponsorship works? I mean, he’s got a helmet delivered in the post, I presume that’s just an invitation to ride for them? And from there he needs to agree the terms. It’s pretty cool that he’s got the lid, and not at all a surprise (to me anyway, clearly to him!) I’m just interested on the process thereafter

Pure speculation, but I would guess they approach the agent/manager, and the sums and support they offer are basically un-down-turnable, so agent/manager says yes (I asumme all have had previous conversations with their riders if they would be up for it were the offer to come in?), and then RedBull delivers. The helmet is even from his own sponsor, and whoever was paiting it knew also for whom it was, so there must be some involvement from the side of the athlete's camp.

I remember the same happening with Emil, with Martin just surprising him after his Crankworx run with a RedBull helmet and him going "WTF????" (it is one of the coolest moment from an amazing documentary on his injury and road back, I know, it is not WC rumors, but since not much is happening, worth the watch).


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