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12/8/2021 11:03 AM

mixmastamikal wrote:

What rumor would that be exactly?

MPH24 wrote:

There is only one other person in the photo…

So the rumor is Troy to Syndicate?

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12/8/2021 11:21 AM

mixmastamikal wrote:

What rumor would that be exactly?

MPH24 wrote:

There is only one other person in the photo…

Who is contracted with Canyon through the end of the 2022 season. . .

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12/8/2021 11:21 AM

Ws this a contract year for Troy?

Or a trade? Troy for Luca and a future draft pick?

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12/8/2021 1:36 PM

Brian_Peterson wrote:

Ws this a contract year for Troy?

Or a trade? Troy for Luca and a future draft pick?

Rider to be named later.

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12/8/2021 1:54 PM

adrenalineracer wrote:

Keegan Wright off Devinci and running his own program for 2022. Who will take his place on DGR??

fuckbag wrote:

Thats what happens when you like to party a lot.

Maybe Evan wall?

I think it would be Felipe Agurto... He currently is sponsored by Devici, he has raced with the team etc

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12/8/2021 2:41 PM

metadave wrote:

I think it's per category, Freeriders vs racer or Jr. Vs elite in this case. Finn got it when he was a Jr. as well but I ...more

mfoga wrote:

But GB is Gee , Laurie and Kade on male side Rachel Tahnee on female side.

I think is may still keep it sometimes but no way ...more

groghunter wrote:

It seems like once you get the helmet, it's basically for life if you want it. So it might be that Gee still has it due to ...more

https://www.powder.com/stories/red-bull-drops-tanner-hall/

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12/8/2021 3:30 PM

Anthony Messere is another rider that parted ways with RB?

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12/9/2021 4:37 AM

Velia Prost wrote:

Anthony Messere is another rider that parted ways with RB?

Andreu Lacondeguy and Yannick Granieri too. I believe that if the athletes unable to meet certain level of goals set by RB in their contracts, possibly no renewal/drop.

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12/9/2021 5:35 AM

Velia Prost wrote:

Anthony Messere is another rider that parted ways with RB?

farozm wrote:

Andreu Lacondeguy and Yannick Granieri too. I believe that if the athletes unable to meet certain level of goals set by RB in ...more

I would say these oranges are just squeezed.

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12/9/2021 5:36 AM

Luca Shaw to ride the new Canfield Jedi 29.

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12/9/2021 6:33 AM

Mona Mitterwallner joins Cannondale. Good pick up for them. She dominated juniors and we have seen what Loana did right out of juniors last season.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mona-mitterwallner-joins-cannondale-factory-racing.html

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12/9/2021 6:45 AM

iwil815 wrote:

Mona Mitterwallner joins Cannondale. Good pick up for them. She dominated juniors and we have seen what Loana did right out of ...more

Or you could read about it here on Vital cool

https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Mona-Mitterwallner-Joins-Cannondale-and-CFR,4895

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12/9/2021 6:54 AM

BHowell wrote:

Or you could read about it here on Vital cool

...more

Welp....whistling

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12/9/2021 7:45 AM

Velia Prost wrote:

Anthony Messere is another rider that parted ways with RB?

farozm wrote:

Andreu Lacondeguy and Yannick Granieri too. I believe that if the athletes unable to meet certain level of goals set by RB in ...more

It's definitely opaque how it exactly works. Jive Turkey pointed out above that Tanner Hall lost sponsorship from them as well. At the same time, If Gee's contract when he got the helmet was based on his typical results at the time, well, he certainly doesn't perform at that level anymore.

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12/9/2021 7:57 AM

groghunter wrote:

It's definitely opaque how it exactly works. Jive Turkey pointed out above that Tanner Hall lost sponsorship from them as ...more

On Gee's contract, you have to assume it is at least partially based on content and visibility. He is one of the most recognizable names/faces in DH and constantly puts out crazy edits and events in addition to racing. That is just as or more valuable to RB than a few good races. So its likely a mix of both for him. Just the way the sponsorship game works these days.

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12/9/2021 8:04 AM

Team news from Nukeproof:
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Welcome to the team: Louise Ferguson

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Nukeproof are stoked to welcome Louise Ferguson to the team. The timing seems perfect with Louise fresh off winning the second round of the Crankworx Summer Series Downhill on her new Nukeproof Dissent 297 (received just a day before the second stop of the Summer tour). Louise hails from Fort William, Scotland, now living in Queenstown, New Zealand for the past 2 years, she will be racing Crankworx series and various other races with Nukeproof.

“We’ve known or Louise for a while with her backflipping exploits on the Scottish trails, but a meeting with her at the Megavalanche a few years back put her on our radar. When we received a message to say she would like to ride with us it was and easy yes. Her energy on the bike is infectious and inspiring, plus her time in New Zealand has seen her push herself to a new high. Stoked to see her at events like #futuregroud as well as the races. She’s an awesome attitude and we’re stoked to be supporting her this year along with her other sponsors”. - Rob Sherratt, Nukeproof Global Marketing Manager

Quickfire Q&A with Louise:

How long have you been riding?
So I learnt to ride as a kid but only really got into biking when I started uni. That’s when some friends planned some bike trips and I tagged along. Since then all the big decisions in my life have been around riding bikes; what jobs I’ve had/where I live/who I meet.

New Zealand, how did that come about?
I’m from Fort William, Scotland but currently staying in Queenstown NZ. Like everyone else here I turned up for a season and two years later I haven’t left yet. The bike scene brought me here and I’ve fallen in love with it!

What is the day job?
So, I’m a tiler in Queenstown, being a tradie* is pretty sweet. It’s completely different to biking so keeps me frothing to ride and helps me afford racing.
*Louise joins a long list of tradies on Nukeproof, we’ve now a team comprising of a plumber, plasterer, electrician, window cleaner and water engineer, Nukeproof DIY is coming soon...

Best thing you do none biking related?
Just be myself. I don’t really do much else. I guess moto, I bought a crf 250 last year and that feeling of learning is super addictive. Bikes are fun.

Favourite place you have found to ride?
This one is tough, home is epic and I miss the riding there. Queenstown has some epic trails too. Probably Torridon or Craigieburn though, I have the best memories doing bike trips in the mountains there.

Favourite band/ music type?
I’m pretty cruisey with music, I’ll listen to most things but like smashing podcasts at work or on long drives. Some of the mtb ones are super interesting.

Can you buy Iron Brew in New Zealand?
Haha you can still buy the full sugar ones and one of the supermarkets just started selling buckfast 😂 A taste of home.

How did the Nukeproof deal come about?
My first memory of Rob is standing at the top of the Megavalanche course at 6.30am freezing. Getting super nervous about dropping into that ski run and him making me laugh. It made me relax a bit and I’ll always appreciate that.
My first DH bike was a Nukeproof Scalp that I bought second hand. I used to crash it down the World Cup track back home and I remember crashing once and I couldn’t get my bike untangled from the bushes for a good twenty minutes! It never broke and helped me get through that phase of crashing every run.

What are you looking forward to this year?
I'm pumped to keep progressing and riding my bike heaps. It’s never been my job but I’d like to prioritise riding and race my bike. I’m looking forward to getting sendy in Queenstown and then head to Europe for New Zealand winter to race and ride.

Welcome to the team Louise, stoked to have you on Nukeproof. You can follow her adventures here: @louise_anne.

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12/9/2021 8:08 AM

farozm wrote:

Andreu Lacondeguy and Yannick Granieri too. I believe that if the athletes unable to meet certain level of goals set by RB in ...more

groghunter wrote:

It's definitely opaque how it exactly works. Jive Turkey pointed out above that Tanner Hall lost sponsorship from them as ...more

iwil815 wrote:

On Gee's contract, you have to assume it is at least partially based on content and visibility. He is one of the most ...more

Agreed, the real difference is the presentation. Considering what few looks we've had into Red Bull's compensation with rampage, it makes me suspicious when they make a big deal of the "prestige" of being sponsored by them, rather than a big deal of compensating their athletes well.

This isn't the NFL, but there's absolutely the potential for career ending injury in this game, and athlete compensation should reflect that.

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12/9/2021 11:32 AM

It seems like redbull do a good job of taking care of their sponsored athletes health and wellness at least. They fly them into their rehab centers and seem to support them through the injury without dropping them. Gee and Brook McDonald both have had stories about their support.

I know we see the cleaned up version but it must be worth it seems like they are signing mostly top level athletes

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12/9/2021 2:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2021 2:23 PM

mtbman99 wrote:

It seems like redbull do a good job of taking care of their sponsored athletes health and wellness at least. They fly them ...more

Or - they entirely do not take care of their athletes and only work to preserve their own bottom line. Case in point - Richie Rude.
All the 'health and wellness' yet instead chooses to pop some pills (or whatever) and bite down in the process.
Red Bull's a Media conglomerate at the end of each and every day - their human-approach to structured competition is merely a by-product of seeking outright profit. Their watered-down Rich Energy is apparently buying out HAAS Machine F1 Entry.
...Red Bull Boss Helmut Marko was all too quick to want to have their F1 drivers basically shower in their team pajamas at CoffeeBoi onset

I'm all for riding bikes and competition but, it's a fine line between clever and stupid.

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Shoes for Industry

12/9/2021 2:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2021 2:40 PM

mtbman99 wrote:

It seems like redbull do a good job of taking care of their sponsored athletes health and wellness at least. They fly them ...more

Sesame Seed wrote:

Or - they entirely do not take care of their athletes and only work to preserve their own bottom line. Case in point - Richie ...more

For sure. Like I mentioned before, we can only judge them on what we know, and in their case, the best window we have is how they handle Rampage and the riders participating.

And that picture doesn't paint them in a good light.

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12/9/2021 3:05 PM

Rampage is an event they sponsor they are not signing contracts with all the competitors.

How about Crankworks or UCI sanctioned events then tones of athletes get injured during these events and there is the expectation that the athlete has insurance to cover them and not the events responsibility to help the athlete


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12/9/2021 3:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2021 3:50 PM

Rheeder still on intend suspension in that latest video... was there ever an official sponsor/partner announcement?

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12/9/2021 3:55 PM

Jakers wrote:

Rheeder still on intend suspension in that latest video... was there ever an official sponsor/partner announcement?

Nop,he was running an 11.6 shock I think in the video...
And also, he is running an ext fork on the fuel ex

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12/9/2021 3:58 PM

Jakers wrote:

Rheeder still on intend suspension in that latest video... was there ever an official sponsor/partner announcement?

Yeah, he announced that he was not having a suspension sponsor so he could run whatever he likes.
So it's Intend by choice, not sponsorship.

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12/9/2021 7:16 PM

iceman2058 wrote:

Team news from Nukeproof:
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Welcome to the team: Louise Ferguson

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Is there any word if Katie Winton will be continuing with Nukeproof?

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12/9/2021 8:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2021 8:27 PM

iceman2058 wrote:

Team news from Nukeproof:
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Welcome to the team: Louise Ferguson

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Aye wrote:

Is there any word if Katie Winton will be continuing with Nukeproof?

Keep in mind, she wasn’t on the factory team. She had to build her own program and they stepped in and helped on the frames.

Obviously she is still a top 10 rider, so I’d love to see her get a factory ride again.


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12/9/2021 10:14 PM

mtbman99 wrote:

It seems like redbull do a good job of taking care of their sponsored athletes health and wellness at least. They fly them ...more

Sesame Seed wrote:

Or - they entirely do not take care of their athletes and only work to preserve their own bottom line. Case in point - Richie ...more

Never thought I'd see an F1 rumours (that I didn't see anywhere else, even after Googling) on a MTB forum. If anything, it's likely Mazepin Sr. will take over the Haas entry, Red Bull has enough on their plate - two teams (Red Bull Racing and Alpha Tauri, previously Torro Rosso) and a nascent engine development program (it is thought they will be doing their own engine for the 2026 regulations instead of teaming up with a manufacturer, like Audi/Porsche). It makes no sense to pick up an additional team, let alone one that has a base in the USA, a small base in the UK and most of the manufacturing done by outside contractors (Dallara).

As for what Red Bull does, of course it's all just marketing. But solving spinal cord injuries (Wings for Life) and helping out their athletes with the best care possible also helps their bottom line, as the image of the company is improved in people's eyes. And they are taking care of their marketing products as well (healthier athletes compete better and win more contests, giving more exposure to Red Bull).

I'll show my offtopic behind out smile

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12/10/2021 4:44 AM

Primoz wrote:

Never thought I'd see an F1 rumours (that I didn't see anywhere else, even after Googling) on a MTB forum. If anything, it's ...more

...yeah but since you're so wise to F1...

The subtle dog-whistle racism across their Social 'meeds this racing season gets overlooked...

...it's all good.

Back to Team Rumors.

Lauren Peterson and Seamus Powell attract a Probiotic Chew upstart in 2023.

Boom.💩 Boom.💩 Booooooom. 💩💩💩💩💩

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Shoes for Industry

12/10/2021 10:15 AM

Team rumors forum this year is a bigger disappointment than the anti-vaxers keeping this pandemic trucking right along. Come on Vital, make some burner accounts and spill the beans for us already....there's barely 2 weeks left on some of these contracts. This fire needs some fuel!!!!

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12/10/2021 10:56 AM

Top tip,

You can tell a rider who is leaving a team as they stop tagging their sponsors… now go see Instagram

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