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7/14/2021 10:04 AM

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.

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7/14/2021 10:06 AM

Lol this thread is growing by the minute! Same with the activity on Vital's servers! :D

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7/14/2021 10:07 AM

As someone with a "Joined: 7/14/2021" I'll be glad to be one of the many who finally signed up for an account today! It'll be like a badge of honor.

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7/14/2021 10:08 AM

NoahColorado wrote:

Bets on the word count of the post Jeff Brines is no doubt crafting right now?

Imma go with 23,790.

sspomer wrote:

ironically, The Inside Line that went live today addresses brines' word count : )
...more

Great, the podcast description made me realize my internet smartassery has reached a level of 'infamous'...

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7/14/2021 10:08 AM

sspomer wrote:

gonna be a wild couple of days until everyone forgets and goes back to life as normal LOL
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I like most have enjoyed VitalMTB for reviews, articles, and great videos. I personally mostly watched the PB comments with beer and popcorn. It's kina like watching the primate exhibits at zoos. I hope VitalMTB benefits from more traffic, and that the petty trolling stays out. Cheers!

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7/14/2021 10:10 AM

t-stoff wrote:

Maybe it's just as little offtopic but... I recently saw a instastorie on Valli Holl Instagram where she posted a German ...more

It's to allow her to fly in and out of Munich, Germany more easily.

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7/14/2021 10:12 AM

Primoz wrote:

Great, the podcast description made me realize my internet smartassery has reached a level of 'infamous'...

don't ever change!

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7/14/2021 10:17 AM

onenerdykid* wrote:

It's to allow her to fly in and out of Munich, Germany more easily.

Wonder how so? Since both are within Schengen zone wouldn’t it be the same? I know from a foreigners prospective when I travel I have noticed no difference where I enter or exit the Schengen zone.

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7/14/2021 10:25 AM

t-stoff wrote:

Maybe it's just as little offtopic but... I recently saw a instastorie on Valli Holl Instagram where she posted a German ...more

onenerdykid* wrote:

It's to allow her to fly in and out of Munich, Germany more easily.

mfoga wrote:

Wonder how so? Since both are within Schengen zone wouldn’t it be the same? I know from a foreigners prospective when I travel ...more

She still has her Austrian Personalausweis (national ID card). Just less questions at customs, best of both worlds.

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7/14/2021 10:25 AM

t-stoff wrote:

Maybe it's just as little offtopic but... I recently saw a instastorie on Valli Holl Instagram where she posted a German ...more

onenerdykid* wrote:

It's to allow her to fly in and out of Munich, Germany more easily.

mfoga wrote:

Wonder how so? Since both are within Schengen zone wouldn’t it be the same? I know from a foreigners prospective when I travel ...more

Taxes?

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7/14/2021 10:27 AM

sspomer wrote:

thoughts on banning all new vital signups for 1 year? w00t (kidding, but welcome to vital)

Hopefully your summer isn’t spent policing the forums and comments section 👍

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7/14/2021 10:28 AM

Any new rumors or just new PB people?

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7/14/2021 10:49 AM

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as a Montana resident on the national champs results sheet instead of the familiar temecula listing

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7/14/2021 10:53 AM

krka73 wrote:

This is the reason I signed up here today.

Same! Just signed up. Will be here a lot more now smile

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7/14/2021 10:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/14/2021 10:55 AM

sspomer wrote:

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as ...more

avoiding those state income taxes! he's always been a pretty smart business man throughout his career. although i'm pretty certain that new cabin he just bought is in CO. terrible state taxes there.

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7/14/2021 10:57 AM

Hello new bike family! Fellow pinkbike refugee here!

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7/14/2021 11:00 AM

Sspomer, is there anyway to get once a day updates? If PB’ers are flocking over, my inbox is going to overflow.

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7/14/2021 11:06 AM

To all the new folks, comment when there is something to forward the thread to something we all can appreciate.

This is the team rumors thread. Team=Racing teams, not Pb or vital team. To annonce you have switched teams is not for this thread. Sspomer has one for this, it is called introduce your self, or something.

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7/14/2021 11:20 AM

SB14 wrote:

To all the new folks, comment when there is something to forward the thread to something we all can appreciate.

This is the ...more

Vitalites, can you cleave this off into it's own thread?

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7/14/2021 11:22 AM

sspomer wrote:

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as ...more

I am more interested in his Windrock adjacent residence. He seems to have no interest in changing his regime and is massively behind. Maybe the Mid Atlantic thick, rooty, wet and muddy conditions can mimic those of Europe a bit better. PB commenters keep saying it is Kenda tires for why he is 4 to 5 seconds off the pace. I highly doubt that.

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7/14/2021 11:32 AM

sspomer wrote:

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as ...more

derelict wrote:

I am more interested in his Windrock adjacent residence. He seems to have no interest in changing his regime and is massively ...more

if this was the case, he would most definitely black out some nice pieces of rubber. i dont think re-branding or hiding a brand name is foreign to this racing industry! dangerous times to be DH racing - so many horrible accidents lately. I am sure gwin, and everyone else, does a double-take when they see a fellow racer and friend go down the way a lot of pros have this season.

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7/14/2021 11:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/14/2021 11:38 AM

new pinkbikers, welcome, but go to this thread instead - https://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Move-From-Pinkbike,11234 (sorry, i originally had homepage post coming here, not realizing the migration of new talent : )

we'll get back to this being team rumors/news/gossip only now. thanks!

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7/14/2021 11:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/14/2021 11:49 AM

Anyone got a clue on who is up for a contract this year?

(Maybe someone should start a Google Docs when we get a confirmed contract, then we can see who is up the following years. But, might not be so fun, a little less speculation)

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7/14/2021 12:47 PM

dirtyberd wrote:

if this was the case, he would most definitely black out some nice pieces of rubber. i dont think re-branding or hiding a ...more

Gwin can't Sharpie out Kenda tires like other racers do. He's got royalty deals with them--so a vested interest in Kenda tires selling... rather than just being a sponsored rider. They're also spending a lot of money on R&D trying to build tires he wants. He can't just go run another brand's tires. He mentions in the recent Vital podcast that they're 'finally' getting the tires in a good place. Neko has also hinted at their tire options lacking.

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7/14/2021 12:55 PM

sspomer wrote:

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as ...more

derelict wrote:

I am more interested in his Windrock adjacent residence. He seems to have no interest in changing his regime and is massively ...more

dirtyberd wrote:

if this was the case, he would most definitely black out some nice pieces of rubber. i dont think re-branding or hiding a ...more

Certainly. The pace has gotten to that dangerous level. I wonder if/ when the UCI will do what happens across all forms of motorsports where some sort of performance leveling or a standardization of parts will happen in an attempt to maybe cool things off a bit.

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7/14/2021 1:17 PM

derelict wrote:

I am more interested in his Windrock adjacent residence. He seems to have no interest in changing his regime and is massively ...more

dirtyberd wrote:

if this was the case, he would most definitely black out some nice pieces of rubber. i dont think re-branding or hiding a ...more

derelict wrote:

Certainly. The pace has gotten to that dangerous level. I wonder if/ when the UCI will do what happens across all forms of ...more

Would that even work though? If you put Bruni and Amaury on the exact same setup, Amaury wod still be half on the edge of control and flat out while Bruni would look like he was going half the pace. You can limit/even the tech, but you can't change the riding styles of the wild guys gunning for it.

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7/14/2021 1:27 PM

Make the courses more twisty. Job done.

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7/14/2021 1:31 PM

sspomer wrote:

remember 20 years ago when MTBR vs $eth vs a13x made ridemonkey go off?

6 hours late to the party, but I had to comment. I think I joined mtbr in 99, maybe 2000 and have been friends with both of them for that long. Great guys. I got a good laugh seeing that someone remembered all that crap.

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7/14/2021 6:09 PM

sspomer wrote:

back to racing and sewing circles, gwin (who was in Montana when we recorded his latest Inside Line podcast) is registered as ...more

novajustin wrote:

avoiding those state income taxes! he's always been a pretty smart business man throughout his career. although i'm pretty ...more

Looking at how many "tactical" and firearms pages Gwin follows on IG, I suspect gun laws might be a factor in that change as well.

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7/14/2021 6:25 PM

brash wrote:

Reeces stocks are high.

I wonder how long Jack Moir's deal with Canyon is, his stonks are skyrocketing!

andrew.macnaughton wrote:

He probably signed on real cheap too due to not having anything going. Great value for Canyon.
He should be able to knock it ...more

It would be ideal if it was a 2 year deal with Canyon and he's negotiating a new one right now.
Jack's really made lemonade out of the lemons he got given by Cannondale!

While on ex IFR riders, Dean Lucas is in year 3 with Scott now so probably looking for a new contract too. His result at Les Gets won't hurt those negotiations either.

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