2023 TEAM RUMORS

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11/1/2022 3:14pm
Tarhic wrote:
Nobody spoke about the fact that commencal 100% is not existing anymore next year ? And the full team has to find a new spot ? ...

Nobody spoke about the fact that commencal 100% is not existing anymore next year ? And the full team has to find a new spot ? 
Mille with no team yet. 

26isdead wrote:

I was also wondering about this.

Hopefully Suarez finds himself a good deal/team, he's earned it.  

Back to the YT factory team or a new Martin Whiteley team?

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11/1/2022 10:33pm
26isdead wrote:

I was also wondering about this.

Hopefully Suarez finds himself a good deal/team, he's earned it.  

Suarez will go to Commencal Factory team, based on latest episode from making up the numbers. It looks like Hugo and Thomas have some deal and Mille still waiting for something…

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11/2/2022 2:43am

Cube factory racing hiring a (further?) mechanic:

New team member incoming?

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Tarhic
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11/2/2022 6:32am
26isdead wrote:

I was also wondering about this.

Hopefully Suarez finds himself a good deal/team, he's earned it.  

trexyz wrote:
Suarez will go to Commencal Factory team, based on latest episode from making up the numbers. It looks like Hugo and Thomas have some deal and...

Suarez will go to Commencal Factory team, based on latest episode from making up the numbers. It looks like Hugo and Thomas have some deal and Mille still waiting for something…

No sure. The team is packed already with better riders. Why taking someone like Suarez which is potentially costly and doesn’t speak French ? 🤔

11/2/2022 6:41am
trexyz wrote:
Suarez will go to Commencal Factory team, based on latest episode from making up the numbers. It looks like Hugo and Thomas have some deal and...

Suarez will go to Commencal Factory team, based on latest episode from making up the numbers. It looks like Hugo and Thomas have some deal and Mille still waiting for something…

Frixtalon and Estaque are rumored in the episode to be joining the Iniguez program which would mean they stay on Commencal but will switch to Commencal Vee. 

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11/4/2022 11:57am

Millie Johnset to FMD? Aren't her and Kaos an item and she seems to get on well with the rest of the team

11/5/2022 12:14am
SG-150 wrote:

Millie Johnset to FMD? Aren't her and Kaos an item and she seems to get on well with the rest of the team

I wonder how much longer Kaos will be on the world cup circuit because if his dad wasn't team manager he definitely wouldn't have an elite ride. 

I doubt Tahnee will ever reach her previous highs again after her absence . 

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11/5/2022 5:42am
I wonder how much longer Kaos will be on the world cup circuit because if his dad wasn't team manager he definitely wouldn't have an elite...

I wonder how much longer Kaos will be on the world cup circuit because if his dad wasn't team manager he definitely wouldn't have an elite ride. 

I doubt Tahnee will ever reach her previous highs again after her absence . 

Kaos is only 23 and there is a lot more to look forward to from him.  I also don't think a world cup team would not want him on as he is a very stylish rider and has more instagram followers than Vali Hoell.

Tahnee, meanwhile, is only 27.  I'd like to think there's plenty more competitive racing coming from her.  I definitely see her winning quite a few more world cups.

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11/5/2022 7:41am
I wonder how much longer Kaos will be on the world cup circuit because if his dad wasn't team manager he definitely wouldn't have an elite...

I wonder how much longer Kaos will be on the world cup circuit because if his dad wasn't team manager he definitely wouldn't have an elite ride. 

I doubt Tahnee will ever reach her previous highs again after her absence . 

Verbl Kint wrote:
Kaos is only 23 and there is a lot more to look forward to from him.  I also don't think a world cup team would not...

Kaos is only 23 and there is a lot more to look forward to from him.  I also don't think a world cup team would not want him on as he is a very stylish rider and has more instagram followers than Vali Hoell.

Tahnee, meanwhile, is only 27.  I'd like to think there's plenty more competitive racing coming from her.  I definitely see her winning quite a few more world cups.

Since 2019 he has had four finals finishes  of 47th ,63rd and placed 49th twice.

With his skills and talent he is valuable to a bike company and sponsors but he is not an elite Level world cup racer and his results prove that. 

 

Tahnee has spoken in the past about her confidence issues and said she lacked desire a few times as well . Now she has taken an entire season off because of the effects of a concussion  which she will be anxious about exacerbating every time she crashes.

Coming back to a really  strong women's field I see her struggling to get back on the top step

Just my opinion , I don't think FMD will be on the scene for too much longer.

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11/5/2022 8:31am
SG-150 wrote:

Millie Johnset to FMD? Aren't her and Kaos an item and she seems to get on well with the rest of the team

Looking at their IG feeds, not sure that relationship is still on - compared to her days at Atherton where she almost seemed to post more pics featuring FMD sponsors than her own, Millie's feed now seems wholly focused on her sponsors, racing or advocacy stuff where her sponsors are well repped, and there is no visbility of KS to be seen at all.

I expected this season to be more of a break through season for her but she seems to be settling into a solid top ten rider rather than consistent podium challenger and other than providing a womans Nordic representation (not sure how important that market is for MTB sponsors), given how shallow the full factory sponsorship pool is within womens DH, I wonder whether she will have a full factory ride next year.

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11/5/2022 7:01pm
Tarhic wrote:

No sure. The team is packed already with better riders. Why taking someone like Suarez which is potentially costly and doesn’t speak French ? 🤔

Suarez was 14th overall last year. Daprela was 11th and on any day as likely to go wreckers as checkers. Angel has finally started hitting some high level consistency and might provide some balance to the wildness that might leave Amaury or Daprela permanently injured. 
 
Anyway, I get the sense that with 7 World Cup teams last year, cost wasn’t a huge concern for Max. 

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11/8/2022 9:19am

McKay Vezina possibly off Giant? Or just riding with some else who's changing teams.

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11/8/2022 12:16pm Edited Date/Time 11/9/2022 5:30am
Edthorne wrote:
McKay Vezina possibly off Giant? Or just riding with some else who's changing teams.

McKay Vezina possibly off Giant? Or just riding with some else who's changing teams.

Don't think it makes sense for him to blur someone else's bike, especially if no one else is tagged.  McKay to WAO ? 

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Primoz
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11/8/2022 12:54pm

Maybe it's a proto Giant?

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11/8/2022 1:08pm
Primoz wrote:

Maybe it's a proto Giant?

They do have a new Reign on the way. Although it's aesthetically pretty similar to the current one from what I've seen. So I don't think there's be much use in blurring it out for a tailgate pick like this. 

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11/9/2022 12:12am
Since 2019 he has had four finals finishes  of 47th ,63rd and placed 49th twice. With his skills and talent he is valuable to a bike...

Since 2019 he has had four finals finishes  of 47th ,63rd and placed 49th twice.

With his skills and talent he is valuable to a bike company and sponsors but he is not an elite Level world cup racer and his results prove that. 

 

Tahnee has spoken in the past about her confidence issues and said she lacked desire a few times as well . Now she has taken an entire season off because of the effects of a concussion  which she will be anxious about exacerbating every time she crashes.

Coming back to a really  strong women's field I see her struggling to get back on the top step

Just my opinion , I don't think FMD will be on the scene for too much longer.

For me, Tahnee is one of the more interesting characters on the curcuit, on one side she is the morst girly with all the screaming pink kits and and then she is probably the most vocal about being a rider, and female one that is, with public topics about having problems focusing on the grind required to be WC athlete, how does having period affects her training and mood, which are topics nobody really talks about. Last weekend my gf had bad period cramps and she had to take 2 pills and spent whole day pretty much sleeping, now imagine that happening on a race weekend, your result is pretty much screwed and there is nothing you can really do. She is right to bring such topic out.

And she had a really bad injury, taking almost all year to recover. No doubt its going to leave really big psychological consequence, I really hope she makes a recovery and gets up to the speed but I will totally understand if she will struggle, you don't want to mess with your brain!

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11/9/2022 1:25am

Id imagine the seagraves have done pretty alright for themselves the last few years.  Kaos is one of the most stylish riders on a bike and tahnee is probably then most market saavy and is in one of the largest markets for any female rider.  Fairly well off before their successful careers.  Hard to imagine fmd folding up even if wcs become less of a focus.

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11/10/2022 4:31am
Something new coming from FMD Racing?    

Something new coming from FMD Racing?

 

 

That video is excellent! The story of the Seagraves and FMD Racing is far more interesting than just race results. This alone would warrant sponsorship and support. Look at what Jenna Hastings is doing with her YouTube channel. It may be very difficult for her to break the top 5 this year, but she will bring a lot of positive attention to her sponsors. 

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11/10/2022 10:47am

Looks like Brendog is off TRP and on Hayes. And maybe off Fox as theses forks don't have stickers on... I'd live too see him back on Bos ! But that's not the style of the brand anymore...

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11/10/2022 1:17pm Edited Date/Time 11/10/2022 1:19pm
nicompr wrote:
Looks like Brendog is off TRP and on Hayes. And maybe off Fox as theses forks don't have stickers on... I'd live too see him back...

Looks like Brendog is off TRP and on Hayes. And maybe off Fox as theses forks don't have stickers on... I'd live too see him back on Bos ! But that's not the style of the brand anymore...

And possibly off Enve also, unless they're proto rims.

Edit - just saw your post in the other thread.

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Zuestman
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11/10/2022 9:11pm

Jess Blewitt gets her wings

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11/11/2022 4:08am

VitalMTB to buy Outside magazine and to put sub-par mtb news on pinkbike 

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11/11/2022 7:42am
casey79 wrote:

Dean Lucas hints to a new team for Jack Moir when asking Jack to thank his sponsors on their recent podcast.

https://an-off-track-experience.zencast.website/episodes/episode-44-jac…

 

The other site all but confirmed Jesse is moving to Canyon. Sad they won't have two riders fighting for the top spot, but it would make sense for Jesse to slot in to this big chasm at Canyon. 

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11/11/2022 8:28am
nicompr wrote:
Looks like Brendog is off TRP and on Hayes. And maybe off Fox as theses forks don't have stickers on... I'd live too see him back...

Looks like Brendog is off TRP and on Hayes. And maybe off Fox as theses forks don't have stickers on... I'd live too see him back on Bos ! But that's not the style of the brand anymore...

I'm relatively sure we're about to see the announcement of his retirement from racing some time this offseason.

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Karabuka
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11/11/2022 8:29am

Some real rumors going on the other site, looking forward to the @sspomer showing pinkies how its done Laughing

 

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11/11/2022 8:31am
casey79 wrote:

Dean Lucas hints to a new team for Jack Moir when asking Jack to thank his sponsors on their recent podcast.

https://an-off-track-experience.zencast.website/episodes/episode-44-jac…

 

PisgahGnar wrote:
The other site all but confirmed Jesse is moving to Canyon. Sad they won't have two riders fighting for the top spot, but it would make...

The other site all but confirmed Jesse is moving to Canyon. Sad they won't have two riders fighting for the top spot, but it would make sense for Jesse to slot in to this big chasm at Canyon. 

I'm not convinced yet. I haven't heard anything new from my contact at Canyon since they told me Jack was off the team.

So either Jesse is going to another team or Canyon is trying REALLY hard to keep this under wraps.

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