2023 TEAM RUMORS

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11/18/2022 6:55am
Did I miss any news about bad ass Gracey Hemstreet? the norco disbanding thing, etc? One of the best riding styles i've ever seen, hope she's...

Did I miss any news about bad ass Gracey Hemstreet? the norco disbanding thing, etc? One of the best riding styles i've ever seen, hope she's taken care of.

I thought you would know seen as she has signed to be Vali's team mate WinkSilly

11/18/2022 7:28am
Disappointed that the (almost) last standing Outside website scooped "us". Henrique Avancini has sold so many bikes for Cannondale, that he must have moved on of his own volition. Results don't sell necessarily bikes in Brasil, personality does (also cars and futbols) Red Bull did an in-depth media dive with him EVERY race. 90% of MTB fans probably think he was up front racing for the lead. Always a smart move to go out front and promote your brand, when you know you probably won't be in the camera shot at the end, (right, Haas F1?)
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11/18/2022 7:36am
Sorry its early on the west coast and I totally forgot that post about Avancini and Cannondale.
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11/20/2022 2:45am

Veronika widmann on a "bombproof" deal

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Maxipedia
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11/20/2022 3:34am
meloncat wrote:

Veronika widmann on a "bombproof" deal

Source, please? Thanks!

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11/20/2022 5:25am
meloncat wrote:

Veronika widmann on a "bombproof" deal

Maxipedia wrote:

Source, please? Thanks!

She was in ireland to try the new bike

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dolface
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11/20/2022 6:00am
meloncat wrote:

Veronika widmann on a "bombproof" deal

Maxipedia wrote:

Source, please? Thanks!

meloncat wrote:

She was in ireland to try the new bike

I wonder if that means Louise-Anna does not get a factory ride then or if they're going to have 2 podium-threat women?

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11/20/2022 10:48am
Maxipedia wrote:

Source, please? Thanks!

meloncat wrote:

She was in ireland to try the new bike

dolface wrote:

I wonder if that means Louise-Anna does not get a factory ride then or if they're going to have 2 podium-threat women?

Sorry maybe I missed something but I don't think Louise-Anna is a podium threat, yet. Though, I would say that it would be a great thing for her to have an experienced and proven athlete in Vero Widmann !! Would be great to have both tackling the WC circuit together !

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11/20/2022 2:04pm Edited Date/Time 11/20/2022 3:27pm
meloncat wrote:

She was in ireland to try the new bike

dolface wrote:

I wonder if that means Louise-Anna does not get a factory ride then or if they're going to have 2 podium-threat women?

Aksel_Lfft wrote:
Sorry maybe I missed something but I don't think Louise-Anna is a podium threat, yet. Though, I would say that it would be a great thing...

Sorry maybe I missed something but I don't think Louise-Anna is a podium threat, yet. Though, I would say that it would be a great thing for her to have an experienced and proven athlete in Vero Widmann !! Would be great to have both tackling the WC circuit together !

Louise won Rotorua… by a pretty big margin. 21 secs in horrible conditions. she’s had plenty of wins in the past, so no doubt she knows how to pop a cork of a champagne bottle. 

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11/20/2022 3:06pm
dolface wrote:

I wonder if that means Louise-Anna does not get a factory ride then or if they're going to have 2 podium-threat women?

Aksel_Lfft wrote:
Sorry maybe I missed something but I don't think Louise-Anna is a podium threat, yet. Though, I would say that it would be a great thing...

Sorry maybe I missed something but I don't think Louise-Anna is a podium threat, yet. Though, I would say that it would be a great thing for her to have an experienced and proven athlete in Vero Widmann !! Would be great to have both tackling the WC circuit together !

sharpy212 wrote:
Louise won Rotorua… by a pretty big margin. 21 secs in horrible conditions. she’s had plenty of wins in the past, so no doubt she knows how...

Louise won Rotorua… by a pretty big margin. 21 secs in horrible conditions. she’s had plenty of wins in the past, so no doubt she knows how to pop a cork of a champagne bottle. 

4th in Leogang too...

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11/21/2022 9:16am
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Honda back in DH, as a title sponsor off an all-women's squad focused on the Italian national scene and womens' masters. Google translate the page if...

Honda back in DH, as a title sponsor off an all-women's squad focused on the Italian national scene and womens' masters. Google translate the page if you're interested in reading. Honda DownhillHER Female Racing: 1° team dh tutto al femminile - MtbCult.it

Looks to be a Scott bike sadly.

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11/21/2022 9:43am

Yeah- I should've mentioned that. Would have been wild if a factory Honda team was back. Isn't Minnaar in the rumor mill? And Whiteley rumored to be running a team? Perfect setup for a Honda Factory resurgence.

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Kusa
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11/21/2022 10:19am
Yoda wrote:
Honda back in DH, as a title sponsor off an all-women's squad focused on the Italian national scene and womens' masters. Google translate the page if...

Honda back in DH, as a title sponsor off an all-women's squad focused on the Italian national scene and womens' masters. Google translate the page if you're interested in reading. Honda DownhillHER Female Racing: 1° team dh tutto al femminile - MtbCult.it

I think you try to see more in that one than there is (local sponsorship VS global factory ride).

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11/21/2022 10:33am
Big Bird wrote:

Looks to be a Scott bike sadly.

For what it's worth, I seem to recall one or some of the honda team early on riding unbranded turner dhr frames in a one of the Earthed. But I have a poor memory so could be mistaken. Seems very unlikely that honda would make a dh bike again. Would be awesome tho. 

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11/21/2022 11:11am
Yoda wrote:
Yeah- I should've mentioned that. Would have been wild if a factory Honda team was back. Isn't Minnaar in the rumor mill? And Whiteley rumored to...

Yeah- I should've mentioned that. Would have been wild if a factory Honda team was back. Isn't Minnaar in the rumor mill? And Whiteley rumored to be running a team? Perfect setup for a Honda Factory resurgence.

If you listen to the Martin Whitely downtime podcast you'll know what the reasons back then were and why it won't happen again. I won't spoil anything because it's a great podcast. 

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11/21/2022 11:30am
sspomer wrote:
sven and anka martin organized the turner / honda team for a couple years. nothing to do w/ factory honda or motorsports https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Bikes-Then-and-Now-Andrew-Neethling-2000-to-2014,7643/Bikes-Then-and-Now-2005-Andrew-Neethling-on-a-Turner-DHR,76507/sspomer,2

sven and anka martin organized the turner / honda team for a couple years. nothing to do w/ factory honda or motorsports

Bikes Then and Now: 2005, Andrew Neethling on a Turner DHR

https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Bikes-Then-and-Now-Andrew-Neet…

I stand corrected. thanks. 

While I have you here I'll tell an extra corny joke: "I stand corrected" said the man wearing orthopedic shoes.

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11/21/2022 12:15pm

lol #dadjokes

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11/21/2022 9:00pm
It’s cold outside and it’s his job to put out content.  While it seems Jesse is definitely on the move I wouldn’t look too much into...

It’s cold outside and it’s his job to put out content.  While it seems Jesse is definitely on the move I wouldn’t look too much into riders putting together highlight reels in November/December.

My bet: Jesse is staying with Rocky. Yes its the "most boring" scenario for us nerds, hence the fake posts are him giving us some fodder. Such a nice guy.  

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11/22/2022 6:34am
It’s cold outside and it’s his job to put out content.  While it seems Jesse is definitely on the move I wouldn’t look too much into...

It’s cold outside and it’s his job to put out content.  While it seems Jesse is definitely on the move I wouldn’t look too much into riders putting together highlight reels in November/December.

My bet: Jesse is staying with Rocky. Yes its the "most boring" scenario for us nerds, hence the fake posts are him giving us some fodder. Such...

My bet: Jesse is staying with Rocky. Yes its the "most boring" scenario for us nerds, hence the fake posts are him giving us some fodder. Such a nice guy.  

This is my hope; not just because Jesse and Rocky go together the chocolate and peanut butter but also because the whole team has such a great vibe and I'd be very sad if that were gone.

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11/22/2022 6:49am
sspomer wrote:
sven and anka martin organized the turner / honda team for a couple years. nothing to do w/ factory honda or motorsports https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Bikes-Then-and-Now-Andrew-Neethling-2000-to-2014,7643/Bikes-Then-and-Now-2005-Andrew-Neethling-on-a-Turner-DHR,76507/sspomer,2

sven and anka martin organized the turner / honda team for a couple years. nothing to do w/ factory honda or motorsports

Bikes Then and Now: 2005, Andrew Neethling on a Turner DHR

https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Bikes-Then-and-Now-Andrew-Neet…

There was also a Honda Iron Horse team at the same time as the Honda G-cross team. 

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11/22/2022 7:06am Edited Date/Time 11/22/2022 10:45am
There was also a Honda Iron Horse team at the same time as the Honda G-cross team. 

There was also a Honda Iron Horse team at the same time as the Honda G-cross team. 

Also set up by Sven and Anka.  the Honda sponsorship came from a guy we used to ride with who worked for  Honda America in Torrance, can't remember his name.  The lineage of the team was:  mcdonald/intense->McDonalds/iron horse->Honda/Iron Horse->Honda/Turner.  Duncan Riffle and Neethling both spent time on the team, IIRC

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11/22/2022 8:17am Edited Date/Time 11/22/2022 8:18am
There was also a Honda Iron Horse team at the same time as the Honda G-cross team. 

There was also a Honda Iron Horse team at the same time as the Honda G-cross team. 

w4s wrote:
Also set up by Sven and Anka.  the Honda sponsorship came from a guy we used to ride with who worked for  Honda America in Torrance...

Also set up by Sven and Anka.  the Honda sponsorship came from a guy we used to ride with who worked for  Honda America in Torrance, can't remember his name.  The lineage of the team was:  mcdonald/intense->McDonalds/iron horse->Honda/Iron Horse->Honda/Turner.  Duncan Riffle and Neethling both spent time on the team, IIRC

nm, dont want to sidetrack the post.

 

11/22/2022 10:18am

Rumour round up…

Jack Moir to YT (Also trying to employ a filmer for MoiMoi TV)

Veronika Widmann and Louise-Anne Ferguson to Nukeproof factory

Andi Kolb to Scott

Jesse Melamed to Canyon or Specialized or Starbucks

Jamie Edmondson to ?

Gracey Hemstreet to YT or Trek

New male rider to Pivot

Martin Whitely to Ghost

Meier Smith brothers to Giant

Ronan Dunne to Atherton (Poss Monster sponsorship?)

Jordan Williams to Specialized

Anymore I’ve missed???

 

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11/22/2022 10:30am

Nukeproof just posted a happy birthday status for Ronan Dunne, "wildest man of the World Cup circuit" and showed BF Goodrich logo in the snap from Hardline. Does it signal the end for the Continental partnership and a full factory team next year with Sam Hill and Ronan Dunne

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11/22/2022 10:33am
Rumour round up… Jack Moir to YT (Also trying to employ a filmer for MoiMoi TV) Veronika Widmann and Louise-Anne Ferguson to Nukeproof factory Andi Kolb...

Rumour round up…

Jack Moir to YT (Also trying to employ a filmer for MoiMoi TV)

Veronika Widmann and Louise-Anne Ferguson to Nukeproof factory

Andi Kolb to Scott

Jesse Melamed to Canyon or Specialized or Starbucks

Jamie Edmondson to ?

Gracey Hemstreet to YT or Trek

New male rider to Pivot

Martin Whitely to Ghost

Meier Smith brothers to Giant

Ronan Dunne to Atherton (Poss Monster sponsorship?)

Jordan Williams to Specialized

Anymore I’ve missed???

 

I’m going to bet that Moir is going to pivot not YT. Might be a million miles wrong but it’s silly season so F-it. 

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11/22/2022 11:03am
Nukeproof just posted a happy birthday status for Ronan Dunne, "wildest man of the World Cup circuit" and showed BF Goodrich logo in the snap from...

Nukeproof just posted a happy birthday status for Ronan Dunne, "wildest man of the World Cup circuit" and showed BF Goodrich logo in the snap from Hardline. Does it signal the end for the Continental partnership and a full factory team next year with Sam Hill and Ronan Dunne

BF Goodrich was one of the sponsors of hardline. They had BFG logos everywhere on the track and in the broadcast. 

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11/22/2022 11:03am

I’m going to bet that Moir is going to pivot not YT. Might be a million miles wrong but it’s silly season so F-it. 

Whether or not it's likely, that's what I'd like to see. I feel like he'd fit in really well with that crew. 

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11/22/2022 12:09pm

Dunne testing with an SDU and Boxxer on the bike, no more Fox.

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