2024 TEAM RUMORS

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2/15/2024 9:09am
pheller wrote:
Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it.  One interesting thing about this season...

Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it. 

One interesting thing about this season is that we're seeing a lot of up-and-coming great riders settling into established teams or well developed bikes. Despite the Demo Prototype being the most dramatic project entering into this season, it isn't really "new". We saw how successful it was last year. 

Are there any "new" bikes with podium contender riders on them on teams that will actually do the entire season? 

https://youtu.be/kIxC8Lm0cao?t=117

Seth Sherlock is on an Intense M1 in this video. Isn't he riding on Gwin's team? If you pause it at 1:57 in, looks like the new M1. Not sure if this has been covered or not, but it would make a lot of sense for them to continue racing that bike. Really dig the way that thing looks as well.

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2/15/2024 10:12am
pheller wrote:
Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it.  One interesting thing about this season...

Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it. 

One interesting thing about this season is that we're seeing a lot of up-and-coming great riders settling into established teams or well developed bikes. Despite the Demo Prototype being the most dramatic project entering into this season, it isn't really "new". We saw how successful it was last year. 

Are there any "new" bikes with podium contender riders on them on teams that will actually do the entire season? 

kcyeeto wrote:
https://youtu.be/kIxC8Lm0cao?t=117 Seth Sherlock is on an Intense M1 in this video. Isn't he riding on Gwin's team? If you pause it at 1:57 in, looks like...

https://youtu.be/kIxC8Lm0cao?t=117

Seth Sherlock is on an Intense M1 in this video. Isn't he riding on Gwin's team? If you pause it at 1:57 in, looks like the new M1. Not sure if this has been covered or not, but it would make a lot of sense for them to continue racing that bike. Really dig the way that thing looks as well.

Just because Sherlock is riding the bike he's kept since last year doesn't necessarily mean that is the frame partner going forward into the season, but it's a pretty good indicator. We're still what, 3 months till Ft Bill?

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2/15/2024 12:08pm
pheller wrote:
Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it.  One interesting thing about this season...

Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it. 

One interesting thing about this season is that we're seeing a lot of up-and-coming great riders settling into established teams or well developed bikes. Despite the Demo Prototype being the most dramatic project entering into this season, it isn't really "new". We saw how successful it was last year. 

Are there any "new" bikes with podium contender riders on them on teams that will actually do the entire season? 

Frameworks falls into that cat. 

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2/15/2024 12:55pm
sspomer wrote:
no rumor news but a couple shredding clips with mondraker team. i could never stand on that cliff edge without puking. wonder if part of contract...

no rumor news but a couple shredding clips with mondraker team.

i could never stand on that cliff edge without puking. wonder if part of contract was "no fear of heights"

I don't know what it is, I cant put my finger on it but it really feels like Dak is gonna do some damage this year. 

If Mondraker can get him a frame with enough stack height he surely will Laughing

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2/15/2024 1:34pm
pheller wrote:
Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it.  One interesting thing about this season...

Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it. 

One interesting thing about this season is that we're seeing a lot of up-and-coming great riders settling into established teams or well developed bikes. Despite the Demo Prototype being the most dramatic project entering into this season, it isn't really "new". We saw how successful it was last year. 

Are there any "new" bikes with podium contender riders on them on teams that will actually do the entire season? 

I'll take the only in "only or over," AG races world champs.

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2/15/2024 3:24pm
pheller wrote:
Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it.  One interesting thing about this season...

Im stoked AG is racing. I'm interested to see what frame, but its not like my life hinges on it. 

One interesting thing about this season is that we're seeing a lot of up-and-coming great riders settling into established teams or well developed bikes. Despite the Demo Prototype being the most dramatic project entering into this season, it isn't really "new". We saw how successful it was last year. 

Are there any "new" bikes with podium contender riders on them on teams that will actually do the entire season? 

Maybe YT? Seemed like they were in the process of updating the Tues. Probably going to happen rather sooner than later - the prototype in those spy shots looked pretty much finished. And with Vali and Oisin, the Mob got two real heavy hitters for this season.

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2/15/2024 6:28pm

Doesn't it seem significant to me to say publicly that Aaron and Todd leave a brand like Intense and then return to the same bike in another team of their own? If you publicly disassociate yourself from a brand, thanking them for their dedication and work, it is because you are going to use frames from another brand. It is not like this ?

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2/16/2024 1:37am
lloyd506 wrote:

Gwin using transition frames? 

I was thinking the same. When you look at the logos from AG Racing an Transition. Could be...
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2/16/2024 2:03am
lloyd506 wrote:

Gwin using transition frames? 

Wasn't he up in Bellingham earlier in the off-season?

If he was up there signing contracts then Transition would make sense. Or are we going to see him developing an Evil DH frame?

I am literally clutching at straws here Laughing.

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2/16/2024 2:38am

Is there still a Pivot development team with the Jewetts managed by Emiline? 

 

It looks like she's full time with Conti and I don't see the boys in BKs videos. 

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2/16/2024 7:57am

Aaron Gwin / Gwin Racing on CRESTLINE frames. Also a change to e.thirteen tires as noted in the photos. Dig into the PR for deets, he's part owner of Crestline through this deal. We chatted last night and being part owner of a brand or even starting his own brand was something he'd wanted to do for a few years now and this was the opportunity to get that done. Instead of rushing a podcast yesterday, we're going to talk with him next week after the dust settles, so if you have any questions, let us know! -gordo

AaronGwinGwinRacingonCrestlineBikes

Official PR

Aaron Gwin Partners with Crestline Bikes as Owner and Gwin Racing's New Bike Sponsor
Aaron Gwin, 5-time World Cup downhill mountain biking champion, has announced a new partnership with Crestline Bike Co., signifying his formal venture into ownership in the cycling industry. Additionally, Crestline Bike Co. is set to become the official frame sponsor for Gwin Racing, Aaron's newly formed downhill race team.

GwinRacingCrestlineDHBike.jpg?VersionId=B47M7H7yvKXqDJvY6vGjqc

This collaboration represents a pivotal milestone for both Gwin and Crestline. Combining Gwin's experience in the world of mountain bike racing with Crestline's dedication to quality and excellence, the stage is set for an exciting future.
The Gwin Racing team will feature a solid lineup of young talent, including Seth Sherlock and Mikey Delesalle, who will join Gwin as teammates. The team will race Crestline’s RS 205 VHP downhill frame at the 2024 UCI downhill World Cups, World Championships, and select National races.

GwinRacingCrestlineWithCascadeComponents

“I am very excited to begin this new chapter of my career with Crestline Bike Co. Being a part of a bike brand as an owner is an absolute dream of mine. From our first conversations, I felt that we had great alignment and shared many of the same values and aspirations. I have much to share on these details soon but for now, I just want to say thank you to Troydon and Mark for the shared belief and opportunity to help lead this brand into the future.

I’m also looking forward to continuing my race program for 2024 under my umbrella, Gwin Racing. I’m excited about our lineup of riders and staff as well. Seth has been on our team for almost 5 years now and I’m stoked to continue watching his progress. He has a ton of talent on a bike, works incredibly hard, and is a constant positive vibe in the pits. I’m also excited to welcome our new junior rider, Mikey Delesalle to the team. I’ve been working with Mikey for a little over a year now. During that time, I’ve been very impressed by his attitude, speed, and commitment. I can’t wait to be back at the races!”. - Aaron Gwin

AaronGwinCrestlineBikes

“We’re buzzing over our partnership with Aaron and Gwin Racing. This relationship is poised to extend far beyond the racetrack, with strong alignment in our shared vision for the future of Crestline Bike Co. Having someone of Aaron's caliber on board as we move forward is truly incredible." - Troydon (Co-founder, Crestline Bike Co.)

“Yes, it does seem cliche to say it, but we’re excited about this new relationship with Crestline Bike Co. Not just for the race team, but also everything else that stems from this partnering, all of which will be announced in due time. Crestline are forward thinkers, but at the same time, they are realistic about what it takes to achieve a high level of performance. This aligns well with our team’s vision and goals over the next few years. Once again, I look forward to assisting Aaron and our sponsors, as we target future podiums!” -Todd Schumlick / team manager

“Beyond stoked to be riding for Gwin Racing aboard Crestline bikes this season! After a tough 2023 season battling injury, I was left with a lot of uncertainty of what my 2024 season would look like. When Aaron came to me with the opportunity to ride for his team this year it was a dream come true! Our components this year are better than ever and first impressions on the Crestline are fantastic. Can’t wait for a great year of racing with this crew!” - Seth Sherlock

SethSherlockandMikeDelesalle

“I am super stoked to have the opportunity to join Gwin Racing. With Seth and Aaron as teammates, I can’t wait to learn from them as the season progresses and as we transition to the new bike. From first looks at the Crestline bike it is definitely one of the sickest bikes I’ve ever seen and can’t wait to get riding and racing on it!” - Mikey Delesalle

For more info, follow us on Instagram: @GwinRacing @CrestlineBikes

photos by Jack Rice

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2/16/2024 7:58am Edited Date/Time 2/16/2024 7:59am

Crestline…!

Edit: Spomer beat me to the punch! 

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2/16/2024 8:03am

aaron said he has a PB podcast about it today. i assume it's up. as noted, we'll have one next week. some interesting stuff for sure.

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2/16/2024 8:07am
sspomer wrote:
Aaron Gwin / Gwin Racing on CRESTLINE frames. Also a change to e.thirteen tires as noted in the photos. Dig into the PR for deets, he's...

Aaron Gwin / Gwin Racing on CRESTLINE frames. Also a change to e.thirteen tires as noted in the photos. Dig into the PR for deets, he's part owner of Crestline through this deal. We chatted last night and being part owner of a brand or even starting his own brand was something he'd wanted to do for a few years now and this was the opportunity to get that done. Instead of rushing a podcast yesterday, we're going to talk with him next week after the dust settles, so if you have any questions, let us know! -gordo

AaronGwinGwinRacingonCrestlineBikes

Official PR

Aaron Gwin Partners with Crestline Bikes as Owner and Gwin Racing's New Bike Sponsor
Aaron Gwin, 5-time World Cup downhill mountain biking champion, has announced a new partnership with Crestline Bike Co., signifying his formal venture into ownership in the cycling industry. Additionally, Crestline Bike Co. is set to become the official frame sponsor for Gwin Racing, Aaron's newly formed downhill race team.

GwinRacingCrestlineDHBike.jpg?VersionId=B47M7H7yvKXqDJvY6vGjqc

This collaboration represents a pivotal milestone for both Gwin and Crestline. Combining Gwin's experience in the world of mountain bike racing with Crestline's dedication to quality and excellence, the stage is set for an exciting future.
The Gwin Racing team will feature a solid lineup of young talent, including Seth Sherlock and Mikey Delesalle, who will join Gwin as teammates. The team will race Crestline’s RS 205 VHP downhill frame at the 2024 UCI downhill World Cups, World Championships, and select National races.

GwinRacingCrestlineWithCascadeComponents

“I am very excited to begin this new chapter of my career with Crestline Bike Co. Being a part of a bike brand as an owner is an absolute dream of mine. From our first conversations, I felt that we had great alignment and shared many of the same values and aspirations. I have much to share on these details soon but for now, I just want to say thank you to Troydon and Mark for the shared belief and opportunity to help lead this brand into the future.

I’m also looking forward to continuing my race program for 2024 under my umbrella, Gwin Racing. I’m excited about our lineup of riders and staff as well. Seth has been on our team for almost 5 years now and I’m stoked to continue watching his progress. He has a ton of talent on a bike, works incredibly hard, and is a constant positive vibe in the pits. I’m also excited to welcome our new junior rider, Mikey Delesalle to the team. I’ve been working with Mikey for a little over a year now. During that time, I’ve been very impressed by his attitude, speed, and commitment. I can’t wait to be back at the races!”. - Aaron Gwin

AaronGwinCrestlineBikes

“We’re buzzing over our partnership with Aaron and Gwin Racing. This relationship is poised to extend far beyond the racetrack, with strong alignment in our shared vision for the future of Crestline Bike Co. Having someone of Aaron's caliber on board as we move forward is truly incredible." - Troydon (Co-founder, Crestline Bike Co.)

“Yes, it does seem cliche to say it, but we’re excited about this new relationship with Crestline Bike Co. Not just for the race team, but also everything else that stems from this partnering, all of which will be announced in due time. Crestline are forward thinkers, but at the same time, they are realistic about what it takes to achieve a high level of performance. This aligns well with our team’s vision and goals over the next few years. Once again, I look forward to assisting Aaron and our sponsors, as we target future podiums!” -Todd Schumlick / team manager

“Beyond stoked to be riding for Gwin Racing aboard Crestline bikes this season! After a tough 2023 season battling injury, I was left with a lot of uncertainty of what my 2024 season would look like. When Aaron came to me with the opportunity to ride for his team this year it was a dream come true! Our components this year are better than ever and first impressions on the Crestline are fantastic. Can’t wait for a great year of racing with this crew!” - Seth Sherlock

SethSherlockandMikeDelesalle

“I am super stoked to have the opportunity to join Gwin Racing. With Seth and Aaron as teammates, I can’t wait to learn from them as the season progresses and as we transition to the new bike. From first looks at the Crestline bike it is definitely one of the sickest bikes I’ve ever seen and can’t wait to get riding and racing on it!” - Mikey Delesalle

For more info, follow us on Instagram: @GwinRacing @CrestlineBikes

photos by Jack Rice

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2/16/2024 8:07am

holy hell did anyone see this coming? With all the speculation floating around, I don’t think crestline has been mentioned even once. 
 

great way to put them on the radar for people who haven’t heard of them before that’s for sure

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2/16/2024 8:09am

Wow, did NOT see that coming! Guess the only mysteries left are what frame Danny is riding in NZ and where Minnaar will end up.

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2/16/2024 8:09am
sspomer wrote:

aaron said he has a PB podcast about it today. i assume it's up. as noted, we'll have one next week. some interesting stuff for sure.

Sounds like Gwin is now part owner of Crestline.

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2/16/2024 8:11am

Wow, did NOT see that coming! Guess the only mysteries left are what frame Danny is riding in NZ and where Minnaar will end up.

Minnaar is definitely on Norco, and Danny Hart's on the Nukeproof team list, unless I'm missing something 

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2/16/2024 8:14am

Wow, did NOT see that coming! Guess the only mysteries left are what frame Danny is riding in NZ and where Minnaar will end up.

Eae903 wrote:

Minnaar is definitely on Norco, and Danny Hart's on the Nukeproof team list, unless I'm missing something 

I don’t think anyone has seen Danny ride a nukeproof yet though, we need actual picture evidence

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2/16/2024 8:18am Edited Date/Time 2/16/2024 8:18am

Wow, did NOT see that coming! Guess the only mysteries left are what frame Danny is riding in NZ and where Minnaar will end up.

Eae903 wrote:

Minnaar is definitely on Norco, and Danny Hart's on the Nukeproof team list, unless I'm missing something 

You’re missing the sarcasm!

 

Don’t think anyone called it but I’d say it’s pretty unsurprising gwin is going into ownership based on his his moves.  Exciting stuff!

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mfoga
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2/16/2024 8:32am

So will he be testing at mmmm wait where is that trail again.   

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2/16/2024 8:32am

wow, way to give away the name of the riding spot.  what a narc.

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owl-x
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2/16/2024 8:48am

your trail is now known as Gwinrock West! 
 

To be fair, whenever that trail is mentioned I think of him riding it. I think. 
 

and I’m no geoguesser but it took me about 7 minutes to find it on google maps / strava when you guys Streisand Effected it earlier in this thread. 
 

This is cool news. Those bikes look so good! Hyped he’ll be in the starting gate this season. Never bet against this guy. 
 

Rad!

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2/16/2024 8:49am

Gwin on Crestline...is Crestline not a HP VPP frame?...the tech that doesn't suit him on Intense???

 

Anyway..he's back Smile

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2/16/2024 8:58am

Gwin on Crestline...is Crestline not a HP VPP frame?...the tech that doesn't suit him on Intense???

 

Anyway..he's back Smile

I was thinking the exact same thing. 
I wonder if they’ll have a Horst link high pivot made ASAP or if he’ll somehow make the crestline work for him even though it seemed impossible with the intense as a VPP?

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2/16/2024 9:00am

Wow, did NOT see that coming! Guess the only mysteries left are what frame Danny is riding in NZ and where Minnaar will end up.

Someone here a while back did say an American brand that is also the name of an American place. wild

stoked to see how he goes this season

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