2024 TEAM RUMORS

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2/28/2024 12:27pm
Primoz wrote:

Race Face is owned by Fox, the suspension company. And Race Face makes cockpit and drivetrain components. Both companies are in direct competition with Sram. 

pinkrobe wrote:
Race Face makes cranks and chainrings, but no shifters, cassettes, chains or derailleurs. It's possible that the team could be running SRAM drivetrain [except the cranks]...

Race Face makes cranks and chainrings, but no shifters, cassettes, chains or derailleurs. It's possible that the team could be running SRAM drivetrain [except the cranks], suspension and droppers, while keeping grip/bar/stem/crank/wheel as RF. We'll find out shortly...

The bigger issue is they are straight up owned by fox.  And all of the brands are tied together.  So if your sponsored by RF your also on Fox stuff as well.  

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2/28/2024 5:46pm
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

I think the team in continuing with the juniors(?) AIetha posted not too long about the team for 2024. 
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they slashed budgets... Transition is likely short on cashflow (like many brands). Note how they're fire-sale'ing their bikes to generate cashflow. Next thing to do is cut race team to pay employees/creditors. Might not be that bad for them yet though. 

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nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 

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29 wrote:
    nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 
 


 

nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 

It's not Goodbye to the Team at least.

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2/29/2024 6:00am
29 wrote:
    nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 
 


 

nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 

Sucks seeing riders lose sponsors but she puts this into perspective that a lot of people are losing jobs too.

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2/29/2024 7:45am
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

I think the team in continuing with the juniors(?) AIetha posted not too long about the team for 2024.  That said, I wouldn't be surprised if...

I think the team in continuing with the juniors(?) AIetha posted not too long about the team for 2024. 
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they slashed budgets... Transition is likely short on cashflow (like many brands). Note how they're fire-sale'ing their bikes to generate cashflow. Next thing to do is cut race team to pay employees/creditors. Might not be that bad for them yet though. 

Jorge Gomes was on the Gravity Coop podcast at the beginning of February. I don't remember him saying anything about altered plans or such for the year. Everything seemed good at that time, if I remember the interview correctly.

 

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2/29/2024 7:48am

So does that mean hart actually won’t be racing a nukeproof frame after all?😂

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2/29/2024 8:31am
nskerb wrote:

So does that mean hart actually won’t be racing a nukeproof frame after all?😂

I think we have a Thread Winner!

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2/29/2024 9:30am
BGoldstone wrote:
  Looks like Rocky combined their NA and European teams  
 

Looks like Rocky combined their NA and European teams

 

DHI? Does that mean they're going to race the Slayer or are they gonna bring back the Maiden?

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2/29/2024 9:32am

So weird to put all that effort into the announcement and fail to list the riders in the text but only in the photos 

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2/29/2024 9:57am
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

I think the team in continuing with the juniors(?) AIetha posted not too long about the team for 2024.  That said, I wouldn't be surprised if...

I think the team in continuing with the juniors(?) AIetha posted not too long about the team for 2024. 
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they slashed budgets... Transition is likely short on cashflow (like many brands). Note how they're fire-sale'ing their bikes to generate cashflow. Next thing to do is cut race team to pay employees/creditors. Might not be that bad for them yet though. 

hogfly wrote:
Jorge Gomes was on the Gravity Coop podcast at the beginning of February. I don't remember him saying anything about altered plans or such for the...

Jorge Gomes was on the Gravity Coop podcast at the beginning of February. I don't remember him saying anything about altered plans or such for the year. Everything seemed good at that time, if I remember the interview correctly.

 

I know it says Jorge is some sort of team manager, but if these rumors are all true he might want to start looking for new home as well.  Cant imagine a team owner being stoked on loosing all their top riders and being ok with it.  Unless it is the owners that are the ones making these riders want to leave. Is the transition team owned by Tranistion Bikes or is it a thing like Aaron Gwinn had going with Intense?

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29 wrote:
    nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 
 


 

nukeproof out of racing, big bummer. Glad to hear they have a different frame sponsor lined up though. 

This is a bummer, there are a lot of great riders out there right now that should be on teams.  Sucks these larger investment company's that buy these bike company's don't care about more then just there bottom line.

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2/29/2024 10:34am

only a minute or two in, but uci mtb world series video about the teams/updates etc.

 

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2/29/2024 10:57am
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

There is and always has been a high level of f*ckery going on at Transition Factory Racing. I can tell you that much.

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2/29/2024 11:05am
earleb wrote:

Rocky Race Face team off Shimano and onto SRAM. Wonder if it's no longer Race Face? 

Rocky SRAM Enduro Team? 

Trolled by Morland with the "Thanks for stopping by the office" comment on Reno's post. Well played.

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2/29/2024 12:14pm
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

momjeans wrote:

There is and always has been a high level of f*ckery going on at Transition Factory Racing. I can tell you that much.

Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like some folks may need a refresher on conflict management and resolution. Whatsoever happened to the phone call or the face-to-face meeting?

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2/29/2024 1:34pm
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

momjeans wrote:

There is and always has been a high level of f*ckery going on at Transition Factory Racing. I can tell you that much.

ballr wrote:
Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like...

Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like some folks may need a refresher on conflict management and resolution. Whatsoever happened to the phone call or the face-to-face meeting?

Yeah.  Feels like I got dropped into a Portlandia skit.  And then I went back and the guy is posting from the PNW & I feel like I'm a detective on the OJ case.

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2/29/2024 3:46pm
nskerb wrote:

So does that mean hart actually won’t be racing a nukeproof frame after all?😂

Maybe not 🤷🏼‍♂️

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2/29/2024 4:19pm

That would be sick. He deserves to be on a team like that. 

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3/1/2024 8:42am Edited Date/Time 3/1/2024 8:44am
JayMong wrote:
What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about...

What is up with the Transition Factory Race team? I see they lost their elite men's rider, and now I heard a rumor they are about to lose their youngest and fastest rider Aletha as well...  Can anyone confirm this, or know what's going on?

momjeans wrote:

There is and always has been a high level of f*ckery going on at Transition Factory Racing. I can tell you that much.

ballr wrote:
Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like...

Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like some folks may need a refresher on conflict management and resolution. Whatsoever happened to the phone call or the face-to-face meeting?

Not sure about how I could be a troll?  I simply asked a question.... Yes my account is new because I've never had a desire to patriciate in online forums. At some point your account was new as well.. does that mean your first post was you being a "troll".  

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3/1/2024 9:18am

I bet Danny will kill it on either the GT or the Atherton frame, give him the tools and he will make something great out of it. I have no idea how they could even afford him at atherton bikes, they have like 6 top level riders and I can't imagine they sell a ton of bikes these days either...

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3/1/2024 1:03pm

In Matt Jones's latest video he gives a shout out to Vital Team Rumors when Ronan Dunne is trying out his Marin in the car park.

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momjeans wrote:

There is and always has been a high level of f*ckery going on at Transition Factory Racing. I can tell you that much.

ballr wrote:
Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like...

Hmmm, 2 troll accounts created from out of nowhere in the last couple days in order to try and cast doubt on this operation.  Seems like some folks may need a refresher on conflict management and resolution. Whatsoever happened to the phone call or the face-to-face meeting?

JayMong wrote:
Not sure about how I could be a troll?  I simply asked a question.... Yes my account is new because I've never had a desire to...

Not sure about how I could be a troll?  I simply asked a question.... Yes my account is new because I've never had a desire to patriciate in online forums. At some point your account was new as well.. does that mean your first post was you being a "troll".  

I'd encourage you to cause chaos. But I'm the Loki of this site.
Best to just be yourself and let me be the burner of bridges

 

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IMG 9227 Cole lucas seems to have something lined up for this year according to his latest reel, looks like it could be a zerode…

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3/2/2024 6:04am
dylanjp006 wrote:
Cole lucas seems to have something lined up for this year according to his latest reel, looks like it could be a zerode…

IMG 9227 Cole lucas seems to have something lined up for this year according to his latest reel, looks like it could be a zerode…

ZERO DErailleurs??

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Sam Pilgrim no longer with Monster Energy! Did not see that one coming! I think we need to see a return of Vimto in sponsorship. Bring back the Purple helmets!! 

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