The Santa Cruz Syndicate World Cup Downhill mountain bike team loves to use the term 'puzzling' when describing bike setup, line choice or any trivial decision to be made in life. So, what better way to launch the 2022 team roster than with puzzle pieces. When the Syndicated dropped a pile of confetti on Instagram the other day, they didn't realize that Vital MTBers are like the Stephen Hawkings of team rumor decoding and within minutes our forum crew had the puzzles solve in part, in whole or in a more hilarious fashion.
The big pieces of news are Nina Hoffman going from her own Santa Cruz-supported program to Syndicate, Laurie Greenland and Jackson Goldstone joining the squad and Minnaar being the glue that binds it all together. Most sponsors remain the same but Fox clothing and gear will cover the riders head-to-toe instead of individual rider/clothing/gear deals.
Enjoy the official puzzles below.
Bravo to Syndicate for fun on the internet. Extra Bravo to NoahColorado for winning the day in our forum, however.