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  1. slimshady

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    ... but back on Intense. I'm surprised nobody said anything about it here... Is the forum going too ENDUROOO (TM) or what?

     
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    Hell Palmer is going Enduro he has the tats and the Caddy we will soon see T275 videos come out with him aboard and the occasional 29r bike thrown in for good measure.
     
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    Lulz at him going into jr. development. That is about as smart as sending your kid to Mike Tyson's Vegas boxing camp.
     
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    I'm betting he'll be doing more short films like the one above. Insightful, a bit of sepia-toned, leaving the shredding part to the young talents he's supposed to mentor. Kind of Intense's very onw Obi Wan Kenobi...
     
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    First order of business for the Devo Team will be gold suit fitting.

     
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    Not too sure about this either. How much responsibility do you think he'll have finding the riders?

    Do kids entering the sport give a shit about Palmer beating a bunch of lycra wearing euros?

    If I had kids good enough to ride for a development team I'm not sure I'd be saying go travel the world with Palmer, he'll be a great influence. Skills workshops over a few days? Yeah sure. But world cup seasons? not so sure.
     
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    Nope. Mr Synyard has already copyrighted that look.
     
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    Wait! Palmer is Kenny Powers?
     
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    Wow, that was depressing.
     
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    The dream of the 90s is alive in Temecula.
     
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    Unfortunately I think you are right. But it would be sick if they came out with new US made bikes. Driving a Cadillac and riding a TW made plastic bike don't go together well IMO.
     
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    you mean getting trained by one of the best heavy weight fighters that ever lived? yeah, sounds bad
     
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    Intense packing some punch, carbon fiber and Palmer at the wheel of the bus. Look out!!
     
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    video is so weird
     
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    I'm an old grump, but he's the last guy I'd want repping my brand.
     
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    clearly you don't have children.
     
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    But if he did, Mike Tyson would eat them for him!

    “Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children."
     
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    if i wanted a life coach, he wouldnt be the guy but that doesnt discount the fact that he was one of the best boxers that ever lived
     
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    So is he racing Enderpo Wurld Serious Seniors or is he coaching a UCI DH team that as of yet has no riders (and just the 951 which is now apparently a "park bike")?

    GUESS THAT'S WHY IT'S A TEASER VIDEO.
     
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    That's the point, often times the best athlete at a given discipline isn't the best coach/manager/mentor to have, coaches (good ones for Jr's, kids, etc.) should have strong character. Kids are impressionable.
     
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    Park bike?


    Doesn't sound like this is intended to be a "park" bike to me.
     
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    I had a chance to meet Palmer in person a few months back. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy who actually would pay attention to your answer after he asked you how your were doing. He was also insanely competitive. Combine that with his experience racing world cups and I'd say he'd probably make a pretty good WC team coach.
     
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    dunno man, it says it on their site nav, and in the copy on the bike. maybe this means there is a made in carbonwan M99 coming out?
     

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    If only intense had some sort of rapid production facility that they could quickly prototype aluminum DH frames for their new WC team before having a carbon mold made overseas....
     
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    but here on RM only the young palmer is what people seem to want to remember. nobody realizes that everyone grows up and mellows out a bit and many of those people can turn their experience and knowledge into something more than what people remember from when they were in their 20's.

    also didn't palmer say U.S. national development? not that he wouldn't be involved in the WC but that didn't seem to be what he was hired to do from the interview, but you know...secrets.
     
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    i'm not saying he isn't a good guy, or couldn't be, just that as a parent I'd likely be a bit skeptical. That's all.
     
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    fair enough....I guess if they are calling it a park bike, who am I to call it a race bike :banana:
     
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    You SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

    (yes, I met him too way back in the day, same experience)
     
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    so who is an appropriate role model for a kid? Mr Rogers? Oprah?
     
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    Maybe this guy. He needs a new job now.

     
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    I like Mr. Rogers, he was a badass.
     
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    Well you could probably say almost the same of Peaty back in the days and look how Bryce turned out. He is what dh is about, fun and serious. Best of all they always look stoked on racing and riding even despite any adverse circumstances. Young people will always be young people.
     
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    Decent video, looks like Intense finally found something they're good at!
     
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    I wonder if TLD is going to re-release the Palmer helmet for 2015.
     
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    Magic 8 ball says not in 2015, line has been done for a while now.
     
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