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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by numerik, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. numerik

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    I know WC just finished, but in a way it's starting again. So, any news about changing teams for the big guns? Regarding top riders - I think Rennie won't race on Kenda Morewood (ok, Maxxis Morewood :D). His team had no Rennie posters in Schladming, just Delfs. Maybe I am wrong though...

    Ther is a hint on VitalMTB about Minnaar...anybody
     

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  2. M12

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    Duraing the Schladming finals, Rob said Rennie was keen on racing the 2010 WC if he found a team he would be happy in. Other than that, no idea...
     
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    Isn't Minaar done with the Syndicate after this year? I remember this discussion last year, but people said he was contracted thru the end of this year. Where's he going?
     
  4. Fakewade

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    Let the e-speculation begin!

    As was said above, Warner said that Rennie would only be back if had the right team and support, so sounds like he might of been dropped by morewood? :confused:

    & apart from the hint on Vital with regards to Minnaar, I'm out
     
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    Total e-spec, but isn't Minnaar tight with Martin Whitely (sp?) from back in the Honda days, oh yeah and Global too??...

    Minaar on Trek??
     
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    giant and trek are my 2 leading options for minnar !
    they both have the money and the need for a top 3 racer .
     
  7. Fakewade

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    Said on Vital that Neethling was staying with Trek, I presume Leov will be too as he has had a pretty decent season.
     
  8. numerik

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    No results this year for CRC - Kovarik, Cunningham and Simmonds. Shame for Camellinis broken wrist...Same crew next year?
    Giant has nobody, exept Rando, but his results are just mediocre nowdays. Maybe it's time for Giant to step up and sign a top rider as did Specialized this year.
     
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    I heard Sam Hill and Brendan will be on Specialized bikes!!
     
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    I always got the impression Giant doesn't give a F...they have never had premier talent on their teams...ever.
     
  11. General Lee

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    Not recently at least. Hoydal (world cup xc champ), Brentjens (olympic gold), Tomac (NORBA DH champ), Beneke (NORBA DH champ), and Rockwell (World Champ) come to mind but that was 10-15 nyears ago. wishful thinking, but maybe they'll follow Specialized's lead and take racing seriously agian?
     
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    I heard Minnaar might be making a Giant leap from the syndicate alright!
     
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    Most if not ALL of that was under Johann Lammerts leadership and Giant was basically a co-sponsor, much like Trek is the cosponsor for Martins team.
    I was more meaning the office marketing types don't usually give a F.
     
  14. General Lee

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    Very true, and even now they seem to be a front for Michelin
     
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    If Minaar goes to Giant, do you think that will settle the whole steep head angle debate?!?!?!

    (of course it's most likely he'd get a custom, slacker bike!)
     
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    to a more specialized team?
     
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    That would be one hell of a Trek!
     
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    Haha...good one :)
     
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    The W. stands for World. Actually it's Willard.
    That would be pretty Intense.
     
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    its a long shot but his move could be quite a head Turner....



    sorry. that was awful
     
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    they were all awful...
     
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    Not bad, actually. I had to think just a little about that one. Man, I'd love to see Minnaar on a Turner though.
     
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    I'd think Minnaar would re-sign with Syndicate. Seems like there is no reason to be seeking a change, has proven to be a successful situation for all of them.
     
  25. General Lee

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    World Champ Steve Peat + Minnaar = expensive. and money is tight for a lot of teams right now

    Minnaar is such a class act. gracious in all his post-world champ interviews and congratulatory to Sam after finishing 2nd in the world cup too. Even in his post-world cup interview on vital with sven notice when asked what he's doing for next year you have to pay attention to what he doesn't say, namely anything in reference to a sponsor.
     
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    He has to go so that Santa Cruz can pay Peaty his Worlds bonus.
     
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    Peat's contract is up too isn't it? I am pretty sure Steve said something along the lines of he will probably be with the Syndicate next year but his contract is up in his interview with Warner at Schaldming.
     
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    Indeed, he's careful not to mention what bike he'll be riding, just says he'll ride a bit of moto in the off season and be back to ride next year
     
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    Where ever he ends up, I hope he makes new friends and not any Foes.

    :rimshot:
     
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    Yes we should all hope for a very smooth Transition for him where ever he goes :weee:
     
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    Dennis Yuroshek Giant 2010... end of story.
     
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    Yeah, but not like either of them were cheap when they were signed in the first place. I don't know that this is fact, but I would assume that Roscop probably personally picks up the bill for most of the Team in some way or another anyways, weather its funneled through the company or not. I don't see that team breaking apart just because money is tight at the moment, they have a winning formula, and the two of them being on the same team is a big part of that formula. Obviously this is all just my thoughts, we'll know for sure in a few months.
     
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    you left out Warner ;)

    SRAM picks up a large part of the syndicate tab too.
     
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    This is beginning to hurt. I would imagine that someone is going to drink too much tonight and post a 'creative' paragraph that covers every bike company known to man in a couple of sentences. I hope not, but I see it coming.
     
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    Bonus points for anyone that can get "Chumba" into said paragraph...
     
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    perhaps if he does he can go hide in a Rocky Mountain Cove and eat an Orange. Sounds pretty Evil to me.
     
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    These company jokes are weaker than an Ellsworth.
     
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    Next year he's gonna be faster then a mongoose with a fox on its tail.
     
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