Riders and Teams - Lots of Movement

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by herzalot, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Conor Macfarlane wanted to be just like me. He too left Knolly and is now riding Intense. He too loves the Marzocchi! OK - all kidding aside, it's cool that Intense picked up a relevant free-rider to fill the gap left by Lopes. Fair trade, I'd say.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/conor-macfarlane-intense-cycles-press-release.html

    There have been a ton of riders changing teams and thus changing bikes this year. Hard to keep up. Which moves were your biggest surprise, biggest disappointment or best stoke?
     
  2. DBMX119

    DBMX119 Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Rick McKee
    Maybe not too relevant because he's not really racing still, but I was surprised Lopes left Intense so soon to go to Ellsworth.
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I think we were all a little surprised to see ANYBODY go to Ellsworth. That said, their new bike gets rave reviews, even from one of our own.
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Ellsworth can have Lopes....a rider and a bike manufacturer that I really could care less about.

    On the other hand, it does seem like there is lots of movement for riders and teams this offseason.
     
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  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Troy Brosnan from Specialized to Canyon - love to see anybody leave the Evil S, especially a previous and future WC winner.

    Neko Mulally rejoins A-A-Ron on YT Mob. They were together on Trek. Neko is one of three 'Mericuns with podium visits (Luca Shaw - Santa Cruz being the third). That's a good move. Neko seemed to languish on Claudio's Scott team.

    Most know that Neko and Aaron have podiumed on runs where their chain broke at the beginning of their race run. Aaron won in Leogang and Neko was 4th in World Champs - technically not a podium I guess, since World Champs only recognizes 3 spots.
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
  7. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I retired.....
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Feb 4 - practice runs. I predict you will un-retire Feb. 5.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
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