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Dylan Dylan
2/15/2019 8:39 PM

Now that team rumours are officially over and the first round of the World Cup is still a couple of months away it must be time to start speculating over the bikes and tech getting raced in 2019.

Will Loic Bruni cave to the big S and show up to round 1 on their new 29er?

The new 29er was spotted first in Whistler in May 2018

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It popped up again at Fort William under Miranda Miller

https://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Prototype-Specialized-Demo-29-at-Fort-William,11762/PROTOTYPE-SPECIALIZED-DEMO-29-FRAME,122149/sspomer,2

And more recently being tested by Walker Shaw and local NZ racer Caelab Drummond.

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It’s no secret that Aaron would be make some tweaks to the Intense m29.

Here are the first set of “FRO” links


and another look at the new TRP drivetrain


Ratboys move to Cannondale brought rumours of a new DH bike from Cannondale. Not decent spy shot have emerged by Matt Simmons has been out testing recently.

Could be enduro related but running a set of Saints it maybe a downhill bike




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Dylan Dylan
2/15/2019 8:44 PM

The new Scott Gambler ridden by Dean Lucas

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Dylan Dylan
2/21/2019 1:29 AM

The new Atherton bike getting put through it’s paces at pre season testing





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vinicius gabrielli vinicius gabrielli
2/21/2019 8:10 AM

Marcelo Gutierrez riding an alloy frame, why ?Photo

#goADHV

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MunteanuHill MunteanuHill
2/21/2019 12:59 PM
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Looks like a DH bike from Cannondale is becoming reality

IMunteanu

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Mandingo915 Mandingo915
2/21/2019 2:11 PM
vinicius gabrielli wrote:

Marcelo Gutierrez riding ...more

Probably experimenting with different geos. Once he nails down what he wants for the WC season, they'll make a carbon mold. Molds are v expensive.

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sspomer sspomer
2/21/2019 2:56 PM
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carll carll
2/21/2019 9:42 PM

Why is Cannondale being so coy with their DH rig? Trying to build hype for something that nobody will buy anyway...

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krabo83 krabo83
2/22/2019 3:46 AM

read something about a RS lyrik ultimate coming with a different damper. no pics or proof unfortunatelly. and the sponsored riders will be on chrome colored forks at some point in the season.

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Sir HC Sir HC
2/22/2019 3:49 AM
krabo83 wrote:

read something about a RS ...more

RC2 Damper is fitted to the Boxxer and Damper, be interesting to see what they come up with, as the Lyrik is an awesome fork already!

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neologisticzand neologisticzand
2/22/2019 6:28 AM
krabo83 wrote:

read something about a RS ...more

Yoann Barelli had a picture of the fork on his Instagram, which has since been taken down. You can still kind of see the "Ultimate" label on the fork lower of his new post though

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sspomer sspomer
2/22/2019 6:56 AM

fun with marcelo. his 2017 garbanzo-winning glory (carbon) vs the alloy one from valpo. this is not scientific, there's plenty of room for error and comparing an urban DH setup w/ a garbo setup is probably a bad idea. still fun though. the alloy one looks a tiny bit lower in the BB w/ a shorter head tube. the blue points are the alloy glory, the pink points are the carbon garbanzo glory Carbanzo (TM)
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ordep ordep
2/22/2019 9:24 AM

Gwin riding some Intense prototype 29er(Carbine?!)

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peecee peecee
2/22/2019 5:18 PM
carll wrote:

Why is Cannondale being so ...more

Clueless!

Now Cannondale have Ratboy and Co and a new DH bike in the making, I think it's the start of a new beginning for them they are one of the originals and will always have a following.
Cannondale should throw back to their heyday with the new DH and Ratboys team by giving the team riders the retro colour ways as a throwback to when they were the greatest team on the planet!

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carll carll
2/23/2019 12:14 AM
peecee wrote:

Clueless!

Now Cannondale ...more

While Josh has quite the Instagram following and has carved out his niche with his fun loving, jibbing thing, I seriously doubt that this will translate into sales of their DH bike.

Like it or not, star power and results sell DH bikes. One only has to look to the success of YT's signing of Gwin or
Commencal with Pierron onboard. While it's great the Matt Simmonds is riding for Cannondale, the reality is that he hasn't been inside the WC top 20 since 2015. Very strongly doubt that their DH bike is going to be flying out the door.

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oliosky oliosky
2/23/2019 1:18 AM
sspomer wrote:

fun with marcelo. his 2017 ...more

Awesome work man!. I reckon a reach comparison might highlight a bit of stuff too...

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Dickscruttock Dickscruttock
2/23/2019 8:16 AM

So what's the crack with Brayton not seemingly running Öhlins front forks?

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peecee peecee
2/26/2019 8:33 PM

I got bored

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sspomer sspomer
2/27/2019 6:11 AM
peecee wrote:

I got bored


haha so good! expect this to be poached across instagram all this week LOL

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peecee peecee
2/27/2019 2:23 PM
sspomer wrote:

haha so good! expect this ...more


As long as I get my tags I don't mind haha pee_cee ;-)

I actually started with this one which I sent to cannondale and the riders Matt was the only one to reply but I think he liked my way of thinking. Cannondale should give me a free bike if it happens haha

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sspomer sspomer
2/27/2019 6:27 PM

syndicate's at camp. bikes don't look different from worlds, do they?
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3 Legends ?? #peaty #V10 #marshy

A post shared by Greg Minnaar (@gregminnaar) on




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sspomer sspomer
2/27/2019 6:58 PM
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vinny4130 vinny4130
2/27/2019 7:18 PM

Would be nice if it was a dj frame, but clearly handle bar and likely a stem.

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Big Bird Big Bird
2/28/2019 8:02 AM
vinny4130 wrote:

Would be nice if it was a ...more

They really need a long size jumper.

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peecee peecee
3/1/2019 1:35 PM
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Dylan Dylan
3/2/2019 3:05 PM

Not sure how much I trust Syndicate numbers given they're a bunch of trolls but here are the nerd numbers off their latest insta story.

Greg's XL V10 has a wheelbase of 133cm in the long setting and a buzzworks headset. Tire pressures are 28psi rear and 26psi front.

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Luca's Large V10 has a wheelbase of 132cm in the long setting, 8mm forward buzzworks.

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Loris's wheelbase is slightly shorter at 131cm on a Large, long setting in the rear and a buzzworks headset. No numbers on the buzzworks but guessing its slightly less then Luca's.

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Loris and Greg both run carbon Burgtec bars with 20mm rise. Luca runs alloy bars with 30mm rise.

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sspomer sspomer
3/2/2019 4:00 PM

looks like bowman has taken the advice to give us tech dorks the info we want.

so why were burgtec logos covered last year but not this year?

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Dylan Dylan
3/2/2019 5:11 PM
sspomer wrote:

looks like bowman has ...more

According to the Santa Cruz website, 2019 is the first year Burgtec has been an official sponsor of the Syndicate. Not sure why they decided to cover the logos last year though as Burgtec parts have been appearing on Syndicate bikes for years.

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Fred_Pop Fred_Pop
3/2/2019 11:17 PM
Dylan wrote:

Not sure how much I trust ...more

Finally there is a 500mm reach V-10 (all angles being equal)! Minnaar is getting close to having a bike that fits him after +20 years of riding!

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Dylan Dylan
3/3/2019 1:28 PM

Danny Hart testing in Portugal. Rumours is he’s riding the 29er Myst all year. Is Danny the shortest rider making the full time switch to 29?
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Madison Saracen dropping some fresh colours for 2019


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