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2012 team rumour and speculation

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Straya, Sep 22, 2011.

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    What does it all mean and do the cartoons mean there are even more crazy ideas than usual floating around?

    I'm definitely seeing that the Athertons could be heading to GT
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    Hopefully that comes with a new wheel sponsor...
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    Whiteley wants Brosnan?



    Is it possible that Hill moves also?
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  6. NoUseForAName New Member

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    Hill goes his own way with his existing sponsors, no more 'team'. Kind of like Steve Peat back in the day.

    Edit: Reference to that moto guy, whoever he is that did the same and started killing it again.
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    No, Whitely has just dominated with his team this season, it is up to the others to catch up. Hence 'your move'.
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    Chad Reed. Started his own team and whopped some factory ass.
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  9. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    True, and he did a good job with the team. Let's not forget though, that despite what he and many others claimed, there was a whole ton of factory "works" support going into his bikes. Privateer title my ass.
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  10. Raingauge Member

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    Especially once he started winning and was in title contention.
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    Lets not forget the 1.5 million he got from BelRay...and he gave $500k of that to Hart and Huntington because without it, their team would have gone away.

    Thats brotherhood.

    Also...this (MTB) ain't motocross
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    I've never liked Chad Reed but after reading this I'm a fan! That really is brotherhood.
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  13. Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Yup. He definitely gained a few points in a lot of people's books with that move.
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    Anne-Caro! Putting 1/3 of the men's field to shame; this will be fun to watch.
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    I agree cant see Hill move from Monster and Madcatz. To me he is monster madcatz. Hasnt he been with them all his carrer, atleast as an Elite?
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    Danny Hart will be riding for Marlboro
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    From Brian Lopes' twitter:

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    Dungey is moving to KTM and Bubba to Suzuki...

    Also , GnR are reuniting and they will be doing a world tour in 2013
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    as much as i like the Gee and the rest of the family, i don't see them moving teams as something that's drastically going to change the podium landscape next season
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    Dude. If he makes that happen, he needs to rock a full red/white bike and kit, except with a yellow helmet. EPIC.
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    how many marlboro miles for the team replica bike?
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    no ****,how you expect to run a private team in the motorsport industry without support.
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    I just baught dungey oakleys <3 to bad usps wont update my tracking since 4 days ****ing failure postal compagny wtv they are going bankrupt sooner or latter
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  26. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    you should start a blog.
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    I need that pro status first,maybe if the uci came by bromont,then I could really start it :rofl: ;)
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    Key word being "works". Go look up the privateer title race and figure it out for yourself.

    Also, Reed has the $ to fund his own team with personal, non factory sponsors. He essentially did, and then everyone else on Honda went and got hurt and all of a sudden he has works parts again.
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    If I had the budget to race the uci per example,I would be a privateer.

    Rice,

    Im off to the rippers with homies

    special out,
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  30. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    EC is leaving GT after 14 years
    http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/E...om&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=spotlight
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    Why would H&H need that money when they signed a 5 year multi-million $$ deal with Dodge?
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    When you consider what it costs to run a "high end" team with 2-3 riders, mechanics, driver, manager and parts to basically have brand new bikes to race every weekend plus a tractor trailer going back and forth across the country it takes big money. That Dodge money probably just scratches the surface. I just read an article where Moto-Concepts Yamaha team only gets 10-15% in sponsorship money of the overall budget of the team. The rest of the money comes from the team owners pocket. Apparently a mx/sx team is a money hole even for the factory teams.
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    Thats a shame about EC. Seems like a class guy all around, and engages us forum idiots to boot. Can't say that for a lot of other riders. Its nice that he seems so down to earth.
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    Do you have that article link?
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    It's all good...I will still be involved in the MTB scene, just with a different gig...it was a mutual decision between GT and myself... Just starting a new chapter...sad to see the end of the relationship with GT but Very excited to be doing my new gig...should have the info out in a couple weeks.
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    Awesome to see you are still going to be involved, and I'm sure I speak for a lot of people when I say I can't wait to see what's next. Been following your career since I was 14 (almost 16 years now) and can say you are an amazing ambassador to the sport!
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    QFT!!! EC is one of the best guys in the industry. Cant wait to see what you have going now.
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    Urban Meyer to Penn State? Wait, ****, wrong message board.
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