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    Gwin goes to Special-Ed...

    Looks like Specialized has bought out Gwins contract from Trek...

    Aaron Gwin Signs With Specialized - Video - Pinkbike

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    I would think that there would be a much bigger (more professional) announcement than that. In my mind, I think the Trek team manager is probably right now yelling at Gwin, asking if he thinks this was funny, and how much backing trek has in him and so on and so on...

    Or I could be wrong and Gwin has moved to the dark side...
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    From what I have read...
    Treks announcement of the resigning of Gwin is gone from the webpage.
    The video came from a Specialized account.

    Still a bit weird, as the red S usually does not do anything subtle - it usually gets plastered with branding, logos etc.
    Give it a few hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnryder56 View Post
    I would think that there would be a much bigger (more professional) announcement than that. In my mind, I think the Trek team manager is probably right now yelling at Gwin, asking if he thinks this was funny, and how much backing trek has in him and so on and so on...

    Or I could be wrong and Gwin has moved to the dark side...
    It's confirmed, official press release on Vitalmtb.com
    It's True - Aaron Gwin, Mitch Ropelato and Troy Brosnan Team Up With Specialized in 2013 - Press Releases - Vital MTB
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    This comes RIGHT after the press release of Gwins contract extension. dont know the full inner details but this seems like a move that would be out of chracter for Gwin. Didn't fully expect that one. Seems as if whitely is going to be taking legal action.

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    wait so my demo is good again i don't have to buy a nukeproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustemuf View Post
    wait so my demo is good again i don't have to buy a nukeproof?
    Yeah, until Sam Hill starts spanking everybody again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Yeah, until Sam Hill starts spanking everybody again.
    a comeback, hmm .. how sweet that would be ...

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    Gwin already had a contract with Trek, Trek are very much not happy.

    It would be hilarious (although also a shame) if TWR launch their legal challenge, win and it leave’s Aaron sat on his ass all year. If he's already contracted and their (hypothetical at this point) challenge is successful he could end up beholden to that Trek deal for the next three years, not that they'll be taking him racing anywhere ever again.
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    I think this is the end of Gwin’s winning run, maybe not straight away, but Spesh won’t offer the same level of support that TWR/Whitely have. He’ll win for a while, get hurt and then Spesh will hang him out to dry, just like Fairclough and Hill.

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    The only winners here will be the lawyers.

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    Did not see that coming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissam View Post
    The only winners here will be the lawyers.
    I dunno, if Trek sinks the Spesh world cup team they'll be laughing.

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    hmmmm
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    hahaha, $1 bills way to go Spec
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    sweet. why does everybody think big S is so bad? Im stoked for the next season and I cant wait to see gwin on the demo. Next season is gonna be awesome
    Just take off the silver part you'll still have the pretty anodized partion, and you'll ride much faster. As fast as a 29er!

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    Like Lebron going to South Beach Gwin just created a mega team that will win many titles. Don't know what the hate is with the S but the demo is one bad machine.

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    I'd be more interested in finding out how he'd fare on a different bike. Just on the spec numbers alone, the Session and Demo seem to be different enough (I wouldn't know never having ridden either bikes at DH speeds). He obviously felt better moving from Yeti to Trek (traiing with Tomac helped too, I'm sure).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    sweet. why does everybody think big S is so bad? Im stoked for the next season and I cant wait to see gwin on the demo. Next season is gonna be awesome
    Do some research as to how "The big S" got their start. You've never watched Klunkerz have you? You should, pretty interesting film.

    Mountain Bike History

    I don't remember the details exactly but basically the founder of Specialized took a frame created by Gary Fisher to Taiwan and had it mass produced, starting the Specialized brand. Or something like that. I personally don't like Specialized company or their bikes, my opinion. Unfortunately for me, I'll still be rooting for Gwinn on a Specialized bike. Greenbacks rule the world.

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    I guess Trek now knows how if feels to have something ripped off from them. (cough split pivot)

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    i wonder if gwin leaving "unprofessionally" is as big a shock to them as lance "alledgedly doping" under their umbrella for ummm millions of bikes sold by them for a decade. nice try posturing up on their oclv pedestal there.

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