Neko Mulally Leaving Scott

Jan 9, 2017 at 6:26
Jan 9, 2017
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After two years, Neko has put the word out on his Instagram account that he will be leaving the Scott DH Team.

A photo posted by Neko Mulally (@nekomulally) on

bigquotesThe past 2 years have been rad. Memories and friendships will last a lifetime. Truly thankful to everyone who made it possible. - Neko Mulalley

The question is now, where next?


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 +1 to someone's idea of PB doing a comprehensive post of all team switches this year
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 On January 15th all teams have to be officially registered to the UCI. I'm sure we will see some roundup after that date.
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 I +1 that. We'll see what we can get going!
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flag CantClimb (Jan 9, 2017 at 11:29) (Below Threshold)
 Teams don't have to Register.
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 They aren't released until mid February tho.
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 because this seems to be the theme for any team rumors this year.... YT!!!
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 Nah dude he'g def going to Ellsworth with Brian Lopes
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 +1 for YT.. just because they'll be a team of chainless winners.
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flag makripper (Jan 9, 2017 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 @hollowing2000: he didn't win anything chainless. he came in 4th 3 years ago lol. I think thats his best result too.
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 @makripper: He won my heart. lol
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 @drummuy04: lol same. he's crazy talented and seems like a cool dude.
  • + 1
 well damn I was right
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 Polygon w Sik Mick... brevard boyz stick together
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 Good luck this year Neko, will be rooting for you and Luca both! Doesn't matter where he goes, he will continue to shred, and be a great embassador for the sport.
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 It's rad that Neko has been really pushing the DH Scene in the Appalachian South. My hope is that with his help we get more trails, more parks and more bikes in the Anniston-to-Boone corridor.
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 Balfa comeback!
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 I heard he also tried an Ellsworth and thought it was the BEST DAMN bike he's ever ridden. He'll be on the Oskar Blues/Ellsworth Team.
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 how DARE you ?
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 Lol no
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 Incomming comments about him going to YT Mob.. GO !
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 Intense maybe now Lopes $$ freed up? Thought I read they were having an announcement this week.
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 I was thinking Intense as well.
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 USA! USA! aha
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flag Husker2112 (Jan 9, 2017 at 11:42) (Below Threshold)

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 USA USA! Intense Intense! Real bikes! Intense-A! Intense-A!
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 @WAKIresigns: best username lol
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 I think this has gotta be a good move for both him and Scott, he is a great rider but never seemed to find his form on the Gambler. Hopefully he can find a team and a bike that works better for him and Scott can find someone to fit their team too.
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 He had punctures and injuries, nothing much to do with the frame geometry or suspension curve. He qualified 4th on the Gambler at Lourdes. Now team wise, a switch may help change focus, motivations, comraderie, etc. Mentally sometimes a change for change's sake pans out for the refreshment it gives, sometimes it backfires and is worse. All the best to Neko, Claudio and Brendog.
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 Pivot w/ Kerr......?
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 YT without a doubt. I was at Baileys back in November and overheard some local ripper kids form Brevard who know Neko personally. They informed me he was leaving Scott, had been in constant contact with Gwin and would be riding for YT in 2017. I'll take their word for it.
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 the team has already been (unofficially) announced : Joe Smith - Troy Brosnan - Mark Wallace !!!
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 @RedBurn: Nah, that ain't Joe Smith, that's Ruarigh Cunningham on the left.
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 Mongoose 100%
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 He's going to specialized for sure.
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 What happens to his custom slalom genius LT and 29er Gambler DH?
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 GOOD!!!He can finally start winning again!
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 @freerideglory: he would have won hafjell in 2014 if he hadnt lost his chain... well i know its an IF but still
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 @Ride12: you're right
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 He leave, get cut?

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