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Veronique Sandler Parts Ways with Marin

Dec 28, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

New Zealand freerider Vero Sandler has announced she is parting ways with Marin Bikes. UK based Sandler joined Marin from Wideopen Mag and has since been instrumental in the construction of the Vision Line at Revolution Bike Park and starred in her own freeride movie - Vision.



bigquotesA selection of my fave clips on my Marin Bikes, thank you for the last 3 years of good times! New things are coming for me in 2021, but I couldn’t have asked for a more awesome family to have shared my riding career with so far.

From giving me the opportunity to go from working at Pizza Hut to having my absolute dream job, they believed in me from the start and always supported my moves.
A genuine bunch of legends, thank you guys a million for all the laughs, bants and sick times, gonna miss you!
Vero Sandler


There's no word yet on Sandler's new sponsor but we'll update you with more news as we get it.

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  • 111 3
 Hopefully Marin will try and replace her with another female rider because riders like Vero are such a positive influence on young girls who probably think they can't do what the boys do....well this is the thing, she shreds way better than any guy I know! Good luck in whatever your next move is Vero!
  • 50 0
 They still have Martha Gill, who also shreds!
  • 5 0
 @brit-100: nothing to add here other than I remember you from the original mbuk forum. Howdy old timer!
  • 1 0
 It’s Awsome to see female riders smash it, rather then them having to post clips of them in gym gear to boost their following.
  • 37 0
 Wherever she goes she deserves it, ses smashed it in the last couple of years. I'd guess at Canyon CLLCTV
  • 24 0
 Whoever picks her up has made a good choice. One of the hardest rippers out there, that has really pushed to progress.
  • 23 2
 Matt Jones is after a pay rise.
  • 1 0
 Someone has to pay the upkeep on his lambo!
  • 17 0
 Note to PB editors: You don't have to use the phrase "parts ways" every time someone changes sponsors
  • 17 0
 Dearly departed from Marin...Miss Sandler will be sorely missed...now on to her after Marin life into the great beyond...
  • 5 0
 They're leaning into it at this point. It's a poor turn of phrase anyway, and the refrain on these articles is silly at this point.

Can we part ways with parting ways?
  • 19 2
 She left Pizza Hut to ride bikes? I guess we all have choices to make.
  • 10 1
 Yeah man. WHat kind of toppings do you want?
  • 14 0
 One of my favourite athletes outhere. Best wishes for her new path!
  • 12 0
 can’t wait to see what the future brings, I’m guessing Canyon.
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing Canyon. I'm hoping a UK brand.
  • 7 0
 Give'r the biscuit, Veronique! Keep influencing girls...and boys...and women and men.
  • 4 0
 Is it like mandatory for riders to drop sick edits right before parting with a team? Happens so often, I wonder if it's literally a thing like hey you did that thing on our bikes so please get it posted before contract is up or that will be awkward lol
  • 2 0
 Or they post all their clips riding that brand's bikes before they are paid to represent a new brand?
  • 3 0
 Was just thinking to myself how beautifully sculpted those jumps were in the video. Then I saw the Adidas logo at the end and thought, that's fitting, the logo looks like a jump too! Sorry... just found that amusing Smile Good luck Veronique where ever you end up!
  • 3 0
 Good Times clip was awesome. I'll be on the lookout for more.

Wonder just how far into the forest she ejected on that high speed left berm... Eek
  • 4 0
 It will be interesting to see where she goes. Hoping for the best
  • 8 8
 I always nearly get a heart attack when i read these „parts way“ headline. I always read „passed away“ before i get the message. Reminds me of 2018 and 2019 when so many well known riders passed away and we had to read those headlines in a weekly dosis. Could you Pinkbike please use another headline? „Veronique Sandler and Marin end contract“ or something like this? Thank you.
  • 9 1
 You need to get outside more...
  • 3 1
 @curendero: The biggest part of Pinkbike audience is ESL, so yeah they might be not used to this type of formulation. In my case English is my third language.
  • 4 1
 Pizza Hut must have been devastated!! Shredding the brown pow Vero instead of the fromage!!
  • 1 0
 Made Marin cool again. Even made the horrifically ugly Mount Vision look good. I'm sure she'll do the same wherever she's off to next.
  • 2 0
 Who had Santa Cruz on the bingo card, truly ascend to parts no one else can reach
  • 1 0
 Doesn't look like anyone did
  • 2 0
 I think I saw a photo of her on Pivot.
  • 1 2
 Nah it was on my fridge Bru
  • 4 3
 Awesome on a bike and beautiful. Who wouldn't want her riding for them seriously. She can sell bikes
  • 2 0
 Right when the bikes finally lookn good
  • 1 0
 I thought the 'Good Times' under her name was a clue (GT).
  • 1 0
 what DH bike was that? looks like a Tranny?
  • 1 1
 probably gonna end up on canyon or specialized
  • 1 1
 My money is on Transition or Forbidden
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