Specialized Says Farewell to Troy Brosnan - Video

Dec 14, 2016 at 15:30
by I Am Specialized  

Seven years….
Seven years of exhilarating highs.
Seven years of lifelong memories.
Seven years with two World Championships and countless podiums.
Seven years and one hell of an unforgettable ride.

Thank you, Troy, for entertaining and inspiring us all with your passion, talent, and unrivaled dedication over the past seven years. May the next seven see you continue to amaze and achieve.

Title image by Nathan Hughes.


MENTIONS: @Specialized




233 Comments

  • + 282
 I am going to love it if he gets on to a new team and starts winning a bunch of world cups. He is without a doubt one of the most talented, consistent, and smooth riders in the circuit. Excited to see where you go Troy will be cheering for you no matter what!
  • + 16
 he will, but I hope he can get to a better team, he has all the talent to start winning world cups
  • + 34
 @mae-fr: "continue" winning world cups. Don't forget he's won one RC race already!
  • - 47
flag icedemon05lrb (Dec 14, 2016 at 17:49) (Below Threshold)
 Needs to move to a team like la pierre..
  • + 36
 @icedemon05lrb: Needs to move to a team like YT!!
  • + 50
 Canyon! #teamrumours
  • + 39
 @fracasnoxteam: Huffy you've heard it hear first...
  • - 27
flag sevensixtwo (Dec 14, 2016 at 21:29) (Below Threshold)
 Transition needs a strong male rider. YT would be a good fit. Would be awesome to see him race Enduro for Santa Cruz or Ibis. Watch it be Trek. Ppppppt.
  • + 30
 @sevensixtwo:
Brosnan on a Bronson?
  • + 9
 On his Instagram a few days ago he was on a V10
  • + 3
 @fracasnoxteam: yep its Canyon the have the dollar merry chrismas
  • - 1
 @chaosoner: hyper with Bas hahaha
  • + 6
 He's 100% going to canyon.
  • + 1
 @lukachadwick: which post can't seem to find it the only bike that isn't special is a different rider cuz the rider is wearing a d3 and troy is no longer with tld
  • + 256
 I heard he is taking Nico Rosberg's spot at Mercedes
  • + 81
 He's replacing len on strictly...
  • + 64
 Dancing with the stars maybe?
  • + 31
 @sjdeweese: bake off.
  • + 13
 Yt Mob
  • + 22
 @Mrstamper: You Brits and your bake off!

Shhh....it's a guilty pleasure of mine too...
  • + 69
 hes the new host of top gear. someone murdered matt leblanc and called it a vehicular honour killing.
  • + 2
 @obee1: Hahaha!
  • + 28
 Secretary of the Interior for Trump's cabinet. Oh never mind, he would be an immigrant.
  • + 1
 @Earthmotherfu: hahahahaha

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xfzZ7KGEv8

"Damn, that just made me snarf yo!"
  • + 1
 @Earthmotherfu: best comment on the thread, nice one!
  • - 11
flag torero (Dec 15, 2016 at 6:23) (Below Threshold)
 Rosberg, real coward...
  • + 1
 I can't wait for you guys to think that Yt is too mainstream and start bagging on them. It's kind of pathetic how seriously you think specialized has failed at making a bicycle that works like all of the other ones. Lol 3 degrees difference (for example) in the head angle and you can't ride the damn thing.
  • + 125
 Huffy. 8 Years. $4.7 Million
  • + 97
 Does Troy know about this?
  • + 12
 Now THAT is funny.
  • + 1
 Hahahahahaha he just got fired
  • + 77
 BRING BACK TEAM RUMOURS
  • + 53
 Ellsworth bicycles
  • + 5
 Seriously! WTF happened to them?!
  • + 20
 Vitalmtb my man
  • + 1
 @RedBurn: Team Orange
  • + 3
 @intensemack10: Martin Whiteley spat the dummy and threatened legal action, apparently
  • + 5
 what a killjoy
  • + 2
 @jaame: what a killjoy.
  • + 1
 @riish: It was Dirt Mag yes?
  • + 7
 @jaame: say what? I miss Dirt Mag
  • + 1
 @riish: I was led to believe someone from Dirt was responsible for Team Rumours
  • + 55
 Must be awesome for Specialized that Troy won that last race last week! What's next? I say Canyon.
  • + 18
 I think you are right.
  • + 5
 I thought syndicate?
  • + 6
 With his cheeky smile and those tight little buns our Brozzy can go anywhere he likes!
  • + 54
 Riding for Walmart $6.75 per race won.
  • + 43
 And toothpaste. All the toothpaste, all the glory!
  • + 16
 Walmart can pay more that ALL the bicycle companies combined if they wanted. I think it would be hilarious if he rode for Walmart , making Gwin or better money and ridding what ever frame/kit he wanted. haha!
  • + 23
 @bman33: funny thing is Sam Waltons grandson is a big mtb enthusiast as well and was involved with IMBA getting the trails built in NW Arkansas. Would be a hilarious and eccentric billionaire move.
  • + 23
 @nyhc00: Yup, Tom Walton is a friend of mine. He lives in Bentonville which is about 45 minutes from me. The Waltons have dumped literally millions into our bike trails in NW AR. They actually do sponsor several teams, just not in DH... yet!
  • + 7
 And no overtime! He can only work 30 hours a week and then they replace him with another rider until the next pay cycle.
  • + 1
 FrFr
  • + 2
 @Kramz: Walmart X Colgate- Oral-B composite team.
  • + 2
 @nyhc00: yes...that would be awesome!
  • + 3
 @OFF2theGYM: We need to make the DH thing happen!
  • - 2
 @bman33: they can pay more sure but they won't. Probably will even keep Troy's hours under 30 in the books to avoiding paying Health Insurance.
  • + 5
 @Batipapo: I get the dig, but I don't get political on Pinkbike. I come here to escape that mess
  • + 44
 Damn I wish they wouldn't use headlines like "Farwell to......" after the year it's been. My first though was we lost Troy too.
  • + 39
 I think if someone did die they wouldn't use a headline that's sounds so causal
  • + 33
 Mhmmmm my guess is Santa Cruz. And then him and Minnarr will rule the downhill world cup circuit
  • + 33
 I think luca shaw and lois verger are going there
  • - 58
flag Wouldhaveletmego (Dec 14, 2016 at 16:28) (Below Threshold)
 Syndicate would never make that mistake.
  • + 3
 I would like to think that. But I also thought that Mitch Ropelato was going to be announced to be a Syndicate rider but that has yet to happen. Syndicate is already testing for the season.They just posted a pic with 4 bikes in a truck at Fox but they only mentioned Minnarr.
  • + 5
 @mzorich: Where is the rat?
  • + 1
 @somismtb: Rats not racing this year because of his "carbon footprint"
  • + 9
 @mzorich: Nah, Ratboy posted on FB that "he is racing next year and we shouldn't listen to Claudio."
  • + 1
 from his Instagram post it would seem that he was going to Canyon
  • + 27
 I say Canyon, but quite possibly Trump's cabinet. Quite possibly.
  • + 2
 He's way too qualified for Trump's cabinet.
  • + 17
 I hope this means a balfa team for 2017. #troyonbalfa
  • + 6
 I found an unused Balfa sticker at work this week. Its a sign.
  • + 3
 bb7 ftw
  • + 1
 @xTwoSnakesx: I'm jealous. I'd do anything for one of those
  • + 16
 Canyon with Fabian Barel as Manager, the most consistent rumour going round, as well as the most believable
  • + 14
 Anyone else get the feeling that that was the voicemail he left them and they just used the audio cutting out the part where he said f*ck this I quit?
  • + 2
 Haha, exactly!
  • + 17
 I say canyon
  • + 11
 So in the last few years Specialized has lost/got ride of:
Sam Hill,
Aaron Gwin
Darren Berrecloth
Kirk Voreis
and now Troy Brosnan
Who is next? Matt Hunter?
And who are they going to get in return? Loris Vergier maybe on the factory team for 2017 since he left Gravity Rep this year. Is it going to remain a one man team?
  • + 9
 Brendog too!
  • + 22
 missed out on the chance of signing me aswell...
  • + 12
 Anneke Beerten and Mitch Ropelato too
  • + 3
 It means that martin soderstrom is going to leave too ?? :/
  • + 12
 Brosnan on the Young Talent (YT) team?!...
  • + 8
 I don't know....Richie Rude and Gwin have been spending some time training in socal together (not starting rumors) just an observation.
  • + 5
 @nicolai12: That makes no sense... what does Rude and Gwin have to do with that?
  • + 38
 @nicolai12: Pretty sure it's a Redbull thing.
  • + 5
 @nicolai12: They use the same training company and redbull is doing pre/post season testing
  • + 20
 @Dogboy88: or maybe they just like to hang out and ride together...
  • + 1
 . .
  • + 2
 @nicolai12: Cody Kelley is also there, I'm sure they're there for winter training and since rude just got into red bull they got together
  • + 6
 @nicolai12: Rude got picked up by Red Bull for sponsorship. and Gwin is with Red Bull also
  • + 4
 @tblore: Gwin is going back to Yeti with Rude and Kelley.
  • + 6
 Roids.
  • + 1
 @jclnv: Hope you're wrong, but...
  • + 1
 @chillrider199: because AG and Richie Rude have the same personal trainer. Both are trained by Tom Schumlick, he is also the team manager of norco, i met him riding in finale this summer and he told me that sometimes they are training together.
  • + 2
 @dapl: no I got the relation. Its just that Yeti doesnt have a downhill bike, Rude isnt moving from enduro. I just dont get what the guy was thinking? Like people said, theyre training and having fun. Not starting a new team and shit haha
  • + 1
 @chillrider199: To clarify - doubt YT has the budget for another UCI guy, maybe a EWS rider...rude (but yes, not likely). Sorry to not clarify earlier.
  • + 1
 @nicolai12: ohhh okay I get yah.
  • + 1
 @chillrider199: Chill, chill. Just messin' around, like everyone else.
  • + 1
 @chillrider199: sorry i mean Todd Schumlick not Tom
  • + 9
 Hannah Barnes to take over as Specialized number one and make her work for a living instead of swanning around #tagging everything.
  • + 1
 #truth #instafamous
  • + 4
 Jealous, maybe? Wink
  • + 1
 @slimboyjim: probably just thinks other riders are more deserving. Like Millar for example.
  • + 2
 Because working as a nurse when she's not "swanning around" can't be classed as working for a living?
  • + 1
 @slimboyjim: Nope. If she had a strawberry nose and a beer gut, she wouldn't be in a job.
  • + 1
 @fatduke: Oh aye..... so she does... one shift a year.
  • + 12
 Zerode
  • + 11
 COME ON PIVOT!
  • + 5
 gross
  • + 1
 @nickkk: bernard kerr, just saying
  • + 10
 Looks like devinci is going to race again
  • + 9
 How about for kona?now that will be a team. I wish him the best.
  • + 14
 Not a bad shout! Fearon and Brosnan would be an exciting team
  • + 8
 Brosnan is moving to canyon as they are making a Australian team
  • + 9
 Canyon
  • + 8
 Off to canyon for sure then
  • + 7
 Intense they already have an assie now
  • + 18
 Everyone has an assie
  • + 5
 @YoKev: who let the dawgs out?!
  • + 3
 It's 100% gonna be Santa Cruz, Steve peat is meeting at their headquarters today aswell as Greg minaair so something big will be happening. Also on his Instagram we saw him out with some v10'a and whether he rode one is a mystery. Santa Cruz will need another strong rider under its belt with the departure of Steve peat and possibly Bryceland
  • + 3
 It´s already an open secret that Luca Shaw is the newest acquisition of the Syndicate along with another yet to be named rider. But there have been some strong hints at Loris Vergier which would make perfect sense.
The Brosnan Canyon Team has also been rumored long enough, especially given how insiders already reported they just couldn´t agree on a deal with Gravity Republic last year. So they are definitely looking to sign a big name for that team.
Also the team photo SC just released does not seem to show a guy of Troys stature.
  • + 1
 @Loki87: canyon does sound like a good shout
  • + 1
 @prenderville:
Also, SC already announced their "new french mechanic. what does that mean?!"
  • + 3
 @Loki87: theyve got a french mechanic hahaha
  • + 1
 @prenderville: It sounds like a sex maneuver. If it isn't already, it should be. Excuse me Madame, I'm now going to perform the "French Mechanic"
  • + 1
 @steezyriderPNW: or it could go a bit like this "oh baby, pease insert your French mechanic..."
  • + 6
 Foes racing going to make a come back
  • + 5
 Gwin went to YT so I did too
  • + 5
 Specialized probably dumped him so they can spend more on moped eBikes Frown
  • + 6
 Bilt?
  • + 3
 That would be awesome, Aussie rider on Aussie bikes.....if only they had the Budget for him =)
  • + 4
 The old Bilt team is now on YT bikes (see what bike was under Parsons at whipoff and under Dengate in the DH race)
  • + 5
 Brosnan on team Uber 2017
  • + 1
 brosnan will be unveiled as new canyon strive team rider next week
vergier is heading to santa cruz -I say santa cruz not syndicate as that name will also finish after next year .
now here is the oddball one the new owner Ashley ball of orange bikes has landed josh Bryceland (official title brand ambassador).now im lead to believe they may not be able/ready to race at 2017 dh but will feature at bds etc.
I don,t buy it myself but what ive been informed
  • + 1
 didn't think i would here that troy would leave specialized, he has had a hell of a career with them and wish him look in his new career, I'm thinking he will go to yt with arron and angel mmmmmm ?
  • + 1
 It's about time he's like the Jenson button of downhill oh no Jenson was world champion. He's been around there awhile super quick something super new an quick for Mr Troy Brisbane is needed so many second and thirds .
  • + 5
 Robot bikes
  • + 4
 Moving to mondraker I'm guessing
  • + 3
 I would say Trek, anyone remember he sitting and trying her Session at world champs?
  • + 3
 rachel's session*
  • + 2
 Madison Saracen given Monon has left. Geometry and sizing not radically different.
  • + 1
 So teams with spaces.....
Santa Cruz Syndicate
New Canyon Team
Gravity Racing ?
Specialized
Mondraker ?
YT ?

Its gonna be interesting to see where everyone is going defo !
  • + 1
 ROFL....yeah this was recorded over the web... skype most likely.... Specialized made the video...sent it to him and recorded his voice over the computer.
  • + 1
 ROFL....yeah this was recorded over the web... skype most likely.... Specialized made the video...sent it to him and recorded his voice over the computer.
  • + 2
 let the prediction begin!!
  • + 1
 troy on canyon minnaar, luca shaw and vergier on santa cruz bruni and finn on specialized
  • + 1
 One of the biggest bike brands in the world with millions of dollars do an interview over Skype with awful wifi
  • + 1
 Bryceland at orange would be great for them. Local, lower carbon... think about it.
  • + 1
 I don't know... Giant popped in to my mind right away. We'll have to see...
  • + 52
 Bet that hurt
  • + 2
 @Earthmotherfu: hahahaha I didn't even see that!
  • + 1
 @Joegrant: as long as it was only your mind...
  • + 1
 the whole carbon footprint thing was a joke that Claudio actually believed.
  • + 1
 Dang, no shout out to Gwin on the people who inspired Troy. Must be some bad blood there.
  • + 1
 should be interesting YT is already stacked I see him moving to Santa Cruz since they just lost Peaty
  • + 2
 Decent rider for sure, wish him the best. But I don't think Troy is the kind of personality that fits in the Syndicate. Repeating all the time "Just roiding my boike and having fun" is different to the sort of fun Ratboy or Peaty constantly *live*.
  • + 4
 @kerberos: dunno though, he's had some pretty dodgy haircuts too...
  • + 1
 Commercial with Warner as team manager
  • + 1
 Get some Fox 40s and show'em how it's done!
  • + 2
 One word;

Canyon
  • + 5
 another word: gap
  • + 2
 Scott with Brendog!
  • + 1
 Luca Shaw to Specialized!
  • + 1
 troy please continue ????????
  • + 1
 hopefully he goes back to tld as well
  • + 1
 calling the move to YT with gwinny
  • + 1
 dreidoppel Bikes. Don't know who they are? Check them out
  • + 1
 Predictive text "Brosnan"
  • + 2
 Toys R' Us?
  • + 2
 more like Troys R' Us
  • + 1
 Troy at young age reminds me a young Stevie Smith.
  • + 1
 ...........reminds me of a taller than average Hobbit?
  • + 1
 Canyon or SC I hope he goes to Santa Cruz Syndicate.
  • + 1
 Canyon could be on the money
  • + 2
 Kona with yeah Connor
  • + 1
 woahhh
  • + 1
 Trek
  • + 1
 whoops
  • + 1
 Don't know. Troy Brosnan is also looking for a ride though
  • + 1
 Now what?
  • + 1
 Patrol Mountain is up...
  • + 1
 RedAlp?
  • + 1
 Lucky Troy!
  • + 1
 Kona?
  • + 0
 Where's he going?
  • - 1
 I would like to see him on an intense m16
  • + 0
 Syndicate.
  • - 1
 The Syndicate!! Get him on your team SC!
  • - 1
 HE'S JOINING GWINNER AGAIN!!! YT FOR THE WIN!!!
  • - 3
 YT! fsr for life! Lmao Good luck Troy! Braaap!
  • - 1
 Neg props for telling Troy good luck!? PB has lots of dorks chirpin the keys! Keep the hate rollin posers!
  • - 2
 GT Factory Racing.
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