[Updated] Seagraves Post Videos on Canyon Bikes

Dec 30, 2019 at 5:11
by James Smurthwaite  
It looks like FMD Racing is officially riding on Canyon for 2020 as British Cycling leaked the "Canyon Collective FMD" team name earlier this week and Tahnee and Kaos Seagrave shared the below videos of themselves riding on Canyon bikes today. You don't have to be eagle-eyed to spot the details of the Canyon Sender that Tahnee is on or the bright blue Canyon Spectral that Kaos is riding in the video.

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British Cycling may just have leaked the biggest rumour of the off season as Tahnee and Kaos Seagrave are now listed as riding for the "Canyon Collective FMD" team on its website.

An eagle-eyed dh fan spotted this and posted it on Vital's forums and it seems to confirm our suspicions that Tahnee, Kaos and the rest of the FMD team will be running Canyon frames next year with Canyon also becoming the lead sponsor, taking over from Transition/Muc Off. We also found a third rider, Dennis Luffman, listed under the Canyon Collective FMD team on the British Cycling website. Dennis has been racing for the Transition Muc Off Team as a youth and looks to be making the step up to the junior World Cup series with the team next year.

FMD announced they were no longer racing on Transition frames last week however speculation that the team would be on Canyon has been swirling since the end of the race season. We suspect this means that Canyon will be fielding two teams on the circuit next year with Troy Brosnan already confirmed on its factory program and FMD remaining an independent team but running Canyon frames.

Other evidence from the team has been this cryptic Instagram post showing Steve Peat and the caption, "Looking forward to working with some legends in 2020!". We’ve seen two theories about this one, one is that the team will be running Royal Racing kit next year but we believe this is unlikely given Tahnee’s close relationship with Fox. We think it’s more likely a bit of misdirection, and the team is actually referring to Peaty’s long-time rival, Fabien Barel, who is closely involved with Canyon's racing programs.

Either way, we expect the full news from the team to drop in the new year.

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  • 24 3
 Slimy move.
  • 16 4
 That eagle eyed fan was @mikelevy
  • 34 6
 Fair point, we've added it in now
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 @jamessmurthwaite: doesn't Peaty have a line of products similar to Muc off ???
  • 4 1
 @mtbman1980: yeah he has bar ends. There are ski bends, L bends and stubbies. All the usual colours are available. Anodised silver, black, red, blue and purple.
  • 2 0
 @mtbman1980: and tubeless kits.
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 @jaame: and the QR skewers with the removable levers to stop people pitching your wheels?
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flag mhoshal (Dec 31, 2019 at 4:22) (Below Threshold)
 It wasn't vital. It was someone on a vital forum they made that clear if you actually read it.
  • 2 1
 @korev: I’m not sure Peaty has those ti stix, but good memory!
  • 3 1
 @korev: had those in the 90's before peaty was even a junior
  • 3 0
 @makripper: as a teenager I used to want them so badly!
  • 2 0
 @korev: had and broke. You didn't miss much lol
  • 2 1
 @makripper: they weren’t very good from what I remember. The actual lever was very thin metal with plastic on the outside and it bent at the threads. Then they changed it to hexagonal metal without the plastic cover and it cut into your hands. Interesting idea though.
  • 34 2
 As we get older we learn to sit back and be patient. If they announce teams on Feb 29th it would make the same impact to my life Smile
  • 13 0
 Actually, that would be cool to do Feb 29tg, with the leap year and everything. Team switching every four years.
  • 21 1
 They're on canyon, Millie Johnset put up a post with Kaos on a sender and quickly took it down
  • 11 0
 Tahnee on a sender will be epic. I am off to take more pics of her water bottle with me in the jacuzzi. brb.
  • 14 6
 Wow this is way more pleasant than finding out in two days with an official press release. I’m sure FMD are stoked. Why does it feel like I’m following a gossip rag and not a bike news site lately?
  • 37 0
 Well this is actually how a real "news" site would work. Real "news" and real "journalists" report information on the topics they cover as soon as they can verify it.
  • 3 0
 I would not put quoting straight from BC down as gossip.
  • 3 0
 This happens every year. Not much else to report on racing wise.
  • 11 0
 Also notice that Gabriel Wibmers cousin has left the big S
  • 8 1
 It was rumored they were going to Canyon like 4 months ago when Tahnee was spotted at their headquarters and riding their bike.
  • 11 5
 I have known about this since 2017 when I talked to Fabian directly about it.
  • 54 1
 @Ghostifari: I called it in 1994 before Tahnee was born
  • 16 0
 @Ghostifari: you going to leave that name there where you dropped it or??
  • 2 0
 @Power171: he is on 1st name terms as well... Rolleyes
  • 9 1
 Specialized will soon be announcing Fabio's departure
  • 1 0
 Or will they?
  • 2 0
 @Kimura: Instagram post from 15 minutes ago verifies this.
  • 4 2
 @MTBingSpartan: How did i know??
  • 9 3
 I bet British Cycling wouldn’t make a cock up like that for a road team!
  • 47 0
 The biggest surprise here is that they care enough about DH to update the website.
  • 1 0
 I believe they have recently, but I can't recall with much certainty. It may have been another big-name MTB move, but this story has happened before, I do believe.
  • 7 1
 Is it really a screw up? Do they care? Should they even care? Obviously someone from the team registered the new team name and riders. Is it British cyclings responsibility to worry or care about if or when FMD is planning a team announcement?
  • 3 2
 Sounds unlikely, but if FMD ran Royal Racing kits that would be interesting being that they have not had a women's specific line of wear. It makes sense Tahnee would stay with Fox also. If a Royal/FMD thing happened, would be cool to see a Royal Racing women's line pop up.

"We’ve seen two theories about this one, one is that the team will be running Royal Racing kit next year but we believe this is unlikely given Tahnee’s close relationship with Fox."
  • 10 0
 Probably running Peatys tire sealant
  • 20 3
 @catweasel: time to take Tahnee off the fantasy DH team. Dog farts seal better than that nonsense. And they aren't full of fecking glitter.
  • 11 6
 Kaos Leopard Muc-Off/ Fox kit for Hardline was womens specific and I want it very, very bad.
  • 6 0
 @dakuan: Yeah, I'm not a fan either. Ruined a few tires with it and still have glitter stuck to stuff.
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 @catweasel: I have heard that they have made improvements from first round of sealant? Can anyone comment on that? I have a few buddies that have been using Peaty's Sealant and have not had issues.
  • 5 0
 @JDFF: I had the second version. Sealed fine but it's just too messy. Stan's or Orange have never let me down.
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 @mtbgeartech: thanks for explaining.
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 @dakuan: Muc off has never sealed well for me so not a big change
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 @mtbgeartech: I had orange this season and it seals punctures rather poorly. I am yet to find something that I like more than Stans or Joe’s.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Good to know. I'm running Stan's now but had decent luck with Orange although it was on a trail bike and I didn't have punctures... It sealed the tire on the rim well at least.
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 @mtbgeartech: It matters less these days because of availability of tire plugs. But I just prefer to be able to get dow the mountain and fix the hole there rather than on some muddy, steep slope.
  • 1 0
 @mtbgeartech: biggest problems I had with orange is that it seemed to make myself, and other peoples rims come unsealed, usually where the valve went through the tape. seemed to crop up before airing up prior to a ride, and not be fixable without retaping the rim.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Caffélatex from Effetto Mariposa is the best!
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 @JDFF: @mtbgeartech @dakuan I have been running Peat's Sealent in my tires all summer here in SoCal, land of sharp rocks and thick thorns and have nothing but great luck sealing back up the holes.
  • 2 0
 @Ghostifari: I wonder how much humidity and temperatures play into performance of tire sealant. It is plausible that sealant performance could vary per climate. We certainly know that some sealants dry out faster in warm/dry climates, so other characteristics arent too far fetched.
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 @Ghostifari: It seals punctures fine. For some reason It didn't seal the bead well for me on SC Reserve rims. I change tires often and Peaty's is just too messy to clean out of a tire vs Stan's. I have tires that I can't use anymore because there's so much dried sealant and glitter on the bead. I don't feel like resorting to sandpaper to remove it.
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 @mtbgeartech: Ask bike mechanics about Peaty’s sealant...
  • 1 0
 @mtbgeartech: good to know. Im in the same boat SC Reserves and frequently change (and reuse) tires per conditions. Does the glitter in Peaty's seem to be the problem once it drys on the bead?
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 @JDFF: it's all of it. The glitter and dried liquid.
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 @mtbgeartech: copy that!
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 @JDFF: I use Peatys for 2 years or something now, don't know which badge, and it works. Doesn't dry up quick and I've had a thorn in the tire and only noticed it when changing the sealant. And my tires don't get destroyed anymore (no sweaty sidewalls) so I won't buy anything with Ammonia anymore. I've had issues getting a tubeless road tire sealed (Vittoria Corsa Control) but that's more the tires fault... but if your sidewall is porous and not airtight Peatys may be too thick to act... dilute it with water then
  • 4 0
 gotta love private detective skills being applied to their maximum potential around this time of the year
  • 3 2
 If anything they’re using the Peatys brand. I can’t imagine Tahnee riding for Royal, she likes having custom kits and they can’t even be bothered to have more than one color of dh pants.
  • 1 0
 Tahnee won't be wearing Royal Racing kits as she stated in a comment on her latest post of her on the Canyon bike. She sais she will still be wearing the sickest kit as she is still sponsored by Fox.
  • 4 1
 Where's Cathro?
Maybe you should make a video of all the team changes...
  • 6 0
 What would the background song in the video be though?
- Waiting: Green Day
- Hello Goodbye: Beatles or Jack Malik...which ever story you believe
- Get the F out: Red Peters

And last but questionably least...We Are Never Getting Back Together: Taylor Swift
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  • 2 0
 Be interesting to see when the Sender 29 will come out.
  • 1 0
 Anna Newkirk is on Canyon too and will move up to the Senior Women category this year, hopefully Canyon will keep her too
  • 1 0
 How are those Spectral chainstays holding up? And make sure to tighten the linkage bolts every five minutes or so ^^
  • 1 0
 2020 is the year of changes
  • 126 2
 Would like to see UCI's departure from cycling.
  • 5 2
 @vjunior21: comment of the decade !!!
  • 4 1
 @vjunior21: AMEN (or at least, from MTB :-) )
  • 2 5
 @vjunior21: if nothing else they expose the drug cheats and organize shit .
  • 7 0
Both are outsourced to different organizations/companies at each event.

I am starting to think it is like the "Bobs" meeting in Office Space..."What would you say you do here???"
  • 1 0
 @vjunior21: well Bob, on any given day I do about 15 minutes of real work.
  • 3 0
The thing is Bob, it's not that I am lazy, it's that i just don't care.

This is like UCI's response to the timeliness of addressing injured athletes in 2019.
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 Fabien Not Fabian Barel
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