Danny Hart Signs With Cube Factory Racing

Jan 7, 2021 at 8:32
by James Smurthwaite  

Cube has confirmed it has signed Danny Hart for the 2021 season and beyond.

The two time World Champion has four World Cup wins to his name and moves to Cube after three years with Madison Saracen. There's not much news around about the move at the moment but we also notice that the team name has changed from Cube Global Squad to Cube Factory Racing.

bigquotesI'm stoked on the new team and the bike. The first tests with the TWO15 were super promising and I can't wait to be out there racing on it. Being a new father, it's important to me to plan long term and be on the same wavelength as my partners. I was welcomed into the Cube family straight away and really felt at homeDanny Hart

bigquotesCube is a big proponent of a family atmosphere and working closely with its athletes, and the long-term focus of this partnership serves to cement these value. As part of our decision to develop a race-ready downhill bike for 2021, it was clear to us that we wanted to take our team to the next level. Danny is at the top of his sport and can establish our team amongst the world's elite. It is the ultimate endorsement of our downhill product portfolio as a major contender at this level. Not only that, but it means we can offer our customers top-quality bikes tested by the pros themselves.Marcus Pürner, Cube founder and owner

Danny will be joined on the team by German rider Max Hartenstern.




Press Release: Cube

Bavarian bike manufacturer Cube levels up its mountain bike sponsorship with the signing of Danny Hart and a dedicated Downhill Factory Racing team.

29-year-old Hart exploded onto the elite downhill scene with his now-legendary gold run at the 2011 World Championships. Hailing from Redcar on England's north-east coast, the two-time UCI Downhill World Champion has multiple World Cup wins under his belt. Fondly known as the Redcar Rocket, Hart has made a name for himself as unstoppable on treacherously steep tracks in muddy conditions. In 2019 Danny finished on the podium at every round of the World Cup. Starting 2021, Danny, who with his wife Sophia has just welcomed a baby daughter, will ride for the Cube Factory Racing team under a long-term contract.

Danny joins existing team member and five-time German Champion Max Hartenstern. Max's goal is to make the transition to world elite level and he intends to capitalise on Danny's experience. Max played a key role in developing the new TWO15 series. Last October Cube launched its completely redesigned downhill bikes to mark the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Worlds: With a super-agile 27.5in alloy version or lightning-fast carbon 29er race bike to choose from, there's a perfect TWO15 partner for everyone.

The first round of the UCI Downhill World Cup is scheduled to start in Maribor, Slovenia at the end of April with the season highlight, the World Championships, due to take place in Val di Sole, Italy at the end of August.

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 This needs to be at the top......
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 cubes.. ahha
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 Fair and square
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 sounds like a square deal
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 Rumor: Danny Hart signs with Polygon for 2024-2027 seasons.
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 Very even on all sides
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 You've got the right angle there.
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 Many good points to doing this.
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 @FLmtb: Sure it was a multidimensional consideration.
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 His Dad really boxed him in.
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 Turn up the volume!
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 It seems like a square deal on the face of it, but I wonder how it'd look from the side or top?
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 @Lanebobane: going from cube to polygon would leave me feeling a little flat.
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 Danny's the new kid on the Block.
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 Yea, he could have gone full circle.
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 Be there or be cube.
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 There’s 6 sides to every story
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 This will bring a new dimension to his riding
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 Looks like the right thing do to no matter how you look at it.
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 He will testing the new Rhombus linkage
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 @FLmtb: yeah it’s been a good roll of the dice for Danny!
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 He wanted number one spot on cube but......no dice
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 It's a bit punny that his wife is called sphere too.
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 The worst-kept secret in mountain biking is revealed! Sounds like the new setup might work well for both sides. Best of luck to them.
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 Time for most of Teesside to buy a new bike...
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 They buy bikes? I thought you pick them up from inside vans or roof racks.
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flag Uncled (Jan 11, 2021 at 13:11) (Below Threshold)
 @mitochris: you probably thought this comment was funny before you posted too eh?
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 @Uncled: it was, and still is
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 @mitochris: How dare you generalise our proud region as petty vehicle thieves?! We also take your bikes by breaking and entering, assault and battery, not to mention the trading for/with heroin. Have some respect.
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 So is that why he had the beef with Madicen-Sarecen? They weren't willing to accommodate Danny's new responsibilities as a family man?
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 Sounds like is doesn't it?
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 I thought it was his old man! Wink
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 If so that would say a lot about the integrity of that teams management.
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flag glorydh20 (Jan 11, 2021 at 8:24) (Below Threshold)
 Hasn't he been on a few teams now? The likes of Bruni etc seem to stay on teams for a lot longer?
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 @glorydh20: He was on Giant for about 4 years?, then mondraker for 3 or 4, then Saracen for another 2 or 3. He doesn't seem to extend, just move on when the contract finishes. Doesn't seem too unusual
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 I'm really clutching at straws here, but maybe Saracen were paying mainly in a results based way? ie a tiny base salary and big performance benefits. Could have led to the falling out back in september as he hadn't had any chance to race at all by that point. "planning long term" may mean more of a fixed income/salary and possibly greater involvement in his bike park
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 @AyJayDoubleyou: Could be true, perhaps the falling out was because Danny wasn't being paid well as he wasn't racing, and he asked them for support because he's a new Dad and they didn't? I know he spent most of the summer out in Portes Du Soleil, and he was posting vlogs on youtube, and helmet cams from a few races he did.
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 @glorydh20: Gwin has been on Yeti, Trek, Specialized, YT, Intense...what is your point?
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 @ReformedRoadie: I was just curious why some riders don't renew and prefer a big change, yet others seem to stay on teams for most of their career?
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 @glorydh20: hunnid dollar bills y'all
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 @glorydh20: I agree it's likely money-driven. Let's face it, few racers have careers like Peaty or Minnaar. Most are fairly "done" by their mid-30's. So it makes sense to make as much money as possible during your racing career since you really can't be sure what your post-racing income will look like. Maybe the deal will include extra-special pricing on rental bikes at his park? Who knows... a lot of variables and few we're likely to ever know about.
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 It's not just athletes. Anyone and everyone should try to maximise earnings regardless of job or career.
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 @jaame: Agreed. Nothing personal, just business.
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 Signed up for German team while his old man banged the Brexit drum.... ????????????????????????????
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 German team signed a British star when they aren't able to sell bikes (easily anyway) to British fans.
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 Is that right? Lol
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flag conoat (Jan 11, 2021 at 11:08) (Below Threshold)
 all you cockwobbles with your remainer bs. first, wtaf does his father have to do with him, and second, I know you already have your mind in shackles, but stop for a millisecond and maybe try to wrap your beaten brain around the fact that some people value independence and soveriegnty over how easy you can by a fekin derailleur.

also, I think your ? button on your keyboard got a little fouled with all the time you've been spending on OnlyFans.
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 @conoatBig Grin anny’s father seems to play a very active part in his career. The mans opinions are his business until he broadcasts them across social media etc. Danny is one of the best MTB athletes in the world, he’s a professional his father’s opinions are not!
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flag conoat (Jan 11, 2021 at 11:41) (Below Threshold)
 @RichardWager: ah, I see cancel culture has matasticized it's way across the pond, and I have maybe found patient zero.
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flag hamncheez (Jan 11, 2021 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 Brexit is like leaving an abusive relationship. Moving out will have its struggles and pain points. Sharing rent and groceries is cheaper than going it on your own. However, in the long run, its better for you. You can build new relationships and friendships based on mutual respect. Maybe find someone else to share your life with. It doesn't guarantee happiness, success, and good fortune, but having that opportunity is more important.
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 @hamncheez: That analogy only works if said partner had a growing number of friends you didn't care for spending too much time in the apartment and eating your groceries.
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 @ReformedRoadie: ? I don't follow what you're saying
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 @conoat: “some people value independence and soveriegnty over how easy you can by a fekin derailleur”

Who are these people?! They’re idiots: In a choice between giving the prime-scarecrow more power to f*ck stuff up and slick shifting, I’ll take a shiny new mech every day of the week...
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flag hamncheez (Jan 11, 2021 at 14:34) (Below Threshold)
 @Altron5000: I think the difference is you can vote out your prime minister- who can you vote for in the EU? As an American I have no idea. If you can vote for the rulers at the EU, your British vote is watered down by Greek votes, French votes, Italian votes, etc.
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 @hamncheez: Yes, that's the point of a collective union. It wouldn't be a very effective mass democracy if only Britain had a vote, would it? If you're interested Google has the answers on how we used to elect our representatives in Europe. Like everything EU-based there are strong arguments either way on its effectiveness.

Our vote isn't so much watered down now as stuffed into a burlap sack and drowned like an unwanted kitten.
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flag danielstutt (Jan 12, 2021 at 0:16) (Below Threshold)
 @Linkpin: the leader of EU is not elected by the citizens. That's the beef. You get someone leading this large mass of countries, usually from a small central EU country applying their ideology on the whole area which doesn't work for everyone. A little over half of the UK obviously decided they didn't like that and have left. And after all that malarky we got a deal, some supreme underhand negotiation from Mr Boris, make it look terrible up to the last minute squeezing a deal which actually benefitial to both EU and UK. It will likely be a non event in 10 years time.
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 @danielstutt: But the Uk has had Presidential EU rolls over the years like all the other EU country’s. We were a major player within the EU.
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 @danielstutt: nobody wins as a result of this thin deal. The next 20 years will be spent trying to rebuild synergies. Stronger cooperation with your neighbours is invariably beneficial. The opposite is invariably true. Brexit was never intended to be good for the British people, but they marketed the f*ck out of it by talking about it like the evangelicals talk about the second coming. Jesus isn't coming and nothing that is happening and is about to happen will resemble what was promised. Apart from fewer EU citizens on your streets (and in your care homes, hospitals and fields unfortunately). And the fish thing was a red herring too - as the industry is finding out. Also, sovereignty isn't and antidote to the poison you and the bees will be ingesting due to deregulation (your wealthy overlords are eternally greatful).
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 @danielstutt: "the leader of EU is not elected by the citizens. That's the beef" said the country still ruled by a queen...

Ok, I know british monarchy rules s...t, but still I couldn't resist
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 2:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Altron5000: you sir, are a lost soul. go join your globalist masters, and please bring your own chains..
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 @conoat: I'm seriously middle aged, have travelled freely around Europe and massively enjoyed the diversity and culture and friendships. Worked with and made friends with people who were our sworn enemies not so many years ago - showing that humans are capable of forgiveness and respect, especially when we work together.

I have Seen the fantastic benefits to organisations by having a diverse European workforce, and the trade benefits of a free European market. What exactly is this independence and sovereignty you talk of? Perhaps you enjoy one of the highest rates of CCTV surveillance in the world, or how we are leading the world in the fight against covid.

Maybe you agree with the images showing how inward looking people react to fair and democratic election results? We were mislead about Brexit and vulnerable people misinformed - however I respect the result even though I will always be a remainer. I'm a proud Englishman and European citizen, I just hope we can find the right people to get us out of the mess we are in now,
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 @jemscott: I have no respect for the result. It was built upon the same kind of rhetoric and the same blunt psychological tools that leads people in America to believe the Dems are a paedophile ring and people around the world to adhere to the maddest conspiracy theories. Just listen to the language: "globalist", "4th Reich", "EUSSR", "EU dictatorship" and even "independence" and "sovereignty". Anyone who resorts to this lexicon has no business even beginning to give their view of a highly complex system that has burgeoned, generally for good (though nothing is perfect), over more than 4 decades. They have been manipulated plain and simple. It's the same mechanisms that led rednecks in "6 million wasn't enough" t-shirts to storm the seat of US democracy last week. A different cheek of the same derrière. No more than a cult. Make people feel loved (a few slogans suffice - see trump's actual "I love you" to the insurrectionist) and throw hate at the "other" and you have a formula that can get them to do anything (I will not invoke Godwin's law).
This can't be solved by politicians, but by psychiatrists.
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 3:04) (Below Threshold)
 @jemscott: you cannot be an Englishman AND a Euro citizen. in fact, no one can be a Euro citizen. Europe is a continent and not a country.

the ideas of liberty, independence, freedom and sovereignty aren't buzzwords for the brainwashed. They are principles innate in humanity. Go read Locke, Jefferson, Hyak, Sowell, et. al..

lastly, to your first point(did that on purpose), the idea of trading with neighboring countries and having ability to travel between them is not in any way incompatible with the idea of borders! Humans are most harmonious and peaceful when borders, language and cultures are strong and independent. Then trust is built between cultures through mutual respect(or division is created through disrespect.). The idea you can mash dozens of incompatible cultures together and sing Kumbaya is asinine.
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 @conoat: If you can be both English and British why not also both British and European?
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 @conoat: this "incompatibility" only arises because some see it as being in their interests to stoke and amplify fear of those who are different. Normal, open people from all cultures are potentially compatible. Kids will play and be friends with anyone from any culture. The only thing that will stop them doing so is an adult telling them not to, because......... You fill in the gap.
It is easy to exploit fear of differences to convince people they are irreconcilable. Easier than finding real solutions to improve people's lives, which is why the "asinine" leaders on the increasingly far right get to power and then f*ck up monumentally when it comes to doing something with it.
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 @BenPea: I am on the fence tbh about the whole thing. I didn't support brexit and didnt think it should happen. Pre-covid I was visiting Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium on a weekly basis, almost 2 days a week I spent in a different country in EU for work and it certainly wasnt in my interests to be out of the EU. IMO, as with everything at the moment, the whole thing has been blown way out of proportion by the media and certain bureaucrats whos agenda it doesn't fit. In the main its going to have very little impact on the majority of people.

Either way now it dont really care as im moving to Canada.
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 @conoat: The whole point of the EU is to try build a single nation of states that can effectively compete with the US on a global basis. The UK opted out of that.
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 @conoat: Last time I was in Rome, Dresden, Faro, Grenoble, London, Florence, Morzine, Les Gets, Dijon, Bordeaux, Lacanua or Barcelona - I'm never once felt a mash of cultures rather a fantastic sense of unique cultures and history, amazing reginal food, interesting warm and open people and a sense of independence and freedom. But I'll think about you and your mesh of cultures the next time I'm walking about Middlesbrough or somewhere with rundown streets and building support for nationalist parties island mentality (no disrespect to the North East its just up the road from me)

Amway perhaps we should start saving for a wall, they tend to work out well and perhaps fits well with your most eloquently written final paragraph.
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 @RichardWager: and yes we did but again is he someone who really represented what the people of UK were looking for? Indeed we were a big player, the second biggest economy in the region for that. Hence EU were not very happy about the whole situation to say the least.
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 @BenPea: Jesus will come.
Don't think it will take more than 50 years, the way things are going.
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 @Linkpin: and an earthling, and a milkywayian....sure
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 4:00) (Below Threshold)
 @danielstutt: indeed. the UK was smart to take a lifeboat and shove off from the EUtanic
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 4:01) (Below Threshold)
 @jemscott: why build a wall when you already have a moat?
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 4:06) (Below Threshold)
 @BenPea: that's the dream, but it's feverish, and wholy not represented in reality nor history.

the Five Pillars of Islam are incompatible with liberal western society. those two cultures should be rightfully kept seperate. both sides would contend that the others' views would polute. And both sides are correct. Pick which you want to live in and you have two cultures that have every right to their selected culture. Put them in a blender and you get f*cking chaos. imperical evidence bores that out.
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 @conoat: I'm an atheist, my kids' godparents are Muslim, we lived in the same neighborhood and the godmother almost brought up my kid (daycare). So tell me again how cultures are incompatible and how it isn't zealots and arse holes who are ruining it for the rest of us.

And I'm an EU citizen. It says so on my passport.
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 @danielstutt: from Sick Man of Europe to amnesic man of The North Sea.
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 @conoat: you're one of those bright ones, aren't you?(with a shine so luminous, no mortal ca even begin to understand; lots of love towards you, my friend! #hearts)
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 I had to scroll all the way up to remember what this article was about or if I‘m even still on PB.
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 @BenPea: further away from the malodorous man of Europe.
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 Brexit isn't about perceived cultural incompatibility. It isn't about borders. It's about being able to decide yourself how you can trade with the rest of the world. It's about not sending billions of dollars per year to the 3rd most corrupt organization on the planet ( after fifa and the ccp). I would hope the UK would have complete free trade, but I'm not a UK citizen so it's not my right to tell them what to do.
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 @danielstutt: and that's why you are where you are
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 @BenPea: I know, its great.
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 @hamncheez: and the UK just became the first country in history to impose economic sanctions on itself. Imagine thinking their negotiating position is stronger now than when it was part of a powerful block to rival the US and China (of which it was a driving force). One of the funniest things is the revisionism of lovers of Thatcher, who conveniently forget that she championed the single market so that they can exploit her reputation as someone who took no shit from anyone. Any amount of logic and rationality causes the ideology off Brexit to fall apart like the first little piggy's house.

It's ok that you have swallowed duff info about the UK/EU relationship. Many people have, even clever ones, thanks to the psychological weaponry I mentioned before and their fetishization of misremembered past glories.
As to your last point, I was born there and have skin in the game so it's hard to see what had been done to people who now enjoy being led by an elitist clown.
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 @molokel: this happens from time to time, enjoy. The Germans and French have moved on, but the UK is still an amazing spectator sport to those with links to it.
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 6:45) (Below Threshold)
 @BenPea: well, no one said it wasn't zealots that were ruining it. At least not I.

the issue is with the percentage of zealots. in Islam, it's about 20%. in christianity it's about .5%. in Atheism it's about 10%(but they don't blow anyone up or gang rape in the name of the FSM).
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You can’t even spell sovereignty, let alone know what it truly means.

Stop reading the Daily Mail and actually educate yourself.
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 @conoat: #koolaid
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flag conoat (Jan 12, 2021 at 7:52) (Below Threshold)
 @kipvr: 100% mate. For sure seize on a transposed I and E instead of the point. That always wins the day!

fwiw, you limey c*nt, I am an American living in the UK. You all aren't done with the thank you's from the last war, so maybe hold off on the ad hominems awhile, since it's looking like we will be bailing you out again shortly.
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 @conoat: "Ha! I'm Irish!" - Biden to the BBC

0.5% zealots in Christianity? You left the States a while ago huh? Not to mention past atrocities and parts of the world where all sorts of madness happens in the name of Jesus.
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 @BenPea: go to bed
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 Gotta love where these 'debates' pop up! Here is a stupid yankee perspective: Good luck to Mr Hart. All the best to the EU, though imperfect, it's economic agreements like this that have done a pretty good job keeping conflict to a minimum, not so much treaties. (Ahem, WWI then II) Not sure Locke is the best one to reference when defending Brexit; maybe one could, but it's a stretch. Nevertheless, good luck to the UK, I hope Russian money keeps propping up London finance for all while until folks everything out. Keep it civil boys; we just saw where this kind of sh*t can lead down in the white marble swamp. Certainly don't believe what you read on internet message boards. Peace and prosperity! Time to get off the potty.
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 @BenPea: crusades? those where wholy a a response to muslim aggression. not the first time and definitly not the last...
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 @mkpfaff:The EU was set up decades after the "troublesome" first half of the century
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 @jamesmackeddie: One can trace the EU's origins to the coal and steel agreements made after WWII. Institutions such as that don't appear out of thin air. But yes, we all know '93 is the year. Read more carefully you will note I said 'agreements like (the EU).'

I would also note, calling Europe's first half of 20th century 'troublesome' is a bit of an understatement. Yikes.

Best of luck over there. Cheers.
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 @conoat: woooo there, septic boy.... Coming from the other side of the pond you're not qualified to be using words like c*nt, you c*nt.
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 Rob is a genius, he destroyed the rumor at a time where the rumor not even excited. ^^ Have a nice ride Danny.
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 Danny is going to be such a great asset to Cube! I liked the brand already, but hoping Danny can help advance this brand even more! Best of luck Danny!
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 You mean balfa. He signed with balfa
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 Pretty sure he signed with Brooklyn Machine Works. Don't quote me on that,though.
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 Well, he used to rider Appelache bikes, which are basically Balfa, so I guess the concept isn't totally out there.
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 @mammal: balfa 2.0
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 Love seeing Danny do well and I have nothing against Cube but they just seem like a safe Dad brand. Hope he does well but I would have loved to see him to elsewhere. Guess it he's happy and it pays the bills he'll do well.All the best to him looking forward to seeing some YouTube footage soon.
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 Wow! I didn't see that coming!
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 One has to wonder, without a top level teammate will he be able to find the limit at races? It seems like you need two top lever riders to test lines in practice. Also it helps to have a teammate capable of winning when trying to be as fast as you can be. No disrespect to the teammate, but I've never heard of him so he's probably not a Greenland or Walker.
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 It never held Gwinn back when he was at the top of his game.
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 @commental: Good point, well made. Neko on Trek was fast though, as was Troy on Spesh. On YT Gwin seemed to be a class or two apart though.
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 @jaame: One thing I've noticed about Danny over the years is he's always come across as someone who does his own thing. He seems to keep himself apart (whenever Wyn interviews him he's around his motorhome, not the team tent), rather than getting involved with team mates in the way you see with Santa Cruz or Pivot for instance.
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 @commental: @jaame: Apparently Danny just does his own thing at WC's anyway, even with a team mate. Always first down the track when practice opens, and almost always just rides practice by himself. I doubt his team mates effect his performance much - other than possibly helping test/develop the bike.
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 @euan91m: In that case, let's hope they give him a fookin reet bike and he turns up at the first race ready to tear it a new arsehole. First time on a horst link hey?
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 Bruni on Specialized
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 Where did Atwill go?
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 Nice work Danny! Good luck in the muck in 21!
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 This cube looking like a session and works like a glory will totaly fit for danny!
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 The yellow Jersey is sick
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 no good shots of the bike itself
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 There is on Cube’s home page.
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 I hope he fits in at Cube, as he's not your stereotypical rider.
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 As long as he doesn't become too much of an stereohybridal rider all will be fine Smile
(Sorry couldn't resist..)
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 In other news, fire is hot...
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 water is wet
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 @ReformedRoadie : Water is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.
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 Yay another brand to be hopefully lifted with a great rider, great for the industry as whole.
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 Looks like the cats out of the box
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 best of luck to danny hes a grafter ! and you guys have missed something ! the enduro bike on his right ! EWS ?
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 Kind of weird not too see an announcement video, angel and commencal was able to produce one. Also the word Family seems to weigh heavy on that announcement.
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 There‘s one one the Cube HP. Not sure why PB haven‘t included it in the article:

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 the best kept secret inside a square cubic box
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 Valid question, will they attend the races? Didn’t last year.
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 I think they only skipped Portugal last year.
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 If you happened to notice, Phil Atwill was on Cube and so was (still is) Max Hartenstern the German DH Champ. Also Remy Metallier was their Freeride Pro. While Phil and Remy are moving on Max will be Danny‘s teammate on Cube. So yes, they have been there all the time, but probably haven‘t had the results to get noticed.
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 @cvoc: Phil was on the podium in Lousa
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 Then there will be many chances to meet him in Riva del Garda training on the trails
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 Good luck champ! At the moment I don't care who rides what, as long as we get to see some proper racing as soon as possible!
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 So Danny's into cubism
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 I preferred his earlier neo realism work.
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 What's the go with Cube? The kind of brand you'd never see in Australia. Have they got a big presence in Europe?
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 They are the biggest European bike brand, which is surprisingly unknown even in the area
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I don't think this is true, as they are only producing mountainbikes.
However in the mtb sector they certainly are one of the biggest brands in Europe, are very well known among the "average customers" and have extensive availability. Here in Germany you basically see them everywhere as they are justifiably perceived as very good mountainbikes (for the masses).
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 @ThrillPhil46: you better go check their website again mate

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 @molokel: and yet no one I ride with here in Oberbayern rides one.
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 @molokel: oops my mistake...they started out as mtb only right?
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 @jay-me: well sounds like it’s more by choice, right? I wouldn‘t ride one if I got it for free. They have the image of a everyday people bike brand, being sold in millions to yuppies who don’t have a clue and want to try out this cool MTB thingy.
Signing Atwill, Remy and now Hart just shows they want to establish themselves as a serious bike brand just like Canyon and YT did entering the „cool world“ signing all the heavy weights and participating DH, EWS and Freeride events. I would have never dreamed of a German bike brand to participate Rampage one day. Now it‘s 3 already.

I have to say it worked though and you can see the bikes evolving. The new DH bikes don‘t look as bad and people think more about buying when they see Hart flying on it.

Now everbody can have balls as big as Danny‘s.
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 @ThrillPhil46: I know it sounds odd, but actually is true. Also in terms of revenue. They sell a ton of city bikes as well and especially their e-bikes are booming.
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 So much for STAY ON YA BIKE DANNNNNY!!!!!!
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 A good roll of the dice for Danny!
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 Best of luck on the new team DH!
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 Great bike for next 3-4 years ???? ...
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 Now then!
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 What did Warner actually say?
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 That he was moving to a square shaped brand, or words to that effect.
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 Woah. I did NOT see that coming. Obviously last years best kept secret
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 Now we know what bike he has to stay on!
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 He's too good for this bike but good luck...
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 Hey Cube, make your effective top tube lengths longer! Jesus.
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 very good trade for Remy!!
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 Looks like a session ????‍♂️
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 Well there ya go
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 It is just scary how little the suspension systems of DH bikes have evolved in the lat 25 Years. KHS was running similar bikes in the Kaprun WC in 1995 or 96
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