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Luca Shaw Joins the Canyon Cllctv

Jan 11, 2022 at 8:48
by James Smurthwaite  

Luca Shaw's 2022 race team has been the subject of a lot of speculation this off season but finally we have our answer. Next season the young American will be racing for Canyon on its Collective Factory program alongside Troy Brosnan, Mark Wallace and Jakob Jewett.

After seven years riding on Santa Cruz bikes, Luca will now be racing on the Canyon Sender CFR but it looks like he's already spent a decent amount of time testing and tweaking with Fabien Barel at the team's base in the south of France. Luca will no doubt be hoping to pick up where he left off in 2021 as he returned to the podium after for the first time in three years on home soil at Snowshoe.

bigquotesLuca is a great addition to our roster. Beyond being a great fit in terms of personality within our group, I strongly believe we can help him to raise his potential, speed and talent through our team's expertise and support. We really look forward to kicking things off in a few weeks.Fabien Barel


bigquotesComing on board Canyon Collective has been like a breath of fresh air so far! I feel I feel more excited and motivated than ever before and can't wait to get to the races with my new team. I'm absolutely loving my new bike and everyone has been a pleasure to work with.Luca Shaw

With the season kick off in Lourdesnow ten weeks away, it's not long to wait before we see Luca in action aboard his new bike.


128 Comments

  • 224 9
 wlcm lc t th cllctv!!
  • 57 6
 Nt agn!
  • 11 7
 Ha, now he's got a new nickname - LC Wink
  • 2 4
 @lkubica: method man
  • 28 6
 Maybe we should start a game where we add letters to CLLCTV??

I'll start...

CuLL CuTe Voles
  • 9 3
 Jst stp ths pn pls, t's gttng n m nrv
  • 13 4
 Lc Shw jns th cllctv
  • 9 3
 Cngrtltns lc shw
  • 14 1
 Good gravy! Now there's a shortage of letters?!? I seem to hv plnty. Dmmt! Wht's th wrld cmng t?
  • 1 2
 stp tes nw... ts ld f bllcks
  • 1 1
 Wow if they’re skimping on letters, what else are the skimping on? Lame name.
  • 3 1
 I didn’t know Pinkbike had a ‘mumble rap’ (whatever that is) squad
  • 63 14
 Seems like Loris, and Luca are quite happy to get out of The Syndicate....
  • 27 5
 It does seem a bit weird, but they are both good enough to be lead riders on most teams, maybe they are happy to get out of Greg's shadow.
  • 50 2
 It’s not that deep
  • 204 5
 Getting smoked by a man twice your age probably doesn't put you in a good headspace.
  • 100 0
 It's considered a smart (although slightly disingenuous) idea to sweet talk your new employer and sponsor. Nobody in their right mind would say "er my new team isn't as good as the old one, and the bike is garbage".
  • 11 7
 I think the Syndicate did used to be the fun team to be on, having a laugh all the time but I think it's all got a bit serious lately
  • 24 7
 My theory is he chose to stay with Troy Lee rather than being forced to run Fox.
  • 13 18
flag melonhead1145 (Jan 13, 2022 at 5:44) (Below Threshold)
 @Murraybmx: maybe he didn't like Fox suspension, or he got fed up with the changing bite point on Shimano brakes?
  • 105 0
 Sick of Greg drinking their blood.
  • 6 8
 @MrBurger: "I feel more excited and motivated than ever before" is not exactly on par with "my new team is great"
  • 29 0
 He might’ve just been trying to say something along the lines of: “I’d been on the same team for 7 years and it was time to try something new” rather than a hit at the Syndicate.
  • 18 2
 @Vudu74: @Vudu74: they hardly got smoked, especially Loris.
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DD844hTYU

If that's "a bit serious", I wonder what would chill look like. Smoking pot instead of racing?
  • 1 0
 @inside-plus: username checks out!
  • 1 0
 @inside-plus: I was wondering what Greg's secret was
  • 6 0
 @Vudu74: Looks like you only saw last year world champs, cause at least Loris smoked him pretty much every race...
  • 5 0
 Maybe they are just getting paid more?
  • 2 0
 @f00bar: ever heard of that guy named ratboy?
  • 10 7
 @Vudu74: he will get smoked by Greg anyway, this time while riding a different brand of bike
  • 6 1
 i think of it more of being, they loved being on the team so much that they have gotten comfortable. I dont look at the syndicate as being a team that cares as much about results like specialized or other teams but rather look like a team that is having the most fun. That said, i think Luca wanted to get out of that comfort zone and hit the refresh button on a new team. I have felt that before for myself and i think mentally Luca is more focused than ever to show what he is capable of. Also who wouldnt want to hang out with Barel, Wallace, and Bronson. Wallace and Bronson are two of the most consistent racers in the world cup circuit. just my opinion
  • 37 0
 Greg minaar gets older, team mates stay the same age. Alllrrrighht
  • 2 0
 @makripper: alright alright alright!
  • 1 0
 @Murraybmx: dammit. For one second I read that post as being serious. Beer
  • 1 2
 @Murraybmx: fox is going bye bye and off to amazon so not too many will want to be with FOX.
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: Nailed it buddy
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: But his not the lead rider in this team? Troy obviously is.
  • 1 0
 @makripper: alright alright alright
  • 1 0
 @DH-Smurf: I've certainly heard of the young man who decided he didn't enjoy the racing world all that much. Not the first and definitely not the last. I don't recall it having anything to do with the Syndicate, though.
  • 1 0
 @pastaman23: Way easier to get to the top than to stay there.
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same thing, wonder why?
  • 2 0
 @Murraybmx: Didn't hurt.
  • 1 0
 Yes, seemed a little overly stoked to leave the Syndicate. Was one knock beyond 'I'm really excited for my new team"
  • 1 0
 @Murraybmx: I would say fox came about because Jackson and laurie we’re both already running it
  • 1 0
 @inside-plus: you Aussies never fail to disappoint lol
  • 1 0
 @Meganstuart1: You may want to have a better look at that flag.
  • 1 0
 @commental: lol now that makes me look stupid Lol
  • 1 0
 @Meganstuart1: Haha, to be fair it's a pretty easy mistake to make. I always look at the colour of the stars.
  • 1 0
 @commental: cheers mate, the worse thing is I actually like to think I’m pretty good at geography maybe I’ll have to reaccess my opinion on myself lol
  • 26 0
 to be fair who wouldnt want a chance to work with Fabien?
  • 2 1
 You meen Fbn Brl?
  • 17 2
 "Luca Shaw's 2022 race team has been the subject of a lot of speculation this off season but finally we have our answer."
To people following bike rumors thread on the other mtb site it was clear since quite a long time. Wink
  • 17 2
 Damn I missed my time to make my joke about the scarce of vowels in a bike team, better luck nxt tm
  • 11 1
 I bet Luca is gonna spend A LOT of time in france now so he can also hang out with Jolanda. Good on him!
  • 9 0
 Are supply chains affecting vowels now?
  • 20 1
 Have been here in New Zealand for the past 40 years
  • 2 0
 @halfwhip: this is a f*cking great reply.
  • 3 0
 @halfwhip: The only place where 10 sounds more like a metal than a number.
  • 7 0
 "With the season kick off in Lourdes just six weeks away" - are you sure Pinkbike?
  • 8 0
 Ah, wishful thinking!
  • 3 0
 26-27 March 2022
I'll be there!!! Smile
www.lourdesvtt.com/evenement
  • 8 1
 cngrts lc!!
  • 5 0
 Canyon going for the Guiness world record for most athletes signed to one company.
  • 2 0
 If Luca suddenly starts getting podium finishes, its gon'a be kind of awkward for Santa Cruz, especailly after what Loris has done having switched over to Trek. Once we can brush off, twice, well that looks suspicious. I will not stand back and wait to be flamed by all the good dentists out there!
  • 4 1
 Didn't Loris get his first win on the Syndicate? Was Top 5 guy... It's not like his results are wildly different at Trek.
  • 8 3
 Luca’s like a Shaw thing for Canyon.
  • 6 1
 He better be prepared for Barel!
  • 3 0
 Maybe he just wanted to have a new start in order to get the hoped results he is for sure capable of. Or maybe he just did not get a contract anymore
  • 4 0
 Congrats on the new ride and best wishes for a podium filled season! Folks in 828 are cheering for you!
  • 5 1
 That Canyon team Shaw got a good rider.
  • 4 0
 "Absolutely LIVING my new bike".... Whoops
  • 3 0
 Hey let's all leave comments missing the vowels!
  • 4 1
 I definitely shaw that coming
  • 1 0
 This is cool - good for Luca. Hopefully this can spur him to some big wins! I wonder how he will feel going from Fox to all Rockshox/SRAM after being on Fox for SOOO long.
  • 1 0
 He was only on Fox for the last few years while on Syndicate. Prior to that he was on SRAM/TLD, which ran Rock Shox suspension on Horst link bikes (just like his new Canyon.)
  • 1 0
 @Zozordan: Partially correct but he ran a SC v10 on SRAM/TLD...
  • 1 0
 @dhx42: I believe they ran Demo’s.
  • 1 0
 @dhx42: Looks like the SRAM/TLD days were split between Specialized and Santa Cruz
  • 3 0
 Thought it was going to be "looks like a Session," to be with Jolanda.
  • 1 0
 This just in there had been shortage of letters on Pinkbike. Yes you heard me right letters. More I’m that later and here comes Joey with the weather.
  • 4 1
 LCSHW
  • 1 0
 Dang son no more high speed adjustments. How is he ever gonna get down the hill......
  • 1 0
 Cost saving by Canyon so they don’t have to do a custom paint job to match his sponsor with Monster
  • 2 0
 Luca Shaw & Troy Brosnan.. thats a pretty sick team
  • 2 0
 Great to see this come to life! Congrats Luca and Canyon!
  • 2 0
 Dále! Well done
  • 4 2
 cl lc gd lck
  • 2 0
 Heck ya congratulations
  • 2 1
 “Click TV”… gets me every time!!!
  • 1 0
 Did I say Dakota? I meant LucaWink
  • 1 0
 Go get it Luca! You're a beast
  • 1 0
 That frame is a good looka!
  • 1 0
 At first glance I thought this bike was the old Kona Process 153
  • 1 0
 Soooo.... dak on Spesh or Giant then?
  • 1 0
 Dak to the new Pinkbike WC team, if it comes to fruition.
  • 1 0
 Someone needs to light a fire under Luca's ass. Maybe Barel can.
  • 1 0
 Where's his dropper post?
  • 1 0
 Finally!! The first good new sponsor!!!
  • 2 1
 Eoe o e oeie
  • 1 0
 Old McDonald had a farm.
  • 1 0
 ..
  • 3 3
 g drctly t jil d nt pss g d nt cllct tw hndrd dllrs
  • 5 4
 YOOOOOOOO LET'S GOOOOOO
  • 3 1
 Downvoted for hype... hope yinz feel better soon.
  • 5 0
 @ream720:

Classic pittsburghese right thereWink
  • 1 0
 @wasabijones: cheers!
  • 7 9
 Happy for Luca, but disappointed to see another 4 male elite team from Canyon. They should have followed Santa Cruz and Spec and included some ladies and juniors.
  • 1 0
 Troy is probably hinting at a move next season
  • 7 4
 They have one of the best female riders in the world and 2 up and coming juniors in Phoebe Gale and Dennis Luffman on the FMD team, how can you say they don’t have women and juniors?
  • 5 1
 @TheSlayer99: FMD is not the factory team. Dennis have moved up to Elite
  • 6 1
 @peebeejay: they’re still a canyon supported team that’s a part of the collective.
  • 2 0
 @TheSlayer99: Don't forget Mille. Oh wait, did I say something too early?
  • 1 0
 @makripper: where has he been hinting?
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: he's has a special plan Wink
  • 1 0
 @makripper: I see. If you're teammates with the champ, you can figure out how to beat him!
  • 1 0
 Fbn Brl sd cmn ovr
  • 3 5
 Wtf is wth all the frkn wak spling
  • 1 3
 On good French steroids... Looking after...
  • 1 2
 Can we smell his finger?
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