Dakotah Norton, Ronan Dunne & Ryan Pinkerton Form Mondraker Factory Racing

Jan 15, 2024 at 13:40
by Sarah Moore  

Update: January 24


The final rider announcement for the new Mondraker team is here and it is Dakotah Norton who takes up the last place on the 2024 roster.

bigquotesDakotah Norton is the third and last signing for Mondraker Factory Racing for 2024. He’s a two-time USA National DH Champion and has 5 World Cup DH podiums to his name. He started racing MotoX when he was 4, BMX when he was 15 and DH when he was 22. In 2023 he contested almost all of the World Cup DH finals and he made the podium twice. Welcome to Mondraker, Dak! Mondraker





Update: January 22


In the second rider announcement for the new Mondraker team, Rónán Dunne has been revealed as the next rider joining the roster.

bigquotesRónán Dunne is Irish, which explains the accents on the vowels of his first name. When he was little, he got bored of blowing up motorbike engines so made the move to mountain biking when he was 13. Three-time National Champion, podiums in the World Cup and 12th overall in World Cup DH in 2023 in only his 3rd season of World Cup racing! Welcome to Mondraker, Rónán! Mondraker





Update: January 18


In the first of three rider announcements, Mondraker has revealed that 2023 Junior overall World Cup winner Ryan Pinkerton will be joining the team.

bigquotesRyan Pinkerton already has 4 US National DH Championships under his belt despite being just 18, and he finished 1st in the Junior category in the World Cup overall last year. He credits a lot of that to his mentor Brian Lopes. Ryan is the first rider signing for the Mondraker Factory Racing team. Welcome to Mondraker, Ryan! Mondraker




Original Article


After a decade of supporting MS-Mondraker, Mondraker announced in December that they were stepping away from the team. Now, Mondraker has announced the creation of their first factory DH race team with Mondraker Factory Racing. They say that this is "a 100% Mondraker project featuring some of the best riders in the world."

Mondraker Factory Racing will be made up of three riders who will be supported by nine staff members. Mondraker will be introducing the three riders successively on January 18th, 22nd and 24th and we will update this article as soon as the three riders are unveiled.

Mondraker Factory Racing 2024

bigquotesThis is a very exciting time for both Mondraker and the team. Having the chance to grow a project like this from scratch with the brand I grew up racing on is a dream come true. What’s more, I couldn’t be more stoked about the riders we’ve signed and the team behind them we’ve created. Everyone just gelled from the get-go and we’re loving the passion for racing that Mondraker brings to the table. We’re also impatient to translate all the development that comes from competition to the production line and make it all worthwhile for the brand.Team Manager Jorge García

Mondraker Factory Racing will have the support of Shimano for drivetrain and brakes, Fox Racing Shox for suspension, Alpinestars for kit, E*thirteen for wheels, Maxxis for tires, X-Sauce for oils, maintenance and cleaning product, and Ergon for grips and saddles.

Mondraker says that Mondraker Factory Racing will also have the backing of the Engineering and Prototypes Department at Mondraker as well as support from the factory.

bigquotesWe’re setting out on a new stage in competition with Mondraker Factory Racing. There’s no denying our passion for racing has always been inseparable from our roots as a brand. We’ve always aimed to develop the best tech available, taking it to the absolute limit on some of the toughest race tracks in the world, so it was inevitable that we ended up where we are, with the Mondraker Factory Racing team, because we just knew that we wanted a structure with all the resources of the factory behind it to best serve the needs and potential of some of the best riders in the world. Simply put, we want Mondraker to be back at the top of world class downhill racing. It’s a huge step in our history as a brand, making history in the Formula 1 of mountain biking.Miguel Pina, CEO of Mondraker


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Mondraker Factory Racing 2024
Mondraker Factory Racing 2024


Mondraker Factory Racing support team:
- Team Manager: Jorge García.
- Race Engineer: Pablo Guillem.
- Mechanic #1: Mark Maurissen.
- Mechanic #2: Sergio Agulló.
- Mechanic #3: Ernest Adalid.
- Driver: Pablo Irigoyen.
- Physio: Adrià Baró.
- Photography: Kike Abelleira.
- Video: Louis Citadelle.


Mondraker won their first World Cup in Maribor in 2009 with Fabien Barel, and took the triple win in the Val di Sole World Champs in 2016 with Danny Hart, Laurie Greenland and Florent Payet and we look forward to seeing the team in action at the first World Cup in Fort William come May.


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208 Comments
  • 573 23
 "Mondraker will be introducing the three riders successively on January 18th, 22nd and 24th"

Oh, do f*ck off Mondraker marketing team - you really don't need to milk it that much. You're turning a really positive story into an annoyance. Most of us know who it is anyway.
  • 179 0
 Agreed. I really like the way Canyon and Daprela went about. Boom. Here’s our new rider. No drama bullshit leading up for weeks or months.
  • 20 76
flag Monkeyass (Jan 16, 2024 at 7:32) (Below Threshold)
 Whoever it is, they won’t being winning anything cos their bikes suck…in recent years.
  • 13 7
 Who is it? Danny Hart?
  • 116 1
 @jaame: Dunne, Dak, Pinkerton.
  • 31 14
 It would be fine if many people actually care, but truly, after the WC DH change over last year, I do not care at all.
  • 3 10
flag HardtailHerold (Jan 16, 2024 at 8:18) (Below Threshold)
 @jaame: Danny wasn't riding a bike in BK YouTube upload so this is possible. Why else would he hide his bike from us?
  • 102 1
 OMG! Only two more sleeps until the first rider is announced! Is there some kind of Mondraker Rider Announcement Advent Calendar we can use to track the releases?
  • 5 3
 @HardtailHerold: you need to rewatch that video... on a nukeproof at cardrona... pics over at vital
  • 4 1
 Have to agree. And as I recall vital had this story a few days ago so it's even more ridiculous to see this.
  • 6 4
 @HardtailHerold: Danny's bike was spotted in BK's girlfriend's vlog.....looks like a Nukeproof for sure.
  • 1 1
 @Monkeyass: Want to bet
  • 4 1
 @Hogfly: What about Eleonora Farina? Has she been 'binned' or am i thinking of a different Mondraker team?
  • 1 0
 @HardtailHerold: he has a nukeproof dissent that he's riding in nz
  • 2 0
 Because that wasn't plan intially for Thibault Wink
  • 8 0
 @Hogfly: it’s actually your mum, your mum, your mum
  • 7 0
 @maddog13: I bet he had to buy a bike to use and the Dissent was on sale at £1999 so he went for it.
  • 3 0
 Couldn’t agree more… what a joke
  • 6 12
flag vialdemo (Jan 16, 2024 at 11:33) (Below Threshold)
 I love them milking us because most people have zero patience. good things take time
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: you are on the money. I’d bet my life savings on it
  • 3 0
 Keep an eye out for Pinkerton on that team.
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: Dak and Pinkerton i would say is a solid guess
  • 14 4
 @jokermtb: think you mean Jenna Hastings, junior world champ.
  • 1 0
 @HardtailHerold: yes he was also in jannays vid
  • 33 11
 @cypher74: Also BK’s barely legal gf. Both things can be true.
  • 9 4
 @pathopkins: shes nearly 20, so quite a bit over the 'legal' age....
  • 8 31
flag jaame (Jan 17, 2024 at 0:29) (Below Threshold)
 The legal age in Japan is 13. She’s almost double the legal age in Japan.
Stop being ageist.
  • 3 0
 @HardtailHerold: maybe he is actually riding a rental bike from a bikepark...shame on me for that thoughts
  • 65 12
 @HeatedRotor: 18 is legal age. She turned 19 when they were together (and he was 31). The fact they got together when she was on his team and traveling on his bus simply gives me the ick. Elite DH grooming.
  • 18 1
 @Hogfly: No, that’s the famous Lawfirm of Dunne,Dak & Pinkerton
  • 2 2
 @Mntneer: THIS!
  • 9 25
flag jaame (Jan 17, 2024 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 @pathopkins: not your business. No crime committed as far as I can see.
  • 4 4
 @pathopkins: 16 in UK and NZ also in most US states it’s also 16.
  • 20 4
 @pathopkins: this guy gets it. Major ick
  • 3 21
flag jaame (Jan 17, 2024 at 14:01) (Below Threshold)
 @bmxbackground69: would it be major ick if he was 19 and she was 19?
  • 4 4
 @jaame: would still be an ick, probably minor ick
  • 36 13
 @jaame: no crime? Sure. However how are we justifying a 31 year old TEAM MANAGER dating a kid nearly half his age?
  • 35 2
 @pathopkins: yea BK is hella creepy
  • 2 1
 @Bigc*nt87: do tell
  • 14 23
flag jaame (Jan 18, 2024 at 6:43) (Below Threshold)
 @pathopkins: it seems we are justifying prejudice based on age, and justifying rude personal comments about a private relationship between consenting adults. How do we know who made a move on whom?
  • 14 12
 @pathopkins: Since when is a 20 year old a child? Or perhaps you're speaking for yourself
  • 9 15
flag wburnes (Jan 18, 2024 at 7:29) (Below Threshold)
 @pathopkins: "barely legal" meaning legal by 4 years. Thats a pretty expansive definition of barely.

I would date her too, probably everyone here would
  • 61 5
 @jaame: Since when is someone 19 dating another 19 years old even remotely the same as someone 19 dating their 10+ years older boss? No matter who "made the first move" or whether it's a crime or not, there's a hell of a power imbalance in a relationship like this and it's questionable at best.
  • 1 7
flag CantQuitCartel (Jan 18, 2024 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 @jaame: surely Brook will be on a mondraker factory team
  • 41 4
 @jaame: I don't know about you, but you and @wburnes are somehow happy to justify the relationship between and then 18-year-old employee/team member and her then 31-year-old boss. It doesn't matter who made a move on who, it's customary for a boss that you travel the world with to not shit where he eats with his employees.
  • 8 2
 @donimo: Holy hell, thank you!
  • 17 12
 @jaame: just an accident of industry, in my line of work he'd be getting jail time, and rightly so. Clear case of an abuse of his position, aka grooming
  • 14 0
 @pathopkins: don't dip in the company ink. Golden rule.
  • 19 6
 @pathopkins: I didn't justify anything I just took issue with your absurd choice of your words. Like "grooming" is a serious thing, and shouldn't just be thrown out without any evidence of that actually occuring.

People meet they're SOs at work all the time. As far as I know BK isn't manipulating or abusing Jenna, and I don't think you have any evidence of that occuring
  • 12 34
flag jaame (Jan 18, 2024 at 10:14) (Below Threshold)
 @wburnes: precisely. The words grooming and ick both stink in this context. I suspect some chaps commenting are just jealous that Bernard didn’t choose them!
  • 7 41
flag jaame (Jan 18, 2024 at 10:16) (Below Threshold)
 @pathopkins: why do you keep mentioning age? Age discrimination is illegal and also a form of prejudice. I think overt prejudice of this kind is against the Pinkbike acceptable use policy. Don’t be surprised if you get banned and I have to say I think you deserve it.
  • 10 33
flag wburnes (Jan 18, 2024 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 @jaame: Worse, I see it as a part of a broader trend of criminalizing/pathologizing romance generally, which is always a mix of blurred lines.

Kind of like how men no longer approach women (romantically) in public, out of fear of potential consequences, which just leaves everybody with these shitty dating apps
  • 36 9
 @jaame: If I get banned for stating an opinion about the inappropriate nature of someone's relationship with a member of the team they manage then PB can go for it. You've just showed me your intelligence hand and you've got a 7-Duce. I bet you've already flagged my comment to the police.

Go cry into your BK Sport hoodie.
  • 10 74
flag jaame (Jan 18, 2024 at 10:46) (Below Threshold)
 @pathopkins: it’s shown me your intelligence, not showed.
You’re basically a Nazi. Age Nazi and relationship Nazi. I doubt you’ve ever even had a relationship of any kind with a female other than your mother with views like yours. Two people choosing to do what they want is not inappropriate.
If the relationship goes sour she can quit the team and get a job. They’re basically living the holiday life anyway. She gets to help him spend his trust fund and spend a few years travelling. It’s not an internship at the WHO for cripes sake.
  • 39 5
 @jaame: Yeah mate, you're on another planet. Enjoy your very strange view of the world and how employer/employee relationships work.
  • 22 14
 @dirtmakesmehappy: Two people of legal consensual age.. doing adult things, Sure hes the boss - it happens more than you think - thats not a 'strange view' - no point making a huge deal of it as it has no effect on your life whatsoever. If people are mature/professional they can easily manage a life/personal balance if employee'd like this, Seen it mannny times - im sure pivot Themselves has mentioned about making sure its professional.
  • 5 1
 I for one find it useful to know that Mondraker apparently considers Pinkerton to be the #3 / least important rider on the team.
  • 2 19
flag CantQuitCartel (Jan 18, 2024 at 17:38) (Below Threshold)
 How did I get negged for saying Brook McDonald will be in the team
  • 21 5
 Going of vector here chaps, it's a post about the new mondraker dh team.

Some will have strong views and opinions regard BK but that story will get it's airtime in due course so let's try to stick to the main topic.

Let's keep it mondraker. Voice your BK issues on his YouTube/other media or try reaching out to him yourself perhaps?

Acting like a bunch of toffs in Westminster squabbling on here won't resolve it and it dilutes the great conversations about, you guessed it.... Mondraker.

Smile.
  • 42 11
 @HeatedRotor: @jaame @wburnes unfortunately this just isn't the situation. I never wade into the armchair engineer conversations on here because I'm not one, but I do work in safeguarding so I do know about this. Let me clarify a few things.

The term child means different things in different contexts, it has no singular definition. In a context like this the young person is vulnerable due to an imbalanced power dynamic, and would be seen as a child until 21.

This means, if there is a relationship which I don't know as I don't follow BK at all, she is legally unable to consent to this relationship. This includes anything of a sexual nature, meaning that if anything sexual did occur, again I don't know if it did or not, it would be classed as statutory rape. I'm not saying this is what has happened, that's just how such a thing would be regarded in British law

There is a criminal offence in British law of 'sexual activity with a child over the age of 16" for situations like the one I've described for this reason - yes the age of consent is 16, but not in situations where the definition of child extends beyond 16.

In situations where a power imbalance has formed from an adult working with a child there are so many ways in which the child is vulnerable and can be manipulated, whether deliberately or otherwise, and this is grooming. The law does not imply malice on the part of the adult, it is there to protect vulnerable children. The relationship can only be seen as having full legal consent if there is a solid 5 year gap in contact to ensure no grooming has taken place.

I see people go to prison for anywhere from 5 years and up for this quite frequently.

Again, I don't follow BK at all, I have no idea what the situation is and I'm not saying anything untoward has happened, I'm just trying to clear up a few things about how the law regards children, vulnerable people, and relationships with people in positions of power. Clearly some industries have more robust safeguarding procedures than others and things always slip through the net, but inform yourself and ask yourself if you're ok with what you're seeing.
  • 17 4
 @wburnes: "People meet they're SOs at work all the time. As far as I know BK isn't manipulating or abusing Jenna, and I don't think you have any evidence of that occuring." A lot of workplaces also have policies to keep couples from working too close together, or one being in a controlling position over the other. Which I think is reasonable, as good intentions alone aren't often enough to stop any kind of unfair treatment from happening. Might be bad or good, unfair to the perhaps-at-some-point-ex partner, or unfair to others. Like someone pointed out earlier when talking about this BK case, would you want to join a team - especially as a second woman rider - where the boss is dating your teammate, feeling sure you're both getting treated equally?

Also, if your way of approaching women might nowadays lead to "consequences", I'm pretty sure your style of approach is the issue here and has actually never been cool, at least from the women's point of view. Smart, polite approaches are still very much appreciated as they have always been. Nothing really has changed, except the visibility of poor behaviour by some men. There never should have been any "blurred lines" in romance.
  • 7 15
flag wburnes (Jan 19, 2024 at 2:47) (Below Threshold)
 @donimo: I'm not referring to myself here, and the trend of men not approaching women at all in person has become widespread at least in the US (I've literally never seen it happen), according to the data I've seen. Consequences not necessarily meaning legal consequences, but social ones, sometimes for good reason, sometimes not.

"There never should have been any "blurred lines" in romance.”

This creates a sterile world devoid of flirtation. People are imperfect, and any society lacking rigid courting norms requires a pretty wide degree of latitude for behavior. Not everything has to be the most negative version of events.

Things were so much simpler when marriages were arranged...
  • 2 2
 @wburnes: exactly
  • 24 23
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: this is very interesting and I think you for posting it. It has spurred me to do a bit of googling because I like to be informed. I’m not saying you’re wrong, but first I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as “British law”, rather in England and Wales we have “English law”. I guess in Scotland they have Scottish law - not sure. There is no mention in anything I can find on the internet about the age of consent ever being 21. You’re right that it’s not a blanket 16 but according to what I’ve read it never gets higher than 18 and that’s for a power imbalance as we are possibly talking about here.
I also don’t follow BK or this girl. Never heard of her to be honest. I also have a 16 year old daughter myself and probably wouldn’t want her dating her manager or a grown ass man like this.
The reason I got into this debate is to point out the prejudice in the comments. No one would dare state that BK is too ethnic or too Jewish or whatever, but apparently too old is fine. Do these bigots have any idea how difficult it is to find a job, for example, when one is 50 years old? The amount of age based prejudice we see in western society is frankly unacceptable and yet it goes unnoticed and unpunished.
I am for freedom also. The right of two people who are legally classed as adults to pursue a relationship of any kind with whomever they like.
And yet, we are presented with comments using the work “ick” which I’ve personally never come across until reading this thread, but I can guess what it means and the type of person who uses it (probably someone who hasn’t learned to construct full sentences yet).
The fact is that in life and relationships a lot of weird shit goes on. There comes a point when we have to accept that our children are no longer children and they have to be left to fend for themselves and be free to make decisions they will later regret. We’ve all done it.
It is no surprise that with attitudes like the ones in these comments that there are so many man babies around these days still living at home getting cooked for and having their mothers wash their clothes.
All I would say is, BK is a human over 18. The girl is a human over 18. Both classed as adults as far as I can see (but please do post a link to specific info on the purported 21 thing if it’s true). No one deserves to be picked apart in the comments like this! Just keep your opinions to yourself at least until you have enough experience of life to pass qualified comment. Thanks in advance.
  • 3 0
 @Hogfly: Still 100% correct so far.
  • 5 0
 @mi-bike: prepare for 3 for 3 once Dak is announced!
  • 4 1
 They're really trying to milk the news releases for this info. Annoying and not really that exciting for most people.
  • 11 3
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: Strong opinion for someone who has no idea about jenna or BK.
- i suggest talking to jenna Shes awesome
  • 7 1
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse: Sounds more like a backwards UK law problem than a BK and Jenna problem mate. Bit creepy I agree, hut it's certainly not statutory rape.
  • 5 1
 @everythingscomingupmilhouse:
I don’t know which part of the law you work in, but as a frontline practitioner I can tell you this relationship has no imbalance of power that would interest the police, no more than
  • 9 3
 @jokermtb: Girlfriend!? I thought that was his daughter...
  • 2 1
 @dirtmakesmehappy: 15 in Sweden, 16 in UK. WTF is it sovRepublican that it’s 18?
  • 3 7
flag Mntneer (Jan 22, 2024 at 16:14) (Below Threshold)
 BK has refined tastes
  • 7 9
 @jaame: are you one of those that uses Nazi everytime there's rules and regulations. I bet you thought COVID lockdowns were Nazi Germany all over again right?
  • 5 2
 @wburnes: arranged marriages? TF is wrong with you?
  • 3 5
 @BalfaPleaseComeBack: Why are you so upset?
  • 7 0
 @wburnes: Because Balfa isn't coming back.....duh.
  • 6 3
 @wburnes: I'm not upset. Just questioning your sanity at this point
  • 2 5
 @BalfaPleaseComeBack: weird but ok I guess
  • 2 0
 @Hogfly: and, we have a winner!
  • 5 7
 Just gonna add that all this Agekeeping going on to 'protect' Jenna is doing her a major disservice! Nobody is taking her power into consideration. She may be running this show on her own terms - give her some credit! Maybe she has a thing for seasoned blokes. Men are weak. That said, it's not a great idea for BK to fish off the company pier....
  • 19 3
 @suspended-flesh: I think the combination of the two is the main issue here. Its a pretty big age difference which is definitely a little weird but no crime there. But when he is also her boss and responsible for her income and looks like accommodation for majority of the year, the power imbalance is quite questionable. Its also not the best look IMO for the team or their sponsors, like is she there cause of her riding results and skills or because she is riding BK.
  • 2 0
 Mondaker
  • 2 0
 The Drak Stak
  • 3 5
 @spicysparkes: Fair enough, but she's also the current Jr DH World Champion, so she isn't totally beholden to BK's team for a ride. An older Elite dating a Junior is not a great look, I agree.
  • 6 16
flag likeittacky (Jan 24, 2024 at 9:23) (Below Threshold)
 @BalfaPleaseComeBack: They sure as hell were unconstitutional and caused more chaos and death than they reported on, due to people loosing their friggin minds and infecting others that they were forced to be locked in with. It was defiently unnecessary and caused more harm than good. Educate yourself instead of just following the narrative that a bunch of fear mongers perpetuate and used Stalinist tactics to control people.
  • 13 0
 No she isn't.
She isn't even one of the three kiwi girls who were on the podium at Fort Bill!

But that's besides the point; he's her boss, she's a team rider, so there will be unavoidable conflicts of interest.
  • 4 0
 @Maxcommencemal: HAHA I lost a year somewhere. 2022 JR Champ.
  • 9 4
 @likeittacky: JC take a break from the internet and get outside
  • 163 4
 Announcement of an announcement? f*ck. OFF.

(Mondraker, not PB)
  • 22 0
 It's an STD (save the date) announcement. Nard-dog style.
  • 7 8
 ‘ we want more people interested in mountain biking’

Marketing team proceeds to build interest and story

‘F* off’
  • 57 1
 My initial reaction after seeing an announcement of an announcement was annoyance, but with the number of companies pulling out of racing, I'd rather see a company support a factory team and milk it than not support a factory team at all.
  • 60 1
 Dak, Pinky and Dunne
  • 5 6
 Pinky, Dunne, Trummer?
  • 52 5
 GWIN - HART - me
  • 6 0
 @TheRedBaron82: Trummer was recently spotted riding an Intense at Dyfi.

Everything points to what @souknaysh posted
  • 5 0
 @Maxcommencemal: And Ronan on a Summum.
  • 34 0
 @RedBurn: me-Gwin-Hart when said without spaces in-between is Yorkshire for "I am going out."
  • 3 0
 @RedBurn: Congrats!
  • 4 0
 You called it.
  • 39 1
 tired of all these soap operas this off season!
  • 35 0
 Dak, Pinkerton, Dunne. Saved you some time.
  • 2 0
 Solid team.
  • 35 2
 Let's annoy the hell out of the 25 downhill fans still paying attention to world cups. Just announce the damn team.
  • 27 0
 Announcing the announcement, so hot right now.
  • 14 0
 I’ve set three alarms. It’s that exciting. FOMO pushed me to the brink.
  • 25 0
 i'll be commenting on this story on March 13.
  • 15 2
 This is literally the one and only news so far where a new team is formed (and a promising one), not closed down and finished forever. And all the comments are full off piss and anger how long and annoying their announcement procedure it is. I am better to wait 3 days for 3 new rider announcements then coming to pb to news like GT, PB DH, RS TREK and big names go out of racing like recently.
  • 4 1
 This is the level of understanding of the most commentators on PB. Want racing fans? Go to Vital. Easy.
  • 12 0
 Can't believe they didn't mention me under the Mondraker Factory Racing support team as:
-Fanboy
  • 15 2
 comment is private>
  • 10 0
 They know how hungry we are in January. Just feeding us crumbs days apart. I'll get my bib.
  • 11 0
 Danny will be sponsored by "Gas to Flat" merch.
  • 10 0
 I'm sorry to the Mondraker riders who I can only assume hate the idea of announcing it this way.
  • 9 2
 It boggles my mind that people follow rumors enough to post a comment about rumors in an article, but they are still completely clueless as to what the actual rumors are

For those people: Mondraker isn’t taking Danny Hart, or Brook or Blenky or Angel or Vali Holl or Aaron Gwin.

This team is Dak, Dunne and Pinkerton. For better or worse, that’s the team.
  • 9 0
 But what about the 3 more Mondraker press releases coming over the next 8 days? Five press releases for one team announcement with three riders is obscene.
  • 9 0
 What’s Aaron Gwin doing this year?
  • 6 0
 Sad that Mondraker were the last people to actually announce this. Great signing on Dak but was sad to see him off intense after he only recently spoke of his success last season being due to a few years on the same bike
  • 5 1
 Anyone else kinda worried there might not be a Gwin in the show next year ? (on a race bike) Hoping he makes a go on a commencal or yeti. Frameworks out, Mondraker out, intense out Trek out, YT out, Specialized out. Santa Cruz out .... Is John Hall staying on over at Intense ? I didn't see his name associated with the new team, although was in the teaser vid I think. Com'n Gwinner, give us the news dude.
  • 2 2
 Not worried at all and him not racing frees up a ton of cash for other riders.
  • 1 0
 Isn't Gwin a 'Alpinestars' guy? I think that's the secret message that this team may be doing some Gwinning next season!
  • 1 0
 @drake88: Nope. Has been a THOR guy the last couple of years.
  • 6 1
 Announcing the announcement! As the guys as girls above.....fuck off Mondraker! haha
  • 1 1
 and*
  • 6 1
 Where is that guy who said those who think Dakotah will be joining Mondraker will be so wrong thinking so?
  • 5 0
 About f’ing time! Could have made this way cooler Mondraker. Been a lot cooler if you did man
  • 4 0
 this comment section is absolute gold. as always. hahaha everybody doesn't know that everyone knows that everyone knows. LOL
  • 4 1
 Got to blame Doddy for this drawn out business. Has anyone seen the Mondraker YouTube videos? The filming of them is rather poor.
  • 6 0
 Let’s see those hands.
  • 6 0
 Freckle-gate!
  • 3 1
 Mondraker put out a video showing the history of the Mondraker bike yesterday with Dodsy, now this today. It was pretty cringy, now... more from Mondraker.
  • 4 1
 I'm sure they are paying Dak a healthy salary this year. Marketing needs to milk that investment.
  • 1 1
 Hopefully but I doubt anyone is making great money this year. And it's not like there's a bidding war going on for him.
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 arent we at the point where we can just go to the uci site to find out the teams?
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 Vamosss!! equipazo! Con la experiencia acumulada de Jorge en tantísimas carreras y ese equipo con el que se ha rodeado, nada malo podrá salir de ahí.
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 Everyone going on about Hart using a nukeproof out in NZ, but no one seems to mention it might just be a bike he had to hand and not an indicator of his 2024 ride
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 Yep, probably a loaner from Brayton.
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 Pinkerton is a huge sign for them. I thought Syndicate would go after him.
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 Good for Dak, but it would have been cool to see him continue to win on Intense.
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 "Mondraker will be introducing the three riders successively on January 18th, 22nd and 24th"

Oooo.
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 mondraker sponsored by private, .. what do I know..
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 Whoever downvoted me beneath the threshold for saying Dak in the Intense thread is gonna look like a goober in a few days
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 This is bullshite
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 Those frames laid on their sides look like Wallyworld specials by the way the paint and the welds are
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 Hey, at least I know the names of mechanics 1-3.
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 No disrespect to Pinkerton. At all. Well deserved. But when I hear sick beats on a Mondraker I think of Bulldog.
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 Dripping out one rider at a time? Really?
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 The suspense almost killed me.
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 The world needs to watch out for this team! It will likely be in the top 3 teams this year!
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 Those headsets seem oval like an awkward circle, can’t be
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 It’s for the adjustable geometry
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 Henceforth I will refer to ovals as awkward circles. Thank you.
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 Doddy is team daddy
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 Clickbait headline, Pinkbike. It should be: Mondraker to announce team members in upcoming weeks
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 STACK NORTON
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 Dak joining the team makes sense! Congrats to all the guys!
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 Is the headset oval?
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 @Fat4242 Probably for adjustable reach and angle sets.
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 Danny Hart is riding a Nukeproof Dissent on Bernard Kerrs new vid from New Zealand
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 So should we wait here for the news?
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 Toby Meek looks to be on a Santa Cruz
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 Mark is the man.
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 He sure is!
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 Just came here to say I can’t believe we still don’t know who is on the team. Maybe they are still in contact negotiations, or even trying to find a guy/gal to take the last spot.
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 Craic is 90
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 Dunne deal
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 There will be Duvel to drink after the show!
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 Sick line-up of riders this
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 Now the Pinkerton deal makes more sense.
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 Riding a red coil in that insta video....
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 That’ll do Mondraker, that’ll do.
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 What a weird year this is going to be.
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 Thats a ridiculous team, wow
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 Photo is private
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 DAK DAK DAK DAK
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 Dakotah Norton has just been announced
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 Poor Dak. So sorry to hear mate. You were thisclose to a title.
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 Please be Danny, please by Danny!
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 It's 98% not danny
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flag HardtailHerold (Jan 16, 2024 at 8:25) (Below Threshold)
 @howejohn: It 99% is Danny.
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 Danny has been riding a nukeproof in NZ.
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 @HardtailHerold: as my other reply, nukeproof.
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 @HardtailHerold: I'm not saying he doesn't have a ride. I'm just saying it's not a mondraker.
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 @HeatedRotor: So, there will be a Nukeproof Sports Direct DH team? Really!?!
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 @HardtailHerold: don’t think the Continental Nukeproof team has folded so that could be an option
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 @HardtailHerold: not what i said, but danny has been on nukeproof bikes, there is video's from NZ....
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