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28 Aug 2013 00:36

So I assume Felt are once again out of the top tier after only just coming back?

They just done that full re-design of their AR range with that new FRD and they aren't even going to have a WT team to show it off!
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29 Aug 2013 12:16

hfer07 wrote:I have neither heard nor read any company working along with Pinarello to develop any "SKY equipment" at all, as Hidache claims.

Dimitris Katsanis, who worked with/for British cycling also made
some contributions to the Pinarello's that SKY used this year.
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29 Aug 2013 12:41

Parrulo wrote:Or let me guess, Froome is a specialist on carbon composites

Not sure whether Froomie is, but Dimitris Katsanis most certainly is.
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29 Aug 2013 14:04

oldcrank wrote:Dimitris Katsanis, who worked with/for British cycling also made
some contributions to the Pinarello's that SKY used this year.


The Pinarello boys probably allocated a few hours, bought some notepads, took some notes and file everything in the dustbin afterwards.

There are nothing Katsanis can "teach" the Pinarello organisation at this point.
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29 Aug 2013 14:13

Or perhaps Pinarello stays on top by being open-minded
and collaborating with other leaders in the fields of bike
design and the use of composite materials.
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29 Aug 2013 22:32

oldcrank wrote:Dimitris Katsanis, who worked with/for British cycling also made
some contributions to the Pinarello's that SKY used this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcD4f5XhmAY#t=74
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02 Sep 2013 17:37

Not Pinarello for MOVISTAR 2014????????
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02 Sep 2013 17:55

vala-vala wrote:Not Pinarello for MOVISTAR 2014????????


Why not? Any source for such rumour?

Or are you saying that because of the "team sky doesn't want Movistar to ride the bikes they develop for Pinarello" talk :o
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09 Sep 2013 19:46

... American brand Felt currently sponsor Argos-Shimano, so the move might mean their presence in the professional peloton is coming to an end. Felt's Doug Martin told BikeRadar that they have "a valid contract with Team Argos-Shimano. This contract will not end at the end of 2013, as the De Telegraaf article may lead to believe, but has a substantially longer lifetime. Both parties are very happy with the partnership and are honoring the spirit and details of the agreement, each enjoying the great success of the team on their Felts in the 2013 race calendar. Felt will not engage in commenting further on rumors in the cycling world."

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/giant-to-sponsor-argos-shimano-pro-team-in-2014-38105/
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10 Sep 2013 23:16

Trek confirms MTN Qhubeka deal for 2014 too
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11 Sep 2013 12:50

So if Felt stays with Argos, and Belkin/Bianchi deal done.....will Giant be off for one year? Or any chance with Alonso's new team?

I personally don't see such a big brand as Giant being out of pro ranks.
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11 Sep 2013 12:53

Michele wrote:So if Felt stays with Argos, and Belkin/Bianchi deal done.....will Giant be off for one year? Or any chance with Alonso's new team?

I personally don't see such a big brand as Giant being out of pro ranks.

That article pastronef linked to is a month old. Lars van der Haar recently professed his love for Giant, and at the same time he said he'd like to join Argos in the future. I think the Giant-Argos thing is a done deal, maybe they're buying off the Felt contract, who knows.
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11 Sep 2013 13:12

theyoungest wrote:I think the Giant-Argos thing is a done deal, maybe they're buying off the Felt contract, who knows.

Maybe it's Felt for the women's team and Giant for the men?
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11 Sep 2013 16:10

theyoungest wrote:That article pastronef linked to is a month old. Lars van der Haar recently professed his love for Giant, and at the same time he said he'd like to join Argos in the future. I think the Giant-Argos thing is a done deal, maybe they're buying off the Felt contract, who knows.


that's what I think.

I did like very much the rabo-blanco-belkin + GIANT, that was a good combo

and now giant comes and shuffles off everything... meh
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11 Sep 2013 17:16

vala-vala wrote:Not Pinarello for MOVISTAR 2014????????


Likely not.
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12 Sep 2013 07:34

theyoungest wrote:That article pastronef linked to is a month old. Lars van der Haar recently professed his love for Giant, and at the same time he said he'd like to join Argos in the future. I think the Giant-Argos thing is a done deal, maybe they're buying off the Felt contract, who knows.


Didnt check the dates, that would make sense.
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13 Sep 2013 20:31

Movistar 2014 with orbea. Clothing endura

Rumors says. Seems pinarello having only sky.
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13 Sep 2013 21:19

Aguirre wrote:Movistar 2014 with orbea. Clothing endura

Rumors says. Seems pinarello having only sky.


Pinarello to lose non-Brit fanboys, don't see to many Sky painted Pinarello's but plenty of Movistar painted Pinarello's on the street and I'm not even in Spain.
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13 Sep 2013 21:54

Aguirre wrote:Movistar 2014 with orbea. Clothing endura

Rumors says. Seems pinarello having only sky.


that's big news! let's see if they keep Campy

now I am just waiting for when will GIANT buy out the Felt-Argos deal
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13 Sep 2013 22:03

Aguirre wrote:Movistar 2014 with orbea. Clothing endura

Rumors says. Seems pinarello having only sky.


If the rumours are true that Specialized were offering Sky five million euros last year then it's probably the case that Pinarello simply couldn't afford to keep both.
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