Just a few hours ago, Craig “StickMan” Glaspell (TLDs Marketing Guru) posted this shot of an anonymous rider blasting down the Fontana track to his instagram. The guy was decked out in full  TLD kit, Red Bull emblazoned D3 helmet, and rocking a  Specialized Carbon Demo, with Fox Suspension, DT Wheels, and SRAM drivetrain.

Weird thing is, he looked awfully like Aaron Gwin. Whoever that racer boy was, the new bike and kit look stunning….



  1. I do have to say, everything looked so dialed when he was on TWR. From the kit to the bike. I know the gear is all amazing stuff, but just aesthetically, this looks like a retrograde step backwards.

    He looked pro on Yeti, Uberpro on TWR and now he just looks like a privateer racer with enough money to afford all the cool brand name stuff…

  2. Is anyone else doing the SRAM/Fox combo? I always assumed SRAM/Rockshox was a package deal. Also weird he’d switch over to SRAM after all the input he had in developing the new Saint gear. Maybe that brake failure pissed him off more than he let on.

  3. I hope they won’t ruin the bike again like they did with that Jamaicasized one for Hill… Also, I wish they keep the stars / stripes Troy Lee extravaganza in check…

  4. I would want to be off those Shimano DH brakes since they also failed on Cedric Gracia almost killing him.

    Not that Avid is much of a step up….seems all disc brakes are miserable.

What do you think?