One gave us this:
The other gave us this:
Whatever, they're both still better than our current American Cycling hero, right?
The real lesson here is that 90's hip hop wasn't as good as we all want to remember.
The thing that's funny about the internet is that people in the comments sections of every mountain bike site in the world were acting like they felt bad for Trek in this deal, A) as if Trek is a person, and B) as if Trek's missing out on sooooo much now that they don't have the top downhill guy.
You're right, all of Trek's 2013 numbers are shot now that they don't have Gwin. How will they survive? After Gwin jumped ship, Trek's scraping by with only a half-full roster: Brook MacDonald, Neko Mulally, Andy and Frank Schleck, Fabien Cancellara, Rene Wildhaber, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Emily Batty, Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, and Ryan Howard. Where are the stars? Where's the personality? How do you market riders like that? There's a very real possibility Trek goes bankrupt this year. Thanks for nothing, Aaron.
"No man, it's not about the money. It's about honor, and Gwin doesn't have any after that raw deal with Trek" said every forum warrior ever.
Sorry, I guess I was looking at it from the wrong lens. So you want to paint Gwin as a money grabbing, win-at-all costs jerk who's willing to burn relationships and take advantage of others in his unquenchable thirst for fame and prestige? And you're pissed because now he doesn't ride for Trek?
NBD dude, Trek already has a rider like that flying their flag: