2013 Red Bull Rampage: 36 BIKES

Oct 12, 2013
by Mitchell Scott  
 
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THE BIKES OF RAMPAGE



Truth be told, Rampage wouldn’t be happening without one very key ingredient - bicycles. Seems like an obvious thing really, but the almighty bike tends to fly under the radar at hugely publicized events like this. There’s a ton of stories going on right now, why pay attention to inanimate objects?

Take a look around, the building projects that have clinked, dragged and dug since Tuesday are insane (wait until you see the finals lines off the top). The stunts and infrastructure built by organizers over the last couple of months are equally ridiculous. And then there are the athletes, their skill and bravado, so compelling and dramatic. To be totally honest, this might be the most risky athletic competition on earth, why then talk about a thing?

Well, without said “thing”, Brandon couldn’t fly to the bottom of the mountain in 30 seconds—half of that in the air. Aggy wouldn’t be able to “warm up” for qualifiers by hitting the canyon gap a couple times. Gully wouldn’t be backflipping where you should not be backflipping. You see, behind each athlete are bike companies and component manufacturers building high tech parts that aim to blend strength with light weight, durability with performance. From brakes to tires, frames to suspension, handlebars to pedals, the amount of time, energy and innovation put into the Bikes of Rampage represents a catacomb of evolution and innovation.
Not to mention, they’re super cool.

So, not one to miss out on the story behind the story, Sterling Lorence embarked on one of his yearly missions: shoot the Bikes of Rampage. Here’s what he found.

Cam Zink 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Cam Zink spent much of Thursday in the hospital having a hematoma drained, but plenty of icing and taping should have him ready to flip his prototype Hyper DH bike off the Oakley Sender on Sunday.

Ryan Howard 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Ryan 'R-Dog' Howard's Trek Session was looking mighty patriotic with its custom stars 'n' bars paint job, red rims, and even color-coordinated housing.

Kelly McGarry 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Kelly McGarry's so tall he barely fit into the photo, but it's the bikes we're focusing on, in this case his Diamondback DH8. An injury in practice at last year's Rampage kept McGarry out of contention, so there's no doubt he's eager for a rematch.

Thomas Vanderham 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Thomas Vanderham is a true freeride veteran, having competed in every single Red Bull Rampage since the event began in 2001. His Rocky Mountain Flatline. decked out in Shimano and Fox components, looks ready for big mountain rowdiness.

Logan Bingelli 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Logan Bingelli will be trying to better last year's 3rd place finish, once again riding a KHS equipped with 650b wheels.

Benderoni 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  This is Kirill "Benderoni" Churbanov's first time in the United States, but he's looking right at home with his Bergamont Straitline Team. His digging time has been spent constructing an open loop for his qualifying run, a feature that hasn't been seen before here in Virgin, Utah.

Mitch Chubey 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Mitch Chubey's carbon Morpheus DH bike shares the same unique dropout configuration as their slopestyle bikes. Chubey's part of the no-chainguide club with Cam Zink, trusting that the thick-thin-thick chainring profile will keep the chain on.

Ramon Hunziker 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Ramon Hunziker and his Trek Session will be trying to improve upon last years 16th place finish.

Paul Basagoitia 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Paul Basagoitia is prepared to dump out a whole bag of tricks during his run, choosing to go with Kona's Entourage due to its tailwhip-ability.

Sam Pilgrim 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  NS Bikes' Fuzz should be a good choice to help Sam Pilgim tackle the wild desert terrain.

Brenden Howey 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Brenden Howey will be hard to miss aboard his Commencal Supreme.

Brendan Fairclough 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  After a year of waiting, Brendan Fairclough finally hit his canyon gap today aboard his Scott Gambler.

Geoff Gulevich 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Geoff Gulevich has a nutty line planned off the top ridge, piloting his Rocky Mountain Flatline directly into the gnar with a 20' double drop followed by a backflip off a 15' stepdown for good measure.

Mike Hopkins 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Mike Hopkins scared everyone last year when he went extra huge on a stepdown on the lower portion of the course, launching it well into the flats. He'll be trying to remain a little closer to the ground this year on his Norco Aurum.

Makken Haugen 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Makken Haugen's all smiles with his Trek Session 9.9.

James Doerfling 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  If anyone knows how to go big it's James Doerfling, shown here with his Knolly Podium.

Andeu Lacondeguy 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Andreu Lacondeguy has been looking comfortable aboard his YT Industries Tues 2.0, showing the moto-inspired style he's known for.

Wil White 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Wil White and his Karpiel Disco Volante are back for their one contest appearance of the year.

Pierre Eduard Ferry 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Pierre Eduard Ferry has been working with Thomas Genon on getting their lines dialed in for the big day.

Kyle Strait s GT 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Kyle Strait's GT Fury was waiting patiently for Kyle to return from his beef jerky snack break.

Thomas Genon 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Thomas Genon staring at the sun with his Canyon DH bike.

Kyle Norbraten 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Norbs and his custom Specialized Demo 8.

Mike Montgomery 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Mike Montgomery chose to go with an Ohlins rear shock-equipped Specialized Enduro Evo with a Manitou Dorado front fork.

Chris Van Dine 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Chris Van Dine is another rider who picks and chooses the events he attends, often appearing at urban downhill races in South America.

Yannick Granieri 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Yannick Granieri has his Polygon Collosus DH 2.0 dialed in and ready to rumble.

Nico Vink 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Nico Vink standing tall with his Scott Gambler.

Graham Agassiz 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Red Bull Rampage is Graham Agassiz's kind of event, and his Kona Carbon Operator should be well suited to the course.

Anton Thelander 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Anton Thelander will be trying to maintain his 'clean lander' reputation during qualifiers and hopefully all the way into finals.

Garett Buehler 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Garett Buehler's not afraid of enormous amounts of air time on his SR Suntour and Cane Creek equipped Knolly Podium.

Mike Kinrade 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Mike Kinrade attended the original Red Bull Rampage, and now he's back with an Evil Undead for another chance to huck himself into history.

Dustin Schaad 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Dustin Schaad and his coil sprung Commencal Supreme are ready to get loose.

Brandon Semenuk
  Brandon Semenuk and his Trek Session Park.

Mark Mathews 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Mark Mathews won't be competing this weekend, as a hard crash on Gee's gap resulted in a broken femur.

Antoine Bizet 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Bananas for backflips, Antoine Bizet pounds potassium with his Kona Carbon Operator.

Cam McCaul 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Proud papa Cam McCaul lifts his baby blue Trek Session.

Tom VanSteenberg 2013 RedBull Rampage in Virgin Utah
  Tom VanSteenbergen was the first person to hit the mighty canyon gap today on his Transition TR450.
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293 Comments

  • + 477
 I sorry but I think that Morpheus dh bike is just plain ugly.
  • + 121
 no giant bikes....
  • - 39
 Looks like a Trek Y. Why is the question? FUGLY.
  • - 24
 Well, I must be the only person with the balls to admit that I think the Morpheus looks AWESOME.
  • + 128
 the enduro with the dorado.. damnn that's sweet
  • - 98
 i'd take the Morpheus over the rocky mountain any day
  • + 115
 I hope it's not windy otherwise that Morpheus might blow away to Nevada. Damn thing looks like a giant sail.
  • + 24
 KINRADE! good to see a familiar face. It would be kinda cool seeing one of the 'old boys' take the win. Or Aggy, McCaul, Doerfling, Buehler......

PS where did Paul Bass come from? I haven't seen him around in a while (I may live under a rock)
  • + 12
 Looks like the old RM7......
  • + 2
 colors are identical to last years sworks demo
  • + 21
 Kirill Benderoni ftw!
  • + 13
 Looks like a MTB calendar If a year had 36months...
  • + 12
 Dam the nightmare already started with a broken femur. Thats the last place I want to get an injury like that. The Morpheus DH is extremely ugly and looks like an old Mountain Cycle. Good luck with that beast. Disco Volante!!!!!
  • - 81
 Hope that morpheus snaps on that weak ass looking link to the rear shock

and that guy running 650B wheels ?!? This isn't a time attack race
  • + 67
 @Elanto, one thing is to say the bike is ugly as hell (which in my opinion that's relative) and another thing is to which someone harm. You are one son of a scumbag bitch!
  • - 6
 That morpheus is crap
  • - 56
 I wish that bike harm not the rider ass hat
  • + 45
 And that guy running 650B got third last year. So you best shut up.
  • - 61
 Shit in your hand and slap yourself
  • + 44
 Good grief with the Morpheus comments, you people are why everything looks like a Trek!
  • + 15
 where the hell is Kurt Sorge ???
  • + 4
 This years rampage is going to be INSANE. Flipping drops, open loops, miniflips. I think this will be a big push forward in big mountain riding.
  • + 0
 Apparently he has other commients with sponsors and didn't have time to prepare this event ... That's what news were saying Frown shame - he's amazing rider !
  • + 5
 holly cow there are a lot of Dorados this year, so stoked to see all the bikes and i cant wait for it to start.
  • + 2
 Yannick you might want to re visit your cable and hose routering, if that hose catches you're in for a fast trip down!
  • + 1
 That Morpheus is really ugly! Is it just me or does it look like the chain will rub through his frame if he is in any other gear other than his lowest? On the other hand Cam McCaul's session looks as perfect as a session can get!
  • + 2
 Well so many sic bikes, including the Morpheus. I like it, but the Knolly, Wilson, Undead, Gambler, Kona C, Straits Gt, Andres YT, love em but no Zerode, would have loved to have seem one here!
  • + 1
 Bang on man , that and the khs tick my boxes
  • + 0
 Ya i was like dafaq
  • + 0
 Wouldn't it be ace if there was a female category!!!??
And holy shit sticks...Kyle Norbs demo is just beyond heavenly!!
  • + 4
 Yeah Rachel would beat most of the guys just like on the DH race circuit Razz
  • - 5
 if girls can hit those, i will sell my bike !!!
  • + 1
 Or Santa Cruz ?
  • + 4
 I'm sorry, but the way things are going, eventually you will have to sell your bike...
  • + 1
 man that morpheous was freakin weirddddd
  • + 1
 I think it's a pretty slick looking bike as well. Surprised seeing so much hate on for the morpheus!
  • - 1
 The Morpheus would nicely fit into a video Awolnations track "Sail" !!
  • + 3
 Back to the drawing board with that design.
  • + 1
 :O poor boy hope hes ok
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  • + 94
 Paul Bas rocking single crowns . RESPECT!
  • + 17
 Where's kenny Smith
  • + 7
 Sprained ankle Frown he's out
  • + 3
 bars and whips errrrwhere
  • + 0
 Super stoked to see him but how did he get an invite and how is Aggy pre qualified?
  • + 7
 the claw...where is he?!?!
  • + 5
 you are a bad ass when you are the only rider showing up with single crown fork.
  • + 1
 Aggy is not pre-qualified, he mentioned riding his 2010 line for qualies.
  • - 2
 I don't think aggy is riding?
  • + 2
 Wheres messere
  • + 1
 he's not reply my tweet dude..messere probably didnt ride this year
  • + 1
 The curse got Kurt sorge he is out with a broken leg and is judging
  • + 1
 The Claw is also out due to injury, right?
  • + 2
 Where is Darren?
  • + 1
 Darren has another back injury and Messere is out with a broken hand.
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  • + 53
 Broken femur? Good god that sucks Frown Hope he'll be there next year!
  • + 132
 Thanks man!
  • + 25
 Here's to a speedy and full recovery for you!
  • + 3
 I hope you heal quick I broke my femur 16 weeks ago and i've have been able to start riding again
  • + 2
 sad about it. I was looking forward to seeing him shred that place.
  • + 3
 Dam thats a terrible injury, trust me I know. Are you getting hardware installed? Good luck to you and a speedy recovery. We have seen riders like Chris Akrigg make a full recovery from it so its possible. Not easy though and the most pain you probably will ever be in.
  • + 21
 Yea I have a metal rod holding everything together. Everything is numb right now but I'm sure it will get gnarly once I leave the hospital. thanks
  • + 1
 I snapped my femur three weeks ago going over the bars. I got a metal rod too. First two weeks are bad then things feel a lot better. You'll still have two wheel so scoot around on, girls dig a wheelchair !
  • + 5
 I wish it was a couple weeks and I had better news for you but this is a huckers worst nightmare injury. Think smooth landings for the rest of your life and welcome to the metal rod leg club. It does get better with time but takes way longer than any injury you ever had. I fractured verts, broken wrist, hands, nose, toes, ankle, etc but this femur was soooooo much worse than all of them combined. That being said my doctor/surgeon told me I would never ride again 2 years ago. Don't listen to that crap you will be charging the mountain again. Just have to be more careful because you don't want double jeopardy rod breaks. Make sure they check your blood levels. Sounds like something they do automatic but not in every hospital after surgery. Sometimes you leave 2-3 pints low and they don't tell you how long it takes to replace that naturally-6-8 months. Get your blood before you leave.
  • + 2
 @uncompromisable I did the exact same thing and everyone who saw it said it didn't look like a femur breaking crash
  • + 1
 for those of you who have a metal rod, any long term effects ?
  • + 2
 Looking like a femur crash and having one are completely different, There's no mistaking it when your leg is dangling around like a wet noodle, then the pain part is intense to say the least. Long term effects are dealing with massive scar tissue internally, mobility/flexion issues, and the mental block of having your leg bolted together. Even with all those factors you can come back as I have. Not going for broke anymore off every jump or drop I can find but still doing my thing. Its the longest recovery time I have ever experienced. If your dealing with a good doctor/rehab facility it helps, keep working on mobility so you can have full range of motion.
  • + 1
 For metal rods I occasionally get knee an hip pain which is fixed by taping but on cold mornings I am quite stiff
  • + 1
 You tape your knee and hip? I heard one therapist recommend taping it up after you ride or workout for compression. Cold is not so bad for me ,its the rainy humid days that suck. Mornings suck, doctors suck, injuries suck. When you reach a certain level in your riding these mega injuries can occur when your least expecting. Alot of riders get away with normal injuries like bumps, scrapes etc. You can't get this messed up playing it safe lol. Femur breaks are becoming more common in all action sports so the treatments should improve. I know wakeboarders with femur breaks, its not just an extreme skiing injury anymore.
  • + 1
 Yeah I use Tape while riding and it works great. Femur breaks aren't the only severe injuries for dh these days at the only race I rode at this year a guy broke his neck, another guy ruptured his spleen and another guy damaged nerves in his back
  • + 1
 Oh yeah the neck break is obviously the worst but femurs are breaking left and right literally. Logan is the newest member to the metal rod leg club. Two rods installed in SLC hospital via rampage. They must be getting low on titanium. Heal up soon guys, but take it slow. No rushing thru this injury.
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  • + 33
 WIL WHITE everybody!

I hope White, Kirill and mike Montgomery all make finals. Their underdog status and/or interesting bike choices intrigue me...
  • - 2
 i want that Karpiel looks sick
  • + 1
 maybe its just me but it looks like wil white using some thin pedals, i want to see how they last for a guy that know as a hucker, and if they last what brand they are?
  • + 8
 wil is pre-qualified
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  • + 30
 I would say i am having ORGASAM about the BIKES however there is NO word that can describe my LOVE for them...
  • + 10
 I thinks this is pure bike porn..
  • + 5
 It's better than porn, and the best part is Im not kidding. Multiple Bikegasms
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  • + 20
 Why does Lacondeguy have a BOS rear shock, and why do none of Marzocchi's riders have their new 380 fork? Seems like poor representation from a brand that used to be known for its awesome freeride products.
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  • + 17
 "Seems like an obvious thing really, but the almighty bike tends to fly under the radar at hugely publicized events like this. "
Actually we love seeing the bikes and they are one of the things we look forward to seeing.
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  • + 19
 So will we see a 36 bikes after rampage blog this year?
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  • + 19
 And not a 29er in sight :') god is great.
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  • + 19
 Norb's Helmet is missing....... He got robbed........again!
  • + 1
 Look Next to the shock,behind there the helmet is
  • + 3
 that's the ghost of his stolen helmet!
  • + 1
 Enough with the robbed comments! Don't jinx him!
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  • + 15
 That dude riding the single crown is a champion. :werd:
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  • + 14
 So everyone freaked out when there were enduro bikes at World Champs but now at Rampage people haven't said a thing?
  • + 10
 What enduro bikes? The enduro evo and the operator are park bikes: FR: like DH, but more focused on big tricks than bump reduction, which frankly might be a better choice depending on line selection.
  • + 6
 Ha I was wondering the same! No enduro hate or even 650B smashing. Maybe we can all finally get along!
  • + 6
 maybe people just want to huck it big with what works for them.
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  • + 7
 Interesting.
Lots of people on Saint brakes.
Way more SRAM and Boxxers than Fox or Shimano.
Very few single crown forks, even on the slopestyle guys' bikes. I guess stiffness outranks the ability to do the odd tailspin now. Overall this is a big mountain event and the riders should need all the gear they can get.
This will be a major coup for SRAM/XO-1 if these guys get successful chain retention all weekending without tensioners. As a rider I would feel the security of the chainguide would offer some peace of mind.
  • + 1
 also nice to see 26 inch proper wheels
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  • + 8
 sponsors are weird, they take Kirill from far Russia ( very nice! ) and in the same time they are totally skipping huge talent from they own playground - Will White...
  • + 11
 Except they need to advertise their products world-wide so why not sponsor riders internationally?
  • + 6
 world-wide sponsoring is great but it was not what i meant, white just deserve to be a sponsored rider
  • + 5
 I'm sure he could get a few if he wanted to, but he just doesn't seem like that kind of guy, and that's cool
  • + 5
 look at this clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXYjZY0KrLI it doesn't seem that he is against commercial person. Rampage is one hell tough event and you don't want to have parts which you can't rely on. As far as I remember last year his brakes and rear shock were far from perfect condition but he still managed to get into finals.
  • + 3
 Except bergamont are a German company so much closer to Russia
  • + 4
 He needs a hair do. Else shampoo sponsorship will do.
  • + 1
 uhm, yeah, 1 contest with big media cover a year is a great place to spend pr money...
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  • + 9
 All three KONA riders! I'm transmitting you all our support with our mind Kung-fu skills! Roar like dragons!
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  • + 10
 Wow, KinRad is back!
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 and Bass )
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  • + 9
 whats with all these chromag seats ??
  • - 5
 ugly
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  • + 4
 I count 11 bikes with Saint brakes, and there are some pics in which I can't quite make out the brakes. That's 31% of all Rampage bikes rocking Saint brakes... surely higher than any other individual model of brake which says a lot.
  • + 3
 yeah shimanos got deep pockets in every discipline
  • + 3
 yeah, shimano sponsors alot of people and their brakes are apperently good enough to be ridden when free / paid to...
  • - 1
 not that shimano doesnt make a kick ass brake , but compared to formula or magura ...
  • + 0
 Hope gets my money, but to each their own Smile
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  • + 6
 Where's Sick Mick Hannah and Stevie Smith?
  • + 1
 im curious too dude, anyone?
  • + 1
 Stevie said he wasnt riding for whatever reason. And wasnt gee man supposed to be out there?
  • + 9
 they all decided that hucking off of gigantic cliffs in the middle of the desert maybe wasn't the best choice for their racing careers.
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  • + 2
 I gotta say I think Norbs' Speshy is the coolest looking of the bunch, even if I am Knolly fan! His ChroMag bear decal is upside down - does that mean he has some plans to make it right side up in photos? And why does he have a bigger rotor in the rear than front?
  • + 1
 May be just the angle, but it looks like he's running some pretty small rotors for rampage...
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  • + 6
 I wanna see how no chain guide performed and also Karpiel Disco Volante Smile
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  • + 6
 how nice to see Paul Bass
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  • + 4
 We all like watching big tricks hope it would be an other fantastic rampage with no serious injury to any riders and lots of Fun
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  • + 3
 Sorry to say this, but am I the only one here to think that Wil White's Karpiel Disco Volante is competing as one of rampage's worst looking bikes? Man, wish he could have a better bike...
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  • + 1
 Who needs porn when there's bike porn?! Well, erm, actually, I do, BUT!!! Omg, yummy! Men and bikes! Perfect threesome! Good luck to all riders, especially the Brits! Will be watching through my fingers, as usual! Agghhhh! Can't wait Smile x
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  • + 1
 Why does anyone have a rear derailleur at Rampage? They must need it, but I don't see why. Seems like a single ring with tensioner makes more sense for weight and reliability. Do you really shift on most of those lines? Seems more like up top it is all trying not to fall off before your line and at bottom it is pedal to keep that insane speed up.
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  • + 4
 Would not matter what bike I was on riding "Rampage", they would all end up with shit stains on the seat. This is crazy!
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  • + 2
 Anyone else pumped to see what Paul Bas pulls off on his entourage? Yeeu. I know qualifying is going to be off the hook, I'm gonna be on the edge of my seat for finals!!
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  • + 4
 Norbs may well get robbed - that's a sick looking bike!
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  • + 1
 The Evil Undead frames don't have a great reputation on the BDS race circuit. If they can't take the beating they get there, I would be going into the rampage a little nervous if I was on one.
  • + 1
 What reputation would that be?
  • + 1
 The revolts had a load of problems with cracking and snapping in half (2 died at one race at Moelfre in the compression into finish). The undeads do better, but I know a couple of people who've had issues getting spares when the swingarms cracked. Beautiful frames though. Hopefully the problem frames were the usual first run of the line.
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  • + 1
 Thank you, I'd much rather hear about the bikes and what everybody is running. The riding on the actual day of rampage is very important to me as well. Save your predictions and politics.
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  • + 2
 Someone needs to let Kinrade know his chain is too long... or stick the Saint wide ratio adapter on there if he doesn't already.
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  • + 3
 the kona operator carbon has to be one of the best looking bikes their for sure!
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  • + 5
 Tyler McCaul?
  • + 1
 Good call... where the hell is TMac?? I'm looking forward to his natural sender (maybe bigger than the sender?) more than almost anything these guys have lined up
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  • + 4
 Anyone noticing that Pilgrim has no shifter on his bike?
  • + 2
 You can see the cable tie holding the derailleur in place.... Nice
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  • + 4
 Sam Pilgrim's NS looks sick!
(but that singlet?)
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  • + 0
 I would give mad respect to Bingelli if he three'ed that 650b. He flipped once or twice last year and strait aired everything else.. kinda a lame run considering he was saying 650B is a "man" size wheel.
  • + 2
 two consecutive backflips on his final run, plus multiple backflips during practices, his most serious failure was a blown tube all week. They already explained last year that its no longer just about the biggest trick, you also have to have speed AND actually stick the landings. Consistency means more than showmanship now. Its not like extreme sailboarding where its all about the height you get off the waves and damn the landing part.
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  • + 1
 Nice showing all around for the fork makers. But where is the green glint of a DVO offering? Seems like they could have put something together for this event.
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 10 Vivid Airs, 5 Sessions, 4/5 Trek Sessions run Vivid Air, 3 Sessions- fox 40's, 2 Sessions Boxxers.
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  • + 3
 Hey quick question... Wheres Sorge?
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 injured.. champion's curse
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  • + 2
 That's the most Dorado's in one competition since a 2003 WC race... Manitou must be stoked!
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  • + 1
 If I had known that Enduro Evo I saw in Big Bear last weekend was going to be in Rampage the next weekend I would have licked it when I had the chance.
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  • + 4
 poor Marky Mathews
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 One Big Question.
Why the Marzocchi sponsored riders are not testing the new 380 fork and the Moto C2R Shock?
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  • + 3
 Gee Atherton?? Is he not competing anymore?
  • + 7
 Can't due to a knee operation
  • + 1
 I was wondering why he was able to do the fox hunt if he needed work done? Not that those are similar events, but still.. Just curious?
  • + 4
 Its an ankle operation, on the same ankle that he damaged during last years Rampage, he's effectively done the whole season with a busted ankle.
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  • + 3
 I think Kona looks amazing. Simple, but perfect. Also I love the Gambler..
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  • + 2
 STOP!!! WAIT!!!!..... Has anyone explained to the dirt jump kids that they can't spin the bars with those forks.
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  • + 0
 Go Antoine, Go Pierre Edouard, Go Thomas ! Reprazent !
Allez les gars on est derrière vous, c'est Rampage! Montrez aux Américains - chez eux - comment on roule sur le vieux continent Wink
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  • + 2
 anybody else notice the trouser snake in norbs photo?? seat tube area, inside the brace triangle....
  • + 1
 that's some funny shit right there!
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 Thanks pinkbike and Sterling for the great pics and coverage of this event. Can't wait to watch it go down!!!!
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  • + 2
 Nice to see Paul Bas Back in action!
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  • + 2
 Pilgrim is to cool for shifters
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 good to see pilgrim on a bike this year! no surprise he got hurt on a soda last year
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 that yt is sick!
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 I prefer the day glow yellow or green podium over the red...
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 Where is GEE!! :O , Come on BRENDAWG!!!
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 Went in for an operation this week on his ankle that he busted up during last years Rampage
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 That's crazy that he did the whole world cup season on a bum ankle. Respect.
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 Mikey!!!! Get dude. And Kyle! And Dorefling!!!! Got some rad riders riding.
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 Nice to see quite a few people hopping on Dorados after I decided on a pair of those for my big bike as an upgrade.
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 I've never seen a paint job sicker than Norbs' demo. That thing POPS!!
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 Karpiel Disco Volante best bike on there! what a beast! now in wal-mart 99.99,.... haha
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 Wil White is a boss. I say that every year... because its true every year.
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 where the 29 ...seriously i love to see all these big bikes and good luck guys
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 Cam Zink's bike is amazing looking! Love it
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 So a lot of air shocks!! So happy to see that. I feel they are nitrogen charged.
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 Why all the single crown forks last year and only 1 set this year..? Not that im complaining, just wondering... why?
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 Almost all the single crowns were run in practice last year, but were switched to dcs after practice.
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 No Giant bikes, nice if Giant send one to Wil White, because this bike looks like from supermaket!
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 This is the first time I've heard that Karipel looks like a supermarket bike...
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 I have no idea who I wanna win now...before my vote was on Mark Mathews cos he f*cking shreds.
hope he had a fast recovery!
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 No T-Mac????????
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 Both the new Kona and that Evil have such nice lines.
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 Josh Bender is missing
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 Eye candy. Love this feature. Thanks PB.
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 didnt anyone else notice Thomas vanderhams 'harry high seat' ??!!!
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 good luck to all of you guys! go big and stay healthy
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 Sick bike is carbon Morpheus.......very coooool
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 the TR450 is the best looking dh bike in existence.
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 Some very nice bikes. Sick riding. Go Ramon!
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 So much bike porn. Glorious.
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 i dont see black guys at rampage, can anyone tell me why? ..is because they're black?
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 its cool seeing all these big riders riding for smaller companies
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 James and Garett are gonna kill it on those beautiful Knolly Podiums!
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 the 36 souls who's bolls are bigger than normal!!!
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 Go Mike Kinrade! That Undead is sick
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 I love the Gamblers. Awesome
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 Chris Van Dine con Devinci??
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 where the hell is Kurt Sorge ??? i thought he was getting ready for rampage in his last interview?!?!?
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 injured, dude. THE CURSE!! She lives!!
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 NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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 Paul M.F. Bass rockin the single crowns
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 added to favourite before to see the bikes!
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 lots of carbon but no carbon rims?
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 I'm not aware of anyone making a free ride specific carbon rim. Race rims look for strength/ weight balance. Too small of a market to make a fr carbon rim.
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 Omg, i am in heaven. Rockin n rollin all over the world.
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 Only one single crown fork...
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 Tom Van Steenbergen is on rampage?
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 is that a new canyon Thelander is on?
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 Looks like Torque DHX 2014 frame with different colour sheme and cpomonents
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 Haha, so, how many marzocci forks will snap this year? Also, it'll be interesting to see how the suntour Knolly bikes perform
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 I said this last time but... A large proportion of riders last time out were on Marzocchis, including the 3 that happened to have massive front end impacts. If they were anything smaller than a MX fork they still would have snapped
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 Totems would've held...
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 src248: Knolly + suntour RUX took 6th place on the hands of James Doerfling. I hope to see him in the top 3 and Buehler in the finals. Also interested to see what will Graham do this year.

Can't say anything about Marzocchi, don't own any of their products.
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 Lets not forget doerfling snapped his totem back in 2010. Zokes 4 life!!!
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 Totem? don't you mean 888?
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 Yeah my bad. I was thinking of someone else.
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 I never get tired of the bike and rider pages!
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 omg Cam McCaul's bike is sexy as hell
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 I prefer Ryan Howard's !
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 Sorge and his Glory?
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 Sorge is not participating due to injury
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 What's with all the chromag seats going around?
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 they kick ass
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 What's so great about them? I wanna get one but why so much?
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 you cant ram them in the ass so easy if you crash..... think thats the reason
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 wheres Gee and Tmac?
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 Gee's not going this year. He needs a foot operation
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 Where's Kurt and his bike?? Did the curse get the best of him??...
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 Yes, broken leg. Hope he'll be soon back in business after a perfect recovery. Think of it for yourself : these men are determination and COMMITMENT on a bike. Hats off, brave riders !
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 genons canyon and mccauls session are the best 2.
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 can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Norb's Custom Specialized Demo is so sexy.
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 Supreme FR not DH....it says right on the bike.
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 good catch
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 Why doesn't danny heart get invited or does he I reckon he would rip this shut up
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 The tues and undead have my vote. Super sharp lookin bikes
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 Kinrade doerfling Hopkins and bueler .. Go Kootenay's!
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 doerflings all cariboo,,,jus sayin
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 Darren Berrecloth?
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 nice...very nice
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 The bikes are sick, but Cam Zink's sleeve is so dialed
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 All makes and all models, not just SRAM or Shimano or any one bike. Good luck out there guys!
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 Evil undead . . The best
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 Wheres Kurt Sorge?
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 Bike porn me like
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 love the yt industries
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 Where is Stevie smith ?!
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 south of france by the look of his instagram..
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 Where's Sorge?
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 Sorge got injured a while back.
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 The GT is the best
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 Why no Kurt Sorge?
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 The Karpiel Disco Volante looks like a bike you get from the supermarket for £150 aha
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 That oldshool frame dude!
That proud came from POLAND. Now hand crafted in USA.

I my opinion looks better in white colour ( www.karpiel.com )
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 I want a Claudio preview.
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 Nico vink's gambler!
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 no claymore this year ?
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 dorados on a claymore wouldnt be out of place here. I'd like to see what the bike is capable of.
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 SOOO many sessions.. Even ones with Kona (and Norco) stickers!!
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 Oh no, every bike with front triangle, seat and double crown for looks like Trek Session 88/9.X. Trek should pat. it.
Mate, Kona is following design that they were using previously at their Dh/FR bikes (Stab and Stinky). Look at Trek Diesel or Trek session 10. They had no 4 beam kind of suspenssion, no curved down tube, or curve "seat" tube. Kona was using 4 beam suspension in DH bikes since 1996 (maybe earlier), curved "seat" tube since 1999, cuved down tube since 2006 And those are only similarities that I can see. First Session 88 came up at 2008.
Shitty Kona Operator graphics is also different from Trek's.
But you are a hater and haters don't use logic... And probably don't understand geometry, cause it is tottaly different on these bikes.
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 are you referring to Thomas Misser's TURNER Burner with Kona stickers??
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 So would you say 'asthetically' the Operator looks like: A) 2008 Trek session 88 or B) 2008 Kona Stab?
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 So would you say 'asthetically' the 2008 Trek session 88 looks like: A) 2007 Trek session 10 or B) 2007 Kona Stab?
And no, I am not talking about TURNER Burner.
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 well arent session's popular!
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 Sam pilgrim is my bet for the win
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 nobody needs clips here! this is truly MTB! but if one of my downhill friends was invited, i bet they will ride clips because it helps to manage the bike.. ahahh
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 so hard to keep my erection down!
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 its an evil undead, not vengeance
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 Boxxers rulez!
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