17 Bikes From Red Bull Rampage 2017

Oct 27, 2017
by Danielle Baker  
Tracking down the athletes and their bikes at any event is hard enough, but when you have a venue like Red Bull Rampage it can be nearly impossible. Photographer Trevor Lyden scoured the canyon over the last three days to track down the pros and their whips to bring you this collection of 17 bikes from Rampage. Enjoy!


Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Kurt Sorge and his Polygon Collosus.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Cam Zink and his YT Tues.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Ethan Nell and his YT Tues.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Brandon Semenuk and his Trek Session.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Brett Rheeder and his Trek Session.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Thomas Genon and his Canyon Sender.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Carson Storch and his Rocky Mountain Maiden

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Kyle Strait and his Commencal Furious

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Tyler McCaul and his GT Fury.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Tom Van Steenbergen and his Trek Session.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Andreu Lacondeguy and his YT Tues.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Antoine Bizet and his Rose Soul Fire.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Darren Berrecloth and his Canyon Sender.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Vincent Tupin and his Scott Gambler.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Bas Van Steenbergen and his Hyper.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Pierre Edouard Ferry and his Commencal Furious.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes
Ryan Howard and his Trek Session.



119 Comments

  • 82 10
 Cool seeing marzocchi still being used by the pros. Makes me feel like part of the team.
  • 63 1
 Marzocchi = Fox
  • 42 1
 Is it just me or these Bombers are actually Fox 40s on the outside?
  • 6 42
flag multialxndr (Oct 28, 2017 at 1:31) (Below Threshold)
 They are the same parent group but in terms of function they are quite different. The damping on the development Marzocchis isn't up to scratch with other high end forks
  • 24 0
 @look-out: Yes it looks exactly like a Fox 40 with gold dials and Bomber decals. Notice the RAD-sticker and the FIT4 sticker as well.
  • 12 0
 if you look closely on T-Macs fork you can see the "RAD" letters on his Marzocchis lowers. So theres propably some proto fox stuff in that Marzocchi chasis. Lets see what forks fox is going to release under the M label next year. hopefully some bullet proof good performing stuff for a good price, like in old days and not a low end extension to the fox line up
  • 18 50
flag AntN (Oct 28, 2017 at 3:01) (Below Threshold)
 @abzillah: Marzocchi = DVO
  • 8 0
 @look-out: RAD Fit4 axle... yes it's a 40
  • 11 5
 Its just a Fox 40 with undeserved stickers..
  • 17 3
 @AntN: More like DVO = Marzocchi without the logo. But you are more correct than the people who negged you realize.
  • 8 17
flag RedRedRe (Oct 28, 2017 at 8:02) (Below Threshold)
 It makes me sad to see what fox is doing with the glorious Marzocchi name. Can not just slap a sticker. A Bomber sticker.

Marzocchi > fox
  • 5 9
flag RedRedRe (Oct 28, 2017 at 8:16) (Below Threshold)
 @ninjatarian: some people at DVO, i think the owner and two other guys, used to work for Marzocchi USA in various roles. Most in office jobs. That is all.
The forks, shocks etc. were designed, engineered and tested in Italy.
This is when Maraocchi was owned by an asian company.

The real Marzocchi is the one who produced all the cool stuff.
  • 9 1
 @RedRedRe: Again why are people upset about this? The ocmpany almost folded for good and Fox decided to take them over. Sure youll see some identical products but I have a good feeling that Marzocchi is gonna still have their feel vs Fox.
  • 3 0
 @chainzuck: its a fox 40 with a Marzocchi decals so of course its gonna have RAD and Fit4 in it lol
  • 6 0
 @chillrider199 i completely agree. fox rescued marz and they’re keeping all the former marz athletes supplied with forks and shocks. My guess is because they’re coming with a new product line that hasn’t gotten to the working proto stages outside the lab.
  • 1 0
 It's a 40 with BOMBER decals on them. TVS bike check had some close ups of the fork.
  • 6 5
 marzocchi has so many fan boys here, I've owned 4 marzocchis over the years and currently running them, they might be reliable but damping performance has always been very sub-par compared to fox and Rockshox, customer service is also entirely non existent, good luck ever getting a reply email for warranty claims or tech support - Nada! Currently enduring this situation myself. I would say marzocchi just need to disappear for good and live on in our memories as an amazing company they weren't actually
  • 1 0
 @chainzuck: looks like a 40 chassis too
  • 2 1
 @ctd07: Yeah.. I agree. I hope honestly Fox can shape them up to be good. People are speculating so much on what these forks are made of. Its probably a 40 (because why change the infamous fork?) with Marzocchi dampers. Would make sense
  • 3 0
 @ctd07: try riding the 888 rc2 lol you are complaining about Marzocchi when you're running a 888vf with no adjustments lmao I've ridden alot of different Marzocchi forks and the only one I didn't enjoy was a vf. I'd still rather ride my shiver dc then my fox 40rc2
The plushness is second to none and the adjustments are easy to use its just impossible to find rebuild kits for it. Thats the only reason I'm on a 40 now
  • 1 1
 @mhoshal: I'm on 350cr now, still lacking in performance, dives through its travel way too easily and compression adjustment does nothing
  • 2 0
 @multialxndr: you obviously haven't ridden the c2r2 fork or moto shock.
  • 3 0
 @mhoshal: agree - the whole point of owning a Marz fork was for their high end oil bath dampers. Although people also have issues sometimes with the high end Marz gear because they don't know how to tune it...and based on my experience, the Rc3 line did require more understanding of tuning than competing suspension. I picked up a few near new RC3Ti forks of different sizes back in the '11 - '12 timeframe for 30% or so of MSRP where the seller said they couldn't get it to ride right. Of course they blew my fricken mind every time and hardly ever needed any attention. Still have a 2012 66 in service for freeride, and it shows no signs of slowing down. I am not a hater of Fox and RS by any means (very happily running that gear, too, on the trailbike), but I am one of the riders that cannot wait for the new Marz/Fox coil forks to come out
  • 4 0
 @ctd07:You are forgetting about the time when Marzocchi was making the Z-2 and Rock Shox was making junk elastomer forks full of plastic parts. Fox was not even in the game back in the old days. Marzocchi earned their place in the history of mountain biking, lets let them have that.
  • 55 2
 The industry is telling me 26 is dead, but the pro's are telling me it ain't.
  • 9 0
 Damn i do not see a difference of that 1,5inch: except Cam Zink Bike which looks like "oO"
  • 6 0
 Why are people still surprised that certain Pros still use 26" wheels when they fit the event? Every time there's an article about slopestyle, people freak out about the pros using small wheels. Companies are still producing 26" slope bikes and many DH frames are still compatible will 26. Slopestyle bikes are 26". Period. Every slope rider at every slope event is going to be riding 26 unless companies start prototyping 27.5 slope bikes next year. DH race bikes are now all 27.5 or 29. Freeriders go with either 26 or 27.5 depending on what their frame can take. Don't be caught off guard if the pros are still winning freestyle events on smaller wheels.
  • 1 2
 Of course, wouldn’t be surprised to see dirt jump bikes with their smaller wheels too... it wasn’t a downhill event neither a free ride event. It was a slope style circuit made up 5 days before the event by the riders. For backflips and stunts smaller wheels are welcomed.
  • 4 0
 imagine what would happen if a company developed even smaller sized wheels for dirt jumping competitions?
  • 8 0
 @gonecoastal: bmx bikes?
  • 2 0
 @gonecoastal: Dartmoor, Dmr and formerly Doberman made and make 24inch jump bikes. A 24 inch Doberman lepink (my fave slope bike) competed in Highland bike park slope comp so apparently its legal. Would love to see a 24 player under Symon Godziek.
  • 1 1
 @johannensc: Really there is no place for 27.5 wheels for slope bikes. Not even a chance man. It mess directly with the maneuverability of the bike... On air spinning and in the ground for taking off the lips... Just as simply as High School physics.
  • 2 0
 @seif770: That's basically what I was getting at.
@choppertank3e: whoosh.
  • 23 0
 lots of 26ers out there...all over that podium as well.
  • 12 0
 With some people using big rubber too I’m finding it hard to tell, come on PB give us some details!
  • 21 1
 Damn Kyle Strait looks so American
  • 8 0
 He is the human embodiment of America
  • 15 3
 Suprised to see so many coil shocks! Always thought that the better ramp up control of an air shock would be ideal for the big hits at rampage.
  • 3 1
 #CoilAintDead
  • 3 1
 The ramp up in the end will result in higher g-loads in the end as well. With a linear spring you'll have a lower peak force/acceleration.

The ramp up just allows you to get you a better compromise between small bumps and big hits. But at rampage there are no small bumps really...
  • 1 3
 You also can't bottom out a coil shock, which would be handy at rampage.
  • 1 0
 Well you can bottom it out..... But you won't blow out the seals
  • 11 0
 Surprised to see Bizet with his.. thought I heard he got robbed?...
  • 9 0
 Genon's and Claw's Canyon Senders are so awesome!
  • 10 1
 BTW, interesting to see no Demo, M16 nor V10...Pity Conor didn't drop in.
  • 10 0
 Love Bas' Hyper!
  • 2 0
 That artwork!!!
  • 5 0
 Brett Rheeder fox 40 stanchions are black ??? It does say Factroy and not Elite, hmmm.
Also the new marzocchi forks do look like Fox 40's with a different sticker, they even have a fit4 damper...
  • 4 0
 Factory lowers. Elite stantions
  • 8 0
 Cool to see a Suntour product on the podium.
  • 6 3
 Not really...
  • 2 0
 @b-wicked: Suntour products were on Podiums before in Rampage. Knolly Podiums. Sr Suntour has stepped up exponentially since a few years ago, heard nothing but praise
  • 10 2
 Since it doesn't say I'll just tell myself most them are 26s
  • 9 2
 Is there a reason most of the YT's are the 2016 frames?
  • 13 0
 Correct me if i'm wrong but I don't think they changed the tues frame from 2016 to 2017? Just added that new color
  • 57 1
 Their orders finally arrived.
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: Lol, are they pretty notorious for slow delivery? The tues been sold out for a long time in Canada too, can only get the yellow one in a small for last few months.
  • 3 0
 @VPS13: No their pricepoint is just so good that they usually sell out on the new stocked frames within days. Then they have to process all of those orders and ship them out.
  • 2 3
 @VPS13: My friend had a great experience ordering one before our week at Moab. It ended up shipping 5 weeks after the "shipping on" date advertised when he paid for it. Meant that he had to pay $500 on a rental instead. Impossible to get in touch with anyone. BUT, his bike is really nice.
  • 3 0
 Is there a reason why YT has not released a 26” stock bike again?
  • 6 0
 Lacondeguy's spring is very bling. Nice !
  • 5 0
 I love these photos of rider and machine. Very cool, and nicely shot. Nice work, Lyden. Damn I miss riding in Utah...
  • 1 0
 Marzocchi posted this - hopefully not the direction Marzocchi is going... because that's just a 40 with different stickers and tops caps. Perhaps they're using a trustworthy chassis to test some new internals (It does have a big RAD sticker!)? Notably it's air sprung too...
  • 6 3
 Shame there's no pic of McFarlane's Intense. Also, that Hyper looks awfully 'session-y'... lol
  • 1 0
 Lots of bikes without lower potion of the chainguide. I would think at rampage the chain would need all the retention it could get, but obviously the lower is unnecessary. Can someone fill me in?
  • 1 0
 Moden downhill specific drivetrains already have good chain retention
  • 1 0
 @liamOenduro: So the clutch mechanism makes the lower pulley redundant. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 i counted 6 bikes without any type of chain guide, thought that was pretty surprising.
  • 2 0
 GREAT photos!!!! hard to catch them on Rampage as read above but well worth it!! Cheers for the bike checks Danielle and PB!!
  • 2 0
 Is antoine bizet using x2 or vivid air? If it's a x2 its very rare to see fox and rockshox combo
  • 3 0
 It's a floatx2
  • 4 0
 He doesn't have a suspension sponsor
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know what Jersey Kyle is wearing?!?! Possibly in-releases/custom Fox kit??
  • 1 0
 *un-released
  • 7 4
 Semenuks bike looks like a Session
  • 3 0
 it's really nice to see a fair few riders using suntour.
  • 2 0
 Nice to see Saint Cranks . Nice to see parts made to take a shit kicking instead of being light and disposable.
  • 2 0
 Trek sessions, commencal furious and wt tues...that’s all you need for rampage!!
  • 3 0
 Pretty sure that's a smile for Semenuk
  • 2 0
 I think Tom Van Steenbergen's Session has the coolest paint job

give me a + if you agree
  • 5 3
 do all there bikes look really small or is it just me
  • 3 1
 a few especially reeder and semenuk
  • 3 3
 @loganmerringer: 26" wheels will do that
  • 2 0
 Smaller = more flicky.
  • 2 0
 i wonder if anyone was riding a 650b/27,5 bike at rampage this year
  • 1 0
 just saw Tupin and Bizet
  • 1 0
 The Canyon Sender is only available in 650B/27,5. Don't really know about the other brands...
  • 1 0
 Kyle strait
  • 2 0
 @jamp: Well unless Adolf Silva runs 27.5 at Fest we just saw the world's first 650b double backflip and on a DH bike. Alloy frame this time too?
  • 3 1
 last year's trek sessions looked better
  • 4 1
 Where's Binggeli?
  • 1 0
 I remember the old school Santa Cruz Bullet beating up on those mountains.. soon cool stuff
  • 3 0
 Strait on vans???????
  • 2 0
 Gooseberry Mesa shreddage is in order
  • 1 0
 Anyone else notice how badly Bizet's chainguide is set up? what is even the point.
  • 1 0
 It looks okay to me. Probably runs more sag in the rear shock than most people that's why he set the chain guide up that way
  • 2 0
 Interesting to see more than a few riders using Hope wheel wheelsets.
  • 1 0
 Lyle for the style award. Camo. So hot right now.
  • 1 0
 3 of 17 uses air rear shock...
  • 1 0
 The offset and arch spacing on Rheeder and Genons 40s looks very 49-ish...
  • 1 0
 Wasn't there 20 riders? Why not 20 bikes?
  • 1 0
 R Dog is unbeatable when it comes to Custom Bikes !
  • 2 1
 damn that fasthouse stuff is even more ugly than tld gear
  • 1 0
 Strait's hair... it's hilarious...
  • 1 0
 4 Trek Sessions, 3 YT Tues...not a single Specialized Smile
  • 1 0
 the annual budget is spent on that hyper downhill bike Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Like Kurt
  • 1 4
 anyone else think storch was pushing it by using a sr suntour?
  • 2 0
 Stop living in 2005, Sr Suntour is not the shit brand it was a decade ago.
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