Red Bull Rampage - Rider List

Aug 30, 2012
by Red Bull Canada  
The riders are set, the course is being constructed and tickets will soon be available to witness the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking as Red Bull Rampage gets set to take stage in Virgin, Utah. After a thrilling contest at Red Bull Joyride, the final list of riders has been selected to participate, and on September 1st a lucky 1,800 spectators will get the opportunity to stamp their ticket to witness in person the throwdown in picturesque desert of Utah taking place October 5-7, 2012.

There will be a deep list of riders hailing from 10 nations, from veterans who have rode every Red Bull Rampage like Mike Kinrade and Robbie Bourdon, to new phenoms like Anthony Messere who at 16 will be the youngest rider in the field, and heavy hitters like Brandon Semenuk who at the ripe old age of 21 already has a Red Bull Rampage title under his belt. Three riders are coming to Red Bull Rampage with an additional goal in mind – to be crowned FMB World Tour Champion 2012. Semenuk, Martin Soderstrom and Thomas Genon all have the chance to take home the title at this year’s final event of the FMB World Tour in Utah – but with Semenuk's points advantage if he stands anywhere on the podium he will be crowned champion. Soderstrom and Genon need to bring their A-game to the Utah desert if they want to defeat the defending champion. Red Bull Rampage is guaranteed to be filled with suspense as fans get to watch the world’s best riders battle it out on this unique course.

On September 1st, fans can visit www.redbullusa.com/rampage to purchase their ticket from Event Brite. The tickets will be $15 and includes both competition days (October 5th qualifier and October 7th finals). Venue will be closed to spectators on Saturday, October 6th. Please read the spectator advisory and note the event site is remote and requires a 4 mile hike or bike ride into the venue.

For those not able to make it to Utah, there are several ways to catch the event while keeping your shoes clean. A live webcast will capture all the action on October 7th at www.redbullusa.com/rampage. Fans can also gather the family around the couch and tune into the TV broadcast on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The event will air on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to www.redbullsignatureseries.com for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.

Elevating the competition are event partners the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley, along with Signature Series presenting partner Casio G’zOne Commando. Oakley returns this year with the Icon Sender, an on-course, custom-built feature that was the catalyst for the most awe-inspiring tricks in 2010. Through the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah State Land Trust, the event will once again return to the majestic backdrop of Virgin that has proven to be the best terrain in the world.

Log-on to www.redbullusa.com/rampage for further event details and to watch the live webcast on October 7th.

Pre Qualified to Final on October 7th:
Gee Atherton GBR
Darren Berrecloth CAN
Logan Binggeli USA
Robbie Bourdon CAN
Geoff Gulevich CAN
Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
Tyler McCaul USA
Alex Prochazka CAN
Brandon Semenuk CAN
Kurt Sorge CAN
Kyle Strait USA
Thomas Vanderham CAN
Cameron Zink USA


Qualifier on October 5th:
Graham Agassiz CAN
Paul Basagoitia USA
Antoine Bizet FRA
Garett Buehler CAN
James Doerfling CAN
Brendan Fairclough GBR
Pierre Edouard Ferry FRA
Thomas Genon BEL
Yannick Granieri FRA
Jamie Goldman USA
Casey Groves CAN
Mick Hannah AUSTALIA
Mike Hopkins CAN
Ramon Hunziker SWI
Mike Kinrade CAN
Cam McCaul USA
Kelly McGarry NZL
Anthony Messere CAN
Kyle Norbraten CAN
Sam Pilgrim GBR
Brett Rheeder CAN
Curtis Robinson CAN
Steve Romaniuk CAN
Kenny Smith CAN
Martin Soderstrom SWE
Andrew Taylor USA
Guido Tschugg GER
Chris Van Dine USA
Nico Vink BEL
Greg Watts USA
Wil White USA



FMB World Tour
The 2012 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates 36 events from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump. For the second time, Red Bull Rampage will mark the great final of the FMB World Tour as one of only two Diamond Events worldwide. Red Bull Rampage promises to host heart-stopping finals to determine the Red Bull Rampage champion and 2012 FMB World Tour Champion.
More information on: www.FMBWorldTour.com

About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to foster national and international amateur and professional sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, acting as a catalyst in unifying the states sports community and strengthening Utah's presence in the global sports marketplace. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com

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245 Comments

  • 116 4
 Stoked to see Mick Hannah and Brendan Fairclough competing this year! Gonna be crazy...
  • 25 5
 I'm so stoked to watch the action in person!
  • 34 0
 I'm so stoked.....
  • 11 9
 Would be cool if Troy Brosnan was in it
  • 14 5
 I'm just wondering what Söderstrom is gonna throw down! To my knowlegde he's never ridden anything freeride.
  • 48 1
 @Schy: There've been a couple of edits showing him on his demo.... I think he's pretty capable on the big bike... ^^
  • 8 0
 i think schy may have meant that he hasn't rely done any FR comps, but im sure he is gonna throw huge
  • 20 1
 If only CG wasn't injured!! It's wicked that he can't compete... I can't imagine Redbull Rampage without him!
  • 8 16
flag alex-DH-life (Aug 30, 2012 at 13:01) (Below Threshold)
 Where's my name ??!
  • 17 0
 above you... I guess
  • 43 2
 Finally, something Aaron Gwin can't win !!!
  • 7 18
flag Santanoni (Aug 30, 2012 at 14:58) (Below Threshold)
 @Waldon83 Gwin could probably win it 2 years from now if he practiced FR a little...
  • 2 0
 I always liked Nico Vinks style
  • 5 0
 @Schy: You sir, have not watched this www.pinkbike.com/video/266710
  • 1 0
 So how many people can qualify? I wish we could see them all ride.
  • 1 0
 we will, just not in the finals
  • 1 0
 well im talkin about finals yah nut hahha.
  • 2 0
 Kirill Benderoni should be up somewhere!!
  • 3 1
 soderstrom on a DH rig gets me stoked!!!
  • 3 0
 So stoked that Aggy is back!
  • 1 0
 itll be really interesting to see pilgrim and soederstrom ride. stoked on the whole lineup though!
  • 1 0
 Wonder why Steve Smith isn't selected?
  • 31 3
 Gee Atherton And Brendan Fairclough do it for GBR!!!!!
  • 11 9
 The only 2 men in England who can freeride
  • 17 111
flag bigburd (Aug 30, 2012 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 Hardly .... Any WC racer can handle a bike , they can all jump , they all have style , freeride is a peice of piss compared to racing a WC.
  • 22 1
 i reckon danny harts got the balls for it...
  • 35 3
 @joe and jester....what about PILGRIM...
  • 3 2
 He will be there one day! He is a good rider but still got abit to go I think??
  • 25 26
 No pilgrim cant freeride . Dirt jump is not freeride he still has yet to get my respect when it comes to freeride
  • 16 2
 bigburd, yeah yeah, say it to oakley sender
  • 11 11
 Yeah id agree with that, I reckon WC riders could ride way sketchier stuff than most top freeriders. Take last rampage, like 5 people hit that wallride gap and Gee was the only one who made it. Theres a lot more competition/riders in downhill, so the top WC riders are bound to be better.
  • 10 3
 I think I will have to agree with "brycemtb" there, Pilgrim is an awsome dirt jumper but he cannot freeride....... This is not his competition!!
  • 5 8
 We have pilgrim too Wink don't forget him
  • 8 0
 Like I said mate this isn't his competition!! But a good rider!
  • 11 7
 why is bigburd so harshly propped? any of the top downhillers could ride this event
  • 22 6
 Oilscale- the hip gap that Gee hit in the last Rampage was a completely different takeoff and angle than the one Romaniuk attempted...

Claiming that WC riders are better at handling "sketchy stuff" than freeriders is insanely stupid, completely baseless and completely subjective.
  • 11 11
 I get the feeling that these guys think they can only do a timed run , not realizing that any of the top 20 racers could tear up this event , alot of them do DJ/Fr stuff for fun in thier own time or to mix up training , or that alot of the jumps on a WC track are equal in size and aggressiveness to whats found here.
anyhow who gives a flying f*ck about props xD
  • 8 5
 bigburd- You're basing your opinion off what exactly? Have you ever been to the Rampage sites? Have you even ridden in the Virgin area before?

Comparing jumps on a WC track to a line in the Rampage is again, about as silly as comparing who can ride sketchier stuff.
  • 4 1
 No your all wrong all of you! AHHHH!
  • 2 1
 Gee said in a video he would never do another Rampage. Just 'cause he's pre-qualified doesn't mean he will show up. I hope I'm wrong.
  • 2 0
 Bigburd must be talking to his imaginary friend snufalufagis...
  • 4 0
 Yea fine they can ride fast but try sticking the landings and getting big tricks down cleanly. I didn’t see fairclough trick at all in Crankworx dual speed and style....
  • 3 1
 @scott townes

Yeah doesnt that tell you something? Romaniuk tried it and failed, Gee realised the run in wasnt right and changed it then landed it fine?

I was at the Chatel Mountainstyle, watching the sketchiest part of the course (this horrible drop to really steep rock section) and nico vink (a WC rider) went down it twice as fast as any of the pro freeriders (aggasiz sorge ect). Im not being subjective at all, I just dont think WC riders are given the credit they deserve.
  • 7 1
 One question where is Chris Akrigg!! He could bring something pretty special to Rampage.
  • 2 1
 Pilgrim was riding freeride before he even dirt jumped, quite the same with the lot of them.
  • 5 3
 OilScale- Yeah it tells me what every person that's ever built and hit something already knows, you need someone to guinea pig a jump before you know if it'll work out or not. That has nothing to do with what kind of rider hit the jump first. And yeah that's tight you watched one WC rider ride a section faster than some freeriders at an event and on a feature that's hardly like the Rampage... yup, that's def. grounds to make such audacious and silly claims.

Chris Akrigg?! Best idea I've heard yet. He would fine some insane billy goat lines. Maybe next year when he's all healed up Wink
  • 3 0
 Chris Akrigg, the manbeast legend.......... now that would be awesome.... A circus act on a bike!! He would find lines that other riders would not dream of doing! The guys my idle and only lives 20mins up the road from me! Still not had the privalage of meeting him yet tho!! One day one day!!
  • 1 0
 He's on the mend slowly easing himself back into the game!!
  • 3 1
 @scott townes

Yeah your right someone has to guinea pig the gap first.

About it being nothing like rampage, Nick Simcik who rides for transition, said that Chatel is more gnarly that rampage. Yeah i didnt believe it either at first, but if you actually see chatel first hand you'll realise how harsh it is, its way steeper and rocky than it looks on photos/videos. It was built by the same guy who built champery which is the most tech world cup track there is.

You really had to see it to believe it, Nico vink literally went so much faster than anybody else.

Sure pro freeriders hit big gaps and do tricks, I'm not doubting their ability there. Im just saying, I think WC riders could ride way more technical stuff that any freerider, they race technical courses week in week out where as freeriders occasionly get filmed riding technical stuff. There mostly competing in DJ contests all year.
  • 3 0
 Just so my reply doesnt get taken wrong,I think wc riders are the best riders in the world..
  • 1 1
 He did chatel mountain style on a hard tail, he is a sick rider
  • 3 1
 Pilgrim doesnt do big mountain shit, if you pay attention you may learn something
  • 2 0
 Like I've been saying............. This isn't his comp!
  • 3 1
 OilScale- I trust Nick's word but that's one rider's opinion and it also depends on what line you choose- which again makes the two uncomparable. The 60ft. canyon gap double, the icon sender, the bender sender (70x30ft.), Canadian bacon line, Tyler K. winning run with a 30ft. cliff drop from 2002, Cedric stomping Bourdo's gap in 2004... the list goes on. Also I love where you said freeriders occasionally ride technical stuff... hahahaha, yup, only occasionally and only while filming do they ever ride insane stuff.
  • 1 0
 Not being funny but....Can't we just wait till October to watch it?- Surely the purpose of a multi-discipline event is to solve this debate. I wouldn't bet against any of the names doing something truly ridiculous... With a line up of riders like that I doubt any of us are going to be disappointed.
  • 2 0
 Respect both groups of riders, at the end of the day theyre both sick disciplines and both lots are assests to mountain biking, they are all highly skilled and sick, you cant compare downhill and freeride easily as downhill is all about speed and freeride is about style, within reason of course as theyre not that simple, but what i mean is, theyre both very respectable riding disciplines but not easily compared, downhillers and freeriders can interchange styles of riding a lot as most of them are good at both. and i have also seen the chatel mountain style course and it is very steep and technical in places, i saw 3 or 4 guys attempting it and they had one foot off and were almost sitting on the back wheel the whole way down, it takes a lot of skill to get down that course, never mind tricking it!
  • 1 0
 So all the slope comp he dominates aren't freeride? You're dumb.
  • 7 0
 @Oli and Scott,

When I was referring to Chatel being gnarlier, I meant it is rougher and more harsh to crash on than Utah (typically). Rampage has steep techy chutes like Chatel, but Rampage has a bit better traction. Chatel is loose and very different. I feel more out of my element at Chatel than I do riding in Utah. A lot of guys felt weird riding a contest with big jumps with mud tires on. This year, Chatel was sloppy muddy, Rampage can't be ridden when its super wet like Chatel was as your tires just clog up and stop you. Rampage is higher speed and bigger jumps. Chatel is rougher as well because riders don't build their own lines. Its very different. Yes it is hard to compare the two. They are both extremely gnarly in their own way. Keep in mind, Zink and Strait both raced world cups. If they were not focusing on the slopestyle/big mountain side of things, they could compete at world cups. Vanderham raced some world cups 2 years ago, Shandro used to race world cups, Prochazka raced world cups, and hell, almost every rider in this event can/does race PRO DH a time or two a year. Hell, Brandon could race World Cups if he so chose. Racing and freeriding both have different skill sets and focuses. Both sides of the sport have amazingly talented riders in it. As we saw at the last Rampage, a racer can do well and a freerider can do well.

To address the Pilgrim haters. Sam can freaking ride a bike! He will certainly be able to ride the stuff at Rampage. The organizers of this event make sure each rider knows what they are in for and we all do. I am excited to see how Sam approaches the contest, but the dude has bike skills, not just tricks. Utah is no joke, but neither is Chatel and Sam always seems to do quite well there and rides a smaller bike than the rest of us did.
  • 1 0
 Yeah that's true, riding pretty much anywhere in Utah makes it slick as hell or too soft to move and impossible to ride. And this year's Chatel was pretty nutty considering the intense wind and slick course. I think we can all agree that Semenuk's drift was one of the most insane scenes of bike control, or luck, haha. There's no doubting the benefits of racing downhill in bike control. It's the same in pretty much every aspect of freeskiing and the benefits from racing slalom/gs/superg/dh.
  • 1 0
 And going along with that, Nico Zink can spin, and Gee and spin and flip and such. He did a Quasqui or two a few years back. All of the top dudes shred each aspect of the sport, just dominate in one versus another
  • 1 4
 Guys... Rampage is judged by style, tricks and speed down the mountain! Noobs, do some research before spamming your opinion on the web. Most Dh riders could do this event, its a case of DOING IT WELL.
  • 21 2
 Surprised that they don't invite Steve Smith to ride. He has the style, the speed and the skill to compete, I'd think.
  • 1 1
 he was in the qualifier last year if i'm not wrong
  • 4 0
 No that was Kenny Smith. But yeah when they said Smith in 2010 I totally thought that it was Steve.
  • 9 2
 And where are Matt Hunter and Dylan Sherrard Frown
  • 1 0
 Hunter doesn't compete.
  • 1 0
 why is that?
  • 16 1
 Why is everybody surprized about Gee? the man has great big mountain skills,he can deffinetly hang with the like of Vanderham,Schley,Watson,Simmons. To bad Cedric wont be there this go around.
  • 18 0
 And the fact he got 2nd at last rampage
  • 6 1
 Gee is no newcomer to Rampage, His first was the 2003 Rampage
  • 5 0
 not forgeting he was judged 2nd without doing any tricks, purley speed flow an style Smile
fingers Xed for Pilgrim though
  • 2 1
 @nojzilla...Gee did pull off the massive quarter pipe transfer...thats was pretty trick in my books. Rampage isnt about 360s and front flips ... its more about GOING BIG.
  • 1 0
 if you remember old times there was Greh Minaar competing in one. Bummed for cedric too
  • 18 0
 Is anyone else wondering where the f*ck has mike montgomery been?
  • 8 0
 shattered thumb
  • 11 0
 they always say that crankworx is the Super Bowl of the fmb tour, but Rampage really is the biggest event! and its soo much gnarlier! If you didnt notice they only have the best of the best slopestyle riders, and everyone else is big mt shredders and some dh ........kinda a big deal! And so STOKED!
  • 18 0
 The reason they don't compare the Rampage to the Super Bowl or any other event is because... you cannot compare the Rampage to anything else. Its legendary, that is all.
  • 1 0
 Comparing Rampage to the SuperBowl is like comparing a jellybean to a freeride bike. Just pure stupid.
  • 13 0
 aggy, buehler and doerfling have a huge freeride background, wudda thought theyd be pre qualified
  • 5 0
 Pre-qualified has to do with points and previous results. They don't just randomly pick these guys.
  • 11 1
 So why is Soderstrom not pre qualified?
  • 2 1
 Cuz he didn't even make it into the finals last year. It's the previous results of last years rampage, not of the last event of the fmb world tour.
  • 3 0
 Because it'd be really strange to pre-qualify someone that's never ridden in the Rampage, or even So. Utah before... this isn't another slope comp.
  • 2 1
 Aggy doesn't do well in comps. Killer rider, and great in video parts, but his visits to podiums are rare.
  • 2 0
 its all about previous rampage results and if your gnarly as fuck
  • 11 0
 suprised aggie is not a pre qualifier
  • 3 2
 hes got a broken leg
  • 6 0
 I hope he'll be able to ride
  • 2 0
 Still... he'd still probably come in at least third
  • 2 0
 hell be able to ride. unless he hurts himself again. My friend just got back from kamloops and said aggy was riding around on his BMX..........
  • 7 1
 HAHAH andeu is in the list i mean wtf is the point he's always wasted like a waster.. i do love watching him but every comp since berg line where he won, he hasnt taken part in. which is a real shame..
  • 1 0
 hes taken part in nearly every comp since, where have you been hiding?
  • 1 0
 no he turned up to everything, ok he did ok at that speed and style comp but everything else has been disappointing.
  • 1 0
 at the end of the day he has fun... i dont care what anyone else says if your not having fun you shouldnt be on a bike
  • 9 0
 Where's Benderoni? He would have absolutely killed it, free Benderoni!
  • 8 2
 I wonder what "first time ever" or "biggest ever" we will see this year. So stoked, Rampage is like mountain biking turned up to 11.
  • 13 4
 No Matt Hunter? WTF?
  • 6 0
 Hunter is not much of a comp guy. It would be rad if he did compete!
  • 6 0
 Glad Romo and Kinrade are there.
  • 9 1
 Coastal crew! I assume Dunkerton will be filming then?
  • 6 2
 650b DH rig sounds like a pretty damn good idea to me for this course, just think about when line selection goes to s*** on a half-botched runout and dudes have to plow through the rough, could really save a run with that extra motoring ability now that i think about it
  • 9 1
 Kenny Smith? Heck yeah....crank up the metal!
  • 9 2
 It's that time again! Can't wait for this!!!!!
  • 6 0
 you would think Goldman would have a good shot, he has been on a big travel downhill bike all season!
  • 1 2
 doesnt mean anything
  • 3 0
 Greg Watts in the house... maybe he'll be able to show everyone what a TRUE natural double back flip looks like. Stoked to see all the santa cruz area locals coming out. Be rad to see both McCaul's in the same comp sense it seems like Cam's mostly be rocking video stuff these days. Big fan of Steve Romaniuk as well. List of the prequals is looking sick too.. Bearclaw, Bourdon, Straint and Cink... should be sick.
  • 7 1
 Surprised to see Alex Pro in there.
  • 4 0
 he's a sick rider, did really well in 2010 on rampage, but i can see your point as there are a lot of other great riders that could have been prequalified, like mike hopkins.



++ oh and please edit: Mick Hannah is from AUSTRALIA not AUSTALIA Smile (it happens, i know)
  • 7 2
 not doubting his skills, just haven't heard anything about him since he lost all his sponsors. fair play to him, everyone deserves a second chance
  • 13 1
 He's gonna burn it up. Too soon?
  • 6 0
 yay hopkins nice to see the kootenay guys in the big events
  • 7 1
 Andreu! AND ALL OF YOU KNOW IT!!
  • 3 2
 nope. hes going to straight air everything while being totally wasted, or might not even show up
  • 1 0
 I don't know the guy, but since he stopped riding with Llius, Andreu seems like a terrible rep for his sponsors, he draws over the logos or brand names on his bike, he often doesn't compete, misses events or dead sailors his runs albeit he does sometime lay it down... I assume this is why he has some no-name bike sponsor, the guy needs to pick his game up!
  • 1 0
 @ctd07 Does that make Andrea the 21st centuary Shaun Palmer? We all love him.
No-name bike sponsor....have you seen his new signature bike? Farking sik!
  • 1 0
 yeh he seems like a nice dude, I always want him to throw down and do well in comps, but I'd never sponsor him if I owned a company lol
  • 1 1
 Andreu is simply the best freerider and dirt rider in the world right now, simply, and this does not have anything to do with sponsors, no sponsors, or whatever any other thing, we are not talking about that here...

Take a look on this...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDmBe_21cJ4
  • 1 0
 i would dare to disagree, yo creo que semenuk es el mejor en este momento.
  • 6 1
 Would be awesome to see Bourdon get it!
  • 6 0
 James Doerfling FTW!!!!
  • 3 0
 Don't know why it says Sep 1st for ticket sales. Just purchased 2 tickets. They are on sale NOW. Going to be a nice final trip before ski season. JAH!
  • 1 0
 Same. Picked mine right up.
  • 1 0
 How many of these FMB guys have even ridden big mountain stuff? I reckon someone is going to end up killin themselves doin some shit they have never tried before, that is way outta their comfort zone. /
It's a whole different ballgame than these manicured slopestyle comps... this shit is no joke!
  • 1 1
 What's really all that different about it? Most years it's someone who does jumps & tricks that wins because that's where all the skills are. You can train a f*cking monkey to ride a bike down a hill, it's not that hard. The guys that do backflips & tailwhips in the same air on "manicured" jumps are also the guys that do that shit in super windy conditions, the guys with the biggest balls & the guys with abilities that monkeys don't have. If anyone's gonna get killed, it's probably someone that doesn't do slopestyle.
  • 1 0
 I think that experience in big mountain terrain develops a different skillset than slopestyle stuff. It'll be interesting for sure though, haven't even seen half those guys on anything but a hardtail.
  • 1 0
 There's a rider in the pre-qualified list that's done pretty well at a few big events in recent years by exploiting the power of 360's in places where most other riders probably wouldn't do them. This is a guy who mentioned in Decline (I think) that Carlin Dunne wasn't really at a sufficient level to have the recognition he was getting & that media portrayals (hype) make things look better than they really are. That was the essence of the statements. This is a rider who doesn't do tailwhips, or much of anything besides flips & 3's with a couple variations. He's an outspoken rider that was very progressive in his day & wasn't afraid to say what he thought. There are few things I respect more in a person, but the time to take a look in the mirror is coming. I want to see that guy at Rampage for many years to come, but he should have to qualify.

Everyone should have to qualify. It is utter & complete non-sense that one rider doesn't, but others do. Brandon Semenuk is a winning machine but he royally botched this years Joyride & he also blew a winning run on the last hit in another year with a crash on a backflip of all things.

Where the f*ck is Mike Montgomery!!!!
  • 1 0
 Semenuk will surely win FMB unless he crashes out. Cant see thomas genon beating him as the only time ive herd of him on a big mountain event would of been the Chatel Mountain style where he came 3rd or 2nd in the amatuers. If brandon does crash, soderstrom could be the champ!
  • 5 1
 Good to see Will going out again....can't wait to watch.....
  • 2 1
 So bourdon gets an auto qualy. But people who haven't dropped off the scene for the last couple years have to qualify? Same with Alex pro. But people like aggy and bas still gotta qualy.
  • 4 0
 Bourdon has been riding, exploring and rippin Virgin, Utah, for ages now, and without those guys Rampage wouldnt even exist nowadays...
  • 4 0
 i think pre-quali have to do with last rampage results.
  • 2 0
 gouty- one of the biggest negative aspects of action sports is that if you're not on "the scene", you're forgotten about no matter what you did before. I highly suggest you don't judge a rider's abilities based on if they're currently in the spotlight or not.
  • 1 0
 Wasn't judging. I know what all the riders all capable of. It just makes sense to pre qualify a rider who has been competing in alot of events. Not someone who Has been just riding for 2 years.
  • 3 1
 Semenuk is going to be taking revenge at this competition after his loss at crankworx. Its gonna be one hell of a competition Smile
  • 4 0
 Wish Matt Hunter was participating.
  • 1 0
 why isnt he?
  • 1 0
 Cause he's a g and only has to be featured in dope videos to be respected now....I have no idea...
  • 1 0
 Went to the 2010 RBR, It was unbeleivable, got my tiks ready to roll in Oct.

BTW, here are som of the shots I took in 2010
erwinr.pinkbike.com/album/Red-Bull-Rampage-2010
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 OK OK OK wait what? Atherton, Bingelli, Gulevich, Vanderham & Bourdon don't have to qualify but Genon, Pilgrim, Soderstrom, Bas', Goldman, Messere, Rheeder, Watts & C-Mac do? T-Mac doesn't but C-Mac does? When was the last time Bourdon demonstrated that he's at a competitive level? A Rampage win in 2001 & few decent shots in some videos 10 years ago doesn't make a competitive rider now. Truthfully he's never really been that good of a rider. Just because the only thing he really knows how to do on his big is ride off of drops doesn't make him better qualified for Rampage than all the riders that do tricks off of the same drops!! I wanna see Vanderham at Rampage but get real! The chances that he'd qualify if he were required to are almost zero. Bourdon wouldn't, that's why he doesn't have to. I think it's not only past time for a few of the pre-qualified riders to retire, but it's also time for the a*shole idiots picking them to retire too.

Then there's Alex Pro, who didn't act much like anything but a professional a*shole when he participated in a BC riot. I'm not gonna go into why I don't think he should be allowed to compete, I'll chalk it up to my opinion & leave it there, but pre-qualified? WTF?
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 CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!! SSSIIICCCKKK!!!!! :0
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 Wonder what sam will be riding?
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 his little ns soda probably
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 Soda with a dual crown??
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 Brandon Semenuk vs Martin Soderstrom... Ouuuch !
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 brandon will lose
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 No he wont. Brandon does way more dh bike riding
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 martin is a way better biker and derserves the win. semenuk is such a poor sport, at crankworx after he fell instead of going to talk after his run he cried and ran away into the forest
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 So cool... Imagine it you have just watched "Where the Trail Ends" for maybe 10th time and BAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM Rampage 2012... It is going to be amazing time
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 Super stoked to see a coastal crew rider and aggy and
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 Surprised by a fair few of the names on the qualifiers list... it will be interesting to see how the DJ/SS guys cope with the big mountain steez...
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 Bring back bender I say!!!
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 two great brittish people out of all of them

gb deffo need more riders like Frown
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 Robbie Bourdon Fucken love him hes the fat boy king of riding!!
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 people who are wtf'ing at gee atherton clearly have not paid attention to past years. so stoked i got my ticket already!
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 the ender hip is so f*cking dirty!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBARTxHzyZ0
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 Alex Pro back on track? Surprised to see him prequalified!
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flag ectreeskier11 (Aug 30, 2012 at 10:13) (Below Threshold)
 yer a douche
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 Back at ya! and one day maybe we can smash heads ectreeskier11 - MY PLACE OR YOURS Wink
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 I wonder why Pilgrim is not pre qualified, it would be a pity if he didnt make it to the finals...
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 Both qualifiers and finals are going to be nuts with that many talented riders!
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 FREE WeAllRide & KHS T-Shirts at the Rampage for anyone who wants to wear them!
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 Go fairclough
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 Where is Dylan sherrard!?
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 Is it just me or does Canada totally own when it comes to number of competitors? Good odds for us!
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 quinton , you forgot to mention that astro engineering has something up there sleeve and KHS is going to quickly paint it up and pull it out there ass at the rampage and pretend like they spent years on it
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 I guess this is why Goldman and Hunziker have been competing at slope events with their DH bikes !
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 In my opinion Rampage is a big mountain competition and big mountain riders like Matt Hunter or Dylan Sherrard should be invited instead of some dirt jumpers.. but never mind,this is gona be crazyyy !!!
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 aggy!
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 No Matt Hunter? Damn!
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 Kurt Sorge 4 the win!!!! Want to see Lacon and BearClaw on the podium too.
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 romo should be pre qualified the guys been on the podium a couple times
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 i dont think some of the qualifier should have been invited. this is so much bigger and different then the rest of the contests this year.
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 SAM, ns does not make DHbikes
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 This is going to be quite the show down! Alotta big names in there and anyone of them could win
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 Genon, Messere and Soderstrom, I'm really curious about how these guy are going to destroy the field
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 and brett rheeder. Mainly wondering about Pilgrim tho.
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 SAM PILGRIM AT RAMPAGE,YESSSSS
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 It will be interesting to watch what the slopetylers Messere, Soderstrom and Graniery can do and how fast can Fairclogh go.
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 WTF?¿ where da f*ck is Garfield? looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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 So how does the pre qualifier work? Some names in there i've never heard of..
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 Cam and Aggy should be pre qualified! they get way ganrlier than Logan Bingelli... WTF!
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 Binggeli qualified 1st last round!!
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 cool to see more WC guys
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 Paul bass will take it hands down
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 would love to see robbie bourdon win this.
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 thomas genon will probobly rock up on his slope bike...
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 Already booked our tickets!
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 they are pre qualified with their last rampage result?
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 FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 People, people that are pre quailed are chosen off of the fmb standings and if they are known to be top big mountain riders. Last rampage has nothing to do with it
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 no there not logan Binggeli didnt even ride in the fmb
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 logan Bigelli Is known as a top big mountain rider. Did you even finish reading my sentence or did you just read the first couple words.
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 @ 'treymotleyDH' - did you just pull that 'fact' out your ass? only about 1 of the top 5 FMB riders is pre-qualified so that discredits your statement - 'FMB' is a seperate ranking & vetting organisation, before it was started up all the FMB tour events were their own separate entities... and they still are!!! The Rampage pre-qualifications are clearly based on previous Rampage results and don't draw from the FMB ranking pool, but highly regarded riders from various backgrounds including the FMB rankings are being invited to qualify
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 I got my facts from the last years red bull rampage video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty0eZ_Da4F8 go to 13:00
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 cant wait, super stoked !
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 What are the points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd?
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 sii!! va a aganar brandon semenuk Smile
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 Someone will throw a front flip this year. I can't wait
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 cam mccaul is back.wooohooooo
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 Hell yeah NICO (VINK)!! Go for it!!
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 Looks like they will ALL be there lol, im am one stoked dude.
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 GLAD TO SEE ALL THE CANADIAN RIPPERS OUT THERE
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 where is Sam Hill &Peat
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 Where is Sam Hill ,Brain Lopes& Peat?
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 where is Sam Hill,Peat and Brain Lopes
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 Don't be silly
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 Just snagged my tickets. . . .
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 Anyone missing Kiril Benderoni? Smile
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 Hell yes! He would definately throw a frontie.
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 Go Russia, GO!
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 I hope they don't use the same announcers as last year
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 holy, enough canadians in the list, eh?
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 I´m so stoked for Anthony Messere.....
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 I'm so scared to him. That kid has so little fear, I could see him trying a fronty of the biggest drop and hurting himself. Like all of his runs, if he lands everything - it will be the greatest thing ever, but here if he doesn't land, it could go real bad.
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 ^^ well put...
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 I'll be there!
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 Rockn roll Tschuggi Big Grin
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 Mc Gazza!
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 Benderoni! RUSSIA!!
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 Need Stevie Smith !
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 Where is SAM PILGRIM? :S
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 ahí estaba escrito ¬¬
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 I so want to go to this
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 Who is BrandoM Semenuk???
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 not sure, I did see him at CrankWorx make it to the 3rd jump. He could not even make it down the track. Must not have been use to the track.
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 ahahahahahahahahahahah
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 BINGGELI & KHS have something up their sleeve!
www.pinkbike.com/photo/8577720
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 marketing gimmick
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 NOPE!!... the baddest DH rig ever!
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 lol @ ectrees

and the khs bike imo not so serious!
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