Carson Storch’s Custom Painted Rocky Mountain Maiden - Red Bull Rampage 2018

Oct 22, 2018
by Rocky Mountain  
Carson Storch custom Maiden

Rocky Mountain’s history at the Red Bull Rampage starts back in 2001 when Wade Simmons won the very first Rampage. Over the next 17 years, our riders competed every single year but one, including an impressive eight-year stint from Thomas Vanderham. Now, Carson Storch is carrying the freeride torch in the Utah desert and is ready to battle it out for his fifth Rampage appearance.

Carson’s custom painted Maiden was a collaboration between Rocky Mountain, Carson and his friend, KC Badger. Carson and KC are both from Bend, Oregon, and they wanted to bring elements from their hometown into the WW2 bomber themed paint job. Taking inspiration from both eastern Oregon and the Utah desert, details of the artwork include a Rocky Mountain rattlesnake headtube, a “Maiden” cowgirl with an Oregon shaped body, rivet details, and five bombs signifying each of Carson’s Rampage appearances. The frame is hand painted from start to finish using enamel paint, just as they would’ve done on the original planes.

Carson Storch custom Maiden
Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden
Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

bigquotesSure, it would have been easier to just design some custom decals, have the bike painted and slap them on, but we wanted to try and emulate Carson’s riding through the paint job – NO SHORTCUTS.” – KC Badger

Carson Storch custom Maiden
Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

bigquotesI’m beyond thankful to Carson for trusting me to do this bike for him. I hope it brings him good luck, keeps him safe, and I think it’s going to look even better with a 1st place medal strung around it!” – KC Badger



Carson Storch custom Maiden
Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

Carson Storch custom Maiden

bigquotesI’m a big fan of both KC’s riding skills and his artistic abilities, so for him to hand paint me this frame for Rampage truly is an honour. It’s based off a WW2 plane I saw at the Museum of Flight in Seattle…and I can’t wait to get it up in the air this week!” – Carson Storch

Carson Storch custom Maiden


MENTIONS: @RockyMountainBicycles




81 Comments

  • 173 5
 And that ladies and gentleman is how it should be done. Looks rad.
  • 30 14
 randy loves lamp
  • 69 0
 It's a bit funny to see years and years carbon development and finally make it look raw metal imitating heh Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Sick AF!
  • 1 0
 Looks WAY rad. He'll be bombing the mountains on his new two-wheeled bomber of his own
  • 6 0
 @eastsideride: Needs moar Bomber forks
  • 2 1
 No one fucks with the Jesus.
  • 89 16
 I heard Randy custom paints his own frames
  • 8 4
 I heard that too, but he's sponsered by Rocky mountain and Monster energy,thats why .....ahem....
"Rocky's Randy recieved redbull rampage redcard"
I'll get my coat.....; ).
  • 26 4
 Randy doesn’t ask women for their numbers at a bar, women take a number and get in line.
  • 40 6
 Once in Leogang, Randy did a lap on Gwinnys Tues... and according to Shockwiz he bottomed it out 65 times.
  • 22 3
 He started his own frame brand: Randy Mountain.
  • 23 4
 WHO THE f*ck IS RANDY?
  • 9 2
 Randy's has a water bottle mount. This one does not. What if he is thirsty in the middle of a run?
  • 1 3
 @bforwil: Randy = Henry + Kenny
  • 14 4
 Randy remembers all my comments
  • 3 2
 @bforwil: Some dude on an older post talked about his buddy randy who podium-ed in some EWS race. And then the internet did it's thing.
  • 4 0
 @ehvahn: some dude?!?! that's the mayor of Grand Junction!
  • 9 0
 For 2019 Pinkbike can remove Picture of The day and make it into Randy of the Day. ROD. Love it
  • 3 0
 Some say he once went 8 rounds with a bear... and won by TKO. All we know is he's called Randy.
  • 1 0
 @bforwil: randy is colin in UK
  • 1 0
 Randy is a mother lover.
  • 1 0
 @bforwil: Randy is everybody's farther or brother, never a sister or a mother, never...
  • 1 0
 @dwmetalfab: Randy has his own feed stations on the way down, so no need for water bottles.
  • 1 0
 I heard Randy picks the rampage site
  • 3 0
 @freerideglory: There was no Rampage site, before Randy arrived with his shovel.
  • 1 0
 @bforwil: exactly.... who is randy?
  • 43 0
 2018 - when carbon frames are painted to look like aluminum
  • 4 0
 Was going to point that out too
  • 23 0
 That B-17 WW2 Bomber style is always a winner, Steve Petes Spitfire style bike was another bitchen bike. Go bomb the hell out of Rampage Mr Carson!
  • 3 0
 I totally agree, in all honesty I wasn't too much of a fan at first glance until I read the article and looked properly at the pics...but spell Steve's name right son the man is a living legend!
  • 4 4
 My paint job was inspired by bombing ze Germans.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: the cow design from peaty in lenzerheide was more peaceful
  • 23 0
 That paint job is riveting!
  • 23 0
 #DropCliffsNotBombs
  • 1 2
 If this is the message behind, then i think it´s a good design.
  • 19 0
 That head tube badge has me all worked up.
  • 6 2
 i like it.. i'd consider a rocky if that was the actual normal headtube badge
  • 14 0
 So Carson on Carbon looking like Alu without a welding Storch in sight
  • 4 0
 sweet to see KC badger is still kicking around in the bike industry. Used to rock the same orange/sea foam green BMX paintjob as him back in the day. all his bikes were so good looking!
  • 3 0
 Amazed at how some people hate carbon so much that they've got to, being overly serious, mention it being a carbon frame being painted to imitate a metal lol If it had been an aluminium frame they probably still would have painted it because they are trying to get the look of a WW2 Bomber! The irony of it being painted to look like metal is not lost on me but all the same, go eat a jam doughnut, watch Peppa Pig and have some in your face eh!
  • 3 0
 Wow is that ever cool......love the time and effort put into that work of art. Best of luck to you out there Mr. Storch......sending good vibes your way.
  • 5 0
 Skeleton Cowgirl in place of the pin-up girl nose art is a nice touch.
  • 2 0
 always thought the maiden was a very underrated/uncommon bike but there's just something about it that I really like, I does look like a session but better, in my opinion anyway
  • 2 0
 KC reminds me of the sick hand painted graphics from the 60's Hot Rod era...dating myself but this dude has talent...Good Luck Carson at Rampage!
  • 2 0
 Ah... that reminds me of the WWI 100th anniversary coming up. Salute, vets... awesome bike.
  • 1 0
 So ridiculous to paint a carbon frame to make it look... metallic! No?
Anyway, I prefer Iron Maiden to Carbon Maiden, definitely Smile
  • 4 2
 This years Rampage winner .
  • 1 0
 Love the craftsmanship and attention put on the paintjob! One of the best looking paintjobs I have ever seen!
  • 2 0
 KC killed it on that paint stoked to see Rocky at rampage again.
  • 1 0
 Lol. Pretty awesome looking bike. We pulling for you out here in the Hood!
  • 2 1
 Looking forward to seeing the custom yt Tues' as well.
  • 2 0
 Oh she bad!
  • 2 0
 Very rad
  • 1 0
 Dammmnn that s&^t looks good.
  • 1 0
 That is beautiful Drool
  • 2 0
 Riveting
  • 1 0
 Looks absolutely nothing like Szymon Godzieks NS rivet bike.
  • 1 0
 Your bike ain't a bike till it's Randy-fied.
  • 1 0
 So sick!
  • 1 0
 Wow.. simply stunning
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Sunday
  • 1 0
 Playful bike
  • 1 1
 looks nice but it aint no steven segal
  • 4 7
 Still looks like a session! Yeah yeah bring it on
  • 1 3
 #Fugly
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