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Replay: Red Bull Rampage 2021

Oct 15, 2021
by Ed Spratt  


bigquotesThe premier big mountain freeride event in the sport, Red Bull Rampage is ready to return in 2021. Marking the 20-year anniversary of some of the biggest and baddest tricks, lines and moments in freeriding history, 15 of the world’s best riders will descend upon the rugged desert landscape of southern Utah on October 15.

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126 Comments

  • 74 1
 Get well soon Brage, Carson, Andreau. Here's hoping everyone else stays upright!! Stoked!!!!!
  • 18 111
flag t-swing (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:27) (Below Threshold)
 lot of injuries for a slope event huh?
  • 12 41
flag pinkbikepinkbike (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:37) (Below Threshold)
 @t-swing: they’re some of the only ones that had true freeride lines
  • 5 1
 is brage officially calling it? he's been quiet Frown
  • 10 3
 @t-swing: yeah, like people never got mangled at joyride. :^)
  • 5 7
 @t-swing: OMG you're right, NO one would get injured in this event if we just used the correct words! It's called riding bikes, leave it at that.
  • 3 1
 Always nice (and expected) when the top comment / get-well comment gets turned into a pissing match about what Rampage should or shouldn't be. /s

Too bad for these three guys; I wanted Storch to do well, wanted to see what Brage would do. Keep in mind what they risk for this event. Hope all of them can get well and get back next time.
  • 2 0
 @crys-vb: "Dislocated shoulder and some humerus fractures" according to his Instagram page. He posted the crash video. Very unfortunate.
  • 4 0
 get well Tom!! this year is too hard on riders …
  • 1 0
 @dj100procentenduro: 100%. Just hope he’s ok.
  • 1 3
 Don’t forget Tom “VanSteenvirgin”, poor fella, well good news is chicks dig scars, so maybe he will finally get lucky!
  • 41 2
 ***Idea*** RedBull donates some of the 2020 Rampage Budget to pay for the wounded riders medical and travel expenses... They're dropping like flies out there. Go big, don't die!!!
  • 8 12
flag RedBurn (Oct 15, 2021 at 8:20) (Below Threshold)
 1) dont die
2) going big isnt important, its about style
  • 33 2
 The first hour is all BS talking and repeats of the videos they’ve been showing all week, just FYI.
  • 21 0
 So just like the NFL.
  • 9 22
flag 96bikerboss3 (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:59) (Below Threshold)
 @pcledrew: u have.got.that right. Watch a.sport that has actual danger and life threatening consequences. Instead of throwing a ball around in an arena for 2 hours and getting paid millions.
  • 4 0
 Probably why I could never get into it. Usually just watch a few runs from the highlights a week later.
  • 3 1
 Yeah it’s too boring of a setup. They need an undercard event. Perhaps Grom-page or something at a different location etc. it unbearable how long it takes to just get into the riding.
  • 1 1
 Just as long as it's not Pat Parnell! That guy...
  • 1 0
 @pcledrew: Funny enough, the NFL is one of those sports where if you tune in 15 seconds after the programming time you will see a football flying in the air for kickoff.
  • 5 0
 It was exactly 17 minutes of intro. Happened to scroll by this as Zink dropped in.
  • 2 0
 @ninjammin: yeah you’re right. This show cut straight to the goods with little delay between runs.
  • 3 0
 @96bikerboss3: you call yourself American but have no idea about the health consequences of playing American football. Appalling.
  • 33 1
 If I hear 'can I have your goggles' once I will be quite upset
  • 33 1
 God those kids are so annoying and ungrateful.
  • 22 3
 Enjoy this free content...it wont last much longer
  • 2 0
 Haha I see what you did there
  • 1 2
 It’s about bloody time - a paywall will clean this place up a bit
  • 13 0
 I've got roped into some meetings. If I leave my "[insert name here] got robbed" here could someone fill it in for me after the results come in?
  • 35 0
 Did I just get robbed ????
  • 12 0
 massive respect for Tom van Steenbergen for his mental stability. Evaluating the situation on top for so long, deciding against the initial plan and then dropping such a run... That really earned a better ending.
  • 15 2
 Brage been awfully silent since his fall. Setting up for an epic darkhorse comeback to a victory.
  • 11 0
 Brage wins Rampage with one working shoulder. Claims gnarliest dude on the planet title for all eternity.
  • 2 0
 He’s out, unfortunately
  • 40 1
 And Brandon Semenuk is your 2021 Rampage Champi - wait... what's this? BY GOD, ITS BRAGE VESTAVIK WITH A STEEL CHAIR!
  • 1 0
 @catfish9797: I feel empty inside.
  • 2 0
 @N-60: alright that one got me laughing hahaha +1 for you sir!
  • 1 0
 @jeremy3220: go for a ride
  • 10 1
 Mentally tough for Semenuk to forget run #1 and crush it for #2.

EDIT: W O W. I can see why so many hold Brandon in high regard–that 2nd run was perfectly executed.
  • 7 0
 This event always makes me nervous. Ride strong and safe fella's! Wish I was there live, maybe next year....
  • 8 0
 Did I just hear that right? Godziek's dog is transitioning?
  • 2 0
 is it some sort of hormones therapy?
  • 6 0
 @dj100procentenduro: New definition of bitchin'.
  • 1 0
 term used when dogs are dying.
  • 1 0
 @bgoldstone: Ah, OK. I've never heard that before.
  • 17 0
 @bgoldstone: Dogs don’t die. They go to a farm and live on forever. Source: my parents.
  • 8 0
 Its hard to watch all these riders getting hurt.
  • 6 0
 Beyond stoked. Beers in the fridge, finishing off work for the week and let's goooo!
  • 7 0
 SEND IT!!!
  • 6 0
 "He's got one them fancy tubes in there..... "
  • 5 0
 Dude get up. That was heavy! Pulling for you man. That front flip was legendary man.
  • 7 0
 Lets go Brandon !!!
  • 2 0
 I am possibly not a member of the demographic for which PinkBike 'comments' sections are intended; my apologies in advance.

I am a mixed-race, 47 year old father of two.

I am overweight, require short-distance spectacles, and would in no way consider myself to be 'gnarly' or 'radical' (or whatever this seasons 'bon mots' happen to be).

I love mountain bikes, and rode back in the very early 1990s.

I ride second-hand Orange bikes now; two of which I have bought from this esteemed virtual market-place.

I ride to lose weight, to encourage my young children to keep fit, and because I have beautiful trails a five minute ride from my house.

In terms of skill, I would get nervous circumnavigating a large pothole at speed.

Danny Macaskill I am not.

So, you may ask: why the lengthy and, possibly, overly self-referential preamble?

Simply, to state the following:

Anyone who is invited (and that is the key) to take part in an event like RBR is, firstly, an exemplar of skill and courage; and, secondly, regardless of their 'true' discipline (slopestyle vs freeride, for example- and WHO CARES for f*ck sake-) a hero to my children.

Whether or not Jaxson "was robbed", Brandon "scored lucky" or Kyle "was the people's choice", my riding life and that of my children is immeasurably improved by watching what real pioneers of the sport can do.

I am humbled by them, and cannot wait for the day when great female riders (all of whom would kick my proverbial arse- and, by the way, 'ass' is a perissodactyl mammal) will join them in the pantheon of sportspeople who pushed this so far that we all benefitted, from the technology, the exposure and the camaraderie.

Best to TVS, Brage and the other athletes who sustained injuries. You are brave souls.

Heartfelt congratulations to Brandon, Kurt and Reed for continual inspiration and a demonstration of what the human spirit can achieve.

It is beautiful.
  • 5 0
 Sad to see Vestavik out. Hope he heals up fast.
  • 2 0
 Working during the live event, but plan to spend my evening with a couple brews watching the replay. All the best to the riders, both those about to send and those healing up.
  • 4 0
 The ONE event that's actually streamable in the US and it's on a damn work day!!
  • 3 0
 Consider altering your career path.
  • 4 0
 I just not understand the scoring system. Commenting after Nell’s first run and the standings don’t make sense to me.
  • 6 0
 JAXSON GOT ROBBED!
  • 1 0
 Came here to find this comment. Absolutely.
  • 1 0
 Weird tension at the end of the race. I found that a lot of the riders didn't have the sense of stoke for Brandon's win. I found that for the other rampage events all the guys are hyped and congratulating the champion for the win. Is rampage losing that community or do the riders think that Brandon is turning Rampage into a slopestyle event?
  • 2 0
 1. Is Brage officially out?
2. Anyone know how quick they will get the replay up and available for streaming? Imagine a few hours?
  • 1 0
 Yes. Check the gt Facebook page
  • 1 0
 @byubound: sad.jpg
  • 3 0
 No one asked, but before they drop in, I still think no scores should be recorded until round 1 is complete.
  • 4 0
 Holy crap that music is awful.
  • 4 0
 Need moto style beadlocks for those boys
  • 1 0
 you might be onto something!
  • 2 0
 Awesome event, heal fast to all the chargers that hit the dirt, Semanuk deserved the win but man, Jaxson Riddle, love the style , talk about on it.
  • 3 0
 Good luck gentlemen, have fun!!!
  • 3 0
 My boss already knows. Don't come at me for the next 5 hours.
  • 2 0
 My boss doesn’t know, but he hates rampage happening on friday cause productivity goes through the floor
  • 3 0
 @t1000: it’s a single day lmao, he can get bent
  • 3 0
 Trails are empty here on the Sunshine Coast, go Branden !!
  • 3 0
 Who is the guy that’s always announcing riders at the top?
  • 4 1
 Let's go Brandon Semenuk!
  • 2 0
 I just want to fall and roll like Godziek. I could watch that dismount all day
  • 3 0
 Damn . So many crashes today
  • 2 0
 What a spectacular spectacle!!!! So exciting and that dog Norris stole the show with his tongue sticking out
  • 2 0
 too soon. not off til 2pm mt
  • 6 0
 Funny enough, the air time for this US based event is better suited for europe than US since for us it's at 7pm. Usually it's quite the opposite.
  • 1 0
 @Hetman64: yeah, good for you. I will at least catch half.
  • 2 5
 @Hetman64: Rampage has always been early in the morning here in Utah. I would know because I have been to rampage 9 times, it is always the same start time lol Usually it's not quite the opposite.
  • 2 0
 47, 46, 45, can’t, hardly, wait…
  • 1 0
 Replay for this guy so no internet for the rest of the day except for work shit
  • 2 0
 Everybody smoking those rear rims.
  • 1 0
 serious question: Are there doping check at rampage or is this an UCI thing?
  • 3 0
 Doubt it
  • 3 3
 Why aren’t the first aid guys wearing some sort of uniform. On the coverage it looks like spectators running to the crash. Looks unprofessional.
  • 1 0
 What does Semenuk have on the right side of his handlebars? (just below the brakes)
  • 5 0
 AXS shifter
  • 1 0
 @mtbgreg80302: really? it looks extremly big.
  • 1 0
 just found the bike check. you re right Smile
  • 9 0
 It's a bike bell in case there are any hikers on the trail.
  • 2 0
 z@beermtb: Big Grin fast rallye driver incoming
  • 1 0
 Anyone got a time stamp for winning run? I really don't want to watch all the fluff and injuries.
  • 1 0
 Does semenuk have old school codes on his bike? Whatever they are, they aren't the code rscs we saw in all the bike checks.
  • 1 0
 Yeah he runs the 2012 stuff in the dh things he does. In the press though it's all the latest kit.
  • 1 0
 The commentators do a better job than I would, but that's a pretty low bar. Awful.
  • 1 0
 Surely only 13 left at most now no?
  • 6 0
 Almost everyone will be in the top10!!!
  • 1 0
 How's the weather looking? Are we looking at a lot of wind delays?
  • 1 0
 On the precipitous of something. Guy says it all the time.
  • 2 0
 Skipper!
  • 1 0
 Are they actually piping in fake crowd noise on the course preview?
  • 1 0
 is it live already? watching from Germany … and nothing yet ‍♂️
  • 3 3
 "Now that we've got out token female and POC out of the way, we're ready for our second runs". Unbelievable.
  • 2 0
 Ethan's dog was robbed
  • 1 0
 All I can hear is "Can I have your goggles?"
  • 1 0
 4 hrs is a loooooooong watch will there be a Highlights edit ? Thanks
  • 1 0
 Who is that 3, 2, 1 guy at the top? It's the same guy every year.
  • 2 1
 Make good choices!
  • 1 0
 HAPPY RAMPAGE DAY!!!
  • 1 0
 The knoblin is unreal.
  • 1 1
 Boggs got robbed
  • 1 3
 Zink for people’s champ just for showing up.
  • 1 3
 Zink got robbed
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