Rampage is arguably the most important contest in mountain biking, a true mountain biker's contest. Nicholi Rogatkin is one of slopestyle’s rising stars, currently sitting in 3rd in the FMB World Tour with a big bag of tricks like no other. Nicholi was a rookie for last years’ Rampage, spending only 3 days ever on his DH bike, prior to the event. The desert, which encompasses the Rampage Course, is as harsh and unforgiving as they come. Nicholi came away humbled from last year, but hungry to throw down in this big terrain. Stacking long days on the big bike, in this area is the only way to prep for Rampage. Utilizing the ‘old site’ Nicholi works to bring his slopestyle prowess and his big bag of tricks to Utah’s infamous Big Mountain Terrain.
Artbarn Film (Squamish, BC, Canada
) took to the open road and joined Nicholi for 4 days in Utah right after Interbike, as he hit the unfamiliar and unforgiving desert dirt to train for the 2015 Red Bull Rampage. Joining us was St. George local, shredder and builder Ethan Nell. Nell was instrumental in helping Nicholi build and ride his features, as well as helping us manage locations and logistics. Not to mention throwing down in his own backyard. We also had a new face join the production team, Cameron Hotchkiss, providing killer camera work and especially quick wit. Special thanks to Ethan and Cameron!
Thanks to: Nicholi Rogatkin, Continental tires, Kali protectives, VP components, Spank Bikes, Pinkbike, Ethan Nell, Cam Kapture, Jordie Lepage, Patrick Henry, Keith White Audio, Tarek Rasouli, Rasoulution, Taylor Loughran, and Kevin Landry.