With the impending storm pushing finals up a day there was a mad scramble to finish features, session lines, and get comfortable in the canyon today. Build teams continued to work tirelessly, but we saw a lot more action as riders tested out their lines in their entirety to work out the kinks. Unfortunately we also saw some injuries that have jeopardized the chances for some riders to continue and definitely leaves the final podium still anyone's guess.

Kelly McGarry and Cam McCaul looking over the abyss.
Kelly McGarry and Cam McCaul looking out over the abyss.
Seems to be the tire of choice out here in the moon dust the Maxxis Minion DHF.
Seems to be the tire of choice out here in the moon dust: the Maxxis Minion DHF.
Semenuk marking his take off.
Semenuk marking his take off.
Semenuk deep in contemplation... Rampage is no laughing matter.
Brandon Semenuk at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
Brandon Semenuk
Andreu may not be in for the finals that little digger from last night has robbed him of substantial feeling in his right hand--basically a stinger--making a repeat for 15 a bit iffy from today s perspective.
Andreu may not be in for the finals; that little digger from last night has robbed him of substantial feeling in his right hand--basically a stinger--making a repeat for '15 a bit iffy from today's perspective.
Andreu may not be in for the finals that little digger from last night has robbed him of substantial feeling in his right hand--basically a stinger--making a repeat for 15 a bit iffy from today s perspective.
Mimi Lacondeguy getting all his vitamin b12 today at Rampage.
Lacondeguy getting all his vitamin b12 today at Rampage.
Super T--Tyler Klassen and Aggy taking the measure if Aggy s big step down.
Super T-Tyler Klassen and Aggy measuring Aggy's big step down.
The big concern for Aggy in sending his big feature was the wind.
The big concern for Aggy in sending his feature was the wind.

Smoke storm.
Smoke storm.
Kickstand.
Kickstand.
A blast from the past Bender. One time competitor now a judge for the Rampage. It s been an amazing evolution from the contest that he was instrumental in creating.
A blast from the past: Bender. One time competitor, now a judge for the Rampage. It's been an amazing evolution from the contest that he was instrumental in creating.
Aggy was up sending it early in the day then hit up an afternoon session.
Aggy was up sending it early in the day, then hit up an afternoon session.
Aggy dusts down and gets ready to send the latter of his two enormous drops at the end of the day.
Aggy dusts down and gets ready to send one of his two enormous drops at the end of the day.
Mid day heat... the sun in merciless in the Utah desert. Lunch breaks meant build crews were seeking every available scrap of shade.
Midday heat...the sun is merciless in the Utah desert. Lunch breaks meant build crews were seeking every available scrap of shade.
Bas Van Steenbergen
Bas Van Steenbergen
Bas Van Steenbergen whipping into the the cliffside.
Bas Van Steenbergen whipping into the the cliffside.
Kevin Landry surveys the handy work. Over the course of the week he and his team of builders have finally brought to life the line that Cam Zink first envisioned last year. Two years in the making very exciting.
Kevin Landry surveys the handy work. Over the course of the week, he and his team of builders have finally brought to life the line that Cam Zink first envisioned last year. Two years in the making, very exciting.
Zink pioneers his new creation down to the finish area. Expect inversion in the near future.
Zink pioneers his new creation down to the finish area. Expect inversion in the near future.
Antoine Bizet was looking sublimely confident in the air today.
Antoine Bizet was looking sublimely confident in the air today.
James Doerfling sending it off one of the bigger drops at rampage sticking the landing.
James Doerfling sending it off one of the bigger drops at rampage, sticking the landing.
James Doerfling flipping off the YT booter but cased the knuckle and smashed his hand up pretty good. He s a young buck and will be just fine for tomorrow.
James Doerfling flipping off the YT booter but cased the knuckle and smashed his hand up pretty good. He's a young buck and will be just fine for tomorrow.
James Doerfling just getting er done.
James Doerfling, just getting 'er done.
Knolly teammate Alex Volokhov congratulates James Doerfling for linking up his entire run before noon.
Knolly teammate, Alex Volokhov congratulates James Doerfling for linking up his entire run before noon.
Kelly McGarry dropping in off one of the hardest most exposed moves in Rampage during his GoPro course preview run.
Kelly McGarry dropping in off one of the hardest most exposed moves in Rampage during his GoPro course preview run.
Dust trails and silhouette s.
Dust trails and silhouette's.
Rheeder with a back flip no hander off the RZR jump.
Rheeder with a back flip no hander off the RZR jump.
Morning RZR jump session with Remy Metallier.
Remy Metallier - out of the bike park and sessioning the RZR.
The only rider to do it twice thinking big.
Lyle - the only rider to do it twice.
Lyle Brandon Sorge and Aggy at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
Lyle, Brandon, Sorge and Aggy.
Kurt Sorge
Kurt Sorge
Brett Rheeder flat drop flip.
Brett Rheeder flat drop flip.
Graham Agassiz at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
Graham Agassiz.
Semenuk
Semenuk
Off to work... Tyler McCaul mentally wrestling the size of the monster he s created with his desire to throw down the line he knows he s capable of delivering.
Off to work... Tyler McCaul mentally wrestling the size of the monster he's created with his desire to throw down the line he knows he's capable of delivering.
T Mac has built an impressive run and sent it today with out getting into a prickly situation.
T Mac has built an impressive run - could be a prickly situation.
Mental gymnastics T-Mac wrestling demons.
Mental gymnastics: T-Mac wrestling demons.
Tyler McCaul airing his way through his run section by section.
McCaul, airing his way through his run, section by section.
T Mac took a couple good test run ins and speed checks before sending his massive drop.
T Mac took a couple good test run ins and speed checks before sending his massive drop.
Tyler McCaul dropping in from the top.
Tyler McCaul dropping in from the top.
Tyler McCaul took his time and a lot of speed test runs before he finally hit the gargantuan drop on his line. Butter.
Tyler McCaul took his time, and a lot of speed test runs before he finally hit the gargantuan drop on his line. Butter.
Tyler McCaul sending it off the big dog nicknamed El Presidente after his second favorite margarita at Chilis.
Tyler McCaul sending it off the big dog nicknamed "El Presidente" after his second favourite margarita at Chilis.
Tyler McCaul at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
McCaul
Reece Wallace flips the YT step-up.
Reece Wallace vs YT step-up.
Reese Wallace flipping a big one.
Reece Wallace flipping a big one.
The Claw honing in his brand new baby.
The Claw, honing in his brand new baby.
The Claw looking solid today.
The Claw, looking solid today.
Sorge sending it off the ridge hip.
Sorge sending it off the ridge hip.
Claw cracking tables on his new whip.
Claw cracking tables on his new whip.
Sam Reynolds one of the first to style out the canyon gap.
Sam Reynolds one of the first to style out the canyon gap.
Sam Reynolds That was so good I m going up for another.
Sam Reynolds: "That was so good, I'm going up for another."
Aggy just playing around building up steam to hit the 75 ft drop on the lower part of his line.
Aggy, just playing around, building up steam to hit the 75+ft drop on the lower part of his line.
Aggy made the second to last endeavor today sending it off his massive step down at the bottom.
Aggy made the second to last endeavour today sending it off his massive step down at the bottom.
Dropping in... The Rampage is a contest like none other.
Dropping in...the Rampage is a contest like no other.
Aggy towing in Bourdo during practice this afternoon.
Aggy towing in Bourdo during practice this afternoon.
Bourdo. Always a treat when legends come out to play.
Bourdo. Always a treat when legends come out to play.
Logan Binggeli narrowly escaping the dust trails.
Logan Binggeli narrowly escaping the dust trails.
Need a little lift
Need a little lift?
Ridgeline riding in the afternoon sun.
Ridgeline riding in the afternoon sun.
Ridge people.
Ridge people.
Dropping in.
Dropping in.
Dust storm trooper.
Dust storm trooper.
2002 Rampage Champion amongst us Tyler Super T Klassen at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
2002 Rampage Champion amongst us, Tyler 'Super T' Klassen.
Aggy suicide no hand on the ridge followed by Tomas Genon.
Aggy suicide no hand on the ridge followed by Tomas Genon.
Brett Rheeder at 2015 RedBull Rampage Virgin Utah USA
Brett Rheeder
Pick a Trek any Trek.
Pick a Trek, any Trek.
Tom Van Steenbergen cleaned the canyon gap today after 50 50ing it the first time a few days ago.
Soon after cleaning one of the biggest moves of his run, Tom Van Steenbergen, crashed lower down on the course resulting in a pinched nerve in his lower back and will be unable to ride in qualifying tomorrow.
Ryan Howard laid down a nasty dumped 360 just before the sun went down.
Ryan Howard laid down a nasty dumped 360 just before the sun went down.
R Dog s ridge-a-rama line.
R-Dog's ridge-o-rama line.
It seems that the mighty Claw is the first athlete to perfectly dial in the chesty-cam set-up.
It seems that the mighty Claw is the first athlete to perfectly dial in the chesty-cam set-up.
All clear and dropping in 3 2 1...
All clear and dropping in 3, 2, 1...
And that s a wrap on the afternoon.
And that's a wrap on the afternoon.
R Dog was flipping pinned today.
R Dog was flippin' pinned today.
A wizard is never late nor does he arrive early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
A wizard is never late, nor does he arrive early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
The light was epileptic up on the ridge once the runs started going.
The light was insane up on the ridge once the runs started going.
Riche Schley slayed the road up to Rampage a bit too hard apparently..
Riche Schley schleys the road to Rampage a bit too hard apparently.
Loose program over in the parking lot Bernard Kerr seems to think driving the Mustang slower today up the road caused his flat tire.
Loose program over in the parking lot, Bernard Kerr seems to think driving the Mustang slower today up the road caused his flat tire.
Brendan Howey tuck no hand.
Brendan Howey tuck no hand.
Makken Lacondeguy and Bourdo. Brolife.
Makken, Lacondeguy, and Bourdo.




119 Comments

  • 191 1
 Impressive beyond words. My dream is a Rampage where everyone pulls the run the want and the winner isn't decided in the first round. My prayer is a Rampage where no one gets seriously injured.
  • 11 0
 Well said
  • 6 0
 TVS said he couldn't feel anything below his neck for a bit. Thats crazy. Just goes to show how gnarly these guys are getting
  • 16 21
flag chyu (Oct 15, 2015 at 3:13) (Below Threshold)
 Andreu got the Rampage curse already? Kerr seems to be a dick in driving that Mustang.
  • 17 0
 Nice to see Tyler actually wearing equipment...other riders should take note of this new fashion trend.
  • 29 2
 @chyu
British lad comes to merica, its only natural to wanna drive Mustang around desert and canyons, maybe a I'm a douche but I would too lol
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE you drive north, I'll drive south, see you tonight??!!!
  • 1 0
 @drewbdew Oh man I would love to. I'm actually flying in to Salt Lake today! But I have a bunch of family stuff going on. Could we get in?
  • 1 0
 we for sure can! I'll drive, lets go!
  • 1 0
 I'm sure pivot will be over the moon for picking up the tab for the repair bill
  • 53 0
 Look at the photo captioned... "Dropping in... The Rampage is a contest like none other." Upper right guy hanging off working on Vink's line? Holy Shit!
  • 7 0
 Ya, totally zoned in on that too. Fuckin' SICK! That's what it was looking like his line would be...but this is one of the best pics yet to give some scale...
  • 5 0
 Holly molly, I see the guy hanging, but I still can't picture anybody riding that! looks ridiculous
  • 4 0
 Is there a big assed catch berm at the bottom of that slope too?
  • 2 0
 Gonna be a heck of a lot of speed once he has dropped all that height!! What is below the pic to catch him?!
  • 2 0
 A sender
  • 2 0
 After a bit of research, I found out Vink's drop skipped a few, and moved right up to Next-est Level.
  • 2 0
 Its a ridge ride shot but the angle makes it look like he's sending it into no mans land. Still looks like it'll be a sick line, lots of options to cut left at Albuquerque.
  • 2 0
 I hope that catch berm holds him in , would be horrific if he went over the top of it , looks like a really aggressive turn at the bottom of on impossibly steep landing to me.
  • 39 0
 Bummer about Steenbergen. Was really hoping to see him stick that canyon fronty in finals this year.
  • 6 3
 Bas is still in the game Smile love his transition TR500 one solid bike Smile
  • 2 6
flag Gav-B (Oct 15, 2015 at 3:18) (Below Threshold)
  • 5 0
 Tom not Bas
  • 2 0
 Oops!
  • 1 0
 Pinching nerves is no fun... I did one getting dropped onto my back dropped crowd surfing at my first actual concert and I had an electrified knife in my back for about a month afterwards. All the best for Tom!
  • 37 0
 Bourdo? Super T? Schley? Bender? f*ckin ey right! Some legends right there. Awesome to see some of the early on players that got me into the freeride scene "back in the day" mixing it up. Long live Rampage!!
  • 13 0
 Check out Bourdo's helmet. that's how old school roll. Who needs a full face when you have ear covers.
  • 10 3
 old school, jeans and no full face...yeap.. smart ? no way...
  • 7 0
 Cool that CG is a judge, too.
  • 1 1
 Super T... Was he named after the fork or the fork named after him?
  • 2 0
 Well they had the Jr. T and the Super T. Pretty sure the Super T was his "pro" model. I had it on my RM7. Still to this day, one of the butteriest forks I've ridden.
  • 39 0
 I have seen now Aggy from 10 different perspective. There a lot of riders I have not seen any pictures!
  • 29 2
 WHERE IS FAIRCLOUGH???? I wanna see the guys canyon gap so bad!!
  • 2 0
 I think his line is furthest on riders left , quite away from the rest
  • 25 0
 t-mac going stupid big holy shit
  • 2 0
 the landing is almost a freaking skinny..
  • 19 1
 Super T!!!!! So stoked to see a legend back on the scene!
  • 17 0
 patiently waiting for bike checks Smile
  • 1 1
 We've had one... but with rampage around the corner I'd expect 3 of 4 just tomorrow
  • 14 2
 GO MACFARLANEEEEEEEEEE
  • 10 0
 So awesome to see Tyler Klassen there ! I'd love to see him riding, I'm sure he still has that super T style !
  • 11 1
 Get scared looking at the pics. Who is the Lyle guy - looks a lot like Kyle Strait...
  • 9 0
 Outstanding Photography, props to Paris Gore, Colin Meagherm, Sterling Lorence, Matthew Delorme, Nathen Hughes
  • 9 1
 I am stoked that Bender is judging this event he helped to inspire. Mad respect.
  • 8 0
 With him judging you know they're be an emphasis on the ridiculously big drops and gnarly terrain, not just boosting wooden booters
  • 10 1
 These guys get more air in one run than I have ever got in my life.
  • 6 0
 There are nearly 40 invented riders and we only see pictures of the Adreu, Aggy,Semenuk and Rheeder?

Just want to pictures of all the other lines! Smile
  • 7 1
 Bummed to hear Tom won't be riding. Hoping Andreu won't have to sit it out too.
  • 7 0
 Is there gonna be a live stream for qualifying?
  • 5 0
 is it a new contour at Lyle's FF ? Ridiculously small... also what about other competitors? Godziek, White etc ? Rampage is not only about big guns and living legends.
  • 7 0
 Super T, what a legend!
  • 2 0
 Its difficult to tell just by looking at pictures (which are all taken from different persepctives) but it seems like T-Mac's bog drop has alot more distance to it. It looks like he's going to be hitting his with alot more speed than some of the other guys.
  • 5 3
 tom van steenbergens crash sounded pretty scary. Happy he's going to be alright but a huge shame he won't be riding.

instagram.com/p/82I6orQxpx/?taken-by=tvansteenbergen
  • 2 3
 bad luck two years in a row...
  • 2 0
 Where can I watch the full replay? Won't be able to watch it live, so I'm hoping to get the link for the replay already so I won't see all the spoilers when I'm searching for the link next weekend.
  • 4 0
 redbull.tv ...and they're good about not spoiling
  • 1 0
 Thanks! Beer
  • 5 0
 Hundreds of comuters around the world just got new desktop pictures
  • 1 0
 Including mine!... my computer at work still has a Rampage desktop pic from last year.....Love it!
  • 6 2
 Buordo without fullface?!?
  • 4 0
 if shes a hire shes a flyer
  • 7 3
 Did you call Kyle S - " Lyle" in the captions? 2x
  • 8 0
 It's his nickname
  • 1 0
 Sir Lyle!
  • 4 1
 No Tom van Steenbergen?! I hoped to see him rocking it tomorrow.
  • 4 1
 Will Robbie Bourdon take part?
  • 3 0
 Super T was the best part of this artical. Need to see him riding again
  • 3 1
 tyler mc caul's gap looks HUGE!! and brett please no slopestyle here it s rampage
  • 2 0
 The desert can be a beautiful place
  • 3 0
 wheres mitch chubey
  • 1 0
 Is there already any helmet/chest cam footage available (except claudio's)?
  • 2 0
 Elastomania in real life.
  • 2 0
 Super bummed for andreu...looks like its aggys or sorges turn for a win!
  • 1 0
 Sorge's already won. Pullin for aggy, vink, or doerfling. All those dudes need a name in the history books
  • 1 0
 yes he has! Well, lets all root for AGGY.................
  • 1 0
 "navigate the treacherous and make it seem effortless." Wishing you all safe and conquering runs.
  • 2 0
 SUPER T someone interview him! Rampage is crazy.. going to be good!
  • 1 0
 Can we please for once get names right in rampage......Lyle........ Here we go again
  • 1 0
 Hey Bourdo, put a full face on, we wouldn't want that beautiful face getting mashed up! Git Sum!
  • 1 0
 I'd love to see what Bender is capable of on a modern bike. He pushed the sport so far when technology lagged far behind.
  • 2 2
 Damn! Can someone paint this pic of freeride God full wall in my house?
www.pinkbike.com/photo/12791694
  • 1 0
 amazing, so many great photos. cheers!
  • 1 0
 what olld super t up to these days ?
  • 1 0
 Somebody please tell me what Super T is up to these days!
  • 2 0
 If I recall correctly he works at a bike shop in the Vancouver area.
  • 2 0
 T Mac sending it!
  • 1 0
 Lots of big dongers out there!
  • 1 0
 Vink wants to flip that drop?! Dude's straight crazy...
  • 3 1
 Lyle Strait!?
  • 1 0
 Red Bull Rampage 2015 AKA "The Aggy show"
  • 1 0
 Every angle of T-Mac's air looks ridiculous.
  • 1 0
 Bourdo's helmet is magnificent.
  • 7 7
 i dont think those jumps are big enough
  • 13 3
 I'd like to see an e-bike on Rampage since they are so cool. Everyone should try one, even Aggy
  • 1 0
 Waki, U just made my day bracie! Smile
  • 4 1
 Redbull Empage
  • 1 0
 woooowww
  • 1 0
 Robbie!!!
  • 1 0
 ^^
  • 2 3
 WTF Bernard? Why so angry with this car?
  • 9 0
 because it's not his
  • 2 12
flag loopie (Oct 15, 2015 at 1:03) (Below Threshold)
 If it's actually his...respect for driving it anywhere and in any way he likes. I've owned lots of V8 Mustangs for example...drove-em yr round, summer/winter(with snow&ice)...None of this "never winter driven" crap. If it's a rental...I don't agree with abuse of...But people gonna do what they do when in rentals
  • 6 3
 If its a rental who the hell cares, drive that thing like you stole it.
  • 3 6
 Schley drives and parks like a pretentious self righteous twat and he's lucky he hasn't been driven off the road or had his car keyed.
  • 1 0
 Worse than Lopes?
  • 2 4
 I don't see Logan Peat. Is he going to take part in?
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