Pinkbike Poll: Who Will Win Red Bull Rampage 2017?

Oct 26, 2017
by Mike Kazimer  
Tyler McCaul stretching out after a long descent in the saddle down to his big hip jump.
Tyler McCaul flying high in 2016.


It's that time of the year again, when the world's best freeride and slopestyle wizards make the journey to Virgin, Utah, hoping to sculpt and stomp a line that will let them put their mark in the Red Bull Rampage history books. This is the 12th running of the event, with a roster of invited athletes that includes the likes of defending champion Brandon Semenuk, past champions Kurt Sorge and Andreu Lacondeguy, plus a whole host of others that are capable of throwing down winning runs.

The athletes and their crews have had a week to build and get reacquainted with the desert's red dirt, and it's almost time to crown another champion. Who do you think will take the win? Cast your vote below.



Brandon Semenuk on a run to win on his first and only run.
Can Brandon Semenuk repeat last year's winning performance?


Who do you think will win Red Bull Rampage 2017?




99 Comments

  • 129 1
 You Guys need to post "2017 RAMPAGE BIKES" asap...
  • 30 1
 vital...
  • 36 0
 Vitals been one step ahead of pinkbike all week!
  • 9 1
 @Jordanh604: They always are with their Rampage coverage. Frankly, Vital's World Cup coverage has been pretty damn good as well. If they stepped up their review/tech article game and let me use an ad blocker I would spend way more time over there!
  • 7 0
 @millsr4: i even think their reviews are better. and the inside line is a great thing to listen to at work... i really just wish they had a bigger commenter base and prettier user interface
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: Their reviews are super solid, they just don't do enough of them for me Smile I'm a tech nerd and prefer tech articles over videos usually. Their user interface could definitely use some sprucing up but I still like it better than the new NSMB or Dirt lay out. I prefer how Pinkbike and Vital have their main pages set up.
  • 2 0
 2017 Bikes of Rampage...with full bike check/set-up interviews for all riders.

@peterjamo4 make it happen.
  • 1 2
 Why? They're just the same normal downhill bikes you've seen a thousand times.. Are you a goldfish?
  • 1 0
 @millsr4: And their website. Their picture scrolling uses SOOO much memory.
  • 1 0
 @bmxRC009: Check out the Nicolai Bikes page for a lesson on how to completely f*ck up your website..
  • 43 2
 My Automatic out of office email reply for the next two days.

" Please don't bother me. My work productivy is at level 0 until Monday morning. Please do not attempt to call my cell either as I will not answer. Please send all quote request or engineering designs to whomever. I really don't care right now. I have a nice weekend."
  • 28 3
 Jordie Lunn has already won as far as I'm concerned!
  • 2 1
 Did he get added to the start list??
  • 8 1
 @therealtylerdurden: He did in my dreams, does that count?
  • 2 1
 @spencer666: bawww of course it does!
  • 12 15
 @spencer666: in my dreams he does other things...
  • 13 3
 @WAKIdesigns: Like eating porage or going into your snake hole!!!!!!!
  • 8 0
 Jordie could actually win the event if they would let him in. He seems more qualified than some of the other invited riders.
  • 14 6
 @spencer666: there’s been a lot of concerns about comments targeting female riders looks. So... let’s show the super righteous community that we are not misogynistic brutes, and talk about having bro sex with male athletes. My first fantasy involves Jordie Lunn.

“It was a hot day in the desert, and Jordie was restless...”
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Haha ok!


This could get out of control real quick!!!
  • 6 4
 @spencer666: the sun was burning the skin on naked backs of Jordies crew. Those young boys with impressive beards were shaping the perfect line through excitingly treacherous slope of the Deep Brown canyon. Cam was watching them from a distance, their beatiful figures were shiny as their skin, moist from sweat, was reflecting the sunlight. He was biting his lower lip. Suddenly he felt a big hand grabbing him by the shoulder. “Stop sniffing on my lines bro!” - Jordie said with his deep strong voice. Cam went away. Then one of his diggers, John bent down to pick up a sand bagand Jordies strong hands tightened on the spade...
  • 2 2
 I'm hoping he can stay sponsored. OTherwise that throat tat is prime for saying "would you like fries with that?" for the rest of your career.
  • 2 0
 @raditude: Not really.. U should see some of the firefighters and cops in my area, just covered...
  • 1 3
 @bohns1: well isn't that just kick you in the crotch, spit on your neck fantastic

Thanks Canada for shitting all over America, again. Guess that's what happens when you sit below someone else.
  • 1 0
 Funny@WAKIdesigns:
  • 1 1
 @raditude: f*ck outta here, commie. Leave.
  • 22 1
 Not the person who should win probably
  • 38 5
 Russian interference? Smile
  • 8 6
 @pinkharo: get outta here, you.
  • 6 1
 @pinkharo: Benderoni ain't even on the start list lol
  • 11 1
 Start another poll: Who's gonna get robbed at this years Rampage?
  • 6 0
 Rampage is the single event where I truly get pumped for whoever wins, cause even the "worst" run is rad.



... but FINE, quit yelling at me, put the finger gun down. I'm pulling for Storch!
  • 9 1
 I heard rampage is going to be the first stage on EWS next year, is that right? Go Sam!!!!
  • 9 2
 all i can say is i want to see a half cab on a dh bike this year.
  • 3 0
 I'll probably lose my job if Semenuk pulls a half cab into one of those drops, cause my head exploding will surely give me away secretly watching it on my comp...
  • 4 0
 @MTBrent: i would keep an eye on some of the new guys to maybe do it.
  • 3 0
 I could see someone like boggs or nell trying to pull something like this, plus semenuk of course
  • 4 0
 @coolbeans1235: dj brandt posted clips of him half cabbing a utah cliff and him, boggs, and nell ride together (the game of bike series with them is rad) so they are def the ones i am hoping for
  • 2 1
 @adrennan: Don't forget Rogatkin! It's hilarious watching them all fail at "basic" slopestyle tricks.
  • 6 0
 Zink is healthy for once and his line is huge.
  • 5 0
 Vinny T! Finally in rampage!
  • 6 1
 We all win, I think that's pretty obvious.
  • 5 0
 I can't choose, half of them are my faviourite riders ever.
  • 2 0
 So looks like most reckon semenuk will win again. It's a safe bet I guess. I'd like tom van to win cos he's gnarly!! But also want to see r dog do well. Love be his flow and style!
  • 4 0
 i want double loops to win!
  • 2 2
 Who I want to win and who will will be different. I fear it will be a slopestyle rider as thats what it has become the last couple of years. I would prefer it to be a freerider getting a good line than someone doing an extra something in the air.
  • 2 0
 I'd like it to be Aggy or Doerfling, but in their absence, I think Antoine Bizet is a crazy man, and always love to see Zink, Strait.
  • 8 5
 semenuk doesn’t exactly have the coolest line out there this year tho
  • 7 12
flag laxguy (Oct 26, 2017 at 6:45) (Below Threshold)
 do you know? have you seen all the runs this year? can i borrow your time travel device for a minute.. i'll come right back i swear
  • 4 0
 Yea Connah!
  • 6 2
 Kyle Strait.ftw
  • 4 1
 Graham Agassiz would have been my pick if he wasn't injured...
  • 1 0
 Do any of them wear the magic jerseys that SX riders wear? Those things are super thin, but seem to protect them from all injuries.
  • 2 0
 Lots of people underestimating Vincent Turpin but this lad has style and big balls - isn't that all you need to win Rampage!
  • 1 1
 The problem is that as much as I love these red bull events they are always manipulated by them. To me any rider that dares to go down and jump and do tricks in that beautiful place is a winner. Cheers
  • 2 0
 Wonder how much faster the '29ers are going to be down that wall at this year's Rampage...?
  • 4 1
 Aggy
  • 5 0
 +1

Word is that he is going to helidrop into his run. f*cking nuts right?!
  • 2 0
 I know who I want to see up there.. R-Dog =D he deserves a rampage win!
  • 3 2
 Spoiler alert: Rampage called off due to high winds. That always seems to be the on going trend.
  • 3 0
 lionel Richie
  • 1 0
 Just wanna say that shot of T Mac is as close to a perfect photo as you're going to get. Spectacular in every resepect!
  • 4 2
 Bender
  • 1 0
 Props given Smile
  • 3 1
 Vinny Turpin FTW!!
  • 2 2
 Must be running out of thing to write, who gives a fuck, lets just watch it and find out...
  • 2 0
 2018?
  • 2 0
 Bizet killing it????
  • 2 0
 Vinny-T \m/ \m/
  • 2 1
 I hope it's zink or straight
  • 1 0
 Claw will be on podium if he sticks his massive
3 step down ! Smile
  • 2 0
 Aaron Gwin for the win.
  • 2 0
 Kenny logins FTW
  • 1 0
 You mean Kenny Rogers FTW
  • 1 0
 Kenny Everett...
  • 1 0
 @deadmeat25: Kenny Chesney
  • 2 1
 go banana!
  • 1 1
 Is Semenuk still running 26"?
  • 3 4
 C’m on @seraph I know you post some comment gold here
  • 7 0
 My vote is on Fred Flinstone. He's very familiar with dirt and rocks.
  • 2 2
 @seraph: I’d love someone to make the sand pit with Saarlacc... and a gap jump over it
  • 1 0
 @seraph: Not happenin' this year broseph. My money's on Barney Rubble. He's much more fluid and steezy than FF. And if we're talking slopestyle, he's got that shit on lock son!
  • 1 0
 @lightsgetdimmer: Crazy talk. Two words for you.....BAM BAM!
  • 1 2
 they are asking about next's year rampage!!
  • 3 3
 #ED4RAMPAGE
#ED4THEWIN
  • 2 3
 Me.
  • 2 3
 BOGGS
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