Welcome to the dust bowl - Red Bull Rampage 2015. Our media crew was onsite today documenting the immense and impressive work of the builders and riders, as well as some of the first tracks laid down what could be winning lines come Friday.


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at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Brett Rheeder getting ready to test out his line.

Louise Hatton
Louise Hatton taking Zink's dog Zater for a ride in the Razr
Randy you re blue
Randy you're blue!

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Cam Zink
Cam Zink showing up for the morning. Two of the best smells in the morning consist of coffee and two stroke mix.

dusty road patrol at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Dusty road patrol.
build masters at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Build masters.

Kurt Sorge Mitch Cheek and Alex Volokhov. BC gnar.
Kurt Sorge, Mitch Cheek, and Alex Volokhov. BC gnar.

protective measures at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Protective measures.

Old man Sorge watering the lawn.
Old man Sorge, watering the lawn.

Blow out.
Blow out.

Doerfling finally got a worthy line this year. Only hitch is his build crew had to bash away a chunck of rock the size of a small car to make it work.
Doerfling finally got a worthy line this year. Only hitch is his build crew had to bash away a chunck of rock the size of a small car to make it work.
Doerfling.

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Tyler McCaul s Great Wall of Rampage.
Tyler McCaul's Great Wall of Rampage.

The early morning air was full of dust and the sound of many shovels and pick axes.
The early morning air was full of dust and the sound of many shovels and pick axes.

Filling sand bags and scrapping away the earth. The lines were looking well sculpted by mid day.
Filling sand bags and scraping away the earth. The lines were looking well sculpted by mid day.
The rampage site looks and sounds something like a modern interpretation of ancient Egypt.
The rampage site looks and sounds something like a modern interpretation of ancient Egypt.

Hard steel smashing through rock and dirt sculpting the perfect line.
  Hard steel smashing through rock and dirt, sculpting the perfect line.

all the resources avavilable at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
All the resources available.
just getter done at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Just get 'er done.

clean build outs at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Clean build outs.

it s busy out there lots of traffic
It's busy out there, lots of traffic.

Margus Riga beer shower at the top.
Margus Riga beer shower at the top.

Boozin and schmoozin .
Boozin' and schmoozin'.
I found the perfect shirt for Mad Dog Boris who is beyond stoked to be here.
I found the perfect shirt for Mad Dog Boris, who is beyond stoked to be here.

Andreu and Aggy at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Andreu and Aggy.

Business time... Lacondeguy loves the evening commute.
Business time... Lacondeguy loves the evening commute.
Such a nice guy on the surface but within you have a deeply disturbed individual. Vink is very sick man and his line seals it.
Such a nice guy on the surface, but within you have a deeply disturbed individual. Vink is very sick man and his line seals it.

Brendan Fairclough took a little time out to survey progress on his line. The Free Racer had an impressive season on the World Cup how will he do at Rampage this year
Brendan Fairclough took a little time out to survey progress on his line. The 'Free Racer' had an impressive season on the World Cup, how will he do at Rampage this year?

Aggy
Aggy putting in the final prep to his existing line from last year, making it even bigger.

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Bikes were taking a beating in practice today.

Nico Vink s line isn t ready yet but you have to wonder how ready it could ever get...
Nico Vink's line isn't ready yet, but you have to wonder how 'ready' it could ever get...

Bas Van Steenbergen drops into the labyrinth with only a tyre s width or two to spare on an inaugural test.
Bas Van Steenbergen drops into the labyrinth with only a tyre's width or two to spare on an inaugural test.

Cam McCaul fist pump for his little bros mega drop line.
Cam McCaul fist pump for his little bro's mega drop line.

Brandon Semenuk
  Brandon Semenuk hiking up for a late evening practice lap after a long day of digging.

The dig crews await the cool release of the evening shadow.
The dig crews await the cool release of the evening shadow.

Prospectors on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.
Prospectors on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.
Prospectors on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.

Brendog s line is loaded with more tight ledges and canyons gaps than ever before.
Brendog's line is loaded with more tight ledges and canyons gaps than ever before.

Aggy
Aggy blinded by the light.

Nicholi Rogatkin has a moment of frustration while coming to terms with a big step down in his line.
Nicholi Rogatkin has a moment of frustration while coming to terms with a big step down in his line.

Jeremy Hotingger
Jeremy Hotingger was one of the first riders seen riding on course today flowing his whole line top to bottom.

Andreu Lacondeguy
  Andreu Lacondeguy and Aggy put some work into the hip this year to make it even bigger and better.

Last years champ already balls to the wall on day 1.
Last year's champ already balls to the wall on day one.

Brett Rheeder.
Brett Rheeder.

Andreu Lacondeguy is relentless. Hit and hike up for another. He must have hit the RZR hip ten times until on his final hit he came in a little hot and landed on the flats.
Andreu Lacondeguy is relentless. Hit and hike up for another. He must have hit the RZR hip ten times, until on his final hit he came in a little hot and landed on the flats.

Andreu Lacondeguy flatspin on the the hip at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Andreu Lacondeguy flat-spin on the the hip.

Aggy.
Aggy.

Moments before there was the brief discussion of Aggy or Andreu spinning this hip at some point and that didn t take long to prove.
Moments before there was the brief discussion of Aggy or Andreu spinning this hip at some point and that didn't take long to prove.

Andreu
Andreu head down in excitement after stomping a big spin over the hip

High fives all around for Andreu s 450
High fives all around for Andreu's 450.

Aggy
Aggy going deep on the first hit of the day off the hip

Aggy going big into the sunset.
Aggy going big into the sunset.

Andreu leading the charge.
Andreu leading the charge.

Graham Aggasiz blasting the hip into the last light.
Graham Aggasiz blasting the hip into the last light.

Graham Agassiz at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Graham Agassiz.

Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard.

Harrison Mendel catching the daily Snap Chat.
Harrison Mendel catching the daily Snap Chat.

Lacondeguy s Superflip to flat. It s easy to go too fast on the RZR hip.
Lacondeguy's Super-flip to flat. "It's easy to go too fast on the RZR hip."

Andreu Lacondeguy was one of the first to go big this afternoon. Andreu Walked away with some minor scrapes after a crash during a super flip attempt.
Andreu Lacondeguy was one of the first to go big this afternoon. Andreu walked away with some minor scrapes after a crash during a super flip attempt.

...and he walked away shaken not stirred.
...and he walked away, shaken not stirred.

Night night from Rampage.
Night night from Rampage.



90 Comments

  • 165 2
 Such Incredible coverage. Thank you Pinkbike. 2015 Rampage is about to be the sickest event of the decade.
  • 24 3
 I normally switch between Pinkbike, NSMB, Vital and Dirt. I must say I enjoy each in their own way, but PB is stepping it up this year, it's the most complete package out there. I am glad Dirt is getting their edge back though, their graphic design experience that used to set their printed magazine apart from the others seems to be returning. Sht gets pro these days, and I do appreciate that. If in 5 years they could make an online video show about bikes out of that I'd be stunned.
  • 24 1
 where is "Norby"? as they call him.
  • 33 2
 Getting robbed, apparently.
  • 4 0
 Robbed by 2/3 of the costal crew I guess.
  • 96 14
 That a bit too much pics of Aggy and Andreu on their hip. I like both of them but I want to see what the other riders are doing.
  • 49 0
 Might have only been a few people sending it though
  • 5 7
 Aggy VS Andreu, who is bigger ?
  • 5 30
flag torero (Oct 14, 2015 at 5:12) (Below Threshold)
 Does not deserve to win any of them, they should share the lines or create something new.
  • 7 1
 @rismo68 my balls
  • 21 20
 Do you really think they are the only ones hording their lines? Last year nobody else hit Rheeders line, last year pretty sure nobody hit Semenuks line. Last year i believe three people: Andreu, Kyle strait and Aggy rode pretty much the same line. You guys seriously need to stop bitching about this, buncha pre madonnas on here. Notice how they say Vinks line, Semenuks line, Brendogs line, Doerflings line, Tylers line. Do you think they are sharing their lines!? No, they are not, Andreu and Aggy are prolly some of the few actually sharing their lines with more than one person. If you seriously want people to lose just cuz they are not sharing their line you better make your list a bit longer...
  • 18 1
 you ok ?
  • 9 3
 Me? Im fine, cant wait for rampage, im just callin out hypocrisy when I see it. Im tired of people moaning over something that almost all of the other riders do at this event, why single out two riders that do exactly what everybody else does?
  • 26 2
 pre-madonna, that's hilarious.
  • 11 0
 Because it's Pinkbike. If people weren't moaning and groaning what on earth would we talk about.
  • 22 0
 Prima donna* haha honestly ill be the first to admit that I had no idea how to spell that one, glad you had a good laugh at my expense.
  • 5 13
flag SlodownU (Oct 14, 2015 at 10:41) (Below Threshold)
 Does Andreu even pick up a shovel? That's right I said it, don't like it, go f*ck yourself.
  • 4 0
 okay.. since the riders are so sensitive about putting time and effort into their lines, and not wanting to share them.. lets change the structure of the contest. add a trophy/competition for LINE design.. which validates the investment of all these rider's time and energy. let redbull make a statute that ALL lines are free game and no one person can dictate who rides what. further, if a rider rides his own line, maybe they get some bonus points added to their run?

I know keeping things simple is the grass roots of freeriding, and adding rules/regulations is bullshit. his is turning into a GD soap opera before the comp even happens.. that's the real bullshit.
  • 6 1
 He's a great rider, but please, he's notorious for not building and riding others lines. He finally latches on to another guys winning line and wins. If he wants to really cement his epic ness, he should build a gonzo line and blow everyone's mind, he's got the skills, just needs the imagination. Maybe show up a couple of days earlier and actually lift a shovel. And I've been watching rampage before most of you had any hair on your balls, it's turned into a combination construction site and river levee with all the sand bags. Next year someone will probably figure out how to drag a excavater and 3 axle dump truck out there.
  • 5 0
 Sorry meant to upvote....I believe a pre-madonna is also known as a Cindy Lauper
  • 32 1
 Did that Mustang just land the canyon gap?
  • 6 0
 From the look of the bumper, I'm not sure how well it stuck that landing..
  • 5 1
 better than McGarry's wheels thats for sure
  • 18 1
 Andreu 450'ing the top hip and superflipping the RZR hip, whaaat?! Keen to see Aggy reveal his cards, it'll be interesting to see who gets the higher score (considering they're on the same line). Also can't wait to see everyone else, going to be mega.
  • 2 1
 these bastards makes me sleepless whole night waiting for the day to comee
  • 19 0
 Hope Nico Vink doesn`t ride without a Parachute, his "line" looks a little steep......
  • 7 0
 Best tech line ever.
  • 19 1
 You know you've got it made when a hot girl's carrying your helmet around for you!
  • 12 0
 I look at the photos where there is a rider mid air and generally (although especially the Bas Van Steenberger snap) I can't work out where the take off is, or where the landing is.
  • 13 2
 We need to see a Rampage WAGs edition.....Please! They'd love the attention.
  • 8 0
 Is that Tom Van Steen' wheel ?
(For those you haven't seen, go on his facebook page, he posted a video, jumping the canyon gap, landing quite short -horrible noise)
  • 2 0
 also on his IG account. a pretty wicked crash most wouldn't walk away from.
  • 1 0
 Bump. Also on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMGOPbyn31c
Sounded like a damn gunshot on impact.
Is he still good to ride?
Footage I saw didn't show him get up...
  • 8 0
 "...nico vink is a very sick man" haha
  • 8 0
 I really am struggling to understand where his line is....
  • 3 0
 I'm thinking it is going to be similar to the way Zink and Straight started their lines last year. Only more exposed and rougher terrain.
  • 9 1
 I‘m all wet already...
  • 5 0
 I can't wait to see Gary Fisher ride his line......I wonder if he will share it with Stu Thomson? Things that keep me up at night!!!!!
  • 8 2
 What's 'SORY FOR PORTYING' mean?
  • 13 0
 Try Spelling "Sorry For Partying", while drunk... Wink
  • 6 1
 Thats Spanish Wink
  • 3 1
 These images are incredible, I can`t even tell you which one I like the best. Its easy to tell you which has the most coolness eminating from it though, and thats the one of Cam Zink covered in tattoos and Troy Lee gear, commuting in on what looks like a KX250 stroker. Butch Cassidy would struggle to beat that man in the steeze stakes.
  • 2 0
 its a Honda Cr 250.
  • 5 0
 Is Zink wearing a tee- shirt of his idol Brandon Semenuk ?
  • 5 0
 What's with that ford mustang?
  • 4 0
 Rental car, full insurance. You know the deal. Haha.
  • 6 1
 So. Much. Stoke.
  • 3 0
 Nico Vink's line reminds me one of these:
img src='http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb1341860/p4pb1341860.jpg' width=300 />
  • 3 0
 those paint skills!
  • 5 0
 Vink's drop. WHOA.
  • 7 0
 i.imgur.com/E2sEIze.png needed to be made Smile
  • 2 0
 @trailynx Maybe he'll try downhill climb it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsjWPfBeR6s
  • 1 0
 He said he wants to flip it.....
  • 4 0
 who is Jeremy Hotingger ?
  • 5 2
 Wheely good riding. They really utahlized the terrain well.
  • 4 1
 Is cam zink wearing a t-shirt of cam zink?
  • 4 0
 KICKSTAND!
  • 1 0
 Kickstand RIDES!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Hotingger got the invite and a lil recognition?!

Go kickstand!!!

Seriously, chillest dude to ride with
  • 2 0
 andreu an aggy 1stan 2nd.........sorge for 3rd! Such badass pictures so..cannot wait
  • 1 0
 Who owns this land? I'm glad they don't have a problem with all the digging but I'm kind of surprised there isn't some hippie conservation group trying to stop this.
  • 2 4
 BLM land, otherwise known as public land, otherwise known as your land/my land.

That said, I AM a bit ticked at what they are doing to the land.
  • 2 0
 rampagers be like, no more wooden features. But sandbags and perfectly groomed lines are ok.
  • 3 0
 Feeling moist
  • 2 0
 How do these guys do it??? So ill!!! Killer photos PB. Thanks
  • 2 0
 oh and who destroyed the mustang
  • 1 0
 That shot of Vink's 'line' down the cliff face has to be the scariest shit I've seen
  • 1 0
 It's simply going to be insane!
  • 1 0
 Nathan nailed that balls to the wall shot of Andreu. Perfect photo!
  • 1 2
 Let's just hope it's not as boring a last year. Perhaps next year they can do it on Mars, after all it looks like Mars has more water on it!
  • 2 0
 Boring? maybe you should go try some of those drops this year. I'm sure you rag dolling down the hill will make things more interesting eh
  • 2 1
 It was still boring. If I find something boring then I find it boring.
  • 1 0
 80 % chance of rain in the forecast , hope its not another weather delay
  • 1 0
 Vink's line is complete bonkers. Can't wait to see all the action Friday.
  • 1 0
 really excited to see it, the claudio preview looks nuts
  • 1 0
 Jeremy Kickstand Hottinger!!!! Let the local ride MOFOS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 1
 Mitch chubey for the win
  • 1 1
 I wonder if anyone else they're besides Aggasiz and Andreau
  • 1 0
 Que viva Espana!
  • 1 2
 Jeremy Hotingger , is one typo away from a journalist making a terrible mistake
  • 2 2
 she's HOT
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