Remy Morton Picks up Red Bull Sponsorship

Mar 7, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Crankworx Rotorua slopestyle course builder Remy Morton has become the latest athlete to be sponsored by Red Bull and was handed his helmet as the contest wrapped up in New Zealand.

Alongside his building, Remy is also a regular at Fest events and a huge influence on the riding scene in Oceania and beyond. To make the moment even more special, the helmet was presented to Remy by fellow Red Bull athlete Brook MacDonald who was on-site to watch the slopestyle.

bigquotesAbsolutely speechless!! Today one of my biggest dreams ever became a reality. I can’t thank everyone enough who made this opportunity happen and for all of you who got me to this point. THANKYOU. Its Such an honor and proud moment to be joining the Red Bull family and on top to have the legend Brook MacDonald to hand it to me. let the good times roll!!Remy Morton


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56 Comments

  • 32 0
 Hell yeah, Congrats Remy. One dude who just never gives up.
Does anyone else remember this article? www.pinkbike.com/news/6-months-after-breaking-his-neck-remy-morton-is-back-video.html Dude just keeps going.
  • 23 0
 Congrats bud!!
  • 13 0
 Stoked for Remy, but it always cracks me up when I see a RedBull rider drinking that stuff at the end of a race run. I always assumed it was water in a RedBull package. Call me an amateur, but an energy drink is the last thing I want after a ride. Water for the win.
  • 3 0
 I saw a video from a monster sponsored rider (can't remember who) and he mentioned picking up a pallet load of 'monster water' for after races, so yes, they often do have water in them.
  • 3 0
 @bigtim: Pretty sure Sam Hill usually had water in his MSTR can.
  • 6 4
 A rider drinking Redbull after the race run... they just did a 5 minute sprint or 3 minute ballet in the air - their body won’t collapse even if they haven’t had water and a meal for the next 24h, ok? They fkng burned 200 calories and lost no more than 200ml of fluid. They will now make a “sacrifice”, take a couple of sips of a drink containing ca 60g of sugar and equivalent of a strong coffee, in return for getting money to pay the bills. Oh oh oh...
  • 2 1
 It’s pretty much always water. Pretty much every event I have been to I see the team manager or someone from the team dumping the can and refilling it with water . For sure at moto and supercross races....I remember seeing one race where they accidentally forgot to swap and the person took a huge swig of monster almost puked.
  • 1 0
 @DirtbagMatt: a lot of times now they have a Red Bull or Monster branded water bottle
  • 2 2
 @CaseyArsenault: and sometimes they drink the thing. It doesn’t matter, because they didn’t just complete a 1.5h XC race with average heart rate above 170 BPM.
  • 2 0
 @CaseyArsenault: Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about! More of that please. I know it’s not great product endorsement, but it would be mighty sportsman-like for RBull and MSTR to be willing to put more Logo water bottles in athletes’ hands and not worry so much about the damn can. Let the kids watching know it’s more about the brand and sponsorship than it is about the sugar water.
  • 23 11
 I love Rem Dawg he's one of my favourite riders to follow. Congratulations for such a huge achievement as a sportsman and I think if anyone deserves to be recognized and awarded at such a level, it's him. And yet I just can't help but be disappointed every time a rad rider becomes an ambassador for that crap dealing company...
  • 14 4
 Agreed, getting sponsored by RB is a blessing and curse.
  • 15 8
 @Jaib06: Most people don't know the fact that Red Bull Sponsorship is for life, even if you're not popular or cool when you get old .
I'll call that, a true Blessing!
  • 40 7
 "That crap"...

People don't hate coffee while a cup of it has more caffeine than can of Red Bull. People don't hate soda and juices while it has the same amount of sugar. People don't hate taurine when your body makes it itself or when they eat meat (especially fish) or drink milk, but they hate it in energy drink (research showed you're only getting an overdose of taurine when you drink 2L energy drink per day, which nobody does).

Yes energy drink causes problems, but that's only because young kids who shouldn't be drinking caffeine are enjoying the sweet taste. These kids will think coffee is bitter and disgusting, but they enjoy the sweet tasting energy drinks.

I'm not acting energy drink is healthy or good. But neither are coffee or soda. But it's not some evil toxic made out of semen, that some people surprisingly actually believe.

As long as you dont give it to people who shouldn't be drinking coffee either, and as long as you use it responsibly just like coffee (and soda), there's nothing to be scared about and no need to panic.
  • 15 1
 @nhlevi: Everything in moderation man. I love me an occasional Red Bull.
  • 6 1
 @Mattin: You can pry my coffee from my cold, dead, still jittery hands....


"A daily intake of ∼2 to 3 cups of coffee appears to be safe and is associated with neutral to beneficial effects for most of the studied health outcomes."
  • 8 2
 @Mattin: No one reaches for a cup of coffee when they're sweating after a session. And those who reach for a soda or an energy drink are giving their bodies the opposite of what is needed. That's how those junk liquids are marketed, though. "Hey kids, here comes your spike of energy!" The crash that comes later is always downplayed. Just terrible. It may not be cool nowadays, but when you're thirsty, you need to drink water.
  • 2 2
 coffee is a health drink... numerous studies support that. Why is Kyle Strait no longer a RedBull athlete? Couldn't find anything online.
  • 2 0
 @Mattin: I don't know many people who think coffee or mountain dew are going to make them an extreme athlete though. Not sure if I've ever seen a skater crack a Dew after finishing their run on the tour either.

There's also the issue of combining a bunch of crap into one product and then marketing it very effectively at a very suspectible segment. I'd put RB in the same category as a SBUX frapachino with whip targeted at middle schoolers, but with better targeted advertising.
  • 2 0
 @muganut43: The approach works to sell product though - just look at the new coke line of energy drinks.
  • 3 2
 Ethically pro RB Waki rant in 3....2....1
  • 3 0
 @jaydawg69: This is something I've always wondered about. He was sponsored in the early days of RB getting into MTB sponsorship, so maybe the contracts were different then.
  • 2 0
 @jaydawg69: I forgot about that! I remember him riding for Red Bull in the mid 2000s when I was getting into MTB. I wonder what happened if RB sponsorship is “for life”
  • 6 0
 @endurocat: Red Bull sponsorship is not for life they drop athletes all the time, one big one being Tanner Hall in the ski world. I agree though a RB sponsorship will help these athletes do things they never would have been able to otherwise so huge props to Remy!!
  • 1 1
 @Mattin: shit coffee maybe, but soda and fruit juice are full of sugar. Black coffee, nope, healthy stuff
  • 6 0
 @endurocat: nnnope, def not for life lol
  • 4 0
 Even if it's a shitty drink, they do so much for the sport, and the amount they do for their riders is insane. Even If I despised energy drinks, If I got a chance to be sponsored by one I would sign it in a heart beat.
  • 4 4
 Oh God this virtue signaling again. Whoever drinks alcohol on regular basis, beer in particular, can shut the hell up about red bull. It’s far more harmful than soda with coffee dose of caffeine. It’s not what aboutism, it’s accurate pointing at double standards. Whoever doesn’t drink soda or beer to meals consisting of processed carbs and animal fats raise your hand (like coke +pizza). Otherwise shut the hell up and educate yourselves about complexity of nutrition as well as stimulants.
  • 1 0
 @endurocat: What about Anthony Messere?
  • 2 1
 Just so yall know that I have the "right" to call it crap: I'm vegan, I drink decaff coffee for the taste, no alcohol for months in one go, not even soft drinks... When I'm thirsty I drink water and I do some breathwork should I need a burst of energy.

And I don't need weed to help me ride 2% faster either...
  • 5 1
 @nhlevi: oh do you also drink your pee?
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Let's just say that I'm more inclined to believe and perform ancient practices that actually keep you alive than modern medicine that is 99% business and 1% healing Wink but no, I don't.
  • 6 2
 stoked for him, he deserve it!!! Tired of the haters complaining about redbull if its healthy or not! F++++ck that! redbull is a brand out from the bike industry that supports their athletes more then any brand in the bike industry!
  • 5 0
 Yeah mad Remy has been going hard for years, stoked!
  • 13 8
 what an ugly girl ugh
  • 5 2
 Now a KneePad sponsor should help out.
  • 1 2
 Oath
  • 4 1
 Brook could hand me a dog turd and I would be just as excited.
  • 3 0
 Red Bull need to start making back pocket handkerchiefs !
  • 1 0
 So stoked on THIS!!!! Remy is so cool, especially when dealing with goggle eyed kids... Inspiring new riders, building rad courses, and just being a top bloke!!
  • 3 0
 Red Balls! Cocaine in a can baby,!
  • 3 1
 This has just made my entire week! Congrats Remy! Ride fast. Die last.
  • 3 1
 Yes Remy!! Congrats! Well deserved.-
  • 1 0
 Interesting that he rides the old absolute frame with the new absolut colour scheme.
  • 1 0
 stoked for Remy. he has earned some decent ride $$. biz is biz and RB has a strong brand in the biz.
  • 2 0
 Sultan of Send lolz
  • 3 2
 Picks up like he found the sponsorship on the sidewalk lol
  • 1 0
 Get that guy a kneepad sponsor
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