SRAM - Red Bull Rampage 2017 Fantasy Contest Winner

Nov 1, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
SRAM Rampage Fantasy.

This year's Red Bull Rampage didn't disappoint, with every competitor throwing down incredible runs from top to bottom. Mother Nature decided to play along, too, and for once the desert winds weren't a factor in deciding the champion. Over 2,000 entries were submitted for the Fantasy Contest, but no one managed to correctly guess the top three. It came down to a random drawing between the users with the correct top two riders, and @RedHeadFool will be receiving a brand new SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain for his efforts.

bigquotesIt is awesome to win such a cool prize, from a cool company, for trying to predict the winners of an incredible event. RedHeadFool

What was needed to enter?

Readers simply had to pick their top three in finishing order. Leave their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the comments section of the article, and then the people with the correct answers were entered into a random prize draw.

Your 2017 Rampage legends.

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Results

There's never any shortage of controversy when it comes to judged mountain bike competitions, especially a high profile event like Red Bull Rampage, but when all was said and done it was Kurt Sorge who snatched his third Rampage title, followed by Cam Zink and Ethan Nell.

SRAM Rampage Fantasy.

The Prize

A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain was up for grabs for the person who correctly guessed the top three finishers.

About SRAM GX Eagle:

This is the range of Eagle. The range to reach. To realize. A range beyond limitation or complexity. Beyond what’s been done before. A range where fearless dedication meets relentless engineering. Where silent precision meets trouble-free reliability. Where simplicity matches strength.

A whole new system for whole new horizons. The range to realize. This is GX Eagle

Congratulations to RedHeadFool!

MENTIONS: @SramMedia


  • 140 1
 Thanks PinkBike for putting this contest on. Thanks Red Bull for putting on an EPIC Rampage with incredible runs! Thanks for the comments. I'll try and put this to good use on my new YT Jeffsy 29...1x12 will help this guy climb for sure! Cheers
  • 9 1
 I don’t pity the Fool!!!!!
  • 2 1
 Hells yeah! YT had 2 of the top three podium spots too. They just may be for real! ; )
  • 1 1
 @endlessblockades: no thats just what happens when your company can pay out the ass for good riders. Those guys could have podiumed on any brand!!
  • 16 0
 Sick congrats you RedHeadFool! That’s gonna be a sweet upgrade on your Jeffsy.
  • 5 5
 Apart from the fact his Jeffsy already has better Raceface cranks and Sram X1 gears which are better than GX... i know it's eagle so i guess the added gear range will make it a worthwhile upgrade but a shame Sram cheaped out by not making it a higher spec eagle groupset. still congrats on the win, i don't think anyone was guessing nell.
  • 2 1
 @maglor: SRAM cheaped out on a giveaway? GTFO. Besides, GX eagle is their new groupo, of course they're going to push it.
  • 1 0
 @rockabass05: I know its a giveaway that they don't have to do but at the cost they pay for the groupset it doesn't make much difference to them and ofc that's being cheap, its like tipping, you don't have to do it (i know america is slightly different on that though) but its giving them money you don't have to but if its not much you'll still get called cheap.
  • 8 0
 Awesome. Good for you and enjoy many happy and safe miles of riding
  • 6 0
 Damn, I guessed Zink / Nell / Semenuk, had the order right and everything, if Sorge hadn't been such a beast I could have had it Smile
  • 3 0
 Congratulations RedHeadFool, I'm waiting on tenterhooks to hear when the GX Eagle drivetrain I won for the SRAM DH world cup comp will be sent out. The gear range should be awesome for the Scottish trails I ride. Hoping for it soon as i have a new frame to build up and this is the last part for it.
  • 3 0
 Can't believe they've not sent that out yet dude, that competition was months ago??!
  • 3 0
I was told there would be a delay as my prize was going to be sent from the second shipment as there had be a huge number of pre-orders and the first batch was sold out. Pink Bike were totally honest and upfront with this and I can completely understand SRAM not wanting to let customers down

Fingers crossed I get it soon.
  • 3 0
 effin Conor. killed my fantasy
  • 3 1
 I was probably amongst the few people that actually picked Ethan to podium and in third place......
  • 2 0
 I had Sorge and Zink in the correct order but Semenuk as no. 1. i would never have gone with Nell anyway.
  • 2 0
 Nice work RedHeadFool......enjoy that stuff!
  • 1 0
 I wonder how many people chose Nell for the top three... I imagine he’ll be a major force next year!
  • 1 0
 The winner had Sorge, Zink, Semenuk
  • 5 1
 @Dano98: and a profile that dates all the way back to last thursday... the day before rampage.

edit: Maybe he started a profile because he was stoked on the contest and is now even more stoked and will love pb forever. But maybe it's A HUGE CONSPIRACY!!! haha. Whatever I didn't enter anyways.
  • 2 0
 @dglass: Chester'd again!
  • 2 0
 @dglass: hmmm it does seem suspicious doesn't, considering it was the first thing he had ever commented on....
it could still be legit but I dunno
  • 1 0
 @Dano98: was betting on that too!
  • 6 0
 Sorry to burst all bubble...though I do love a good conspiracy...but yes, I did create my profile Thursday before the event and just for the contest. But, please, carry on with the conspiracy is fun to read! lol
  • 1 0
 Aw Ginger-snap.
  • 1 0
 @RedHeadFool: All good! You're a lucky dude!
  • 1 0
 @RedHeadFool: you should take up gambling you lucky bugger
  • 2 1
 Ok, screw it, the next one of these things I'm guessing some random people.
  • 2 0
 请问在中国也可以抽奖吗 哈哈!
  • 31 2
 sorry, i dont speak nintendo
  • 1 0
 @cravks: You killed me.
  • 1 0
 Sram eagle make way for the new gruppo named after the bird of true love, the swallow. Sram Swallow
  • 6 7
 What is this nonsense, BYO Shift cables? - Way to cheap out SRAM...

RedHeadFool, well done to you sir, you should change your ID to RedHeadSmartGuy
  • 2 0
 Well done carrots
  • 1 0
 Devo! I had 1st and 2nd right, just didn't get bloody Nell!
  • 1 0
 just like horse racing! Place your bets! Win, Place or Show!!!
  • 1 4
 Bet he can't wait to have that good gx get stuck on him after the first muddy winter ride
  • 7 10
 congrats, you won the privilege of replacing 5 shifter cables a year!!!!
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