Vincent Tupin's Scott Gambler - Red Bull Rampage 2017

Oct 27, 2017
by Mike Kazimer  

This was Vincent Tupin's first appearance at Red Bull Rampage, but as a Fest Series regular there was no doubt that he had the skills to mix it up with the event's seasoned veterans. Vinny T is his own mechanic, and at the end of each day in the desert it was up to him to ensure that his Scott Gambler was ready for another round of charging. When the dust had settled he ended up in 14th place, a very respectable finish for a newcomer.

bigquotesIt was a good experience. I liked my run. I think a lot of things are possible, I think we can make some jumps bigger. We can push the limits. I hope to be back next year. Vinny T

Rider: Vincent Tupin

• Scott Gambler - large
• Wheel size: 27.5"
• 210mm travel
• Handlebar width: 780mm
• Tire pressure: 36 psi with tubes (approximately)
• BOS suspension

Red Bull Rampage 2017 Bikes

Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
Tupin's Box derailleur stood out in the sea of Shimano and SRAM drivetrains.

Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
Vee Tire Co. is another brand that's not as commonly seen, but the Flow Rumba's seemed to be working well for Vinny as he carved his way down some of the venue's steepest chutes. He was running approximately 36 psi, with tubes, although he goes by feel rather than using a gauge.

Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
The BOS Idylle fork and Stoy shock were both custom tuned, but the only real change from his typical settings was to stiffen up both the fork and shock to handle the bigger drops that are standard fare at Rampage.

Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
Sensus grips and Hope brakes are mounted to a 780mm Syncros handlebar.

Vincent Tupin Scott Gambler Rampage
Hope takes care of the cranks and pedals as well, and there's a small chainguide in place, just in case. The last thing anyone wants is for the chain to pop off when you're rocketing down a near-vertical line.


  • 28 1
 Nice run M. Tupin, and nice to be the mechanic of this freeride machine too. See you next year @Rampage on a commited line, as per usual!
  • 24 0
 BOS suspension and a BOX derailleur. Nice to see something different on those two fronts.
  • 9 0
 Vee tyres & Hopen brakes also. Kinda exotic. Awomen run as well
  • 5 0
 Push the limits Vinny you are the new blood of Rampage ! Stoked you had Fun and your shoulder didn't cause trouble!! you SHREDDER
  • 6 0
 Can we just say Vinny T? I keep getting confused
  • 4 0
 I seriously got confused when it said Vincent Tupin, like 'who's this jerry?'. Then they said Vinny T, and the stars aligned; everything made sense.
  • 3 0
 So glad to see Vinny T out there. He has the one of the loosest natural riding style in my opinion, hanging off the rear and skiing down any steep terrain.
  • 2 0
 I am stoked to see more creative, no nonsense riders in mega-slopestyle! they have great role models with the older dudes, and they're carrying on this lineage.
  • 2 0
 Two competitors who go by feel.
  • 2 0
 like a BOS
  • 1 0
 Pretty decent.
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