Video: The 17-Year-Old With His Eyes Set on Rampage

Apr 4, 2019 at 16:45
by Transition Bikes  
Views: 18,677    Faves: 71    Comments: 5


Words by Lars Sternberg (TR Racing Team Manager and in-house stuntman):

"At Crankworx Whistler 2018, Sam and I were doing a sight lap on the new Dirt Merchant. Watching people hit the new vert hip after the wood drop, and this kid BLASTED to the moon with such style and confidence I immediately took note. As he rolled through I took a mental note of the last name on the back of his jersey. Riddle. Got it. Fast forward 3 months and I see him again in a video on the world wide web with Tyler McCaul. I immediately messaged T-Mac and he responded with glowing praise of Jaxson. I got his contact info, and we're proud to say he's now part of the family. These days he's at the ripe old age of 17, with nowhere to go but upside down or sideways. His ultimate sights are set on Rampage glory. We can't wait to see it happen. Welcome to the Transition family Jaxson!"

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Taking this one to dirt for the first time.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Jaxson and his TR11.

Words by Skye Schillhammer (TR photographer/videographer):

"I showed up to St. George to shoot with Jaxson having never met him before. We decided to take the day to scout locations, starting with the Snake Hollow Bike Park he works at. I started getting out my photo setup as he warmed up, and watched him go from the car, into the pump track, and cork flip from berm to berm. Needless to say, I hustled up and got my camera out. I quickly learned that you need to be ready to catch something incredible on almost every jump, roller, and corner. Next stop was the old Rampage site, where things went about the same, blowing my mind with little or no warning from him about what he was going to do. I decided to get some clips just to gather something for the day, which turned out to be all we were able to do as heavy rains came in and ended the shoot. I flew back to Bellingham the next day. Jaxson isn't a kid of many words, he let's his riding do the talking, and I can't wait to work more with him this year."

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Blasting.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Jaxson is also supported by ANVL Components, Sr Suntour, Troy Lee Designs, Tannus Tires, The LoamWolf, Five Ten, Ryders Eyewear, Slag Society, The Space Brace and Profile Racing.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Just barely catching the top of the roll.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Jaxson works at the Snake Hollow Bike Park in St. George Utah. When he isn't out sending Rampage lines, you can find him here keeping things looking prime.

Photos for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
Cork.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer
In addition to his TR11, Jaxson also rides a Patrol and PBJ.

Photo for article with Jaxson Riddle. Photo Skye Schillhammer

Transition's roots are in freeride, so we're stoked to add an up and comer in that world to the team.

Thanks to Ian Shockley at Bike Fix for the hospitality!

Video and photos: Skye Schillhammer


36 Comments

  • 43 1
 Those Five-Tens are Off the Wall...
  • 6 1
 Call it Five-Vans collab
  • 5 0
 Those are Five-11's
  • 32 1
 17!!!! I was still trying to wheelie at 17... Well I still am to be fair !
  • 12 1
 I'm not even trying anymore. Wish I had a stronger lemming gene.
  • 5 0
 I could barely even tie my own shoelaces
  • 12 0
 @BenPea: being able to wheelie is actually genetic. If your parents couldn't wheelie, you can't
  • 9 0
 @kookseverywhere: My boy is going to lose his shit when he hears about this.
  • 20 1
 That's one hell of a start to an edit....
*footsteps*
quietly murmurs "drop"
hits light speed
boosts to the moon
  • 4 0
 So rad! We hope your dreams come true kid, we all want to see your big movie segments in the future.
  • 3 0
 @TransitionBikeCompany hey Lars, serious question, so what do you do when you see a rider you like who doesn't have their own jersey? Smile
  • 4 2
 Who knew that other than the 12 people who have stepped foot on the moon, the 13th person to touch an astronomical object in space would be a mountain biker ????
  • 3 1
 Important questions: How tall is he and what length PBJ is he running? I'm looking at maybe picking one up but I don't know how long, "long" is.
  • 2 0
 Haha I'm the same and was thinking the same thing. Good luck getting one though, sold out in the UK now for the year!
  • 1 0
 @stevet1: There's a couple Longs in the UK, as far as I'm aware. I'm just concerned that will be too long. I'm 6'2" but coming from a very small framed bike. So I think I might struggle with something really long.
  • 2 0
 I’m 6’2 and the long is perfect
  • 1 0
 @ce0808: Appreciate the reply.

Does it spin easily enough? I don't want to feel like I'm trying to reverse time every time I throw a 360.
  • 3 0
 Great little edit, awesome song! Very cool to hear alt-j being used in a bike edit.
  • 1 1
 Skills, Back 20 years ago we use to hit some of thous same Jumps on our dirt bikes. Crazy how things change. Back then I said no one will be able to pull off a back flip on a mx bike its impossible to much weight. Glad to see my old stomping grounds still getting used and the boundaries still getting pushed.
  • 3 0
 He has the coolest name in MTB, no doubt!
  • 4 0
 I’d like to see more
  • 5 3
 That's what she said...
  • 2 0
 ohhhhh shit future looks steezy
  • 1 0
 Holy hell, 17 and sending like that. Welcome to the big leagues kid, you'll crush it!
  • 3 0
 that whip!!!
  • 2 3
 Cool, we'll definitely see more of this guy. At least I expect a separate press release from FiveTen to set things straight Wink .
  • 2 1
 Profile Elite cranks>Raceface cranks
  • 1 0
 Big time style on that whip!
  • 1 0
 That lifestyle shot...kid looks like he's already seen some s&*t Big Grin
  • 1 0
 He is probably just a serious young gangsta.
  • 1 0
 Wow! This guys got what it takes. good luck!
  • 1 0
 oh shit Transition's got a rider could be heading to Rampage. Siiiiiiick
  • 2 0
 #JaxForRampage
  • 1 0
 Sick. Absolutely insane riding.
  • 2 1
 Gangstar rides rowdy
  • 1 0
 great riding

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