Quiz: 19 Obscure Red Bull Rampage Facts - How Many Do You Know?

Sep 30, 2022 at 8:36
by Ed Spratt  
Kyle Norbraten
They call him _ _ _ _ _. Photo: Sterling Lorence

How well do you know your Rampage history? We have pulled together a collection of questions to test how much you know about one of our favourite events of the year.





Antoine Bizet doing an oppo frontflip off a stepdown and on his way to a podium run.
Hint: right rider, right year, wrong feature. Photo: Paris Gore

1. Who did the first ever double flip in a Rampage run?




Russ Morrell

2. Who was the only rider ever to use a hardtail at Rampage?




3. What was the prize money in 2001 vs 2019?




4. Who is the only Irish rider ever to have podiumed?




5. Of the multiple-Rampage winners, whose wins are the furthest apart?




6. Who won the first Red Bull Rampage?




Mark Matthew s didn t go the way he planned. With a shady run in and a bit of wind it knocked hip straight into the rock ledge of Gee s gap from last year.
Yes, that thing on the right. Ugh. Photo: Paris Gore

7. Who hit a rock outcropping in midair on Gee's massive gap in 2013?




8. Who attempted to build an open loop in 2013?





9. How many times has Brandon Semenuk won?




Perfect invert-form from the man from an upside-down country. There were whispers McGarry would go for it and when he came screaming in it was clear it was on.
You'd better get this one right. Photo: Nathan Hughes.

10. Who flipped the canyon gap in 2013?




11. Which rider has won Rampage AND a World Cup?




12. Which country has produced the most Rampage winners?



Norbs crushed it today .at 2012 Redbull Rampage
Photo: Sterling Lorence.

13. Who was robbed?




14. But what do they REALLY call him?




15. Who competed on a Haro branded M1 while wearing Lee Dungarees in 2003?





16. How many different frame sponsors has Cam Zink represented at Rampage?




17. Who has the most podium finishes at Rampage?




Cam McCaul canyon gap on the newly renovated lip
Cam in 2012. Photo: Ian Hylands.

18. How many times have the McCaul brothers competed at the event together?




19. Who is the only rider to appear at Rampage in an open-face helmet?






Obscure Rampage Facts Quiz - how many did you get right?




92 Comments

  • 43 0
 Call me old or maybe I just don't get it, but that shot of Greg, little whip, coming in hot, perfect posture on bike makes me soo happy:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/128288

It's the little things that count, sometimes it's more about style than substance....
  • 38 0
 didn't intend to spend 15 min of a workday reading Cam McRae's entire rant about the commentators in 2014, but here we are. For the record, I remember them and they were truly awful
  • 12 0
 Oh god, so bad. Credit where credit's due—Cam's take was on the money.
  • 6 0
 Regarding Norbs vs Norby, to be fair to the commentators, he does call himself Norby in the following clip:

www.pinkbike.com/video/134138

I can't help but wonder if some intern saw that clip when putting together a factoid sheet for all the riders.
  • 4 0
 @charmingbob: yeah I never got the hate for that, he literally calls himself Norby and everyone disagreed with him LOL
  • 1 0
 "Lots of travel in the front and rear forks."
  • 37 0
 RIP McGazza
  • 6 0
 The canyon gap flip is one of the biggest moments in rampage history. What a legend! Zink's Oakley drop flip and 360 are up there too
  • 35 1
 Brendog was the most robbed rampage rider of all time
  • 1 1
 Pocket-checked yearly.
  • 4 4
 More liked the most overhyped, everything he did was way smaller than what the other riders were doing, maybe next time if he goes he should take some real trailbuilders instead of his dry guy mates...
  • 36 8
 21. How many times did Kyle Strait Win using the same "safe" run (the suicide off a drop) #popularitycontest
  • 13 4
 As many as he could - not his fault. What's your win tally?
  • 6 3
 How many riders pull correct sui’s (not kissing bars) on even a small dbl much less a huge ass natural drop in the wind. A committed sui is just as gnarly as a 3 or whatever. Go give it a shot and get back to me.
  • 2 1
 After healing, try a shouldabuzza
  • 4 1
 have you not noticed that he does the sui off the biggest drop on course every time, sprinkles in other tricks (backflips, supermans, others) oh yeah and starts his run with THE gnarliest line off the top of the mountain? Sounds like a perfect recipe to win Rampage to me... I'm surprised he hasn't won more honestly.
  • 22 0
 Bizet is such an underrated rider and the only guy I know who can fall a sleep on a couch sober at a raging party.
  • 33 0
 Damn ! Thanks for the support man
  • 5 0
 @BizetAntoine: For sure. UtahFox’s house 2019. Hope to see you at another Rampage. Double flip is no joke.
  • 1 0
 @BizetAntoine: Do I remember right that you broke both wrists trying this the year before? Such a good comeback!
  • 15 0
 All I can say is the difference from Wades first winning run to what they do now is enormous,

What changed in 21 years? Bikes? What people think is possible? Training?

What a change!
  • 12 1
 Bikes, people progressing proving what is possible and more knowledge of the terrain, time spent building lines, number of people helping in building and carrying bikes, use of sandbags, water lines, better tools, etc. Everything has changed.
  • 39 0
 Kids watching Wade
  • 5 0
 Water and sandbags provided
  • 2 0
 YouTube. This amount of progression in every extreme sports
  • 10 0
 Wade Simmons and Cedric Gracia are still alive and kicking. Pinkbike should ask them that exact question.
  • 6 0
 From memory... people like Berrencloth coming to the sport from a BMX background, helped change the perspective and progression of what was possible
  • 1 0
 @bocomtb: Its already been asked, a lot.
  • 12 0
 I don't mean this as a bad thing, but I think Norbs getting robbed was probably one of the best things to happen to him. His popularity is absolutely deserved but, a LOT more people know about him because of it. Can you imagine what a Pinkbike comment section would have been without it?!
  • 16 0
 I will always remember him most from that early coastal crew edit that we all watched on repeat like 15 years ago.
  • 5 0
 @adrennan: same - link for anyone who needs it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUeZMGrLAhY
  • 2 0
 @weirc: Damn that was sweet!
  • 12 0
 Robby Bourdon is such a legend!! God I miss that guy!!
  • 3 0
 Kona Clump team originals
  • 11 3
 should have each "answer" link open to a new tab instead of having to go back and forward. otherwise, loved having a quiz - something different!
  • 2 0
 On Chrome, if you CTRL + Click, the link opens in a new tab.
  • 3 1
 Or the answer could just appear.... but gotta get those clicks
  • 2 0
 @barp: or if you click with the scroll wheel... game changer
  • 1 0
 @n-lagasse: Yeah, I used to do that when I was using a mouse instead of a laptop touchpad.
  • 5 0
 Cool quiz and thanks for the automatic links to relive some of the epic moments.
  • 4 0
 20. What %-age of riders from first year to present have had health insurance coverage for that event by their sponsors or through the event itself?
  • 4 0
 22. Who was the only person to enter every single rampage event -Kyle Strait
  • 5 0
 I've watched every single Rampage since it's inception and still got 0/19
  • 3 0
 How many times your balls shrunk to sesame seeds watching rampage? Click the link below (your belt).
  • 4 0
 Meh.....still holding out for the DRINK WATER RAMPAGE!
  • 14 0
 This is Utah. We don't have any water.
  • 4 0
 21. Who stole Wil White’s line in 2015?
  • 4 0
 Who’s excited for 2022 Rampage ?!
- Everyone
  • 1 0
 Seems like ticket sales extremely limited this year..hope the riders get paid.
  • 1 0
 Next year - my transmission is sounding sad (252,000 miles) but will be getting one from a salvage yard in Nov. Hope to see you there in 2023 - you were on a winning run.
  • 2 0
 Was the Zeb the first single crown fork used in Rampage? Or was it a Totem, 66 or Travis?
  • 9 0
 Totem in 08 I believe.
  • 1 1
 Does inverted count as single crown?
  • 2 0
 @the-lorax: did someone take their Shiver SC to rampage?
  • 1 0
 @the-lorax: not if it has an upper crown (Greg's Dorado in 2003).
  • 1 0
 @onetrykid: Yep. Scroll to the first picture under "suspension": www.redbull.com/us-en/historical-bikes-of-red-bull-rampage

There's also been plenty of Dorados used, as well as the old Avalanche inverted fork on the Canfield bikes (several of them pictured in that link). Given the rawness of the original courses, I don't think anyone even bothered to consider using a true single crown until more recently, so you may be right about the Zeb
  • 2 0
 What was the best moment of Rampage? CG has the answer www.instagram.com/p/CVFuF8xoBLO
  • 1 0
 The poll results get populated after the first link that takes you away to YouTube..
  • 2 0
 It shouldn't now, can someone confirm?
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: confirmed
  • 1 2
 It's interesting that the version of the Canadian anthem chosen by the editor is performed by the choir of the very same army which has been and still is committing war atrocities in Ukraine as we speak.
  • 2 0
 CG is the Real Free Racer!
  • 1 0
 Didnt CG do Rampage in a open face helmet too?
  • 1 0
 Look ……we know who got robbed
  • 6 26
flag mknott9 (Sep 30, 2022 at 23:41) (Below Threshold)
 Donald J Trump
  • 2 0
 0/19.
  • 1 0
 Norby
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