Ethan Nell on set for Accomplice. Peter Jamison photo.
Despite only being 22, Ethan Nell is already a heavy hitter on the freeride mountain bike scene. With two podiums at Red Bull Rampage, and a spot in TGR’s Accomplice the young Utah-based ripper is living life well. Ethan recently caught up with the Downtime Podcast to chat about his career and how living in the epicenter of freeride has given him the ability to ride how he does today.
Ethan Nell can do things on a mountain bike that most of us can only dream of. Growing up in Utah and with a love of riding two wheels on dirt, it’s not surprising that Ethan saw Red Bull Rampage at a young age and was inspired. Ethan has gone on to take 3rd place at his first ever rampage and back that up with 3rd the following year too. Join us for a chat about his background in Moto and his journey to the Rampage podium. Find out more about his bike set up, and what goes into putting together a line on those infamous cliffs. It never ceases to amaze me what these guys can do on a bike, and it was super interesting to chat to Ethan and find out more about what goes into it, so hit play and give this episode a listen.
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