Red Bull Rampage is the ultimate proving ground for both rider and bike – hucking off cliffs in the Utah desert isn’t really possible unless your body, mind, and bike are up to the task. With three titles to his name already, we all know that Brandon Semenuk is more than capable of what it takes to win, but his 2021 Rampage bike definitely stands out among the crowd. It’s not that we don’t think it can hang. In fact, the bike will probably be more capable of blowing our minds than any other bike on the mountain that day. The devil is in the details, and if you look closely, you’ll notice he’s riding a single-crown fork on a custom-built Trek Session frame. What does that mean? Barspins…tailwhips…the list goes on. We’re pretty stoked to see what the slopestyle-inspired build can do. Riders are already in Utah getting ready for the big day, so in just a few short weeks we’ll be treated to the show!
When they say that Rampage riders are hitting jumps akin to falling out of a four-story window, they’re not kidding. Nicholi Rogatkin and Jaxson Riddle go full Mythbusters in trying to explain what exactly goes down when a rider drops into a Rampage run. Remember, the whole competition was inspired by freeride skiers like those in TGR films hitting big Alaskan spines. We’re talking the same exposure and arguably worse consequences if you mess up. So for us mere mortals, what does that even
The big day is finally here. After more than a year of waiting, the best freeride mountain bikers in the world return to Virgin, Utah for 2021 Red Bull Rampage. For the last week, athletes have been busy digging their lines and practicing, but it all comes down to putting wheels on dirt today for their finals run. We’ve already seen some insanity from riders in their practice runs, but expect the levels to get turned to 11 for finals. For more info on the info, check out the Red Bull TV page
TGR Optics team member Nick Clark (@rowdyflow) might know the trails of Teton Pass better than just about anybody. If you’ve ever ridden there, you might recognize some of these iconic features – but we bet you haven’t seen style smothered on them like this before. Nick teamed up with Tannus inserts to see how low of tire pressure he could get away with running – but in reality it was just another reason for him to go out and hit his favorite features.