What kind of mountain bike do you need to send it big at the Red Bull Rampage? We take a closer look at several of the custom bike builds and unique setups rocking the Rampage today down the brutal cliffs of the Virgin, Utah desert – from modified downhill, freeride & enduro bikes to custom paint jobs for all… Custom freeride mountain bikes of the 2021 Red Bull Rampage
c. Red Bull, all bike photos by Bartek Woliński, Godziek flip photo by Catherine Aeppel In a word, it takes a big bike to compete at the Red Bull Rampage – which is going down right now! Watch it live here . We gave you a sense of the scale of this insane event yesterday, but it’s really hard to understand the context unless you stand at both the top & bottom of the desert clifs.
What we can tell you is that whether on full DH bikes, freeride bikes, or what looks like modified enduro bikes, you need a lot of courage to go with all that travel (and probably a diminished sense of self-preservation!) Many riders now compete in the Rampage on carbon downhill bikes. But they are almost all modified, and not all are even the latest generation. Carson Storch’s carbon Maiden DH bike isn’t even in Rocky Mountain’s current line-up. Carson Storch’s 200mm travel previous model carbon Rocky Mountain Maiden DH bike But it does still get a pretty cool custom paintjob, reminding Storch to “Ride or […]