No matter what year the video, the Rampage is always entertaining. I actually prefer the earlier footage. The riders were true guinea pigs back then pushing the boundaries of the sport.
When the Rampage ended in 2004 (wow, that was 04?) it left a big hole in the Freeride scene .... This quote from Darren Berrecloth could not be more true, until now! Red Bull Rampage comes back from the dead after a four year hiatus and it's bigger and badder than ever. Top pros from slopestyle, big mountain and racing have converged in Virgin, Utah once again to decide the winner of the most anticipated (for some) mountain bike event of the year.
Personally I'd rather watch DH Race footage over Rampage antics any day, but if this type of riding floats your boat then knock yourself out for nine bucks. I'm sure as an American you're not happy after reading that last comment since you just wasted a few seconds of your life when you could have been watching riders crash horrifically all in the name of entertainment. God Speed...
The Red Bull can be directly blamed for the elimination of US riders interests in the race scene. It took a long time after 04 to put an American back on the podium. For years they were too busy chasing the Red Bull almighty dollar to notice a decline in their speed.
80mins in exchange for a lifetime of hurt,1 disc