Instabangers: Red Bull Rampage Day 1

It's on...

Here we fucking go! Red Bull Rampage 2017 has officially kicked off and the riders are swarming all over the hill like ant on a picnic blanket.

Dust (or is it powdered stoke) is rattling down the hill side as riders take to the tools and resculpt, refine and redesign their lines. It’s nice to see plenty of new hits going in – no resting on their laurels of last year for these guys who are all determined to raise the Rampage bar once again.

there’s no official coverage allowed yet so enjoy this bumper compilation of Instabangers beamed direct from the hillside to get you stoked:

Tom Van Steenbergen

Tom VanSteenbergen showing off skills more suited to Vegas than Virgin to get this boulder shifted. Nice work! (click to play).

Desert dirt farming. ????#redbullrampage @tvansteenbergen (PS. Most of the lines here at Rampage take a lot of chipping away at rock and moving large chunks of rock to make a cohesive line that flows and is safe…)

A post shared by Katie Holden (@katieholden) on

Chipping away. Some big upgrades from last year! @kazyamamura photo

A post shared by Tom van Steenbergen (@tvansteenbergen) on

Liv and SRAM ambassador Katie Holden is on site as part of Tom’s dig team, here’s a couple more from her.

Feels so good to be back in the desert digging at my 5th #redbullrampage. I originally came here so I could learn, I was so intrigued with the landscape in this area but it scared me and I couldn’t understand how to ride it so I made it my mission, a mission to learn by getting my hands dirty, moving dirt & following the best. While #redbullrampage is without a doubt the gnarliest event in mountain biking, it is a precise, calculated series of moves which make sense and it will never stop pushing me and inspiring me. #howweliv

A post shared by Katie Holden (@katieholden) on

Pondering & plotting. #redbullrampage #day1

A post shared by Katie Holden (@katieholden) on

Darren Berrecloth and Jordie Lunn

The Suicide Squad line up the Goblin Drop (click to play)

And the digging begins! #redbullrampage

A post shared by Darren berrecloth (@dberrecloth) on

Connor MacFarlane

The people’s champ from last year is back for another bite (hopefully not literally this year) of the Rampage cherry. New lines and new forks going in from the Kiwi nutter.

Big first day done and dusted. Huge thanks to @alan__mandel and @emmerson_wilken for busting their asses on my line! ???? @ianleanphoto #redbullrampage #desert #hardyaka @monsroyale #poc

A post shared by Conor Macfarlane (@conor_macfarlane) on

Pretty stoked on these new Marzocchi forks arriving today! Just in time for the big show, cheers @marzocchi_mtb #marzocchi #bomber #rad ???? @ianleanphoto

A post shared by Conor Macfarlane (@conor_macfarlane) on

First dirt moved at Rampage. Kelly always said I should come dig for him, but I could never make it. So when Conor asked me to come dig for him I was pumped! So happy I've had the opportunity to experience this place. Thanks bud @conor_macfarlane ????@ianleanphoto #mcgazzaforever #redbullrampage

A post shared by Emmerson Wilken (@emmerson_wilken) on

Antoine Bizet

Expecting bigger blisters than a 14-year-old boy who’s been left home alone for the weekend, Antoine Bizet is stoked for some digging. ‘member his double backflip last year? Expect even bigger this time around… (click to play).

Build Tips With Bizet. ???? @antoinebizet #redbullrampage #diy #mountainbiking

A post shared by Red Bull Bike (@redbullbike) on

Started digging a big landing yesterday with my friend Tommy G’s digging crew and mine. Good work guys! Lets keep going today! Have a look at my story or @spankbikes ’s story if you wanna see yesterday’s highlights! #???? #???? #???? #???? #???? #???? by

A post shared by Antoine Bizet (@antoinebizet) on

Randy Spangler

Part of the pre-Rampage crew, Spangler getting it done.

Staking em up! #rampagebuildcrew2017 #andfucci

A post shared by Randy Spangler (@randyspanglermtb) on

Riders and their build crews on coarse. @tvansteenbergen #rampage2017

A post shared by Randy Spangler (@randyspanglermtb) on

Andreu Lacondeguy

Andreu was pretty switched off from Rampage last year but could he be back with stoke this year?

Day 1 was good! #goprohero6

A post shared by andreu lacondeguy (@andreulacondeguy) on


A post shared by andreu lacondeguy (@andreulacondeguy) on

Reed Boggs

Local lad Reed Boggs will be making his first Rampage skid marks this year after a year of cheeky practice on the hill.

Building a line here is something else. Stoked to have a solid start on @reedboggs #redbullrampage line! Maybe some sneak peeks soon! ???????? #mtb #freeride

A post shared by Liam Wallace (@liam_wallace) on

@reedboggs picking away at this gnarly shoot he is going to ride his bike down! ???? #redbullrampage is insane. Only 2 days in and im already Feeling so much more comfortable standing on the side of a cliff digging dirt and picking at rocks!! ⚒ Blessed to be here digging for the homie! #mtb

A post shared by Liam Wallace (@liam_wallace) on

Vinny T

No idea what’s going on here but it’s fucking steep and that is good enough.

1ère journée Pelle-pioche 1st digging day #redbullrampage #utah #digging #grandcirque

A post shared by Loris TUPIN (@loris_tupin) on

Bas Van Steezebergen

Theres a A Big Mac’s worth of Steezeburgers at Rampage this year, here’s some highlights from Bas.

Day 2 of digging with these boys ????????????????

A post shared by Bas van Steenbergen (@basvsteenbergen) on

Another day in the desert done, looking fast with my @smithoptics glasses |???? @fylandorbes

A post shared by Bas van Steenbergen (@basvsteenbergen) on


Yeah, we’ll stick to the FoD. (click to play)

A different way to chase shuttle vehicles on G town. Thanks to a huge crew for the party lap! Another amazing day on two wheeels. #ZTeam #sorryforpartying

A post shared by Lorin Whitaker (@lorin_w) on

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.