Trek Riders land top spots at 2019 Red Bull Rampage
Brandon Semenuk achieved a third champion title from Red Bull Rampage 2019 last Friday with Brett Rheeder landing just behind him in second.
With unmatched technical execution, the creativity and difficulty of Semenuk’s line gave him a leading score in the first run that no one else touched.
Check out Semenuk’s winning run. He starts with an opposite 360 off the start block and momentum continues to build as he crisscrosses the venue. He includes quick technical feats like manualing on the rock as well as the impressive back flip to the lily pad and one-footed can-can on his step down.
Rampage is the premier freeride mountain biking competition. Riders and their crews dug individually chosen lines in the week leading up to competition, carving through red, orange and white rock layers in the just outside Zion National Park in Utah.
Competitors have the opportunity to do two runs each, but some chose not to do their second run given the difficulty and danger of the Rampage lines. Rheeder persevered and pulled his score up with a courageous second run.
The event awarded Rheeder best trick of the competition for his front flip off the flat drop at the top of the course.
Trek competitor Emil Johansson made a notable first Rampage appearance and placed twelfth.
All three Trek competitors rode the Session, a bike that excels on downhill’s most brutal courses. Each designed their bike with a customized look that reflects their personality.
Ode to the outdoorsman
Rheeder’s bike reflected his passion for the outdoors with a Realtree camouflage dip and hunter orange accents.
Sleek and destroy
Semenuk’s sleek minimalist design featured a bold black, red, and bronze combination. Sophisticated and ready to shred.
Ready to take flight
Johansson’s ride displayed his Swedish pride atop an attractive forest green frame with rich red details. The crest is a nod to the Swedish Air Force.
Longtime Trek ambassador and veteran Rampage competitor Andrew Shandro was ecstatic to see such a strong outcome for Trek competitors last week.
“To win and to get second and to get best trick--it’s an incredible accomplishment,” said Shandro.