Red Bull Rampage is only a few days away and the riders are showing up with their special ridge-riding, cliff-hucking rigs!
Credit: Brandon Turman
Mike Montgomery has chosen to run a Specialized Enduro Expert EVO with a custom, lowered Manitou Dorado that's dropped down to 180mm of travel. Mike has bumped up the air pressure in the Dorado to 100 PSI instead of his normal 70-ish PSI and compression is clicked up to the max. ODI bump stops keep the fork and frame protected. An Ohlins rear shock keeps the rear end on track.
Race Face SixC carbon cranks handle the hits and keep custom Specialized Benny pedals in place.
In the cockpit, Race Face Atlas Bars and Direct Mount stem take care of steering duties accompanied by extra-long ODI Long Neck grips. Additionally, a Race Face SixC post and Atlas saddle round out the build.
Hayes Prime disc brakes stop Mike on a dime while whirring Profile Elite hubs mounted to Sun MTX rims with Specialized Butcher DH tires let everyone know when he's railing his lines.
Mike's Rampage plan of attack? "Get to the bottom of the hill and then I win. Whether or not I get a trophy at the end, it doesn't matter. I'm still at the bottom of the hill, and that's winning."
Good luck out there, Mike!
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