On October 13, the best freeriders in the world will meet again in Virgin, Utah, and this year two of our athletes, Carson Storch and Clemens Kaudela, will compete in the most extreme event of the year. In this article you will find out with which bikes the two will start and we take a look at the custom painted frames.
Anyone who has watched Red Bull Rampage in recent years will be familiar with the name Carson Storch. 2023 will be his ninth (!) participation in this special event. After a sixth place in 2022, Carson is hungry to improve his result even more and wants to climb the podium again like in 2016. Back then, he finished in third place.
Spindrift CF Size M
SR Suntour RUX 200mm
(custom progressive tune, 115psi)
SR Suntour Voro Coil
(650lb Titan Spring, custom progressive tune)
DT Swiss FR 1500/240 (27,5″)
Michelin DH22 front (32psi),
Michelin DH34 rear (36psi)
Shimano Saint (200 mm front, 180 mm rear)
Title AH1 (25 mm rise, 780 mm width)
Sensus Swayze Look-On
Clemens Kaudela might be known to most people from events like Dark Fest or The Nines. Through his incredible video The Minister he was able to qualify for Rampage for the first time this year. In addition to extreme stunts, the Austrian-born rider also knows a lot about trail building. He has already built the biggest freeride courses in the world in a team with other freeriders. This time at Rampage he must do it without his beloved excavator. But we could not miss the opportunity to design his bike according to this preference. We are already very excited about the creative lines that Clemens will shovel into the mountain together with his dig crew.
Spindrift AL Size M -Mixed
Manitou Dorado Pro
(85psi Main, 155psi in second chamber)
(Custom Tune by Suspension Express)
Kenda Pinner AGC (27,5“) front (34psi),
Sram X0 7 speed
Hayes Dominion4 200 mm Rotors
Protaper A25 mit 25 mm rise
Protaper DM 50 mm
(with Custom 4 mm extra high pins)
Both Carson and Clemens will be competing on our freerider the Spindrift. Carson has chosen the Spindrift CF and Clemens sets on the aluminum version of the Spindrift. Both have of course opted for a double crown fork, how it should be at big mountain freeride. In addition, both rely on a full 27.5“-inch setup for more maneuverability in the extraordinary tricks and lines they will build and ride.
We can’t wait to see Carson and Clemens in action on October 13 and wish them all the best for their daredevil maneuvers. Watch the entire spectacle live on Red Bull TV or ESPN+.