The most demanding freeride mountain bike event of the year, Red Bull Rampage, is not only a physical and mental test for athletes but for their bikes as well. With riders pushing the limits on all levels, their bikes need to be equipped to handle the extreme challenges from the venue and lines the athletes choose to ride.
We took a look at some of the SAINT equipped downhill bikes ridden by #ShimanoMTB athletes at this year's Red Bull Rampage.
Everything about Cam's SAINT M820 equipped YT Tues was customized for this event, down to his signature edition Fox 40 fork.
Tom Van Steenbergen
The 2018 Best Trick Winner's Trek Session equipped with SAINT M820.
Thomas is ready to rock the desert on his Canyon Sender.
What started out as a blank canvas for Tyler McCaul, his custom red and black GT Fury, was a labor of love.
Bas Van Steenbergen
Thumbs up from Bas with his SAINT M820 Hyper downhill bike. The 203mm SAINT rotors play an important role in allowing the athletes to control their bikes.
The Shimano Multi Service team was on site all week in the desert supporting Shimano athletes. Reed Boggs stopped by for some last minute race tuning on his cement colored Trek Session 9.9.
Brett Rheeder - 2018 Rampage Winner
Brett's mechanic Ryan "Haribo" Gaul poses with his custom Rampage Session. Brett's custom paint scheme is topped off with a complete SAINT M820 drivetrain and brakes.