Zink and Fairclough Make Red Bull Rampage 2016

The world’s toughest free-ride MTB event, Red Bull Rampage, has announced it’s final rider list for 2016. The roster for this year boasts 21 of the World’s best riders hailing from all over the globe, each a master of their own style and legends in their own right. We’re excited to announce that not one, but two Team LifeProof riders have made the roster and will be competing for the big title. Cam Zink and Brendan Fairclough will take to Utah, with their two-man dig teams on October 14th to carve out their unique race tracks.

Brendan Fairclough 

“Brendog” hails from Surrey Hills in the United Kingdom. Brendan is a master of the downhill track and will bring serious racing style to Red Bull Rampage. His captivating run from 2015 was fast paced with some huge gaps and flips, leaving a constant trail of dust following his back wheel, his run is always set to excite. Brendog has given us the heads up to keep an eye out for some new tricks from him this year. Some other big news from Brendan is that Scott Sports just finished their custom Gambler for his Red Bull Rampage escapades. Check out some shots of the detail below. With subtle retro touches, this bike is a real show stopper. Photos courtesy of Vital MTB 

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“Just amazing detail on this beauty. So stoked! The poor bike has no idea what I have in store for her,” says Fairclough, knowing what he will be put through during his run at Rampage. Check out the full lowdown on the set up here:

  • Frame: Scott Gambler
  • Shock: FOX Float X2
  • Fork: FOX 40 Float Factory
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Saint w/ 36t front ring and 11-15t cassette
  • Bars: Deity BlackLable 787mm wide
  • Shifter: Shimano Zee
  • Brakes: Shimano Saint
  • Wheelset: Syncros DH1.5
  • Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5×2.35 Trail Star compound
  • Saddle: Syncros XR1.0 w/ carbon rails
  • Seatpost: Syncros FL1.0 carbon
Cam Zink 

Zink has been one of the defining figures in the freeride mountain biking scene for the past two decades and is known to constantly take his riding to a new level at each event. Zink boasts some huge tricks from previous Rampage events. He truly is one of the biggest and baddest riders on the track. To get yourself hyped for 2016, check out some of the gnarly runs from his big win in 2010 and from 2014 when he landed a massive 360′ step down :

 

 

Be sure to tune in LIVE on Red Bull TV on Friday, October 14th to catch all the epic action.

 

Feature Image Credit: Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Alan Lund

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