red bull rampage – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cam Zink Wins (Return of) Red Bull Rampage http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/10/cam-zink-wins-return-of-red-bull-rampage/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/10/cam-zink-wins-return-of-red-bull-rampage/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2010 15:19:13 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4572 Cameron Zink pulls off mtb's equivalent of the Triple Crown.

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Congrats to Cam Zink, an old guy (24!) with a lot of metal in his body, who pulled off the first-ever “Slopestyle Slam” by winning (the return of) the Red Bull Rampage after taking home gold at the Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler in August. Zink also won Red Bull’s best trick comp. This is the equivalent to baseball’s Triple Crown and tennis’ Grand Slam, winning the top titles in the same season. Zink won Rampage with a 360 off the monster ramp. The drop itself was intimidating, but pulling a 360 (full rotation) at that height requires precision timing and contact control. Interestingly, the progenitor of the Big Drop 360, Darren Berrecloth, finished third despite a trick 3 of his own.

Cam Zink on podium. (Courtesy Red Bull Rampage)

Full results.

PinkBike has nice highlights video.

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News Cycle: Back in the saddle again http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/09/news-cycle-back-in-the-saddle-again/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/09/news-cycle-back-in-the-saddle-again/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:19:24 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4548 Catching up on the global wheels of fortune.

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Bike boxes have arrived in Seattle.

You can help support bike-friendly candidates at a Cascade Bicycle Club dinner Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The Red Bull Rampage, where Wade Simmons first showed the mainstream sports world what the thing called freeriding is all about and Tyler “Super T” Klassen pulled off one of the most memorable big drops ever, returns with live-Webcast finals on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The world road championships are Sunday as well, with newly crowned time trial champ Fabian Cancellara the man to watch.

Bike commuting is holding steady nationally despite job losses and lower gas prices. What we notice in Seattle is that it’s actually up, although statistical latency won’t confirm it for a couple of years.

The Race Across the Sky 2010 will debut Nov. 4. Tickets here.

Attendance at the big bike show Interbike was up 3 percent — nothing to crow about in the show’s final year in Las Vegas (remember, 2009 was a terrible year). It moves to Anaheim next year in early August.

The Bicycle Film Festival, in its 10th anniversary year, comes to Seattle next week (Oct. 7 through 10).

Crosscut revisits the Conlin Conundrum we explored a while back — how Seattle’s leading sustainability proponent counterintuitively supports Seattle’s biggest highway project.

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