Purpose Beyond Reason: Oakley Designers Spawn New and Improved Icon Sender For 2012 Red Bull Rampage
Deep in the heart of the southern Utah desert, the world’s most outrageously talented mountain bikers will gather for this year’s Red Bull Rampage. Never seen the event before? It’s just as crazy as it sounds. Forty foot drops onto bone crushingly solid rocks, insanely large custom-built features designed to launch grown men to unimaginable heights and some of the world’s most crazed mountain bike riders willing to push the limits of gravity, speed and human capability.
Queen of the Mountain: Rachel Atherton Wins In Norway - Clinches Second Career Overall World Cup Title
All she needed was a fifth place or better finish in Norway, but that’s not Rachel Atherton’s style. The British mountain bike star crushed a stacked field at the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup stop in Norway to claim the overall title for the second time in her career. Her win in Norway brought her season points total to 1450, putting her atop the women’s downhill mountain biking world once more. What’s even more impressive about Atherton’s season is that she was unable to compete in the first of seven World Cup stops due to a shoulder injury. Even with her absence in Pietermaritzburg, she was able to secure the season title.
It had been nine years since South Africa’s Greg Minnaar won his first world championship, and this weekend it looked like not a day had passed since his first victory in 2003. Minnaar secured his second set of rainbow stripes this weekend at the 2012 Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships in Leogang, Austria.