We’ve been spending time catching up with various freeriders competing in Red Bull Rampage lately. Last week we caught up with Tyler McCaul and Ethan Nell; this week we’re having a chat with Red Bull athlete Carson Storch. Carson 360’d a massive drop last year and won “Best Trick”…This year he’ll surely be changing some things up and progressing, but he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.
MTB-Mag: What are some big changes you make to your bike for Rampage?
Carson: No major changes really, I’ve been running my Rocky Mountain Maiden up with stiff/slow suspension all year!
MTB-Mag: Do you have any noteworthy changes of kit or your protective wear?
Carson: Just running what I normally wear, which is knee pads, ankle braces, and fullface. I will also wear a kindey belt and slim chest protector. Maybe some butt pads too.
MTB-Mag: Are you changing anything in your line this year? If so what are you changing?
Carson: That is for me to know and you to find out!
MTB-Mag: What’s your biggest fear or concern this year?
Carson: My biggest fear is fear itself, I am out here to have fun…All positivity.
MTB-Mag: Do you have any goals for your line or your result? Any tricks you want to do?
Carson: I want to ride my bike to my full potential, and at this point results aren’t a thing in my mind.
MTB-Mag: Sounds reasonable enough…Good luck and we’ll see you in the desert!