October 13, 2015

YT Rampage Reporter – on the road

Well, well, well… here I am on a rather large plane –bound for Utah. YT Industries have selected me for the gig of Rampage Reporter for the 10th Edition of RedBull Rampage. I have almost been in a daze since receiving the call out of Germany, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Being a young humble Kiwi boy, I’m sure my mind is about to be blown by such an iconic event, but the YT Team and I will undoubtingly bring you some unreal content, behind the scenes insights but mainly endeavour to share the Goodtimes!


A bit about me…

Name – Jordy Whelan
Age - 25
Height – 1850mm
Weight – Can’t remember the last time I stood on scales
Country of Origin - Taranaki, New Zealand
Blood Type - Red
Bike – 2015 YT Capra, Comp 1
Favourite Ride – Trans NZ Enduro, Day 3
Preferred Tyre Combo – Schwalbe Hans Dampf Front, Rock Razor SG Rear
Preferred Tyre Pressure – 27.5 PSI



I am a Kiwi member of the YT Oceania family; I entered into the Rampage Reporter competition with a good ol’ fashioned backyard edit, the Kiwi way. From a last minute road trip on a school night and no real script concept, we came up with an afternoon of banter and let’s just say -I may owe Kelly McGarry a beer in Utah…

So with my Swanndri packed and no room for my gumboots, I’ve boarded a plane with nearly 9500miles and 24hours of flying ahead of me. Departing Auckland, New Zealand at 6:00 am with transitions in Australia and Los Angeles -I’ll be touching down to meet the YT Team in Las Vegas for the trip of a lifetime…



What the Utah desert is going to bring this year is anyone’s guess, but the one thing I am looking forward to, is seeing the Custom YT frames that have been released this week, for the Team Riders. I mean we have all seen pretty colours and cute stars airbrushed onto team issue bikes before, but these look next level! Watch this space, I’ll try and get some up front verdicts off the riders, a couple of cheeky selfies and maybe even try bring a frame home in my carry on.

Well, with my laptop dying and my body a little jet lagged, I’ll leave you with this teaser. But keep an eye out, because this year YT and I are taking you to the front line and bringing you fresh content out of the canyons of Utah, to you - the YT Community




Jordy Whelan (NZL)
Rampage Reporter – with Young Talent