Bike Check: Custom Nukeproof Dissent for DJ Brandt at Red Bull Rampage 2023

We're sending DJ Brandt to Red Bull Rampage with a one-of-a-kind Nukeproof Dissent downhill bike inspired by DJ's favorite hip-hop groups. Flatbush Zombies, $uicideboy$, and Mac Miller adorn the hand-painted freeride rig. 

Photos by Trevor Lyden

DJ said, "All this music is relatable to me. It goes really hard. I've been listening to those guys the last 8-10 years and it just brings up really good memories. This bike is absolutely amazing and it means so much to me. I can't wait to hang it on my wall."  

This Dissent carbon frame features bold artwork by Ryan McCann which incorporates Flatbush Zombies lyrics and line portraits of the lyricists. The bike's striking graphics pay homage to the street aesthetic while maintaining a sleek and functional build, ensuring it's not only visually distinctive but also Rampage-ready. With a smoked-out paintjob, this bike brings DJ’s unique style to the world's biggest freeride event.

Huge thanks to Jonathan Bradley at Elite Refinish for the excellent paintwork.

Watch DJ Brandt at Red Bull Rampage on Friday, October 13.   


  • Frame: Nukeproof Dissent Carbon 297 

  • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber 58 27.5 

    • Compression one click out from closed 

    • Wolf Tooth 10mm headset extender 

  • Shock: Marzocchi Bomber Air 

    • Rebound three out from closed 

  • Wheels: RaceFace Atlas 27.5 

  • Front tire: Kenda Pinner 2.4x27.5  

    • 36ish psi, no inserts 

  • Rear tire: Kenda Prototype 2.4x27.5 

    • 39ish psi, no inserts 

  • Bars: RaceFace Atlas 795mmx35mm 

  • Stem: RaceFace Atlas Direct Mount 

  • Seat: SDG Errant Howla 

  • Grips: Sensus Swayze 

  • Pedals: Sensus Crue 

  • Drivetrain: Shimano Saint 

  • Cranks: Shimano Saint 

  • Brakes: Shimano Saint, 203mm rotors