Rob Adelberg, from Benalla, Australia, is one the of the new age FMX riders from Down Under. The 24-year-old, who got his first Red Bull X-Fighters podium with second place in Dubai in 2012, had his first photos published in Freerider MX magazine at the tender age of 14. Back then he was busting out big grab tricks on a CR80, and ever since he has steadily progressed to become one of the best up-and-coming riders in Australia. Rob really knows how to put on a show, can handle the pressure of competitions, and also knows how to throw it down on natural terrain. Rob spent 2009 living at Robbie Maddison’s house in the FMX Mecca of Temecula in California as he looked to push his burgeoning international career forward and make a name for himself in the U.S. After a few successful rounds on the IFMXF Tour, he went back Australia in 2010 to take care of his newborn baby, but he simply couldn’t resist the invitation to the Battersea event in the heart of the British capital. The Red Bull X-Fighters event in London was Rob’s second stop on the World Tour after his appearance in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009. As in 2009 Adelberg was unlucky during the training and crashed hard, knocking him out of the main event. In 2011 Adelberg was able to grab two Wildcards and finally took advantage of the opportunity, snatching a fifth place on home soil. His unique style and strong result at the 2012 tour-opener in Dubai should make Rob a man to watch on in 2013.

Nickname: Rob

Birth Date: November 7th

Hometown: Benalla Australia

Current Residence: Wagga Wagga Australia

Family: My Son Cayden

Quote: Love it or Leave it

Hobbies: Forever changing

First Bike: Z 50

Current Bike: YZ 250 2 Stroke

Started Riding: 3 yrs old

Turned Pro: First pro comp in Aus when I was 16

Music: Big Variety

Movie: Chopper, Step Brothers,

Food: Mexican

Pet: Not home enough

First Car: Ford Transit

Current Car: Toyota Hiace (race ace)

Favorite TV/Film: East Bound and Down

Favorite Magazines/Publications: Freeridermx, Crusty mag, Zoo

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