Alzure Mahshar (left), Ian Chin (Center), Adam Faroze (Right) - Photo credit Greg Thistlethwait
Ian Chin (top male rider) and Jonie Sua (top female rider) came out on top in the sun baked trails of Bukit Kiara.
Sweat. Speed. Smiles. 159 participants, representing 19 countries, with an average age of 35, braved five race stages, across 16km of Asia’s finest jungle single track trails, that included technical downhill sections, a flowing series of jumps and 900 metres of energy sapping climbing.
14,000+ views on Facebook. 1,000 litres of water. 600 cans of Redbull. 1.000 sandwiches. Despite over 20 bike mechanical emergencies, there were only 3 stiches given, and 85% of riders finished the race grinning ear to ear.
In the men’s category, Ian Chin topped an all Malaysian podium, which featured fellow Penang based shredders Alzure Mahshar and Adam Faroze. Jonie Sua took home the honours in the female category, leading from the front having also won Saturday’s time trail stage.
Raising the bar for Asian mountain biking, Enduro Asia MTB follows the global standards outlined by the Enduro World Series (EWS). Aiming to unite riders and racer under one fun, action orientated format, Malaysia’s first enduro race was won by a downhill rider racing an XC trail bike. Weekend warriors rode with seasoned professionals on a race course designed by riders for riders.
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A massive thanks goes to the top brands that have been supporting the event such as Ayam Brand Malaysia, Banshee Bikes, Fakawi Banshee Bikes, e*thirteen Components, Formula Brakes, Funn, GoingFull Sdn Bhd, Go Pro Malaysia, Hammer Nutrition, KHS Cycle, Niner Bikes, Red Bull Europe, Shaves2U, Sime Darby Healthcare, Spinergy Wheels, Zero2Hero, and 2ndSkin race apparel.
A token of appreciation as well to Jalan Landscape Negara (JLN) for allowing us access to Bukit Kiara and to the Trails Association of Selengor and Kuala Lumpur (TRAKS) for ensuring that the trails were in mint condition for the riders, and to all of our volunteers who did a fantastic job to provide a safe, welcoming racing environment.
Nan Bully chased by Red Lar - Photo Jeremy Teh
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With more than 150 riders as of today, Malaysia’s first ever Enduro race will be held at the iconic Bukit Kiara on 21/22 September 2013, following the global standards outlined by the Enduro World Series (EWS). More races will be coming soon to flagship riding destinations across South-East Asia. No need to mention that the KLMBH crew and TRAKS are supporting the event.
Check their Race Information page to see the description of the race:
Special Stages - Details:
On On !
TRAKS member Rizal Hon knows how to ride… and how to build trails!
We are calling all the Enduro riders racing the Enduro to join us:
In preparation for the upcoming Enduro Asia MTB that TRAKS is supporting on Sep. 21/22, and following the amazing job done on Sept. 1st, we will be conducting a rectification work on the trails known as Twin Peaks, TnT, Dirty Deeds, Lower Short, Shaolin, Shriner’s, Around The Mountain, Flintstone’s Playground, Lower Carnival, Lung Buster, Coronary Bypass, 4K, 2K, Apollo, well… all the Special Stages of the Enduro Race featured below in red.
The focus shall be:
What to bring? Your able bodies, changkuls, chainsaw, parang, water and supplements to stave off hunger/ dehydration.
This effort is critical and will require support from a lot of riders.
Our apologies for such a late call, but hopefully we will still get hordes of you to join us. And you’ll be able to walk the tracks and get familiar with the timed sections before the Enduro… !
Note to the latter; this isn’t easy and for those of you whom have done trail maintenance, it’s a fabulous workout!
In preparation for the upcoming Kiara Carnival on Sep. 6/7 and Enduro Asia MTB on Sep. 21/22 Races, we will be conducting a “major” rectification work on the trail known as Carnival. The focus shall be:
This effort is critical and will require support from a lot of people.
Our apologies for uplinking this so late, but hopefully we will still get hordes of you to join us.
What to bring? Your able bodies, changkuls, water and supplements to stave off hunger/ dehydration! Note to the latter; this isn’t easy and for those of you whom have done trail maintenance, it’s a fabulous workout!
Time permitting, we will tackle other sections of trails which are in need of work.