Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bukit Cermin Downhill Challenge 08

Since I canceled my plan to go back to my hometown...I decided to go to Bukit Cermin today...reached there around 11a.m...the race already started...Met Hait-san and Shah at the foot hill entrance...then I went to the finishing point...Sis Kay and Wan were there at the crew booth...Tomi and abg Mat as organizer...they also selling their Dirtworks product...surprisingly I met Mizi Beron there...my old skool mate at Uitm...

After a while...I and Ezam went up to SS2 section...met abg Enol and Rudy...he's taking picture of the riders...then I went all the way up to the starting grid...Hood n Boy were the release marshal...had a chitchat with Ober n Ayman to give morale support...Ah Chun (Tat Seng Bike Shop) also competing...

Ober's taking off!!!
video

I went back at 4.30pm...the race haven't finished yet but I had to go to Bangi...so I didn't know the result...will update later...also for in action picture...will try to snatch from the pro cameraman when they upload it...


Mizi..my old Uitm's fren
Ahmad Folker
Udang
Ayman n Hood
Ober
Ober in action (picture by Rudy)

Ober got no 4 for Hardtail category (picture by LanSC)
Ezam in action (picture by Rudy)
Ezam got no 4 for T-Bolt category (picture by LanSC)
Dirtwork jersey from Tomi

More picture via Rudy Flickr

Result


Friday, August 29, 2008

High n' Roll...


Maxxis High Roller 2.35
After selling my Tioga tire to Atan...I have to topup some money to buy another tire...again luckily I got an offer from Lokman...thanks bro...really appreciate it although at 1st...we could end up without any deal at all...many thanks then...here we go...2nd hand Maxxis High Roller 2.35..nicely fit my Sunrim...but the rear wheel need to do the alignment coz its more to the left side...need to center it back...btw the rim still using 8 speed cogs...balun ja la dulu ..tarak duit nak tukar 9 speed ni...-_-"

going back to my hometown this weekend coz Merdeka Holiday...will meet Ijan later...we plan to go to Mah Kok Tiong trail this Sunday...going to test the fork there...

Wider tire now

Info from website

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Freeride...

Arrived by post express this evening...Kona Freeride t-shirt...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pro Bike Sam Hill...

OK...bro Syaeril give me this article...leleh tgk...Sam Hill bike setup...Iron Horse damned nice...woobyyy!!!!

OMG!!!..Peat n Cedric coming to Malaysia...

Peaty of Santa Cruz Syndicate
CG of Commencal Oakley
Shoot me dead!!!!. 2 of the pro Legend in MTB...Steve Peat n Cedric Gracia coming here this October...to our beloved Malaysia...for KLD 2008 ....Josh Bryceland also in the list...its going to be happening that time...I wonder if Sam Hill will be joining...huhuhu...

pls visit KLD 2008 for more info...

CG Webby
Peaty Webby

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Eagle's Nest...

what's in the box???
guess what???
I ended my searching by buying Spinner Eagle HL-Dail All Mountain fork (same as Poji model but his black in color)....it's a very2x good timing coz it's Salary day tomorrow...bought it 2nd hand from Mr. Lee with a very good deal...he used it on his T-bolt for less than a month...condition very nice...the best thing that surprise me is the fork weight...quite light less than 2kg although the scale is not so accurate...maybe because it's alloy steerer...the other things is...it's "white"...yea!! matched with my frame....

**info: SPINNER brand is a resources derived from ROCK SHOX technology after SRAM bought them..

Spinner Eagle All Mountain

Closer look
Lock out | All Mountain | Less than 2kg
Done the installation but I got one problem...the steerer a bit long n I'm out of spacer...the head tube n the head set can not be tighten properly...a bit loose...later have to find one...the fork can be setup for 90mm to 120mm travel by tuning the dail on the left stanchion...it is a one-piece optimized magnesium lower casting...the lock out function is on the right stanchion...the stanchion itself is 30mm...

Installation done...I'm out of spacer...
travel length for 90mm | travel length for 120mm
Sadly I can't test it at Bukit Cermin this 31th for the race...going back to my hometown...furthermore I still need to setup my DH wheel set...now without tire and 9 speed cassette...till we ride again after Raya...

Finally it' s done...(thx to Atan n Heero for the spacer)

my previous RST Capa T7A from HRXC...sold it already

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Diving??? not at all...


The pair
Guess what?...I got a good deal for 2nd hand goggle from Fay...Smith Wrap Star white color...nice huh!!! well just buyed it 1st...don't know when I'm going to used it...-_-"

info from Smith webby
Intense it's?
Smith logo

Friday, August 22, 2008

Putrajaya Critical Mass #5...with Merdeka themes... 22th August 2008


This month...Putrajaya Critical Mass was dragged 1 week earlier from the actual date....this is because the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition was held on that day the 29th...well for today isn't disappointed at all...100 riders where counted n been given our proud Jalur Gemilang (thanks to Mr. Heero for this)...Kevin owner of BBS also there...sory I don't know its u bro...although I just like 3 meters and share laugh with u all when u were taking picture with Daoh...

video

So the ride begin at 9.45pm...with our Jalur Gemilang attached to the rider or their bike...the roadies leading the pack followed by others...as for me...I again be the last man waiting for Ober to arrive...about 5 minutes later he came n quickly setup his bike...we pedaling fast to catchup with others...to pedal more faster..I switched bike with Ober as he tired pedaling his heavy bike...we joined the last group at the corner entering to Alamanda...

Adi funky helmet with 2 red horns...got bling!! bling!!
We ride slowly after that...ride and hav a small chitchat with 2 uncles...their wife with kids also...but then decided to catchup with Adi upfront...Again I and Ober switching bike to pedal more faster phase...gosh!!! damned tired ride a bit with 2.5 tire setup...Adi wear a funky helmet...very nice bro...He was waiting at the exit bridge near PICC with Wan...after catching our breath...Adi start cycling back..I n Ober follow him all the way...we rest a bit at the front of PICC (pit stop) then continue the ride...there some rider with punchet tire...then Adi chain got stucked near the bridge...We stop n I helped him a bit...he released it n we r good to go....23km done as we reach back to our meeting point...

Below some pictures that I "curik" dr Rudy (jangan marah bro..hehe)

Kevin (BBS owner) and gangs | Daoh el-capitan | Yong tokey Fook Sang | The Ampang's Family
Adi DH | Daoh n' His bro | Heero (thx for the flags) | Wan Panjang (Red jersey)

Here's other picture taken from bro Adib aka Berisman ...pinjam gambar ya bro...Thank you

The 1st Junction
Bro Adib with his Schoolmate
Variety of ages

Other blog story here

Monday, August 18, 2008

DIY rim tape....




Today I DIY the rim tape using a cloth tape...well the step is describe by the pictures...I'm to lazy too explained it...-_-" hopefully u guys can understand it...anyway below is Heikal bike...he install triple crown fork to his Kona frame...look wild...damned wild..

Heikal Kona Blast with RS Boxxer

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Matahari???

The wheel set
Got it today from Hood...thank bro...price??..."rahsia" (hutang until hujung bulan...heheheh)...this DH wheel set built from Sun Single Track rim, DT Swiss Spoke, SRAM front hub, Chosen rear hub and got Hayes 6" rotor on it...also come along Shimano 8 speed cassette...i'll change it later to 9 speed...wondering how about 105 cogs??...I'll used this as my 2nd wheel set for off road terrain...the Xerowheel will be use for flat road since it's a XC rim....

Closer look
Hayes 6" rotor
Chosen rear hub
DT Swiss spoke
**well guys...just 1 item left to find n buy...the "fork"...hopefully will get it after raya...saving money this fasting month....


Sunday, August 10, 2008

2nd run Bukit Cermin...

Meet Ober at Petronas around 8.15a.m then went to Mamak 7E to hav breakfast...b4 that Nightstalker was cycling passed me with Aron all the way from USJ...at mamak meet Iman and Scotty...both also a lowyat forummer...

Lowyat MTB's gang...Iman, Scotty, Ober and Nightstalker
At the time we had our breakfast...I runner myself to the foothill to meet Reezal...COD the 661 Strike full face helmet...bought from him...condition still nice...no smelly thingy...new should cost RM350+...then I went back to the mamak...parked our car there then ride to Bukit Cermin n start climbing....

661 Strike from Reezal
New trail..SS1 the called it...consist switchback then small drop followed by small jump and again switchback steep down...at 1st I don't hav a guts to pedal coz I'm not confident with my fork...but then after looked at 3 kids can do it with the help of their high-end bike...I try it again...n yeah!! I safely make my way down...3 times repeat it as well...more picture with Aiman aka "huh?" camera...thanks dude..

new trail
Lowyat's gang (picture by LanSC)
Drop n jump (picture by LanSC)
Its me in action...(picture by ayman@huh)
Switchback turn (picture by ayman@huh)
"U need to change the fork" - Udang
Ober at switchback (picture by LanSC)
Ober n me b4 going home
Meet regular DH rider...Udang, Adi, Rizal, Yazid, Tomi, Hood and others...too many today...about 1.30pm we go refresh our self at Mamak 7E again...end of the ride...reach home around 3pm...