Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ROAM dissolution!

After a quite handful of journey, we have decided to close our doors and move on with our life.

As the ROAM Shacho, we are saying goodbye to all our friends and sponsors for supporting us all this while and believed in our quest to make downhill a better and known sports.

For nearly 3 years we have ventured our life into DH racing and grooming young riders. Life commitment always get in our way, therefore we have decided to shut down ROAM forever.

ROAM is dead, Long Live ROAM!!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Banshee AMOK 24 July 2001

The 4th installment of Malaysian Downhill Super Series is approaching with rage and honor. Bukit Kiara will host again this amazing event with different track offering from the other series. Rocks, roots, ruts, berms, drops and jumps awaiting the downhillers arrival to the race course.

ROAM is proud and honor to jointly organized this event with MyGravityRiders, FakawiTribe and TrailRiderMad. Confirmed participation from Indo, Australia, Singapores and not to forget the local superheroes and weekend warriors. The event is supported by Jabatan Landskap Negara and sponsored by Banshee, Shimano, Kali Protectives, MacMahone, ElementDH, Deity, Shimano and GoPro

For more info, please visit Banshee AMOK and 2011 MDHSS website.

C u there!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

UB | Shacho is retiring from racing DH!

After 10 years active in the sport competitively and busy in organizing events, I'm retiring from competing in any DH races. I'll be focusing on building downhill and fun track in Kiara and perhaps other places as well.

My kind of riding is more towards having fun with no stress of training or practicing for races. I'll be ripping DH courses all over Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Thank you to all my personal sponsors - Dirtworks Hardwear, Kali Protectives and Sticker Station. Thank you for the support you have extended to me. Thank you to all ROAMers for supporting me and the ROAM ForeFathers for being there for me. Thank you to all my friends all over the world.

I'll still be kicking people's ass in the track, hahahahaha!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Garden Gap is Alive!!!

Sacho & I plus some mates (Cougar Lee, Nas, Kennex and Ray) completed the resurrection of the Old Garden Gap. Its now Bigger and better! ;-) Thanks a lot for the helping hand!

The Roll in...


"Hmmm... "

The other side

The joy of building a trail u want...

Its a hip jump..... view it, study it and then do it....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

reminder of PCP DH 2010 fun!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Next Battle - 2011 Putrajaya DH Challenge #2 MDHSS

Click on the pic to visit event website
Round 2 of MDHSS is coming in HOT. Us ROAMers are taking a breather for a short while before continuing with the 2nd battle for 2011. RedRide and UB are recuperating from their injury while others are getting ready for the event.

Will Master Yamm able to claim Master B championship? Will Aim dominate this event? Will AC and Munawar getting better results? Will Ameer and Sloan able to challenge them? Is Bossman able to compete with RRD boys? Will RedRide and UB recover soon enough to compete and claim the podium?

So many questions raised, yet the answers will be known after the final run on 30th April 2011. Stay tuned.

Please pray for the speedy recovery of RedRide, UB, Roslee 951, Wan Panjang, Yazid Zidane and racers who fell in the Battle of Tokun. (God speed on them)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ROAMers down and helluva race!

The 2011 Tokun Rockstar DH Challenge took a toll on UB - Sacho and RedRide. Both of us got busted left knee. I got it first during practice and Red got it during final run. Master Yamm took 5th even with a puncture. Pok Aing suffered same fate as Master Yamm took 4th in Men Elite. Meanwhile our young gunner AC, finish 3rd in Men Expert cat. Our Hot Guy (Munawar), managed to secure 5th in Men Expert category.

ROAM friend and teammates in FakawiBanshee - Adam, he took the championship in Men Elite but loss a mere 3 seconds to Agung (17 year old kid from Polygon Factory Team - Indonesia) that denied him from claiming the overall champion of the event.

The ROAMers are preparing for the 2nd battle of MDHSS that will be on 30 April, hopefully Red and I will recover and able to compete in this race.

Cheers. Photos of Tokun event will come out soon.

You can see the video by the FakawiBansheeTeam here!

You can view the race photos here (courtesy of FakawiTribe)

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Beginning....

Next week will be the opening race for 2011 Malaysian Downhill Super Series better known as MDHSS. From professional to hobbyist racers from all over Malaysia will be migrating north of Malaysian peninsular to compete in the battle of Tokun. Joining the event also racers from neighboring countries such as Singapore and Indonesian perhaps Thais as well. Tokun Rockstar MTB Challenge 2011 will be held on Apr 2-3 with XC uphill road race on Saturday and the main event (Downhill) will on Sunday.

This year MDHSS race categories have been inserted with 3 new category. Men Master B (40 years & above), Women Open and Men Hardtail. 6 events have been confirmed for 2011 MDHSS. We will go to each event and supporting the 2nd year of MDHSS. For ROAM, two new ROAMers - Nine and Munawar, they are really looking forward to compete to start a new chapter racing under ROAM colors.

See you there!!!!

Head Honcho now is Sacho. He is back!

rider: UB | Sacho
Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
track: A.M.O.K race track
day: sunday ( i forgot)
lensman: elde

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RedRide is 2nd but hungry for more!

pic courtesy of DirtTraction
Finished 2nd in Petaling Jaya DH Challenge March 20, 2011 really got RedRide spirit high. He lost by a mere 1 second to FlyFin in the final run. Gunning for podium in Expert category for Malaysian DH Super Series starting this April, RedRide is back in the scene with a heavy luggage of experience to take down the expert riders favorites for 2011. 2011 will be his last Expert category race in MDHSS as he said that his chronological and psychological age is catching up.

His team mate Adam Ahmed, rode to victory in the Men Open final run beating Selangor's top gunners Fareez and Sharilhaizat. AC and new ROAMer Munawar finished 6th & 4th in Men under 21. Last year MDHSS Men Junior overall champion, Low Yee Pin settled with 5th place finishing.

Our specialist in Master B - Master Yamm, confirmed the voice of riders to claim the Master B championship. Riding his new 2011 Intense M9, he rode flawlessly but crashed in the last hip jump. Even with the crash, his time was ahead of his fellow competitors by 19 seconds.

ROAM will like to thank:
FakawiBikes | Banshee
KSH Cycles | Oakley | Intense
Dirtworks MTB clothing
Greasebikes | ZTR
Bike Labz | X-Fusion
Unsprung | Deity
TRM - Kali Protectives
Funsportz | GoPro

Reported by UB | Sacho

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pok Aing is FakawiBanshee & ARUS TRM now!

Yes, good news indeed. Our very own DH interceptor and XC Fighter, Pok Aing has joined FakawiBanshee Team and will be riding Banshee bike for DH in 2011 race season. He also joined ARUS TRM XC Team and will be riding Polygon Bikes with Kali Protective helmets. Congrats Pok Aing.....

A big thank you to:
FakawiBanshee - Fakawi Chief & RedRide.
ARUS TRM - Nas and Ahmad Kali.

Good news indeed!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another riding session

Had an awesome riding session yesterday at cilegon (where else) despite some minor technical failures.. MAHAKA team brought their best rigs and riders..

Had a run on the Mondraker, didnt quite like it though. Its very stable, paddles really well but handling is a bit unfriendly for the slower techy stuff, and it just didnt want to lean (like the legend that is). Well here are some riding shots :

1) me taking off on the SUMMUM ..... 2) on my own bike at last corner

3) Isro half way to tabling the 951 ..... 4) Daniel dropping on the SUMMUM

Sadly a rider broke his back ribs and fractured his back bone on his 1st ride down (Anka, red M9), speed recovery buddy.

Next week we are planning to ride in Bandung - cikole, jayagiri and few other trails I've never tried. Hope to have more pictures

shots by ARI ARIAWAN - 1st guy from the right, black shirt & shorts (he himself hit a tree at the same spot where Anka crashed, so he wasnt fit to ride and just take photos)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Kiara New Section - "Bad Idea" for Round 4 of 2011 MDHSS

Photos of track will be put up later!
ROAM builders have been busy working on the new section for Round 4 of 2011 MDHSS @ Bukit Kiara. The race date will be on 24th July 2011 and there are rumors that the event it will be named A.M.O.K (Absolute Madness of Kiara). The new section is called "Bad Idea" as it is really a bad idea due to the gnarly exit and the speed gained.

We began working on it since early Jan 2011. With the help of fellow riders like Tareh, Yu Bing, Munawar, Ariff Geja and Denys Commie, we managed to 80% completed it. We will add in gap jumps on it to make it more interesting. Our advise is that please don't ride it yet as it still fresh and let the soil sink in and packed up first. We also monitoring the water flows of the area for lesser maintenance in the future.

Sections of Slippery Seniorita, Screaming Banshee, Off Camber and Scary Shit will be widened for safety reason. For Screaming Banshee and Scary Shit, we will create an alternate safer line to accommodate other riders skill level. For Elite and Expert category, your race line will be tougher and gnarlier to push you limits.

The rest of the race track after Scary Shit wont be changed much and just need little maintenance to do. The trail work will be completed by mid or end February, so if you got the chance to ride @ Kiara, do come and try it. We are sure that you gonna love it, hate it or conquer it. Please wear proper and adequate protective clothing when you ride there.

C ya!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Season Opener for 2011 - RedBull Dark Knights 22 Jan 2011, Singapore

To bad Red, UB and Pok Aing cant go to compete tomorrow Saturday 22 Jan 2011. It will be our first battle though, but due to some circumstances is not happening for us. Good luck to those compete and we wish for more RedBull event to come.

ROAM will compete in this event with Pok Aing in the Elite cat, UB, RedRide and AC in Open Cat. An event that can't be missed out and the first ever a competition for ROAMers in Singapore. We are so looking forward for it.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 R.O.A.M Racing Campaign


As the Head Honcho of R.O.A.M, I am honored to announce the season opening for 2011 ROAM racing campaign. With new rider joining us late last year, we have grown stronger and ready to compete plus having FUN as well in 2011.

Under ROAM, we have 3 race teams competing:

ROAM Racing Team - Master Yamm (KSH Cycles), Pok Aing (MSN Pahang), Munawar (ArtDH)

ROAM Racing Division - Bossman, Sloan, Ameer, Elde

- UB, Nine (ArtDH) and Funn-Day

Other ROAMers race team:

FakawiBanshee - RedRide and AC

Team ElementDH JHB - Ramesh

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends and family

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Monday, December 13, 2010

New ROAMer recruitment for ROAM Racing Team!

Yes, Munawar or better known as Greg Munawar is the latest edition to ROAM Racing Team. ROAM selected him due to his commitment, focus, determination, hard work and we foresee his future development in DH. Munawar will be paired with Pok Aing in training and also racing activities. Pok Aing, you are not alone anymore. He is currently under ArtDH Racing Team and will be supported by ROAM. For 2011 season, Munawar will be racing for ArtDH - ROAM Racing Team. Munawar will report directly to Master Yamm (RRT Director).

Please give him a big welcome to ROAM and wish him all the best with us.
Long Live Downhill and ROAM!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Congrats to RRD & RRT in 2010 MDHSS!


Forefathers would like to congratulate to:

ROAM Racing Team:
  1. Pok Aing - 2nd overall for MDHSS Elite Category
ROAM Racing Division Riders:
  1. Master Yamm - 3rd overall for MDHSS Master Category
  2. AC - 3rd overall for MDHSS Expert Category
  3. Nine - 2nd overall for MDHSS Sport Category
  4. RedRide - 7th overall in MDHSS Expert Category
  5. Ameer - 6th overall in MDHSS Expert Category
  6. Sloan - 14th overall in MDHSS Expert Category
Hard work and determination has paid off.

Enjoy the moment and time to get back on the saddle for 2011 season.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ramlee Hill ROAMed!

we gave the pics 1st to let your mouth open wide!

Master Yamm ruled BR Category & Nine 2nd Men Sport

UB-HH (left) & AC (right)

BossMan (left) & RedRide (right)
News and pics coming soon! (TQ to FakawiTribe for the pics)

check out AIM Chasing down Adam on the video here

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Head Honcho's - Rebel Yell & Rebel Gal

Rebel Yell (White) & Rebel Gal (Red)
These two are Head Honcho latest downhill bike and AM hardtail. Thanks to all ROAMers for their contribution in parts and components. This story is all about the newly assembled Rebel Yell. It took me just 1 week to get accustomed to bike behavior. The handling is super nice. The flat bars up front improved my cornering plus keeping it low in the front. Weight is 19.5kg due to some heavy duty parts. Some of the parts as you will view it later at the bottom, its all aged and outdated. But if its still do the job accordingly, don't change it. (Old saying, if it ain't broken, don't fix it).

The 2007 Boxxer World Cup does it job perfectly, i'm coming from an old 2005 Boxxer Race (Klang River Boxxer-my fellow ROAMers called it-hehehehe). The rear travel felt bottomless during big drops and gnarly spot. Long wheelbase improved traction and stability during rough spot action and in high speed condition. The long top tube give more space and tight cockpit is not my cup of tea.

I called this bike Mario (super mario bros) as it needs to pop in rough section. For me, its not build to be a Pacman. But popping around is fun, lets you know that you are having fun.

Make: Transition
Model: 2008 Blindside
Fork: 2006 RS Boxxer World Cup
Rear Shock: 2008 Fox DHX 5.0
Headset: Element
Handlebar: Element Nickel Wide 30"
Stem: Blk Mrkt
Brakes: 2006 Hope M4
Rotors: 2006 Hope (Front 200mm, Rear 160mm)
Grips: Deity
Shifter: Shimano XT '08
BB: Shimano XT '10
Crank: Shimano Saint 06
Pedals: Deity
Wheels: 2001 Mavic 521
Hubs: Front - MVR Racing 20mm thru axle, Rear - Hope Pro II 135mm
QR: A2Z Titanium
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 (front) Maxxis Minion DHR 2.5 (rear)
Seatpost: Cap Ayam
Seatclamp: KCNC
Saddle: THE
Chain guide: MRP
Chainring: 2007 RaceFace 38tt
Rear mech: 2006 Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra
This will be my race rig for now. Changing to another bike, not very soon. A big thanks (merci, danke, grazie, gracias, terima kasih, domo arigato) to my brothers RedRide, Swolf and Funn-Day for parts contribution.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Slight change of plan - my Supreme Racing

After a year riding it, eventually I feel something is funny about the bike and not as good anymore.. And honestly I hated the color.. so I decided to check the linkage and all bearings, mm and to get rid of the color too.

this bike has been ridden more than 100 runs in mud... logically its dying, something needs to be done.

Main pivot bearings are practically dead, cannot be moved by fingers at all. Linkage bearings are usable but need replacement too. BB's are rough and will be replaced last (the whole BB, probably HOPE). Headset is okay, just topped up the grease and filled the dirty bearing balls.

So, no riding on this bike for the next 2 weeks.. these bearings and some parts need replacement, the best solution is the machining shop.

Guys, I'll be joining any riding activities on my hardtail just for the sake of riding.. Owh yea supreme racing might have a new fork and rims - after the pain remover job, raw

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nine is a ROAMer

Nine of ArtDH is now a senior ROAMer. Thats him, the champ on the pic above. ROAM is honored to have him in our fraternity to showcase his talent and elevating his riding skills. Nine will be ripping DH track with his custom color Iron Horse Sunday and scraping the earth of PCP and Shah Alam Extreme Park with his Scott HT. Welcome aboard Nine.... "When in ROAM, do what the ROAMers do". Nine please claim your Men Sport title in MDHSS.

Monday, November 8, 2010

HH Personal Butler

the race to become HH personal butler... good luck!!!

the head servant in a household who is usually in charge of food service, the care of silverware, and the deportment of the other servants.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fun + Ramli + shred = Legend MK2

new fun vid from ramli hill...

click here

Monday, October 25, 2010

Red's Crash @ Bkt Ramli

check it out! caught on Go Pro

click here


Friday, October 15, 2010

Putrajaya Cycle Park DH & XC Event - 13 & 14 Nov 2010

Yes, another mountain bike event for this coming November 2010. Organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya, Putrajaya Challenge Park and Trailridermad (Folker and Kali Protectives). So, right after TCDH, us ROAMers are off to PCP to compete for this event. Kali Protective riders (UB, RedRide and Pok Aing) will be there to make the event more exciting. Join us and c u there.

For more info, please click here

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Specialized Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge 2010


Popo champ the men elite event defeating Sam Hill and Shaun O' Connor. Congrats Popo.
Our boys Aim and Adam didn't managed to do well. Its ok, a learning experience....
Click here to read more

Again our Pok Aing (Aim - ROAM Racing Team) and Puck (Adam - FakawiBanshee) are the only Malaysian riders competing in the most coveted event of this year. RedRide just dropped them off at LCCT today.
Superstars of Specialized appearing with the likes of Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Thomas Vanderham, Shaun O'Connor and Brendan Fairclough will create chaos and pandemonium with their amazing athletic display. So we wait for the boys to come back and share their experience. RedRide left a powerful message to Pok Aing and Puck, if you come last - don't come home hehehehe!!!!

Good Luck boys.... give em' hell

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