Video: Crashes Galore in Gruelling 5-Day XC & Enduro Race

Jan 12, 2021
by Petr Basel  
Views: 8,574    Faves: 8    Comments: 0



"It doesn’t matter how good you think you are, but at some point, you will ask yourself the question: WHAT DID I SIGN UP FOR? "

Come and see it yourself.
5 days in saddle, 292 km, 11 000 m elevation.
Quite a ride, hey?

2 disciplines: MTB extreme marathon and Enduro with timed downhills, but don't worry, you still need to pedal the whole length of course

Come and experience beautiful nature around Czech and Polish border with fantastic views, unique ride on a volcano, epic singletrack, rock slabs, technical uphills, steep downhills, flow trails and super gnarly sections.












Visit www.mtbtrilogy.com and see if you can survive this one.


76 Comments

  • 61 2
 Every fiber in my body is screaming "Don't do this!!"

So wish me luck!
  • 15 0
 it is tempting to join for me as well. looks like a dropper is a winner on this course
  • 9 0
 @skimons: I got one, so I'm running out of excuses.
  • 12 0
 Even every fiber in your carbon bike. Big Grin
  • 4 0
 have fun Big Grin
  • 9 0
 Hit the wrong button by accident and downvoted you. Can't take it back- my bad! Best of luck with the adventure, it looks rad.
  • 2 0
 So, you should try it! ????
  • 42 1
 Imagine going places and doing things.
  • 15 1
 You mean like...with other people? It’d be like some sort of utopia.
  • 5 0
 You mean like... New Zealand
  • 5 0
 @wideopennewzealand: the irony of your username...
  • 4 0
 @Primoz: hahha yeah! well, it is wide open on the *inside* and most of us are more than happy to have a closed border
  • 2 0
 @wideopennewzealand: I saw it as wide opened on the inside, don't worry Wink
  • 20 0
 Not a single face in any of the photos (aside from the kids) indicates there is any fun being had during this race.
  • 1 0
 I think you need to google "Type 2 fun."
  • 14 1
 some great shots but the one of the kids is fantastic
  • 6 0
 #731 - he gets it
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: totally agree. Budding EWS competitor!
  • 9 0
 Looks like a good excuse to get one of them down country bikes :-)
  • 2 0
 I raced the Sudety Challenge Stage Race a few years ago which is very similar to the Trilogy. It was 100% a worthwhile adventure, affordable and consisted of plenty legit mountain biking. People were friendly and race was well organized. Highly recommended.
  • 2 0
 yeah Sudety looks great as well . tough one tho
  • 4 0
 at least the yeti is riding that rock, hehe. but i think he will miss his second water bottle Wink
  • 5 0
 if Covid doesn't kill you.... this will!
  • 1 0
 good one Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Some seriously under dressed riders in those pics.They could be from SA there's so much spandex :-)
  • 2 0
 yeah spandex is very popular, tighter it is, the better you ride Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Best race,best technic trail. Best peaple. Best atmosfere. Complet RZ in Demo Enduro Race MTB Trilogy 2019 (cca 200km ,and 8000m elevation) mine YouTube Channel.
  • 2 0
 awesome. share the link, would love to see it !
  • 2 0
 Were you doing the XC or Enduro?
  • 1 0
 @MartisSuranko: oh yeah ! that looks super fresh and loamy
  • 1 0
 @militantmandy:

Enduro ???? version Demo Enduro Race MTB Trilogy. Only 210km and 8000elevation ????????
  • 2 0
 @militantmandy:

Enduro. version Demo Enduro Race MTB Trilogy. Only 210km and 8000elevation
  • 2 0
 @MartisSuranko: This sounds slightly less insane than the full course!
  • 1 0
 @militantmandy:

yes, there is the possibility of a shorter route
  • 3 0
 Oh now........ If ever there was an excuse to buy a new bike and go test it and myself ????
  • 1 0
 for sure. great way to break-in new ride as well Smile
  • 3 0
 Has anybody else noticed that this costs less than your average (Insert arbitrary holiday) 10k in the US?
  • 1 0
 @skeeple: And is it good or bad?
  • 1 0
 @Chrrr: Such a simple question, such a complicated response...
Albeit a bit of hyperbole, entry fees for road (running) races in the US are getting ridiculous. Ignoring any ethical or socioeconomic concerns with taking advantage of a favorable exchange rate - it looks like a great value!

TL;DR: Good.
  • 2 0
 all you need is jsut getting to Europe and you are god to go
  • 1 0
 @skeeple: Don't worry about the lower price. Czech is very cheap country for you! For example; you will pay for 1 bear 1,5 USD.. And think that there is full service during the race Wink
  • 2 0
 This sounds epic! Do races such as the Trans Rockies Challenge still exist?
  • 2 0
 @cjm330: MTB Trilogy is a little bit different than Trans Rockies. There are not Rockies mountain in Czech, there are lower mountain and you ride up and down manytimes...
But the nature is unique in both country.
  • 3 0
 @cjm330

Yes, pick your poison. www.transrockies.com
  • 3 0
 Can pinkbike add this weekly as "Wednesday Wipeouts"?
  • 2 0
 I did this race two times, and you can bet im coming back! such a great experience
  • 1 0
 How would you describe the riding? Is it quite XC orientated?
  • 2 0
 @militantmandy: Does current WorldCup XC downhills looks gnarly to you? I would say it is about on that level.
Slowing down a bit you can clear most of sections without major troubles.
Done it in 2019, 2020 and coming back 2021.Still few places I can progress on and clear them.
  • 1 0
 @skvedo: I'm not too worries about getting down the hard bits, as that's mostly the kind of riding I do. As you say, if it's really scary I can just rein it in a bit. I was more that the timed sections of the enduro might contain a lot of pedalling, based on some videos I've seen.

Trying to decide whether I have the legs/willpower for the full length or if I should go for the moderate course. 70+km and 2500+m per day is...a lot! A normal big day on the bike for me would be something like 35-40km and 1200+m of climbing.
  • 3 0
 @militantmandy: I'm riding marathon so not so sure about enduro stages but what I have noticed it won't be more than few hundred meters of pedaling during stage occasionally. One exception was ultra long stage covering whole length of Trutnov Trails Bunkr trail (~20 minutes depending on rider) where is also fair bit of climbing between 2 sections of trail.

With your description of big day probably go safe for shorter B route but schedule extra day(s) of your stay in Czech to visit Trutnov Trails as B route skips them.
  • 2 0
 @skvedo: I think you're right. I believe the full length course would be just a bit too much for it to be enjoyable. Thanks for the info!
  • 2 0
 Looks great, any idea on prices to enter?
  • 5 0
 I've worked out that me and three pals could fly from Edinburgh, rent a big van, enter the race and stay in a private air bnb for about 550 each. Seems like a bargain!
  • 4 0
 @militantmandy: A participant from Ireland once told us that the whole MTB Trilogy is less expensive than a single-day race at his home. And if you add the cost of a bier for 1 Euro and beautiful Czech and Polish women all around, cant find a better biking holiday Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Has anyone done it on a hardtail? I would love a full squish but my wallet would love me to keep my hardtail.
  • 3 0
 Many riders including 2019 Marathon Extreme winner (even with rigid seatpost that time). Dropper post recommended.
  • 1 0
 No dropper is just asking for trouble down under. @skvedo:
  • 2 0
 #24 getting passed by #205 @:32 is gold.
  • 2 0
 I'll be entering in the Strider class. Those kids don't stand a chance.
  • 1 0
 as long as you don't break your bike in half Big Grin
  • 2 0
 That looks fun!
  • 1 0
 Missed opportunity to call it the TransBroumov
  • 2 0
 Looks like there were a couple of TransKurwa moments in the video
  • 2 0
 @geephlow: yeah tons of kurva moments for sure Big Grin
  • 1 0
 So, just to be clear, bringing an Ebike would be frowned upon? (Evil grin)
  • 1 0
 There is an ebike cathegory as well
  • 1 0
 Is this like BC bike race and the NIMBY 50 had a love child?
  • 3 0
 kinda, but you don't have to pay $2500 for it Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Downieville Euro.
  • 1 4
 Lets see if it survives COVID....
  • 3 0
 It did once already in 2020, and it will do in 2021. Let's hope for the best

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