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Red Bull Dark Knights 2016


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Red Bull Dark Knights 2016

Shredding Singapore Sports Hub

 


Photo by: Tuck Loong

 

Light. Something as integral to our sport as our bikes are. It became the subject and driving force behind this very special event. The only urban downhill race at night. In the semi-pitch of a Singaporean evening, who would reign as champion over the night? Take a look as a group of Bikezilla's own come together to share our experience at the Red Bull Dark Knights 2016, held at Singapore Sports Hub. 

 


Like all events, it's all about great friends and a great time. Fantastic to see some of the younger riders blazing through the course at top speed and maximum effort. 
Photo by: Jerome Tan

 


The boys from Defined. Regardless of race, language, religion, shape, size and colour (of skin and/or bikes) - united in the Brotherhood of Bicycling. 
Photo by: Mao

 


There was plenty of goofing around as riders tagged their bikes and made final adjustments to components just before the day's qualifying got under way.
Photo by: Jerome Tan

 


Some were having fun of a completely different nature; Slaying with some flatland tricks.
Photo by: Jerome Tan

 


The gents from Secret Society looking hyped up and ready to throw down. Looking sharp in those custom jerseys. 
Photo by: Mao

 


Speaking of jerseys, ladies and gents, introducing the best-dressed Beetlejuice buddies.
Photo by: Mao

 


Riders taking a crucial few moments during the Track Walk to assess the features. Planning is fundamental to any race, regardless of discipline. 
Photo by: Tuck Loong

 


And just like that, the action got under way! The obvious highlight was the infamous Cheers drop, standing high at approximately 2 meters. The unassuming drop became something of site of unholy body-meets-ground moments in a bad way as the mid-day drizzle turned the huge Cheers slogan into so much anti-traction. 
Photo by: Alfie Lee

 


The final stretch of stairs just before the finish lane at the base of Singapore Sports Hub. At speed, the long flight became another site of carnage as the light began to fail. 
Photo by: Alfie Lee

 


This however, didn't stop racers from trying to squeeze as much speed as they could out of this particular feature. Top guys gunning for top spot. 
Photo by: Alfie Lee

 


Looking sharp has always equated to a direct relation with your approach speed down a flight of gnar-gnar. 
Photo by: Tuck Loong

 


Brendon Zhen honing in as he approached the very edge of the Cheers Drop. Coming in tight and controlled as always.
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Riders were trying to squish as much speed as possible without risking a fall at the Cheers Drop. 
Photo by: Alfie Lee

 


As the qualifications drew to a close, riders results were put up. Needless to say, we've never been as excited over a few tiny pieces of paper since the release of our PSLE results. 
Photo by: Mao

 


That moment when you don't make the Top 100. Next time buddy. 
Photo by: Mao

 


As dusk began to creep in, riders began slapping on some of their own lights to illuminate their way through some of the more treacherous features of the track made even more sketchy by the impending gloom. 
Photo by: Mao

 


As night hit full on, spectators were rewarded with some high speed action by a couple of gleaming individuals. The burn of their high-lumen outputs seared visions of awesomeness into everyone's retinas. 
Photo by: Alfie Lee

 


Challenging though it was to capture the action in the dim, it still made for some interesting shots. Ben Moore here clearing the Cheers Drop to the finish.
Photo by: Tuck Loong

 


A kaleidoscope of colours and intensity. 
Photo by: Jerome Tan

 


And just like that, the racing drew to a close, with Ben Moore from the UK taking the top spot this year. 
Photo by: Tuck Loong

 


Special mention to Ng Chee Keong. Racing his heart and lungs out as always. He didn't take top spot this time round, but that doesn't mean he won't come charging in for it the next time around. Always a pleasure watching him race!
Photo by: Tuck Loong

 

A particular shout out to our home photographers, Mao, Tuck Loong and Alfie Lee, for capturing the intensity and honest gravity of the whole event, tirelessly and relentlessly. 

 

Until next time. 

 

Jerome Tan is part of the Bikezilla Editorial Team. He's back on his Blackmarket Roam after a broken wrist a while back. When he is not writing about his passion, he is living up some shortlived freedom in the trails. He enjoys spending time in the green rather than in urban jungles. Some may mistake him for a random homeless person living off the land in the depths of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. With all that said and done, Jerome enjoys wanton mee, and excessive amounts of laksa with equally excessive amounts of chilli just before a day out riding. You know, just to make things interesting. 

 







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