If you've never heard of he Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye, crack open your ears for a spell. The race is a grueling four-day event that slithers through the Carpathian mountains of Romania.

We aren't talking about battling some logging road, either. The competitors who tackle Romaniacs bolt up ridge sides, climb waterfalls and tear across open terrain in an attempt to set the best recorded time. A single stage can put the riders through 30,000 feet of climbing over incredibly varied terrain. This is a competition where no single skill set will nab you the title. Rather, riders need to be well-rounded to take all 400 miles head on.

This year, Red Bull worked up a Signature Series on the event, following competitors through all four stages and documenting the carnage in beautiful HD. The 45-minute-long video is entirely TV quality, and while it requires a serious time commitment, it's also completely worth a slice of your day. You can check it out for yourself below – just don't blame us if you find yourself wanting an enduro machine of your own once you finish.


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      Rob J
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised those bikes have enough power to move those guys' massive balls up those cliffs.
      Radu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hai Romania!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Haven't watched yet, but I wonder if Christini had some bikes do well? Those AWD bikes are pretty epic for races like that.
        ChristiniAWD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        Hey Cory, thanks! We love us some enduro. We didn't have any riders in Romaniacs this year, but we did back in 2008. Geoff Aaron placed 6th overall that year.
      kant
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those romanians, so hardcore they don't do a rally, they do a RALLYE :D
      ro_hellfire_93
      • 2 Years Ago
      foarte tare!!! (very cool)
      Skean
      • 2 Years Ago
      I couldn't take a starter with clown hair seriously, I would be laughing for all of 6 seconds until I went over that first hill, then it would be a day of 'oh *****'.