How Mountain Biker Hannah Otto Set the FKT on Moab’s Whole Enchilada
The off-road pro completed the 55-mile route—which has 8,000 feet of climbing—in 5:50:38
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Pro off-road cyclist and VeloNews contributor Hannah Otto has set a new fastest known time (FKT) on the Whole Enchilada, a legendary 55-mile mountain bike route outside of Moab, Utah.
Otto’s time is based on this Strava segment, which is a loop that begins in Moab and ends just outside of town where the famed Porcupine Rim singletrack brings riders to the Colorado River.
The Whole Enchilada loop is 55.27 miles and includes 8,011 feet of climbing and nearly as much descending. Over half of the route is on paved and dirt roads, including the climb up the La Sal Loop Road to the start of the famed ‘Whole Enchilada’ singletrack at 11,146 feet of elevation.
Most riders get a vehicle shuttle to the high point at Burro Pass and descend the MTB portion of the route, passing through multiple ecosystems, from subalpine to the desert, on rocky exposed terrain.
Otto said that part of her motivation in going for a fastest known time on the loop, versus just the descent, was to normalize the entire route and encourage others to ride it.
Otto completed the FKT in 5:50:38, knocking the previous record of 6:47 well into second place. Her time is the best of any rider, male or female.
Hannah Otto’s Whole Enchilada FKT set-up
- Bike: Pivot Mach 4SL
- Wheels: DT Swiss XRC 1200 Carbon Wheels
- Power Meter: Stages Dual-Sided Power Meter
- Cycling Computer: Stages M200 Dash Cycling Computer
- Glasses: Julbo Fury Glasses
- Grips: ESI Fit CR Grips
- Fork: Fox Factory 34 120 mm Fork
- Suspension: Fox Factory DPD Rear Shock
- Dropper: Fox Transfer SL Dropper Post
- Cockpit: Race Face Next SL Bars and Stem
- Tires: Kenda 2.4 SCT Booster Tires