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Own an Epic piece of MTB history and support the songo.info programme

In support of songo.info and the programmes' 10 year anniversary, Specialized Bicycles Company customised the race bikes of Jaroslav Kulhavy and Annika Langvads’ S-Works Epic and donated them for auction following the completion of the 2018 edition of the Absa Cape Epic.

With only 2 Specialized S-works Epic 2018 models receiving special customised paint work inspired by Team Investec-songo-Specialized  - owning this bike will definitely set you apart from the rest.  The design features Investec Asset Management’s iconic zebra and the names of the children within the songo.info programme  for whom the team race for.

Now is your chance to own the 2018 Absa Cape Epic winning bike - an EPIC piece of MTB history with a very special legacy behind it.

Auction INFO:

Auction opens:

  • Monday, 26th March 2018 @ 12h00
  • Auction closes: Thursday, 29th March 2018 @ 12h00

On close of the on-line auction, the two highest bids will then enter into a two-way telephonic auction. The highest bid, upon payment of the final bid amount receives ownership of the bike.

Please note: courier costs of bike to owner are not included in the final auction amount

Opening bid is R100 000 with bidding increments of R5000

Own an Epic piece of MTB history and support the songo.info programme

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  • Jaroslav Kulhavy 2018 Absa Cape Epic winning bike auction:

    Michal Cerveny
    Photograph by - Michal Cerveny

The Rider:

Jaroslav Kulhavy aka The Czech Express

  • 3 x Absa Cape Epic winner
  • 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Multiple World Champion

The Bike:

  • Specialized S-Works Epic
  • Frame: SW Epic 29 / Size Large
  • Handlebar: SW Flat Bar 700
  • Grips: supacaz
  • Stem: SW MTB 130mm / -21 degree
  • Brake: Magura MT8
  • Rotor: SL 160mm
  • Fork: SID Rock Shox 100mm travel 42mm Offset / Brain technology / Boost
  • Rear shock: Rock shox 100mm / Brain technology
  • Saddle: SW Phenom 143
  • Seat Post: SW / Carbon / 400mm / 10mm Offset
  • Seat clamp: Carbon TI / 34,9mm
  • Bottle cage: SW Zee Cage / Carbon / 2 on the bike
  • Swat Box
  • Cassette: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Chain: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Derailleur: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Crank: Rotor 175mm
  • Chainring: 36T Rotar Q-ring (oval)
  • Wheel: Roval Control SL 29 Boost
  • Tire: Renegade 2.1 Grid Front and rear

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  • Annika Langvad 2018 Absa Cape Epic winning bike auction

    Michal Cerveny
    Photograph by - Michal Cerveny

The Rider:

Annika Langvad

  • 4 x Absa Cape Epic Winner
  • Multiple World Champion

The Bike:

  • Specialized S-Works Epic
  • Frame: SW Epic 29 / Size Medium
  • Handlebar: SW Mini Rise 720mm
  • Grips: supacaz
  • Stem: SW SL 100mm 6 degree
  • Brake: Magura MT8
  • Rotor: SL 160mm
  • Fork: SID Rock Shox 100mm travel 42mm Offset / Brain technology / Boost
  • Rear shock: Rock shox 100mm / Brain technology
  • Saddle: SW Power 155mm
  • Seat Post: SW / Carbon / 350mm / 10mm Offset
  • Seat clamp: Carbon TI / 34,9mm
  • Bottle cage: SW Zee Cage / Carbon / 2 on the bike
  • Swat Box
  • Cassette: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Chain: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Derailleur: Eagle XX1 12speed
  • Crank: Rotor 175mm
  • Chainring: 32T
  • Wheel: Roval Control SL 29 Boost
  • Tire: Fast Trak 2.3 Grid Front / Renegade 2.1 Grid rear

The bikes are maintained to professional Specialized racing standards however the superficial battle scars of this brutal race may be evident in the paintwork.

Please note that the power meter cranks (as seen in the photo’s) have been replaced with non-power versions of the same brand and the seat posts have been approached with the original factory standard. In addition, with regards to the chainring on Jaro’s bike, the 38T chainring has been replaced with a 36T Rotar Q-ring (oval) which is more appropriate for a mere mortal.