Every January, South Africa's mountain biking season kicks off with the gruelling Attakwas Extreme. The infamous 121km route takes riders from Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo to Groot Brak River traversing the southern slopes of the Outeniqua mountain range and venturing through the legendary Attakwas Kloof.
Here is a brief intro into the Attakwas Kloof:
The Attakwaskloof is a 300-year-old rugged pass over the Outeniqua Mountains, steeped in tradition and has over the last few hundred years reached legendary status among the early pioneers, 4×4 enthusiasts, trail runners and mountain bikers. The kloof offers arguably the best scenery of all the Outeniqua mountain range’s many splendid and breathtakingly beautiful viewpoints. This legendary race provides riders with exclusive access to this declared national monument taking you past amongst other; block- and toll houses and an old English fort to name a few. The rich history of this area is embedded within this remote and unforgiving landscape – only to be rediscovered on a mountain bike!
Oli Thrives on the Signal S910
Oli Munnik took on the challenge in 2023 aboard a Signal S910, decked out with a Shimano 1x12 drivetrain, SR Suntour Raidon 32 front fork, a pair of Maxxis Rekon Race 29x2.35" EXO tyres with Race Face and WTB parts rounding out a stellar build.
The Pinner added a Lyne Components dropper post to take the edge off when the terrain got gnarly. Photographer Zac Zinn captured Oli's S910 before the race, enjoy these stunning images.
Check out the S910 HERE
Images by Deidre Cloete, Oak Pics and Zac Zinn