Bikes of the Epic: Adriaan Louw's SwiftCarbon Evil Twin

Adriaan Louw is riding his trusted SwiftCarbon Evil Twin in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic. Team Contego SwiftCarbon took the opportunity to come up with a custom paint scheme. They allowed Adriaan to create his own design and enlisted the services of Bogus Designs to pull it off.

The bike features a custom tuned Fox Float Factory shock which Adriaan runs at 90 psi. Adriaan uses a Thomson seatpost and titanium saddle rails for reliability while mounting and dismounting during the race. The South Industries rims provide a wider profile than many cross-country race rims allowing Adriaan to comfortably run his Continental Race King tyres at around 18 to 20 psi.

 

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Specification List:

  • FrameSwiftCarbon Evil Twin
  • ForkRockShox RS-1
  • ShockFox Float Factory
  • RimsSouth Industries
  • HubsTune King PS (Front) and Tune Kong (Rear)
  • TyresContinental Race King ProTection 2.2
  • HandlebarsRitchey WCS Carbon 720mm
  • StemRitchey SuperLogic Carbon 90mm
  • HeadsetFSA
  • BrakesSRAM Guide RSC with Avid 160mm rotors
  • ShiftersSRAM XX1
  • DerailleursSRAM XX1
  • CassetteSRAM XX1
  • CranksetSRAM Quarq XX1
  • ChainringSRAM 34T
  • ChainSRAM XX1
  • PedalsiSSi II
  • SeatpostThomson Elite
  • SaddleSpecialized Power Pro
  • Bottle CaseSwiftCarbon
  • Gripssilic1

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16 Comments

Comments

Google, Mar 14 2016 09:14

HOT!!!!!

shaper, Mar 14 2016 09:16

Nice one Bogus!

Bibi, Mar 14 2016 09:34

"HANDGEMAAK" !!!! Yeehaaaa 

and BOGUS' masterfull details 

Too cool ;)

Malpiet, Mar 14 2016 09:37

Top stuff boet

King_Crispy, Mar 14 2016 09:38

Go Bogus my boy.
The boss of all things paint

6th Mass Extinction, Mar 14 2016 09:50

Is it just me or is there only one evil twin in the picture?

Mopkop, Mar 14 2016 10:44

Bogus jou lekker ding!!!

tubed, Mar 15 2016 07:13

Nice pics and brief review Nick, about the best bit of insight so far on the Epic coverage.

Would be nice to hear some of Adriaan's other specific choices, such as pedals, bars stem seatpost etc.

 

Great to see a bike that has been properly ridden too - all the telltale signs of a well thrashed bike.

 

Given the rest of the substandard coverage I think you guys at the Bikehub have a real opportunity this week to fill a gap (thats if the Epic allows you to).

 

Would be great if you could have a look at LB Knipe's tricked out Pyga and Bart Brentjens hardtail.

 

(please just not another essworks).

 

Keep up the good work.

'Dale, Mar 15 2016 07:59

Beast....

 

With Sensei Bogus's art 

Wow 

Blitzer, Mar 15 2016 08:40

Interesting front tire choice .I would expect a more aggressive tread .Please get some pics and opinions on the Pyga stage if there are any ?

rock, Mar 15 2016 09:34

Oi, that cape epic sticker looks like a sticker.......slacking off there bogus, I though it was all paint and no vinyl :)

PhilipV, Mar 15 2016 10:24

Oi, that cape epic sticker looks like a sticker.......slacking off there bogus, I though it was all paint and no vinyl :)

That is the sticker you get when you register. You know, the one that everyone keeps on their bikes 5 years later so that the riding buddies know that said rider has done epic. 

rock, Mar 15 2016 10:55

That is the sticker you get when you register. You know, the one that everyone keeps on their bikes 5 years later so that the riding buddies know that said rider has done epic. 

 

the same one that reduces your bike's resale value by 30% when you sell it :)

CAAD4, Mar 15 2016 01:58

Only 30%?

Rocket-Boy, Mar 15 2016 02:08

No way it would turn out anything other than awesome if Bogus got hold of it.

Reden, Mar 16 2016 07:14

I just love these bikes. Decent setup.

 

Just for interest. What wheel size are these bikes?

I cant make out if 27.5" or 29".