The Singal Elite is an aluminium hardtail. The retail version sells for just under the R20,000 price point. It arrives with a very capable built kit including Shimano XT/SLX mixed drivetrain, RockShox 30 Silver fork, and Alex rims on Shimano hubs with CST tyres. Although Oli's bike has seen significant upgrades (which may still be considered modest in Cape Epic terms), the Signal Elite frame he rides is as you get it off the shop floor.
Oli Munnik's Signal Elite
- FrameSignal Elite
- ForkFox 32 Step-Cast Performance
- RimscSixx 9series
- Front HubHope Pro4
- Rear HubDT Swiss 350
- TyresMaxxis Rekon Race 2.35
- HandlebarcSixx 963 series 760mm
- Stem KCNC 110mm
- HeadsetCane Creek (cSixx top cap)
- SaddleSpecialized Toupe
- SeatpostRace Face Next
- BrakesSRAM Level TL (160mm rotors)
- ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
- Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle
- CassetteSRAM GX Eagle
- CrankarmsTruvativ Stylo
- ChainSRAM GX Eagle
- ChainringcSixx 34T
- Bottom BracketSRAM Dub
- PedalsShimano XT Trail
- Weight11.3 kg
The gearing is SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle system with a cSixx 34T chainring and Truvativ Stylo cranks. SRAM Level brakes are tasked with the job of stopping the Pinner.
Oli rolls on cSixx carbon rims with Maxxis Recon Race tyres with a 2.35-inch width. It's a DT Swiss 350 hub for the rear wheel and a Hope Pro4 does duty on the front.
In the cockpit, a 110mm KCNC negative angled stem holds a 730mm carbon cSixx handlebar. The cSixx top cap adds a personal touch. The Fox 32 Step-Cast fork has a remote lockout which is mounted on the left side of the handlebars.
Oli's Cape Epic race-ready Signal Elite weighed 11.3 kilograms (as pictured with pedals and spares).