11 Bikes of The Dirty South 3-Day Gravel Race

Last month, Chris Wolhuter wrote about South Africa’s first 3-day gravel stage race, The Dirty South. Today we bring you 11 bikes from the race.

bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
A slammed Cannondale SuperX with SRAM Force groupset, cSixx All-Road 40mm carbon wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs, Panaracer Gravel King 38c tyres and a pretty rad custom mudguard. | Rider: Jarryd ‘do you even touch your toes’ Haley
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
An Open U.P with a SRAM Force groupset, Easton Wheels and Panaracer Gravel King 43c rubber. | Rider: Roy Hannington
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
A Rondo Ruut CF2, SRAM Rival groupset, Rondo SL alloy wheels with WTB 45 rubber and mudguard. | Rider: Kaelem Forbes
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
A Giant Revolt 2, Shimano 105 groupset with Praxis crankset and a Mango Time handlebar bag. | Rider: Paul Louw
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Specialized Diverge, with a SRAM 1x groupset, Praxis cranks and a mudguard. | Rider: Ernest van Rooyen
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Open WI.DE with SRAM AXS groupset and Zipp 303s hoops. | Rider: Joel Maclou
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Niner BSB with SRAM Apex, Niner Carbon wheels, Panaracer Gravel King 43c and a mudguard. | Rider: Jason Forbes
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Rondo Ruut CF with SRAM AXS and another custom mudguard. | Rider: Marcus Thurlbron
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Another Open U.P with SRAM Force groupset, South Industries GX wheels with tanwall Panaracer Gravel King 43c shoes and a mudguard. | Rider: Nick Wright
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Specialized Diverge, Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and, you guessed it, a mudguard. | Rider: Jaco Erasmus
bikes of the dirty south gravel bicycle race
Storck Grix, SRAM AXS groupset, DT Swiss 650 hoops, Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyres and mudguard. | Rider: Steve Smith

Check out Chris Wolhuter’s take on the race here.

| IMAGES: Bert Pauw |