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What size bike is right for my child?

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Choosing the right size bike for your child is the most important.

When you’re selecting a bike for your kid, kids bike sizing is all about the wheels size. Going too big or too small will cause problem for them like balancing and controlling the bicycle.

The perfect geometry, wheel size, and components will make their first mountain bike something special.

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SIZE

Kids bikes are normally sized to the wheels and not the bike frame. It is vital to know your kid’s measurements to select the right size bike for him or her. Make sure their toes are touching the ground and if they can’t do this – the bicycle is too big.

Check out our general guide to follow which matches thier right bike size. This will help you choose the perfect size bike for your little superhero.

16” Bikes

AGE RANGE: 4 to 6 years. This is designed around a lightweight first “pedal bike for youngsters. The Silverback Skid 16 helps keeps fingers and clothing out of danger, this bike is fitted with a chain-guard and training wheels, giving parents peace of mind. This is the bike to learn how to pedal and as soon as they’re ready, the training wheels can easily be removed. Starting to ride and learning balance couldn’t be easier than with the Skid 16.

20” Bikes

AGE RANGE: 6 to 8 years. The Skid 20 is built for fun! This is the perfect first mountain bike for your kid. With hard wearing, scratch-resistant decals and a 50mm Zoom suspension fork. Featuring 2’3″ knobbly mountain bike tyres and a Shimano 1 X 6 drivetrain, this bike is suitable for riding trails, street, your local pump track or even to school and back. The Skid also features smaller contact points to suit smaller hands and shorter legs and mechanical disc brakes to ensure reliable powerful all-weather braking performance

24” Bikes

AGE RANGE: 8 to 10 years. For 2019 the Spyke range gets a new frame and new geometry. Light and reliable, Spyke is the Ideal “school and back” commuting bike for young riders or you can choose the Skid 24 which is perfect and it will get your kid riding trails in no time.

Scoop Half – Explore the sand dunes in the summer and snowy mountains in the winter with the oversized tyres on the Scoop Half. The Scoop Half has an easy to use single front chainring, making gears selection simpler and easier. The big volume 24″ tyres will absorb trail bumps, and for both function and aesthetics, the Scoop has internal cable routing.

26” Bikes

AGE RANGE: about 10 years and over. For young shredders, the Stride Junior [RED]. Outgrown your 24″ wheels and ready to start shredding trails? The Stride Junior has been tailored to suit the requirements of a smaller rider. The Stride Junior is fitted with a Suntour XCE Suspension fork that has 100mm travel and will soak up all the bumps on the trail but also equipped with integrated fender and rack mounts making it a great choice for commuting. 

Stride Junior Scientifica[BLUE] – has been completely reinvented. The build kit highlights a SRAM Eagle 12speed drivetrain, internal routing, tubeless-ready wheels and tyres, integrated kickstand mount, tapered headset, and progressive trail geometry is unseen in this class making Stride JR a true BIC offering. The Stride JR is a confident descender that handles like a proper trail bike. The Stride JR brings top-end features to the kid’s bikes at the right price.

Stride Junior RC Scientifica [GREY] – Comes with a dropper Post compatibility, a Shimano 21 speed drivetrain, internal routing, tubeless-ready wheels, integrated kickstand mount, tapered headset, and progressive trail geometry are unseen in this class making Stride JR RC a true BIC offering.

Features to look for in a good kids’ bike:

  • Pay attention to weight
  • Don’t buy a bike for a child to ‘grow into’ – it’ll gather dust and quality kids’ bikes hold their value in resale anyway
  • Look for bikes with contact points – grips, brake levers and saddles that are child specific, smaller and easier to us

Use our FREE tool – You can access Find your fit online and determine your kids bike size from the comfort of your own home. CLICK HERE

Choosing the best kids’ bike for your child is a serious business. If it’s your child’s first bike, you want to make sure the machine you opt for will provide them with a good introduction to the world of cycling.

Our bikes are safe, comfortable and competitive, with out clearing out your bank account completely.

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4 Stage MTB Race Lanzarote: Team Silverback Spain

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It was a tough start to the ninth edition of the 4-day MTB Lanzarote Stage Race in the Canary Islands. Team Silverack Spain, Elite rider Jose Sanchez Porras & Master 40 Juan Pedro Trujillo raced their hearts out on their Silverback Superspeed 1.0.

This UCI S1-ranked stage race is an opportunity for riders to kick start their points collection for the 2020 UCI rankings.

500 riders took part in a spectacular race on the island of Lanzarote. This year, the wind had a truce with the cyclists contributing to the perfect conditions of the race. The early morning rain gave way to a shy sun that appeared in the middle of the clouds from time to time during the day.

"Juan Pedro Trujillo, won two stages and was in second position in the Master40 Catergory and 25th overall.
Jose Sánchez iraced in the lite category & finished 24th overall.
Miguel Lopez Solano road the Master 50 category & finished 2nd place in the Master50 catergory and 52nd overall."

STAGE 1:

The first stage of 42km of this 4 Stage MTB RACE Lanzarote category UCI S1, is organized by Club La Santa. It was a fast day for Team Silverback with flowing uphills at the start of the race and gradual climbs towards the end. This allowed the Superspeed SBC to reach fast speeds throughout the race.

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2:

It was a quick day. The second stage of the 4 Stage MTB RACE Lanzarote was 60km long route. Moderate condition of 20 degrees and no wind made for perfect mountain biking weather.

STAGE 3:

The third stage of the race was a time trial that will leave Caleta de Farmara with more than 500m of positive slops.

“Tomorrow marathon stage will be important for me to cut down on time with 81km to get through,”  Porras said after the race. 
“Today was awesome. Very fast and rocky trails,” Juan Pedro Trujillo.

STAGE 4:

On the last day the toughest and most demanding race took place, the 81 km XL race, which includes the time trial “La Presa”.

“Glad to improve every day and be able to ride today with world cyclists to get an elite top20 and climb to the 22nd elite position,” says Jose Sanchez Porras.
“I really enjoyed this race and the way my race machine handled the different kinds of terrain,” said Juan Pedro Trujillo.

The 4-Stage MTB RACE Lanzarote category UCI S1 brought professionals and amateurs on tarmac roads, sand, lava fields and track routes to the north of the island.

RESULTS:

Stage 1 results:

23. Juan Pedro Trujillo – Master40M – 26.69 km/h 1:34:24 +10:42

35. SANCHEZ PORRAS – EliteM – 26.20 km/h 1:36:08 +6:26

Stage 2 results:

21.  Juan Pedro Trujillo – Master40M – 2:14:57 +14:36

27. SANCHEZ PORRAS – JOSE EliteM – 2:15:47 +8:27

Stage 3 results:

29.  SANCHEZ PORRAS – EliteM – 0:56:52,48 +6:42

30.   Juan Pedro Trujillo – Master40M – 0:57:00,29 +6:50

Stage 4 results:

22 SANCHEZ JOSE- TRUJILLO – 8:15:31

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SILVERBACK’S TOP SNOW PHOTOS OF 2019

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Winter can be great, and the snow can be beautiful. Scroll & enjoy some of the most beautiful winter wonderland photos out there.

Instead of cuddling and getting cozy, these photos are going to influence you to pick up a new hobby and get your blood flowing.

Many may dislike the cold, but this is all part of life and cycling in the snow can be big fun.

If you ever thought of rolling down a snow hill in winter gear with an 11-speed, you are at the right place.

Our Silverback Scoop range is designed perfectly for riding in the snow or even in on the sand. Fat bikes are perfect for any adventure and will take you places narrower wheels would struggle to.

Here’s to making the most of a cold and unforgiving but enchantingly beautiful season!

Check our compilation with the most beautiful pictures of the white panoramic views that winter has to offer below.

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Whether you’re riding in slushy snow, loose dirt, jagged rocks, or anything else mother nature can throw your way, this bike can handle it.

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E-Bike: Silverback S-Electro 29 Sport

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Bring more power to your cycling life

Are you looking to head off-road? Welcome our newest edition to the S-Electro range.

The S-Electro 29 Sport has cutting edge tech and integration. Intuitive electric pedal assistance with efficient battery management via the Shimano display means the S-Electro Sport gives you the confidence to commute more, without the risk of running out of battery mid-ride.

The S-Electro Sport is perfect if you love to go on long rides and challenging steep climbs. Proven Shimano Steps E7000 electric assist helps to create a capable off-road bike.

S-Electro Sport E-Bike

Our versatile sport e-Bike is comfortable and features the Shimano 10 speed groupset & and a 34mm SR Suntour XCR 34-AIR, BOOST fork with 100mm of travel.

The 36V, 504Wh Darfon Li-Ion Battery and Darfon Smart charger make sure that recharges are quick and assist ranges ample for all-day adventures.

The fully integrated battery is equipped for your next adventure on the trail or for your daily commute to work.

S-Electro Sport e-Bike is for off the beaten track exploring, durable for sport riding, and even slick enough for the city.

Why it’s Best:

Key Features:

R 37999,00 // € 2699,00

  • 6061 Hydro-formed Alloy S-Electro Comp frame, Fully integrated Battery, adapted POP geometry
  • SR Suntour XCR 34-AIR, BOOST, 100mm
  • Surface DP 23, 25mm, Tubeless Ready wheels
  • Weight: 20.69kg

Engineering Notes

Hydro formed frame with integrated battery

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The S-Electro Sports e-Bike frame features a fully integrated battery inside the downtube that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Hydro forming creates a lightweight yet durable tube set. Integrating the battery in the downtube creates more space in the front triangle. This caters for an extra water bottle, storage box or tool kit. Tube profiles selected for the rear triangle is firstly to deal with the forces exerted by the rider and electric motor, and secondly to compliment the front triangle’s design.

Electric System

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The Shimano STEPs E7000 motor has a torque output of 60N.m. and rated 250W power. The 504Wh battery has a lifetime of 1000 cycles. The 36V, 504WH Darfon battery has a run time of 2 hours if the system is used in it’s highest power setting. The battery has a charge time of 3.5 hours when using the included 4a Darfon Smart charger.

IP65 rating

IP65 Enclosure – Ingress Protection rated as “dust tight” and protected against water projected from a nozzle. Care must be taken when washing to use the minimum required water. The electrical components must remain connected as to not expose any terminal. It is recommended to use a wet cloth or sponge for cleaning and avoid direct water on electrical components.

POP Geometry

The geometry has been updated from the previous version and has a slacker head tube angle and steeper seat tube angle. The steeper seat tube shifts the rider slightly forward and more upright for climbing and the slacker head angle allows for better handling when descending.

Wheel size and tyre compatibility

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There are five frame sizes in the S-Electro range. There are 27.5″ options in both Small and Medium and a 29″ option in Medium, Large and Extra Large. The frame can clear higher volume 2,35″ tyres front and rear.

Drivetrain Choice

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The Sport comes with a fully equipped Shimano Drive Train and has a Deore shifter, reliable Deore RD-M6000 10speed rear derailleur, and a wide ratio 11-42 cassette.

Rack and Fender Mounts

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Each frame has the option to fit pannier racks and fenders.

Whether it is for your next trail adventure or your daily commute, the S-Electro Sport will bring more power to your cycling life.

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BornToBeFast: Shock Pump

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A Shock pump is one of those tools that every mountain bike owner should have in their toolbox.

Suspension preferences vary greatly between bike, riders and riding disciplines and a well set up bike will enhance your on-trail experience where a poorly set up bike could detract from your ride and even cause crashes.

When having your setup done in a bike shop, the mechanic or sales assistant will set your suspension according to your weight and riding style, but due to all the variables involved, chances are that it will not be perfect.  Ideally, you want to ride your bike for a while and then start playing with suspension pressures to dial it in. Sure you could head back to the store for every single adjustment or small change, but would you?

Borntobefast High Pressure 300 psi Shock pump.

Our new Born To be Fast’ Shock pump, is small and easy to carry, so you could take it along on a ride to fine-tune your suspension on the trail and get your suspension working perfectly.

Shockpumps, other than pumps for tyres, are designed for accuracy and lower volume, high-pressure suspension components. The shock pump features a 300psi pressure rating. To reach valves in tight spaces the hose is flexible and can rotate 360 degrees.

The easiest way to dial in suspension is to ride a piece of technical trail that you know well repeatedly, and then adjusting your air pressure and shock settings in between runs. This pump also features a bleed valve to help you accurately let the air out of the shock, should it be necessary.

Specifications:

High-Pressure Fork and Shock Pump with top-class-manometer up to 21 bar/300PSI.


Rotating flexible hose for difficult to reach valves


It also features a capped button for controlled pressure release and to prevent accidental release.


Plunger-type handle for comfort in-palm.


Weight: 209g

Key Benefits

Comfortable to use

Universal use

Leak Proof connections

Easy to use

Perfect pressure in your front fork and rear shock

FAQ’s:

How much does the Born To Be Fast shock pump weigh?

209g

What is the difference between a Digital and analogue shock pump?

Digital pumps are easier to read but are a bit heavier, more expensive and require batteries.

The analogue pumps are more affordable, lighter and don’t need any batteries.

Can it be used to inflate bicycle tires?

No, well actually you probably can but it will take a long time! A shock pump is designed to fill a small space with high pressure whereas a tire pump will fill a large space with low pressure.

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Attakwas Extreme: Jennie Stenerhag wins the Season Opener

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Great way to start the season

Swedish Silverback rider, Jennie Stenerhag finally won the 2020 Attakwas after 8 tries when the 121km mountain bike race finished in the Western Cape, South Africa on Saturday.

Her winning time was 5 hours, 54 minutes and 23 seconds.

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Swedish marathon champion made her victory by the thinnest of margins. Robyn de Groot crossed the line just one second behind her and Hungarian cross-country champion Barbara Benko completed the podium, finishing the race nine minutes and 24 seconds further back.

THE RACE

In the women’s race, Stenerhag broke away from the other elite women at the 30km mark. She distanced her fellow elite women and only Robyn could only get close to her.

The two ladies rode together along the muddy grueling pass through the mountains, “I’ve lost out in a sprint here before,” said Stenerhag.

“Last year I was coming back from an injury and didn’t contest the turn into the cement stripped descent into Pine Creek Resort as fiercely as I could have. This year I made sure to get onto that section first and around the penultimate corner in the lead. Then it was just about keeping the inside line and once I rounded the final bend to kick with everything I had,” she told Bike Network on Saturday.

LONG AWAITED

“I’ve tried to win this race 8 times now. Each time before this year I’ve come up short, so that makes the victory all the sweeter, she said in relief.

PREVIOUS FINISHERS: 

2013 – DNF

2014 – 5th

2015 – 3rd

2016 – 2nd

2017 – 3rd

2018 – 2nd

2019 – 3rd

“I was once again impressed of how well my Silverback Stratos handled on this kind of terrain, it was the first time I managed to ride up all the technical climbs and it is also so stable on the downhills! The best bike ever!” adds Jennie Stenerhag.

The wet and muddy condition did not dampen any one’s spirit. The Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen is a race which hurts but you always come back for more.

Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen | Results:

Women’s

  1. Jennie Stenerhag, Fairtree Capital (5:54:23)
  2. Robyn de Groot, dormakaba (5:54:24 | +00:01)
  3. Barbara Benko, Ghost Factory Racing (6:03:48 | +09:24)
  4. Yolande de Villiers, Mad Macs (6:07:08 | +12:45)
  5. Laura Stark, TB Werner (6:26:52 | +32:29)

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Silverback Stratos CF 1 Wins 2020 Design & Innovation Award

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THE HUNT FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTS

Silverback Bikes is awarded The Design & Innovation Award for the Stratos CF 1 in the Mountain Bike category.

The Design & Innovation Award is the only award that tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching well-considered verdicts.

The international award team consists of 30 professionals. Amongst them are journalists, test riders and engineers who are recognized as the most renowned experts in their segment

The independent award team spent two weeks analyzing and testing each entry. Putting every product through its paces before making a final judgement.


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HISTORY

For many years, the bike industry seemed to strive for progress for progress’ sake, where “new” was the maxim and manufacturers paid little attention to sustainability or cost-effectiveness.

All that mattered was who’s got the latest, most out-there product. But “new” isn’t always better. “Only when innovation solves problems and significantly improves factors such as performance, durability or handling, can we speak of innovation.”

The Design & Innovation Award spared no effort to test the latest products. Testing the bikes on incredibly diverse range of mountain bike routes as well as alpine roads around the Dolomites paradise of St. Vigil in South Tyrol.

The leading award of the bike world – The Design & Innovation Award is the seal of quality for the most outstanding bike products

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THE ART OF PERFORMANCE

Among the numerous submissions, there were many exciting products and a number of ground-breaking, tangible innovations – and while some actually solve real-life problems, others are just old-acquaintances in a new fancy dress … some others even create entirely new problems! Not only does the Design & Innovation Award honour the most outstanding products of the coming season, but it also provides guidance in a complex era of ever-changing trends and would-be trends.

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This visceral passion is the foundation stone of the award, a desire to pick out the best products that will bring you the best experiences.

The jury of the Design & Innovation Award isn’t easily fooled by major brands and elaborate marketing campaigns. They give, the supposed underdogs enough attention to try to convince the jury with what they’ve got to offer.

You cannot simply measure a product’s potential or worth in a boardroom or laboratory. A good product often adds up to more than the sum of its parts and to truly understand it, you have to go out and use it.

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THE STRATOS CF 1 – Design & Innovation Award

“The Silverback Stratos CF1 is a full-suspension XC rig for thoroughbred racers seeking maximum acceleration. The stiff rear end means minimal pedal kickback and ensures powerful acceleration from a stillstand. Whilst 100mm of travel and 29inch carbon wheels provide good rollover characteristics, the balanced geometry inspires confidence on sketchy downhills. On climbs, the Silverback is a twowheeled rocket, which is no surprise considering its  weight of 10.86 kg. The full carbon frame provides a high degree of vertical stiffness without feeling excessively harsh or uncomfortable. And the asymmetric rear-end is true eye-candy. No matter how varied or challenging the next XC track may be, the Stratos Silverback will handle it with gusto!”


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UCI World Cup Ranking – Luke Moir #1 Junior XCO

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UCI World Rankings

Silverback Junior Rider, 17-year-old Luke Moir is officially ranked as the number one Junior Boy in the World for the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) Mountain Biking discipline. This is the latest of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (the world governing body of cycling) World Ranking,

The ranking system is based on races across the World over a year in which riders can earn UCI Points.  To ensure fairness, the number of races within an individual country that one can gain points. Also the number of races that you can accumulate points towards your overall score are restricted. Riders can accumulate points from their National Championships, Continental Championships, as well as Junior World Series Races spread across the globe.

Silverback Elite Rider UCI World Cup Ranking – Luke Moir #1 Junior XCo

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A big boost to Luke’s ranking was finishing in 5th place (despite having a puncture in the last lap) at the 2019 World Championships taking place in August in Montreal, Canada.

Luke is hoping to maintain a top 5 ranking during the season in addition to ensuring a front row start at this year’s World Championships held in Albstad, Germany. His main focus is the podium in June and the coveted title of Junior World Champion. Luke’s longer term goals include representing South Africa as an Olympic athlete in the discipline.

However, as a South African competing on the world stage, getting to the start line of internationally ranked races is a challenge on its own. As a matter for fact, Luke gets no assistance from the national federation, it has been the support of family, private donors as well as his sponsors which currently include: Silverback Bikes, Leatt Protective Wear, South Industry Rims, Red Bull, Thule, Enduren, Bike Park Constantia Uitsig and Skullcandy. These brands have assisted Luke in reaching this achievement of top Junior XCO rider in the World.

Parties interested in partnering with Luke on his venture, please contact his agent. Tyrone Rawlins at OneMovement Events and Marketing: tyrone@onemovement.co.za

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How do I choose the right hardtail mountain bike

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Theses bikes will be competing for the podium this season!

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Soon after getting bitten by the XC (cross-country) mountain biking bug, you will want to get a new bike. Here is our guide to be an informed buyer with realistic expectations:

Establish Your Budget

Unless you are one of the lucky few without budgetary constraints, you need to realistically decide what you can- and want to spend on a bike. For someone entering a new sport it may be an expensive start up cost so you want to get the right bike for your riding goals. Remember to allow for riding equipment if you don’t already own these. A helmet, pedals, shoes, gloves, a water bottle/cage, some basic tools and a pair of cycling shorts are a good place to start.

Do some research into what a bike cost so that you are not blindsided. You ultimately get what you pay for – and advice as well as expertise will vary from shop to shop. If you go to a supermarket, chances are the staff will not be well informed and the products will be of substandard quality not suited to the type of riding you would like to do.

Your Skill Level

If you are brand new to the sport, your needs will ultimately be different from someone entering the Cape Epic. Understanding the bike’s attributes could greatly influence your buying decision and save you money!

What type of riding do you want to do? and what is your riding goal.

Wheel Size

26″ – The 26 incher is lighter than the 27.5 or 29 inch, largely because, well, there’s less of it. Being smaller, lighter and more agile, bikes with 26” wheels offer much better acceleration than their larger counterparts, making it great for short, steep climbs and fast-flowing, quick-turning trails.

27.5″ – The 27.5” wheels don’t bend as much as the big 29ers and handle a lot better in terms of manoeuvrability and durability. They’re faster, stronger and more agile than the bigger wheels and also ride much more fluently than the smaller.

29″ – The bigger the wheel, the smoother the ride and the easier it’ll be for your bike to flow over whatever you come across on the trails. This means the rider has a much steadier feel on the bike.

Carbon or Alloy Frame

If you looking to save some grams as a XCO rider then carbon would be recommended. Carbon is also more expensive than alloy. However, if you are a downhill racer you may need more weight to keep the bike grounded and in control for such fast speeds.

The more accurately you can assess your priorities and decide what you actually want to do with the bike, the easier it will be to find a bike that checks all of your particular boxes.

Take a look at our 4 picks:

SUPERSPEED 1.0

If you considering a lot of natural singletrack, with roots and rocks and technical features then the Silverback Superspeed SBC is the way to go.

It’s our flagship race-ready 29er carbon performance hardtail. With Monoburst technology has the seat status joining the top tube with out connecting to the seat tube.

So consider what kind of rides you’ll use the bicycle for.

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SOLA 2 NX

One of the biggest releases for 2020, we have the SOLA 2 Eagle NX.

The Sola Range has always been a favourite. It is performance-orientated with modern germotry for an XC bike. The SOLA 2 Eagle NX is designed for the weight conscious rider and we updated the gears to Eagle NX to make it a winning combo. Also, carefully designed tubing profiles resulting in great stiffness and comfort in key areas.

How to choose the best mtb bike for cross country.

STRIDE 29 SX

The Stride SX has been bothering the front of the XC races ever since it dropped last year.

This platform a major R&D and has been completely reinvited. The hardtail is race ready, with top-spec builds featuring our POP geometry as piloyed on the Slade. The lightweight frame comes with a 12-speed Eagle drivetrain, internal routing & tubless ready.It is unseen in this class making Stride 29 SX.

How to choose the best mtb bike for cross country.

SLADE TRAIL

The simplistically designed hardtail that can really do some damage to the competition.

The Slade Trail Features our new sweet spot geometry to bring uncompromised climbing and descending prowess to trail bikes. Tyre compatibility is 27.5×2.8″ or 29″ up to 2.6″ wide, giving plenty of setup options and creating our most versatile hardtail ever. 2.6″ Tyres are rapidly becoming the final word in trail tyres, offering noticeably improved comfort and grip over 2.3″ tyres, but without the weight, rolling resistance and thin carcasses of 2.8″. 2019 brings a brand new Slade.

How to choose the best mtb bike for cross country.

So, if you are looking for a new bicycle, we hope our top 4 has helped you in your decision that you will make, and the criteria you should judge a bike on.

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Have you Ever Had One of Your Bikes Stolen? [Survey]

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Bike Theft! Have you had it happen to you?

There’s no worse feeling than having an item that brings such joy and personal attachment stolen by someone who we assume will never appreciate the bike as much as we do. As more and more people take to the roads on bicycles – for both commuting and fitness purposes – there has been a rise in the number of related robberies.

Let us know in the poll and tell us your story in the comment section below.

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Have you Ever Had One of Your Bikes Stolen?

Now that your favorite thing is not here anymore and you statistically unlikely to recover it. There are few things that can be done to higher your chances of finding a stolen bike which is not always clear during this worrying time. Bicycles are hard to track. The sad truth that is not a priority for the police.

Find Your Bike

  1. Make sure to notify the police – stolen bicycles are sometimes recovered.
  2. Set up alerts – use social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter because people tend to share such messages very quickly.
  3. List your bike stolen – use various online organization to register your bike and inform them your bike has been stolen.
  4. File an insurance claim – Hopefully you covered by your household insurance or have some sort of insurance policy.

It is a real bummer to have your bike stolen. It may happen to most of us over the course of our cycling lifetime. Remember, the worst thing one can do is to stop riding.

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