Our Story – Silverback Lab


Our innovative designs such as our BUSRT, IDS, ESS technologies have allowed us to create award winning products placing us on the same playing field as all the other top bicycle brands in the world.


The IDS Revo suspension platform is designed to inspire rider confidence in all trail conditions, allowing one to focus on the trail with a full sense of security. It couples an extremely stiff chassis with supple and smooth suspension travel, all at a very competitive weight. The IDS Platform excels in situations with rough terrain and pedals efficiently, keeping the bike stable and grounded with great traction in all situations up or down.

IDS Suspension - Silverback Bikes


The BURST (BRANCHED UNIFIED REAR SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY) system is comprised of a solid rear triangle, kinematics that generate a rising rate leverage to allow for small bump sensitivity and big hit absorption, all which helps keep the frame stiff and light for excellent trail feedback and responsiveness, as well as limiting rider fatigue with the added handling and comfort characteristics of the frame design.

Burst Suspension - Silverback Bikes


The ARD (Advanced Riding Dynamics) equation encompasses our core value: to deliver a ride that has the best qualities for the given platform of bike at the given price. Correctly chosen parts help to make the bike perform admirably at its intended task, and our attention to detail shows in the end result. Frame, fork and wheels are considered the key elements to enhancing the ride quality of any bicycle. We endeavour to design and specify these components in such a way that whether you are a road- or mountain bike rider, you receive a bike without any compromises. Staying true to the ARD Equation: Frame, Fork and Wheels and add to that the Calculated Spec of all the other components, we will continue to offer a bike with unparalleled Riding Dynamics.

ARD Formula - Silverback Bikes

BURST Pivot Suspension

BURST Pivot is the XC/Light Trail implementation of our popular BURST platforms. It combines great pedalling performance with a progressive endstroke to create a platform that reacts intuitively to different circumstances. Large bearings in the seatstay mounted pivots, near the dropouts, ensure a good service life.

Burst Pivot Suspension Stratos AL - Silverback Bikes

BURST Flex Suspension

Burst flex suspension platform utilises flexible carbon seat stays, eliminating the need for a rotational pivot (bearings or bushings) in the rear triangle. Carbon fibre’s properties work alongside the shock and leverage ratio to create a cohesive suspension platform. Elimination of a pivot point results a lighter frame that requires less maintenance.

Leverage Ratio

Burst flex pulls into its travel in the initial portion of stroke, neutralises around 40%, and then increasingly resists a harsh bottom out for the remainder towards the end of the frame travel.

SSS – Size Specific Stiffness

Each frame size is optimised for a different average rider weight, with large featuring the most progressive leverage curve to provide support for heavier rider.life.

Burst Flex Suspension Stratos Carbon - Silverback Bikes


Position of Power -Geometry designed to engage bigger muscle groups in pedalling, producing more power output for the same amount of input. Longer frame places the rider forward, in a more balanced position, improving grip on the rear on climbs and on the front on descents. A longer wheelbase and slacker head angle means more control at speed. Moving the rider forward. Better pedalling position on climbs and better traction on descents.


Shorter stem, Wide bars, adapted geometry (longer front triangle, steeper seat tube, slacker head tube) and less fork offset. Moving the rider forward in relation to the BB, whilst keeping the rear-end as short as possible.


Benefits across riding disciplines. More control, better front wheel traction. Utilising bigger muscle groups to aid pedalling. Centralised weight improves balance, while the short rear end improves handling.

Affects on

Climbing- Positive impact on climbing, added traction, and forward weighting without spinning out since the bike is longer. Trail/traverse- More comfort on longer rides. Descending- More traction, more even weight distribution, centralised weight. Getting away with slacker head angle without front wheel wandering on climbs, which mean more stable descents.