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The Stratos AL Range

The Stratos AL 1

The Stratos Aliminium range is strongly based on this philosophy with profiles favoring strength towards the non-drive side.

Stratos AL is the mountain bike every recreational rider can enjoy. Silverback’s POP geometry makes it a strong climber and a balanced confident descender.

The AL 1.0 is the mountain bike every recreational rider can enjoy. Silverback’s POP geometry makes it a strong climber and a balanced confident descender. The linkage driven asymmetric single-pivot suspension is tuned for optimal small bump sensitivity and big-hit compliance without power delivery penalties. The suspension curve is designed to offer full use of available travel. This is based on the groundbreaking Stratos CF race-machine, but adapted to offer a more capable bike for the everyday rider. Trails, XC or marathon, the Stratos is the right mountain bike for the job.

Read more about the Stratos A.L 1 HERE.

The Stratos AL 2

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Stratos asymmetric Hydro formed 6061 Alloy. 120mm travel, Boost 148mm. tapered headtube.

Read more about the Stratos A.L 2 HERE.

The Stratos AL 3

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Surface 29″ 23mm TR rims on SUNRingle sealed bearing hubs

Read more about the Stratos A.L 3 HERE.

The Stratos AL 5

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New to mountain biking, or first full suspension bike; trails, XC or marathon, the Stratos AL 5.0 is designed to take care of business.

Read more about the Stratos A.L 5 HERE.

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5th for Luke Moir at UCI World Champs

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Congratulations to Luke Moir who finished 5th in the Junior men category at the 2019 UCI World Champs. The race took place on the 29 August in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada.

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Flat tyre for Luke at UCI World Champs

Luke rode a perfect race, sticking with the lead group of 5 for the entire race. By the end of lap three, there were just four seconds separating the top five who had pulled away from the rest of the field. He was sitting with the 3rd place rider during the second half of the final lap but punctured. He slipped back and crossed the finish line in 5th position. This is still considered a podium finish.

Luke is currently racing in the U/18 category making him one of the youngest riders in the Junior men age group.

Mariske Strauss

Mariske Strauss took a tumble during the team relay event which resulted in a trip to the hospital. Scans show no major injuries but she will not be able to race further in the UCI World Champs. Follow her on Instagram to find out more: @mariskestrauss

Both these athletes chose race our new dual-suspension marathon bike the Stratos. Find out more about the bike: HERE

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Stratos Test Pilot Program In Action

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On the 13th March 2019, we launched our Silverback Stratos Test Pilot program. These are a select group of male and female riders with a passion for bicycles.

These riders will test and give valuable feedback on the platform, join discussions with SILVERBACK engineers. These hand-picked riders will influence our bike designs.

Our aim is to continually improve our bikes based on real-world testing and feedback

MEET THE Stratos SBC Test PILOTS:

Full name: Dean Van Dyk

Date of birth: 6th September 1994

Best Race Result: Sani2C 2019 2nd overall, Berg & Bush 2nd Solo, KZN XCO Series 3rd Elite, KZN XCO Champs 5th Elite

Average KM per week: 200km

Next big race coming up: KZN Roag Series & Berg & Bush Descent

Dean’s Stratos SBC Feedback: The bike is awesome to ride and I feel much better fitted on this bike compared to my old one. It’s super stiff and climbs like a mamba. On my first proper ride without a fit, I managed to beat my PR up a local climb by 5 minutes.

Follow Dean on Strava to compare, connect and share: Dean Van Dyk

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Dean Van Dyk, the proud owner of his very firstSilverback Stratos

Male Or Female

Full name: Comine Claassen

Date of birth: 5 August 1971

Best Race Result: 4th in Vets ladies last year W2W, but much more there for the enjoyment of the ride

Average KM per week:  Around 100-150, but more interested in the hours on my bike then actual kilometers did.

Comine’s Stratos SBC Feedback: I am totally in love with this bike. My first ride answered all the questions I had!!! Climbing ability!! Single tracking!!! Taking a mean switchback!! To name a few. So light, I’m going to run up Gantouw Pass, bike over my shoulder, this year Wines to Whales. All the boxes ticked above and beyond!!

Follow Comine on social media on Social Media to connect and share.

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Comine Claassen visited the Silverback Lab in South Africa.

Full name: Theodore Christiaan Ebing (Tiaan Ebing)

Date of birth: 14 May 2002

Best Race Result: 3rd Knysna Cycle Tour 50km MTB

Average KM per week: 83km

Next big race coming up: Western Cape XCM champs (31 August 2019)

Mention any other Silverback Bikes that you have owned:  Silverback Sido 1

Tiaan’s Stratos SBC Feedback: The transition from the Sido to the Stratos was quite easy and quite simply… fun. The Stratos is a mind-blowing bike and has superior handling compared to the Sido. The Stratos climbs like a hardtail and descends like a trail bike in any terrain wet or dry,  rocky or sandy. The suspension platform on the Stratos is astonishing compared to the Sido, supporting me under big hits and it floats over small bumps.

Follow Tiaan on Strava to compare, connect and share: Tiaan Ebing.

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Tiaan Ebing won his first race this month on his Silverback Stratos SBC

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Ready, set Strato AL5!

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Featuring the highly capable suspension platform of the Stratos SBC at the fraction of the price

The Stratos AL 5 features the same suspension platform our athletes use in the World Cups. At a fraction of the price, the AL5 an affordable introduction into racing.

The asymmetric frame design of the Stratos, disperses the load based on magnitude and position, levitating stresses where it’s most concentrated. Featuring our POP geometry (Position of Power), this bike pushes the rider more central on the bike. This engaging the glute muscles and equates to better climbing, more controlled descending and improved traction. POP geometry makes the AL 5, a strong climber and a balanced confident descender. 

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Stratos AL 5

The Stratos is equipped with a standard metric shock, tapered headtube and is 150mm dropper post compatible. These features ensures the bike is easily upgradable as your riding progresses.

This bike is fitted with a 120mm front fork. This caters for the evolving cross-country courses and the growing trail movement. The 120mm travel will add to giving you confidence on technical terrain.

Based on the groundbreaking Stratos CF race machine, but adapted for the everyday rider. New to mountain biking, or first full suspension bike. The Stratos AL 5.0 is designed to take care of business.

Find out more about the Stratos design: The Stratosphere

 

Surface 29″ Alloy rims

Key Features of the Stratos AL 5

  •        POP Geometry
  •        Asymmetric design
  •        Top end suspension platform
  •        Trickle down technology
  •        150mm internal dropper post ready 
  •       Surface Alloy Symmetrical 29″ Rims
  •       Light weigh Hydro formed 6061 Alloy

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The all-new Stride SX

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MEET THE ALL-NEW STRIDE SX, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

The Stride SX is the first to launch from our all-new Stride mountain bike range. Featuring all the elements of a high-end racing bike but at a fraction of the price. With the brand new 12 Speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, this bike undoubtedly has a competitive edge over other mid-level bicycles.

This bike features Silverback POP (Position of Power) geometry which places the rider more central on the bike, therefore improving balance, climbing as well as traction. 

A slacker head angle of 67.5 degrees not only inspires confidence but improves handling over the technical terrain that modern cross-country tracks offer. Currently available in two colour options.

Aimed to cater to the younger races, such as school series racers, this bike uses our Sweet spot geometry. Meaning the extra small and small will have 27.5” wheels however the Medium and large will have 29” wheels.

Other key features of this bike include:

  • tapered head tube
  • internal cable routing
  • dropper ready post ready
  • progressive trail geometry
  • tubeless ready wheels and tyres (valves and rim tape also included in the box).

STRIDE SX Tech DocumentRead More

Read the Press Release: HERE

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5 Mountain bikes under €1500

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Choosing a mountain bike is tough! There are so many things to consider. We thought we would help you out, by compiling a list of bicycles to consider when you are on a budget. Here is our value for money buys that will get you to shredding in no time.

 

Stratos AL5 (€1499)

The Stratos AL5 is a value packed dual suspension mountain bike. Featuring the same highly capable suspension platform as our top-end xc racing bikes. The AL5 is an affordable introduction into racing. Equipped with a standard metric shock, tapered head tube as well as a 150mm dropper post, therefore this bike is easy to upgrade as your riding progresses.

This dual suspension mountain bike has a 120mm front fork. This caters for the evolving cross-country course and the growing trail riding movement. It also gives confidence on technical terrain. 

Spec highlights:  RockShox Judy Silver, Internal dropper post ready, asymmetric frame design, Surface rims and Surface alloy control parts

Competitor Pricing: €1400 – €1700

https://silverbacklab.com/

Read more about this bike: Ready, set, Stratos AL 5.0 

Silverback Stratos AL5 Mountain Bike

 

Stratos AL5

 

Slade Trail (€1399)

If riding trails and going downhill fast is more your thing, the Slade Trail is what you should be looking at. Featuring our sweet spot geometry, this bike promises uncompromising climbing and prowess descending. 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. 

The Slade Trail’s slightly heavier brother, the Slade Comp comes in at €899. The major difference between these two mountain bikes being the fork and the wheelset.

Spec highlights: Dropper seat post, RockShox Revelation Fork, Internal Cable routing, 1X11 Shimano drivetrain

Competitor pricing: €1500+

https://silverbacklab.com/product/slade-trail/

Silverback Slade Trail Mountain Bike
Slade Trail

 

Stride SX (€849)

The Stride SX features all the elements of a high-end mountain bike at a fraction of the price. The brand new 12 Speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, give this bike a competitive edge over other mid-level bicycles. Designed with a slacker head angle of 67.5 degrees, this bike inspires confidence. It also guarantees improves handling over the technical terrain that modern cross-country tracks offer. 

Spec highlights:  Sram SX Eagle, Internal Dropper post ready, POP geometry, tubeless ready wheelset (rim tape and valves in the box)

Competitor price: €999 – €1120

https://silverbacklab.com/bike-model/mountainbikes/stride-275-sx/

Silverback Stride SX Mountain Bike

 

Sola 1

 

Sola 1 (€1499)

If you are interested in cross-country racing and you cannot justify the spend on carbon. We suggest you have a look at the very capable Sola 1.

Using race geometry, this lightweight aluminium mountain bike frame gives the rider great stiffness for maximum pedal power. The 12X Sram GX Eagle gives you plenty of gear range, ideal for the steep climbs and technical descends a cross country track offers. 

If 12 speed drive-train doesn’t excite you or your budget is tight, you can always consider the Sola 2 selling for €1199). The major difference between these two bikes being the drive-train and heavier wheels on the Sola 2.

Spec highlights:  Sram GX Eagle, RockShox Judy Silver, Thru Axle dropouts, boost hubs, Internal Cable routing

Competitor price: €1100 – €1500

https://silverbacklab.com/bike-model/mountainbike/sola-1/

Silverback Sola 1 Mountain Bike

 

Spectra Elite

 

Spectra Elite (€1099)

Utilising similar geometry to the Sola range, the Spectra is also a Cross-country platform. This bike is designed to give maximum pedal power in testing conditions.

Unlike the Sola range, the Spectra uses a QR axle and a 2×10 Shimano Drive-train. 

Rest of the products in the Spectra mountain bike range are all below €1000.

Spec highlights:  RockShox Judy Silver RL Fork, Internal Cable routing, 1×11 Shimano Drivetrain, boost hubs

Competitor pricing: €1120 – €1180

https://silverbacklab.com/product/spectra-elite/ 

Silverback Spectra Elite Mountain Bike

 

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Press Release: Stride SX

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The Stride SX is the first to launch from our all-new Stride range. Featuring all the elements of a high-end bike at a fraction of the price. The brand new 12 Speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, gives this bike a competitive edge over other mid-level bicycles. In the Press release you will find everything you need to know about this brand new platform.

View The Full Press Release HERE.

The Stride SX is more than a recreational bike. An engineered frame keeps the weight down coupled with geometry that places the rider in the Position Of Power and Silverback’s ethos of offering the Right Bike at the Right Price means that it is a serious contender. Featuring our POP geometry as piloted on the Slade, the Stride is a confident descender that handles like a proper trail bike.

PERFORMANCE

  • Hydro-formed 6061 Alloy frame
  • SR Suntour Raidon XC RLR 100mm
  • Surface Asymmetric Alloy Tubeless Ready wheels
  • Weight: TBA

STRIDE SX DRIVETRAIN 

CRANKSETSRAM FC Stylo SX Eagle, 34t
CASSETTESRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 12 Spd, 11-50t
REAR DERAILEURSRAM SX 12pd Eagle
FRONT DERAILEURN/A
SHIFTERSSRAM SX Eagle, 12 spd

Everything you need to know abou the Stride SX

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Shredding trails in Asia – Ride Rate Review

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Check out the lastest video form Ride Rate Review.

Exploring the road less traveled with Ride Rate Review! Trails, gravel and abandoned dirt roads of Malaysia have never been this exciting.

Whilst only carrying essential gear with Ride rate Review and meeting up with locals. Watch as Wayne takes the Silverback Slider LT 1 on an epic adventure, and not to mention a cultural experience.

Here’s more than one kind of dirt in the world. Venture beyond the typical gravel-grinding locales and discover rice paddy roads, volcano rims, and labyrinthian jungle trails. Find your single track paradise in some of the world’s most far-reaching wildernesses.Enjoy the trails with Ride Rate Review.

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The famous Silverback Slider LT 1

The Slider LT is our new long travel enduro platform bike that takes our BURST suspension system and adapts it for long 160mm travel with 27.5′ wheels. The solid rear triangle design provides incredible lateral stiffness and combined with the short dual linkages which connect the rear triangle to the shock, allowing for fine-tuning of the progressive leverage ratio together with increased stiffening properties and pedaling performance for your ride.

The modern slack geometry, Flip Chip for BB height, head tube angle adjustment and ISCG tabs create an enduro machine that eats up the bumps while keeping calm and collected on the trail. Hydro-formed tubes, large pivots and easy cable guide management complete the package for the ultimate enduro riding machine.

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S-Electro Pro: Our first dual suspension, trail e-bike.

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THE S-ELECTRO PRO – BORN TO BE ELECTRIC

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Featuring Position of Power geometry (POP)

Designed using similar geometry as our enduro ready machine, the Slider. The S-Electro Pro features our POP geometry, coupled with a modified Horst Link suspension layout.

The S-Electro Pro is a highly capable long-travel 29” eBike that is also compatible with 27.5” wheels.

The Metric trunnion mounts rear shock is custom-tuned to work perfectly with this bike. Providing you with an efficient climbing platform in climbing mode, and a race-ready descender when in open mode on the S-Electro. Watch this 3D video that shows the technology: VIDEO.

The Shimano pedal assists drive system makes getting to the top of the trails a lot easier. So save your energy for the downhills. Hooligan machine charged.  

Dropper post compatible

Key frame Features:

  • 140mm rear travel but can be increased to 160mm
  • Short offset fork, giving the rider increased stability
  • Long dropper post compatible
  • Modern / Progressive geometry for a comfortable and powerful ride
  • Custom designed rocker link for function and form
  • Rear suspension integrated motor mount
  • Quick battery access
  • Two bearing sizes used throughout
  • Progressive leverage ration for bottom-out resistance

Also check out our the S-Electro Fat: HERE

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2019 Slade Comp I Trail Bike

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SILVERBACK’S MOST VERSATILE HARDTAIL EVER!

Forget everything you thought you knew about Slade. 2019 brings something totally new. Featuring our new sweet spot geometry that gives the rider 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 becoming the final word in trail tyres. Offering improved comfort and grip over 2.3″ tyres, but without the weight, rolling resistance and thin carcasses of 2.8″.

Slade Trail – Comes equipped with a 140mm ROCKSHOX Revelation fork, X-Fusion Manic dropper post, and a Shimano 1X drivetrain. The Trail also has Stan Flow rims, making this bike light and ready to shred trails. View it HERE

Slade Comp – Similar to the Trail, the Comp also has an X-Fusion Manic dropper post and a Shimano 1X drivetrain but this bike has a 130mm SR Suntour fork and Sunringle Duroc wheels, making it the better option if you are on a tight budget. View it HERE

If riding trails and going downhill fast is more your thing, the Slade is what you should be looking at.

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