Bred for the most demanding mountain bike courses across the world over. Designed from the ground up, the Silverback Stratos CF 1 will trounce any terrain. The asymmetric design dissipates load based on the magnitude as well as position, levitating stresses where it’s most concentrated. Paired with 12-Speed XX1, 100mm Fox 32 SC, and Surface Carbon wheels, it sets the scene for serious racing. The oversized tapered pivot and Burst Flex suspension results in a stiffer, more responsive, extremely light and agile race bike. Dropper post compatibility for versatility so, nothing will be in the way of your success on-board a Stratos 1.
- Silverback Asymmetric Stratos Frame, UD CF, Flex Stays, Oversize Pivots. BOOST
- Fox Performance 32 Float SC Boost, 100mm
- Surface Carbon rims on Surface straight pull hubs
- Weight: 11.13kg
OVERSIZED TAPERED PIVOT
The massive main pivot uses angular contact headset bearings the large 52mm bearing is used on the drive side to cope with the additional chain forces. The angular contact design allows for bearing wear to be tightened out, similarly as would it be done at the headtube.
Boxed asymmetric tube profiles
The asymmetric tubes allow for the dispersion of shock forces between the top tube in addition to the downtube. Therefore, at the riding sag point, most of the shock forces are directed along the top tube. Likewise, at suspension bottom-out, the rear shock rotates and shock forces are split between the top tube and downtube. This is done via the single-sided support strut.
BURST FLEX SUSPENSION
This suspension platform utilizes flexible carbon seat stays. It eliminates the need for a rotational pivot (bearings or bushings) in the rear triangle. The carbon fibre properties work alongside the shock as well as leverage ratio to create a cohesive suspension platform. Furthermore, eliminating a pivot point results in a lighter frame that requires less maintenance.