Upgrade Kits

    Wheels & Tires


    Why You Are Never Too Old To Ride A E-Bike

    Remember the excitement you had of riding a bicycle as a child? Who said those days are over? Anyone can now enjoy the thrill of riding a bike again with the Silverback Electric bicycle range. The entire S-Electro range features easy-to-use drive systems, so anyone can use it. 

    This relatively new platform has given riders with limited capabilities the opportunity to feel healthier and like a kid again. Riders trying out an e-bike for the first time, always come back with a smile on their face, describing the experience as exhilarating and unlike anything they have ridden before.

    Recently, we have received an e-bike review from 74-year old Hugh Smith who had just upgraded to the S-Electro Comp. Smith has been dealing with a leg injury for several years now but believes his S-Electro Comp will keep him cycling for many years to come.

    74 year old on silverback e bike
    74-year old Hugh Smith from the UK

    “I am very happy with my choice.” – Hugh Smith

    Smith has recently relocated from the U.K. to South Africa. He made the decision to retire together with his wife and wanted to enjoy their journey in a different location. After being a Company Director for about 23 years, it was time to switch off and make a transition.


    After being off the bicycle for close to 32-years Smith decided that it was time to enjoy his retirement and get back to his “old ways”.

    “I use to ride a lot of motorbikes for pleasure and use to be very active in my younger days,” he adds.

    Silverback S-Electro COMP.

    So far, he has completed about 400km in under 2 months, “I enjoy the fresh air and to hang out with my S-Electro MTB.

    “Doing so improved my health and the quality of life so much,” he elaborates.

    E-bikes are especially capturing the older market, many of whom have found that electric bikes enable them to ride much later in life than they previously imagined. That’s because the extra push from the motor makes pedaling far less strenuous than traditional bikes. 

    Only a couple of years ago, e-bikes seems to be an unnecessary toy for those too lazy to pedal up the hill. Now, these bikes have become a popular way to speed up your commute, extend your adventures and ultimately get more people on bicycles.

    S-Electro Comp brings SB’s Best In Class philosophy to the e-bike market.


    Not sure if an e-bike is for you? Read some of our Frequently asked e-bike questions on our BLOG. Find your perfect match HERE

    Tell us why you love your e-bike in the comments section below and stand a chance to have your story featured on our blog.