The BIC Metric or “Best In Class” Metric is how we develop the best possible bike. We believe in delivering the best price/specification/quality ratio in the industry. BIC means that Silverback customers get the most desirable technology at an affordable price. These metrics include: frame design, weight, bike finish & aesthetics and specifications all at the right price. These decisions are based in the science of design and careful calculations. This leads us, bike for bike, model for model, to offer better value proposition than any other brand in the world.
WE HAVE A “ONE MAN - ONE BIKE - ONE MASTERPIECE”, ASSEMBLY LINE. OUR FOCUS, ONE MECHANICAL ARTISAN WORKS AND COMPLETES A BIKE WITH ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
We pride ourselves as being a future forward, cutting edge company. Therefore we use engineering and suspension design software such as SolidWorks and Linkage. This assists our designers in developing world-class frame designs.
SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. is the foremost supplier of computer modeling software in the world and develops the 3D software tools that we use to create, simulate, publish, and manage our bike development data. All Silverback bikes are developed using this tool and it allows us to push the design envelope to create the strongest, lightest frames possible.
LINKAGE Linkage is a powerful and rich-featured 2D bike suspension analysis software package focusing on mountain bikes but also simulating other suspension linkages - motorbikes, city bikes, etc. The software allows us to analyze our suspension set-up in a virtual environment without going to costly prototype development. The suspension design is tested and refined before manufacturing begins. This means saving on developmental and manufacturing costs, which in turn means Silverback can develop the best bikes at a great price.
SILVERBACK 3D PRINTING To enhance the capabilities of the product design team. Silverback has invested in a Rapid Prototyping Programme. This first purchase of this programme was a state-of-the-art 3D printer. This allows the product team to print our design components to test out aesthetics and functionality. Again, this rapid prototyping allows is to speed up the design and development process, and to develop the best possible bikes.
Through the experience we have gained, we have come to understand that absolute lightweight is not everything, neither is stiff-as-stone the Holy Grail for bicycle frames either. Both extremes result in a lack of either comfort or durability and often both. Rather, wisdom shows us that an optimum blend of stiffness and lightweight result in the perfect riding experience: a frame that is sufficiently stiff under pedaling load to move all your effort into forward motion while at the same time neither hampered by gravity or by the painful experience of a body too fatigued, from an overly rigid chassis, to pedal anymore. A good balance of weight to stiffness is apparent when a bike performs equally well on ascents as descents, a compromise in either weight or stiffness will result in the rider focusing on the bike and not on the overall riding experience.