Silverback's Position of Power geometry. Geometry designed to engage bigger muscle groups in pedaling, 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. Geometry on the Splash is adapted to offer more comfort.
The Skid 26 features a class leading frame. Trickle-down technology means that the new frame benefits from our leading platforms. The frame tubes are hydro-formed into complex shapes to increase strength and stiffness, minimizing weight and excess material use - resulting in a lighter bike for young riders.
Kids want to ride anywhere and everywhere. This means they want their bikes taken with on weekends away, or even when you head over to friends for coffee. By giving our kids bikes quick release wheels, we make sure that you can quickly and easily take the wheels off, to fit it in your car, or in a roof box. This also makes fixing punctures a breeze if they should happen.
Surface Wheels fitted to the Skid 26 are pre-taped at the factory and tubeless ready from the box. Easy to set up, just add sealant and inflate to seat. Skid 26 rolls on 26" wheels. These offer better roll-over than 24" or 20" wheels. Also wider options for tyres available over the counter.
Skid 26 comes with mechanical disc brakes. Disc brakes offer dependable all-weather performance over rim brakes and the lever pull is light for young riders. Levers are reach adjustable for smaller hands..
Skid 26 is finished with a kid's specific saddle, smaller, narrower bars, smaller diameter grips, reach adjustable bars, reach adjustable brakes and a shorter crankset with smaller pedals - all to suit smaller riders perfectly.
Skid 26 frame has a very low standover, this means that it can be ridden by both girls and boys with more room for movement. This improves control and confidence over technical terrain.
Silverback fits 1x drivetrains to as many bikes as we can. 1x offers less maintenance, is more intuitive to use and offers a wider gear range than 3x groupsets. We spec a Sunrace 1x8 drivetrain and a 32t chainring on the Skid 26 in favor of climbing, rather than flat terrain top speed. Everyone can benefit from easier climbing.
|Crankset||Surface 1 x crankset, 32t chainring|
|Cassette||Sunrace 8spd 11-34t|
|Rear Der||Sunrace RDM83, 9/8 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SL-M315-8R 8spd Rapidfire with Optical gear dispay|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCE DS 26 100mm Disc brake|
|Hubs||Alloy QR, Cup and cone hubs|
|Rims||26 Surface Symmetrical Alloy, Tubeless Compatible|
|Tyres||CST 26 x 2.35|
|Seatpost||Alloy, Dia 30,9mm, 350mm length|
|Handlebar||6061 Alloy butted, 31.8mm, 680mm W, back sweep 9deg, 5deg rise|
|Frame||6061 Aluminium, Tapered headtube, 135mm QR Dropouts, disc brake mounts, fender and rack mounts|
|Brake set||Silverback Juvenile levers on Promax Calipers|
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of bike manufacturing, specification, finishes and price may be subject to change without prior written notification.