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    Skid 26 - 26" wheels and a suspension fork for youngsters getting into MTB

    The Skid 26 is new for 2021! Bringing top-end features to the kid's bikes at the right price. A Sunrace 8 speed drivetrain, integrated kickstand mount, tapered headset, and progressive trail geometry is unseen in this class making Skid 26 a true BIC offering. Featuring adapted POP geometry as piloted on the Slade, the Skid 26 is a confident descender that handles like a proper trail bike. Silverback Juvenile brake levers on Promax cable disc brake calipers makes for great all weather braking. Skid 26 will get your youngster shredding trails in no time.
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    Adapted POP geometry

    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.

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    Hydro formed alloy frame

    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.

    DESIGNER NOTES.

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    HYDROFORMED ALLOY FRAME

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    SUSPENSION FORK

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    MECHANICAL DISC BRAKES

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    KICKSTAND MOUNT

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    FENDER RACK MOUNT

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    EASY RIDE GEOMETRY

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    SIZE SPECIFIC CONTACT POINTS

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    BIGGER VOLUME TYRES

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    1X DRIVETRAIN

    WHY IT’S BEST.

    1. Trickle down adapted POP geometry means that the Skid 26 places the young rider in a more balanced position. This engages bigger muscle groups when climbing and provides more balance, more traction, grip and control.
    2. The hydro formed frame is lightweight and features a tapered headtube, full length external routing and eye catching, durable paint and decals.
    3. Skid 26 is fitted with a 100mm SR Suntour XCE suspension fork, great for explorer off the beaten track.
    4. Skid 26 features mechanical disc brakes. Disc brakes offer dependable all weather performance over rim brakes and mechanical brakes are easy to set up and maintain. Levers are reach adjustable.
    5. The Skid 26 also makes a great school run bike, even for winter riding, featuring rack and fender mounts as well as an integrated kickstand mount.
    6. Tapered headtube means that the Skid 26 is fork upgrade compatible.

    ENGINEERING NOTES.

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    Quick release wheels

    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.

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    Surface 26" tubeless ready wheels

    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.

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    Mechanical Disc brakes

    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..

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    Size specific contact points

    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.

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    Super low standover

    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.

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    1x geared drivetrain

    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.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    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
    SUSPENSION
    Fork SR Suntour XCE DS 26 100mm Disc brake
    WHEELS
    Hubs Alloy QR, Cup and cone hubs
    Rims 26 Surface Symmetrical Alloy, Tubeless Compatible
    Tyres CST 26 x 2.35
    COCKPIT
    Seatpost Alloy, Dia 30,9mm, 350mm length
    Saddle Surface Kids
    Handlebar 6061 Alloy butted, 31.8mm, 680mm W, back sweep 9deg, 5deg rise
    Stem Alloy 50mm
    FRAME
    Frame 6061 Aluminium, Tapered headtube, 135mm QR Dropouts, disc brake mounts, fender and rack mounts
    BRAKES
    Brake set Silverback Juvenile levers on Promax Calipers
    WEIGHT
    Weight 13.63kg
    TRAVEL
    Travel F:100mm

    Disclaimer: Due to the nature of bike manufacturing, specification, finishes and price may be subject to change without prior written notification.

    Disclaimer: Due to Covid-related scheduling and component availability challenges, bike specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications may not be exactly what is shown in the photo.

    FIND YOUR FIT

    FIND YOUR FIT.

    Proper bike fit is as important as getting the right bike for the job. Long term comfort and performance can be greatly improved with the right size bike. This acts as a guide only, so if you are unsure, please visit your Silverback reseller to be professionally measured and sized for the perfect fit.

    GEOMETRY.

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