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    SLADE COMP - THE PERFECT ENTRY TO TRAIL RIDING

    Hardtail trail and enduro riding is a sure-fire way to quickly boost your skill and confidence. Featuring our new sweet spot geometry, The Slade brings uncompromised climbing and descending prowess to trail hardtails. Tyre compatibility is 27.5x2.8"" or 29"" up to 2.6"" wide, giving plenty of setup options and creating our most versatile hardtail ever. 2.6"" Tyres are rapidly becoming the final word in trail tyres, offering noticeably improved comfort and grip over 2.3"" tyres, but without the weight, rolling resistance and thin carcasses of 2.8".

    TRAIL OPTIMISED POP GEOMETRY

    Pop geometry engages bigger muscle groups for more effective climbing, and rider position on the Slade improves traction, front wheel grip and bike control. This means that it also feels more natural, boosting confidence and skill development.

    Short chainstays

    The Short chainstays on the Slade makes for a very nimble handling bike. The forged and flipped yoke creates enough clearance for 29x2.6" tyres on the 430mm chainstays with ample crankarm clearance to boot.

    DESIGNER NOTES.

    POP GEOMETRY

    ALLOY FRAME

    INTERNAL ROUTING

    DISC BRAKES

    HIGHER VOLUME TYRES

    INTERNAL DROPPER POST

    AIR SUSPENSION FORK

    THRU AXLES

    WHY IT’S BEST.

    1. Slade is designed to rip - this is a real mountain bike, a Trail/enduro hardtail ready to take your riding to the next level.
    2. Threaded bottom bracket - a pressfit BB on a trailike is a no-no inour opinion. Less creaks, easy to work on and less maintenance needed.
    3. SB'S POP geometry means that Slade not only descends and handles well, but climbing is improved as well as balance, cornering grip and traction over technical terrain.
    4. True to Silverback's Best In Class philosophy Slade Comp offers unbeatable value in this segment. Considered, high quality frame with a purpose chosen but wallet friendly build kit.
    5. A hardtail can be really hard on your body. To help with comfort, the bigger tyres and SR Suntour fork with 34mm stanchions makes the tech sections easier to navigate.
    6. It's a hard knock life for trail wheels. The SUNRingle Duroc 35 wheelset, with 32mm ID is strong enough to take big hits on the trail without issues, yet light enough to use on your everyday rides.

    ENGINEERING NOTES.

    Hydro formed alloy frame

    Slade's frame is manufactured from hydro formed, butted 6061 alloy tubing making for a very strong frame. For this kind of application - the hardcore trail hardtail, a strong aluminium frame is a reliable choice. Hydro forming is a process to shape alloy tubing from the inside with pressurized water and/or oil, into a negative mold cavity, resulting in stronger - shaped - thin wall tubing

    POP geometry

    'Position of Power' or 'Power over the Pedals'. Silverback's POP geometry places the rider in a more balanced position over the pedals. This improves climbing, offers more control, and faster descending.

    Innovative easy-route internal cable routing

    Slade features full internal routing. The brake line follows the seatstay, making this the shortest possible rear brake line route on the bike.

    Internal Dropper post

    Slade comp is internal dropper post ready - and sold with a quality dropper post as standard!

    High volume - 2.6" tyre compatibility

    Tyre compatibility is 27.5 x 2.8" or 29" up to 2.6" wide, giving plenty of setup options and creating our most versatile hardtail ever. 2.6" Tyres are rapidly becoming the final word in trail tyres, offering noticeably improved comfort and grip over 2.3" tyres, but without the weight, rolling resistance and thin carcasses of 2.8".

    Thru Axles and boost

    Slade's front and rear axles offer BOOST spacing and thru axles. This makes for stronger wheels, a more durable frame, and stiffer feeling bike when you ride it hard.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    Crankset Prowheel Charm, 32t, External BB, Black
    Cassette Shimano HG-50-10 10 Speed 11-42t
    Rear Der Shimano Deore M6000, Medium Cage, Black
    Shifters Shimano Deore 10 Speed, Black
    SUSPENSION
    Fork SR Suntour XCM34 Boost LO, 130mm, Black, Boost 110
    WHEELS
    Hubs Front Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 110x15, 6 Bolt, Rear Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 148x12, 6 Bolt
    Rims SUNringle Duroc 35, STR Tubeless, 32mm Internal Width
    Tyres Vee Rubber Flow Snap 29x2.6"
    COCKPIT
    Seatpost X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post, Internal Routing L: Drop:125 for size S, L: Drop:150 for size M, L: Drop:150 for size L, L: Drop:150 for size XL
    Saddle Sector Ergo, Black Steel Rails
    Handlebar Sector Alloy Handlebar, Dia:31.8mm, Backsweep:9°, Rise 5mm; W: 780 for size S, W: 780 for size M, W: 780 for size L, W: 780 for size XL
    Stem Sector Alloy Stem, 31.8mm, Rise 6°, with stainless steel bolts; L: 45 for size S, L: 45 for size M, L: 45 for size L, L: 45 for size XL
    FRAME
    Frame 29" Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8"-1.5" Headtube, 12 x 148mm, SBC 12mm Thru Axle Dropouts
    BRAKES
    Brake set Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT26 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt
    WEIGHT
    Weight 14.95kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)
    Weight Limit 120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit).
    TRAVEL
    Travel F: 130mm

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

    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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