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.
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.
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
'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.
Slade features full internal routing. The brake line follows the seatstay, making this the shortest possible rear brake line route on the bike.
Slade comp is internal dropper post ready - and sold with a quality dropper post as standard!
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".
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.
|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|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCM34 Boost LO, 130mm, Black, Boost 110|
|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"|
|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||29" Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8"-1.5" Headtube, 12 x 148mm, SBC 12mm Thru Axle Dropouts|
|Brake set||Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT26 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt|
|Weight||14.95kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)|
|Weight Limit||120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit).|
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of bike manufacturing, specification, finishes and price may be subject to change without prior written notification.