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    • WHY IT'S BEST
    • SPECIFICATIONS
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    ENDURO-READY HARDTAIL RIPPER.

    Slade is unlike any hardtail you've ridden before. Featuring our sweet spot geometry - POP - to bring uncompromised climbing and descending prowess to trail bikes. POP engages bigger muscle groups for more efficient climbing and the rider position on the bike improves traction and cornering grip. 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 FOCUSED POP GEOMETRY

    POP geometry engages bigger muscle groups for more effective climbing, and rider positioning on the Slade improves traction, front wheel grip and bike control.

    Short chainstays

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

    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 on any trail that you can stomach.
    2. Threaded bottom bracket - pressfit on a trailike is a no-no. Less creaks, easy to work on and less maintenance needed.
    3. 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 you'd be hard pressed to find another bike that can come close to this. Considered, high quality frame with a purpose chosen BIC build kit - now that's super value
    5. A hardtail needs a good fork if you're going to push it to its limits. The Rockshox Revelation fork with 35mm stanchions easy to set up, super stiff and plush
    6. It's a hard knock life for trail wheels. The Stan's Flow wheelset 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 butted 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 - hardcore hardtail, a strong aluminium frame is a reliable choice. Hydro forming is a process to shape alloy tubing from the inside, using pressurized water and/or oil into a negative mold cavity resulting in stronger thin wall tubing.

    POP geometry

    Position of Power/ Power over the Pedals. Silverback's POP geometry places the rider in a more central position. Better climbing, more control, faster descending.

    Innovative easy-route internal cable routing

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

    Internal Dropper post

    Slade frames are internal dropper post ready - and both models are sold with dropper posts 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

    Both front and rear axles offer BOOST spacing and thru axles. This makes for stronger wheels, a more durable frame, and stiffer feeling bike.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    Crankset Raceface Ride, 32t, Black
    Cassette Sunrace 11-46 11 Speed, 418% Wide Range
    Rear Der Shimano XT M8000 Long Cage, Black
    Shifters Shimano SLX M7000 11 Speed, Black
    SUSPENSION
    Fork Rockshox Revelation RC Motion Control, 140mm , Diffusion Black, Boost 110,Reduced 42mm Offset
    WHEELS
    Hubs Front Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 110x15, 6 Bolt, Rear Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 148x12, 6 Bolt
    Rims Stan's Flow S1, 29mm Internal Width
    Tyres Maxxis Rekon 29x2.6", EXO/TR, 60Tpi
    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 MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT26 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt
    WEIGHT
    Weight 12.96kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)
    Weight Limit 120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit). 
    TRAVEL
    Travel F:140mm

    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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