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    Silverback's classic alloy hardtail XC bike

    The Sola 1 has been designed for the performance-oriented, weight-conscious cross-country rider. The frame features internal cable routing and uses lightweight hydro formed aluminium tubing, designed to optimise stiffness and weight. The up to date race geometry will give you confidence for technical trails and be comfortable on longer rides. The Sola 1 comes with a Sram GX Eagle drivetrain, RockShox Judy Silver RL fork and Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc brakes. Maxxis Crossmark tyres are fitted on Stan’s Crest S1 rims, completing a light and reliable wheelset. If you are looking for a race-ready hardtail mountain bike that won’t break the bank, look no further.

    Hydro-formed alloy frame

    The Sola frame is manufactured from hydro formed, butted 6061 alloy tubing making for a very strong frame. For this kind of application - the XC hardtail, a lightweight yet strong aluminium frame is a viable cost effective option. Hydro forming is a process to shape alloy tubing from the inside with pressurised water and/or oil, into a negative mold cavity, resulting in stronger - shaped - thin wall tubing.

    Tried and tested race geometry

    Sola's geometry has been fine tuned on many a race course, XC, marathon and stage race. What that means is that Sola is a classic racebike that rides the way you expect a racebike to ride. Great handling on technical terrain, efficient climbing, well balanced and comfortable for longer days in the saddle.

    DESIGNER NOTES.

    SUSPENSION FORK

    ALLOY FRAME

    TUBELESS READY WHEELS

    DISC BRAKES

    HYDRATION

    RACK AND FENDER MOUNTS

    INTERNAL ROUTING

    DROPPER COMPATIBLE

    WHY IT’S BEST.

    1. Light aluminium frame equipped with alloy parts give you a race worthy cross-country mountain bike
    2. The 1X Eagle drivetrain give you a light and durable setup with wide gear selection.
    3. If you every felt the need to customise your bike, the Sola frame is able to take an internally routed Dropper seat post.
    4. As all our alloy frames, this bike is covered by our lifetime warranty
    5. High quality Rockshock fork adds to making your ride more comfortable and easily be to fine tuned to the riders weight.

    ENGINEERING NOTES.

    Hydro formed Alloy

    Hydro forming is a process of manipulating alloy tubes in a negative mold shape with pressurized water and or oil from the inside. This creates tubes with complex shapes, and very thin sidewalls, but with superior strength and stiffness over their un-hydro formed counterparts.

    Internal cable routing

    Sola is fully internal routed. This means cables run inside the frame tubing, keeping the cockpit clean and cables out of harm's way. This also means less maintenance, since cable housings are full length and thus less prone to dirt ingression.

    SBC dropouts/thru axles

    The Sola frame uses our SBC dropout system with replaceable derailleur hanger and 12mm thru axle. This system creates for a very stiff and secure rear end on the bike.

    Eagle equipped

    Sola 1 is GX Eagle 12spd drivetrain equipped. This means no-more dropping of chains, and a whole lot less noise on the trails.

    Dropper post compatible

    Sola frames are internal dropper post compatible.

    Rack and fender mounts

    The Sola alloy frame have become a favourite not just for its racing pedigree, but for the surprising comfort it offers. Commuters and bike tourers have been riding Solas for years, and so we are keeping the rack and fender mounts on the bike - so that you can easily set the bike up to do these.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    Crankset FC Eagle DUB 7k Stylo, 175mm, 34t
    Cassette RAM GX Eagle 12 Speed 10-50t, 500% Ultra-wide Range
    Rear Der SRAM GX Eagle, Black
    Shifters SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed, Black
    SUSPENSION
    Fork Rockshox Recon RL, 29"/27.5 100mm, Solo Air, Diffusion Black, Boost 110
    WHEELS
    Hubs Front Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 110x15, 6 Bolt, Rear Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 148x12, 6 Bolt
    Rims Promax Sealed Cartridge, 110x15, 6 Bolt,
    Tyres Maxxis Crossmark II 29x2.25", Foldable, Dual Compound, 60Tpi. Wide XC. Tubeless Ready
    COCKPIT
    Seatpost Sector Aluminium, Black L: 350 for size S, L: 350 for size M, L: 400 for size L, L: 400 for size XL
    Saddle Sector Ergo, Black Steel Rails
    Handlebar Sector Alloy Handlebar, Dia:31.8mm, Backsweep:9°, Rise 5mm; W: 720 for size S, W: 740 for size M, W: 740 for size L, W: 760 for size XL,
    Stem Sector Alloy Stem, 31.8mm, Rise 6°, with stainless steel bolts; L: 60 for size S, L: 70 for size M, L: 70 for size L, L: 80 for size XL,
    FRAME
    Frame 29" Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8" Headtube, Shimano Pressfit BB, 12mm Thru Axle Rear
    BRAKES
    Brake set Shimano Deore M6000 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT56 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt
    WEIGHT
    Weight 12.36kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)
    Weight Limit 120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit). 
    TRAVEL
    Travel F: 100mm

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

    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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