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    Hardtail bike for the female cross-country rider

    The Sola SLD is a performance hardtail, built for the female cross-country rider. Our SLD (Silverback ladies design) range features ladies specific touch points such as narrower handlebars, shorter crank length and a Sector Ergo women’s specific saddle, with improved ergonomics, giving the female rider a more comfortable ride.

    Frame

    Hydro-formed alloy frame The Sola SLD 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 pressurized water and/or oil, into a negative mold cavity, resulting in stronger - shaped - thin wall tubing. Sola SLD is a relatively compact frame, with low standovers on smaller sizes, and already a good unisex frame fit.

    SLD (Silverback Ladies Design)

    Silverback Ladies Design means that the bike is set up to better suit women's anatomy and body proportions. This on the Sola means narrower handlebars, thinner grips, adjusted gear ratios, shorter stem and a women's specific 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. SRAM Eagle 1x drivetrain technology that is light, durable and easy to use.
    2. Comfortable ladies specific saddle, designed to support the sit bone.
    3. 29”/27.5” compatible fork which allows you to easy adapt the bike to 27.5” wheel. Ideal for smaller riders or tight cross-country courses.
    4. Ultra-Wide range 1X11 speed cassette saves weight and simplifies shifting
    5. Light aluminium frame equipped with alloy parts give you a race worthy cross-country mountain bike

    ENGINEERING NOTES.

    SLD spec

    Silverback Ladies Design means that the bike is set up to better suit women's anatomy and body proportions. This on the Sola means narrower handlebars, thinner grips, adjusted gear ratios, shorter stem and a women's specific saddle.

    Adjusted gear ratios

    Sola SLD is an ultra-wide range 11spd setup. An e-thirteen

    Geometry

    Sola geometry is relatively compact, with low standover on smaller sizes, and already a good unisex frame fit. We use the geometry as-is on Sola, but pair it with ladies specific component choices.

    SBC dropouts

    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.

    Internal Routing

    Internal routing keeps cables out of harm's way, the cockpit neat and uncluttered and makes for less maintenance, due to full length internal cables being less prone to dirt ingression.

    Lateral stiff seat stays

    Laterall stiff seatstays means efficient power delivery to the pedals, yet gives some flex and a degree of comfort to the rider when riding over bumps seated.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    Crankset Race Face AEffect, 30t Direct Mount Steel Chainring
    Cassette E-Thirteen TRS 11 Speed 9-46t, 509% Ultra-wide
    Rear Der Shimano XT M8000 Long Cage, Black
    Shifters Shimano SLX M7000 11 Speed, Black
    SUSPENSION
    Fork X-Fusion RC32 RL 29/275 , 100mm, Air Spring, RL Damper, 110x15 Thru Axle
    WHEELS
    Hubs Front Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 110x15, 6 Bolt, Rear Hub: Promax Sealed Cartridge, 148x12, 6 Bolt
    Rims SUNringle Helix TR 25, Tubeless Ready
    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 Women's Specific, 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" -1.5 Headtube, Shimano Pressfit BB, 12mm Thru Axle Rear
    BRAKES
    Brake set Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT26 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt
    WEIGHT
    Weight 13.4kg (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 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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