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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.

    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.

    FRAMESET

    Frame

    29" Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8" -1.5 Headtube, Shimano Pressfit BB, 12mm Thru Axle Rear

    Headset

    Frame Axle Spacing

    Axle Specification

    Hanger Type

    Hanger 3

    SUSPENSION

    Fork

    X-Fusion RC32 RL 29/275 , 100mm, Air Spring, RL Damper, 110x15 Thru Axle

    Fork Travel

    100mm

    Rear shock

    Rear Suspension Travel

    Shock Mounting

    Eye-to-Eye x Stroke

    WHEELS

    Wheelset

    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

    Max Tyre Size

    DRIVETRAIN

    Crankset

    Race Face AEffect, 30t Direct Mount Steel Chainring

    Max Chainring Size

    Bottom Bracket & Type

    Shifter(s)

    Shimano SLX M7000 11 Speed, Black

    Front Derailleur

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano XT M8000 Long Cage, Black

    Cassette

    E-Thirteen TRS 11 Speed 9-46t, 509% Ultra-wide

    Chain

    BRAKES

    Brakes

    Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Resin Pads, Rotors: Shimano SM-RT26 180mm/160mm, 6 Bolt

    Rotors

    COCKPIT

    Grips

    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,

    Saddle

    Sector Ergo Women's Specific, Black Steel Rails

    Seat Post

    Sector Aluminium, Black L: 350 for size S, L: 350 for size M, L: 400 for size L, L: 400 for size XL,

    Seatpost Clamp

    Pedals

    WEIGHT

    Bike Weight

    13.4kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)

    RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT

    120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit).

    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

    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.

    map type S M L XL
    a Top tube 575 605 625 645
    b Wheelbase 1067 1097 1117 1138
    c Chainstay length 438 438 438 438
    d BB height 314 314 314 314
    e Head tube angle 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5
    f Seat tube angle 73 73 73 73
    g Seat tube(c-t) 400 450 500 550
    h Reach 385 415 433 449
    i Head tube length 90 100 110 120
    j Stack 622 622 627 641
    k Standover 791 805 828 859

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