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    Splash Elite

    The Splash Elite is designed for the weekend warrior. A 1x wide range Shimano Deore 10spd drivetrain fitted to the beautifully finished Splash hydro formed alloy frame takes care of shifting. Full internal routing, tubeless ready wheels, an integrated kickstand mount, tapered headset and progressive trail geometry makes the Elite the SLD bike bike to beat.

    SLD (Silverback Ladies Design)

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

    Hydro formed alloy frame

    The Splash features a class leading frame. Trickle-down technology means that the new frame benefits from our leading platforms. The frame tubes are hydro-formed into complex shapes to increase strength and stiffness, minimizing weight and excess material use - resulting in a lighter bike for female riders. All Splash frames are now internal dropper post ready.


    Alloy frame

    Higher volume tyres

    Internal routing

    Suspension fork

    Disc brakes

    Dropper post compatible

    Tubeless ready wheels

    Kickstand Mount

    1x Drivetrain

    Pop geometry


    1. SLD is designed around the needs of real world female riders, with input from riders.
    2. 1x Shimano Deore drivetrain simplifies the use of gears and de-clutters the handlebars, makes for easier and cheaper maintenance and sheds some weight off the bike.
    3. The fit-and-forget SR Suntour suspension fork takes the sting out of harsh trails.
    4. Splash Elite is fitted with quality Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.
    5. Trickle down technology means that the Splash has class leading features like progressive geometry, tapered headtube and internal cable routing.
    6. Tubeless ready wheels!


    Suspension fork

    The Splash Elite is fitted with a purpose chosen 32mm SR Suntour 100mm air suspension fork. A suspension fork improves comfort and traction on a hardtail mountain bike. The SR Suntour XCR is a dependable component.

    Adapted Pop geometry

    Silverback's Position of Power geometry. Geometry designed to engage bigger muscle groups in pedaling, producing more power output for the same amount of input. Longer frame places the rider forward, in a more balanced position, improving grip on the rear on climbs and on the front on descents. A longer wheelbase and slacker head angle means more control at speed. Geometry on the Splash is adapted to offer more comfort.

    1x drivetrain

    Silverback fits 1x drivetrains to as many bikes as we can. 1x offers less maintenance, is more intuitive to use and offers a wider gear range than 3x groupsets. We spec a Shimano 1x10 wide range drivetrain and a 32t chainring on the Splash Elite in favor of climbing, rather than flat terrain top speed. Everyone can benefit from easier climbing.

    Low standover

    The new Splash frame is designed with super low standover. This means more maneuverability, easier mounting and dismounting and also confidence both on the trails, or even just standing at a traffic light. And helps to make the bike perfectly suited to female riders.

    Hydraulic disc brakes

    Splash Elite features Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. Disc brakes offer dependable all weather performance. Great stopping power and decent modulation.

    SLD spec

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


    Crankset Surface Alloy 32T, 9/10S
    Cassette Shimano 10-SPEED, 11-46T
    Rear Der Shimano 10/11spd, Shadow Plus
    Front Der -
    Shifters Shimano 10Spd, w/o Optical Gear Display
    Fork SR Suntour XCR32 Air LOR, 100mm, Tapered Steerer, QR
    Hubs Shimano Centerlock TX505, 32h, F: 100 x 9mm QR, R: 135mm x 10 QR (8/9/10spd)
    Rims Surface Symmetrical Alloy, 25mm
    Tyres CST C-1820 2.35"
    Seatpost Alloy 30.9mm
    Saddle SLD specific saddle, black steel rails
    Handlebar Alloy Butted, 31.8mm, Wdith 700mm, Back Swept 9deg, Rise 5mm
    Stem Alloy stem 31.8mm, 10deg rise, 60mm for 350/400/450mm, 70mm for 500/550mm
    Frame Silverback Ladies Design - Engineered Custom Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8"-1.5" Headtube, Semi-Integrated Headset, SB Formed Stays, Replaceable Alloy Hanger
    Brake set Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    Weight 13.92kg
    Weight Limit 120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit).
    Travel 100mm

    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.


    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.


    map type(mm unless specified) XS(27.5") S(27.5") M(27.5") L(27.5")
    Rider height(cm) 134-146 146-158 158-170 170-182
    Rider inseam(cm) 61-66 66-71 71-77 77-82
    A Seat tube c/t 350 380 430 480
    B Seat tube angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
    C Head tube angle 69.5 69.5 69.5 69.5
    D Top Tube 535 545 575 605
    E Reach 362 367 397.5 425
    F Chainstay length 445 445 445 445
    G bb height 294 294 294 294
    H head tube length 95 110 110 120
    I stack 586 600 600 609
    J standover 725 729 757 793
    K Wheelbase 1051 1062 1092 1123
    map type(mm unless specified) S(29") M(29") L(29")
    Rider height(cm) 146-158 158-170 170-182
    Rider inseam(cm) 66-71 71-77 77-82
    A Seat tube c/t 380 430 480
    B Seat tube angle 73.8 73.8 73.8
    C Head tube angle 69 69 69
    D Top Tube 550 573 610
    E Reach 371 392 426
    F Chainstay length 460 460 460
    G bb height 324 324 324
    H head tube length 103 113 122
    I stack 615 625 633
    J standover 743 777 809
    K Wheelbase 1094 1118 1155

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