BEST OF THE BEST. HARDTAIL ACCELERATION, SOFTAIL TRACTION AND COMFORT.
The Superspeed is our flagship race-ready 29er carbon performance hardtail. Our Monoburst technology has the seat stays joining the top tube without connecting to the seat tube, helping to stream the bump forces into the top tube and allow the seat tube to flex a little for added traction and comfort. This frame is stiff and efficient but also offers vertical compliance in the chainstays, top tube, seat tube, and down tube to maintain good comfort levels for a marathon and cross country racing. Short chainstays are possible with the single ring only setup and create an agile and nimble race machine, ready for any course that comes its way. Top carbon materials combined with a careful layup process ensure each frame is performance ready and super light. A super light integrated chainguard ensures the chainstays on during the roughest trails encountered.
Seatstays connecting directly to the top tube allows for independent seat tube movement. This is experienced by the rider as bump absorption - similar to suspension. Longer carbon sheets can be used in manufacturing, meaning less material and reduced weight. This award-winning Monoburst Technology is seen on the World Cup-winning Superspeed SBC.
Silverback uses Japanese Toray Carbon fibre, the highest quality used in the bicycle industry. The layup is designed for durability over a prolonged period of racing use. The flawless finished UD weave is showcased with only a clear coat, leaving the frame velvet to the touch. Strength and stiffness to weight is paramount at Silverback, and we work with our preferred highly experienced carbon partner for optimal layups and layer choices.
WHY IT'S BEST
WHY IT'S BEST.
The Superspeed platform was developed with one purpose in mind - racing. The frame has some highly innovative features, that make it the ultimate XC and XCO race bike.
Positive flex is a good thing and only serves to increase comfort and grip without negative impact on power delivery. The Superspeed is abrupt, put your foot down and the bike launches forward.
MonoBURST, our design feature that uses positive vertical flex in key areas for comfort and grip not normally available to hardtail racers, decouples the seatstays from the seattube, to redirect bump forces to the top tube.
Superspeed SBC is fitted with the parts you see on the World Cup circuit, or taking the stage at the Cape Epic. These are the best of the best parts available, to compliment the high performance nature of the frame.
You don't have to look far to see Superspeed head and shoulders above the competition. Having won an IF Design award, numerous local and international podiums, the Superspeed has proved as good on the trails as on paper.
Geometry of the Superspeed is race orientated, it is a quick handling, super light, pedal efficient machine.
BOOST 148 SPACING
Wider hub spacing creates stronger wheel builds by widening the bracing angle of the spokes. Chainstay length is also reduced with the implementation of BOOST 148 for a nimble ride feel.
The flattened off seat tube allows for fore/aft seat post flex, while the oversized downtube and chainstay junctions means the frame is stiff where structurally crucial. The carbon hinge works in conjunction with the detached seat stays, to provide comfort without compromising performance.
Chainstays, top tube front/back and seat tube flattened areas help create vertical flex in the frame, similar to a parallelogram, to increase comfort while decreasing rider fatigue, as well as helping the bike keep contact with the ground over rough terrain. The rectangular tube shapes are wide and flat, enhancing lateral stiffness all round, while giving the frame vertical compliance.
CUSTOM CARBON LAYUP
The frame's carbon layup has been meticulously engineered to achieve the desired flex and stiffness characteristics that the Superspeed is designed for. Our Frame design uses tube shapes that flow into one another to limit excess carbon material layup by using fewer longer strips of carbon material instead of many smaller pieces overlayed around complicated shapes, which increases overall durability of the frame as well as keeping the frame light.
The seatstays are connected directly to the top tube, isolating the seat tube from some of the trail feedback. Pedalling efficiency is not adversely affected by the frame’s flex. The seatstay profile is vertically compliant while retaining horizontal stiffness.
INTEGRATED CHAINGUIDE – 1X OPTIMISED
We have an integrated superlight chainguide and 28-40 tooth chainring compatibility. There is no front derailleur mount on this frame.
Frame strengthening and weight saving technologies have brought Superspeed frame weight down to an incredible 1000g (SBC Layup, Medium) and 1150g (Carbon Layup, Medium), making this our lightest mountain bike frame ever. Boost 148 hub spacing allows for a stiffer wheel build, and for the chainstay length to be reduced to 422mm. The short chainstays give the bike a lively and agile nature, unbeatable through technical terrain.
22mm has been added to the seattube on all sizes meaning that you can run shorter seatposts or a smaller sized frame while retaining low standover.
SMART INTERNAL ROUTING
Cable routing is fully internal - internal tubes make threading hosing a breeze. All that is needed is to insert the housing at the marked headtube port and it will be guided to the relevant cable exit.
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.
GEOMETRY & SIZING
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.
Seatstays connecting directly to the top tube allows for independent seattube movement. This is experienced by the rider as bump absorption – similar to suspension. Longer carbon sheets can be used in manufacturing, meaning less material and reduced weight. This award-winning Monoburst Technology is seen on the World Cup-winning Superspeed SBC.
Am I able just to buy the frame?
Yes, we do sell the frame sets.
Can this bike take a dropper seatpost?
Yes, the Superspeed can take an internal dropper post with a diameter of 27.2mm
Can I put a front derailleur of Superspeed?
What is the Maximum tyre clearance on the rear triangle?
29 x 2,35"
Are all Superspeed frames the same?
No. The Superspeed SBC uses a high-modulus layup, saving around 150g over the regular layup.