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    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • Superspeed SBC
    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • Superspeed SBC - Silverbacklab
    • OVERVIEW
    • WHY IT'S BEST
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • GEOMETRY & SIZE CHART
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    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.

    MonoBURST.

    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.

    MATERIAL CHOICES.

    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.

    DESIGNER NOTES.

    INTERNAL ROUTED CABLES

    AIR SUSPENSION FORK

    DI2 COMPATIBLE

    DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE

    HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES

    CARBON FRAME

    BOOST SPACING

    MONOBURST

    WHY IT'S BEST.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Geometry of the Superspeed is race orientated, it is a quick handling, super light, pedal efficient machine.

    ENGINEERING NOTES.

    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.

    CARBON HINGE

    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.

    CORRECT FLEXING

    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.

    CUSTOM SEATSTAYS

    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.

    OPTIMIZED WEIGHT

    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.

    RACE SIZING

    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.

    SPECIFICATIONS.

    DRIVETRAIN
    Crankset SRAM X1 Carbon, 34t, Black
    Cassette SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed 10-50t, 500% Ultra-wide Range
    Rear Der SRAM XX1 Eagle, Black
    Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 Speed, Black
    SUSPENSION
    Fork Fox Factory 32 Float Stepcast, FIT4, w/Remote Lockout, Boost 110
    WHEELS
    Hubs Stans Neo
    Rims Stan's Crest CB7 Carbon
    Tyres Maxxis Crossmark II 29x2.25", Foldable, Dual Compound, 60Tpi. Wide XC. Tubeless Ready
    COCKPIT
    Hubs Stans Neo
    Rims Stan's Crest CB7 Carbon
    Tyres Maxxis Crossmark II 29x2.25", Foldable, Dual Compound, 60Tpi. Wide XC. Tubeless Ready
    FRAME
    Frame SB Proprietary Advanced Dynamics Carbon 29" Hardtail, Tapered 1-1/8"-1.5" Headtube, Pressfit BB Shell, MonoBurst , 148 x 12mm Boost Thru Axle Integrated Dropouts System, Replaceable Alloy hanger, Internal Cable Management System, 1 x only Frame
    BRAKES
    Brake set Rotors: Shimano XTR BR-M9000 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    WEIGHT
    Weight 9.61kg (Medium Frame, with tubes, without pedals)
    Weight Limit 120kg - combined weight of bike and rider (including all kit).
    TRAVEL
    Travel F: 100mm, R: Monoburst

    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 profesionally measured and sized for the perfect fit.

    GEOMETRY.

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