The 2021 Silverback Stride Sport Hardtail Aluminium Mountain Bike is a great addition to the Stride brand and is sure to hit the sweet spot with a ride that is easy going and impressive. The key to the design of this bicycle was to create a bicycle with top-end features at the right price for recreational riders. The Silverback Stride Sport is designed to get you into MTB riding. The geometry design and choice of components ensures that the Stride Sport 2021 is a competent value bicycle when starting out and also ensures a comfortable ride for long days in the saddle.
The entire Stride range was redesigned with an improved Position of Power (POP) Geometry which contributes to great handling on trails with swift climbs and descends.
A wide range 1×8 speed MICROshift drivetrain added to the Silverback Stride Sport hydro formed alloy frame takes care of gear shifting. Aluminium is known for being both light and incredibly responsive to the rider, making it the ideal frame for covering ground quickly over any road surface. Paired with the Suntour suspension fork it creates nimble performance. Full internal cable routing on the Sport, tubeless ready wheels, an integrated kickstand mount, tapered headset and progressive trail geometry sets the Stride Sport apart.
The higher level SR Suntour XCE 100mm travel fork and shocks are excellent when it comes to handling rough terrain. The Silverback Sport also has a MICROshift 1x8 speed drivetrain that provides a good range of gears for whatever gradient you happen to be riding. Like most modern mountain bikes this also includes a clutch mechanism. They call it the Spring Lock chain retention system and it ensures the chain is under sufficient tension even as the bike gets bounced around over rough terrain. The main purpose of that is to reduce the chances of the Silverback Sport 2021’s chain coming off and chain security is always good. The gear system is user friendly and accommodates even beginners. The shifter also clearly displays switch gear the Silverback Sport is in which speeds up the learning process for beginner riders.
The Silverback Stride Sport 2021 has a lower stand over height that improves confidence and control on the technical section and also allows you to use a longer dropper post.
In terms of reliability, power and feel the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes are dependable and the CST 29 inch tyres are versatile and contributes an easy-rolling feature to the Silverback Sport 2021. It adapts perfectly to any surface.
All aspects of the Silverback Sport 2021 promise an improved ride and awesome rider-bicycle interaction.