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  • 1/3 Concept
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • IDS Revo Suspension

Synergy

SYNERGY 
TECHNOLOGIES

The Synergy range with its 1/3 Concept creates a highly adaptable platform.

Synergy enables the carbon front triangle full suspension trail bike to cover the two wheel options of Slimfat (27.5” with 3” tyres), and Fat (26” with 4” tyres) by using different rear triangles. This trail frame has great strength, stiffness, durability and low weight as its core. The bikes use 120mm of front suspension, while the IDS Revo rear suspension has 110mm of plush, responsive and predictable travel to attack the trails with speed and precision.

SILVERBACK 
SYNERGY

GROUND BREAKING 1 IN 3 CONCEPTS

The Synergy uses our innovative 1-in-3 Concept to create a highly adaptable platform that enables the carbon front triangle full suspension trail bike to cover three wheel options; Slim, Plus and Fat by using three different rear triangles. Giving you three bikes in one.

IDS 
TECHNOLOGIES

IDS REVO  SUSPENSION:

The IDS Revo suspension platform is designed to inspire rider confidence in all trail conditions, allowing one to focus on the trail with a full sense of security. It couples an extremely stiff chassis with supple and smooth suspension travel. The IDS Platform excels in situations with rough terrain and pedals efficiently, keeping the bike stable and grounded with great traction in all situations - up or down. Many current suspension systems use pivots on the seatstays and chainstays, these systems are prone to flex as the pivots can move independently to each other, this is why we use a floating pivot point design.

Floating Pivot point

Floating Pivot point designs use a solid rear triangle that rotates on two sets of linkages.

SILVERBACK IDS

IDS is Silverback’s unique trail suspension technology. What makes this system different is that it uses a lower linkage that is concentric to the bottom bracket. This linkage uses large cartridge bearings to create a stiff and strong attachment point for the rear triangle.

ANTI-SQUAT VALUE

The system also uses a relatively high anti-squat value that is optimized to complement dual and single chainring setups ensuring that power transfer remains efficient and direct. The upper linkage design creates a progressive leverage ratio that results in great small bump sensitivity as well as large impact absorption.

FRAME TECHNOLOGIES

Designs for carbon bicycle frames have evolved over the years, and we at Silverback are embracing all the newest methods to produce lightweight, stiff, and strong performance bicycles. Our premium carbon frames use multiple layers of carefully shaped and calculated carbon sheets preimpregnated with resin. The high modulus sheets use nano-resins that have incredible strength at low volumes, keeping the frame weight as low as possible and at optimal stiffness.

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1 IN 3 CONCEPT

The Synergy Series use a technology called 1/3 concept, this concept revolves around using a carbon front triangle with the option of three aluminium rear triangles for different tyre/wheel size combinations. The first option is the Slim rear triangle, this triangle accommodates a 29” rim with compatibility up to 2,25” tyres utilizing 148mm rear spacing. The second option is the Slimfat rear triangle, this accommodates a 27,5” rim with compatibility up to 3,2” tyres also using 148mm rear spacing. The last option is the Fat rear triangle which accommodates 26” rims and tyres up to 4,8” using 190mm rear end spacing.

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SYNERGY 
TECHNOLOGIES

Insight into the technology of SYNERGY

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FEATURE

01

SMART CARBON APPLICATION

By use of internal mandrels during construction, the maximum carbon fibre strand length can be used along tubes and around junctions. This ensures minimum material waste and enforces our optimal weight to stiffness ratio properties. Various directional layers of carbon fibre used in this manner produce strong, stiff, light and reliable frames.

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FEATURE

02

TRAIL TUNED CARBON TUBES

The large diameter carbon tubes are not only shaped specifically for optimised weight to stiffness ratio, but the wide angular shapes provide a lot of lateral stiffness, while allowing the big vertical hits to be absorbed better with thinner side profiles. Overall, the carbon front triangle allows the rider to focus on the trail and find the flow, no matter what the trail has in store for you.

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FEATURE

03

INTEGRATED LOW SHOCK MOUNT

The carbon frame has a neat integrated lower shock mount near the bottom bracket, focusing material flow from the natural lines of the frame and bridges seat tube to down tube, anchoring the lower shock. This allows for ideal strengthening in this key area and keeps the lines of the frame smooth and modern, and minimising excess material, thereby keeping the frame light.

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FEATURE

04

REMOVABLE FRONT DERAILEUR MOUNT

This option allows one to use a direct mount front derailleur, or to remove it for weight reduction when using a single chainring up front and making the frame look more aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

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FEATURE

05

OVERSIZE BEARINGS

The very large cartridge bearings for the main pivot, concentric to the bottom bracket, create a very laterally stiff lower linkage that connects to the rear triangle, and together with large seat tube and seat stay pivot cartridge bearings, the system is durable, supple, stiff and easy to maintain.

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FEATURE

06

IDS REVO TECHNOLOGY

Our unique floating pivot rear suspension utilizes a linkage that is concentric with the BB together with a forged upper linkage. This makes for a laterally stiff rear triangle, with high grade bearings at the linkages which ensure trail-hugging suppleness for superb riding control and comfort.

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FEATURE

07

TRI-TORSION BRIDGE

This 3D forged bridge is a key part of the rear triangle, giving strength and stiffness to the rear triangle structure for great trail riding performance.

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FEATURE

08

1/3 CONCEPT

The Carbon front triangle with the combination of an aluminium rear triangle, in three options, is the core of the 1/3 Concept. The three set ups are: Slim model with 29” standards wheels and tyres, Slimfat that uses 27.5” rims and 3.0” tyres, and Fat, which uses 26” rims and tyres up to 4.8”.

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FEATURE

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SMART SPACER

This seat stay spacer widens the rear triangle for use with Slimfat and Fat set ups. And together with the Race Face cranks axle width options, forms part of the 1/3 Concept technology.

BENEFITS OF PLUS

More Traction. Plus tyres have roughly 20% more tire in contact with the ground than regular width tires, and yet there is a minimal increase in rolling resistance (less than 2%). The result of this is plus bikes have much noticeably more traction and negligible drawbacks. Whether you’re cornering, accelerating, or braking, plus bikes will inspire confidence and shift the limits more than you could imagine! Better Roll Over. 275+ Tyres have a very similar outer diameter to 29ers and as such, climb rocks and other obstacles with relative ease. Add to this the deeper profile of plus tyres and you have a bicycle with greater cushioning and pinch flat resistance. Increased Rider Comfort. The deeper tyre profile feels like an extra 15-20mm of highly responsive suspension. Removing the trail chatter results in a ride that more comfortable and less physically fatiguing.

Benifits of plus tires

Plus 27.5” rim

Benifits of plus tires

Conventional 25mm rim

The Synergy SERIES

IDS REVO SUSPENSION:

The Synergy Series use a technology called 1/3 concept, this concept revolves around using a carbon front triangle with the option of three aluminium rear triangles for different tyre/wheel size combinations. The first option is the Slim rear triangle, this triangle accommodates a 29” rim with compatibility up to 2,25” tyres utilizing 148mm rear spacing. The second option is the Slimfat rear triangle, this accommodates a 27,5” rim with compatibility up to 3,2” tyres also using 148mm rear spacing. The last option is the Fat rear triangle which accommodates 26” rims and tyres up to 4,8” using 190mm rear end spacing.

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SBC
THRU AXLE

The SBC Rear Thru Axle provides a stiff and secure fastening of the rear wheel.

The custom design integrates a threaded hanger that can be easily replaced should there be damage.

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LOW-LINED
CABLE MANAGEMENT

Cables are routed below the downtube for a neat appearance and easy maintenance.

Cables protect the downtube from debris kicked up by the front wheel, and cable rub is prevented with thoughtfully places cable bosses.

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TRI-TORSION
BRIDGE

The tri-torsion bridge is used to maximise rear triangle stiffness for a responsive and precise ride feel.

A stiff rear triangle also helps to prolong bearing life and ensure that the bike rides like it was designed to.

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ULTIMATE
VERSITILITY

1-in-3 Concept means that the Synergy is prepared for anything.

The Synergy frame takes 26x4.0", 27.5x3.0", and 29x2.25" with 3 easily swapped rear triangles.