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Silverback Sirelli 2 £1,920.00

Silverback Sirelli 2£1,920.00

Silverback’s Sirelli 2 plants an impressive flag for the relative newcomer Silverback’s South African-born founder Deon Retief certainly isn’t short of ambition: “I want the Silverback brand to be the Apple of the bicycle industry,” he says of the company that now has its Global Development Centre in Stuttgart (after six years in South Africa). We like a man with ambition, but that’s big cojones by any standards, although the Silverback Sirelli’s figures do make for a bold start. Classy rolling stock, snappy carbon spec The level of equipment is impressive, as is the 7.25kg weight. And while Shimano Ultegra is the go-to groupset at this price point, the wheels and accompanying kit are both at the higher end of the component spectrum. The Fulcrum Racing 3s are light, tight and quick to get up to speed, and our experience suggests they’re pretty durable too. The tyres are Vittoria’s Rubino Slicks in a supple 25mm width. Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels are wrapped in classy 25mm Vittoria Rubin Slicks Other treats include a carbon handlebar and 27.2mm carbon seatpost. These were both welcome, helping with the comfort and keeping weight to a minimum. The frame may not be groundbreaking, but […]

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