Need a lightweight race-ready hardtail that won't break the bank? If so, the Sliver is just that.
It's designed to be light and stiff of course, but with special S-shaped seat and chain stays, it provides a level of comfort not typically found on a rigid aluminum bikes. The frame is constructed of AN-6 aluminum, and is the geometry ensures optimized positioning over the pedals.
We race over 30 weekends a year, so we know what works and what doesn't. We are continually impressed by the Sliver. It packs a lot of performance in an inexpensive package.
Robert Marion, American Classic/Kenda/Tomac Race Team.
No need to bounce teeth out of your head, the Sliver hardtail has specially shaped seat and chain stays that will take the edge off.
The AN-6 aluminum delivers a light overall package, and with a price that's easy on the pocketbook, it's time everyone owned a Tomac.
- Designed for 80 or 100mm travel fork
- 3 lb/1500gram frame weight, medium size
- Custom butted AN-6 aluminum
- Post mount direct rear brake mounting for 160mm rotors
- Short chain stays for quick handling, low BB for stability
- Accepts triple water bottles on large and XL size, two on small and medium size frames
- Available in small, medium, large and extra large
- 70 degree head angle, 73 seat angle, 11.8 BB height, 16.5 inch chainstays
When we set out to build the new Sliver hardtail, we wanted to build something lightweight, race ready and easy on the pocketbook.
We wanted it to have modern race geometry, but at the same time provide an added level of comfort. We developed specific tube shapes that provided good lateral rigidity, while at the same time would lessen the vertical harshness of the ride. The result is a bike that has all of the acceleration and speed of a race hardtail, but is ready for all day adventures.
We started with AN-6 aluminum tubes which are custom butted to provide a lively ride quality. We CNC machine the dropouts and relieve the BB to lessen weight. We also drop the top tube more than typical hardtails to ensure you have plenty of clearance. The chain and seat stays are S-shaped, which provides improved rider comfort without a loss in lateral stiffness.The Sliver features triple water bottle mounts on the large and XL size, and dual water bottle mounts on the two smaller sizes. The brakes direct mount to the post style dropouts and the derailleur hanger uses stainless steel bolts for durability.
|Sliver 1||Sliver 2|
|FRAME||3 lb / 1500 grams|
|COMPLETE||26 lbs / 11.8 kg||27 lbs / 12.25 kg|
|FORK||Fox Alps 100mm||Rockshox Recon Gold Solo Air Lockout 100mm, 9mm|
|R/DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT 10-Speed||Shimano XT 10-Speed|
|F/DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT 3-Speed||Shimano SLX 3-Speed|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano SLX 30-Speed||Shimano SLX 30-Speed|
|BRAKES||Avid Elixir 3||Avid Juicy 3|
|CRANK||Shimano XT 175, 42/32/24||Shimano SLX 175, 42/32/24|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX 10-Speed||Shimano SLX 10-Speed|
|CHAIN||Shimano SLX 10-Speed||Shimano SLX 10-Speed|
|WHEELS||Easton EA70, 9mm x 100mm Front, 10mm x 135mm Rear||Easton XC, 9mm x 100mm Front, 10mm x 135mm Rear|
|TIRES||Kenda Tomac Nevegal 2.10 DTC Folding||Kenda Tomac Nevegal 2.10 DTC Folding|
|HANDLEBAR||Easton EA50, 685mm||Easton EA30, 685mm|
|STEM||Easton EA50, 31.8mm, 90mm||Easton EA30, 31.8mm, 90mm|
|SEATPOST||Easton EA50, 30.9mm||Easton EA30, 30.9mm|
|SADDLE||Fizik Nisene||Fizik Nisene MG|
|Small 15.7"||Medium 17"||Large 19"||XLarge 21"|
|Fork Travel||100mm (3.9ins)||100mm (3.9ins)||100mm (3.9ins)||100mm (3.9ins)|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||70°||70°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Head Tube Length||95mm (3.7ins)||110mm (4.3ins)||130mm (5.1ins)||150mm (5.9ins)|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm (15.7ins)||440mm (17ins)||490mm (19ins)||530mm (21ins)|
|Effective Top Tube Length||555.9mm (22ins)||579.9mm (22.8ins)||595.3mm (23.4ins)||605.3mm (23.89ins)|
|Wheelbase||1034.5mm (40.7ins)||1059.1mm (41.6ins)||1075.6mm (42.34ins)||1095.6mm (43.1ins)|
|Chainstay Length||420mm (16.5ins)||420mm (16.5ins)||420mm (16.5ins)||420mm (16.5ins)|
|BB Height||299.5mm (11.8ins)||299.5mm (11.8ins)||299.5mm (11.8ins)||299.5mm (11.8ins)|
|Standover Height||722mm (28.43ins)||749mm (29.5ins)||777.1mm (30.59ins)||810mm (31.89ins)|
|Small||5'0" to 5'4||1.54m to 1.65m|
|Medium||5'4' to 5'8"||1.65m to 1.77m|
|Large||5'8" to 6'0"||1.77m to 1.82m|
|XL||6'0 to 6'6"||1.82m to 2m|
Setup Guide - Suspension Setup
One of the best ways you can maximize the performance of your bicycle is by ensuring correct sag. This is the amount the suspension settles into its travel under normal body weight.
To set sag, sit on the bike in a normal riding position near a wall to steady yourself. Without bouncing on the saddle or pedals, distribute your weight on the saddle and pedals in a normal riding position while holding the handlebars. Make sure you already have an o-ring on the fork leg. If not, attach a zip tie around the stanchion tube.
The fork on the Sliver should have about 25 to 35% overall sag. This means the o-ring or zip tie should compress 25 to 35mm on a 100mm travel fork.
Spring Adjustment-Air Shocks
To install air pressure in the main air spring, remove the air cap from the Schrader valve located above the large air spring canister. Attach the pump to the Schrader valve. The hiss you hear when unscrewing the pump is only the air left in the pump itself and not from the shock. This does not affect your pressure setting in the shock. Likewise, when you install the pump, the shock will fill the pump and reduces the registered pressure previously installed in the shock. This usually is a 10-15 psi difference between what was in the shock and what the pump is reading. This is all normal procedure when adjusting the air spring pressure. After removing the pump, be sure to reinstall the Schrader valve cap.