: Vida 2 29er

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12 Ratings on “Vida 2 29er”

  1. Schalk April 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm #
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    My first 29er.
    Awesome value for money! No other brand can offer these components.
    Loving the climbs and single tracks the Western Cape.
    Looking at the Senza DS for my wife.

  2. Nico May 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm #
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    I just bought one, best spec at price. This is also my first mtb… so as a roady I would probably have to hold further comment, will be interesting to see how it performs. bit heavy, dont think it comes in at below 13kg. Wheelset should have come with tubeless tyres, rims are ready though… I give it 4/5 just because its not the best but at the price I think its close!

  3. Andre Theron May 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm #
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    Bought this bike after I crashed and wrote of my R5000 raleigh, that bike I used to cycle 5000km through Europe, From Cape town to Pretoria and Groenkloof (Pretoria) twice a week for 2 years, I ride really fast and I love technical downhill rocky sections, also do alot of 70km’s.
    So I needed a more mature, comfortable bike but I cannot pay for dual suspension on my student budget.

    So here come this Silverback. AMAZING value for money, it has all the parts you can wish for, the Specialized with EXACTLY the same specs that stood next to it in the bike shop cost 18000.
    So far, it is a dream dowhill, I trained with my Downhill riding friend at groenkloof for 2 years now, and finally I can keep up to him, right on his ass on the downhills, this thing handles like a beast, its super comftable- feels like my dad’s dual suspension, grips nicely around corners…

    Just need to get used to the 29ers on downhills- but the Magaliesberg Monster 70k will be its first true test, so we will see.

    But BUY IT! You cant get better for the parts, I was reluctant as I didnt trust silverback…but I am fully converted now

  4. Frik Horn May 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm #
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    What a fantastic bike for Rand value. I am very impressed with its off road capabilities. Flying on rough road conditions. A absolute must for any one who loved to ride the single track.

  5. antonius July 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm #
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    i’m new 2 mtb all that i knew was that 29er are faster than 26er and some other pros and cons.i wanted a new bike for a start in my budget which will hold for a coupal years. the bike shop compare specs against other bikes, which i d’nt understood, but the outcome was that it was R2000 over my budget close my eyes swipe the card and start riding. i’m hooked on my silverback vida 2 and riding hard to ride for the silverback team. Ps i’m beating some other bands that was in higher budget ha-ha-haa

  6. Datus August 26, 2012 at 11:22 am #
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    Very nice bike. This is my second mtb and I like the performance. It is great value for money with decent components. No hastles so far!

  7. Gary October 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm #
    Gary's rating:

    Another quality Silverback bike – you can’t go wrong.

  8. Lincoln February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm #
    Lincoln's rating:

    where do i purchase this in durban besides dave wiseman?

  9. Rory June 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm #
    Rory's rating:

    Fantastic group set!
    A dragon that spits fire downhills!
    Mine survived falling of my bakkie at 120km/hr, tough as nails!

  10. JjvS July 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm #
    JjvS's rating:

    Bying my Silverback Vida 2 tomorrow…cant wait, thank you guys for the reviews. Cant wait to go on a ride with it…

  11. Lionel October 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm #
    Lionel's rating:

    My first 29er. A large fit. The diamond is slightly different from that shown. An awesome bike. So smooth. I did not know that a mountain bike could be that quiet.Specs for the price … value for money.

  12. Barry Theron December 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm #
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    I came off a GT 1.0 26er and on to the Silverback Vida 2 and there was huge difference in my overall performance. I moved into the top10 in a 40km race at Hopewell Trails.2nd in my age group and felt really good . I got the 2013 model ( inluding tubeless conversion and M505 pedals) for R10500 from the LBS ,what a bargain ! This bike has good components for the price and really great performance as i already said . GET IT !!!!!

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