Big news: For 2021 and beyond the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team will ride Syncros Silverton SL wheels. Launched in 2019, the Silverton SL is a miracle of modern bike engineering.
Next to it’s extremely light weight, the wheelset offers performance benefits in terms of acceleration, cornering and tracking. Together with Scott Sports SA, Radiate Engineering & Design developed the Silverton SL from scratch, demonstrating, how technical limits can be shifted if innovative engineering ideas come into play.
For the development process, a specially equipped Scott Spark RC with modified axles and strain gauges was used during the test rides of the wheels. A central unit mounted on the bike which was connected to a laptop in the backpack of the rider collected valuable data of each test ride. The data was analyzed by engineering specialists at Radiate in order to improve the characteristics of the Silverton SL wheels.
As Nino Schurter from the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team puts it:
“The Syncros Silverton SL wheel is super light but the benefits don’t just stop here. The construction removes weight from the rim allowing for super fast acceleration. It’s also stiff allowing for great power transfer, tracking and in particular cornering. Perfect for World Cup racing.”
The team of Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht will all ride the Silverton SL one piece carbon wheels from now on at the World Cup.
You can find out more about Silverton SL wheels including some behind the scenes of the development process in the video.