Bikes of the Epic: Annie Last's Silverback Sesta SBC

Annie Last is the British XCO Champion, riding the Absa Cape Epic with team mate and South African cross country champion Mariske Strauss as Hansgrohe Cadence OMX Pro. They are currently lying third in the Women Elite GC standings.

 

We took a closer look at Annie's Silverback Sesta SBC.

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The Sesta SBC frame is Silverback's "Super Bike Concept" 90 mm travel dual suspension race bike. Annie's bike is not stock featuring components from OMX Pro's other sponsors.

 

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A Rockshox SID World Cup fork and Rockshox Monarch XX rear shock deal with what the trail throws at it. The rims are striking Knight Composites 29" Race, laced to Aivee Edition One hubs. A Schwalbe Racing Ralph tyre on the rear and a Rocket Ron on the front provide the grip required for traversing the Epic terrain.

 

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Like most of the pro peloton at the Cape Epic, Annie has a full SRAM Eagle XX1 drivetrain. She has elected to ride with a 34T chain ring on her bike. A Stages carbon powermeter measures her wattage. Braking is taken care of by a set of SRAM Level Ultimate.

 

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An interesting feature of Annie's set up is her Ritchey bar ends. Not something we see all too often on a pro race bike. She has also removed the headset top cap in order to slam her stem as low as possible. This is the position that is most comfortable for her, on her medium frame Sesta, but it keeps the team mechanics busy ensuring the headset bearings are clean. A Prologo NAGO Space saddle features a custom British flag detailing: a reflection of Annies nationality and National colours.

 

Specifications


  • FrameSilverback Sesta SBC
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch XX
  • ForkRockShox SID World Cup
  • StemFSA Afterburner 70 mm
  • HandlebarSilverback Sector Carbon & Ritchey bar ends
  • GripsESI grips
  • SaddlePrologo NAGO Space
  • SeatpostCeetec
  • BrakesSRAM Level Ultimate
  • RotorsSRAM CLX
  • ShifterSRAM Eagle XX1
  • Rear DerailleurSRAM Eagle XX1
  • CassetteSRAM Eagle XX1
  • ChainSRAM Eagle XX1
  • CrankSRAM Eagle XX1 + Stages carbon crankarm
  • ChainringSRAM Eagle XX1 34 tooth
  • RimsKnight Composites 29" Race
  • HubsAivee Edition One
  • TyresSchwalbe Rocket Ron (Front) / Racing Ralph (Rear)
  • Bottle CageCeetec
  • PedalsXTR
  • Weight10.4 kg




6 Comments

BaGearA, Mar 23 2017 06:07

She also seems to ride her saddle very forward , like Emily Batty

PregoRoll, Mar 24 2017 08:16

Get her Weight (Or lack there of) over the bars for "Aggressiveness" #SpeedMerchant 

Hairy, Mar 24 2017 09:27

The mechanics should by now have just machined up a flat plate with the headset dia's and gotten finished with it ... would keep the bearings sealed better than it being fully exposed.

 

There is also a nice clip of her on GMBN with the bike .... personally ... I like the bike!

 

stefmeister, Mar 24 2017 02:38

What in tarnation is up with the rear shock's lock out cable coming over the down tube. Eeuw gross!

Serious Panda, Mar 26 2017 08:11

Great performance in the Epic by Annie Last, the best performance of the race I think!

Q1977, Mar 26 2017 11:24

Awesome racing setup, the dangling rear shock lockout cable does look a bit tacky though.