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The City Dynamics Starke is a fine example of Silverback’s bicycle philsophy. Founded in 2004 the relatively young South African company has more than 25 years of industry experience in-house. According to the company’s strategy they “strongly believe that our product ideations and creative processes are unique by the virtue of the cultural and geographical diversity of our worldwide design and product team.

Silverback Starke with USB Port

The City Dynamics Starke is a fine example of Silverback’s bicycle philsophy. Founded in 2004 the relatively young South African company has more than 25 years of industry experience in-house. According to the company’s strategy they “strongly believe that our product ideations and creative processes are unique by the virtue of the cultural and geographical diversity of our worldwide design and product team.

The Silverback Starke line, containing four different models, is a combination of a city bike and a cruiser. The most striking feature of the Starke 1 and 2 is the USB port in the steerer tube that is charged by the dynamo hub and can work with iphones, ipods and other low voltage USB devices. On top of that, the Starke 1 is an e-bike featuring a Gruber assist and battery hidden in a saddle bag to maximize the stylish design. The other three Starkes come with Shimano LX, Acera, or single speed belt drive systems. Besides the Starkes, Silverback offers a complete line of road race and mountain bikes. Until know Silverback’s main markets have been in the southern hemisphere and 70% of the mountain bikes in that market are 29-ers so it is not surprising that they offer a very wide range of 29-inch MTBs.

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