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Silkroad / Silkroad GT

The Silkroad has been our DNA since 2005. It is the touring bike of choice for cycling globetrotters for expeditions. The latest generation has been completely redesigned in order to handle the greatest challenges.

Almost all components have been modified as part of the redesign. But don't be surprised if you don't see the changes at first glance - we still believe that less is more.

The drive unit has been completely redesigned. The frame is now separable and compatible with the Gates® Carbon Drive™ frame. It goes without saying that proven technology is used, such as the VBA System and our universal 3-in-1 dropout. In addition to the design for internal gear hubs, there is also a version for purists that has been rigorously optimized for derailleur shifting.

New cable routing for brakes and shifters with uninterrupted cable housings reduce maintenance intervals and nestle against the frame more elegantly. The central stand and the optional bipod kickstand make the Silkroad safe even when it is fully loaded.

The Silkroad is also available in the Gran Turismo (GT) version with racing handlebars and Shift:R thumb shifter, thus making it well suited for long journeys while retaining the convenience of a Rohloff hub.

Features

  • Integrated stainless steel rack: rigid, rust-proof, load capacity 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Frame made of high-quality, multi-butted, weight-optimized chromoly steel tubing by Dedacciai for extreme durability
  • Compatible with Carbon Drive belt drive
  • Optimized frame versions for derailleur shifting and internal gear hub
  • Optimized cable routing even for mechanical disk brakes
  • All frame braze-ons and dropouts made of stainless steel
  • Asymmetrical tout terrain rigid fork for optimum absorption of braking forces
  • Standard specifications allow global supply of replacement parts

Ergo-Stop steering stop
Excentric bottom racket
Silkroad GT

Reviews

thebikelist.co.uk 04/12
bikeradar.com 02/09

Conclusion: "Refined, stylish, well made, very European and virtually faultless" - the tout terrain Silkroad."
Cycling Plus 01/09

Conclusion: "The Silkroad’s handling is impeccable, the riding position high and upright – the word ‘imperious’ springs to mind."


Eurobike Award I German Design Award
iF International Forum Design GmbH
2014 Silkroad Xplore
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2006 Panamericana
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2012 Chiyoda
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2010 Metropolitan
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