Silverback Vida 3- Good spec for the money?

dazz_ni45 Posts: 468
edited November 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hi all,

I've been a roadie for the past 3-4 years but with a few new trails opened close to me and friends taking up mountain biking I would like to get a mtb to join them instead of a new winter road bike. Budget is around £500-600 tops and I know little to nothing about mtb's.

My lbs has started stocking silverback road and mtb's and really rates them for vfm and I can pick the Silverback Vida 3 up for around £550. I can't find any UK reviews on this particular bike so I wondered if anyone had any opinions on it or whether the spec was good for the money or whether there was much better value elsewhere. I'd like to give my lbs the business if possible.

Frame / 6061 Custom Butted Alloy
Fork / Rock Shox XC30 100mm Remote PopLoc
Rims / Alex XD Comp Double Wall Alloy
Hubs / Shimano RM66 Center Lock
Tyres / Kenda Small Block Eight 29" x 2.1
Shifters / Shimano M390 Acera 9spd Rapidfire
Front derailleur / Shimano M390 Acera 9 Speed
Rear derailleur / Shimano SLX Shadow Tech 9 Speed
Crankset / Shimano M391 Octalink 22/32/44T
Bottom bracket / Shimano ES25 Octalink
Cassette / Shimano HG30-9 Speed, 11-34T
Brake set / Shimano M446 Hydraulic Disc F: 180 R: 160 mm ... da3_13.htm