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    Another Superlight 650B conversion (Should I get a Nickel or keep the SL)???

    Superlight Medium Anodized gray with rp23 shocks
    Fox Float 120 mm RLC 15 mm thru axle
    WTB i23 laced with DT swiss spokes
    Kenda Nevegals 2.1
    XT 2x10 groupset
    Easton 70 Cockpit
    Blackspire Stinger chain guide

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    Took me forever (almost a years) to set this ups since 27.5 components are a hard to find here in the Philippines, got it all sorted out and the tweener wheels breath new life into my SL.

    Upgrades: might go 1x10 using a wolf 34 teeth chain ring
    will find lighter tires with lower rolling resistance

    Just found a Nickel in Medium and I am tempted to sell the SL and get the Nickel and swap all the parts. Would this be a better choice? Trails are more XC'sh out in my area. And if I get the Nickel, how close is it to the Solo which I can't afford right now? any input will help me decide. Thanks guys...

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    The nickels geometry is the same as the solo. Same t tube length and everything. The vpp suspension is plusher but app works very well. I'm selling my nickel frame to build a carbon hardtail for racing

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