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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. 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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    If your trails are more XC, then I'd keep the Superlight for a while. The Nickel might be a little better on the more technical parts of your trails, but it's going to feel more sluggish than the SL. You spent all that time building it, why not enjoy it for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    If your trails are more XC, then I'd keep the Superlight for a while. The Nickel might be a little better on the more technical parts of your trails, but it's going to feel more sluggish than the SL. You spent all that time building it, why not enjoy it for a while?
    Only a few rides on this and the bigger wheels made it a better XC bike. Experimented on different fork heights, started at 130 mm, then 100 mm now at 120 mm, and 120 mm feels perfect for the trails. Guess I'll keep this conversion. Thanks...

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    Its like it was meant to be! Lightly used 2012 nickel frame. What to ask.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    still waiting on vivsladog =)

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