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    Anyone think a new Superlight is coming?

    In either 27.5 or 29? Anyone think it would be worth an update?

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    Considering the SL29 is only a year old or so....I would say no, not anytime soon.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    The question is with all these 650B bikes coming out which models will SC axe? I can't see the current bloated line up lasting too long. I think they'll have to kill the same number of models as they have added this year to get to a reasonable product line up again.

    I wonder how much traction their single pivot bikes have in terms of sales vs. the VPP bikes?

    The single pivot APP bikes didn't last long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    The question is with all these 650B bikes coming out which models will SC axe? I can't see the current bloated line up lasting too long. I think they'll have to kill the same number of models as they have added this year to get to a reasonable product line up again.

    I wonder how much traction their single pivot bikes have in terms of sales vs. the VPP bikes?

    The single pivot APP bikes didn't last long.
    I can't see any good reason to axe the SP bikes, as they are ~$1000.00 for a frameset, allowing SC to hit a pricepoint otherwise impossible to achieve.

    If they made them both 650B bikes (with maybe some slight other updates) they could keep going for another 15 years.

    Shock tech these days means a well-evolved SP design isn't a bad choice at all, and a great balance of price/performance.

    I just built a 650B'd Superlight (new frame from the SC website sale) for a crazy-low price. Bought a used Fox RLC FIT, built nice (not carbon) wheels, and used my current drivetrain.

    At 23.5 lbs with pedals (and NO carbon minus the super-wide riser bar), that's value. Good luck getting anywhere near that weight with any VPP frame without paying 2-3x what I paid, maybe more.

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    I spent $600 upgrading and converting my old lefty max. Built an aluminum tb under 25#. Spent right around $3,000 stand wheelset and all.

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    Not bad. The aluminum frames are a good value, too.

    I have ~$1800 in the Superlight (had to buy everything but the brakeset and rear derailleur/shifter - only the fork was a used purchase).

    I would be interested in the parts build of the aluminum TB, just for curiosity's sake. Budget builds that end up light and functional are always of interest

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    I recently purchased a Superlight 29 Rxc. I'm just a ham and egger so i can't build a bike and all that. The cheapest of Santa Cruz's other full suspensions were just out of my price range and with lesser components than the bike I bought. I think the Superlight 29 fills a need...just my opinion. Oh yeah...due to constant rain I've only been able to ride it twice on the trails but those two times it felt great and I came off of an older Trek Fuel with the 4 bar linkage i believe it's called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74 View Post
    I can't see any good reason to axe the SP bikes, as they are ~$1000.00 for a frameset, allowing SC to hit a pricepoint otherwise impossible to achieve.
    That makes sense. Hopefully they sell well enough to survive in the line up.

    BTW - my first SC was a '97 Heckler so I appreciate the SP bikes.
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    The single pivots are all great bikes IMO so I'd hate to see any go.

    What I'd really like to see is a Superlight 29c because it would be killer light and very efficient but that'll never happen because it would eat away at Tallboy sales too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bog View Post
    The single pivots are all great bikes IMO so I'd hate to see any go.

    What I'd really like to see is a Superlight 29c because it would be killer light and very efficient but that'll never happen because it would eat away at Tallboy sales too much.
    THAT would be an amazing XC bike.

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    Not to mention, how many people would actually pay $2000+ for a carbon Superlight frame?
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Not to mention, how many people would actually pay $2000+ for a carbon Superlight frame?
    I doubt it'd be that much, but... I would!

    I love the ride and the simplicity. Tried and true, no BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    I doubt it'd be that much, but... I would!

    I love the ride and the simplicity. Tried and true, no BS.

    Considering the Highball C frame was $1899, highly doubt that the SL would cost less.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    The 2013 26 inch Superlight is an update. SC added a tapered headtube and the front triangle looks like a Nickel. It is heavier but much stiffer. I have one arriving on tuesday and I plan on keeping it real with 26 inch wheels.

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    I am looking at replacing a 2008 Superlight, and I noticed that the 26 version isn't listed on the website anymore. Selecting the Superlight takes you straight to the 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikicult View Post
    I am looking at replacing a 2008 Superlight, and I noticed that the 26 version isn't listed on the website anymore. Selecting the Superlight takes you straight to the 29.
    doesnt exist anymore in 26er.

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    tickicult...here you go bro. The tapered version is heavier, but it has no flex in the front triangle.


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    I'm looking to replace my harsh Turner DW 5spot with the 27.5 Heckler.
    After years of riding Titus, Ibis Mojo, and Turner, I'm going single pivot from here until they are no longer available.

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    until no news about a 27.5" superlight?

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    i think that a 27.5" superlight with 125mm travel is a good cheap option for a santacruz trialbike

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    There's 2 new colors, FYI.
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