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    Superlight '07 drop out / derailleur hanger

    My drop out broke Sunday after only 2.5 weeks of having the SL. Has anyone else had one break? I'm just curious since it was one of the upgrades to the '07 Superlight. I have ridden the bike a lot in the last couple of weeks and there is still a lot of blow down on the local trails here in NC from a recent wind storm so maybe it was just meant to be. Hopefully the part will be in soon and I wont have to worry about it for a long time - just in case, I'll keep an extra with me from now on. Some shots from the weekend rides before my derailleur was hanging loose and swinging in the wind (just a matter of speech, I quickly removed the derailleur to prevent further potential damage). Did I say I love my Superlight? I still do!
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    I've got about 150 miles on my '07

    and no broken nothing. You might have really snagged it on some low hanging branch on some downed tree and didn't even notice it because I can't imagine it just breaking from hard riding. Two trips to Moab and a lot of riding up and over rocks for my '07. Did I say that I love my SL?

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    Did I say I love my SL? YES!! I've got 300 miles on my '07 and no breakage or problems at all.

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    I've probably got about 150 miles on my 07 also. Did it loosen the screws holding your drop out to the frame when you ripped it off. I took a spill a week or so ago and it loosened the screws here. They kind of disturb me a bit since they are threaded into the frame, instead of into another nut or what ever, like most other bikes.

    To answer your first question, I don't carry a drop out with me for this bike, mostly because I havn't gotten one yet. I always have one for my hardtail with me. They are small and pretty cheap! It's better to have one. If you find one for your SL, please let me know where so I can get one also.

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    Thanks for the positive feedback,

    I'm sure I must have just snagged something. I was flyin on a section of downhill and as I said, there is still a lot of blow down from our recent windstorm. No, the screws didnt loosen, it just broke the hanger clean through right below the lowest screw. I'm glad I still have my old Giant NRS to ride while I'm waiting on the part. It's not as fun as the Superlight but it keeps me on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosIv
    I'm sure I must have just snagged something. I was flyin on a section of downhill and as I said, there is still a lot of blow down from our recent windstorm. No, the screws didnt loosen, it just broke the hanger clean through right below the lowest screw. I'm glad I still have my old Giant NRS to ride while I'm waiting on the part. It's not as fun as the Superlight but it keeps me on the trails.
    Nice blog- nice to see some shots of Wilson's, great place to ride. The Heartbreak Ridge shots remind me that I need to plan a ride up there soon before the Assault in July.
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    Thanks and I concur on the trails. Good luck on the ORAMM. I'm still debating - $85 is a lot of dough for me to spend on a race. I'm doing two others races if possible and neither is more then $45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosIv
    Thanks and I concur on the trails. Good luck on the ORAMM. I'm still debating - $85 is a lot of dough for me to spend on a race. I'm doing two others races if possible and neither is more then $45.
    I did it last year- on a Nomad- it's a great event, well run and supported. Definitely worth the cash.
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