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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbn742
    Will you be posting pictures of the full build when complete?
    Yes please do! The paint job looks awesome.
    I love to see the old superlights given new life. They might be around forever!

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    As you wish.





    Still waiting on the Gravity Dropper. My wife is very pleased. Next steps will involve tubelessness of some sort.

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    Looks great. I love the color. And its nice that Santa Cruz offers those headtube badges now.
    "The stupid shall be punished."

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    More...

    Bought the frame on the classifieds here a little over a year ago... someone may recognize it. Very happy with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn D.
    As you wish.





    Still waiting on the Gravity Dropper. My wife is very pleased. Next steps will involve tubelessness of some sort.
    that green is sweet. Not super crazy about the painted fork lowers, but different strokes and it sure is unique! great lookin ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518
    that green is sweet. Not super crazy about the painted fork lowers, but different strokes and it sure is unique! great lookin ride.
    My wife is happy with it, for sure. I agree on the fork lowers, but I upgraded her old Duke with a closeout 2009 Recon Race SL. It was only available in a wretched silver. If it had been black, it would still be black.

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    2002 Superlight RIP

    she's gone after 8 years of abuse and new black XL 2010 frame hangs from ceiling waiting to be rebuilt
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    Love Grows Stronger Everyday!

    So many trails....And not enough time....Must rethink priorities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Paging through this thread, I saw a few bikes that had the rear shock turned around (wide part attached to swing arm). What's the idea behind that?
    A mate and I who both have '07 SL's reversed our shocks to improve drink bottle access. The bottle would dig into the lockout lever when setup the standard way.
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    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    I once bumped into another SL rider at the trailhead, so I had to take a photo!
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    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    ...re-done decals

    Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but the factory decals were toast and I felt like mixing it up a bit.. The "Sintra Cruz" side is tougher to make out. May re-do with a different font at some point in the future.




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    How does the SL compare to the Cannondale Rush? They look very similar but I know some details must be different? I have a Rush right now and am looking for something more race-oriented.

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    What does sintra cruz mean?

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    just picked up mine last tuesday.. and its back in the shop for the break-in tune up... perfect for me since i only weight a buckten soaking wet.. LoL..

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    The Perfect Bike

    Here's my 2001 Superlight XTR, set up with ghetto tubeless raptors. Fits like a glove, rides like a caddy, and pretty doggone light-closest to perfect MTB I've ridden.


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    2010 with F120R and RP23 and the RXC build kit in ano finish. My LBS swapped the brakes for BB7 mechanicals at my request and I installed the Thomson setback post after a few rides. Happy with the fit and the ride.


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    I like mine. Now I have two!!!

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    I really need to get some pics of my Superlight. . . not enough lime green in here!

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    Hi. Newbie here. First home build. First SC.

    Almost done. I had a go at the gear cables and then realised my tools weren't up to the job. So it's at the local bike shop for the gear cables and the chain.

    Is the lack of gussetting on the 2011s a bad thing?


    Superlight - Large - RP23
    REBA SL 100mm (2008)
    FSA XC300 Wheels
    Maxxis Ignitor Tyres
    Race Face Evolve XC Chainset
    Race Face Deus XC Stem
    Race Face Evolve XC Seat Post
    Hope Steel BB
    Hope Headset
    Shimano XT Mechs, Cassette, Shifters, Chain (2008 9 speed)
    Hayes Stroker Carbon brakes (2008)
    Gusset Flat Pedals
    Easton EA70 Monkey Bars
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    SL owners...thinking about getting one of these frames to build up. How is the shock ratio on this bike for a clyde? I'm also looking at the Titus X. Not looking for an actual race bike, just something a little on the lighter side.

    Also, what is the shock length, i2i, on the Med frames?

    Thanks

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    Lotsa miles!

    Have put almost 3,000 miles on my SL. What a terrific ride it is! Almost all mountain miles, all kinds of terrain, and this weekend the "whole enchilada" and "Slickrock" trails in Moab.

    Oh yeah!
    *** ride it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro
    SL owners...thinking about getting one of these frames to build up. How is the shock ratio on this bike for a clyde? I'm also looking at the Titus X. Not looking for an actual race bike, just something a little on the lighter side.

    Also, what is the shock length, i2i, on the Med frames?

    Thanks
    Eye to eye is 7.875" for all the superlights for all model years, and stroke is 2".
    I'm not sure what you are saying about shock ratio for a clyde.
    4" travel/2" stroke = 2

    I weigh 195. Works great for me.

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    thanks steve.

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    As much as I love riding the SL, the downhill on the Whole Enchilada in Moab would have been better suited to the V10 or the Driver 8. That is one technical trail! If you get the chance to ride there you'll need to ride it at least twice just to get the drop locations figured out, way too many blind approaches to navigate on a one shot ride! Anyone that knows the trail is WAY ahead of the rest of us. 26 miles of downhill. My Giro XEN has a nice dent in it after a surprise smack-down on the sandstone.

    Now the classic Slickrock trail above Moab is just low gear grinding up and down and very well suited to the SL! Still my favorite trail there. I made all the climbs but one, brutal!

    These Superlight bikes are amazingly tough and impress me on every journey. It's still the best all-around bike I've ever had!
    *** ride it again!

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    06 Superlight

    06 Superlight, small. Love it.

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    New ride

    Her she is, need some better pics...............love this bike.
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    Superlight Updated.

    Had to get rid of the Furious Fred Tires, they keep getting pinch flats.
    Guess my skills are not ready for those tires yet.


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    I'm thinking of picking up a 2011 Superlight D XC. Seems like this is the most active SL forums, so did the 2011 get taken down a notch in durability and performance, or is just the same good SL with some different parts?
    "Got everything you need?"

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    It's the same exact bike, just being a D XC it's got less expensive parts on it. I have the R XC and other than the wheels, I can't really think of anything I'd change.

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    This thread talks about some changes made to the frame, but they might just be talking about the Heckler:
    heckler and superlight go cheap

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    it's mine!

    Santa Cruz Superlight + Fox Float RP23 2008, sag:13mm, 2320g
    Fox 32 F120 FIT RLC 15QR 2011, sag:24mm, 1570g
    Shimano XT RD-M772 SGS Shadow 2008, 239g
    Shimano XT FD-M770 Top Swing 2008, 152g
    Shimano XT SL-M770 Rapid-Fire 2008, 255g
    Shimano XT FC-M770 2008, 22-32-44T, 175mm, 850g
    Shimano XT CS-M770 2009, 11-34T, 256g
    KMC X9 SL Gold 2010, 255g
    Avid Juicy 7 2009, 185/160mm, 790g
    Race Face Next SL 3/4 Riser 2010, 31.8x660mmx0.75", 170g
    Race Face Deus XC 2008, 31.8x90mmx6°, 135g
    Odi Ruffian Lock-On 2010, 105g
    Chris King NoThreadSet (Ti Base Plate & Bolt) 2010, 1-1/8", 92g
    Thomson Masterpiece 2010, 30.9x350mm, 670mm, 192g
    WTB Devo SLT 2009, 215g
    Mavic Crossmax ST Disc 2010, 1615g
    Kenda Nevegal DTC 2009, 26x2.10", 120tpi, etrto54-559, 65psi, 609g
    Kenda SB8 2009, 26x2.10", 120tpi, etrto54-559, 80psi, 579g
    Michelin AirStop Butyl Tube, 26x2.10", 2x165g
    Straitline Platform Pedals 2010, 517g
    Knog Nerd 9 Function 2009, 84g
    Mavic Universal Wheel Magnet 2010, 5g
    Tiso K516.00.02 2009, M5x16, Ergal, 4x1g
    Tot: 11,339kg
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    Here is my new-to-me 2003 Superlight... almost full XTR dual control (XT cranks), Bomber MX Pro fork, Float RL shock... she seems kind of porky at 29 lbs, where can I lose weight? I'm guessing wheels and maybe a lighter fork? I've got a Ritchey WCS stem with Monkey Lite carbon bars...

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    It does seem a bit heavy for that build, but 29 isn't terrible. But that saddle does weigh a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    It does seem a bit heavy for that build, but 29 isn't terrible. But that saddle does weigh a ton.
    saddle is about 325 grams... it's the Ti version...

    I'm thinking the first thing to change is wheels as the rear rim is a Mavic AM rim (325?) with an XTR hub... I'm thinking a set of Stan's arch wheels... eventually I want to replace the fork with something like a Sid Race...
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    2001 Sl

    Finally wasn't able to get the 2011 red SL frame I ordered, so I guess I'll be holding on a bit longer to my 2001 frame (and save some $).



    Specs:
    2001 SL frame
    2005 Manitou Swinger 3 way
    2006 Marzocchi Mx Pro ETA/TAS
    DT Swiss wheels (X455 rims + Onyx hubs)
    Magura Louise BAT brakes
    SLX / XT
    Weight: around 26 lbs
    The Quebeco-Flandrien in B.C....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirati
    Finally wasn't able to get the 2011 red SL frame I ordered, so I guess I'll be holding on a bit longer to my 2001 frame (and save some $).



    Specs:
    2001 SL frame
    2005 Manitou Swinger 3 way
    2006 Marzocchi Mx Pro ETA/TAS
    DT Swiss wheels (X455 rims + Onyx hubs)
    Magura Louise BAT brakes
    SLX / XT
    Weight: around 26 lbs
    nice looking bike, I have the same fork. do you find your front end getting VERY light on the fairly steep climb? What length is your stem?

    I gotta figure out how to lose another 3 lbs off the bike obviously... maybe my wheels? what do yours weigh?

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourflys
    nice looking bike, I have the same fork. do you find your front end getting VERY light on the fairly steep climb? What length is your stem?

    I gotta figure out how to lose another 3 lbs off the bike obviously... maybe my wheels? what do yours weigh?

    Chris
    hi Chris,

    Am running a 105mm stem.
    Don't know if you use the ETA on your fork, but that really helps on steep climbs.

    My wheelset is about 1800 g, not super light (?!), bur reasonable.
    Other regions to consider for loosing weight: tires and tubes, cassette, cockpit (handlebar/stem) and seatpost/saddle.
    Oh, and don't use heavy Wellgo platform pedals (not on the pic, but I do: these weigh about 500g...).

    Happy riding !
    The Quebeco-Flandrien in B.C....

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    Not enough lime green in this thread. I'll have to fix that pretty soon. That involves me getting off my ass and actually taking pics though.

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    650b SL...



    I love this bike. '04 frame. weighs around 25 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL


    I love this bike. '04 frame. weighs around 25 pounds.
    Did you have have to do anything special for the 650b conversion? What fork are you using?

    Thanks
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    I removed the V-brake brace and shimmed the rear shock to limit my travel slightly. And the fork is a Fox Talas 32.

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    My SC Superlight...






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    a couple more pics of mine...



    Like is too short to grow up, go ride a bicycle!

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    So far is plain stock parts! These are some pictures after the first use, I'm of the opinion that bikes have to be proven to be used! A lot of dirt and both tires flat after the first ride (no Slime by that time)...


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    Gorgeous!

    That is one sexy Superlight! Really nice build.

    How do you like those Advantage tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by pirati
    Finally wasn't able to get the 2011 red SL frame I ordered, so I guess I'll be holding on a bit longer to my 2001 frame (and save some $).



    Specs:
    2001 SL frame
    2005 Manitou Swinger 3 way
    2006 Marzocchi Mx Pro ETA/TAS
    DT Swiss wheels (X455 rims + Onyx hubs)
    Magura Louise BAT brakes
    SLX / XT
    Weight: around 26 lbs

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    Superlight Love me too



    Here is my latest build, my Santa Cruz Superlight my first full suspension bike ride.

    Sram X.9 20speed components and American Classic AM wheels.

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    Bought my superlight with a Dxc kit and transfered all parts from my hardtail to it and from it to the hard tail.
    Vuelta XRP Team SL wheelset
    Full XT
    AtomLab Pimp brakeset
    Fifteen.G by The hive crank
    Easton Monkey lite carbon bar.
    Fox Float RL Fork set to 120mm
    Other random excessories

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    Portuguese Route to Santiago...



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    New brakes and tidier cables.


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