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    New Superlight

    Here's a pic of my new bike. Got it a few weeks ago.. 3rd Superlight 4th SC bike


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    Here is my 2000 superlight.

    Great bike. Really liked it. <br>

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    It's been quiet over here .. .. ..

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    * Large ano-blue, 2001 Superlight with 100mm SID Air and Fox Float RC w/ lockout.

    - Full XT/Bontrager/Easton Carbon build with Chris King wheels/hubs and headset.
    - Total weight (w/ pedals) = 24lbs.
    - Hope XC disc brakes.

    Turning it into a singlespeed this autumn... will post new pix after the build. Peace!
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    I have had mine...for quite a while. I think it is a 2002 with a replacement swingarm (the original cracked at the pinch/pivot bolt)
    I cleaned it up this morning in preperation for a time trial this afternoon with a cross country race in the morning.

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    Anyone running a 5" fork on their SL? I was thinking about moving from a creaky Fox RLT to the Marzocchi All Mountain 1 set to 110mm travel.

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    Would not do it.....Leverage issue ...plus it mess up the handling characteristics
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    I am ordering my SL sometime late this week. Still dont know want color to go for. Im between the White, and the Orange. The white is really catching my attention. Hopefully shipping wont take too long, and i'll be posting pics on this thread soon.

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    White is nice!!!
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    I called, and they only have Polished and Orange left!? damn! i wanted white! i guess i'll order an Orange one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbFlorida Brian


    Just wondering, is this colour Slate anodized?

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    Here's mine.

    I got the frame at Ebay and transferred everything from my GT Avalanche. It's my first FS bike and it is sweet!
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    So thats the Slate eh, was wondering what color to get, guess this is it!

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    Thinking of upgrading some components on my SL. What shock and Fork are you running? What about brakes and wheels?

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    Post your love!

    Quote Originally Posted by ReD_tomato
    I called, and they only have Polished and Orange left!? damn! i wanted white! i guess i'll order an Orange one.
    Hey RT, you've already landed your orange SL right? Do post your pic soon! Dun keep us in suspense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt0li
    * Large ano-blue, 2001 Superlight with 100mm SID Air and Fox Float RC w/ lockout.

    - Full XT/Bontrager/Easton Carbon build with Chris King wheels/hubs and headset.
    - Total weight (w/ pedals) = 24lbs.
    - Hope XC disc brakes.

    Turning it into a singlespeed this autumn... will post new pix after the build. Peace!

    What size is your lizard skin chainstay protector, I'm not sure if I should get a Jumbo or Super Jumbo.

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    Brand New, never ridden, upgraded RP23 shock, "D" kit.



    Adjusting the pedaqls and wrapping the chainstay now.

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    Beautiful!

    Yet another reason why trans red is my favorite SC color

    Quote Originally Posted by desmo13
    Brand New, never ridden, upgraded RP23 shock, "D" kit.



    Adjusting the pedaqls and wrapping the chainstay now.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    I bought the frame brandnew from Ebay 2 years ago, it was one of the last US made Superlight frames. I've just completed building it up, still need to to shorten the brake lines and cap the shifter cable ends. Specs:

    - 2003/4 Superlight Frame with Fox Float RL
    - 06' Marzocchi Marathon SL
    - Chris King Nothread headset
    - Easton Monkey Light SL carbon handle bar
    - Race Face Deus XC stem
    - WTB dual compound grips
    - Shimano XTR M952 Rapid Fire shifter pod and XTR shifter calbes
    - Shimano XTR M951 long cage rear derailluer
    - Shimano XTR M960 front derailluer
    - Shimano XTR / Dura Ace 9-speed chain
    - Shimano XTR M960 cassette
    - Shimano 959 clipless pedal
    - Race Face Deus XC crank set with intergrated bottom bracket
    - Hope Mini disk brake with red anodized floating rotor
    - Hope cable guide and blank.
    - Easton EC70 carbon seat post
    - Hope seat collar.
    - Flite Titanium saddle
    - Chris King ISO disk hubs/Mavic 717/DT 14-15 spokes/Red Anodize alloy nipples.
    - Salsa titanium skewers
    - Classic Kelvar Panaracer Smoke and Dart tires.
    - Performance Lunar Light tubes.

    Weighted at 24.8 lbs




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    Anybody know the shock length on an 2002 Superlight XL???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinox73
    Hey RT, you've already landed your orange SL right? Do post your pic soon! Dun keep us in suspense!

    sorry i took so long to post pics... well, they snook a white one out for me quicker than i expected...



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    Taking The Superlight Out for some fun!


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    7 7/8", with a 2" stroke.

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    love the sticker!! what size engine in the truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisFFTA
    love the sticker!! what size engine in the truck?
    95 jeep cherokee 4.0 liter

    My MTB Jeepster... i got my daily driver on the side.

    few more of jeep and bike love!



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    Wicked

    Aww man, that's one wicked ride! Geez, would love to be on an '07 SL. Now my '05 SL looks like one from the stone age.

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    That's a great color match for the Fox fork. Does it look that closely matched in person?

    I was reading "Ask R.C." online and found this rider that closely resembles my riding :

    Q. R.C., I was just about to drop the cash for a Blur LT frame, then I read your review of the Superlight. I now am thinking I should maybe go with the Superlight and take the money I would save and upgrade my fork. My question is, will I miss much performance in buying the cheaper Superlight? I am 6'3'' 205lbs and I strictly ride xc trails with lots of climbing. Thanks
    Scott/mbaction.com - 1/13/2007 4:45:43 PM

    A. RC: I'd have to say that, in your case, the Superlight ('07 version) would be a better-performing machine than the Blur LT.

    And this other subject was interesting:

    Q. Q: I am the owner of an '06 Superlight, so i have read with great interest the glowing reviews of the '07. Is this a "must buy" improvement over the '06, or are the changes subtle? I am an overweight rider who rides on rocky, root filled trails frequently. With my heft,(250 #) i don't even notice the true damping capability of my RP-3 shock, as it is normally set at 250 psi to keep from bottoming. Can PUSH revalve something like this to fit a big rider- or should i be looking for a coil spring shock?
    Doug/mbaction.com - 12/29/2006 4:38:42 PM

    A. RC: The original Santa Cruz Superlight has onld-school racing geometry and feels lightm nimble and a little flexible under power and when pushed hard through technical situations. The new Superlight is very rigid in both its steering and pedaling departments. Its geometry is slightly slacker, and it outhandles the original by a magnitude without giving up any climbing efficiency--yeah, I'd say it's a must buy--especially if you have worn out your older Superlight and want to step up. Yes, Push Industries can boost the compression damping and rebound stack to get your air shock riding smoothly under your weight. Your situation is common for heavier riders using low-volume air-sprung dampers.

    Looks like R.C. is a big fan of this frame.
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    Wait time?

    Hey XCGUY, I too ordered an ano slate medium with RP23 2 weeks ago. I'm hearing middle of Feb?

    How 'bout you?

    I've got a white F100RLC going on the front. I hope it looks good!

    BTW, check out the Dirt Rag forum. Jeff Guerrero is building up a liquid blue SL and that color looks Hot!

    I wish we had more Ano choices! I would have loved red or orange. How would Ano white look I wonder?

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    That well-known SC wait time

    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    Hey XCGUY, I too ordered an ano slate medium with RP23 2 weeks ago. I'm hearing middle of Feb?

    How 'bout you?

    I've got a white F100RLC going on the front. I hope it looks good!

    BTW, check out the Dirt Rag forum. Jeff Guerrero is building up a liquid blue SL and that color looks Hot!

    I wish we had more Ano choices! I would have loved red or orange. How would Ano white look I wonder?
    When I ordered mine the guy at the shop said "it's gonna be awhile" but all of us here in Colorado know there's no riding till March anyway. He called the factory and found out they had zero frames in stock, ano or powdercoated.

    I emailed Santa Cruz and asked them if there was anything I could do to speed up the delivery, like being flexible about ano color or Float R vs RP23. They said: lengthy production process and large amount of backorders means 4-8 weeks but they were "hoping to get it to the shop on the shorter time side". The frames are anodized at the factory in Taiwan with no priority for frame color. They said Fox is right down the road so getting a RP23 "shouldn't be a problem". If a shipment comes in with a blue ano they'd ship that instead of slate, if that was what I wanted so I wouldn't have to wait another set of weeks for the next slow boat to arrive. They also said the new SL is worth the wait!

    So, it'll get here when it gets here. I have other bikes to ride but I was hoping I could get it built in time for Moab in late March. Can't think of a better place to get acquainted with my new 2007 SL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    When I ordered mine the guy at the shop said "it's gonna be awhile" but all of us here in Colorado know there's no riding till March anyway. He called the factory and found out they had zero frames in stock, ano or powdercoated.

    I emailed Santa Cruz and asked them if there was anything I could do to speed up the delivery, like being flexible about ano color or Float R vs RP23. They said: lengthy production process and large amount of backorders means 4-8 weeks but they were "hoping to get it to the shop on the shorter time side". The frames are anodized at the factory in Taiwan with no priority for frame color. They said Fox is right down the road so getting a RP23 "shouldn't be a problem". If a shipment comes in with a blue ano they'd ship that instead of slate, if that was what I wanted so I wouldn't have to wait another set of weeks for the next slow boat to arrive. They also said the new SL is worth the wait!

    So, it'll get here when it gets here. I have other bikes to ride but I was hoping I could get it built in time for Moab in late March. Can't think of a better place to get acquainted with my new 2007 SL!
    I have an '07 ano slate on order too. They told me 5 weeks (I'm a week in). We'll see...

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    Fork and Ride Report

    SWEETER.

    Is that a Talas you have up front? If it is a Talas, what travel do you ride it on?

    Dying to hear a ride report. What bike are you coming from or is this an addition?

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    I am a week in for my Gang Green SL with RP23. I sold my old XL SL thinking the new XL SL would work but that thing is huge! I am just under 6'3 and it was about an inch too big! I dropped down to the large ecause i think with a 100mm stem I will be perfect! They told me 6-8 weeks at my LBS.

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    My superlight came in a few days ago. I got the complete with XT in Ano Slate. My only complaint is that it was advertised as having 4.2d rims and was delivered with 4.1, but that's life.



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    Great Looking!!! What does it weigh? What hubs are you running with those rims?

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    The weight is 26.76 lbs according to a scale which is supposed to be innacurate but it seemed right on target. The hubs are DT Swiss 340. At the moment it's all stock but a Thomson X4 and Easton EC90 flat bar are going on before I take it home... and possibly a King headset if I can justify it.

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    Since when...

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyroadie
    The weight is 26.76 lbs according to a scale which is supposed to be innacurate but it seemed right on target. The hubs are DT Swiss 340. At the moment it's all stock but a Thomson X4 and Easton EC90 flat bar are going on before I take it home... and possibly a King headset if I can justify it.
    Does a King need justification? Nice ride Ryan. I checked it out yesterday. My thought? "Holy sh1t, that thing is very, very nice." Welcome aboard.
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    Nice bike Ryan! I can not wait to get my frame. I am trying to decide between the DT 240s and the CK hubs. Yes, I know... does a king need justification? I can get a lighter wheelset with the DT Swiss. I will be interested to read your thoughts on your 340 hubs.

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    A riding buddy hasn't had to touch his 240 hub in 3 years of riding in all kinds of muck...if that means anything to you. That, and they come apart without tools, they don't need to break in, they have excellant CS, and they can easily be converted to a thru bolt. Not trying to sell you or anything....
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    I'm sure the 340's will be pretty damn good. I have a pair of the old Hugi 240s on my road bike with some un-Godly amount of miles (like12000 or so) and their still running perfectly, but the cassette is beginning to cut through the aluminum freehub body. Never used DT Swiss on a mountain bike though.

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    At first, I will apologize for my very poor english.

    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    SWEETER.
    Is that a Talas you have up front? If it is a Talas, what travel do you ride it on?
    Yes, I have old Talas RLC on front, with 85-125mm of travel. Now I have setup on 100mm, but with full 125mm geometry is also nice. Perfect for technical descends.

    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    Dying to hear a ride report. What bike are you coming from or is this an addition?
    With ride report... Hmm, sorry - but you must wait.
    We have winter now, with frost and lot of snow. My only rides are on hometrainer.

    On the last year I rode 06'Heckler with XC setup (27,8lbs). Before I bought them, I tested them on Tatra Mountains and I was really amazed. Excellend balanced and handling bike. But mostly I'm riding long distance rides and races, and on fall I decided that Heckler is too slack for me. Otherwise, I had problems with knees. It was very hard decision to sell this frame...

    At first I was decided to buy Cannon Rush. But when I saw new Superlight...
    Oh man, it was love. Superlight love.

    But my wife is'nt jealous. She rides bike too

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    Hey XCGUY,

    BTW, check out the Dirt Rag forum. Jeff Guerrero is building up a liquid blue SL and that color looks Hot!
    For the life of me I can't find this article; could you post a link for the Dirt Rag impaired? I'd sho appreciate it.
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    message received loud and clear

    Hi Sweeter, you're English is just fine. I bet you're ready to get that new SL out on those beautiful trails!

    I'm also coming off a Heckler and was considering a rush!

    Big surprise this weekend is that my new SL will be here much sooner than I thought! This Thursday, 2/1 It's coming built up so expect a full ride report!

    BTW here's the link to the Dirt Rag article

    http://www.dirtragmag.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12903

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    Quote Originally Posted by velez3000
    BTW here's the link to the Dirt Rag article

    http://www.dirtragmag.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12903
    Thanks for hookin' a brotha up.
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    Luckeeeee!

    Sorry no ride report. Weather was absolute crap today.

    Here's a few pics;

    Pic 1, hangin w/ big bro.... Harry the heckler
    Pic 2, so much is right in this pic
    Pic 3, coming off nevegals, these babies look scary!
    Pic 4, 07 XTR, nice shot of the Ano
    Pic 5, My new buddy Sammy

    Build;

    Full 07 XTR
    King no thread black
    Race face Next SL OS riser bar
    Thomson X4 90mm, 10 degree rise
    Mavic SLR
    kenda Small block 8, 2.1 w/ tubes
    Thomson masterpiece seatpost
    WTB rocket V
    Candy SL's
    Juicy Ultimates
    ODI Ruffian grips

    I weigh 160 and I'm staring the fork out at 75PSI and the shock at 120 PSI with the propedal set at 2 rebound and compression set in the middle on the fork and four clicks of rebound adj, on the RP23.

    We'll see how this goes.....

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    that reflector tape or what ever on the rims is pimp do they sell something like that?

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    Guess you could

    yeah, I stripped the stickers off of my Hecklers crossmax xl's, down to black.

    You could then buy reflective tape at Home Depot and design your own thing.

    The SLR's are just plain bad ass.

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    no joke nice bike dood

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    Tough having that sweet bike waiting

    by the front door and no riding to be had. How tall are you? I'm 5'9" and was planning on running a 105 or 110 mm stem.

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    stem length

    I'm 5'9 and running the 90mm stem with the ten degree rise. This will hopefully feel great.....we'll see, I've always run a 100-110 mm stem but a few buddies on XC'sh bikes told me to give it a shot, especially since at 5'9 we can get away with it.

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    2007 Hybrid

    Here are some shots of my 2007 front triangle, 2005 rear triangle Superlight. The front has the longer top tube of the new 2007's while the rear is the old school swingarm. right now with pedals and somewhat heavy tires it is 25.9 lbs. I am still getting used to the handling of the new frame after spending 6 years on the old one. I have finally settled on a 110mm stem. Now if the weather would cooperate I can get a good ride in.
    Here is a build list:
    Spinergy Cyclone Disk wheelset
    WTB 2.14 Motoraptor front tire
    Bontrager Revolt rear tire
    Ritchey WCS stem
    FSA K-force carbon bar
    Easton CT-2 seatpost
    Terry Fly seat
    2007 Fox F100RLC fork
    Pushed RP3 Fox shock
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzer
    Here are some shots of my 2007 front triangle, 2005 rear triangle Superlight. The front has the longer top tube of the new 2007's while the rear is the old school swingarm. right now with pedals and somewhat heavy tires it is 25.9 lbs. I am still getting used to the handling of the new frame after spending 6 years on the old one. I have finally settled on a 110mm stem. Now if the weather would cooperate I can get a good ride in.
    Here is a build list:
    Spinergy Cyclone Disk wheelset
    WTB 2.14 Motoraptor front tire
    Bontrager Revolt rear tire
    Ritchey WCS stem
    FSA K-force carbon bar
    Easton CT-2 seatpost
    Terry Fly seat
    2007 Fox F100RLC fork
    Pushed RP3 Fox shock
    XTR 8 speed drivetrain
    Avid BB7 brakes


    Nothing like a little carbon, aluminium and titanium on the front of a Superlight
    that your front triangle hooked up with the "new" pivot design. I don't own a previous model SL--just what is different about the '07 pivot? I have BB7s and XTR 8 speed going on my new frame, too. At the moment it's just a dream. Funny how everyone's comprehensive testing of the '07 is being held up by weather. Anybody out in California have a test we can read about?

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Sorry.........

    That is NOT an 07' front triangle. 07's have ALL cables routed under the top-tube.
    - With the exception of the rear der. cable of course.

    On another note : I'm in Ca. and have 3 07' SL's in stock. They're nice, Lighter, Stiffer, Stronger as SCB intended it to be.
    - Only bummer is they didn't think about "facing" the rear disc tabs.... With the new Drop-out it's not possible to get to the lower tab
    with the Magura tool. Heckler's should have the same issue because the design is pretty much the same. It WOULD be nice if they
    would just do it from the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    That is NOT an 07' front triangle. 07's have ALL cables routed under the top-tube.
    - With the exception of the rear der. cable of course.
    I'm aware that the cable routing doesn't look like the new one, but the top tube is longer than my old one and it handles differently. I even looked at a brand new late 2006 model and the cable routing is different than that. So who knows? I've been riding this one for a month or so and like it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    That is NOT an 07' front triangle. 07's have ALL cables routed under the top-tube.
    - With the exception of the rear der. cable of course.

    On another note : I'm in Ca. and have 3 07' SL's in stock. They're nice, Lighter, Stiffer, Stronger as SCB intended it to be.
    - Only bummer is they didn't think about "facing" the rear disc tabs.... With the new Drop-out it's not possible to get to the lower tab
    with the Magura tool. Heckler's should have the same issue because the design is pretty much the same. It WOULD be nice if they
    would just do it from the factory.
    I'm sure that if he got that front triangle in 2007 then it is a 2007! We all know that SC DOES NOT DO MODEL YEARS! He may not have the latest model of Superlight but he does have a 2007 Superlight front triangle!

    Right?
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    So-let me get this straight

    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    That is NOT an 07' front triangle. 07's have ALL cables routed under the top-tube.
    - With the exception of the rear der. cable of course.

    On another note : I'm in Ca. and have 3 07' SL's in stock. They're nice, Lighter, Stiffer, Stronger as SCB intended it to be.
    - Only bummer is they didn't think about "facing" the rear disc tabs.... With the new Drop-out it's not possible to get to the lower tab
    with the Magura tool. Heckler's should have the same issue because the design is pretty much the same. It WOULD be nice if they
    would just do it from the factory.
    If santacruzer measures his top tube and it is 1/2" longer than his previous top tube it's an '07? Not that it matters to me but maybe Santa Cruz went through some kinda testing phase and he got some one-off that'll be worth a fortune some day! However, since you've brought up the "facing" issue with the rear disc tabs (something none of us would have considered till it was indeed a problem) any other info you could give us wannabe SL owners would be greatly appreciated before we build up our for-sure '07 frames. Like, is this facing issue an issue with BB7s?:

    And what the heck are you doing with frames in stock when the rest of us are sitting next to our phones waiting for a call from our LBS that our frame is in????
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzer
    I'm aware that the cable routing doesn't look like the new one, but the top tube is longer than my old one and it handles differently. I even looked at a brand new late 2006 model and the cable routing is different than that. So who knows? I've been riding this one for a month or so and like it so far.
    - Where did you measure from in regards to TT length? And you did mention you "settled on a diff. stem length (in regards to the handling). New Fork, is it diff. from your last one?
    Lastly, I hope I would notice the diff. being a dealer n' all.
    What matters is you're back on your bike! - Which looks nice by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    If santacruzer measures his top tube and it is 1/2" longer than his previous top tube it's an '07? Not that it matters to me but maybe Santa Cruz went through some kinda testing phase and he got some one-off that'll be worth a fortune some day! However, since you've brought up the "facing" issue with the rear disc tabs (something none of us would have considered till it was indeed a problem) any other info you could give us wannabe SL owners would be greatly appreciated before we build up our for-sure '07 frames. Like, is this facing issue an issue with BB7s?:

    And what the heck are you doing with frames in stock when the rest of us are sitting next to our phones waiting for a call from our LBS that our frame is in????

    - It will not affect AVID users so much. It will make adjustment not quite as easy as it should be and in a very rare case may limit the range of adjustability of the caliper.

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    What you got in stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    - It will not affect AVID users so much. It will make adjustment not quite as easy as it should be and in a very rare case may limit the range of adjustability of the caliper.
    Where's your store and what 2007 SLs do you have onhand. Or is that info off limits to post in this forum? If it is, could you pm me? I have a medium ano RP23 frame on order but I can just see me waiting and waiting and waiting. If I got one earlier from someone else it's for sure my LBS could sell "my" frame when it came in to another rider. Thanks.

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    my new xc rig

    Large 07 with a 07 fox float120 (OE fork from another bike brand) king wheel set, juciy carbons and mostly XT. I love the slacker head angle that the fork gives and the longer top tube is nice. The factory propedal on the float R (rear shock) is really good. I had planed on taking care of valving first thing but its pretty much spot on. Cheers!
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    How tall are you m-dub? That seat post seems to be well up. (I'm 6'2 and I'm trying to figure what size I need.)
    It's pretty depressing to hear about the long wait time, how much longer for me in Australia?
    It's good to see real life pics of the two anodized frame colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    How tall are you m-dub? That seat post seems to be well up. (I'm 6'2 and I'm trying to figure what size I need.)
    It's pretty depressing to hear about the long wait time, how much longer for me in Australia?
    It's good to see real life pics of the two anodized frame colours.
    Im 6'2" and have a 35" inseam. I push the size range of the Large but like my bikes to be on the smaller side. The XL is just too long in the top tube for my liking. It really feels good. I only have a few rides in but I haven't thought about the bike once, which to me means its right. Good luck, they are worth the wait.

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    some more supalight love...


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    07 SL Medium

    Sure is fun to ride!!!

    Plenty of rear tire room compared to pre-07
    Stiff rear triangle
    Pedals great
    Sreamer on the descents
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    Just picked-up my 07 Superlight!

    Here are photos of my new liquid blue bike! Tomorrow morning I will go for my first trail ride! Thanks for all the inspirational photos and comments that led to my purchase.





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    That first photo looks like it belongs in Playboy! Nice bike!!!
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    Looks great!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpatkinson
    Here are photos of my new liquid blue bike! Tomorrow morning I will go for my first trail ride! Thanks for all the inspirational photos and comments that led to my purchase.




    What's the build and what's your previous bike? Tell us all about your first test drive of this beauty.

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    you wont regret it JP!

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    First ride was fantastic!

    I took the bike out today on a 14 mile loop through the Marin Headlands: probably not the best terrain for this bike, but I know the route and wanted to compare this ride to the four bikes I had previously tested on this loop. The weather was perfect, but there were some seriously muddy spots ... one of which had me half-way to the hubs under mud/water. Horrible for the trail [absolutely no choice], but I didn't fall down.

    Fire road descents on this were just okay: nothing like the SIR9, but equal to the RUSH and the Racer-X, from what I could tell. This bike won't let me out of the saddle on the steepest climbs, as the rear wheel immediately loses traction. I don't know what this says about the bike, the rider, or both ... but I found out that I didn't actually need to get out of the saddle to climb hills on this bike! The seat -- WTB Rocket V -- isn't very good. I may need to upgrade.

    I think I may regret a late night sticker-removing frenzy last night. I have already ordered the replacement stickers from SC. I definitely like the shocks better with the Fox advert removed, though. The suspension was perfect: there is absolutely NO pedal bob, but the ability of the suspension to smooth out the bumps and help me navigate a rocky, steep, descent was great. I am a total newbie to FS, but I have no regrets on this purchse!

    I love this bike!


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    Them '07 SL's are turning me into a green eyed monsta ... Looks like SCB did an excellent facelift for the single pivot. I am happy (not!) for you guys who've got the '07s. Here's a picture of my '05 SL (one of the last frames to be made in USA). I'm still in love with my ride, glad to see this thread getting a new breadth of life!


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    2006 Sl

    Here is my 2006 SL. Absolutely love it!
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    Hello from Austria/Europe. I found this Thread and thought i must post my Superlight.

    Frame: SantaCruz Superlight 06
    fork: Rock Shox Reba Team Air U-Turn
    wheels: DT 340 disc VR+HR Naben, XR 4,2d Felgen
    RooX S 4.1 Seatpost
    RooX DBS Cross Comp XC
    RooX Dannys MXC Stem
    saddle: "Selle Italia" SLR Gel Flow, Rot
    XT crankset. HT II
    Kassette XT
    trigger XT
    front d. XT
    rear d. XTR
    brake: Avid Juicy Seven 185mm 2007
    headset: Chris King No Thread Set black
    ergon Race Grip Men MR1
    pedals: Time ATAC XS
    Specialized Carbon bottle holder

    i hope you like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatkinson
    I love this bike!
    Hey, man, nice shot!
    everyone drives a Used Car

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    Here's mine.


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    i try other pictures:








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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestro
    About 3 weeks old! Built from an 02' frame.

    Built up for general trail duty.

    A Joy to ride!
    Quote Originally Posted by jas_hill
    Only had 'Kermit' for a couple weeks but loved every ride. Got the frame as the Blur XC I ordered wasn't going to make it in time for the TransRockies. Count Stylie (the NZ importer) gave me this XL Apple Green beauty to use for the race. All I can say was that it was a magic bike that had no problems, climbed incredibly well and decended like a champ. I just hope the Blur XC will match the high benchmark set by Kermit!
    you guys thought it was only twins right? well they're triplets
    here's my '03 SL with Race Face cranks, Mavic Crossland, Juicy Carbon, monkey lite, Sram X.9 Drivetrain (recently move to Sram, and loving it) SL, Maxxis Tubeless and few other goodies.

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    I have a SantaCruz Superlight that was purchased in '02. It's probably been ridden less than 10 miles, I mean, seriously unused. Where's the best place to sell this bike? Any ideas on what it's worth. It has shimano XT components except for LX pedal cranks. Thanks for any help, as you might be able to tell, I'm not that into this sport!! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm3ten
    I have a SantaCruz Superlight that was purchased in '02. It's probably been ridden less than 10 miles, I mean, seriously unused. Where's the best place to sell this bike? Any ideas on what it's worth. It has shimano XT components except for LX pedal cranks. Thanks for any help, as you might be able to tell, I'm not that into this sport!! Thanks again.
    Try the MTBR Classifieds, else eBay would be another good option. Good luck.

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    06 Superlight Reddick/Razorback Florida




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    Good job! Got my new '07 Superlight

    I love this bike!
    Check my blog for more shots.
    http://glenalpineepicadventures.blogspot.com/
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    Good job! Got my new '07 Superlight

    I love this bike!
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    Here is more of the love

    This bike is great!
    http://glenalpineepicadventures.blogspot.com/
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    Here is my girls '06 SL (juliana) & my '01 SL too

    Got a great deal on the '06 Ano-gold frame, swapped a few parts from her '02 duke blue and then upgraded the rest from there. She loves it!

    The other is my '01 SL. The Nomad on the rack is mine as well. Lot's of Santa Cruz LOVE at this household.
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    I love my new Superlight

    And I cant quit taking pictures of it.
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    Here's my '00. Recently broke it down, repolished and clearcoated it. I need to get me some action shots though. I went thru many bikes before I got this one, just can't let it go.



    Built it up myself with:
    XT shifters/lever combo
    XTR rd and cassette (8sd)
    Race Face cranks (Isis)
    Chris King hubs mounted on Mavic 517's
    Fox Vanilla 100R fork
    Avid 7" mechanicals

    It's and oldie, but a goodie. I have never had one issue with this frame and it has been through a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosIv
    I love this bike!
    Check my blog for more shots.
    http://glenalpineepicadventures.blogspot.com/
    Awesome bike... even more awesome riding!

    Whoa there on the headset spacers! 5???!!! Ever considered a higher rise stem and/or riser bar?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    where is the love?

    come on now.... show your SL a little love while resting!
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    I dont think my wife will enjoy sharing the bed, but I will try to show my SL that kind of love. Those CA trails look like a lot of fun. The womans picture on your profile still has me seeing cross eyed - this is weird.

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    Thanks and very observative. I asked the guy at the bike shop put those in since I can always take some away but needing to add in later would be an issue. I'm going to take some out after a while in an attempt to find the height I like the most then maybe get a corresponding riser stem or bars. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    The bike is one fun ride on the trails, so it's always dirty now. Got kicked right outta bed before ever having a chance.

    It could be time to change that pic. still makes my eyes hurt too....

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    Superlight & old Heckler shock info
    Superlight & old Heckler shock info

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    Now I love superlights!!

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    superlight lovin

    After waiting over six months for my preordered superlight to arrive in the uk , I finally got to ride her on Sunday in the Peak district National park , /wow was it worth the wait , you bet super plush superlight super responsive super climber , I am well pleased, Only problem now is the wife had a ride , and wants to change her 2006 Juliana for a 2007 version now. Ohh well I better start saving again

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    Here's some pics of my '07--I hope

    On a recent trip to Moab:

    The last two kind of duplicate themselves but...enjoy anyway.
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