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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryH
    Hi, I picked up my anodized orange superlight a few weeks back at a local bike shop.
    It was sold used, but looks almost brand new. The owner did not know the year of
    the bike. It has disc brake tabs at the rear, non replaceable derailer hanger.
    I hope you experts can give me some info about the superlight I bought.
    Gary
    One more thing, my bike weighs in a scant 24.5lbs, before I upgraded to the heavier
    shimano M324 multi-purpose pedals.. I'm thinking of adding disc brakes, but am
    worried that may add a pound to the overall weight. Heh, I can stand to lose several
    times that in body fat .

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    Is it a size large??? If so it looks like 2001 frame. Rear triangle is 2001 and earlier design, and the sloping top tube is 2001 design on large. I ride a 2001 medium, looks like new and still love every second of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_phun
    Is it a size large??? If so it looks like 2001 frame. Rear triangle is 2001 and earlier design, and the sloping top tube is 2001 design on large. I ride a 2001 medium, looks like new and still love every second of it.
    Yes, it is a large. I'm 5"8' and it fits me perfectly. I know medium is my size, but I feel
    more comfy with the L frame. My friend has a M heckler and it feels a bit small for me.

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    Nothing But Love

    I never rode the Blur but after riding this I don't feel the need. I went from an 02 NRS to this and man what a difference. I clean everything I used to walk, just point the bike and hold on. I tried locking out the rear on climbs and that might as well not even be an option, I bounced more with the rear rigid than I did with it unlocked. At 6'1" and 180 pounds this bike has no noticeable flex or bob and I would recommend to anyone looking for a XC rig.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    More superlight love from the Islands
    sorry the pic wouldnt upload, the file size is 662 bits to large...tried to compress...enjoy the ride...
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    Idea! You can tell by..

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryH
    I hope you experts can give me some info about the superlight I bought.
    Gary
    Check the serial number on the bottom of the BB shell, the first two numbers represent the year (at least for mine which is an '02).

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    BB serial number and year of production

    Quote Originally Posted by Brace1
    Check the serial number on the bottom of the BB shell, the first two numbers represent the year (at least for mine which is an '02).
    My starts with 2K....... So I think it's just a coincidence with yours or perhaps they
    started stamping the year on the BB in '02?

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    Weight of your superlight

    Hi Guys, I was just checking out the thread on weight of the new Blurs.
    Some of those blurs weigh 27-28lbs, as much as my friend's Heckler.
    To be fair, there is a guy with a 22.x lbs Blur, but most people are at 25+lbs.
    How much does your Superlight weight?

    I have mostly XTR components with Propel wheel set and avid ti v brakes.
    I weighed my bike on two different scales and it comes in at 24.5lbs.
    Size of frame is L.

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    For sure..

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryH
    My starts with 2K....... So I think it's just a coincidence with yours or perhaps they
    started stamping the year on the BB in '02?
    ..it's not a coincidence with mine, someone told me to look for it. And with yours, 2K tells me it's a model year 2000..??..

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    Mine comes is around 23 pounds depending on what tires I run. Mostly carbon parts with sid fork, 5th air rear, conti tires with stan's giz, and crossmax sl wheels. medium anno frame
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    feel the SL love

    2001 front triangle, 2003 rear triangle.
    Recently upgraded with the Reba.
    Great for racing or all day marathon rides.
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    Ano Grey SL

    Here is my ano grey superlight, got it less than a year. Recently changed to new Stylo crank with gigaXpipe, love it.
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    I-WANT-SUPERLIGHT any body who is willing to sell their superlight top me lemme nkow! I'm looking for a Large 2004. Thanks

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    yet another couple-a pix

    Goin' big lately with the Cap'n 'Merica/PBR red-white-'n'-blue look. Check the science on the homemade headbadge.
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    New question here. Santa Cruz Superlight

    Quote Originally Posted by striker
    2002 SL with about that many miles on her...

    Love her but I'm gentle with her.
    Hi,

    I see that you have a chain stay protection on your Superlight. I just bought a Superlight frame and will be riding the bike in couple of days (as soon as i figure out how to install the hydraulic brakes). Anyway, I'm contemplating if I need the chainstay protection since the chain is below. Thanks in advance and I'll post my ano-orage frame soon.

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    Sometimes I lust for others (Blur, Heckler, 5.5, El Cham, X-5), but I always seem to come back to my baby below. '00 anodized blue. Manitou Black 100mm Fork, Manitou Swinger 3 Way SPV shock. Mix of SRAM/Shimano drivetrain. Avid Mechs.

    I placed her on my front porch, where keg usually goes... so that's a special place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jepp
    Hi,

    I see that you have a chain stay protection on your Superlight. I just bought a Superlight frame and will be riding the bike in couple of days (as soon as i figure out how to install the hydraulic brakes). Anyway, I'm contemplating if I need the chainstay protection since the chain is below. Thanks in advance and I'll post my ano-orage frame soon.

    I have been riding my SL for several months now and have never had any problems with chainslap. I do run a fairly tight chain though.

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    Superlight with XTR and new RP3

    Superlights are great!
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    Superlights Going Strong!!!

    Superlights are tough and simple no B.S. bikes, I really enjoy riding it.
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    Still flying after all these years

    Silver ano (looks like that's the popular color here) Marathon SL 100 mm, XTR drivetrain, Hayes, King/Mavic, Thompson, Easton, WTB
    Broke the original swingarm and SC replaced it wth the newer version. Busted a pivot axle too once. LOVE that bike.
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    Matte Black

    Does anyone own or have you seen the matte black powdercoat Superlight? Looks like they don't make it in anodized black.

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    2002 Superlight. Love it love it love it....Pic taken from Crested Butte, CO.
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    I have no idea what I'm talking about...But yeah, that sounds about right.

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    My 24-HR SC SL



    Damn you Superlight, why must I sell my dusty forsaken Litespeed hardtail?
    "I'm supa-fly TNT, I'm tha guns of the navarone!"

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    SoCal Superlight

    Superlights rule the santa monica mountains.
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    Here is my Love

    '02 frame with lots of good stuff. Approx 25 lbs.
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    No time to clean...

    Here's mine in it's latest incarnation...

    2000 Main triangle
    2004 Rear triangle
    Fox RP3
    Manitou Skareb Elite SPV 100 mm
    Mavic Crossmax Enduro
    Avid Juicy 5
    XT crankset
    Sram X.9 rear derailleur
    Thomson post
    Easton MG60 stem
    Easton Monkey Lite SL bar
    WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle
    Egg Beaters Stainless
    XT Cassette
    New decals
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    Here is my brand new '05 Superlight after the first ride and wash. There are quite a few of these here in Finland as well...


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    Great Trailbike!

    About 3 weeks old! Built from an 02' frame.

    Built up for general trail duty.

    A Joy to ride!
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    I think i am in the right place...

    Hey all,

    Im thinking about picking up an SL this summer. I want know the nitty gritty about it. What dont you like about it? and...that...that.....ughh...that irreplaceable droput!?.

    Im 165Lbs, and will be racing casually and trail riding with 2-3 foot drops max. (note: im not a hucker..when i mean drop i mean flying over obstacles and stuff.)

    Think this will give me what i need?>


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    Quote Originally Posted by trekracer8000
    Hey all,

    Im thinking about picking up an SL this summer. I want know the nitty gritty about it. What dont you like about it? and...that...that.....ughh...that irreplaceable droput!?.

    Im 165Lbs, and will be racing casually and trail riding with 2-3 foot drops max. (note: im not a hucker..when i mean drop i mean flying over obstacles and stuff.)

    Think this will give me what i need?>


    Cheers
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    It's probably best to start a new thread. Also be sure to search this forum because you will find some good info - usually in a Blur v. SL or a SL or Heckler type discussion. As for the dropouts, and this is pretty much from what SC says, since it's not the two-piece type dropout, it is much stronger. And I've never heard of anyone breaking it on a SL. I think it could also be bent back if needed. After all these years, I think if it was a problem we would hear more complaints on this forum or SC would change the design. The SL is arguably one of the best XC designs ever made. Good luck with your SL purchase

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    love my sc
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    My SL


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    Hey look! A Superlight.

    Here is mine, it's about 5 months old and everything is great... but I still like riding my singlespeed better. Large 2005 Superlight frame for sale? =)
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    Last Pictures before I have to sell her

    I'm moving to Minnesota for med school, and I know I wont have much time to ride.
    So I'm thinking I'm going to have to sell her. I just wanted to post some pics of her so I
    could look at her during the freezing winters that my Nor Cal A$$ wont be used to.

    The specs.
    King head set, King wheel set, Thompson stem, Push'd Fox shock for a (170-190) rider.
    Brand new WTB Ti saddle. Hope Mini Mono disc breaks. Marz MX Pro w/ ETA 2004
    fork. Carbon handle bars. 8spd XT drive train.

    She was so much fun.
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    Are those Continental Gravity's? How you liking them so far?

    Nice Reba...
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel
    Are those Continental Gravity's? How you liking them so far?

    Nice Reba...
    Continental Vapor front and Geax Sturdy rear.
    I have had the Vapor on my SS and have quite liked it as a front tyre.
    Cannot go past the Sturdy as a rear tyre for over here in Australia on the trails I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    Continental Vapor front and Geax Sturdy rear.
    I have had the Vapor on my SS and have quite liked it as a front tyre.
    Cannot go past the Sturdy as a rear tyre for over here in Australia on the trails I ride.
    Thanks. I didn't notice the Sturdy on the rear What size is it? The Sturdy is actually on my list for my next tire purchase for my hardtail. Would you say it rolls pretty well on hardpack/pavement? [I've a road ride to the trailhead and use the same bike for commuting to work]
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel
    Thanks. I didn't notice the Sturdy on the rear What size is it? The Sturdy is actually on my list for my next tire purchase for my hardtail. Would you say it rolls pretty well on hardpack/pavement? [I've a road ride to the trailhead and use the same bike for commuting to work]
    Sturdy is a 2.1 if that is what you mean.
    Superlight is a Large.

    Sturdy rolls just fine on hardpack and pavement.
    Tough tyres too. I have had that tyre on my bikes on and off for over 2 years and it is still in great condition. Cannot kill them with a stick.
    Very tall sidewall too which seems to help stop pinch flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR
    Sturdy is a 2.1 if that is what you mean.
    Superlight is a Large.

    Sturdy rolls just fine on hardpack and pavement.
    Tough tyres too. I have had that tyre on my bikes on and off for over 2 years and it is still in great condition. Cannot kill them with a stick.
    Very tall sidewall too which seems to help stop pinch flats.
    Oops, I meant the tire

    Thanks for the replies.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Just bought a Superlight

    I have been looking into a Blur. I have tested a SL and Blur and Intense. They are no longer making the regular Blurs they are all XC. I only need a frame. Based on a lot of investigating and COST I bought a SL. Everyone raves about its climbing which is what I want. The Blur is awesome also, and maybe better on the downhill. The cost difference was 700.00.
    Not only that, in my area there were no Blurs my size and it would have been a 8 week wait. I am stripping my Spec. Epic. I'm happy, it is silver anodized. With the less cost I can lighten it up even more with a new seat post and handlebars and adding travel to my forks.

    "Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?"

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    Short-term Superlight love

    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!
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    Anyone else running Kenda's 2.1 Nevegals in the rear and getting rubbing on the seat stays? I think my crummy deore wheels have bad dish, or, anyone ever bent their rear triangle?

    Here's a obligatory pict of the ride --loving it nonetheless!
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    Rubbage

    I had some rub marks from the Nevegals on the seatstays for sure. I was running the 1.95 version so I would imagine the 2.1 would rub for sure.

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    ... and if we just ...

    im about to buy a Fox DHX Air 5.0 to put on the rear of my circa 99-00 superlight!!! cant wait to feel the difference from my Vanilla RC rear shock. i just got confirmation from scott @ santa cruz that the size should be 7.875 x 2.0, but a 2.25 will fit but squeezed.

    just some good data for the db.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaji
    im about to buy a Fox DHX Air 5.0 to put on the rear of my circa 99-00 superlight!!! cant wait to feel the difference from my Vanilla RC rear shock. i just got confirmation from scott @ santa cruz that the size should be 7.875 x 2.0, but a 2.25 will fit but squeezed.

    just some good data for the db.
    What made you decide to put a DHX air on it? I thought the biggest advantage of the DHX shocks was the bottoming control, but with the riding I did on my Superlight I never had a problem with bottoming a Float RC (which is more progressive than a vanilla). I'm not saying a DHX air is a bad idea, but it's a fairly heavy (for an air shock) and quite expensive shock, so I'm curious why you chose it.

    That said, I would die for one on my Heckler right now.

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    My new Superlight

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    I just got her two weeks ago 10/7/2005. I love her!!!
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    Love the single pivot

    My Superlight w/ Squaw Valley in the backround......
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    There she is

    Its an F16

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