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    Some changes...
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    Some upgrades

    Deity dirty30 handelbar
    deity flat pedals
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    Just bought this 2012 Superlight from Santa Cruz, was a Demo. I know absolutely nothing about it. XT and Easton are the themes...

    Maybe someone can tell me more about my bike haha




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    [QUOTE=Roundel;9483784]Just bought this 2012 Superlight from Santa Cruz, was a Demo. I know absolutely nothing about it. XT and




    Very nice ride ....tell more how is it ... THE total weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fparra




    Very nice ride ....tell more how is it ... THE total weight?
    Thanks, it's fun to ride, lives up to its name but not sure what the weight it, haven't gotten it on a scale.

    (cut and pasting from a post in the general forum)

    This is what happens when you're an impulse buyer late on Ebay. I'm just getting back into mountain biking after moving to a new area, been four years since I've been on a bike.

    Bought it from Santa Cruz, is a 2012 Superlight demo bike. Shimano XT gearing and brakes, Fox 120 mm fork, Easton EA70 stem/bar/post/wheels.

    Looks like the tires are tubeless? No idea. Anyone care to give insight here on what's worth keeping and what's a weak point? I'm a 190lbs rider and just doing XC. From taking it out once I love it but if there's anything worth upgrading or looking out for (I'm wanting to go 2x10 but don't know where to go for that) then I'm open to suggestions and tips.

    I feel like I got a good deal but wish I know more

















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    [QUOTE=Roundel;9485896]Thanks, it's fun to ride, lives up to its name but not sure what the weight it, haven't gotten it on a scale.

    the wheels are not tubeless...you can convert them with stan's

    EA70 XC 26" - XC - Wheels - PRODUCTS - Mountain

    being your first bike... you are starting on a very high starting point.. you have a very nice set of everything... it is very complete... wich was the price?

    some changes in the future can be, as you said: the cranks, shifters and convert into tubeless... but at this piont you got a very good deal!!!

    relax..enjoy your rides, keep as it is and you will see... the more you get into mtb you will feel the need to change almost everything.... also you have a very good set of pedals choose your best shoes and hit the road....

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    The XT set and the wheels you've got are very good. It's not found on the entry level superlight. I would enjoy that bike to the fullest and not make a change unless it's fitment related such as stem length or bars (risers vs. flats). Going with tubeless is not a major change. For your type of riding and weight, you'll be fine provided it fits right. Some minor changes to suspension PSI and seat height/angle will make this perfect. New this bike could have been over $3k...

    Enjoy.

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    For those who are curious, I paid $1450 for it + 75 shipping + $100 to LBS to assemble.

    Thanks for the link to the Stan's Tubeless Kit.

    I chose the Time ATACs as I liked them on my RM. Have Specialized Sport MTB shoe, like them as well.

    This is my fourth bike Last was a 2001 Rocky Mountain Element Race that I had a few upgrades to:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjhiker View Post
    The XT set and the wheels you've got are very good. It's not found on the entry level superlight. I would enjoy that bike to the fullest and not make a change unless it's fitment related such as stem length or bars (risers vs. flats). Going with tubeless is not a major change. For your type of riding and weight, you'll be fine provided it fits right. Some minor changes to suspension PSI and seat height/angle will make this perfect. New this bike could have been over $3k...

    Enjoy.
    Thanks! I figured it was nicely specced being a Santa Cruz demo bike, I'm sure the mindset when building the bike was not to disappoint potential buyers.

    The fit is nice, very happy. 5'8" and feel comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fongster View Post
    I just bought a 2012 Superlight with RXC and I love it. It's my first FS bike--I'm kind of late to that scene.



    Edit: OK, I've got the bike dialed more--controls moved around, suspension tuned. This bike rocks. It climbs better than my old Fisher Paragon rigid bike and that's w/o locking anything out. Descends like a champ, nimble on ST...loving it!
    We're twins!

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    Just finished my first (shorter than I would have liked) ride on my new Superlight 29! What a fun bike! I've never had a 29'er before and I can definitely see why people like them. Time will tell if I reach for this more than my 26" bike.

    I got the "almost complete" 2013 RXC build on it. It has the new Fox CTD fork but not the rear shock. A little bummed about that but I ordered it before they announced the 2013 kits so it's still a bonus to have the longer travel fork as far as I'm concerned. I'm also pretty excited about having the Shadow Plus SLX on it. I have the XTR on my other bike and like it a lot so far.

    Superlight Love-imageuploadedbytapatalk1342971329.725477.jpg

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    I think a tire upgrade may be in order. Not sure why that pic is showing up twice...
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    Question for all of you SL 29er owners. I am 5"11 with 32 inseam. I like a compact fit. Trying to decide between a medium and large. What are people my size riding?

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    Mine is a large and I'm 6' tall. The size feels great to me. I bought a medium Nomad a few years ago thinking I wanted a more compact fit. It felt ok until I started climbing, then the top tube felt too short, even with a longer stem. Only large for me from now on. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmon2 View Post
    Mine is a large and I'm 6' tall. The size feels great to me. I bought a medium Nomad a few years ago thinking I wanted a more compact fit. It felt ok until I started climbing, then the top tube felt too short, even with a longer stem. Only large for me from now on. Good luck!
    Im 5'5 - small size - need a longer stem - better went for medium size - im in the edge

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    Such a solid bike. Does any trail rider really need more than a single pivot?


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    I love this bike. Tough, light, reliable, and affordable. I love single pivots!

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    I finally got my first Superlight a little over a week ago. I have been wanting one ever since I first discovered them back in 2007.

    Here are the specs on it:
    Frame: Santa Cruz Superlight 2007
    Fork: Fox R 100
    Rear Shock: Fox RP23
    Wheels: Shimano XT / Mavic mx117 rims, 32hole, 2 cross
    Shifters: Shimano LX
    Crankset: Shimano LX 42/32/22 175mm length
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano hollowtech 2
    Front Der: Shimano LX
    Rear Der: Shimano XT Shadow
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Five (Brand new rotors!)
    Cassette: Sram PG 1070 (11-34)
    Chain: Shimano XT
    Tires: F-Kenda small block 8 R- Bontrager jones Mudd
    Stem: Thompson X-4 110mm
    Handlebar: Ritchey Carbon Super Logic 0 degree rise, 10 degree sweep
    Saddle: Fizik Airione
    Seatpost: Race Face
    Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce

    I was told that it weighs in right around 26.75 lbs, which is pretty good compared to my Specialized FSR-xc I had back in 07.

    I took it for my first ride this past weekend and loved it a lot. I need to adjust a couple of things and then it should be golden. I mainly want to flip my stem in order to raise my bars up a little bit, I am thinking about a different seat too...something that is a little more comfortable, yet lightweight.

    As for the build itself, my plans are to reduce the weight a little further (24-25 lbs). I will probably pursue this by getting a different wheelset that also is tubeless friendly. I may also throw on some XT cranks too. I am going to enjoy the bike for a little bit before I make any big component changes though. I think the first thing that I will buy for it is a set of Ergon grips though!

    Anyways, here is a picture of my bike:

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    My SL 29er.

    SL29-6 by sage972003, on Flickr


    SL29-5 by sage972003, on Flickr



    SL29-4 by sage972003, on Flickr

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    And here it is, first ride on my new Superlight 2013.

    Here is a short video:
    Santa Cruz Superlight - first ride - YouTube
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    My Superlight!!!

    UPDATE!!!

    Have converted to 650B already and it made it a better XC bike in my opinion for the trails I ride...

    Superlight Love-1157509_518723874862523_601605610_n.jpg

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    SL Medium anodized gray with RP23
    Fox 26 'er RLC lowered to 120 mm 15 mm TA
    Full XT 2x10 drivetrain ( thinking of going 1x10)
    Balckspire Stinger Chainguide
    WTB i23 650 B laced with Dt swiss revo with Nevegals 2.1 ( planning to change to Maxxis 2.2 Ardents at front and Maxxix Crossmarks 2.1 rear)
    Easton e70 cockpit

    my first conversion!!!
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    Just ordered my 2013 R XC - can't wait!

    Got it in black, Medium. Are all the Fox Float forks on this white or does the black come with a black fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    Just ordered my 2013 R XC - can't wait!

    Got it in black, Medium. Are all the Fox Float forks on this white or does the black come with a black fork?
    Congrats and have fun with your new ride. Mine has a black fork.

    I changed the handlebars to a green one similar to Fparra's pics above but different brand. Really cool look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage97 View Post
    Congrats and have fun with your new ride. Mine has a black fork.

    I changed the handlebars to a green one similar to Fparra's pics above but different brand. Really cool look.
    Yeah that does look good.

    Is yours a Small or Medium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddle pimp View Post
    Here's mine. Got this to complement my Nomad MK2....

    Brakes: XT, 180 mm rotor front, 160 mm rotoe rear...

    XT 2012 2x10 drivetrain

    Hello SPimp, let me know your thoughts of the XT brakes... I have alredy pull the trigger for a set of those... it was $225 shipping included + $30 for the rotors ... all set for $250...

    First I was glimpsed for a set of Avid5 for $160 .... but at the end I went for the XT... I have read that XT had better modulation, are easy for setting and maintenance and has a terrific stopping power... I have currently the AVID 1 ... they are going to be in a Chameleon built Im dealing with. They work fine... not many issues in them...

    have a nice rides!!!

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