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    I've got XT brakes on my SL. Best upgrade I've ever done, and I did it last July. The original Avid5s (or maybe they were 7s), would fade pretty badly on descents...

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    Frame- 17" 2003? Superlight
    Fork- 08' Reba Race
    Wheels- Mavic Cross-Trails
    Tyres- 2.2 Racing Raplh
    Tubes- Ghetto Tubeless, Homebrew sealant
    Crank/BB- SLX
    Pedals- Eggbeater SL's
    Rear Der.- Sram X.9
    Front Der.- E13 XCX chainguide
    Cassette- Sram 970
    Chain- Cheap KMC
    Stem- Sette Edge
    Bar- Sette carbon riser bar
    Shifter- Sram X.0 Gripshifter
    Grips- Ritchey WCS foam
    Brakes- Elixer 5
    Post- Kalloy Uno SP-357 with Woodman Deathgrip clamp
    Seat- WTB Silerado
    A few to bolts here and there.
    Should be right around 26#

    Today was my first ever ride on a full suspension bike. Swapped frames to the new to me superlight and headed too the trails. Couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    Yeah that does look good.

    Is yours a Small or Medium?
    Medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    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?
    I'm about the same size and had a medium and swapped it for a large. The bike felt a little numb so I just switched from a 120mm stem to a 75mm and added 765mm bars. Feels way more responsive than before and I can get the front wheel up without throwing my back out







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    2012 SL RXC 29er
    Continental Mountain king II tubeless
    Shimano 530 SPDs
    WTB Pure V
    Stylo 75mm stem
    Azonic 765mm double wall riser bar
    WTB weirwolf grips
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
    SC:12' Superlight 29er (sold)
    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
    SC:12' TBLT

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    Are these pictures of your medium or large?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    Are these pictures of your medium or large?
    large
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
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    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
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    Hmm, I may need an XL based on looks. I am a tic over 6' with a 35.5" cycling inseam. My current bike has a 24.7" ETT and I run a 100mm stem. Anyone else between L and XL with feedback?

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    @ kustomz : i'm 6ft1, and have the large, with 90mm stem. My inseam is 90cm.
    If in doubt, best is to go smaller.
    Also dépends on the trails you ride and the position you want on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    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?
    we are pretty much the exact same mesuments and after riding a medium and large i went with the large. Overall fit is right on but might drop the stem down to 70mm...

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    Got a chance to take the bike out after swapping to a shorter stem and wider bars and wow, what a difference. I can now get the front wheel up with ease by just throwing my body weight around. Who knew manuals on a 29er was so much fun!
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
    SC:12' Superlight 29er (sold)
    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
    SC:12' TBLT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    Got a chance to take the bike out after swapping to a shorter stem and wider bars and wow, what a difference. I can now get the front wheel up with ease by just throwing my body weight around. Who knew manuals on a 29er was so much fun!
    How wide did you go on the bars? Thinking about going with a 70mm stem with 730mm bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCFast View Post
    How wide did you go on the bars? Thinking about going with a 70mm stem with 730mm bars.
    swapped from the factory 680mm & 120mm stem to Azonic 762mm bars and a 75mm stem.
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    swapped from the factory 680mm & 120mm stem to Azonic 762mm bars and a 75mm stem.
    lol i guess i could have just paid attention to your earlier post for the answer..Sorry
    Sounds like a dramatic change but overall reach looks to be very close. Factory stem on mine is the 90mm really strongly considering a 70 with 730 bars for that just right feeling.

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    My SL should arrive early next week. Called them yesterday and had them upgrade from the Avids to XT brakes based on feedback here. Cost to upgrade wasn't too crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomz View Post
    Hmm, I may need an XL based on looks. I am a tic over 6' with a 35.5" cycling inseam. My current bike has a 24.7" ETT and I run a 100mm stem. Anyone else between L and XL with feedback?
    I just built up an XL 26er. I am 6'1" with kind of gangly arms. I am running an 80mm 6 degree stem, spaced up 30mm, and 730mm low-rise bars, and the fit is amazing, much better than my previous bike. it feels like i'm more 'in' the bike, if that makes sense.

    my old bike was a size large gunnar rockhound 29er, which i ran with a 120mm stem. the reach is pretty much identical between the two bikes, but i like the feel of the shorter stem and wider bars a lot. the rear suspension isn't so bad either...

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    Hey all - the '13 R XC has a 15mm front axle, correct? Ordering a rack now.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Found out that it does.
    Last edited by stencil; 12-04-2012 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCFast View Post
    lol i guess i could have just paid attention to your earlier post for the answer..Sorry
    Sounds like a dramatic change but overall reach looks to be very close. Factory stem on mine is the 90mm really strongly considering a 70 with 730 bars for that just right feeling.
    No worries. Is your bike a 26 or 29? Unless you are riding super-narrow singletrack, wider is better on the 29.
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
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    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    No worries. Is your bike a 26 or 29? Unless you are riding super-narrow singletrack, wider is better on the 29.
    it's a 29 i do not ride anything narrow enough that 2-3 extra inches of bar will be a detriment. The 680mm bars feel a little to narrow but the reach is about right so dropping the stem and widening the bars should keep the reach and liven it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    No worries. Is your bike a 26 or 29? Unless you are riding super-narrow singletrack, wider is better on the 29.
    I don't really see the link between wheel size and bar width

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    This thread will turn 9 years old next month, and is still going strong! That has to be some kind of record.
    And it says a lot about the Superlight. Great bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    I don't really see the link between wheel size and bar width
    true. I guess it comes down to preceding that comment with an IMHO

    We have a SL26er for comparison and the 29er feels like it's quite a bit bigger (obviously) and benefited from wider bars to control that big wheel up front.
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    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
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    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    This thread will turn 9 years old next month, and is still going strong! That has to be some kind of record.
    And it says a lot about the Superlight. Great bike.
    Superlight is a classic that with the minor updates over the years still gets the job done to near perfection. I wouldn't be surprised to see this thread going strong for another nine years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    I'm about the same size and had a medium and swapped it for a large. The bike felt a little numb so I just switched from a 120mm stem to a 75mm and added 765mm bars. Feels way more responsive than before and I can get the front wheel up without throwing my back out







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    2012 SL RXC 29er
    Continental Mountain king II tubeless
    Shimano 530 SPDs
    WTB Pure V
    Stylo 75mm stem
    Azonic 765mm double wall riser bar
    WTB weirwolf grips
    I can't imagine this is a picture of a large frame 29er. Here is a picture of my Large 26. That frame looks way smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Saw View Post
    I can't imagine this is a picture of a large frame 29er. Here is a picture of my Large 26. That frame looks way smaller.
    It does look small, but the medium was even smaller. The seat tube is 19.5" with the longer L/XL shock. For comparison, my large butcher is 19", Both measure as specified from santa cruz
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
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    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
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    Wow. It has to be the totally different frame geometry for the 29 set up. Granted, the larger hoops make the frame look smaller, but all the tubes look shorter too. Maybe it's because the top tube has to angle down so much more due to the larger wheels to give the same standover height. I would have bet big money that it was a medium size frame. Glad you love it. I sure love mine. It fits me perfect.

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