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  • 12-06-2012
    SCFast
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bone Saw View Post
    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.

    The oddest thing is that the 29er frame is lighter. Top tube is the same length stand over is not the same and is about 3/4 to 1in higher on the 29 and BB sits 8/10ths lower on the 26.
  • 12-06-2012
    ATXZJ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SCFast View Post
    The oddest thing is that the 29er frame is lighter. Top tube is the same length stand over is not the same and is about 3/4 to 1in higher on the 29 and BB sits 8/10ths lower.

    something else

    my wifes small juliana only weighs one pound less than my large 29er. Both are RXC kits:confused:
  • 12-06-2012
    SCFast
    Must be thinner wall tubing on the 29er's. It's only about 1/10lb lighter for a given size.

    Ordered a thomson 70mm X4 stem today...Now to get bar's squared away.
  • 12-06-2012
    Bone Saw
    I've never looked real close at a 29 SL until now. I didn't realize there was that much difference in the frame. That's amazing.
  • 12-07-2012
    Fparra
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    I bought my SCSL29 on March 2012; after a quick riding the rear shox began oil leaking. Today Im going to take it to my LBS to check it up. Maybe Im going to apply guarantee...

    I have changed the Recon Silver TK for the Reba 29er 15mm thru axle.. the front stiffnes is great... also I have changed for a Race Face Deus CrankSet, pictures to come....
  • 12-08-2012
    ATXZJ
    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?

    heads up

    Santa Cruz SUPERLIGHT29 Complete Mountain Bike XL | eBay
  • 12-08-2012
    Bone Saw
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post

    Be careful about buying a stolen bike. Cheap price, no local pick up...all signs of stolen.
  • 12-08-2012
    ATXZJ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bone Saw View Post
    Be careful about buying a stolen bike. Cheap price, no local pick up...all signs of stolen.

    not sure about stolen but whoever it is seems to have access to SC bikes at a good price. they have listed 20-30 bikes and a box of 15 or 20 fox shocks so if they were going out the back door of SC, somebody would have noticed by now. I hope
  • 12-13-2012
    MrPretty
    My dad bought a frame from the Santa Cruz sale and we built it up with a few new parts and a some extra parts I had laying around.

    New Parts:
    Cane Creek 40 Headset
    Shimano XT Cassette
    Shimano M590 Crankset
    Tack Jockey Wheels
    Ergon GP-1
    KMC X9.99 Chain

    Re-Used Parts:
    Rockshox Recon Race SLite 100mm Fork
    Truvativ Bars & Stem
    Shimano XT M775 Brakes
    Shimano Deore Shifters [3X9] & Derailers
    Shimano XT Hubs laced to DT 420 Rims
    Specialized Saddle
    Specialized & Maxxis Tires I had laying around

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps95df629a.jpg

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...psca7b8ca6.jpg

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse55bfebd.jpg

    He has since replaced the specialized seatpost with a Raceface Turbine and the pedals with Wellgo MG-1s

    He loves the bike and it rides great, especially considering he spent less than $1,000 on the whole thing.
  • 12-14-2012
    Bone Saw
    That's an amazing bike for less than $1000. Nice that you had lots of the expensive parts laying around that you could re-use. Looks like a great set up.

    It looks very nice next to that cherry wood finish on the piano as well. I'm sure mom loves seeing the bike in the fancy front room on her pretty carpet. My wife gives me crap everytime my bike comes in the house. By the way, hydraulic fluid really messes up carpet...I found out the hard way.
  • 12-14-2012
    MrPretty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bone Saw View Post
    That's an amazing bike for less than $1000. Nice that you had lots of the expensive parts laying around that you could re-use. Looks like a great set up.

    It looks very nice next to that cherry wood finish on the piano as well. I'm sure mom loves seeing the bike in the fancy front room on her pretty carpet. My wife gives me crap everytime my bike comes in the house. By the way, hydraulic fluid really messes up carpet...I found out the hard way.

    After working on ATV parts in the house a few years ago when it was too cold outside, she doesn't mind bikes inside anymore. :D
  • 12-14-2012
    Eville140
    Lol. Replied to a very old post.
  • 12-15-2012
    stencil
  • 12-16-2012
    JMac47
    650b?........
  • 12-16-2012
    Fparra
    [QUOTE=stencil;9973691]It's alive. ALIVE!



    tell us about your rides.... in the uphills a 29er is a very hard hammer to start the ride.... it is hard...hard....to get it start...... once it is on the way... i just let it go...
  • 12-17-2012
    stencil
    [QUOTE=Fparra;9978028]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    It's alive. ALIVE!



    tell us about your rides.... in the uphills a 29er is a very hard hammer to start the ride.... it is hard...hard....to get it start...... once it is on the way... i just let it go...

    Will do! Have only ridden around the hood so far. I have a fitting tomorrow at the LBS when I'll be choosing new shoes to go with the new ride. Hope to hit the trails this weekend. Will keep it to fire road and basic single track as I get used to it, but there's a good mile of climbing at the beginning of the loop so we'll see how she climbs. I'm coming from a light hard tail 26er so I'm sure I'll be feeling it.

    I also realized that picture sucks.

    For those interested, it's a '13 Superlight RXC. All stock except I upgraded the Avid 5's to Shimano XT brakes.
  • 12-17-2012
    SCFast
    [QUOTE=stencil;9979747]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fparra View Post

    Will do! Have only ridden around the hood so far. I have a fitting tomorrow at the LBS when I'll be choosing new shoes to go with the new ride. Hope to hit the trails this weekend. Will keep it to fire road and basic single track as I get used to it, but there's a good mile of climbing at the beginning of the loop so we'll see how she climbs. I'm coming from a light hard tail 26er so I'm sure I'll be feeling it.

    I also realized that picture sucks.

    For those interested, it's a '13 Superlight RXC. All stock except I upgraded the Avid 5's to Shimano XT brakes.

    The bike climbs great...Especially for a signal pivot
  • 12-18-2012
    nelson73
    Just snagged SL 29 2013! This bike was a great choice for me. This is my first fs mtb. Had a trek marlin 29er ht (great bike) but was feeling pretty beat up after long rides (I'm 39) . My riding buddy suggested a fs bike and after some careful consideration I went and test rode both the tallboy and SL 29. Both bikes felt great and sorta similar,but my budget was 2000$ so I went with the SL. Wow! what a difference! Great climber I have more confidence tackling the more technical stuff and I don't feel so torn up after longer tougher rides.
  • 12-18-2012
    nelson73
    Will post pics soon


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  • 12-18-2012
    nelson73
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  • 12-18-2012
    nelson73
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  • 12-18-2012
    SIM37
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...22639290_n.jpg

    My superlight and Iron Horse MK III Expert.
  • 12-18-2012
    SIM37
  • 12-18-2012
    stencil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nelson73 View Post
    Just snagged SL 29 2013! This bike was a great choice for me. This is my first fs mtb. Had a trek marlin 29er ht (great bike) but was feeling pretty beat up after long rides (I'm 39) . My riding buddy suggested a fs bike and after some careful consideration I went and test rode both the tallboy and SL 29. Both bikes felt great and sorta similar,but my budget was 2000$ so I went with the SL. Wow! what a difference! Great climber I have more confidence tackling the more technical stuff and I don't feel so torn up after longer tougher rides.

    Congrats! I test rode both as well and went with the SL and I could have afforded the Tallboy. I just love the simplicity and geometry of the frame.
  • 12-18-2012
    nelson73
    Nice rides indeed. Very clean!