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    from the picture above, does that mean the F100 Knob hit the downtube?

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    Cleaned up thread by deleting posts with broken photo links.

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    Here it is:

    My sweet baby!
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    Love my 05 SL


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    07 SL w/125 Fork?

    Can anyone who has a 07 SL w/125mm fork post a side on photo and give a mini review on 100mm V's 125mm fork.

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    Fox 100/120/140

    Here are 3 pics of my 07 SL with the fork set at 100 then 120 then 140.

    My local riding is steep and long up then steep down. I typically climb in 100 and often locked out. The lockout does not matter much on the climb. I descend at 120. Rarely use the 140, but may do so at a location such as Moab or some of the rocky sections of Downieville where I think the extra travel is needed.
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    06 1x9

    Here's my 06. it's been a sweet ride, coming in between 24 and 25lbs depending on tires, best drivetrain that shifts ever (i'm not strong enough to ride my ss anymore), and the frame has been tough.

    I just recieved my 07 frame, though. it seemed they fixed the minor things that bugged me (cable routing that cut my knees, extra flex, rear tire clearance, etc....), so i'm working on the new 1x9 black beauty. i'll post pics when it's done (hopefully fathers day).

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    my new superlight

    07 small liquid blue, the Revelation set at 115 mm works fine
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    hmmm,not sure I shouldn't go for a 80mm fork instead of the 100mm

    but: great ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmosIv
    My sweet baby!
    nice picture though it gives me vertigo

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    The wife's new superlight!

    Here's my wife's new 07 Superlight. What a great bike! She hasn't ridden in about ten years so it's great to see her riding again. The new swingarm design is really nice with plenty of room for fat tires and the replaceable derailer hanger is a plus. I think Santa Cruz did us all a solid with this re-design. The thing handles super nice (69.5 degree head angle). OK, so the D kit isn't all that... but the off the shelf price ain't bad either.
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    "My people are the people of the dessert!"
    said T.E. Lawrence picking up his fork...

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    Finally...

    Here's a couple of pics one pre ride one post first ride.
    I had some dramas with some extreme ghost shifting under suspension comression-hard pedal load. Turned out the gear cables were too short. Fingers crossed the next ride will be fine.
    Other than that - loved it!
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    New Superlight DXC

    I bought my SL with a DXC kit at Guy's Bicycles near Philadelphia, Pa (they had one or two in stock when I left). Yesterday I went out on my first hardcore run on the bike. The frame and suspension performed flawlessly. I did have some issues with ghost shifting like the above poster mentioned, and I bent my rotor and rotor mount on a rock. I'll replace my rotor and mount and fiddle with my derailleur some and the bike should be ready to rock and roll. Here's some pics of the SL not in its natural habitat.








    The blue ano is amazing.

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    2007 black beauty

    So, just finished my latest SL.
    i also included the last one, now built for friend.

    the new one is a 1x9, and the only shimano parts are the pedals.

    stans rims, x 0, formula, ready to role.

    the geometry seems like it will work now that i put a 80mm x 15 degree stem.
    it was too long otherwize, but now I love it. will it be as good as the old one?

    we'll see.

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    23.9 pound large and sweet 07 SL


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    Makes me want to run out and buy one, but there are none!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricone
    That is soooooper nice. Maybe you can make it 23.8lbs with a skinnier saddle

    Every time someone posts a SL with an ultimate build like that, I want to run out and buy one... but you can't hardly find any frames available, especially in a particular size and color combo... RATS!

    I dunno, but sooner or later I can tell I'll end up on a SL . Sell me yours??
    I read that on the internet.

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    This is my imitation Superlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricone
    Is it legal to post this pic here? I guess it would sort of blend in. This is my "imitation" Superlight... a 2004 Haro XLS R7... I like it a lot, but the new SL is just sooooo awesome.

    Compare and contrast...
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    haro

    nice pics,
    I havn't weighed my blk one yet, but I think it's going to 24.5 or so,
    I have a 2.55 weirwolf LT up front that's heavy, and I used formulo oro k24's, that are bit heavier then the xtr's on my previous SL that came in at 24.25, but everything else is light and of course, no front shifter or derailer.

    nice Haro pic, I had a Haro werx XLS between my first 2 SL's and it was my first geared bike in 5 years. i enjoyed it, but went back to the SL for weight and wheelbase reasons. the SL frame is lighter and the XLS had a very long wheelbase that was cumbersome in many of my favorite tech climbs...

    you can get SL's at colorado cyclist. I read all this availablity stuff, wanted a l blk frame (powder so I could pull the stickers) and they had it in stock at CC. I ordered it and got it in a week.

    I'm writing a full review of my 07 vs. my 06 and will post in the next day or so. i usually don't post here or anywhere much, but i got good info here during this decision and build and wanted to give back a bit...


    cheers,
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    The weight of a built-up '07 SL

    Quote Originally Posted by holiday
    nice pics,
    I havn't weighed my blk one yet, but I think it's going to 24.5 or so,
    I have a 2.55 weirwolf LT up front that's heavy, and I used formulo oro k24's, that are bit heavier then the xtr's on my previous SL that came in at 2.25, but everything else is light and of course, no front shifter or derailer.

    nice Haro pic, I had a Haro werx XLS between my first 2 SL's and it was my first geared bike in 5 years. i enjoyed it, but went back to the SL for weight and wheelbase reasons. the SL frame is lighter and the XLS had a very long wheelbase that was cumbersome in many of my favorite tech climbs...

    you can get SL's at colorado cyclist. I read all this availablity stuff, wanted a l blk frame (powder so I could pull the stickers) and they had it in stock at CC. I ordered it and got it in a week.

    I'm writing a full review of my 07 vs. my 06 and will post in the next day or so. i usually don't post here or anywhere much, but i got good info here during this decision and build and wanted to give back a bit...


    cheers,
    When I built up my medium I weighed it with really light xc tires (Supersonics) and no pedals. It was 24.5 lbs. Now that I've got some gnarlier tires on it and pedals and bottle cages it's about 26.15 lbs (yes, I have an accurate digital scale). If you can build yours up with beefy enough tires for your trails and pedals and it's still 24.5 lbs--good for you! Got some pics--frame weight, bike as described weight--trust me, the front wheel is not touching the carpet!
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    Yep,
    I loose weight by not having a front derailer, shifter or cable, and stans no tubes olympic rims and of course, no tubes, is very light. i don't see what wheelset you have, but olympics are substantially less then most wheelsets. It also has all xo, so it looks like a non discript blk bike, but it's pretty gucci .

    nice pics

    by the way, i posted a first impression of my 07vs06 in it's own thread.

    cheers,

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    Mmmm I'm thinking of getting an 07 Superlight. Does anyone know how well they run with 80mm forks on the front?
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    Superlight XL from Poland

    I've finally had my SL built It's an XL frame and the bike weighs 11.95 kg. I'm going to race it a little bit, so I went for the straight handlebar with bar ends.





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    Just ordered ...... XL SL R in orange or white. I couldn't tell which color was faster so we'll have to see which one gets here first.

    So now the wait begins. LBS said 3-6 weeks and we both laughed.



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    S***ty

    Get at least 100mm. REBA Team U turn w/85~115 is super slick.
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    Loving the new ride (SL 07...Thanks Willie). Pushed Fork (130 with the right amount of sag to stop front wheel wallowing) and Rocco Air in the Rear. Rides so good. 2.5 tire up front to keep things really fun and 2.1 in the rear to keep things precise. Get Awesome!


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    This is my REAL Superlight !

    Quote Originally Posted by 40hills
    Is it legal to post this pic here? I guess it would sort of blend in. This is my "imitation" Superlight... a 2004 Haro XLS R7... I like it a lot, but the new SL is just sooooo awesome.

    Compare and contrast...
    I did it... bought a Superlight! Mostly the same parts from the Haro pictured above, with the exception of the seatpost, headset, and bottom bracket (using Shimano bearings now instead of the Race Face). I LOVE IT
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    I read that on the internet.

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    Have had her since May now, best bike i've owned. I'm in Love
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    That's what I've narrowed it down to myself.Orange or white.Super tough,cause they all look killer.I make my choice next spring.

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    Nice color. Just got it and already raced with it? Nice!

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    Maybe this will help you with youre decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by whattree?
    That's what I've narrowed it down to myself.Orange or white.Super tough,cause they all look killer.I make my choice next spring.
    I'm partial to Orange but the White is sweet as well.
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    A year in the life of a superlight...
















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    Quote Originally Posted by desmo13
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    I see that you have done some races on the tora fork....how does it do?

    Also I see on the geometry list that it has a low BB height compared to Trek and Spec. Does anyone have problems with pedals hitting the ground and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosingSleep
    Just ordered ...... XL SL R in orange or white. I couldn't tell which color was faster so we'll have to see which one gets here first.

    So now the wait begins. LBS said 3-6 weeks and we both laughed.



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    I got a white one, you wont regret it!

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    I guess I should add my new SL to the collection. I finished building it three days ago. XT build with an LX Crank. Avid BB7 brakes and levers. RP23 shock. RS Recon 351 fork. Weight 26.7lbs.
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    2 Superlights Here......

    Hers: 2006 PC Orange Juliana Superlight medium. XT build with RP3 and RockShox Reba Fork. 26 lbs

    His: 2006 Ano Grey Superlight large. XTR build with RP3 and Fox F100 RL. 27 lbs

    We love these bikes as they are perfect for our types of riding. We also use the lockout on the RP3's for those extended climbs. I have owned a Blur and it was nice but the simplicity and reliabilty of the single pivot design made me switch.

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    Photo Op

    Photo is a few years old 2001 Team Speedy Mail, all on Santa Cruz..Nothing better than riding in Alaska....Still riding hard on the Superlight and haven't found anything better.

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    2001...

    With updated swing arm. Just threw on a new powder coat finish and fresh parts for this season. This is what I typically use for my daily ride...27.68 lbs.

    Handles very well but may switch out the rear shock for something else. The PUSH'ed Float R that is currently installed doesn't seem as plush or responsive as the Cane Creek AD-12 I use to run. Too harsh over the small stutter bumps. I'm running 115 psi for my 165 lb arse with 13-14 mm of sag...don't really want to bottom all the time so that's about as low as I can get away with. Not sure if I should switch out the canister to a high-volume air sleeve (larger style) or try the Manitou 3-way I just bought from SC as a back up.

    Anyway, nice riding rig that handles most of what I can dish out.
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    98' Classic...

    Heckler. Okay, so it's not a SL but it is the original design! This one is original paint but mostly modern parts (minus the WB SC-90 fork/w Englund Air cartridges). The Fox RP-3 is also PUSHed but seems to work fine for this build/intended purpose (Opted out of the PUSH sticker treatment and put the stock Fox stickers back on).

    What makes this ride a real beaut is the Dave's Speed Dreams wheel build...weight comes in at a hair under 25 lbs, which is pretty darn good considering it's the older frame design/material.
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    My SL showed up a couple weeks ago with 08 components.



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    Quote Originally Posted by whattree?
    That's what I've narrowed it down to myself.Orange or white.Super tough,cause they all look killer.I make my choice next spring.
    If I were you, I make the choice and order now to insure delivery by next spring.

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    I love my SC
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    My 07 SL.

    This bike is just awesome.












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    angelo, is that an 08' fork? how much was the full bike...

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    Nope that is an 07 float. I 've paid 2000 euro's for frame, fork and some small stuff like handlebar, stem,...

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    Was hesitant to change from my hardtail, but I've not looked back since. I'm faster and more confident as a result, Thanks SC


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    the pic

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    This bike looks real Hot! My Cuz just picked up a 2006 SL and is having it put together as we speak. He is moving from a HT that had good components, but a not so good frame. He was fast then. I think he is about to be a little faster, once he gets the feel of his SL.
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    Here's mine.

    Got tired of chasing bushings and bearings on my ano blue, full XTR '04 Blur; recently found a deal on a nice ano blue '01 SL in the correct size; parts swap went fine. The SL is a fun bike.


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    Now I need to get her dirty!

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    Here is is another photo of rear suspension:



    Took it on a 7.5 mile trail ride this morning before work. Absolutely love the geometry. Shifting was a little rough and the suspension isn't quite dialed in yet, but I've got high hopes.

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    My '07 Superlight in Crested Butte

    My right knee was ailing so I went into a bike shop and asked "what's the easiest trail in town?" It was Lower Loop/Upper Lower Loop over by Peanut Lake. It was exactly what I needed at the time. And scenic, too!
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    Here is my Super Light.
    Just finished building it up using the parts of my Giant NRS wich failed on me once again.
    The VulkanBike Marathon this weekend will be the first serious ride, until now only a small trip in the local woods, "walking" the dog.
    Belgian beer and Scotch whisky.

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    True Superlight love. 2006 Juliana & 2007 Superlight successfully at the 950summit of Hellvellyn total climbed on the day 1255 meters !!!

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    took my rides out camping... my superlight, and homegrown...





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    its good to be back in the familia

    i just picked up this 04' superlight last night. looking forward to taking her on her first voyage this saturday. im gonna swap out the mallets for some candys and probably throw a maxxis larsen or kenda sb8 on the back to replace the nevegal. i used to have an 05' heckler that i sold about a year ago for a ____ _____. anyhow, its nice to be back in the santa cruz family.



    **edit. thanks matt and red_tomato! the ride on saturday was a blast, i'm looking forward to many many more miles on it!

    i threw a pair of egg beater c's on it, took off the nevegal in the back and the downhill tube that was in there, replaced with a kenda small block 8 and a regular tube. i weighed her last night and she comes in at 26.67 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdee
    i just picked up this 04' superlight last night. looking forward to taking her on her first voyage this saturday. im gonna swap out the mallets for some candys and probably throw a maxxis larsen or kenda sb8 on the back to replace the nevegal. i used to have an 05' heckler that i sold about a year ago for a ____ _____. anyhow, its nice to be back in the santa cruz family.
    nice! you will enjoy climbing it. I miss mine sometimes.

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    My New Baby

    Fresh out of the wrapper.
    She came in the mail today, and everything seems ok!
    It's only the standard D XC, but it'll be plenty good for me.

    Tomorrow comes the trail christening after work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdee
    i just picked up this 04' superlight last night. looking forward to taking her on her first voyage this saturday. im gonna swap out the mallets for some candys and probably throw a maxxis larsen or kenda sb8 on the back to replace the nevegal. i used to have an 05' heckler that i sold about a year ago for a ____ _____. anyhow, its nice to be back in the santa cruz family.

    sweet! great choice. I am running the Kenda sb8 on the rear, (as you can see on the post/pics above yours) and I love it. very fast rolling and great grip.

    hope you enjoy your SL this weekend! have fun.

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    The bike performed very good
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    Somehow, Santa Cruz's Superlight just look damn sexy
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    Hi,

    I just picked this bike up used. Can someone tell me what year it is? Also, where can I find a data sheet for that particular year?

    Sorry for the crappy snapshot.

    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by orisky
    Hi,

    I just picked this bike up used. Can someone tell me what year it is? Also, where can I find a data sheet for that particular year?

    Sorry for the crappy snapshot.

    Thanks!


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    I dont know about the year, but it's condition does look mint!
    and lovely color too!

    congrats on such a great purchase.

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    I've put almost 200 miles on my basic Superlight and I'm loving it.


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    I like that bike. No logos, no bling, no nonsense, just a real nice, black, purposeful-looking bike.

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    Just got back from riding my 2007 superlight in South Wales UK on the tough technical trails. My bike just rides so well It even tackled with ease the black graded routes that the Guys on thier six inch monster bikes were riding. Superlight love thats for me and the Wife rode it all on her superlight juliana as well. So we must be superlight lovers !!!

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    just got my SL built up 2 days ago!. 24lbs. cant wait to try it out
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    Got one today, first FS bike and the most expensive thing that Ive ever owned.
    It goes really fast.
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    From a hardtail directly to an '07 SL

    Quote Originally Posted by benchcomptons
    Got one today, first FS bike and the most expensive thing that Ive ever owned.
    It goes really fast.
    Great choice. Give us your impressions of FS after you've ridden this new bike on all your favorite trails, fully dialed in (it may take a few weeks). I personally have a hardtail I never ride anymore and I can't see how riding my own '07 SL has any downsides. You're still new to this FS thing, what do you think might be "better" on your hardtail? Make sure you've gotten used to how to ride FS (it is a different style and feel) before you tell us.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Here's my new 2007 SL it's an XL. I have had it out four times this past week and it is great.

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    Good advice xcguy, it did take me a couple of weeks to dial my 07 sl in as well. I kept comparing to my hardtail and was not really convinced I had made the right choice to switch. But once I got the front and rear suspension in tune with my weight and riding style it just clicked! No questions now, whether its climbing, bombing hills or fast singletrack its spot on.

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    Help... what's the most travel on a fork can I use on a '05 SL? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Great looking bike. I havn't seen to many Green ones. The copper colour accents with the green is striking. You must be a big boy with so much seatpost showing and 4 stem spacers plus riser bar on an XL!

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    Smile

    Finally, after more than two months... and more than 3 hours in workshop..here it is, my lady ;-)
    http://picasaweb.google.pl/Glonser/S...ght2007FoxRP23

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    Ohh, that olive green looks awesome!


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    Oh yeah, here's picture of my new bike on Westridge:
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    That looks like...

    Quote Originally Posted by bdee
    i just picked up this 04' superlight last night. looking forward to taking her on her first voyage this saturday. im gonna swap out the mallets for some candys and probably throw a maxxis larsen or kenda sb8 on the back to replace the nevegal. i used to have an 05' heckler that i sold about a year ago for a ____ _____. anyhow, its nice to be back in the santa cruz family.


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    said T.E. Lawrence picking up his fork...

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    2006 Sl

    I just built up this 2006 SL w/Fox RP23 shock ,size large.Waiting for a Thomson seatpost and stem.
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    whoops, repost.
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    Noticed my pic wasn't up for some reason, so here it is again. Ridden hard for 7 years and still going strong.

    Recently changed the fork travel to 125mm, and installed a rock ring in lieu of the outer chainring.


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    Stripped my hardtail and built up an '06 frame. I love how fast this bike climbs -- that was my one argument against full suspension, and I climb better on this than my hardtail.





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    Now that you know

    Quote Originally Posted by penelec
    Stripped my hardtail and built up an '06 frame. I love how fast this bike climbs -- that was my one argument against full suspension, and I climb better on this than my hardtail.






    you're going to get real tired of explaining to hardtail holdouts that climbing IS faster on a dialed in Superlight. I've even had 24 lb hardtail riders say they're waiting for the weight to come down before they try FS, while I'm on my 26 lb '07.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    My old Superlight. Great wee bike, shame it had to go.


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    I got my 07 SL on Friday and went on my first ride today. Here's some shots from the first ride. Still clean but a nice layer of dust forming =)
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    2007 Superlight

    I love my superlight... at about 29 lbs it is more of a "kinda-light" than a superlight. Its feels much lighter than 29 lbs to me, but I am almost 200 lbs so weight is not really an issue for me. It took about 6 weeks to get it, but the wait was worth it
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    2008 Superlight SPX Complete Bike

    I picked up my 2008 Orange SL (Size Small) on Saturday Afternoon.

    The bike is absolutely Stunning.

    SPX Build Kit

    Crank Changed to Raceface Deus XC

    Headset Changed to Raceface Deus

    Pedals are XTR (not installed in the pic)

    Bike Weight 26.24lbs

    Due to the weather I have not been able to get a real ride in yet.

    I am looking forward to the new season on my new SL.

    Here's a pic...
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    2008 Orange Superlight SPX Complete Bike

    Try this again...

    My post got posted with older posts...

    I picked up my 2008 PC Orange SL (Size Small) on Saturday Afternoon.

    The bike is absolutely Stunning.

    SPX Build Kit

    Crank Changed to Raceface Deus XC

    Headset Changed to Raceface Deus

    Pedals are XTR (not installed in the pic)

    Bike Weight 26.24lbs

    Due to the weather I have not been able to get a real ride in yet.

    I am looking forward to the new season on my new SL.

    Here's a pic...
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    Noisy bastard!

    Hey everyone, I have an older 00 Superlight with many miles and it has seen much action over the years. Maybe I don't ride as hard as others, but mine has never once had any problems until now. Something has started to make a noise and I can't figure it out. It is in the rear triangle somewhere and rattles when pedaling or not going over mildly rocky terrain. I am pretty sure it is not cracked as I inspected the hell out of it. I have old Mavic crossmax wheels with rim brakes. Do the Mavics ever crap out? Also one last question. Have any of you had your SL taken down to bare bones and had the bushings or bearings replaced or worked on? I live in San Jose and wanted to know if anyone has done this and where. Thanks for any help you can give me. I also have a funny video of me "overrotating" on a wheelie in Moab. Just not sure how to put it on here.

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    Beautiful bike--one question

    Quote Originally Posted by anthrax
    I picked up my 2008 Orange SL (Size Small) on Saturday Afternoon.

    The bike is absolutely Stunning.

    SPX Build Kit

    Crank Changed to Raceface Deus XC

    Headset Changed to Raceface Deus

    Pedals are XTR (not installed in the pic)

    Bike Weight 26.24lbs

    Due to the weather I have not been able to get a real ride in yet.

    I am looking forward to the new season on my new SL.

    Here's a pic...
    Do the 2008s now come with a curved downtube or is that just on a small?
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Do the 2008s now come with a curved downtube or is that just on a small?

    I have never noticed...

    I took a look at the SC Website and the Large pictured there appears to be straight. It may just be a design feature of the small.
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    I love my Superlight so much that I...

    Built it up. It's a 2006. Bought it w/ the D-Package and ended up upgrading the cranks (2008 XT), cassette (2008 XT), wheelset (Mavic 717 w/ Shimano XTR hubs combo), stem (Thomson), and seatpost (Thomson). This setup weighs approximately 26.5-27 lbs according to my bathroom scale.

    Will upload some pics when I get a chance.

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    another angle

    Quote Originally Posted by 40hills
    I did it... bought a Superlight! Mostly the same parts from the Haro pictured above, with the exception of the seatpost, headset, and bottom bracket (using Shimano bearings now instead of the Race Face). I LOVE IT
    Took this shot yesterday in the Uwharrie National Forest in central NC... location of a future IMBA ride center
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    I read that on the internet.

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    Are SL's built to handle clydes ?? I weight around 225...

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    I'm 6'5" 220lbs. and no problems with mine so far. Shock and forks' set-up guide goes up to 240. I wouldnt freeride or do big jumps with it though.
    This space for rent

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    bearings wear out eventually

    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall
    I have old Mavic crossmax wheels with rim brakes. Do the Mavics ever crap out? Also one last question. Have any of you had your SL taken down to bare bones and had the bushings or bearings replaced or worked on?
    Crossmax wheels can "crap out". They have bearings inside and they do eventually wear. You can order a kit or take it to a shop for rehabilitation. It is not a difficult or super expensive fix.

    Also, the exact same thing can happen with your bearings in the pivots. Dust and water are the biggest culprits I think. Eventually, they all need replacing. Aftermarket and OEM kits are available.

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    This is my new Superlight from Portugal.


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    2007 Superlight

    Love my Superlight...
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    I was looking at the SC sizing chart and 5ft is right between a small and medium. Anyone around 5.5 ft tall? What size SL do you ride? Do you need to add a shorter / longer stem to make the bike fit better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejbluth
    I was looking at the SC sizing chart and 5ft is right between a small and medium. Anyone around 5.5 ft tall? What size SL do you ride? Do you need to add a shorter / longer stem to make the bike fit better?
    Hi I am 5' 4" tall, and Just picked up a 2008 Small SL. I have not ridden it much yet (weather issues) but I am thinking the 90mm stem is a bit sort. I want to try it out on some real dirt before I make my decision though.

    For what it's worth I test road a Medium, then ordered a Small.

    The M just felt too big for what I was looking for.

    Good Luck,

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    I got a good deal on a used '01 SL about 6 months ago. This is my first FS and I love it. It has a custom powder coat on there which I think is pretty cool looking. Just converted the XTR V-brakes to BB7s. Sad to see the old wheelset go, as it had Chris King hubs, but the rims were shot. (Anyone looking to buy a set of King hubs for V-brakes???).

    Luckily, the guy who sold me the bike just gave me a brand new DT Swiss 340 hub/4.1d wheelset for free. Slapped the BB7s on there yesterday and I am itching to try it out. Unfortunately, it is snowy/icy here in Denver. I threw on a crap pair of pedals so I wouldnt kill myself trying to ride down the street on the ice. I still fell once. Now its all dirty. I need to clean that sucker up

    The new brakes and wheels added some weight, but I am no gram-counter. It's a little under 28 pounds, which is fine by me.

    Next upgrades are a Vanilla or Float to replace the Marzocchi X-Fly. The low pressure X-Fly makes it impossible to get the right amount of air in there, plus it's got some stiction I could do without. ThenI want some new cranks and bashguard. Man I cant wait to ride again!

    '01 Superlight
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