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    now thats a good looking bike love those eastons
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    Here's my baby!

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    Looks like it's been a while since someone bumped this thread... so here are a couple pictures of my new SL 29 build. I went "budget" on this one because it's essentially my backup bike, but I'll ride it a lot on long smooth trails and my local loops here in Colorado. I have a 650b Blur LT for a majority of my riding. I don't have a scale, but I'm guessing it weighs around 29 lbs.

    2013 Superlight 29, large
    Fox Float FIT RLC 100mm fork
    Fox CTD 100mm rear shock
    Avid Elixir 1 brakes
    XT/X7 drivetrain
    Mavic Crossride wheelset, tubeless
    WTB Wolverine 2.2 Race front, Kenda Slant Six 2.2 rear




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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Looks like it's been a while since someone bumped this thread... so here are a couple pictures of my new SL 29 build. I went "budget" on this one because it's essentially my backup bike, but I'll ride it a lot on long smooth trails and my local loops here in Colorado. I have a 650b Blur LT for a majority of my riding. I don't have a scale, but I'm guessing it weighs around 29 lbs.

    2013 Superlight 29, large
    Fox Float FIT RLC 100mm fork
    Fox CTD 100mm rear shock
    Avid Elixir 1 brakes
    XT/X7 drivetrain
    Mavic Crossride wheelset, tubeless
    WTB Wolverine 2.2 Race front, Kenda Slant Six 2.2 rear



    Bike looks good! Still have the TB?
    SC:12' Butcher (sold)
    SC:12' Superlight 29er (sold)
    SC:12' Juliana (wife's)
    SC:12' TBLT

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    Nope, the TB was a bike I built up and sold to make money. The SL29 is a keeper for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fparra View Post
    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!!!
    The XT's are great for the cost, easy to bleed and maintain. With moderate stopping power (it depends also on the rotor size... i think)
    Actuallu I have 3 pairs of them installed in my bikes, the compact lever (1 finger) is a welcome feature, and the ceramic pistons bring the weight down (if that matters... not to me) and keeps the heat lower coupled with the 'fins' and icetech rotors have made it a better version compared to the previous one. You made a better choice by getting them (price-features) if not the best!!!

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    Hello everyone. I just finished building up a Superlight a couple weeks ago that I got direct from Santa Cruz through the clearance sale they were having. I don't think I've got enough posts to put up pictures, but I will when I can (I also need to actually take the pictures). The bike will be evolving a little bit here and there because I put it together mostly from parts that were just lying around. Here's a somewhat disorganized list of the build:

    superlight frame
    fox ctd shock
    fox f100 r fork
    cane creek 40 headset
    bontrager stem
    niner flat top 9 al bars (cut to 690)
    esi chunky grips
    slx rear shifter
    truvative t20 seatpost
    selle italia slr seat
    xtr m970 bb
    xt m780 crank
    xt m780 cassette
    xt m780 rd
    xt m780 brakes
    sram 1051 chain
    race face narrow/wide chainring
    xt m780 pedals
    xtr m965 rear wheel
    dt swiss xr1501 650b front wheel
    schwalbe nobby nic 26x2.25 rear tire
    schwalbe rocket ron 27.5x2.25 front tire

    Hope to get pictures up soon.

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    another superlight

    this is my superlight
    reba rlt ti forks
    mavic crossmax st
    full 2013 xt components 2x10
    thomson post
    fizik aliante saddle
    2.1 nobby nic evo
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    I've been a life long GT mountain biker, but just got this 2005 Superlight! I've been stoked on Santa Cruz for a while now. Since I can't drop 3-5k on a new one, I got a pretty good deal on this. Still in the middle of my build, but hope to have it complete next week.

    I'm not 100% sure it is a 2005, anyone confirm?

    Building it up with my old parts from my GT idrive 1000;
    Ringle super duper bubba wheel set
    Thompson stem
    Chris King headset
    Rock Shox SID
    XT/XTR- Yes still running V-brakes, mainly cause I love my Ringle

    I'll post it up when done....even if no one cares
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAOS1 View Post
    I've been a life long GT mountain biker, but just got this 2005 Superlight! I've been stoked on Santa Cruz for a while now. Since I can't drop 3-5k on a new one, I got a pretty good deal on this. Still in the middle of my build, but hope to have it complete next week.

    I'm not 100% sure it is a 2005, anyone confirm?

    I'll post it up when done....even if no one cares
    I care.
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    I loved the anodized frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAOS1 View Post
    I've been a life long GT mountain biker, but just got this 2005 Superlight! I've been stoked on Santa Cruz for a while now. Since I can't drop 3-5k on a new one, I got a pretty good deal on this. Still in the middle of my build, but hope to have it complete next week.

    I'm not 100% sure it is a 2005, anyone confirm?

    Building it up with my old parts from my GT idrive 1000;
    Ringle super duper bubba wheel set
    Thompson stem
    Chris King headset
    Rock Shox SID
    XT/XTR- Yes still running V-brakes, mainly cause I love my Ringle

    I'll post it up when done....even if no one cares ]
    2005 looks about right. What kind of seatpost is that?

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    I have owned a SC Bullit and Heckler...loved them, but then began lusting for other fancy multi-link bikes. Well, I am now looking to get back to my SC single pivot roots for simplicity and durability. I'm torn between the SL29 and Bantam. I want 650b wheels with more of a SL build. I wish the Bantam was a little lighter or SC came out with a 650b SL with a rear thru axle.

    ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY PREDICTIONS FOR A 650B SL OR INFO REGARDING A REAR THRU AXLE FOR SL29?

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    I am getting this dialed in for me each ride. It's pretty close now. Jumps, wheelies, log overs all feel good. I just have to dial in real tight turn handling. I think that will be a wider bar. Currently 26 and I'll go 27. I think that will do it. Most likely will go to 2X10 over the winter. I'll be trying to knock some weight. Right now it sets at 28 without seat bag. I flipped the shock to make room for a water bottle. I cut a Lizard Skin shock boot and zip tied it to the groove on the shock can. It looks clean and is. Keeps the shock clean and keeps my fingers clean when reaching for the bottle. I don't have a problem with frame flex. The rear suspension is very underrated. It is amazing. I have it tuned to eat up any root or rock but doesn't bob on climbs. Santa Cruz does single pivot right!

    Superlight Love-scsl.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    2005 looks about right. What kind of seatpost is that?

    Thanks for the reply....it's a Ringle' Moby. Also still using my Ringle' SuperDuperBubba wheelset and all Ringle' skewers from 1996/97.

    I may get a 25mm sweepback seatpost...cockpit seems a little tight

    Can you figure out the year by the serial number? I know you can on some GT's

    A little closer, still waiting on my bottom bracket
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    Just ordered the GF a Superlight. Extremely excited to replace her old Epic.

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    superlight steer tube

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew View Post
    Where is the Superlight love?
    Heya, I am building up a sl and was hoping someone can tell me how long the steer tube needs to be. I have Reeba team fork and the tube length is 7 1/2 inches. Just want to know if that will be long enough. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto305 View Post
    Heya, I am building up a sl and was hoping someone can tell me how long the steer tube needs to be. I have Reeba team fork and the tube length is 7 1/2 inches. Just want to know if that will be long enough. Thanks
    It probably depends on what size frame and what year frame. For a 2001 medium, yes it is long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    It probably depends on what size frame and what year frame. For a 2001 medium, yes it is long enough.
    Its a 2012 medium frame. Are they about the same size?

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    The head tube on the SL 29er XL size is only 4.3 inches, so, most likely, your 7.5 steerer is plenty.

    Santa Cruz Bicycles SUPERLIGHT29

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    Awsome..thank you

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    Superlight Love-img_4249.jpg

    My new SL frame came in the mail yesterday. Will be a slow build through winter as cash becomes available. Spent most of budget on frame and fork and look to put stan's 650b rims on there.

    Question I have is headset. Seems like a Cane Creek for about 75-80 bucks to go with the tapered headtube, Anyone have a link to the exact model that fits this bad boy?

    STOKED!

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    Finally finished the build, first ride this afternoon!
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    So I'm a LONG time GT mtb rider....I was nervous buying the Superlight ^ and was hoping I'd be happy....well I'm STOKED! SC knows how to make a bike! This is the best bike I've ridden. Handles perfect....quick in the turns, climbs with ease and handles great in the air!

    I will be a Santa Cruz rider for life! Thanks SC for knowing what you're doing!
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