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    Same question, I weight 220, but I like light frame. Can SL handle me or shift to Heckler?

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    Superlight Rider from Singapore.

    Here's mine, I hope the image shows.

    I'm from Singapore and built this bike up on 9 Dec 2007. Had fun tuning the suspension the past month. The rock Shox reba ROCKS man!!!



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    Here are the specs

    Frame : Santa Cruz Superlight 2007 (Fox RP 23 Rear shock)
    Fork: Rock Shox Reba Team 2008
    Headset: Cane Creek S-2 aheadset (3X sealed)
    Stem: EA 30
    Bar: EA70 straight bar
    Grips: Titec Foam Grip
    Wheels: Mavic 717 with DT Double butted laced on Deore XT 2008 hubs
    Brakes: Deore XT M765 (2005)
    Brake Pads: Koolstop replacement pads
    Saddle: Selle italia cheap one
    Post: Thomson Elite 30.9mm 350mm
    Seat Collar: Santa Cruz 34.9 Non QR collar
    Front D: XTR M950 (2002)
    Rear D: XTR M952 (2002)
    Cranks: Deore XT 2008 Hollowtech II with Integrated BB 175mm
    Pedals: Shimano SPD M-520
    Chain: CN 7701/Dura Ace/XTR
    Cassette: Deore XT 2008 11-34

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    Hey Mods!

    What is wrong with this thread?

    New posts are not being posted at the end of the thread, some are, and some are getting posted in the middle of posts that are months old. Look on page 11 and page 12.
    2008 Santa Cruz Superlight SPX-XC Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthrax
    Hey Mods!

    What is wrong with this thread?

    New posts are not being posted at the end of the thread, some are, and some are getting posted in the middle of posts that are months old. Look on page 11 and page 12.

    Ahh, seems like i'm not the only one with this problem.

    I have this niggling problem of not being able to see my own post previously about my superlight.

    Odd.

    *EDIT*: Hmm, ok, I've switched my mode of the forum to "Linear Mode" and everything seems to look neater now. Try this anthrax.

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    Maybe this thread is just too dam long

    Quote Originally Posted by SIM37
    Ahh, seems like i'm not the only one with this problem.

    I have this niggling problem of not being able to see my own post previously about my superlight.

    Odd.

    *EDIT*: Hmm, ok, I've switched my mode of the forum to "Linear Mode" and everything seems to look neater now. Try this anthrax.
    and the system is melting down trying to keep track of it all. Let's start a thread called "Superlight Love Part 2" and start all over again!
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Smile First ride on my new Superlight!

    Finally got rid of my Giant and bought a Superlight! Now I understand the Santa Cruz smile...you know, that sort of dumb-happy smile you see on others racing through the woods on their Santa Cruz's. Thanks to DLB...you really set me up. Weighing in today at 27.5.

    Isn't this what life's all about?

    'Dawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm714
    Here's my new 2007 SL it's an XL. I have had it out four times this past week and it is great.
    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h9.../gangreen1.jpg
    The new green looks sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIM37
    Ahh, seems like i'm not the only one with this problem.

    I have this niggling problem of not being able to see my own post previously about my superlight.

    Odd.

    *EDIT*: Hmm, ok, I've switched my mode of the forum to "Linear Mode" and everything seems to look neater now. Try this anthrax.

    WOOT switching to Linear seems to have fixed the out of order problem.

    Thanks!
    2008 Santa Cruz Superlight SPX-XC Kit

    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR-XC Comp

    2006 Specialized Allez Sport Double

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    Nice bike, here is my SL playing in the snow.

    What a great day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khunpongs
    Same question, I weight 220, but I like light frame. Can SL handle me or shift to Heckler?
    I have almost a 1000 miles on my SL. Racing it, and abusing the heck out of it at downieville, etc. (my other mtb is a Downhill bike, to give you an indication that I am not used to babying a bike on the trail)

    so far, no problem, and I started riding it when I was 250 lbs.

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    Hi there.

    Today I´ve seen a SC in a colour that looks like titanium.

    I love it! Does anyone knows what colour is ti?

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    New question here. Superlight Model Year

    I have what Santa Cruz has told me is a 2005 SL ( I purchased it used), but it has a STRAIGHT top tube and measurements that make it a medium it seems odd- it seems most post 2001? SL other than smalls have a curved top tube. Anyone have any input? I love the bike regaurdless of year or bent/straight but I am just curious- Thanks

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    wow you must be a giant

    Quote Originally Posted by jmilliron
    The new green looks sick!
    that is one tall bike. I am about 6' and my short legs have me on a medium

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    My 08 XL SL just how I like it. Dirty
    This space for rent

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    This is my new custom superligth

    Codename: fast pearl




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    i think my post was deleted which is good since I just got new stickers put on the 01 SL since the old ones were so beat up. This is as pretty as she's ever looked since Ive owned her. Finally get to ride tomorrow in Pueblo

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    Niiiiiiiice! Is that a custom paint job or did SC come out with a new color without telling me? Backwards rear shock too. Me likey!!!
    This space for rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Are SL's built to handle clydes ?? I weight around 225...
    The salesman at my LBS seems to think so. I'm about 215-220 lbs on any given week and he recommend it over the Heckler for me. The main reason being we don't have any big drops on our trails that would require the amount of travel the Heckler has.

    I have a Gary Fisher Rig and Specialized Stumpy Comp (HT) and I keep thinking about adding a Superlight to my collection since I don't have a FS bike yet.

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    Just got my new Superlight which is unrideable because it arrived with wrong shock

    I've built it up with an old DT swiss shock with no bushes but it helped hold everything together. Just need to trim the hoses and I'll be sorted



    Enjoy!

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    ^hr race in Victoria, Australia

    Woohooo!
    The Superlight was fantastic, handled the rocky course beautifully.
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    I have no Superlight love since mine cracked.. The bottom of the top tube at the welds for the rear shock mount. SC hasn't been responsive to my emails, so I ordered a Giant Anthem instead of doing the crash replacement deal. I have no idea why it cracked, I don't beat on it, and I sure don't do drops or jumps!! I knew it only had a 2 yr warranty when I bought it, but that was the last time I will buy a bike with a short warranty.. I decided that the warranty period would have to last at least as long as I planned to own the bike. They Giant has a lifetime warranty, so I should be good.. Not flaming SC, it's just my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snopro440
    I have no Superlight love since mine cracked.. The bottom of the top tube at the welds for the rear shock mount. SC hasn't been responsive to my emails, so I ordered a Giant Anthem instead of doing the crash replacement deal. I have no idea why it cracked, I don't beat on it, and I sure don't do drops or jumps!! I knew it only had a 2 yr warranty when I bought it, but that was the last time I will buy a bike with a short warranty.. I decided that the warranty period would have to last at least as long as I planned to own the bike. They Giant has a lifetime warranty, so I should be good.. Not flaming SC, it's just my choice.
    How old was your SL? Any photos of the damage? Sad to hear - the anthem is a pretty good replacement though (even if its not an SC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Zero
    Got it back in 2000 with a help of student loan -- one of the smartest choices I made in college Pretty much all the components have been changed though over the years:

    - x317/Hugi240/DT Revolution
    - Avid mech
    - CT2/Chris King
    - Old school XTR rear d.

    There were times when I rode almost every day, and this baby never let me down. This one's definitely a keeper!

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    Ahh. dont hang your bike like that you'll ruin your rear shock.

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    Amazing color!

    Quote Originally Posted by malheiro
    This is my new custom superligth

    Codename: fast pearl



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    I am so jealous!
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    I ordered a '08 superlight in anodized gray last week. The 5-10 day shipping time is killing me, I haven't been able to sleep at night and the owner of the bike shop is going to kill me for calling 10 times a day to see if mr. ups/fedex dropped by yet.

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    Giant aint so great...

    Quote Originally Posted by Snopro440
    They Giant has a lifetime warranty, so I should be good.. Not flaming SC, it's just my choice.
    I tried to get my Giant repaired after the suspension parts wore out, but the parts were no longer manufacturered. I went through the run around with Giant for months, where they treated me like complete sh*t. I believe that Giant does a poor job of customer service. If you want to see how good they are, take a few moments to find a working email or phone number for Giant (I have it, but I had to use the NSA, FBI, and CIA to help me find it).

    As for SC, I have been happy as a clam with my Superlight. My friends own SC's and when they needed help from the factory, they got it.

    Reminds me of the movie Tommy Boy. One of his prospective clients told me that he must have a guarantee. Tommy told him he could crap in a box, and mark it guaranteed, but all they have is a guaranteed piece of crap. I would rather have the quality bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongedog
    I tried to get my Giant repaired after the suspension parts wore out, but the parts were no longer manufacturered. I went through the run around with Giant for months, where they treated me like complete sh*t. I believe that Giant does a poor job of customer service. If you want to see how good they are, take a few moments to find a working email or phone number for Giant (I have it, but I had to use the NSA, FBI, and CIA to help me find it).

    As for SC, I have been happy as a clam with my Superlight. My friends own SC's and when they needed help from the factory, they got it.

    Reminds me of the movie Tommy Boy. One of his prospective clients told me that he must have a guarantee. Tommy told him he could crap in a box, and mark it guaranteed, but all they have is a guaranteed piece of crap. I would rather have the quality bike.

    Quality of bike... well, I guess I dont know what to think of that.. I didn't come to knock Santa Cruz.. I had a Giant NRS for 4 years, it didn't crack. I rode my Superlight for 3 seasons, it cracked. And I don't think that Santa Cruz owners can really claim that they are made better than Giants, since I believe that their non US bikes are built by Giant. Now, I believe that they may be a better design (they are still designed by SC after all), but to say that Giants are crap is just plain stupid. As far as customer service goes, I called Santa Cruz, and they asked me to email them to use the Crash Replacement program. It has been several weeks and I have had no response. I have tried calling, but he hasn't returned the calls. He hasn't responded to my emails. With Giant, the rep to my local shop let me borrow his Anthem over night to see if I liked it. Because of my experiences, I see a strong difference in quality of customer care, it is not similar to yours though. Like I said, I am not trying to start anything, these were MY experiences. I doubt I would buy another Santa Cruz, not because mine cracked, but because I really felt lost when they wouldn't reply to my inquiries. I don't harbor any ill will, I am not mad. I saw the warranty when I bought it, I knew Santa Cruz's reputation, so I bought it. I made my decision on replacing my Superlight for reasons that were important to me, and I have no regrets after riding my new Giant.
    And I must be a super agent, because Giants phone number is 805-267-4600, which I got from their web site..

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    SC "Superwood"

    Check out my new paint job. My good artist buddy, Ned Peterson, just finished painting up my Superlight and boy does it look sweet. Contact Ned if you're interested in drastically improving the look of your ride. This was Ned's first bike frame and by looking at it, you would think he's been at it for years.

    nedpeterson@espartcreations.com

    http://espartcreations.com/ out of Verdi, NV
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    Here is mine.
    I need a front dérailleur (getring xt tomorrow)




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    where is all the superlight love? here's mine. i've since switched saddle and grips. otherwise, it's pretty much all there. f120rlc is a must. i love it.
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    Love my SL

    Got almost everything the way I want it...switched to 2x9, bbg bashguard, f120rl (came with the tora), Selle seat, Thomson stem and post, XT everywhere, Truvativ Stylo cranks, Juicy Carbons, Alligator Serrated rotors, RF Carbon bar...just saving up for a King headset and a better wheelset...
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    my superlight

    I finished building this bike last night, took it for a ride today and it was lots of fun! I'm excited to getr back on it. Peace!

    2004 Superlight

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    My Ano Orange Superlight. Great Bike. I changed the BB7s to Avid Juicy Sevens.
    The bike is incredible. Handles everything I have thrown at it, Jumps and drops included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malheiro
    This is my new custom superligth

    Codename: fast pearl

    VERY important question. Did You consciously reversed RP 23? I can imagine a lot of benefits: more room for bidon (longer & easier to grab in/out), more room for hand with pro pedal lever, and extra lower point of weight / weight distrbuted backward (easy to grab once more). It's Your own idea / borrow / your LBS suggestion? Any problem with RP action after (guarantee?) .

    I'll be GREAT idea. I'm only confused how it works reversed. Cause I'll will follow

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    Hey Bikeon, I want to know the spec of his bike...curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by fchan
    Hey Bikeon, I want to know the spec of his bike...curious
    His or mine . Mine ride well . I'll post it soon 'cose waitin' for new wheelset (courier kidnaped parcel and LBS need repeat an order) .

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    Here´s my new baby!!!
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    SL are great looking bikes. Love em'

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    I've been riding my SL since November of '02. I had to replace the pivot berings once, but other than that it has been trouble free.

    I've tried locking out the rear shock on climbs but find that there really isn't much use for the lockout. I was torn between buying the SL or the Blur, but decided on the SL and haven't looked back.

    I've made a couple of upgrades. First, I switched over to discs from Avid Single Digit Ti's and then I switched our the flexy flyer SID fork in favor of a Fox. I still love this bike, but it doesn't get riden much any more due to my singlespeed...



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    used for xc racing
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    stans notube ztr355 wheelset
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    thomson masterpiece post and sdg fly ti saddle
    23lb 10ounces. fastest thing up a hill i have ever had.
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    Nice build on your Superlight... big upps for the rest of the stable as well

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    here's a pic of mine! i have never even ridden it. the steerer tube is still uncut and the cables unadjusted. i assembled it after about 1 year of collecting parts, then had an injury that looked like was ending my riding.

    so i posted it on craigs list. i posted it along with my SS Chemilion(used) for $1800.00 both. that didn't work so i posted it alone for 1K. i couldn't BELIEVE people were calling and offering LESS! WTF, the frame alone cost more than 1K.





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    Have you tried pinkbike.com? works pretty good and is free to advertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNatural
    ...the frame alone cost more than 1K.
    But it's an old one frame

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    Heres mine.......I love this bike.....it does everything I need it to.....

    2005 Superlight Candy Apple Red
    Reba SL
    Fox RP3 Rear shock
    XT Cranks
    SRAM X-9 shifters and rear derailler
    XTR front der
    Thompson Masterpiece seatpost
    Avid BB disks
    717 Wheelset
    Conti Mountain King Supersonics 2.2
    S-Works Carbon bar
    Speshy Phenon saddle (cushy variety)

    Weighs in at 25.5 lbs.....
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    Here's my 07 Superlight. It's my first FS and I really like it. I'm close to 5'11", riding a large. Today was the first snow ride of the season here in northern Sweden.




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    my first real bike...

    green and mean!

    (santa monica mountains, couple moths ago)
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    Heres my 07 just built last weekend, two rides and I'm a happy cookie

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    needs more dirt

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    Sa Weet!

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    Heres some from Thanksgiving week in North Carolina. Location is the Overmountain Victory Trail at Dark Mountain. Conditions were perfect. Love my Superlight......
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    Forks

    I don't notice anyone running a RS Pike 454 on the SL's...is it because it's really too much fork for the SL or is it weight (4.5 to 5lbs w/20mil)?

    Just wondering since I'm building one up and have a possiblility of picking one up for a good price...
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    2 main reasons ( i assume)...anything over 120mm will void the warranty and probably not handle well, and second, most people wouldnt want to buy a fork thats 1-1.5lbs more than a comparable 120mm fork if you cant use the extra 20mm of travel...than youre just paying a weight penalty for a benefit you cant use....but if its that great of a deal....i run a fox f120rl and think its the perfect match for the SL and only weights 3.5 lbs....but whatever you choose....you'll love your SL

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    I think its a great fork you can wind the travel down to 120 and keep the frame safe in its limits, but maybe a RS Reba with the 20mm maxle light would be a better option, I really fancied fitting one but don't have the dosh and I'd need a wheel.

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    well I ended up going with the '09 Fox 32 F120 RLC...now I just have to get the steer tube cut.
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    I have never ridden a Pike before but it seems like it would be a bit much fork for the SL. The F120 seems like a perfect match to me... (I ride a F100 and love it, but would love to get a 120. Just cant justify the money, especially since I just moved from Colorado to Texas....)

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    Hi everyone,

    I just purchased this SL the other day and was wondering if you could assist me in finding out what year this bike is. I am also trying to find out what size it is. I am leaning towards small but it could possibly be a medium. Is there a site that shows geometry for different years of the Santa Cruz line?





    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonv05
    Hi everyone,
    I just purchased this SL the other day and was wondering if you could assist me in finding out what year this bike is. Thanks in advance!
    Read the S/N from the bottom of the BB shell. The year is in the digits there.
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    Hello it looks like you found yourself a nice used SL- As stated in the earlier reply the date it was made is in the serial on the BB, I was told by SC that they "do not sell model years" they make changes whenever and it can change at any time. At a glance It appears to be a Medium based on the bent top tube and produced in 06? I purchased a used one a few years back and was in the same exact spot you are now. I was told by a SC tech that the most accurate way to tell the size was to measure the length of the head tube. You can contact Santa Cruz and talk to their tech/service guys and they will help you out:

    Santa Cruz Bicycles
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    Tel: 831.459.7560
    Fax: 831.459.7561

    I hope this helps

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    Thanks for the help! I called and emailed Santa Cruz and I found out it is an 01 small. Anyone want to trade their Medium Superlight (or Heckler even) for a small? Straight trade, cash to make it up its all good.

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    ive never seen a Fox Van on a Superlight before. I thought they werent supposed to take forks longer than 120 mm.

    Anyways, nice lookin ride. I ride an 01 SL myself and love it. I'd prefer that ano orange too. unfortunately, mine is a large and I have no need for a small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518
    ive never seen a Fox Van on a Superlight before. I thought they werent supposed to take forks longer than 120 mm.

    Anyways, nice lookin ride. I ride an 01 SL myself and love it. I'd prefer that ano orange too. unfortunately, mine is a large and I have no need for a small.
    When I bought it I thought that also, its an XC bike it shouldnt have anything above a 100mm fork on it. When I emailed Scott at Santa Cruz bicycles he said nothing above 105 should be on the bike so I took it off and put a Manitou Skareb Platinum SPV 80 mm fork on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonv05
    When I bought it I thought that also, its an XC bike it shouldnt have anything above a 100mm fork on it. When I emailed Scott at Santa Cruz bicycles he said nothing above 105 should be on the bike so I took it off and put a Manitou Skareb Platinum SPV 80 mm fork on it.
    i think the newer model years can take up to 120 now but the older ones are limited to 100 (or 105 I guess...)

    did you sell the Van?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518
    i think the newer model years can take up to 120 now but the older ones are limited to 100 (or 105 I guess...)

    did you sell the Van?
    Well I am thinking of converting the vanilla from 130 to 100 because I read it can be internally changed by removing or adding a spacer. I might sell it also.

    By the way anyone have a trick on removing frozen pedals from the cranks?

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    Well my Superlight is finally finished! Can't wait to get out and ride the thing...dial in the suspension. It's weighing in at 25lbs as you see it...with a mix-match of new and used, or barely used parts. Not bad for a large.

    Build:
    Frame: Santa Cruz Superlight 2008
    Shock: Fox RP 23 – ‘08
    Fork: Fox 32 F120 RLC - ‘09
    Headset: Chris King
    Bar: Race Face – LowRise (26”)
    Stem: Thomson 4x (100mm, 0 deg)
    Wheels: DT Swiss XR4.2d w/240 hubs (F/R)
    Tires: Kenda SB8’s 2.35/2.1 combo
    Brakes: Juicy Ultimate Carbon w/160mm rotors – ‘08
    Saddle: SuperFly Ti
    Post: Thomson Elite
    Seat Collar: Standard Non-QR
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 Carbon – ’08 w/ (Yokozuna cables)
    Front D: XTR FD-M971– ‘08
    Rear D: SRAM X.0 – Black Box Carbon (mid-cage)
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo (175mm) w/external GXP BB
    Pedals: CB Candy
    Chain: SRAM PC991-CrossStep
    Cassette: SRAM PG990 11-34

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    Great Timing

    Hey Lowball, great looking bike.

    I have a gray one on order in the same size with a similar build in the works.

    Can I trouble you for the length of the rear brake hose. I think mine will fit but will need to order a new one if not.

    Also do the head tube and BB shell come faced?

    Thanks, I'll post the build and photo when it arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hovdeboj
    Hey Lowball, great looking bike.

    I have a gray one on order in the same size with a similar build in the works.

    Can I trouble you for the length of the rear brake hose. I think mine will fit but will need to order a new one if not.

    Also do the head tube and BB shell come faced?

    Thanks, I'll post the build and photo when it arrives.
    hovdeboj, the frame came used from ebay believe it or not and since it was used and ano I think it comes faced already or doesn't need to be faced (anyone please correct me if I'm wrong).

    I'll check the length of the rear brake and let you know. I know they had to replace it because it was two short (purchased use from a specialized bike) and the fluid was really bad when they did the bleed ("worst I've ever seen" - LBS mech who gave the bike the once over for me).

    Thanks for the props!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hovdeboj
    Hey Lowball, great looking bike.

    Can I trouble you for the length of the rear brake hose. I think mine will fit but will need to order a new one if not.
    Looks like about 55" +/-
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    I have a 2000 with a bend in the top tube. I would say yours is maybe earlier 2000 -?

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    Yeah

    Thank Lowball,

    Should fit like a glove.
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    Hello, could anyone please tell me what size bolts to buy for converting the hardware on a 2001 SL to Ti?
    Mine is currently sitting at 22lbs 12 ounces and I want to get down to 22.5.
    I'll post a pic if someone can give me the hardware sizes!

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    Ok, finally got my photos taken. I bought this used '08 Superlight off a bike shop in Moab. It's got some miles on it but was very well maintained. I got it mainly because it came with the R XC kit and was about half in cost of what it retails for. I got to ride it last weekend and it fits me like a glove, climbs awesome, sucks up roots, etc., and rides very smooth overall. It has to be one the best riding bikes I have owned to date.

    Here's the spread:

    Frame: 2008 Santa Cruz Superlight
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Fork: Fox 32 F100 R
    Headset: Cane Creek S3
    Bar: Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC (Low Rise)
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
    Stem: Thomson Elite (110mm, 5 deg)
    Wheels: DT Swiss XR 4.2D laced to Hope Pro 2 Disk hubs and DT Comp spokes w/ DT Red Alloy nipples
    Tires: Continental Mountain King Supersonic 2.4s
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 5 w/160mm rotors
    Saddle: Specialized BG (old school – not sure, got it on another bike)
    Post: Easton EC70 CNT Composite
    Seat Clamp: Tranz X QR
    Shifters: SRAM Rocket Shorty (Amy Grip)
    Front D: Shimano Deore LX
    Rear D: Shimano Deore XT
    Cranks: Shimano Deore LX (175mm)
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeaters
    Chain: SRAM PC991-CrossStep
    Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M760
    Extras: Red Salsa skewers (front only - rear on order)

    A few "bling" upgrades to come in the next week or so: Red Chris King headset w/ red spacers, Red Salsa lip lock post clamp (trying to highlight the red hubs and nipples).

    I plan to send the rear shock to PUSH for the ProPedal upgrade and rider weight adjustments.

    I weighed it last weekend (before swapping to the carbon bars) at 26.4 lbs. I expect I will shave it down to 25 lbs with a few more upgrades.

    Hopefully the photos upload ok, they may be slightly blurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Ok, finally got my photos taken. I bought this used '08 Superlight off a bike shop in Moab. It's got some miles on it but was very well maintained. I got it mainly because it came with the R XC kit and was about half in cost of what it retails for. I got to ride it last weekend and it fits me like a glove, climbs awesome, sucks up roots, etc., and rides very smooth overall. It has to be one the best riding bikes I have owned to date.

    Here's the spread:

    Frame: 2008 Santa Cruz Superlight
    Shock: Fox Float R
    Fork: Fox 32 F100 R
    Headset: Cane Creek S3
    Bar: Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC (Low Rise)
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
    Stem: Thomson Elite (110mm, 5 deg)
    Wheels: DT Swiss XR 4.2D laced to Hope Pro 2 Disk hubs and DT Comp spokes w/ DT Red Alloy nipples
    Tires: Continental Mountain King Supersonic 2.4s
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 5 w/160mm rotors
    Saddle: Specialized BG (old school – not sure, got it on another bike)
    Post: Easton EC70 CNT Composite
    Seat Clamp: Tranz X QR
    Shifters: SRAM Rocket Shorty (Amy Grip)
    Front D: Shimano Deore LX
    Rear D: Shimano Deore XT
    Cranks: Shimano Deore LX (175mm)
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeaters
    Chain: SRAM PC991-CrossStep
    Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M760
    Extras: Red Salsa skewers (front only - rear on order)

    A few "bling" upgrades to come in the next week or so: Red Chris King headset w/ red spacers, Red Salsa lip lock post clamp (trying to highlight the red hubs and nipples).

    I plan to send the rear shock to PUSH for the ProPedal upgrade and rider weight adjustments.

    I weighed it last weekend (before swapping to the carbon bars) at 26.4 lbs. I expect I will shave it down to 25 lbs with a few more upgrades.

    Hopefully the photos upload ok, they may be slightly blurry.

    -stu
    Nice bike, great build. I have an '07 with an RP23. I weigh 165 on the bike. When I got my shock PUSHed I had them put on a high volume air cannister which resulted in getting nearly full travel most of the time, very linear. If you weighed more it might not work, you'd probably more blow through the travel. I think 165 is the upper sweet spot for a HV can working like I wanted. I'm constantly surprised by how "plush" the rear end is now. I also put on a Revelation U-Turn Dual Air and run it at 115mm to bring up the bottom bracket a bit, then 130 on the long descents. You're going to love that bike.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Nice bike, great build. I have an '07 with an RP23. I weigh 165 on the bike. When I got my shock PUSHed I had them put on a high volume air cannister which resulted in getting nearly full travel most of the time, very linear. If you weighed more it might not work, you'd probably more blow through the travel. I think 165 is the upper sweet spot for a HV can working like I wanted. I'm constantly surprised by how "plush" the rear end is now. I also put on a Revelation U-Turn Dual Air and run it at 115mm to bring up the bottom bracket a bit, then 130 on the long descents. You're going to love that bike.
    Thanks! I'm 175, given what you described hopefully adjustments to my wieght will be ideal as well. Even riding the Float R last weekend I found it was great - not bobbing or to plush. Seemed to do it's job to the "T". But to make it even better for $150 to get it dialed in to my weight and add the ProPedal is a no brainer.

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    Its calling me but I cant answer

    All the parts have arrived but I'm bogged down with work and other commitments and cant build it up. Until today the weather wasnt giving any indication that spring was coming and its still a long time until the trails will be rideable but at least I could look at it or put it on the trainer and feel better. I actually had to call the LBS that brought in the frame for me and asked them to hold onto it for another week while I free up some time and space.

    Here is the build on paper. The frame, stem, post, drive-train and fork are new and the rest is a swap over from my hard tail.

    It should be a decent mix with some light/high end stuff and a few more durable bits that I won’t break too easily. I’m guessing around 26 pounds for XC and general trail riding.

    Frame - 2008/9 Santa Cruz Superlight, (L Anodised Slate)
    Shock - Fox RP23
    Fork - Fox F120 RLC
    Shifters – SRAM XO twist
    F - Der. – Shimano XT
    R - Der. – SRAM XO long cage
    Cables/Housing – Shimano XTR
    Crankset/BB – Shimano SLX Triple
    Casette – Shimano XT 11-34
    Chain – SRAM PC-991
    Pedals – Time ATAC XS
    Brakes – Hope Mono Mini, 180/160mm rotors
    Headset – Cane Creek S-6
    Stem – Thomson Elite 5* X 90mm
    Bar – Easton Monkey Light lo-rise
    Grips – Ritchey TGV Short
    Seat Post – Thomson Elite 30.9 X 410mm
    Saddle – WTB Devo
    Wheels – XT 6 bolt hubs and skewers, Mavic XC717 rims
    Tires – Continental Mountain King 2.2
    Tubes – Stan’s conversion kit

    Thankfully there are some photos of similar builds here to keep me content for a week or two.

    I'll post photos once built.

    cheers
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    Just got her today!



    RXC Build Kit (swapped out the wheels so I can sell the X117s for something lighter)

    Best part was the price... just under $1400 shipped : )

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    Picked it up today

    Well I picked it up today.

    Minor glitch as SC sent the wrong shock. It came with the Float R instead of the RP23.

    Oh well, the LBS gave me an older RP3 to use while they sort it out with SC.

    Should be building this weekend. only thing left to decide is what beer and what music to accompany the process.

    Stay tuned for pics.
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    I am new to Santa Cruz, damn glad to be here!

    Really new.... Just have my dark blue, XL, 08 SL on layaway at a local shop. I went with a basic build, nothing too expensive, but new. I will replace some of the components as I go along. I love the feel of this new SC! Get to pick it up in a week!

    My old bike was entry level, Haro VL 120. Heavy, solid and has one major problem.... It absolutely destroys itself in chain suck, including chain, 32 tooth center front sprocket, and crank, whenever introduced to mud for any length of time. In two years, I have gone through 9 chains, 4 cranks, and 6 - 32 tooth front sprockets.

    All this inspired some new research and the Superlight decision just a few weeks ago for me.
    *** ride it again!

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    XLE - CONGRATS & welcome to the group!

    I have the dark blue '08 model also. I wasn't sold on the color initially but anodized grew on me and I highlghted other parts red. You certainly won't be disappointed with your SL.

    Be sure to post some photos and feedback after your first ride.

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    I have ridden the new SL, and have to say I like the feel of the older Sl for some reason. (jmho)

    So, I built another SL (with bling)... just for my racing season and will train in the older one...
    rear shock has been upgraded to the rp23.




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    Love my SL!
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    Hi all, I will be fixing my '09 Superlight tomorrow and can't wait for it. Most of the parts are SLX with some XT here and there. Btw, what's the difference between the '07, '08 and '09 models? As far as I know, they all hv the new swingarm.

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    Here's a shot of my '08, did a little work on it over the winter.


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    Just completed fixing up my Superlight today. I'm so excited. My Superlight setup:

    Frame - 2008/9 Santa Cruz Superlight (S size Anodised Slate)
    Shock - Fox RP23
    Fork - Rock Shox Reba Race
    Shifters – SLX
    F - Der. – SLX
    R - Der. – XT
    Cables/Housing – Jagwire grey
    Crankset/BB – Shimano SLX Triple
    Casette – Shimano XT 11-34
    Chain – KMC X9
    Pedals – VP Pedals
    Brakes – SLX with QUAD 160mm rotors
    Headset – FSA Orbit X
    Stem – Race Face Ride
    Bar – FSA K Force Carbon
    Grips – Lizard Skin "Steve Peat"
    Seat Post – KCNC Scandium
    Saddle – WTB Rocket V Pro
    Wheels – Element hubs, DT Swiss XR 4.2D & DT Swiss spokes
    Tires – Kenda Nevegal "Stick-E" 2.1
    Tubes – Kenda

    Complete bike weigh in at 26.7lb. A bit on the heavy side...

    The pics:

    Happy viewing.. can't wait to hit the trails!
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    Excellent looking bike man! I like your color scheme, that blue rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bts
    Happy viewing.. can't wait to hit the trails!
    What QR's are those? Never seen anything like 'em.
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    stumonky, thanks! Guess this is the only time she will be squeaky clean.

    okie_calvin, the QR's comes with the hubs. I'm using the Element Technium XC100 hubs. It's a Taiwanese brand. Been using them(gold color) on my old bike, so far so good.

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    I have been looking around lately and I think I have decided on a SL....anyone got a Large (19") for sale or know where I could pick one up? Looking for a used one.

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    Pictures at last

    Well I built it up last Friday night.

    I got the tools ready


    Cant Forget to Lube up.


    And a little lube for me.


    Then Bit


    By Bit


    By Bit


    By Bit


    It came together by about 1:00 in the morning.

    26 pounds give or take on the bathroom scale.

    I'm still waiting on the shock swap but the LBS thinks it should be in early next week.

    The sun finally came out after a week of snow and cold and it saw the light of day for the first time.







    Now the real wait begins Trails wont be rideable until mid April at the earliest.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hovdeboj
    Well I built it up last Friday night.
    It's a thing of beauty! Looks FANTASTIC! Come out to Utah to ride, The snow has started to melt early here.... a few trails rideable. Supposed to storm tomorrow though... I pick mine up this week!
    *** ride it again!

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    Hi new member as of a few months ago, I just have to say this site is awesome so much info and great reviews. Anyway I just purchased a 2002 Santa Cruz superlight on ebay, thanks to much of the reviews and Santa Cruz forums. The bike should arrive late this week I can't wait to ride, this is my first full suspension.

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    hi just wanted to join the group I just bought a 2002 Santa Cruz Superlight off ebay, I can't wait for it to arrive this will be my first full suspension. After reading the reviews and the forums also riding a friends I was hooked.

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    Alright, Here is my new ride. I got a bit overzealous today, had to test a continuing problem today on another bike, and rode once with the problem bike and once with the new SL. So a quick comparison for me today (old bike - new bike) proved that the SL is more comfortable overall, and takes terrain that my old bike struggled with, AND it is responsive to the point that It is going to take some time to get used to. The ride is great on the SL, but I feel like it is going to take some time to get the shocks adjusted correctly. Some firm soil and not the moosh that I was riding today will undoubtedly make more sense to ride on to set up the shocks. The last shot is a trail that is rideable first in the season at a lower elevation than up the canyons here. Unfortunately today this trail had the consistency of gravel cream of wheat, but it was a blast to have a bike that can handle the wet/muddy again.

    These are some monster 2.5" WTB Timberwolfs. Need them for the early season here, later I'll change the rear out for something smaller. The baskets and pedals.... temporary until my new gear arrives.

    Love this bike so far!
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    I'm lovin' the superlight

    This is my new bike. 1st FS, before ride was a trek 8500. I just built it over the last month and haven't even cut the front brake hose yet! I love the ride and it weighs in at 25.5lbs w/water bottle cage and bar ends. Contrasting to my all black stealth Orbea Opal I wanted this to be as pimp as possible, hence the white on white on white.
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    Very nice bike and great choice coming form a hardtail- you will learn to love the benefits and wonder why you didn,t do it sooner. I came from a 98' Trek 8900 and went to a SL and was uber happy.
    I Just wish I could ride more!


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    Out With The Old, In With The New

    Built my Weyless SP (chinese superlight) 5 years ago, and I loved this bike. Got a little bored, so I picked up the new model Superlight "R" build with the 120mm Fox. So far I have only added a Gravity Dropper seatpost. I'm not hardcore downhill, but this post inspires great confidence and safety of the jewels. Havent cut the shock yet because I'm still dialling in stem length/angle and whether I want to keep the riser bar. My Weyless was much slacker with a 1" longer wheelbase, 1" higher crank height, and was just generally more stretched out. Havent weighed anything yet, but I cant tell much difference between the two. The Avid Juicy 5's have a lot more modulation? than the Hayes Comp, but I was used to the Hayes and could lock them up with a slight finger pull. I need to get out more and ride, but I think the new SL will climb & do technical better than the Weyless.



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    Some nice bikes in this thread!

    Heres mine: (now has vanilla R in 100mm mode up front)


    What do you guys think this frame is worth (SL frame, 2009 fox float shock and run of the mill headset)? might come with seat post if it dosnt fit my new frame... Has some scratches, shes definitely been ridden but everything works perfect.

    Thanks

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