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    Still a great ride

    My old, but recently updated, SL.

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    since there is no "Superlight in Action" thread (that I could find with a quick search), heres about the biggest jump I'll do on my SL. Oak Cliff in south Dallas

    The kicker and then the jump.




    love this bike. it works very well for Texas trails
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    Here's my 02 SL. She's still nearly brand new. Built her up before marriage. Then kids.
    Fell in love with riding again while trying to lose all this "family guy" weight.

    2002 Ano Green
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    A few pics....





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    Just cleaned her!


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    Here's mine


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    my Superlight

    2003 Santa Cruz Superlight X
    XT Shifters, Front Derailer,Brakes, Wheels
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    New Superlight 3 frame.

    I did the crash replacement on my '01 frame when it cracked. Nice new SL -- all parts swpped except the seat-tube.






    Unbelievably, I thought I was having an issue at the main pivot. This crack escaped my notice. I feel lucky the thing didn't separate on me.



    My original SL. I bought this to replace my '97 Heckler that was stolen.



    The orange SL looks nice next to my orange Ventana

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    Just bought a used 2001 Silver Anodized SL from eBay I think it's the only Santa Cruz in Malta as there are no distributors here

    Will be buidling it up with the following : 2009 XT groupset, 2009 SID Team, Chris King Sotto Voce No Threadset, Hope Pro2 Hubs laced to Mavic XC717Disc Rims, Hope Tech X2 Brakes ( 183mm front / 160mm rear), Ritchey WCS stem, bars and seatpost. Selle Italia SLR Seat, Crank Bros Eggbeater Ti pedals. Should be building it up in the next few weeks ( still awaiting brakes and wheels to arrive ).

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    Great thead. I'll post some pitures of my 01 when I get back to my laptop.
    How many bikes have 5 year old threads that are still being posted in? How many bikes have basically stayed unchanged and remained relavent for 10 years? It says a lot about what a great bike it is.

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    DXC or RXC?

    Hi Superlight fans,

    First off, apologies for the newbie questions!

    Looking at getting one of the pre-configured Superlights - There look to be a few deals out there currently which take a ~couple hundred off the MSRP of $1699 for the DXC and $2199 for RXC for an 09'.

    Being primarily a roadie, was looking at the SL as a great quality entry level FS mt bike
    to have in the arsenal. I figured a DXC would be sufficient but after demo'ing a RXC and SPX equipped bike, Im thinking that it may make sense to cash in more food stamps and get at least the RX level pkg to delay upgrades for at least a few months The SPX is out of the budget scope for now.

    For the $300-500 more for the RX package over the DX, would you say the perfornance and quality level of the overall components is 2X or 3X better?

    Is the RX's packaged FOX 32 F100 R exponentially a better overall fork that the DX's Rock Shox Tora SL100?

    Are the DX Mavic Crossroad wheels much heavier than the Mavic 117 rims w/Shimano hubs of the RX pkg?

    Any input would be much appreciated as Im just itchin' to lock and load an order
    this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman
    My old, but recently updated, SL.

    Bob

    that's Tucson! I can't tell exactly where. Is it Fantasy Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enr1co
    Hi Superlight fans,

    First off, apologies for the newbie questions!

    Looking at getting one of the pre-configured Superlights - There look to be a few deals out there currently which take a ~couple hundred off the MSRP of $1699 for the DXC and $2199 for RXC for an 09'.

    Being primarily a roadie, was looking at the SL as a great quality entry level FS mt bike
    to have in the arsenal. I figured a DXC would be sufficient but after demo'ing a RXC and SPX equipped bike, Im thinking that it may make sense to cash in more food stamps and get at least the RX level pkg to delay upgrades for at least a few months The SPX is out of the budget scope for now.

    For the $300-500 more for the RX package over the DX, would you say the perfornance and quality level of the overall components is 2X or 3X better?

    Is the RX's packaged FOX 32 F100 R exponentially a better overall fork that the DX's Rock Shox Tora SL100?

    Are the DX Mavic Crossroad wheels much heavier than the Mavic 117 rims w/Shimano hubs of the RX pkg?

    Any input would be much appreciated as Im just itchin' to lock and load an order
    this week!

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    This isn't that active of a thread. You would probably get more response if you post your fork question in the suspension forum, and use the other forums for your specific component questions.
    I'd like to help, but don't know enough. The mavic wheels might be a bit heavier, but look cooler with their straight pull spokes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enr1co

    Is the RX's packaged FOX 32 F100 R exponentially a better overall fork that the DX's Rock Shox Tora SL100?


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    dont know about the rest of your questions, but the answer to this question is YES and HELL YES. If you can make it to just about any bike shop, they should have bikes with each of these forks and you will be able to tell the difference.

    Getting an F100 on my Superlight was the best thing I ever did for that bike

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    Here's a shot of my Superlight. I think its a 2001 or 2002. Can anyone tell?
    I still like the old style. It looks like a made in USA small builder bike, from back in the day when Santa Cruz was a small builder. It's the bike that changed them into a big company, by the way. When the Superlight started getting attention from the bike mags, they couldn't make them fast enough!
    Mine seems to be kind of a rare one, when they made the medium frame without a bend in the top tube.
    The picture is near Canon City CO.
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    get the r xc build. the f 100 is great, but see if you could swap it out for the f120 instead. 100 up front is nice, but 120 is divine.

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    Thanks for the valued feedback guys!

    I'll be confirming my order for a RX packaged superlight end of next week. The Fox fork upgrade and the 1.5-2 lb weight reduction seem to be worth it.

    In anticipation, I ended up picking up a Fox RP23 rear and a Fox F32 120 RL on ebay that I will add to the bike upon delivery to provide me the lockout capability that I wanted.

    I'll go ahead and sell off the Float R and the F32 100R back onto ebay to defer some of the cost of the lock-out-able Fox add ons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enr1co
    Thanks for the valued feedback guys!

    I'll be confirming my order for a RX packaged superlight end of next week. The Fox fork upgrade and the 1.5-2 lb weight reduction seem to be worth it.

    In anticipation, I ended up picking up a Fox RP23 rear and a Fox F32 120 RL on ebay that I will add to the bike upon delivery to provide me the lockout capability that I wanted.

    I'll go ahead and sell off the Float R and the F32 100R back onto ebay to defer some of the cost of the lock-out-able Fox add ons.

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    2009 Dxc, changed the tires and wheels, rotors, and rear cog. Also crank and bottom bracket. This is just after I got it this winter. Raced it 5 times and did alot of miles training, held up great and is a dream to ride on the single track we ride and race on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enr1co
    Thanks for the valued feedback guys!

    I'll be confirming my order for a RX packaged superlight end of next week. The Fox fork upgrade and the 1.5-2 lb weight reduction seem to be worth it.

    In anticipation, I ended up picking up a Fox RP23 rear and a Fox F32 120 RL on ebay that I will add to the bike upon delivery to provide me the lockout capability that I wanted.

    I'll go ahead and sell off the Float R and the F32 100R back onto ebay to defer some of the cost of the lock-out-able Fox add ons.

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    nice calls on those decisions! youll love the Fox fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErickKTM




    2009 Dxc, changed the tires and wheels, rotors, and rear cog. Also crank and bottom bracket. This is just after I got it this winter. Raced it 5 times and did alot of miles training, held up great and is a dream to ride on the single track we ride and race on.
    Those upgraded DT 4.2 wheels are great! Did you ride the stock DX Mavic Crossrides prior to upgrading? If so, what did you like or dislike about them to make these one of your first upgrades?

    Im still kicking myself for not snagging an 09' interbike, SPX equipped Superlight with those exact DT wheels which Santa Cruz had available at their demo last SAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enr1co
    Those upgraded DT 4.2 wheels are great! Did you ride the stock DX Mavic Crossrides prior to upgrading? If so, what did you like or dislike about them to make these one of your first upgrades?

    Im still kicking myself for not snagging an 09' interbike, SPX equipped Superlight with those exact DT wheels which Santa Cruz had available at their demo last SAT.
    I use the Mavic crossrides as training wheels and the DT 4.2's when its time to race. I like having two sets and keeping one set as a dedicated race set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtJunkie
    I never rode the Blur but after riding this I don't feel the need. I went from an 02 NRS to this and man what a difference. I clean everything I used to walk, just point the bike and hold on. I tried locking out the rear on climbs and that might as well not even be an option, I bounced more with the rear rigid than I did with it unlocked. At 6'1" and 180 pounds this bike has no noticeable flex or bob and I would recommend to anyone looking for a XC rig.
    what size frame is that and what model year.

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    Love my Superlight more after a full season of riding! A buddy and me got the chance to take a 3 day trip to Moab to ride the slickrock trails. He rented a Blur XC and had a good time, but ended up with a broken frame on day 3. It must have been abused prior to his rental time, we were not taking big drops.

    My superlight performed perfectly! Chalk it up to a great, simple design, and an extremely comfortable overall fit and feel! We rode "the slickrock" trail and it was my first time on it.... never knew the superlight could climb like that! Have a super-sticky rear tire compound like the WTB Prowler 2.3 and OMG it's amazing! I never slipped and had the bars in my chest on nearly every climb....wow, I can see why people get hooked on that surface for life.

    The <only> problem I am having with my superlight is water down the seat tube ending up in the BB. To fix, take out the seat post and cover the hole with plastic and a rubber band when cleaning.

    After one season and 1,200 mountain miles, still think it's the best bike I could have chosen for an all-around ride! Love my superlight!
    *** ride it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLE_biker
    Love my Superlight more after a full season of riding! A buddy and me got the chance to take a 3 day trip to Moab to ride the slickrock trails. He rented a Blur XC and had a good time, but ended up with a broken frame on day 3. It must have been abused prior to his rental time, we were not taking big drops.

    My superlight performed perfectly! Chalk it up to a great, simple design, and an extremely comfortable overall fit and feel! We rode "the slickrock" trail and it was my first time on it.... never knew the superlight could climb like that! Have a super-sticky rear tire compound like the WTB Prowler 2.3 and OMG it's amazing! I never slipped and had the bars in my chest on nearly every climb....wow, I can see why people get hooked on that surface for life.

    The <only> problem I am having with my superlight is water down the seat tube ending up in the BB. To fix, take out the seat post and cover the hole with plastic and a rubber band when cleaning.

    After one season and 1,200 mountain miles, still think it's the best bike I could have chosen for an all-around ride! Love my superlight!
    I agree with your assessment of the Superlight, but I'm curious if you had a chance to try out the rental Blur before it broke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I agree with your assessment of the Superlight, but I'm curious if you had a chance to try out the rental Blur before it broke?
    I did. It's frame was smaller than I was used to, so I'm not sure it was the best assessment. My Superlight is an XL and the Blur was an L. Blur front shock was a Fox RLC 140 and very nice, but that was the end of the difference for me. I just didn't see the advantage in the Blur, but it might have just been not dialed in for me and we all know how long that can take.

    One big advantage for me in the Superlight is the rear swing arm being above the chain. My last bike had serious issues in the chain/chainring clearance in the rear triangle and it was that design either the Superlight or the Heckler based on the geometry of the rear triangle that lured me to the Santa Cruz line. The Superlight is the right bike for me, every time I ride.
    *** ride it again!

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    Thanks. I plan on renting a blur to see what I'm missing.
    It is hard to imagine it being more efficient peddling than the SL, and as far as plush travel, I don't mind a little stiffening during downhill braking.

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    Hey guys, just bought a Superlight from e-bay used about a month ago ! 2001 Medium Ano Silver. (with straight top tube)
    http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...z/IMG_0173.jpg

    Building it up with Hope Pro2 Hubs, Mavic XC717 Rims, Hope Tech X2 brakes, Shimano XT drivetrain, Rockshox SID World Cup fork and Ritchey WCS cockpit ! Gonna recieve the fork next week hopefully It's my first mountain bike actually ,as before I used to ride BMX

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    Quote Originally Posted by totemsub
    Hey guys, just bought a Superlight from e-bay used about a month ago ! 2001 Medium Ano Silver. (with straight top tube)
    http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...z/IMG_0173.jpg

    Building it up with Hope Pro2 Hubs, Mavic XC717 Rims, Hope Tech X2 brakes, Shimano XT drivetrain, Rockshox SID World Cup fork and Ritchey WCS cockpit ! Gonna recieve the fork next week hopefully It's my first mountain bike actually ,as before I used to ride BMX
    That's going to be a sweet ride for a first mountain bike! Congrats.

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    Thanks mate ! All the parts are new except for the frame Got quite a few good deals on the parts ! Got the SID 40% off from Chain reaction as it was the 2009 model and they were already selling the 2010 model ( the only difference being the 2010 model has a carbon steerer tube which I wasn't too keen on anyway )

    Had a hard time removing the Cane Creek headset it had on it (in the pic) ! Will now fit a Chris King

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    Hey guys - Update

    Been building my superlight finally here's a few pics !









    Sorry bout the crappy pics as they were taken with my iPhone.

    Question - does the rear derailleur cable pass through the swingarm ? Won't this mess up my shifting when the rear suspension is active ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by totemsub
    Hey guys - Update

    Been building my superlight finally here's a few pics !



    Sorry bout the crappy pics as they were taken with my iPhone.

    Question - does the rear derailleur cable pass through the swingarm ? Won't this mess up my shifting when the rear suspension is active ?
    The blue and silver theme looks really cool. What is the blueness I see around the BB? Is that just your stand?

    Yes the deraileur cable passes through the swingarm, with housing on the front side going into the swing arm, and bare cable on the back side until you reach the housing going from the dropout area to the deraileur.
    It doesn't effect shifting because swingarm movement doesn't change the cable length, it just causes the housing to bend, making a bigger loop in the housing. It never pulls on the cable.

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    BIKE now for sale

    It is time to move on . Time to sell my superlight. If anyone interested let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    The blue and silver theme looks really cool. What is the blueness I see around the BB? Is that just your stand?

    Yes the deraileur cable passes through the swingarm, with housing on the front side going into the swing arm, and bare cable on the back side until you reach the housing going from the dropout area to the deraileur.
    It doesn't effect shifting because swingarm movement doesn't change the cable length, it just causes the housing to bend, making a bigger loop in the housing. It never pulls on the cable.

    Thanks The blueness is just duct tape on the stand so that the frame doesn't get damaged.

    Having a hard time with the brakes (Hope Tech X2) as the pads seem to be rubbing the discs and no matter how hard i try they still rub. Dunno if this is a matter of the pads wearing in, or the calipers not adjusted properly.

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    Hi - here's the final update of my SL The only things that will be changing are the saddle ( that old Flite will be replaced with an SLR) and the pedals will be replaced with Egg Beaters ( I have platforms on as I want to get used to riding again !)

    Question - When the rear shock is active, and the swingarm moves, my gears seem to "jump" - is it because i have set the cable in the swingarm too tight ? Should i have a looser cable in that area ? In fact, when I put a water bottle in the cage it REALLY messes up my shifting as the cable gets pulled out by the bottle. I think it's too tight.








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    cable in the swing arm

    it does look like your cable is way too tight. I have a size large and the cable housing that passes threw the swing arm is 8'1/4" long and I have no problems with shifting.
    I hope this helps.

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    yea that definitely looks way too tight. mine has a nice bend in the housing where yours is straight.

    other than that, looks great. i love the ano silver and the blue highlights. ive never ridden a Sid but always thought the new ones look really cool. you need to ditch the yellow saddle and get a matching blue one though!

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    just before winter really started to set in
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    Thanks for the info guys ! I got some new cable housing and now the SL Rocks !

    BDW - yes i ditched the yellow saddle and got a black Selle Italia SLR XC Gel Flow instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by markham_guy
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    The green/blue combo is Sick dude! Nice choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksearsor
    just before winter really started to set in
    I'm just curious. Is that your normal seat height?

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    hi all...just got this from the post office earlier...



    Any idea what is the seatpost size ?? 30.9 or 27.2 ? need your input on this...

    thanks again...

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    mine - a 2001 SL , has a 27.2mm seatpost.

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    The one in the picture is at least a couple years newer than your '01. The difference between 27.2 and 30.9 is large enough that it should be easy enough to measure using a mm scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpies14
    hi all...just got this from the post office earlier...



    Any idea what is the seatpost size ?? 30.9 or 27.2 ? need your input on this...

    thanks again...
    That vintage would be 27.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    The one in the picture is at least a couple years newer than your '01. The difference between 27.2 and 30.9 is large enough that it should be easy enough to measure using a mm scale.
    It's apparently a 2006 model, based on the previous seller posting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I'm just curious. Is that your normal seat height?
    not really just came down a long decent and knew i was stopping at the bridge. I bought the bike about a year ago, never ridden in the forest prior, i used to be really bad at bmx so i started playing paintball and that got way too expensive, so i came back to bikes, im saving for a free ride bike. now i cant seem to get off my bike since i bought it.

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    So, was fiddling with my '06 Superlight (Size L) yesterday and let all the air out of the rear shock, a Float R.

    I tried to push the bike all way down and the piece bolted across the two seatstays (on top of the wheel) to stiffen up the frame touches the front derailleur cable on the seattube (actually pushes the cable a bit) when the bike is at full travel.

    Is this normal? U guys have the same thing happening to your bike as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpies14
    It's apparently a 2006 model, based on the previous seller posting....
    Just finished rebuilding the bike....



    Frame - 2006/7 Santa Cruz Superlight (L size)
    Shock - Fox RP23
    Fork - Rock Shox Reba SL
    Shifters – SRAM X9
    F - Der. – XT
    R - Der. – SRAM X9
    Cables/Housing – Jagwire black
    Crankset/BB – Shimano XT
    Casette – SRAM PG-980
    Chain – KMC X9
    Pedals – Xtension Pedals
    Brakes – XT Hydro Brakes with XT 180mm rotor in front and Avid G2 160mm in the rear
    Headset – Chris King
    Stem – Thomson Elite X4 70mm 0degree
    Seat Post – Thomson Elite
    Bar – Ritchie Low Riser Carbon
    Saddle – Fizik Gobi XM
    Wheels – American Classic Terrain 26"
    Tires – Kenda Nevegal "Stick-E" 2.1

    rough weight - 12.5 kg @ 27.5 lbs

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    Superlight Rear Shock

    I have a 2003 Large Superlight that I need to replace the rear shock on. The re-builds don't seem to take anymore. Can someone tell me what the travel is? I have tried a 2.25" from a Blur that should be right according to SC but the rear wheel hits the seat tube even when I run almost no sag. Oddly, my original rear shock will do the same when it's deflated but I've never had a rubbing problem with the original shock when it's set up. I've seen places that state the original rear shocks were 7.875X2.0. Could that be the problem? If someone knows for sure, I would appreciate it. Also any recommendations on brand/model for a replacement?RP23?

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    For the superlight...the recommended shock size would be 7.875 X 2.0...

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Here's my new build project for 2010

    Here's my 2010 project

    I have a question on the front mech that I've bought, XTR FD-971, doesn't look like it's going to fit

    More pics to follow as the build progresses























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    sweet pics! on your drive side, it looks like you are missing the end-cap/nut holding the pivot bolt in place. might want to check that out

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    I snagged a SL off craigslist, got to admit its pretty fun to ride. It has its share of battle scars and I have already added a few of my own.
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    Nice bike wisedog. Where was that top picture taken?

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    Haven't seen a superlight any more custom.

    Mine gets a lot of love. HV air chamber in my f120rlc, king headset, xt cranks, xtr pedals, gore cables, avid juicy carbons, xtr rear der, xtr hubs laced to mavic 717s, salsa seat colar, thomson stem, thomson seatpost and a sdg ti fly seat, fsa carbon bars, xt shifter pods, sram 990 cassette,. And a little custom paintwork.


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    Very nice and very unique. Hard to find green parts these days eh? Its a cool color combo.

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    brand new superlight, rxc with rp23 rear shock, but gonna get thomson seatpost soon

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    brand new superlight, rxc with rp23 rear shock, but gonna get thomson seatpost soon
    Have you ridden it yet? What was your old ride? How do you like it so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Have you ridden it yet? What was your old ride? How do you like it so far?
    ive ridden it a fair amount already and i love it. have used other hardtails in the past and was worried about climbing but it is just great. i definately recommend getting one if you can. plus its very light for fs(mines 27 lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman
    My old, but recently updated, SL.

    Bob
    That's sweet bike. It' like new. That white Fox matches perfectly with the slate ano. Proof that the extra cash for the ano finish is a good investment if you like to keep your bike for a longer time.

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    My Superlight

    my SS at Brown County State Park in Indiana.
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    here it is my french superlight. I love this awesome bike.
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    Nice build nobru. I am also considering the Maxxis CrossMark. How does it hold up in French winter weather? What size are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayancycles
    Nice build nobru. I am also considering the Maxxis CrossMark. How does it hold up in French winter weather? What size are they?
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    Hi, I'm really happy with those tires, the size is 2.10. I'm living in the south of France, so it's not really winter weather ( exept the temperature) . Those tires are better than the Larsen TT in the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobru
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    Hi, I'm really happy with those tires, the size is 2.10. I'm living in the south of France, so it's not really winter weather ( exept the temperature) . Those tires are better than the Larsen TT in the mud.
    Thanks for the info. I am currently running High Rollers 2.10's. They accellerate really well but they are in actual fact only a 1.9 and does not have enough traction. The Cross Mark 2.10 does not look as small.

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    Seabright Blue SL with blue SID fork.

    Used a red saddle to offset all the blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby_b
    Seabright Blue SL with blue SID fork.

    Used a red saddle to offset all the blue.
    Nice build bobby_b. What size is your Nobby Nic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayancycles
    What size is your Nobby Nic?
    That's getting a little personal, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayancycles
    Nice build bobby_b. What size is your Nobby Nic?
    They're 2.1s There's not much clearence with the SIDs.

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    Hi you all, I'm form Thailand. Just got SL '06 for 3 month. I like its geometry, it really good bike. I plan to switch the travel of shock from 80 mm to 100 mm, any suggestion?
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    Nice ride bump99. What size is your front High Roller tyre? Let me guess this picture was taken at Khao E-to right?

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    sawadee kap there bump99 greetings from ur neighbouring country below , nice ride u got there....

    My 2006 Large Sunshine Superlight in Malaysia....








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    2008 Superlight R-kit

    This bike is indestructible!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayancycles
    Nice ride bump99. What size is your front High Roller tyre? Let me guess this picture was taken at Khao E-to right?
    Thank krub P' Tayan, My tire in the picture is Maxxis Monorail 2.1 Tubeless. Khao E-to axactly

    Nice color magpies14

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    Love my Superlight my brother got me........

    Just started Biking this year, with my brother. He got me into it, helped me look for a bike and found a SC Superlight for me... been riding with him since... here is my brother on my bike.. Inspired by my brother's car's headlights, I added LED to match his car.. lol
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/evoixmr/4501968755/" title="Bro's Audi and bro on Audi look alike bike by soniczone, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/4501968755_09463716c2.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Bro's Audi and bro on Audi look alike bike" /></a>

    another fun picture with my bro messing around on my Superlight...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/evoixmr/4502603870/" title="Bro riding Santa Cruz superlight by soniczone, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4502603870_d52f29463d.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Bro riding Santa Cruz superlight" /></a>

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    Hey Sonic how did you get over 4 billion posts?!!


    4,294,967,295

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    Wow.. I don't know.. I this is my first post.. I just got on the forum few weeks ago.. ha ha.. I really don't know.... someone tell me.. that, I tough u were kidding... I checked.. and yip.. , glitch in the mySQL database maybe...

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    haha.. Getting really into your mountain biking huh Sonic!

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    Hi Steve...... I really don't know.. maybe someone can tell me why? maybe a glitch in mySQL database or something... ha ha.. that's krazy.. i didn't notice that 4million post either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by soniczone
    Hi Steve...... I really don't know.. maybe someone can tell me why? maybe a glitch in mySQL database or something... ha ha.. that's krazy.. i didn't notice that 4million post either.....
    I notice though, that the number didn't increase since you posted 2 more times. Interesting....

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    ha ha.. sup Miggy... ha ha is your bike pic up here somewhere?

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    i just picked up this like-new 06 SuperLight last week. after taking her home, i put on a new saddle, thomson post, new rubber up front and in back, and swapped out the SPDs for some Crank Bros pedals. today was the maiden voyage, man i love this bike! (i used to have an 04)








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    ... and if we just ... Before and After Pics 2003 Superlight

    Before: XT group, V-brakes, Manitou Black Super.
    After: XT shifters, Xt front derailer, XTR rear derailer, Raceface deus XC crankset, BB7 brakes, BWW wheelset, 2010 Manitou Minute 100 fork. On order Panaracer Cedric Gracia XC 2.1 Tires
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    Man o man I never would have thought those turquoise stickers would have made such a big difference! Looks sharp!

    How do you know it is a 2003? I thought they added the bend to the swingarm where the shock attaches after that, like in 04?

    Just wondering because I was just on another thread yesterday where a guy said his SL was either an 03 or 05, and it did not have that angle on it! So his must be prior to 03?

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    This was one of the last 03's the first 2 digits of the serial # is the year of manufacture. the Curve is do to the frame being a large. I like the turquoise since it goes will with the hubs that I chose.

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    Sorry I wasn't clear. I wasn't referring to the top tube curve, but to the small angled piece at the swingarms vertical/seatstay/shock connection intersection. They must have changed to that design around the middle of 03, if the bike in THIS
    post is also an '03.

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    Paging through this thread, I saw a few bikes that had the rear shock turned around (wide part attached to swing arm). What's the idea behind that?

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    Is yours that deep green that changes to purple in the sun?

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    I have the same 06' with that colour. It's called Black Chrome, with low light, you'll see black and then it becomes dark green or purple depending on how the angle the light hits the paint.

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    I painted my seat stay brace. What do you think?

    By the way, have you checked yours lately? I have never messed with mine before, and found all the bolts loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totemsub
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    Sorry bout the crappy pics as they were taken with my iPhone.
    Where did you get the colored rotor bolts? They aren't aluminum are they?

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    They are from Tibolts.co.uk, a company specializing in titanium bolts.

    They are available in gold, natural and blue. Here's the direct link :

    http://oscommerce.tibolts.co.uk/prod...roducts_id=173

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    Looks light, and beautiful!
    How much does it weigh?
    What kind of brake rotors are those with gold center?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Looks light, and beautiful!
    How much does it weigh?
    What kind of brake rotors are those with gold center?
    Thank you,

    I have not weigh the bike, however it should be around the 11 kg area.

    Those are HOPE floating rotors.

    I have to say this bike is GREAT, comfortable GEO and easy to control.

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    My First...I'm in Love!

    Not sure what I was saving myself for...
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    Awesome!!!!!

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    My wife's frame, just back from the powdercoaters:





    It was black with a gray rear (upgraded to a disc rear years ago). The new color is Granny Smith Sparkle. It's hard to see in the pictures, but there's a sparkle tint in the clearcoat that's just amazing. The Recon fork has been painted to match.

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    That's awesome looking!!!

    Will you be posting pictures of the full build when complete?
    "The stupid shall be punished."

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