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    Superlight Love

    Where is the Superlight love?

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    It's all love right here

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    I test rode the Blur twice on real trails when looking for a new frame. It was either going to be that or a Superlight. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't convince myself that it was all that and a bag of chips, I just didn't think it was that over the top great ride that everyone else seems to experience. It felt too sluggish in the twisties for my tastes. It is a good bike no doubt - probably very good. But the Superlight was just more fun to drive. Plus the Superlight has a been there, done that simple proven design.

    I think the Superlight is still an awesome bike.

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    here you go

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    2002 SL with about that many miles on her...

    Love her but I'm gentle with her.
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    I Loved & Rode the snot outta both of my SL's but they were a little flexy for my 205 pound frame. Totally setup to your preferences the Blur is over the top.....And if your not setup spot on it does make a bigger difference on the Blur over the SL.
    I still have an OG Tazmon (wish I never sold my 1st one) that I'll be putting together soon just to have around....I've always liked that bike over the SL.

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    I got yer love right here...

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    Apparently, it is no longer hip or fashionable to love or ride a Superlight since the much balyhooed Blur hit the scene. Which, of course is good for me, as I am neither hip nor fashionable. Viva la Superlight!
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    Smile Here's mine...

    The pic is kinda lame, but here she is.
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    Mid Air

    Here is a mid air shot.
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    My Trail Superlight

    This one (of two superlights) is built up as my trail bike for fun riding. Waiting on my rear shock rebuild for my race superlight, i'll post that later.
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    Here is a photo of my 2001 Superlight R with mostly stock components except for the Fox Vanilla 125R front shock.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm I'm Feelin' the Love!

    Here's my '03 silver anodized SL with Chris King headset, upgraded Float AVA, White Brothers AT-4, XT group.
    It's currently up for sale as I may buy a Blur or I may keep it.
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    It's all love...

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    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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    I love my Superlight

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?

    Here's my '03 SL. It rocks on all the great AZ trails..
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    A pic of my baby
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    Stop it you guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    You are making me pine for the `00 SL I sold this fall. I just now realize that I have no pictures of her.

    Kapusta

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    You sold her????? WHY!!! What did you get in place of the SL??

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    I needed a change..

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_phun
    You sold her????? WHY!!! What did you get in place of the SL??
    I was looking for something that would have a a more active rear end, and had 5" on both ends. I ended up with the Heckler. Actually, it is only a little more active than the superlight, but it soaks up big hits and drops far better. The geometry is also better suited for flying off of things than the superlight. I am a little surprised I bought another single pivot bike. Hey, it is a good design that is reliable and it works. I am running a Z1 FR on it, though I am probably going to switch to a TALAS for the sharper steering and more efficient ride. I hope the buttery-smooth, bottomless (and taller) Z1 has not spoiled me when hell breaks loose on the way down the mountain.

    Kapusta

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    My race superlight

    Got my shock tuned up and my Beauty is back in business:
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    I like the stealth shock

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_phun
    Got my shock tuned up and my Beauty is back in business:
    It looks like you took the sticker off the rear shock. I did the same with mine. Much cleaner looking. I took them off the fork as well.

    Kapusta

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    Actually thats a lizard skins shock boot, but funny cause under the shock cover the shock doesn't have the sticker too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eltbee
    Very nice. What year is the frame?
    Don't know, the guy who sold me the frame was not sure about the year .It is probably a 01 frame, originally came with a cane creek shock. Is there a way to know a superlight frame year?

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    sometimes its in the serial number. But I can tell you that by the rear triangle it is a 2000 or 2001.
    They revamped it after that and looks different in 2002.

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    I don't know but..

    Quote Originally Posted by urutoraseven
    Don't know, the guy who sold me the frame was not sure about the year .It is probably a 01 frame, originally came with a cane creek shock. Is there a way to know a superlight frame year?
    Supposedly SC doesn't have model years but there are changes. For instance the rear triangle changed around 02 I think. And the decal scheme changes. I was just curious because of the decals on yours.
    Last edited by Eltbee; 02-27-2004 at 12:23 PM. Reason: I was wrong about the rear triangle.

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    the orange is a 2001, the silver is 2003, notice the bend and difference in rear triangle design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eltbee
    Supposedly SC doesn't have model years but there are changes. For instance the rear triangle changed around 02 I think. And the decal scheme changes. I was just curious because of the decals on yours.
    If you are referring to the sponsor's decals, I custom made them to conceal a few dings on the top tube

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    Here's my new rig...

    Just built it up about two weeks ago...now if it will only quit raining long enough to get in a ride.


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    My 2004 superlight

    2004 large black PC, Float RL 100 fork & shock, Crossmax XL, XT gruppo, Hutchinson Airlight, Easton, etc.....25 pounds. Can be build a lot lighter but it feels good like this ;-)
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    Oooh, I'll play

    Here's mine, before I put the fox RLC and Avid disks on.
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    Here is my son on a small, 03 Trans Red Superlight.

    Pedalling the goods since 2002.
    http://www.boutiquebikes.com

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    Ano Orange

    I love my SL I've been riding it for approx. 4 years now and I don't see getting rid of it any time soon. Set up is XTR shifters cassette and derailleurs, RF Next LP crank, Manitou Black Elite air fork hope minis and WTB laser light hubs with 317 rims. Below is pic.
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    ... and if we just ... My superlight


    Im new to this forum, but my ride has updated to fox vanilla fork 100mm.

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    Just wondering...

    Quote Originally Posted by biker10
    I love my SL I've been riding it for approx. 4 years now and I don't see getting rid of it any time soon. Set up is XTR shifters cassette and derailleurs, RF Next LP crank, Manitou Black Elite air fork hope minis and WTB laser light hubs with 317 rims. Below is pic.
    You say you've been "riding it for approx. 4 years now," but your frame looks like the 2003 version. How is that?

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    New question here.

    ??????

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    I think he meant the post before yours

    Biker10 posted a pic of an ano orange with the updated rear triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel
    You say you've been "riding it for approx. 4 years now," but your frame looks like the 2003 version. How is that?
    Looks to me like the rear end is the only "new" part. The front triangle has the straight top tube, which means it's pre-2002.

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    trans gold

    My wife's Superlight and our grey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedub
    Looks to me like the rear end is the only "new" part. The front triangle has the straight top tube, which means it's pre-2002.
    Originally got bike in '99 in '01 I dinged the front triangle and replaced it under crash replacement, then in '03 I found cracks on the rear triangle and had the rear triangle replaced. I figured someone would point out that the SL didn't have disc tabs 4 years ago. Good eyes.

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    Lots of Love here!

    Mine's a 2000 frame which I built up with a bunch of different stuff. I ride it about 4 times a week and race it on weekends. I got lots of love for it...
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    my ride

    My ride..
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    how does that 5th ride?

    Is that a new Superlight, or did you upgrade the shock recently?
    Have you had a lot of problems with the shock? And what is with the color? I like it but I haven't seen it before.
    Thanks.

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    It's an '03, been riding her for more than a year now. And I've been riding it with 5th airs since the beginning. It's a progressive test bike and that's a proto nickel plated 5th air. We showed them at interbike last year but there's durability issues with nickel plating so for now its not going to make it into production. There's only two functioning nickel shocks left, that one and the one I built for my blur project bike. I pushed hard for them to produce them but anodizing is proven and nickel is not. If you want it, call and say you saw it at interbike and want to know when it's coming out. Maybe if there's enough interest they (management) will make it happen.

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    How does it ride?

    I take it that you work for progressive. I have heard that there has been a lot of problems with the shock. How does the riding of the Blur and Superlight compare?
    I was thinking about upgrading but seems like a lot for a shock that has had a lot of problems.

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    Let's put it this way. I've been riding the Superlight and love it, but I'm building for myself a Blur (also nickel shock )

    the 5th air has had a few startup problems but most are behind us and the rest have solutions that are in process. The precentage of warranty returns are pretty low, higher than we'd like, but reasonable for a new product. One MAJOR issue has been consumer education. Over half the air leak and oil leak warranty reaturns were for shocks that have nothing wrong with them. You may know, that when you remove the pump from the IFP chamber there's no air loss, but when you reinstall the pump, due to the small IFP volume, the air entering the pump, filling the hose and guage cause a significant pressure loss (20-50%, it varies). Also, the "oil" on the strut of the shock was a clear super slippery assembly grease that has the consistency of honey and would slowly weep past the negative air seals. We've since made strides to educate consumers regarding proper air fill procedures, and we've changed greases that we lube our air seals with. For the record, it has been months since I've checked the air in my shock and it still works perfectly. I loose air in my tires faster than my shock. On the superlight, I run 110psi in the main chamber, and 50-60 in the IFP. I'm 6'2" 190#...

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    Snowy love

    Damn snow.
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    Love my '01 Superlight

    Quote Originally Posted by piercebrew
    Where is the Superlight love?
    Missed the Blur by a year or two, but got a good deal on my silver anodized '01 Superlight.

    Marzocchi Xfly100 fork, Fox Float RL shock, Avid disk brakes, XT shifters/derailleurs, Race Face Turbine cranks, RF BB, RF stem, King headset, Hutchinson Scorpion tires, etc.

    JMJ
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    Upgraded Love...

    Upgraded some stuff recently...
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    hope this works

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    Here's where my car money went.
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    Once again...

    Same frame/fork as I posted above, but she's got some new bits:

    King + 717disc rear wheel
    Hope XC + 717disc front wheel
    Black Thomson post and stem (moved the silver ones to my Surly)
    Easton Monkeylite 1.5" carbon riser
    WTB Mutano 2.14 front tire
    Conti Vertical Pro rear tire

    Have no clue what she weighs, but she sure looks and rides pretty!
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    Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by biker10
    Originally got bike in '99 in '01 I dinged the front triangle and replaced it under crash replacemet.
    So.... how did you get the ding in the front triangle?

    I just was checking mine out, I think I need new bearings, the rear end feels loose! At least they'll be new for MBW'04. I think I'm going to get a set of MINI's before the trip too.

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    What year is my superlight?

    Hi, I picked up my anodized orange superlight a few weeks back at a local bike shop.
    It was sold used, but looks almost brand new. The owner did not know the year of
    the bike. It has disc brake tabs at the rear, non replaceable derailer hanger.
    I hope you experts can give me some info about the superlight I bought.
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