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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Looks a really nice bike, good choice. Nice selection of parts on it too.

Have to agree, a single pivot full suss bike does have appeal. Changing bearings on multi-pivot bikes is a pain.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:18 pm 
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makster wrote:
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Looks great, very good weight for a full suspension too!


That should be 28 lbs :oops:


23lbs or 28lbs, still better than i expected....my rigid alu hybrid is 27lbs before adding the racks!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:45 am 
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It's not as light as the Canyon I returned, but then it isn't festooned with XTR!
I was genuinely surprised that the rigid 93 Saracen Race Elite I sold a few weeks back weighed in a kg heavier than the Canyon!
Modern technology hey


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Really really lovely build, seen plenty of these builds with cheap kit and think they just look cheap but you made a good job of this one. I was stuck between the superlight and the Ibis Mojo SL, i went for the latter.
Most of the lads i rie with have Santa Cruz and all love them.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:04 pm 
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You should get a good few years of riding...my SL just passed it's 10th birthday and the original pivots and sus bushes are still going strong. I had to make the excuse of going to discs to justify spending a few quid on it :-)

I love the way it accelerates and climbs, the single pivot means it just tightens up and "squirts".


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Very nice. I love the way the superlight rides and always relish getting back on mine.

Not sure how heavy the wheels are, but mine responded well to having some light-ish Hope Hoops fitted and going 2x10.

Time less bikes in a world full of 85 linkage full suss bikes :lol:


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