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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:01 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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So, after fanying around with mail order bikes that didn't work I today went to my LBS and picked up a 2011 Santa Cruz Superlight.
I'd spotted it in there on Saturday, but they were really busy and I was in a rush, so I returned this morning for a test ride.
I'd been concerned that it would be too big for me, as it's a large, but it fits like a glove.
I did the deal then and there, and headed straight out for a very sunny (and windy) 24 miles on The Purbecks.....

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The gateway to hell!!
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I've not ridden for 7 weeks after busting a finger in an extreme winter sports accident (ok, it was a snowball fight on Wimbledon hight Street :oops: ) so I'm pretty knackered right now.
I am however very happy with my new bike :D


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Go on then, weight and spec?
Any plans for it?


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Nice.

I seem to have missed the fun, what happened to the canyon?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Sweet looking bike 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Looks very nice, though someone seems to have bolted a dinner plate to your crankset!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Go on then, weight and spec?
Any plans for it?

It's a mix of XT and SLX on the drive-train, has SID Team and Fox RP23 for bounce and Mavic Cross Ride wheels.
It weighs in at 23 lbs, with my heavy DX pedals fitted, so not too bad.
Plans are to run it until stuff breaks and then upgrade slowly :D

I bought it mainly as I like the frame design. So much simpler than everything else I looked at, so should be more reliable and need less servicing.
Time will tell!

As for those chainrings.... :roll: It's things like that that mean I'll never get as excited over new bikes as the old'uns


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Looks great, very good weight for a full suspension too!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:41 pm 
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That looks lovely, i've always had a soft spot for Santa Cruz bikes tho ever since I saw one in the flesh at bike 99.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:31 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
Looks great, very good weight for a full suspension too!


That should be 28 lbs :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:43 pm 
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very nice

great weight

hope you have loads of fun :wink:

stubbsy :D


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