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singletrackworld.com/2010/07/new-lower-prices-on-santa-cruz/

superlight and heckler go limited colours and cheaper, change of graphics too

i have some opinions on this but am keeping them to myself
 

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Good for new buyers, however second hand prices will plummet.

Also this makes the Heckler £899 and LT2 £1699, is it really worth nearly twice as much for VPP?
 

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It is a common marketing tactic to offer products that will appeal to as many market segments as possible. Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe, all full size SUV's by the same company at different price points for different markets.

Heckler, Butcher, Nomad, etc.
 

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Hah

What is "Jobbing downhill"? Is it more than AM but less than DH?

With the price drop of the frame and component price rises over the past year my 2008 build still works out cheaper. :D

Fair play to SC. I bet they shift a load more now.
 

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Not new news........Santa Cruz stared that they were going to lower the price on these ashen they introduced the Butcher and Nickel.
 

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Is it just me or is thedown tube-top tube weld way different than before. I know they took out the triangle weld piece on the 2010..but this 2010/2011 looks heftier than the old 2010...not as hefty as 2009 and prior. Like the down tube looks like much much more curvy

 

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Interesting. I can see how removing the triangular center gusset would be possible by curving the down tube to get more contact with the top tube, but I'm surprised they eliminated the top and bottom gussets as well
 

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depends what frame size? i think small - medium the curve in frame becomes greater and possibly affects the weld piece?
 

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Well it looks like I 'll be holding on to my 2008 black ano Heckler for a long time. I don't like the new weld without the gusset and I prefer ano finish over powdercoat.
 

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123ski said:
Is it just me or is thedown tube-top tube weld way different than before. I know they took out the triangle weld piece on the 2010..but this 2010/2011 looks heftier than the old 2010...not as hefty as 2009 and prior. Like the down tube looks like much much more curvy

Per the SC website.....the new front triangle is now lighter.......so this would probably be part of it.

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