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Just putting the final touches on my '10 Superlight. Reduced more weight, upgraded here and there (the pic is pre-upgrade) ...now I would like to add a little more color to the bike, specifically replacing bolts at the rotors, rear suspension, etc.

I am having a hard time picking a color for the bolts/parts..was thinking red or gold bits, what is your opinion?

Here it is:


Better shot of the color here on the Chameleon:

https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/chameleon/

What do you think?
 

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that looks like 140mm. I would do blue color bolts and just keep the black/blue scheme. you can get them here: http://torontocycles.com/ ,, i buy all my bolts from tom
 

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Sell it and get a BLTc, that's how you bling that SL :D

Edit: sorry, that was pretty smack-azz'd of me :D
 

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Coasting said:
That SL will still be churning out the miles when the carbon craps given up the ghost.One rock strike should do it
Riiiight... Keep thinking that. :thumbsup:

FYI, Luddite movement ended back in the EARLY NINETEENTH century, along w/ child labor, and the idea that women should stay at home barefooted and preggo. Yeah, I'm calling your attitude towards advancement of any sort bass ackwards and stupid.

Why, you may ask? What is your qualification in making a statement like that? Are you telling all of us here the research you've done somehow has given you more insight than that of the R&D done by Indy car teams, Boeing, Airbus, NASA, Kestrel, and Santa Cruz? What kind of arrogance did you just show by posting that garbage?
 

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VO2 Lax said:
Those things don't matter too much. Go for some good wheels!!
The pic doesn't reflect all of the upgrades. I have a pair of Stan's Crest wheels instead of the Mavic's in the photo.
 

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The bike looks good enough to me. I'd me more interested in getting the shock Push'd. I stupidly rode mine for years before getting it done -- the bike suddenly came alive and is way more fun and faster, now I want to get the fork done.
 

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The bike looks good enough to me. I'd me more interested in getting the shock Push'd. I stupidly rode mine for years before getting it done -- the bike suddenly came alive and is way more fun and faster, now I want to get the fork done.
I have actually had the rear triangle stripped and re-powder coated black.

Being that the shock is brand new, I assume you are referring to Push Industries Factory Tuning System? How much better is it?
 

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Yep, that's the one. Since it's brand new I'd try riding it for a couple of months first, setting it up till you're getting the best you can out of it and you're familiar with the bike's limits. Then send it to Push.

I suppose it will vary depending on rider weights etc but I rode on a familiar track and found myself pushing much higher speeds into corners than usual. The old harshness has gone (compression damping backed off) and the bike's geometry seems to make more sense than before -- the low bb height just adds heaps of stability now. The platform is also useful now, it used to just add harshness, but it rides well even downhill with it on.
 

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ntj said:
Yep, that's the one. Since it's brand new I'd try riding it for a couple of months first, setting it up till you're getting the best you can out of it and you're familiar with the bike's limits. Then send it to Push.

I suppose it will vary depending on rider weights etc but I rode on a familiar track and found myself pushing much higher speeds into corners than usual. The old harshness has gone (compression damping backed off) and the bike's geometry seems to make more sense than before -- the low bb height just adds heaps of stability now. The platform is also useful now, it used to just add harshness, but it rides well even downhill with it on.
That's a fantastic suggestion! What was your turn time?
 

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I think it was around 2 weeks -- their website should tell you wait times.

Yesterday I rode the bike on a techy rough track I raced on 6 months ago and it confirmed that the tune makes it much better. I was going way faster and having more fun with it.
 
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