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 Post subject: Santa Cruz Heckler 07'
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:45 am 
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Thought i'd stick up a pic of my modern bike. Rides like a beauty and makes it hard to take a retro bike out at times..... :roll:

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Went all out with the spec on this one.....dated now though innit.... :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:25 am 
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My plan was to pick one of these up in the states while out there in April, The local shop to my niece had them on sale for £1200 09 models :? The plan was to use it out there then flog it when get back here


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:17 pm 
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drewson - are those 130mm paces on a 150mm frame? what are your thoughts on bikes with more rear than front travel?

I am building an orange one with a slightly more utilitarian spec:

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should be finished this weekend is merlin deliver in the morning!


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:12 pm 
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TBH i find the rear end pretty firm with the RP23 as i have it set up, so no problems with more travel on the rear. I prefer a bike with slightly less travel, but not necessarily an all out cross-country bike.... :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:00 pm 
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Ihatemud wrote:
what are your thoughts on bikes with more rear than front travel?


Same question/thought from me. i have specced some 150mm (6") Marzocchis to go on my 2000 SC Bullit (7" fox rear)

I got a lot to learn about full sussers


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:34 pm 
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I have completed the build:

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and the new forks 140mm revelations need bedding in - which means I will have to ride it a lot!! yippee...


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:10 pm 
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Personally I have found that since most modern bikes have more of a rear weight bias (with the rider on the bike of course) that having more travel in the rear than the front is the proper way to build one up. Having more than a 1" travel different front to rear however is not always desirable because of geometry problems.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:00 pm 
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Ihatemud wrote:
drewson - are those 130mm paces on a 150mm frame? what are your thoughts on bikes with more rear than front travel?

I am building an orange one with a slightly more utilitarian spec:

should be finished this weekend is merlin deliver in the morning!


Drew's bike has 150mm 20mm Pace RC41 fighter forks, so 150mm front and back.


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