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 Post subject: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Anyone own one? Pics and opinions please :D


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:43 am 
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what year model?

i had one a few years ago, liked it, but i'd say definitely say stick with an air shock, i had a coil on mine and at times got pissed off with it, when i rode the same frame a while later but with an air shock it was like a different bike.

the newer version i think is really nice, good amount of travel and a pretty simple design with a build weight that suggests it won't fold in half at the sight of a drop off but it's so heavy that you can't climb on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:45 am 
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I have mikee's old one

Not built yet but to all intents should ride the same as my other single pivot bikes

I wanted one years ago... I'll bring it to the inners or gt meet this year...


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:44 am 
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Its the one before last, newest design bar the tapered headtube. Reading reviews 30lbs + or - is doable. My head and my heart says 29er as I am convinced, but my wallet say 26er for just now. It has an air shock and I'd be running air forks up front too, probably an SLX 9 or 10 build with a dropper. I've a few plans for this year and the next few and a big(ish) travel bike is required.


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:45 am 
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One of the things I've picked up on is the short top tube, so much so that I'll be trying a large. Anyone else stepped up a size?


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:34 pm 
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mine was a medium and i'm 5'9" and it felt fine with a 100mm stem for most things but when i had it in the alps i used a 90mm and a softer coil spring to get more sag,


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Cheers bud, I'm a smidgen taller and generally prefer sub 90mm stems these days, probably a 50 for what I want to do on this. Should be good to go, I've a test ride anyroads.


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:17 pm 
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50? :o


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 Post subject: Re: Heckler owners
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:07 pm 
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They are quite short, same as my Chameleon was so I ended up on a large. That was the only bike I e e er bought in gate size! Ran it with 50mm stem.

I've not ridden one of the newer ones, but I do like them and they get good reviews and are versatile.


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