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    160mm fork for 2006 Heckler?

    I have a 2006 Heckler with a 140mm Minute Absolute but need a biger fork.
    Opinions please for the best 160mm fork on a Heckler?

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    Setra

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    I put a Van 36 RC2 on mine and think that it is a great match. I am tall, so the extra height in the front is a benefit rather than a liability for me on anything but the steepest climbs. I am a big guy, so more than anything I just wanted the rigidity of a 20mm thru axle.

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    A reduced price 07 Talas is a great way to go too. Then you get the best of both worlds.
    Problem: "Bike has trouble going up steep hills."
    Fix: Recommend pressing harder on the pedals.

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    I've just changed froma Pike 140mm to a Lyric 160mm and its a great improvment going down , just more work going up, if I wind them down to around 130mm the A-C is the same as the Pike at 140 so climbing can be easier, great fork coil version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floggus
    I put a Van 36 RC2 on mine and think that it is a great match. I am tall, so the extra height in the front is a benefit rather than a liability for me on anything but the steepest climbs. I am a big guy, so more than anything I just wanted the rigidity of a 20mm thru axle.
    I am pretty tall and heavy (6' 5" x 250 lbs) , currently have a 07 heckler with a 07 Fox 32 float rlc. I was thinking in switching to a 36 even though I never tried a 160 fork. How will it compare to the 32 while climbing? Any advice?
    Thanks

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    Have a Fox Talas 36 R-- Great Fork makes the heckler bomb proof.

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    definitely a little hard climbing at 160 and makes the heckler a little too slack/slow for most trail riding, but if you get one adjustable it is awesome. only time i'm at 160 is on steep DH shuttle/lift trails, otherwise its usually 140-150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkaccio
    I am pretty tall and heavy (6' 5" x 250 lbs) , currently have a 07 heckler with a 07 Fox 32 float rlc. I was thinking in switching to a 36 even though I never tried a 160 fork. How will it compare to the 32 while climbing? Any advice?
    Thanks

    I find that for most climbing I am more comfortable with the higher front end. At 6'6", I am on the large side for the XL, so it is just a better fit for me now. I do have to shift weight forward a little to keep the front wheel on the ground during really steep stuff, but I used to spin out more on the 32. I used to get a sore back from leaning over too far on the 32 during long fire road grinds, but now I am always comfortable. Before I did the upgrade, I was looking at other options to raise the front end such as longer/steeper stem and higher bars because it always felt a little low in the front. If you are feeling the same, then I would definitely recommend the longer fork.

    Otherwise, if you dont mind fiddling with stuff every ride, the adjustable travel options may be better for you. Personally, I deliberately chose a fork with no travel adjust and no lock out because there was nothing I hated more than starting my decent only to realize I had to stop to change something on my fork. I prefer to suffer a little on the climbs than have my descents ruined. I love my van 36 and wouldn't go back even if I only did XC.

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    Just swopped back to my Pike ,climbing is so much easier, Lyric much better down hill but on my normal rides Pike is enough

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