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    27.5 wheels on new heckler

    Hello. Does anybody knows if you can put 27.5 wheels on the 2013 heckler.


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    Anyone??? I even found a santa cruz BECKLER, that is what Im asking just with the previous frame model. My only concern is that the rear tire is going to hit the seat tube when the shock bottoms out, for what I can see the rest is ok.

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    do you already have the frame? You can get a basic idea by compressing the swingarm and using a string to measure your clearance. 150mm is going to be cutting it close and you may end up on a small rear tire and having to use offset bushings to limit compression. Not sure of the advantage if you do have to band-aid it to work.


    The "beckler" build used a shorter rear shock, reducing travel to 120mm.
    'Beckler' – Santa Cruz Heckler With 650B Wheels | Dirt Rag Magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardo View Post
    Hello. Does anybody knows if you can put 27.5 wheels on the 2013 heckler.

    Late model conversion. Note 2.2 Wolverines which are one of the tallest (actual 2.2). Probably similar slight adjustments as with the Superlights/Nickels, some builds needed to, some don't. i.e. inexpensive wafer shim to rr shock (nets minimal travel loss NOT 30mm):

    Santa Cruz Heckler 650b conversion
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Another 650B Heckler here! Velocity P35 rims, Kenda Nevegal 2.35 tires fit just fine...

    I took the spring off my DHX coil shock to make sure all was clear at bottom-out.

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