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    Thinking about buying a Heckler off the Santa Cruz website. The Heckler 6.2 has a tapered. I can transfer all my components from my current bike to the Heckler except the fork. How good is the Heckler 6.2? Is it worth buying? Any help would be appreciated.


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    The Heckler is a great tried and true all mountain bike. New suspension designs have come and gone but IMO a classic single pivot bike will always be around. If you're concerned about having a 1 1/8" straight steerer fork not working in the tapered headtube, don't worry there are reducer headsets to make it work.

    Also read this, there are 250+ reviews for this 4+ chili rated bike.

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    In order to fit a straight fork into a tapered headset, all you need is a different crown race... $15 and you're set.

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    What they said ^^ I love my Heckler, there is not much it can't do for a very good price. With a good platform shock in the rear, it pedals very well in the middle and small ring for me.

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    The SC website still has some Heckler 6.1's left. Was wondering, if I would order a SC Heckler 6.1, could I transfer my current Rockshox Sektor RL with a cut steerer tube over. Or would you suggest that I get a new fork with an uncut steerer tube?

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