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    Heckler for Downhill and Urban riding?

    Am I crazy?

    I am going to Jiminy mountain this weekend. While I won't ride insanely hard cause I am kinda a newb, do you think a heckler with the D AM kit (float R and Recon 351) can handle it?

    I also do a bunch of urban riding around campus at school, dropping flights of stairs and what not....good idea? Yay? Nay?


    Whatcha think?

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    Oh yeah, good fit, since you said you are not a DH pro rider, the heckler with D-AM will be more than enough.

    I wouldn't ride it around campus and leave it outside to go to class though, even if it is chained to the bike racks.

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    LoL around campus your bike is like a SUV among Model Ts :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll
    Oh yeah, good fit, since you said you are not a DH pro rider, the heckler with D-AM will be more than enough.

    I wouldn't ride it around campus and leave it outside to go to class though, even if it is chained to the bike racks.
    Oh hell no. I never leave it anywhere. I am talking about driving it around campus with the intent of jumping off stuff ect. Not to commute.

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    I am just concerned about it taking the abuse, and being manageable on the downhill trails.

    Granted it is not like I have much of an alternative.

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    just make sure you're not bottoming out or close to bottoming ya know.....i mean with urban riding you get a lot of drops to flat usually, soo you wanna be sure you've got enough cush to not stress your frame...set your sag properly, hit a good size drop, and see how much you have left....if you're bumping up against the limit, i'd add some air front and rear just as a safety buffer....

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    Yea I have bottomed it once or twice on some bigger drops, but they were extremely soft bottom outs. So I know just a couple more PSI will make it perfect.

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    Nah man, you said you are kind of a newb, I really dont think you will hit the limit of the heckler, unless of course you are a big guy.

    Otherwise, you prob. want to buy a new bike before you even break the frame. Parts wise, replace as your break them, thats what we all do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll
    Nah man, you said you are kind of a newb, I really dont think you will hit the limit of the heckler, unless of course you are a big guy.

    Otherwise, you prob. want to buy a new bike before you even break the frame. Parts wise, replace as your break them, thats what we all do.

    Yea I have only been riding a couple of months. I ride hard, but not insane like people who have better skills.

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