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    That new heckler is siiiiiiick !!!

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    just me! with my new fork




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    My New Heckler '07

    Here is my new Heckler '07....I am still in shock that I have been able to build my first dream mountain bike after 15 years of riding!! I have done research on each and every part and just built the bike as I went...it is still a bit of work in process...

    I am curious to find out if anyone can give me some feedback on the setup of the bike so far...in other words...did I screw up some of my bits when I put this Frankenbaby together? I think that most of them work well together...but are there better parts to make the whole??

    The bike is set up with the following:
    - '07 Santa Cruz - Heckler
    - Forx - Fox Float RLC32
    - Rear - Fox Float R
    - Drive - XTR Front, Rear, Shifters
    - Rims - Mavic XRide
    - Stem/Seatpost - Thomson Elite
    - Bars - Easton EA70
    - Headset - Chris King
    - Cranks - Truvativ FirEx
    - Brakes - Avid BB7, SL Lev, Flak Jack
    - Tires - Panaracer Firex Pro
    - Seat - Serfas Cosmo



    Plan is to change to the following in the next few months:
    - Cranks - Race Face Atlas
    - Seat - WTB Pure Stealth

    This should be the final product for now...unless I can get some good recommendations for changes

    Oh yeah....the bike absolutely rocks, my riding is better then ever in the past 15 years. I am going for the first REAL ride tomorrow morning to DAR, MA...good stuff
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    Nice bike. I like it all.

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    Thanks

    I like it too We had a good 14 mile ride today in local single track trails & fire roads. The bike is great...we did some tweakin' along the way with fork settings, brakes, etc., but overall, a good ride. I went from a hardtail K2 Zed X to this bike and I still can't believe what I can ride over.

    I am putting the rocket V seat on next week, but will wait on the cranks. The Firex aren't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy summer
    what seatpost is that?
    RaceFace X, I believe

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    my old beast

    here's mine, it's an 03 which has been almost completely rebuilt three times now. don't have any photos of the first build. was really cheap cause you at the time you could only buy frame only in australia, and it was REALLY expensive, so i skimped on parts.

    this is the second rebuild from late 04 with mostly 05 parts



    and this is the latest incarnation (and certainly the best) with all 06 parts. note the purdy lady - she helps get me through those really hellish climbs:





    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Nice bike

    I can't tell from the photos, can you list out the setup. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride On
    That Burak, has got to be one of the nicest Hecklers' I've seen!! I'm second guessing white.
    I think Gangreen is the coolest color ever. I would totally go with that color if I had an SC!
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    Hmmm am I in the right place?.. (I think the other Heckler threads are locked?)

    This is my 2003 small white Hecker
    Fox Float RLC forks
    Fox Float RL rear shock
    Juicy 7s
    XT drivetrain
    And some other specs I can't think of at the top of my head right now

    I've had it for about three years now with various parts on it but I think I've got it set up quite nicely for me now. Climbs up good, descends well. Plus it's sitting just on 30 lbs which I thought wasn't too bad (considering the average wheelset I've got on it!)
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    my heckler specs

    Quote Originally Posted by nukescgg
    I can't tell from the photos, can you list out the setup. Thanks.
    03 Santa Cruz Heckler - liquid blue, large size
    Forx - 06 Fox 36 Talas
    Rear Shock - 07 Fox DHX 5.0 with 500lbs spring (i weigh 90kg, or about 200lbs)
    Shifters - 06 X.0 Gripshift
    Rear Deraileur - 06 X.0
    Front Deraileur - 06 XT
    Chain - X.9
    Rear Cassette - X.9 (i skimped on the cassette, the X.0 is a work of art)
    Front Wheel - Hope (can't remember type), DT Swiss double butted, DT Swiss EX5.1D
    Rear Wheel - Hope Pro II, DT Swiss double butted, DT Swiss EX5.1D
    Brakes - 06 XT with aftermarket 8" rotors (awesome stoppers)
    Bars - Azonic World Force (always, i trust 'em)
    Cranks - 06 XTR
    Pedals - DX spd type (not the oldschool red ones which were tough as hell but 1kg each)
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    heckler specs revised

    i accidently hit submit:

    brakes are actually 06 Juicy 7's with 7" rotors. i had XT on the bullit. the juicy 7's have proven to be a great brake: strong, reliable and hassle free. felt better and a bit stronger than the Hayes i had previously, but to Hayes for longevity - that hydro set was on three different bikes before it finally sh!t itself. anyway, XT hydros are way more powerful. grab an untimely handful of 'em and you're straight over the bars. juicy's ain't like that, they're all about "modulation"...

    Thomson seat post and stem, which i think is 90mm with 15 degree rise (i'm exactly 6' and it's perfect), and black Chris King No-Thread headset, of course

    i'm an AM/XC rider and 05 zocchi AM2's were an excellent match for the heckler. gotta love that super-plush zocchi feel, and the simple practicality of ETA. the 06 36 Talas are alright. they work brilliantly for a while but do require servicing at regular intervals, which is sh!t. i love the way you can just hammer zocchi's for years till they're dead, then just replace 'em with the latest and greatest. in contrast, fox forks are an on-going concern. in retrospect i shoulda got 66 Lights with ETA or RC2X's.

    note: i always use full-length cable routing wherever possible to reduce dirt and muck in the cable lines. i've only needed to adjust them once after year of abuse, which was the mandatory tweek after the first 2-3 rides.

    yes, it is a very sweet ride. i love it, it's my precious.
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    I think your in the right place. Nice bike.

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    My New Heckler

    Here is my new XL Orange '07 Heckler with...
    08 Fox 32 TALAS
    Fox Float
    Thomson EliteSeatpost and Stem
    Easton CNT MonkeyLite Bars
    The rest is stock D AM build kit...thanks to http://www.speedgoat.com for all the help.
    This bike is class...all the photos attacher were taken at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont during a recent holiday-great holiday made all the better by the new Heckler!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfdcap
    I think your in the right place. Nice bike.
    Thanks! It'll need a new drivetrain pretty soon though - am having some major chainsuck issues Will ride my hardtail in the meantime. Or look into getting a Juliana for more XC-oriented riding, and turning the Heckler into more of a DH/trail bike.

    Here's a pic of me actually riding the Heckler. Nothing too extreme unfortunately (cameras don't seem to be around when I actually ride something technical.. )
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    Is that the Powdercoat Black or Anodized? SICK BIKE

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychavoc
    Thanks! It'll need a new drivetrain pretty soon though - am having some major chainsuck issues Will ride my hardtail in the meantime. Or look into getting a Juliana for more XC-oriented riding, and turning the Heckler into more of a DH/trail bike.

    Here's a pic of me actually riding the Heckler. Nothing too extreme unfortunately (cameras don't seem to be around when I actually ride something technical.. )
    Nice pic. Where do you live? Looks very green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chandler
    Is that the Powdercoat Black or Anodized? SICK BIKE
    Anodized Black.

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    Wicked bike, Albanach.

    How tall are you? That seat post extension on an XL, plus what looks like a 110mm stem... you must be built like chewbacca.

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    Here's some current pics of mine. Not ridden the tyres on this bike yet but plan to this weekend.

    Bike before a few updates:


    And now sporting bashring, high roller single ply tyres and xt front/deore rear brakes,







    It weighs exactly 34.4lbs and I challenge other riders who say theirs is a lot lighter to actually get proper accurate scales and weigh it! Saying that, I reckon the heavy parts (and those that I'm not willing to lighten up) are the wheels... about 630g each heavier than my xc bike with tyres etc.

    5th Element coil
    2004 vanilla rlc's
    F219's on BULB hubs, High Rollers
    XT Octalink with bashring
    2006 XT rear mech, 2004 XT shifters (still going as new!)
    FSA FR200 stem (I love these boys) and EA70 alloy bars (also love these! Very wide and tons of control)


    I feel at home when I get on this bike. It's just right. I can ride all day, up hill and down dale, do a 4ft vertical wall drop to flat near my home whenever I come back from riding and this gets almost full travel out of the vans. I don't notice the weight of the bike until I lift it to get over fences etc! But still... it's the most fun I have with clothes on.

    If I could change anything without worrying about money I guess I would get... erm... *thinks hard... hmm. I honestly can't think of a single thing I would change actually, thought I wouldn't mind having it in this colour instead! : (my OTHER baby)

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    Here's my new Heckler.
    Many thanks to, mwcet8k for sending me further pictures to convince me to buy a silver ano finish, Bikescene at Guisborough UK & the guy who cancelled his order, so I didn't have to wait!

    Build comprises:
    Santa Cruz Heckler, Large, Ano Silver with Fox RP23 Air Shock.
    Rock Shox Pike 454 Air U-Turn 110-140mm
    Cane Creek S3 Headset
    Thomson Elite Stem, 5 degree rise, 100mm reach
    Easton Monkeylite CNT Low Riser
    Yeti Hardcore grips with lock-on collars
    Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed Shifters
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    WTB Rocket Stealth Saddle
    Race Face Evolve XC X-Type Chainset
    Shimano M520 SPD Pedals
    Scram PC991 9 Speed Chain
    Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed Cassette
    Shimano Deore XT Rear Mech
    Shimano Deore XT front Mech
    Hope Mono M4 Disc Brakes, 200/160 Floating Rotor, with Goodridge Hose
    Mavic Crossmax XL UST Disc Wheelset
    Schwable Albert & Fat Albert UST Tubeless Tyres

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    dickie, you are now on my I hate you list

    Congrats on the find.

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    That is one nice looking bike!! Silver and black just look tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukescgg
    Here is my new Heckler '07....I am still in shock that I have been able to build my first dream mountain bike after 15 years of riding!! I have done research on each and every part and just built the bike as I went...it is still a bit of work in process...

    I am curious to find out if anyone can give me some feedback on the setup of the bike so far...in other words...did I screw up some of my bits when I put this Frankenbaby together? I think that most of them work well together...but are there better parts to make the whole??

    The bike is set up with the following:
    - '07 Santa Cruz - Heckler
    - Forx - Fox Float RLC32
    - Rear - Fox Float R
    - Drive - XTR Front, Rear, Shifters
    - Rims - Mavic XRide
    - Stem/Seatpost - Thomson Elite
    - Bars - Easton EA70
    - Headset - Chris King
    - Cranks - Truvativ FirEx
    - Brakes - Avid BB7, SL Lev, Flak Jack
    - Tires - Panaracer Firex Pro
    - Seat - Serfas Cosmo



    Plan is to change to the following in the next few months:
    - Cranks - Race Face Atlas
    - Seat - WTB Pure Stealth

    This should be the final product for now...unless I can get some good recommendations for changes

    Oh yeah....the bike absolutely rocks, my riding is better then ever in the past 15 years. I am going for the first REAL ride tomorrow morning to DAR, MA...good stuff

    Sick ride, weird question though, are the decals on the Liquid Blue heckler white? Or silver?

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    My new Heckler...........

    Did not want black but gettin used to it.....Took a D AM kit and turned it into this.....ps...I have a lot of parts off the D AM Kit for sale!!!!!! XTR 07 kit. New XT Shadow rear derailleur,Fox float RL140,Mavic Crosstrails,ust Kenda Nevegals,Easton Carbon 31.8 bars and post,Thomson X4 31.8 stem. Juicy's,king headset, Crank Bros Acid pedals.....Dont even want to count the $$$$..... Pic is at Sugar Mtn., N.C....What a blast! The lift ride up:23 mins...the ride down:5 min.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poe400
    Did not want black but gettin used to it.....Took a D AM kit and turned it into this.....ps...I have a lot of parts off the D AM Kit for sale!!!!!! XTR 07 kit. New XT Shadow rear derailleur,Fox float RL140,Mavic Crosstrails,ust Kenda Nevegals,Easton Carbon bars and post,Thomson stem. Juicy's.....Dont even want to count the $$$$..... Pic is at Sugar Mtn., N.C....What a blast!

    Ummm, what happened to the top tube???? There is not curve in it. What size is the frame? Nice build btw!!!!
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    There is no need for a curve in the small framed version....I rode the medium and the small...Definite difference in ride and suspension .....The small seemed much stiffer (is stiffer) and the suspension stroke is smoother....I could have gone either way at my size but the small was a hands down better ride. I went over the same jump with the small and the medium while landing on pavement........no comparison!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poe400
    There is no need for a curve in the small framed version....I rode the medium and the small...Definite difference in ride and suspension .....The small seemed much stiffer (is stiffer) and the suspension stroke is smoother....I could have gone either way at my size but the small was a hands down better ride. I went over the same jump with the small and the medium while landing on pavement........no comparison!
    Wow thats interesting, you should provide that back to Santa Cruz I wonder if they are aware of that. It interesting that you mention the stroke as it seems the weight balance may be different.

    Right on man, congrats!

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    I tried a Race Face Deus on this frame before the XTR....The Q-factor of the bottom bracket on the Race Face (no matter how I positioned the bushing/spacers) had the crank arms coming very close to the frame tubes and it made me want to switch. I called Santa Cruz and they said with a 47.5 to 50mm chainline, that it would work. I called Race Face and they stated that the Q-factor on Shimano is wider and better suited for the Heckler. Q factor is distance pedals are outward from center.

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    worth the wait

    I waited for almost five months to get a medium frame in white. The parts are a mix of new and old... mostly new. I also noticed the Race face deus cranks to come really close, but so far no issues.

    Talas RLC, RP23, X-0, XTR, Crosmax XL's, Thomson, King... whiteheckler.jpg

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    Here's my baby. 4 months waiting. Medium liquid blue, Fox RP23 2008, TALAS RLC 2008, Juicy 5's with 203/185 rotors, Hope pro 2 hubs + DT Swiss loops, Race face finishing kit (bars, seat post, cranks, stem), 2007 XT mechs, chain and cassette, 2008 XT shifters, 2.1 Panaracer Cinder tires, Spesh Rival seat. Amazing ride



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    Worth the Wait

    .5's seem to be arriving in the uk. Got mine last weekDSCF0141.JPG

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    AWESOME job guys...nice looking Heckler.
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    07 Updated with new parts.
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    My bro-in-law just bought an off the peg build.
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    Swiss Heckler

    There's been a looong wait to get my Heckler...


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    Good job!

    My '07 heckler...enjoy

    Frame Size & Color: Medium & White w/ RP23 Shock
    * Fork: FOX Float 32 RLC
    * Brakes: Hope MOTO M6Ti w/ 203mm rotor front & rear
    * Cranks: RACE FACE atlas AM
    * Shifter: XTR
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: XTR
    * Pedals: Xpeedo
    * Stem: Thomson 7.0mm
    * Bar ends: HOPE
    * Handlebar: RACE FACE next SL
    * Seatpost: RACE FACE next SL
    * Saddle: Fizik GOBI
    * Bottom Bracket: RACE FACE
    * Cassette: SRAM PG 990
    * Chain: SRAM
    * Headset: Chris King
    * Grips: ODI Extreme
    * Front Tire: WTB timberwolf 2.5
    * Front Rim: Mavic 717
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Chris King/HOPE
    * Rear Tire: WTB timberwolf 2.35
    * Rear Rim: Mavic 717
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Chris King/HOPE
    * Spoke: DT swiss titanium
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    Very nice Biomass

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    Small...Black...

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    '07 Santa Cruz Heckler X9 AM

    I haven't taken it out yet but just picked it up yesterday.

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    Hers my large in liquid blue. I had a 4 month wait for my frame here in the UK, but it was well worth it.


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    Nice, Parky. Where in the UK are you?

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    I'll be ordering a large Heckler soon and I'm unsure of what shock to go for so some experience from some '07 Heckler owners would be great. It's gonna be an air shock although I'm torn between the RP23 and the DHX 5.0 Air. I weight 14 st 6lbs and I ride general trail stuff and try to get to big UK bike centres a few times a year (Brechfa and Cwm Carn this year) so I need something which pedals great and can take the abuse my body will dish out. It will be built up with Pike 454s (air) and has a pretty sturdy wheelset (Mavic 521's and Hope Bulbs). It'll be a do it all bike which I don't want to have to worry about. I'd like to stick to the RP23 as it's light and has Pro Pedal but will it be tough enough?

    Cheers

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    Air shock

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil A
    I'll be ordering a large Heckler soon and I'm unsure of what shock to go for so some experience from some '07 Heckler owners would be great. It's gonna be an air shock although I'm torn between the RP23 and the DHX 5.0 Air. I weight 14 st 6lbs and I ride general trail stuff and try to get to big UK bike centres a few times a year (Brechfa and Cwm Carn this year) so I need something which pedals great and can take the abuse my body will dish out. It will be built up with Pike 454s (air) and has a pretty sturdy wheelset (Mavic 521's and Hope Bulbs). It'll be a do it all bike which I don't want to have to worry about. I'd like to stick to the RP23 as it's light and has Pro Pedal but will it be tough enough?

    Cheers
    I've personally rode with a rp23, dhx air, and right now, I'm with a dhx coil. I'm excited about the 2008 Marzocchi ROCO TST Air! Plush coil feel, serviceable, and the TST provides a psuedo platform. All personal preference, really.

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    Cheers. I ordered a large Orange one with an RP23 in the end, can't wait!!!

    Can anybody tell me what band diameter front mech I'll need and which one works best as there seem to be so many to choose from? It'll only be Deore.

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    Built this up Friday. I used to have an 05, always regretted selling it.


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    Can't wait until I get mine now! Is that a new '08 XT chainset?

    What size front mech did you use?

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    Yep, chainset is 08 XT. f/mech is 34.9.

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    Particularly like the bash guard too ;-)

    34.9. Thanks for that. I'll get onto Chain Reaction Cycles asap ;-)

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    Hi Franz, Im up in Elgin, Scotland. Where are you from? Thanks for the comment.

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    Picked my new Heckler up yesterday

    I picked my new Heckler up yesterday. It looks fantastic!! Hopefully will get the chance to ride it later today / tomorrow morning. I had a Nomad before this, but just felt that it was a little too much for what i do most of the time, but ideal for the one weekend every year when we go to Les Gets / Morzine in the French Alps. I think the Heckler will be much more suitable for day to day duties, but will also cope with the lift assisted trips.

    Anyway, here's the spec:
    Large frame in PC white
    Fox RP23
    Fox Vanilla 36 RC2
    Mainly XT throughout, but with splashes of XTR
    Avid Juicy 7 ( I had Codes on the Nomad so I'm interested to see how the Juicy's perform)
    Halo Freedom wheels with Panaracer Rampage tyres
    Maverick Speedball, not fitted in the photo
    Easton DH carbon bar
    Thompson 90mm stem.

    I'll post agin when i've had a ride
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    for prosterity

    Absolutely loving the new Heckler it's a hard decision whether to ride my 4X which loves singletrack or wheel out the Heckler which can be run over the rough a lot harder....but still rail singletrack too.......fastest time though for my trail is still owned by the 4X.

    I'm trying my best though to beat it with the Heckler

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    Here's the Aussie version of a White Heckler!
    Spec
    Frame: V5 Medium
    Shock: 08 Fox RP23 High Vol
    Fork: 08 Fox Float R
    Headset: Cane Ck S3
    Bars: FSA DH Carbon 680mm
    Stem: Thomson 50mm
    Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-Ons with Red/Blue Colars
    Seat: SDG Bel-Air RL Ti Rails
    Shifters: 08 XTR w/Dual Release
    Cranks: 06 XT 22/32/44t
    Cassette: XT 11-34t
    Derailuers: XT Shadow Rear/LX Front
    Chain: HG-93
    Pedals: Wellgo MG-1
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini's w/160mm Rotors F/R
    Rims: Mavic 117's w/XT Hubs
    Tyres: Maxxis 2.1 Advantage XC Front/Maxxis 2.1 Crossmark Rear
    Weight: Genuine, measured on an Alpine Scale @ 29.2lbs

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    Adiheckler,
    You from Malaysia and ride Mt. Kiara?

    I ride on Saturday with either Pat Brundson or Stanley's group. Hope to see you one of these days.

    I'm riding a ano blue BXC. No jumps for this uncle, just hardcore XC.

    Regards,
    Uncle Mui

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    My new heckler

    Hi to everybody. This is my new heckler. I love it. It's wonderfull! Thank's to american people for this bicycle. Compliments from an italian person.
    Bye bye
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    Good job! UPADATE..........white heckler

    66RC2X on Heckler and new XO anniversary RD...
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    Could someone let me know what size BB I'll need for my soon-to-be-arriving '07 Heckler? (size L)

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil A
    Could someone let me know what size BB I'll need for my soon-to-be-arriving '07 Heckler? (size L)

    Cheers
    Neil

    Neil,

    You will need a 73mm BB for the newest generation Heckler ('07+).

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    Another white one. This is my baby. Not as fine tuned as your rigs but it's mine.
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    Do all the white Hecklers come with chainstay protectors now? Looks like they're on almost all the white ones posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcet8k
    Do all the white Hecklers come with chainstay protectors now? Looks like they're on almost all the white ones posted.
    Nah, they just come with inventive owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcet8k
    Do all the white Hecklers come with chainstay protectors now? Looks like they're on almost all the white ones posted.
    Just recieved my liquid blue frame today and that's got a chainstay protector on it

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    Mine too. Most impressed with the attention to detail!

    Mine's all built up now so thanks to Boston Wheelworks for all their help.

    Spec:

    XT running gear (few years old now)
    Hope Bulb hubs with Mavic 521 wheels and Halo Knobbler tyres
    Saint brakes with 8 inch discs
    Pike 454 with remote Poploc
    RP23 rear shock
    Easton controls, EA70 Monkeycar with EA50 stem and ODI Lockon's
    Thomson seatpost (pure pawn) and SDG Bel Air cow saddle
    Race face bashguard and 2 chainrings for extra clearance
    Token cartridge bearing h/set
    XTR cables


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    And a sneaky one of my road bike too:


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    H3ckl3r is teh Whytenezz

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    I have upgraded my Heckler with new freeride wheels, i keep my DT Swiss XR4.2d rim+DT comp spoke and Red Hope Pro II hubs wheels are keeped for xc/enduro use.
    This new wheels are SingleTrack Green Camo Rims+DT comp Spokes + Blue Hope Pro II Hubs








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    Beautifull rims, i like also the gang green paint of your heckler. Where did you buy these rims? I write from Italy and the dealers don't have these type so i think i'll buy on internet.
    Bye bye

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    Hi guys. Are you satisfied with your Heckler's suspension performance? I awaited a bit more comfort (OK, much more comfort) compared to the Reign (for example).This is my first fullsuspension bike. I run a FOX RP 23 shock wich is set up according to manual. I also noticed I often use full travel. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by claucnc
    Beautifull rims, i like also the gang green paint of your heckler. Where did you buy these rims? I write from Italy and the dealers don't have these type so i think i'll buy on internet.
    Bye bye
    Ciao tutti,
    the rim are Sun Ringle Singletrack Camo rims (they are green camo and winter camo in grey color). My bikeshop unmount these rim from whole wheel, they use to sell them with deore hub. So the wheels have been unmount then after rebuild with DT swiss spoke and Hope hub

    You can find these wheel here : http://www.mtbikers.com/StoreFront/p...=P&brandId=118

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    How tall are you and what size heckler are you going for in the 08 model? I'm hoping to order on in the next week or so and I"m leaning towards a size large. I'm 5'10, 175lbs. I rode an 07 large and it felt ok just thought I would get some more opinions. Thanks and awesome pics of all the hecks

    dan

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    I ride a 07 Heckler 5, size L. I am 184 cm tall and I my weight is 73-75 kg without camelbag and other stuff. I think L size is perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfdcap
    07 Updated with new parts.
    That black ano is sweet!!!

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    The green with camo wheels looks awesome Burak.

    persing: I came from an Orange Patriot running a Vanilla RC coil shock which was a lot more active and seemed to soak up the smaller stuff with greater ease. However, the platfrom on the RP23 I have now on the Heckler makes it a much better pedaller. I only ever need the ProPedal set to number 1 and often I don't bother at all. For me the pedalling coupled with the smaller cockpit make it a more usable and manovourable bike. I always make sure I get full travel at least once on a ride. If not I'd say you're running too much pressure in the shock (I currently run about 175 psi). I'm 6ft 1inch and weigh 14.5 stone and ride a large.

    The Reign is a multi pivot frame so it will always be more active and less prone to pedal induced feedback and chain stretch. The Hekler has been labelled the "single pivot survivor" because it attempts to minise these attributes through pivot placement and platform shock technology. However, it will never be as supple as the more modern linkage designs. Maybe you need to adjust your riding to adapt- keep in the saddle a bit more perhaps to keep the suspension more active.

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    Another white one

    hey everyone
    been so busy riding it I haven't had chance to show her off yet - till now

    I ride mainly xc/trail and wanted that elusive do-it-all bike and,as you can see I tried to keep the weight down wherever poss.
    So far I could not be happier with this bike - downhill is so much fun and climbing is a breeze. Forget about the single pivot sceptics - my previous two bikes where light fsr linkage designs (scott genius & carbon 07 Spesh enduro) and there aint much difference. I strongly believe that climbing on a full susser is more to do with technique than linkage design. I'm sure plenty will disagree but just my opinion.

    anyhow, I know white is soooo vain but hell, don't she look purdy ?

    gman
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    Similar build to mine, coming Thursday, Also coming from a Specialized 07 Enduro.

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    Here is an 06' frame with 07' and 08' parts
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    Nice.

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    Hello to all
    They are to Rome, Italy, and this is the last version of my heckler white:


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    Nice bicycle, i saw also on mtb-forum.it. I like your set up except the DHX5 Air, on my heckler i prefer the coil which is more reactive on little bumps.
    Claudio

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    Quote Originally Posted by claucnc
    Nice bicycle, i saw also on mtb-forum.it. I like your set up except the DHX5 Air, on my heckler i prefer the coil which is more reactive on little bumps.
    Claudio
    Thanks before I had one dhx coil; for what it regards the little bumps does not have problems with the good setup.... but hung less!

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    Here's mine

    Heres mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by claucnc
    Nice bicycle, i saw also on mtb-forum.it. I like your set up except the DHX5 Air, on my heckler i prefer the coil which is more reactive on little bumps.
    Claudio
    I like coil for jumping. You can preload the thing. I have a DHX 5.0. But I don't jump much so I keep an RP23 on it, which is better for epic XC rides, IMHO.

    But that's why I love the Heckler. With just a shock swap (and fork length switch), you have a different beast.


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    Like Catnash above - I have also just replaced my 07 Enduro SL with a Heckler. Our posts on the Specialized forum over the last 6 months both told a similar tale of woe!

    Had an 05 Heckler (unfortunately stolen) before the Enduro - should have known better than to depart from the tried and true.

    New build 27.8lb on the shop scales with:

    Medium in Liquid Blue
    Pike 545 air
    08 XT drivetrain, brakes and hubs
    08 xtr shifters
    DT Swiss XR4.2 rims with tubeless conversion
    Continental Mountain King 2.2 rear
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 front
    Easton EC70 carbon post
    WTB Rocket V Ti Saddle
    Easton EA90 Stem
    Ritchey WCS Rizer carbon bars

    First ride last Sunday - feels great to be back on a Heckler!
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    Another couple of shots, a very very wet ride, a downhill run just before the shot on the bridge confirmed it's a rocket on the DH.
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    my new heckler

    full xtr, thomson, chris king, ritchey wcs, maxxis minion dhf 2.35
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    Hello, I'm a newbie here, but I post my new bike. It's a Heckler orange size M with rp23, fox talas xtt (i'm waiting for a vanilla). 13,3kg


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    Quote Originally Posted by fsail
    Hello, I'm a newbie here, but I post my new bike. It's a Heckler orange size M with rp23, fox talas xtt (i'm waiting for a vanilla). 13,3kg

    Looks like an L to me
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    Sorry I just make an error, it's an L of course ...

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    Greetings from the islands philippines! Here's my Heckler.


    Currently weighs in at 29.12lbs. Will be upgrading the cranks before the year ends. Thomson parts will be added next year.

    Can't stop staring at her. She's sooooo purrrdy!

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    Pretty white....!!

    Is it Fox Van 32 or 36??
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    The Heckle-Beast in its latest incarnation

    New and improved with a new Lyrik U-turn...

    ...and a CCDB.

    Going strong now going on three years...

    ...True Love.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BIOMASS
    Pretty white....!!

    Is it Fox Van 32 or 36??
    Thanks!, It's a Van 32, wish I got the 36 though

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    Quote Originally Posted by r a u l
    Thanks!, It's a Van 32, wish I got the 36 though
    What do you think about the vanilla on the heckler ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsail
    What do you think about the vanilla on the heckler ??
    Coming from a Talas on my previous
    bike, I find the Van to be PLUSH!

    Though I do miss the fact I could lower the height of the Talas during looong climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persing
    Hi guys. Are you satisfied with your Heckler's suspension performance? I awaited a bit more comfort (OK, much more comfort) compared to the Reign (for example).This is my first fullsuspension bike. I run a FOX RP 23 shock wich is set up according to manual. I also noticed I often use full travel. What do you think?
    I have noticed this as well with my RP23 any one out there have a suggestion? I am about 185 lbs, I thought it might just be me

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    Not a 2007 but new to me!

    Having previously ridden and raced a Superlight and a Blur XC, I always said that I'd get a Heckler the day I'd stop racing. Well, 2 years ago I developed an injury and had to abandon all things MTB. I couldn't ride at all anymore and ended up selling my beloved Blur XC.

    After 2 years of not riding (except occasionally on my road bike), I'm only now finally ready to get back on the MTB. Knowing that racing is pretty much completely out of the picture for the foreseeable future (injuries and lack of time), I began looking for that Heckler that I'd always wanted.

    I Found a great deal right away on a 2005 large (on the MTBR classifieds) and drove 4.5 hours to pick it up yesterday. The guy selling it was supercool and we ended up going for an hour+ ride after I picked it up (you know that you are not getting ripped off if the seller wants to go riding with you on your new bike). Then I took her out today for a 2-hour romp through the woods of Cape Cod and took a couple of pictures of my new steed:












    I could not be happier with this bike - it delivers on every one of my expectations.

    BTW: I tried to post this on the 2005 Heckler thread, but it was closed, hope it was okay that I posted here.

    I'm back!
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