Heckler photo thread 2007

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  • 06-24-2007
    whattree?
    That new heckler is siiiiiiick !!!
  • 06-29-2007
    chrischin79
    just me! with my new fork



  • 06-29-2007
    nukescgg
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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:D

    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:)
  • 06-30-2007
    yfdcap
    Nice bike. I like it all.
  • 06-30-2007
    nukescgg
    Thanks
    I like it too:thumbsup: 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.
  • 07-01-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jimmy summer
    what seatpost is that?

    RaceFace X, I believe
  • 07-05-2007
    m0ngy
    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:





  • 07-06-2007
    nukescgg
    Nice bike
    I can't tell from the photos, can you list out the setup. Thanks.:thumbsup:
  • 07-06-2007
    bermluvr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ride On
    That Burak, has got to be one of the nicest Hecklers' I've seen!!:thumbsup: 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!
    I love Hecklers :)
  • 07-06-2007
    psychavoc
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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 :madmax:

    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!) :thumbsup:
  • 07-06-2007
    m0ngy
    my heckler specs
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nukescgg
    I can't tell from the photos, can you list out the setup. Thanks.:thumbsup:

    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)
  • 07-07-2007
    m0ngy
    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 :thumbsup: 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. :D
  • 07-07-2007
    yfdcap
    I think your in the right place. Nice bike.:thumbsup:
  • 07-08-2007
    Albanach
    4 Attachment(s)
    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!:thumbsup:
  • 07-08-2007
    psychavoc
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yfdcap
    I think your in the right place. Nice bike.:thumbsup:

    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.. ;) )
  • 07-13-2007
    "Chandler"
    Is that the Powdercoat Black or Anodized? SICK BIKE
  • 07-13-2007
    yfdcap
    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.
  • 07-13-2007
    Jamie_MTB
    Quote:

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

    Anodized Black.
  • 07-13-2007
    Franz
    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.
  • 07-14-2007
    glasgowdan
    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)
  • 07-22-2007
    dickie
    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
  • 07-22-2007
    ajyoung
    dickie, you are now on my I hate you list :D

    Congrats on the find.
  • 07-22-2007
    mwcet8k
    That is one nice looking bike!! Silver and black just look tight. :thumbsup:
  • 07-23-2007
    "Chandler"
    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:D

    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?
  • 07-25-2007
    poe400
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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 $$$$.....:madman: Pic is at Sugar Mtn., N.C....What a blast! The lift ride up:23 mins...the ride down:5 min.
  • 07-25-2007
    "Chandler"
    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 $$$$.....:madman: 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!!!!
  • 07-25-2007
    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!
  • 07-25-2007
    "Chandler"
    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!
  • 07-26-2007
    poe400
    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.
  • 07-26-2007
    slojoe
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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... Attachment 282250
  • 08-06-2007
    BIOMASS
    Pics Below
  • 08-11-2007
    ajyoung
    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 :thumbsup:



  • 08-13-2007
    mike78
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    Worth the Wait
    .5's seem to be arriving in the uk. Got mine last weekAttachment 286870
  • 08-13-2007
    BIOMASS
    AWESOME job guys...nice looking Heckler.
  • 08-18-2007
    yfdcap
    2 Attachment(s)
    07 Updated with new parts.
  • 08-21-2007
    Jamie_MTB
    1 Attachment(s)
    My bro-in-law just bought an off the peg build.
  • 08-24-2007
    maettu
    Swiss Heckler
    There's been a looong wait to get my Heckler...

  • 08-24-2007
    BIOMASS
    5 Attachment(s)
    My '07 heckler...enjoy :thumbsup:

    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
  • 08-25-2007
    BIOMASS
    2 Attachment(s)
    More pics...:thumbsup:
  • 08-25-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    Very nice Biomass
  • 08-26-2007
    darkzeon
    Small...Black...

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  • 08-28-2007
    NappyT
    '07 Santa Cruz Heckler X9 AM
    I haven't taken it out yet but just picked it up yesterday.
  • 08-30-2007
    Parky
    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.

  • 08-30-2007
    Franz
    Nice, Parky. Where in the UK are you?
  • 09-18-2007
    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:thumbsup:
  • 09-18-2007
    b0cephus
    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:thumbsup:

    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.
  • 09-21-2007
    Neil A
    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.
  • 09-24-2007
    scruff0372
    Built this up Friday. I used to have an 05, always regretted selling it. :D

  • 09-24-2007
    Neil A
    Can't wait until I get mine now! Is that a new '08 XT chainset?

    What size front mech did you use?
  • 09-24-2007
    scruff0372
    Yep, chainset is 08 XT. f/mech is 34.9.