That new heckler is siiiiiiick !!!
just me! with my new fork
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:)
Nice bike. I like it all.
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.
RaceFace X, I believe
Originally Posted by jimmy summer
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:
I can't tell from the photos, can you list out the setup. Thanks.:thumbsup:
I think Gangreen is the coolest color ever. I would totally go with that color if I had an SC!
Originally Posted by Ride On
I love Hecklers :)
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
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:
my heckler specs
03 Santa Cruz Heckler - liquid blue, large size
Originally Posted by nukescgg
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)
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
I think your in the right place. Nice bike.:thumbsup:
My New Heckler
Here is my new XL Orange '07 Heckler with...
08 Fox 32 TALAS
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:
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.
Originally Posted by yfdcap
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.. ;) )
Is that the Powdercoat Black or Anodized? SICK BIKE
Nice pic. Where do you live? Looks very green.
Originally Posted by psychavoc
Originally Posted by Chandler
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.
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)
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!
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
dickie, you are now on my I hate you list :D
Congrats on the find.
That is one nice looking bike!! Silver and black just look tight. :thumbsup:
Originally Posted by nukescgg
Sick ride, weird question though, are the decals on the Liquid Blue heckler white? Or silver?
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.
Originally Posted by poe400
Ummm, what happened to the top tube???? There is not curve in it. What size is the frame? Nice build btw!!!!
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.
Originally Posted by poe400
Right on man, congrats!
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.
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
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:
Worth the Wait
.5's seem to be arriving in the uk. Got mine last weekAttachment 286870
AWESOME job guys...nice looking Heckler.
07 Updated with new parts.
My bro-in-law just bought an off the peg build.
There's been a looong wait to get my Heckler...
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
'07 Santa Cruz Heckler X9 AM
I haven't taken it out yet but just picked it up yesterday.
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.
Nice, Parky. Where in the UK are you?
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?
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.
Originally Posted by 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.
Built this up Friday. I used to have an 05, always regretted selling it. :D
Can't wait until I get mine now! Is that a new '08 XT chainset?
What size front mech did you use?
Yep, chainset is 08 XT. f/mech is 34.9.