Heckler photo thread 2007

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  • 12-28-2007
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LacticAddict
    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 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 baby:












    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! :D

    It's nice to be back! I took off some time from riding and resently came back. That bike is really nice! Do those forks have a steering stop? I crunched a frame from a fall with double clamp forks. One small fall can be really expensive.
  • 12-28-2007
    SKIDPLATE
    I just pulled my 03 Heckler out of mothballs after a couple of years... I'm off motorcycles again and I now have more titanium in my leg than on my bike. No more hobbies that risk saddle time for me.
  • 01-02-2008
    Son
    (Referring to the pics of the white/orange/white heckler...) GREAT color combo! Very few people opt for the different color swingarm, but that works great! I had the same idea since day one, getting a white frame with a black swingarm but they were already out of powdercoated frames. Now I'll try to get the (silver ano) swingarm powdercoated black as it has a dent that I filled. A black swingarm with a black fork would go well. Though, when all components are black, the silver main frame will be pretty alone.
  • 01-04-2008
    D8lover
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    This is my 03 heckler.... had it forever and still takes me everywhere. I love this bike so much...
  • 01-04-2008
    jappo
    Is it comparable with the 2006 specialized Enduro?
  • 01-04-2008
    glasgowdan
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    This is mine in all-black, got a heavier spring than recommended (11.5 stone/550lb in the prog 5th element) because I want a bit more firmness than usual. I feel the bike is wasted on me as I prefer jumping on the hardtails!


    potentially for sale if anyone knows anyone looking... (UK)
  • 01-05-2008
    BIOMASS
    2 Attachment(s)
    A few update
  • 01-06-2008
    Owler
    Beautiful ride!
  • 01-07-2008
    Jansu
    2 Attachment(s)
    My new Mz 55 ETA
  • 01-07-2008
    idig2000
    Very nice build Jansu. I really like the black ano too.
  • 01-07-2008
    catnash
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BIOMASS
    A few update

    Even though I have the silver annodizing, there's something pure and simple about that stuuning white build.:thumbsup:
  • 01-07-2008
    SKIDPLATE
    Howdya like that new 55 ETA? I'm wanting one this spring for my Hecklar.
  • 01-12-2008
    unsponsored
    Here's mine







  • 01-15-2008
    Plan 9
    My '08

  • 01-15-2008
    ICUFOS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Plan 9
    My '08



    Nice! :thumbsup:
  • 01-15-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Yea, Nice bike and nice bike hauler!!
  • 01-16-2008
    BIOMASS
    Nice ride...!!! and also pretty ano black color

    I like your setup...very nice
  • 01-16-2008
    terwis
    ...
  • 01-16-2008
    terwis
    Here's my baby.

    I just hate winter...



  • 01-17-2008
    speleo
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    New Toy
    Built this last night with my mate Andy @ Northwest Mountain Bike Centre. Took 5 hrs including building the wheels from scratch. I did a lot of reseach on this forum and went for the fairly burly side of "all mountain", but seeing all your Hecklers was a great inspiration. I'm must be the luckiest bas***d around as the frame was a surprise Christmas present from my fantastic bird and Andy took me through the whole build which was a great experience. I opted for a Pike fork, Hadley hubs (amazing build quality!), 08 XT and Hope Mono Mini's after spending hours on MTBR. So thanks to eveyone who's input has built such a great site. Its 28.8 lbs which seems pretty good for an XL. Not had chance to ride it yet as can't bring myself to take it out in such minging weather.
  • 01-17-2008
    ejbluth
    nice man, but I would not call 28.8lbs burly. That bike is sick.
  • 01-17-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Dang! 28.8 lbs! Words can't describe! I just popped wood!
  • 01-18-2008
    stgr
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    Swiss Heckler
    hi all

    i would like to share my new heckler with you guys.
    first ride tomorrow morning, i'm excited!

    i will put a white lyrik coil on it later on, weight right now is 13.06 kg or 28.8 pounds
  • 01-18-2008
    persing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stgr
    hi all

    i would like to share my new heckler with you guys.
    first ride tomorrow morning, i'm excited!

    i will put a white lyrik coil on it later on, weight right now is 13.06 kg or 28.8 pounds

    Why do you want to replace your Fox for a Lyric? Is it just because of design? I think fox forks are of better quality.
  • 01-18-2008
    stgr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by persing
    Why do you want to replace your Fox for a Lyric? Is it just because of design? I think fox forks are of better quality.

    i just like the coil feel of the lyrik better. had no problem so far with it. my friends talas failed two times...
  • 01-18-2008
    stgr
    my lyriks steerer tube is too short for the large size heckler frame, so i have to replace it, that's why i run this talas instead.
  • 01-19-2008
    GfromNY
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    My 2005 with Upgrades
    So I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree for my Trans Blue Heckler. The new parts are as follows:

    2008 Fox Vanilla 32 RLC
    Mavic XC717 wheels with Shimano XT Disc hubs
    DT Swiss Centerlock to IS adapters (accidentally ordered Centerlock hubs - oops)
    2008 Truvativ Stylo Team Crankset
    Thomson Post and Stem (100MM)
    Crank Brothers Candy SL Pedals
    WTB Rocket V Team saddle
    IRC Trailbear tires (2.25)

    The parts I kept are:
    Progressive 5th Element Air shock
    Sram X.0 shifters (grip)
    Sram X.0 derailleur
    Hayes Mag HD brakes
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Easton Monkeylite XC Carbon bar
    Cane Creek S2 headset

    Took her out today for a 2 hour ride through some technical East-Coast style singletrack and everything feels fantastic. Perfect bike for aggressive XC/all-mountain style riding.

    Just waiting on some black dangerboy levers to make it a completely black & blue (and a little bit of red) machine. Maybe pick up an RP23 down the line, but for now the 5th Element is still performing great!
  • 01-19-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GfromNY
    So I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree for my Trans Blue Heckler. The new parts are as follows:

    2008 Fox Vanilla 32 RLC
    Mavic XC717 wheels with Shimano XT Disc hubs
    DT Swiss Centerlock to IS adapters (accidentally ordered Centerlock hubs - oops)
    2008 Truvativ Stylo Team Crankset
    Thomson Post and Stem (100MM)
    Crank Brothers Candy SL Pedals
    WTB Rocket V Team saddle
    IRC Trailbear tires (2.25)

    The parts I kept are:
    Progressive 5th Element Air shock
    Sram X.0 shifters (grip)
    Sram X.0 derailleur
    Hayes Mag HD brakes
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Easton Monkeylite XC Carbon bar
    Cane Creek S2 headset

    Took her out today for a 2 hour ride through some technical East-Coast style singletrack and everything feels fantastic. Perfect bike for aggressive XC/all-mountain style riding.

    Just waiting on some black dangerboy levers to make it a completely black & blue (and a little bit of red) machine. Maybe pick up an RP23 down the line, but for now the 5th Element is still performing great!

    Thats nice! I would like to pick up one of those 5th Element Air for my '96 San Andreas, I hear, when they work they are a really good shock.
  • 01-20-2008
    dreednya
    Here's mine with Manitou Minute 140 Absolute, Push'd Float R, Hope Pro 3s with Conti 2.4 Mountain Kings ghetto tubeless, Formula K24s and a scattering of Easton, Shimano XT/XTR, SRAM X9 and Thomson.





    Sub 30lbs without any carbon bits.
  • 01-20-2008
    GfromNY
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Thats nice! I would like to pick up one of those 5th Element Air for my '96 San Andreas, I hear, when they work they are a really good shock.

    Yeah, I've previously only had Fox Shox like the Float and a couple of RP3's, but I've got to say - so far so good with this 5th Element. Does not seem to loose any air pressure and the platform is amazing! Hardly moves at all when climbing. I guess the word on these is exactly like you say - if you're lucky enough to get one that is mechanically sound, it'll deliver on its promise - smooth suspension while providing a solid pedaling platform. So far I definitely like this shock (but then again, it's only been 4 weeks)! I'm just going to keep riding it until it blows up...

    BTW, you should have no problems finding a good deal on one of these! Good luck...

    -G.
  • 01-20-2008
    Raymo
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    Here's my new Bad boy
    Frame: Large 2007 Santa Cruz Heckler w/ DHX 5.0 Coil
    Fork: 2008 Marzocchi 55 ETA
    Brakes: 2008 Avid Juicy 7ís 8 inch rotors F/R
    Tires: WTB Stout 2.3
    BB & cranks: Truvativ Stylo w GXP BB
    Rims: DT Swiss EX 5.1 d
    Hubs: DT Swiss 340 20 mm thru-axel on front
    Front derailleur: Sram X.9
    Rear derailleur: Sram X.9
    Shifters: Sram X.9
    Rear cassette: Sram 990
    Chain: Sram 991
    Stem: Thompson Elite DH 50mm (tip from Lee Likes Bikes)
    Handlebar: Truvativ Hussefelt Riser Bar 31.8
    Grips: ODI Lock-On
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flight Gel
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback
    Pedals: Wellgo MG-1
  • 01-25-2008
    vyper005
    Great pics guys...

    **Note to self...Buy a Heckler :)
  • 01-29-2008
    Robertone
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    Hi guys.

    This is my Heckler before upgrades...
  • 01-29-2008
    Robertone
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    And after:

    XT cranks, XT shifters, XT shadow rear derailleur, Hussefelt handlebar (40mm rise), Ritchey pedals.

    P.S sorry for the quality of pics...
  • 01-30-2008
    barnoid
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    Here's mine :-)

    Swapped everything off my old frame - I think the fork is a little fazed by the back end, but it'll do till I get something else on there.. but boy, it's fun to ride!

    Attachment 330907
  • 02-03-2008
    capoz77
    Top of the descent :)

  • 02-04-2008
    capoz77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GfromNY
    So I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree for my Trans Blue Heckler. The new parts are as follows:

    2008 Fox Vanilla 32 RLC
    Mavic XC717 wheels with Shimano XT Disc hubs
    DT Swiss Centerlock to IS adapters (accidentally ordered Centerlock hubs - oops)
    2008 Truvativ Stylo Team Crankset
    Thomson Post and Stem (100MM)
    Crank Brothers Candy SL Pedals
    WTB Rocket V Team saddle
    IRC Trailbear tires (2.25)

    The parts I kept are:
    Progressive 5th Element Air shock
    Sram X.0 shifters (grip)
    Sram X.0 derailleur
    Hayes Mag HD brakes
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Easton Monkeylite XC Carbon bar
    Cane Creek S2 headset

    Took her out today for a 2 hour ride through some technical East-Coast style singletrack and everything feels fantastic. Perfect bike for aggressive XC/all-mountain style riding.

    Just waiting on some black dangerboy levers to make it a completely black & blue (and a little bit of red) machine. Maybe pick up an RP23 down the line, but for now the 5th Element is still performing great!

    I would love a van like that, just roll the bike into the stand and off I go! :thumbsup: very jealous!
  • 02-04-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by capoz77
    I would love a van like that, just roll the bike into the stand and off I go! :thumbsup: very jealous!

    I'm pretty sure that's a truck.
  • 02-05-2008
    Just J
    Very cool bikes, I am toying with the idea of getting one, I'm a clyde and they seem to make a lot of sense...
  • 02-05-2008
    m0ngy
    Ccdb...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HELLBELLY
    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.

    :devil:

    hey man, i was just wondering how ya find the CCDB on the heckler single pivot design. i have had a 5th and a Van and found the 5th better performing, particularly small bump compliance. next i would like to try a rocco coil. :)
  • 02-05-2008
    capoz77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    I'm pretty sure that's a truck.

    In the UK I would call that a van! :thumbsup:
  • 02-05-2008
    dirtbiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just J
    Very cool bikes, I am toying with the idea of getting one, I'm a clyde and they seem to make a lot of sense...


    I am a clyde myself and the Heckler is a great bike.
  • 02-05-2008
    Raymo
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    Another clyde here with a heckler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirtbiker
    I am a clyde myself and the Heckler is a great bike.

    6' 220

    Built mine up a bit beefier and so far it's been great.:thumbsup:
  • 02-05-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by capoz77
    In the UK I would call that a van! :thumbsup:

    In the UK what do you call, what we call, a van?
  • 02-06-2008
    xtrahoss
    1 Attachment(s)
    My '04 XL with 36 van rc2
  • 02-06-2008
    slide13
    Ok, here are a few crappy phone pics of my new Heckler. It just showed up today and I spent the day stripping my Chameleon frame and putting everything on the Heckler. I'll get some good pics in a few days.

    Heckler Large Liquid Blue
    DHX 5.0 Coil
    Fox 32 Vanilla R
    Thomson Stem and Seatpost
    King headset
    Avid Juicy 5's
    X9 rear der and shifters
    LX crank
    XT front der
    Bontrager Race Disc wheels
    Kenda Nevegal tires
    cheap platform pedals for now, but will have my M520 clipless once the trails open

    Oh...and it comes in at 31.8 lbs as it sits here. Certainly not light, but when I decided to build it up with the DHX I figured if it came in under 32 I'd be happy.


  • 02-06-2008
    Hellbound
    Man that coil shock makes the Heckler look so much sweeter.:cool:
  • 02-07-2008
    SKIDPLATE
    So much for the 575 huh? Nice build. I'm still running my 32 Van from like 4 years ago, I keep wanting to swap it out for something sexier but it just keeps workin.'
  • 02-07-2008
    Hellbound
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SKIDPLATE
    So much for the 575 huh? Nice build. I'm still running my 32 Van from like 4 years ago, I keep wanting to swap it out for something sexier but it just keeps workin.'


    The way I ride which is on the rather more abusive side the Heckler I feel more confident in ordering. It's cheaper as well and for a first time FS bike I don't think I can go wrong with the Heckler.......this is if you are referring to me. 575 looks sexier but I'm still digging how the Heckler looks....simple and mean.:cool:
  • 02-08-2008
    SKIDPLATE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hellbound
    this is if you are referring to me.

    Yup, I was too lazy to quote you last time.
  • 02-12-2008
    Biking Brazilian
    1 Attachment(s)
    2006 White/Polished Heckler
    I love my bike.
  • 02-15-2008
    rob1208lv
  • 02-16-2008
    serhij
    Very beautiful bike You have here bro :-). No blings - just pure fun. And the color looks REALLY good :-). The only thing is the fork - I had no luck with Fox Forx. I made 3 attempts, first time was so-so, next 2 - just horrible. I stick with Marzocchi and Rock Shox :-). But it's just me. Great bike - have fun and ride as it was stolen.:thumbsup:

    Take care,
    serhij
  • 02-16-2008
    rob1208lv
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by serhij
    Very beautiful bike You have here bro :-). No blings - just pure fun. And the color looks REALLY good :-). The only thing is the fork - I had no luck with Fox Forx. I made 3 attempts, first time was so-so, next 2 - just horrible. I stick with Marzocchi and Rock Shox :-). But it's just me. Great bike - have fun and ride as it was stolen.:thumbsup:

    Take care,
    serhij

    thanks bro!!!
  • 02-16-2008
    persing
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    My latest upgrade: Fox 36 Van R. Other components are about to upgrade.
  • 02-16-2008
    stiingya
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by persing
    My latest upgrade: Fox 36 Van R. Other components are about to upgrade.

    off topic,
    the depth of field in those shots is amazing, don't see that as much in the digital age. was it a manual focus, or did you trick the auto focus on the ground near the bike, or is your camera just allot better than mine! :)

    oh yeah, nice bike...
  • 02-16-2008
    stiingya
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xtrahoss
    My '04 XL with 36 van rc2

    the new frames are beautiful and I do want one, but I think the older frames look way tougher! :)
  • 02-16-2008
    Burak
    New picts of my bike




  • 02-16-2008
    MaddSquirrel
    Burak, your not supposed to get the stick propping it up in the photo. Just kidding, nice bike I like the theme you got going.
  • 02-17-2008
    persing
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stiingya
    off topic,
    the depth of field in those shots is amazing, don't see that as much in the digital age. was it a manual focus, or did you trick the auto focus on the ground near the bike, or is your camera just allot better than mine! :)

    oh yeah, nice bike...

    Well, I would like to answer your question but the photo was taken by my friend Dijck (and I thank him for that). All I know is, that he has a pretty expensive digital camera.

    And I am glad you like my bike.
  • 02-17-2008
    capoz77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by persing
    Well, I would like to answer your question but the photo was taken by my friend Dijck (and I thank him for that). All I know is, that he has a pretty expensive digital camera.

    And I am glad you like my bike.



    If you use a low number aperture setting I normally use 2.8 and even experiment with Macro and Supermacro you can get achieve this sort of photo quite easily.
  • 02-17-2008
    PieIsGood
    Victoria, B.C. 17 Feb 08
    Here are some pictures taken today. Weather was perfect!







  • 03-02-2008
    MTNbeast7
    2 Attachment(s)
    Updated Heckler pic
    Got a fun bolted rear hub and syncros freeride rims also added white syncros bars (not seen in picture) 50mm silver thomson stem
  • 03-05-2008
    tainted
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stiingya
    off topic,
    the depth of field in those shots is amazing, don't see that as much in the digital age. was it a manual focus, or did you trick the auto focus on the ground near the bike, or is your camera just allot better than mine! :)

    oh yeah, nice bike...

    just reading off my exif reader:

    camera: canon 40d
    aperture: f2.8
    mode: aperture priority (semi-auto mode)
    exposure: 1/800
    ISO: 200
    exposure bias: -1/3
    metering: matrix
    focal length: 200mm

    FYI.
  • 03-05-2008
    tainted
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stiingya
    off topic,
    the depth of field in those shots is amazing, don't see that as much in the digital age. was it a manual focus, or did you trick the auto focus on the ground near the bike, or is your camera just allot better than mine! :)

    oh yeah, nice bike...

    just reading off my exif reader:

    camera: canon 40d
    aperture: f2.8
    mode: aperture priority (semi-auto mode)
    exposure: 1/800
    ISO: 200
    exposure bias: -1/3
    metering: matrix
    focal length: 200mm

    FYI.
  • 03-08-2008
    modelo151
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2006 Raw aluminum HecklerAttachment 341255
  • 03-12-2008
    Alokking
    Hello, here is my new radical heckler from Barcelona (Spain).



    Cheers!
  • 03-12-2008
    claucnc
    Nice bike and beautifull Roco Air but the pic is too dark. Can you send a clearer pic of your bike? What brand and type of brake do you mount?
    Bye bye, Claudio
  • 03-13-2008
    wooddog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Alokking
    Hello, here is my new radical heckler from Barcelona (Spain).



    Cheers!


    Man I dig your saddle, what is it?
  • 03-14-2008
    xtian
    Here's my black ano...

  • 03-15-2008
    Bellvis
    I didnt see a section for 08 Hecklers so ill show off Haylee here.

    Haylee the Heckler
    08 White XL Heckler
    R AM Kit
    Rock Shox Revelation Fork
    Fox DHX 5.0 Rear
    Avid 5 Juicys



  • 03-15-2008
    MTNbeast7
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    Gang Green
    Haylee is gorgeous she would look nice with white rims also !!:)
  • 03-16-2008
    Carrot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xtian
    Here's my black ano...


    Are those Mavic SLRs?!?!?
  • 03-16-2008
    Marz
    After 4 seasons of happy riding all of these new Hecklers are giving me the update itch.

    Is it time?

  • 03-16-2008
    GfromNY
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xtian
    Here's my black ano...


    Nice build! How much does she weigh?
  • 03-16-2008
    slide13
    I finally got around to taking a better picture of my Heckler.

    Large Liquid blue Heckler w/ DHX 5.0 coil
    Fox Vanilla 32R
    Bontrager Race Disc TLR wheels
    Thomson stem
    Thomson post
    King headset
    Bontrager bar
    LX crank and bb
    X9 rear der
    XT front der
    X9 shifters
    Avid Juicy 5 brakes (soon to be added Straitline levers) w/ Matchmakers
    Bontrager saddle
    Kenda Nev 2.35 tires

  • 03-17-2008
    Alokking
    Ok! i will send a new clear pic as soon as posible.

    It's a Selle Italia Yutaak seat.
  • 03-17-2008
    Titanium
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    Heckler in the Desert
    Two pics by Alon Ron:
  • 03-17-2008
    psOption3
    Rp23?
    Is that a Fox RP23 mounted on your Heckler? How high is that drop?
  • 03-17-2008
    Titanium
    Its a Float R. Large Volume.
    Rest of the bike is built tough: 36 up front, 823s on HOPEs, 2.5 tires.

    The drop was about 4 feet I think, and the bike took it with no complaint. I'd do it on my Lizard just as easy. Mind you - It's not big, but its very far from the neerest medical facility. ;)
  • 03-17-2008
    CraigiB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Titanium
    Two pics by Alon Ron:

    Very nice man!
    Just make sure some of the guys on this site don't see you doing a drop to flat:nono: ,
    they'll try and get a lynch mob after your ass, they don't like our kind!

    Keep representing.
  • 03-17-2008
    wooddog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Alokking
    Ok! i will send a new clear pic as soon as posible.

    It's a Selle Italia Yutaak seat.

    Great thanks!

    By the way I think you have one HOT lookin' Heckler :thumbsup:

    How do you like the Rocco Air? It really compliments your bike.
  • 03-17-2008
    Moto Rider
    Moto Rider get heckled.

    Finally put some miles on my new bike at the woods by my home. This is my second full suspension bike. That’s if you count my jeep. However, with only 60mm of travel and weighing in at 40+ lbs I don’t know if you’d call it a real full suspension bike.

    Does this new bike make me a better rider? Not! but it's sure fun. I can ride it faster then my moto down hill… But to be fair that’s a hard tail. I will say this. It covers my sloppy riding style because it plows through everything. I do have something I can compare here if I use my moto. The fork: Revelations -V- Lyrik.

    No comparisons the Lyrik, wins hands down. It’s easer to setup then the revelations. It’s beefier all around and with the 20mm through axel... Much stiffer. Just floats over roots without any hesitation.

    Brakes: I’ve been using avid bb7’s and I will say that they are the best mechanical binders on the market. However, these avid juicy 7’s have modulation like I’ve never felt before. I can feel the caliper grab the disc before the suspension compresses. Nice.

    I like it. :thumbsup:
  • 03-17-2008
    Bellvis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTNbeast7
    Haylee is gorgeous she would look nice with white rims also !!:)

    Thank you! I thought about white rims but I ended up getting black ones to match the Hummer. Ive always had black rims on my trucks.
  • 03-19-2008
    xtian

    Yep, they're SLRs soon to be downgraded a little to SL. I'm slapping those SLRs on a new project... Total package is a little over 26lbs.
  • 03-24-2008
    Toddski




    08' med, liquid blue.
    R AM kit
    Pike 454 air
    float RP23

    added-
    mango King
    e13 bash
    med cage X9
    lock on grips
    USE sumo post
  • 03-25-2008
    BIOMASS
    Updated...I love it

  • 04-02-2008
    lilpooch
    5 Attachment(s)
    Just got mine together after getting my bike and having them send me a normal QR front hub/wheel when I was supposed to get a 20mm thru for my Fox 36 Talas fork!! Waiting for a front wheel sucked!! Build comes in around 31 pounds...

    Large 2008 Heckler (Liquid Blue)
    Fox 36 Talas front fork
    Fox DHX 5.0 Coil rear shock
    X9 AM kit:
    X9 shifters, rear der
    XT front der
    Truvativ Stylo Team crankset
    Avid Juicy 7 brakes (185mm)
    Race Face Atlas stem and bars
    Cane Creek S3 headset (changing to Chris King soon)
    Thompson seatpost
    DT Swiss 5.1 hoops laced to DT Swiss 340 hubs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 tires
  • 04-02-2008
    gticlay
    Dumb question - why a coil in back and an air in front - why not a Vanilla RLC in front?
  • 04-03-2008
    lilpooch
    Didn't go vanilla in front b/c there is no travel adjust on that fork, and although the weight difference isn't much, the vanilla does weigh more. Rode a Talas on a Nomad and liked the feel, and loved being able to drop it down to almost nothing for the climbs. On the few rides I've gotten in, I have had the Heckler on the 130 setting (~ 5") the most... seems to be a great geometry for that bike. Haven't yet hit many "downhill" type trails or resorts where I need the extra travel of 6.3".

    Mainly decided to go coil in rear b/c of minimal weight difference, and lack of fiddling with air settings every ride, but more so b/c of feel and ability to handle the bigger stuff.
  • 04-03-2008
    Bullit_cn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lilpooch
    Just got mine together after getting my bike and having them send me a normal QR front hub/wheel when I was supposed to get a 20mm thru for my Fox 36 Talas fork!! Waiting for a front wheel sucked!! Build comes in around 31 pounds...

    Large 2008 Heckler (Liquid Blue)
    Fox 36 Talas front fork
    Fox DHX 5.0 Coil rear shock
    X9 AM kit:
    X9 shifters, rear der
    XT front der
    Truvativ Stylo Team crankset
    Avid Juicy 7 brakes (185mm)
    Race Face Atlas stem and bars
    Cane Creek S3 headset (changing to Chris King soon)
    Thompson seatpost
    DT Swiss 5.1 hoops laced to DT Swiss 340 hubs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 tires


    Very Heckler you got there dude:thumbsup:

    OT here: are those lizard at the background for real:confused:
  • 04-03-2008
    bikerfillup
    2 Attachment(s)
    My new heckler!
    After 10+ years on an orange steel Kona Kilauea hardtail (that finally died a graceful death), I just received my new orange Heckler. Thanks to everyone who posts on MTBR - your collective feedback, pics, etc. were invaluable to my decision. I''m 6' and after alot of back and forth test riding b/w Large and Extra-Large, I went with the Large frame (with set-back seatpost and 120mm stem) - perfect fit! I also went with a spec geared more towards XC and AM, vs. hardcore AM/FR - primarily b/c I live in Houston... Weight came in at 28 1/2 pounds - thought hard about a lighter wheelset, but am glad I went with a more "solid" setup... Will probably go with some lighter tires once the Ignitors wear out (hopefully soon 'cause that means I'm riding alot!).

    Large Orange Powdercoat Heckler
    08 Fox Float RLC fork
    08 Fox RP23 rear shock
    08 XT cranks
    08 XT shifters (minus the shift indicators :nono: )
    08 XT disc brakes
    08 XT shadow rear derailleur (nice! :thumbsup: )
    08 XT front derailleur
    07 Easton EC-70 seatpost (25mm set-back)
    07 Easton EA-70 stem - 6 deg, 120 mm
    08 Easton EC-70 MonkeyLite Carbon low riser bar
    Selle Italia prolink gel saddle blue
    ODI rogue grips with blue lockjaws
    Chris King headset navy
    08 XTR disc hubs
    Mavic XM-819 UST Rims
    DT Swiss 14/15 gauge black spokes
    blue alloy nipples
    Maxxis Ignitor UST 2.1" tires (front and rear)
    Crank Bros Candy SL pedals (black with blue spring)
  • 04-03-2008
    lilpooch
    Bullit - naah, those are my friend's kids toys (lizards)!!
  • 04-03-2008
    snobrder5
    it's been posted on here before, but not under this thread...so i guess i'll do it the right way....here's my 05 heckler....

    05 Large Gray/silver Heckler
    Marzocchi Drop Off Comp Fork
    Swinger 3-way
    Deore Hydraulic discs
    Truvativ firex crankset 24/32/bash
    Sun Ryno lites 14ga spokes Deore hubs
    xt rear/deore front derailleurs
    lx shifters
    90mm stem
    panaracer fire mud pros 1.9

  • 04-07-2008
    xtian
    Just a little modification
    07-08 Santa Cruz Heckler
  • 04-08-2008
    PRizzle
    Brand New
    Just picked it up last night!

    X9 AM
    Lyrik 2 step

    32.75 lbs

  • 04-08-2008
    Franz
    Nice build, PR. I'd love to know how it rides with that Lyrik on there. I'm thinking of going with a coil U-turn on mine - that or an '08 36. Do you find the steering a little slacked out with the fork at 160mm?
  • 04-11-2008
    PRizzle
    Franz, had my first ride on it last night. I thought that the fork felt fine climbing until I remembered that I had the 2 step and turned it on. The bike was much easier to climb on with the lower fork setting. I was not doing any steep climbing and I came to the conclusion that if I was going to be doing extended climbing that it was important to shorten the travel. I could have climbed without adjusting the fork but there was a very noticable change that I liked very much. Otherwise the fork did very well. There were noticable adjustments with the mission control system and I tried the flood gate feature for about 3 seconds and then turned it off. It worked well, but not a good idea for rocky single track climbing. The fork also felt much less active when at 115mm, but I could tell a big difference between floodgate and shorter travel. So far great fork!
  • 04-11-2008
    Franz
    Thanks, that's good to know. I don't do crazy-steep climbs but I'd like to be able to drop the front a bit - I'm running a 32 Van at the moment and I love the quick steering. Just need a bit more stiffness in the nasty stuff.
  • 04-11-2008
    ruiabreu
    5 Attachment(s)
    New Heckler 2008:

    - DHX5 Coil
    - Marzocchi 55 ATA
    - Full Shimano XT
    - Wheels E540 + Hope Pro2