What do you think of the air shock after using the coil? Thanks and of course what a beautiful bike!
Originally Posted by ast
The air shock is awesome! Feels way more plush and seems to feel like there is more travel even though it's the same stroke length.
The coil shock was a first generation dhx5.0 (2004?) and the RP23 is 2011 so there's probably quite a bit of difference in technology.
There was also about 500gm difference in weight which was nice!
It sounds like it was time for a rebuild on that coil.
Sweet! I hope my Heckler with air shock will be "awesome" too!
Originally Posted by ast
mountainbiker24, can you elaborate on your comment further? Thanks.
Originally Posted by mountainbiker24
A coil shock should always feel a bit more plush than an air shock, all other things being equal. If he gained plushness by going with an air shock, the coil shock was either improperly tuned or needed some new oil and seals. Just a guess. I could be wrong. I love the Monarch air shock on my Heckler, but it isn't as plush as the Fox coil DHX5.0 was.
Originally Posted by sneakyt
A couple shots of mine before I sadly sell her tomorrow.... I found a killer deal on a Carbon Nomad that was too good to pass up. I'll miss the old girl (well, not that old since it's a 2011).
^ Pretty nice man. Did you strip it yourself?
Yes, with sandblast.
Excuse my english, i´m from Spain...
Love the polished.
Originally Posted by davidpinilla
Very nice build man; Z1's, M875 brakes, Haven carbon bars... Only the best, couldn't have done better myself. :thumbsup:
I used to swear by the single pivot design, thought it was the best. Over the years I've owned a 2003 Heckler, 2004 Bullit, and a 2006 Foes FXR 2:1. All single pivot, all great bikes, I wouldn't swap those great times, all those years on single pivot for anything, loved every minute.
However, I recently built-up an old VP-Free, using many of the same parts as on your Heckler. I know the VP-Free is a different beast to the Heckler, but I have to tell you, the VPP suspension design sh!ts all over single pivot, so much smoother and plusher. VPP really bites down when climbing too, you can feel it digging in, not that the Heckler or FXR were bad bikes for climbing, they weren't (Bullit was a pig). If you've never tried a VPP bike, I suggest you give it a go.
^ This is a Heckler thread. The VVP discussion section is over there ---->
Thanks mods for taking care of that!
Just started to build another! Its an addiction I tells you!
Just finished my build and took it for a shake down ride yesterday and what can I say, after a short 5 miles, I'm in love!
New Build AM Heckler to go along side my 2005 Heckler, which I love to ride, outted a Ventana El Ciclon.:)
Just built up a Heckler frame from the SC parking lot sale.
Specs if interested, more or less in order as you go down the bike:
ODI Rogue grips
Magura Louise brakes, Magura drilled 180mm rotors front/rear
SRAM X9 grip shifters
Deity 710mm x 50mm riser handlebar
Truvativ 40mm x 0 degree rise stem
Cane Creek 40 series headset
Fox Float 150mm with 15QR
WTB Frequency i23 rims with Continental Trail King 2.2 Black Chili
Hope Pro II hubs, rear has 10mm Transition TA
Titec Nemesis Expert saddle
Titec Duke seatpost
Fox Float CTD
SRAM X9 FD (top pull/low clamp)
Shimano LX crankset
Blackspire Stinger chainguide
Deity Compound platform pedals
SRAM X7 RD
I had pretty much everything from my previous bike (Kona Dawg) except for the front derailleur (had to go from high clamp to low clamp) and the Float fork.
Comes out to 29 to 29.5 lbs on my unofficial scale.
New Heckler Build
Here is my new Heckler I built over the last few months.
2012 sc heckler 6.1 raw
Fox dhx 5.0 coil 350# spring
Chris king sotto vocce headset
Thomson elite x4 stem 50mm
Easton Haven carbon bar
Odi ruffian grips black w/ red caps
Marzocchi 55 cr switch ta -170/130mm 35mm stanchion
Easton haven seatpost
Sdg belair cro-mo saddle
Shimano saint 22/36/bg crankset
Shimano saint bottom bracket
Blackspire super pro chainrings (red)
Blackspire stinger chain guide
Shimano slx 11-36 cassette (10spd)
Shimano xt brakes
Shimano xt ice-tech rotors 180mm
Shimano xt shadow rear der
Shimano xtr 2x10 front der
Shimano xt shifters fr/rear
Stans ztr flow rims
Dt swiss comp 2.0mm-1.8mm tapered spokes
Red anodized alum nipples
Hope pro 2 evo hubs 20mm x110 ta frnt
12x135 ta rear (cro-moly axle)
Schwable nobby nic tires 2.4 fr 2.25 rear
Crank brothers mallet 3 pedals
Why did you run your rear derailleur cable along the top tube?
Originally Posted by buck8154
LBS did it that way...to be honest, I never really noticed until you asked.
The santa cruz website seems really messed up at the moment so I wonder if someone here can tell me about the 2013 frame. I think I heard it has tabs for a chain guide now. I was wondering if the rearend is 142 or 135? Also I was wondering what the geometry would be like on a large with a 160mm fork?
My last Heckler was a 97 but I am just getting back into biking and I always liked single pivots. I built up a blur 4x but it really isn't doing it for me.
Taper headtube. 67.5 deg head angle. Iscg 05 tabs. I believe the rear stayed the same