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    What do you think of the air shock after using the coil? Thanks and of course what a beautiful bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    I've just upgraded the old Heckler in the last 6 months.
    2004 Frame.
    New bits:
    Rockshox Sektor solo air 150mm (replaces 2005 Pike coil)
    Fox RP23 rear shock (replaces Fox DHX5 coil)
    RaceFace Deus double crankset (replaces RaceFace Diabolus cranks)
    XTR rear deraileur (replaces worn out XT)
    XTR front 15mm hub (replaces 20mm XTR hub)
    Rockshox reverb seatpost (replaces Thomson - still used for XC races)
    Specialized Phenom expert saddle (repalces fizik Gobi - always gave me a sore bum!)
    Easton Haven stem 70mm (replaces Thomson 90mm & RaceFace Diabolus 50mm)
    Easton Haven aluminium bar (replaces Easton Scandium DH)
    ESI foam grips (replaces ODI lock-ons)
    Converted wheels to tubless.
    Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals (replace old Crank Bros Candys)

    Total weight 28lbs (used to weigh about 34lbs)
    Was considering getting a whole new bike but couldn't afford a carbon frame and this one stills ride so nicely.

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    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!

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    It sounds like it was time for a rebuild on that coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    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!
    Sweet! I hope my Heckler with air shock will be "awesome" too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    It sounds like it was time for a rebuild on that coil.
    mountainbiker24, can you elaborate on your comment further? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakyt View Post
    mountainbiker24, can you elaborate on your comment further? Thanks.
    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.

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    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).




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    Heckler 2008 Raw...
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    ^ Pretty nice man. Did you strip it yourself?
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    Yes, with sandblast.

    Excuse my english, i´m from Spain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidpinilla View Post
    Heckler 2008 Raw...
    Love the polished.

    Very nice build man; Z1's, M875 brakes, Haven carbon bars... Only the best, couldn't have done better myself.

    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.

    Good luck!
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    ^ This is a Heckler thread. The VVP discussion section is over there ---->
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    Thanks mods for taking care of that!
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    Just started to build another! Its an addiction I tells you!

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    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!


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    That's nice man!
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    New Build AM Heckler to go along side my 2005 Heckler, which I love to ride, outted a Ventana El Ciclon.
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    My 2008 Heckler...
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    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
    Salsa liplock
    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.
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    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
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    Why did you run your rear derailleur cable along the top tube?

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    LBS did it that way...to be honest, I never really noticed until you asked.

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    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.

    Thanks

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    Taper headtube. 67.5 deg head angle. Iscg 05 tabs. I believe the rear stayed the same

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