Bumping this thread..but anyone know if any retailers are still selling the non 27.5 Heckler frames?
My LBS was selling a 26" Heckler frame from a couple of years back. It still had the 1 1/8" head tube and 10mm rear axle. They asked 700Ä for it which is like 50% off. Nearly ended up buying it as it was so cheap. But I didn't want another single-pivot bike - I already had a 2007 Heckler.
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51% smartass, 49% dumbass
First Pic: completely stock heckler 6.1 with RAM kit:
(26" wheels, straight 1 1/8" headtube, steepish angles, no ISCG tabs. I guess it's obsolete now but ask me if I give a f***... heck no!
Note: click on any pic to see a larger version @ flickr
my heckler today, with some upgrades:
1. Shimano SLX Crankset (9 speed 22/36/Bash)
2. Blackspire Stinger (no more dropped chains)
3. Marzocchi 44 rc3 ti fork, new old stock, ebay
4. Marzocchi ROCO coil World Cup, used, ebay
5. Ghetto Tubeless (no more pinch flats)
6. Chris King headset, taken from my old Superlight
7. Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 tires
Weight: 32.3 lbs (with original tires)
In stock form, this bike was super fun. Now it is super dee duper insanely fun!!!
I love my bike!
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Last edited by parkmeister; 11-18-2013 at 04:33 AM.
51% smartass, 49% dumbass
Looks good! How is the Rico World Cup?
Pay no mind to us...
I have a similar setup - Marz 44 RC3 Ti and Roco WC with Marz spring (non-Ti) on the back.
I had a Float front and Float CTD rear that came stock on my Heckler frame last year.
I swapped out the Float front for the Marz and really dug it so I went for the Roco on the back a few months ago.
What I have now is a lean mean killing machine.
The Roco does weight a bit more than the CTD but not massively so and the overall feel of the Roco is just all around better than the Float CTD.
Knowing what I know now I don't think I would ever go back to Float/Float on this frame...
Might as well add the latest look.
Chromed frame, polished fork and wheels.
Originally Posted by mtnbikej
Hmmmmm.....gotta say I do miss the old rig.
I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
The carbon is way more durable than most people.
Ron, that chrome Heckler is beautiful!
Just went 1x10 and lost 648g and she is now silent!
Bro, your bike is equally nice, if not more. Looks pretty slack too... I had to short shock mine just to get it to 66.5 degrees.
Originally Posted by Munzy
Still need to resolve the pivot constantly loosening up... or maybe just stop going sidewayz... lol!
ron m, did you chrome the frame yourself? If so, what was the process? I'd love to do something like that, whether its the whole frame or just some parts.
Thanks, man! See this thread regarding the chrome job:
Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade
What do you do when your Heckler feels stale...
Think I'm Done...
Just treated myself to a few new bike upgrades so I thought it was time to update my build. Got a new fork, seat post, rear derailleur, chain guide and an unexpected big ring in front I somehow bent.
'11 Heckler, Medium
Fork: Marzocchi 55 RC3 Evo Ti V2
Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
Crankset: Raceface Turbine w/ bash guard
Cassette: PG 990
Headset: 1.5 degree angle set Ofanaim/ Cane Creek S-3
Shifter: Deore (stock)
Derailers front: SLX (stock)
Derailers Shimano XT Shadow
Brakes: Shimano XT
Front Wheel/ Tire: Mavic SX/ Maxxis Minion DH (tubeless)- Gravity Rides
Rear Wheel/ Tire: Mavic SX/ Maxxis High Roller (tubeless)- Gravity Rides
Front Wheel/ Tire: Mavic SX/ Continental Mountain King (tubeless)- XC rides
Rear Wheel/ Tire: Mavic SX/ Maxxis Continental Race King (tubeless)- XC rides
Handlebars: Kore Torsion (cut to 750mm)
Grips: Lizard Skin Peaty, ODI bar ends.
Stem: Thomson 50
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Dropper w/ Diety collar
Seat: WTB Pure V
Pedals: Wellgo MG-1
Chain Guide: Blackspire Stinger
Iím down to 4 original parts beyond the frame; front derailleur, granny ring up front, and rotors. Guess Iíll get those when they wear out or break.