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    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!
    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.

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    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.

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    (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.
    '07 Santa Cruz Heckler

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    This is my 03 heckler.... had it forever and still takes me everywhere. I love this bike so much...
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    Is it comparable with the 2006 specialized Enduro?

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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)
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    A few update
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    Banshee Rune - Santa Cruz Nomad - Santa Cruz Blur LT - Transition Bottle Rocket

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    Beautiful ride!

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    My new Mz 55 ETA
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    Very nice build Jansu. I really like the black ano too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIOMASS
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    Even though I have the silver annodizing, there's something pure and simple about that stuuning white build.

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    Howdya like that new 55 ETA? I'm wanting one this spring for my Hecklar.

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    Here's mine







    http://www.unsponsored.co.uk - Independant Kayak Site. No BS!

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    My '08


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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan 9
    My '08


    Nice!
    SC Heckler

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    Yea, Nice bike and nice bike hauler!!

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    Nice ride...!!! and also pretty ano black color

    I like your setup...very nice
    Banshee Rune - Santa Cruz Nomad - Santa Cruz Blur LT - Transition Bottle Rocket

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    Here's my baby.

    I just hate winter...




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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.
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    nice man, but I would not call 28.8lbs burly. That bike is sick.

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    Dang! 28.8 lbs! Words can't describe! I just popped wood!

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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
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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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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!
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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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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
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    Great pics guys...

    **Note to self...Buy a Heckler

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    Hi guys.

    This is my Heckler before upgrades...
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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...
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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!

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    Top of the descent

    i can't ride for sh*t but i'm good at extreme pushing

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    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! very jealous!
    i can't ride for sh*t but i'm good at extreme pushing

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    Quote Originally Posted by capoz77
    I would love a van like that, just roll the bike into the stand and off I go! very jealous!
    I'm pretty sure that's a truck.

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    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...

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    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.

    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.
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    I'm pretty sure that's a truck.
    In the UK I would call that a van!
    i can't ride for sh*t but i'm good at extreme pushing

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    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.

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capoz77
    In the UK I would call that a van!
    In the UK what do you call, what we call, a van?

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    My '04 XL with 36 van rc2
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    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.



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    Man that coil shock makes the Heckler look so much sweeter.

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    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.'

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbound
    this is if you are referring to me.
    Yup, I was too lazy to quote you last time.

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