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    Heckler photo thread 2007

    I'm looking to buy a Heckler and i'd like to see some pictures of them to decide on the colour and spec...

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    2007 Heckler! Damn I want one!

    Bringing the breaking Heckler news...



    available spring 2007
    Heckleriffic!
    “Sweet and simple” are words that usually have some sort of double meaning when strung together. They damn with faint praise – “Sure is a sweet dog you got there. Shame it’s so dang ugly...” “These directions are so simple, a monkey could understand them...” But in the case of the new Heckler, the third and final member of our single pivot revival, those words are perfect.

    All the lovable traits of Hecklers past are retained, with some new tweaks added to make a good thing even better. The stout 6069 aluminum front triangle features advanced gussets reinforcing the headtube without adding boat anchor weight. The shaped downtube leaves enough space for any single crown fork to fit with room to spare. The rear swingarm now pivots on an optimally placed, 15mm diameter axle, rides on lifetime guaranteed bearings and coughs up 5.9-inches of travel. A new replaceable rear derailleur hanger sits independently of the rear dropout, and all the frame components can be disassembled or put back together with a few allen wrenches.


    Light & durable advanced 6069 gussets
    It’s an all-season, all-terrain all-rounder. It’s a tough duty trailbike that can be ridden hard and put away wet and always be ready for more. It’s sweet, like alpine singletrack on the first warm day after the snow has melted. It’s simple, like a real sharp ax. Sweet, simple, and proud of it.

    Replaceable rear derailleur hanger

    Plenty of tire clearance
    # Burly 15mm main pivot, lifetime bearing guarantee!
    # 5.9” rear travel, 6.4lb frame and shock weight (medium, Fox Float R shock)
    # Clearance for 8” brake rotors
    # Updated geometry designed around 140mm forks, able to take up to 170mm
    # Super clean replaceable derailleur hanger
    # Recessed, threaded shock mounts and tool friendly design
    # Available in choice of five powdercoat, two anodized, and one polished finish


    Production models expected to start shipping in April, Santa Cruz Bicycles will be accepting orders after January 15th.
    15mm swingarm pivot !
    Geometry Chart (measured in inches)
    Size TT ST ST (angle) HT HT (angle) Wheel Base BB (height) CS (length)
    Small 21.5 15 72 (deg.) 3.9 69 (deg.) 41.7 13.5 17.1
    Medium 22.5 17 72 (deg.) 4.3 69 (deg.) 42.7 13.5 17.1
    Large 23.5 19 72 (deg.) 5.1 69 (deg.) 43.7 13.5 17.1
    Extra Large 24.5 20.5 72 (deg.) 5.9 69 (deg.) 44.8 13.5 17.1
    Powder Coat paint, with Float R shock - $1199 (usmsrp) Ano, with Float R shock - $1350 (usmsrp)
    # Powder Coat Colors black
    # white
    # orange
    # gangreen
    # liquid blue
    # Upgrade Color Options Polished
    # Anodized Black
    # Anodized Silver








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    Here's my baby...only weighs 37 lbs.
    Get over it!

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    Two sweet rides....

    I apologize for the crappy picture (disposable camera), but here's a pic of mine and a friends new hecklers at the trailhead of one of our favorite local rides. Mine is the Liquid Blue and his is the white. Pretty much the same bikes, except mine is all air sprung and his is all coil-- its kind of fun getting to compare different versions of the same bike on the same rides!

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    Some updated pics of my Heckler. Just Fitted a 400lb spring to the dhx, new fox 36 van rc2 forks and a set of hope pro2 hubs laced onto dt swiss ex5.1d rims.

    So far very impressed with the overall feel and ride! Hitting some real trails at the weekend to see how it handels!!




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    My new toy

    Already given it its own thread, but I'm soo proud of it. Anyway, its probably best of here anyway.
    Large Heckler in white powdercoat with DHX 5.0 coil shock, 350lb spring.
    Z1 Light with ETA forks.
    Hope Pro II front hub and Shimano Deore rear hub
    LX front mech and XT rear mech
    LX Shifters
    LX cranks
    LX hydro disc brakes, 203mm front rotor, 160mm rear and EBC redstuff pads.
    DMR V12 pedals
    Blackspire lexan bash guard
    Blackspire Stinger chain guide
    Titec 50mm(approx) stem
    Truvativ AM handlebars
    Easton EA50 seatpost
    WTB Pure saddle - kevlar cover version
    Sun SOS rims (from '06 enduro elite)
    Continental Vertical 2.3 tyres and Specialized 2.2 inner tubes
    ODI lock-on grips
    Gusset aheadlok

    Currently weighs in about 32lb. Should be easy to get it 30lb if I throw some more money at it, but feeling kinda broke now. Still.....it was worth it.

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    <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/b0cephus/DSC02373.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a> New Holzfeller steering..

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    Where was this picture taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedracin
    Where was this picture taken?
    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...5_4518crx.aspx

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    My New Ride

    It's pretty well finished, just waiting on a new seat and a Roco. This is my first FS ride, and I couldn't be happier with it. Just waiting for the snow to start melting up here in Ontario so I can really test it out.

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    Nice

    A heckler on the sofa and a keg of beer on the back porch. It dudn't get any better than this.

    Quote Originally Posted by storf
    It's pretty well finished, just waiting on a new seat and a Roco. This is my first FS ride, and I couldn't be happier with it. Just waiting for the snow to start melting up here in Ontario so I can really test it out.
    I can fix it............... my dad has an awesome set of tools

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    Here are a couple pics of my Heckler build using a mix of new and old parts I had. Eventually I want to upgrade the fork to a Revelation coil, but the Reba actually rides quite well. I am about 200lbs and mostly ride tight, twisty East coast singletrack and so far the bike is performing great.

    2006 Heckler, medium gangreen w/Fox DHX 5.0 Air
    fork: 05' Reba Race 115mm w/cane creek S3 +5mm headset (500mm a/c)
    shifters/brakes: Shimano LX Dual Control, LX disc 180mm/f & 160mm/r rotors
    drivetrain: LX cranks w/ Goldtooth bash, LX rapid rise mid-cage rear
    cables: Alligator Super Fortress cables
    wheels/tires: Mavic CrossLand UST, Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 UST rear, Nevegal UST front
    seatpost: Race Face Deus
    bar/stem: Fuji 30mm O/S bar, Fuji 100mm 7deg stem
    grips: Lizard Skin loc-ons
    pedals: Shimano 540

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    nice ride

    nice heckler. how does that Fox rear shock feel on the rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psOption3
    nice heckler. how does that Fox rear shock feel on the rides?
    To be honest I only have one street ride and one good trail ride on it so far, I am still experimenting with the setup and will admit my riding style is probably pretty tame compared to most people. I started with the Santa Cruz recommended settings for a 200lb rider and have only played with the rebound and propedal so far (felt better staying close to SC settings). First impression: It feels firm (in a good way) and rides high in its travel. It smoothed out the trail fine, and was using its travel, even though I did not really feel it moving (my previous bikes FSR suspension felt more active). This is not necessarily a negative, just getting use to the single pivot. I still need to experiment more with the settings and pressures, but I am confident I can get it setup fine. Sorry I can't give a better review at this time.

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    Here's mine, got in just before the new model with its price increase:



    Nice bike, looking forward to getting to know it better but suffering from Propedal stiction on the DHX at the moment.

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    Here's a couple of pics of mine in Fruita and Moab...

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    Here's my new (to me) medium orange Heckler. 32 lbs of goodness.


    I replaced the old stickers with some 2007 model frame decals and it really help.



    Hockey tape for the chainstay protector. I highly recommend this stuff if your tired of the boring ol' Lizard Skin option.


    What the....?! Specialized bar and stem on an SC??? Blasphemy! Eh, it's good stuff and was priced right.....free.

    I think I will name her....Creamsicle. Yeah.
    yep...

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    I like the blue headset on your orange frame. Dukes of Hazzard style!

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    If i get mine in Orange its gonna have General Lee 01 stenciled on the top tube like
    Kona Hoss '06 - Stone chipped allready!
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1047276/

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    New bottle opener...

    My dream bike is complete. Total weight ready to ride is 28.4 pounds. I'm in love.

    size - large
    color - anodized silver
    shock - float RP23
    brakes - avid juicy ultimate
    shifters - XO
    brake lever/shifter mount - avid matchmaker
    rear derailleur - XO
    front derailleur - XT
    headset - chris king
    wheelset - mavic crossmax ST
    tires - continental vertical UST
    seatpost - thomson for now (speedball on backorder)
    crank - raceface deus
    stem - raceface deus
    handlebar - raceface deus
    grips - lizard skin lock on
    fork - 32 talas RLC
    casette - sram 950
    chain - sram 991
    pedals - eggbeater SL
    saddle - WTB pure v SLT

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    The previously huge Heckler photo thread is working again.

    I've seperated the thread in to specific years.

    Post away!

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    I assume this is one of the 2007 thread then. Here's my 2007 (not 2007.5), one of the very last size M's of the prev. gen.

    Frame: 2007 Santa Cruz Heckler w/ Fox Float RP3
    Fork: Rock Shox Revelation 426 Dual Air Pop-Loc
    Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 V6 & V7
    Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25"
    BB & cranks: Race Face Evolve XC
    Rims: Mavic XM 321 Disc
    Hubs: Shimano XT
    Spokes: DT
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
    Shifters: Shimano XT
    Rear cassette: Shimano XT
    Chain: Shimano HG-93
    Headset: Race Face Deus XC
    Stem: Race Face Evolve XC
    Handlebar: Race Face Evolve XC
    Grips: Lizard Skins Logo Lock-On
    Saddle: SDG Bel Air RL Ti
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M520
    Computer: VDO C4
    '07 Santa Cruz Heckler

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    For some reason this thread doesn't display correctly in Hybrid mode. It looks fine in Linear though. Working on it...

    Edit 1: I've noticed that the attachments for the older posts were copied over for some reason. If the people with the old posts could repost the pics of their bikes that would be great.
    Sorry about the mess up of this thread. It was caused by the thread getting to big for the database to handle. I think it is fixed now though.

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    Son,

    excellent photo, nice bike.

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    Heckler .3 Three Month wait

    Still waiting on DHX coil!
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    LOVE the gang green, MTNbeast7. How's that 36 workin out for ya? I can't wait for the '08 Fox range to come out, with the QR 20mm thru-axle.

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    I went from a Float 100RL to a Talas 36, I can tell quite the difference

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTNbeast7
    Still waiting on DHX coil!
    Niiiiiice. Now I'm kinda thinking I should've gone with that green one instead of the black. I don't think it would've arrived any sooner. Still waiting for my '07 with the base D AM setup but my LBS says it's gonna be here next week. I'll be sure to post some pics when I get out on the trail.

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    My dream bike is complete. Total weight ready to ride is 28.4 pounds. I'm in love.

    size - large
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    shock - float RP23
    brakes - avid juicy ultimate
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    brake lever/shifter mount - avid matchmaker
    rear derailleur - XO
    front derailleur - XT
    headset - chris king
    wheelset - mavic crossmax ST
    tires - continental vertical UST
    seatpost - thomson for now (speedball on backorder)
    crank - raceface deus
    stem - raceface deus
    handlebar - raceface deus
    grips - lizard skin lock on
    fork - 32 talas RLC
    casette - sram 950
    chain - sram 991
    pedals - eggbeater SL
    saddle - WTB pure v SLT
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    Posts: 0 I like the blue headset on your orange frame. Dukes of Hazzard style!
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    Here's my new (to me) medium orange Heckler. 32 lbs of goodness.



    I replaced the old stickers with some 2007 model frame decals and it really help.



    Hockey tape for the chainstay protector. I highly recommend this stuff if your tired of the boring ol' Lizard Skin option.



    What the....?! Specialized bar and stem on an SC??? Blasphemy! Eh, it's good stuff and was priced right.....free.

    I think I will name her....Creamsicle. Yeah.
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    Nice bike, looking forward to getting to know it better but suffering from Propedal stiction on the DHX at the moment.
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    nice heckler. how does that Fox rear shock feel on the rides?


    To be honest I only have one street ride and one good trail ride on it so far, I am still experimenting with the setup and will admit my riding style is probably pretty tame compared to most people. I started with the Santa Cruz recommended settings for a 200lb rider and have only played with the rebound and propedal so far (felt better staying close to SC settings). First impression: It feels firm (in a good way) and rides high in its travel. It smoothed out the trail fine, and was using its travel, even though I did not really feel it moving (my previous bikes FSR suspension felt more active). This is not necessarily a negative, just getting use to the single pivot. I still need to experiment more with the settings and pressures, but I am confident I can get it setup fine. Sorry I can't give a better review at this time.
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    Posts: 225 Here are a couple pics of my Heckler build using a mix of new and old parts I had. Eventually I want to upgrade the fork to a Revelation coil, but the Reba actually rides quite well. I am about 200lbs and mostly ride tight, twisty East coast singletrack and so far the bike is performing great.

    2006 Heckler, medium gangreen w/Fox DHX 5.0 Air
    fork: 05' Reba Race 115mm w/cane creek S3 +5mm headset (500mm a/c)
    shifters/brakes: Shimano LX Dual Control, LX disc 180mm/f & 160mm/r rotors
    drivetrain: LX cranks w/ Goldtooth bash, LX rapid rise mid-cage rear
    cables: Alligator Super Fortress cables
    wheels/tires: Mavic CrossLand UST, Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1 UST rear, Nevegal UST front
    seatpost: Race Face Deus
    bar/stem: Fuji 30mm O/S bar, Fuji 100mm 7deg stem
    grips: Lizard Skin loc-ons
    pedals: Shimano 540
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    A heckler on the sofa and a keg of beer on the back porch. It dudn't get any better than this.


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    It's pretty well finished, just waiting on a new seat and a Roco. This is my first FS ride, and I couldn't be happier with it. Just waiting for the snow to start melting up here in Ontario so I can really test it out.
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    It's pretty well finished, just waiting on a new seat and a Roco. This is my first FS ride, and I couldn't be happier with it. Just waiting for the snow to start melting up here in Ontario so I can really test it out.
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    New Holzfeller steering..
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    Already given it its own thread, but I'm soo proud of it. Anyway, its probably best of here anyway.
    Large Heckler in white powdercoat with DHX 5.0 coil shock, 350lb spring.
    Z1 Light with ETA forks.
    Hope Pro II front hub and Shimano Deore rear hub
    LX front mech and XT rear mech
    LX Shifters
    LX cranks
    LX hydro disc brakes, 203mm front rotor, 160mm rear and EBC redstuff pads.
    DMR V12 pedals
    Blackspire lexan bash guard
    Blackspire Stinger chain guide
    Titec 50mm(approx) stem
    Truvativ AM handlebars
    Easton EA50 seatpost
    WTB Pure saddle - kevlar cover version
    Sun SOS rims (from '06 enduro elite)
    Continental Vertical 2.3 tyres and Specialized 2.2 inner tubes
    ODI lock-on grips
    Gusset aheadlok

    Currently weighs in about 32lb. Should be easy to get it 30lb if I throw some more money at it, but feeling kinda broke now. Still.....it was worth it.
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    Posts: 0 Some updated pics of my Heckler. Just Fitted a 400lb spring to the dhx, new fox 36 van rc2 forks and a set of hope pro2 hubs laced onto dt swiss ex5.1d rims.

    So far very impressed with the overall feel and ride! Hitting some real trails at the weekend to see how it handels!!




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    I apologize for the crappy picture (disposable camera), but here's a pic of mine and a friends new hecklers at the trailhead of one of our favorite local rides. Mine is the Liquid Blue and his is the white. Pretty much the same bikes, except mine is all air sprung and his is all coil-- its kind of fun getting to compare different versions of the same bike on the same rides!
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    available spring 2007
    Heckleriffic!
    “Sweet and simple” are words that usually have some sort of double meaning when strung together. They damn with faint praise – “Sure is a sweet dog you got there. Shame it’s so dang ugly...” “These directions are so simple, a monkey could understand them...” But in the case of the new Heckler, the third and final member of our single pivot revival, those words are perfect.

    All the lovable traits of Hecklers past are retained, with some new tweaks added to make a good thing even better. The stout 6069 aluminum front triangle features advanced gussets reinforcing the headtube without adding boat anchor weight. The shaped downtube leaves enough space for any single crown fork to fit with room to spare. The rear swingarm now pivots on an optimally placed, 15mm diameter axle, rides on lifetime guaranteed bearings and coughs up 5.9-inches of travel. A new replaceable rear derailleur hanger sits independently of the rear dropout, and all the frame components can be disassembled or put back together with a few allen wrenches.


    Light & durable advanced 6069 gussets
    It’s an all-season, all-terrain all-rounder. It’s a tough duty trailbike that can be ridden hard and put away wet and always be ready for more. It’s sweet, like alpine singletrack on the first warm day after the snow has melted. It’s simple, like a real sharp ax. Sweet, simple, and proud of it.

    Replaceable rear derailleur hanger

    Plenty of tire clearance
    # Burly 15mm main pivot, lifetime bearing guarantee!
    # 5.9” rear travel, 6.4lb frame and shock weight (medium, Fox Float R shock)
    # Clearance for 8” brake rotors
    # Updated geometry designed around 140mm forks, able to take up to 170mm
    # Super clean replaceable derailleur hanger
    # Recessed, threaded shock mounts and tool friendly design
    # Available in choice of five powdercoat, two anodized, and one polished finish


    Production models expected to start shipping in April, Santa Cruz Bicycles will be accepting orders after January 15th.
    15mm swingarm pivot !
    Geometry Chart (measured in inches)
    Size TT ST ST (angle) HT HT (angle) Wheel Base BB (height) CS (length)
    Small 21.5 15 72 (deg.) 3.9 69 (deg.) 41.7 13.5 17.1
    Medium 22.5 17 72 (deg.) 4.3 69 (deg.) 42.7 13.5 17.1
    Large 23.5 19 72 (deg.) 5.1 69 (deg.) 43.7 13.5 17.1
    Extra Large 24.5 20.5 72 (deg.) 5.9 69 (deg.) 44.8 13.5 17.1
    Powder Coat paint, with Float R shock - $1199 (usmsrp) Ano, with Float R shock - $1350 (usmsrp)
    # Powder Coat Colors black
    # white
    # orange
    # gangreen
    # liquid blue
    # Upgrade Color Options Polished
    # Anodized Black
    # Anodized Silver












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    I have had mine for about 3 months now - bought it second hand but what a buy! £850; no wear on the gears. Frame had some marks from the roof rack but nothing roblematic.

    Got it with a 5th element (450lb spring, I'm 11 stone) and it seems to be perfect. Can't quite bottom it out on big drops etc, but it gives me a good swooshy sounds as it extends after obstacles that I find very reassuring.

    The forks may get changed as I would rather have some 130mm bombers on there, maybe even pikes/lyrik u-turns, but for now the 130rlc's are fine.

    Can't believe how well the heckler pedals, faster than any hardtail up and down.







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    Heckler .5

    Gangrelous!
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    Looks good mtnbeast7... get a good shock on the rear and you will be sorted

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    I know my DHX coil will be in any day now! Thanks

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    my heckler

    owned it for 3 months already and love it.

    liquid blue M frame with dhx coil.

    fork:vanila 32 R
    rims:mavic 321
    hubs:hope pro 2
    brakes:magura louise FR 180/160
    tyres:maxxis minion f/r
    handlebar:easton ea50 mid rise
    stem:bontrager earl 50mm
    crank:truvativ firex
    and all the rest is shimano lx.
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    Very nice, Love the setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTNbeast7
    Gangrelous!

    VERY nice ride! Is that a Large frame?

    And what size tires are those?

    Thanks...

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    New Heckler pic

    Added Thomson seat post and Fox DHX coil!
    Chris King hubs and headset
    Thomson stem and post
    Easton monkey bars 1/2inch rise
    2007 Talas 36 Fork
    XT hyd disc brakes
    8inch hayes rotors
    xtr rear der
    xt front der
    xt crank set
    fsr transparent bash guard
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    Quote Originally Posted by glasgowdan
    I have had mine for about 3 months now -
    Your pic links are broken now.

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    MTNbeast, that is damn close to the setup I want on my '07. Reckon I'm gonna save a little cash & wait for the '08 36 Van R with the 20mm QR bolt-thru, with Hope hubs & brakes & Panaracer Razer 2.3 MX tyres - only 500g each.
    Any idea what she weighs with the DHXC on there? I'll post mine as soon as she arrives. Gang Green is the shizzle...

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    My dream build...

    I've already posted this, but it looks like the pic somehow got deleted. Anyway, I've had the bike about two months now and it has lived up to my expectations in every possible way. Unbelievable.

    size - large
    color - anodized silver
    shock - float RP23
    brakes - avid juicy ultimate
    shifters - XO
    brake lever/shifter mount - avid matchmaker
    rear derailleur - XO
    front derailleur - XT
    headset - chris king
    wheelset - mavic crossmax ST
    tires - continental vertical UST
    seatpost - thomson elite
    crank - raceface deus
    stem - raceface deus
    handlebar - raceface deus
    grips - lizard skin lock on
    fork - 32 talas RLC
    casette - sram 950
    chain - sram 991
    pedals - eggbeater SL
    saddle - WTB pure v SLT

    total weight - 28.4 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcet8k
    I've already posted this, but it looks like the pic somehow got deleted.
    Ya, for some reason when I was taking the huge Heckler photo thread and breaking it in to specific years, somehow the attachments on the 2007 thread got disconnected. Sorry about that. Thanks for reposting.

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    what does "your pic links are broken now" mean? CraigH? thanks

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    The error gives you the square box with the red X in it.

    (The URL for the photo link is broken for some reason.)

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    well i decided to keep my 04' heckler, and just totally pimp it out instead of getting the new 1. maybe a new bullit will be in order someday!

    heckler 04 large
    dhx coil
    36 Van rc2
    vdrive cranks
    XM819 rims tubeless with stans on WTB tires
    XT derailluer with sram rocket shifters
    thomson post WTB 2K saddle (best ever, not made any more)
    juicy 7 brakes 6" rotors
    easton EA 50 OS bars and stem
    pig pro headset
    wellgo clipins for XC azonic A frames for jumpn
    sweet bike, i have loved it since day #1
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    FRANZ, not sure what she weighs with the coil?? Definately heavier, yes there are a few guys on there lighter bikes passing me going UP the trail. But who is having more fun going down?

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    Large 07 Heckler

    Fox Van 32 fork & DXC build kit w/ some stuff changed
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    Fox air shock

    How well do you like your rear Fox air shock? What kind of riding do you do? I'm thinking about getting the Fox RP23 air shock for my '06 Heckler. Do you recommend that shock?


    Quote Originally Posted by MTNbeast7
    Gangrelous!

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    Hello i'm writing from Belgium, my order my frame 10 days ago and it arrived 3 days ago !!! The shopper and i don't beleive it but the frame is here. Same frame like you beast : gangreen with that configuration :

    shock : Fox DHX 5 Air 150 mm
    Fork : - Fox 36 Talas R 2007 (160 mm - 130 mm - 100 mm)
    aheadset : Race Face Deus
    handlebar: Race Face Deus Low Riser bar
    Grip : Lizzard Skin Dual Compound
    stem : Race Face Evolve DH 31.8 mm - 50 mm
    Seatpost : Race Face Deus
    Saddle: Bontrager select
    brake : Avid Juicy 7 - Disc size 185 mm
    front der: XT
    rear der : XT 2007
    crank : XT
    Shifter : XT
    Chain: XTR
    Cassette : XT
    hub: Hope Pro II
    spokes: dt comp
    rims : XR4.2d

    TOTALwithout cable and pedals : 12 kg 400 g

    Pictures on thurday

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    Heckler update

    Recently slapped on a set of Crossmax SX wheels onto the Heckler! Feels really nice. 32 LBS is the build weight...
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    hmmmmmm....

    Your bike looks suspiciously familiar. Here's mine:








    Quote Originally Posted by MTNbeast7
    Added Thomson seat post and Fox DHX coil!
    Chris King hubs and headset
    Thomson stem and post
    Easton monkey bars 1/2inch rise
    2007 Talas 36 Fork
    XT hyd disc brakes
    8inch hayes rotors
    xtr rear der
    xt front der
    xt crank set
    fsr transparent bash guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by madzane
    Your bike looks suspiciously familiar. Here's mine:



    NICE! what weight is this?

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    I received myne today here is the pictures :






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    Great looking bike, I never liked the gangreen but that looks sweet. You are officially on my I hate you a lot list. (9 weeks and counting for my liquid blue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burak
    I received myne today here is the pictures :

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    Wow! very nice...what size is that?
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Here's my 05 that I bought used from MTBR:


    05 All Mountain 1 with 07 lowers
    DHX 5.0
    Juicy 5's
    Mavic 321s with a Hope Bulb front hub and XT rear hub
    Thomson Stem and Post
    Simtra McSkinny Bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit_cn
    Wow! very nice...what size is that?
    Medium size and the TALAS is on 160 mm position on the pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burak
    Medium size and the TALAS is on 160 mm position on the pictures
    Thanks...the medium seems not much bent near the top/seat tube junction...I just thought it's a small...thanks
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burak
    This thread's killing me. Makes me want to trade my 4X in for a new Heckler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy summer
    NICE! what weight is this?
    33.7 with that build...I have tweaked a couple of things so probably 33.9 now.

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    a crappy pic of a new beauty...

    ...took this with my camera phone on this morning's ride. The Virgin Ride on this sled:

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    Fox DHX 5.0 Air rear shock

    I notice that sweet-lookin' Heckler has the Fox DHX air rear shock, how do you like that shock? I'm thinking about getting that shock to replace my manitou swinger coil shock.


    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    This thread's killing me. Makes me want to trade my 4X in for a new Heckler...

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    2007 Blue PC Large Frame

    Frame Size & Color: L Liquid Blue w/RP23 Shock
    * Fork: Magura Wotan
    * Brakes: BB7 & Avid Speed Dial SL Levers
    * Cranks: FSA Afterburner
    * Front Derailleur: XT
    * Rear Derailleur: X-9
    * Pedals: Shimano M540
    * Stem: Thomson
    * Handlebar: FSA XC 190
    * Seatpost: Thomsom
    * Saddle: WTB Laser V Gel
    * Bottom Bracket: FSA
    * Cassette: SRAM 970
    * Headset: King
    * Grips: ODI Rouge
    * Front Tire: Nevegal 2.35
    * Front Rim: DT Swiss EX 5.1D
    * Front Hub/Skewer: King
    * Rear Tire: Nevegal 2.35
    * Rear Rim: DT Swiss EX 5.1D
    * Rear Hub/Skewer King HD w/Fun Bolts
    * Weight ? 32 - 33 lbs
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    This bike is killer. The Wotan was made for this frame. Soooo much stiffer and stable handling than my 2000 Heckler!

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    Here's a few photos of my mates 07 Heckler.
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    Just finished it. First real ride tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toons101
    Here's a few photos of my mates 07 Heckler.
    Hey this build looks pretty light! Can you tell us the weight of this Heckler?

    Thx mat

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    We had it on the digital scale (but without a workstand), it was fluctuating a bit, but said 28.14lb. I’d need to get it on a workstand, just to double check.

    The bike feels really really light and it was like a rocket on the climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfdcap
    Just finished it. First real ride tomorrow.
    Is that a S size frame? Look dam nice!

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    My Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Walker


    My Ride
    is that an 07?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toons101
    Here's a few photos of my mates 07 Heckler.
    what length stem is that? how does your buddy find it?

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    Its 120mm 0 degree rise, he's only done ten miles so far, it’s his first full suss bike and he loves it.

    We're off biking on Saturday, so hopefully will have a review shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Walker
    Is that a S size frame? Look dam nice!
    Thanks. Its a Med. Here are pics from today.
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    Damn these black frames are making me doubt my Orange dream..
    Kona Hoss '06 - Stone chipped allready!
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1047276/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy summer
    is that an 07?
    No that's a 06 heckler

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    I received my front wheel with 20 mm Hope Pro II conversion kit



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    Rp23

    Nice Heckler! I'm thinking about getting the RP23 for my '06 Heckler. How well does that shock perform over small bumps and big hits?

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    Hi Option, RP23 is a good shock even for medium jump, Fox make a special version o shock with High Volume, that's alow you jumps, and it's working good for cross country and enduro practice. If you want bigger drops go for a DHX Air it's better and it's allow you too cross country with 15 clicls propedal settings

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    Rp23

    Hi Burak. I mostly XC ride but I do often run into jumps and real rocky-technical terrain . I wouldn't do any drops greater than 4 ft. I like the 2008 RP23. I'm going to place an order for one next week. And if there is any problem with it, I can always send it off to Push Indutries and have them fine tune it.

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    That Burak, has got to be one of the nicest Hecklers' I've seen!! I'm second guessing white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burak
    I received my front wheel with 20 mm Hope Pro II conversion kit


    what seatpost is that?

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