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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    New SL or Heckler.....

    A bit of back story. I have a wonderfull 2002 Superlight. I want to put 100mm fork on it, Like a Fox F100. But I am a Marzocchi fan and am looking at the XC 700. That fork has a range of 90- 130mm or so.

    I would like the Marz fork so I can put it on a new SL frame in the next year or two and reuse most of my parts. The new SL can take up to 135mm.

    BUT, a Heckler is marginally heavier. Should I go that route?

    THE twist..... I will be building up an AM/ FR Nomad for more agressive riding. Is a Heckler a little redundant if the Nomad is in the picture? Should I just keep a XC orientated SL in the mix?

  2. #2
    never ender
    Reputation: fat_weasel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    if you're getting a Nomad for sure, I'd just hang on to the SL, especially if you want to reuse the XC fork. The older Hecklers handle better with a fork that's taller than 510mm A-C in my opinion, and the newer ones probably like even taller forks...I think the Marz XCs are only 500mm or so.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Stumpy_Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    I agree too. The heckler is gonna be the closest bike to the nomad, so id say stick with the sl, and keep the nomad for those fun, fun days...

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Not to mention you can easily get a Superlight now vs. waiting for a Heckler for who knows how long.

    And yes, a Heckler & Nomad would be a little redundant.

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