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Has any one seen or heard of what the Heckler will look like for 2005? Wonder if its the same. If better or different i will holf off on buying one now.
 

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Email Scott at SC for specifics, but I think their general policy is that they don't issue "new" bikes for a new year. They make changes as needed. FWIW, the 2003/2004 Hecklers are indentical as near as I can, but SC has changed the replaceable dropout extensively.
 

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Nothing new on esthetics as far as I have heard. They will have an option to run it as a 5.75" rear travel rig instead of the current 5" travel. I had the option to wait another month or so for the longer stroke shock, but decided 5" suits me fine.
 

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Nothing new on esthetics as far as I have heard. They will have an option to run it as a 5.75" rear travel rig instead of the current 5" travel. I had the option to wait another month or so for the longer stroke shock, but decided 5" suits me fine.
So when is this comming out? Anytime soon?
 

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Has any one seen or heard of what the Heckler will look like for 2005? Wonder if its the same. If better or different i will holf off on buying one now.
Where did you order your from?
I still don't see it on SC's web site.
 

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thanhnp said:
Where did you order your from?
I still don't see it on SC's web site.
Go to your local SC dealer...most of the new designs are out ala new Blur and Heckler. A certain fork company is also releasing 05's today and its not Fox.

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Go to your local SC dealer...most of the new designs are out ala new Blur and Heckler. A certain fork company is also releasing 05's today and its not Fox.

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Most of the 05 Foxes were released a week or two ago, all but TALAS.
 

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I spoke with my inside rep this morning. Looks like it will be 5.75" as a standard. It will still be available as a 5" with their air shocks however. But their 2.0" stroke coil 5th elements will be phased out of their stock.
 

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Most of the 05 Foxes were released a week or two ago, all but TALAS.
Yea i know because i could get an 05 F100x but i'm gunna get another 05 fork with a stable platform type dampening system.

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Longer Stroke

I emailed SC about this not too long ago. Here's Scott's response.

"All the new style (2002-2004) Hecklers we have shipped to date (up until April 2004) have used the 7.875" x 2.0" size 5th Element rear shock for 5" rear wheel travel.
You can run the 7.875" x 2.25" rear shock and get approx 5.6" of rear wheel travel on the 2002-on Heckler and we have recently (April) started to ship our stock Heckler/5th Coil-overs in this size. All Air rear shocks are still the 7.875" x 2.0" size.

Thanks for your interest in Santa Cruz, and let me know if you have any other questions."
 

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FWIW,
A couple weeks ago I talked to Progressive about the longer stroke version and was curious if they could rebuild my current 2.0" stroke into a 2.25" stroke when I send it in for its first service. They "said" they could do this for a small fee (~$20) for the new 2.25 shaft. I won't find out the real cost until I send it in this winter but it's nice to know that I won't have to buy an entirely new shock to upgrade....I hope!
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Same internals, but longer shaft. Hmm...dunno much about shocks, but that makes me wonder if that puts more force on the shock, and more potentional to explode the internals.... So the original spring I have would work still with a longer shaft???

And how'd you talk to Progressive? I emailed them a while back and never got a response.
 

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Same internals, but longer shaft. Hmm...dunno much about shocks, but that makes me wonder if that puts more force on the shock, and more potentional to explode the internals.... So the original spring I have would work still with a longer shaft???

And how'd you talk to Progressive? I emailed them a while back and never got a response.
They upgraded my friends recently from a 2.0 to 2.25. They replace the body and the shaft. The shock has the same I2I, so no additional force on the shock. His works great! Definately worth the upgrade when sending in for service.

Oh yeah, they replaced the spring too with a 2.25.
 

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And how'd you talk to Progressive? I emailed them a while back and never got a response.
I actually phoned them! I just snagged a phone number off of their site and called.
I couldn't ask a ton of questions being that I was at work, but my main objective was to find out IF it could be done. What I got was one persons answer and figured I'd just take that with a grain of salt and find out the whole story when the time came to send my 5th in for service and hope it might go my way for once!
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I actually phoned them! I just snagged a phone number off of their site and called.
I couldn't ask a ton of questions being that I was at work, but my main objective was to find out IF it could be done. What I got was one persons answer and figured I'd just take that with a grain of salt and find out the whole story when the time came to send my 5th in for service and hope it might go my way for once!
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It will cost about $150 to change over to a 2.25" stroke. Service, seals, new shaft and new spring (steel).
 
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