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it's a rare thing when something that is almost universally touted actually lives up to billing... well, I am happy to report that such is the case with my new (lightly used 04) root beer Heckler!

I'm a Clyde and have read herein about how the Heckler is the ultimate Clyde bike... I concur.

I have never been as comfortable on two wheels! I've only rode 30 mile on MUT so far, but I already know this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

I think I am in love...


bob:D
 

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I'm not surprised. The Bullit, Heckler, and Nomad all seem to have performed above most people's expectations. The Heckler really doesn't surprise me, because it's kind of like a mini-Bullit...without too much on the mini side. Enjoy the ride.
 

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Hey Big Boy, Lunch special over!!!!

Hey Big Boy, Lunch special over!!!! Louis Anderson talking about his visit to a chinese all you can eat buffet. Had to see it I guess.

Anyhow, I am also a Clyde and geared up probably weigh around 245. My Heckler has been awesome and keeps getting upgraded every so often. First a Pike Team at 140mm of travel, then a Z1FR1 with 150mm and as of this past weekend a Fox 36 Vanilla with 160mm of travel. The Fox is the most amazing fork I have ever ridden. I have the 36 Vanilla R model which Speedgoat.com is blowing out for $549.00 right now. That is an amazing deal. I bought my for less than that but it was used. Anyhow, you are going to love your Heckler more and more as time goes by. They are amazing. I also have a Bullit which is another amazing bike but since getting the Heckler it has become the bike I ride the most.

I just have to show it off in all its' glory. Check the links below:

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Rthur2sheds said:
it's a rare thing when something that is almost universally touted actually lives up to billing... well, I am happy to report that such is the case with my new (lightly used 04) root beer Heckler!

I'm a Clyde and have read herein about how the Heckler is the ultimate Clyde bike... I concur.

I have never been as comfortable on two wheels! I've only rode 30 mile on MUT so far, but I already know this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

I think I am in love...

bob:D
 

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Yeah, it does slacken the head angle up a bit. It is working out fine for all but the steepest climbs and I usually end up pushing on those anyway. But, the ride going down is unlike anything I've ridden. I cannot believe the way the 36 tracks and just seems to float over everything. I have a 66RC on my Bullit and had a 888 on there as well and I swear those forks did not float over rocks and ruts the way this 36 does. I've been primarily a Marzocchi guy for a long time and the 36 has a completely different feel to it. I need to get some more ride time in to really evaluate the fork but so far, I'm really impressed. I had a
Z1FR1 on my Heckler prior to installing the 36 Vanilla and amazingly, the two forks weigh exactly the same right down to the gram.
 

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Ahhh the ol Heckleritis The permanent sickness that is developed soon after riding a heckler for the first time.:D After only a few minutes of riding my Heckler I felt as if I had been riding the bike for years. I guess that's to be accredited partly to a hand build up from bare frame to complete bike but theirs just something magical about the Heckler. This is my baby that I saved and slaved for to build and it's taking my ability as a rider to new levels that I would not have reached without it. damn I can't wait to ride!:ihih:
 

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my sentiments exactly!

Muddy Bike said:
Ahhh the ol Heckleritis The permanent sickness that is developed soon after riding a heckler for the first time.:D After only a few minutes of riding my Heckler I felt as if I had been riding the bike for years. I guess that's to be accredited partly to a hand build up from bare frame to complete bike but theirs just something magical about the Heckler. This is my baby that I saved and slaved for to build and it's taking my ability as a rider to new levels that I would not have reached without it. damn I can't wait to ride!:ihih:
I likewise literally hand built the entire bike around two months ago. I started as soon as I got home with the frame. Stayed up till 3 am. It changed my riding experience, coming from a hardtail. Everything is bombable. Everything can be a potential jump. Long downhill fireroads are meant to be taken without touching the brakes, except at the last moment. Since then I've crashed twice, since I cant seem to prevent myself from trying to see how fast I can go, or how big... Ahh yes. :thumbsup:
 

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Rthur2sheds said:
LOL... slackdaddy, eh? Is that more surfer lingo, Dave?

btw... I'm up here in NYC at a convention...missing my Heckler!

bob~
Nope, wasn't me....

I hear ya on the away issue. I'll be out of the country for 2 weeks in another week! Trying to get as much in as I can before I head out!

Loc'n heavily on the new rig!!

D
 
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