Good call. Mismatch at the lbs? You should have gone Blur LT.rekibtm said:scheckler , for your bike being set up as a XC machine do you ever wish you had a superlight instead. too much travel for XC or jus t right...Really it is lighter than a carbon fuel!?! STOKED!
I disagree...If someone wants a strong, versatile, quality bike that performs well than the Heckler fits that perfectly. The beauty of the Heckler is that you are not forced into one type of build to get good performance. You can build it up light with shorter travel or as heavy duty as you want and it will still perform great. That is why I just puchased a Heckler frame. Right now it is more bike than I really need, but maybe next year that will change. But I am confident that it will still ride great. I would rather have a bike that I can easily "grow" into rather than easily "grow" out of.b0cephus said:Good call. Mismatch at the lbs? You should have gone Blur LT.
No, I do not wish I had a superlight, I really like the heckler. I broke the swingarm on my original heckler and got the crash replacement deal. I had a choice between the heckler or the superlight. My friend with the carbon fuel is on a mission to find out why my heckler is lighter! I have mavic xc717 with dt swiss 240s hubs so my wheels are pretty light. I do know if you would call what I ride xc because I climb as much as I go down. I do some minor jumps and drops and some real technical trails so I like having the travel the heckler offers. I am also only 156 lbs. so the lighter wheels are ok for that type of riding. I am thinking about a wider rim for a little more stability though.rekibtm said:scheckler , for your bike being set up as a XC machine do you ever wish you had a superlight instead. too much travel for XC or jus t right...Really it is lighter than a carbon fuel!?! STOKED!
I'd like to know the answer to this also. I've ridden in both places, and actually found some trails around Pisgah and Tsali to be just as "worthy" of a Heckler as Western Slope trails.rekibtm said:earl06 why was the heckler " a tad too much bike". what was the drawback of having too much bike?
It is the new Swinger X4 and it is super adjustable, light and rides great. I also have a DHX 5.0 coil shock for the bike which is also incredible. I decided to make this more of a trailbike than light freeride bike and this is why I gave the X4 a try.JCHKeys said:Sweet Heckler!
What rear shock is that? 4 way or Evolver? How does it ride?
Same here! My Heckler is now just under 34lbs with a DHX coil. Don't do the 28lb build on a Heckler - Sacralidge so it is!crankpuller said:I had mine as a 28 lb XC trail type but found that the geometry lends itself to really fly on the downhills - so it got fatter - first bigger rubber, then a bigger fork, then wider rims/heavier wheels. Its now 32 lbs and I really don't miss the 28lb heckler.