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COOL BUZZ & TASTY S-TRACK
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This is a X-post from the suspension forum, after posting I thought I would get better results here.

Ok, since I bought my Nomad I kind of missed my old Heckler, so bought an 04 Heckler frame and building up as an air sprung light weight trail bike. I'm trying to get it down to around 27 lbs. Wishful thinking, I'm not sure. Don't worry I'm keeping the Nomad, I just wanted something a lighter for those XC days.

I had a low volume Float R shock that I bought for a previous Heckler that I never used.
So to top off this build I just sent the float to Push for a custom tune. My pushed DHXC is sweet on the Nomad.

I know I have read of a few people running Pushed air shocks on their Hecklers. I just wanted to here from some, on their own experiance with Pushed air shocks on their Hecklers.

I'm just trying to get pumped up for my new build. Thanks
 

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Man, this really should be a sticky somewhere.

PUSH tuning makes a big difference for any bike, but especially one with tricky suspension characteristics like the older Heckler. I had mine PUSHed last summer after owning it for a year and a half and it was like night and day. Sent the shock in for service back in September and it seemed to come back even plusher...too bad that bike got jacked three weeks later. :madmax:

Bottom line, PUSH tuning is a great way to wring some extra performance out of just about any bike. They're a real class act as well.
 

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Yeah I seem to get all mine Push'd, it seems to make the rear end go away, I forget about it, the rear just does its job so much better, just lets you get on with riding.
 

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27lbs is easy if you have a reasonable budget. Here's mine: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=4803123#poststop weighing in at 28lbs and if I had the money, I'd switch to a lighter fork. That would make it 27lbs easy. Plus I could shave off more with lighter pedals, XTR cranks, X.O derailleur, carbon seat + post (handmade in Finland, go check http://www.signature.fi/ ) etc.

And for your question, I've heard nothing but good about PUSH. Go for it.
 

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I had a Pushed Float on my 04 for a couple of years and loved it. My riding style changed and I switched to a Swinger 4 way coil w/2.25 stroke and have ridden that for the past year. I recently put the float back on and it feels like a new bike. I forgot how well it keeps the rear tire on the ground. It also tends to ride a little higher in the travel keeping my pedals from smashing the rocks. The one thing I never liked about the Heckler is its low BB height. The Push shock makes it less noticeable.
 

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Hecklerofhazzard said:
I had a Pushed Float on my 04 for a couple of years and loved it. My riding style changed and I switched to a Swinger 4 way coil w/2.25 stroke and have ridden that for the past year. I recently put the float back on and it feels like a new bike. I forgot how well it keeps the rear tire on the ground. It also tends to ride a little higher in the travel keeping my pedals from smashing the rocks. The one thing I never liked about the Heckler is its low BB height. The Push shock makes it less noticeable.
Nice, that's what I like to here. I here ya on the pedal smacks.
 

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The shock is on it's way back from Push. They received it Friday shipped out Tuesday. Free shipping with the promotion their having.:thumbsup:
 
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