Mountain Biking - Heckler, any of you ride one?
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I found a fair deal on an '03 Heckler and need a ride report. It's like a scaled down Bullit, about what I need right now for a trail bike. I know when they first came out with them it was a great bike but it's a completely different design now. Would be good for the limited travel DH class I think. TIA.
02-16-04, 07:44 PM
Limited travel dh....hmmmm...I think this fits that category well.
One of the local race series is trying to gather interest in the DH part so they are going to have a "limited travel" class to try and get the XC people more involved. Until I can afford to go with a full-on DH bike I think this would be cool. Only problem is last time I checked they were thinking of limiting it to 4", which would rule out almost all trail bikes. If they go 5 or 6" I think it would get lots more participation since even some race XC bikes are over 4". We'll see but it sounds like a good idea to me. Not too many years ago 5" was pure DH...
02-16-04, 09:58 PM
Look into an officially sanctioned race called super D...very xc dh. In this race a limited travel bike would be a huge advantage.
I just finished the 24hrs in the Old Pueblo on my Heckler. Great trail bike. But, it rocks on the rough stuff. I can take 6' drops w/no problem. I would recommend this rig to everyone!
02-17-04, 02:03 PM
in the few drop in season 2 episodes i've seen, i've seen tyler klassen doing some insane stuff on his heckler... that bike looks like a really sick trail bike that can take some burly stuff.
02-17-04, 05:39 PM
Super T is smooth like whipped butter. That man wouldn't break a bike if it was fragile anyways :D...
I can't wait to get that series. I have it on order. Wohooooo
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