gone from heckler 26 to blur LTc so the same thing really.
The heckler is solid, capable and dependable. The single pivot design relies heavily on the shock, it needs a good tune to hold up in the middle. I rode one all over for years but there was always something lacking.
Got hold of my LTc last month and it's very different. VERY DIFFERENT.
It hugs the floor where the heckler would kick a bit and skip over stuff the Blur holds the ground, the increase in grip is noticeable. Hit heaps on it without ever doubting it in Rotorua, couple that with a more stability when putting power down and a much better pedal platform it feels zippier and quicker out of corners or the rough stuff when you crank on. The other difference is when you get it airborne, it takes a different technique to get it off the ground. Would I say the VPP is worth more than the single pivot? Yes, is the heckler a bad bike no, it's just not the best.
side note is VPP seems to work well with Fox CTD rear shocks