Let's be honest
I had a 2007 Heckler, it as a quality bike, liked the way the suspension worked, light and simple…. but it was too high and steep, felt very much like I was perched on top. Would like to have a ride of the latest version with the slacker angles to see if that has changed.Posted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Currently my ASR-5 suits my purpose for a few FS races also. However, I’ve gravitated to road recently and if MTB just becomes a fun distraction and does not find its way back as my core hobby/sport, if and when I change the ASR a Heckler I would get, basically on the basis it’ll do everything I’d want – local rides plus trail centres – capably and with minimal maintainance.
What was the wheel size anyway?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
That’s a great review… Sort of Jones-ish disrespect for the forum, but with some actual clarity. And Wayne Gretzky’s daughter. It is about the bike and it’s about riding bikes.
ahwiles – Member
should we be surprised (or even impressed) by a £3000 bike getting a good review?
Well, we should expect it to be a great bike but the benchmarks are other £3000 bikes. A perfectly good £3000 bike probably shouldn’t get a good review, as there are lots of fantastic £3000 bikes.Posted 4 years agoyorkshire89Member
Genuine question, does anyone make a value for money single pivot 140/150mm travel frame these days?
I thought specialized were always supposed to be well priced, but the Stumpjumper FSR is £2500. I think a zesty 314 at £2400 (or £2120 online) seems pretty reasonable?Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
Is it too soon to do the heckler/five comparison comment?
I’ve been trying to resist, but since you started it 🙂 Is a Heckler just a Five for people who prefer their bikes to look a little less like agricultural equipment? All the arguments in that article seem strangely familiar.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
Is a Heckler just a Five for people who prefer their bikes to look a little less like agricultural equipment?
Well I happen to like agricultural looking stuff, which is why I really like the look of the 5. ‘Agricultural’ says, ‘I do a specific job’
hecklers are quieter that Orange 5’s
Hmmm…Can’t say I’ve noticed any noise apart from the noises you’d expect when rattling over rocks, & I don’t think floating mountain bikes have been invented yet to alleviate this.Posted 4 years agoMrNiceMember
I dont like the dropped TT but hopefully thats just cuz its an XL
if you’ve got short legs for your height and want a bike that’s long enough for your back a dropped TT is fantastic. For years I rode bikes that were too short by choosing the size based on my total height. A dropped TT gives a longer riding position (and/or allows for a short stem) and less chance of damaging the family jewels.Posted 4 years ago
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