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  • Premier Icon MSP
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    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.

    fd3chris
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    That elevated chain stay is so damn ugly I think it looks so old.

    iolo
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    Me too. Demoed a Nomad and Heckler.Went for the Heckler.My mate hated his Nomad and loved when we use to swap coming down some descents. That was the best decision I ever did buying it. I really should have kept it but bought an sworks enduro. Heckler is better.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Hellava review

    iolo
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    I’m sold

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Well I like single pivots. If/when I had to replace my Prophet a Heckler could fit the bill…….. except if I bought frame only I’d also need to buy new wheels, tyres and fork, so I’m out.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    More than I have

    not that I’m unhappy

    But I thought this would be a link to something genuinely cheap

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    No thanks.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    How is it different to Bronson/Solo and does it matter?

    Yeah I realise the suspension is different – but does it mean anything in practice?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    about £400 quid cheaper frame only and a lot less pivots to look after

    RealMan
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    Looks a bit ugly, but I don’t think I’d say no.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    about £400 quid cheaper frame only and a lot less pivots to look after

    alright let me put it another way (genuine question) … why do some people think the Bronson/Solo etc are better and who’s right?

    Stevelol
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    That’s a great review, not just the bike but the style too, although I haven’t the foggiest who he’s taking about at the start.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i know wayne gretski, and now i know Miss Gretski!

    mrmonkfinger
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    I only don’t have a heckler, because I came across a heckler copy in the shape of my iron horse first. I like how santa cruz roll as a company.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Probably more bike than I ‘need’…

    rolling is a good trait in a bike manufacturer…

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    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?

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    ampthill – Member

    But I thought this would be a link to something genuinely cheap

    what he said.

    should we be surprised (or even impressed) by a £3000 bike getting a good review?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Let’s be honest, Santa Cruz bikes are a bit overpriced.

    😉

    scruff
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    I dont like the dropped TT but hopefully thats just cuz its an XL. SC full builds in UK are never good value

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    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.

    Premier Icon sockpuppet
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    I love the way xkcd appears in be end on every for I go to.

    Is it too soon to do the heckler/five comparison comment?

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Genuine question, does anyone make a value for money single pivot 140/150mm travel frame these days?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    dunno, but just seen the blue one in the flesh, lovely! Mate has ordered one, expected delivery in 3-4 weeks

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    Simon – Member

    Genuine question, does anyone make a value for money single pivot 140/150mm travel frame these days?

    Apollo?

    yorkshire89
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    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?

    mrmonkfinger
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    Is it too soon to do the heckler/five comparison comment

    never too soon to get some orange love/hate in a thread

    ska-49
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    This has nothing that I need.

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    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.

    Great reason to buy an Orange. 😉

    fd3chris
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    I wish I had saved my ugly comment until now, it would have been much more appropriate!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    hecklers are quieter that Orange 5’s 😛

    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.


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    MrNice
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    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.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Well I happen to like agricultural looking stuff

    Me too, but it is nice to know that somebody is catering to those of a more delicate disposition.

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