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  • dekadanse
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    Look at the YT Industries Wicked 160 too.

    astura
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    Canyon looks nice, YT too expensive, just seeing if they do finance

    astura
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    Im trying to work out werher it is worth me putting new forks on my old heckler, i just want to try this last option, what all mountain bikes are there that are decent for about 1600 new, i managed to find a nukeproof but only in small, i need large. I have checked the net but don’t really know what makes to pick out to begin deciding what im going to do. Ideally with a finance option

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    What’s lacking in the Heckler? It’s always tempting to throw good money after bad, but they’re basically decent and there’s a lot you can do to tweak a frame these days- slackening headsets, custom tune shocks, etc (so many complaints about the Heckler are around Santa Cruz’s erratic taste in shock size…) Just a thought. This budget could transform a tired-but-good bike.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    what year is the heckler?
    my Mk6 was helped with a new shock (RP23 from an alpine) from the classifieds a newer fork (160mm) and lighter wheels from what I had. It’s a very capable bike.
    Some upgrades from the classifieds in here could make it awesome.
    Your options otherwise are Euro Imports, low end UK distributed bikes mostly.

    2012 RP23 £180 brand new (was £145 in price drop sale last week 😯 )

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=82842

    I’m with Northwind, unless you fancy a change or the Heckler is battered I’d spend a fraction of your £1600 budget on the sort of upgrades he and Mikew mention.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    2012 RP23 £180 brand new (was £145 in price drop sale last week )

    Make sure it’s tuned right mine is M M 175 from an alpine so plays nice with a single pivot with plenty in the mid stroke, I’ve got a couple of older ones that have nothing in the mid and make a single pivot feel rubbish.

    from a recent review on CRC their 215×63 shock is M M 200, when it was at £145 I nearly bought one for my Alpine 160.

    astura
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    I dont have an issue with the rear shock, thats fine, works a treat and handles everything i need. Still unsure what to get fork wise though. Everything i seem to find is tapered

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I dont have an issue with the rear shock, thats fine, works a treat and handles everything i need. Still unsure what to get fork wise though. Everything i seem to find is tapered

    Yep very few, try X Fusion or Suntour

    ChunkyMTB
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    There will be a ton of new unused 26″ bikes in the classifieds soon – so there will be plenty of choice!

    Euro
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    Here’s a box ticker. Even some change left for a dropper 😀

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    astura
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    I didn’t think Saracen bikes were that great?

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