- New AM bike for 1600
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 optionPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
what year is the heckler?Posted 4 years ago
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.crashtestmonkeyMember
2012 RP23 £180 brand new (was £145 in price drop sale last week 😯 )
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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