I took the Heckler out this morning. I wasn't feeling all that motivated, but I just got up and went. I headed out to the local trails and rode. Mostly the flat peddaly stuff, because I am pretty out of shape, and was in no mood for challenging climbs. I had to take a couple of rest breaks, but got in a few miles and really enjoyed it.
The shifting on the Heckler isn't exactly dialed, but it wasn't much of a problem. On the short climbs I had, the bike climed very well. On the slower tech stuff the bike felt a little mechanical, but the faster it gets, the better the bike felt. And when the trail goes downhill, the Heckler is a natural. I caught a little air on every rock and root I could and it felt great. Can't wait to get a little fitter and see what this bike can do!