Let The Heckling Begin
In 1996 the Heckler was created as a rude interruption to mountain bike designs of the time. Its solid, full suspension build and aggressive swagger proved that a well-proportioned trail bike could elevate rider’s on-trail experiences. Today’s Heckler carries all that attitude forward into a new era.
A full carbon frame, VPP suspension, and pedal-assist technology have merged to create something light and agile that amplifies the fun.
Like all Santa Cruz bikes, the Heckler pedals well regardless of watts involved. The lower link VPP approach is tweaked to deliver slightly lower anti-squat versus a Bronson. This adds a touch more support and traction over rough stuff when pedaling seated - a major advantage of having a Shimano motor on your side.
And, like every Santa Cruz bike, the Heckler is built for the rigors of true mountain biking. Shimano electronics were chosen for their refinement and reliability, while quality pivot hardware, easily replaceable radial bearings, and no-nonsense internal cabling were considered with a mechanics sanity in mind!
Creating an e-MTB demanded careful consideration. For us, the Heckler’s potential to loft riders up to new heights is what gets us most excited. Trailblazers like Greg Williams and Danny MacAskill weren’t asking for a dumbed-down ride up. Or down. They wanted something to push their riding to new levels and held maneuverability sacrosanct as the new tech was introduced.
The Heckler’s boundaries aren’t defined by distance, laps, or time. The boundaries in our head that say, “Don’t bother", “Turn back", "Impossible." Smashing these boundaries is what got us hooked on riding in the first place. Heckler’s not about taking things easy, it’s about making things possible.
- FOX 36-E Float Performance Elite, 160mm fork
- RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate shock
- SRAM XX1 AXS electronic 12-speed drivetrain
- i9 Hydra/Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 wheels with Maxxis Minion tires
- RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Battery||Shimano 504Wh Integrated|
|Display||Shimano Display Unit E8000|
|Charger||Shimano Battery Charger|
|Frame||Santa Cruz CC Carbon|
|Fork||FOX 36-E Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"|
|Headset||Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5" Carbon Rims|
Front: i9 Hydra, 28H
Rear: i9 Hydra, XD, 32H
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Race|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR|
|Crankset||Shimano M8050 Hollowtech 165mm|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle Rainbow 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Stans Sealant 2oz|
* Subject to change without notice.