LET THE HECKLING BEGIN
The Heckler is the most agile e-bike on the market—one that sports equal parts capability and playfulness. It’s fun uphill, it’s fun downhill, and it rides more like the aggressive trail bike it was based on than whatever your notion of an e-bike may be.
Using Bronson, our all-around thrill-seeker as a starting point, we tuned the suspension kinematics and integrated the drive unit to arrive at a bike that delivers the ultimate blend of pedal bike-like performance on the descents with hybrid human/electric powered ascending. Heckler delivers best-in-class performance by pairing a legendary Santa Cruz CC carbon chassis with the proven Shimano electric drive system to expand your riding possibilities while amplifying the fun.
THE STORY OF THE NEW HECKLER
In 1996 the original 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. 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. Whether it’s opening inaccessible trails in the Lost Sierra and Savoie Alps, or turning unrideable lines into a playground, the Heckler is the tool for a new way of riding. 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.
AMPLIFY THE FUN
Our bikes have always been about amplifying the fun. Our goal for this bike was to make something light and agile, and trying to get as close as we can to the experience of riding a bike like the Bronson. Weighing in at 46 pounds the Heckler is among the very lightest e-MTBs in its class. The 500wh integrated battery keeps the weight down and the 27.5-inch wheels keep the bike playful and maneuverable in order to make the most of the trail. The slack head angle (65.5-degree) and 445mm chainstay length provide a snappy and fun feel while still providing traction for when the trail gets steep and technical, both up and down.
Color As always there are two colors to choose from – one mild and one wild. Blackout is a classy mix of gloss black and matte copper decals, while the bold Yellowjacket mixes gloss yellow with matte black logos.
Availability & Pricing Limited quantities will be in-store 20th February 2020. Pricing is available from Santa Cruz dealers nationwide.
|KIT||R||S||X01 RSV||XX1 AXS RSV|
|FORK||RockShox Yari RC 160mm 27.5″||FOX 36-E Float Performance, 160mm, 27.5″||FOX 36-E Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5″||FOX 36-E Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5″|
|SHOCK||RockShox Super Deluxe Select||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate|
|MECH||SRAM NX Eagle 12spd||SRAM GX Eagle||SRAM X01 Eagle||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd|
|SHIFTER||SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd||SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd||SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|CRANKSET||Shimano M8000 165mm||Shimano M8000 165mm||Shimano M8050 Hollowtech 165mm||Shimano M8050 Hollowtech 165mm|
|CASSETTE||SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T||SRAM XG1295 Eagle Rainbow 10-50T|
|CHAIN||SRAM NX Eagle||SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD||SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD||SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 SPD|
|BRAKES||SRAM Guide RE||SRAM Code R||SRAM Code RSC||SRAM Code RSC|
|ROTORS||Avid Centerline 200mm||Avid Centerline 200mm||Avid Centerline 200mm||Avid Centerline 200mm|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 10 IS||Cane Creek 40 IS||Cane Creek 40 IS||Chris King DropSet 3|
|BARS||Race Face Aeffect R||Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise||Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise||Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise|
|STEM||Race Face Ride Stem||Race Face Aeffect R||Race Face Aeffect R||i9 A35|
|GRIPS||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips||Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips|
|FRONT HUB||SRAM MTH 716, 15×110, Torque Cap, 32h||DT 370 15×110 32H||DT Swiss 350, 15×110, 28h||i9 Hydra, 15×110, 28h|
|REAR HUB||SRAM MTH 746, 12×148, 32h||DT Swiss 370, 12×148, XD, 32h||DT Swiss 350, 12×148, XD, 32h||i9 Hydra, 12×148, XD, 32h|
|RIMS||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5″ Rims||Race Face ARC HD 30 27.5″ Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5″ Carbon Rims||Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5″ Carbon Rims|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Competition||DT Swiss Competition||DT Swiss Competition Race||DT Swiss Competition Race|
|FRONT TYRE||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR|
|REAR TYRE||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR|
|ANTI FLAT||Stans Sealant 2oz||Stans Sealant 2oz||Stans Sealant 2oz||Stans Sealant 2oz|
|CHAIN GUIDE||E.13 LG1||E.13 LG1||E.13 LG1||E.13 LG1|
|SEAT POST||Race Face Aeffect, 31.6||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6||RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6|
|BATTERY||Shimano 504Wh Integrated||Shimano 504Wh Integrated||Shimano 504Wh Integrated||Shimano 504Wh Integrated|
|DRIVE UNIT||Shimano DU-E8000||Shimano DU-E8000||Shimano DU-E8000||Shimano DU-E8000|
|DISPLAY||Shimano E7000||Shimano E7000||Shimano E8000||Shimano E8000|
|REMOTE||Shimano E7000||Shimano E7000||Shimano E7000||Shimano E7000|
|SADDLE||WTB Silverado Race Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro||WTB Silverado Team Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle|
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