Santa Cruz smashes boundaries with the all-new Heckler | Official Release

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.

All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler mountain bike provided by Bike Network for South Africa.

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.

Riders in action on the new Santa Cruz Heckler mountain bike provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
At home on: Uphill, downhill, just not over the hill.


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.



GEOMETRY

 SMLXLXXL
REACH425445465490515
HEAD ANGLE65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°
SEAT TUBE390405430460500
BB HEIGHT346346346346346
WHEELBASE11871211123712681304
CHAIN STAY445445445445445
Riders in action on the new Santa Cruz Heckler mountain bike provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Made for: Aggressive trail riding


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.

All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
E-MTB kinematics The lower-link VPP design marries the needs for downhill kicks with efficient pedaling prowess. We tuned it to have lower anti-squat (to sag) than our regular pedal bikes allowing you to keep pedaling (while seated) where normally you’d start standing. The more active suspension while pedaling creates better traction on technical climbs. But once you start mobbing down the trail the lower-link VPP system provides more mid-stroke and bottom-out support than most other designs.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Like any other Santa Cruz This bike is intended for truly progressive mountain biking. The full CC carbon frame (front and rear triangle) and battery cover are lightweight and bombproof. The geometry is perfect for all-round modern trail riding, and the 150mm-travel lower-link VPP system is the most refined suspension design on any e-MTB. Like every Santa Cruz, the Heckler is built for the rigors of true mountain biking. With quality pivot hardware, radial bearings (with lifetime replacement support), simple internal cabling and wiring, clean lines, design and build kits. And like every other Santa Cruz it comes with our lifetime warranty.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Performance, reliability, fully supported Our bikes are legendary for these three traits, so when we build a complete bike, we always pair our frames with components that are regarded similarly. For the all-important drive unit we used Shimano Steps components exclusively–battery, drive unit, display, charge port, power button, and controllers. This means all parts, service and warranty is available through both Shimano and Santa Cruz. In addition to supporting the Steps system through the E-tube app, Shimano stocks e-parts through distributors and retailers worldwide. Technical training is also available on Shimano’s S-Tec support site as well as on The Manual, Santa Cruz’s retailer training portal.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
E-8000 motor The 250-watt Shimano Steps E-8000 motor is compact and light (6.34lbs/2.88kg), meaning it helps us build one of the lightest e-MTBs out there. The E-8035 battery is Shimano’s latest integrated battery. It provides 504 watt-hours of power, is lightweight (6.4lbs/2.9kg), is fully removable/replaceable using just a keyless 4mm hex latch and is protected by a Santa Cruz CC carbon battery cover.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Full integration, smart spec The Shimano Steps system is also devoid of any large, distracting displays, allowing the rider to keep his or her attention on the ride. There’s also less to go wrong or break in the event of a crash. We spec’d Shimano’s compact E-8000 (color) and E-7000 (B&W) displays paired with their E-7000 mode switch to create a simple, integrated cockpit. The switch is unobtrusive, intuitive, and has the best dropper lever compatibility. The Shimano Steps app can be connected via Bluetooth or plug-in to adjust the power settings of the drive unit. It also allows for powerful management of the Eco, Trail, Boost and Walk modes. Finally, it provides diagnostic capabilities to troubleshoot any issues within the system.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Di2 handlebar Because we wanted the rider experience to be clean and seamless, we designed our own internally-wired Di2-specific Santa Cruz carbon handlebar. Using it results in clutter-free cockpit with wires managed via a pair of internal routing holes and an under-grip wire groove on each end of the bar. The 800mm wide bar has a 35mm clamp diameter, 5-degrees of upsweep and 8-degrees of backsweep. This bar comes stock on complete bikes S-level and up, and is available aftermarket.
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.
Reserve DH 27.5 rim Our Reserve rims are already renowned as the strongest, most trusted carbon MTB hoops on the market. But because e-biking puts greater stress on the rear wheel, we spec’d Heckler with our new, 32-hole Reserve DH 27.5 rim with a 31mm inner width, and a profile based on our Syndicate-proven DH 29 rim. It’s paired with a standard, 28-spoke Reserve 30 upfront, and hubs are the reliable DT Swiss and Industry Nine spec you know and love. Both brands feature quick engagement and are e-rated for the added torque the motor brings to the drivetrain. Like all Reserve wheels these have a lifetime warranty. The Reserve e-bike wheelset is standard on the X01 and XX1 builds, and available aftermarket as well.

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. 



THE MODELS

KITR X01 RSV XX1 AXS RSV  
WEIGHT21.62kg 21.67kg 21.09kg 21kg  
FORKRockShox 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″
SHOCKRockShox Super Deluxe SelectRockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Select UltimateRockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
MECHSRAM NX Eagle 12spdSRAM GX EagleSRAM X01 EagleSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd
SHIFTERSRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spdSRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spdSRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spdSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
CRANKSETShimano M8000 165mmShimano M8000 165mmShimano M8050 Hollowtech 165mmShimano M8050 Hollowtech 165mm
CASSETTESRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50tSRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50TSRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50TSRAM XG1295 Eagle Rainbow 10-50T
CHAINSRAM NX EagleSRAM GX Eagle 12 SPDSRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPDSRAM XX1 Eagle 12 SPD 
BRAKESSRAM Guide RESRAM Code RSRAM Code RSCSRAM Code RSC 
ROTORSAvid Centerline 200mmAvid Centerline 200mmAvid Centerline 200mmAvid Centerline 200mm 
HEADSETCane Creek 10 IS Cane Creek 40 IS Cane Creek 40 IS Chris King DropSet 3
BARSRace Face Aeffect RSanta Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm riseSanta Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm riseSanta Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise
STEMRace Face Ride StemRace Face Aeffect RRace Face Aeffect Ri9 A35  
GRIPSSanta Cruz Palmdale GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Grips
FRONT HUBSRAM MTH 716, 15×110, Torque Cap, 32hDT 370 15×110 32HDT Swiss 350, 15×110, 28hi9 Hydra, 15×110, 28h 
REAR HUBSRAM MTH 746, 12×148, 32hDT Swiss 370, 12×148, XD, 32hDT Swiss 350, 12×148, XD, 32hi9 Hydra, 12×148, XD, 32h 
RIMSWTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5″ RimsRace Face ARC HD 30 27.5″ RimsSanta Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5″ Carbon RimsSanta Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5″ Carbon Rims
SPOKESDT Swiss CompetitionDT Swiss CompetitionDT Swiss Competition RaceDT Swiss Competition Race
FRONT TYREMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR
REAR TYREMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TRMaxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5×2.6 EXO+ TR
ANTI FLATStans Sealant 2ozStans Sealant 2ozStans Sealant 2ozStans Sealant 2oz 
CHAIN GUIDEE.13 LG1E.13 LG1E.13 LG1E.13 LG1  
SEAT POSTRace Face Aeffect, 31.6RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6
BATTERYShimano 504Wh IntegratedShimano 504Wh IntegratedShimano 504Wh IntegratedShimano 504Wh Integrated
DRIVE UNITShimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000Shimano DU-E8000 
DISPLAYShimano E7000Shimano E7000Shimano E8000Shimano E8000
REMOTEShimano E7000 Shimano E7000 Shimano E7000 Shimano E7000
CHARGERShimanShimano Shimano Shimano  
SADDLEWTB Silverado Race SaddleWTB Silverado ProWTB Silverado Team SaddleWTB Silverado Team Saddle
All the details on the new Santa Cruz Heckler with its Shimano system and VPP linkage provided by Bike Network for South Africa.

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