The Heckler is about expanding your own trail map - accessing previously unreachable trails, unlocking less-used trails and doing so independently.
The full carbon frame and interchangeable 504wh battery keeps the weight down (45.3lb) compared to bikes with larger batteries but it’s fast and easy to put in a fresh battery for even bigger, longer days.
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.
Like all Santa Cruz bikes, the Heckler pedals well regardless of watts involved. The 160mm-travel fork is paired with 150mm-travel at the rear to provide a wide range of capabilities. Santa Cruz tweaked the VPP kinematics to have slightly lower anti-squat than other bikes. This adds a touch more support and traction over rough stuff when pedalling seated - a major advantage of having the pedal-assist 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!
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.
- 150mm VPP® rear travel, 160mm fork
- 27.5-inch wheels
- 504wh battery capacity
- 65.5-degree head angle
- Lifetime warranty
- Made for: Aggressive trail riding
- At home on: Uphill, downhill, just not over the hill
|Frame||Carbon CC 27.5 150mm Travel VPP™|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC, 160mm, 27.5"|
|R. Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Chainguide||E13 E-Spec+ AL|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.6", 3C, EXO+, TR|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.6", 3C, EXO+, TR|
|Front Hub||SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h|
|Rims||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5"|
|Rear Hub||SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 200mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RE|
|Crankset||Shimano M8000 Crank Arms, 165mm|
|Handlebar||e13 TRS Base|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Grips/Bar Tape||Santa Cruz Palmdale|
|Battery||Shimano 504Wh Integrated|
|Drive Unit||Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000|
|Display||Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000|