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 keep the weight down compared to bikes with larger batteries, but it's fast and easy to put in a fresh battery for even bigger, longer days.
The mixed-wheel option gives riders the confidence of a 29-inch wheel up front for traction and roll-over when you're caught off guard by technical features. But retaining the 27.5 rear wheel allowed us to keep the moderate chainstay length of the Heckler (445mm), which provides a snappy and easy-to-handle bike on tight, demanding trails. We did this without compromising on the standard Heckler's geometry, so the bike's character is still very lithe and accurate.
The new Shimano EP8 motor is lighter than the previous unit (380g), has more power (85Nm versus 75Nm), smaller volume (-10%) for greater ground clearance, less drag (50%), more heat resistant, and tuned to give more power in Trail mode. All this means it's even more capable of tackling longer, tougher rides.
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 mechanic's sanity in mind!
Frame Full Carbon CC
Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm, 29"
Rear Shock FOX Float Factory DPS
Rims Front: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 29" Carbon
Rear: Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5" Carbon
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 28h
Spokes Sapim D-light
Crankset Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
Chain SRAM X01 Eagle 12 SPD
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm
Handlebars Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost Fox Transfer Factory
Saddle WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras E13 E-Spec+ AL chainguide
Stans Sealant, 2oz
Motor Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
Battery Shimano 504Wh Integrated
Controller/Display Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
Charger Shimano Battery Charger
* Subject to change without notice.