A legend returns. The Santa Cruz heckler is back bigger than ever, literally. Santa Cruz didn't jump on the E-bike trend looking to make a quick buck and take advantage of the hype. They saw E-bikes grow, rode them to see if its something they'd want to ride, developed their own with rigorous testing processes and produced one incredible bike. The new Santa Cruz Heckler E-bike. The mountain biker's E-bike.
At a glance you can see this E-bike is distinctively Santa Cruz. Featuring the smooth lines we've become accustomed to and their modern lower link driven VPP suspension it's a thing of beauty. The Heckler is available as a CC frame only, Santa Cruz's highest quality carbon construction maximising strength at minimal weight.
Utilising their experience in carbon Santa Cruz have developed a handlebar with cable integration for E-bike controls making for the cleanest cockpit of any E-bike we've seen. Santa Cruz always get the little things right with their mountain bikes and its great to see this theme carries over to their E-bikes.
The juicy details you desire. The Heckler E-bike gives riders 150mm rear travel paired to a 160mm front fork. These kind of numbers on an E-bike make for an exceptionally versatile ride. More than enough travel to let the bike thrive on the descent whilst that motor and smart suspension kinematics will drive you to the top without an issue. The geometry supports the bikes versatility with a 65.5 degree head angle, 76 degree seat angle, 445mm chain stay length and 1237mm wheelbase (large).
The Heckler sports a Shimano 250 watt motor powered by a 504Wh battery. At For The Riders we've had really positive experience so far with Shimano E-bike motors on our Norco bikes and are very pleased to see Santa Cruz go down the same path. For E-bike riders in the Brisbane / SEQ region 504Wh should be ample battery across our trail networks.
Who's It For?
If you're a lover of Santa Cruz bikes and looking for that electronic assistance or you just want the best handling E-bike you can get your hands on the Santa Cruz Heckler is right up your ally. The geometry and 150mm of lower link VPP driven suspension make it perfect for adventuring the Brisbane / South East QLD mountain bike trials. You'll be flying around gap creek, taking on the rough of Mt Joyce or flowing the jump trails at Tewantin with confidence when you've got the Santa Cruz Heckler under neath you. And when it comes to climbing to the top you've got the right motor to get you there. It's a jack of all trades E-bike with that Santa Cruz pedigree performance.
Pricing and Availability
So when are these sweet Santa Cruz E-bikes available? Now. We've got the GX model in large ready to roll out the door. But if you're keen you'll need to act fast. There was only a limited number brought into the country and our next refill isn't until July. What's a Heckler E-bike going to set you back? Naturally top of the line frame construction, lifetime warranty and an electric motor don't come cheap. Complete NX level bikes start at $12,995 ranging all the way up to $19,995 for the top of the line wireless Sram XX1 AXS build. We've got our hands on one of the highly sort after CC S models which will no doubt go quickly. Check out the CC S GX Heckler here and if you want in, act quick!