The Game changer is now here, developed at the same time as the Bronson 3 the Heckler is designed to be the playful option to the eBike. Using the Shimano E8000 drive and a Shimano 504wh battery to balance power and weight perfectly. Weighing in at only 21.67kg it truly is an eBike that rides like a standard bike.
Santa Curz's goal with the Heckler R kit is to give the rider the edge of an assisted bike but most importantly the legendary ride characters of the Santa Cruz Bronson at an amazing starting price point.
Complementary DMR Vaults with all Santa Cruz
Let The Heckling Begin
In 1996 the 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.
A full carbon frame, VPP suspension and pedal-assist technology have merged to create something light and agile that amplifies the fun.
Like all Santa Cruz bikes, the Heckler pedals well regardless of watts involved. The lower link VPP approach is tweaked to deliver slightly lower anti-squat versus a Bronson. This adds a touch more support and traction over rough stuff when pedalling seated - a major advantage of having a Shimano motor 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!
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. 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.
What something similar but 100% self-powered? Try the Bronson.
Want even more boost? Speak to Elon at Space-X.
Frame - Heckler CC Carbon, 150mm traval
Weight - 21.62kg / 47.66lbs
Forck - RockShox Yari RC 160mm 27.5"
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select
R Mech - SRAM NX Eagle 12spd
Shifter - SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Cranks - Shimano M8000 Crank Arms 165mm
Cassette - SRAM CS PG1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Chain - SRAM NX Eagle
Brakes - SRAM Guide RE
Rotors - Avid Centerline 200mm
Headset - Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar - Race Face Aeffect R
Stem - Race Face Ride Stem
Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
F Hub - SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
R Hub - SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Rim - WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0 27.5" Rims
Spokes - DT Swiss Competition
F Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR
R Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR
Sealant - Stans Sealant 2oz
Seatpost - Race Face Aeffect, 31.6
Chainguid - E.13 LG1
Saddle - WTB Silverado Race Saddle
Battery - Shimano 504Wh Integrated
Motor - Shimano DU-E8000
Display - Shimano Display Unit E7000
Switch - Shimano E7000 Mode Switch
Charger - Shimano Battery Charger