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 S kit is to give the rider the edge of an assisted bike but most importantly the legendary ride characters of the Santa Cruz Bronson.
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 - 21.67kg / 47.78lbs
Fork - FOX 36-E Float Performance, 160mm, 27.5"
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
SRAM GX Eagle
Shifter - SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Cranks - Shimano M8000 Crank Arms 165mm
Cassette - SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
R Mech - SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Brakes - SRAM Code R
Rotors - Avid Centerline 200mm
Headset - Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Handlebar - Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise
Stem - Race Face Aeffect R
Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
F Hub - DT 370 15x110 32H
R Hub - DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Rim - Race Face ARC HD 30 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 - RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6
Chain Guid - E.13 LG1
Saddle - WTB Silverado Pro
Battery - Shimano 504Wh Integrated
Motor - Shimano DU-E8000
Display - Shimano Display Unit E7000
Switch - Shimano E7000 Mode Switch
Charger - Shimano Battery Charger