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 21.09kg it truly is an eBike that rides like a standard bike.
Santa Curz's goal with the Heckler AXS Reserve 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 - 21kg / 46.29lbs
Fork - FOX 36-E Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
Shifter - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12spd
R Mech - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Crank - Shimano M8050 Hollowtech Crank arms 165mm
Cassette - SRAM XG1295 Eagle Rainbow 10-50T
Chain - SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 SPD
Brakes - SRAM Code RSC
Rotors - Avid Centerline 200mm
Headset - Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated Headset
Handlebar - Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise
Stem - I9 A35
Grips - Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
F Hub - i9 Hydra, 15x110, 28h
R Hub - i9 Hydra, 12x148, XD, 32h
Rim - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 27.5" Carbon Rims
Spoke - DT Swiss Competition Race
F Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR
R Tyre - Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR
Seaant - Stans Sealant 2oz
Seatpost - RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1X Lever, MatchMaker, 31.6
Chainguid - E.13 LG1
Saddle - WTB Silverado Team Saddle
Battery - Shimano 504Wh Integrated
Motor - Shimano DU-E8000
Display - Shimano Display Unit E8000
Switch - Shimano E7000 Mode Switch
Charger - Shimano Battery Charger