The Santa Cruz Heckler was discontinued after 18 years of raising hell on the trail. Its final form was as a durable aluminum enduro bike for those looking to ride without worry all year long. The Heckler is back to raise some hell as a 160 mm travel pedal-assist mountain bike. This new 2020 Santa Cruz Heckler CC R Kit manages to be lighter than the competition and features impressive integration, long-distance capability, and all of the performance of the best Santa Cruz mountain bikes.
As with before, the Heckler finds itself borrowing from the Bronson. This starts with Santa Cruz’s lower-link mounted shock configuration and VPP kinematics. Found on just about every other Santa Cruz around, this suspension promises a supportive mid-stroke, smooth bottom out, and just-right damping through rocky descents. This is paired to a stout C-grade carbon frame and rear swingarm with low standover clearance, excellent dropper post clearance. Out back there are also ISCG 05 tabs, a molded chainstay protector that matches the bottom bracket and downtube protectors, and clearance for up to a 27.5 x 2.8” plus tire.
The name of the game with the Heckler is its Shimano STEPS E7000 Class 1 drive unit. It offers 250 W power, 60 Nm torque, and a 504 Wh battery neatly tucked into the downtube. Power delivery is smooth, and the bike is overall very lightweight for an eMTB that offers all-day rideability.
The Heckler CC R-Kit features a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain and Shimano STEPS E7000 drive unit. Suspension is a 160 mm Rockshox Yari RC fork and Rockshox Super Deluxe Select shock. 27.5″ WTB ST i29 rims are laced to SRAM MTH 746 hubs, white a Raceface Aeffect dropper seatpost, Maxxis Minion DHR 27.5 x 2.6″ tires, and SRAM Guide RE brakes complete the build. Heckler is available in five sizes (SM-XXL). All Santa Cruz models receive a lifetime frameset warranty, as well as a lifetime warranty for all pivot bearings.
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