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Santa Cruz Heckler Options
Santa Cruz Heckler
Pack a second lunch because that trail that seemed too far from town is now well within reach on the Santa Cruz Heckler.
The most notable feature on the Heckler is the option to select your wheelset size––mixed or 29”. For techy terrain and quick all-mountain handling, opt for the mixed wheels with a 27.5” front wheel and a 29” rear wheel (relative of the Santa Cruz Bronson). For a smoother, flowy cross country-oriented ride that’s stable at speed, opt for the 29” wheelset (a relative of the Santa Cruz Hightower). Mixed wheelset and 29” wheelset utilize different swing arms and links; they will not be interchangeable, so choose the best wheelset for your riding style.
The Heckler features a 720 wh battery (up from the previous 540 wh battery), meaning longer battery life and more confidence when venturing into the backcountry. Deemed an all-mountain, wide-ranging eMTB, the Heckler is designed for going further, making long routes more attainable than ever.
The Heckler’s Shimano EP8 motor has three modes––Boost, Trail, and Eco––so you can tune the level of assist. A lower-link Flip Chip gives you the power to adjust the Heckler’s geometry with a simple flip. The Santa Cruz Heckler is a wide-ranging Class 1 E-Mountain Bike, meaning you still have to pedal but the battery-powered assist makes your job easier.