2022 Santa Cruz Heckler MX
Danny MacAskill just doesn't stop talking about ebikes. He's infatuated with them. In fact, the only time he's not chewing someone's ear off about how good they are is when he's riding them. And when he's riding an ebike he rides and rides and rides. Which is partly why we've made the newest Heckler able to go further, higher, faster and be funner.
The latest generation of the Heckler has a larger interchangeable battery (720wh up from 504wh), which allows riders to expand their own trail map - accessing previously unreachable trails, unlocking less-used trails and cramming more into less time.
The new Heckler has both mixed or dual 29-inch wheel size options. Wheel size isn't the only option for riders. There's a full size range of both from medium to XXL, with the small size frame having dual 27.5 wheels. Two levels of carbon (Santa Cruz's own C and CC blends) open up the range of options for build kits.
The thing that sets our ebikes apart from the pack is the on-trail manners of the bike. We sweat the carbon layup and frame design so it's tough enough to handle the sheer quantity of riding ebikes allow. There's no corners cut in the componentry so your only concern is not getting lost rather than being stuck with a mechanical. The geometry has been honed from a lot of testing and feedback in order to make the ride fun whether going up or down. And finally, the legendary VPP suspension has been tuned precisely for ebike use. 150mm rear travel (with 160mm travel fork up front) seems to be the sweet spot for a bike intended to tame big trails on big days, with slightly less anti-squat to give it glue-like traction on the climbs you'll be testing yourself on.
The only thing we've yet to figure out is how to get Danny into a 12-step ebike recovery program.
HECKLER C • GX AXS MX Frame Carbon C MX 150mm Travel VPP™
Rear Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe Select+
Fork FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm
R. Derailleur SRAM GX AXS Eagle, 12spd Shifters SRAM GX AXS Controller
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
Chainguide E.13 E-Spec+ AL
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR
Front Hub Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 32h
Rims RaceFace ARC HD 30 29” (F), 27.5” (R)
Spokes Sapim Race
Rear Hub Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 32h
Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm
Brakes SRAM Code R
Crankset Shimano EM600
Crank Arms 165mm
Handlebar Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt Seatpost FOX Transfer Performance Elite Dropper, 31.6
Grips/Bar Tape Santa Cruz House Grips
Battery 720Wh Integrated, Removable Battery
Drive Unit Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
Charger Smart-Plus 4A Charger