First Look: Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike

Worth: $7,399 and up
Claimed weight:
47.7 lb.

Santa Cruz simply introduced again its mid-travel mountain bike, the Heckler, a once-popular path mannequin that’s been on maintain since 2016. This time, it’s turbocharged. The model has been one of many final to introduce an e-mountain bike however, given the corporate’s reputation in Europe (and Euro-based house owners), it appeared an assisted bike was inevitable. The bike sits solidly within the e-trail class with 150mm of rear journey, 160mm up entrance, 27.5-inch wheels (not too dissimilar from the present Bronson) and has a mid-mount Shimano Steps E8000 motor.

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E-MTB touches embody a customized handlebar that hides Di2 wires for a clear aesthetic and a battery cowl that attaches through 4mm hex keys quite than a proprietary key. And Santa Cruz says it has diminished anti-squat to regulate for the additional weight and torque, enhancing traction whereas pedaling and driving over tough terrain.

Santa Cruz needed a playful e-experience, and the bike’s geometry displays that. The comparatively slack head angle (65.5-degrees) is middle-of-the-road and 445mm chainstays are literally fairly tight for an e-bike; the stays should make room to accommodate the motor across the backside bracket.

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Santa Cruz is utilizing it’s top-end CC carbon on all variations of the bike to maintain weight low. It is available in 4 construct choices, the most cost effective of which is the R construct for $7,399. It’s additionally accessible with Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon wheels, and 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS for $13,099. The Heckler is is available in sizes small via XXL.

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Heckler R


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