Here is the new Santacruz Heckler MX lite which is only available in CC frame, the most high-end fiber, in order to gain maximum weight and have maximum dynamism. The fully carbon frame and the easily interchangeable 504Wh battery make it possible to keep a set with a contained weight (20.5kgs !!) compared to some more bulky electric bikes, with a larger battery. It also allows you to easily take and change batteries in the field, for longer outings.
The Shimano EP8 system is lighter than the previous 380g system, it is also more powerful (85Nm against 70Nm), more compact (-10%) for better ground clearance, it offers less friction (-36%) and better heat resistance. It has also been reworked to offer more power in Trail mode and a more natural pedaling. So many developments that ensure to be able to face the longest and most demanding outings.
The 27.5 "is still more playful, but the" Mixed Wheel "platform gives the rider the confidence of having a 29" front wheel for grip and crossing the more technical areas, while keeping a 27.5 "rear wheel. which allows to keep the short chainstays of the Heckler (445mm) for optimal handling and dynamism on the most technical and winding paths, without compromising the geometry of the Heckler which always provides an agile and precise bike.
The suspension obviously stays true to the VPP system, designed with the shock passing low into the frame through an arch and connected to the lower link. The anti-squat has been revised for more support and improved pedaling traction.
And like any Santa Cruz, the Heckler is built to take the rigors of real mountain biking. Shimano electronic components have been chosen for their ergonomics and reliability, associated with quality axles, easily removable bearings and the passage of internally guided sheaths and hoses which ensure a simple and efficient assembly.
Engine and battery are very well integrated into the frame and we find the super level of Santa Cruz finish. The bike is available in two colors (fog or black) and as a reminder, the Reserve 30 V2 carbon wheels and frames are guaranteed for life.
Côté géométrie, Santa Cruz s'est fortement inspiré de la géométrie du Bronson. Les bases sont un peu plus longues (445 mm contre 430 mm), tout comme l’empattement (1208 mm en M contre 1191 mm), mais ces valeurs restent dans la très bonne moyenne pour un E-Bike, afin de garder de la maniabilité et de la stabilité. On note d’ailleurs sur ces points que le boîtier descend aussi bas que celui du Bronson (en setting Low), alors que l’angle de chasse est de 64.6°.
Quatre montages de disponibles
Santa Cruz Heckler MX CC montage R - 7099€
Santa Cruz Heckler MX CC montage S - 8599€
Santa Cruz Heckler MX CC montage XT - 9199€
Santa Cruz Heckler MX CC montage XO1 RSV - 11199€