Santa Cruz Heckler MX S Kit Carbon Electric Mountain Bike (2022)
Heckler MX S Kit Carbon Electric Mountain Bike (2022)
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The bigger battery gives riders more range to go further and the confidence to do so.
The bigger battery gives riders more range to go further or have less anxiety doing so. But the bigger the battery the greater the weight, and there's a point where the advantage of more range is overcome by the negative handling characteristics. That's why after a lot of testing of different battery sizes we know 720wh is the sweet spot for big rides on real trails.
Making the battery removable (using a 4mm hex key) makes it easy to drop a new one in or charge off the bike (at an AirBnB, motel, or apartment).
150mm VPP Suspension
One of the best suspension systems ever to grace a mountain bike. It's versatility means it gobbles up the rough stuff but is also really efficient. The two stout links create a very touch bike that's made to last many lifetimes of trails.
On and on and on and on...
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.
The thing that sets our ebikes apart from the pack is the on-trail manners of the bike. Santa Cruz sweats 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 you're 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.
|Weight||21.94kg / 48.37lbs|
|Fork||FOX 36 Float Performance, 160mm|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd|
|Crankset||Shimano EM600 Crank Arms 165mm|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Brake Rotors||Avid Centerline 200mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Bars||Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3|
|Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 32h or E13 SL, 15x110, 6 bolt, 32h|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h or E.13 SL E-Spec, 12x148, XD, 6 bolt, 32h|
|Rims||RaceFace ARC HD 30 29” (F), 27.5” (R) (Size Small is 27.5” Front and Rear)|
|Chainguide||E13 E-Spec+ AL|
|Battery||720Wh Integrated, removable|
|Drive Unit||Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800|
|Display||Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000|
|Charger||Smart-Plus 4A Charger|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+, TR (Size Small is 27.5”)|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR|
|Seat Post||SDG Tellis|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt|