2023 Santa Cruz

HECKLER R / Carbon C / 29

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro e-bike with high-end components.

Manufacturer Price

$8,749
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 150 / 160mm
ForkRockShox Lyrik
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle, Shimano
MotorShimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive
Battery720Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Reviews
99 Spokes
Santa Cruz Heckler SL GX AXS

Mar 2024

The Santa Cruz Heckler SL stands out as a versatile bike, confidently handling fast descents while maintaining playfulness on mellow terrain, and its impressive range from the Fazua 400 Wh battery solidifies its position as a top choice in our lightweight E-MTB head-to-head test.

Highs
  • “Goldilocks” geometry feels capable in rough terrain but still fun on mellower trails

  • Longest range of our lightweight E-MTB head-to-head test

  • “Barney Purple” paint job

Lows
  • On the heavier side

  • “Barney Purple” paint job

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BikeRadar
Santa Cruz Heckler SL GX AXS Carbon C review | Electric Mountain Bike of the Year contender

May 2024 · Alex Evans

The brand’s first lightweight ebike’s sleek looks are designed to sneak assistance onto the trails

Highs
  • Modern descending geometry

  • Active plush suspension

  • Engaging when ridden hard

  • Great battery life

  • Motor power

Lows
  • Weedy tyres

  • Compromised climbing geometry

  • Fazua ring controller

  • Not very forgiving on the descents

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Loam Wolf
Review: Santa Cruz Heckler SL

Dec 2023

So where does the Santa Cruz Heckler SL sit overall? That’s a tough question and we do our best to answer it in our review, check it out

Highs
  • Play Bike with Assist!

  • Pops, Pumps, Boosts, Snaps

  • Fit and Finish

  • Can’t Tell It’s an Eeb

Lows
  • VPP is rough in the rough

  • Not the best value for spec in lower level models

  • Non-removable battery could be issue for some

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Electric Bike Report
Santa Cruz Heckler SL First Look Review

Sep 2023 · Patrick Brady

Among the mid-sized (i.e., not Specialized, Trek or Giant) legacy bike brands, Santa Cruz has had a reputation for making some of the better mountain bikes going. They introduced their first eMTB three years ago. They retooled their popular Heckler model as an e-bike and it has been a bona fide hit. Well now Santa

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BIKE Magazine
Santa Cruz Announces New Heckler SL

Sep 2023

Low weight, higher range

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Bikerumor
The Santa Cruz Heckler SL is their First Lightweight Mid-Power eBike

Sep 2023

Santa Cruz throws its hat in the lightweight mid-power eMTB ring with the 18.5 kg Heckler SL powered by the Fazua Ride 60 and a 430 Wh battery

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EMTB Forums
The new Santa Cruz Heckler SL is out...

Sep 2023 · Knut Nes

...and I haven't had a chance to ride it. The Santa Cruz Heckler always was light for a full power emtb. The new Heckler SL takes the weight down another notch. But Santa Cruz isn’t taking part in the chase towards 15 kg bike weight. They...

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
First ride review of the new Santa Cruz Heckler SL – One Heckler extra light, please!

Sep 2023 · Peter Walker

First ride review of the all-new Santa Cruz Heckler SL light eMTB featuring the FAZUA Ride 60 motor.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

HECKLER R / Carbon C / 29

ColorsGloss Avocado Green; Maritime Grey

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Base, 160mm

Travel160mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Travel150mm

Spring TypeAir

Headset

Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Headset

Stem

e.13 Base, 40mm

Handlebar

e13 TRS Base, 800mm

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium CroMo

Seatpost

SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

TypeDropper

Grips

Santa Cruz House Grips

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Crank

Shimano EM600 Crank Arms 165mm

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle Single Click, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

E13 E-Spec+ AL

Brakes

SRAM G2 RE

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"

Front Hub

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h

Tires

Front: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, EXO+, TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4"WT, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+, TR

Disc Rotors

Avid Centerline 200mm

Electric Components
Motor

Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800

Battery

Darfon 720Wh Integrated Battery

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Charger

Darfon Battery Charger

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