2024 Santa Cruz

HECKLER SL S / Carbon C

A 29″ / 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension enduro e-bike with high-end components.
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Manufacturer Price

$8,699
Weight42.5 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 150 / 160mm
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select+
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select+
Wheels29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Praxis
MotorFazua 450W 60Nm mid-drive
BatteryFazua 430Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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HECKLER SL S / Carbon C
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Sizing
SM

5'1" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'10"

LG

5'8" – 6'2"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" – 6'8"

Rider Fit Notes
  • 6'1", size LG, Just right
Price History
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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E-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.

Highs
  • Intuitive and stable

  • Quickly makes you feel at home

  • Playful and agile on the trail

Lows
  • Permanently integrated battery (in case you haven’t got a power outlet in your garage)

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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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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

HECKLER SL S / Carbon C

ColorsGloss Magenta; Matte Silver

Fork

RockShox Lyrik Select+, 160mm

Travel160mm

Shock

RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55

Travel150mm

Headset

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Stem

Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm

Handlebar

Burgtec Alloy Bar

Saddle

WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo

Seatpost

OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6

TypeDropper

Grips

Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd

Crank

Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd

Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t or SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Chain Guide

OneUp Chainguide

Brakes

SRAM Code R

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29", Rear: RaceFace AR Offset 30, 27.5"

Front Hub

DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub

DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h

Tires

Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+

Disc Rotors

Front: Avid Centerline, 200mm, Rear: Avid Centerline, 200mm

Electric Components
Motor

FAZUA RIDE60

Battery

FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery

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