Santa Cruz's first lightweight e-MTB.

Santa Cruz is making leaps and bounds in the advancement of e-MTBs. Proven by its newest bike, the 2024 Heckler SL. It's an even more powerful, versatile, and adventure-ready version of the Heckler. You get assistance from a Fazua Ride 60 motor and a 430Wh battery. A dynamic duo to boost you over hills and along the toughest trails you can imagine.

There are three power settings to choose the exact amount of push you want. This is also still a mountain bike with a 160mm fork and 150mm rear travel, and a mixed wheel set-up. Made around the brand's own VPP suspension. Frames are available in C and CC carbon. Ready for hours of punishment - and always coming out stronger than ever.

Small to extra-extra large sizes cater to any rider height. Also five build kits, from the base R to the fully equipped XX AXS RSV. All in all, the Heckler is a trail machine with an enduro-inspired geometry. Capable and ready for anything you want to achieve.

Key Details

  • Available In

    C & CC Carbon

  • Front Travel

    160mm

  • Rear Travel

    150mm

  • Battery Size

    430Wh

  • Wheel Size

    MX

  • 2024 Santa Cruz Heckler SL in Gloss Magenta
  • 2024 Santa Cruz Heckler SL in Matte Silver

Specifications

2024 Santa Cruz Heckler SL

Kit R S GX AXS X0 AXS RSV XX AXS RSV
Price $7,299 $8,699.00 $9,699 $11,699 $12,999
Material Carbon C Carbon C Carbon C Carbon CC Carbon CC
Travel 150mm 150mm 150mm 150mm 150mm
Wheel Size MX MX MX MX MX
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance, 210x55 or Fox Float DPS Performance, 210x55 RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55 RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55 RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x55 RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x55
Fork RockShox Lyrik Base, 160mm RockShox Lyrik Select+, 160mm
,RockShox Lyrik Select+ 160mm" RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd SRAM XX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
Right Shifter SRAM NX SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Bridge SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Bridge
Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t or SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52 SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 12spd SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide OneUp Chainguide
Headset FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated Headset
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+ Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h DT Swiss 370, 12x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h DT Swiss 370, 12x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
Front Rim WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29" RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29" Reserve 30|SL AL 6069 29" Reserve 30|HD 29" Reserve 30|HD 29"
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h Industry Nine Hydra, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 28h
Rear Rim WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 27.5" RaceFace AR Offset 30, 27.5" Reserve 30|SL AL 6069 27.5" Reserve 30|HD 27.5" Reserve 30|HD 27.5"
Front Rotor Avid Centerline, 200mm Avid Centerline, 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm
Rear Rotor Avid Centerline, 200mm Avid Centerline, 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm SRAM HS2 200mm
Brakes SRAM DB8 SRAM Code R SRAM Code Bronze Stealth SRAM Code Silver Stealth Code Ultimate Stealth
Crankset Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm
Handlebars e13 TRS Base Burgtec Alloy Bar Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm Santa Cruz 35 Carbon Bar, 800mm Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
Stem e.13 Base Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 Machined, 42mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo WTB Silverado Medium, Ti WTB Silverado Medium, Ti
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6 OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6 OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 RockShox Reverb AXS, 31.6
Grips Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar Santa Cruz Bicycles House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnar
Battery FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery FAZUA 430 Wh Integrated Battery
Drive Unit FAZUA RIDE60 FAZUA RIDE60 FAZUA RIDE60 FAZUA RIDE60 FAZUA RIDE60
Battery Charger FAZUA Charger FAZUA Charger FAZUA Charger FAZUA Charger FAZUA Charger

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Fazua Ride 60 Motor

It's a quiet, frictionless motor that delivers 450W of power and 60Nm of torque. More than other e-MTBs in its class.

Geometry

2024 Santa Cruz Heckler SL

Size S M L XL XXL
Reach | hi/lo 435/432.4 460/457.4 480/477.5 500/497.4 525/522.5
Stack 614.9/616.8 624/625.8 633/634.9 651/653 664.5/666.5
Head Tube Angle 64.3/64 64.3/64 64.3/64 64.3/64 64.3/64
Seat Tube Length 380/380 405/405 430/430 460/460 500/500
Front Center 766.1/765.9 795.4/795.3 819.7/819.6 848.4/848.3 879.9/879.8
BB Height 344/340.7 344/340.7 344/340.7 344/340.7 344/340.7
BB Drop (front) 28.5/31.8 28.5/31.8 28.5/31.8 28.5/31.8 28.5/31.8
BB Drop (rear) 9.9/13.3 9.9/13.3 9.9/13.3 9.9/13.3 9.9/13.3
Wheelbase 1209.1/1209.7 1238.4/1239.1 1262.7/1263.4 1294.4/1295.1 1329.9/1330.5
Rear Center 443/443.8 443/443.8 443/443.8 446/446.8 450/450.7
Head Tube Length 100 110 120 140 155
Top Tube Length 569.2/579.6 602.7/602.9 620.6/621.5 641.8/642.7 669.1/670
Seat Tube Angle 76.8/76.6 77.1/76.9 77.5/77.2 77.7/77.5 77.8/77.5
Standover Height 720.1/716.2 733/728.8 733.4/729.3 731.7/731.6 741/738.6
Bike Geometry Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

2024 Santa Cruz Heckler SL

  • Can I put a 27.5" front wheel on this bike?

    No, the bike is made specifically for MX wheels. A 27.5" front wheel would negatively affect the geometry.

  • Why MX (mixed) wheels?

    MX wheels give you the stability and traction of a 29" front wheel and the agility of a 27.5" rear wheel. The smaller rear wheel has a lower axle height so you can more easily unweight the front wheel. That means confident and agile handling on steep descents. The drive unit also propells the rear wheel over rough terrain with no hang ups or lost momentum.

  • Do all sizes use MX wheels?

    Yes, all sizes and builds.

  • I'm used to a 27.5" bike. What will feel different on MX?

    An MX bike handles differently than a 27.5" bike. It mainly feels more stable and confident in the front end. Turning is slower, but it feels more secure in corners, and you get more traction. There's a taller front axle height and improved rollover from the 29" back wheel. Lessening your chances of stuffing the front wheel or being sent over the handlebars. Use these features to ride on more challenging terrain with a more dynamic body position.

  • I'm used to a 29" bike. What will feel different on MX?

    A 29" bike has a ton of front wheel grip from the front wheel. Also from the axle height of the rear wheel, which keeps the front end of the bike weighted. These features give you a more natural riding position on lower-angle terrain, but you have to make adjustments for rearward bias. An MX bike has more rearward bias for a natural feel on steep descents. But you have to make adjustments for balance on flatter terrain. A lower handlebar, a more forward-biased suspension, and a Hi BB setting will make an MX feel like a 29er.

  • What's the recommended fork offset?

    The bike is optimized for a 44mm fork offset.

  • What is the crank arm Q-Factor?

    178mm.

  • There are different chainstay lengths for each size. Can I use a different swingarm to customize my bike length?

    The change in chainstay length happens in the front triangles. The pivot locations vary fore and aft to achieve the different lengths with a single size swingarm. No, you can't get the chainstay length of small on large, medium on extra-large, etc.

  • What are the largest and smallest rear rotors that fit on this bike?

    Largest rotor diameter is 223mm and smallest is 200mm.

  • Does this bike have a throttle?

    No, it's pedal assist only.

  • What's the maximum assisted speed?

    The bike has a max speed of 29mph/32kph in North America and 25kph in Europe and most other countries.

  • What cranks fit on the Fazua Ride 60 motor?

    It uses cranks with an ETOR spindle interface.

  • What can I do in the Fazua app?

    It connects your bike through Bluetooth so you can view live riding data. Like power output and battery percentage. You can also choose different assist modes, download new riding profiles, and update the Fazua system firmware.

  • Do I have to use the Fazua app?

    No, the bike is pre-programmed and works without it, but it's incredibly convenient.

  • How do I update the Fazua firmware?

    Updates can be installed through the Fazua app or consumer Fazua Toolbox desktop software. Or at a Santa Cruz Bicycles dealer.

  • Can I take the battery off the bike to charge it?

    No, the battery is made to be charges in the frame. You can only remove it for service.

  • Can I power a headlight and tail light from the battery?

    Yes, you just need lights with a Fazua style power cord. A dealer can help you install them.

  • Can I power my phone or other device with the USB-C port on the LED Hub?

    Yes.