2021 Santa Cruz Heckler | Everything You Need to Know.

The 2021 Santa Cruz Heckler gains Shimano’s new EP8 motor and an MX model sporting a mullet setup if that takes your fancy.

Changes to the 2021 Santa Cruz Heckler are limited to the new and better drive unit from Shimano and the addition of a mullet setup in the form of the Heckler MX. Otherwise it’s the same carbon CC 150mm travel bike that has gone down so well up until now.

Photo by Sven Martin.

Featuring subtle geometry tweaks compared to its unassisted brethren the Bronson, will the Santa Cruz Heckler adds a feather to its cap with the mullet-wheeled MX version for 2021, as well as gaining more power from the Shimano EP8 motor on the models S and above.

The Santa Cruz Heckler was the brand’s first foray into the eBike game and still comes with 150mm of VPP rear travel with the lower link driven shock as with most new Santa Cruz models, a 160mm fork, Carbon CC, a relatively small 504Wh integrated batter, and with a lifetime warranty.

Travel on the Heckler MX drops to 140mm front and rear but by the same linkage system and with the same battery and motor, to keep the bigger front wheel from raking out the geometry too much.

Four models are available the CC R, the CC S, the CC XT and the CC XO1 Reserve, starting at £6,399 and with the rather expensive CC XX1 AXS Reserve model being dropped, the CC XO1 Reserve tops the range at £9,999.

Photo by Sven Martin.

Geometry

On the Medium Heckler, geometry remains unchanged, with a head tube angle of 65.5 degrees, and a size-specific seat tube angle 76.1 degrees. Reach on the medium is 445mm and is mated to a sensibly short 405mm seat tube.

Over on the Heckler MX, you’ve got a 64.6 degree head tube and 75.1 degree seat tube angle, with a reach of 436mm and a seat tube of 405mm.

2021 Heckler and Heckler MX models

Heckler CC R

Leatt DBX 4.0 helmet

Key features:

  • RockShox Yari RC 160mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Steps E7000 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Guide RE brakes
  • SRAM MTH hubs on WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £6399.00 RRP

Heckler CC S

Key features:

  • Fox 36-E Float Performance 160mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Steps EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace ARC HD 30 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £7699.00 RRP

Heckler CC XT

Key features:

  • Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 160mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace ARC HD 30 rims
  • Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper
  • £8299.00 RRP

Heckler CC XO1 Reserve

Key features:

  • Fox 36-E Float Factory 160mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs on Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 rims
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £9,999.00 RRP

Heckler MX CC R

Key features:

  • RockShox Revelation RC 140mm fork
  • FOX Float Performance DPS shock
  •  SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Steps E7000 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Guide RE brakes
  • SRAM MTH hubs on WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £6399.00 RRP

Heckler MX CC S

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Select+ 140mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPS shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £7699.00 RRP

Heckler MX CC XT

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Select+ 140mm fork
  • Fox Float Performance Elite DPS shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs on RaceFace AR Offset 30 rims
  • Fox Transfer Performance Elite
  • £8299.00 RRP

Heckler MX CCXO1 Reserve

Key features:

  • RockShox Pike Ultimate 140mm fork
  • FOX Float Factory DPS shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 504Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs on Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 rims
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £9,999.00 RRP

You can check out the full Santa Cruz Heckler e-bike range over on their website here.