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The Heckler is the first eMTB offering from the iconic Santa Cruz. In 2021 it's offered in a 27.5" or Mullet wheel option.
This one, the Mullet has 160mm and 150mm of suspension front and back with the Shimano EP8 motor and 504Wh battery.

I was lucky enough to ride one for my YouTube channel and it's good, but like anything Santa Cruz, it comes with a pretty high price tag for a bike with pretty industry standard componentry.

Although my pick would be to go for the bigger brother the Bullitt.

Check the prices in your region
North America Buy at Jenson USA
North America Buy at Competitive Cyclist USA
United Kingdom Buy at Leisure Lakes Bikes UK


Price EU: €7290 US: $7699 EU: €8790 US: $9249 EU: €9390 US: $9899 EU: €11390 US: $12099
Frame Material CarbonCarbonCarbonCarbon
Weight 21.5kg21.1kg20.6kg20.6kg
Adjustable Geometry
Motor Shimano E7000 (60Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)
Battery Shimano BT-E8035 (504Wh)Shimano BT-E8035 (504Wh)Shimano BT-E8035 (504Wh)Shimano BT-E8035 (504Wh)
Quick Release Battery
Display Shimano SC-E7000Shimano SC-E7000Shimano SC-EM800Shimano SC-EM800
Front Fork RockShox Yari RCFox 36 Float PerformanceFox 36 Float Performance EliteFox 36 Float Performance
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe SelectRockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate
Suspension Travel F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm
Seatpost SDG Tellis SDG Tellis Fox Transfer Performance Elite Fox Transfer Factory
Brakes SRAM Guide RE SRAM Code R Shimano XT SRAM Code RSC
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle Shimano XT SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette SRAM PG1210 Eagle 12 speed SRAM XG1275 Eagle 12 speed Shimano M8100 12 speed SRAM XG1295 Eagle 12 speed
Wheel Size F: 27.5" R: 27.5" F: 27.5" R: 27.5" F: 27.5" R: 27.5" F: 27.5" R: 27.5"
Tyres Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Minion DHR II

* Estimated price based on unofficial sources.


Frame Geometry Layout
Frame size L
Geometry Setting
R Reach 465mm
SH Stack Height 620mm
SL Seattube Length 430mm
WB Wheelbase 1237mm
CL Chainstay Length 445mm
BB Height 346mm
SA Seattube Angle 76.0°
SO Standover Height 741mm
HA Headtube Angle 65.5°

Specification and geometry values are based on European market bikes. Every attempt is made to ensure the data is correct, but differences may occur in some regions for sales or availability reasons. Please check the bike manufacturer's specification sheet before buying a bike to ensure you're getting the bike specification you want.