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Santa Cruz are pushing hard in the trail bike market in 2022. The Heckler has an all new frame for 2022, EP8 on all models and most importantly the removable 720Wh battery which is the best match for the EP8 motor. The new geometry is spot on for trail riding

The MX model with the shorter chainstay is going to have a bit more of a nimble ride compared to the 29" version. If you're into a bit more downhill but not quite enduro, the MX is the Heckler for you.

Santa Cruz have really listened and brought this bike up to the level to compete with the Specialized Levo and Trek Rail in the high end trail bike market.

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

Specification

Trail
Model RSXTGX AXSX01 AXS RSV
Price
Frame Material CarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbon
Weight 22.1kg21.9kg21.8kg22.0kg22.0kg
Adjustable Geometry Flip ChipFlip ChipFlip ChipFlip ChipFlip Chip
Motor Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)
Battery Darfon Internal 720 (720Wh)Darfon Internal 720 (720Wh)Darfon Internal 720 (720Wh)Darfon Internal 720 (720Wh)Darfon Internal 720 (720Wh)
Quick Release Battery
Display Shimano SC-E7000Shimano SC-E7000Shimano EM800Shimano EM800Shimano EM800
Front Fork RockShox Lyrik SelectFox 36 Float PerformanceFox 36 Float Performance EliteFox 36 Float Performance EliteFox 36 Float Factory
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe SelectRockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Suspension Travel F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm
Seatpost SDG Trellis SDG Trellis Fox Transfer Performance Elite Fox Transfer Performance Elite Fox Transfer Performance Elite
Brakes SRAM G2 RE SRAM Code R Shimano XT SRAM Code R SRAM Code RSC
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle Shimano XT SRAM GX Eagle AXS SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
Cassette SRAM PG-1230 12 speed SRAM XG-1275 12 speed Shimano XT 12 speed SRAM XG-1275 12 speed SRAM XG-1295 12 speed
Wheel Size F: 29" R: 27.5" F: 29" R: 27.5" F: 29" R: 27.5" F: 29" R: 27.5" F: 29" R: 27.5"
Tyres F: Maxxis Assegai R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Assegai R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Assegai R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Assegai R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Assegai R: Maxxis Minion DHR II

* Estimated price based on unofficial sources.

Geometry

Frame Geometry Layout
Frame size LL
Geometry Setting Hi
R Reach 475mm472mm
SH Stack Height 629mm632mm
SL Seattube Length 430mm430mm
WB Wheelbase 1252mm1253mm
CL Chainstay Length 445mm446mm
BB Height 346mm342mm
SA Seattube Angle 76.7°76.4°
SO Standover Height 743mm740mm
HA Headtube Angle 64.8°64.5°

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.