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Santa Cruz 2021 Heckler 8.1 CC MX S - Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Heckler 8.1 CC MX S

  • $12,349.99

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Even more to heckle

The Heckler is about expanding your own trail map - accessing previously unreachable trails, unlocking less-used trails, and doing so independently. The full carbon frame and interchangeable 504wh battery keep the weight down compared to bikes with larger batteries but it's fast and easy to put in a fresh battery for even bigger, longer days.

Our bikes have always been about amplifying fun. Trailblazers like Greg Williams, Ash Smith, and Danny MacAskill weren’t asking for a dumbed-down ride up. Or down. They wanted something to push their riding to new levels and held maneuverability sacrosanct as the new tech was introduced.

27.5-inch wheels are lighter and easier to move around. The mixed-wheel option gives riders the confidence of a 29-inch wheel up front for traction and roll-over when you're caught off guard by technical features. But retaining the 27.5 rear wheel allowed us to keep the moderate chainstay length of the Heckler (445mm), which provides a snappy and easy-to-handle bike on tight, demanding trails. We did this without compromising on the standard Heckler’s geometry, so the bike’s character is still very lithe and accurate.

The new Shimano EP8 motor is lighter than the previous unit (380g), has more power (85nm versus 75nm), smaller volume (-10%) for greater ground clearance, less drag (50%), more heat resistant, and tuned to give more power in Trail mode. All this means it's even more capable of tackling longer, tougher rides.

And like every Santa Cruz bike, the Heckler is built for the rigors of true mountain biking. Shimano electronics were chosen for their refinement and reliability, while quality pivot hardware, easily replaceable radial bearings and no-nonsense internal cabling were considered with a mechanic's sanity in mind!

The Heckler’s boundaries aren’t defined by distance, laps, or time. The boundaries in our head that say, “Don’t bother”, “Turn back”, “Impossible.” Smashing these boundaries is what got us hooked on riding in the first place. Heckler’s not about taking things easy, it’s about making things possible.

Santa Cruz Heckler Review

RockShox Pike Select+, 140mm, 29"

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS

Rear Derailleur 

SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd

Shimano EM600 Crank Arms, 165mm

SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T

SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD


Brake Rotors    
Avid Centerline 200mm

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise

Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub        
DT 370 15x110 32H

Rear Hub          
DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h

RaceFace AR Offset 30 29" Rim (F) / RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5" Rim (R)

E13 E-Spec+ AL

Shimano 504Wh Integrated

Drive Unit        
Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800

Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000

Shimano E7000 Mode Switch

Shimano Battery Charger

Sapim Race

Front Tire         
Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR

Rear Tire          
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, EXO+

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post          
SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6

WTB Silverado Pro

* Specifications are subject to change without notice