Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Heckler 8.1 CC MX XT

  • $13,349.99


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.

Fork          

RockShox Pike Select+, 140mm, 29"

Shock        

FOX Float Performance Elite DPS

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters      

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset    

Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm

Cassette    

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain        

Shimano XT, 12spd

Brakes       

Shimano XT 8120

Brake Rotors   

Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 203mm

Headset     

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars           

Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise

Stem         

Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm

Grips         

Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub  

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub   

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 32h

Rims          

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

Chainguide

E13 E-Spec+ AL

Battery      

Shimano 504Wh Integrated

Drive Unit  

Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800

Display      

Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800

Remote     

Shimano Mode Switch, SW-EM800-L

Charger     

Shimano Battery Charger

Spokes      

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+

Tubes        

Stans Sealant 2oz

Seat Post   

Fox Transfer Performance Elite

Saddle       

WTB Silverado Team Saddle