Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Heckler 8 CC XT

  • $13,349.99

In-Store Pickup Only

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.


FOX 36 Float Performance Elite, 160mm, 27.5"


RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur 

Shimano XT M8100, 12spd


Shimano XT M8100, 12spd


Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm


Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t


Shimano XT, 12spd                                                                            


Shimano XT 8120                                                                               

Brake Rotors    

Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 203mm


Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset


Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise


Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm


Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips

Front Hub        

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub          

DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 32h


RaceFace ARC HD 30 27.5"


E13 E-Spec+ AL                                                                                 


Shimano 504Wh Integrated

Drive Unit        

Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800


Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800


Shimano Mode Switch, SW-EM800-L


Shimano Battery Charger


Sapim Race                                                                                        

Front Tire         

Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR

Rear Tire          

Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5x2.6 EXO+ TR


Stans Sealant 2oz                                                                               

Seat Post          

Fox Transfer Performance Elite


WTB Silverado Team Saddle