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  • Orange & Gloss Black


  • Rock Shox Monarch Plus


  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 150
  • Rockshox Pike RC 150

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Build Kit Options


From $2299 USD

  • Shimano drivetrain with SRAM's DB1 brakes and MTH hubs
  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 150 Fork
  • SLX Derailleur
  • SRAM DB1 Brakes
  • Shimano Deore M617, 22/36t Cranks

From $2499 USD

  • Shimano 2x10 drivetrain, SRAM hubs, and Shimano brakes
  • Rockshox Pike RC 150 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • Shimano Deore M615 Brakes
  • Shimano Deore M617, 22/36t Cranks


The Heckler brings the popular geometry and travel of a Bronson into an efficient single-pivot aluminum package.

Renowned as one of the original all-mountain heavy hitters, this eighth generation of the Heckler still loves nothing more than railing berms, popping out of turns and smashing through rock gardens.  The low-maintenance single pivot frame now comes with a lifetime guarantee, and pedals better than ever thanks to advancements in shock tuning  

When your trail bike is your only bike, Heckler is there for you. 

Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Sektor Gold RL 150mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus
AboutShimano drivetrain with SRAM's DB1 brakes and MTH hubs
Front DérailleurShimano M618
Rear DérailleurShimano SLX M675 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano Deore SL
CranksetShimano Deore M617, 22/36t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano Deore HG50, 10sp, 11-36
ChainKMC X10.93, 10sp
BrakesSRAM DB1
Brake RotorsAvid G2 CS; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRace Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
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Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Pike RC 150mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockRock Shox Monarch Plus
AboutShimano 2x10 drivetrain, SRAM hubs, and Shimano brakes
Front DérailleurShimano M618
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetShimano Deore M617, 22/36t
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainKMC X10.93, 10sp
BrakesShimano Deore M615
Brake RotorsShimano RT66; 180mm
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRace Face Ride 760mm, 35mm clamp
StemRace Face Ride, 35mm clamp
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
SpokesDT Swiss Champion
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, 27.5x2.3
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR2, TR, 27.5x2.3
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
Launch Bike Builder

Frame Only Options

  • Aluminum Frame & Rock Shox Monarch RT: $1299 USD

Model Info


Looking for something with a bit less and travel and little more speed?  The Tallboy is our 29er single pivot sibling.

Ready to try VPP™? The Bronson has similar geometry

Proud owner of a new Heckler? Take a minute to register it with us. 


  • External Dropper Post Cable Routing
  • Full aluminum frame and swingarm
  • 150mm (6") single pivot suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Double sealed pivot for long bearing life
  • Angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Collet axle pivot locks in place without pinch bolts
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Frame Geometry

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 544.4mm axle-to-crown height.

Top Tube Length553.7mm21.8"584.2mm23"609.6mm24"635mm25"
Seat Tube Length407mm16.02"431.8mm17"469.9mm18.5"508mm20"
Head Tube Angle67°67°67°67°67°67°67°67°
Seat Tube Angle73°73°73°73°73°73°73°73°
BB Height346mm13.62"346mm13.62"346mm13.62"346mm13.62"
Head Tube Length90mm3.54"100mm3.94"100mm3.94"120mm4.72"
Chainstay Length439mm17.28"439mm17.28"439mm17.28"439mm17.28"
Standover Height725.8mm28.57"725.8mm28.57"733mm28.86"760mm29.92"

Frame Size Information

5'0" — 5'5"
5'5" — 5'10"
5'10" — 6'1"
6'1" — 6'6"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemSingle Pivot
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
Eye to Eye length216mm
Fork Compatibility150-160mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.4"
Brake Typesdisc, recommend 165/180mm rotors, 203mm is rear rotor max
Water Bottle Mounts1 bottle cage mount



Tech Info


Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting.  Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

Can I use a dropper post on this bike?

Yes, we have included routing for remote-actuated telescoping seatposts on the frame.

It looks like the swingarm is off center on my frame- is everything ok?

Yes- this is correct. With our newer pivot system, the pivot axle draws the swingarm over to one side in order to properly preload the bearings. This offset is accounted for in the frame design so everything ends up nice and straight in the end.

What fork sizes are recommended?

We recommend 150-160mm travel. All of the forks we spec are 150mm, which we feel balances the bike the best.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin...
You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 30.9mm seatpost in it.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

We use a headset generally referred to as "mixed tapered". This is a 44mm internal upper cup, with an external 49mm lower cup. The SHIS name is ZS44/28.6 EC49/40.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What q-factor should I use for the cranks?

On any crank with optional Q-factor, choose the wider version.  166 for Sram XX, or 168 for XX1.  For Shimano doubles, we recommend the M980.  

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size shock does it use?

This bike uses a 216x63mm shock with 22x8mm eyelet hardware (21.8mm x 8mm for SRAM). Please do not use any other shock size or modify with eccentric shock bushings- this can cause damage or clearance issues with the frame.

Why does this frame use a standard thread-in bottom bracket, when many of your competitors use press-in style (BB30, Pressfit 30, BB90, BB92, BB86)

It is true that there are some slight weight savings available with the various pressfit bb designs (exact weight savings obviously vary depending on system, frame manufacturing techniques, and crank model), but we don't feel this small savings make up for the inconveniences. We are still able to make a frame that is lighter than most of our competitors, while still using a heavier bb system. There are a number of disadvantages that exist with press fit systems:

1) Special installation and removal tools are required for these parts, including a headset press. This is not convenient for most home mechanics, and they are quite expensive. Traditional external BB's can be installed or removed with a simple $10 hand tool.

2) "Permanently installed cups". Shimano doesn't recommend removing and re-installing their press in bb cups (as they may become damaged), so moving parts from bike to bike is no longer an option.

3) Creaking or shifting bb's can be common with these systems. Since the bearing is pressed into a cup, which is then pressed into the frame- it can be hard to get all of the press fits snug- without being too tight on the bearing or too loose in the frame.

4) Reasonable tube sizes. One of the most commonly claimed advantages of a larger bb shell is the larger diameter downtube that goes with it. This may be an advantage on road bikes, where tubes can be incredibly thin and large for optimal stiffness. On a mountain bike, this area of the frame sees a lot of abuse from rocks and crashing, and needs to have a certain amount of wall thickness to survive actual use. Using what we consider a "safe" wall thickness and carbon layup, and a fairly typical tube diameter, we get an exceedingly stiff, light, durable product. If we used a larger downtube, we would either have a heavier frame (same wall thickness but larger diameter), or a less durable product (thinner walls and larger diameter).

5) Chain clearance. Take a look at some of our competitors frames with press in bb shells. The down tube comes so close to the chainrings that many frames have chainsuck guards on the downtube! In our mind, the chain should be able to fall off on a mountain bike and not get jammed between your crank and thin-walled carbon downtube.

6) Backwards compatibility: Many of our customers purchase a frame and build it up with their choice of parts, or parts from an old bike. By using a standard bb, we are compatible with everything without requiring confusing adaptors.

7) Chainguide compatibility: While it may seem strange to talk about putting chainguides on a short travel bike, it is becoming more common now with 10 speed drivetrains. Thread in bb's mean the frame is compatible with bb mount chainguides. We like versatility....

Warranty & Registration

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame it determines to be defective. The warranty will be in effect for lifetime of the original, registered owner. In order to confirm that you are the original owner, we require that you register on our Warranty page at the time of purchase. Frames produced prior to Model Year 2016 are covered under the previously stated five-year warranty. Warranties do not cover custom finishes. 

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles pivot bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send a copy of the receipt from your bike purchase, along with your address and phone number, to Be sure to include your bike's model, year, and material (carbon or aluminum). We'll send out your package within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement frame parts available to the original owner at a minimal charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the bike.