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Heckler

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Frame Color

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Shock

  • Fox Float CTD

Fork

  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 150
  • Rockshox Pike RC 150

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From $2499 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano SLX and SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Sektor Gold RL 150 Fork
  • SLX Derailleur
  • Sram DB1 Brakes
  • Sram s1000 2x Cranks
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From $3099 USD

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
  • Rockshox Pike RC 150 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • Deore Brakes
  • Sram s1000 2x Cranks
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Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Sektor Gold RL 150mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutA curated mix of Shimano SLX and SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X5
Rear DérailleurShimano SLX M675 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano Deore M610
CranksetSram S1000 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano Deore HG50, 10sp, 11-36
ChainKMC X10.93, 10sp
BrakesSram DB1 w /Sram G2 CS Rotors, 180mm Front/160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Ride 740, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller - 2 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis High Roller 2 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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Customizations
Frame MaterialAluminum
ForkRockshox Pike RC 150mm Solo Air w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer
ShockFox Float CTD Evolution
AboutA curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore and SRAM components.
Front DérailleurSram X5
Rear DérailleurShimano XT M786 GS Shadow Plus
ShiftersShimano SLX M670
CranksetSram S1000 2x10 22/34
Bottom BracketIncluded w/ crankset
CassetteShimano SLX HG81, 10sp, 11-36
ChainShimano SLX HG75
BrakesShimano Deore M615 w/Shimano RT66 Rotors, 180mm Front /160mm Rear
HeadsetCane Creek 10 series tapered, cartridge bearing
BarsRaceface Ride 740, 31.8mm clamp
StemRaceface Ride
GripsSanta Cruz Palmdale Lock-on
Front HubSram MTH 716 15x100
Rear HubSram MTH 746 142x12
RimsWTB STi23 TCS
SpokesDT Champion 2.0 Spokes
Front TireMaxxis High Roller - 2 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
Rear TireMaxxis High Roller 2 27.5x2.3, Tubeless Ready, EXO Protection
TubesStans Sealant
Seat PostRaceface Ride, 30.9x375mm
SaddleWTB Volt Race
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Frame Only Options

  • Aluminum Frame & Fox Float CTD: $1299 USD

Model Info

Heckler

The Heckler shares the same super awesome geometry as the Bronson, delivered in a robust single pivot package.

With 27.5” wheels and 150mm travel the Heckler continues Santa Cruz's heritage in single pivot aluminum suspension.  

Ideal as an All Mountain heavy hitter, the low maintenance single pivot design minimises pedal feedback, and loves nothing more than railing berms, popping out of turns and smashing through rock gardens.  Day after day after day.

Looking for something with a bit less and travel and little more agility?  The Bantam is our 125mm single pivot sibling.

Ready to try VPP™? The Bronson has similar geometry

 

Features

  • 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 BB for creak-free riding and easy installation
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Frame Geometry

SMLXL
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"
Wheelbase1107.7mm43.61"1138.6mm44.83"1164mm45.83"1192.3mm46.94"
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"
Reach374.3mm14.74"402mm15.83"427.4mm16.83"444.2mm17.49"
Stack586.7mm23.1"596mm23.46"596mm23.46"614.4mm24.19"

Frame Size Information

s
5'0" — 5'5"
m
5'5" — 5'10"
l
5'10" — 6'1"
xl
6'1" — 6'6"

Tech Info

Suspension SystemSingle Pivot
Front DerailleurClamp
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
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

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Tech Info

Shock: Fox Float CTD Evolution

Rider WeightAir PressureShock Sag
100lbs (45.5kg)90 psi12-15 mm
120lbs (54.4kg)110 psi12-15 mm
140lbs (63.5kg)130 psi12-15 mm
160lbs (72.6kg)150 psi12-15 mm
180lbs (81.8kg)170 psi12-15 mm
200lbs (90.7kg)190 psi12-15 mm
220lbs (99.8kg)210 psi12-15 mm
240lbs (108.8kg)230 psi12-15 mm
260lbs (117.9kg)255 psi12-15 mm
280lbs (127kg)280 psi12-15 mm

Tech Info

F.A.Q.

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 front derailleur do I need?

This bike uses a 34.9mm Top Swing (low-clamp) Top Pull front derailleur.

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 rear hub do I need?

This bike uses a 142x12 through-axle rear hub, and includes a DT RWS axle.

What size seatpost do I need?

We use a 30.9mm seatpost. Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 100mm (4").

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. http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/SI_0053A_001...

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

Five Year 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 five years from the date of sale and applies to the original owner. This warranty does not cover custom finishes.

Lifetime Bearing Warranty

Santa Cruz Bicycles frame bearings are warranted for life to the original owner of the bike. The return process is simple: send your used bearings back to Santa Cruz Bicycles in an envelope marked "Warranty Bearing Replacement", and be sure to include your return address. We'll turn your package around within 48 hours, and cover the shipping back to you. That's it!

No-Fault Replacement

Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement 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.