Good things are worth waiting for, and Santa Cruz certainly took their sweet time before jumping aboard the light eMTB bullet train. Finally, they present the all-new Santa Cruz Heckler SL light eMTB, relying on the FAZUA Ride 60 motor and offering a trail bike character. Has the wait paid off? We put it to the test to find out.
With the Santa Cruz Heckler SL, the Californian brand now present their first light eMTB, relying on the 60 Nm FAZUA Ride 60 motor and an integrated, non-removable 430 Wh battery. The Heckler SL is exclusively available as a mixed wheel mullet setup, offering 160 and 150 mm travel front and rear, and tipping the scales at just 18.6 kg in size L. While it looks a lot like the analogue Bronson, the geometry and kinematics have been adapted. Of course, it stays true to Santa Cruz’s signature look with the low shock and VPP rear suspension.
For the whole review visit our sister-magazine E-Mountainbike.
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Words: Peter Walker Photos: Peter Walker