Santa Cruz Launches The Heckler EP8 and MX

Santa Cruz Launches The Heckler EP8 and MX

Ian Collins, 12/11/2020
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Ian Collins, 12/11/2020

Today Santa Cruz announced an updated Heckler modeled after the original, only now with the new Shimano EP8 motor, but the bigger news is that they’re also launching a mixed wheel size 29″/27.5″ version with a bit less travel at 140mm, dubbed the MX.

Heckler MX

The big story with the new motor is its lower weight (380 grams lighter), decreased drag (by 50%), lower volume (10% smaller) and increased power (85 Nm vs 70 Nm). Like the standard updated Heckler, it continues to use the Shimano STEPS motor.

Details

  • 85 Nm Motor
  • 500 Wh Battery
  • 140mm of VPP® lower link rear travel + 140mm fork
  • 29/27.5 (MX) Wheels

Geometry

Specs

Heckler EP8

The Heckler EP8 just sees the new…you guessed it – EP8 Motor which provides the aforementioned decrease weight, drag, and volume while adding power. Aside from that, the travel and wheelsize remain the same.

Details

  • 150mm VPP® rear travel, 160mm fork
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • 504wh battery capacity
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made for: Aggressive trail riding
  • Sizes: S-XXL

Geometry

Specs

Pricing

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