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Santa Cruz Heckler 8.1 CC MX S

Santa Cruz Heckler 8.1 CC MX S
  • Color: Gloss Carbon and Black
  • Color: Fog and Yellowjacket
Color: Gloss Carbon and Black
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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.

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.

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!

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
A. Reach 436mm 456mm 481mm 505mm
B. Stack 613mm 627mm 641mm 664mm
C. Standover 744mm 742mm 757mm 739mm
D. Effective Top Tube 598mm 623mm 652mm 685mm
E. Head Tube Angle 64.6° 64.6° 64.6° 64.6°
F. Head Tube Length 120mm 135mm 150mm 175mm
G. Seat Tube Angle 75° 75° 75° 75°
H. Seat Tube Length 405mm 430mm 460mm 500mm
I. Bottom Bracket Height 348mm 348mm 348mm 348mm
J. Bottom Bracket Drop R:6.1mm R:6.1mm R:6.1mm R:6.1mm
M. Wheelbase 1208mm 1235mm 1266mm 1301mm
N. Front to Center 763mm 790mm 821mm 865mm
Crank Length 165mm 165mm 165mm 165mm
Stem Length 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Seatpost Length 150mm 170mm 170mm 170-175mm


Frame Full Carbon CC
Fork RockShox Pike Select+, 140mm, 29"
Rear Shock FOX Float Performance Elite DPS
Rims Front: RaceFace AR Offset 30 29"
Rear: RaceFace AR Offset 30 27.5"
Hubs Front: DT 370 15x110 32H
Rear: DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5, 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x 2.4", 3C, EXO+
Crankset Shimano EM600 Crank Arms, 165mm
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T
Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12 SPD
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors Avid Centerline 200mm
Handlebars Santa Cruz Di2 Carbon, 25mm rise
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz Palmdale Grips
Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3 42mm
Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
Saddle WTB Silverado Pro
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras E13 E-Spec+ AL chainguide
Stans Sealant, 2oz
Motor Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
Battery Shimano 504Wh Integrated
Controller/Display Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000
Charger Shimano Battery Charger

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Carbon and Black / Medium 192219176260 58-21216-107-3-716-403001-01
Gloss Carbon and Black / Large 192219176482 58-21216-107-4-716-403001-01
Gloss Carbon and Black / X-Large 192219176703 58-21216-107-5-716-403001-01
Gloss Carbon and Black / XX-Large 192219208671 58-21216-107-6-716-403001-01
Fog and Yellowjacket / Medium 192219176376 58-21216-107-3-717-403001-01
Fog and Yellowjacket / Large 192219176598 58-21216-107-4-717-403001-01
Fog and Yellowjacket / X-Large 192219176819 58-21216-107-5-717-403001-01
Fog and Yellowjacket / XX-Large 192219208565 58-21216-107-6-717-403001-01