Santa Cruz Heckler GX AXS MX Review

Up front, it's all business; out back, it's a party. That's often how the mixed-wheel setup, featuring a 29-inch front wheel and a 27.5-inch rear wheel, is described. The Heckler GX AXS MX comes with this exact wheel configuration. Combined with a generous amount of suspension travel, it aims to maximize fun on the descents.
As a component giant, Shimano is mostly known for its dominant position in bicycle gears. But with the EP801, the Japanese are clearly showing that they can look beyond their own plate too. Even nasty steep sections are effortlessly climbed by the motor. The Shimano EP801 conveys a riding feeling. Whoever enjoys longer tours will be pleased with the good range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Heckler GX AXS MX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (9000) .

Even nasty descents get smoothened by the good Rock Shox chassis. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. The mid-range brakes from SRAM do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Santa Cruz uses average parts. When it comes to the geometry, Santa Cruz does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. The bottom bracket is high, which costs handling points. This tends to make the rider stand on the bike. On other EMTBs it feels better integrated. Due to the short chainstays , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting. Hell yeah, the geometry is killer! Here the know-how of the Santa Cruz developers is videly visible.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 8999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz Heckler GX AXS MX

The developers of Santa Cruz have created a solid all-rounder with the Heckler GX AXS MX. Even though the E-Mountainbike reveals a weak flank with a middle ground motor and an average brake system, it remains thanks to a very good geometry, a good chassis and a Impressive range:Genetiv a widely applicable vehicle. With 25 years of warranty, nothing stands in the way of a long-term relationship.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz Heckler GX AXS MX Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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S
M
L
XL
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Wheelsize
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-
27,5
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
Stack
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-
609
618
632
650
668
Reach
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-
427
452
472
492
517
Top Tube Length
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-
572
600
625
646
675
Seat Tube Length
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-
390
405
430
460
500
Seat Tube Angle
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-
76,7
76,6
76,4
76,7
76,8
Head Tube Length
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-
130
100
115
135
155
Head Tube Angle
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-
64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
Bottom Bracket Drop
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-
12
21
21
21
21
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
342
342
342
342
342
Chainstay Length
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-
446
446
446
446
446
Wheelbase
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-
1207
1227
1253
1282
1315
Standover Height
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-
716
741
740
737
738
  • Motor Shimano EP801
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 720
  • Frame Heckler CC
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Zeb Select+, 160mm -or- Fox 36 Performance Elite
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod Bridge
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM Code Bronze Stealth
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims RaceFace ARC HD 30 29"
  • Front Hub E13 SL, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 32h
  • Rear Hub E13 SL E-Spec, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 32h
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, Double Down
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo
  • Seat Post OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer
  • Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
  • Handle Bar Santa Cruz e35 Carbon
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
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