Santa Cruz Heckler SL R I Carbon C Review

Bavarian engine craftsmanship meets American style icon. That's a pretty accurate one-liner for the Heckler SL R.
Even steep ramps are surprisingly easy to climb with the Fazua motor. With its boost function, which provides 450 watts of support for a short period of time, the Fazua Ride 60 reduces the gap between light and classic full-power motors. At the moment, hardly any other light motor offers such a good combination of natural support, dynamic power delivery and capability. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the Heckler SL R , because of its low range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Heckler SL R I Carbon C in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

Carbon is considered a premium material in the bike industry. In the price range about 7500€, aluminium is usually the frame material used. With the carbon frame, Santa Cruz can clearly differentiate itself from many competitors. Rough descents take away some of the fear thanks to the average chassis. 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. The average shifting components and accessories leave some tuning potential open. For most e-bikers, this should be an acceptable point. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. 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 7499 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz Heckler SL R I Carbon C

For tours, the Heckler SL R with a fantastic handling is well equipped. Only with a mediocre motor and an average chassis you have to look away. The warranty of 25 years proves that Santa Cruz has a lot of trust in its products.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz Heckler SL R I Carbon C 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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-
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
Stack
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-
616,8
625,8
634,9
653
666,5
Reach
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432,4
457,4
477,5
497,4
522,5
Top Tube Length
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579,6
602,9
621,5
642,7
670
Seat Tube Length
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-
380
405
430
460
500
Seat Tube Angle
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76,6
76,9
77,2
77,5
77,5
Head Tube Length
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100
110
120
140
155
Head Tube Angle
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-
64
64
64
64
64
Bottom Bracket Drop
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-
22,5
22,5
22,5
22,5
22,5
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
340,7
340,7
340,7
340,7
340,7
Chainstay Length
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-
443,8
443,8
443,8
446,8
450,7
Wheelbase
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-
1209
1239
1263
1295
1330,5
Standover Height
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716,2
728,8
729,3
731,6
738,6
  • Motor FAZUA Evation Ride 60
  • Display LED Hub + Ring Control
  • Battery 430
  • Frame Heckler SL I Carbon C
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Base, 160mm
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper FOX Float Performance, 210x55 or Fox Float DPS Performance, 210x55
  • Gearrange 455%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM NX
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crank Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM DB8
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 29"
  • Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt 32h
  • Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, HG, 6-Bolt, 32h
  • Tires Front Maxxis Minion DHF 29"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip, EXO
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C MaxxTerra, EXO+
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, CroMo
  • Seat Post SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
  • Stem e.13 Base
  • Handle Bar e13 TRS Base
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA IS-2/47/42 ACB or Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
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