Santa Cruz Heckler SL S I Carbon C Review

Bavarian engine craftsmanship meets American style icon. That's a pretty accurate one-liner for the Heckler SL S.
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. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Heckler SL S I Carbon C in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

Even nasty descents get smoothened by the good Rock Shox chassis. Bad brakes reduce the riding pleasure. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Heckler SL S. With their four pistons and large brake rotors the SRAM brake brakes good. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. 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 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. For the good geometry, the developer team of Santa Cruz definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen.

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 8499 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz Heckler SL S I Carbon C

Overall, the Heckler SL S is, due to an excellent handling, a good chassis and a good brake system is a good all-rounder for trips on extremely demanding single trails. Only a mediocre motor and a middle ground groupset slightly tarnish the otherwise successful overall picture. The generous warranty of 25 years proves that Santa Cruz stands behind its products.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz Heckler SL S 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 Select+, 160mm
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 210x55
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crank Praxis eTor AL, 104BCD, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t or SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd or SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM Code R
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims RaceFace AR Offset 30, 29"
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 370, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub DT Swis 370, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 36t, 28h
  • 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 OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 or RockShox Reverb, 31.6
  • Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
  • Handle Bar Burgtec Alloy Bar
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
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