Santa Cruz Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29 Review

The team at Santa Cruz has long resisted jumping on the EMTB bandwagon, but now they're gearing up to recapture lost ground with a beefy lineup of models. Indeed, the Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29 is just one of the many EMTBs that the Californians have on offer.
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In the automotive and motorcycle world, Japan has always had a reputation for being a breeding ground for excellent engines. Shimano is doing its utmost to live up to this reputation in the e-bike world with the EP801 engine. 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 X0 AXS RSV 29 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (11000) .

In the Downhill, the bike racks up plenty of points. The outstanding Rock Shox chassis calmly and confidently handles rough terrain. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Thanks to the solid power, the SRAM brakes can be counted on in the upper class segment. With four pistons and 200 millimeter rotors , Santa Cruz won't take any chances in that area. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Santa Cruz uses good equipment. 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. Too steep and technical uphills are less the comfort zone of the Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29. On bikes with a steeper seat angle and longer chainstays, it is much more relaxed to climb in demanding terrain. For the very good geometry, the developer team of Santa Cruz definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen. With its 21,8 kg, the Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29 is one of the lighter E-bikes. The competition is often significantly heavier.

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 10999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29

The final verdict speaks for itself. The Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29 is an excellent bike with a downhill mindset. Praise-worthy: 25 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz Heckler X0 AXS RSV 29 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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M
L
XL
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Wheelsize
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-
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29
29
29
29
Stack
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-
-
618
632
650
668
Reach
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-
-
452
472
492
517
Top Tube Length
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-
-
600
625
646
675
Seat Tube Length
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-
-
405
430
460
500
Seat Tube Angle
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-
-
76,6
76,4
76,7
76,8
Head Tube Length
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-
-
100
115
135
155
Head Tube Angle
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-
-
64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
Bottom Bracket Drop
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30
30
30
30
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
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342
342
342
342
Chainstay Length
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-
-
461
461
461
461
Wheelbase
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-
-
1242
1268
1297
1330
Standover Height
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-
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741
740
737
738
  • Motor Shimano EP801
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 720
  • Frame Heckler CC
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Zeb Ultimate, 160mm -or- FOX 36 Float Factory
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 210x55
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod Bridge
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
  • Chain SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM Code Silver Stealth
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims Reserve 30|HD 29"
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 6-Bolt, 24t, 32h
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGrip, EXO+
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion 29x2.4" 3C MaxxTerra, Double Down
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Medium, Ti
  • Seat Post OneUp V2 Dropper Post, 31.6 -or- RockShox Reverb Stealth -or- Fox Transfer
  • Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm
  • Handle Bar Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
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