Santa Cruz Heckler XX AXS RSV 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 XX AXS RSV MX comes with this exact wheel configuration. Combined with a generous amount of suspension travel, it aims to maximize fun on the descents.
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. Thanks to the good range, longer tours with the Heckler XX AXS RSV MX are no problem.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Heckler XX AXS RSV MX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (13000) .

Even on rough terrain, the Heckler XX AXS RSV MX doesn't lose its composure thanks to the excellent Rock Shox chassis, giving you a lot of control. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Thanks to the solid power, the Magura brakes can be counted on in the upper class segment. With four pistons and big brake rotors, Santa Cruz won't take any chances in that area. Taking a holistic approach also includes looking at the gearing and components. The components are of good qualtiy and offer no reason for criticism here. 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. Overall, the Santa Cruz developers have done a great job with a god geometry. The scale stays at 21,28 kg with this model. That makes the Heckler XX AXS RSV MX one of the light All Mountains.

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 13299 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz Heckler XX AXS RSV MX

If you're looking for a comfortable ride for everyday use, the Heckler XX AXS RSV MX isn't for you, because this bike only knows one gear when going downhill - full throttle! With a very good chassis, a very good geometry and a good brake system, it puts most of the competition when it gets really gnarly in its place. The proud price of 13299 € is likely to exceed most wallets. A generous warranty also speaks of sustainable business practices. With 25 years of warranty, Santa Cruz sets the bar high!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz Heckler XX AXS RSV 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 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 Ultimate Bridge
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX Eagle AXS T-Type, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, 10-52t
  • Chain SRAM XX Eagle T-Type, Flattop, 12spd
  • Brake Set Magura MT7 Pro
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims Reserve 30|HD 29"
  • Front Hub Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110, Torque Cap, 6-Bolt, 28h
  • Rear Hub Industry Nine Hydra, 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, Ti
  • Seat Post RockShox Reverb AXS, 31.6
  • Stem Industry Nine A35, 40mm
  • Handle Bar Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Chris King DropSet 3 Integrated
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