Danny won't stop talking about his new Heckler Danny MacAskill just doesn't stop talking about ebikes. He's infatuated with them. In fact, the only time he's not chewing someone's ear off about how good they are is when he's riding them. And when he's riding an e-bike, he rides and rides and rides. Which is partly why we've made the newest Heckler able to go further, higher, faster, and be funner. Available with mixed MX wheels or as a dual 29er bike, Heckler features a ride-tuned geometry that makes things fun whether going uphill, downhill...or even just flat and fast. Anchoring it all is 150mm of Santa Cruz's legendary Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension that's been paired with a 160mm-travel fork, and tuned precisely for e-bike riding. With slightly less anti-squat to give it glue-like traction on the climbs and poppy maneuverability on the way back down, Heckler smashes the sweet spot for taming big trails on big days. About those big days...the latest generation of the Heckler comes with a long-running 720 watt-hour interchangeable battery that can be swapped in seconds with just a 4mm allen key. This lets riders expand their own trail map, giving access to previously unreachable trails, unlocking lesser-used trails, and cramming more riding into less time. And when you're riding that much, durability is critical, which is why Santa Cruz sweats the carbon layup and frame design, then backs it up with a lifetime warranty on the frame, bearings, and Reserve carbon wheels - 150mm VPP travel - Mixed & 29-inch wheels - 720wh battery
What goes up, loves coming down The Bullit is an electric mountain bike designed for tackling the steepest and deepest of trails in both directions. Imagine the kinds of rooty, rocky, horror fests usually reserved for our biggest-hitting bikes like the Nomad and Megatower. Then imagine what lies beyond that. Where the Heckler's priority is agility and playful handling, the Bullit takes more of a no-limits approach. 170mm travel, a 38mm fork, and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform. This is a bike for riders who seek V10-level terrain that's out of range of any chairlift or shuttle road. It was actually the Santa Cruz Syndicate team's success on their mixed-wheel DH race bikes that made us consider the same format for the Bullit. We learned from them that mixed wheels provide the confidence at speed of a 29er with the more spritely handling characteristics and maneuverability of a 27.5-inch rear wheel. And, for an e-bike, it also means we can dictate exactly how long (or short) we want to make the chainstays to balance climbing traction and handling. The added butt clearance on super steep stuff is just another bonus. The biggest trails take a bigger commitment to reach them. Thankfully Shimano's commitment to the STEPS EP8 motor means we have a lighter, more powerful (85Nm), more compact, and more efficient way of reaching them. The EP8 is also tuned to give more power in Trail mode without affecting range. So, paired with Shimano's biggest 630wh battery, it ensures the Bullit is fully equipped for long, tough climbs to the longest, toughest descents.
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