Santa Cruz Heckler

PDXzap

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Looks like a nice bike but way more than I'd like to spend.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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Looks like a nice bike but way more than I'd like to spend.
Very nice but little late to the game!
They should spec 650+ whr battery at that pricepoint.

Any bike that costs $5K + and weighs 50+ lbs should have at least 625 whr battery.

If it is a road bike or eMTB that is designed to be ultra light weight, I can understand but this bike seems nice but too late.
 

Nutella

Active Member
They are one of many making nice bikes in the mtb world. This one strikes me as too little too late. People who love Santa Cruz will surely buy it, otherwise there are a lot of other choices out there of similar worth. I'm sure their marketing people were all banging their heads against their desks when Specialized dropped the SL the week before. Thunder = stolen
 

bob armani

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Very nice but little late to the game!
They should spec 650+ whr battery at that pricepoint.

Any bike that costs $5K + and weighs 50+ lbs should have at least 625 whr battery.

If it is a road bike or eMTB that is designed to be ultra light weight, I can understand but this bike seems nice but too late.
"Nice but too late". They were really dragging their feet too long on the release. I thought they would have done this a few years ago. Interesting points you have made here. Considering other makers have released a larger battery, for competitive reasons they missed it on this one. More points to ponder with SC.
 

bob armani

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They are one of many making nice bikes in the mtb world. This one strikes me as too little too late. People who love Santa Cruz will surely buy it, otherwise there are a lot of other choices out there of similar worth. I'm sure their marketing people were all banging their heads against their desks when Specialized dropped the SL the week before. Thunder = stolen
Yeah, and Canyon eMTBs are also on the horizon (late in coming to the USA) in 2021.