Heckler SL & Shuttle AM Trail MTBs
Play Hard & Go Long
The new mid-travel trail e-MTBs share many similarities, but the playful MX-wheels and lightweight design of the Heckler SL and the big range of the Shuttle AM set them apart as your ideal electrified ride.
The New Heckler SL
Light As Heck & MX’d Wheels Only
The average weight on the new Heckler SL is 41lb. That’s a massive heft reduction over the Heckler, whose listed weight for the top-tier build was over 48lb. And to add more spice to the ride, Heckler SL is MX’d wheels only.
Fazua Ride 60 Motor Unit
A switch to the German manufacturer gives a smaller/lighter overall footprint to the motor & battery unit while still producing 60Nm & 430Wh. This offers Heckler SL a more lightweight design and natural handling yet the claimed range of a 630Wh e-MTB.
Looks & Rides Like A Bike
The trimmed-down motor unit lends the ability to run a sleek, compact frame design that looks more like a conventional bike than most other e-MTBs. And paired with the venerable VPP suspension, you’ve got the no-limits ride Santa Cruz is known for.
Party In The Back
A 29er in the front and a 27.5” out back bring Heckler SL to life. Accelerate faster, maneuver easier, and have a little more clearance to hang your rear off the back in the tech.
The New Shuttle AM
Get Up Early, Go The Distance
Shuttle AM’s your favorite oversized quad-shot with a spare energy tab in case the day runs a bit long. Housing Bosch’s new Performance CX motor with either a 625Wh or 720Wh battery pack (build-dependent) and compatible with the 250Wh PowerMore Range Extender, it’s a bike with the juice to go the distance.
Big Bosch Performance
Shuttle AM comes in three builds. Ride and Pro get Bosch’s 85Nm Performance CX motor and 625Wh and 750Wh batteries, respectively—huge torque and range by any e-MTB standards. Team edition dials it up to the Performance CX Race Edition motor (and 750Wh battery) to drop weight and select the tantalizing “race” power mode.
Ride Like You Stole It
Pivot equips Shuttle AM with 160mm up front and Pivot’s stunning DW-link suspension and 148mm of travel in back, as well as your choice of Shimano or SRAM drivetrains.
The End Of Fumes
Missing a final lap or nursing a tapped-out battery back to the trailhead sucks, so all builds are compatible with Bosch’s PowerMore Range Extender which adds 250Wh of juice. The size of a drinking bottle and just 3.3lb, it’s your portable stay-out-late power pack for big dumb rides.
Talk It Over With A Gearhead
Choosing a trail bike can be confusing enough before adding motors and batteries into the equation. We’re here to help you do the complex math to set your mind at ease that you’re picking the best e-MTB for you. If you still have questions, we’ve got your answers.