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The thing that sets Santa Cruz's ebikes apart from the pack is the on-trail manners of the bike. Santa Cruz sweats the carbon layup and frame design so the frame is tough enough to handle the sheer quantity of riding ebikes allow. Santa Cruz doesn't cut corners when spec'ing componentry so your only concern is not getting lost rather than being stuck with a mechanical.
The new Heckler's geometry has been honed from a lot of testing and feedback in order to make the ride fun whether going up or down. And finally, Santa Cruz's legendary VPP suspension has been tuned precisely for ebike use. 150-millimeters of rear travel (with a 160-millimeter travel fork up front) seems to be the sweet spot for a bike intended to tame big trails on big days, with slightly less anti-squat to give it glue-like traction on the climbs you'll be testing yourself on.