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Santa Cruz Heckler 5TH Element '03

Santa Cruz Heckler 5TH Element '03

The Heckler blurs the line between cross country performance and freeride grins.

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Boasting 5 inches of rear wheel travel, yet still blessed with quick geometry and lightweight manners, the Heckler blurs the line between cross country performance and freeride grins. 

  • 125mm/5”-travel fun/trail/freeride aluminium frame with PS 5th Element shock.
  • Compatible with 100-150mm-travel forks.
  • 7.9lb/3.6kg.
  • Sizes: S (14), M(17), L (19), XL (21").
  • Powder coat colours available to order: Black, Red, Scuba Yellow, White, Grey or Blue.
  • Anodised colours available to order: Blue, Grey, Silver, Orange, Green Black, Steel Blue, Citrus or Orange.
  • Custom colours available to order for £65 extra: Trans Blue, Duke Blue, Trans Red, Polish, Root Beer or Trans Gold.

‘If you ride the hardcore stuff but stop short of hucking buildings, you’re so going to love the Heckler.’
Singletrack mag: Winter 2002.

‘The completely redesigned Heckler is poised once again to defy popular mountain bike convention by demonstrating that a long-travel freeride-oriented chassis can roll handlebar to handlebar with some of the most efficient cross-country bikes on the market today.

I recommend the Heckler to second generation trail riders – hard-core mountain bikers who have well developed bike handling skills and have cranked many miles on dual-suspension bikes. The Heckler is sturdy and versatile. You can jump it, ride stunts or take it out on an epic without touching it with an allen wrench. Its single-pivot suspension may be primitive by today’s standards, but it has been tuned to the peak of its evolutionary curve and performs with a sophistication that most four-bar systems have yet to attain. The Heckler is a no-nonsense performer that I would very much like to have in my stable.'
Mountain Bike Action: January 2003.


We would be delighted and honoured to custom build a Heckler frame into the bike of your dreams

When you book a custom build, you will be sized carefully and the bike will be spec’d exactly to your requirements. The wheels will be handbuilt, natch. If it’s a suspension bike, the fork and rear shock will be tuned to your weight. We spend around 5 hours on every custom build. Our custom builds are as carefully assembled as a pro’s racing bike. The cost of a custom build is the price of the frame + £100 labour + the price of the components used. Then we give you a 20% discount off all the components. Next day you’ll be riding a truly unique bicycle which we guarantee will work perfectly. Imagine that.



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