Heckler MX Questions????

Cell4soul

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I am considering a Heckler MX GX AXS. Santa Cruz has some sales on their website right now and I am finding a few bikes in stock at various suppliers. On their website, they have a GX AXS in Dark Matte Pewter. This bike says it comes with the GX AXS Transmission (T-Type) and it has the EP8-01. If I select the Avocado Green GXS AXS, it comes with the GX XAS non T-Type drivetrain and it says it is the EP8. Does this mean the Matte Dark Pewter is a 2024 and the Avocado Green is a 2023? Is there any other way to tell a difference?

Also, I have read there were issues with the battery and charge port cover on earlier bikes. Is there still an issue with poor fitment on the battery/cover? Any issues with water and dirt ingress? Are there still issues with the battery falling out? Have they resolved any issues with the charge port cover?

I appreciate any feedback. Thank you.
 

leroy

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correct, pewter is the latest colour so will have t type vs gx axs on the avocado,
I've got a current red and i had an avocado and the battery cover fitment is shit on both compared to a friends bullet.
however,dont let that put you off what is a brilliant bike.
 

leroy

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charge port cover hasn't changed so will be the same on any colour.
it seems a bit sketchy but I've never had a problem with the two i own but if the weather is wet here in the uk i put a small piece of tape over it to be sure it doesn't come lose.
 

Cell4soul

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I appreciate the feedback. I’d love to hear more feedback if anyone has any. I had a chance to test ride the bike and really like the geometry and way it rides. The Darfon battery interface issues I’ve read about still have me a little concerned. I know Santa Cruz is about to release a new model, but also know that will come at a premium. So many choices out there.
 

JStrube

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I have a pretty late build of the older style in GX AXS and the battery cover falling off is not an issue. It doesn't have tight closure, but it doesn't rattle or fall off. I bought my bike just before the new transmission types came out.
 

Cell4soul

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Jul 11, 2022
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Mesa, AZ
I have a pretty late build of the older style in GX AXS and the battery cover falling off is not an issue. It doesn't have tight closure, but it doesn't rattle or fall off. I bought my bike just before the new transmission types came out.
I appreciate the feedback. How have you liked the bike so far?
 
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leroy

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Jul 10, 2021
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milton keynes
I appreciate the feedback. I’d love to hear more feedback if anyone has any. I had a chance to test ride the bike and really like the geometry and way it rides. The Darfon battery interface issues I’ve read about still have me a little concerned. I know Santa Cruz is about to release a new model, but also know that will come at a premium. So many choices out there.
If a new ebike is coming from s/c i would imagine its a new bullit,not a heckler.
 
Aug 2, 2021
15
8
Western Colorado
I am considering a Heckler MX GX AXS. Santa Cruz has some sales on their website right now and I am finding a few bikes in stock at various suppliers. On their website, they have a GX AXS in Dark Matte Pewter. This bike says it comes with the GX AXS Transmission (T-Type) and it has the EP8-01. If I select the Avocado Green GXS AXS, it comes with the GX XAS non T-Type drivetrain and it says it is the EP8. Does this mean the Matte Dark Pewter is a 2024 and the Avocado Green is a 2023? Is there any other way to tell a difference?

Also, I have read there were issues with the battery and charge port cover on earlier bikes. Is there still an issue with poor fitment on the battery/cover? Any issues with water and dirt ingress? Are there still issues with the battery falling out? Have they resolved any issues with the charge port cover?

I appreciate any feedback. Thank you.
The two colors for 2024 are Matte Pewter and Gloss Heirloom Red.
I chose MX wheels and opted for the Red as the Matte finish shows dust more easily.
I have over 800 miles on my 2024 with zero issues.
I did take advice, given somewhere on this forum, about using some small "D" shaped weatherstrip around the battery cavity which stopped the battery rattle.
I am just about to install the new EP801 firmwear also.
 

luna87824

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Jan 19, 2019
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Also, I have read there were issues with the battery and charge port cover on earlier bikes. Is there still an issue with poor fitment on the battery/cover? Any issues with water and dirt ingress? Are there still issues with the battery falling out? Have they resolved any issues with the charge port cover?

I appreciate any feedback. Thank you.
The charging port cover on the 2024s is new and improved. It's the new version 2 cover and it is very easy to open and close, most likely the best on the market. Also use a silver sharpie and put a dot on the top of the charging cable for proper indexing when plugging it in..
 

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