Meet SantaCruz’s Nickel. If you need a replacement for your old Heckler, this just might be the machine for you. With a long top tube and snappy pedaling manners, it’s a climb-happy, nimble bike with sure-footed geometry that begs to go claim some tall peaks in the backcountry. And with five inches of sophisticated APP suspension travel designed to eat rocks and roots and jumps with all the ability of longer travel bikes, it also does a mighty fine job of whipping the descents into shape as well. The Nickel’s a perfect bike for those days when you have to flip a coin to decide where you want to ride.