The Bullit is an electric mountain bike designed for tackling the steepest and deepest of trails in both directions. Imagine the kinds of rooty, rocky, horror fests usually reserved for our biggest hitting bikes like the Nomad and Megatower. Then imagine what lies beyond that.
Where the Heckler's priority is agility and playful handling, the Bullit takes a more no limits approach. 170mm travel, a 38mm fork and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform. This is a bike for riders who seek V10 level terrain that's out of range of any chairlift or shuttle road.
It was actually the Santa Cruz Syndicate team's success on their mixed wheel DH race bikes that made us consider the same format for the Bullit. We learned from them that mixed wheels provide the confidence at speed of a 29er with the more spritely handling characteristics and maneuverability of a 27.5-inch rear wheel. And for an e-bike, it also means we can dictate exactly how long (or short) we want to make the chainstays to balance climbing traction and handling. The added butt clearance on super steep stuff is just another bonus.
The biggest trails take a bigger commitment to reach them. Thankfully Shimano's commitment to the STEPS EP8 motor means we have a lighter, more powerful (85nm), more compact and more efficient way of reaching them. The EP8 is also tuned to give more power in Trail mode without affecting range. So paired with Shimano's biggest 630wh battery it ensures the Bullit is fully equipped for long, tough climbs to the longest, toughest descents.
- Available in: Carbon CC
- Wheel Size: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
- Front Travel: 170mm
- Rear Travel: 170mm
Mix of Both Worlds
The mixed wheel configuration of a 29-inch wheel up front provides traction and stability, while the 27.5" rear wheel keeps agility at hand and the chainstay length in-check.
170mm VPP Travel
170mm travel front and rear, a burly 38mm diameter fork and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform.
Full CC Carbon Frame
Other bikes in this category rarely adopt carbon because few companies have mastered carbon manufacturing. Our carbon frames are designed in our Carbon Lab in California, made in our own facility by our team and have a lifetime warranty.
Santa Cruz Carbon Di2 Bar
There's nothing worse than an untidy cockpit. Our own bar hides the extra cables of the Shimano STEPS system away, keeping things clean and hassle free.
Shimano STEPS EP8 Motor and 630wh Battery
More power, less weight, even more efficient and the biggest battery Shimano offers.
Quality, Strength, Reliability
The legendary Santa Cruz fit, finish and quality construction make this long-range hauler tough enough to handle anything. The frame, linkages and optional Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty.
|Head Tube Angle||64°||64°||64°||64°|
|Seat Tube Length||405mm||430mm||460mm||500mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||110mm||130mm||155mm|
|Top Tube Length||591.3mm||619.2mm||644.9mm||672.1mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||77.2°||77.1°||77°||76.8°|
|Frame Size||Height (cm)||Height (inches)|
|Medium||165 - 175cm||5'5" - 5'9"|
|Large||175 - 185cm||5'9" - 6'1"|
|XL||183 - 193cm||6'0" - 6'4"|
|XXL||193 - 201cm||6'4" - 6'7"|
Please Note: Price, Weight and Parts Spec information is subject to change.
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)|
|Rims||Reserve 30 29 Carbon [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Carbon [Rear]|
Front: Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
Rear: Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 32h
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4, 3C, DoubleDown, EXO, TR
|Crankset||Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm|
|Shifters||SRAM GX AXS Controller|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG1295 Eagle 10-50T|
|Chain||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Factory|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium Stainless Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Accessories & Extras||Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL|
|Motor||Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800|
|Battery||Shimano 630Wh Integrated|
|Controller/Display||Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800|
* Subject to change without notice.
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|Gloss Lavender and Yellow / Large||192219232591||58-22234-160-4-719-817302-11||210000174551|