The Bullit is a big hitting machine that thrives when the trail gets steep and gnarly. Taking a more no limits approach compared to the Heckler MX, its 170mm travel, 38mm fork and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform. It's best suited to riders looking to pin a few hot laps on V10 or Megatower terrain ... the best of both worlds!
The Santa Cruz Syndicate team's success on their mixed wheel DH race bikes gave Santa Cruz the confidence to use the same format for the Bullit. They learned that mixed wheels provide the stability 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 Santa Cruz can dictate exactly how long (or short) to make the chainstays to balance climbing traction and handling. In typical Santa Cruz style, it must be noted that the added butt clearance on super steep stuff is just another bonus!
Shimano's commitment to the STEPS EP8 motor means the Bullit's drive unit is lighter, more powerful (85nm), more compact and more efficient. 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.
- 170mm lower link driven VPP travel
- MX wheels with 29” front, 27.5” rear
- New Shimano EP800 drive unit is lighter, more efficient & more powerful
- Integrated 630Wh removable battery
- Air and coil rear shock options
- Full carbon CC frame
- Standard Santa Cruz lifetime warranty on frame & pivot bearings
World Cup racer and bike ventriloquist Loris Vergier takes us on an audio interpretation of what a hot lap on the Bullit should really sound like!
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