What goes up, loves coming down
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.
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Performance, 170mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rims/Wheels||Raceface ARC HD 30 27.5 (R) 29 (F)|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 370 32H|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4, 3C Maxxterra, Double Down (R) Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5, 3C MaxxGrip, Double Down (F)|
|Crankset||Shimano EM600 Crank Arms 165mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1275 Eagle 12spd, 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz e35 Carbon, 800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grips|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42mm|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Medium|
|Seat Post||SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6|
|Battery||Shimano 630Wh, Integrated|
|Drive Unit||Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800|
* Subject to change without notice.
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