Santa Cruz Bullit MX could be the world's burliest trail e-bike. Imagine the gnar-taming capabilities of the big-hitting Nomad and Megatower boosted with Shimano's new EP8 STEPS motor, and you start to see a bike that's not only off-the-charts capability-wise, but in terms of how far and wide you can go with it, as well.
Bullit's high-capacity 630wh battery and more refined, more powerful—not to mention lighter and smaller—EP8 motor combine with a smasher build to turn those once-a-year epics into your regular rides and let you unlock new, long rides you never thought possible.
Designed for tackling the steepest and deepest of trails, Bullit's 170mm-travel fork with 38mm stanchions, DoubleDown tires, and coil shock options beg for the abuse of rooty, rocky horror fests usually reserved for the aforementioned big-hitting pedal bikes. Where the Heckler puts a premium on agility and playful handling, the Bullit comes to brawl with a no-limits attitude.
Like many of our bikes, the inspiration for this one initially came from the Syndicate—our works-level DH squad. After champion puzzler and downhill demon, Loris Vergier, talked us into a mixed-wheel V10 DH sled, it was really just a matter of time before we brought that World Cup mindset to a broader use case. And, like with Loris' race bike, we've found it provides the confidence-at-speed of a 29er with the more spritely handling characteristics and maneuverability of a 27.5 rear end. Unlike Loris' V10, however, this big-hitting mixed bike goes uphill, as well.
- 85 Nm Motor
- 630 Wh Battery
- 170mm Travel
- 29/27.5 (MX) Wheels
|Frame||Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Performance Elite E-Tune, 170mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+|
|Rims||RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)|
Front: DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 32h
Rear: DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 32h
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4", 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XT, 12spd|
|Rotors||Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock,|
|Handlebars||Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grip|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK2|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Performance Elite|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Accessories & Extras||E13 E-Spec+ AL chainguide|
|Motor||Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800|
|Battery||Shimano 630Wh Integrated|
|Controller/Display||Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800|
* Subject to change without notice.