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What goes up, loves coming down

The Bullit is 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.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon CC More Info
  • Wheel size: MX (Mixed)
  • Front travel: 170mm
  • Rear travel: 170mm
  • Drive Unit: Shimano DU-EP800
  • Battery capacity: 630wh
  • Priced from $7499 (MSRP)

The Soundtrack Of Send

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More Battery, Better Motor

The biggest trails are typically further away and higher up the mountain. The new Shimano STEPS EP8 motor is lighter, more powerful and more efficient than ever. Pairing the added motor capacity with a larger 630Wh Shimano battery ensures the Bullit will take you to the drop in.

Bullit Tech

Build & Price

Design Details

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    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.

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    170mm VPP Travel

    170mm travel front and rear, a burly 38mm diameter fork and DoubleDown tires reflect the smashability of this platform.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Shimano STEPS EP8 Motor and 630wh Battery

    More power, less weight, even more efficient and the biggest battery Shimano offer.

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    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.

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Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

Seatpost length shown in a range (ex: 170-175) accounts for the different max-lengths of different posts specced with each kit.

MLXLXXL
AReach450mm17.72"475mm18.7"495mm19.49"515mm20.28"
BStack621mm24.45"630mm24.8"648mm25.51"670.4mm26.39"
CHead Tube Angle64°64°64°64°64°64°64°64°
DSeat Tube Length405mm15.94"430mm16.93"460mm18.11"500mm19.69"
EFront Center789.4mm31.08"818.8mm32.24"847.5mm33.37"878.5mm34.59"
FBB Height348mm13.7"348mm13.7"348mm13.7"348mm13.7"
GBB Drop6.5 mm0.26"6.5 mm0.26"6.5 mm0.26"6.5 mm0.26"
HWheelbase1238.5mm48.76"1267.9mm49.92"1296.7mm51.05"1327.7mm52.27"
IRear Center449mm17.68"449mm17.68"449mm17.68"449mm17.68"
JHead Tube Length100mm3.94"110mm4.33"130mm5.12"155mm6.1"
KTop Tube Length591.3mm23.28"619.2mm24.38"644.9mm25.39"672.1mm26.46"
LSeat Tube Angle77.2°77.2°77.1°77.1°77°77°76.8°76.8°
MStandover Height748mm29.45"747mm29.41"745mm29.33"745mm29.33"
NEye to Eye Length230mm9.06"230mm9.06"230mm9.06"230mm9.06"
 
Seatpost Length150mm150mm170-175mm170-175mm170-175mm170-175mm170-200mm170-200mm
Stem Length40mm40mm40mm40mm40mm40mm40mm40mm
Crank Length165mm165mm165mm165mm165mm165mm165mm165mm
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Frame Sizing

M
5'5"165 — 5'9"175cm
L
5'9"175 — 6'1"185cm
XL
6'1"185 — 6'4"193cm
XXL
6'4"193 — 6'7"201cm

Tech Support

Can I run a dual crown fork on the Bullit?

No, this is not compatible. Full stop.

For even more information, visit the ebike FAQ's page.

Can you run the Bullit full 27.5"?

You can, but definitely not recommended. It would reduce BB height, pedal to ground clearance and negatively affect handling characteristics.

For even more information, visit the ebike FAQ's page.

What rear shock can I run?

Shock size is 230mm x 62.5mm, but we tune the OE rear shock specifically for the Bullit model

For even more information, visit the ebike FAQ's page.

Where can I find additional technical information for my Bullit?

Check out the E-bike tech page, Shimano STEPS, and the bike archive for more information.

For even more information, visit the ebike FAQ's page.