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 RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 29"
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select
Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (29” F, 27.5” R)
Hubs Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Spokes Sapim Race
Tires 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 M8000 Crank Arms, 165mm
Shifters SRAM NX
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
Brakes SRAM Guide RE
Rotors Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
Handlebars e13 TRS Base
Tape/Grips Santa Cruz House Grip
Stem e.13 Base
Headset Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
Seatpost SDG Tellis
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras E13 E-Spec+ AL chainguide
Motor Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000
Battery Shimano 630Wh Integrated
Controller/Display Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000
* Subject to change without notice.