Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Bullit 3 CC MX X01 Reserve

  • $16,549.99


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.

Fork                  

FOX 38 Float Factory E-Tune, 170mm, 29"

Shock 

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Shock Option  

RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Shifters            

SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd

Crankset          

Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm

Cassette           

SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t

Chain                

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd

Brakes              

SRAM Code RSC                                                                            

Brake Rotors   

Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm

Headset            

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars                  

Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser

Stem                 

Burgtec Enduro MK2

Grips                 

Santa Cruz House Grip

Front Hub        

DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h

Rear Hub          

DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 32h

Rims                 

Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29 Carbon Rim [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Rim [Rear]

Chainguide      

E13 E-Spec+ AL                                                                              

Battery             

Shimano 630Wh Integrated

Drive Unit         

Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800

Display             

Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800

Spokes             

Sapim D-light                                                                                   

Front Tire         

Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR

Rear Tire          

Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR

Seat Post         

Fox Transfer Factory

Saddle              

WTB Silverado Team