Santa Cruz 2021 Bullit 3 CC MX X01 Reserve
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.
FOX 38 Float Factory E-Tune, 170mm, 29"
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate (400 S, 450 M, 500 L-XL, 550 XXL)
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd
Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
SRAM Code RSC
Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser
Burgtec Enduro MK2
Santa Cruz House Grip
DT Swiss 350, 15x110, 28h
DT Swiss 350, 12x148, XD, 32h
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29 Carbon Rim [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Rim [Rear]
E13 E-Spec+ AL
Shimano 630Wh Integrated
Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4", 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
Fox Transfer Factory
WTB Silverado Team