Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2021 Bullit 3 CC MX R

  • $11,049.99

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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.


RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 29"


RockShox Super Deluxe Select

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM NX                                                                                        


Shimano M8000 Crank Arms, 165mm


SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t


SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd


SRAM Guide RE                                                                              

Brake Rotors   

Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm


Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated


E13 TRS Base                                                                                 


e.13 Base                                                                                        


Santa Cruz House Grip

Front Hub        

SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h

Rear Hub          

SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h


WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (29” F, 27.5” R)


E13 E-Spec+ AL                                                                              


Shimano 630Wh Integrated

Drive Unit         

Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000


Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000


Sapim Race                                                                                     

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         

SDG Tellis                                                                                        


WTB Silverado Race