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Santa Cruz 2021 Bullit 3 CC MX X01 Reserve

  • $16,549.99


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Santa Cruz Bullit Review

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

* Specifications are subject to change without notice