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Santa Cruz 2022 Bullit 3 CC MX X01 AXS Reserve

  • $17,399.99


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Santa Cruz Bullit Review

What goes up, loves coming down

The Bullit is an electric mountain bike 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, 170mm

Shock              
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Rear Derailleur        
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd

Shifters           
SRAM GX AXS Shifter

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 e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise

Stem               
Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm

Grips               
Santa Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar

Front Hub       
Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h

Rear Hub        
Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 32h

Rims                
Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29 Carbon [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Carbon [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, DoubleDown, EXO, TR

Seat Post        
Fox Transfer Factory

Saddle             
WTB Silverado Medium Stainless Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt

* Specifications are subject to change without notice