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Santa Cruz 2022 Bullit 3 CC MX XT

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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 Performance Elite, 170mm

Shock               
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+

Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Shifters            
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd

Crankset          
Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm

Cassette          
Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t

Chain               
Shimano XT, 12spd

Brakes             
Shimano XT 8120

Brake Rotors   
Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 203mm

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        
DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 32h

Rear Hub         
DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 32h

Rims                
RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)

Chainguide      
E13 E-Spec+ AL

Battery            
Shimano 630Wh Integrated

Drive Unit        
Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800

Display            
Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800

Spokes             
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, DoubleDown, EXO, TR

Seat Post         
Fox Transfer Performance Elite

Saddle             
WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt

* Specifications are subject to change without notice