Santa Cruz Bullit MX could be the world's burliest trail e-bike. Imagine the gnar-taming capabilities of the big-hitting Nomad and Megatower boosted with Shimano's new EP8 STEPS motor, and you start to see a bike that's not only off-the-charts capability-wise, but in terms of how far and wide you can go with it, as well.
Bullit's high-capacity 630wh battery and more refined, more powerful—not to mention lighter and smaller—EP8 motor combine with a smasher build to turn those once-a-year epics into your regular rides and let you unlock new, long rides you never thought possible.
Designed for tackling the steepest and deepest of trails, Bullit's 170mm-travel fork with 38mm stanchions, DoubleDown tires, and coil shock options beg for the abuse of rooty, rocky horror fests usually reserved for the aforementioned big-hitting pedal bikes. Where the Heckler puts a premium on agility and playful handling, the Bullit comes to brawl with a no-limits attitude.
Like many of our bikes, the inspiration for this one initially came from the Syndicate—our works-level DH squad. After champion puzzler and downhill demon, Loris Vergier, talked us into a mixed-wheel V10 DH sled, it was really just a matter of time before we brought that World Cup mindset to a broader use case. And, like with Loris' race bike, we've found it provides the confidence-at-speed of a 29er with the more spritely handling characteristics and maneuverability of a 27.5 rear end. Unlike Loris' V10, however, this big-hitting mixed bike goes uphill, as well.
- 85 Nm Motor
- 630 Wh Battery
- 170mm Travel
- 29/27.5 (MX) Wheels
|Frame||Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP|
|Fork||RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 29"|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select|
|Rims||WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (29” F, 27.5” R)|
Front: SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
Rear: SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
Front: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4", 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
|Crankset||Shimano M8000 Crank Arms, 165mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RE|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm|
|Handlebars||e13 TRS Base|
|Tape/Grips||Santa Cruz House Grip|
|Headset||Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Race|
|Accessories & Extras||E13 E-Spec+ AL chainguide|
|Motor||Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000|
|Battery||Shimano 630Wh Integrated|
|Controller/Display||Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000|
* Subject to change without notice.