Bulls VUCA EVO AM 1 Review

  • 6999 €
  • Carbon
  • Pinion MGU
  • 150 mm
  • 720 WH
  • 150 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
The VUCA EVO AM 1 steps into a pioneering role with its #marke_motor motor, aiming to revolutionize the EMTB market with its extravagant design and sans derailleurs. But will it succeed?
Pinion challenges the decades-old concept of chain shifting and combines its MGU with a gearbox unit. In doing so, the Swabians put their finger on the sore spot of chain shifts. After all, the enclosed gearbox is not only significantly lower in maintenance, but also more resistant to wear and tear and defects. Shifting between the 12 gears is done either automatically or via the electronic shift lever. And with a range of 6%, the system surpasses traditional chain shifts in this respect as well. With 85 Nm, the engine can compete with Bosch or Shimano's flagships, although the motor control is $natural. The maximum support of 41% is in a typical range for full-power motors. Whoever enjoys longer tours will be pleased with the good range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the VUCA EVO AM 1 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

In the about 7€ price range, most manufacturers use aluminium as the frame material. With a carbon frame, Bulls turns the weight screw and sets itself apart from the competitors. As the bumps become faster and harder, the low-quality chassis could limit the descending fun quite early. Especially for heavy riders, the Bulls brakes could be a problem. With two pistons they only decelerate averagely. The components and the shifting seem less important for Bulls. The components used here have a clear potential for improvement after a view at the competitors. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. The bottom bracket is high, which costs handling points. This tends to make the rider stand on the bike. On other EMTBs it feels better integrated.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 6999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Bulls VUCA EVO AM 1

With a weak chassis and a simple groupset, the VUCA EVO AM 1 definitely has weaknesses. Nevertheless, it remains a solid all-rounder with a wide range of abilities , thanks to a good motor, a good geometry and a great range.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Bulls VUCA EVO AM 1 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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626
626
640
658
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Reach
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442
452
472
484
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Top Tube Length
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610
620
640
660
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Seat Tube Length
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410
440
480
540
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Seat Tube Angle
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75
75
75
75
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Head Tube Length
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105
105
120
140
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Head Tube Angle
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66
66
66
66
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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30
30
30
30
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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455
455
455
455
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Wheelbase
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1216
1227
1250
1273
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Standover Height
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  • Motor Pinion MGU
  • Display LCD Remote
  • Battery 720
  • Frame vuca
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork BULLS Lytro 36 Supreme SL 1.8 Boost
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper SR SUNTOUR Edge LOR8 Trunnion Mount
  • Gearrange 600%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever E-Trigger
  • Rear Derailleur GATES Snubber
  • Crank Pinion P8512 165mm
  • Cassette 39/32T
  • Brake Set SHIMANO BR-M6120
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims RYDE Disc 30, tubeless ready
  • Front Hub FORMULA CL-811
  • Rear Hub FORMULA ECL-52 39T
  • Tires Front MAXXIS Minion DHF
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR2
  • Saddle SELLE ROYAL Vivo Ergo
  • Seat Post LIMOTEC Alpha 1, 34,9 / S 100mm, M 125mm, L,XL 150mm + SL-MT500-IL für I-spec EV
  • Stem BULLS MTBi-Sport, CCS Slot Mount ready
  • Handle Bar BULLS Enduro Carbon
  • Handle Bar Width 780
  • Head Set ACROS 310.52.570R1
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