Santa Cruz BULLIT S / Carbon CC / MX Review

With the BULLIT S, Santa Cruz has made an great debut in the e-mountain bike sector. As you know from the non-motorized Santa Cruz bikes, the shock is also deeply integrated into the frame to pull the center of gravity as far down as possible.
As a component giant, Shimano is mostly known for its dominant position in bicycle gears. But with the EP8, the Japanese are clearly showing that they can look beyond their own plate too. The Shimano motor takes away the fear of even the steepest ramps. The combination of a well-rounded riding feeling and a harmonious power delivery characterises the Shimano EP8. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the BULLIT S / Carbon CC / MX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

The good Fox chassis confidently dampens small and medium bumps. If the trail gets rougher however, the comparatively weak chassis can quickly limit the downhill fun. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Thanks to the solid power, the SRAM brakes can be counted on in the upper class segment. With four pistons and big brake rotors, Santa Cruz won't take any chances in that area. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. For the very good geometry, the developer team of Santa Cruz definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen. On the scale, the BULLIT S makes a good figure with 22,47 kg. Most Enduros are significantly heavier.

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 9699 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz BULLIT S / Carbon CC / MX

For tours, the BULLIT S with a top-notch geometry, a good motor and a good chassis is well equipped. Only with an average groupset and a moderate range you have to look away. With 25 years of guarantee, nothing can go wrong in the long run.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz BULLIT S / Carbon CC / MX Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
Stack
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-
-
621
630
648
670
Reach
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450
475
495
515
Top Tube Length
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591
619
645
672
Seat Tube Length
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405
430
460
500
Seat Tube Angle
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77,2
77,1
77
76,8
Head Tube Length
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100
110
130
155
Head Tube Angle
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64
64
64
64
Bottom Bracket Drop
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26
26
26
26
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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348
348
348
348
Chainstay Length
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449
449
449
449
Wheelbase
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1239
1268
1297
1328
Standover Height
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748
747
745
745
  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display Display C
  • Battery 630
  • Frame BULLIT CC
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork FOX 38 Float Performance, 170mm
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Gearrange 500%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano EM600 Crank Arms, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM Code R
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 370, 15x110, 6 bolt, 32h or E13 SL, 15x110, 6 bolt, 32h
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370, 12x148, XD, 32h or E13 SL E-Spec, 12x148, XD, 6 bolt, 32h
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4, 3C, DoubleDown, EXO, TR
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
  • Seat Post SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
  • Stem Burgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
  • Handle Bar Santa Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
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