Santa Cruz BULLIT XT / Air / Carbon CC / MX Review

  • 10699 €
  • Carbon
  • Shimano EP8
  • 170 mm
  • 630 WH
  • 170 mm
  • 2022
  • 29 / 27,5 Mullet"
  • 21,99 kg
With the BULLIT XT / Air, 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. Even steep uphills the Shimano motor easily climbs up well Even though the EP8 doesn't reach the performance of a Bosch CX Motor at maximum output, for example.. The Shimano EP8 provides a natural riding experience with a gentle power delivery. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the BULLIT XT / Air / Carbon CC / MX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (11000) .

The good Fox chassis confidently dampens small and medium bumps. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Whoever wants to ride fast, needs good brakes. The Shimano brakes are equipped with four pistons and large brake rotors. That way, the premium brakes decelerate more than adequately. The average shifting components and accessories leave some tuning potential open. For most e-bikers, this should be an acceptable point. When it comes to the geometry, Santa Cruz does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. Hell yeah, the geometry is killer! Here the remarkable know-how of the Santa Cruz developers is videly visible. With its 21,99 kg, the BULLIT XT / Air is one of the lighter E-bikes. The competition is often 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 10699 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz BULLIT XT / Air / Carbon CC / MX

For tours, the BULLIT XT / Air with an outstanding geometry, a very good brake system and a good motor is well equipped. Only with a mediocre groupset and an average range you have to look away. Santa Cruz gives a warranty of 25 years on the bike.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz BULLIT XT / Air / 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
-
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
-
-
-
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
-
-
-
1239
1268
1297
1328
Standover Height
-
-
-
748
747
745
745
  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 630
  • Frame BULLIT CC
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm
  • Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Brake Set Shimano XT 8120
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15x110, Centerlock, 32h
  • Rear Hub DT 350, 12x148, MicroSpline, 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 Fox Transfer Performance Elite
  • 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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