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2022 Santa Cruz Bullit X01 AXS RSV Air
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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.
- Kit - X01 AIR
- Price - $17399CDN
- Weight - 22.26kg / 49.08lbs
- Fork - FOX 38 Float Factory, 170mm
- Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
- Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
- Shifters - SRAM GX AXS Shifter
- Crankset - Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms, 165mm
- Cassette - SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
- Chain - SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
- Brakes - SRAM Code RSC
- Brake Rotors - Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
- 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 - Industry Nine 1/1, 110x15, 6 Bolt, 28h
- Rear Hub - Industry Nine 1/1, 148x12, XD, 6 Bolt, 32h
- Rims - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 29 Carbon [Front], Reserve Carbon DH 27.5 Carbon [Rear]
- Chainguide - E13 E-Spec+ AL
- Battery - Shimano 630Wh Integrated
- Drive Unit - Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
- Display - Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
- Spokes - Sapim D-light
- 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 Factory
- Saddle - WTB Silverado Medium Stainless Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
|Head Tube Angle||64°||64°||64°||64°|
|Seat Tube Length||405mm||430mm||460mm||500mm|
|Head Tube Length||100mm||110mm||130mm||155mm|
|Top Tube Length||591.3mm||619.2mm||644.9mm||672.1mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||77.2°||77.1°||77°||76.8°|
If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.
A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.
Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.