The New Santa Cruz Bullit MX | Everything You Need to Know.

Santa Cruz reprise another classic name in the Bullit MX, with a long travel, mullet-wheeled e-bike to take on all comers and all terrain.

Anyone who’s been riding bikes since the early naughties will recognise the Bullit name, but the reprisal of the Santa Cruz Bullit MX sees it emerge as a long travel ebike behemoth with Nomad and Megatower lineage.

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The all-new Santa Cruz Bullit MX sports a mighty 170mm front and rear travel via the lower link-mounted VPP shock, with a 29″ wheel out front and a 27.5″ on the rear, making it the ebike baby of the Megatower and Nomad.

Power is provided by Shimano’s new EP8 motor, bar the Bullit CC MX R spec, which comes with a Shimano E7000 motor, and a full size 630Wh battery for those big days out.

Frames are Carbon CC only with five build options, the Bullit CC MX R, S, XT and XO1 Reserve. The top two builds, the XT and XO1 Reserve come with an option to run a coil shock instead of an air unit. Prices start with the Bullit CC MX R £6,899.00 and rise to £10,499.00 for the Bullit CC MX XO1 Reserve.

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Geometry

The Medium (the smallest size available) Bullit MX comes with a 450mm reach and a suitably short 405mm seat tube. A 170mm fork gives you a 64 degree head angle, with a size specific seat tube angle of 77.2 degrees.

Chainstays are fixed across the range at 449mm with the wheelbase on the medium coming in at 1239mm.

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2021 Santa Cruz Bullit MX models

Bullit CC MX R

Key features:

  • RockShox Zeb 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano E7000 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Guide RE brakes
  • SRAM MTH 716 hubs on WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £6,899.00 RRP

Bullit CC MX S

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance E-Tune 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace ARC HD 30 rims
  • SDG Tellis dropper
  • £8,199.00 RRP

Bullit CC MX XT

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance Elite E-Tune 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace ARC HD 30 rims
  • Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper
  • £8,699.00

Bullit CC MX XT Coil

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance Elite E-Tune 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
  • DT Swiss 370 hubs on RaceFace ARC HD 30 rims
  • Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper
  • £8,699.00

Bullit CC MX X01 Reserve

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory E-Tune 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select Ultimate shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs on Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 rims
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £10,499.00 RRP

Bullit CC MX X01 Reserve Coil

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory E-Tune 170mm fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Select Coil Ultimate shock
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Shimano EP8 motor
  • Shimano 630Wh Integrated battery
  • SRAM Code RSC brakes
  • DT Swiss 350 hubs on Santa Cruz Reserve 30 V2 rims
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £10,499.00 RRP

You can check out the full Santa Cruz Bullit MX range on the Santa Cruz website here.

If you want something a little less burly, why not check out the 2021 Santa Cruz Heckler and Heckler MX here.