Santa Cruz Bullit CC R – E-Bike Fully
The Santa Cruz Bullit CC R MX in detail
The Bullit is 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. Together with Shimano’s most powerful battery (630Wh) and the E-7000 engine the Bullit offers a lot of performance and range for more, longer and rougher trails.
Lifetime Frame Warranty
Santa Cruz Bicycles will repair or replace at its option any frame made by Santa Cruz Bicycles it determines to be defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty will be in effect for the lifetime of the frame and is available only to the original owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, frames purchased prior to May 1, 2015 are covered under the previously-existing warranty for five years from the original date of purchase. In the event of a non-warranty situation, Santa Cruz Bicycles will make replacement parts available to the original owner at a reduced charge for the applicable warranty period described above.*
The Lost Sierras // Unlocking Rare Rides
Santa Cruz CC Carbon Frame
The full CC carbon frame of Bullit (front and rear triangle) and battery cover is lightweight and bombproof; the geometry is perfect for all-round modern trail riding; and the 150mm-travel lower-link VPP design is the most refined suspension design on any e-MTB.
Santa Cruz don’t just use carbon to build bikes because it looks cool and everyone is doing it. They pioneer advanced materials and production methods to build the most durable and high-performance bicycles because it’s the way to ensure that riders can just enjoy riding their bike. Their experience with carbon production allows them to build bikes that are extremely reliable.
They design, test and prototype their carbon technology in Santa Cruz, CA. The Santa Cruz carbon lab gives them the capacity to research carbon layup optimization that they can apply to their production frames, and research and test new manufacturing processes and techniques. Their production bikes are strong as hell, and they feel they have a good handle on their toolbox of materials, but having the carbon facility in the same building as the engineers allows them to push their understanding forward, and take advantage of emerging materials technology.
The Santa Cruz frames are manufactured in their exclusive factory (Skybox). They founded this manufacturing facility themselves because they wanted to be able to control how their designs were produced, to ensure quality control, and to make sure the advancements their design remain proprietary to them (they’re not being selfish, it just sucks when someone peers over your shoulder to get the answer you’ve worked hard to figure out). What’s more, if something needs improving, they have the capacity and capability to change it, before it gets into your hands.
630wh Removable Battery
Pairing the added motor capacity with a larger 630Wh Shimano battery ensures the Bullit will take you to the drop in. The battery is fully removable/replaceable using just a keyless 4mm hex latch.
170mm Travel / VPP
The 170mm travel lower-link VPP design marries the needs for downhill kicks with efficient pedalling prowess. We tuned it to have lower anti-squat (to sag) than our regular pedal bikes to allow you to keep pedaling (while seated) where normally you’d start standing. The more active suspension while pedaling creates better traction on technical climbs. But once you start mobbing down the trail the lower-link VPP system provides more mid-stroke and bottom out support than most other designs.
The mixed wheel is also known as ‘mullet’. This is when a 29-inch wheel is used for the front wheel and a 27.5-inch is used on the rear. The leading 29-inch wheel creates a large contact patch that generates a lot of traction and lowers the rollover resistance. While the smaller diameter rear wheel gives more butt clearance (a factor for some shorter limbed riders) and creates a quicker handling bike. The result is a bike that still feels composed like a 29er but requires less input energy to lean the bike over or place the rear wheel where necessary.
Performance, Reliability, Fully Supported
These are three traits our bikes are legendary for, so when we build a complete bike we always pair our frames with components that are regarded similarly. For the all-important drive unit, we used entirely Shimano STEPS components – battery, charge port, power button, mode switches. This means all parts, service, and warranty is available through Shimano and Santa Cruz. Shimano stock e-parts through distributors and retailers the world over, the Shimano E-Tube app can troubleshoot any issues, and there’s already robust retailer training through S-Tec, consumer websites, and a network of technical product support teams. The Shimano motor and battery, as well as the whole parts spec, were carefully chosen for performance, reliability, and support.
Universal Derailleur Hanger
The only derailleur hanger you’ll ever need. The UDH is tidy, robust and is truly universal so you (or your riding buddy) won’t be stuck looking for that proprietary hanger anymore.
Recommended frame size
- M: 165 – 175 cm
- L: 175 – 185 cm
- XL: 185 – 193 cm
- XXL: 193 – 201 cm
Please note that pedals are not included!
Shimano STEPS E7000
Features Shimano STEPS E7000
The E7000 drive unit’s design, both inside and out, is modelled after our compact and lightweight e-MTB (E8000). It rides like a normal mountain bike thanks to its small size that allows it to be built on the same frame geometry. Its low profile with durable protective cover is designed to handle the rigors of off-road riding while clearing protruding roots and rocks. It can be counted on for a controlled, smoother riding experience.
- Extremely low weight of 2.8 kg for improved bike handling
- Compact drive unit for natural pedalling feeling with more obstacle clearance
- Fully customizable, nearly silent support that’s smooth and easy to operate
- Narrow Q-Factor for a natural riding feel with power-assist on or off
- Rigidly built for solid power transfer
- Incredibly durable / mud-resistant for all weather conditions
Lightweight, fully integrated drivetrain developed using Shimano’s proven technology. Delivers reliability and confidence, no matter where the road takes you.
- Lightweight drivetrain for increased responsiveness
- Low profile for offroad riding