Est. 1982

Santa Cruz Bullit


Note:  If you are able to order and pick up a Bullit from our store in the future, contact us via email for a price and the latest availability. Or come in store. If you aren't able to pick up in store in Hastings, try your local store for stock availability. 

2024 Colours are Gloss Carbon/Blue or Matte Cider. 2024 bikes come with Shimano EP801 Motor and AXS models are T-Type Transmission.

R Build:  $15,750

S Build:  $17,700

GX T-Type:  $18,900

Bikes available to order from Santa Cruz Factory (USA). 

What goes up, loves coming down

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. 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.

Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: MX (Mixed)
  • Front travel: 170mm
  • Rear travel: 170mm
  • Drive Unit: Shimano DU-EP801
  • Battery capacity: 630wh

Build Specs can be found at Santa Cruz.