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.


Key Features:

  • Available in: Carbon CC
  • Wheel size: MX (Mixed)
  • Front travel:170mm
  • Rear travel:170mm
  • Drive Unit: Shimano DU-EP800
  • Battery capacity: 630wh


Complete Bikes

Bullit MX CC EP800 R Kit

RockShox SDS, RockShox Zeb 170 29"


Bullit MX CC EP800 S Kit

RockShox SDS+, Fox 38 Float Performance 170


Bullit MX CC EP800 XT Kit

RockShox SDS+ OR Coil, Fox 38 Float Performance Elite 170


Bullit MX CC EP800 X01 RSV Kit

RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate OR Coil, Fox 38 Float Factory 170


Not keen on any of the build kits listed above? Talk to us about the components you would like and your budget and we can build your dream bike.

Please contact us to check availability and current pricing / specials.

To check current in-store availability please see https://www.arrowbikes.co.nz/collections

For more info on colour options, sizing, geometry and build kits, visit https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bikes/bullit