Time to bite the Bullit! 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit is a carbon eMTB!

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Do you have an eMTB itch that can only be scratched with the most expensive and premium of bikes? Then the 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit eMTB is for you.

Bringing an old model name back and turning it into an eMTB is a growing trend, Intense kicked it off with the Intense Tazer, then we had the Heckler and now Santa Cruz has resurrected another classic name from the past. 

The 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit is a carbon fibre eMTB with mismatched wheel sizes, options for either coil or air shocks and the latest Shimano EP8 motor system mated to a 630Wh internal battery. The Bullit differs from the Heckler as it comes with a larger battery, is only available as an MX (mullet) and offers 170mm of travel front and rear.

Santa Cruz will be offering the Bullit in five sizes starting with a Medium frame bike with 450mm and topping out with an XXL with a reach of 515mm. Geometry looks spot on with a 77 degree-ish (depending on which size you choose) seat tube angle and 64-degree head angle.

As well as choices of coil and air shocks (on the two most expensive builds), there are four complete builds to choose from and two colours, Matte Copper and Gloss Lavender. We’ve listed the full specifications below, but only keep reading if you have at least £6,899 to spend as that’s how much the most affordable bike ships for.

Read Andi’s review of the 2021 Santa Cruz Bullit here.

2021 Santa Cruz Bullit Geometry

2021 santa cruz bullit geometry
2021 Santa Cruz Bullit Geometry

Santa Cruz Bullit CC R MX

  • Frame: Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP™
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 29″
  • R. Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters: SRAM NX
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL
  • Headset: Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5″x2.4″, 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Front Hub: SRAM MTH 716, 15×110, Torque Cap, 32h
  • Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Rear Hub: SRAM MTH 746, 12×148, 32h
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
  • Crankset: Shimano M8000 Crank Arms, 165mm
  • Handlebar: e13 TRS Base 
  • Stem: e.13 Base
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Race
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grip
  • Battery: Shimano 630Wh Integrated
  • Drive Unit: Shimano Drive Unit DU-E7000
  • Display: Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000
  • Price: £6899

Santa Cruz Bullit CC S MX

2021 Santa Cruz Bullit eMTB
  • Frame: Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP™
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Performance Elite E-Tune, 170mm, 29″
  • R. Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Shifters: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd
  • Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 12spd, 10-51t
  • Chain: Shimano XT, 12spd
  • Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5″x2.4″, 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss 350, 15×110, Centerlock, 32h
  • Rims: RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Rear Hub: DT 350, 12×148, MicroSpline, 32h
  • Rotors: Shimano XT, Ice Tech, Centerlock, 203mm
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Crankset: Shimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Performance Elite
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grip
  • Battery: Shimano 630Wh Integrated
  • Drive Unit: Shimano Drive UnitDU-EP800
  • Display: Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
  • Price: £8199

Santa Cruz Bullit CC XT MX / Coil MX

  • Frame: Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP™
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ / RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Performance E-Tune, 170mm, 29″
  • R. Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle Single Click, 12spd
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12spd
  • Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5″x2.4″, 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down, TR
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 15×110, 32h
  • Rims: RaceFace ARC HD 30 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Spokes: Sapim Race
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss 370, 12×148, XD, 32h:
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R
  • Crankset: Shimano EM600 Crank Arms, 165mm
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grip
  • Battery: Shimano 630Wh Integrated
  • Drive Unit: Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
  • Display: Shimano Display Unit SC-E7000
  • Price: £8699

2021 Santa Cruz Bullit CC X01 / Coil

  • Frame: Carbon CC Mix 170mm Travel VPP™
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil
  • Fork: FOX 38 Float Factory E-Tune, 170mm, 29″
  • R. Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle Single Click, 12spd
  • Cassette: SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-52t
  • Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12spd
  • Chainguide: E13 E-Spec+ AL
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5″x2.4″, 3C, MaxxTerra, Double Down,TR
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 29″x2.5″, 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss 350, 15×110, 28h
  • Rims: Reserve 30 Carbon (29” F, 27.5” R)SpokesSapim D-Light
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350, 12×148, XD, 32h
  • Rotors: Avid Centerline 220mm/200mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Crankset: Shimano EM900 HollowTech Crank Arms,165mm
  • Handlebar: Santa Cruz Bicycles Carbon Di2 Riser
  • Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory
  • Grips: Santa Cruz House Grip
  • Battery: Shimano 630Wh Integrated
  • Drive Unit: Shimano Drive Unit DU-EP800
  • Display: Shimano Display Unit SC-EM800
  • Price: £10,499

2021 Santa Cruz Bullit Pricing

  • Bullit CC R: £6899
  • Bullit CC S: £8199
  • Bullit CC XT: £8699
  • Bullit CC X01 RSV: £10499

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