Bullit XT Air

Bullit XT Air





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Manufacturer Description

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.  

Build Kit

FrameCarbon CC
ForkFOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm
Rear ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select+
GripsSanta Cruz House Grips or Burgtec Bartender Pro Grip Minnaar
HandlebarsSanta Cruz e35 Carbon Bar, 800mm, 35mm Rise
SaddleWTB Silverado Medium Cromoly SL Fusion Saddle or WTB Volt
SeatpostFox Transfer Performance Elite
StemBurgtec Enduro MK3, 42.5mm
Front BrakesShimano XT 8120
Rear BrakesShimano XT 8120
Bottom Bracket-
ChainShimano XT, 12spd
Chain Rings-
ChranksetShimano XT M8150 Crank Arms, 165mm
Front Derailleur-
Rear DerailleurShimano XT M8100, 12spd
ShiftersShimano XT M8100, 12spd
Front Hub-
Rear Hub-
SpokesSapim Race
Front TireMaxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
Rear TireMaxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4, 3C, DoubleDown, EXO, TR
Front Wheel-
Rear Wheel-
BatteryShimano 630Wh Integrated
DisplayShimano Display Unit SC-EM800
MotorShimano Drive Unit DU-EP800


BB Drop ?25.5/6.525.5/6.525.5/6.525.5/6.5
BB Height ?348348348348
Chainstay Length ?----
Crank Length----
Fork Length----
Fork Rake Offset ?----
Front Center789.4818.8847.5878.5
Handlebar Width----
Headtube Angle ?64°64°64°64°
Headtube Length ?100110130155
Reach ?450475495515
Saddle Width----
Seatpost Length----
Seat Tube Angle ?77.2°77.1°77°76.8°
Seat Tube Length ?405430460500
Stack ?621630648670.4
Standover Height748747745745
Stem Length----
Top Tube Length ?591.3619.2644.9672.1