Bulls Cross Lite E Electric Bike Review
Bulls Cross Lite E
Bulls Cross Lite E 350 Watt Bosch Centerdrive Motor
Bulls Cross Lite E Bosch Power Pack 400 Battery
Bulls Cross Lite E Ergon Gp2 Ergonomic Grips With Bar Ends
Bulls Cross Lite E Front View Fuxon Led Lights
Bulls Cross Lite E Rear View Sks Fenders
Bulls Cross Lite E Bolt On Rear Rack 25kg Qr Seat Tube Collar
Bulls Cross Lite E 10 Speed Shimano Deore Xt
Bulls Cross Lite E Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700x38c
Bulls Cross Lite E Wellgo Platform Pedals Kickstand
Bulls Cross Lite E Geometry Sizing Chart
Bulls Cross Lite E Electric Bike Review
Bulls Cross Lite E
Bulls Cross Lite E 350 Watt Bosch Centerdrive Motor
Bulls Cross Lite E Bosch Power Pack 400 Battery
Bulls Cross Lite E Ergon Gp2 Ergonomic Grips With Bar Ends
Bulls Cross Lite E Front View Fuxon Led Lights
Bulls Cross Lite E Rear View Sks Fenders
Bulls Cross Lite E Bolt On Rear Rack 25kg Qr Seat Tube Collar
Bulls Cross Lite E 10 Speed Shimano Deore Xt
Bulls Cross Lite E Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700x38c
Bulls Cross Lite E Wellgo Platform Pedals Kickstand
Bulls Cross Lite E Geometry Sizing Chart


  • Fully loaded urban electric bicycle with great accessories for commuting including an aluminum rear rack, full length fenders with mud flaps and integrated LED lights
  • Relatively light weight at under 50 lbs, this is due in part to the nicer air suspension fork which includes lockout, ergonomic grips with bar ends further increase comfort
  • Upgraded hydraulic brakes provide excellent stopping power and are easy to line up if you take the wheels off for transport (both offer quick release skewers)
  • Balanced frame with battery and motor weight low and center, zippy feel but the Bosch motor produces a bit more whirring noise at higher RPM's than some hubs, battery and display panel are removable for safe storage and charging

Video Review

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Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Urban, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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2 Years Motor and Battery, 5 Years Frame


Europe, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

48 lbs (21.77 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.2 lbs (2.35 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

7005 Aluminium

Frame Sizes:

17.7 in (44.95 cm)18.9 in (48 cm)19.7 in (50.03 cm)20.9 in (53.08 cm)22.8 in (57.91 cm)

Frame Types:

High-Step, Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Matte Black with Gloss White Accents

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour NCX CR Air Suspension with 60 mm Travel and Lockout

Frame Rear Details:

11 mm Skewer

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano Deore XT, 11-36

Shifter Details:

Shimano Deore SL-M78-10-I Triggers on Right


FSA Cranks, Chainring Guard


Wellgo Alloy Platform with Rubber Tread




7050 Aluminum, Stem 305


Low Rise Aluminum

Brake Details:

Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Front and 160 mm Rear Rotors, Shimano Levers


Ergon GP2 Ergonomic with Bull Horn Bar Ends


Prologo Zero Space

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.9 mm


14G Front 13G Rear, Stainless Steel, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Marathon Racer, 700 x 38c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

Performance Line RaceGuard LiteSkin, Reflective Sidewall Stripes

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


SKS Plastic Fenders, Integrated Fuxon LED Lights, Bolt-On Carry Rack with Spring Latch, Pannier Blockers and a Mini-Pump, Rack is Rated at 25 kg Max Weight (55 lbs), Flick Bell, Slap Guard on Right Chain Stay

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Performance Line, Gen 2

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Torque:

60 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

3.6 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

85 miles (137 km)

Display Type:

Intuvia, Removable, Adjustable Angle, Grayscale, Backlit LCD


Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (1-5), Odometer, Trip Distance, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Shift Assist Recommendation

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Tactile Feedback on Left, 6 Volt Micro USB Port on Display

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 190%, Turbo 275%)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The BULLS Cross Lite E is a well equipped commuter or even trekking electric bicycle platform. It’s powered by the massively popular Bosch drive system with a large easy to use display that’s removable, battery that can be charged on or off the frame and a mid-drive motor that measures wheel speed, pedal cadence and pedal torque up to 2,000 times per second! Riding this and other Bosch ebikes feels very responsive and zippy but the geared design produces a bit more noise – a distinct high pitch whir that becomes more pronounced as your pedal RPM increases. Honestly, there aren’t too many things to complain about on this bike… I feel that the mid-$3k price point is good considering it’s available in five frame sizes including a high-step and low-step frame, you get an upgraded air fork, full length fenders, upgraded grips with bar ends from Ergon (perfect for resting your hands on longer rides), a cargo rack with mini-pump and integrated LED lights. It’s packed with value but may be difficult to locate in person if you live in the USA. BULLS is new to the States but has been operating in Europe and parts of Asia Pacific since 1994. I enjoyed riding this and other models from them, some of which used different motor systems.

If you’re someone who wants to ride their bike to work daily in rain or shine, cold or extreme heat and not get sweaty, this would be a great platform. The range is easily 35+ miles per charge (up to 100 in lower assist levels) and since you can take the battery off for charging at your desk it’s convenient, even if you have to park outside on a public rack. For me, the Bosch Intuvia display has always been easy to understand and use and I love that it has a small button pad that’s external to the main display which sort of replicates the important buttons like up and down on pedal assist. Since the lights are wired in on this ebike you can control them with the Intuvia display and there are readouts to help you plan your trip which dynamically estimate range based on recent use and the level of assist chosen. And again, I like that the display comes off so you don’t have to leave it outside on the rack with your bike. Other highlights are the relatively low weight (considering all of the accessories you get), this is thanks in part to the upgraded air suspension fork which includes lockout for efficiency on smooth flat surfaces. I love the reflective sidewall strip on the tires and that they offer puncture protection. If you can find this bike in the correct size and are willing to spend a bit more than a hub driven ebike, you’ll get a great Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, quick release wheels and other little upgrades like the bell and bottle cage bosses which are standard on all sizes and frame types. I think BULLS did a great job here and even the color scheme is appealing in a way that’s not overly feminine or masculine. For those who want even more comfort, consider swapping out the default seat post with a suspension model like the Thudbuster ST or more expensive but incredible Body Float.


  • Available in two frame styles (high-step diamond and step-thru) as well as five frame sizes 45cm, 48cm, 50cm, 53cm and 58 cm for improved fit and comfort
  • Excellent weight distribution with the battery and motor low and center on the frame, this improves balance, handling and makes maintenance easier and more familiar to shops
  • At 48 to 50 lbs depending on the frame style and size chosen, this is a relatively light weight electric bicycle (especially considering it has fenders, a rear rack with mini-pump, kickstand and lights), the air suspension fork helps a lot
  • Upgraded Ergon brand ergonomic grips with bar ends for changing hand positions on longer rides, this combined with the suspension fork adds a lot of comfort, consider a 30.9 mm Body Float seat post for an even nicer ride if you get a sore neck and back, Thudbuster makes a Short Travel ST version that would also work and cost less
  • Awesome Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires with RaceGuard puncture protection and LiteSkin reflective sidewall strips, this pairs with the integrated LED lights for safer night and morning commuting
  • The Bosch battery pack is removable for reduced weight when lifting the frame, this also makes charging and safe storage of the battery pack easier (store in cool dry locations vs. extreme heat and cold)
  • The Bosch motor is extremely efficient, on a commuter bike like this with smooth hybrid tires it should offer 35+ miles… up to 100 if you’re using the lower levels of assist and aren’t climbing much
  • There’s a cool range readout on the display panel that samples how you’ve been riding and dynamically estimates how far you can go in each level of assist (there are four levels), this helps you plan and conserve on longer rides
  • The Bosch drive system can sense when you shift gears and it halts power to the motor momentarily to reduce mashing (when the chain strains and slips between sprockets), it’s not perfect but better than nothing!
  • The Intuvia display panel is backlit, easy to read, removable, has a Micro USB charging port on the side to help maintain your phone or other portable electronics and works with a remote button pad that’s easy to click without taking your left hand off the grip, in this case the display also activates your bike lights!
  • The motor is extremely responsive and relies on a controller measuring wheel speed, pedal cadence and torque up to 2,000 times per second! It makes starting quick and easy, even up hills
  • I like that the fenders are really tight and narrow but still go all the way (especially up front) to reduce splashing and keep your shins and feet dry
  • All models have bottle cage bosses! This means you can add a bottle cage, mini-pump or gear box easily
  • Prologo Zero Space performance saddle for more active riding, this is a name brand nicer seat that isn’t as squishy but won’t chaff your legs or be uncomfortable to pedal with, nice upgrade for a commuter bike that’s more performance oriented


  • Only available in one color scheme but I think it looks pretty nice and sort of unisex, matte black with gloss white and metallic blue accents
  • The motor design is geared and when you pedal at higher speeds there’s a distinct high pitch whirring sound, it’s not too bad but some gearless motors and other centerdrive systems from Brose and Impulse are quieter
  • The BULLS electric bikes aren’t available at many retail outlets in the USA yet, they have been operating in Europe and parts of Asia for many years (since 1994) but if you live in the US the Cross Lite E may be difficult to find and test ride


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Comments (6) YouTube Comments

3 years ago

Where can I buy a BULLS Cross Lite E in the United States?

3 years ago

Hi Rachel! There are a few shops scattered about (and I’m sure more on the way). BULLS has a dealer map tool on their website that should let you find the closest one and I believe one or two of the shops will sell online and ship to you. Feel free to contact me for more help if you can’t find one and I’ll reach out to BULLS directly to see what the deal is.

3 years ago

This is a great bike and we sold quite a few of them. Would like to mention few things that was missed in the written content. This particular model has Bosch CX drive which is a superior drive compared to the older performance line. It’s one of the lightest, fully featured commuter ebike in our store. Felt Sport-E is lighter but it doesn’t have the suspension fork or the stury rack.

3 years ago

Great feedback, thanks!

5 months ago

Love this bike mostly, BUT the lights are not well designed and the range is less than advertised.

Because it’s a hardtail, and because of where the light is, the back light has gotten bounced off the bike several times. Most recently this happened to me on a rainy dark night and the front light went out at the same time, kinda scary. The front light also comes loose because it’s held in by a bolt that loosens when you adjust the light. And the bolt for the front light is a star shaped Allen wrench, something most people don’t carry around with them.

One more thing about this bike, the range is drastically less than advertised. On eco, mine, on a full change, gets about 65. Now that it’s starting to get cold, it seems to be getting even less. I’ll start riding and just watch the range drop by 2 or three miles in mins. Does not make me feel safe when I lose ten miles in the first ten mins of a ride.

5 months ago

Hi Adrian, thanks for this “real world” feedback. Yeah, cold weather tends to reduce effective battery capacity and I have experienced light failures on other products with hardtail setups (and suspension mounted lights). I still think that the drive system and overall build of this bike is good, but can see the limitations you’re talking about for sure. Range is such a difficult topic because there are so many factors involved. I hope that for the most part, this ebike still works for you, and that maybe you can find a replacement light that is more durable. Thanks again for sharing your experiences here with us.


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