BULLS CLOSSLITE EVO Review

Bulls Crosslite Evo Electric Bike Review
Bulls Crosslite Evo
Bulls Crosslite Evo Gen 4 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor
Bulls Crosslite Evo Monkey Link Magnetic Bottle Interface
Bulls Crosslite Evo Ergon Gp 10l Ergonomic Grips Bosch Kiox Display
Bulls Crosslite Evo Sr Suntour Sf13 Nrx E Air Suspension Fork
Bulls Crosslite Evo Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180mm
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch Powertube 625 Ebike Batter
Bulls Crosslite Evo 44 Tooth Chainring Narrow Wide With Plastic Cover
Bulls Crosslite Evo Shimano Slx 10 51 Cassette
Bulls Crosslite Evo Standwell Rack Integrated Rear Light
Bulls Crosslite Evo Standwell Rear Rack Pletscher Esge Kickstand Velo Comodoro Saddle
Bulls Crosslite Evo High Step Diamond
Bulls Crosslite Evo High Step Frame
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch 4 Amp Ebike Charger
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch Fast Electric Bike Charger
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Wave Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Wave Left Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Step Thru Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Step Thru Left Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Diamond Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Diamond Left Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Electric Bike Review
Bulls Crosslite Evo
Bulls Crosslite Evo Gen 4 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor
Bulls Crosslite Evo Monkey Link Magnetic Bottle Interface
Bulls Crosslite Evo Ergon Gp 10l Ergonomic Grips Bosch Kiox Display
Bulls Crosslite Evo Sr Suntour Sf13 Nrx E Air Suspension Fork
Bulls Crosslite Evo Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180mm
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch Powertube 625 Ebike Batter
Bulls Crosslite Evo 44 Tooth Chainring Narrow Wide With Plastic Cover
Bulls Crosslite Evo Shimano Slx 10 51 Cassette
Bulls Crosslite Evo Standwell Rack Integrated Rear Light
Bulls Crosslite Evo Standwell Rear Rack Pletscher Esge Kickstand Velo Comodoro Saddle
Bulls Crosslite Evo High Step Diamond
Bulls Crosslite Evo High Step Frame
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch 4 Amp Ebike Charger
Bulls Crosslite Evo Bosch Fast Electric Bike Charger
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Wave Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Wave Left Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Step Thru Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Step Thru Left Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Diamond Black
Bulls Crosslite Evo Stock Diamond Left Black

Summary

  • A premium hybrid electric bike available in three frame styles and three sizes, impressive 180mm hydraulic disc brakes with quad piston caliper up front for improved power and cooling, pre-wired for a seat post dropper, integrated LED lights with side view for maximum visibility, reflective puncture resistant tires from Schwalbe
  • Upgraded Ergon locking grips, gender specific Velo saddle (that felt very comfortable), sleek air suspension fork with adjustable compression and lockout, surprisingly lightweight at 52lb to 55lb depending on frame style and size, sturdy adjustable stem provides a range of body positions and improved comfort
  • Ready for all types of weather with sturdy but sleek aluminum alloy fenders, a full length plastic chain cover, a metal chainring guard and narrow wide tooth chainring that reduces drops, one of the nicest drivetrains I've seen on any hybrid city ebike: Shimano SLX derailleur with massive 10 to 51 tooth lightweight cassette!
  • Reliable, lightweight, powerful Bosch Gen 4 CX mid-motor and top-end PowerTube 625 internal battery pack, top-end Bosch Kiox color display panel with integrated Micro-USB, higher priced product based on premium specs, great network of dealers in North America, rear rack and light have some limitations, step-thru frame is a bit heavier and may flex a bit compared to mid-step and high-step

Video Review

Introduction

Make:

BULLS

Model:

CROSSLITE EVO

Price:

$4,899

Body Position:

Upright, Forward

Suggested Use:

Urban, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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Warranty:

2 Years Motor and Battery, 5 Years Frame

Availability:

United States, Canada

Model Year:

2020

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

52.5 lbs (23.81 kg) (55.1lbs for Wave Frame)

Battery Weight:

7.7 lbs (3.49 kg)

Motor Weight:

6.3 lbs (2.85 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminium Alloy

Frame Sizes:

17.71 in (44.98 cm)19.68 in (49.98 cm)21.65 in (54.99 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Medium 45cm: 17.75" Seat Tube, 22.5" Reach, 16.75" Stand Over Height for Wave and 28.75" Stand Over Height for High-Step, 31.5" Minimum Saddle Height, 27.25" Width, 73" Length

Frame Types:

Step-Thru, Mid-Step, High-Step

Frame Colors:

Matt Black with Gloss Black and Orange Accents

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour SF13-NRX-E Air Suspension, 63mm Travel, Compression Adjust with Lockout, 30mm Stanchion Diameter, 100mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer

Frame Rear Details:

142mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer

Attachment Points:

Bottle Cage Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses, Frame Lock Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

12 Speed 1x12 Shimano SLXRD-M7100 Derailleur with Clutch, Shimano CS-M7100 SLX 10-51 Tooth Cassette Micro Spline

Shifter Details:

Shimano SLX Triggers on Right (Two-Way High, Three-Shift Low)

Cranks:

FSA, Aluminum Alloy, 175mm Crank Arms, 44 Tooth Narrow Wide Chainring with FSA Alloy Guard

Pedals:

Wellgo C-098DU Resin Platform with Anti-Slip Rubber

Headset:

FSA, Internal, Sealed Bearings, Straight 1-1/2"

Stem:

BULLS Branded Calloy, Aluminum Alloy, Adjustable Angle, 70mm 90mm or 110mm Length, 0° Rise, Two 10mm FSA ACR Spacers, One 5mm FSA ACR Spacer, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter

Handlebar:

BULLS Branded Calloy, Aluminum Alloy, Low-Rise, 680mm or 700mm Width, 25mm Rise, 9° Bend, 31.8mm Bore

Brake Details:

Shimano Hydraulic Disc with 180mm Rotors, Center Lock Rotors, Quad Piston Front Caliper, Dual Piston Rear Caliper, Shimano Three-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach

Grips:

Ergon GP-10L, Ergonomic, Rubber, Locking

Saddle:

Velo Comodoro, Gender Specific, Hydrofoam

Seat Post:

BULLS Branded Calloy Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

BULLS Branded WTBXC-21D, Aluminum Alloy, Double Wall, ETRTO 622x21c, 36 Hole, Tubeless Ready

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Front, 13 Gauge Rear, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Marathon Racer, 28" x 1.5" 40-622

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

55 to 85 PSI, 4.0 to 6.0 BAR, Performance Line RaceGuard, LiteSkin, Reflective Sidewall Stripe

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

Clear Plastic Sticker Slap Guard, HORN Catena 17 Plastic Chain Cover, Sunny Wheel Aluminum Alloy Fenders (45mm Width), Standwell Bolt-On Aluminum Alloy Rear Rack (25kg 55lb Max Load, i-Rack Compatible), Fuxon Integrated Headlight (100 Lux), Standwell Integrated Rear Light (1 LED), Pletscher ESGE Adjustable Kickstand

Other:

Locking Removable Downtube-Integrated Battery Pack, 1.7lb 4 Amp Charger, Maximum Cadence > 120 RPM Motor Support, 175mm Q-Factor, ABUS Locking Core (Keyed-Alike Code Card)

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Gen 4 Bosch Performance Line CX

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Torque:

75 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Bosch PowerTube 625 3200Ma 18650 Cells

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

17.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

626.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

5.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

40 miles (64 km)

Estimated Max Range:

100 miles (161 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Kiox, Removable, Magnetically Attached, 1.9" Transmissive Backlit Color Display, Automatically Adapts to Lighting Conditions, Buttons: Power, Lights

Readouts:

Clock, Assist Level (Off/Gray, Eco/Blue, Tour/Green, Sport/Yellow, Turbo/Red), Light Icon, Batter (Percentage and Infographic), Units (MPH or KM/H), Current Speed, Power Meter Infographic (Shows Rider Input and Motor Input), Range Estimator, Trip Distance, Trip Time, Power (Watts), Cadence (RPM), Average Speed, Max Speed, Heart Rate, Double Battery Readout, Settings

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad on Left, Buttons: Walk Mode, +, -, Left, Right, Select, 5 Volt 1 Amp Micro-USB Port on Lower Edge of Display, (Navigate to Settings with Left Arrow then Click Select Button)

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Rear Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence, and Pedal Torque over 1,000x Per Second, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 60% 40Nm, Tour 140% 50Nm, eMTB 140% to 340% 75Nm, Turbo 340% 75Nm)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)


Written Review

To run the forums, host the website, and travel, I charge a universal service fee for my reviews. This in-depth review was sponsored by BULLS North America. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased with you, this video and writeup are not meant to be an endorsement of BULLS products. I welcome your corrections, additions, and feedback in the comments below and the BULLS electric bike forums.

Observations:

  • Bosch Gen 4 motor no longer uses a reduction gear, the standard sized chainring freewheels without producing any drag and the Performance Line motors don’t clunk when you stop pedaling
  • BULLS really stepped up their game with the charging port and battery locking core position, both up high and on the right side of the frame, making them easier to reach, and having a leash so the cover won’t go missing
  • The Powerpack 625 weighs a pound more than the 500 (~14% heavier) but gives you 25% more battery capacity! It means you can ride to work and back without charging in between, or even use this ebike for trekking and adventuring long range
  • BULLS offers a few neat proprietary hardware features on their 2020 models, including a disc brake rotor integrated magnet that helps for measuring rear wheel speed… it’s a lot more protected and durable than the older spoke-mounted designs, they have a cool ACR branded rectangular spacer system for the stem that break apart for easier height adjustment while concealing the Bosch button pad electrical wire, and the magnetic Monkey Link bottle cage option (which can be removed if you prefer traditional bolt-on accessories like bottle cages, folding locks, and mini pumps)

Pros:

  • An efficient high-quality hybrid/city model with a beautiful aesthetic and lots of utility extras, reliable drive system from Bosch, high capacity 625 watt hour integrated battery, upgraded Kiox color display panel is removable and features a Micro-USB charging port
  • The bike comes in three frame styles (wave deep step-thru, mid-step, and diamond high-step) as well as three frame sizes. The CROSSLITE EVO is more of a platform than a single ebike, it’s one the most popular models from BULLS and that’s why they offer it in so many different combinations
  • Every frame style offers bottle cage bosses, and BULLS even throws in a magnetic Monkey Link adapter for their optional quick swivel Monkey Bottle. This adapter can be removed for standard threaded eyelets below… note that the mid-step and high-step models offer two sets of bottle cage bosses while the wave step-thru only offers one
  • This is a feature complete electric bike that comes with quality integrated lights, aluminum alloy fenders, a full-length chain cover, a sturdy rear rack, and a high capacity integrated battery that can take you further than most… especially given the Class 1 20mph (32km/h) top speed
  • Safety is a priority for me, especially on an ebike that could be used for commuting at night, since the CROSSLITE EVO only comes in black, I appreciate that the lights both have side windows so you can be seen from more angles. I also appreciate the reflective sidewall stripes on the puncture resistant Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires
  • Comfort is also a big deal to me, the high capacity battery pack means the bike can go further… but if you’re not comfortable, you may not enjoy the distance, so the lightweight adjustable air suspension fork, ergon locking grips, and gender specific Velo Comodoro saddle really shine here. Note that even though the tires aren’t as wide as some competing products, they roll more efficiently and still offer good comfort because of the larger 700c (28″) diameter, which increases air volume and lowers the attack angle to smooth over bumps
  • Large 180mm hydraulic disc brake rotors provide a mechanical advantage for stopping larger wheels, they cool faster, and the front caliper offers four pistons (two on each side) that support a longer brake pad that also stops more efficiently with more surface area that cools faster… the rear caliper is a standard dual piston (one on each side), which is still excellent for a Class 1 ebike like this
  • I’m very impressed with the ~52.5lb weight of this electric bicycle, especially with the high capacity battery, metal fenders, and rear rack… I think the air suspension fork and 4th gen Bosch motor really made a difference here
  • I like adjustable angle stems because they provide a range of body position options (forward for efficiency and performance or upright for comfort). However, sometimes these stems can wiggle loose over time. The one BULLS chose for their CROSSLITE EVO is excellent and should be reliable over time because of the sturdy design
  • I noticed that the stem and spacers here are a rounded rectangle vs. standard circle, and this provides room for the Bosch button pad cable to run through and be hidden, the spacers are actually two parts that can be taken apart to change positions and de-couple from the cable! Note the beautiful internal cable routing of the other electronics, shifter, and brake line all across the frame, it looks nice and keeps the cables safe
  • I tested both the wave and diamond frames for the video review above and noticed that the wave was fairly solid and stiff… sometimes these deep step-thru frame styles can feel flexy and even introduce speed wobble, but BULLS reduced that a lot with the addition of a secondary tube near the bottom bracket for stiffness and strength
  • Both wheels offer quick release with standard 9mm axles and QR skewers. This makes the bike easy to service on the go, or easy to break down and pack into the trunk of an SUV… it’s a great choice for a hybrid style commuter bicycle
  • Excellent 12-speed drivetrain here, note the high-end Shimano SLXRD-M7100 derailleur with adjustable clutch (click into the up-left position to tighten clutch and reduce chain bounce or click down-forward for easier rear wheel removal and drivetrain service) and super wide 10 to 51 tooth cassette! That’s overkill for a Class 1 ebike with 20mph (32km/h) top speed in my opinion, but a welcome addition that should be extra reliable and able to handle a wide range of terrain types
  • Wide 31.6mm seat post provides extra strength and lots of options for seat post droppers (usually only found on mountain bikes, but this frame is pre-wired for it) or a suspension seat post that can reduce back and neck sensitivity over long rides! Consider the Cirrus Cycles KINEKT or SR Suntour NCX
  • Adjustable length kickstand is positioned perfectly at the rear end of the bike, clear of the left crank arm and not colliding with the large 180mm disc brake rotor… it should support a loaded rack well from its position
  • Premium 4th generation Bosch Performance Line CX motor is 2.5lbs lighter than Gen 3, offers just as much torque at 75nm, and is more compact. I like how BULLS tips it up and blends it into the downtube… it’s almost hidden behind the 44 tooth chainring from the right hand side. I found the motor to be smoother and more dynamic than previous generations. It still offers shift detection and can support over 120 pedal strokes per minute, so you don’t have to upshift gears to maintain motor support
  • It really surprised me to see that the chainring uses a narrow wide tooth pattern! This locks the chain in so you don’t get drops as easily and reduces the need for a full chain guide, which weighs more
  • Top-end PowerTube 625 battery pack offers the highest possible capacity for this generation of ebikes with the Bosch drive system, it’s a 25% increase over the standard Bosch PowerTube 500 or PowerPack 500
  • The included high speed 4 amp charger is a perfect fit for the higher capacity battery, it features a proprietary plug that won’t get mixed up with other Bosch products and the compact size (with removable wall-side cable) and lightweight 1.7lb design makes it easy to bring on longer rides
  • I love that BULLS not only included a charging port cover on the frame (to keep dust and water out as you ride), but they also moved the charging port location up high on the right side of the frame! This means you don’t have to bend way over to plug in the bike and your charging cable won’t get snagged as easily on the crank arms
  • A high-end ABUS locking core is used to secure the battery pack and the keyset includes a code card that lets you order ABUS locks with the same core. Ultimately, this means you can use the same key for your bike and locks instead of multiple keys that add weight, clutter, and hassle
  • The Kiox display panel is well protected at the center of the bar, is connected via magnets and can be removed easily, uses Gorilla Glass so it won’t scratch up like plastic if it gets dropped, and it offers Micro-USB charging for portable electronics. The display is fairly easy to interact with using the remote button pad, mounted near the left grip
  • I love that the Kiox LCD is color because it’s easy to interpret which assist level you’re in without squinting to read a small font (the display isn’t especially large at 1.9″ diagonal). I love that it lists battery percentage in addition to range estimate for more precise trip planning, and I love that Bosch is working on Bluetooth applications which could sync with heart rate monitors and other devices in the future
  • Excellent two year warranty covers everything on the bike, including the motor, battery, and display system with a vast network of dealers in the US and other parts of the world who can help with fit and maintenance
  • BULLS updated their battery cover design to a more universal black plastic, which is much lighter than the older aluminum alloy shields that were paint matched… these are lighter, cheaper, and much easier to replace

Cons:

  • The rear rack seems to have been chosen because it’s sleek, lightweight, and has a rear light integration… I was surprised that it didn’t have independent pannier hanger bars or bungee loops on the sides. This is a minor complaint given the standard gauge tubing that makes up the top platform section, which should work for most panniers
  • Although the bike is high-quality and fitted with many brand name components, the higher price could be a factor for some people, there are a lot of cheap options out there these days and this bike does fantastic to set itself apart from them, but for many, that $4,899 price will be hard to swallow… it’s what makes all of the frame styles, sizes, and high-capacity battery possible
  • For individuals considering the deep step-thru frame style, keep in mind that it may flex a bit if the rear rack is loaded up or the rider is larger. This should be less of an issue on the mid-step and high-step frames. Note that the step-thru and mid-step will also require a crossbar adapter if you’re hanging them on some car racks vs. a platform rack
  • BULLS has mounted the headlight on top of the suspension fork arch vs. the steering tube or stem/handlebar, so it’s a bit lower and may bounce up and down if the terrain gets bumpy vs being suspended
  • As cool as the rear rack-integrated light looks, I find that it can be more vulnerable to contact with walls or the street and will cost more or be more difficult to replace than an independent light mounted below and behind the rack tubing (where the rear reflector is positioned on this bike)
  • The wave frame with deep step-thru design weighs more than the mid-step and high-step by about 3lbs (1.36kg) based on the measurements I took, this is due to the additional metal reinforcements added to reduce frame flex
  • Despite moving away from the reduction gear (with smaller chainring) the high-powered Bosch ebike motors still produce a fairly audible whine at high RPM and high power settings, it’s not a deal killer, but seems a bit louder than Brose at times, keep in mind that the video was filmed on a demo bike with pre-production motor… so it might be quieter on the final units
  • This is a minor thing, but the chainring doesn’t cycle backwards when you backpedal, this changes how drivetrain service is done… you basically need a bike maintenance stand or a friend to lift the bike and pedal to clean and lubricate the chain. One positive note here, is that Bosch has setup the bottom bracket with some resistance so the cranks won’t spin as freely backwards, which could lead to more shin scrapes and shin bumps otherwise, I also found that the Performance Line Gen 4 motors don’t “clunk” when you stop pedaling the way that some Active Line motors do… which do allow for backwards chain cycling
  • Be careful when lifting and transporting the Powertube battery because it does not have an integrated handle like the Powerpack mid-frame and rear-rack models, I do appreciate how it clicks down one step before completely coming off the bike, you are less likely to drop it when removing

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A sporty speed pedelec with beautiful motor, battery, and able integration, the grey and black color scheme help the drive systems blend in, three frame styles to choose from (wave, step-thru, diamond). Bosch Performance Line Speed motor offers ~28 mph support, shift detection, and 120 RPM pedal…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO AM 4 Review

  • MSRP: $5,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A high-end, full suspension, electric mountain bike, with the high-torque Brose S mid-motor, and a high-capacity 37 volt 17.5 amp hour Lithium-ion battery, excellent weight distribution with hidden drive systems. Rugged all-mountain performance with 150 mm RockShox air suspension front and rear, 15 mm and…...

BULLS URBAN EVO Review

  • MSRP: $4,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

One of the stealthiest 28 mph urban electric bikes I have seen, the Bosch Powertube battery pack is completely hidden inside the downtube and the compact black motor casing blends perfectly with the matte black paint job. The mid-motor is angled up to blend into downtube visually, increase ground clearance, and shorten…...

BULLS SIX50 EVO AM 4 Review

  • MSRP: $7,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A top-end all mountain electric bike with 150 mm suspension from Fox, Shimano Deore XTR 11-speed drivetrain, Bosch CX high-torque motor, and Magura MT Trail hydraulic disc brakes. Wider Boost hub spacing offers a strong bracing angle for the spokes and room for…...

BULLS LACUBA EVO E45S Review

  • MSRP: $3,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A high-speed 28 mph commuter style electric bike that comes in four frame sizes and three styles (high-step, mid-step, and step-thru), it offers excellent weight distribution (motor and battery are positioned low and center). Beautiful aesthetic with hidden wires, an internally mounted battery, and a smaller motor casing, the…...

BULLS E-CORE Di2 FS 27.5+ Review

  • MSRP: $5,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A full suspension electric trail or enduro mountain bike with 150 mm travel, large 2.8" plus sized tires, and Boost hub spacing for strength, made in three frame sizes. All-black frame, fork, and anodized RockShox stanchions makes for a mean look, Shimano STePs E8000…...

BULLS LACUBA EVO E8 Review

  • MSRP: $3,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

One of the most popular models in the Bulls ebike lineup, it comes in four frame sizes and three styles (high-step diamond, mid-step, and step-thru wave), motor and battery weight are low and center. Extremely stealthy, the drive system and battery are almost completely hidden on this frame and…...

BULLS MONSTER E FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

Top of the line, full suspension, fat tire electric trail bike with RockShock Bluto and Monarch air, remote lockout for the fork, 11-speed Shimano Deore XT drivetrain with Shadow Plus clutch, robust skid plate and alloy drivetrain guides. High-torque Bosch Performance Line CX motor with eMTB drive mode, sand and snow capable if…...

BULLS SIX50 EVO AM 3 Review

  • MSRP: $5,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

An all-mountain style electric bike with longer travel 150 mm air suspension from RockShox, an internalized downtube battery from Bosch, and three frame size options. Fatter 2.8" plus sized tires provide increased traction, reduced deflection, and improved comfort while remaining…...

BULLS CRUISER E Review

  • MSRP: $3,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A feature-complete cruiser style electric bicycle with paint-matched fork, fenders, rear rack, chain cover, and motor casing, available in three frame sizes with adjustable stem for good fit. Large sprung saddle, puffy stitched grips, swept back handlebars, and the deep step-thru frame make…...

BULLS AMINGA TR 1 Review

  • MSRP: $4,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A full suspension, cross country style, electric mountain bike made just for the ladies with shorter reach, available in two smaller size options, features a turquoise fuchsia colorway. Sturdy Suntour XCR 34 air suspension fork with remote lockout for easy transitions from rough…...

BULLS TWENTY4 E Review

  • MSRP: $2,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

A tough, sporty looking, high-quality, kids electric bike that can reach ~15.5 mph with four levels of pedal assist, smaller wheels keep the frame low and approachable. Premium accessories including tires from Schwalbe, a Shimano Altus 8-speed drivetrain, and Tektro hydraulic disc…...

BULLS CROSS E Review

  • MSRP: $2,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018, 2019

Well priced considering the quality Bosch-made electric drive system, four frame size choices, and three frame styles (high, mid, and low-step). Integrated LED lights and premium Continental tires with reflective sidewall stripes help to keep you…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS 2 27.5 Plus Review

  • MSRP: $4,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

One of the cleanest looking full suspension cross country electric bikes I've reviewed, the battery and motor are built into the frame and match the matte black paint perfectly. Extra large battery capacity for longer rides, EnergyBus magnetic charging standard works on or off…...

BULLS SIX50 E 1.5 Review

  • MSRP: $3,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018, 2019

A hardtail trail ready e-bike with comfortable plus sized tires and a spring suspension fork (with lockout), sturdy tapered head tube, rigid thru-axles, and Boost. Capable as a commuting platform if you prefer a mountain bike vs. hybrid or city…...

BULLS CROSS LITE E Step-Thru Review

  • MSRP: $4,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

An active, sporty looking, commuter style electric bike with low standover height, available in three frame sizes to improve fit and comfort. High-end drivetrain and motor systems, you get eleven gears with a tough mountain bike level…...

BULLS SIX50+ E FS 3 Review

  • MSRP: $4,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

An all-mountain electric bike with plus sized tires for improved stability, traction and comfort, 150 mm air suspension with compression and rebound adjust. Battery and motor mount design are tighter than older Bosch systems, weight is kept low…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO 45 FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A high quality full suspension e-mountain bike that's also a speed pedelec (capable of 28 mph top speeds), solid hydraulic disc brakes, wide thru-axles with Boost Technology. Adjustable 150 mm RockShox suspension front and rear, four-bar rear swing arm to reduce brake…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO 3 Carbon 27.5 Plus Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

A Carbon fiber electric cross country mountain bike with premium components and ultra-integrated motor and battery system, excellent weight distribution. The Brose motor is quiet and responsive offering up to 90 Nm of torque output,…...

BULLS DAIL-E GRINDER Review

  • MSRP: $5,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

One of the first Gravel Grinder style electric bikes to make it to America! Made with premium components, high performance lights and a purpose built frame in three sizes. Capable of high speed 28 mph performance, the Bosch centerdrive motor measures bike speed, pedal…...

BULLS SIX50 E 2 STREET Review

  • MSRP: $3,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018, 2019

A fully equipped speed commuter capable of 28 mph operation, running on the proven Bosch Performance mid-drive motor and updated 500 watt hour Samsung battery. Extra large 203 mm hydraulic disc brakes offer smooth solid stops without requiring exorbitant hand…...

2017 BULLS LACUBA EVO E8 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

A versatile urban electric bike well suited to commuting, touring and trekking because of its efficient mid-drive motor and larger than average battery capacity, durable internal gearing and belt drive. Available in five frame sizes and three frame styles including wave, mid-step and high-step diamond…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS 3 27.5 Plus Review

  • MSRP: $4,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A stealthy full suspension all-mountain electric bike with longer travel 150 mm suspension, fully adjustable air fork by RockShox, color matched to frame. Larger 37 volt 17.5 amp hour battery pack to assist with steeper climbs and longer…...

2017 BULLS MONSTER E FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

Full suspension fat bike with a high quality mid-drive motor from Bosch and their updated 500 watt hour battery pack for extended range. Cool fluorescent paint job that extends all the way through the fork, rear shock housing,…...

BULLS LACUBA EVO E45 Review

  • MSRP: $4,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018, 2019

Available in four frame sizes, two styles (high-step and mid-step) with an adjustable stem, active-comfort saddle and ergonomic grips, this bike can fit well and feel good at speed and over long distances. Capable of 28 mph top speeds, this is a Class 3 electric bike with an…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS 3 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $4,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

An all-mountain electric bike with beautifully integrated battery, motor and display... it blends in more than most other e-mountain bikes I've tested and runs quiet. Sturdy 15 mm thru axle in the front and 12 mm axle in the rear…...

BULLS SIX50 E FS 3 RSI Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

A loaded full suspension mountain bike with premium electric drivetrain from Bosch offering 75 Nm of climbing torque with the CX motor and a 400 watt hour Samsung battery. RockShox air suspension with 120 mm travel front and rear for solid trail or all…...

2017 BULLS MONSTER E S Review

  • MSRP: $4,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016, 2017

Premium hardtail electric fat bike with all the fixins, highlights include rear rack bosses, tubeless-ready tires and punched out rims, RockShox air fork with remote lockout and high torque Bosch CX motor. Quality 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano for excellent stopping power and modulation, impressive…...

BULLS OUTLAW E45 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

A sporty looking, fairly comfortable speed pedelec capable of ~28 mph top speeds, it's running on an optimized geared hub motor design with heat pipe technology for maximum performance. Unique mid-mount battery box fills the main frame triangle keeping weight low and centered while…...

BULLS STURMVOGEL E EVO Review

  • MSRP: $3,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

A beautifully designed urban electric bike painted white for visibility and modern appeal, white walled tires, reflective sidewall stripes, LED lights. Extra sturdy and durable thanks to a 15 mm thru-axle on the front wheel (with…...

BULLS TWENTY9 E FS 3 RSI Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

A full suspension, Bosch powered, cross country style electric bike with efficient 29" wheels, it's available in three sizes for good fit and would feel taller and larger for riders with long legs but still fits some shorter riders given the angled top tube. Quick release for both wheels ads convenience for fixes and transporting the bike, I love…...

BULLS CROSS LITE E Review

  • MSRP: $3,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS Enduro 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $5,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

An enduro style full suspension electric mountain bike with longer 160 mm suspension travel, seat post dropper, 27.5" wheelset and premium hydraulic brakes. Downtube-integrated battery pack is out of sight and keeps weight low and centered across the…...


Comments (3) YouTube Comments

Dirt McGirt
9 months ago

I beg to differ, good Sir! I sell tons of the wave frame (low step) Cross Lite Evos and I’m 6’3″ and 265 lbs on a good day. I’ve been riding bikes aggressively all my life and selling them for 28 years solid. I have ridden the wave frame on both the Pegasus and Bulls bikes time and time again and I can attest that there is little to no extra frame flex to the wave bikes. Bulls has done a tremendous job reinforcing that powertube down tube by hydroforming a supplemental gusset into the head tube and motor mount joints that it negates not having a traditional top tube.

Also, I have had way more reflector-style R99 Bulls taillights break out in the field and have only had one of the rear rack integrated lights brake after sale due to someone backing over the bike in the garage. As of the 2019 season, I only had 2 of the integrated taillights get broken in shipping. Bulls fixed the packaging after that first batch of bikes and I didn’t have any more get broken in shipping. This is probably why my man Joaquin and the folks at Bulls/Pegasus have moved away from that reflector light. I’m all for that move, to be honest.

I like this review, but I’ve been wondering where these weird scenarios got into my customers’ heads over the past couple seasons. Now I know where they got it from… FWIW from your friendly local bike jerk.

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Court
9 months ago

Hey! Thanks for the great feedback. Some of my input and “scenarios” can become outdated since I only hear from shops and have limited purchase/ownership experience. This is why I try to be gentle when communicating on video and leave the comments open here at the site. Thanks for your input and I welcome any future observations based on your experience as an owner :)

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Brandon
4 months ago

This bike is the Eu spec. North American spec is still 11spd shimano

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