BULLS E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon 27.5 Plus Review

Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Electric Bike Review
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Brose Mid Drive Mtn Motor
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Magura Hydraulic Disc 4 Piston Brake
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Cockpit Suspension Clickers
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Transflective Display Console
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Bottle Bosses Led Indicator Downtube
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Sr Suntour Aion 35 Suspension Fork
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Shimano Deore Xt Drivetrain
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tires
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus 32 Tooth Double Chainring
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus High Capacity Downtube Battery Lithium Ion
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Electric Bike Review
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Brose Mid Drive Mtn Motor
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Magura Hydraulic Disc 4 Piston Brake
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Cockpit Suspension Clickers
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Transflective Display Console
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Bottle Bosses Led Indicator Downtube
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Sr Suntour Aion 35 Suspension Fork
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Shimano Deore Xt Drivetrain
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tires
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus 32 Tooth Double Chainring
Bulls E Stream Evo 3 Carbon 27 5 Plus High Capacity Downtube Battery Lithium Ion


  • 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, the BMZ battery offers larger than average capacity but fits perfectly into the downtube and is removable
  • Sturdy thru axles with quick release for easy trail maintenance, powerful 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes (four piston in the front), light weight longer travel suspension fork with remote lockout
  • Battery removal can be tricky, the locking core is in a vulnerable position and the charging port cover is finicky to seat correctly, available in two frame sizes at an impressive price, neat to see a 22 gear drivetrain and two bottle cage mounting points

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E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon 27.5 Plus



Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Trail, Mountain

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:

46.5 lbs (21.09 kg)

Battery Weight:

7 lbs (3.17 kg)

Motor Weight:

6.61 lbs (2.99 kg)

Frame Material:

Carbon Fiber

Frame Sizes:

18.11 in (45.99 cm)20.08 in (51 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

32" Stand Over Height

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Matte Black with Gloss Black and Metallic Blue Accents

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour AION-35 RL-R with 120 mm Travel, Rebound Adjust, Remote Lockout, 15 mm Thru-Axle with Quick Release

Frame Rear Details:

12 mm Thru Axle with QR

Attachment Points:

Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

22 Speed 2x11 Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, 11-42T

Shifter Details:

Shimano SLX Triggers on Left and Right


SR Suntour CRG513B/CRG37 Cranks, 38T / 28T


Wellgo C-128DU Alloy Platform, Cage Style


STYX Chin Hau Tapered 1-1/2 to 1-1/8"


STYX Alloy, 7° Angle, (80 mm, 90 mm)


Low Rise, 740 mm Length, 25 mm Rise, 9° Bend, 31.8 mm Diameter

Brake Details:

Magura Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors, MT-5 4 Piston Front and MT-4 2 Piston Rear, Magura MT Levers


Ergon VLG-16828D3 Locking, Flat


Selle Royal Seta M1

Seat Post:

STYX Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.9 mm


Bulls Eccentric 35 Alloy, 32 Hole


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Front 13 Gauge Rear, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5" x 2.8"

Wheel Sizes:

27.5 in (69.85cm)

Tire Details:

Performance Folding

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Velo Battery Protector Pad


IP56 Ingress Rating, 2.5 lb 5 Amp BMZ Charger, Boost Adds 10 mm to Hub Length in Font and 6 mm in the Rear, KMC X11E Chain, Formula Hubs

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Brose Drive T (Trekking)

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

530 watts

Motor Torque:

90 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

37 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

17.5 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

647.5 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

50 miles (80 km)

Estimated Max Range:

130 miles (209 km)

Display Type:

Fixed, Backlit Transflective LCD, BULLS CSI


Speed, Battery Level (5 Bars), Assist Level (None, Eco, Tour, Sport)

Display Accessories:

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

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Cadence and Torque Sensing)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

There really aren’t that many Carbon fiber electric bikes… yet! It’s a combination that makes sense to me but is understandably very expensive. The Carbon fiber dampens vibration and decreases weight which is great for a platform which tends to ride further, maintain higher average speeds and be heavier due to motor, battery and control systems. The BULLS E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon 27.5 Plus is more than a mouthful, it’s a reasonably priced, beautifully designed hardtail electric bike that’s available in two frame sizes. It’s really an amazing e-bike, one that blends in with non-powered mountain bikes perfectly thanks to a compact motor and downtube integrated battery pack. Even the display panel is minimal but you aren’t required to reach down in order to change assist levels as you are with the Specialized Turbo Levo models, nor are you required to fret over a gigantic LCD display as you are with some of the older Bosch, Yamaha and Impulse e-mountain bikes. I like almost everything about it except for the lack of rack bosses at the rear end… because I love to commute with hardtail bikes like this. As it stands, you can add a Thule Pack’n Pedal rack and get pretty good utility without the side to side bumping that many beam racks suffer from. Perhaps Bulls did consider rack bosses but passed to save weight and improve strength of the frame? Amazingly, they did manage to squeeze in a set of bottle cage bosses on the seat tube and you can take out two screws from the battery interface and mount another cage on the downtube. That’s the way it should be in my opinion, so many ebikes forego bottle mounts all together and it’s not always clear why?

The E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon isn’t perfect, it suffers from the same issues as most of the other Brose powered Bulls models. Namely, the battery pack is a bit difficult to mount and dismount due to a key plus sliding lever maneuver. At least it’s secure and doesn’t rattle when riding… I also like the foam pad they mounted to the base for protection. Note that they key is directly in the path of the left crank arm so don’t forget to remove it before baking the bike up or jumping on for a ride lest you sheer it off. Other gripes include a finicky charge port cover, basic non-locking grips and the lack of shift sensing in the motor control system which could protect some of the chain, sprocket and derailleur wear. this electric mountain bike offers 22 gear combinations which is more than double what I see from competing bikes. That means more cadence increments and perhaps more comfort but also more shifting. The motor senses pedal cadence and torque though so it’s up to you to ease off before shifting in order to momentarily deactivate power and shift smoothly. The Brose motor itself is compact, relatively quiet thanks to a belt transition inside and extremely powerful (offering up to 90 Newton meters of peak torque output). Try not to be put off by the 250 watt nominal rating, it peaks closer to 530 watts. Ultimately, it’s efficient and that means longer rides and fewer stops for charging. Note that the motor surround is made of Carbon fiber and does not have deflector tape or padding like the battery. Be careful with it and consider adding some clear tape of your own to reduce nicks and scratches.

Powering the motor is an extra large capacity battery pack with premium Lithium-ion cells. It can be charged on or off the frame and uses the EnergyBus Rosenberger charging format. This means, if you trip over the cable it just pops out without bending pins and hopefully without knocking the bike over. The pack delivers 36 volts of power and 17.5 amp hours which is about 7.5 amp hours more than most electric bikes. Do note that the pack itself has two EnergyBus ports and you can plug into either one when charging separately from the bike (I double checked with the Bulls reps). Even though the pack can be tricky to put on and take off, I like that it’s possible because it weighs seven pounds and there are times (like the winter) when storing it inside away from the extreme cold could make a lot of sense. I might take it off when transporting on car racks as well, especially if there are multiple bikes which could add up and strain your rack or damage your car. Note that both wheels have quick release thru-axles and are easy to remove. The front is a 15 mm and the rear is a 12 mm both with Boost technology (basically they are slightly longer to improve strength and spoke angle).

Operating the bike is very straightforward once it’s fully charged. If you haven’t used it for a while, you might have to press a button on the downtube (which lights up a battery capacity indicator). This sort of primes the bike and allows you to press a second on/off switch along the top edge of the display console. I love how compact this thing is, it’s basically a large rocker button with a transflective display on top. You press down on the display to arrow up or down through three levels of assist. Along the side there’s a walk button and a light switch but this particular Bulls ebike doesn’t come with lights so you can ignore that. Just below the button screen portion of the control pad is a rubber plug protecting a Micro USB port! For me this is really cool because I like to ride with Strava and use GPS. Sometimes I also mount lights and being able to tap right into that huge ebike battery to keep my accessories charged on the go is very cool. So the display gives you speed readouts and a battery indicator with five bars, just like the downtube LED readout. It’s large enough to read the speed but you might end up “feeling” the other stats like which power level has been selected. There’s a tactile click as you press down and it’s nice to be able to do so without looking. The whole thing is small enough to evade notice from fellow cyclists but not so thin that it wouldn’t be impervious to damage during a fall… and it’s not removable. This means the sun, rain and vandalism could happen so consider covering it with your bike glove or just keeping an eye out.

The cockpit on this bike is well setup, it looks good and balances two shifters with a remote lockout lever on the right and the display control pad thing on the left. There’s plenty of space for your lights and other accessories but leaving it clean and clear is best for bumpy terrain. The Bulls E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon maxes out at 20 mph for the US version and is thus a Class 1 electric bike, allowed on more off-road trails than Class 2 or Class 3. Even though it still weighs ~46.5 lbs that’s ~4 lbs less than other premium hardtails I’ve tested. For someone who loves riding cross country and wants to go further, this would be an excellent choice. Bulls offers a five-year frame warranty with two years on the battery and motor. They’ve taken off in Europe and are two years into the US market now with a growing network of dealers. On the one hand, I wish it were full suspension but then for $4,600 and the lighter weight you get, I feel like the larger plus sized tires and awesome suspension fork would do a lot for comfort. I would consider a seat post suspsension myself and BodyFloat sells a Carbon fiber version so you could continue the theme of the bike. Big thanks to Bulls for partnering with me for this review.


  • The tires are a stand-out feature on this ebike, they offer improved traction through a larger contact patch, increased comfort due to more air volume, reduced deflection and slipping on rocks and other angular surfaces and provide great rolling momentum and gap spanning with the 27.5″ diameter size, they are also 2.8″ thick vs. 3″ on some other plus models and I think this decreases weight slightl
  • At 46.5 lbs this is a very light weight hardtail electric bike… especially when you consider the battery capacity at 647.5 watt hours, it’s tough but the Carbon fiber frame shaves the pounds off
  • I was really impressed to discover that the E-Stream EVO 3 Carbon comes in two frame sizes, while they’re both high-step (for strength) more riders should be capable of fitting comfortably, the top tube is angled down so stand-over height is maximized, even so I love that they were able to include bottle cage bosses on the downtube and seat tube!
  • You get 22 gear combinations on this bike which is more than double what I see on a lot of other e-mountain bikes, the setup is 2×11 with Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, most mid-drive electric bikes only offer one ring up front (shift carefully given the extra power)
  • Premium Magura hydraulic disc brakes with 180 mm rotors and a 4 and 2 piston setup (four up front to spread out the forces and improve cooling), two-finger levers with adjustable reach let you dial in your hand position and focus on maneuvering
  • Quick release on both wheels so you can transport the frame more easily (perhaps store it inside your car when parking), definitely pop the battery off to lighten it up if you’re using a hang style rack… front axle is 15 mm and the rear is 12 mm for increased strength and stiffness
  • Battery and motor weight are right where you’d want them… low and center across the frame, they also blend in visually and the battery has a foam pad liner on the bottom to protect from rocks and other obstacles
  • The Brose motor is super quiet and features a belt system between gear sets which reduces vibration, making it feel more natural
  • Beautiful paint with minimal decals (matching accents on the frame, fork and wheelset), cables are mostly internally routed for protection and improved aesthetics
  • Super high torque output for climbing, you get up to 90 Nm which pairs nicely with the lower gears, I haven’t had any issues climbing even the steepest terrain as long as I shifted appropriately
  • Wider 30.9 mm seat post diameter improved strength, consider swapping the post out for a carbon fiber BodyFloat for maximum comfort while still keeping it light… tighten the post down to reduce slip but don’t over-tighten and crack the tube
  • The charger works faster than most others I’ve seen, it’s a 5 amp battery charger that weighs a bit more at ~2.5 lbs but is still portable enough to come along in a backpack or something
  • Both wheels offer Boost which gives you 6 mm additional width in the rear and 10 mm additional width up front, this strengthens spoke angle and improves handling
  • The cockpit handlebar area is fairly clean considering you’ve got shifters on both sides and remote lockout for the suspension fork, I love their little transflective display button pad thing because it’s easy to reach and read but doesn’t stand out as “electric bike” or seem as vulnerable as a full sized mid-mounted display panel seen on a lot of other ebikes
  • They were able to squeeze a 6 Volt Micro USB port into the base of the control panel, this lets you charge a phone or other portable electronic device and tap into the huge primary e-bike battery, very cool and well positioned at the handlebar vs. down on the pack where you’d have to run a cable


  • Unlike the Impulse mid-drive, some Bafang setups and the Bosch Centerdrive these Brose motors don’t offer shift sensing and that means you’ll have to be extra careful not to stress the chain, sprockets and derailleur… The system measures pedal speed and torque very quickly so shifting can be done smoothly, it’s just more raw
  • I wish they included rack bosses at the rear because I love to ride hardtails like this during the week as an adventure commuter but I see how that might compromise frame strength or add a lot to the price, consider a beam rack or the Thule Pack ‘N Pedal
  • They key slot for removing the battery pack is very close to the left crank arm which could be vulnerable… you don’t have to leave the key in while riding or anything, just take care when adjusting, same thing with the charging port but it’s magnetic so it won’t get bent pins or anything
  • I would like to see an improvement in the charging port cover, it took me several minutes ad a bit of finessing to get it properly seated on several of the Bulls demo bikes and that’s no fun (considering you probably charge the thing daily), it’s important to keep the interface clean and that cover should fit easily and seal completely in my opinion
  • Actually taking the battery off can be tricky without a second person there to hold the bike… there’s no kickstand so you might lean it against a wall but if you lay it down you’ll have to do so on the drivetrain side because of the key hole position, the second step is a slide lever to disconnect the pack and if the bike is upright the pack might sort of plunk out and get dropped more easily so be careful
  • I like that the grips are ergonomic but not super fat because you can still bear down and maneuver easily with them but wish they were locking, as-is they may twist under pressure and prolonged riding


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1 year ago

Hi Court, thanks for sharing about that Thule rack. It seems like it could be a good solution for most bikes without rack mounting points, but I would be very leery about using it on a carbon frame. There are many who say that you should never mount anything onto a carbon frame as they are not designed to take any kind of compression from bolt on accessories. You even need to be careful about overtightening the seat post bolt. It would be a shame to have a catastrophic frame failure on such a nice bike.

Here is an article about the care and feeding of carbon frames, if someone really wants to use one. And for another perspective, here is a bike shop that flat out refuses to work on carbon frame bikes, because they can be damaged without any visible signs showing the damage.

In general, I think that the weight savings from carbon frames is not worth it with ebikes. The added power from the motor more than cancels out any extra weight inherent in a steel or aluminum frame. And it would seem that weight savings if desired could be found in other places……including sometimes your own body fat…..without taking on the risks inherent in a carbon frame.

1 year ago

Great points Nirmala, I think that’s why some brands haven’t introduced them yet (like Specialized). You don’t save much weight and the power of the motor and battery more than make up for the little weight you do end up with on Aluminum or even Steel. Something to think about… but there is a nicer feel on some Carbon bike frame and I’m guessing Bulls has done their research. Your point about the rack is a good one, just being careful and maybe even asking the manufacturer about it. Perhaps this is a big reason they didn’t include rack bosses to begin with?


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8 hours ago

"...still some models"
XM700 is listed on Trek website as 2018 ; has it been discontinued ?
I think new model line up is announced late summer ?
I'd like to see the XM700 develop into something similar to the Bulls Urban EVO ; 500 Wh battery , 700c x50 tires , Suntour fork .

2 days ago

The Swedish Bike Show in Stockholm this weekend wasnt much to write home about.

It was the big swedish retailers showing off their bikes and only some ebikes from standard brands like Scott, Merida, ecoRide, Wallerang, Crescent, Monark etc.

No smaller retailer with any for me more exciting and interesting brands where there like Bulls, R&M, Haibike, Stromer, Cube or Moustache.

I will go to Elovelo (ebike store in Stockholm) this week and test ride and compare R&M and Moustache.

The search continues!

2 days ago

Hello fellow Swedes!
So im in the same position as you are. Been researching for over a year now.
Me and my spouse have moved from the city to the more rural forests of Närke and we want to go more sustainable.
To replace the diselvan as much as possible is our goal.

I've been reading everything and watched so many reviews from different manufacturers and i can't really decide.

So this Saturday we went and bought a rawbike from "blocket" for 12k SEK. It's a class II moped, 750w, 48v 15.4 Ah. 25km/h topspeed but i unlocked it to 35km/h. It's for my spouse so she can go to the bus and home.
We have a hill that is 3.5km long and has an elevation of 150m. I have to take that one home after working 12h nightshift.

For myself i cant decide what to buy. I'd like an electric ATV but there is only kidsized ones available.

The models i have researched so far:
Haibike trekking 7.5 or 4.0 (dual battery)
R&M - all of them, but supercomuter with 2x500w is the one i think.
Bulls Evo street http://www.pro-e-bike.se/sv/elcyklar-emtb-ebike/marken/bulls-six50-evo-street.html
Scott Sub Tour 10
Butcher and bicycles cargobike

Radrhino fatbike 750w - the Eu model is not updated with the larger battery yet according to their website.

My requirements are Bosch CX and 500wh battery. I'd like a dual battery setup since i have 25km to the city and i want to make sure i can go home at max assist and speed if i need.
And yes i will buy a dongle for it if i get one.

I think there is not much that differs between these models. Motor and battery is key. The rest i "meh".

But then there is the Super soco moped with 2kw and 29Ah battery for 32k SEK with option for another battery.
With the new EU rules there is the speed bikes too. Elcykelguiden.se had an article about it and they mentioned this site:

2kw, 60v 18Ah and topspeed 60km/h for 23k and possible less if you are chosen as a testpilot. I sent an email yesterday.
I like fatbikes and have an Kona Wozo fatbike as my current MTB.

E-Bike or Moped or something in between... That is the question.

3 days ago

Have a 2016 FullSeven Xduro RC and it came with Rock Shox 120mm travel Recon solo air forks. They were OK, but nothing like the Pikes on my Bulls. Also liked the slacker 66 degree head angle on the Bulls as apposed to the 69 degrees on the RC. I found a great deal on a new 160mm travel Lyrik but wondered if installing the longer travel forks on the 120mm travel frame would mess up the geometry. Turns out it totally improved the handling far more than even hoped! Don't notice the higher BB (maybe 20mm), but it gave me about 1 degree slacker head angle and just makes the bike so much better for the rocky terrain I ride. Before the upgrade I preferred my Brose powered Bulls, but now with the new fork and the e-Mtb mode software upgrade it's a total toss up!

I'm wondering if the geometry of this series of Haibike frames are pretty much the same. A buddy has the same year Sduro AMT with 150mm front and rear suspension and it has a 68 head angle which is the same as I now have.

3 days ago

"What’s that!?!?!? It’s a mountain bike! It’s a commuter bike! It’s the Six50 E TR STREET." (From Bulls website)

Ravi Kempaiah
3 days ago


This can certainly do light off road given the 120mm travel.

5 days ago

i been looking hard at Rad products. i like the way they answer questions. I did ride an older model rad city and it was soooo nice. I also rode a BULLS EVO and that was really nice... different ride all together. I am checking used bikes now and shops that sell used. I think for noobs an accessible repair guy is key. I'm prolly going with the rad mini but its hard too make up my mind... i think carr--less folks with e-bikes are the new badass's in town

Va. Bch. Electric Bike Center
1 week ago

Have MT5/MT4 front/rear on my Bulls Monster E FS...one of the nicest break setups I've had. Really hauls those big meats down.

2 weeks ago

The belts are a great low maintenance feature found on several bikes. Riese & Muller is probably the largest ebike manufacturer to offer these on many of their models.

Bulls also have the 2017 Lacuba E8 that uses the Shimano Nexus / Belt set up which is great. https://shop-usa.scooteretti.com/products/bulls-lacuba-evo-e8

Once people know and hear about the benefits of going with a belt we should hopefully see more and more manufacturers producing models for the NA market. The issue, for now, is basically the price as many NA's are still very price sensitive vs many EU regions when it comes to how much they want to pay for their bikes.

But the long-term benefits of these products should actually cost the owner less to operate and certainly require less maintenance which can be very convenient for a lot of people.



2 weeks ago

Hey guys, today while visiting the Raleigh Electric headquarters in Southern California, I was able to check out the 2018 Tamland iE ebike, which uses the Original LCD-Display from Brose, with the Brose Drive TF (Fast) motor unit. This display is one of my favorites because it's fairly large and easy to read, removable for safe storage, and the mount has a full sized USB Type A (5 volt, 500 milliamp) port built in to charge or maintain your portable electronics. There are two parts to this display: the LCD unit and an independent button pad which can be mounted within reach of either grip. The video below goes into detail but does not explain how to set the clock or how to show range estimates... sorry, I welcome your input in the comments below!

Navigation aids:

[*]How to remove the display at 0:12
[*]How to activate the display at 0:48
[*]How to clear stats at 1:37
[*]How to activate walk mode at 2:32
[*]How to change units (miles to kilometers) at 2:56

Quick tips:

[*]The buttons on the LCD include: Power, Lights, and Menu.
[*]The buttons on the independent button pad include: Up, Menu, Down.
[*]To reset trip distance, average speed, max speed, hold Menu and Lights on the display unit
[*]To activate walk mode, arrow down to no assist (you may see a little triangle next to the speed readout), then hold the down arrow.
[*]To change units from miles to kilometers, turn the battery pack on first, then turn the display off, then hold the menu key and power button on the display. I had to do this one a few times, it seemed inconsistent, but it does work :)

Things I like about the display:

[*]It goes bright for a second when you press any of the buttons... then slowly dims.
[*]It's removable, so it won't get scratched or weather-worn over time if the bike is parked outside.
[*]There's a USB port in the base of the display
[*]This display doesn't require its own coin battery like the Yamah and Bosch Intuvia displays do
[*]I like how the battery will stay active for two hours once you press the power button, this allows you to turn the bike on and off just using the display. After two hours, the battery goes into deep sleep mode.
[*]The display does have a range estimate menu, which I did not go into on this video. You can navigate there by pressing the menu button and it will update automatically as you change assist settings (Cruise, Tour, Sport)

Things that might be improved about the display:

[*]It has more menus that some of the other displays and the manual was a little confusing, do we really need total trip time? It always said zero for my test bike...
[*]The slide design to fit the display onto the mount does not start at the very top, you have to almost put the display down near the middle, then slide for a shorter section to have it click, and this always confuses me.
[*]It seems like you have to manually power on the battery pack with Brose drive systems, which could require a reach down or back, it would be nice if you could activate the bike directly with the on/off switch on the display like most other high-end ebike systems
[*]The Brose battery pack often uses a magnetic Rosenberger charging port which has a little rubber plug... but there's no leash or connector for the plug, and that makes it very easy to misplace and lose.

As mentioned in the video above, I have attached photographs of the official Brose instruction manual below (sorry about the limited quality, I took photos and then cropped them manually with a bit of contrast tweaks to be readable). The http://www.brose-ebike.com/ seems to be short on information about this particular display and it seems like they may open design up to OEM manufacturers like Bulls, Specialized, and others to make custom displays. You can see this on the Specialized https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-vado-6-0/ (which has two display options, one is a touch screen) and the https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-levo-fsr-comp-6fattie/ (which just had three buttons and a Bluetooth smartphone app). This particular display panel is Brose branded and is their original layout (as far as I can tell).

rich c
2 weeks ago

Using the word "best" opens up a whole debate. It really boils down to personal preference and fit of the bike, and riding style. My original intention was to buy a Bulls bike, but a demo deal on a Haibike made the decision much easier for me.

Kurt in CT
2 weeks ago

When researching for my recent ebike purchase, I was putting Bulls in the same category as Stromers: European-made, very high-quality, and expensive. If it was in my price range, I would definitely have seriously considered.

Ian Mangham
4 months ago

Should have put the welgo ally platform pedals everybody loves smh

6 months ago

I never really respected the brand, but this one is a beauty! And so are the electric Black Adder models.
Another advantage is compatibility with handlebar bags.
Also, interestingly, unlike the e-Stream EVO, the carbon Black Adder E models have integrated eyelets for the rack. A big plus, too: rack eyelets in a carbon frame!

William T
1 year ago

Great bike and not that heavy at all... my freeride bike weighs ~43 pounds I believe and that's just aluminum ... this bike is still way too expensive IMO :/

jose ignacio alvarez
1 year ago

QUE MEDIDa tiene esa cámara las ruedas

Mustafa للجيت بي
1 year ago

I want to like him, but my father does not accept

Ian Mangham
4 months ago

Mustafa للجيت بي Say Whaaaat

1 year ago

About time you do a decent bike and stop with the BS bikes.

Robert Groves
1 year ago

Love the bulls bikes, they know how to build a good looking bike and make it look like a regular bicycle.

1 year ago

Why are all these mid-drive bikes only 36v? are there any bosch setups that do 48v?

Ian Mangham
4 months ago

Carlospicywiener Because it's enough

Robert Silvers
4 months ago

Why do you care? Only watts matter for power, and amp-hours matter for range.

Alex Paulsen
1 year ago

Voltage usually bumps the RPM up, and RPM isn't exactly desirable for many laws regarding electric bicycle speeds etc.

Chris Till
1 year ago

It looks cool but it still just looks far too similar to a cheap mountain bike I owned 15 years ago. The only EBike I've seen that really looks like what a modern bike should be is the GoCycle. If you meshed a GoCycle with a full size bike like this, it would be awesome.

Magnesium rims, totally hidden cables and super easy to remove wheels are what excite me now and we're not seeing enough real innovation in cycling.

Seb K
1 year ago

+Chris Till You need to maintain your bikes like you do with a car or motorbike .As long as you oil the chain and make minor adjustments you're fine . Hub gears, gear boxes and sealed drivetrains are heavy as hell . The derailleur system is the lightest you can get . My demo ride on the Gocycle was short but it was enough to convince me not to get it but again these are our opinions . You don't like this bike and I do, you like the Gocycle and I don't . We can all agree that we like this channel though .

Chris Till
1 year ago

Seb K I can't speak to how it performs, but it looks like the future. This looks like the past with some future bolted on. The gears are still going to get out of alignment and make a crackling noise. The chain will still rust after a year of use here if it's ridden in the rain.

Seb K
1 year ago

The Gocycle is rubbish . It looks nice and has some neat folding features but it is weak, slow and handles not so great .

Brady Loughner
1 year ago

You should check out a "super 73"from lithium cycles

Hayden Wilde
1 year ago

Thanks for all your awesome videos Court. I love these Bulls e-bikes, its the big battery's that sell it for me, i live at the bottom of a big valley its uphill in all directions. seriously considering getting one of these :)

Jordan Smith
1 year ago

New York, L.A, Denver. You are always somewhere new. If you drive to all these locations your car must have a million miles on it

Dejan Loncar
1 year ago

great bike!

/Pol/ack The Polack
1 year ago


1 year ago

nice bike.

Larry Conger
1 year ago

I'm guessing you like the Bosch motor the best Court? I know you don't show favoritism but I have 3 Bosch motors and they seem the best but I have no clue on the Brose motor but can you explain what you like better pls

Eric Bourdages
1 year ago

Très intéressant votre chronique