Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Powertube 500 Integrated Battery Pack
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Purion Display Remote Seatpost Dropper Lever
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Locking Ergonomic Grips
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Rockshox Yari Suspension Fork 15 Mm Thru Axle
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Magura Mt Trail Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Kind Shock Lev Integra Dropper
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Shimano Deore Xt 11 Speed Drivetrain
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Schwalbe Plus Sized Tires
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Rockshox Deluxe Rt Solo Air 150 Travel
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Powertube Battery
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Powertube 500
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch 4 Amp Ebike Charger
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Powertube 500 Integrated Battery Pack
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Purion Display Remote Seatpost Dropper Lever
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Locking Ergonomic Grips
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Rockshox Yari Suspension Fork 15 Mm Thru Axle
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Magura Mt Trail Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Kind Shock Lev Integra Dropper
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Shimano Deore Xt 11 Speed Drivetrain
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Schwalbe Plus Sized Tires
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Rockshox Deluxe Rt Solo Air 150 Travel
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Powertube Battery
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch Powertube 500
Bulls Six50 Evo Am 3 Bosch 4 Amp Ebike Charger


  • 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 stiff and responsive because of thru-axles and longer Boost hub spacing
  • Ergonomic locking grips from Velo, remote seat post dropper from Kind Shock, quad piston hydraulic disc brakes from Magura, 11-speed Shimano Deore XT drivetrain with Shadow Plus clutch
  • Responsive Bosch CX motor delivers an "all in one" eMTB drive mode designed to keep you focused on riding and shifting gears vs. adjusting power settings, the Bosch Purion display panel is more limited than Intuvia, the bike is a bit heavier with the Powertube integrated battery

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Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Trail, Mountain, Downhill

Electric Bike Class:

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


United States, Canada

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

55.5 lbs (25.17 kg)

Battery Weight:

6.15 lbs (2.78 kg) (7.3 lbs with Casing)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

7005 Aluminium Alloy

Frame Sizes:

17.32 in (43.99 cm)19.29 in (48.99 cm)21.26 in (54 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Small 44 cm Measurements: 17.5" Seat Tube, 22.5" Reach, 29.5" Stand Over Height, 29.5" Width, 77" Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Metallic Grey with Matte Fluorescent Yellow

Frame Fork Details:

RockShox Yari Solo Air Suspension with Black Titanium Nitrade Coating, 150 mm Travel, Compression Clicker, Rapid Recovery Rebound Adjust, Boost 110 mm Hub Spacing, 15 mm Thru-Axle with 6 mm Hex Bolt

Frame Rear Details:

RockShox Deluxe RT Solo Air Suspension, 150 mm Travel, Compression Adjust (1,2,3), Rebound Clicke, 148 mm Hub Spacing, 12 mm Thru-Axle with 6 mm Hex Bolt

Attachment Points:

MonkeyLink Magnetic MonkeyBottle Mount on Downtube

Gearing Details:

11 Speed 1x11 Shimano XT Derailleur with Shadow Plus One-Way Clutch, CS-M7000-11 11-46T Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano SL-M8000 Two-Way Triggers with Dynasys on Right


Miranda Classic, Aluminum Alloy, 170 mm Length, 15 Tooth Chainring with Alloy Guard


Wellgo C128DU Alloy Platform, Cage Style


FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS, Sealed Cartridge, Threadless, Internal Cups, 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" Tapered


MonkeyLink Magnetic Interface, Alloy, 55 mm Length, 0-Degree Rise, 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter, Two 10 mm Spacers


Bulls Branded, Alloy, Low-Rise, 760 mm Length, 15 mm Rise, 9-Degree Bend

Brake Details:

Magura MT Trail Hydraulic Disc with 203 mm Rotor in Front and 180 mm Rotor in Back, Quad-Piston Caliper in Front and Dual-Piston Caliper in Back, Two-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach


Ergon GD1 Factory Frozen, Flat Rubber, Locking


Fizik Gobi

Seat Post:

Kind Shock Lev-Integra Dropper (100 mm or 125 mm Travel)

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.9 mm


DT Swiss H1700 Spline, Double Wall, Alloy, (584x35c), 28 Hole, Reinforcement Eyelets


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge, Straight Pull, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5" x 2.8" (65-584)

Wheel Sizes:

27.5 in (69.85cm)

Tire Details:

17 to 35 PSI, 1.2 to 2.6 BAR, Addix Soft Compound, EVO Evolution, APX Reinforced, TLE Snakeskin

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Velo Chainstay Protector, MonkeyLink Magnetic Interface 34.9 mm Seat Post Clamp


Locking Removable Mid-Mounted In-Frame Battery Pack, 1.7b lb 4 Amp Charger, Maximum 120 RPM Motor Support, 20 mm Kickstand Mounting Point, AXA Locking Core and Keys

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Performance Line CX

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

570 watts

Motor Torque:

75 Newton meters

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

13.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

482.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

70 miles (113 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Purion, Fixed, Backlit LCD Control Panel with Integrated Button Pad, (Hold - to Cycle Through Readouts, Hold - and Press Power to Change Units)


Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (1-5), Trip Distance, Total Distance, Estimated Range, Lights

Display Accessories:

Micro-USB Port for Diagnostics and Software Updates Only

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 50% 40 Nm, Tour 120% 50 Nm, eMTB 120% - 300% 75 Nm, Turbo 300% 75 Nm)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

Bulls has quickly established themselves as a leader in the electric mountain bike category in the United States. Models like the EVO AM 3 and 4 cater to a niche category of mountain riding called “all mountain” which calls for longer travel suspension than cross country or trail. The AM 3 is the more affordable Bosch powered model featuring the new Powertube 500 battery, which is completely hidden in the downtube. Priced at ~$5.5k, you get three frame size options, a solid two-year comprehensive warranty, and access to a growing network of BULLS dealers and Bosch Certified electric bike shops that can work on the drivetrain. The beauty with all of these new mid-drive powered electric bike is that most of the additional weight is unsprung and positioned low and center. Handling is great, and the rigid 15 mm and 12 mm thru-axles with longer Boost hub spacing provide stiffness and strength that can support rugged environments and high-volume tires. The Schwalbe 2.8″ Nobby Nic tires used here can be run tubeless for decreased weight and lower PSI, which improves comfort and traction if you’re willing to compromise a bit on efficiency. But another benefit of mid-motors is that they leverage the rear cassette (with 11 sprockets in this case) to operate more efficiently, providing excellent range when shifted thoughtfully. Working on the drivetrain and wheels is hardly different from a non electric bike and because both shocks are air vs. spring, you can really dial in performance for your body weight and ride style. One of the highlights I noticed with some of the new 2018 BULLS models is MonkeyLink accessory points. There’s a special stem mount and seatpost clamp pre-wired with power from the battery so you can connect lights or a rear fender magnetically. On the downtube, even on the smallest frame size, there’s also a pair of bottle cage bosses which can be used with the twist-mount MonkeyLink water bottle adapter. It’s really surprising how many electric bicycles forego bottle cage bosses but on a recreational bike like this, without cargo rack support, it’s really nice to have when you get thirsty. Note that the stem mount is not really adjustable (nor did I see an angle adjust on the MonkeyLink sample headlight) so the one downside seems to be that the headlight beam will only shine at one angle which could be a little high or low depending on the steering tube angle… which is more raked out on this bike to handle bigger hits on downhill sections.

Driving the AM SIX50 EVO AM 3 is a Bosch Performance Line CX motor that is beautifully tilted and integrated into the downtube for maximum ground clearance and visual appeal. Over the past year or two, more companies have been experimenting with motor integration and BULLS has been a leader, minimizing the plastic casing size surrounding the motor and blending the color scheme to help it disappear. Note the fluorescent yellow skid plate running along the bottom. This motor is top of the line in terms of torque output and responsiveness from Bosch, delivering up to 75 Newton meters and ranging from 250/350 to 570 watts. It’s enough power to climb virtually any trail as long as you shift down to a lower gear. Bosch supports a range of chainring sizes, smaller being ideal for climbing, and the AM 3 runs a 15 tooth sprocket vs. 18, 20, and 22 seen on some of the urban models from Bulls. If you’re new to Bosch drive systems, you may be alarmed or confused by such small chainrings, but these sprockets spin 2.5x for every crank revolution and are said to improve chain grab and possibly improve responsiveness and motor efficiency. The downside is that the chain gets pretty close to the chainstay and if you shut the motor off, there’s a bit of mechanical friction being produced with each pedal stroke through the reduction gearing. It may also be difficult to swap out the chainring since it’s a proprietary part and not using an industry standard spider or bolt pattern. Thankfully, there’s a Velo slap guard to keep your paint in shape, a metal chainring guard to reduce drops and protect your pant leg (if you’re wearing pants while mountain biking), and a decent rear suspension design that stays vertical and shouldn’t cause slack (it reminds me of split pivot). Furthermore, the Shimano Deore XT derailleur and 11-46 tooth cassette provide excellent range for zero to 20+ mph pedaling, which is the max assisted speed, and a one-way clutch allows you to increase chain tension for those bumpy sections. Just click the little grey lever on the side of the derailleur into the up position. And for those wondering, yes, you can definitely pedal and coast 20 mph uninhibited, it’s only pedaling that is slightly impacted by the motor’s internal gearbox. On a final note here, I like that the Shimano trigger shifters provide two-way action for high and a multi-shift for low because it matches high performance riding and terrain. This bike is very capable and not watered down.

Powering the motor, backlit display panel, and optional MonkeyLink compatible lights is the brand new Bosch Powertube 500. A 36 volt 13.4 amp hour battery pack that is completely hidden inside the downtube! Bulls has done an excellent job with their frame design in my opinion, using 7005 Aluminum alloy throughout, and including paint-matched plates to protect the base and sides of the battery. I’m relatively new to the Powertube design but love how stealthy it is. Unlike some other electric mountain bikes that stand out as being “different” because their battery packs are bolted on, the BULLS SIX50 EVO AM models blend in and might pass as non-electric from a distance. For those wishing to avoid questions while simultaneously achieving the lowest battery-weight positioning… it’s the clear winner. But it doesn’t solve the electronic hum produced by the motor in higher levels of assist and it doesn’t makeup for the still bulging design of the motor. Compared to the Brose powered BULLS models, Bosch stands out a bit. But the performance is zippier and I noticed that the battery pack does not flop out as easily when unlocking. Instead, when you insert the key into the AXA locking core on the right side of the frame and turn, the battery clicks down about half an inch, and you have to press a little plastic lever to fully release it. This second “release” step is great for safety but requires a bit of hand flexibility and some practice because the button is so small. If you’re wearing gloves, it could take a moment or be a little frustrating. And then, once pressed, the 7 lb battery comes dropping out and is almost as easy to drop as the Brose packs. Compared to the standard Bosch Powerpack battery design, the Powertube is heavier and has no handle to grasp when carrying. I’d probably leave the battery on the bike most of the time if I had room to store it near a plug and keep it away from extreme heat and cold… but I don’t, so battery removability is nice but also a point of vulnerability. These battery packs are not cheap but I’m guessing that the metal cover on the bottom is swappable between Powertube packs so you can keep the matching look. The included Bosch ebike battery charger is lightweight at ~1.7 lbs and very portable in size but also very fast at 4 Amps vs. 2 Amps on most standard electric bicycle chargers and even the cheaper Bosch travel charger. For such a high capacity battery, it’s nice to have a charger that’s stepped up. The one complaint I have about all of this is that on-bike charging positions the charger plug near the left crank arm which could lead to snags or bends if the pedals ever get turned backward or you trip over the cord. I guess there are always trade-offs to consider and I’m not sure the extra weight is worth the nicer appearance with the Powertube, especially now that some ebikes are sinking the older Powerpacks into the top of the downtube and using plastic covers to hide them. Think about traveling with your ebike… you could easily find a standard black Powerpack 400 or 500 at your destination, but will you be able to find a Powertube with the same cover plate? Or will you have to unscrew and bring this plate along to then re-mount? The Powertube looks nice but isn’t as lightweight, easy to cary, or easy to replace in my experience.

Navigating electric assist controls and menus on the SIX50 EVO AM 3 and 4 (and most of the 2018 BULLS Bosch ebikes) is done through the compact Bosch Purion display panel. I love how small and tough this display is, but it’s not removable, doesn’t have a functional Micro-USB charging port, and limits some of the menus on offer with the larger Bosch Intuvia display panel. For those with limited vision or a desire to upgrade, many ebike shops can help you to get an Intivia if you’re willing to pay more. With the Purion, you’ve got just four interaction points. Press the black power button along the top edge and it snaps to life quickly, showing your current speed, battery level, and assist level. Mirroring the power button on top is a black walk-mode button along the bottom edge. Once you’ve arrowed up into one of the four assist settings, you can press walk mode and then hold the plus button to have the bike slowly push itself… and this can be very handy if you’re walking a steep section of trail. Considering that even the small frame weighs ~55.5 lbs, and you might be wearing clip-in shoes, this could be a life saver. Or maybe you end up with a flat somehow? Same thing, and you can actually adjust the walk mode speed by shifting gears. The other two buttons are just plus and minus, and they let you cycle up from “off” to Eco, Tour, eMTB, and Turbo power mode. The higher you go, the more power the bike delivers, the faster it drains the battery, and the more noise it produces. I have become a big fan of the third level, eMTB, because it delivers a wide range of output based on how hard you pedal. For dynamic trail conditions, it allows you to focus on steering, shifting gears, and braking without thinking about the motor. And this motor controller is listening for your rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, and pedal torque over 1,000 times per second! It’s smooth, but a bit zippier in eMTB and Turbo than the Brose and Shimano systems in my experience. Coming back to the display, you can change from miles to kilometers by holding the minus key and pressing power, and you can activate the lights by holding the plus key. The display itself is always backlit with a dim white glow. If you hold the minus key, it will cycle the trip menu from odometer to trip distance, assist level and range estimate. I love the range menu because it provides more insight into how far you can go, with any of the four assist levels, than the simple five-bar battery infographic does. It actually uses your last mile of riding, the battery capacity, and the chosen assist setting to estimate realtime, and in my experience it’s pretty good! The one final standout with the Bosch motor controller and control system is that it listens for your pedal strokes and changes in chain tension to detect when you might be shifting gears, and then lets off with the motor a bit to reduce drivetrain wear. This is one feature that very few other companies even attempt, and while not perfect, it’s nice to have on a bike that will probably be climbing and pushing hard much of the time.

Closing thoughts… I love how balanced and well accessorized this electric bike is. It looks great with internally routed cables, black suspension stanchions, the integrated battery pack, and large plus sized tires. The brakes are great but both are 180 mm compared with the AM 4’s 203 mm front rotor and the 1×11 drivetrain is simple and durable but still wide enough for all sorts of riding, more than covering motor-supported speed. It’s always nice to have a pre-installed dropper seat post and I liked the ergonomic grips, even though this isn’t something I’m used to seeing stock on mountain bikes. They aren’t so fat or elongated that gloves feel weird or you cannot power-handle the bike. I don’t feel like anything was dumbed down on this “electric” mountain bike, the components, geometry, and drivetrain are upper mid-level. The price point feels right but I felt the battery charge port cover could have been improved for a better seal with easier connection, and that maybe it could be positioned further away from the left crank arm. It’s neat to see things like MonkeyLink on offer, because the connectors are pre-wired and that means the frame has to be designed for them… it’s not something you can add yourself aftermarket, if you want to leverage the main battery pack (MonkeyLink does make magnetic connectors for independently powered lights and fenders). As someone who enjoys trail riding with a bit of downhill mixed in, this bike was a blast to ride, it’s nice to have compression adjust to reduce bobbing when climbing or fooling around on trails and paved roads. It’s always nice to test mountain models on actual trail sections and I want to thank Bulls for partnering with me on this post, inviting me out and letting me get their new models dirty. And I want to thank my friend Ricky for filming and riding with me :D As always, feel free to post your own insights or questions in the comments below or in the BULLS bike forums here.


  • Excellent weight distribution and stealth design, both the motor and battery pack are positioned low and center for improved handling and stability (no unnecessary weight is unsprung) and BULLS integrated the motor at an angle to blend with the downtube while opting for the Bosch Powertube hidden in-frame battery
  • I was told that Bulls does not use the official split-pivot rear suspension design but it looks very close and provides the same sort of isolation and vertical travel vs. an arched movement which can change your chain tension and produce kickback… whatever it is, I like it
  • Both suspension components are air which can be sagged to fit your body weight and ride style, they also offer compression and rebound adjust for improved climbing and descending performance, I like that the stickers match the fluorescent yellow accents on the frame even though the casings are black vs. metallic grey
  • Since the rear suspension is vertical, there was enough room to squeeze in a downtube bottle cage mount and Bulls offers MonkeyLink accessory compatibility here (the magnetic bottle option is pretty neat and twists out to the side so the top tube on the bike can be low for reduced standover height)
  • The stem and seat clamp are Monkey Link compatible which means you can add lights and fender accessories very easily… and then take them off quickly for storage or day/dry weather, it’s a great system that more e-bikes are using, I love how it runs the lights off of the main battery pack so you don’t have to use disposable cells or forget to turn them on/off when riding (hold the plus button on the control pad once on, to activate/de-activate the lights)
  • This is a purpose-built electric bike with internally routed cabling that looks nice and as with many of the BULLS products, it is offered in three frame sizes which means you get a better fit
  • Plus sized tires come in 2.6, 2.8, and 3.0 but the SIX50 EVO AM 3 has opted for the middle, more nimble, 2.8″ tire which still improves traction and float but handles quicker, Schwalbe makes some of the nicer tires in my experience and these ones come tubeless ready and use a new Addix soft compound for improved traction
  • The Bosch Performance Line CX motor is extremely responsive, offers excellent torque, can detect shifting pressure changes and ease off to protect your drivetrain, and is said to be extremely reliable (by the shops that I visit when doing reviews)
  • The Bosch CX motor does use more electricity and produce more noise because of the zip and torque on offer so I like that they went with the high-capacity Bosch Powerpack 500 and that you get the faster 4 Amp charger for faster turnaround time, the charger is lightweight, compact, and can charge the battery on or off the frame
  • Excellent drivetrain here, the 1×11 design reduces weight and complexity vs. a double or triple chainring and you get a nice chainring guard up front to keep things on track and protect your pant leg, the Shimano Deore XT derailleur comes with a Shadow Plus one-way clutch to tighten the chain, further reducing chain slap and drops when set to the up position
  • Gotta love the seat post dropper, this is critical for all-mountain riding where you transition from climbing to downhill and need elevation for pedal efficiency and then clearance for absorbing big hits and obstacles
  • Excellent hydraulic disc brakes from Magura, you get quad piston calipers for even pressure and a larger surface area for cooling, larger 180 mm rotors provide a mechanical advantage and even more cooling for long descents, the brake levers offer adjustable reach which is nice considering the small and large frame options for riders with small and large hands
  • Minor pro here, I like the skinny but still ergonomic grips that BULLS chose here, I usually upgrade my flat grips to ergo on electric mountain bikes because it reduces tingling in my wrists and hand cramping
  • The Bosch CX motor comes stock now with eMTB mode which converts Sport level to a wide-range 120% to 300% assist, it acts more like a torque sensor and allows you to focus on handling and shifting vs. clicking to different support levels and it works surprisingly well… it’s consistent and doesn’t make you overwork or lag when stopping like pure torque sensors on some other models
  • In order to support the plus sized tires, both wheels run Boost which is a wider hub spacing that provides a sturdier spoke bracing angle, I love the thru-axles for stiffness but noticed that neither one had quick release on this model so you’d need a hex wrench for trail maintenance and flat fixes
  • I like that the BULLS electric bikes have walk mode enabled, it can really be useful for climbing a steep section of trail if you get off your bike (especially if you’re wearing clip-in shoes) or if you get a flat tire, just press the walk mode button on the lower edge of the Purion display and then hold plus to make it go


  • The integrated Bosch Powertube batteries look great but they weigh more and are trickier to replace because of the frame-matched cover, compared to the external Powerpack 500 this thing is 0.35 lbs heavier and that’s without the metal shield portion! with that on, this battery weighs ~7 lbs vs. 5.8 on just the plastic Powerpack
  • I test rode the small sized frame but even it weighed ~55.5 lbs which is on the heavier side for a premium full suspension model, I think the Powertube battery, all-mountain 150 mm suspension, and extra metal on frame reinforcement (at the bottom bracket and the little shield for the rear shock stanchion) add to this
  • 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
  • The Bosch Performance Line motors use a smaller chainring which rotates at 2.5x revolutions per crank revolution and this requires a reduction gear which produces some friction and drag, it’s not a lot but this can make pedaling unpowered less efficient than one-to-one chainrings from Yamaha, Shimano, Bulls, and even the Bosch Active Line, apparently the smaller ring provides an increase in chain grab and I suspect that it also provides a mechanical advantage to the motor
  • In some ways, I’m not a huge fan of the Bosch Purion display panel because it’s not removable and doesn’t offer an active Micro-USB charging port the way that the larger Bosch Intuvia does… but some shops can upgrade this for you and frankly, for an electric mountain bike, the smaller display might stay out of the way and be less easily damaged, it works well enough but the button clicks can be inconsistent (press towards the screen vs. lower at the left, the buttons are hinged and click in towards the right… sometimes pressing the middle feels hard and just doesn’t click right)
  • As much as I love the safety stop point on the battery (so it doesn’t just flop out when unlocked for removal) but you have to reach in and press this little plastic tab to release it fully and that could be a tight reach for people with larger hands and fingers, or if you’re wearing gloves
  • If you do purchase a MonkeyLink compatible headlight, it doesn’t seem to be aimable up and down, it’s sort of fixed and based off of the mount alignment which could position the beam higher or lower than you really want
  • If you charge the battery pack when mounted to the bike, there’s a little plug port on the left side near the bottom bracket… and the charging cable could get caught on the crank arms or even bent there… I also feel like the rubber cover is tricky to push in and just not super well sealed compared to some other ebikes, it’s probably fine but just didn’t seem as tough as I would like


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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

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 E2 Street Review

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

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

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…...


  • 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…...

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…...


  • 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…...

3 months ago

This is one of the best bikes offered in 2018

3 months ago

I agree Flavia. It’s well designed and uses durable parts. You do pay more for it, but the experience is great and BULLS only seems to be growing in the US so you should have excellent support and availability :)

3 months ago

Thank you! I actually just purchased the 2017 Bulls E-Estream Evo FS 2 — thanks also to your review on this site. We might get a second e-bike in our household next year and this is a very a good candidate — their full suspension monster is also an option since we live by the beach.

Bulls has excellent customer support in the US and their team has been very helpful with my first purchase. They have a great network of local stores around Los Angeles. My only complaint to them is the lack of “small” sizes on some of their models but it appears that they are expanding and offering a broader choice of models in various sizes to their US customers.

3 months ago

Sweet! I’ll be posting a review of their full suspension Monster model soon, we took it to the beach and had a blast :D


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1 day ago

I have Chesters on my Bulls and Wah Wah IIs on my Haibike, and prefer the Wah Wahs on trails.

I also use crank boots, but the Wah Wah's won't work with them.

2 days ago

Nice with some fellow swedes here! The ebike sales in Sweden has really increased alot since the government subsidy was introduced.

I would check out pro-e-bike.se on the site https://www.allabolag.se/5562402015/heat-engineering-technology-europe-ab before deciding to buy from them. The economic numbers doesnt look that good.

Have you got any response from Sunstorm? I might stop by their shop (Batteridoktorn) and check it out.

Nova Haibike
2 days ago

Of the four you listed, I would not recommend the Cannondale, because of the proprietary fork. While their Headshok is pretty reliable and easy to work on, it is still proprietary. Also, it is an ugly bike. LOL. The R&M is more expensive relative to the other two. The Bulls is the best value; it is the only one with an air fork.

A couple of other bikes that look good to me are the Moustache Friday 27 Speed and the Trek Crossrip+. I like the Moustache for its bulletproof wheels. It is a rigid bike, but to me that is a plus; it is lighter and there is no suspension to service...the tires will offer plenty of cush on their own. I like the Trek because (for me) there is nothing more comfortable for longer rides than a good set of drop bars.

Ravi Kempaiah
2 days ago

2 days ago

Hi Everyone!

Thank you, in advance, for reading this through and providing any insight or advice!

About 4 years ago, frustrated with the rising cost of public transportation, I decided to eliminate my dependence on it as much as possible and purchased a bike. It's a folder; Tern P24h and I've loved it. It's a workhorse and has taken all the that abuse I, and nature, could through at it. It also manages our many hills like a champ.

My ride is about 12 miles round trip. I use one form of public trans to get me in the City. It's a regretful compromise and also the reason I have a folder.

Lately I've been thinking about getting an upgraded ride for my commute and discovered the cost of a higher-end folder is close to that of an e-bike! Why pay for folding, when I could pay for power? :)

And this brings us to one of the main reasons I'd like to go electric: to exchange my current route for a picturesque, pub-trans-free route which goes up and down the Hudson River (for those who know the area). It's a 40 mile round-trip journey. I have taken this route with my folder and found that life keeps getting in the way of being able to build the endurance needed to make this a typical weekday commute.

Other reasons include just being able to take longer trips, pick up more groceries, visit friends with ease...normal stuff that probably most of us here want to do.

My budget is about $5k.

I've tried the Bosch CX, Performance, and Active line. I like Performance the best (if that's the one that reaches 28 mph).

These are four bikes I'm considering and I'd love your opinion about them, and am open to suggestions if you have a better option:

[*]Cannondale Contro-E 2017
[*]Bulls Urban Evo 2018
[*]Kalkhoff Endeavour Advance B10 Speed
[*]Riese & Muller Roadster HS

The main issue that concerns me is durability. I could put 10,000 miles on the bike in a year, in all kinds of weather and in all temperatures. Will these engines last? Which bikes are the easiest to maintain? Which need it the least?

Thank you for reading this and for offering any experiences and/or advice you have. I really appreciate it! :)

2 days 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 .

4 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!

4 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.

5 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.

5 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
6 days ago


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

1 week 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

2 months ago

Started watching the videos. Initially thought they where good. Soon found out that watching a his hand come in and out of the frame drove me crazy and is so distracting.  Reminds me of a game show model using their hands to show the prizes.  SAD.....

Mole Js
3 months ago

Can u kindly tell me where this trail head is .Thank court

Mark G
3 months ago

Your droper seatpost release is backwards

3 months ago

Whats up with the Bulls full suspension commuter????

Mary Purdy
3 months ago


Dmitri Nesteruk
3 months ago

Sadly, BULLS have stopped making electric fatbikes.

Gregory Doan
3 months ago

Nice review I really like getting info here have you tested any of the Quietkat bicycles yet I am really l looking the Fatkat and was wondering how it rides and your thoughts of them.

3 months ago

nice nice scenery for the holidays...Merry Christmas, Court!

marcel trovarello
3 months ago

Excellent review Court

3 months ago

Thanks Marcel!

Bayard Taylor
3 months ago

Hello sir. What bike can you recommend for the 1500 dollar range. I was looking at the rad rover, Are there any Luther bikes that you like in that price range , I love the rad rover it looks like a great bike. What do you think.
Thank you sir

Open Trails EMTB
3 months ago

Juiced and American Flyer or a used Bulls or Haibike. Haibikes start at $2K at open trails ebikes of santa clarita.

3 months ago

Hi Bayard, I think Joseph is correct about M2S being a good option to consider. I haven't reviewed their products yet but the company is responsive and proactive... so they seem like they would be supportive for customers too. I like Rad and there are other companies like Voltbike which offer lower prices. You can go to ElectricBikeReview.com and use the advanced search with a price cap or explore the "affordable" category to see some other options :)

Joseph Gizzi Jr
3 months ago

Bayard Taylor I like the Rad Rover too. In that price range check out M2S bikes. I love the Bulls and the Haibike’s but I just cant yet drop that much coin on a bike.

Frederik Hanssens
3 months ago

Really nice bike!

3 months ago

I agree with you Frederik, it's setup very well

Flavio Costa
3 months ago

I like so much mid drive ebike lovely

3 months ago

Me too, especially for full suspension mountain bikes, it's just more stable and better for climbing

Cess Outdoors
3 months ago

Merry Christmas /Feliz Navidad to you and your girlfriend, I haven't seen her anymore but you know what I mean.

3 months ago

Thank you! And Merry Christmas to you as well, my girlfriend is visiting her family right now and I am with mine, I took her to the airport yesterday ;)

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

Wow look at the Pacific ocean! Is it? Can't keep up with Cort he's all over the country, I'm guessing this is west coast bay area ?

Pam Candas
3 months ago


3 months ago

Hey Ian! This was filmed near Rancho Palos Verdes just West of Los Angeles... and yes, that's the beautiful Pacific ocean!

Ddr Hazy
3 months ago

Southern California around LA.

Dramatic Smiles
3 months ago

Ian Mangham east coast

Lynn Recker
3 months ago

Wondering if you can replace the battery cover without the battery being within it? Thus allowing a person to ride without the weight of the battery as well as any power assist.

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

richard Rolson 250w geared front hub motor"500w full throttle" speed with me on 20-24mph I'm 6'2" 200pound , battery 42v 10ah , range 10-15miles depending on many variables.

richard Rolson
3 months ago

Ian Mangham what ebike kit do
You have ? Battery? Speed ? Range?

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

Lynn Recker I have an ebike kit on mine, that way I just swap my front wheel out and remove the battery leaving all the wires and controller, then I have my original lightweight mountain bike back, my bike an xl weighs 45pound with the kit on and 31pound in its original guise.

Lynn Recker
3 months ago

Thanks, kinda expected that.

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

No,all the battery's are within it spot welded together along with a bms and all the wiring.

3 months ago

would you do the ride Genesis bikes

3 months ago

Thanks for the request, I'll keep an eye out for them. Right now I am with family for the Holidays and catching up with some Riese & Müller and Bulls bikes that were shot a while back

Anderson Gianini
3 months ago

I live very close to PV.

3 months ago

That's awesome! I love the ocean, the weather, and the laid back friendly culture there. Do you like to ride bikes in this area? Maybe we can connect someday when I'm back! I'd love to live in this area someday because so many ebike companies are there and I can film year round, but the houses are pretty expensive, maybe I could find a good place to rent, I just used AirBNB this time

Adam Alon
3 months ago

What a beautiful day

Dreamer 111
3 months ago

If you don't mind the highly toxic chemical fog... sure... "beautiful".

3 months ago

It was amazing... such beautiful nature and the ocean!