BULLS Sturmvogel E EVO Review

Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Electric Bike Review
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fsa 44t Chainring With Alloy Guide
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo 37 Volt Bmz Battery With Pad
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Transflective Display Buttons Ergonomic Grips
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fsa Metropolis Bar With Fuxan Led Headlight
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fuxon Led Rear Light
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Charge Port Bottle Cage Bosses
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Hebike Spring Loaded Kickstand
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo 8 Speed Shimano Alfine Internally Geared Hub
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Electric Bike Review
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fsa 44t Chainring With Alloy Guide
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo 37 Volt Bmz Battery With Pad
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Transflective Display Buttons Ergonomic Grips
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fsa Metropolis Bar With Fuxan Led Headlight
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Fuxon Led Rear Light
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Charge Port Bottle Cage Bosses
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo Hebike Spring Loaded Kickstand
Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo 8 Speed Shimano Alfine Internally Geared Hub


  • 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 quick release), Shimano hydraulic disc brakes (180 mm front) and an internally geared Shimano Alfine hub
  • Fairly comfortable thanks to swept-back Metropolis bars, stitched ergonomic grips and wider Schwalbe Fat Frank tires with Kevlar Guard for protection
  • Powerful Brose motor and extra-large BMZ battery both positioned low and center for balance, sensitive battery key position, frustrating rubber cap on charging port, pricier offering for this category

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Sturmvogel E EVO



Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

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:

54 lbs (24.49 kg)

Battery Weight:

7 lbs (3.17 kg)

Motor Weight:

6.61 lbs (2.99 kg)

Frame Material:

7005 Aluminium

Frame Sizes:

16.14 in (40.99 cm)18.11 in (45.99 cm)20.08 in (51 cm)22.05 in (56 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

29" Stand Over Height

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Gloss White

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Aluminum, 15 mm Thru Axle

Frame Rear Details:

11 Skewer with Bolts

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Alfine SG-7000-8 Internally Geared Hub, Inter 8

Shifter Details:

Shimano Alfine Triggers on Right


FSA, 44T


Wellgo Alloy Platform with Rubber Tread


FSA Tapered 1-1/8"


FSA Alloy, 30° Angle, (70 mm, 90 mm), 31.8 mm Bore


FSA Metropolis Swept Back, 620 mm Length, 32 mm Rise, 21.6° Upsweep, 46.5° Backsweep

Brake Details:

Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotor in Front and 160 mm Rotor in Back, Shimano Levers


Stitched Leather Ergonomic


Velo VL1221 Leather

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm


Single Wall Alloy, 36 Hole


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Front 13 Gauge Rear, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Fat Frank, 26" x 2.35"

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

K-Guard, Reflective Sidewall Tape, White Sidewall, 22-60 PSI

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Velo Battery Protector Pad, Quick Release Front Wheel, Integrated Fuxon LED Lights, Alloy Chain Guide and Bash Guard, Hebie Spring Loaded Kickstand


IP56 Ingress Rating, 2.5 lb 5 Amp BMZ Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Brose E25

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:

55 miles (89 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

The Sturmvogel has a name that I don’t quite understand but the design and performance are clear. It’s an electric bike that blends in because the motor and battery are integrated, it would look good under a man or woman… or anyone in between, and it comes in four sizes so mounting and dismounting doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or unstable. While it’s currently only available in one color, I appreciate that they chose the highly visible white and matched the tires, added reflective sidewall tape and threw in two integrated LED lights! You could easily add a rack and fenders to transform this thing into a super-commuter and with its large 647.5 watt hour battery pack, you’ll likely get well over 50 miles per charge… for real.

Driving the bike is a quiet, smooth mid-drive motor from a German company called Brose. It offers between 250 and 530 watts of power but more importantly, is capable of putting out ~90 Nm of torque so you can shift down to lower gears and climb even the steepest of hills. I am not exagerating here, this is the same motor used on the high-end mountain style electric bikes with full suspension (one of which I currently own) and I have been able to climb super-steep dirt trails. In a lot of ways, the drive system and design choices like high-end hydraulic disc brakes with a 180 mm rotor up front along with a 15 mm thru-axle can seem like overkill. You probably don’t need them for urban riding and this isn’t a speed pedelec (topping out at ~20 mph) but they certainly don’t hurt and the weight of ~54 lbs is about average. So you’re just getting a really well made electric bicycle. One that can handle more weight and still climb or stop, one that goes further and is a bit safer, and of course it’s one that costs a bit more.

Bulls is a European brand that is sold globally, having expanded into the US in 2015 it is now being carried in ~20 dealers and comes with a solid 2 year comprehensive warranty (with five years on the frame). I enjoyed the bike and appreciated all of the extra details like an integrated USB charging port on the button pad, bottle cage bosses, rack and fender bosses, a quick release front wheel and a thick rubberized pad on the battery to protect from rocks. It’s not a perfect ebike, namely the key slot for the battery is positioned in the collision path of the left crank arm, the cover for the charging port doesn’t stay stuck down and is very close to where you might want that bottle cage to go which would mean taking the battery off each time to charge and there’s the comfort considerations. Usually when riding ebikes I go further and faster on average which can leave my neck and back feeling sensitive. The Sturmvogel is built around a rigid frame and fork but you can do a little bit of dampening by lowering tire pressure (which may impact range). Consider a seat post suspension to resolve this but if you’re a shorter rider, make sure you don’t get one that’s too tall because it will raise the minimum saddle height. All things considered, it’s a unique bike with a lot of potential. It should last well with the gearing being internal (less likely to drop the chain, bash a derailleur or have water/dirt muck it up). Big thanks to Bulls for partnering with me for this review.


  • Comfortable to ride, I enjoyed the swept back handlebars, sprung saddle and ergonomic grips… even though this bike doesn’t have suspension, the larger tires reduce some vibration while still rolling efficiently on paved surfaces
  • I like the miniaturized display panel, it’s transflective so it should work in bright daylight or dark, is easy to reach and doesn’t take up much space on the bars (or stand out for theft or vandalism), I think it allows the bike to have unique handlebars with extra bend
  • Wonderful to have both front and rear LED lights that are integrated, running off the main battery pack, they don’t rattle or take up much extra space, the battery itself offers a LOT of capacity with 37 volts and a whopping 17.5 amp hours
  • Excellent Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, like you’d expect to find on a mountain bike! they are easy to pull and use without much wrist or forearm strength and that’s nice
  • I really like the bright white color of the frame, rims, white walled tires and reflective sidewall stripes on the tires! these elements make the bike safer to ride at night, it’s also cool that they integrated the shifter wires and electronics through the frame so they don’t stand out or get snagged
  • Lots of potential to customize this bike with storage accessories because it has eyelets to mount a mini pump or bottle cage on the downtube and bosses on the seat stays for adding a disc brake compatible rack like this, you could also add 26″ fenders pretty easily and there are even support strut eyelets on the fork!
  • Despite only having one sprocket up front and one in the rear (since the bike uses an internally geared hub) they put a chain guide on the chainring so you shouldn’t have any problem with dropping the chain or snagging your pants or a dress, the drivetrain is solid and you can shift at standstill which is nice for hilly conditions
  • I was really impressed that the front wheel uses a 15 mm thru-axle, again that’s like mountain bike level strength! it’s nice to also have quick release up front even if it isn’t in the back due to the internal alfine hub
  • The weight distribution on the bike is excellent with both the motor and battery positioned low and center, a bit of the black on the battery shows below the downtube and there’s a padded sticker there to keep rocks and other debris from damaging the pack
  • The Brose mid-drive motor is super quiet and smooth because it uses a little nylon belt inside to reduce vibration, in my opinion it’s one of the best drive systems out there today
  • The top tube on the Sturmvogel is extra sloped so riders can more easily mount the frame and stand over it while stopped, this is possible because of the downtube battery but they also chose that design, I feel like it could work for guys or girls and is unisex but cool, not overly guy or girl styled
  • I’m super impressed that you can get this bike in four different sizes! That goes along with the unisex styling and nicer accessories to make this a great fit for lots of people, commuters or just neighborhood riders
  • When I first saw the bike’s kickstand I was a little bummed out because it’s made by Hebie and I’ve seen others that automatically stow (and just don’t feel as stable) but this one stays down, it doesn’t auto-spring up! I like that it’s mounted towards the rear of the bike so you can lube your chain or back the bike up without having the crank arms get in the way and collide
  • I love that there’s a little Micro USB charging port built into the base of the button pad so you could charge a phone or run extra lights if you wanted, it’s convenient and doesn’t take up much space


  • The rear light is tucked up directly beneath the saddle so it takes up the space where some accessory bags like this would otherwise mount and it could be blocked if you’re wearing a longer coat while riding, better than nothing and it’s really sleek, also allows the seat post to drop further down
  • The pedals are decent, stiff and relatively wide, but not my personal favorite given the rubber pad on top, consider an upgrade to something with more traction if you ride in wet conditions, Wellgo sells some white ones that are made from Magnesium if you want to get super fancy and light :)
  • The motor does not offer shift sensing but because this ebike uses internal gearing there’s less mashing potential and in my experience the cadence + torque sensing response is something you can learn to shift properly by reducing some pressure as you shift so it won’t over stress the chain etc.
  • You get 90 Newton meters of torque from the motor (in the highest assist level) and that’s one of the highest ratings for any mid-drive that I’ve seen, you should have no problem climbing event the steepest of hills but you do have to pedal, there’s no shift sensing, and you do have to shift down to an easier gear to get maximum power from the motor
  • The bike is built around a fully rigid frame and even with the larger 2.35″ wide tires it can be bumpy on rough terrain, especially if you’re riding at the 20 mph top speed for a long time… consider getting a 31.6 mm seat post suspension like this if you have a sensitive neck or back, also make sure the seat tube collar is tight so the post doesn’t slide down and consider the smaller version here if you need to keep the seat super low if you’re a shorter rider
  • I love that the battery is removable for convenient charging and reduced weight… but the keyhole is in the way of the crank arms so be careful not to leave it in or it could get broken, also, the rubber cap that’s designed to protect the charging interface just doesn’t stick down… they need to fix the mold or re-design that in my opinion, also before you go, make sure the pack is snapped in and locked securely because you can ride with it unlocked and this could lead to theft or accidental dropping
  • Where the charging port is on the downtube, if you mounted a bottle cage it might get in the way and require you to take the pack off each time in order to charge… it seems like maybe you could mount the holder further up to make it work though


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1 year ago

Hey Court – I love the specs on this bike except for the 20mph top speed. Is that governed by the controller or gearing? Seems like it has the motor and battery to support 28mph. If there is not an easy way to retrofit this bike to hit 28, do you have a recommendation for another commute oriented bike with this aesthetic and price range? Many thanks on your great coverage and videos on YT (of which I have watched 50+!) -Greg

1 year ago

Hi Greg! I’m not sure if it’s possible to overclock or change the speed on the Bulls electric bike drive system but you might have some luck getting feedback about it in the forums? I’ve read about speed dongles and different devices for the Bosch powered electric bikes. I’ll be reviewing some other Class 3 speed pedelec models soon but here’s one from Bulls that worked fairly well and offered a lot of comfort.

1 year ago

All the pictures show this bike with the saddle high. I’m not tall and want a Dutch style bike. Is this just not going to do that for me?

1 year ago

Hi Rick! Great question… the saddle on this bike can actually go fairly low, I’d estimate that the top could be set to ~32″ from the ground because the stand over height I measured was ~29″ and of course, the saddle would add a bit to that. Now the thing is… this bike comes in four sizes apparently so it might be even lower than 32 inches! I have long legs for my height and prefer to maximize leg extension so that’s why the saddle is so high here, I always try to set the bikes up for myself before doing rides and often this shows up in the photos as well (only in this case the stock photo also shows a high saddle). So just to reiterate, yeah it can go lower and I’d actually say that this ebike has one of the lowest possible saddle heights I’ve seen for a high-step frame just given how they arranged the tubing. Hope this helps! You could contact a BULLS dealer and ask for separate measurements or even the company to get more information, hope this helps :)

1 year ago

Thanks for your really helpful answer. I’m comparing the Sturmvogel with the Gazelle C8 with impulse motor. I want a Dutch style upright bike. I’m not tall – 5’9″ with 30″ inside leg. Which would you recommend?! Thanks for any further thoughts. Rick

1 year ago

Thanks for this – it’s really helpful. I thought the impulse was rated st 70 nm and the Bosch Active at 45 andBosch performance at 60 – is that wrong? I like the Bulls partly for its look but mainly the more powerful motor and battery – but I’d need to fit suspension seat post and fenders. It’s mainly though whether for me it has the same potential set up for a sit up and beg riding style as a often have lower back problems. It’s a lot of money to spend if I get it wrong! Thanks again, Rick

10 months ago

Hey Rick, I believe Bosch Performance CX will get you 75nm and Brose will get you about 90nm if I’m not mistaken. We’ve really loved these bikes over at San Diego Fly Rides, very quiet and fun ride. We’ve got this model for sale now if you’re still interested! Give us a call.

9 months ago

First off, this bike is gorgeous, we get lots of looks and comments.

The original firmware is garbage. It’s really a 16mph eBike until you get the firmware updated. If you have (off + 3 power levels), you have the old firmware. If you have (off + 4 power levels), you have the new firmware. The old firmware is so dang conservative that it cuts power way before 20mph. After the firmware update it’s like you got a new bike.

The Alfine is paired with a 22T rear cog, which is a bit too low to maintain a slow pedal cadence at 20mph. I plan on switching to an 18T and will report back the results.

Also, the brake light cable goes down the middle of the seat post, so if you replace with a suspension seat, you will have to drop the cable down the tube and lose your rear light. (the suspension seat won’t allow you to run a wire down the center as it is blocked with a huge spring and an adjustment dial).

Battery life is amazing! I’ll report back numbers when I get it dialed in with the smaller cog.

9 months ago

The 18T cog is a hug improvement over the 22T. My wife says it feels like a new bike. Gear 1 is plenty low to get up a very steep driveway and the highest gear can get you over 25mph on a slight decline. It’s really easy to stay at 20mph continuous with the new gearing.

To perform this you will need a chain break tool like this to remove one full link (which means, take off the master link and then push out one pin, but skipping one) and an 18 tooth cog like this.

You will also need small metrics allen wrenches that are single, not as part of a tool. Here’s an example. There are some small hex screws in the drop out arm that can only be reached with a small single bent allen.

I also suggest first cleaning the chain and wrapping the tire in something protective so you don’t get grease all over. You will also need to remove the rear brake caliper.

8 months ago

This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing your experience and the outcome… along with all of the parts needed. I linked them up and changed the last one because the link wasn’t working initially. Feel free to share further in the forums if you have pictures or other tips, this really helps people :)

8 months ago

I forgot one tool…you need snap ring pliers to get the Alfine cog off the assembly. This is one of the hardest tasks in the project (adjusting the dropouts to an equal distance on both sides of the frame is the other hard task). There are several videos on youtube that show the Alfine snap-ring removal/installation process.

6 months ago

Have been riding this bike for over six months now here in the U.K. The best thing about it is the battery which lasts for at least 40 miles (I’m 180 pounds) on a flat terrain and 10 miles less in a hilly terrain. One annoying thing about the bike is the rattling battery, but the worst thing is the fact that you cannot find spare parts for it here in the U.K. The supplier of this bike in the U.K. are absolutely hopeless when it comes to after sale service. So although the bike is good but I wouldn’t buy it had I known how hard it is to find replacement items. You’re better off going for a bike with more available spare parts.

I’ve tried very hard to find a spare battery but so far with no success. To replace the front light was also not easy. After much research, I found only one company in Europe which sold the same type and it wasn’t cheap. So in conclusion, the bike is good but I’d think twice before buying it again due to extremely poor after sale.

6 months ago

Aww, that’s a bummer. Thanks for sharing how the bike has been good (along with some stats about range and your weight) and how you think it could be improved (better service in the UK). I know the team working for Bulls here in the US and they seem to be much more responsive, I wish that were the case for you too… it hurts the global brand if one region is dropping the ball :/

6 months ago

Also, if you, like me, like to ride off road, lack of suspension is a big problem with this bike. I’ve installed body float seat suspension but it is the lack of front suspension that lets this bike down.

5 months ago

Ever since buying this bike over six months ago, one question which I constantly get asked is about the range. This is a very difficult to address, for the answer very much depends on the age of the battery, the weight of the rider including additional accessories mounted on the bike, the terrain, wind, etc.

I now believe that I can answer the question of range with some certainty but first the stats. I’m about 83 kg (183 lb) and I have loads of accessories on my bike ranging from a rack, pannier bags normally full of stuff such as spare tubes, repairing kits and tools, towel, front and rear lights, bell, mud guards (both back and front), my cell phone holder, etc. These additional items weigh approx. 15 kg (33 lb), so a total weight of 98 kg (216 lb).

So what range have I achieved bearing in mind the above stats? The terrain I cycle on almost a daily basis is definately not flat. It has many hills some measuring up to 800 meters (over 2,600 ft) but obviously a lot of downhills too. Here is a link to my route. With all of the above in mind, below is the range I have managed to achieve on my 6 month old battery:

  • Eco setting: 88 miles
  • Mid setting: 60 miles
  • High setting: 38 miles

I hope this helps those who have been wondering about the range of the battery on Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo.

5 months ago

This is fantastic, thank you so much for the detailed feedback on range for your Bulls electric bike! I am sure this will help people out and it’s also neat for me to see because I weigh ~135 lbs and rarely bring gear or accessories when filming reviews. It’s amazing how far you can go on a charge, these new e-bikes with higher capacity Lithium-ion batteries do very well.


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1 day 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.

2 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
2 days ago


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

4 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.

Nova Haibike
2 weeks ago

I have never ridden or even seen one. But since Bulls was formed by a cooperative of bicycle dealers, it does not surprise me that they would know how to design good bikes. That said, I know there are other good bikes too. The question should really be, what is the best e-bike for you?

2 weeks ago

I noticed that Bulls has 5 best in class ebikes according to Court's rating system, pretty much lapping the field.
Are they really that good ?

2 weeks ago

After a good bit of research, I'm looking at ;
Haibike Sduro Allmountain 6-0 or 6-5 (yamaha)
Bulls e-stream evo 3 (brose)
Easy motion atom lynx 4.8 or 6.0 (brose)
I loved the brose in the turbo levo I tried, but haven't tried Yamaha.

5 months ago

To further clarify I was referring only to the specific group of CCS user forum users who were experiencing spoke breakage problems and who posted on here about their woes and problems and yes their are in fact many other competing electric bicycles to pick from for those considering a potential electric bicycle purchase also as well; for example the new unisex designed Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo for one that was reviewed in latest Nov./Dec. issue of Bicycling magazine that has a range of 137 miles;

recently reduced from $3,700 to $3,000 value pricing and that has a branded name solid German manufactured Brose(yes they even make electric motors for autos) E25 mid-mount electric drive motor-the same kind of electric mid drive motor used on high-end expensive branded name mountain style electric bikes with full suspension one of the best solid reliable performing mid drive motors in the mainstream electric bike industry with a full 90 Newton meter of torque-one of the highest Newton meter performing mid drive motors, full cadence and torque sensing pedal assist that cuts on and off right away,

two year complete and thorough comprehensive product warranty on motor, mechanical and electrical systems, expanded hyper extended capacity 17ah battery, a very impressive maximum range of 137 miles, a very impressive beefy 8 Speed 1x8 branded name high end Shimano Alfine SG-7000-8 Internally Geared Hub with matching Shimano Alfine Trigger, very substantial high performance branded name high end Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotor in Front and 160 mm Rotor in Back with Shimano Levers usually only found on true mountain bikes with a very beefy substantial high performance bulletproof 15 mm thru-axle,

shock absorbing branded name Schwalbe reflective sidewall Fat Frank, 26" x 2.35" with full branded name K-Guard kevlar puncture protection, with built-in integrated Led Headlight and Tailight powered off the main battery, a very robust beefy 5amp lithium ion charger, leather saddle and leather handle grips; beautiful in design, performance and execution as the electric bike blends in looks very much like a bicycle appearance wise;

now Bulls is a high quality branded name European brand that is sold globally, who is just expanding into the US since 2015 and is now being carried in at least 20 dealers and comes with a solid 2 year comprehensive warranty; very comfortable and plush to ride electric bike while at the same time everything about this electric bike is built absolutely mountain bike industrial strength rugged and sturdy all around;

when one factors in that they are getting 17ah battery, one of the best German branded name highly reliable performing Brose mid drive high performance 90 Newton meter torque motors, one is also getting a full branded name high performance genuine Shimano Alfine internally geared drive train and matching Shimano Alfine shifters, a full branded name high performance Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc brake system with matching Shimano levers, Schwalbe Fat Frank reflective kevlar reinforced puncture resistant tires, the price differential versus quality metric argument that the Bulls Sturmvogel E EVO offering only becomes competitively narrower over time for the price premium this Bulls Sturmvogel E EVO electric hybrid bike easily offers performance and performance feature set comparable to other Yamaha and/or Bosch based mid drive electric bikes also as well;

now this of course represents the entirely new level of competitive electric bicycle offerings just starting to become available now that previously were at least twenty percent higher just a year previously; now some of these very competitive full featured electric bicycle offerings samples like the one given above for example are truly extraordinary in the both scope and breadth in electric bicycle feature set, now also the use of nothing but the best in branded name quality and the use of "state of the art" electric bicycle components is nothing short of magnificent and amazing to behold and creatively imagine indeed; the scope and breadth of the varieties of electric bicycle offerings from Bulls for example at the latest interbike show where they alone featured well over a portfolio of over no less than at least twenty five bicycle models and even women specific purpose built designed electric bicycles is nothing short of truly amazing to see and imagine oneself potentially riding;

now some of these electric bicycles are not cheap of course but then also some of these electric bicycles are still not as expensive as some of the high end electric bicycles in the $4k-5K level offerings; now the truly good news is that the apparent increasingly fierce pricing competition from all the different potential electric bicycle manufacturing vendors has proven to be a boon for the electric bicycle buying consumer now and in the immediate future; their has literally not been a better time to get that latest dream electric bicycle for Christmas for oneself; as its one of the few Christmas gifts that one can literally utilize and enjoy every day of the year anytime.

10 months ago

you even can see the display in the dark? wow. thats how stupid americans are.

Informity S
1 year ago

wtf is on 0:12???

1 year ago

Optisch übertrieben geil, wäre mir völlig egal was es kann :DDD

Amanda Creates
1 year ago

love he look and removable battery, but the price is painful for something I have to add a rack and fenders to for commuting. I wonder if anyone can suggest a similar style under $2000, doesn't have to be a mid drive or torque sensing.

George Herman
1 year ago

I just can't understand why they charge so much for these EBikes. For a couple of grand more I could go buy a Honda 150 PCX and get over 100 miles per gallon. Ridiculousness. Also this particular Ebike looks extemely Nerdy, those light brown tires with the white wall is so girly looking.

1 year ago

Great points Stayshtum68, I agree... sometimes ebikes are an excellent choice and other times a motorcycle is the best choice, or a car or bus... plane etc. and you can buy first class seats or passenger depending on your preferences, just like style etc.

armag an
1 year ago

yes motobikes and ebikes are very different though ebikes, also bikes with good quality are expensive. real challenge is the price.

1 year ago

George Herman Why do people always do a comparison with push bike prices and motor bikes.A motor bike is for travelling far and fast without any benefits to your health.You have to have a licence, tax,insurance,fill it up with fuel,and have an Mot test.All of which cost money.An electric pushbike is a lovely quiet and beneficial to your health way of traveling.If well looked after they will cost very little more than the initial price of the bike,and a few penny's to charge the battery.I think they are great value for money,and if you ever try one you will be smiling from ear to ear.You can get electric bikes that are very cheap here in the Uk,but they are made of inferior materials and components,which really defeats the object.If you pay extra you usually get a great quality bike that will last you for years.

andrew carey
1 year ago

with all the hundreds of bikes you review if you were buying one for commuting which one would you choose and mid drive or hub ?

1 year ago

So many factors... I've listed some of my favorites from 2016 here: https://electricbikereview.com/best-electric-bikes/ if price were no issue I'd probably buy the Focus Thron Impulse Speed because it offers full suspension and a 28 mph top speed: https://electricbikereview.com/focus/thron-impulse-speed/ following from that, maybe one of the new Riese & Müller commuters, I love the rack and dual-battery option: https://electricbikereview.com/focus/thron-impulse-speed/ if you're on more of a budget, the Juiced CrossCurrent is good: https://electricbikereview.com/juiced-bikes/crosscurrent/ and a neat in-between model is the new SmartMotion https://electricbikereview.com/smartmotion/pacer/ just doesn't have suspension... but the lights are very cool!

1 year ago

$3499. You should list the MSRP on your reviews. It's probably top of every purchaser's criteria.

1 year ago

I hear ya, it's mentioned verbally in the video towards the end (at least the starting MSRP) and listed on the full writeup along with the rest of the specs. I suppose if it was listed as part of the title that would be even more convenient right? Anyway, I link to the review details first thing in the description to make it easy, I want people to know about the site because there are some great search and comparison tools there and I get paid in part by ads placed there, that's what helps me stay on the road reviewing :)

Flo Mo
1 year ago

Battery and motor perfectly integrated. A very elegant design. Again a fascinating, beautiful bike. Without your videos we would never know the variety of eBikes. Thank you very much.

1 year ago

Hey! I appreciate your support, this was a fun one to review :)

John Moura
1 year ago

Great review - - Good looking bike! Generally, I hate iPod-white-everything but this bike looks very nice.

1 year ago

Yeah, wouldn't have expected an "all white" ebike to look this good, as a guy it appeals to me but I could see women liking it as well. Good balance :)

1 year ago

i really hope to see a review of the super 73 e-bike by e-cycles :3

1 year ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com thanks, really looking forward to it. :)

1 year ago

Right?! I saw one in person at Sam's shop in Fullerton, CA but it was a beta unit and they didn't want it reviewed yet... Keeping an eye out, it looks pretty cool ;)

Bruce Ballad
1 year ago

As always, nice video, thank you.
it is sad that this bike has no throttle.
And I wonder if there is black colour option. because that black plastic part of motor and battery looks kind of ugly to me.

1 year ago

Not sure on the colors but I agree, an all black could be nice. There are lots of other dark ebikes from Bulls but they mostly have mountain tires and suspension etc. and none of them have throttles. It's designed to be Class 1 here so it's legal in more places. In my experience the level 3 on pedal assist is pretty zippy, almost feels like a throttle vs. the more active pure torque sensors, this one also measures cadence.