BULLS URBAN EVO 10 Review

Bulls Urban Evo 10 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Urban Evo 10
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Bosch Performance Line Speed
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Bosch Powertube Battery
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Cockpit View
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Fenders Headlight
Bulls Urban Evo 10 180mm Rotor Hydraulic Disc Brake
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Kickstand Saddle Rear Rack
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Chain Guard Chain Guide
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Rear Led Light
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Shimano Deore System
Bulls Urban Evo 10 4amp Charger
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Battery Charger
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Stock Mid Step Black
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Stock High Step Black
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Urban Evo 10
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Bosch Performance Line Speed
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Bosch Powertube Battery
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Cockpit View
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Fenders Headlight
Bulls Urban Evo 10 180mm Rotor Hydraulic Disc Brake
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Kickstand Saddle Rear Rack
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Chain Guard Chain Guide
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Rear Led Light
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Shimano Deore System
Bulls Urban Evo 10 4amp Charger
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Battery Charger
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Stock Mid Step Black
Bulls Urban Evo 10 Stock High Step Black

Summary

  • A speedy and almost luxury sporty commuter ebike from BULLS, highlighted by full features like a rear rack, battery integrated lights, comfortable and ergonomic touch-points, reliable electric and mechanical drivetrain, a responsive, agile and nimble ride, and a premium component feel
  • Driven by a lighter and more compact 4th generation Bosch Performance Line Speed mid-drive motor, capable of 28mph top speeds with no more reduction gearing drag, powered by a 625 watt hour 36v 17.4ah Bosch PowerTube battery with a high-speed 4amp charger, uses the reliable, compact, and simple Bosch Purion display
  • Mechanically operated by a 10 speed Shimano Deore system with a Shadow + Clutch, a 44 tooth chain ring in the front with a narrow-wide teeth pattern, trigger shifters, has both a bash guard and a chain protector, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with a 180mm rotor in the front and 160mm rotor in the rear
  • No suspension of any kind in the front, rear, or seat, also has flat handle bar for aggressive geometry, this all makes for a stiff ride, hanging rack only works with certain pannier bags as it lacks the platform most people look for, Bosch Purion display is basic, lacks USB charging, and is getting long in the tooth

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Introduction

Make:

BULLS

Model:

URBAN EVO 10

Price:

$4,699

Body Position:

Forward

Suggested Use:

Urban, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedelec (Class 3)
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Warranty:

2 Years Motor and Battery, 5 Years Frame

Availability:

United States, Canada

Model Year:

2020

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

54.6 lbs (24.76 kg)

Battery Weight:

7.7 lbs (3.49 kg)

Motor Weight:

6.3 lbs (2.85 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminium Alloy

Frame Sizes:

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

Geometry Measurements:

Medium 50cm: 19.75" Seat Tube, 23" Reach, 23.5" Stand Over Height for Mid-Step and 30.5" Stand Over Height for High Step, 34.25" Minimum Saddle Height, 27.25" Width, 73.25" Length

Frame Types:

Mid-Step, High-Step

Frame Colors:

Matt Black with Gloss Black Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Aluminum Alloy, 100mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer

Frame Rear Details:

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

Attachment Points:

Two Bottle Cage Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano RD-M6000-GS Derailleur with Clutch, Shimano CS-HG500-10 11-42 Tooth Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano SL-M6000 Deore Triggers on Right (Two-Way High, Three-Shift Low)

Cranks:

FSA, Aluminum Alloy, 170mm Crank Arms, 44 Tooth Narrow Wide Chainring with FSA Alloy Guard

Pedals:

Wellgo C-211 Resin Platform

Headset:

Chin Haur CH-6201TBW, Internal, Sealed Bearings, Tapered 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"

Stem:

BULLS Branded, Aluminum Alloy, 90mm or 100mm Length, 7° Rise, Two 10mm Spacers, One 5mm Spacer, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter

Handlebar:

BULLS Branded, Aluminum Alloy, Flat, 660mm or 680mm Width, 5° Bend, 31.8mm Bore

Brake Details:

Shimano BR-MT200 Hydraulic Disc with 180mm Front Rotor and 160mm Back Rotor, 6-Bolt Type, Shimano Three-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach

Grips:

Velo VLG-1551, Ergonomic, Pure Leather, Stitched, Locking

Saddle:

Velo VL-6397, Pure Leather

Seat Post:

BULLS Aluminum Alloy, 2-Bolt Clamp

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

BULLS DDM-2 STYX 2828, Aluminum Alloy, Double Wall, 30mm Outer Width, 32 Hole

Spokes:

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

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Big Ben, 28" x 2.0" 50-622

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

35 to 70 PSI, 2.5 to 5.0 BAR, K-Guard 3, Reflective Sidewall Stripe

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

Clear Plastic Sticker Slap Guard, HORN Catena 17 Plastic Chain Cover, Sunny Wheel Aluminum Alloy Fenders (60mm Width), Standwell SW-CA513 Aluminum Alloy Rear Rack, Supernova V521S Integrated Headlight (205 Lumens), Supernova E3 Integrated Rear Light (3 LED)

Other:

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

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Gen 4 Bosch Performance Line Speed

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Torque:

75 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Bosch PowerTube 625 3200Ma 18650 Cells

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

17.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

626.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

5.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

40 miles (64 km)

Estimated Max Range:

100 miles (161 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Purion, Fixed, 1.75" Grayscale LCD, Buttons: +, -, Walk Mode, (Hold + for Lights, Hold - to Cycle Through Readouts, Hold - and Press Power to Change Units)

Readouts:

Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, eMTB, 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 Rear Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence, and Pedal Torque over 1,000x Per Second, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 60% 40Nm, Tour 140% 50Nm, Sport 240% 69Nm, Turbo 340% 75Nm)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)

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Written Review

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

Pros:

  • A speedy and almost luxury sporty commuter ebike from BULLS, highlighted by features like a 4th Generation Bosch motor, 28mph top speed, comfort touch-points, reliable electric and mechanical drivetrain, and a premium feel
  • As a speed pedelec bike, you can get to your destination faster, where as some ebikes allow for 15 or 20mph top speed, you can bolt past them at an amazing 28mph, this does so with a natural pedaling and torque feel rather than feeling like a scooter which some other 28mph bikes do, so this keeps you active and healthy as well
  • Comes in four different frame styles, however, this is for the European market, we may only get two styles here, I was able to test out the high-step and their step-through (which is really more of a mid-step), these two will be available here in the US and they both felt great so it really comes down to the style that fits you best when choosing
  • This bike has a 31.6mm seat post, so if you were looking to add more comfort to the ride setup, you could get an aftermarket suspension seat post like a Kinekt or SR SunTour NCX seat post to give the ride more cushion for longer more sustained rides
  • As I mentioned, the bike has a quality almost luxury type feel with elements like the soft and comfortable ergonomic saddle, sand-paper style grip taped platform pedals, as well as the ergonomic stitched faux leather grips, definitely nice touch points and I love that they are color-matched to offset the great all blacked out color you see on this bike
  • In the rear there is a hang style rack, this is different than a traditional platform style rack since it is really only meant for hanging, there are pannier provisions as well as the capability to add pannier blockers, the rack is sleek and minimalist, however, if it is not your style, you can swap it out quite easily for a different rack of your choice
  • Check out these extra long aluminum alloy fenders, these are about 16mm wide and have just a tiny bit of extra length so it is more likely to keep you dry when going over puddles or riding in the rain, aluminum alloy is also great since they don’t scratch and rust like steel fenders do, so it will keep that all black paint looking great
  • I love the battery integrated lights here, they have them both in the front and the rear, the front is a Supernova light with aluminum housing that points where you steer, while the rear is a bright triple LED setup, safety has always been a priority for myself and other cyclists, so it’s nice to see that more and more companies are including these on ebikes
  • For tires, you have an efficient yet all purpose set of 28” x 2” tires, like the tread, the higher air volume is also somewhat setup for all purpose use, although most comfortable on the road, I was able to take it on some grass and leaves and it did great, a nice and capable setup
  • The tires here have both puncture protection and reflective sidewalls, as a big fan of safety and convince, having both means visibility for riding at dusk or dawn as well as peace of mind against potential threats to your tires
  • Here at Electric Bike Review, we are big fans of bottle cage bosses, I am happy to say that they are here on this bike and that is a great addition for a lot of reasons, you can fit a number of accessories on them, not just water bottles, there are aftermarket add-ons like a GPS tracker, a folding lock, mounting points for racks, and many others that can get your bike setup just the way you want
  • The Urban EVO 10 also includes a kickstand in the rear, it is nice to have it back there since having it near the crank arm can produce ‘pedal lock’; an annoying occurrence that locks the pedals when you reverse a bike with the kickstand down, luckily, this bike eliminates that by having it positioned further back
  • The bike has a nice slap guard on the chain stay, this keeps the frame as well as the paint in great shape since chains can sometimes bounce on the frame an knick the paint, it can be down hill from there since the chips look bad and can rust, but thankfully, this slap guard prevents that from happening
  • I should also mention that it has a quick release setup in both the front and rear wheels, this is great for maintenance like changing a flat tire or truing a wheel, since it is easy to get the wheels on and off, it also makes for great portability if you are loading it into the trunk of a car or other storage considerations
  • BULLS will often use this Monkey Link setup, a clean and impressive magnetic way to attach accessories to your ride, this bike is compatible more with the Monkey Link water bottle if you wanted to add one, but not so much with the Monkey Link lights since battery integrated lights are already present
  • Mechanically, the bike uses a 10 speed Shimano Deore system with a Shadow + Clutch, a 44 tooth chain ring in the front with a narrow-wide teeth pattern, and trigger shifters, a lot of this is covered really well with both a bash guard and a chain protector, if you get those panniers on the back rack, then the entire system is pretty well covered while keeping your clothes free of snags as well
  • Stopping the bike is a powerful set of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, hydraulic disc brakes are my favorite since they need less maintenance than mechanical disc brakes and they offer more responsive breaking power with less hand strain, this bike uses a staggered setup with a 180mm rotor in the front and 160mm rotor in the rear, having that larger rotor in the front is ideal since the front wheel takes the brunt of the stopping force
  • Driven by a 4th generation version of the Bosch Performance Line Speed, this motor is now 2.5lbs lighter and more compact, it offers 75nm of torque, but still maintains that smooth and quiet feel that measures pedal torque and pedal cadence over 1000x per second, as well as implementing shift detection
  • Another upgrade to the Bosch Performance Line speed is the standard sprocket size, in the past, they used a proprietary smaller sprocket, but now on this bike, they have a standard 44 tooth chain ring with a 1:1 ratio with cadence support now over 120rpms, in layman’s terms, this means you can pedal and spin the cranks faster and there is now no reduction gearing to give you a dragging feeling
  • Powered by the Bosch PowerTube battery, this one is 625 watt hours, I would almost call this high-capacity, I love that BULLS is leading the way and making the setup more standardized across the line like the older Bosch PowerPacks were, this one is 36v 17.4ah and has a LED charge level indicator readout
  • Charging is done with Bosch’s 1.7lb 4amp portable battery charger, this is much faster at charging than some of the 2amp chargers you sometimes see out there, I love that BULLS not only included a charging port cover on the frame, but they also moved the port up high so the crank arm doesn’t get in the way and you don’t have to bend down much at all now to get to the charger
  • I should also mention the battery is secured via lock and key with an ABUS key card, so you can get matching keys made for other locks on the bike and essentially just have one key to rule them all, really a convent setup since you don’t have to fish around for the right key if you are in a hurry or out in the cold
  • Bosch Purion is the display utilized here, it is compact, out of the way, easy to read, and has most of the metrics as a readout anyone might want, I love how straight forward and intuitive it is, it may be their more basic display, but it is still better than many other companies and bears the reliability of the Bosch name well

Cons:

  • The Purion display is nice and easy to ready, however, it is not color, nor does it have a more accurate battery percentage readout, newer bikes are ditching the battery infographic that only shows how much battery you have in chunks to go with a percentage readout so you know exactly how much you have left, the USB on here also does not charge but is only meant for diagnostics, the display is good, just getting long in the tooth at this point in time
  • Although the bike is high-quality and fitted with many brand name components, the price could be a factor for some people, there are a lot of cheap options out there these days and this bike does fantastic to set itself apart from them, but for many, that $4,699 price will be a big determining factor in what bike they choose
  • The flat handlebar setup may not be for everyone, these give you an agile feel, but it is also somewhat aggressive with a forward riding geometry, if you are looking for a comfortable riding position or something akin to a cruiser ebike, this may not meet your needs
  • A lot of commuter ebikes are going with a front suspension setup, this bike does not have one, it is a bit of a shame too, since the price point is a little higher and the quality throughout is nice, however, they opted not to include one which is a bummer seeing how much these can help in cracks and dips in the road
  • In addition to the flat handlebars and lack of suspension fork, there is no suspension seat post either, as mentioned this is a typical upgrade for most bikes, and I recommend if you are wanting a little more comfort you grab an aftermarket one for this bike, but again, there is no suspension of any kind included with the price, so keep that in mind
  • So yes, the bike is stiff, some people like the agile, sporty, and lightweight feel, and don’t get me wrong, it is befitting on fast bikes like this, it gives it a responsive ‘sports-car’ like feel through and through, this is perfect for some riders, just keep in mind if this does not excite you, you will notice the stiff feeling
  • Minor gripe here, but the included rear rack has no platform, it is really only good for hanging bags, which to be honest, is what most people use racks for, I just think it is nice to have a platform to load stuff up on if you don’t have a bag that will fit the cargo, luckily here, you can swap out the rack for a different one if you so desire

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  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

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

BULLS SIX50 E 1.5 Review

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

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

BULLS CROSS LITE E Step-Thru Review

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

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

BULLS SIX50+ E FS 3 Review

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

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

BULLS E-STREAM EVO 45 FS Review

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

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

BULLS E-STREAM EVO 3 Carbon 27.5 Plus Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

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

BULLS DAIL-E GRINDER Review

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

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

BULLS SIX50 E 2 STREET Review

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

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

2017 BULLS LACUBA EVO E8 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

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

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS 3 27.5 Plus Review

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

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

2017 BULLS MONSTER E FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

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

BULLS LACUBA EVO E45 Review

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

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

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS 3 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $4,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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

BULLS SIX50 E FS 3 RSI Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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

2017 BULLS MONSTER E S Review

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

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

BULLS OUTLAW E45 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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

BULLS STURMVOGEL E EVO Review

  • MSRP: $3,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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

BULLS TWENTY9 E FS 3 RSI Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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

BULLS CROSS LITE E Review

  • MSRP: $3,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

Fully loaded urban electric bicycle with great accessories for commuting including an aluminum rear rack, full length fenders with mud flaps and integrated LED lights. Relatively light weight at under 50 lbs, this is due in part to the nicer…...

BULLS E-STREAM EVO FS Enduro 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $5,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016

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


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Scramjett
4 days ago

Hi Court. Great review as always. I haven’t commented here before, but I’ve been reading and watching your reviews for about 6 months now.

I have to admit that I was leaning towards the Bulls Grinder Evo until I saw this. Now I’m not sure if this or the Grinder would be best. I love the 1:1 gear ratio on the Urban’s chain ring, but was disappointed over the lack of suspension. I think that, as I get older, I’m really going to start needing that front fork suspension, especially after my recent shoulder dislocation. But I’m not jazzed by the 2.5:1 gear ratio on the Grinder, particularly after you mentioned the drag effects. It makes me think of the early ebikes (including the Giant I used to ride over 12 years ago) that were a real PITA to ride after the battery died.

My commute is about 10 – 12 miles (depending on which route I take) of roads that vary from smooth, to rough pavement all the way to riddled with potholes. If I had smooth road or cycle tracks, it would be a no brainer and I’d probably go for the Urban. However, because of the pavement issues and the fact that my ride is mostly a north/south ride with stiff northerly winter winds and summer “delta breezes” from the west or southwest, the Grinder’s drops and suspension look pretty good. But that dang chain ring ratio!

Any thoughts that might help me decide one way or the other would be greatly appreciated!

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Court
4 days ago

Howdy! I can see and understand the trade-off you’re considering here and the issues are ones that I care about as well. Personally, I always err on the side of comfort and suspension. Even going so far as to get suspension seat posts or go full suspension! It costs more, but the bikes just feel amazing and I find that I ride more often and feel comfortable going faster. One of my favorite BULLS models to date is the ICONIC EVO which has been updated for 2020 in the US. Sure, many of the Gen 3 Bosch motors have that little bit of drag, and it does make a small difference if you run out of battery… but that’s a big iff these days, given that mid-drive motors are so efficient, that the Bosch charger is so compact and lightweight (you can bring it with you for emergencies) and that the 500+ watt hour batteries seem to get 25 miles at the very minimum… up to 60 or even 100 miles if the terrain is flat and you’re using lower levels of assist. Frankly, I think that any of the bikes you’re looking at could work great, but it’s difficult and expensive to add suspension later, so I always focus on that first ;)

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