BULLS 2019 Models

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
#1
They sure know how to design aesthetically elegant bikes. Example,BULLS Iconic EVO TR2.

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Their full 2019 lineup along with non-E-bike models can be seen in this video.
Their integration of Bosch, Brose and Shimano motors is outstanding. Lots of powertube designs but not all of them will make it to the US market.

 

AM 4

New Member
#2
Yes, they are beautiful. However, the 2018 AM 3s and 4''s that came stateside had a front end problem that Bulls USA supposedly acknowledged, but won't or cant remedy. That's not great customer service on a warrantied product. What good is beauty if it doesn't function correctly right out of the freaking box.
 

AM 4

New Member
#4
The actual problem is a loud, metallic noise from something rubbing at the front end of the bike. It is worse when cornering, but it does occur even when riding without turning the bars. One suspicion is it is coming from the brake pads/rotor. The rotor and rotor bolts were replaced yet the noise continued. Also, the brake calipers were adjusted yet the noise continued. Bulls USA was kind enough to try to adjust the front end and yet the noise continued.

I was told that BullsUSA had said the cause was known; my and other ebikes were rushed to the US market before they were totally ready. I do not know, however, exactly what "not ready " meant spec- wise.

I was also told Bulls USA offered to remedy the problem by switching out the front rim. However, they returned my bike with the same rims and just a little less noise. I do appreciate their effort, but I got the feeling that the resolution must come from corporate.

Look, I do not expect perfection, even for a $5,200 bicycle. Often, you just have to 'take your lumps' with a defective product. However, I saw that every single bike in that shop had exactly the same problem. Yikes.

Bulls ebikes can be awesome. But where is the customer support? The bike (and others) is brand new and came out of the box like this!!
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
#5
"I saw that every single bike in that shop had exactly the same problem. Yikes." That is outrageous and does not sound like the Bulls I was left to believe that would stand behind their products. This is a huge BBW! Thanks for sharing and giving us all a heads up!
 

AM 4

New Member
#6
"I saw that every single bike in that shop had exactly the same problem. Yikes." That is outrageous and does not sound like the Bulls I was left to believe that would stand behind their products. This is a huge BBW! Thanks for sharing and giving us all a heads up!
I got the impression that Bulls USA sincerely tried to help, but their motivation or their ability to resolve this at higher levels is limited.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
#7
loud, metallic noise from something rubbing at the front end of the bike. It is worse when cornering, but it does occur even when riding without turning the bars.
I was told that BullsUSA had said the cause was known; my and other ebikes were rushed to the US market before they were totally ready. I do not know, however, exactly what "not ready " meant spec- wise.
I will check with them. Is it just for Brose powered bikes or Bosch powered or both?
 
#10
It was on a batch of 2018 Estream Evo AM 4 and AM 3 models.

(fwiw, mine is a Brose S. The motor is perfect)
The actual problem is a loud, metallic noise from something rubbing at the front end of the bike. It is worse when cornering, but it does occur even when riding without turning the bars. One suspicion is it is coming from the brake pads/rotor. The rotor and rotor bolts were replaced yet the noise continued. Also, the brake calipers were adjusted yet the noise continued. Bulls USA was kind enough to try to adjust the front end and yet the noise continued.

I was told that BullsUSA had said the cause was known; my and other ebikes were rushed to the US market before they were totally ready. I do not know, however, exactly what "not ready " meant spec- wise.

I was also told Bulls USA offered to remedy the problem by switching out the front rim. However, they returned my bike with the same rims and just a little less noise. I do appreciate their effort, but I got the feeling that the resolution must come from corporate.

Look, I do not expect perfection, even for a $5,200 bicycle. Often, you just have to 'take your lumps' with a defective product. However, I saw that every single bike in that shop had exactly the same problem. Yikes.

Bulls ebikes can be awesome. But where is the customer support? The bike (and others) is brand new and came out of the box like this!!


Good news bad news. Let’s start with the bad news. Four weeks ago I bought three of the brand new Bulls EBikes. Two Estream evo am3’ s and one am 4. All three bikes had the same metallic scraping noise that you’re referring to.
Ok, here is the good news. It is a very very easy fix. Apparently when they assemble these bikes they used too much Loctite when attaching the front rotor. So much so that It got between the router and the hub causing almost a warping type affect. I simply remove the rotor and used a little rubbing alcohol to clean up the Bolts, rotor and surface of the hub. Reassembled and now it turns perfectly with no sign of any warp or rubbing. The fix took less than 10 minutes to do.
I absolutely love these bikes. In the last four weeks I’ve put almost 600 miles on mine.
 

AM 4

New Member
#11
Thanks for responding. That's interesting. I wish that worked for me too. However, dealer actually replaced the rotor and the bolts in the hope of killing the noise. No luck. Then, the dealer told me Bulls supposedly informed him there was a bigger, known issue that would result in a new rim. It didn't happen. No clear explanation was given.

.... Agreed, it's otherwise a lovely bike.
 

e-boy

Active Member
#12
From Electric Bike Report :
BULLS has just announced that they will launch 14 new modelsacross four lines, including what they describe as ‘the most cutting-edge eMTB on the market’ the E-CORE EVO EN Di 2 27.5+. With 180mm Fox front and rear suspension, a Shimano e8000 motor as well as the 750W Twincore battery technology this looks a highly capable machine.

From Bulls website re: Shimano ,

Twin Core Technology
In an ongoing effort to prove that form and function go together, and that aesthetics is as important as high performance, BULLS continues to lead with new innovations.
Developed together with BMZ, Twin-Core technology enables a rider to add a second battery (375Wh/each) to power the E-CORE EVO EN Di2 FS 27.5 + or leave it empty as a storage compartment. By adding a second battery you can accomplish further rides with the help of a combined capacity of 750Wh.