Bulls Cross Mover Speed or Juiced Crosscurrent S2?

Cassius Bright

New Member
So I have the opportunity to buy either a Juiced Crosscurrent S2 (2018) with a 48v 17.4ah battery and under 300 miles. Or a Bulls Cross Mover Speed (2019) with 550 miles. The CrossCurrent has recently been tuned professionally, and the Cross Mover hasn't been since last year. Which of these do you think I outta go for?
 
Those are quite different bikes. I think it's going to come down to what you prefer. You likely have a Bulls dealer in your area if you're buying it from someone locally. That might matter to you when it comes to maintenance and service of the bike. Juiced is online-only and as a second-hand owner you might not get much help from them, though I'm only guessing. You might also get some reluctance from your LBS to fix/work on the Juiced, versus just taking the Bulls to the local dealer/bike shop.

The other issues will be price, whether you prefer hub to mid drive, the feel of the bikes, and how you intend to use them. Bulls make great bikes, but there are also users here who have racked up thousands of commuter miles on Juiced bikes. Sort of depends on what you need the bike to do and what you expect (or don't) from the manufacturer and your local bike shop.
 

fooferdoggie

Well-Known Member
I have a crossmover speed and it is a fantastic bike. responsive and smooth with fantastic strong brakes the only thing I changed is a smaller chain ring and removing the chain guard Now it climbs like a goat. I have over 5000 miles on it since late November. I put a better headlight on it too. right now in tour I get about 35 miles going about 20 to 22 mph. I can climb 20% grades with a lot of work but without standing 16% I can do 10 to 12 mph how.
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fooferdoggie

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Those are quite different bikes. I think it's going to come down to what you prefer. You likely have a Bulls dealer in your area if you're buying it from someone locally. That might matter to you when it comes to maintenance and service of the bike. Juiced is online-only and as a second-hand owner you might not get much help from them, though I'm only guessing. You might also get some reluctance from your LBS to fix/work on the Juiced, versus just taking the Bulls to the local dealer/bike shop.

The other issues will be price, whether you prefer hub to mid drive, the feel of the bikes, and how you intend to use them. Bulls make great bikes, but there are also users here who have racked up thousands of commuter miles on Juiced bikes. Sort of depends on what you need the bike to do and what you expect (or don't) from the manufacturer and your local bike shop.
good thing with bulls it is so standard its not hard for a shop that works on bosch bikes to deal with it. the rest is all standard. right now the bike is on sale for 3500.00
 
good thing with bulls it is so standard its not hard for a shop that works on bosch bikes to deal with it. the rest is all standard. right now the bike is on sale for 3500.00

For sure, if it was me and I wasn't concerned about the price difference I would definitely go with the Bulls. I don't think there's necessarily a problem with Juiced or other online brands, and I generally do my own bike maintenance, but I still like having access to a friendly shop just in case.
 

fooferdoggie

Well-Known Member
For sure, if it was me and I wasn't concerned about the price difference I would definitely go with the Bulls. I don't think there's necessarily a problem with Juiced or other online brands, and I generally do my own bike maintenance, but I still like having access to a friendly shop just in case.
yes I have a snooty shop close to my work that wont handle most e bikes but they are fine with my Bosch bike.
 

Cassius Bright

New Member
For sure, if it was me and I wasn't concerned about the price difference I would definitely go with the Bulls. I don't think there's necessarily a problem with Juiced or other online brands, and I generally do my own bike maintenance, but I still like having access to a friendly shop just in case.
How hard would you say it is to do maintenance on them? I've never used an e-bike before, and I don't know much about regular bike maintenance either. Would it be easy to have a shop do maintenance for me? The only shop in my area is a regular bike store, not a specialized dealer.
 
How hard would you say it is to do maintenance on them? I've never used an e-bike before, and I don't know much about regular bike maintenance either. Would it be easy to have a shop do maintenance for me? The only shop in my area is a regular bike store, not a specialized dealer.

If you aren't already familiar with regular bike maintenance and only have one local bike shop you're probably safer getting the Bulls. The shop will be more likely to recognize the Bosch system and Bulls brand and therefore more willing to work on the bike if necessary. On the other hand, they may look at the Juiced and tell you they don't work on generic internet ebikes for liability reasons.

But if you're concerned and think it may be an issue, call or go visit your local bike shop. Tell them what you're looking at and ask for their thoughts and their willingness to work on either bike. If they don't sell any ebikes they likely won't be much help with the electric side of either bike, but at least that way you'll know what they think and what to expect when you need help.

Your other option is to learn some bike maintenance. Youtube is an excellent resource if that's something you're interested in. For example: