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mikemike

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Anybody buying Bulls bikes in US - or it just me ? ;-)
I see this thread almost completely dead

p.s. I got copperhead am2
 

canucks44

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I have an E-STREAM EVO 45 AM and even after trying to remember that name I still get asked subcategory questions from Bulls when making inquiries lol.
Only negative I can add is their support seems a bit scatterbrained at the least. Took me 1 year to get a faulty display replaced that was DOA, with a messages of "its on its way!" about every 2 weeks. (No joke, it just arrived yesterday and the bike was received 07/16/2019.)
 

jaizon

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I have an E-STREAM EVO 45 AM and even after trying to remember that name I still get asked subcategory questions from Bulls when making inquiries lol.
Only negative I can add is their support seems a bit scatterbrained at the least. Took me 1 year to get a faulty display replaced that was DOA, with a messages of "its on its way!" about every 2 weeks. (No joke, it just arrived yesterday and the bike was received 07/16/2019.)

Well, for bikes costing this much, that's definitely not good. 🤔 Bulls is now off my list for my fall buy. :cool:
 

mikemike

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Well.. It still nice looking bikes :). Looks like their support working - at least I got reply relatively fast on online chat - about derailleur hanger.
I guess trek or specialized could be 'safer' choice - due their larger dealer network
 

linklemming

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I bought a Bulls Evo 3 Hardtail eMTB in Fall 2018. Over 5k miles at this point

At the time, I wanted a Brose Motor Bike with the biggest available battery and the 650wh battery on my Bulls has been awesome.

I bought my bike from a LBS specializing in ebikes. I went to several shops and specifically picked this bike shop due to the quality of the people working there and their reputation.

I love the bike, all high quality parts and well designed. I didnt like the suntour fork but everything else as top notch (and Im a bike parts snob).

My experience is just the opposite from canucks44. My battery went bad after1.5 years (about 5000miles). Took it to the LBS and after 2 hours of him diagnosing things(mostly waiting for charging) with Bulls on the phone, I got a new battery shipped(no cost to me).

Bulls has an EXCELLENT battery warranty (4 years). Best I have seen in the industry.

The key here IMHO is to buy from a quality LBS. You will pay more up front but will likely regain your costs if something goes wrong and needs to be resolved (the replacement battery was about $1k).

Bulls operates on the LBS support model just like brands like specialized. You buy from a LBS and the LBS resolves any issues. I have owned many specialized bikes and any issues I have had including full frame replacements have been handled easily by the LBS.

I recently ordered a new display/control unit(damaged from a crash) thru the LBS and got it within a week.

FWIW, I dont buy all my bikes from LBS. I actually prefer to buy framesets and build my own bikes but went the LBS route with 2 of my 3 ebikes. I have also built up 2 of my own ebikes.
 
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Anybody buying Bulls bikes in US - or it just me ? ;-)
I see this thread almost completely dead

I thought the same thing @mikemike. Glad to know I'm not alone. Congrats on that Copperhead!

I'm looking at one of their eMTB offerings:
1) Copperhead Evo AM3
2) E-stream Evo AM 4
3) E-stream Evo 45 AM.

Only thing holding me back is the difficulty swapping out the stem, I want to change the rider stance a bit to suit my needs. Bulls have proprietary stems and that makes it harder.

Help with narrowing it down welcome :).
 

Law

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I was looking at the New Iconic EVo 1 thats coming to LBS late this month.

Naming on all ebikes ridiculous, am surprised Bulls is not mentioned here a lot.
 
What makes you interested ? I like the full suspension and commuter qualities, 28 mph. Seems like a real all around bike.

It was on my broader list of bikes to checkout. What made me interested was the all rounder nature as you mention: FS, class 3. I like how Bulls refers to it as an "eSUV" :D. Apart from the fact it's not yet out, I found the E-Stream 45 AM which is a better fit for me. I want something more for trail use and I won't be using the bike to commute. The E-stream I mentioned I think has better shock absorbers and is a Class 3 if I wanted that on a eMTB.
 

mikemike

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Only thing holding me back is the difficulty swapping out the stem, I want to change the rider stance a bit to suit my needs. Bulls have proprietary stems and that makes it harder.
yeah... stems... I bought kiox upgrade kit - and then realized that it is not going to fit into existing stem... now trying to figure out solution...

1) Copperhead Evo AM3
as for copperhead am * - I believe it's all almost same bike with slight variations on wheels and forks.
Same drivetrain (sram SX), brakes, dropper, etc.

Main benefit for me of copperhead- was gen4 bosch and 624w battery. Downside of bosch - you need to visit dealer to do updates (I found dealer few miles away and just flashed 85nm update)
 
yeah... stems... I bought kiox upgrade kit - and then realized that it is not going to fit into existing stem... now trying to figure out solution...

Gosh I didn't think it would limit a display unit upgrade :(. One more thing to worry about while choosing.


Main benefit for me of copperhead- was gen4 bosch and 624w battery. Downside of bosch - you need to visit dealer to do updates (I found dealer few miles away and just flashed 85nm update)

Did you consider the Brose offerings at all? The E-stream AM 3/4 come with 750 Wh batteries. I know the output from the Brose is a bit more so maybe it doesn't mean much - but I'm still attracted to those for the 90 Nm and larger battery. Can't make up my mind though.
 

mikemike

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as for stem - that's how it looks - and included kiox mount is for standard 'round' stem... I guess I can still screw it in on top - but it's going to be ugly... trying to find other solution (i know one exists - acid kiox mount - but it sold out everywhere)

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Did you consider the Brose offerings at all? The E-stream AM 3/4 come with 750 Wh batteries. I know the output from the Brose is a bit more so maybe it doesn't mean much - but I'm still attracted to those for the 90 Nm and larger battery. Can't make up my mind though.
I decided to go with bosch due their larger network (well - at least I think so :) ), shift detection and gen4... but probably main reason was that I got good offer on copperhead :)

85nm vs 90nm - not big difference - same about size and weight of motors...
 

Mike's E-Bikes

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Sometimes a quiet thread can be a good thing. The company probably has very few quality issues, if there are few complaints here. Their ebikes do seem a bit higher priced than most of the people on this forum seem willing to spend. And at those higher prices there is a lot more models to choose from via many competitors. Bulls models remind me of Haibike in several ways: 1) in looks, 2) too many overlapping models, 3) hard to remember names, 4) and not easy to discern differences between the models from the name or even pouring through the specs.
 

Stefan Mikes

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If I'm buying my fourth e-bike that would be Bulls E-stream Evo 45 AM. Yet:
  • I'm in Poland, the Germany's neighbour
  • Bulls have a respected LBS in Poland
  • The bike comes with full Euro "S-Pedelec" specification here.
 
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TMH

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If I'm buying my fourth e-bike that would be Bulls E-stream Evo 45 AM. Yet:
  • I'm in Poland, the Germany's neighbour
  • Bulls have a respected LBS in Poland
  • The bike comes with full Euro "S-Pedelec" specification here.

I like that bike a LOT as well. But... (say it isn't so!) I'm just not in the market for any new e-bikes at the moment. Our current stable is full!

@Stefan Mikes so no concerns with the Brose motor reliability then? Or is it just because that is the only Class 3 FS they offer?

I've got Brose motors on 3 bikes - eMTB, Road/Gravel and Road/Commuter. Their power and quietness have always been so pleasing that I never even think of reliability. Haven't had an issue with any of them.

And, more to the original point of this thread, we do own a Bulls Cross-E Diamond which my wife rides and enjoys very much (especially in its de-restricted state). I will admit that the 3 reasons we bought it included Bulls reputation, need for a thinner tired training bike for my wife, and an incredible deal at Crazy Lenny's ($1,680). The bike shows fine design and construction, excellent parts/components (for the level of bike that it is), nice little touches not provided on similar style/price range bikes, and it has been completely reliable and fun for her to ride.

Both based on research and ownership, I have a very high regard for Bulls bikes. And I can get over their naming conventions even if I don't understand them. ;)