Yesterday we took delivery of a whole bundle of the new eBullitt powered by Shimano’s STePS System. In fact, this is the first container that has not been sold, solely on pre-order so we thought it would be nice to take one out, ‘into the light’ so to speak and to share some of it’s features with y’all. So here it is, in all it’s totally integrated, electrically powered glory…..As you can see, it’s a far cry from previous iterations of the eBullitt with a new, STePS specific frame to accomodate the motor which is now placed down at the crank. This means in practical terms that the bike uses a regular Shimano Alfine hub now, so there is no drag and also has the added benefit of centering the weight more evenly, to create a more balanced ride. The battery takes care of both the pedelec assistance and also the gear shifting as the STePS eBullitt niftily incorporates Shimano’s Di2 electronic shifting, for more reliable and durable gear changing. In addition, the lights are also powered from the main battery and can be controlled from the handlebar controls, where the on-board display gives on the spot information on speed, battery life and mode selection. Last, but not least, and a feature we were particularly impressed by was the automatic downshifting at stops, an inventive and highly functional addition whereby the bike automatically shifts to a preselected lower gear, for more manageable starts.
This bike represents the zenith of the Bullitt’s development and a product we are incredibly proud of. It opens up, yet again the possibilities of urban transport for families, businesses and professionals and highlights our commitment to innovation and the development of the cargo bike.
Here are the full specs:
Frame : T6 heat-treated, 7005 aluminium optimised for Shimano STePS motor.
Fork : Chromoly steel with tapered steerer tube.
Kickstand : Aluminum with replaceable feet.
Headset : 1 1/4″ FSA Orbit XII , 1 1/2″ tapered 1 1/4″.
Steerer arm : Chromoly steel with machined fittings and rubber covered balljoint.
Dropouts : Aluminium,machined and replaceable.
Shimano STePS system:
Motor: Bottom bracket mounted for low centre of gravity and light; 3.2kg.
Battery: High capacity, 418Wh (36V, 11,6Ah) and low charging time of 4 hours.
Crankset: Integrates perfectly with motor,44 tooth chainring.
Computer: Multifunctional, information on motor modes and battery use.
Shifter: Electronic and automatic gear selection with integrated light switch.
Front wheel : Novatec hub, sealed bearings, 10mm axle, laced to Alex DM24 rim.
Rear wheel : Shimano Alfine 8-speed Di2 hub laced to Alex DM24 rim.
Tyres : Schwalbe Marathon eBike optimised 20″x 1.75 and 26″x1.75.
Tubes : Schwalbe 20” and 26”.
Fenders : Plastic, black.
Brakes : Magura MT5 4-pot disc brakes , 180mm Magura discs front/rear.
Handlebar : 31.6 mm alloy riser bar, black.
Stem : 50mm 5 degree 31.6mm, black.
Stemlifter : EasyUp 100mm of adjustment, black.
Grips : Velo Ergo lock-on.
Bell : Brass Japanese Wind Bell, black.
Seat: Original Bullitt Racing Seat from Velo, black.
Seatpost: 31.6 mm alloy , 350 mm, black.
Seat clamp: Quick release.
Front and rear lights: Busch and Muller ( Lumotech front/Secula rear) powered from main Shimano battery.
Chain: KMC rust-free.
Lock: Abus Amparo, ABUS Key Alike © integration with STePS battery.