So we had a bright idea… -again!
How about coupling the Shimano STePS 6000 system with an external derailleur and cassette, so you get the economical and excellent functioning Shimano STePS 6000 matched with the broad cassette and excellent crisp and sharp shifting of XT Di2?!
Ok, now the best bit.
It costs the same as the eBullitt 6000:
No compromise here, you can choose between an internal gear system or external gear system without any cost implications. If you need the extra features of the STePS 8000 system then no problem, go wild, but realistically the internal and external versions of the STePS 6000 have you covered for 90% of applications.
We took it out for a ride to take some quick pictures and we were gobsmacked how nicely it rides. The gear ratios, super quick shifting and brake choices are fantastic and the tried and tested Shimano STePS system provides amazing assistance.
Honestly, this is a brilliant addition to the Bullitt armada.
Here is a complete breakdown of the specifications for you to get your teeth into:
Frame T6 heat-treated, 7005 aluminium designed for Shimano STePS
Fork Chromoly steel with tapered steerer tube
Kickstand Aluminium with replaceable feet
Headsets FSA Orbit XII 1”1/8 and 1 1⁄2 tapered 1⁄4
Steerer Arm Chromoly steel with machined fittings and rubber covered balljoint
Dropouts Aluminium, machined and replaceable
Motor 250W, 36-volt electric drive unit. 3.2kg
Battery 418Wh (36V, 11,6Ah). Life Expectancy: Eco 120km, Normal 80km, High 40km
Chainset Crankset Integrates perfectly with motor. 44 tooth chaining
Computer Multifunctional, motor modes, battery usage and light switch
Shifter Di2 electric
Rear Derailleur XT Di2 M8050 11 speed
Rear wheel Novatec hub, with 9mm quick release axle, laced to Alexrims 36h DM24 rim
Front wheel Novatec hub, with 9mm quick release axle , laced to Alexrims 36h DM24 rim
Tyres Schwalbe Marathon eBike optimised. Front 20” / 1.75” Rear 26”/1.75”
Brakes TRP Slate T4 brakes, 180mm TRP rotors
Cassette Shimano XT 11-46 tooth 11 speed
Chain KMC X11e
Handlebar 31.6 mm alloy riser bar
Stem 60mm 5 degree 31.6mm, black. EasyUp stem lifter w/ 100mm of adjustment
Seatpost 350mm, 31.6 inline seatpost. Quick release clamp
Saddle Original Bullitt Racing Seat from Velo
Pedals Wellgo fully sealed platform
Grips Ergo lock-on
Mudguards Thermoplastic match for 20” and 26” wheels
Bell Brass Japanese Wind Bell, black
Lights Busch and Muller Lumotech front / Secula Rear powered from main Shimano battery
There you have it. We now offer three electrically assisted Bullitt models that serve the whole cargo crazy spectrum . Each have their own characteristics and cool features that set them apart from each other, two with the external XT di2 rear derailleur, and one with the Alfine 8 di2 internal hub.
It’s important to emphasize too that due to the low q factor of Shimano’s STePS motor, we have managed to maintain the Bullitt’s geometry. This means that the eBullitt’s ride is just as nimble and spritely as the regular frame.
That is something we are really proud of… a cargo bike should be fun to ride god dammit!