Santa Cruz Bicycles Bullit R FR 1.5

26 Reviews for Bullit R FR 1.5

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 Ive only ridden one of these a few times & can honestly say I enjoyed every second of it , something about it makes so easy & such fun to ride , never seems as heavy as it should be either , great bike highly recommend . more bounce to the ounce with massive grin factor . . 80)
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 i have had it for three months and it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 This is the sickest bike I've ever ridden! It's taken all the big hits @ Diablo, and wants more! I also found it great for some XC rides, not the fastest but it can take on some climbs. BUT, more fun with going down, hitting drops, and hitting the jump line! I do recommend running a Rockshox on the front for the bike was built around their fork!
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 Awesome bike, built strong enough to go as big as you want off anything you want, and still light enough to pedal around. Low mantinence, and alway ready to rip up any trail no matter whats on it, rocks, drops, jumps. If you want to ride downhill and fourcross on the same bike, and still be able to ride home, then this is the bike for you.
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 I used to have the original Bullit, it was great but had some minor issues, namely the non-removeble der hanger and only 135 dropouts. This new one solves every issue I had with the old one and then throws in improvements I didn't know were there to be made... Whether its as solid as the old one due to it now being made in Taiwan rather than USA I don't know but I've ridden a lot of bikes and this is the one for me. Simple, light, fast, slack enough and just long enough to be stable at high speed, but short enough to still feel awesome when things get tight, hucks awesome, even feels good on dirtjumps for being a fully. Properly setup (lots of compression), you can keep up with guys on 8 inch bikes no problem. Really the most versatile thing I've ridden yet, only thing off the top of my head thats similar that I've ridden is the Kona Stinky so that would be a good alternative if you aren't a fan of single pivot... but I am!
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 I have had this bike for about a year now and Im still super stoked every time I get on it. It works like a charm and the geometry is spot on for freeride. The stand over hight is very low so no foot can cans are really easy. I rode it in Whistler for 2 days with no problems. If you have the Totem Coil on just make sure you clean the dust seakl otherwise it might start leaking oil and the you have to change the seals.
Great bike, doesnt weigh the much either.
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 i have a bike kinda like this it is a 2007 x6 haro with a fox 5.0 it is ok. dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 My 2003 Bullit has kept me upright for the past 6 years and still handles well. I upgraded the 5th Element Shock to a 2008 Fox DHX 5.0 and it breathed new life into the suspension, allowing a easier ride to access trails thanks to ProPedal. Fox has their shit down, no matter what frame you put their products on. I threw everything at this bike: Freeride, Light Downhill, pedaling around trails, drops, hits, singletrack, slalom, and tooling around town. A medium frame has kept me holding tight to the corners and small enough to toss around. Brake jack is an issue with this bike due to single pivot location. There is a damper bar Santa Cruz added to their new Bullit line, however, please take note that you can not run a dual-ring setup because of interference with the Front Deraileur bracket attached to the seat stay. The seat stay is where the damper needs to clamp to.
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 Amazing bike! unbeliveble strong and stiff. Handles like a dream. Can take the narleiest terrain or able to flick around on technical structure. Incredidle bike for larger riders!
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 can anyone change that travel 150mm to 180mm in spec ..
bullit is just do it well bike not do it all.specially drop.
shit eat up anything.i had 5 differnt bike .bullit is da shit
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 Built mine up to 36lbs and did everything on it I would have on my DH bike, only downside was that on very harsh hits, sometimes you buzz the saddle with your tyre but thats being picky.
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 Perfect for me.Ideal do-it-all bike.Have it with Domain 160mm and it rides great.Geometry is spot on and rear suspension is really plush.And it has 180mm travel,not 150 as it's said on the left side.
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 I have just got myself one of these and they are BRILLANT! i have had some hard landins and it feels really smooth! ( But i have changed the rear shock to a 5Th Element and got some 2005 Boxxer dual crown forks aswell).
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 theres not much to say about the bullit except the single pivot makes for low matenence, and the geometry is perfect for demolishing any trail or drop. overall the bullit is THE all around bike for every thing.
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 No pedal bob, works for climbing, but RIPS UP the DH. amazing. plush, good handling, 4 ft drops to flat feel like dropping a curb. I luv it.
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 This is the most Bomb proof all around free ride /downhill bike you can get in my opinion, Handles great in snow and ice Muck, and whatever you can throw at it!
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 basically an ultimate bike...where u can use the frame for any terrain depend on your fork and wheelset. been use it for freeride and it was awesome..!!!
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 Love mine, would recommend to anyone looking for a bike that can do it all! This thing can do drops, jumps, dh, and at the end of the day go back up the hill.
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 Strong as hell, very versatile bike very thought. Ride it with a totem air and the floating bar if you want a perfect big mountain bike
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 sweet bike, awsome, second favourite after the specialized sx trail.The colour could be a little better but still, such an awsome bike!
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 The Bullit is an all around do anything easy to ride platform, The frame alone is like a canvas waiting to be turned into a thing of beauty that is completely bomb proof !!
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 Simply love it! I have logged thousands of resort miles on my 04 and probably another thousand on trail and it is still running strong!
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 a santa cruz bullit with a different build than whats on it in the picture is a realy nice all around freeride/dh bike.
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 I dont think there is a better built bike pound for pound. the single pivot is simple, strong and efficient!!
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 f**kin sick bike. i just got it a few weeks ago and i love it. its perfect for doing pretty much anything on.
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 great bike all around and you can do praticly every style of riding with it if you put the part you need
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Santa Cruz Bicycles Bullit R FR 1.5 (MSRP $2799) — Every once in a while, the demands of the terrain and the people who ride that terrain are such that a blunt instrument is the preferred tool for the job. Something built like a proverbial two wheeled brick shithouse - sure handling, simple, a heavy duty aluminum frame with a massive 20mm pivot axle swinging the rear suspension through 180mm of travel, a choice of 135mm q.r or 150mm thru-axle dropouts, and a 1.5" head tube. It's the perfect sledgehammer for demolishing big obstacles. Available in Frame/Shock Only.

Specifications Compare to other DH/Freeride Bikes

Price $2,799
Travel 150mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 3.0 Coil
Fork Domain 318 ut 1.5
Headset Cane Creek Double X or Chris King Upgrade
Cassette SRAM PG 970, 11/32
Crankarms TruVativ Hussefelt 24/36 w/ bash guard
Bottom Bracket TruVativ Howitzer Team
Chain SRAM PC 971
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9 medium cage
Front Derailleur Shimano M805 (Saint)
Shifter Pods SRAM X7 triggers
Handlebar TruVativ Hussefelt 31.8mm
Stem Race Face Evolve DH, 31.8mm
Grips Lizard Skin Charger
Brakes Avid Elixir R w/ 203mm front rotor, 185mm rear rotor
Wheelset Mavic EX 325 rims laced to DT 340 hubs w/ DT 14 guage spokes, brass nipples
Tires Kenda Nevegal 2.5 wire
Seat WTB Pure V Race FR
Seatpost Race Face Evolve DH

Dimensions

Size SM M L
Frame Weight
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 67.5 ° 67.5 ° 67.5 °
Seattube Angle 70.5 ° 70.5 ° 70.5 °
Headtube Length 104.14 mm 114.3 mm 129.54 mm
Chainstay Length 431.8 mm 431.8 mm 431.8 mm
BB Height 363.22 mm 363.22 mm 363.22 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 546.1 mm 579.12 mm 609.6 mm
WheelBase 1 064.26 mm 1 097.28 mm 1 130.3 mm
Standover Height 749.3 mm 754.38 mm 784.86 mm

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