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BULLITT - FRAME KIT
The legendary Bullitt framekit, the start of your cargo bike project. Whether you plan to build-out a fierce Bionx equipped e-assist Bullitt, a custom Bullitt that is dialled to your exact specs, or something you can stick all of those old parts you have sitting around in your garage. This is where it begins.
Constructed of 7005 aluminum, the Bullitt frame has its DNA in early bike messengering in Copenhagen, and it's still fundamentally a bike designed for speed, cornering, and efficiency. It's short wheelbase, stiff-as-hell frame, and steep angles make it a cargo rocketship designed to cut time off of deliveries or trips to the daycare. Like any performance bike, it's designed for handling, and that means the cargo is only as safe as your handling skills. Can you handle it? Of course you can!
This is a bike that is ready for any ride and any spec. Want to use a Gates belt drive? Bullits use a split frame so you're not messing around. Think you might change between derailleur in the summer and internal hub in the winter? Just grab another dropout kit. Want to use big disc rotors in the front wheel for maximum cornering control? You can put a huge 203mm disc rotor. Easy as that. The hard part is choosing your colour.
- ETA: May 1st - Preorder Now!
- Lightweight 7005 Aluminum frame
- Cromoly front fork
- Short wheelbase and low centre of gravity puts less bike and more handling into corners
- Steep seat and head-tube angles optimize acceleration and handling
- Super-stiff frame doesn't flex in corners: total mind-bike connection
- Tapered headset for FSA Orbit XL Pressfit
- Maximum Capacity: 200kg (Box=100kg, Rider=100kg)
|FRAME||Super-stiff Aluminum Alloy - Powder-coated|
|FORK||Cromoly steel w/CNC parts - disc tab: 180-203mm|
|STEERING ROD||Cromoly - 713mm w/rubber balljoint cover for weather|
|WEIGHT CAPACITY||400lbs (rider + payload)|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||L - 243cm; W - 46.6cm; H - 76cm|
|CHASSIS DIMENSIONS||L: 724mm bottom, 824mm top, W; 466mm|
|SEATPOST DIAMETER||31.6 w/ 34.9 clamp|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||English thread 68mm|
|STEM EXTENSION||Satori Easy-up, 100mm up/down|
|AXLE WIDTH (F)||100mm|
|AXLE WIDTH (R)||135mm|
|DISC LIMITATIONS||180mm (R), 180mm-203mm (F)|
|FRONT DISC CABLE LENGTH||2350mm|
|REAR DISC CABLE LENGTH||1400mm|
|FRONT WHEEL SPEC||20" (max tire = 2.0")|
|REAR WHEEL SPEC||20" (max tire = 2.0")|
|HEADSET FRONT||44/56mm (1.5 / 1"1/8 tapered) inset|
|HEADSET REAR||1"1/8th FSA Orbit XL II|
|KICKSTAND||Reinforced aluminum w/ replaceable plastic feet|
|OTHER||All bolts, nuts and washers are stainless steel|
|CRANKS||TCP Forged, 42T, 165mm|
|PEDALS||Steel axle, resin top|
|RACK||Galvanized steel & powder coated - Max 25kg|
|FENDERS||Galvanized steel &Powder coated|
|LOCK||Abus Cafe Lock|
|LIGHTING||LED battery powered - 2 front and rear|
|STEERING DAMPERS||Gas assisted|
|ANTI TIP SYSTEM||Yes|
|KIDS STEP||Multiple Step Ups|
|SEAT BELTS||4X Three Point Harnesses|
|BENCHES||Two - Folding|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||217 x 88 x 110 cm|
|BOX DIMENSIONS||+/- 90 x 58 x 53 cm|
|5' 4"||6' 7"|
Will this take up a lot of space on the road?
Nope. This is the narrowest, fastest and meanest cargo bike on the road. You can even pass in the bike lane (if you’re good).
Why might I consider the e-assist version?
Several reasons! First, you might carry a lot of weight up in the box, or second, you commute longer distances or have to deal with hills. When buying a cargo bike we recommend not always thinking about the short-distance errands that constitute most urban life, but also its use for all-day weekend adventures.
Have you ever put a Bionx on a Bullitt?
Yep. Bionx make some of the most powerful rear-drive e-assist systems out there and they match up to a Bullit’s frame and purpose perfectly. The 350 and 500 systems offer power that no mid-drive system can compare with but make sure you buy a derailleur parts-kit since Bionx replaces the hub on a bike and therefore cannot work with an internal gear hub. If you want an internal gear hub and smoking performance this year Bullitt announced the new STePS E8000 version which offers mind-blowing acceleration and power-under-load.
How does this compare to other two-wheeled cargo bikes?
Nothing compares to a Bullitt, full stop. But, it’s not for everyone. This is a cargo bike that has a bit of a learning curve, but that learning curve entails a human-machine connection that is deeply intuitive and remarkably sensitive. It makes sense that the original Bullitt design was for fast cargo deliveries, and this DNA lies behind its high performance acceleration and impressive handling. It’s the safest cargo bike for kids if you’ve got that human-machine connection dialed, because handling and safety are deeply intertwined. Anyways, it’s awesome: a parts package that would make most cyclists drool and a lightweight, very stiff aluminum frame that just feels incredible. If you’re ok with a little bit of a learning curve, you’re going to love this bike.
Can I use this bike for a business?
The original intention of the Bullitt is for business, which is why it is used by DHL throughout Europe and many courier companies throughout North America. The Bullitt frame offers endless possibilities for custom boxes and Bullitt has several turnkey options that are available anytime by special order. Email firstname.lastname@example.org you’re interested in discussing a Bullitt for your business or business idea.
I want to set this up for carrying a child, what’s the process?
First you need the Honeycomb Board, which is a lightweight laminated lattice-aluminum baseplate that gets you started. On top of that we’ll mount the Foldable Seat. But, the child in this seat needs impact-protection, and you can do this one of two ways: the first is to buy the canopy which has an aluminum roll-bar inside to protect the child in case of an impact. The second is to buy the BBX panels, made of impact-resistant laminated lattice-aluminum. If you want to use the Canopy in the winter the BBX panels remove quickly, and the inverse is true if you want to use the open-air BBX panels in the Summer.
How many kids will this carry?
One. Don’t even try to carry more.
Can I store it outside?
Of course. But if you are storing it outside during the winter we strongly recommend going with one of the internal gear parts kit.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Research shows that very few bicycle thefts are related to a bicycles value and are best defined as low-risk/low-return. A good bicycle lock is expensive to break through and takes time, thus increasing the risk and lowering the return. Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and that makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good Abus U-lock or a chain and you’ll be fine. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Two year warranty for manufactures defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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