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Bulls

Bulls Bikes has always aimed not to move away from the construction of ebikes with respect to conventional bikes, forcing itself to take on compromises and great challenges, so that the result is just as good.

Sonic EVO AM-SL 1 Carbon

Bulls Electric Bikes

The German Bulls electric bikes have made a strong entry into the market. Since 2010, Bulls has been developing frames based on the ENDURACE LITE CONCEPT (ELC), paying special attention to riding comfort and to keeping the overall weight as low as possible without forgetting the optimal transmission of pedaling power. On the one hand, stiffness is essential, but on the other hand, a very stiff frame is not very efficient.

All BULLS frames are developed on the basis of this concept, to transform our power in the most optimal way, while maintaining comfort by cushioning the bumps in the best possible way. Due largely to the extra wide base of the seat tube and the chain stays close to the wheel axle, the use of the rider’s energy increases exponentially, thus increasing the propulsion coefficient, which reflects the sense of their frames, thus ensuring that the energy used by the rider is not lost by being absorbed by a frame that twists.

When it comes to comfort, Bulls e-bikes are no slouch. The wider and flatter design of the tubes in the chainstays that surround the wheel axle offer the extra comfort we are looking for, absorbing a large part of the irregularities of the terrain. On the other hand, the oval-shaped tubes that run through the frame allow a quick and short compression, guaranteeing efficient damping when riding on uneven terrain.

The number of cyclists who use an electric motor to get where they had never imagined before continues to increase exponentially, such is the passion for these electric bicycles that they have even reached the field of sport. Based on the constant development that BULLS have had over the years in its bicycles, its extensive experience in the world of cycling in professional competition has been forced to move to the electric world, who else is in a better position to supply and satisfy such a demanding public as the user who is looking for an electric bike to explore the limits.

Bulls Bikes electrical system

In most of its electric models, BULLS mounts 250w central motors for daily use, on normal paths and roads with poor asphalt or in poor condition. This is especially true of the Hardtrail models, which are designed for this type of terrain without being mountain bikes. The Hardtrail models have a very low weight compared to other models and, together with the 250 watts of thrust, are especially fun to ride on any terrain. Carbon e-bikes are especially useful for those steeper slopes. In contrast to a conventional bike, climbing a hill on a bulls e-bike becomes something special, which is still there when you start the descent.

When the incline and the terrain itself becomes more demanding, it’s time to bring out the BULLS electric ALL-MOUNTAINs, which feature full suspension, compensating much more efficiently for the extra weight that the electric system brings to the package. Thanks to its dual suspension system with 120 millimeters of travel, you’ll be able to get over any bump or crevice without even knowing it. Its 250w central motors will support you at all times.

The BULLS Cross Electric series is what we need when our intention is not to climb steep slopes and we are looking for more sporty emotions, they will accompany us anywhere but where the Bulls Cross electric bikes really perform perfectly is through the daily jungle, they are supplied with the same central motors or mid.drive Bosch 250w, although not all models mount the Bosch motors, others, as we will see later, mount BROSE systems. To power these motors, Bulls electric bikes have batteries of up to 750 watt hours, which according to BULLS guarantee, depending on the mode of use.

Bulls and BROSE engines

BROSE electrical systems offer maximum performance with minimum noise.

Brose, as a global manufacturer of electric motors with units ranging from 250 watts to 500 watts, guarantees that the systems will work perfectly for many years to come. Without a doubt, what we like most about these latest models that Bulls is bringing to the market for 2016 is the inclusion of the BROSE electric systems.

From the very beginning, the BROSE electric systems mounted by Bulls have been focused on manufacturing a state-of-the-art electric motor, especially by focusing on the adaptation of the electric motors in the frames.

BROSE started the production of their motors in 2010, already in 2011, they presented their first ebike prototype, the series production motor started in 2014, their most used motors are 250w and 500w which reaches an amazing 90 Newton Meter, incredible for such a small motor, both running at 36 volts.

The operation of the BROSE engines is very similar to Yamaha and different from Bosch, the Brose engine can be installed in three different ways.

The Brose mid-motor provides perfect pedaling support at all times. Thanks to its high torque, it can be aggressive when desired, at the same time quiet and above all vibration-free, the 250-watt unit produced in Berlin more than does its job with an acceleration of up to 90 Nm. The motor weighs just 3,600 grams and integrates perfectly into the frame, improving even the best center of gravity, just like all other mid.drive or mid.drive motors.

The 750 Watt hours and up to 950wh rechargeable battery is one of the most powerful compared to other electric systems. and more mountain bikers will wonder what has overtaken them at such speed, especially on the slopes. Fully integrated into the frame, the power supply of the BROSE unit is invisible to the naked eye. If you think this masterpiece of technical design has an effect on performance, you’d be wrong: With 750 watts hours you’ll have fun for a long time.

Like the other components of the BROSE unit, the digital display is also unobtrusive and functional. The central control unit is removable and informs the driver at all times of the important data to be displayed.

For those unfamiliar, as a brief introduction, MAX BROSE started its business in 1908 and has grown into a worldwide success story with more than 24,000 employees. The history of Brose is characterized by vision, strong entrepreneurial values and a determination to succeed.

Bulls and Bosch engines

Leaving aside the Brose engines, Bulls presents a complete line called SONIC with the new Bosch Gen4 engines with 85 Newton Metro of thrust and an energetic and powerful power delivery.

They feature e-bikes with stylish and advanced frames, many of them in carbon.

Bulls and Shimano Step engines

Both the Brose, Bosch Performance CX and Shimano Step motor are located in the same position in the frame, and the motor undoubtedly plays a very important role in distributing the weight and force ratio. The central motor is located in the lowest part of the frame, giving the frame an extra weight that it didn’t have before, thus lowering the center of gravity of the frame and the whole assembly. Imagine riding at full speed over a steep root that sticks out of the ground, as you ride over it with your feet on both pedals and jump over the bump, our center of gravity shifts as our weight shifts, but with the motor located as close to the ground as possible giving the whole assembly that extra weight, it will be much easier to regain control of the bike and maintain stability.

Bulls

Bulls Bikes has always aimed not to move away from the construction of ebikes with respect to conventional bikes, forcing itself to take on compromises and great challenges, so that the result is just as good.

Sonic EVO AM-SL 1 Carbon

Bulls Electric Bikes

The German Bulls electric bikes have made a strong entry into the market. Since 2010, Bulls has been developing frames based on the ENDURACE LITE CONCEPT (ELC), paying special attention to riding comfort and to keeping the overall weight as low as possible without forgetting the optimal transmission of pedaling power. On the one hand, stiffness is essential, but on the other hand, a very stiff frame is not very efficient.

All BULLS frames are developed on the basis of this concept, to transform our power in the most optimal way, while maintaining comfort by cushioning the bumps in the best possible way. Due largely to the extra wide base of the seat tube and the chain stays close to the wheel axle, the use of the rider’s energy increases exponentially, thus increasing the propulsion coefficient, which reflects the sense of their frames, thus ensuring that the energy used by the rider is not lost by being absorbed by a frame that twists.

When it comes to comfort, Bulls e-bikes are no slouch. The wider and flatter design of the tubes in the chainstays that surround the wheel axle offer the extra comfort we are looking for, absorbing a large part of the irregularities of the terrain. On the other hand, the oval-shaped tubes that run through the frame allow a quick and short compression, guaranteeing efficient damping when riding on uneven terrain.

The number of cyclists who use an electric motor to get where they had never imagined before continues to increase exponentially, such is the passion for these electric bicycles that they have even reached the field of sport. Based on the constant development that BULLS have had over the years in its bicycles, its extensive experience in the world of cycling in professional competition has been forced to move to the electric world, who else is in a better position to supply and satisfy such a demanding public as the user who is looking for an electric bike to explore the limits.

Bulls Bikes electrical system

In most of its electric models, BULLS mounts 250w central motors for daily use, on normal paths and roads with poor asphalt or in poor condition. This is especially true of the Hardtrail models, which are designed for this type of terrain without being mountain bikes. The Hardtrail models have a very low weight compared to other models and, together with the 250 watts of thrust, are especially fun to ride on any terrain. Carbon e-bikes are especially useful for those steeper slopes. In contrast to a conventional bike, climbing a hill on a bulls e-bike becomes something special, which is still there when you start the descent.

When the incline and the terrain itself becomes more demanding, it’s time to bring out the BULLS electric ALL-MOUNTAINs, which feature full suspension, compensating much more efficiently for the extra weight that the electric system brings to the package. Thanks to its dual suspension system with 120 millimeters of travel, you’ll be able to get over any bump or crevice without even knowing it. Its 250w central motors will support you at all times.

The BULLS Cross Electric series is what we need when our intention is not to climb steep slopes and we are looking for more sporty emotions, they will accompany us anywhere but where the Bulls Cross electric bikes really perform perfectly is through the daily jungle, they are supplied with the same central motors or mid.drive Bosch 250w, although not all models mount the Bosch motors, others, as we will see later, mount BROSE systems. To power these motors, Bulls electric bikes have batteries of up to 750 watt hours, which according to BULLS guarantee, depending on the mode of use.

Bulls and BROSE engines

BROSE electrical systems offer maximum performance with minimum noise.

Brose, as a global manufacturer of electric motors with units ranging from 250 watts to 500 watts, guarantees that the systems will work perfectly for many years to come. Without a doubt, what we like most about these latest models that Bulls is bringing to the market for 2016 is the inclusion of the BROSE electric systems.

From the very beginning, the BROSE electric systems mounted by Bulls have been focused on manufacturing a state-of-the-art electric motor, especially by focusing on the adaptation of the electric motors in the frames.

BROSE started the production of their motors in 2010, already in 2011, they presented their first ebike prototype, the series production motor started in 2014, their most used motors are 250w and 500w which reaches an amazing 90 Newton Meter, incredible for such a small motor, both running at 36 volts.

The operation of the BROSE engines is very similar to Yamaha and different from Bosch, the Brose engine can be installed in three different ways.

The Brose mid-motor provides perfect pedaling support at all times. Thanks to its high torque, it can be aggressive when desired, at the same time quiet and above all vibration-free, the 250-watt unit produced in Berlin more than does its job with an acceleration of up to 90 Nm. The motor weighs just 3,600 grams and integrates perfectly into the frame, improving even the best center of gravity, just like all other mid.drive or mid.drive motors.

The 750 Watt hours and up to 950wh rechargeable battery is one of the most powerful compared to other electric systems. and more mountain bikers will wonder what has overtaken them at such speed, especially on the slopes. Fully integrated into the frame, the power supply of the BROSE unit is invisible to the naked eye. If you think this masterpiece of technical design has an effect on performance, you’d be wrong: With 750 watts hours you’ll have fun for a long time.

Like the other components of the BROSE unit, the digital display is also unobtrusive and functional. The central control unit is removable and informs the driver at all times of the important data to be displayed.

For those unfamiliar, as a brief introduction, MAX BROSE started its business in 1908 and has grown into a worldwide success story with more than 24,000 employees. The history of Brose is characterized by vision, strong entrepreneurial values and a determination to succeed.

Bulls and Bosch engines

Leaving aside the Brose engines, Bulls presents a complete line called SONIC with the new Bosch Gen4 engines with 85 Newton Metro of thrust and an energetic and powerful power delivery.

bulls, ebike

They feature e-bikes with stylish and advanced frames, many of them in carbon.

Bulls and Shimano Step engines

Both the Brose, Bosch Performance CX and Shimano Step motor are located in the same position in the frame, and the motor undoubtedly plays a very important role in distributing the weight and force ratio. The central motor is located in the lowest part of the frame, giving the frame an extra weight that it didn’t have before, thus lowering the center of gravity of the frame and the whole assembly. Imagine riding at full speed over a steep root that sticks out of the ground, as you ride over it with your feet on both pedals and jump over the bump, our center of gravity shifts as our weight shifts, but with the motor located as close to the ground as possible giving the whole assembly that extra weight, it will be much easier to regain control of the bike and maintain stability.

BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 2022 in our 2022 budget eMTB group test – The best 2022 budget eMTB under € 6,500

The BULLS Sonic All Mountain model range was designed primarily for demanding singletracks, technical trails and challenging climbs on Alpine terrain. The SONIC EVO AM-SL1 takes on the competition with a captivating look and phenomenal features, combining a low system weight, 750 Wh battery, carbon frame and very competitive € 5,199 price tag. Do the numbers add up or is there a catch?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 for € 6,500 – 11 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

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The BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 has a sporty silhouette and clever features. At € 5,199 it ’s the second-cheapest bike in the entire test field and, together with the Canyon, also the only one with a carbon frame. Despite its large 750 Wh battery, the BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 is also the second lightest bike in test after the Orbea Rise with its 540 Wh battery. Clever features like the Monkey Link light interface make it suitable for everyday riding while the relaxed pedalling position make it a great companion for long rides. While the agile handling also make it suitable for moderate trail riding, the BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 quickly reaches its limits on rough and challenging terrain.

Let’s play, but gently please! The BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 on the trail

Flow trail in sight! With the BULLS, you’ll have the most fun on moderate flow trails. Like the Orbea, it’s nimble and playful, implementing direction changes with great precision and allowing you to pump through rollers and pop off ledges. Here, the suspension still offers decent support but quickly reaches its limits on rougher and steeper terrain – and not just because of its conservative 140 mm rear travel. The RockShox 35 offers poor small bump sensitivity, feels harsh in the mid-stroke and doesn’t track accurately. At this point, we should mention that at €5,199 the BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 is the second cheapest bike in test and that a € 1,000 upgrade budget would improve its performance significantly!

Visually spot on – from a distance, the BULLS entices with a stylish design.

Specifications

Motor Shimano EP8 85 NmBattery BMZ 750 WhDisplay Shimano SC-EM 8000Fork RockShox 35 140 mmRear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select 140 mmSeatpost Limotec Alpha 1 Light 150 mmBrakes Shimano BR M6120 200/180 mmDrivetrain Shimano XT/DEORE 12Stem Bulls MTB 35 mmHandlebar Bulls 7050 Alu 780 mmWheelset Shimano MT620 29Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.4

Technical Data

Size S. XLWeight 21.50 kgPerm. total weight 130 kgMax. payload (rider/equipment) 108 kgTrailer approval noKickstand mount yes

Size M L XL
Seat tube 440 mm 480 mm 510 mm
Top tube 613 mm 635 mm 657 mm
Head angle 66.0° 66.0° 66.0°
Seat angle 75.0° 75,0° 75,0°
Chainstays 450 mm 450 mm 450 mm
BB Drop 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Wheelbase 1,214 mm 1,238 mm 1,262 mm
Reach 450 mm 470 mm 490 mm
Stack 628 mm 637 mm 646 mm

The rear suspension with the 140 mm RockShox Deluxe Select shock offers better small bump sensitivity but quickly reaches its limits with fast consecutive hits, causing the rear wheel to lose traction. Unfortunately, the shallow-profiled 2.4” Nobby Nic Performance tires don’t improve traction either, generating poor traction on gravel paths and thus failing to do justice to the intended use recommended by BULLS – another clear example of manufacturers saving weight in the wrong place! When the going gets fast, the SONIC EVO loses composure, requiring a vigilant riding style and commitment to hold the line. While on moderate climb, the BULLS still generates sufficient grip, in more challenging conditions the tires struggle to generate traction and the BULLS feels twitchy, with the front lifting off the ground in steep sections.

All that glitters is not gold – The BULLS SONIC EVO AM-SL1 in detail

The powerful 85 Nm Shimano EP8 motor is neatly integrated into the elegant carbon frame. Unfortunately, this acts as a huge resonance chamber, amplifying the distinctive clunking noise of the Shimano EP8 motor. The latter draws its power from a big 750 Wh BMZ battery, which is secured to the frame with a bolt and can be removed diagonally without tools. The carbon battery housing also serves as the upper side of the down tube, allowing BULLS to dispose of an additional battery cover. However, this construction creates unsightly gaps that spoil the initial high quality impression. While the Shimano XT 12-speed rear-derailleur may look great on the shop floor, it’s paired with a cheaper Deore cassette and matching shifter, which is a pity because the latter has a great influence on shifting performance.

The MonkeyLink light interface allows you to connect a lighting system for an early morning and late night outing without hassle. Unfortunately, the SONIC EVO AM-SL1 lacks attention to detail in some places: for example, the brake hose covers the light and rubs against the carbon head tube when the headlight isn’t installed. The Fidlock bottle cage comes in handy on long tours and disappears inside the recess on the underside of the top tube almost unnoticed. Considering its price, the BULLS offers a few very exciting features. Unfortunately, this forced the Cologne-based manufacturer to compromise on performance-relevant components such as the RockShox 35 fork and Nobby Nic Performance tires. As a result, the SONIC EVO can’t deliver the performance suggested by its high quality appearance. That being said, the BULLS is also € 1,300 cheaper than the most expensive bike in this test, which leaves a very decent budget for a few essential performance-relevant upgrades.

Tuning tips: grippier tires like Schwalbe Magic Mary with soft rubber compound and a better fork.

Bulls Urban Evo Spec Review – 2022

Welcome to our BULLS URBAN EVO review. To better help you get an idea of the value of this electric bike, we break down the spec sheet to see if this e-bike is worth the price. The URBAN EVO is in such high demand that our review team hasn’t had the chance to try it out for themselves just yet. We’ve had many readers ask about the URBAN EVO, so we decided to do the next best thing and develop a spec review instead.

Our spec review was done by carefully analyzing the components the eBike shares with other ebikes we’ve ridden and noting the differences between the latest model and past BULLS electric bikes. By doing so, we hope our spec review of the BULLS URBAN EVO will give you a general idea of what to expect in terms of overall feel, features, and performance.

The BULLS URBAN EVO is a premium city commuter eBike, designed for those who want to cut down the time spent traveling to work or their favorite hot spots around town. Built with a sturdy 7005 aluminum frame, you have three frame sizes to choose from, ensuring that short and tall cyclists alike can both enjoy going out on the URBAN EVO.

Additionally, the URBAN EVO has a powerful Bosch Performance Speed mid-drive motor with an 85 Nm output. The bike can travel over 90 miles on a single charge thanks to the Bosch PowerTube 500 Wh battery. This is a 10-Speed eBike, providing precise gear control as you ride through the city and a bike that can come to a quick stop thanks to the large 180 mm rotor Magura hydraulic disc brakes.

While a few of the accessories are a little underwhelming, you do have a full accessory lineup included with the bike, including a flick bell, headlight, tail light, kickstand, and more. If you want an eBike that offers incredible speed and power while being sturdy enough to take a crash or two, keep on reading for our full spec review of the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike!

Who It’s For: Cyclists who want a speedy and durable city commuter electric bike—especially well suited for those who have tough or bumpy road sections as part of their daily commute.

Bike Specs

  • FRAME: 7005 Aluminum Alloy
  • UI/REMOTE: Bosch Purion
  • BATTERY: Bosch Powertube 500 Wh
  • CHARGER: 4 Amp Charger
  • MOTOR: Bosch Performance Speed Mid-Drive Motor, 350 W / 85 Nm
  • CHAIN: KMCe Chain
  • SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Deore SL-M6000
  • CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG500, 10-speed, 11-42T Cassette
  • CHAINRINGS: SR Suntour 22T Chainring
  • DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore RD-M6000GS-D
  • RIMS: Ryde HC-26S, Double Wall Aluminum Alloy 32 Hole
  • TIRES: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme HD Tires, 28’’ x 2’’
  • SADDLE: Selle Royal Shadow Plus
  • STEM: BULLS, 90 mm / 100 mm, Aluminum Alloy Stem
  • HANDLEBARS: BULLS, 640 mm, Aluminum Alloy Handlebars
  • GRIPS: Velo Sportive ERgonomic Rubber Locking Grips
  • BRAKES: Magura MT4E Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 180 mm Rotors
  • PEDALS: Wellgo Plastic Platform with Anti-Slip Rubber Tread
  • KICKSTAND: Hebie FIX 664 Adjustable Rear Kickstand
  • BELL: Flick Bell
  • HEADLIGHT: Supernova V521S
  • TAIL LIGHT: Supernova M99E12
  • FENDERS: SKS Plastic Fenders

Cons

Features

  • 7005 Aluminum Alloy FrameExtra-durable eBike frame that provides more weight support and sturdiness over a typical 6061 aluminum alloy frame. Available in three frame sizes, with an average full assembly weight of about 51.3 pounds.
  • Bosch Powertube 500 WhWell hidden, protected eBike battery if you crash and disguises that you’re riding an electric bike. Able to travel over 90 miles on a single charge with optimal riding settings.
  • 4 Amp ChargerWhile the charger may be larger than what you usually get with an eBike, the extra charging power cuts down on time needed to refill the battery. Full recharge time will typically take 4 to 5 hours to go from 0% to 100%.
  • Bosch Performance Speed Mid-Drive Motor, 350 W / 85 NmMid-drive motor that closely emulates the feel you have of riding a traditional bicycle. Low battery drain, but with powerful torque behind it to help you climb any hill you come or accelerate quickly to keep up with traffic.
  • Bosch Purion DisplaySmall, compact LCD display that provides your standard set of readouts on an eBike controller. Four pedal-assist options to choose from, with a five battery level meter to track your overall battery life.
  • Shimano CS-HG500, 11-42T Cassette with an SR Suntour 22 T ChainringDynamic 10-Speed eBike, helping you pick your precise pedal cadence while you ride this electric bike. Plastic slap guards and fenders help keep the drivetrain clear of debris while also making sure the KMCe chain stays on while shifting.
  • Schwalbe Marathon Supreme HD Tires, 28’’ x 2’’Tall, thin tires designed with excellent maneuverability and Rapid acceleration in mind. Evolution Line HD Speed Guard is specifically optimized to prevent cyclists from suffering a blow out when traveling at high speeds.
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  • Aluminum Alloy Handlebars and SR Suntour NRX-E Suspension with 63 mm travelWide, low-rise handlebars to help you have a more relaxed riding experience even when traveling at high speeds. Moderate suspension support is also included enabling a smoother riding experience over bumpy and rough terrain.
  • Magura MT4E Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 180 mm RotorsLong-lasting, ultra-durable braking system with quick, easy responsive feedback when you pull on the brake levers. 180 mm sized rotors are well suited for coming to a swift and steady stop, even when riding at high speeds.
  • Wellgo Plastic Platform with Anti-Slip Rubber TreadPlastic platform pedals with an anti-slip rubber tread for additional traction support, along with reducing the wear and tear on your shoes. Good pedal setup, but not as good as real aluminum alloy platform pedals.

In-Depth Review

Frame

The BULLS URBAN EVO eBike is constructed with a 7005 aluminum alloy frame. 7005 aluminum costs more and is heavier than 6061 aluminum, the most common alloy for eBike frame construction. However, the trade-off is that the URBAN EVO is sturdier and supports more weight, making it a better option for larger and heavier cyclists or those who take a lot of gear with them to work.

Furthermore, the URBAN EVO offers a premium experience. It has three different frame sizes to choose from, helping short and tall cyclists find a good, comfortable fit for their riding needs. The URBAN EVO is only available in one color. But it’s such a great looking bike that we don’t mind the lack of color options.

Motor Battery

The BULLS URBAN EVO is a class III eBike, with pedal activated motor assistance up to 28 MPH.

City commuter bikes need a robust and powerful motor that will help them keep up with traffic or race up tough, steep hills even when loaded with cargo. We’re happy to announce that the URBAN EVO is well suited for riding in the city, meeting these standards with a powerful Bosch Performance Speed motor. The mid-drive engine provides a very natural riding feel, with a low 350 W battery drain while offering great 85 Nm of torque. If you want to cut down your bicycle commute time to get to work, you’ll do it with the URBAN EVO electric bike.

The URBAN EVO electric bike also stands out thanks to the great battery and charger setup it has. The Bosch PowerTube 500 Wh battery can travel over 90 miles on a single charge, with the battery well hidden within the central downtube of the eBike.

The hidden battery disguises the fact that you’re riding an eBike, while also providing added protection for the battery if you suffer a significant crash. When it comes time to charge the battery, you can do it in about 4 to 5 hours with the premium 4 Amp charger included with the URBAN EVO. The charger is slightly larger and heavier than your average 2 Amp charger. Still, due to the large battery capacity, charging would be several hours longer if you were using a standard eBike charger.

Display/Assist Modes

Found on the left handlebar, the URBAN EVO has a Bosch Purion display, a compact controller used to change your motor settings while providing critical riding metrics and information. The Purion display is small, ensuring your handlebar control isn’t disrupted and requires just a tap of a button to change your pedal- assist level.

It is a good display unit, but it isn’t as advanced as many other displays you find on premium eBikes, including the Bosch Intuvia display. If you don’t mind a simple display unit, you’ll like the Bosch Purion display. Otherwise, it’s a lot of work replacing the display, so it’s best to let a professional at the bike shop do the job. A full list of riding readouts, metrics, and settings for the Bosch Purion display are as follows:

BULLS URBAN EVO Bosch Purion LCD Display Readouts, Metrics, and Settings:

  • Current Speed
  • Battery Level (Five Levels)
  • Estimated Range
  • Pedal Assist Level (Four Levels Walk Mode)
  • Trip Distance
  • Total Distance
  • Light Settings

You may be new or unfamiliar with eBikes, so let us explain how the pedal-assist system works. You can select a high pedal-assist level to prioritize motor power and acceleration if you don’t mind your battery draining quicker.

If you care about having the best range on your eBike, set the pedal-assist to a lower level, improving how far you can travel but decreasing your motor power. Just tap the or – buttons on the controller and you can switch your overall pedal-assist level, so make sure you experiment with each setting as you familiarize yourself with the BULLS URBAN EVO!

Handling

  • On Streets- The BULLS URBAN EVO is designed for riding in the city, where it offers stellar performance and handling as a city commuter eBike. You’ll accelerate very quickly thanks to the tall, thin tires along with the powerful mid-drive motor. Braking is safe and easy due to the hydraulic disc brakes, and with a mostly integrated wire design, you’ll hardly ever have to service them either. With moderate suspension support, you’ll find that traveling over cobblestone streets and gravel roads will be a mostly smooth experience as well. Stick to urban riding, and you’ll have excellent overall handling with the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike.
  • Turn Radius- The BULLS URBAN EVO has a very tight turn radius thanks to the 2’’ wide wheels. You can round corners with ease, zip down narrow alleyways, and get the URBAN EVO out of the weather and indoors with little to no struggle. If you want a highly responsive city commuter, the BULLS URBAN EVO is worth considering.
  • Low-Speed Handling- At 51.3 lbs, the BULLS URBAN EVO isn’t too difficult to handle at low speeds, though there are a couple of options to make it even easier. You can set the motor to Eco mode, which provides a small boost while pedaling so you can concentrate on handling without forcing you to travel at high speeds. You can also get off the eBike and turn on walk mode, which pushes the eBike without you having to pedal at all. While both of these settings require battery power, the drain is minimal and has little to no impact on your overall travel range.

Gears/DriveTrain

There is plenty to like about the drivetrain on the BULLS URBAN EVO eBike, which consists of a Shimano CS-HG500, 11-42T cassette with an SR Suntour 22 T chainring and KMCe chain. The URBAN EVO is a 10-Speed eBike, which gives you dynamic gear control to help you find the perfect cadence as you try to keep pace with traffic while riding.

While we would like a bit more coverage, we appreciate the plastic slap guard and SKS plastic fenders, both of which keep the drivetrain very clean when you ride on wet and muddy days. The slap guard and fenders also have the added benefit of helping the chain stay on the drivetrain while you shift, so if you stick to riding in the city, you’ll hardly ever need to service your eBike drivetrain.

Brakes

Next, we have Magura MT4E hydraulic disc brakes, with 180 mm sized rotors used for the front and back wheel alike. The MT4E hydraulic brakes are typically found on heavy-duty mountain bikes, so they will be more than enough to help you come to a quick and steady stop while riding in the city.

This is especially true once you factor in the 180 mm sized rotors, providing extra stopping power compared to smaller 160 mm sized rotors even if they are a bit heavier. Hydraulic disc brakes are our preferred braking setup for several reasons, including outstanding durability and better lever feedback response than mechanical disc brakes. When you need to slow down, you’ll be able to do so comfortably on the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike.

Suspension

You typically don’t need a ton of suspension on a city commuter eBike, but it makes the overall riding experience a more enjoyable one when it’s included. The URBAN EVO has an SR Suntour NRX-E air suspension fork with 63 mm of travel and remote lockout.

If you hit a cobblestone path, gravel road, or other bumpy surfaces, you’re going to feel far more steady on the URBAN EVO because of the suspension provided by the front fork. Just don’t hit too many mountain bike trails because while the suspension system is optimized for handling dirt trails, the wheel setup isn’t configured for it.

Pedals

The pedals are the one area where we feel a bit let down by the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike. Instead of aluminum platform pedals that you hope to see on premium eBikes, the URBAN EVO features plastic platform pedals instead. While the plastic pedals do have a rubber tread for more generous traction support and decrease wear and tear as you ride on your shoes, it doesn’t match the quality provided by authentic aluminum platform pedals. As such, if you do get the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike, swapping out and upgrading your pedals would be our first upgrade recommendation.

Grips and Saddle

There are three frame sizes to choose from, so the BULLS URBAN EVO is already going to feel more comfortable than your traditional eBike setup. Even so, there are a few other components that will make every trip on the URBAN EVO an even more enjoyable experience.

The VELO Sportive grips feature a rubber ergonomic design, made so you can ride for several hours without irritating your hands, even if you don’t wear riding gloves. The grips lock onto the handlebars, providing a tighter hold while making them easier to replace than grips glued on.

The handlebars are low-rise aluminum alloy handlebars with a 640 mm length. They are positioned to help you maintain a more passive and comfortable riding style even when traveling at high speeds.

Lastly, the Selle Royal Shadow Plus saddle is just as comfortable to sit on as it is enjoyable to look at, with a sleek jet black look that matches the rest of the eBike. In style and comfort, it’s hard to argue against the design of the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike.

Wheels and Tires

Going over the BULLS URBAN EVO’s performance, the final major component we want to discuss is the wheel setup. The wheels are made up of Schwalbe Marathon Supreme HD 28’’ x 2’’ tires mounted on RYDE HC-26 double-wall aluminum alloy 36 hole rims. The front wheel features 14 gauge stainless steel spokes, while the back wheel is a bit lighter with a 13 gauge stainless steel design instead.

The tires can be inflated from 30 PSI, for loose terrain riding, to 70 PSI, for greater traction and acceleration on smooth, paved surfaces. Finally, the tires also incorporate Evolution Line HD Speed Guard protection, a technology designed to reduce the risk of a blow significantly out when traveling at high speeds. All in all, these are fantastic wheels that’ll help you travel thousands of miles as you enjoy using the BULLS URBAN EVO electric bike.

Accessories/Upgrades

The BULLS URBAN EVO is an expensive eBike. But while it has a high price, it offers excellent value with all of its accessories. A powerful headlight and taillight combination, a kickstand, a flick bell, and a few other add-ons are all included with this eBike.

The pedals do need an upgrade to aluminum. And we also think that the rear cargo rack is a bit lackluster. Because the rear cargo rack doesn’t have a flat top, you can only hang a pannier (or other bags that hang off the side) on the cargo rack.

However, these are minor complaints when it comes to an otherwise stellar eBike. There isn’t much else we think you need to upgrade or add to this electric bike.

Recommendation

The BULLS URBAN EVO is a true premium electric bike, with only a few component let downs holding back an otherwise exceptional city commuter.

The 7005 aluminum frame provides a more stable riding experience and has the added benefit of being extra durable and less likely to break if you crash.

The mid-drive Bosch Performance Speed motor has a stellar 85 Nm output, more than able to help you reach 28 MPH in seconds, with a Bosch PowerTube 500 Wh battery that provides a 90 mile range on a single charge.

The Shimano 10-Speed drivetrain is very reliable while also providing great gear control. Simultaneously, the Magura hydraulic disc brakes and 180 mm rotors will be just as dependable when you need to come to a stop.

The pedals and cargo rack could use improvements, but the headlight, taillight, saddle, grips, handlebars, and other components all stand out as premium accessory inclusions. The quality of premium eBikes can range from model to model, but with the BULLS URBAN EVO, you genuinely have one of the best electric bikes on the market!

Thank you for reading our spec review of the BULLS URBAN EVO city commuter electric bike. If you would like to see our team do a performance or video review, please let us know by leaving a comment below!

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