Sea Otter: Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 endurance race machine

Bulls Bikes brings bikes direct to buyers for the US market

27.5 29er All Mountain Trail Cross Country Sea Otter Classic

2015 Sea Otter Classic

Designed with the endurance rider/racer in mind, the Wild Edge has 100mm of travel and rolls on 29er wheels.

Designed with the endurance rider/racer in mind, the Wild Edge has 100mm of travel and rolls on 29er wheels (click to enlarge).

Bulls Bikes is German brand that has been around for more than 20 years but they are new to the US market. They were displaying bikes at the Sea Otter Classic and they are using the popular direct-to-consumer business model here in the States. They make all different kinds of bicycles for the European market but they are concentrating on their mountain bike line and a handful of road bikes for American buyers. Highlighted here is their top-of-the-line Wild Edge Team 29, a carbon framed bike with 100mm of rear travel rolling on 29er wheels.

The Wild Edge Team 29 frame is monocoque carbon with a tapered headtube. The suspension design boasts “excellent anti-squat kinematics” and is designed for “competitive performance”. While they may be strangers in a strange land here in the US, Bull Bikes has a pretty big team of sponsored athletes that compete mostly in the endurance mountain bike arena at events like the Transalps, Trans Germany and the Cape Epic.

The rear suspension design uses a top tube mounted shock with a swing link to provide 100mm of travel.

The rear suspension design uses a top tube mounted shock with a swing link to provide 100mm of travel (click to enlarge).

The Wild Edge Team 29 is spec’ed with Rock Shox’s RS-1 solo air upside down fork with remote lockout. The fork has 100mm of travel and is paired with a Rock Shox Monarch XX air shock with a similar 100mm of travel. The 2×11 Shimano drivetrain is a full XTR groupset. The cockpit is FSA K-Force carbon bar, stem and seatpost. The wheels are Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Crest 29 with SRAM X.0 hubs with Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo 29×2.25 tires. The approximate weight of the size medium Wild Edge Team 29 is 22.7 lbs (claimed). The Team build is kitted with Shimano XTR and has a retail price of 5899.00.

There is a standard build with Shimano XT (but still with the Rock Shox RS-1 fork) that is available for $3799. The Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 is available in only MD (18″) and LG (20″) sizes for now. The only available finish is the white matte/black matte shown here. Besides the Wild Edge Team 29, Bulls Bikes also has carbon hardtails (in both 29 and 27.5 flavors) and a 140mm travel full suspension bike rolling on 27.5″ wheels available for the US market. In addition, they have 5 models of alloy road bikes for sale as well.

Bulls Bikes is a German brand that is new to the US market and will sell direct to consumers.

Bulls Bikes is a German brand that is new to the US market and will sell direct to consumers (click to enlarge).

For more information about Bulls Bikes or to order online visit www.bullsbikesusa.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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