LARRY VS HARRYE-BULLITT - STEPS E6000 - BIKE WITH CARGO PACK
The E6000 Bullitt takes the standard Bullit and gives you more capability, whether that's longer rides or bigger hills. Bullitt has always been the best cargo bike for longer rides and hilly topography, it's light frame and high performance parts are the choice of bike couriers, weekend warriors and bike commuters. With the addition of the Shimano STePs E6000 motor, hills are flattened and heavy payloads are taken up the hilliest hills.
The E6000 may lack the high-performance torque and power tuning of the E8000, but it could be the more practical choice. If you're a high-performance cyclist taking the kids for a ride on the weekend, we understand how intuitive the E8000 feels. If you're a bike courier, we understand the more time you can cut off deliveries, the more deliveries you can make. But, if your kind of fast is fast enough, or you don't like the idea of racing around corners with kids in the front, the E6000 powers your payload up hills and shortens even the longest distances. And, that's the whole point of an e-assist. And, because this is the more practical of the two e-assist systems it's not surprising to see the E6000 spec'd with the Alfine 8 internal gear. The Alfine hub offers a wide 306% gear range with lower maintenance - and uses Shimano's electric Di2 shifting to trick things out.
The cargo-pack Bullitt is designed for the user who's carrying stuff but doesn't need commercial boxes like the Convoy Box. This person is doing quick deliveries (or groceries) with a less bulky payload or might be putting in the optional foldable seat for kid-carrying when the weather is nice. The cargo-pack uses Bullitt's honeycomb board (for the bottom) and the BBX side panels. Like everything Bullitt makes, these are constructed to be light but durable (they are also highly impact resistant in case you're carrying kids) and are made with an aluminum stress-skin over aluminum-lattice (like an airplane wing). The cargo pack comes with Bullitts water-resistant box cover that opens nice-and-fast for quick deliveries..
- Lightweight 6061 Aluminum frame, made for STePS
- 250W of power combined with 50nm of torque
- Trail setting for traction and high-boost setting for hills
- 418W battery for long rides (up to 70km)
- 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
- Low maintenance Alfine 8 internal hub with a 306% gear range with Shimano Di2 electric shifting
- Four piston Magura MT5 hydraulic brakes 180mm rotors
- Heavy duty aluminum kickstand
- Experienced cyclists recommended
- Designed in Denmark, assembled by Curbside professional mechanics
|FRAME||Super-stiff Aluminum Alloy - Powder-coated|
|WEIGHT CAPACITY||400lbs (rider + payload)|
|DRIVE UNIT||Shimano STePS E8000 350W w/70Nm Torque|
|BATTERY||Massive 500W battery for long run time|
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||32km/hr as per Canadian regulations|
|COMPUTER MODES||Low, Medium, High w/high boost (hills) + trail option (traction)|
|RANGE ESTIMATE||80km on low (eco)|
|CHARGING TIME||Four hours|
|CHASSIS BASEPLATE||Bullitt honeycomb board: lightweight & strong aluminum lattice|
|SIDEPANELS||Bullitt BBX, highly impact-resistant aluminum lattice|
|HEADSET||FSA Orbit XL Pressfit w/cartridge bearings|
|STEM||Satori Easyup w/ quick 100mm up/down adjustment|
|GRIPS||Lock-on (never loosens up)|
|SEATPOST||350mm Alloy w/optional quick release|
Magura MT5 with four pistons and 180mm rotor
|SHIFTER||Alfine Di2 Electronic Shifting|
|FRONT HUB||Novatec disc front|
|REAR HUB||Novatec disc rear|
|SPOKES||Stainless steel, 36H, 14G|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge sealed|
|CRANKS||Shimano Alfine 44T|
|PEDALS||Alloy, sealed bearing|
|KICKSTAND||Integrated wide-base aluminum spring loaded|
|LOCK||ABUS Protectus 5000 Cafe Lock|
|FRONT LIGHTING||B&M Lumotec (powered from battery)|
|REAR LIGHTING||B&M Secula (powered from battery)|
|BIKE DIMENSIONS||L 243 x W46 x H76 cm|
|CHASSIS DIMENSIONS||L: 724mm bottom, 824mm top, W; 466mm|
|5' 4"||6' 7"|
Ride out of the Box is our exclusive shipping service. Our professional mechanics fully assemble and tune the bike, install any accessories that you choose and package it carefully for damage and care-free shipping.
By shipping it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes greatly minimizes transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready to ride, with full manufacturer’s warranty and delivered right to your front door.
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).
What’s the difference between the STePS and the STePS e8000?
A lot! The Shimano STePS e8000 system is a powerful 250W motor with a powerful 70nm of torque and a massive 500W battery. It’s also light, almost 30% than similar systems from Bosch or Yamaha. If you want long battery life, crazy power under load and quick acceleration for the stops-and-starts of city riding, the E8000 is amazing. The traditional STePS model is designed for reasonable acceleration and power and works great if you’re carrying kids over hills or distance and need that extra push. It features a smaller 400W battery and 50nm of torque. Note that the traditional STePS bike uses a Shimano Alfine internal gear hub for low maintenance while the STePS E8000 uses a high-end Shimano derailleur system for lightweight, super wide-range shifting.
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 definite learning curve, but that learning curve entails a human-machine connection that, when reached, is beyond words. Bullitt was designed originally for fast cargo deliveries, and this DNA lies behind its punchy acceleration and telekenetic handling. Safety and handling are deeply intertwined, so once the learning curve is mastered (takes a week) this is arguably one of the finest kid-carrying machines too. If you’re ok with a little bit of a learning curve, you’re going to love this bike.
How the heck do I buy one of these?
Unlike the non e-assist Bullitt bikes, the STePS systems are sold as complete bikes. The hard part is choosing your colour!
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 email@example.com 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 makes the foundation. To this mounts the Foldable Seat. For impact resistance you can either choose the canopy which has an aluminum roll-bar inside. Or, you can 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 the traditional Shimano STePS e-assist since it uses a low maintenance Alfine internal gear system.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. It locks on to the down-tube and only you can remove it with the key provided.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes five hours to charge the battery from flat to full, and there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges with the battery which is typically 5+ years of use before a replacement is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Today’s systems are made by huge players like Bosch, Yamaha, and Shimano – and they are sophisticated, which means they are updateable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.