German bikemaker Bulls has a ton of new bikes coming for 2022, from an all-new carbon Machete gravel bike to a killer carbon Sonic eMTB platform with builds from all-mountain to enduro. In between, there are an all-new carbon aero road bike with endurance vibes, an alloy commuter bike with gravel adventure aspirations, and a number of versatile urban e-bikes with new powertrains & integration to make your commute to work or spin around town easier and more fun…
Bulls Machete carbon bikepacking adventure gravel bike
The new carbon Machete is meant to be Bulls’ most versatile mixed-surface bike. Designed as a bikepacking adventure gravel bike with fully internal FSA ACR cable routing, it also gets plenty of direct mounts for bikepacking bags, bottles, cages & other accessories. Beyond standard main triangle cage mounts, it also adds toptube & under down tube bosses, plus anything cage fork mounts.
The frame has plenty of space for big tires – up to 29″/700c x 2.0″/50mm, and includes a direct mount for a custom mini front fender.
This green Trail Machete build sells for 4000€ with SRAM Rival & GX Eagle AXS 10-52T wide range wireless drivetrain, DT Swiss alloy wheels & huge 50mm Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite tires.
There’s also a 4700€ Machete AXS built with the same carbon frameset, a new Force XPLR AXS 1×12 groupset, carbon DT GRC 1400 wheels & faster-rolling 45mm G-One R tires.
There will also be a lower-priced build with Shimano GRX 600 1×11 and alloy wheels.
All models share the same carbon frameset, and include mounts for full-coverage fenders.
Alpine Hawk carbon endurance aero road bike
The all-new Bulls Alpine Hawk combines a fully aerodynamic bike with an endurance road geometry and all-day comfort ride. Bulls sees the bike as a perfect blend of speed and rideability to benefit the enthusiast road rider, rather than trying to cater to professional road racers.
The result is said to be the best “racing bike experience” without an unnecessarily harsh ride. Of course with speed in its mind, the Alpine Hawk gets relatively deep aero tube shaping, a rear wheel cutout & dropped seatstays that flank the rear tire, plus fully internal cable routing.
Clearance is also generous as an all-rounder, with room for up to 32mm tires, paired with flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles.
The complete Alpine Hawk Team Di2 sells for 5700€ with new Dura-Ace Di2, Vision Metron 5D cockpit, and carbon Mavic Cosmic SL 45 wheels. A slightly more affordable Ultegra Di2 will also be offered, as well as Ultegra mechanical and 105 mechanical builds with integrated routing in two-piece cockpits.
Grinder alloy commuter & gravel bike
Adding to an existing alloy Bulls Grinder gravel bikes is a new Grinder frame with slightly dropped seatstay and a lot more bosses to bolt up your gear.
The new bikepacking-ready double-butted aluminum frame shifts to modular internal cable routing through a large port in the top of the downtube, and adds a ton of direct mount bag & accessory bosses just like the Machete.
Clearance for the new Grinder family addition is generally 700 x 45mm or 40mm with full-coverage fenders.
Several new builds of the dropped seatstay alloy bikes share the same alloy frame with plenty of bag & bottle bosses, plus anything cage mounts on the carbon forks, flat mount disc brakes, 12mm fork thru-axles, but still QR rear axles.
The Grinder 4 sells for 1800€ with Shimano GRX 1×11 for gravel riding, plus three more lower-cost new Grinder builds, as well.
A Daily Grinder aluminum commuter bike build with integrated lighting, rack & fenders also sells for just 1800€ with a GRX 2×10. There are three Daily Grinder builds at different price points, and a flat bar Espresso Grinder city bike build, too.
New Bosch & Brose-powered commuter trekking e-bikes
Bulls has a ton of updated e-bikes in their commuter & trekking families for 2022. The highlights though are stronger motors, longer-range batteries, and better system integration.
Of the new Brose S Mag Eco e-bikes with upgraded 75Nm motors and massive, extended-range 925Wh internal batteries, there’s this 3800€ step-thru Lacuba EVO 10 with 1×11 Deore with full Fit Intelligent technology integrated lighting & wiring for a trouble-free city bike setup.
New Bosch Performance Line CX 85Nm powertrains also bring new larger 750Wh internal batteries and Kiox 300 integrated display, like on this 4600€ step-thru Cross Lite EVO 2 750 with 1×12 XT.
Or the full-suspension eSUV Iconic EVO TR 2 750 for 5400€ that adds in a 120mm house brand fork, 120mm of rear wheel travel, and a dropper seatpost for mixed surface versatility, all with full-coverage fenders and a built-in rear rack.
Sonic premium carbon eMTB family
Bulls calls the new Sonic EVO AM-1 Carbon 750 their “high-end eMTB at its best!” For 8700€ you get the latest, most powerful Bosch CX 85Nm motor, a big 750Wh battery, a 150mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork, 150mm of rear wheel travel with a Super Deluxe Select+ shock, 4-piston TRP C2.3 brakes & new DT Swiss HXC 1501 carbon wheels.
Or taking it to extremes, there’s the killer Sonic EN-SL Daytona for 13,000€ with the 85Nm Shimano EP8 motor, its own big 750Wh battery, and handbuilt Intend suspension including a 160mm Blackline Ebonite fork & 150mm Hover Game Changer rear air shock, plus Trickstuff Direttissima brakes & E13 Race Carbon Enduro wheels – an eMTB build that would be tough to beat on any budget.