BULLS are also determined to finally conquer the 160mm enduro segment. They aim to do this with the Creed, which was presented yesterday at the EUROBIKE demo day and revealed a few interesting details. We took a closer look at the bike.

Das BULLS Wild Creed wird in der Team-Ausstattung für 3.999 € angeboten. Das Gewicht beläuft sich trotz Topausstattung auf 13,9 kg.
With the team spec the BULLS Creed is available for 3,999 €. Despite the high-end components the weight comes to 13.9 kg.

An aggressive enduro bike has so far been missing in BULLS’ wide range of over 30 mountain bikes- the Creed aims to close this gap. The bike has 27.5” wheels with 160mm travel front and back and a modern, relatively flat and long geometry.

Der Rahmen kommt in einer modernen Geometrie – die Formsprache ist allerdings Geschmackssache.
The frame has a modern geometry-the design is a matter of taste, however.

With a reach of 430mm (size M) the Creed is not excessively long, but combined with the equally short chainstays and the 66° head angle the top tube length seems well chosen. Available in sizes S-XL the reach increases each time by 15mm with frame size. BULLS should thus have the right size for every rider.

Bis aufs Hauptlager kommen am Creed ausschließlich Gleitlager zum Einsatz.
Apart from the main bearing the Creed uses only slide bearings
Um Spannungen zu vermeiden, sind die Sitzstreben nicht verschweißt. Sie werden während der Montage verschraubt.
To avoid tensioning the seat stays are not welded. They are screwed on during assembly.
Die Zugführung verläuft durch den Rahmen und ist geschickt an den Drehpunkten vorbeigeführt.
The cable routing is through the frame and passes the pivot points neatly.

Further interesting design ideas can be found in the rear end bearings. Apart from the main pivot, slide bearings are used at all pivots. These are especially low maintenance and considerably longer-lasting and lighter compared to roller bearings. The seat stays of the Creed are only screwed on during assembly to avoid tensioning which can arise during assembly – details which make the difference.
As is now standard on virtually all frames, the cables can be routed inside the frame on the BULLS. They are neatly routed to go past all pivot points with a lot of movement and avoid rubbing.

Der neue Shimano XTR 11 fach-Antrieb verspricht knackige Schaltvorgänge und eine große Übersetzungsbandbreite.
The new Shimano XTR 11x drivetrain promises crisp shifting and a wide range of gears
Das Fahrwerk besteht aus RockShox PIKE und Monarch Plus ...
The suspension is provided by a Rock Shox Pike and Monarch Plus
… das Cockpit liefert Gravity Components.
…the cockpit comes from Gravity Components
Für gute Verzögerungswerte sorgen Shimano XTR-Bremsen.
Shimano XTR brakes ensure good braking performance

World Cup proven: the spec of the Creed im the Team model is mostly similar to that of the downhill bike of the BULLS downhill World Cup team. For example, the suspension of the enduro bike also uses Rock Shox components (Pike and Monarch Plus) and drivetrain/brakes are from Shimano (XTR). Like the cockpit of the World Cup downhill bike, the cockpit here is also provided by Gravity.
This is how the Creed Team is meant to be equipped for hardcore enduro racing. It is available for 3,999 € from the start of next year. There will also be a second model with Shimano XT drivetrain for 2,999 €.

Further information soon at: bulls.de

Words: Daniel Schlicke Pictures: Christoph Bayer

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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!