Quietkat Electric Hunting Bikes
QuietKat is an electric hunting bike company who manufacturers electric fat-tire mountain bikes and all-terrain e-trikes. Built for Hunters, by Hunters!
Quietkat produce solid built ebikes for hunting with top components. It’s a game changer.
QuietKat fat tire bikes enable people to access the wilderness in a fast, fun and sustainable way. Regardless of age, gender, mobility limitations or hunting location. It’s a game changer for everyone that gets one.
With an electric hunting bike in your arsenal your next trip with be your best yet.
Electric hunting bikes are nowadays widely accepted by hunters as an extra hunting tool in their arsenal, covering more ground in less time and reaching more remote locations without dragging gear through long stretches of woods.
The benefits can not only extend your reach on an individual trip but you can extend your hunting for many seasons after you would have needed to quit trying to reach that sweet spot.
Top Quietkat Electric Hunting Bikes
Quietkat Ranger Electric Hunting Bike
- Range: 19-38 Miles
- Motor: 750W | 1000W Hub Drive
- Load Capacity: 325lbs
- Weight: 65 lbs
Quietkat Apex Pro Electric Hunting Bike
- Range: 24-48 Miles
- Motor: 1000W Mid Drive
- Load Capacity: 325lbs
- Weight: 70 lbs
Quietkat Jeep Fat Tire eBike
- Range: 22-44 Miles
- Motor: 750W | 1000W Ultra Mid Drive
- Load Capacity: 300lbs
- Weight: 70 lbs
Quietkat Motor Options: Rear Hub or Mid Drive?
Quietkat eBikes come in various options, color, frame design, rigid fork or with suspension. But the most important question you need to ask yourself is which motor do I need, Rear Hub or Mid-Drive? By offering both types of motors Quietkat offers an eBike for everyone, at different price points and different capabilities. But what are the key differences between the two?
Rear hub motors sit encased in the rear wheel while the mid-drive motor is positioned in the center of the bike between the pedals. Both perform well and give very good power to the rider. The rear hub costs less to produce so is normally the deciding factor on eBike price. Quietkat uses Bafang motors which are the best motors on the market so whether you choose a Quietkat eBike with a rear hub or mid-drive, you’re buying a great eBike with a quality motor.
The mid-drive motor is known for higher performance and better torque when compared to a rear hub motor allowing it to perform better on hills.
The main reason being the mid-drive motor engages directly with the drivetrain, instead of the wheel itself, multiplying its power and allowing it to better take advantage of the eBike’s existing gears. This translates to a more efficient motor and a better-balanced e-bike.
Their electric hunting bikes also go beyond the woods, making them great for mobility, commuting and utility applications. They are engineered for off-road travel, providing portable, stealthy and powerful transportation.
They are also great for local commuting. Lithium-ion batteries supply clean, green and silent power to navigate all types of riding landscapes.
They have a wide selection of electric hunting bikes that were built specifically to dominate difficult terrain and do it quietly so you can get to your tree stand or check your trail cameras without spooking the wildlife and without leaving a scent trail. And doing all that in a fraction of the time it would take on foot.
CSC FT1000MD high-powered electric bike review: Hitting 34 MPH on a 1,000W fat tire e-bike
One of the many nice things about riding electric bicycles in the US is the freedom to choose from an amazingly wide selection of e-bikes, including some very high power options. I feel for my European cousins who are stuck with their 250W motors, but not as much as I feel the awesome seat-of-the-pants acceleration that I get on the CSC FT1000MD, with its 1,000W mid-drive electric motor.
That massive motor, officially referred to as the Bafang M620 or more infamously known as the Bafang Ultra, is one of the most powerful and highest torque e-bike mid-drive motors on the market.
While e-bike engineering outfits around the world are working hard while trying to top it, that motor remains the cream of the crop for high-powered e-bikes.
And it is expertly employed on the CSC FT1,000MD, a fat tire e-bike developed by a motorcycle company to blur the line between high power electric mountain bikes and light electric dirt bikes or trail bikes.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s an electric bicycle for sure (even if the purists out there would argue differently.) The torque-sensing pedal assist makes for a fun, high-response ride should you decide to pedal it. Or the throttle will open up true motorbike feelings if you just want to go full bore, getting in some truly balls-to-the-wall fun.
I definitely got some serious fun riding in, as you can see in my video review below! But keep reading after the video for the rest of my detailed review.
CSC FT1000MD e-bike video review
The beautiful thing about the FT1000MD is that despite being such a high-powered electric bike, the power is manageable. You can dial it up or roll it back to fit your riding style.
When I’m just enjoying a local field or park, moderate power is plenty. That’s especially true when I’m using pedal assist and heading out for a fun, fitness-ish leisurely ride. I enjoy have the power and torque, but I’m not going nuts with it most of the time. Occasionally, when I really want to have some fun, I’ll unleash the kraken to experience the over 1,000W of continuous power that the bike can supply.
On a flat road, that power level can push the CSC FT1000MD up to 34 mph (54 km/h). I know because I did it. But just as often though, I’ll use the power for off-roading and preventing my fat tires from getting bogged down in sand and loose soil.
The answer isn’t always “more power.” But sometimes it is.
The FT1000MD isn’t just a powerful e-bike though. It’s also well made and designed to last. The company CSC Ebikes may know their way around electric bikes, but that’s because they come from CSC Motorcycles, and thus have decades of experience in two-wheelers. That knowledge gets applied to its e-bikes as well, resulting in quality parts like a suspension fork that isn’t just ornamental like we see on a bunch of quasi off-road e-bikes, but rather actually soaks up the off-road bumps nicely.
Quality hardware and e-bike equipment designed to match the power of such a motor is also a key part of the equation. Even bike parts like the hydraulic disc brakes are designed for the extra power that a massive motor like this can create – stopping from 30 mph is a much more daunting prospect than stopping from 20 mph. There’s a lot more energy that needs to be scrubbed off. It’s the whole velocity squared thing; physics isn’t kind to higher speeds. Fortunately, the FT1000MD has the brakes to do it.
That being said, the bicycle side of the components do have one area that you’ll still want to keep watch over. The pedal drivetrain is always the weak link when it comes to such high power motors, whether on the CSC FT1000MD or any other mid-drive e-bike. While CSC did opt for a slightly higher end Shimano 8-speed Altus derailleur than we see on many budget-level electric bikes, it’s certainly not the highest end of the Shimano spectrum. Shifting under high power is a no-no, unless you want to eventually strip teeth off your gears or break a chain. Keeping the bike in high gear 100% of the time should also be avoided. Many riders will just leave a mid-drive e-bike in top gear because that’s the “fast gear”, without realizing how much wear it puts on the drivetrain due to the extra torque.
Unlike a car or motorcycle, which generally can’t be started in top gear and thus requires shifting through the gear range like a normal person, electric motors have full torque right at startup and thus can simply power their way to full speed in their highest gear. But I’ve seen plenty of people wear through that gear by using this motor on other bikes, so let this serve as a warning to you. Make sure you’re shifting properly with a heavy duty motor like this.
Another thing I really enjoy about the FT1000MD is that it includes a lot of nice-to-have components that you don’t find on other e-bikes. The adjustable stem lets you raise and lower the handlebars to find the perfect fitment and ride orientation for you, and the bright Buchel headlight is more than a glorified keychain light to warn drivers of your presence. The color display looks great and is easy to read at a glance, even in bright light.
What’s it going to cost me?
The CSC FT1000MD is obviously not going to be a cheap bike. And the 3,295 price tag confirms it. I always look out for my readers when I can though, and so you can take an extra 200 off the price with the discount code ELECTREK.
While it certainly sounds high to outsiders, the 3,295 price is about par for the course when it comes to Bafang M620-powered e-bikes. Many e-bikes with this drivetrain cost even more. It’s a specialty motor that requires powerful batteries and high enough quality parts to keep the bike safe at these performance levels.
I’ve ridden plenty of M620 e-bikes that cost more. And so while I’m sure seeing a 3k price tag will shock anyone new to the e-bike industry, this is just the going rate for something on the highest end of the power scale.
And don’t even get me started on the 6,000 fat tire e-bike coming out later this year that packs in even more power…
What’s the takeaway?
Obviously this is not an e-bike for everyone. CSC has some great 750W fat tire e-bikes that will take you to a comfortable 28 mph (45 km/h) and use more economical hub motors, bringing them in at 450,500 less.
But if you want a crazy powerful mid-drive motor with built-in torque sensor, larger batteries, better parts and the most extreme performance you can get, this is CSC’s top of the line offering.
It requires a responsible rider, not just one with deep s. This much power can be dangerous to the rider or others around them if not used responsibly.
But if you can handle it, the CSC FT1000MD can deliver it. And then some.
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How do ebikes work?
The geared hub or direct drive motor channels energy from the battery to the pedals, which adds extra power with each pedal stroke to help the rider operate the bike. This is the pedal assist feature. Some electric bikes, like Rad’s, also include a throttle which propels the bike forward without the rider having to pedal, similar to a moped.
There are two ways electric bikes can be made. They can either be designed to be electric bikes from the start or developed by converting traditional bikes to be electric. An ebike conversion kit is a set of equipment that can be used to convert a traditional bicycle to an electric bicycle. Since ebikes for sale at Rad Power Bikes come standard with the motor and other necessary components, an ebike conversion kit is not necessary.
Why should I consider an ebike?
Electric bikes can fit seamlessly into your everyday life. They can be used to help you run errands, commute to work, enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, or hunting. They can also enhance your mobility and help you ride with children. In short, they’re a fun, easy way to get around and do more of what you love.
Electric bikes also have commercial uses. Domino’s pizza franchises use our ebikes to deliver food and hundreds of rental fleets rely on Rad Power Bikes.
Match your lifestyle and ride needs
We know that different riders have different needs. While all of our bikes are great for multi-use situations, some models have special features. Electric cargo and utility bikes can be used to haul gear or ride with children. Electric folding bikes are designed to fit in RVs, trunks, small apartments or other compact spaces. Electric city and commuter bikes are designed for urban travel, reducing car trips, and saving you gas money. Electric off-road and all-terrain bikes are designed for camping trips, hunting, fishing, and light mountain biking.
In addition, we also design step-through electric bike models that make it easier to mount and dismount the bike and enhance mobility for all kinds of riders. All of our electric bikes can be used to climb hills easier, cover long distances, and haul cargo without getting tired.
We also sell ebike accessories that you can use to customize your ride. These include products for storage and transport, safety and security, seating and comfort, and ebike upgrades like phone mounts and USB chargers. To help you find the best accessories for your needs, you can select a curated electric bike kit or use the ebike customizer option at checkout.
Energy efficient transportation
There are environmental benefits that come with riding an ebike. Electric bikes are a key form of energy efficient transportation. They do not give off emissions while riding, ease traffic, and reduce congestion. Check out how ebikes can cut your carbon footprint with our emissions calculator.
Electric bikes can help you save money on gas since they provide a reliable alternative to cars. In addition, ebikes can reduce costs associated with parking and routine car maintenance.
Fat Tire Electric Bikes: We review the best all-terrain off-road E-Bikes
Electric bikes are fast becoming the new favorite way to traverse across town. What started as a craze in Europe, has rapidly been on the upsurge and with a unique marketplace that contains a variety of niches.
One of these subcategories are fat tire ebikes. And in this article we will be looking at the best fat tire electric bike money can buy in 2023. Let’s start off with our top e-bikes in each category; the four bikes below are the ones we would recommend to our friends or family members depending on their budget and needs.
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The Best Fat-Tire Electric Bikes: Quick Takes
Quick Comparison Table of E-Bikes
Best Fat-Tire all Terrain e-bike
Perfect for long rides in the city, beach, as well on the mountain and offroad.
Our Top Pick
Rad Power RadRover 6 Plus
750 W of power is just insane to experience, and those fat tires help putting the power down!
Best Fat-Tire E-Bike
RadExpand 5 Folding E-Bike
If you need a smaller bike for the city this is a good option for you!
Top 10 Fat Tire E-Bikes for 2023
- 750W Brushless Geared Hub Motor
- 48V 14Ah 672Wh Lithium NMC Battery
- Maximum speed 20 mph
- 6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame
- Bike Weight 73.4 LBS
- Shimano 7 Speed
- 26” X 4.0” fat tire for all terrain
- Rad Power Bikes Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Max Load Capacity Is 275 LBS
- Excellent range (up to 45 miles per charge)
RadRover 6 Electric Bike. Rated R For Robust!
Reaching your destination, regardless of the terrain, will be a carefree and swift task with the RadRover 6’s 750W geared hub motor. Top speeds of 20 mph are possible without pedal assist.
People were skeptical of that speed, as it’s hard to believe that a fat tire bike weighing 73.4 lbs can accelerate that fast. But, as it turns out, pairing that monster of an engine with a powerful 672Wh Lithium Samsung battery, is the optimal solution for making that possible.
Some e-bike manufacturers claim higher pedal assisted top speeds, which seems misleading to me. Sure you can hit a top speed of 40 mph if you’re competing in the Tour-de-France, but that’s not the point. What matters is the unassisted top speed.
To top it off, the bike is capable of holding up to 275 lbs of extra weight, effortlessly reaching and maintaining the maximum speed previously mentioned. Still, we highly advise that you remain within the maximum load capacity, as going overboard might prove troublesome.
Don’t be discouraged by the size of this e-bike: with state-of-the-art ergonometric applications, the RadRover 6 was made to fit all people, regardless of their body size and constitution.
Even smaller kids can gladly partake in riding this e-bike, as the seat tube can be greatly manipulated. We can lower the standover height of the saddle to a whopping 30.5”, making it an ideal fat tire e-bike for kids of all ages!
With small to no built-in flaws, the RadRover’s 6 aluminum frame is durable enough to conquer all terrain situations.
Even if a casual riding session around the city is what interests you today, this e-bike will do you justice by offering you a casual shifting experience between its 7 speeds. Regardless of how long you plan on traveling, the RadRover 6’s Velo Plush saddle will provide support and comfort.
Contrary to the predecessor’s old Tektro mechanical brakes. the new Rad Power hydraulic disc brakes are an excellent addition to this e-bike, as now we can safely enjoy climbing uphills, or descending from them, effortlessly relying on the much safer brakes integrated on the e-bike.
All in all, the ingenuity behind this e-bike offers a level of comfort and stability that’s hardly rivaled among others in this price range!
- 750 Watt Motor
- 52V/19.2AH Lithium-Ion Battery
- Max Speed: 28mph
- Bike Weight: 80.4 LBS
- 26” x 4” Fat Tires
- Shimano 9 Speed
- Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- 6061 Aluminium Alloy Frame
RipCurrent S Fat-Tire Electric Bike
We like the look of fat e-bikes, and most of the time, the riding experience is rather good. Juiced Bikes’ flagship fat tire e-bike, the RipCurrent S seems to take this up a notch, though. This electric bike is as beefy and burly as e-bikes come with a downtube that’s nearly as wide as the bike’s tires.
In addition to the silver finish, this electric bike is also available in matte black or red color. You certainly have your options here.
It features plastic fenders to keep you dry and clean with all the stuff a fat e-bike tire can end up hurling your way. which is always a nice touch.
If you’re looking for a fat-tire electric bike that just begs to be ridden off-road, the RipCurrent S is the right choice for you!
The bars on RipCurrent S aren’t as wide as some modern mountain e-bikes that come closer to 31 inches. However, they’re wide enough to handle the bike’s weight and size.