Electric bicycles are now completely hidden in the psyche of cyclists and mostly accepted. The electric bike revolution of the past decade has brought variations on the ordinary bike theme, such as the appearance of electric bikes Haulers It can confidently traverse almost any terrain. More powerful and useful than regular e-Mountain bikes, the new crop of all-terrain e-bikes can conquer any trail, whether it’s paved or ripped, wet or snowy.
And because of its powerful utility, you can use it for a variety of activities that weren’t really thought of with bicycles – before being powered by electricity – such as hunting or fishing. Hunting benefits include a silent running machine that doesn’t emit stinking fumes and is smart enough to take you through the woods to your tree stand. Most are strong enough to haul your quarry if you add a small trailer. For fishing, you can make it out in the backwaters and away from crowded streams by packing your all-terrain e-bike.
1. QuietKat Apex
If you need an all-terrain machine that’s built for true backcountry adventures, whether it’s hunting, fishing, or just exploring, the QuietKat Apex should be on your list. It comes with either a 750 or 1000-watt mid-range motor (up to 48 miles of range on a removable 768 Wh battery) that lets you use the 9-speed SRAM drivetrain to blast through flats or up steep inclines. To access that power, the Apex lets you use either pedal assist—five in Eco mode, five in Sport—or the throttle, and has a walking-assist mode for highly visible areas. The burly aluminum frame is paired with a 150mm front shock and thick tires (26 x 4.5 inches) to handle the worst terrain and is rated at 365 pounds. The built-in 100-pound rear rack will hold plenty of gear and hunters will want to add a trailer that carries game to their order.
[From $5,499; quietkat.com]
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