QuietKat’s appropriately named Apex Pro is the biggest, baddest backcountry e-bike made by the leading brand in overlanding electric bikes. Available as an unlimited, 1,000W motor e-bike, this is designed to be used by overlanders, hunters, and fishermen.
Sturdily built with a big, solid frame and 4.5” fat tires, the Apex Pro is something for conquering the backwoods with minimal worry that you’ll get stuck. Built for rocky and muddy terrain alike, its 150mm travel front suspension and four-piston hydraulic disc brakes will handle almost anything you offer up to it.
There are better overlanding bikes out there, but it competes well at this price range. Also, QuietKat is ably assisted by its parent company which has hundreds of retail outlets across the Lower 48.
Reasons to Buy
Though sold online, QuietKat e-bikes are stocked in hundreds of outdoor retail outlets across the U.S. This means you will be able to try the Apex Pro before you buy to see how this machine feels.
And one thing you’ll need to try to believe is the incredibly quiet 1,000-watt motor. It’s nearly silent while packing more power than average. The built-in rear cargo rack is also a big selling point, as it can carry up to 100 lbs of your gear — making your next camping trip a cinch.
Things to Consider
The range isn’t wonderful at just 24-48 miles. A realistic range with all your gear and using pedal assist might be 25 miles on more difficult terrain, which isn’t a huge distance when getting away from the road is the idea. This low range may limit your plans when it comes to a multi-day overlanding/hunting expedition.