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MTNBEX Explore EX750 Review

Richard Shrubb
By
Richard Shrubb,
Contributing Author
Kristy Snyder
By
Kristy Snyder,
Professional Editor
Images from manufacturer's website

60 mi

RANGE

35 mph

TOP SPEED

8 hrs

CHARGE TIME

83 lbs

WEIGHT

Mid-drive

MOTOR TYPE

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MTNBEX Explore EX750 Review: Takeaway

The MTNBEX Explore EX750 is a very powerful, very capable all-terrain electric bike that could be all you need for longer trips into the backwoods. With its Bafang ULTRA 1,000W mid-drive motor and sturdy build, it’s the perfect machine to get lost deep in the woods.

Ideal for...

Hunting
Wilderness camping
Overlanding
Family rides through trails
Seniors - getting back to places you knew in your younger years

E-Bike Overview

A very powerful all-terrain e-bike, the Explore EX750 can haul up to 350 lbs (including rider) up even the steepest of mountainsides.

Core to the e-bike system is the Bafang ULTRA mid-drive motor. With up to 1,500 watts of peak power, this cutting-edge motor can throw out as much as 160 Nm of torque — a full 90 Nm more than the leading Bosch mid-drive motor.

Though this e-bike is rated at 1,000W, it can run at 750W of power, making it street-legal within the three-class e-bike system if it’s enforced in your state. In street legal mode, the throttle will take you up to 20 mph — in unlimited mode, far faster, but it’s best to do this out of sight of law enforcement.

For comfort, the Explore EX750 has a 150mm travel MTNBEX inverted air suspension fork that’ll soak up even the hardest drops on the front wheel. Rounding this off are the 4.25” VBE fat tires that are designed for serious off-road use.

Able to haul up to 350 lbs including 100 lbs on the rear rack, this adventure bike will get you far out in the sticks to hunt or just enjoy the solitude far from the busy streets. The stated range is 60 miles, but in realistic riding with a medium load, you could plan for a 20-mile radius of travel — more than five hours on foot that you might cover in two.

Reasons to Buy

At this price point, you’ll find few overlanding e-bikes capable of as high a payload. That makes the Explore EX750 well suited to those who plan to go hunting or wilderness camping thanks to the amount of gear you can take with you over a very reasonable distance.

This e-bike also comes with four distinct modes — Eco, Sport, Throttle, and Walk — that’ll help you conserve power depending on what you’re doing.

Things to Consider

At 83 lbs, this isn’t a lightweight mountain goat of an e-bike — rather more of a caribou that lumbers through the countryside. The weight could impact maneuvering as you try to adjust your weight to get around and over obstacles.

Thanks to power coming from the pedal crank, using the throttle could shorten the life of the chain considerably. Either carry a spare or check for stretch regularly, as you may have to switch to a new chain every 500 or so miles.

Specs & Components

Brand
MTNBEX
Motor
1,000W mid-drive Bafang ULTRA
Battery
LG 840 Wh (17.5 Ah, 48V) in-tube
Display
Full-color LCD
Power Delivery
Power assist/throttle
Gearing
8-speed Shimano Tourney
Brakes
Tektro Hydraulic
Wheels
26" x 4.25" VEE off-road tires
Fork
MTNBEX inverted air suspension
Accessories
Rear fender, rack, lights

The specs above come from the manufacturer and may vary from what you’ve experienced. Notice something that needs correcting? Let us know.

Ratings

Power
5/5
5

The Bafang ULTRA is one of the most powerful mid-drive e-bike motors available. Capable of taking the machine to 35+ mph when on throttle in 1,000W mode, it can also hurl out up to 160 Nm of torque. Better off-road than on thanks to the grippy tires, this electric bike will get you where you want to go with minimal effort on your part.

Range
4.5/5
4.5

Packing 840 Wh of stored energy, the 17.5Ah, 48V battery is said to offer a 60-mile range. In real-world riding, you’d be better off planning a 20-mile radius for your trip, as 40 miles on typical terrain is more likely.

Range can be impacted by rider/payload weight, terrain, substrate, and weather conditions. A heavier rider on a muddy route will get fewer miles than a lighter rider on a flat road.

Comfort
4.5/5
4.5

Thanks to its long travel front air suspension fork and 4.25” fat tires, the Explore EX750 is a very capable machine for overlanding.

Sat in a trekking position, you’ll find that your upper body gets a workout — this is par for the course for all overlanding e-bikes.

Durability
3.5/5
3.5

The Shimano Tourney gear system is very middle of the road, and the MTNBEX fork doesn’t have the same reputation as the likes of Suntour or Fox (leaders in fork manufacturing). For these reasons, as well as the one-year warranty offered by MTNBEX, we advise caution before hammering this e-bike on a regular basis.

The chain will be subjected to a lot of strain if you use the throttle regularly. Check this for stretch after every 100 miles, and be ready to switch it out every 500.

Style
4.5/5
4.5

As heavy tanks of e-bikes go, this does look like it won’t stand for trouble when faced with tough terrain. The beefy and girder-like frame combined with the muscular color scheme make this look like a rough and tough overlanding electric bike.

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About Our Editorial Team

Richard Shrubb
Written by Richard Shrubb
Contributing Author
Richard is a well-established journalist and copywriter with years of experience in the EV and e-bike world. He has worked with international sailing magazines, e-bike publications, and national newspapers.
Kristy Snyder
Edited by Kristy Snyder
Professional Editor
Kristy Snyder is a professional writer and editor living in Pittsburgh with over 10 years of content creation experience. When she's not contributing to eBikes.org, Kristy enjoys reading, practicing yoga, drinking beer, and hitting up rail trails.
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