The QuietKat Jeep Rubicon has a big motor, sturdy frame, and a huge battery to get you deep into the backwoods, with a range of quality components for optimum comfort and safety.
Its predecessor — the QuietKat Jeep — has a smaller battery and slightly less quality suspension fork and brakes. The Rubicon, however, has an upgraded, 140mm travel rear shock and a 150mm travel fork, which classifies this as a “long travel” e-bike, capable of taking on big jumps and drops. If you want to ride it like an eMTB, you can retrofit 29er MTB wheels for better agility.
Most people will want the QuietKat Jeep Rubicon for overlanding and outdoor sports. For this, it comes with a 1,008 Wh battery that offers a claimed 63 miles of range. In reality, this could mean an 18-20 mile trek out to have just enough juice in the battery to get home.
Thanks to the power of the motor and large battery, you can carry a fair payload on your adventures. The 300 lbs maximum payload rating could mean you have room for hunting or camping gear. Just keep in mind — the greater the load, the shorter the range.
Though not light, this electric bike is nimble under power thanks to the weight distribution low down on the frame. With the integrated torque sensor, it offers a very natural riding feel.
Reasons to Buy
This is a great e-bike for hunters, anglers, and those planning longer rides involving an overnight camp. For these purposes, we suggest the optional solar charging kit that you can hook up during daylight hours on your adventure. You’ll also want to add on a rear rack so you can carry all of your gear.
Another feature great for exploring the outdoors is the CST 26″x 4.8″ fat tires. These can tackle tons of off-road terrains, especially when paired with the 150mm inverted front suspension fork.
Things to Consider
At $6,499, the QuietKat Jeep Rubicon sits comfortably at the premium end of overlanding e-bikes, meaning it’s really only for those serious about getting deep into the wilderness.
Also, it’s quite heavy at 75 lbs. Given its intended use — being ridden hard out in the sticks — if you drop it after a big mileage ride when tired, it could be quite a load to get on its wheels.