The Rambo Electric Bikes Pursuit is almost identical to the $200 more expensive Roamer 750 XC. For $3,299, you get the same wheels, motor, fork, gears, brakes, battery, and display. The chief difference is the color scheme — The Pursuit comes in an orange and black or blue and black scheme, whereas the Roamer is forest camouflage.
So what do you get for just under $3,300? You have 26” x 4” tires with puncture-resistant lining and un-drilled rims for protection from the top. There’s also a 750W, Bafang mid-drive motor that offers up to 120 Nm or torque, ideal for getting those wheels up steep, slippery slopes.
The battery is 672 Wh (48V, 14 Ah), which doesn’t offer great range for an overlander. The electric power assembly has to push a fairly heavy, 63 lb bike along, and it has a payload capacity of just 300 lbs. A big rider and his gun couldn’t get a brace of wild turkeys home, for example.
When it comes to pedal assist, The Pursuit has an eight-speed, 11-34t cassette gear system for riding to maximize range. The thumb throttle can be used for those moments when pedaling is difficult or not required.
Reasons to Buy
Though not suited for hardcore downhill or enduro riding, The Pursuit is a relatively lightweight and fun overlanding e-bike. If you want to do 20 miles in the backwoods, it’ll get you home, though do be aware that on severe terrain, this range could be a lot less.
We also like all of the add-on accessories you can purchase for this e-bike as well. For example, the extra large rear luggage rack could hold all of your camping gear, while the triple accessory bag can store fishing supplies.
Things to Consider
Range is an issue, particularly if you use the thumb throttle in preference to pedal assist. This could halve your range on a ride out into the boondocks. If you’re a true wilderness explorer, you might want to choose an e-bike with more mileage in it.
Without a rack standard, this electric bike requires you to carry your gear on your back as you explore. The add-on rack costs $99.9