E-Bike & Rack: QuietKat RidgeRunner eBike & 1up USA Bike Rack

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Some times on an overland trip, you want to set up camp for a couple days in one spot and explore the region from your new home base. The perfect satellite rig for that duty is an e-bike. And we chose the QuietKat RidgeRunner.

It’s powered by a 1000-Watt BAFANG ULTRA MID-DRIVE MOTOR. It is a true marvel of engineering with over 1600 Watts of peak power and 160 Newton meters of torque. It allows the rider to accelerate up steep inclines with ease. An average-size rider can easily hit 30 miles per hour using the thumb throttle on flat terrain.

QuietKat chose BAFANG because it has been the industry leader in e-bike motor innovation and build the highest quality, longest-lasting, and most powerful motors in the business.

The all-new Fat Tire RidgeRunner is a full suspension electric mountain bike geared towards exploring the backcountry like never before. The Fire-Link suspension system is a true four-bar linkage, providing the ultimate traction and capability while four-piston hydraulic disc brakes allow you to keep control.

Built on a 26″x4.8″ Fat-Tire platform, the RidgeRunner is designed for a wide variety of technical, off-road terrain including soft sand and snow, as well as hard-pack trails and rocks.

The Fat Tire RidgeRunner is available as a 1000W unclassified e-bike and can be programmed down to 750W for Class 1 and Class 2 operations.

  • Motor: BAFANG Ultra Mid Drive 1000 Watt (over 1600 Watts of peak power and 160 newton meters of torque)

  • Class 1, 2, or 3

  • Battery: 16 amp hours/48 volts

  • Range: Up To 50 Miles

  • Throttle: Removable Thumb Throttle

  • Gears: 9 speed

  • Brakes: Tektro 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc

  • Suspension: Inverted Air Suspension Fork / RockShox Monarch RL

  • Tires: CST Roly Poly 26” x 4.8”

  • Weight: 79 pounds

  • Load Capacity: 300 pounds

  • Colors: Charcoal, Evergreen

  • Sizes: 17” S/M, 19” M/L

    MSRP: 6,299.00


We’ve mounted the QuietKat e-bike to our 4Runner with the QK Fat Tire E-Bike Rack by 1Up. It is the simplest and safest way to carry a QuietKat electric bike on your vehicle using your 2″ hitch receiver.

We believe it is the best rack in the industry and the easiest and most secure hitch-mounted e-bike rack ever designed. What’s more, it was 100% manufactured and produced in the U.S. Plus, all of the brand’s bike racks come fully assembled and ready to be “hitched.”

  • 100% Designed and Manufactured in the USA

  • Fits 2” receiver

  • Includes Hitch Lock

  • Rack weight 28 pounds

  • Increase bike capacity to 3 electric bikes max with additional Add-Ons (sold separately)

  • Fits 16”–29” wheels, 1Up Spacer Kit pre-installed for fat tire

  • Rapid tilt and folding mechanism for a smaller footprint

  • Bike Rack arms close to secure tires without touching the frame

  • Ships in reusable box for easy storage (30” x 14” x 8”); shipping weight 30 lb.

  • This rack will carry One bike. To add additional bikes, use the Super-Duty Add-On Electric Bike Racks (sold separately)

  • All rack parts anodized, except a powder-coat finish on the trays

    MSRP: $505.00


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