E-Bike And Rack: QuietKat RidgeRunner eBike

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Sometimes on an overland trip, you want to set up camp for a couple of 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 Thule T2 Pro XTR with a swing-away hitch adapter. It’s a secure and convenient way to carry the QuietKat electric bike on your vehicle using your 2″ hitch receiver.

The T2 Pro XTR features an integrated cable lock to secure the bike to the rack and the rack to the receiver. The swing-away hitch adapter allows for easy access to the rear hatch of the 4Runner without the need to unload the bike.

  • Versatile design fits nearly all styles of bikes up to 60 lbs with zero frame contact

  • AutoAttach system makes installation and removal simple and tool-free

  • Integrated wheels help to maneuver the rack on and off the vehicle

  • The HitchSwitch lever allows you to tilt the rack down for rear vehicle access or tilt it up when not in use

  • Fits 20 – 29″ wheels and up to 5″ tires without adapters making it ideal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, or fat bikes

  • Integrated cable lock and lock knob locks bikes to the rack and secures the rack to the receiver

  • Generous spacing between bike mounts with the ability to adjust side to side to eliminate bike interference

    MSRP: $699.95


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