Jeep Life means rugged, outdoorsy, and shaped around everything Jeep – and now, that can mean what e-bike you ride!
Earlier this month at The Big Gear Show, e-bike maker QuietKat revealed its Rubicon edition, which the brands have billed as “the most-capable all-terrain electric mountain bikes on the planet.”
The Rubicon is built on a 26 x 4.8-inch fat tire platform (though there is an option for 29-inch tires) with QuietKat 140 mm front and RockShox 150 mm rear suspension, plus a range of up to 63 miles on a 1,008 Wh Panasonic battery. It also has an advanced, torque-sensor Bafang Ultra motor system that gives riders 1,000 W of power. Then there’s the nine-speed SRAM drivetrain with an 11-42T cassette for those steep climbs and the four-piston brakes for the descent.
All of that power equals a hefty – and heavy – e-bike, as this weighs 75 lbs. But at $7,499, at least it costs about 1/6 of a full four-wheeled Rubicon.
This isn’t the first Jeep E-bike, of course. QuietKat made a splash with a Super Bowl commercial for its Jeep-branded bikes a few years ago, and has already made three iterations of an e-bike for the off-roady car brand, with the 750 W bike, the 1,000 W bike, and the (PRODUCT) RED 1,000 W bike. Each one costs in the mid-$7,000s, all of them weighing a beefy 70 lbs., and boasting up to 58-miles of range.
The QuietKat Jeep Rubicon is available for pre-order on the QuietKat website. It will start shipping this fall. While you wait for your new bike, check out the original Super Bowl commercial that launched the Jeep E-bike brand onto the public stage.
2020 Super Bowl Bill Murray Jeep Commercial
SOURCE | IMAGES: QUIETKAT.