It is fitted with a lithium-ion battery and is built with an aluminum structure and stainless-steel components. It is engineered to deal with sand, mud, snow and rough terrain. Not surprisingly, it is a Jeep.
But a Jeep bicycle. An off-road electric mountain bike.
Yes, you can take on snow and hills and other places you wouldn’t be likely to ride a bike with this Jeep e-bike. (Image: QuietKat)
It is available with a 750-watt electric motor that provides up to 160 Nm of torque. There is a 10-speed transmission. It has four-piston hydraulic disc brakes paired with 203-mm rotors.
As a Class 2 Electric Bike, its speed is limited to 20 mph.
There is something called a “Fire-Link” suspension system that has a four-bar linkage, which sort of sounds like an independent rear suspension on something with four wheels rather than two. And speaking of the wheels, it is fitted with 4.8-inch wide tires (a.k.a., “fat tires”); the diameter is 26 inches.
The Jeep e-Bike has 150 mm of front suspension travel from the ultra-stiff inverted fork; there is 120 mm of rear-wheel suspension travel.
No, it isn’t coming out of Toledo, Ohio, but from QuietKat of Eagle, Colorado.
And another difference from a Jeep with another set of wheels: it has a starting MSRP of $5,899.
Deliveries are supposed to start in June. And you can pre-order one here.
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Anyone who has anything to do with the steel industry ought to go out and buy a Volvo right now.