QuietKat Jeep 1000w E-Bike
I have spent a ton of time on the trails but most of that time has been on my feet hiking. I decided to take a decidedly faster approach with my first journey into the E-Bike world. The QuietKat Jeep E-bike was my bike of choice for my first experiment in the e-bike world. It was quite the experience and I decided to review the bike and share my thoughts on the powerful yet smooth ride from QuietKat.
As a disclaimer I would like to mention that I was sent the QuietKat Jeep E-bike so that I could write this review. All opinions on this page are my own and based on my own experiences with this bike. I am not compensated for the opinions on this review. Your experience with the shoes may be different. I also have an affiliate marketing relationship with QuietKat and if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.
From QuietKat about the Jeep 1000w E-Bike
Before I get into my thoughts on the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike I wanted to tell you about what QuietKat has to say about their bike. From the website, QuietKat says that the Jeep bike is, “Built to Explore Backcountry Terrain. The Jeep® eBike was designed in partnership with the most Legendary name in off-road as the ultimate accessory to explore beyond where the road ends.”
Here are the specs, stats and features of the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike:
Small 5’6″ and under
Medium 5’6″ – 6′
Large 6′ and Over
Hunter Kit +$874 This kit adds an explorer 2000 light, rhino grip gear holders, game trailer, and quick connect bags.
Angler Kit +$594 This kit adds a handlebar cargo bag, LED light, cargo rack and bag bundle, and Rhino Grip gear holders.
Adventure Kit +1454 This kit adds an explorer 2000 light, a solar charging array, a single-bike car carrier, and quick connect bag system.
- The Jeep® E-Bike features an advanced, torque-sensor motor system that delivers 1000W of unmatched power and a massive swappable battery with enough range to conquer epic backcountry adventures.
- Awarded the #1 All-Terrain Electric Bike by Electric Bike Report
- Climb the steepest trails and dirt roads with a wide-range SRAM 9-speed drivetrain that features an 11-42T cassette for maximum torque and 4-Piston Tektro brakes for precision control while descending rough mountain terrain.
- A KKE 140mm moto-inspired front suspension air fork paired with 150mm of frame travel and a 200mm x 57mm RockShox Monarch RL shock provides a smooth and precise ride from the city streets to Jeep Badge of Honor trails in the backcountry.
- Backed by Jeep®: Inspired by the legendary off-road capability of the Jeep line of SUVs, the Jeep® E-Bike is the most capable electric bike on the planet, ready for any terrain.
- VPO™ Technology: 1000w mid-drive motor with Variable Power Output Technology allows you to select between Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Unlimited Modes.
- Torque sensor: Matches the amount of pedal assist needed with your natural power output resulting in more range and a smoother ride, or select Cadence Sensor in the settings for more consistent power output.
- Premium suspension: The optimized Fire-Link system combined with an inverted moto-style front fork provides smooth operation and more traction, comfort, and capability.
- Precise stopping power: Fitted with high-quality, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes for maximum control and heat dissipation.
- All-terrain tires: CST 26″x4.8″ fat tires are some of the largest on the market; tackle a variety of technical, off-road terrain. Similar to your Jeep vehicle the tires can be aired down for maximum traction in soft sand and snow and aired up for hardpack terrains such as rocks and roots.
Key Features Con’t.
- Versatility: Easily conquer off-road terrain including soft sand and snow, hardpack trails, and rocks.
- Rider flexibility: Suitable for all types of riders and available in 17 or 19-inch frame sizes with an adjustable seat post.
- Heavy-duty: Designed to carry heavy cargo, with a 300-pound load capacity for transporting gear. Ideal for hunters or overlanders.
- No range anxiety: Capable of going long distances with just a single charge on a powerful motor.
- Multiple wheel sizes available: Ability to switch to a 29″ standard mountain bike tire set for even more flexibility.
- Flexible modes: Eco, Sport, Throttle, Walk
- Premium support: The best customer service in the industry with USA-based reps standing by.
- 109 Point Inspection: An industry-leading quality assurance inspection ensures every last bolt and connection is checked before it arrives. Period.
Motor:Ultra-Drive 1000W (VP0™)
Frame:Alloy | 150mm Travel | Internal Cable Routing
Battery:14.5AH/48V | 696Wh | 12 lbs
Throttle:Removable Thumb Throttle
Brakes:TEKTRO 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc
Suspension:200mm x 57mm RockShox Monarch RL | 140mm KKE Inverted Air Fork
Tires:26” x 4.8” All-Terrain
Load Capacity:300 lbs
Color:Charcoal | Matte Red
Axle:190mm Thru Axle
Sizes:S | M | L
Modes:Class 1, 2, 3, Unlimited, Walk-Assist
*All information from QuietKat.com. Check the website for full details and options.
What I liked about the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike
There is so much to like about this E-bike. From the 1000w motor to the fat tires this bike is built with power in mind. This E-bike also has a range of between 22 and 44 miles making adventure last just a bit a longer. The attention to detail on the suspension and braking also make it comfortable ride and not just a powerful one. If only I could figure out how to take pictures of myself riding it! That will have to be for the next one! Here is a breakdown of my favorite things about the Jeep E-bike from QuietKat.
Power and Speed
Nobody wants to get onto a slow bike. From the first time we get on a bike, we love the feel of the speed and freedom that those two wheels allow us. That was the feeling I got my first time on the QueitKat Jeep E-Bike. I was transformed back to being 7 years old but this time with a lot more wind blowing through a bit less hair!
The most noticeable and impressive part of this bike is just how much power and speed it can provide. The 1000w motor had me flying. The first time I rode it down the street I got it to almost 30 mph within a few seconds. That was way more than I was expecting and it blew me away.
I got to meet the QuietKat team at the Big Gear Show this year and they told me that they got the Jeep E-Bike over 60 mph’s in testing. Now that is some serious power! This bike should have more than enough to get you anywhere you want to go, and in a hurry. This much speed does make the version of the bike I tested a class 4 though so that is important to keep in mind.
With all that power it is important to have options on how to deliver it. The QueitKat Jeep E-bike has that covered. There are six modes that are available on a 0-5 scale. These are easily cycled through with the plus/minus buttons on the left hand controls. Each mode then gives a different functionality to the bike.
Each one of these modes gives a different level of assistance with the motor. With the lower numbers giving little to no assistance and the higher numbers allowing for full motor power without even needing to pedal. This is great for different elevations and terrains that you may have to deal with. Plus, it is a shift on the fly type of system that allows for quick change between modes. This was helpful when trying to climb up a steep hill and needing a bit more help.
The new version of the software, the VPO, allows to change the bike between different classes so you can lock these settings in to make sure that your bike is compliant to local rules.
With all that speed and power it is important to have a good suspension or it will feel like you are riding a pogo stick as soon as you left the pavement and hit the dirt. That is where the RockShox suspension comes in. First for the tech folks out there, officially the suspension is listed as a 200mm x57mm RockShox Monarch RL, 140mm KKE Inverted Air Fork.
I honestly don’t know what all of that means but I can tell you it makes for a super smooth ride. Paired with CST Roly Poly 26 x 4.80 fat tires the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike can handle some of the toughest terrain out there. I didn’t get too deep into the mountains but I can tell you that the road and dirt and light rock terrain I was on was a smooth ride.
I was a little concerned with the heavy bike and my heavier frame being a little slow to respond but the bike handling was really easy and true. It was a really comfortable ride and I can’t wait to get this bike out on some seriously rocky terrain at some point!
Along with the suspension, the overall build of the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike is pretty impressive. The whole bike feels sturdy. That doesn’t give it enough justice but the word just fits. It has tremendous lines and the alloy frame is solid. It looks and feels like a Jeep frame. I got the matte red and it looks metallic but sleek and just flat out sturdy!
I also like that the QuietKat looks like a bike. SO many of the new E-bikes look like a scooter or driving chair but this one looks like a mountain bike.
Finally, I am not a small man. My name is Fatman after all, so I need a bike that I feel can handle my bigger frame. I don’t want something that feels flimsy or has squeaks and shifts under me. I want something that is built strong and feels solid and that is exactly what the QuietKat is.
For me the torque might be the most important part of the QuietKat Jeep 1000w E-Bike. Because this version of the bike is unrestricted and class 4 ready, I see this more of a work bike than a hobbyist bike. I think the best uses would be to put a trailer on the back and head out for a hunt. That way you can carry your camp gear or use the trailer to haul your catch back at the end of the day.
I can also see using this bike on the ranch or farm with a trailer to haul supplies. The range is 22-44 miles on a charge so there is plenty of range to get out to a task and back. The range will diminish a bit however with a large amount of added weight.
I am not a huge tech person but I can tell you that the QuietKat Jeep E-bike carries 160 nm of torque. That is more than a Nissan Versa which comes in at 154.5 nm (114 lb-ft) That is a pretty impressive number for the little powerhouse of an e-bike.
What I didn’t Like
There was a lot to like about the QueitKat Jeep E-Bike but they will take my blogger card away if I don’t come up with a few things that I didn’t like. For me, the two main concerns were the weight and the class.
The 1000w Jeep E-bike is classified as a class 4 e-bike. That is a bike that has more than 750w of power and is unrestricted as far as speed and assistance goes. That is great if you are looking for a super powerful bike. Unfortunately, that also means that the bike is treated the same as a moped in may places. A Class 4 E-bike isn’t allowed on most recreational trails which made testing of this bike a little more of a challenge.
The good news is that I spoke with the QueitKat team at the Big Gear Show and they told me that the new version of the software allows you to change the classes of the E-bike. The version that I had allowed me to change the modes to alter how the bike responded (Each mode gave different power from pedal-assist to full electric) but the new software will actually allow you to set the actual class. This will be a nice change that will allow the bike to be used in more places.
The other thing that I didn’t love about the QuietKat Jeep E-bike was the weight. The bike is a really sturdy build. However, between the frame, tires and motor being built for power they aren’t exactly built to be ultra light. This is great when you are plowing through a field but can have a downside.
The 70 pound base weight means that you will need a heavy duty rack to transport the e-bike. It also made assembly a bit of a challenge for me. I don’t do a ton of biking so I don’t have a lot accessories to make the assembly easy. I had a bit of a struggle trying to manipulate the heavy bike just to get the tire on. The extra weight made for a challenge.
So nothing too big that I didn’t like but a couple of things I definitely wanted to point out for people looking to make a purchase.
Video Review of the QueitKat Jeep E-Bike
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Wrap Up of the QueitKat Jeep E-Bike
Overall I did enjoy the QuietKat Jeep E-Bike but I did think it was a bit much for me. I am a hobbyist at best when it comes to bikes and the power and speed that I could get to on this bike was about to my limit. I did like that I could change the modes to lessen the amount of assist that I got from the motor. That helped me bring the power back to a place that I was a bit more comfortable with.
I do see this bike being an excellent choice as a work bike though. The torque and power make it perfect for adding a trailer and taking it on a hunt or around the property. The tires and suspension also make it an excellent choice for off roading which would come in handy as a work bike.
I do wish that the version that I had to test was set up to change classes with the VPO system. I would have liked to take this out on more trails to see what it really could do but as a class 4 I wasn’t comfortable with that. But, I think that people will be really happy with this bike as long as they understand how strong and fast it can go and base their uses on those specs. It sure has been a lot of fun to run around in though!
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