QuietKat Apex

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Release Year
Charge Time
6, 8 Hours
Maximum Range
58 Miles
Top Speed
25 mph
1500 W, 1000 W, 750 W
160, 120 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 16Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
71 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the QuietKat Apex. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Apex is available with a 1500, 1000 or 750-watt Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor.
  • Three sizes of Apex are available for riders from 5'6" to 6'0” and above.
  • There are 5 Levels of pedal-assist and throttle-on-tap available to Apex owners.
  • When it comes to stopping on the Apex, Tektro 4-Piston hydraulic disc brakes are unstoppable.
  • QuietKat’s own 150mm inverted air-suspension fork is stiff yet comfortable, in and out of corners and the rough stuff.
  • On the Apex, gearing is affordable but dependable with a SRAM 9-Speed drivetrain and 11-36t cassette.
  • Behemoth rubber wraps the Apex’s rims, via Kenda Juggernaut 26” x 4.5” tires.
  • The Apex can haul a 325 lb payload, including rider, game and kit.
  • The Apex is available in ‘Veil Caza Camo’ and ‘Midnight Green’ colorways.
  • The Apex uses a keyed and removable battery for security or off-bike charging.
  • On the Apex’s rear wheel, a 12mm thru-axle is stiffer than a quick-release option.
  • QuietKat equips the Apex with a quiet motor that utilizes Teflon rotors.
  • Reviewers say the Apex's rear rack is welded (not bolted) to the bike's frame.
  • QuietKat says Apex owners have the option of swapping out 26” wheels for 29” rims and tires.
  • Reviewers say that, as a torquey hardtail, the Apex climbs well.

Bottom line

The QuietKat Apex is a hardtail electric fatbike. It’s available with a Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor in three sizes; an outrageous 1500W, powerful 1000W or reasonable 750W. It can haul 325 lb of rider, kit and kill. 5 Levels of pedal assist are on offer, in addition to an independent throttle and walk-assist mode. Braking comes via powerful Tektro 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. The Apex’s air suspension fork is QuietKat’s own proprietary 150mm, moto-style, inverted model. Ginormous Kenda Juggernaut 26” x 4.5” tires can be run at low pressure over rocks and roots for extra comfort. Owners of 750W Apex models sometimes struggled to push this 71 lb beast up steep inclines. Reviewers say the Apex is more suited to 4x4, forest and doubletrack roads, rather than singletrack or technical trails.

Expert Reviews

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Electric Bike Report

QuietKat Apex Review 2021

While its a bit too much of a brute to fall squarely in the eMTB category and far too capable to simply be called an average electric fat bike, the QuietKat Apex — and other bikes like it — are carving out their own niche in the e-bike world that appeals to hunters, outdoorsmen, overlanders… Its component package is top-notch and the Bafang Ultra motor is a souped-up mid-drive that flattens hills… a little unwieldy on tight terrain, but stay in its natural habitat of 4×4 roads or unmaintained paths and it’s more than capable.

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Nock and Stalk

Apex QuietKat Review

I won this bike. I didn’t pay for it… I’ve only had it about a month. I already broke it once… It’s probably my fault, I assumed everything was ready to roll… I took it to a buddy who’s got a bike shop and he fixed it for me… Nice shock up front, really cushy ride… very nice kickstand… It just does not have the power and torque to get you up steep hills… It’s cool. $4500 bucks cool? Probably not. $2000 bucks cool? Ooh yeah… Can’t complain for free.

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E Bike 101. Fat Tire Mountain Bike. Everything You Need to Know!

I’ve really pushed it. I’ve pushed it up super-high inclines… It’s just so versatile… This is a heavy bike…

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QuietKat All-Terrain Electric Mountain Bike Review: Hands-On for 2021

These things are so much fun that you might want to cut your hunt early just to cruise around on your QuietKat… We got deeper & faster into the backcountry than our hunting competitors and on the first morning, we saw 3 elk walk into a pasture on the backside of a mountain at 10,500 feet. Without the QuietKats this would have been a painful journey…

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