QuietKat RidgeRunner

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

Summary of Reviews

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

14 reasons to buy

  • With 160Nm of torque available, the RidgeRunner is able to power up steep ascents.
  • The RidgeRunner reaches reported top speeds of 28 to 30 mph in unrestricted mode.
  • The RidgeRunner’s powerful 1000W Bafang Ultra Mid Drive Motor reaches a peak wattage of 1600W.
  • Fat CST Roly Poly 26” x 4.8” tires add stability and traction on climbs and turns.
  • The RidgeRunner is available in two sizes to fit riders from 5’3” to 6’0” and above.
  • As a hunting rig, the RidgeRunner is near silent and emits little scent.
  • Reviewers say the RidgeRunner rides well on firm snow.
  • RidgeRunner riders were impressed with this e-bike’s speed and acceleration.
  • 4-Piston Tektro hydraulic brakes use 203mm rotors to stop powerfully.
  • QuietKat’s inverted fork supplies the RidgeRunner with 150mm of front suspension travel.
  • RockShox’s Monarch RL shock furnishes the RidgeRunner with 150mm of rear suspension travel.
  • Owners have the option of switching to a 29" wheelset, with tires up to 2.5” wide.
  • The RidgeRunner’s removable battery allows for off-bike charging or secure storage.
  • The RidgeRunner can be ridden as a 1000W unclassified e-bike or manually restricted to 750W to meet Class 1 or 2 restrictions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • At just shy of 70 lb the RidgeRunner is heavy, making it difficult to lift by oneself.
  • An owner said the RidgeRunner ‘wandered’ in thick, powdery snow.
  • The RidgeRunner’s versatility comes at a considerable price.

Bottom line

QuietKat’s RidgeRunner is a powerful, 1000W mid-motored, full-suspension e-bike. Most of QuietKat’s bikes are aimed at the hunting crowd. The RidgeRunner also functions well as a backwoods, high-country adventure bike. It’s not cheap, but it is very capable. Traction and control issues forth in spades, thanks to massive 4.8” tires and powerful 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. The bike has a carrying capacity of 300 lb and comes in two sizes to fit riders from 5'3" to above 6'0".

Expert Reviews

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

Super fun. Super easy to ride. There is something about the power and quietness of these bikes that will blow you away. I was dreaming about an American Spec Ops unit using these to insert quietly outside of earshot of the sound of a helicopter, I could see it in the future… With the QuietKat & trailer, just one trip down the mountain, elk & gear.

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User Ratings

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