Rambo The Rebel

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Release Year
Charge Time
4, 5, 6 Hours
Maximum Range
48 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
1000 W
160 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 21Ah, 48V 14.5Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
69.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Rambo The Rebel. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Rebel uses a powerful 1000W Bafang BBSHD mid-drive motor that can hit a peak power rating of 1500W.
  • Rebel riders are pleased with the Rebel’s ability to climb steep hills using only the throttle.
  • The Rebel’s sizable 21Ah battery is long-lasting.
  • Owners found the Rebel stable, even when riding through muddy, rutted roads.
  • The Rebel is brought to a sound stop by Tektro 4-piston hydraulic brakes.
  • With 4.8” Maxxis Minion tires, the Rebel rides easily through snow, mud, sand and streams.
  • The Rebel provides ample torque for hauling a trailer full of kit or catch.
  • Nature lovers and hunters both appreciated how quiet the Rebel’s motor is.
  • Owners found the Rebel easy to assemble, out of the box.
  • Taller riders felt comfortable on the Rambo Rebel.
  • Owners loved the Rebel’s camo paintwork, deeming it “bad**s”.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Rambo Rebel is not cheap.
  • Some riders report that the Rebel’s Maxxis Minion tires puncture easily.
  • The Rambo Rebel is available in only one size.
  • Two owners said their Rebel “broke down” after a few months of use.
  • After investigating a puncture, a Rebel owner found misaligned rimtape on both wheels.

Bottom line

The Rebel is another fat-tired, big-motored beast from huntbike marque Rambo. With a BBSHD mid-drive motor putting out 1000W of sustained (and 1500w peak) power, the Rebel should have plenty of pull through backcountry roads carrying sizable loads. Rambo have equipped the Rebel with a big 21Ah battery, to match the needs of this powerful and heavy bike. Owners say it lasts around 40 miles under normal use. Huge 4.8” wide tires float across mud, sand and snow. Don’t be confused with the Rebel’s precursor, the Rambo XPC1000, which did not have an inverted moto fork and was only equipped with a 14.5Ah battery. There is no reason why the Rebel can’t be used by non-hunters too. This is a lot of bike so understandably, it will set you back a lot of dollars. Older models are fitted with a 48V 14.5Ah battery.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 76 ratings
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