One of the most capable feeling electric bikes I’ve ridden to date, the QuietKat Jeep is a full suspension electric fat bike that’s a member of a new family of e-bikes I’m dubbing the “all-terrain” category.
Part eMTB, part high-powered electric fat bike, the QuietKat Jeep is an ultra-powerful and ultra capable e-bike equipped to romp through terrain few other e-bikes could handle. It’s powered by the Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor, one of the most powerful mid-drives on the market and thoughtfully spec’d for heavy duty off-road use. QuietKat loaned Electric Bike Report a Jeep e-bike for an afternoon during the Big Gear Show in Park City, Utah this past August so we could get a feel for their flagship e-bike.
It was a shorter test than our typical in-depth reviews and we were somewhat limited by little access to e-bike friendly mountain bike trails, but I was incredibly impressed by this full-squish electric fat bike. Several members on QuietKat’s development team are hard-core mountain bikers, and their touch is clear nearly everywhere on this bike — from the four-bar suspension linkage to the components chosen on the bike, it’s obvious they put real effort into building a bike that would perform in dirt, mud, sand and snow.
It’s enough of an all-terrain bike that Jeep felt it deserving of their name and was released around the same time the famed 4×4 company debuted their hybrid Wrangler 4xe.