QuietKat Ranger Review
- Price: $3499
- Frame: Aluminum
- Tires: 26 x 4.5 (MD, LG) | 24″ x 4.0 (SM)**
- Gear: 1×7
What we like about it: It features an integrated and replaceable battery, allowing for easy removal and charging, which provides great convenience for riders.
What we don’t like about it: The hub-drive motor uses a pedal sensor that is not particularly responsive to pedal input, resulting in lower efficiency.
I have a friend who recently moved, and his workplace is quite far away. He used to commute on a traditional bicycle, but now he needs an electric bike. To help my friend and others with similar needs, I found the QuietKat Ranger, and I’m excited to see how it performs in everyday life.
In the following analysis of the QuietKat Ranger, we’ll discuss the riding experience, key features, components, specifications, and compare it to other models in the latter part of this article. If you’re interested in more bike reviews, make sure to follow us.
In the morning, I rode the QuietKat Ranger to work. I have to admit, the battery’s performance and range are excellent, providing consistent power support. With a 768Wh battery, I don’t have to worry about running out of power, and I can even add a 17.25Ah battery for extended range. Additionally, I can choose different assist modes to find the appropriate riding mode for more challenging situations.
Furthermore, the 1000W (Hub-Drive) motor performs reliably. It delivers smooth and consistent power output, making it easy for me to tackle uneven roads and uphill sections. I can feel the electric assist pushing me forward in sync with my pedaling, making uphill rides much more manageable.
Moreover, the shifting of the SRAM 7-Speed derailleur is seamless. I can adjust the appropriate gear ratio based on road conditions and speed to maintain a comfortable cadence and efficient ride. It adds flexibility and ease to my cycling experience.
Additionally, the Tektro 2-Piston Hydraulic Brakes respond quickly and reliably. In hazardous situations, the optimized Tektro 2-Piston Hydraulic Brakes provide stable and powerful braking force, giving me excellent control in any condition. In the busy city traffic every day, I feel confident knowing that I can control my speed whenever needed. That’s the confidence the Tektro 2-Piston Hydraulic Brakes provide me with.
Apart from commuting, the QuietKat Ranger also performs remarkably well and offers comfort for leisure riding. Its Mozo Coil Suspension Fork plays a significant role on uneven terrain. It effectively reduces the impact of road bumps on the body, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride. Whether it’s gravel paths or bumpy roads, I can enjoy a stable riding experience.
Furthermore, its integrated cargo rack can carry a substantial amount of weight, up to 100 lbs. This means I can bring along many essentials for my outings, greatly enhancing my overall experience. With the 768Wh battery offering a range of 30-60 miles, I can venture to farther places, and that’s an amazing feeling.
The QuietKat Ranger is an exceptional and practical electric bike equipped with an alloy frame and a Mozo Coil Suspension Fork. The Tektro 2-Piston Hydraulic Brakes provide excellent braking performance.
Additionally, the QuietKat Ranger features an adjustable Mozo coil suspension (100mm travel) to easily handle rough terrains.
Furthermore, it has all-terrain fat tires that increase stability and traction. Whether it’s loose sand, snowy terrain, or rugged rocky paths, it adapts well. It also comes with an Integrated cargo rack that can carry a weight of up to 100 lbs. Riders can transport a wide range of items, and its total load capacity is 325 lbs.
Moreover, the QuietKat Ranger has a powerful 768Wh battery with a strong range. It can also accommodate an additional battery with a usable capacity of up to 17.25Ah for extended range.
What do we like about it?
- Integrated and replaceable battery for convenient removal and charging.
- Integrated cargo rack capable of carrying 100 lbs, allowing for the transportation of more items.
- All-terrain fat tires for increased stability and traction, suitable for various terrains.
- Riders can tackle rough terrains with the help of the Mozo coil suspension.
What don’t we like about it?
- The hub-drive motor uses a pedal sensor that is not particularly responsive to pedal input, resulting in lower efficiency.
- Is this bike suitable for beginners?
Both beginners and experienced riders can use this bike.
- How far can the battery of this bike travel?
It can travel 30-60 miles.
- Can an additional battery be added to this bike?
It can accommodate an additional 17.25Ah battery.
- How to choose the right size?
The size chart is as follows:
These sizes are only general guidelines and the true fit may vary from person to person. The easiest way to find your size is the best way to try it out.
|4’9″ – 5’7″
|5’5″ – 6’1″
|5’11” – 7’2″
QuietKat Ranger Specs
|Alloy | Internal Cable Routing | Integrated Rack
Colors: Veil Cumbre Camo; Sonic
|Mozo Coil Suspension Fork
|Tektro 2-Piston Hydraulic Brakes
|26 x 4.5 (MD, LG) | 24″ x 4.0 (SM)**
|16 AH/48V | 768Wh | 10 lbs
|Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus
|Exclusive Rad Power Bikes by Kenda K-Rad 20″ x 3.3″
|Tern Quick Haul D8
|Schwalbe Big Apple
|Co-op Generation e1.2
|REID KADe eCargo Bike
|Kenda k1032 24 x 3.0
QuietKat Ranger vs Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus
The Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus weighs 34.9kg, slightly heavier than the QuietKat Ranger’s 29.5kg. If the battery runs out during a ride, a heavier bike can be more cumbersome and inconvenient for the rider.
However, the QuietKat Ranger has relatively better off-road capabilities with its 26″ wheels, while the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus offers more agility with its 20″ wheels.
Furthermore, the QuietKat Ranger has 100mm front travel, providing stronger suspension performance compared to the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus with 80mm front travel.
So, if you’re looking for better suspension performance, I would recommend the QuietKat Ranger. If you prioritize more agile wheels, the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus would be a great fit for you.
QuietKat Ranger vs Tern Quick Haul D8
The Tern Quick Haul D8 weighs a lighter 22.8kg and is equipped with 20″ wheels, making it highly maneuverable during rides. However, it only has a Bosch 400Wh battery, which provides less range compared to the QuietKat Ranger’s 768Wh battery. So, it may require more frequent charging.
Furthermore, the QuietKat Ranger has a 1×7 drivetrain, offering smoother shifting and a wider gear range than the Tern Quick Haul D8 with its 1×8 drivetrain. In summary, if you prioritize excellent range, the QuietKat Ranger is well-suited for you. If you prioritize superior shifting capabilities, the Tern Quick Haul D8 will meet your needs.
QuietKat Ranger vs Co-op Generation e1.2
The Co-op Generation e1.2 is priced at $1600 lower than the QuietKat Ranger, and it is also slightly lighter in weight. However, it only has a 672Wh battery, providing slightly less range compared to the QuietKat Ranger’s 768Wh battery. Additionally, it has smaller 20″ wheels, offering high maneuverability during rides.
However, the QuietKat Ranger is equipped with a 1000W hub-drive, while the Co-op Generation e1.2 features a Bafang 350W hub-drive. The 1000W hub-drive provides more powerful output, allowing for faster riding. It performs better when facing uphill climbs and other challenging situations.
Therefore, if you prioritize the superior 1000W hub-drive, the QuietKat Ranger would be the better choice for you. If you prioritize a more agile bike, the Co-op Generation e1.2 can fulfill your needs effectively.
QuietKat Ranger vs REID KADe eCargo Bike
Despite the REID KADe eCargo Bike’s 250W motor output, its 110Nm torque allows it to carry a significant amount of weight. Additionally, the REID KADe eCargo Bike utilizes a mid-drive motor with a torque sensor.
With the crank directly connected to the motor, it provides a faster assist response and higher pedaling efficiency. Moreover, it is quieter during rides compared to the hub-drive motor used in the QuietKat Ranger.
On the other hand, the QuietKat Ranger’s hub-drive motor offers simplicity and lower cost. It is not as complex, providing assistance based on pedal frequency, so riders do not need to exert extra effort on the pedals. However, it adds additional weight and can cause some chain wear.
In summary, if you prefer a mid-drive motor, I would recommend the REID KADe eCargo Bike. If you prefer a hub-drive motor, the QuietKat Ranger would be an excellent choice for you.
Above is our review of the QuietKat Ranger. This exceptional and practical electric bike performed impressively during my commutes and leisure rides.
Based on our evaluation, we give it a high rating of 4.7. If you’re interested in more bike information, feel free to check out our other reviews.
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