i have 2 Rokon’s you can pack quite a bit but when front is loaded and wheel full of fuel ( my newer one carries 2.5 gallon in each wheel, older one i think 4.5gal) they are difficult to steer and they will really give you a work out. no where as easy and comfortable to drive as 4 wheelers. these are 2 wheel drive and will go lots of places others won’t…..but not fast. i also have the side car for my rokon. i had a Yamaha big wheel mid 80’s model 200cc, faster but only one drive wheel and would not do what the Rokon would. a friend has my old yamaha and might be interested in selling it if someone is interested. actually i have his old rokon that could be sold as well.
From my perch 18 feet up in a sweetgum tree, I couldn’t even see my hunting vehicle, which was barely 40 yards away. I’d stashed the camouflaged bicycle in a brushpile, and it was hidden so well that I was beginning to worry that I might never find it again.
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Felt founder Jim Felt, an avid bow hunter, wanted to design a rig that could shlep gear far into the backcountry for multi-day hunting trips. His answer: the concept Bosch-powered Outfitter than can haul a trailer with up to 100 pounds of equipment. The trailer we saw at the show was a modified model from B.O.B., but Felt is apparently working on a design of its own for 2015.
That thing is pretty slick Bobkat. I wonder how much effort it takes with the 4 wheels on the ground instead of 2. The width of it would be the only thing that limits it some I go in through some pretty tight cattle trails on some areas.
Looking to capitalize on the success of his prototype, Spreng teamed up with Jonathan Dombek and Greg Heinemann to develop Defiant, the company, and build its first model, the Defiant: an electric bike (e-bike) with the styling and craftsmanship one would expect to find in a top-dollar bike. Named, the Big Easy, Defiant’s first model has will fit and/or exceed the needs of several riding styles. As a FAT bike, it can go anywhere in as a commuter, snow, sand or rocky trail mountain-bike. It’s also perfect for the adventure-sportsman looking to get to a deer stand or previously unattainable location with a stealthily quiet mode of transportation.
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Yes, these binoculars cost a small fortune, but apart from a good weapon, no piece of gear is more essential to hunting success than good optics. What makes these so good for bike-hunting is the built-in rangefinder, which calculates distance to 2,000 yards with a press of a button. Of course, the glass is as good as it gets, allowing me to spot elk and deer several miles away and see in the faintest light of dawn and dusk. You can get comparable optics for less than half the price from Maven (the B2s are every bit as sharp and clear as these), which is the way to go if you’re on a budget, but you’ll need a supplemental rangefinder.
Presented at Eurobike 2010 (where it took home a Gold Award for innovation), the Schwinn Vestige is finally hitting the mainstream market, selling in stores across the U.S. toward the end of July 2011. The biodegradable bike is made from recyclable…
Whether you’re a treestand hunter looking to quickly get to your stand in an unobtrusive manner, a western hunter trying to push deeper into the backcountry or an outdoorsman with disabilities wanting to keep your outdoor lifestyle, the QuietKat Electric Vehicle provides the answer to all your hunting transportation needs. Utilizing high-end mountain-bike components and fabricated machinery to deliver durability with minimal environmental impact, the design teams with a 48-volt lithium-ion-battery-operated direct-drive hub motor to facilitate a silent ride that tops out at 19 mph. Engineered with a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs., it’s able to pull an additional 250 lbs., ensuring you have an easy way to get your trophy back to camp once you’ve pulled the trigger. Travels up to 25 miles on a single charge so your hunt isn’t restricted by distance, and if you plan on hunting the backcountry, the battery compartment is large enough to carry an extra battery that doubles your effective distance to 50 miles. 8″ of ground clearance means you can take it almost anywhere, while 4″ off-road suspension keeps your ride as smooth as possible. Climbs grades up to 20° and has up to 15° of lean technology. Digital display lets you easily access vital information such as how much battery life is left, distance and speed. Knobby tread grips difficult terrain, while mudflaps block splatters. Easy-to-operate half twist throttle makes traveling at an exact speed a cinch, plus hydraulic disc brakes on both the front and rear tires offer the control you need to navigate tricky hills. Handlebars and seat are adjustable to accommodate various-sized riders. Included gun/bow rack keeps your weapon handy and secure, plus a waterproof dry bag, handlebar bag and a pannier rack system offer ample storage options. Completely recharges an empty battery overnight with the included charger. Lifetime warranty against defective workmanship for the frame and rear suspension swing arm. All other components have a one-year warranty.
Admittedly, ATVs outperform bikes when it comes to one critical task: getting a deer out of the woods. Sorry, folks, but I’ve tried it all — plastic sleds, bike trailers, you name it — and there’s just no good way to lug dead weight with a bike.
The Benchmade Bugout is a useful, versatile folding knife that weighs less than two ounces. We put this ultralight folding knife to the test for this review. From the Benchmade Bugout’s excellent action to its effortless carry and cutting ability, it’s been hard to kick out of the pocket.
Keep in mind that where I hunt in Minnesota it is legal to have your gun uncased and loaded while riding a bike. I have certainly toyed with the idea of having an ATV style rack on the handlebars, but that means I can not travel tight twisty trails and I do like the fact that the upright scabbard allows for quick handling.
“On my last trip to the Kaweka’s, I’ve never seen so many hares. I must have seen 90 or more, simply because I could cruise along quietly without attracting attention. Sitting inside the cab of a diesel truck isn’t that good for hunting – you can’t see much. And walking is too slow. Now I can cover a whole block in a night, and I can check every spot.”
The crossover goes the other way, too. I’ve been working in the outdoor industry for 20 years and am glad to see hunting companies like Kuiu and Sitka designing products that make being outside, hunting or not, better. It’s difficult to quantify how much a piece of gear improves an experience, but suffice it to say that I am trading out some of my old outdoor equipment for products I’ve discovered in the hunting realm.
This is the CB4. CB4 is a fatbike, a human powered all-terrain vehicle built to take hunters and anglers far into the backcountry quickly and quietly. Its massive 3.8”-wide tires run at very low pressure to provide flotation and amazing traction over rough or soft terrain.
• Aluminum Hand Cart – Attaches easily and offers smooth movement over rough terrain. Easily hauls gear, camping equipment, treestands or your trophy out of the backwoods. Made of extremely durable 6061 aluminum alloy. When not hunting, it’s also an excellent tool for moving firewood or bulky items thanks to a handle grab that allows you to use it with or without a Rambo bike. Requires XL Luggage Rack for installation and proper use. Wt. capacity: 300 lbs. Wt: 25 lbs.
Here are two more advantages I see: One is the reduction in scent impact when travelling in my hunting area. My boots are not touching the ground, and I will be moving faster, leaving less signs of my intrusion that might alarm deer. Secondly, I ride a bike quite a bit on trails through wooded areas near my home, and I see that deer react much differently latest electric hunting bike a person on a bike than they do to a person on foot. They don’t see a person sitting on a pair of wheels as nearly the threat that they perceive a person walking. I’m not sure how much that will be an advantage, but spooking deer while scouting and travelling to and from a hunting location could be reduced.
If the mountain bike excels as a hunting machine, it shines even more in post-season scouting. If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t mind venturing into bedding areas once deer season ends, but you still want to get in and back out as quickly as possible. With the bike, you can do just that.
Mountain Bikes are an incredible (but underutilized) tool for hunters, and when you add some electricity to them they are even better (way, way better). Aside from Western hunting, they can pull double-duty getting deer hunters into treestands scent and sound free. Turkey hunters can forget “run-and-gun techniques” covering way more miles “pedaling and gunning.”
When turkey hunting odor is not an issue but for deer, predators, etc. using an electric bike would eliminate sweating, be quieter and reduce scent from boots verses walking. My walk ins are not bad but on public land the bike could get a hunter deeply in as well as reduce odor. However, In Arkansas I do not believe any motorized vehicle is allowed in our Ozark or Ouachita National Forests?
But when trucks, four-wheelers and marching hunters break the eight-month silence and begin spreading foreign smells through the woods, it takes almost no time at all before the deer completely change their ways, transforming, seemingly overnight, into nervous, mostly nocturnal animals that proceed with caution, scenting the wind before emerging from thick cover. They pattern human movement — not difficult to do when humans are associated with running motors and exhaust fumes.
The seat of any bike has to be comfortable. For this necessary piece, QuietKat® turned to the silent giant, Velo®. Velo® makes nearly 100% of every enthusiast-level saddle sold. This saddle provides exceptional comfort with Velo’s patented double-density technology and Arctech base design. They also add a high-density foam to support the rider’s weight. So no matter where you ride, you’ll always have unsurpassed comfort.
Since some of my camp partners and I started hunting from mountain bikes in 2000, we have killed our fair share of elk. Our motivation for using bikes came from Weyerhaeuser Company’s decision in 2000 to lock the gates on some of their logging roads in southwest Washington during hunting season, restricting those roads to non-motorized travel only.
This bike has dual hub motors at 1.000 watts each. each motor is driven individually with its own throttle control. I made this bike when I needed some thing to take hunting on public land where ATVs were not allowed.
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Debuting stateside at this year's Interbike Expo, Jango's Flik folding bike adds a travel-friendly model to Topeak's line of clever multi-activity cycles. After months of enjoyment riding Jango's full suspension bike, we're excited…
It only took me a day of biking to learn that ATV handlebar mounts don’t work well on bikes. Neither does carrying the gun slung across your shoulder. Both methods make the bike unbalanced and can cause damage to rifle, scope or you when you fall. Some packs now feature specially designed systems to hold rifle and bow. Just make sure they don’t smack you in the head as you ride over bumps. We now use a padded canvas or leather rifle scabbard, like hunters use on horses, and attach it to the handlebar post and frame below the seat to keep the rifle out of the way but easy to access when getting off the bike. And we never ride with a round in the chamber.
My first idea was to devise a means of carrying the bow across the handlebars somehow, but they were too narrow, and the handbrakes were in the way, so that proved impractical. The handlebars would have to serve another purpose. A visit to a local bike shop produced a large handlebar-mounted basket; perfect for carrying my backpack or other bulky items, it removes easily when not needed. A fanny pack fastened to the handlebars is another good option for carrying smaller items.
Rambo and Felt offer bikes with electric assist motors. The lithium ion batteries give you speeds of up to 20 mph and will travel 19 miles between charges on motor use alone. You can use the motor as a pedal assist if you like, which will give you even more distance on a battery. Sweating up a steep hill? Just switch on the motor for some assistance. There is some question about using the electric power on properties where no motorized vehicles are allowed, but a representative from Rambo told me the bike has been okayed by several state wildlife agencies. [redirect url=’http://bestelectrichuntingbike.com//bump’ sec=’7′]