[SHOT Show 2020] Rambo Electric Bikes at SHOT Range Day

   01.20.20

[SHOT Show 2020] Rambo Electric Bikes at SHOT Range Day

You never know what you’re going to find at the SHOT Show — and Range Day is even less predictable. So when I noticed some fat-tired bicycles and a bunch of people riding them with what appeared to be little effort, I was attracted, but not surprised.

After a quick lesson by a Rambo rep (I really enjoyed typing that, “Rambo rep”), I was asked if I wanted to take it for a ride. My reply?

I think I have to!

So, I donned my backpack — no sense testing it without carrying some extra gear along — and climbed aboard.

On the left grip of the handlebar is a simple control and display, which allows you to select how much pedal assist you get. You must pedal to make the bike go, and at number 1 that assistance is noticeable while at 5 it’s a little more than you might want, unless you’re on smooth pavement.

Next to the right grip is a spring-loaded thumb-operated lever that acts as a throttle. Tired of pedaling? I got tired of it soon enough. I’m not a bicyclist, so it became easier to just use the throttle to provide all-electric locomotion.

This was especially nice for me because the basic bicycle “saddle” is not comfortable for my bony butt, so I could stand up off the seat and use the throttle to drive myself back to the Range.

The brakes work great — as I discovered when I zoomed a bit too fast and blew my hat off!

You guys know I’m always honest with ya. I’m not a biker and I’m a half-century old, but I almost love this Rambo. Want to go hunting way back in the crud without making a lot of noise? This really looks like a great way to do that. They even have trailers available, so you can drag your climbing stand or saddle hunting gear along with you.

As near as I can tell, the one I tried is a Bushwacker 750 XPC Camo, and while I like the product, I do balk at the $3,999 MSRP. If you can afford it, I think this is a quality product that will take you many places you didn’t think you could be taken in such style & stealth.

Trailers allow you to bring more gear along. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Trailers allow you to bring more gear along.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

If this interests you even a little bit, check them out — including their accessories, which include upgraded seats (a must-have IMO), racks, saddlebags, trailers, and a whole lot more.

 

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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