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Hunting Bike?

ssramage

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Back during corona lockdown, my wife decided we should buy bikes for riding with the kids every day. I had been considering a mountain bike for hunting for a while. I ended up with a Jamis 29'er for about $500. Put a rear rack, handlebar cup (beer) holder, and handlebar phone mount on it. It worked really well for the closed public land roads.
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I wouldn't want a single speed, personally. I like being able to gear up and down. Also, 26" tires are slowly becoming obsolete in favor of 29s. I have 26" tires and wish I had 29" ones. They don't to my knowledge make new bikes with 26" tires.
 

JBDaddy

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I don't think I'm allowed to use an e-bike for hunting here, but even so, this one is getting loud in a corner of my mind.



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Allegheny Tom

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I don't think I'm allowed to use an e-bike for hunting here, but even so, this one is getting loud in a corner of my mind.



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I know very little about bikes but I've been trying to learn about E bikes...saw a video from a E bike "expert" that said to stay away from 250W bikes.

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PEEJAY

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I don't think I'm allowed to use an e-bike for hunting here, but even so, this one is getting loud in a corner of my mind.



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if you hunt flat ground with paved paths that might be nice. i would spend the xtra 5 and get something with a little more under the hood. lots of sub 1k bikes on ebay and amazon that prolly do better
 

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I keep thinking about one of the powered front wheels to throw on my bike now and again. Most of our stuff is flat and I mainly ride dirt and gravel roads. It'd be handy maybe twice a year.
 

Silvio

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my bike is shipping the 17th of August....so I'll post a review for everyone along with some pictures....
 

beej32

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Bumping an old thread, but curious if any bike experts have an opinion on an old schwinn s-10 that looks to be in good shape? Im not looking at it for hunting, but just recreational riding on rough terrain. Listed for $250 but sounds like they’re open to offers
 

Fl Canopy Stalker

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Wow, that's nice of you! I'm out of Mobile, Al. But I work close to Pensacola, Fl, and would be willing to drive that way too. Some of those old white folks on the beach have nicer stuff than is river rats. ;)

You've definitely given me a starting place. Definitely like that bicycle bluebook idea!
Just pick you up a cheap beach cruiser from Walmart like a huffy: get the camo Walmart spray paint and a brown wicker basket. You’ll be in there. Or you could go extreme like some people and get that fancy Rambo electric bike that Dan-O is selling. I hear they’re nice
 

Apex7

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Just pick you up a cheap beach cruiser from Walmart like a huffy: get the camo Walmart spray paint and a brown wicker basket. You’ll be in there. Or you could go extreme like some people and get that fancy Rambo electric bike that Dan-O is selling. I hear they’re nice
If you decide to get an e-bike get one with a derailleur and not the Sturmey Archer 3 speed. I know guys worry about breaking the derailleur but if you strip the 3 speed you can't go to a regular bike shop to get the part unlike a derailleur which you can get at any bike shop. Just do your research and take your time. I have a derailleur on my e-bike and never had a problem with it in 4 years of hunting with it.
 

Fl Canopy Stalker

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If you decide to get an e-bike get one with a derailleur and not the Sturmey Archer 3 speed. I know guys worry about breaking the derailleur but if you strip the 3 speed you can't go to a regular bike shop to get the part unlike a derailleur which you can get at any bike shop. Just do your research and take your time. I have a derailleur on my e-bike and never had a problem with it in 4 years of hunting with it.
I will never in my life have an e bike. I walk miles through the woods and typically enjoy doing so. I cannot in any good sense purchase something as expensive as an electric bike, or perhaps my wife would kill me! Heck I’m still trying to imagine hauling a 200-300 lbs hog out of the woods with a bike. I mean game carts don’t even roll over the downed stumps and trees in our public lands. We don’t typically have the amazingly cut and cleared roads that some states have. Maybe it’s all the swamp or marsh but most of our “trails” are barely foot walking width for clearance
 

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I will never in my life have an e bike. I walk miles through the woods and typically enjoy doing so. I cannot in any good sense purchase something as expensive as an electric bike, or perhaps my wife would kill me! Heck I’m still trying to imagine hauling a 200-300 lbs hog out of the woods with a bike. I mean game carts don’t even roll over the downed stumps and trees in our public lands. We don’t typically have the amazingly cut and cleared roads that some states have. Maybe it’s all the swamp or marsh but most of our “trails” are barely foot walking width for clearance
If I didn't have one I would have a hard time hunting. A severe back injury kinda limits me.
 

Adrena123

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I said a while back I was going to do a video on my EBIKE and welllll you know me, always doing stuff. But, I just bought a new Non Ebike so I'm pumped and back to killin the trails again. Almost 10 yrs since I bought my last one, I was do.

Anyway my Ebike is an affordable option (compared to others) that has decent parts and gets the job done. Most people don't need a $3500.00+ bike! Let me get on that video..
 

Allegheny Tom

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I will never in my life have an e bike. I walk miles through the woods and typically enjoy doing so. I cannot in any good sense purchase something as expensive as an electric bike, or perhaps my wife would kill me! Heck I’m still trying to imagine hauling a 200-300 lbs hog out of the woods with a bike. I mean game carts don’t even roll over the downed stumps and trees in our public lands. We don’t typically have the amazingly cut and cleared roads that some states have. Maybe it’s all the swamp or marsh but most of our “trails” are barely foot walking width for clearance
Is what you are really saying is that you would never use ANY bike?
We just bought ebikes for non hunting and I have ridden mine off road. I can't imagine that a "regular" bike could do very many things that an ebike cannot do.

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Apex7

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I don't think I'm allowed to use an e-bike for hunting here, but even so, this one is getting loud in a corner of my mind.



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I would look for a more powerful motor like a 750 watt or better. The cost would be a little more but not by much. There are 750 watt bikes in the 1500 to 1700 dollar range. These are all hub drive bikes. Here's mine it cost 1699. It's a 2018 Radrover
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Allegheny Tom

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I would look for a more powerful motor like a 750 watt or better. The cost would be a little more but not by much. There are 750 watt bikes in the 1500 to 1700 dollar range. These are all hub drive bikes. Here's mine it cost 1699. It's a 2018 Radrover
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Art, you probably know more about this than me, but doesn't the 750 watt threshold put bikes in the motor vehicle class? If so, then there are more restrictions on where it can be ridden. Am I correct on that?
 
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