If you hunt in Colorado, I am sure you can understand the frustrations of running into other hunters every time you’re out, at least if you are a public land hunter and don’t have a horse. So this year I wanted to try something new. I got myself a Rambo Roamer eBike to try. I wanted the assistance of being able to take a trail miles and miles in without having to hike it all the way. With this Rambo eBike I was able to do just that.

When I first got the Roamer it was easy enough to assemble out of the box in less than 20 minutes. After the break-in of the disk brakes it’s pretty much ready to go. I was a little worried about the weight factor of it because this does weigh in at about 63lbs. Loading it in and out of the back of my truck wasn’t too bad going one tire at a time. Adding one of their Hitch Haulers would be easier yet. First impressions taking it out on the trails was pretty nice. I would suggest either airing the tires down a bit or getting their suspension seatpost because it was pretty rough riding with my main pack on with a few days worth of gear.

Where this bike really shined was when I was getting into the thick of it. The last week I was out elk hunting this year, late September archery, it had just snowed at about 12,000ft elevation. The snow wasn’t too deep but it made for a really muddy trail ride. Having the Kendra Krusade Anti-Puncture fat tires made going through the snow and deep mud pockets of the trail easy. With a constant uphill and downhill battle, the Bafang 750W BBS02 High Torque Mid Drive motor made the uphills feel like I was riding on flat ground. Going down steep grades it was also really nice having the front and rear Logan HD-E500 2 Piston Hydraulic 180mm Disk Brakes to hold me and all my gear back with ease.

The controls on this eBike couldn’t be any easier as well. On the left side of the PROMAX 700mm handle bars you have the plus and minus controls for the pedal assist, as well as the power button. On the right side you have the throttle control and the Sturmey Archer 3 speed lever control. Being in Colorado and having more mountains and hills I do wish I upgraded to their Bushwacker, or Nomad, in case I needed to ever use it as just a mountain bike. When not using the pedal assist on even a slight incline, it can get pretty tiring. In the center, Rambo has provided you with a very sharp LED display.

Another awesome feature with the Roamer is the GT-MRK suspension fork. It made my ride through the tough terrain a lot smoother with my heavy pack on. I purchased the mud flaps at the same time as the bike and I am sure glad I did. They blocked a lot of the mud that was flying everywhere from getting all over me and my pack. Rambo has a lot of accessories to choose from which is great for building out a bike that fits your needs in the field. There are many more features and other bikes to choose from at www.rambobikes.com so I suggest going to check them out! Overall I am very pleased with the first impressions and performance of this bike. I am looking to get more miles on it and do another review after more testing in the field. Look for my in-depth video review after more miles in the future. As always, thank you for taking the time to read this and good luck on your future hunts!