When trying to decide which bike is right for you, it really comes down to application. If you plan to hit the trail with a loaded down rear pannier rack, while pulling a trailer full of gear for a week of hunting or adventure in the back country, then we recommend our hard-tail Mule. The Mule is built to pack! By design, this heavy duty 6061 aluminum alloy hard tail frame will maintain its integrity even when placed under heavy loads. While the air suspension GT MRK front forks and suspension seat post create a comfortable ride they cannot replace the high end full suspension ride of the Storm.
If your plans are to hunt rough, rugged, gnarly terrain, with a pack on your back, and you are less interested in packing heavy gear on your bike, or pulling weighted down trailers, then the full suspension Storm is right for you. The full suspension Storm delivers a Cadillac ride while traversing even the most rugged terrain. However, weighing down a full-suspension bike with heavy gear can cause the rear end to squat, (even when the rear shock is locked out) changing the way it rides and performs. While the Storm utilizes the same, bullet-proof Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor, with it’s heavy duty metal gearing and diesel engine like construction, we recommend it more for day trip hunting when a smooth ride is top priority.
We recognize that not every hunt begins at the top of the mountain. For this purpose Bakcou has taken all of the high-end components of the Mule and Storm, and engineered a hunting tool for those that hunt the flatter ground, and at a price point that won’t break the bank. We combined the power and performance of Bafangs 750w, high-end, rear hub motor, with the same bullet proof aluminum alloy frame, and high- end components, that you expect in a Bakcou fat-tire, electric, hunting bike and created the Flatlander.
We recommend our Mule and Flatlander Step-Through (ST) models for our customers with a shorter leg length, or those that have difficulty getting on and off of a traditional fat-tire, eBike. The Mule ST and Flatlander ST are built exactly like the Mule and Flatlander, with the exception of a lower top tube allowing for a shorter stand over height. This allows for greater ease in getting on and off of the bike.