Bakcou eBikes Mule Step-Thru (ST) 1000W Fat Tire Adventure eBike

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    04/21/2020

    Perfect In All Respects

    I waited a year to get one of the first step-thru Mules from Backcountry Ebikes. Well now they changed their name to Bakcou. I'm so satisfied with my new Mule. It's super powerful, and easily handles my 250 lbs weight.

    BP
    Bruce P.
    Mexico Mexico
    04/19/2020

    Powerful & Well Engineered

    I have been following Bakcou Ebikes since they were Backcountry Ebikes, and I called several times to see when they might introduce a step-through model of the Mule. I have some hip issues that make it difficult to mount a regular bike. Well all I can say is WOW. This new model ticks all the boxes, and is a hoot to ride. Great job guys.

    BG
    Barry G.
    Mexico Mexico

    1000W Bafang Ultra Mid-Drive Motor - Extended Range Batteries Up to 21 Amp Hours - Hydraulic Disc Brakes - High Grade Aluminum Alloy 6061 - Pedal Assist System (PAS) and Class 2 Thumb Throttle - Much More...

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    Bakcou Mule Step-Thru (MuleST) Description

    The Mule Step-Through (MuleST) from Bakcou eBikes (formerly BackCountry eBikes) is a beast. It is built to pack like a mule, with the suspension and gearing to get you there fast. On a quick trail ride or a week in the backcountry, the Mule can handle anything you throw at it. 

    The Mule is the bestselling electric mountain bike for the last four (4) year, and has been upgraded for 2020 to include a Step-Through frame.

    The Bakcou eBikes MuleST was designed and engineered around the unparalleled power and performance of the Bafang Ultra 1000W mid-drive motor, with its game-changing torque and dual-speed sensors. These highly sensitive sensors record data on crank torque, vehicle speed, and pedal rotation speed, ensuring precise control of the bike while achieving the highest possible efficiency. The Ultra motor can be programmed down to 750W for street use.

    backcountry ebikes hunter outside landscape with two electric mountain bikes

    The new Bafang Ultra mid-drive electric motor looks similar to other mid-drive electric bicycle motors from Bosch, Panasonic and Brose, but it a next generation ebike motor like no other. Don’t be fooled by the 1,000W nominal motor output specification; under the hood, the Bafang Ultra is capable of pulling 1,600W from the battery using only its stock settings.

    At 160 newton meter (Nm), the torque rating on the Bafang Ultra is also through the roof; it is far more torque than any other mid-drive on the market today. The best and latest models from other industry leaders are only now reaching 90 Nm, meaning the Bafang Ultra packs well over twice the torque of most of its competitors. That translates into wheelie popping, seat-of-the-pants thrill riding that most people have never experienced before on a bicycle.

    bakcou mule step-thru electric mountain bike diagram

    To increase the torque, Bafang started with a much larger diameter motor than is conventionally used for ebike mid-drives. Its larger diameter rotor means the motor can pull harder against its magnets, providing extra high power and torque. That larger diameter also increases efficiency, as the relative speed of the magnets passing by the motor coils is faster. The magnets on the Bafang Ultra are also mounted slightly further from the copper coils, which keeps them cooler, also increasing efficiency.

    The Bafang Ultra’s internal controller is also optimized for extremely high power. Most mid-drive motors use 6 MOSFETs, the small internal circuits that control power flow to the motor. But the Bafang Ultra doubles the standard with 12 MOSFETs. That opens the door to higher power and less energy lost as heat waste.

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    The Bafang Ultra also uses triple gear reduction inside the motor, unlike the double reduction found in most competitors. The gears are helical cut, which helps reduce noise. Of course it won’t be nearly as whisper quiet as Brose’s famous belt reduction mid-drives, or the Bafang BBHSD motor with its teflon gears,, but it certainly won’t be as loud as the old school straight cut gears still found in some mid-drives.

    Lastly, the Bafang Ultra incorporates a torque sensing ISIS bottom bracket. That results in extra smooth power application that mimics a rider’s natural pedal force (but amplified many times, of course).

     

    Bakcou eBikes MuleST Specifications

    • Motor: Bafang Ultra M620 1000W Mid-Drive Motor with Torque and Cadence Sensors (Programmable Down to 750W for Street Use)
    • Battery: Long-Range Downtube-Integrated Battery w/ 48V/14.4Ah, 48V/17.4Ah, 48V/21Ah Options
    • Range: 40+ Miles Per Charge, Depending on Battery Capacity and Riding Conditions
    • Digital Display: Bafang DP C18.UART Full Color LCD
    • Brakes: Powerful Tektro Dual Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes w/ 203mm Front Rotor and 180mm Rear Rotor
    • Suspension: BCEB GT MRK 120mm AIR Fork
    • Frame: 18" High Grade Aluminum Alloy 6061 Frame w/ 26" Stand-Over Height
    • Throttle: Class 2 Left Thumb Throttle
    • Pedal Assist System (PAS): 5 Levels of Pedal Assist and Programmable Max Speed
    • Wheel/Tire: Maxxis Minion 26” X 4.0 or 24" x 4.0" for Unparalleled Traction and Control
    • Gearing: Shimano Alivio 9-Speed, 40t Front 11x36t Cassette
    • Steering: Wide 740mm Handlebars for Greater Stability
    • Load Capacity: 300 lbs.
    • Grips: Locking Ergonomic Handlebar Grips
    • Seat Post: Shock Absorbing Suspension Seat Post (Swap Out Standard Post for Lower Seat Height)
    • Pedals: Aggressive Skid-Proof Wide Stance Pedals
    • Guards: Front & Side Rear Derailleur Guards
    • Standover Height: 26"
    • Bike Weight: 68 Lbs

    Learn more about the 120mm Air Fork on the Mule in this video by the co-founder of Bakcou eBikes.

    In the following video, you get a complete walkthrough on the Bafang full-color display that comes with the Mule.

    Learn how to properly use your Mule's downtube-mounted lithium battery in the following video.

    

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    Owners Manuals

    Bakcou eBikes Mule Electric Mountain Bike Owners Manual

    Bakcou eBikes Mule Bafang LCD Display Manual

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