Bakcou Storm Review: Mid-Drive Fat Tire Electric Hunting Bike
An ultra-powerful, full-suspension fat tire e-bike designed with hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure in mind, the best-selling Bakcou Storm is a heavy-duty electric bike that's built to tackle rugged, off-road terrain...
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What is the Bakcou Storm?
A best-selling electric hunting bike, the Bakcou Storm is a full-suspension fat tire e-bike that delivers next-level all-terrain performance. Capable of getting you quickly and quietly to your blind, tree stand, or favorite hunting spot, the Storm rolls on massive MAXXIS Minion fat tires and is powered by a BAFANG G620 Ultra mid-drive motor that puts out 1,500W of peak power.
In this Bakcou Storm review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this ride’s features and componentry, specs, performance, and how it compares to other full-suspension fat tire e-bikes on the market. We’ll also share the primary reasons why we feel it’s a great bike to consider for serious hunters who are in the market for a top-shelf hunting e-bike.
Headquartered in Ogden, UT, Bakcou was founded in 2016 by Bryan Child and Dave Andre. The brand specializes in the production of rugged, high-performance hunting e-bikes, and its 2022 range consists of 9 models plus a range of high-quality accessories.
All Bakcou e-bikes come with a 1-year warranty which covers manufacturing defects. The company also includes a 30-day money-back guarantee to ensure customer satisfaction, although customers are responsible for return shipping costs and a 15% restocking fee applies.
- Corrosion-resistant 6061 aluminum alloy frame
- 203mm Tektro 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
- RST Renegade front fork suspension (120mm of travel)
- RockShox Monarch rear suspension
- SRAM 9-speed heavy-duty gearing
- 740mm wide handlebars
- Selle Royal Sport saddle
- 26″ x 4″ MAXXIS Minion fat tires
- G620 BAFANG Ultra mid-drive motor (750W/1000W that puts out 1500W of peak power) brushless rear hub motor
- Four 48V battery configurations available (17.5Ah, 19.2Ah, 21Ah, or 25Ah)
- Thumb throttle (left side)
- Full-color BAFANG LCD display
Bakcou Storm Review: E-Bike Overview
Billed as the ultimate ride for hunters, anglers, and serious outdoor enthusiasts who need access to rugged, tough-to-reach backcountry spots, the popular Bakcou Storm is a high-end fat tire hunting e-bike that packs power, performance, and top-quality features into one great-looking package.
Powered by a 750-watt/1000-watt powerful mid-drive motor that puts out 1500W of max power output and 160Nm of torque, the Storm delivers an impressive top speed, torque, and power off-the-line. Able to climb steep hills and tackle gnarly, rocky descents without breaking a sweat, this fully loaded electric fat bike can handle anything you throw at it.
We always love the fact that Bakcou provides customers with plenty of options, and the Storm is no exception. This bike can be ordered in five different colors (Matte Black, Matte Army Green, Matte Desert Tan, Matte Cavalry Blue, and Kryptek Altitude), two different frame sizes (17-inch and 19-inch), and in four battery configurations (17.5, 192.Ah, 21Ah, and 25Ah). Additionally, Bakcou sells a nice range of e-bike accessories and the Storm provides hunters with a platform that’s very easy to customize to each use case.
Stopping power is provided by 203mm Tektro HD-E750 hydraulic disc brakes which do an amazing job of keeping this big, heavy bike under control. The bike’s front and rear suspension handle bumps and rough terrain well, and the huge MAXXIS fat tires perform well in mud, gravel, grass, snow, and sand.
The Storm’s 9-speed SRAM drivetrain is super smooth and the wide 740mm handlebars contribute nicely to the bike’s outstanding overall stability.
With its 70-pound weight (without battery), the Bakcou Storm is one huge bike. Depending on the battery configuration selected, the total weight of this e-bike can exceed 82 lbs. As mentioned, Bakcou offers the Storm in both 17″ and 19″ versions — the smaller configuration is recommended for riders who are 5’7″ to 5’10”, while the larger bike is best for individuals who are 5’10” and taller.
1-year warranty1 of 13
48V lithium-ion battery (available in 17.5Ah, 19.2Ah, 21Ah, and 25Ah)2 of 13
Rear rack for hauling gear, camping supplies, pannier bags, and small game3 of 13
Front and rear fenders4 of 13
26-inch by 4-inch MAXXIS Minion fat tires5 of 13
750W or 1000W BAFANG mid-drive motor (can be toggled)6 of 13
Full-color BAFANG LCD display7 of 13
Left thumb throttle8 of 13
203mm 4-piston Tektro hydraulic brakes9 of 13
SRAM 9-speed drivetrain10 of 13
Durable 6061 aluminum frame11 of 13
RST Renegade front fork suspension (120mm of travel)12 of 13
RockShox Monarch rear shock13 of 13
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The Bakcou Storm delivers unparalleled power and comfort, providing riders with a riding experience that’s second to none. The bike’s air suspension and beefy MAXXIS fat tires deliver a smooth, comfortable ride even on rough terrain, and the powerful mid-drive electric motor can easily tow a trailer full of gear without a struggle.
In addition to hunting and off-road riding, the versatile Storm is also a lot of fun to ride on city streets and is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it’s ridden.
Bakcou is a brand that is known for its high-quality designs and consistently good build quality, and the Storm is a great example of that. The bike is well-constructed and the frame and components are all first-rate. This is a nicely made bike that arrives neatly packaged from the factory, and whenever issues arise, customers report that Bakcou is quick to resolve them.
The Bakcou Storm is a huge, imposing ride that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Not for the faint of heart, the Storm’s tough appearance and oversized tires demand attention wherever it’s ridden. The Storm’s aggressive appearance is complemented nicely by the bundled accessories, such as the rear rack and full suspension setup, and all of the color options are attractive and very well done in our opinion.
The Bakcou Storm ships with a rear pannier rack, mud fenders, and a 4.0 A smart charger. Of course, the company also sells a wide range of replacement parts and accessories, including hunting trailers, batteries, chargers, racks, and more.
Bakcou is a brand that prides itself on being transparent, and we appreciate that as far as warranties go, the company stands behind everything it manufactures. In addition to offering a 1-year warranty, the company also offers 30 days to return purchases. It’s important to note that Bakcou will charge a 15% restocking fee on any return, and customers are also responsible for all return shipping costs (which are expensive on big bikes like this).
Bakcou is super easy to reach, and the company’s customer support staff is very quick to respond in our experience. As far as contact options go, the company can be reached via live chat, a website contact form, and its toll-free telephone number. Live chat is the fastest way to reach a representative at Bakcou, and your message gets instantly routed to a customer service representative who will respond in record time to your inquiry via SMS text.
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Bakcou Storm Unboxing & Assembly (VIDEO)
Price, Where to Buy it, & Coupon Code
At the time of this review, the MSRP of the Bakcou Storm is $6,198 to $6,897, depending on the configuration. The bike is currently in stock and can be purchased here. Additionally, you can take advantage of a limited-time special offer with the coupon code RECHARGEDRIDES — just click the link above, add the bike to your cart, and then enter the promo code when checking out. A 5% discount will be automatically applied to your order.
The Bakcou Storm is manufactured in China.
Pros and Cons
- Built like a tank
- Lots of options, including color, frame size, and battery
- Peppy BAFANG mid-drive electric motor delivers breathtaking speed and power
- 48V 25Ah battery configuration is great for long-distance hunting trips
- Air suspension and 26" x 4" MAXXIS Minion fat tires deliver great handling and a comfortable ride
- Super versatile bike that has no trouble in sand, snow, gravel, and mud
- Handsome rear rack gives you the ability to load it up with pannier bags, gear, or small game
- Included front and rear fenders do a good job of keeping the rider clean
- Rock-solid 1-year warranty
- 30-day return policy
- Excellent customer support
Bakcou’s Storm is one of today’s hottest hunting e-bikes for good reason — it delivers mind-blowing performance and comes loaded with features that serious hunters will appreciate. In addition to its impressive performance capabilities, we love the fact that the Storm is so dependable. This is an e-bike that’s built from the ground up with reliability in mind, and it’s an electric hunting bike that won’t leave you stranded when the going gets tough.
We also really like the Bakcou brand — they are a friendly Utah-based company that’s helpful, customer service-oriented, and serious about standing behind the products they make.
Last but not least, the Storm is much more than just a hunting e-bike — this ride is absolutely ideal for long-range camping excursions, fishing expeditions, and all-around recreational riding.
Overall, the Bakcou Storm is a beautifully designed fat tire hunting bike that’s perfect for anyone who is serious about exploring the great outdoors on two wheels.