Fat Electric Bike Reviews

This type of electric bike has tires that are wider than 2.8-inches, often 4″ or 4.9″ wide! The increased surface area improves traction, but also increases friction, drag, and noise. Some fat tires are knobby for off-road use and others are slick and smooth for cruising on-road. In general fat tire electric bikes are very stable and comfortable. The air inside can squish to act as a shock absorber and be lowered to help the tire spread out and “float” over soft terrain. Fat bikes began as a niche product for traditional cyclists who wanted to ride in loamy, sandy, or packed snow conditions. Some fat tires can even be used with metal spikes for grip in slippery icy conditions. With the introduction of electric bike technology, the niche has become much more mainstream because motor systems more than offset the weight and drag of fat tires, making them more enjoyable for less athletic riders.
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SSR Motorsports Trail Viper Review

  • MSRP: $1,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

A folding fat tire electric bike with smaller 20" wheels, adjustable height seat and stem with adjustable angle bars improves fit, quick release front wheel makes stowing in small spaces even easier. Removable battery pack reduces weight when lifting and makes care easier, integrated headlight adds safety,…...

SSR Motorsports 500W Sand Viper Review

  • MSRP: $1,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

Powerful, well balanced, affordable electric fat bike with pedal assist and throttle mode (including throttle override). Great extras including front and rear LED lights, matching rear rack, seat post suspension, ergonomic…...

E-Lux All-Trac Electric Cruiser Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

An electric fat bike designed for comfortable cruising with large oversized handlebars, a suspension seat post and smoother tires. Basic drivetrain with seven speeds, throttle on demand and five levels of pedal assist, full…...

SONDORS Ebike Review

  • MSRP: $842
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

A crowdfunded electric fat bike designed to be affordable and simple, available in four colors, single speed drivetrain with throttle only. Limited power for climbing, sand and snow applications because the motor is mid-sized at 350…...

2015 Pedego Trail Tracker Review

  • MSRP: $2,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

A fat style ebike with zippy 500 watt geared motor and powerful 48 battery (available in 10ah or 15ah for extended range). Four fun color options, integrated headlight, pedal assist and throttle mode, quality mechanical disc brakes...

2015 IZIP E3 Sumo Review

  • MSRP: $3,650
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

One of the only fat tire style electric bikes I've tested to date that is legally capable of 25+ mph top speeds in pedal assist mode. Good value considering the custom fat frame in two sizes, solid warranty and availability, hydraulic…...

Felt OUTFITTER Review

  • MSRP: $5,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

A stylish fat tire electric bike with unique camouflage paint job, stylish Old Man Mountain cargo racks and integrated Motion Stella 300 headlight. Offers 11 speeds with a quality SRAM X1 drivetrain, second generation electronic systems by Bosch...

Polaris Sabre Review

  • MSRP: $3,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

A powerful, well balanced fat electric bike with a unique pedal-assist drive mode designed to focus on power or speed and increase naturally as you shift gears. Excellent weight distribution for a hub motor powered electric bike, sturdy frame and components...

SSR Motorsports Sand Viper Review

  • MSRP: $1,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

Feature rich electric fat bike with good weight distribution, some ergonomic extras and assist plus throttle mode. Locking removable mid-mount battery reduces weight for transport, makes charging easier and keeps weight low…...

Haibike XDURO Fatsix Review

  • MSRP: $5,800
  • MODEL YEAR: 2015

The only Bosch powered electric fat bike I've seen with a suspension fork, RockShox air with remote lockout. Burly 15 mm front and 12 mm rear thru axles, extended bottom bracket and spindle…...