Compact fat tire bike w/torque sensor?

WayBackMachine

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I'm interested in smaller fat-tire bikes such as the Rad Mini, Sondors Fold, M2S Scout, etc. Problem is, I'd prefer something with a torque sensor, and all of these options seem to solely use cadence sensors. Anyone know of a similar bike with a torque sensor? Incidentally, I don't necessarily need folding capability, just something with an altogether smaller footprint. Thanks.
 

Fooo

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I signed up today to ask this exact same thing. I found a mid drive but only on alibaba sobowo sf6 https://www.sobowo.com/SOBOWO-SF6-P...ding-Electric-Bike-for-Adults-pd46215975.html

But I don't see it offered by US importers and it has a internal gear system I wouldn't be fond of. QuietKat seems like they used to import it a few years ago but no longer.

I don't care if mid drive or hub drive, I just don't like cadence as much as torque after renting a few different ebikes this summer including rad, aventon, gazelle, and haibike to test the variations. I actually want to pedal and don't want the bike to just zoom up to a certain speed. I like to go on light trails and go slow if needed. With cadence you have to do tricks light tapping the brakes to activate the motor cutout. Or feather the throttle on pas 0 a lot

I'd actually prefer a folding to reduce the need for a bike rack on the vehicle. But mainly would like it smaller than things like the juiced rip current or rize rx.

Juice bikes make a smaller torque sensor based, but with the horrible seating position. I wish they'd release a normal small fatty, or someone would use their torque sensor in their own models.

Another possibility here http://www.bikesdirect.com/products...icycles/ebikes-electric-folding-bikes-ef3.htm
 
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Marci jo

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Pedego has just released a small fat tire ebike, The Element.
It has 20" tires and lower price, around $1500.
Don't know if it has torque sensing. It has throttle-from-zero so no hesitation waiting for motor to kick in.
l am considering one mainly because it might fit inside my suv easier than the 28 and 29 inch wheeled ebikes that I currently own.
Our cycling season is winding down some maybe next Spring for a test ride.
 

WayBackMachine

New Member
Thanks for the responses. The Sobowo looks interesting. You'd think someone would be interested in offering that bike just to differentiate themselves from the competition. I hadn't given much thought to building a bike; maybe I'll start researching that as well (although I'm short on space and figuring out a work area will not be easy :)). I will check out the Pedego as well.
 

fooferdoggie

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Pedego has just released a small fat tire ebike, The Element.
It has 20" tires and lower price, around $1500.
Don't know if it has torque sensing. It has throttle-from-zero so no hesitation waiting for motor to kick in.
l am considering one mainly because it might fit inside my suv easier than the 28 and 29 inch wheeled ebikes that I currently own.
Our cycling season is winding down some maybe next Spring for a test ride.
and they sold out till spring.
 

ElevenAD

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Check out the Biktrix Stunner LT,the LT is the only Stunner with Torque Sensing!
you would want the size small, it has 20in Fat Tires, unfortunately they are sold out at the moment.
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FezUSA

Member
Just got that exact bike for my wife, the Biktrix Stunner LT 20x4 with torque sensor. It's a winner in this category!! Let me know if you have any questions about it.
 

Marci jo

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Just got that exact bike for my wife, the Biktrix Stunner LT 20x4 with torque sensor. It's a winner in this category!! Let me know if you have any questions about it.

@FezUSA
Pretty bike.
I’m looking for an ebike with smaller tires in order to “squish” it inside my suv.
Did Biktrix publish a weight for the stunner?
 

FezUSA

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@FezUSA
Pretty bike.
I’m looking for an ebike with smaller tires in order to “squish” it inside my suv.
Did Biktrix publish a weight for the stunner?
60lbs for my wife's version, the 20" x 4" fat tire. Scroll down to "detailed specifications" then under "bike geometry", 1st column is the small 20" version, last item in the table (#19) is the weight: https://www.biktrix.com/pages/stunner-lt-details

Take the battery off and you're about 8lbs lighter to lift. Drop the front wheel (quick release) to save even more if struggling to lift.
 

vincent

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check out my write up here in this sub forum on the motobecane ef3

it is a 3 inch tire

some good and some bad about it