FAT BIKES (mostly) I Have Found for TALL RIDERS ( On a $830 to $2.5K Budget)

ck1224

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BIKES for TALL RIDERS ( $840 to $2.5K Budget): Looking for an XL/XXL Frame Size E-Bike. I'm thinking if I get a faster more powerful bike that the fat tire might be nice for stability.

I'm 6'1" 185 lbs but I have a 35" inseam so XL or larger frame size (20"+),

so far I have found Juiced Bikes has an XL frame size, M2SBikes has a large frame, NCM Aspen, HOTEBike Beach Bike (2000W), Ecotric Hammer and Bison are large bikes and Eahora XC200 so about seven bikes so far that are large.

OMG, I just came across Ecotric's newest Fat Bike: called Bison so I am leaning towards Bison or the Hammer bike. Here is the Bison: https://www.ecotric.com/collections/bison/products/bison-matt-black


Bikes for shorter riders (under 33" inseam ) *Taller Riders need longer seat/front post.

Ancheer 480 W battery, 500 W motor 27.5" thin tires $899 lower-price models available

Eahora XC100 500W battery, 350 W motor 26" thin tire $899

Rattan Challenger 2020 500W battery, 350 W motor 26" $899

Ride1UP Core-5 $1,095 500 W motor/battery 27.5" tires

Ride1UP 500 Series $1,195 500 W motor / 624 W battery

Ecotric Seagull 1000 W motor, 624 w battery 1,259 26" tires

RadCity4 1,499 672 W battery, 750 W motor 26" frame: 18.5" $200 military/other discount.


Bikes for taller Riders

Lunacycle has higher-end ebikes like the Sur-Ron 3,600 on their website

https://bikonit.com/products 3 models 2,500 to 5K price range (dual battery setup) large frame bike 80 lbs or so

Lectric Foldable XP 20" mini 500W/500W 899 5% military discount.

NCM Moscow Electric Mountain Bike 1,059 500 W motor 624 W battery / 27.5 (19" frame) or 29 inch wheel size (20.5" frame size) 41.7" *Speed limit cannot be unlocked

NCM Moscow Plus 768W battery & other upgrades (1,459) *Speed limit cannot be unlocked

SONDORS Original Fat tire 500 W motor / 810 W battery 1,100 *No Suspension

Rattan Foldable Mini - LM 750W 20" tire 624 W battery 1,199 with code ^seatpost is short for tall people

NCM Aspen fat tire 1,279 500 W motor / 624 W battery

NCM Aspen plus fat tire 1,679 500 W motor / 768 battery

Ecotric Hammer fat tire 624W battery / 1000W motor 1,380 38.5 to 44" seat height

Aventon Pace 500 500 W motor , 556 W battery 1,399 Large Frame Size *No Suspension

Eahora XC200 Plus 750 W motor / 624 W battery 21.5" frame size 1, 620 on Amazon

Sondors XS (fat) 1,699 + 97 shipping 750W motor 840 W battery 35" to 43.5" seat air suspension hydraulic brakes / seat suspension 75 lbs

M2Bikes - Fat Tire All Terrain R750 HT 750W motor / 750 W battery 1,799
or 1000W battery (1,999) XL Frame Size 21" shipping around 150 to 200 extra

Ecotric Bison fat tire 1000 W / 1000 W 93lb 2,000 79.5 x 24.4 x 46 inches

JuicedBikes CC 1,899 676W battery/750 W mtr 28" tire Frame: XL *200 military/etc. discount

Juiced Bike CC X 2,499 1000W battery, 750 W mtr thin 28" tire *200 military/etc. discount

Juiced Bikess Rip Current fat tire 676 W battery / 750 mtr 1,899 *200 military/etc. discount

Juiced Bikes Rip Current S fat tire 1,000 W bty / 750 w mtr 2,499 *200 military/etc. discount

From China: HOTEBIKe 750 W mtr / 624 W bty 27.5" tires 1,329 /1,140 (or Aliexpress)

From China: HOTEBike 2000W mtr / 1100 bty fat-tire 1,889 / or 1,612 (1,000W motor on AliEx)


High-End Bikes: Enduro Bikes (https://enduroebikes.com/), Sur-Ron at Luna-cycle.com, Cyclone (Taiwan) https://elite-motor.com/bikes.html, https://ecells.com/ (dual suspension/motor/battery), and https://www.hotebike.com
 
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GypsyTreker

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BIKES for TALL RIDERS ( $2.5K Budget): Looking for an XL/XXL Frame Size E-Bike. I'm thinking if I get a faster more powerful bike that the fat tire might be nice for stability.

I'm 6'1" 185 lbs but I have a 35" inseam so XL or larger frame size (20"+),

so far I have found Juiced Bikes has an XL frame size, M2SBikes has a large frame, NCM Aspen, HOTEBike Beach Bike (2000W), Ecotric Hammer and Bison are large bikes and Eahora XC200 so about seven bikes so far that are large.

OMG, I just came across Ecotric's newest Fat Bike: called Bison so I am leaning towards Bison or the Hammer bike. Here is the Bison: https://www.ecotric.com/collections/bison/products/bison-matt-black


NCM Aspen fat tire 1,279 500 W motor / 624 W battery
NCM Aspen plus fat tire 1,679 500 W motor / 768 W battery
Ecotric Hammer fat tire 624W battery / 1000W motor 1,380 38.5 to 44" seat height
Ecotric Bison fat tire 1000 W / 1000 W 93lb 2k 79.5 x 24.4 x 46 inches
HOTEBIKE 2000W motor / 1080/1200 battery fat-tire 1,889 / as low as 1,612 (1,000W motor)
Eahora XC200 Plus 750 W motor / 624 W battery 21.5" frame size 1, 620 on Amazon
M2Bikes - Fat Tire All Terrain R750 HT 750W motor / 750 W battery 1,799 or 1000W battery (1,999) XL Frame Size 21" shipping 150 to 200 extra
Juiced Bikess Rip Current fat tire 676 W battery / 750 motor 1,899
Juiced Bikes Rip Current S fat 1,000 W battery / 750 w motor 2,499

I have the Ecotric 26" snow beach and its a tall bike. I'm 5'9.5 and with my saddle height adjusted to for my leg I cant touch bottom. I do rolling starts and stops, lol. That said, love the bike. I am a proponent of sub $1000 eBikes for casual use. The Ecotric is perfect size wise for 6'1 and well under your budget. Take $150 of the savings and add suspension forks.
 

ck1224

Member
I have the Ecotric 26" snow beach and its a tall bike. I'm 5'9.5 and with my saddle height adjusted to for my leg I cant touch bottom. I do rolling starts and stops, lol. That said, love the bike. I am a proponent of sub $1000 eBikes for casual use. The Ecotric is perfect size wise for 6'1 and well under your budget. Take $150 of the savings and add suspension forks.

Yes, the max. seat height is 42" on it, so it probably would still work for me as I need about 40 to 41.5" depending on wheel size. Yes,
definitely would need to add suspension on it (front and seat/seat post probably.
 

GypsyTreker

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Yes, the max. seat height is 42" on it, so it probably would still work for me as I need about 40 to 41.5" depending on wheel size. Yes,
definitely would need to add suspension on it (front and seat/seat post probably.

I have looked at seatpost systems, expensive imo. I guess for me this is always how I try to access my real use rather than imagined and make my compromise based on that. I have aired-down my rear tire and made a huge impact on the jolt. Free. That said, if I found myself totally dedicating my time and activity to eBikes I could justify a Wattwagon or Haibike or whatever because on that level of usage, why not go big and get it over with. The cool thing about this emerging industry ( similar to mountain bikes in the 80's) is they do have good entry level bikes so the water can be tested. :)
 

ck1224

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I have looked at seatpost systems, expensive imo. I guess for me this is always how I try to access my real use rather than imagined and make my compromise based on that. I have aired-down my rear tire and made a huge impact on the jolt. Free. That said, if I found myself totally dedicating my time and activity to eBikes I could justify a Wattwagon or Haibike or whatever because on that level of usage, why not go big and get it over with. The cool thing about this emerging industry ( similar to mountain bikes in the 80's) is they do have good entry level bikes so the water can be tested. :)

Yeah, I'm now looking at the Lectric XP 20" mini 500W/500W for $899 (military discount also) as the seat and handlebars can both be raised high enough for tall riders and it is foldable but still hefty and portable.
 

GypsyTreker

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Yeah, I'm now looking at the Lectric XP 20" mini 500W/500W for $899 (military discount also) as the seat and handlebars can both be raised high enough for tall riders and it is foldable but still hefty and portable.

Foldable bikes work. If we were just going out to camp, my wifes folder would be the perfect errand bike. Plus whenever you can keep an eBike in an enclosed environment its a major plus. Not just the security aspect but to prevent it from getting drenched as you drive through rain and it's hanging on a bike rack. I think there would be a market for waterproof covers that snugly fit an eBike. Ones that won't destroy themselves flapping on the back of a vehicle.
 

Marci jo

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Good points GypsyTreker.

I haul my bikes often and it’s kind of a hassle. First, wrestling the car rack onto the vehicle, then making sure the bike is securely attached. I usually wrap extra bungees around the bike and rack.

On rare occasion I travel more than two hours. In those situations I put the bike inside the suv (2018 Acura RDX). It’s a snug fit and no matter how careful I am, there’s somehow some tire dirt, chain grease, or scratches on the inside. But still better for the bike than drenching downpour or the bombardment of wind and freeway dirt at 70-80 mph.

So....I’m thinking of a folding ebike! Right now the GoCycle is looking good, mostly because of its weight. The challenge this season is finding one to test ride. Oh well, just looking is free.
 

GypsyTreker

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Good points GypsyTreker.

I haul my bikes often and it’s kind of a hassle. First, wrestling the car rack onto the vehicle, then making sure the bike is securely attached. I usually wrap extra bungees around the bike and rack.

On rare occasion I travel more than two hours. In those situations I put the bike inside the suv (2018 Acura RDX). It’s a snug fit and no matter how careful I am, there’s somehow some tire dirt, chain grease, or scratches on the inside. But still better for the bike than drenching downpour or the bombardment of wind and freeway dirt at 70-80 mph.

So....I’m thinking of a folding ebike! Right now the GoCycle is looking good, mostly because of its weight. The challenge this season is finding one to test ride. Oh well, just looking is free.

I just looked at the GoCycle. Looks excellent. Demos seem to be difficult to setup. If the company has a return policy (Ecotric does) it might be worth the risk of betting on return shipping. After my wife got her fattie folder, I was impressed after riding it. Just so happens a friend was selling his hardly used Ecotric 26" snow bike with rack and spare battery, I couldn't turn down his deal. Had I not had that deal put in front of me I would have bought the fattie folder. The actual ride was not how I expected a 20" , raised seat and bars, folding bike to handle. The GoCycle looks great for urban commutes or just grabbing some relaxation on a Sunday bike path.
 

Timpo

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It says "Sizing Fit 5'8 - 6'4" "

 

ck1224

Member
I just looked at the GoCycle. Looks excellent. Demos seem to be difficult to setup. If the company has a return policy (Ecotric does) it might be worth the risk of betting on return shipping. After my wife got her fattie folder, I was impressed after riding it. Just so happens a friend was selling his hardly used Ecotric 26" snow bike with rack and spare battery, I couldn't turn down his deal. Had I not had that deal put in front of me I would have bought the fattie folder. The actual ride was not how I expected a 20" , raised seat and bars, folding bike to handle. The GoCycle looks great for urban commutes or just grabbing some relaxation on a Sunday bike path.


The GoCycle definitely is nice for females and older/younger people as it is half the weight of the bigger foldables I am looking at now. I'm also seriously looking at Rattan LM/LF $1,100 to 1,200 folding e-bikes now (good specs) and an XL version on Indiegogo that is comparable to Sondor's foldable bikes over Lectric XP.
 
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ck1224

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Ohh I didn't know that they had a USA site

Yeah, at the top left is the region link. I like the Ecotric Bison over the Rize X as the Bison is 2k and is comparable to the Rize RX version at 2,600j, but for a starter e-bike that is easily portable I may go with a foldable for now, and maybe a beast later.
 

RMK!

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I'm a 69 Y/O semi retired guy who's 6'5" with a 37" inseam. My current ebike is an Eahora X7 Plus 20" fat tire folder. With the seatpost at max extension, I'm in an acceptable (if not ideal) riding position. I have put 1300 miles on this ebike (99.9 % pedaling) in the last 4 months and the upright riding position is comfortable for my usual 20-30 mile rides. The wife is finally getting a new folder (ordered in Dec 2019) and we will use these ebikes for travel destination riding.

I have a larger 5" fat tire non-folding ebike coming (Bikonit MD1000) and it will be my new daily rider. I bought this particular ebike due to it's two 15ah batteries with a range of 80+ miles, 1000W Bafang mid-drive motor and it's sealed belt drive gear system. I wanted an ebike with that range and speed potential to make a 56 mile round trip to another activity/hobby (shooting range). The ride is mostly flat country roads and this bike should get me there in a reasonable time frame and provide a good workout in the process. As for the fit of this bike, I test rode a prototype and I think it will be fine with full extension of the seat post. If I find it's a little short, I'll get a suspension seat post that will give me another couple of inches in seat height.

I'm used to having to adapt my bikes to my height but I've found that ebikes with a relatively upright riding position and pedal assist, traditional riding position geometry is less critical.
 

ck1224

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I'm a 69 Y/O semi retired guy who's 6'5" with a 37" inseam. My current ebike is an Eahora X7 Plus 20" fat tire folder. With the seatpost at max extension, I'm in an acceptable (if not ideal) riding position. I have put 1300 miles on this ebike (99.9 % pedaling) in the last 4 months and the upright riding position is comfortable for my usual 20-30 mile rides. The wife is finally getting a new folder (ordered in Dec 2019) and we will use these ebikes for travel destination riding.

I have a larger 5" fat tire non-folding ebike coming (Bikonit MD1000) and it will be my new daily rider. I bought this particular ebike due to it's two 15ah batteries with a range of 80+ miles, 1000W Bafang mid-drive motor and it's sealed belt drive gear system. I wanted an ebike with that range and speed potential to make a 56 mile round trip to another activity/hobby (shooting range). The ride is mostly flat country roads and this bike should get me there in a reasonable time frame and provide a good workout in the process. As for the fit of this bike, I test rode a prototype and I think it will be fine with full extension of the seat post. If I find it's a little short, I'll get a suspension seat post that will give me another couple of inches in seat height.

I'm used to having to adapt my bikes to my height but I've found that ebikes with a relatively upright riding position and pedal assist, traditional riding position geometry is less critical.

Nice bike, looks large frame so the seat might be ok!! At 53, I still want some exercise as well so I definitely want to be able to stretch my legs out sometimes with a higher seat, and maybe other times have it lower. I really like the Ecotric Bison 1000W/1000W 93 LB beast at 2,000 price point and then buy an additional battery for it. However, at the moment, due to limitations, I may just get the Rattan folding 1,200 750w/625w and buy an additional battery as well. and possibly get a bike like what you are doing later on. I saw another bike that also had dual battery storage. That is a nice feature I think that other companies should incorporate more often.
 
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Tomp

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I recently picked up one of M2S 750 HT bikes and can validate that it will fit taller riders. They also provide the option on tires, either the standard 26x4.5" fat tire or their sport version with a 29x3" tire (my choice). The XL frame is 21" and standover height is about 32-33". I also opted for the 21amp battery which so far has provided plenty of range. I'm only a month into ownership so limited experience on long term quality. Out of the gate, most of my issues/niggles have been with the bike components and not the ebike parts. My wife's bike is the same in the step through frame and has had no issues.

Hope that helps.
 

RMK!

Active Member
Nice bike, looks large frame so the seat might be ok!! At 53, I still want some exercise as well so I definitely want to be able to stretch my legs out sometimes with a higher seat, and maybe other times have it lower. I really like the Ecotric Bison 1000W/1000W 93 LB beast at 2,000 price point and then buy an additional battery for it. However, at the moment, due to limitations, I may just get the Rattan folding 1,200 750w/625w and buy an additional battery as well. and possibly get a bike like what you are doing later on. I saw another bike that also had dual battery storage. That is a nice feature I think that other companies should incorporate more often.
Funny enough, I have a Rattan XL (750W) coming this month. It was ordered in December well before I saw and rode the Bikonit. I was going to cancel the Rattan order but it was an Indiegogo "contribution" and Rattan was reluctant to refund. Since it was promised delivery this month, I'll be comparing it to the Eahora X7. Larger battery and extra watts should be nice. Either the XL or Eahora will be my travel bike and occasional rider. My wife is getting the Rattan LF 750 step-through folder. Even though she is 5'9", she feels the Eahora is "to big" for her. We got our daughter (also 5'9") the Rattan LF500 which she is getting today. I'm just hoping that there is no shipping damage and that she can put it together. That makes 5 ebikes for the family. Luckily, we have 5 kids but still, I may need an intervention ... ;-)
 

ck1224

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Funny enough, I have a Rattan XL (750W) coming this month. It was ordered in December well before I saw and rode the Bikonit. I was going to cancel the Rattan order but it was an Indiegogo "contribution" and Rattan was reluctant to refund. Since it was promised delivery this month, I'll be comparing it to the Eahora X7. Larger battery and extra watts should be nice. Either the XL or Eahora will be my travel bike and occasional rider. My wife is getting the Rattan LF 750 step-through folder. Even though she is 5'9", she feels the Eahora is "to big" for her. We got our daughter (also 5'9") the Rattan LF500 which she is getting today. I'm just hoping that there is no shipping damage and that she can put it together. That makes 5 ebikes for the family. Luckily, we have 5 kids but still, I may need an intervention ... ;-)

Wow, what's the fifth e-bike? I count four. that's awesome! You have a tall family. I ordered the LM-750 Rattan today and getting the XL LT thudbuster to lengthen the seat post (and may well buy a second beefier battery if needed) and have to wait now until August delivery but buying accessories ahead of time :-(. I stilll like the look of the Ecotric Bison, but it is a beast at 93lbs, but I have no storage space where I currently live and I can't haul that monster up to the 2nd floor bedroom.
 

CdnShaun

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Funny enough, I have a Rattan XL (750W) coming this month. It was ordered in December well before I saw and rode the Bikonit. I was going to cancel the Rattan order but it was an Indiegogo "contribution" and Rattan was reluctant to refund. Since it was promised delivery this month, I'll be comparing it to the Eahora X7. Larger battery and extra watts should be nice. Either the XL or Eahora will be my travel bike and occasional rider. My wife is getting the Rattan LF 750 step-through folder. Even though she is 5'9", she feels the Eahora is "to big" for her. We got our daughter (also 5'9") the Rattan LF500 which she is getting today. I'm just hoping that there is no shipping damage and that she can put it together. That makes 5 ebikes for the family. Luckily, we have 5 kids but still, I may need an intervention ... ;-)

Your story is amazing - sharing your passion for ebikes with the whole family, absolutely no intervention required. To further confirm this, getting into ebikes last year has basically saved my life. It broke me of my 90-hour work weeks (to say I was a work-a-holic is an understatement) and in just 4 months last summer/fall of riding I dropped 50lbs. This year I hope to ride even more, reach my 100lb goal, avoid becoming diabetic, and never be a work-a-holic again no matter how much work comes my way.

I currently have 4 ebikes and will have 6 by the end of the summer. The right tool for every situation and season is how I treat it. Having so many actually inspires me to maintain them which is a hobby all on to it's own I have discovered, further helping me find a better work/life balance.

Cheers!
 
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CdnShaun

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Wow, what's the fifth e-bike? I count four. that's awesome! You have a tall family. I ordered the LM-750 Rattan today and getting the XL LT thudbuster to lengthen the seat post (and may well buy a second beefier battery if needed) and have to wait now until August delivery but buying accessories ahead of time :-(. I stilll like the look of the Ecotric Bison, but it is a beast at 93lbs, but I have no storage space where I currently live and I can't haul that monster up to the 2nd floor bedroom.

The only storage option I had for my place was downstairs in the workshop basement (dry, heated and cooled, perfect spot for them) at the bottom of a tight (built 45 years ago) long skinny stair case. Annoying and borderline difficult/dangerous to haul my bikes up and down those stairs.

So I purchased this a few weeks ago, install happening soon....


Added a 24" tow strap (rated for 10,000lbs - lol) to wrap around the bike frame. I will be able to lift the bike 'up' into the air, walk down under and lower it to me. Silly? Absolutely. Luxury and a game changer for me? You betcha.

Not sure if you could come up with a solution like this for your place...or be allowed to? ;-) - I feel your pain and wanted to share what I came up with for my own situation like yours.

Cheers!