Folding fat tire bike with room for passenger?

npbeers

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I’m looking for a folding fat tire ebike that either has a second seat or a long seat so that it can accommodate a passenger. I’ve considered the Rattan LM/LG series, but I’ve seen very mixed reviews on them. And they seem to strongly discourage ever getting caught in the rain... Are there any other options?
 

Timpo

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I had never heard of this bike but it doesn't look like it comes with passenger footpegs.. it's probably not that hard to install them though?
Rattan 750W Folding Electric Bike LM-750 20 4.0 F - Electric Bikes -  Foksite Wholesale
 
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npbeers

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USA
I had never heard of this bike but it doesn't look like it comes with passenger footpegs.. it's probably not that hard to install them though?
Rattan 750W Folding Electric Bike LM-750 20 4.0 F - Electric Bikes -  Foksite Wholesale
It’s hard to see them on this, but it does have rear door platforms. Some YouTube videos show them.
 

npbeers

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USA
consider this one instead?

Thanks. I’ve seen that one. With the rear rack welded to the frame it probably could support a passenger... I guess I’m looking for something where the second seat is already setup with a seat cushion, foot pegs, etc.
 

ki11a

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I’m looking for a folding fat tire ebike that either has a second seat or a long seat so that it can accommodate a passenger. I’ve considered the Rattan LM/LG series, but I’ve seen very mixed reviews on them. And they seem to strongly discourage ever getting caught in the rain... Are there any other options?

Not sure what the laws are in your area, but laws here state that you cannot have more than 1 rider on a bike, unless its a tandem.
 

Timpo

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Not sure what the laws are in your area, but laws here state that you cannot have more than 1 rider on a bike, unless its a tandem.
Really???

So RadWagon, RadRunner and all the other ebikes can't carry a passenger?
 

Timpo

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Yep...government oversight at its finest :(
Well that's not good.

That would discourage people from using ebikes as car alternative. The reason why ebikes like Tern, Spicy Curry, RadWagon, are so popular is because you can carry a passenger or two, pick kids up from school, etc.
 

tomjasz

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I had never heard of this bike
Seems there are more "Brands". Same frames and batteries but with different branding. Very confusing and frustrating to sort.

12. Is it legal to carry another person on a bicycle? What about a child seat?

Yes, if the bicycle was designed to carry a passenger or has an approved and attached child seat. Minnesota Statute 169.222, Subdivision 2:

No bicycle, including a tandem bicycle, cargo or utility bicycle, or trailer, shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped, except an adult rider may carry a child in a seat designed for carrying children that is securely attached to the bicycle.