For the love of God help me choose a fat tire bike!

HumanCrystal

New Member
Aloha Friends,
First post here, thanks in advance for your time and consideration, I’m looking to buy my first E-bike ASAP and I’m just completely overwhelmed by the options... Here’s what I can tell you about my needs:

Budget is $2K or under. I have a large acreage property in S.Oregon that I am tired of hiking across, so this would be used predominantly off road but on established dirt trails and gravel roads. Occasional branches and earthen potholes. Very rarely will it be used on streets. I’m 5’11 and 135 lbs.

I realize that a 26” tire would be way more practical for my land — but honestly I’ve fallen in love with the look and vibe of the 20” fat tire bikes I’m seeing online. Just having something that is a little lower to ground, easier to hop on and off, a little more nimble — I think I’d be willing to trade the ease of off-roading with a 26” for the fun factor of a 20”.

So far the only bike that I’ve really been attracted to is the Juiced Camp Scrambler.
I like the bigger seat so my wife or daughter could hop on the back with me. That kind of feels essential to be able to have a passenger...

So I guess I’m wondering if you all have any suggestions for anything comparative to the Camp Scrambler? Is there any other bike out there that you might recommend over the Scrambler? I am completely new to world of E-bikes and just can’t believe the range of options, so I’m all ears if you have any advice!!

Thanks so much!
-Agustin
 

Mike_V

Active Member
20" Limited Edition

"MIKE_V
8 months ago
BPM F-35- X. I’m exited to see an ebike like mine reviewed on your fair and informative EBR website. I bought the F-35-MX 20″ wheel version because I am short and had estimated the stand over height to be acceptable for my 26″ inseam, and it is. I had not ridden anything with two wheels for nearly 30 years, so I had to start with baby steps, learning to ride and balance and pedal all over again. The throttle was essential to get started at first and the convenience is welcome on every ride. A fast and powerful bike with a modern design full spring suspension UNDER $2K was a requirement for me. As I ride quickly over the trails the front ‘shock’ steadies the steering when going over holes, hitting sticks and rocks, the rear swing arm suspension is very effective at smoothing the ride with a single pivot. I chose the BPM model over another ADDMOTOR because of the 750W motor, with free shipping and a lower price. Because this is a virtual brand: I would suggest using the VELOFIX mobile service offered on BPM website.
Ebiking is my new hobby since August and my opinion is that the F-35-MX is the near perfect ebike for me as I ride on the local rail trails. I have met and talked with many cyclists who are interested in my new bike and are not put off by the fact it has a motor. Ed."

Just watch my F-35-MX ‘afterburner’ tail light!
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FlatSix911

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If you really want a Mini-Bike with 20" tires... Take a look at the Best Electric Bike recommendations on EBR. ;)



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Ariel Rider D-Class Review
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  • MODEL YEAR: 2019
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RIZE Bikes Blade Review
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  • MODEL YEAR: 2020
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FlatSix911

Well-Known Member

I think the OP wants 20" tires. ;)

Aloha Friends,Here’s what I can tell you about my needs:
I realize that a 26” tire would be way more practical for my land — but honestly I’ve fallen in love with the look and vibe of the 20” fat tire bikes I’m seeing online. Just having something that is a little lower to ground, easier to hop on and off, a little more nimble — I think I’d be willing to trade the ease of off-roading with a 26” for the fun factor of a 20”.

So far the only bike that I’ve really been attracted to is the Juiced Camp Scrambler.
I like the bigger seat so my wife or daughter could hop on the back with me. That kind of feels essential to be able to have a passenger...

So I guess I’m wondering if you all have any suggestions for anything comparative to the Camp Scrambler? Is there any other bike out there that you might recommend over the Scrambler? I am completely new to world of E-bikes and just can’t believe the range of options, so I’m all ears if you have any advice!!
Thanks so much! -Agustin
 
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ki11a

Active Member
I had this dilemma a few months back but decided on the 899 Lectric XP for its features and great value. It’s an awesome Fat Tire folder for the price and with all the cash you save, you can use upgrading her :)

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Mike_V

Active Member
20" Limited Edition

"MIKE_V
8 months ago
BPM F-35- X. I’m exited to see an ebike like mine reviewed on your fair and informative EBR website. I bought the F-35-MX 20″ wheel version because I am short and had estimated the stand over height to be acceptable for my 26″ inseam, and it is. I had not ridden anything with two wheels for nearly 30 years, so I had to start with baby steps, learning to ride and balance and pedal all over again. The throttle was essential to get started at first and the convenience is welcome on every ride. A fast and powerful bike with a modern design full spring suspension UNDER $2K was a requirement for me. As I ride quickly over the trails the front ‘shock’ steadies the steering when going over holes, hitting sticks and rocks, the rear swing arm suspension is very effective at smoothing the ride with a single pivot. I chose the BPM model over another ADDMOTOR because of the 750W motor, with free shipping and a lower price. Because this is a virtual brand: I would suggest using the VELOFIX mobile service offered on BPM website.
Ebiking is my new hobby since August and my opinion is that the F-35-MX is the near perfect ebike for me as I ride on the local rail trails. I have met and talked with many cyclists who are interested in my new bike and are not put off by the fact it has a motor. Ed."

Just watch my F-35-MX ‘afterburner’ tail light!
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My F-35MX
 

ElevenAD

Well-Known Member
The Ariel Rider D class is now 2300 or 2400 bucks, but it still crushes all the other bikes posted above! Worth the extra cash imo
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
ASAP and eBikes barely get together during the pandemic. Inventories are short and delivery times from China are long. ASAP now can mean 2 months.
 

FlatSix911

Well-Known Member
The Ariel Rider D class is now 2300 or 2400 bucks, but it still crushes all the other bikes posted above! Worth the extra cash imo

Not a bad ride if you are looking for a mini-bike... unfortunately, all Class D are back-ordered. 😉


Summary
  • A 2WD dual-motor 750 watt electric fat tire bike with a stretched banana seat position, all-purpose set up, scrambler style
  • Comfortable fat tires can take on sand or snow, longer seat that can fit a passenger with built in pegs, adjustable drink holder and bottle cage bosses add utility
  • The drive system is powerful and is complemented by the hydraulic disc brakes, smaller wheelbase, throttle, and vibrant color display
  • The bike is a bit on the louder and heavier side with the two motors, you get throttle power according to the pedal assist level, display is not removable and the custom handlebars offer limited adjustability
 
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