Narrowing down Folding Fat Tire Ebike Choices — from 10 to 3

Narrowing Folding Fat Tire Ebike Choices

  • D) Other — offer suggestion fitting parameters described in O/P

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Archaeonic

New Member
Hi folks. I’m really grateful I found this helpful review site and community!
So I’ve got my heart set on a folding fat tire ebike — one powerful 'nuff to move my 6’, 230lbs 50 something year-old body across 5 to 15 miles on everything from light local trails, to city streets, and our neighboring beach. I made my own spreadsheet highlighting differences between 10 models.
I’m looking to spend between $1000 and $1800 and desire a 48V, 10+Ah, 500-to-750W battery/motor. A rear cargo rack capable of carrying an additional 30-50 pounds of gear is desired as well. Also FYI, I intend to fold down the rear seats in my 2017 Toyota Prius 2 to transport it between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Anyhow, the top three picks I’ve narrowed down include:

A) Voltbike Mariner 500W Limited — $1320 with shipping.
VoltBike Mariner
https://electricbikereview.com/voltbike/mariner/

B) Radpower Mini — $1500 with free shipping but no suspension and fenders not included
https://electricbikereview.com/rad-power-bikes/radmini/
https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radmini-electric-folding-fat-bike?variant=16685709569

C) Ride Scoozy VeeGo — $1400 with free shipping but no LCD speedometer/odometer display
https://www.ridescoozy.com/products/veego-fat-tire?variant=40876671430
I like some of the details on ^ this one ^ but there’s no reviews of it yet.

I’m hoping to hear your candid and constructive thoughts on these models.

I appreciate the community’s time and kindly candor.
Thank you!!!
Andy

The other 7 folding models I looked at include the Addmotor MOTAM M-150; Greenbike GB500 (no fat tires); Magnum Premium (no fat tires); MOAR Rapt 2 ($2500); ProdecoTech (fat tires?) and the SSR Motorsports Trail Viper ($1800- $1900). I also enjoyed looking over the the Radpower “Cargo” model even though it doesn’t fit the desired folding feature.
 
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EBs_are_fun

New Member
I like the fenders, weight, and price of the Mariner. I like the larger motor of the Mini. I am not familiar with the other one.
 

subzero

New Member
If you feel daring enough to buy something from China and alibaba, here is one:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det....html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.10.RIlgQC&s=p

-It folds
-500 W motor
-48 V battery
-no rear cargo rack :(

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...8928.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.93.bZEM8u

^ This is the Chinese version of the Radmini, except it is only 350 W :(

In case you're wondering if you can procure items from Alibaba WITHOUT owning a business. I did some research and I have gotten mixed answers but here's where I went:

https://www.quora.com/Do-I-need-to-form-a-company-to-buy-products-on-Alibaba
 

subzero

New Member
I was debating between VeeGo and the Mariner, it is a really close call. But, in the end, I voted for the Voltbike Mariner because it has 11.6 ah battery, it comes with a helmet, the rear fenders looks like it covers more of the rear wheel than the rear fenders on the VeeGo. Whereas, the VeeGo only has 10.4 ah battery.

But, this is why I was tempted by the VeeGo. It has a low-step frame and it comes with nicer colors (in my opinion). Finally, it is only $1299.00 and shipping is free. Out of all the colors, I think yellow is the most beautiful one.
 

roberto ferrando

New Member
If you feel daring enough to buy something from China and alibaba, here is one:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det....html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.10.RIlgQC&s=p

-It folds
-500 W motor
-48 V battery
-no rear cargo rack :(

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...8928.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.93.bZEM8u

^ This is the Chinese version of the Radmini, except it is only 350 W :(

In case you're wondering if you can procure items from Alibaba WITHOUT owning a business. I did some research and I have gotten mixed answers but here's where I went:

https://www.quora.com/Do-I-need-to-form-a-company-to-buy-products-on-Alibaba
...........beware of buying direct from china........u will be on your own in as far as repairs,or any issues with the bike.......make sure u get manual and electrical schematic...
 

Rosco

New Member
Hi folks. I’m really grateful I found this helpful review site and community!
So I’ve got my heart set on a folding fat tire ebike — one powerful 'nuff to move my 6’, 230lbs 50 something year-old body across 5 to 15 miles on everything from light local trails, to city streets, and our neighboring beach. I made my own spreadsheet highlighting differences between 10 models.
I’m looking to spend between $1000 and $1800 and desire a 48V, 10+Ah, 500-to-750W battery/motor. A rear cargo rack capable of carrying an additional 30-50 pounds of gear is desired as well. Also FYI, I intend to fold down the rear seats in my 2017 Toyota Prius 2 to transport it between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Anyhow, the top three picks I’ve narrowed down include:

A) Voltbike Mariner 500W Limited — $1320 with shipping.
VoltBike Mariner
https://electricbikereview.com/voltbike/mariner/

B) Radpower Mini — $1500 with free shipping but no suspension and fenders not included
https://electricbikereview.com/rad-power-bikes/radmini/
https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radmini-electric-folding-fat-bike?variant=16685709569

C) Ride Scoozy VeeGo — $1400 with free shipping but no LCD speedometer/odometer display
https://www.ridescoozy.com/products/veego-fat-tire?variant=40876671430
I like some of the details on ^ this one ^ but there’s no reviews of it yet.

I’m hoping to hear your candid and constructive thoughts on these models.

I appreciate the community’s time and kindly candor.
Thank you!!!
Andy

The other 7 folding models I looked at include the Addmotor MOTAM M-150; Greenbike GB500 (no fat tires); Magnum Premium (no fat tires); MOAR Rapt 2 ($2500); ProdecoTech (fat tires?) and the SSR Motorsports Trail Viper ($1800- $1900). I also enjoyed looking over the the Radpower “Cargo” model even though it doesn’t fit the desired folding feature.
GreenBike USA does now have a GB500 fat tire model. I have 2 regular GB500's and we love them.