I bought my Banana Boss e-bike only because it has a long seat like a motorcycle seat AND because i am able to attach a bike trailer to where the passenger foot posts are located. I remove one foot post and screw in my trailer. I couldn't see any fat bikes that were able to take my trailer.Did you buy the wrong type of bike for your riding style?
Sure. And dirt--deep dirt, loose dirt, wet dirt, gravelly dirt, powdery dirt.... And rocks--big rocks, small rocks, slick rocks, wet rocks, loose rocks.... And vegetation--thick, nasty, tough vegetation (sagebrush, etc), tall, thick waterlogged vegetation... And not so firm ground--wet ground, marshy ground... And to do it while going uphill--low traction slopes steep enough my 29er MTB just hopelessly spins the rear tire.Like, riding in deep snow, sand beaches and morasses?
That's why some smart people invented e-bike suspension I use Redshift ShockStop on my lightweight e-bike and can ride it comfortably even at high inflation, 35 or 38 mm skinny tyres.I had a regular bike years ago with skinny high pressure tires and could feel every pebble I ran over.
72lbs prior to any added gear. Not a problem as it carries me rather than the other way around. Not sure how light weight translates to ride comfort. As I said my lightweight regular bike was a whole lot less comfortable than my heavy fat tire bike which in turn is less comfortable than the Honda Goldwing I used to ride many years ago. Now that was a FAT tire bike.That's why some smart people invented e-bike suspension I use Redshift ShockStop on my lightweight e-bike and can ride it comfortably even at high inflation, 35 or 38 mm skinny tyres.
As general information: almost all gravel cyclist ride unsuspended bikes with 38-50 mm tyres. It is because their bikes are lightweight, compliant, and that translates to the ride comfort. How much does your fat e-bike weigh, Gordon?