This post was last updated on: August 1, 2020
Electric bikes are fast becoming the new favorite way to traverse across town. What started as a craze in Europe, has rapidly been on the upsurge and with a unique marketplace that contains a variety of niches.
One of these subcategories are fat tire ebikes. And in this article we will be looking at the best fat tire electric bike money can buy in 2020.
In A Hurry? Below are our top fat tire picks for 2020
Let's start off with our top e-bikes in each category; these four bikes are the ones we would recommend to our friends and family.
The Top 7 FAT Tire E-Bikes for 2020
1. RadRover 5 - Editor's Choice
750 W of power is just insane to experience, and those fat tires help putting the power down!
- 750 Watt Hub Motor
- 48V 14Ah Lithium NMC Samsung Battery
- Speeds up to 20 mph
- Aluminum Frame
- 48V Controller with 5 level pedal assist
- 48V 2A Charger
- Rim double-wall 36H
- Chain KMC Z7
Get ready to be blown away by the performance of this fantastic fat tire electric bike. It will offer you stability and comfort during your off-road adventures.
Let’s start with its amazingly powerful rear hub motor!
RadRover 5 is powered with a 750W motor that allows you to reach a top speed of 20 mph. Since the torque produced by the motor is 80Nm, you will easily conquer small hills. Also, this will provide a strong start and smooth acceleration.
Since this model is a beast packed with 750W motor, it must be powered by a relatively strong battery, and luckily it is. RadRover uses 48V 14 Ah lithium NMC Samsung batteries that will allow you to ride your bike for 45 miles before it runs entirely out of power. The battery will need approximately 6 hours to recharge fully. As already mentioned, this e-bike is exceptionally stable to ride thanks to its rigid construction.
The frame is made from 6061 aluminum that is sturdy enough for challenging off-road conditions yet still somewhat lightweight. The double-wall 26 x 4 aluminum-alloy rims provide enough support to the frame, which as well adds to the stability.
Comfortability comes from a great combination of RST spring suspension fork paired with 4’’ fat tire suitable for all-terrain types.
The Tektro Aries mechanical discs brakes are more entry-level, but they still do a great job of stopping the bike. Don’t forget that you must tune them from time to time to maintain their performance.
The handlebar features wide design and solid construction with durable and ergonomic leather imitation grips. You will be able to easily switch between 7 different speeds with Shimano 7 speed SL-TX50-7R thumb shifter. The backlit LCD is user-friendly, and you can track speed, battery life, pedal assist level, odometer, wattmeter, etc.
If we compare the price tag with performance and features this bike is provided with, there is no doubt that this model should be ranked as the best value for the money.
It provides extended battery life, great speed, and impressive design. If you are searching for a great off-road bike that comes for more than a reasonable price look no further, the RadRover 5 is all you’ve been looking for.
2. BAKCOU Storm Electric Hunting Bike
If you are a professional hunter, make sure this fat tire e-bike becomes your reliable companion.
Electric Bike Specifications:
- Bafang Ultra M620 750W or 1000 W mid-drive Motor with integrated Torque Sensor
- Extended Distance 48v 17.4Ah or 21Ah lithium-ion Battery
- Speeds up to 40 mph
- Powerful Tektro HD E750 Quad Piston Hydraulic, 203mm Brakes
- BCEB GT MRK 120mm AIR front fork & RockShox Monarch rear
- Shimano Alivio Hill-Climbing 9sp, 40t Front & Sunrace
- 11-42t Rear cassette Gearing
If you are a pro biker and you are madly passionate about electric mountain fat-tire bikes, well you are in for a treat now. This model is designed with hunters in mind considering they tend to spend a lot of time in woods and wild terrains. Hunting for the pray, so staying as quiet as possible, is much needed.
This amazing fat tire electric bike comes in two different power settings. You can opt between 750W and 1000W Bafanga Ultra mid-drive motor with torque sensor. No matter which power option you choose, this monster e-bike can achieve 40 mph in no time. The Ultra motor is also known as a "smart motor" since the speed, cadence, shift, brake, and torque sensors provide constant feedback from the rider to the motor.
A Shimano Alivio Hill-Climbing, 9-speed gearing system, makes climbing steep hills breezy.
Considering the power of this bike, the battery that fuels it up must be compatible with it for the best possible performance. Here you can as well choose between 17.4Ah or 21Ah 48V lithium-ion battery. A single charge can withstand 40 miles comfortably. The only flaw is that you need to charge the bike overnight to maintain battery in full power.
When you need to quickly stop a set of powerful Tektro HD E750 Quad Piston Hydraulic disc brakes, you will help you. This bike feature BCEB GT MRK 120mm AIR front fork & RockShox Monarch rear Suspension Forks to help you control the 4" fat tires over rocky terrain and alleviate bouncing significantly.
A durable and long-lasting 6061 aluminum frame will provide sturdiness and stability even when you hit those steep hills. The steering wheel is wide with 760mm handlebars for a secure grip. LCD is very easy to use and read, and it will provide you with basic information such as speed, battery level, and the distance you already passed.
Let's be honest; you will need to prepare yourself to spend a lot of money on this amazing model. Just like we said, this model is specifically designed for hunters that need to prevail large distances and stay quiet at the same time. Considering all those facts, powerful motor, features, and durable construction, we can say that this model's price is only natural.
Electric Bike Specifications:
- Top speed up to 25 Mph on pure electric power
- Shimano 7 Gears Shifting System for Fat Tire
- 750W Bafang Rear Hub Motor Battery
- 48V 12.8Ah Panasonic Lithium Cell Batteries
- 20-inch Fat Tire in All Road Fat Tire-Durable All Condition Road
- Bike weight is 80 LBS, and it can carry 300 LBS of load
- Excellent range (40-55 miles with minimal pedaling assistance)
- Ergonomic Folding Design
The Addmotor MOTAN is a high spec electric bike with fat tires with a beast of a 750 W rear hub engine that's capable of thrusting this fat tire electric mountain bike at speeds up to 25 mph on pure electric power.
The MOTAN was designed for men and women that want not just an eye-grabbing fat tire electric bikes but something which packs all of the best part parts to provide a superb ride on almost any terrain.
This fat tire electric bike can accommodate passengers up to 300 pounds in weight, and it can travel approximately 55-65 miles on a single charge. When the battery runs out, simply plug in the charger and it will come alive in the next 4 to 5 hours.
This bike was a real pleasure to ride, especially when you put down all 750 W of power, the rear wheel skids a bit, and you cannot help but feel overwhelmed with excitement and perhaps a bit of fear!
The Addmotor MOTAN is a really competent electric mountain bike that's suited to almost any terrain; it is going to handle extreme mountain climbs, paths, unpaved or paved street and may be utilized in cities or towns such as commuting or entertaining riding.
The best part is that you can fold it up! Being a foldable e-bike makes it loadable in your car without the need for a bike frame, which is something many readers could benefit from.
This e-bike features pedal aid & all electrical drive manners, a state of the art 6061 aluminum framework, 750 W rear engine, a Shimano 7 speed SL-TX50-7R gears, Front Suspension Fork With Lockout travel suspension fork, and Mechanical MD300 160MM F/R Disc Brake. All of these nice features do add to the shipping weight, making this the heaviest bike in our review.
The big daddy of this review, if money is not a concern, then just get this bike, you will love it. Is it worth paying double for this bike, probably not, unless you want to be a baller? For more on this bike, check out our in-depth Addmotor Motan Review, where we put it's crazy 750 W engine to the test.
Electric Bike Specifications:
- 300 Watt Motor
- Speeds up to 22 MPH
- Aluminum Frame
- Rear Disc Brakes
- Shimano 6 Speed
- Shimano External 6 Speed gear
- Battery: 36V 10AH Lithium Battery
- Bicycle Weight: 70 LBS Load Capacity: 300LBS
- 26'' X 4.0'' Fat Tire For All Terrain
- Tire: 26'' X 4.0'' Fat Tire
- Appropriate Height: 5'6"-6'8"
One of NAKTO's more recent fat tire electric bikes, which comes with a nice matte black finish, this all-terrain and all-purpose e-bike certainly looks the part. Top speed is up to 22 mph are stated which is achieved thanks to the Shimano 6 speed gearing system.
What's more, there's a solid amount of charging time, meaning you should be able to easily take the e-bike out for a full day without issue. The max range is 28-35 miles.
The frame itself is comprised of sturdy aluminum, giving a robust yet lightweight feel to the product. Big 26" wheels mean this is also suitable for the taller person and should be able to accommodate someone who reaches 6'8 in height.
A bike that is aiming to be the best "bang for your buck", let's see how the specifics line up.
A solid line list of specs sets the NAKTO up to be a good purchase. Some encouraging user reviews give an insight into how we feel about this product, that it is one of the best you can buy on a budget. With that caveat, however, there are drawbacks.
It's not an all singing and dancing product, and there are a few things to note, such as the control not being on par with some other, more expensive e-bikes.
It's important to note that this isn't a deal-breaking feature, rather just a footnote against the product. The drawbacks are definitely not a dealbreaker however and NAKTO has been fast to respond to any concerns.
To conclude, the assertion when viewing this electric bike was that it could be a solution to your e-bike needs without costing too much. That's exactly what you get. It really feels like it should be priced higher, as the quality, comfort, and ride are outstanding.
Again as we noted, there are of course boxes that remain un-ticked, including the control not being as developed as a more expensive model. However, this is a nitpick blemish on a product that does what it sets out to do while looking great and excelling in its remit.
The verdict? A good budget bike, but some sacrifices were made. Buy this if you're on a tight budget or just entering the world of e-bikes and want a solid first one.
High-End Niche Fat Tire Bikes
The most reliable fat tire e-bike currently on the market, the only downside is its hefty price.
Electric Bike Specifications:
- 750 Watt mid-drive motor
- 48 V 4.5Ah Panasonic battery
- Speeds up to 40 mph
- Aluminum frame
- Tektro 730 4-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- RST 150mm Inverted Air Suspension Forks
- 10-Speed gearing
Well, ain’t this a pleasant surprise. The first fat tire electric bike that came out as the great result of a collaboration between Jeep and QUIETKAT. We are glad to be able to present this beast of electric mountain bike to all of you today.
This is the most potent e-bike on the market currently that will allow you to take a trip beyond the roads on extremely steep hills and rough terrains such as sand, mud, and snow. A wide-range ten-speed drivetrain gear will allow you to climb even the steepest mountains while still cruising at a comfortable pace.
A huge 750 Watt electric motor powers this monster bike so you can easily achieve a top speed of 40 mph. When you combine this power with 160nm of torque from the powerful motor via pedal-assist or thumb throttle, you end up having the most capable e-bike ever made!
This fat tire electric bike is powered by a 48V 4.5Ah Panasonic battery that will allow you to ride for 30 miles on a single charge without assistance. In case you choose to power the battery by cranking the pedals from time to time, you can extend the battery life to withstand for up to 50 miles.
But what makes it so outstanding except the motor power?
The Jeep E-Bike is equipped with adjustable air suspension forks. The front 150mm ultra-stiff inverted air suspension fork is paired with 120mm rear-wheel suspension for ultimate traction and control in the toughest terrain. In case you need to slow down or stop, there are Tektro 730 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc brakes with 203mm rotors that will make your off-road ride safest possible.
The aluminum frame is available in small, medium, and large sizes. The frame is immensely sturdy and lightweight. It will provide enough stability since it is paired with aluminum rims that hold 4.8’’ fat tires. There is no doubt that this great built can’t tackle any terrain you choose to conquer.
You can use any of the QUITEKAT accessories with this bike since it is compatible with them all.
We know none of you will be surprised when we tell you that Jeep e-bike is one of the best fat tire electric bikes you can purchase nowadays. Yes, it will cost you a significant amount of money, but that can be expected considering Jeep was one of the manufacturers.
However, if the money is not a problem for you, this high-end model should find its place in your collection.
The most versatile model on this list! Great for off-road and urban roads too!
- 500 Watt hub motor
- 48V12Ah Lithium-Ion battery
- Speeds up to 20 mph
- Aluminum frame
- Controller King Meter KM-529 with 5 Level pedal assist
- Rim Aluminum-Alloy 36 spoke
- Brakes Tektro 160MM Mechanical Disc Brakes
Owning a fat tire electric bike can be very beneficial to your health since it will encourage you to exercise and have a lot of fun while doing this. The Big Cat XL 500 e-bike is an entry-level model that won’t cost you a lot.
This model is designed to handle muddy trails, steep hills, snow, and sand terrains since it is powered by 500 W geared rear hub engine that will allow you to conquer those terrains with a top speed up to 20 mph. The great news is that it has a cadence sensor. That means you can pretend you’re powering the bike and crank the pedals slowly to keep the motor going or use the throttle.
The 48V12Ah Lithium-Ion battery will provide enough power to the motor to enhance the motor torque and performance. It will hold for about 30 miles before it will need a recharge. The charging time is from 4 to 6 hours, which is usually standard for almost all e-bikes.
Fat Cat XL 500 features a newly redesigned aluminum frame where the top tube can swoop down slightly and allow you to get on and off the bike easier. We admit that the bike looks rather bulky and heavy, but that is not the case. You will find that out when you take it for the first spin and see how fast you can accelerate it thanks to its lightweight design.
Considering it features monster 26 by 4 aluminum alloy rims and 4’’ fat tires, this bike is still great for city commute as well for light off-road adventures. Since there are no suspension forks on this model, you might feel insecure when riding over bumps. In case you need to come to a halt, the Tektro 60MM Mechanical Disc Brakes will come at your service and save the situation.
The motor is geared with Shimano Acera 7 Gear paired with Shimano 7 speed shifter, allowing insensible shifting between speeds. You can power the battery by slowly cranking the pedals, which will alert the cadence sensor with 12 magnets that will start providing power for the motor immediately.
The LCD is straightforward to use, and it will let you keep track of the current speed, battery life, and pedal-assist levels.
If you are in the market for a fast and reliable fat tire electric bike that offers great performance in an urban environment and the wilderness, you should consider this model.
Electric Bike Specifications:
- Battery: 48V 10.4 Ah Water Bottle Battery
- Motor: 500W 48V High Power Specialized for snow bike
- Controller: 48V Controller
- Charger: 48V 2.5A Charger
- Front Fork: Aluminum alloy Lockout Suspension specialized for snow bike
- Rim: 26in snow bike specialized rim
- Chain: 7 Speed Specialized Chain
- Max weight support 360 LBS
- Max speed 25 mph
- Cruising distance 30-35 miles under electric power
A full tire suspension e-bike that is available in a myriad of colors, this is a special piece of equipment from the reputable Cyrusher that can do it all.
Dual disk brakes are affixed to an aluminum frame that weighs in at just 56 lbs this all-terrain all-purpose e-bike has huge 26" fat tires to assist with any routes. A very high speed of 25 mph is stated, which blows away the rest of the competition and the battery distance is good for a solid 30-33 miles.
What helps set this apart from the rest on our list is the suspension aspect, making it the one true all-rounder for any environment. Let's keep going and analyze the specifications before seeing how other buyers rated the product.
Cyrusher also makes a great folding electric bike, read more about it in our in-depth review.
During testing of this bike, we can only say that this is a great e-fat bike. We purchased this bike and used it for home to work commute. The commute is 6 miles one way so 12 miles round trip. After 12 miles, we had around 75% left in the battery on level 3 support, so we are pretty sure that the battery lasts more than 30 miles.
What's key here is that the battery is lasting longer than expected, which is a great added bonus to be discovered.
To expand, this e-bike can do it in other environments too, with a user commenting that it's especially handy for riding along the beach beside the surf and can even negotiate through soft, lumpy beach sand.
The final piece of evidence comes in the form of great praise from one buyer who claims it is a super fun bike, does everything it's supposed too and looks good too. Everyone who rides it has a smile on their face.
This is one of the best fat tire electric bikes for a home to work commute. We can say with ease that this model offers one of the best battery life considering all other fat tire electric bikes in this price range. It is designed mainly for ladies, but considering it comes in some universal colors, boys can purchase it too.
A Few Things We Learned While Writing This Review
Who makes the best Fat Tire electric bike?
This is a fairly hard question since there are many different manufacturers that can offer you a great quality fat tire electric bike. They are all packed with some basic features like fat tires, lightweight frame, powerful engine, assist mode, etc.
But what differs them is how effective their brakes and suspension forks are. Which type of gearing are they equipped with? Are they suitable for heavy or light off-road adventures? Can they be packed with some additional equipment?
So we can only tell you from our own experience and recommend you to purchase the Jeep®e-Bike powered by QUIETKAT. Yes, it is quite an expensive model, but you can't imagine the better combination than Jeep and QUIETKAT joining forces to design the ultimate fat tire electric bike.
What is the best electric bike for the money?
This largely depends on how much money you are willing to spend on a ride, such as bikes with fat tires. There are a lot of reasonably priced models on the market that offer great performance, features, and stability.
One of our favorite reasonably priced models is NAKTO 26" City Fat Tire Electric Bike 300W considering its price tag is below $1000. In case you need a sturdy e-bike, but you do not want to spend some larger amount of money on it, make sure you check out this model.
What is a fat tire electric bike?
A fat tire electric bikes are very reliable when it comes to off-road riding in the wilderness and rigid terrain that will be impossible to do with a typical mountain bike. They feature incredibly large extra-wide tires to help you achieve stability. The wide tires paired with aluminum frame will make you feel like you're riding on air literally.
Most of the electric fat-tire bikes have a built-in assist mode feature that will allow you to activate the motor by pedaling instead of using a thumb throttle. Instead of twisting the throttle to activate your electric bike, just start pedaling, and the motor will power up automatically.
What is the best off-road electric bike?
We can not explain to you how much we are emphasized by RadRover 5 model. First, we love its high-end performance that comes for such a low price. It is quite unimaginable that such a beast of an electric fat bike can cost so little.
It will provide stability, comfort, and amazing power. You will literally touch the sky with this model. It is very confident in hard terrains such as rocky roads, sand, snow, and muddy trails. There is no better pick for an avid off-road lover than this monster bike!
A reward for those who read to the end..
As a special offer, for those who read to the end of this review, we have a discount code for the fat tire bikes availble from Ebikegeneration, specifically the Jeep, the Fat Cat and the Bakou Storm.
For August 2020 you can get 5% off any of the above fat-tire e-bikes by clicking this link or by entering electric biking's exclusive discount code:
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To recap, here's what we determined in this review:
The Jeep® E-Bike puts the fear of god in any rider, with a top speed of 40 mph! Thankfully it also adds an excellent suspension package is worth considering if you wish to go really, really fast!
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