Review of: Ecotric Fat-Tire Electric Bike.
Use: Multi-terrain, suitable for smooth roads, snow and beach.
Recommended Rider Size: 5’3″ – 6’3″.
Price: Check price on Amazon
This ebike is ranked #2 in Adult Electric Bicycles on Amazon.com
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Summary: The ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike has features that would appeal to cycling enthusiasts who enjoy traversing a variety of terrains. Whether commuting to work or hitting your favorite beach or country track on weekends, the versatile Ecotric has what you need for a most enjoyable riding experience.
"My father-in-law and I were both very impressed with the quality of the bike, especially when you consider the great price point compared to other similar bikes. He has a $3,500 ebike & after riding mine for a bit he pulled up with a big grin on his face & said "you got a great deal, this thing has more power than mine".
-- Brian G.
Ecotric Fat-Tire Electric Bicycle
If you commute to work every morning, you’ll know there are few things more frustrating than a crowded bus or a traffic jam. Fortunately, you can change the way you travel. An electric bike would give you more independent space to enjoy the city sights without leaving a carbon footprint or sitting for hours in a stifling bus.
How Important Is Your Mode of Transport to You?
The first question you should consider before you start looking for an electric bike is: what will you be using it for? If multi-terrain capability is essential for you, the Ecotric fat-tire electric bike is about as versatile as an ebike can get.
The Ecotric Fat-Tire electric bike is powered by a rear-hub 36V 500W brushless gear motor and can reach speeds of up to 23 mph. Weighing in at just 55 pounds (including the battery), the bike can support a 265-pound load, thanks to the aluminum alloy frame.
You can charge the removable 36v 12AH lithium battery in 5 – 8 hours from a fully-depleted state. The indicator light on the charger will turn green when the battery is fully charged. “Battery life” lasts up to 1,000 cycles. The ebike comes with a smart lithium battery charger so you can charge it at home or while you’re at work. (Do not charge for a longer time than necessary.) You can charge the battery while it’s on the bike or removed.
The battery has its own lock and key to keep it safely secured to the battery case. It is mounted on the front down-pipe. This battery position provides good handling balance, especially when cornering.
The manufacturers claim that the battery can provide a riding distance of 30 – 54 kilometers per charge.
If you would like to keep a spare battery (highly recommended!), you can order one from Amazon here.
Brakes, Tires and Fenders
Front brake area
Front and rear brakes are Tektro Novela mechanical disk 160mm rotor brakes.
Tires are anti-slip and hard-wearing 26″ x 4″ fat-bike tires. They are stable for use on all terrains and in all conditions, including sand and snow. You’ll be able to ride on sand and dirt trails, through mud, snow and along regular roads with ease. This is good value, considering this ebike is priced under $1,000.
Fenders (if required) can be purchased separately: you can order fenders from Amazon here.
Hub motor area
With the Ecotric Fat-Tire ebike you have 3 basic methods of locomotion:
- Pedal only
- Throttle control
Pedal-assist: When you need extra power, such as when climbing hills, the motor kicks in and provides power to assist you when pedaling.
It is possible to ride using electric power only (throttle control); the distance you can travel using only battery power is over 19 miles. However, it can be affected by factors such as your size and weight, the terrain, wind resistance and so on.
Handlebar and LCD Display Panel
Handlebar Controls and S900 LCD Display Panel
The handlebars’ height is not adjustable and you should not try to modify them. If you need any adjustments made, please visit a bicycle shop for professional assistance.
The display panel on the handlebar displays your cruising speed, distance travelled, battery and power-assist levels and will give an “Error” warning when there is an error.
"I live in Massachusetts in an area with lots of steep Hills. At 78 years old and 170 lbs I could not handle riding very far with any speed bike. I am getting better than 16 miles on a single charge with all the hills and am not sorry I purchased the bicycle."
The Ecotric fat-tire ebike is versatile enough to satisfy the desires of anyone wanting to cycle greater distances and for longer. If you like the thought of riding fully into the wind at 20 mph going uphill, this ebike can become your favorite companion.