Do you want to take ebike riding to the next level of fun and excitement? Are you wondering what all the hype is around fat tire ebikes?
Well, we're here to help.
Let's start with the basics. A fat tire electric bike is an ebike with extra wide tires. Any tire that is 4" wide or more is considered fat. These tires have a wider surface area that is in contact with the ground, and often knobby treads. This provides enhanced traction and stability, especially on rough or unpaved surfaces.
Fat tire bikes were first created by mountain bikers, and indeed, some of the best fat tire electric bikes on the market today have mountain bike frames and components. Fat tire electric mountain bikes may have a rear hub motor, mid-drive motor, or even dual motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) configurations, and often feature hydraulic disc brakes and high-end suspension. Fat tire ebikes are great for riding on gravel, sand and snow, floating over the soft surfaces rather than sinking in.
But fat tire ebikes have now become popular in all sorts of riding locations, not just off-road trails. And the number of different frame styles are not limited to off-road uses anymore.
In fact, many riders choose fat tire bikes for their urban commutes, or just cruising around town, because they offer excellent shock absorption without the need for a suspension fork or rear absorber.