The popularity of fat tire electric bikes in 2018 undeniable and growing at a rapid pace.
Fat tire e-bikes present a great combination of power, stability and the versatility to take things off road when needed.
If you’re familiar with conventional bikes (no motor) you might be surprised to learn that there are a range of electric bike brands that are different from the human-powered bike brands you know and love.
We’ve put together a list of the ebike brands that you need to get to know if you are planning to purchase a fat tire electric bike in 2018 and beyond.
If you are looking for a more detailed rundown of the top fat tire e-bikes on the market, check out our Ultimate Fat Tire Electric Showdown 2018 Edition to find the right fat tire ebike for you. And if you have questions or want to place an order, never hesitate to call us toll free at 888-533-2228.
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Emojo fat tire electric bikes are among some our most popular. The models to look out for here are the Wildcat for a mountain bike styled ebike and the Lynx which is their fat tire folding ebike. There are actually two Lynx fat tire ebikes to choose from, the original 36V classic, and the all-new 48V pro version. These fat tire ebikes are great on all terrains, including rough roads you may encounter during your urban commute.
Emojo was founded in 2013 by a couple of great friends in Irvine, California. Their philosophy is to put a smile on riders faces by invoking childhood memories of fun bike riding experiences.
This philosophy is clearly evident in their fat tire ebike models. Colorful and striking designs provide a youthful and playful feel to these ebikes.
But don’t be fooled, the Emojo fat tire electric bikes feature solid frames and a great complement of brand-name components and features that are not usually offered at this competitive price point.
You should definitely explore Emojo electric bikes as an entry point into the fat tire ebike world. They are great all-round bikes that will easily transport you in urban environments, yet let you ride off-road in comfort and style.
If you're considering a fat tire electric bike primarily for commuting purposes, then fat bikes by Joulvert need to be squarely in your thoughts.
Joulvert is a great boutique ebike brand that has a high-quality lineup of electric bikes. Chief among them are the Playa Voyager fat tire folding ebike and the Playa Desert folding fat bike.
The Joulvert story is an interesting one with a close connection to the Burning Man festival. In fact, Joulvert actually tests their fat tire electric bikes along the Playa where the festival is held (as well in the deserts of Israel and the urban jungle of New York City), so you know that they can stand up to some serious off-road action.
The company also makes quite clear that it is motivated to producing products that will make the world a better place by providing environmentally friendly modes of transport.
If space is limited the folding nature of our favorite models here will be a great benefit for you, making them especially suited to travelers, boats owners, holiday homes and recreational vehicle users.
These are mid-priced bikes but you do get a great selection of features at this price point, such as five levels of pedal assist (PAS), mechanical disc brakes front and rear, front suspension, a rear luggage rack with a buddy seat option.
Addmotor will be a name you have probably never heard of before, but they are a company with a rich history of involvement with things that move on two wheels! Their premiere brands include Motan and HitHot!
Starting off in the motorcycle parts space in 2006, Addmotor has steadily grown and expanded into electric vehicles and are making a bit of a splash with their electric bikes and fat tire trikes.
The first thing you will notice about their flagship Motan fat tire electric bikes is the aggressive styling of the M850-P7 model. This is wound back somewhat in the entry level M-550 P7 with the M-560 sitting somewhere in the middle.
The top of the line Motan M850-P7 features front and rear suspension, which is rarely seen in an ebike at this price point.
That really hits home what we like most about Addmotor. They’ve found a way to cram a ton of value into a full sized electric fat tire mountain bike. There are few other brands that can compete on this value level.
Addmotor is a brand to pay attention to if you favor the mountain bike style. If you mainly want to use an ebike for trail riding, the Motan presents a great option. And don't forget, with all fat tire bikes with 4" wide tires, you can vary the tire pressure from 5 psi to 30 psi, adjusting for road conditions and your personal riding style.
The evolution of fat tire electric bikes has opened up new possibilities for hunters and outdoorsmen. The ability to move quickly and quietly without exhausting the rider are unique benefits that only an electric bike can provide.
Rambo has fully dedicated itself to serving this market. Rambo produces a range of electric mountain bikes solely focused on off-road and backcountry riding.
These fat tire electric mountain bikes aren’t cheap but they are pretty much the most fully loaded electric fat tire mountain bikes available in 2018. We aren’t just talking lots of bling either, high quality is the name of the game here.
With Rambo, you get only the best suspension, braking and gearing packages in the ebike market making the price tag an entirely reasonable proposition.
If you are looking for a hunting fat tire ebike Rambo should be your first stop and be sure to check out their extensive range of accessories to make your life infinitely easier.
The Rambo R750 G3 750W and the R1000XP G3 were easy entries into our Ultimate Fat Tire Electric Bike Showdown for 2018.
Ride Scoozy has a great backstory. Started in a garage in 2013 just outside Detroit Michigan, the company has been able to grow while still designing and assembling their bikes in the USA. The name refers to the Italian term "scusi" which is said when passing someone on the road - like "excuse me"...)
Ride Scoozy takes design cues from modern, urban cycles and this is completely evident in their fantastic VeeGo fat tire electric bikes.
These electric bikes are just made for urban commuting and fun. Available in a 500W folding version or a rigid framed 750W version the VeeGo can still mix it up and move onto looser surfaces easily thanks to their wide tires.
As far as the commuter style of fat tire electric bikes goes, Ride Scoozy have definitely found a way to pack a huge amount of value into a small package at a great price.
The VeeGos feature goodies such as front suspension, disc braking, 9 levels of pedal assist and powerful motors all in a sub $2000 price range.
If you are looking to ride to work or just enjoy cruising around town for fun don’t go past Ride Scoozy and their VeeGos. Check out our detailed look at the VeeGo here.
We’re rounding out our list of brands to watch with one of our customer favorites. Biktrix produces high-quality fat tire bikes with one thing in mind. Fun.
Founded in 2014 following successful crowdsourcing activities on Kickstarter and Indiegogo they have gone from strength to strength with a great lineup of fat tire electric bike models for 2018.
Biktrix has their foot planted firmly in the mountain bikes style and the commuter style of fat tires electric bikes which is something not many brands have been able to achieve.
On the mountain bike front, their Juggernaut range of fat tire e-mountain bikes topping out at the Ultra FS are truly market leading while on the commuter style front the Kutty has been a mainstay for fat tire ebike lovers.
One of the things that we love about Biktrix is that they have a range of bikes that cross all budget levels. Their commuter style fat tire folding electric bikes are super affordable and offer great components and features for the price.
Their mountain bikes styles range from mid-level pricing up to the top of the market but boy do you get a lot for the money.
The Juggernaut Ultra FS is one of the highest spec fat tire ebike models we’ve seen and one of the first to feature the new 1000W Bafang Ultra mid drive motor. If that’s not enough, full suspension and a list of goodies too long to list will make you drool at the prospect of a spin on one of these beauties.
Check out our full write-up on the Juggernaut Ultra here.
If you this list has piqued your interest in a new fat tire ebike but you still have questions or are struggling to work out which model is right for you, get in touch with us today. Our industry leading customer service department is standing by to help you find the bike of your dreams.