Fat tire electric bikes, or fat e-bikes as they’re often called, are gaining popularity in a rapid manner. These e-bikes have been around for over a decade and have crept into niche markets such as utility work, heavy cargo hauling, and now outdoor recreation.

If you haven’t yet tried a fat tire e-bike, there’s a good chance you know someone who has. Perhaps you frequently hike the same trail as someone who rides one.

Fat tire electric bikes are known for their distinctive looks, but there’s much more to these bikes than meets the eye. These e-bikes offer a cozy ride through challenging terrains while still getting that adrenaline rush you need. 

But that’s not all. There are many more benefits to owning an electric fat tire bike. 

In this blog, we’ll take a look at why fat tire e-bikes might be perfect for your next outdoor adventure. We’ll also discuss the factors you should consider when buying these e-bikes, as well as some of the top fat tire electric bikes in 2022.

Why Buy a Fat Tire Electric Bike?

Fat tire e-bikes can be used to ride on everything from urban bike paths to off-road terrains, all thanks to their bumpy and anti-slip knobby tires. These bikes are built for rugged capability and they have wider tires with thicker treads that can handle rough terrain better than ordinary bikes with skinny tires. 

These electric bikes are also your best partner to sail on soft-packed terrains, such as fresh snow, sandy beaches, or muddy tracks. It’s all thanks to their extra-wide profile, which divides your net weight over a larger area and prevents you from digging into the surface.

Fat tire e-bikes are ideal for riders who want to get exercise while they are commuting. They are also perfect for anyone looking to add some adventure or variety to their workout routine without straining their body or taking up too much time in their busy schedule.

Fat tire e-bikes are also very comfortable to ride, thanks to the combined action of their suspension system and bumpy tires. This means you can keep going for much longer without getting tired, and can effortlessly navigate any kind of rough patch or bumpy outskirt.

They can also be used as a means of transportation, especially if you live in a remote area and your everyday commute to work involves off-roading. With an electric fat tire bike, you don’t have to sweat uphill climbs or worry about losing your balance when negotiating tricky hills. 

One of the main benefits of fat tire e-bikes is that they are suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels. This makes them a great option for practically ANYONE looking to get some exercise or enhanced capability while they commute or travel for leisure.

What to Look For in Fat Tire E-Bikes?

When you’re shopping for a fat tire e-bike, you’ll want to consider a few things. First and foremost, you want to make sure you get a bike that fits your needs. You need to think about how much weight you’re comfortable carrying, how much power you need, and how much range you plan to cover in each ride.

You should also think about the type of battery that powers your bike. A high-capacity lithium battery with more ‘Ah’ will give you more range than a low-capacity battery, but it will also be heavier and bulkier. It’s important to keep in mind that e-bikes with small batteries may not be able to keep up with the demands of a long ride. 

You should also prefer an e-bike with a suspension system that will help absorb shocks when you go over bumps, potholes, or rugged terrains. Fat tire e-bikes can have single or dual suspension, with the latter being extremely capable for hardcore off-roading. 

Likewise, you’d have to select between mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes, out of which, the latter are much more capable for all-weather braking action. You should also consider the rated payload, the frame material, and the presence of additional accessories (such as a rear cargo rack) in your buying decision.

Top Fat Tire Electric Bikes in 2022

If you’re looking for a reliable ride partner that you can confidently use on dirt trails or rough tracks, here are the top fat tire electric bikes in 2022 offered by Engwe.

Engwe Engine X

Key Specs

  • 250W brushless motor
  • 48V 13Ah Lithium battery
  • 20x4” all-terrain fat tires

Reasons to Buy

The Engwe Engine X is a dual suspension fat tire e-bike. Its front fork is both adjustable and lockable, which means you can alter the extent of suspension in accordance with your needs on urban or off-road areas.

The Engine X also has a decently cushioned saddle with black leather prostatic protection. Among other notable features, it has a sturdy rear rack, stylish cast wheels, removable battery pack, a large multifunctional LCD panel and integrated lights at both front and rear.

The powertrain comprises a 250W hub motor working in a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain for optimum performance on inclines. Moreover, the frame is made of aluminum alloy and can be folded in 3 quick steps for easy storage or transport. It has a load rating of 150kg!

The biggest benefit offered by the Engine X is that being a 250W fat tire e-bike, it’s road-legal for all kinds of users in the European Union, as the electric bikes with higher power numbers can only be used on private lands.

Learn more about this fat tire electric bike here.

Engwe EP-2 Pro

Key Specs

  • 750W brushless motor
  • 48V 13Ah Lithium battery
  • 20x4” all-terrain fat tires

Reasons to Buy

The Engwe EP-2 Pro is an affordable option for those on a budget. It provides an unrivaled value for money and is therefore one of the top fat tire electric bikes in 2022. 

The specs of the EP-2 Pro are almost the same as that of the Engine X: it comes with a quick-folding aluminum frame with the same load rating, a sturdy rear rack, lights at both front/rear, stylish wheels, removable battery pack, stylish wheels, dual fenders, and large LCD panel, to name a few.

However, unlike the Engine X, it’s a single suspension fat tire e-bike with only a front fork (that’s similarly pre-adjustable and has a lockout function). Another difference is that the EP-2 Pro has a 750W motor to allow for more capability at hills and inclines. 

It means you’d either have to use this fat tire e-bike on private land or have it restricted to 250W for usage on public roads in the EU. Either way, it’s a great fat e-bike, and is definitely worth way more than it sets you back for.

Learn more about this fat e-bike here.

Engwe Engine Pro

Key Specs

  • 750W brushless motor
  • 48V 16Ah Lithium battery
  • 20x4” all-terrain fat tires

Reasons to Buy

The Engwe Engine Pro is our top-of-the-line offering and is therefore equipped with top-shelf components. For starters, it boasts dual hydraulic disc brakes instead of the mechanical disc brakes used in the previous two fat tire e-bikes.

Likewise, it’s a dual suspension fat e-bike with an adjustable/ lockable hydraulic front fork, which is again the most superior type of front suspension on the market. The LCD display used in the Engine Pro is a colored unit, which makes ride monitoring easier.

Another great thing is that it comes with Shimano 8-speed transmission, which provides a wider gear ratio than the 7-speed system and therefore provides more hill climbing capability. Its battery is also much larger and allows for longer multi-terrain rides. 

Like with other fat tire e-bikes from Engwe, the Engine Pro comes complete with everything from rear rack to dual lights to a sturdy folding frame rated at 150kg!

Last but not least, the 750W brushless motor used in this fat e-bike is the most powerful unit offered by Engwe. With a peak power output of 1000W and a maximum torque of 55Nm, the Engine Pro is one of the top fat tire electric bikes in 2022 when it comes to power and capability.

Learn more about this fat e-bike here.

Final Words

Fat tire electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular. They offer various benefits and are unarguably more superior than an e-bike with narrow tires designed for pavement use. However, they also have some disadvantages as well.

For instance, they are heavier and more cumbersome than other e-bikes (as they’re designed for challenging rides). This means they are not ideal for packing into small spaces or carrying on the go.

Likewise, fat tire e-bikes can be a bit more expensive than the models with thin tires. It’s because these e-bikes are in fact an investment rather than a cheap alternative. Since they are premium products, you should expect to pay a premium tag for the added benefits they offer.

If you’re interested in exploring more about these amazing rides, we suggest you visit our complete line-up here!

Hope it was an informative read!

29 november 2022 — Market Engwe