FAT-HS electric bike review: The Cadillac of fat tire e-mtb

FAT-HS electric bike review: The Cadillac of fat tire e-mtb

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Enter the Cadillac of fat tire electric mountain bikes. The FAT-HS electric bike is a refined powerhouse packed with a sweet full suspension setup, monster fat tires and a bad attitude towards everything except the nastiest of trails.

Power — 1000 nominal watts, 1500 peak watts

FAT-HS electric bike has a powerful Bafang mid-drive motor with an output 1000 nominal watts and approximately 1500 peak watts, with a whopping 160 Newton meters of torque. This motor is the perfect solution for unlocking maximum power, both because it can leverage the gearing of the rear cassette, which comes in handy when loaded up with a passenger or tons of cargo and tackling steep hills.

Speed  — 28 mph

FAT-HS electric bike has a top speed 28 mph, which can be reached by using the pedal assist or the throttle. This makes the FAT-HS a class 3 electric bike, which might be restricted in some places. 

Battery and Range — 48 volt 14.6 ah, 40 miles

FAT-HS electric bike runs on a 48 volt system and comes with a 14.6 amp hour battery, offering an estimated max range of 40 miles. The battery is housed inside the downtube, and is locking and removable, but you must first remove a screw before the battery can be taken out of the bike. Having the battery in the downtube keeps the center of gravity low and the weight evenly distributed through the bike so it doesn’t feel back heavy or front heavy.

 

Display — Eunorau, LCD

FAT-HS electric bike is equipped with branded LCD display located on the center of the handlebars. The display is very easy to read in direct sunlight. It offers plenty of feedback, including speed, distance, battery level and much more.

Frame and weight — 6061 Aluminum alloy, 80 pounds

The FAT-HS electric bike has one color option — whole black with orange or green logo— and two frame sizes, 17" and 19". The FAT-HS is made from 6061 aluminum alloy and weighs in at nearly 80 pounds.

Suspension — RST Guide

FAT-HS electric bike has RST Guide front suspension with approximately 80 mm of travel, as well as preload adjust and lockout. The FAT-HS also has rear spring suspension, which really helps to smooth out even the gnarliest of trails.

Gearing — Shimano, 9 speed

The FAT-HS electric bike uses a Simano Alivio derailleur with a 9 speed cassette. It also has Shimano Alivio trigger shifters on the right side of the handlebars. This bike also feels like it is equipped with shift detection, which automatically cuts power to the motor when you switch gears to help reduce strain on the components.

Brakes — Hydraulic disc

 

The FAT-HS electric bike has hydraulic disc brakes with 180 mm rotors in the front and rear. These brakes offer ample stopping power and also have motor inhibitors built in to automatically power to the motor whenever the brakes are depressed. This is great for emergency braking situations and ensure the shortest possible stopping distance.

Warranty — 14 day return, 2 year comprehensive.

FAT-HS electric bike has a 14 day money back guarantee and a 2 year comprehensive warranty. 

Price — Starting at $2,799.00

Starting at $2,799.00, the FAT-HS is not cheap. But with the hefty price tag comes a truly capable off-road machine with power and speed to spare. Free shipping helps ease the cost a little, but let’s be honest… it’s still expensive.

Who’s it for — Diehard electric mountain bikers

The FAT-HS electric bike feels like a good choice for those who need a bonafide e-mtb that can really stretch its legs to take you deep into the trails for hunting, fishing or just having an awesome day on the single tracks. This is an ideal setup for serious e-mtb riders who want to leave their non-electric friends sweating in the dust.

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