Whether it is traveling off-road for an adventure or going to and from work, a regular bike can be tiresome to ride back and forth. Motorcycles, on the other hand, can be very expensive, and those are only usable on regular roads.
An electric bike is a solution, and we recommend the Ecotric Fat Tire Folding Electric Bike, in particular; this beauty has tires suitable for both off-road fun and regular commutes and is a hybrid model of electric bike. This means that it can use both its electric motor or the power from you pedaling to get around.
Before we get into too many details, let’s look at some specifications to get a better idea of what this 500-watt folding electric bike is all about.
How Does The E Bike Work?
The Ecotric Fat Tire E-Bike is an electric bike, meaning that you can use pedals or the battery-powered motor to get around your city or environment. Due to its large tires, you can take this on the road in the city or off-road onto more difficult terrain types, such as beaches or the snow. It has 7 gear speeds to allow you to adjust your pedaling style should you be assisting the battery or traveling under your own power.
The motor allows for a constant speed cruise if you’d just like to kick back and relax during your trip, as well as a power display; all of this is indicated via an LED panel at the front of the bike. The motor is situated at the rear of the bike, keeping weight distributed well over the entire unit. The motor’s battery can be removed with a key that comes with the purchase.
The frame of the 500-watt folding electric bike can be folded into a smaller, collapsed configuration, making it easy to store in a closet or garage or a snap to transport in a car if you’d like to go riding out in the wilderness. The aluminum alloy frame is durable enough to take some hits without bending or denting.
How Far Can The E Bike Go?
The Ecotric Fat Tire E-Bike has enough juice in one charge to get you up to 45 miles away from where you started; this is more than enough for many modern commutes, but where it really shines is in off-road adventuring. Each charge takes around 6-8 hours to fill up again, though, so you’ll need to plan your trips carefully.
However, since you can pedal when your battery dries up, you’re never really stranded. You can extend the lifetime of the battery further by using the modes that are programmed into the bike’s motor; there’s a hybrid mode for pedaling along with the motor and an assistive mode that gives you only a little help as you pedal.
The top speed managed by the 500-watt folding electric bike is 20 miles per hour; this is respectable for lightweight electric bikes like this, although you won’t be able to keep up with cars or full-size motorcycles.
How To Use The E Bike Meter
The handlebars are thin and the controls are spaced far apart. The right-hand bar contains the gearshift, which is altered via a switch, and the front brake. The ½-twist throttle is located near the grip here, as well. On the left side, you can find the LED monitor which displays your battery life and the current motor mode you’re on. You can switch between these with a flick from your finger. A speedometer is located on this panel as well.
In addition, you can activate the constant speed cruise setting from here, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride if you find a comfortable traveling speed over even terrain. The on/off switch is located near the gearshift, on the right side.
Suspension An Transmission
The frame of the bike is made from a tough aluminum alloy; this allows the bike to maintain its shape and strength without becoming too heavy, although at 52 pounds it will still be a struggle for some folks. The seat is a little rough, especially during bumpy terrain, so you may want to invest in a seat cover or cushion if you plan on extended rides.
The gears shift smoothly and rapidly, although the cables will need to be monitored and tightened occasionally as you would with any traditional bicycle if you use pedal power frequently. The cables are all covered by a sheath and pressed against the chassis of the bike for security and quick responsiveness.
Wheels and Brakes
The wheels of the Ecotric Fat Tire Bike are both 20”x 4”, giving them a hefty size. They’re also treaded to allow for off-road use. They excel at maintaining grip over slippery or shifting terrain but can work for urban environments as well.
There are two brakes: one for the front tire, on the right side of the handlebar, and one for the back, on the left side. They are very responsive and allow you to better control your speed by using the back brake alone. The cables for these are run alongside the gearshift cables, beneath the primary spine of the bike.
The 500-watt folding electric bike can be folded up to four times, drastically lowering its overall size. The tires can be shifted to rest right next to each other and the rest of the frame can be folded to sit next to them at around the same height: 20 inches. This means that putting the bike into a trunk or closet is easier than many other models. It’s not very easy to carry this way, however, so traveling by foot in its folded configuration is not recommended, especially when you can just pedal your way to a charging port should you run out of power.
- No need to pedal at all, just relax
- Horn and headlights included
- Separate brakes for both front and back tires
- Charges quickly relative to how long you can ride
- Collapsible for transportation
- Footrests might be a bit small for some
- No manual power means you rely on battery charge