A fat bike is a type of bike that is easily recognizable by its thick wheels. Thanks to the wide tires, the pressure of which can be reduced to 0.2 atm., The fatbike impresses with its cross-country ability and smooth ride when driving on impassable roads, dirt, snow and other difficult conditions. Such bikes are unmatched in rough terrain. At the same time, they provide comfortable movement on ordinary roads.
To adapt the fat bike to the conditions of the trip, it is enough to change the pressure in its tires:
-For off-road driving, forest, mountainous terrain – a pressure range of 0.2-1.5 atm is appropriate.
-For traveling on asphalt – a standard pressure of 3–3.5 atm is suitable.
In fact, a fat bike is an off-road version of a mountain bike and a real find for riders who like to ride all year round and in any weather. Another benefit of the fattie is its superior natural cushioning. He rides on gravel and roads with numerous bumps without shaking and vibration, which distinguishes himself from ordinary bicycles.
Differences between a Fatbike and an electric bike of standard composition:
–Tires from 3.5 to 4.8 ”wide
-Special geometry frame and fork that allows the use of a thick tire
-The ability to change tire pressure from 0.2 to 3.5 atm. – to adapt the bike to specific operating conditions; thanks to soft wheels – minimal risk of puncture
-At low tire pressure – smooth flow around all kinds of irregularities on the way
-Unusual appearance, attracting people’s attention
-Off-road qualities, the ability to ride even where an ordinary bike will have to be pushed or carried
-The possibility of year-round use, including for driving on loose soil, stones, sand, marshland, snow, grass
-Smooth riding and effective cushioning of bumps – thanks to the use of wide tires, there is no need to use additional shock absorbers
-Increased weight – each fatbike wheel with a hub and spokes weighs about 3.3 kg
-The emphasis is not on speed, but on maneuverability and ride comfort – electric bicycles usually reach speeds not exceeding 45 km per hour
These are the main differences between a electric fat bike and a standard electric bike. Otherwise, the design of the fat bike is the same as that of a mountain bike. They have identical attachments. The drive for electric fat bikes is usually on the rear. But you can assemble an option with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The brakes of such bikes are usually disc, with a mechanical drive (they are cheaper) or with a hydraulic drive (more reliable). Managing electric fat bikes is no more difficult than regular bicycles. Driving difficulties can only occur when driving at speeds above 30 km / h