Best fat tire e-bikes for 200 pounds and over

I don't know about you but I have been drawn towards fat tire bikes ever since I first seen them a few years back. When they first came out they were quite expensive but prices have dropped and today there are a number of great fat tire bikes available for a reasonable price. 

E-bikes have also caught my eye and over the last few years E-bikes have been becoming much more popular. The best part is there are now a number of new fat tire E-bikes introduced to the market many under $2000 and a number under $1000.

Some fat tire E-bike are often designed for off roading are have larger motors that are above regulations and are not permitted on some trails and streets. It is best to understand regulations in your area before purchasing an E-bike that may be in a class rating that is not permitted and will requires license, registration and insurance to operate on city streets. 

Generally many E-bikes are designed for riders weighing less than 225 pounds. If a person is much over this weight battery range on an E-bike can be greatly reduced. In this post I will show you some of the best ebike for heavy rider, I have selected  a few E-bikes that are built to handle people that are up to 300 lb or more. Most are priced under $2000 and are a good value compared to many others that cost more.  

In this post I will list some of the  best E-bikes for heavy riders available for the money coming from overseas and the US and Canada.

Fat tire e-bikes are often the best ebike for heavy rider

E-bike Classification 


Class 1 : under 750W, limited 20 mph, PAS

Class 2 : under 750W, limited 20 mph, PAS + throttle

Class 3 : under 750W, limited 20 mph by throttle, 28 mph by PAS

Class 4 : over 750W, over 28 mph, throttle or PAS

Check regulations in your area before purchasing an E-bike if you want to ride it on the streets.

Bike Class

Pedal operation

Maximum motor assisted speed

Minimum Age

Drivers License

License plate

Registration

Helmet

Standard Bike

Yes

N/A

N/A

No

No

17 and under

Class 1 E-bike

Yes

20 mph

N/A

No


No

17 and under

Class 2 E-bike

No

20 mph

N/A

No

No

17 and under

Class 3 E-bike

Yes

28 mph

16

No

No

Yes

Class 4  moped 

No

N/A

16

Yes

Yes

Yes

Why buy a fat tire E-bike?

Great for heaver people


A fat tire E-bike sounds like the perfect bike for me. I weigh in at around 200 lbs and many E-bikes are designed for lighter people. A heaver person on a E-bike with under inflated tires can eat up battery power pretty quickly as apposed to a lighter person with properly inflated tires.

Fat tire E-bikes are general built strong with a sturdy frame that can handle more weight. The large fat tires give a larger person a much smoother ride. The tire absorbs more bumps than on a small tire bike and give you a safer feeling when riding. 

I think why the ratings on many E-bikes are for smaller people is because the leader in E-bike use and manufacturing is in Japan and are not designed for larger people like there are in North America. I think the fat tire E-bike can be the right solution for large people. Many E-bikes come from China or Japan but there are a number of new manufactures cropping up in the US and Canada that have introduced a number of Fat Tire E-Bikes. 

Smooth ride and better traction


The bigger tires on a fat tire bike give you more tracking with the increased size you will have more rubber on the road to greatly reduces side skidding that easily happens with smaller tires. The large tire diameter also absorbs bumps and make it a all-around smoother ride especially when going over rougher terrane.  

Good in snow


Although your typical fat tire E-bike is more expensive than most conventional bikes. A fat tire E-bike can pay for itself even faster and almost double your seasonal riding time. Unlike smaller tire bikes that virtually have no traction and can be down right dangers to ride in the snow a fat tire bike with a lower air pressure can be just the traction you need to get around in winter. If you live up north in Canada like me some months when it is very cold and when there is a major snow storm you might want to leave your e-bike at home. But it may be fun if no one is on the roads.

Keep in mind battery power decreases in very cold temperatures so your range may not be as far as during summer months. Battery power can be reduced also by excessive temperatures and also will decrease range. Batteries like moderate temperatures best. Kind of like me.  

Beefy cool look


I don't know about you but I find the fat tires look is cool. That fat tires stand out from other bikes. When I first seen a fat tire bike a few years back I like it it immediately. It gives you that feeling and look like your heading to the beach. If you take a look at the Voltbike Yukon 750 with fenders on it has that Harley look to it. See my full Voltbike Yukon 750 limited edition review.

So now you have  a few good reasons to buy an E-bike here is our list of some of the better fat Tire E-bikes being offered some from Amazon.

Best fat tire e-bikes for 200 pounds and over


1. Cyrusher XF660 Fat Tire Bike Snow Bike Mountain Bike

This bike is shipped to you 90% assembled, so it is not difficult to put together. But if you are not technically inclined it may be best to get someone to help with the instructions that come with it are not that great.

One issue to be aware for North American riders that are used to the right lever controlling the front brake. The Cyrusher XF660 comes assembled with the right lever controlling the rear brake. This is an easy fix, just switch the cables at the lever and your good to go.

This bike does come from China and is made of quality parts, many of the same components that more expensive bikes use on their bikes. Feedback from many owners has been very positive. Quality can be comparable to E-bike costing as much as $4000 but without the big brand name.

For larger people that want an excellent E-bike for Under $2000, the Cyrusher XF660 could be a good choice for you. See Amazon for latest pricing.

Cyrusher XF660 Fat Tire Bike

  • Peddle and power assist
  • Rear hub motor
  • Bike weight 55 lbs
  • Mechanical dual disk brakes
  • Shimano 7 Speed Freewheel
  • TY300D Rear Derailleur
  • Max. User Weight: 330 lbs
  • Under $2000

Basic Specs and Features

Cyrusher XF660 Fat Tire Bike


Cyrusher Fat Tire Bike Snow Bike Mountain Bike

Pros

  • Overall cool looking bike with big bright tire rims to stand out on the road.
  • Great for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Smooth ride
  • Reasonable price compared to many others

Cons

  • Customer service and assembly instructions are poor
  • May not be street legal were you are located

2. Addmotor MOTAN Electric Bike Bafang 1000W 

The Addmotor Moton is another E-bike that comes from Japan. The Motan is a new design for 2018. This E-bike is a solidly built with a sleek modern design. Bright colored rim options make this bike stand out. This bike is great for men or women and is ideal for heavier people up to 300 lbs.

The Addmotor Motan is built with a good solid aluminum frame with Shimano 7 speeds TX55 gears with adjustable lockout front fork suspension. This bike can handle a person up to 300 lbs, and an overall load capacity of 360 lbs provide you with a smooth ride that will get you around traffic safely. Comes in many different color combinations that make this E-bike stand out. Priced under around $2800 less if you keep an eye out. The Addmotor Motan is another e-bike from japan that is good value for the money and comparable to more expensive fat tire E-bike cost up-to double the price.

Addmotor 

  • Peddle and power assist
  • Center hub motor
  • Bike weight 58 lbs
  • Mechanical dual disk brakes
  • Rear Gears: Shimano 7 Speeds TX55 Gears
  • Front Fork: MOZO Suspension Fork With Lockout
  • Max. User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Under $2899

Basic Specs and Features

Addmotor MOTAN


Addmotor MOTAN M-560 Electric Bicycles Mountain Fat Tire

Pros

  • Overall cool looking bike with big bright tire rims to stand out on the road with a number of color options
  • Great for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Smooth ride
  • Reasonable price compared to many others

Cons

  • Customer service and assembly instructions are poor
  • May not be street legal were you are located

3. Extrbici Electric Bike Cruiser Bicycle XF660 1000W Motor 48V 

The Extrbici Electric Bike is a China import that is a good value. Priced at $2100 the Extrbici Electric Bike comes in priced a little higher than a few others in my selection But that few dollars more gets you a powerful 1000 watt motor for excellent torque and power uphills especially for big guys. This is an excellent bike for down at the beach or off-roading. The 1000 watt motor puts it into class 4 that requires licensing registration and insurance your drive on the roads. So if you plan to use this bike to commute it may not be your best choice.

The Extrbici XF660 when tested got the suggested range of over 60 miles when using peddle assist on a single charge, and the battery takes about 6 hrs to charge from dead.

The bike comes about 80% assembled. You will need to put on the front light, front tire, seat, and handlebars. Instructions are dodgy, but it is not that difficult if you have a little mechanical skills. It may take a little adjusting to get everything right.

Finding a local bike shop to help you may be difficult as many bike shops are still not carrying E-bikes and technical service is limited especially on the electronics. It is probably best to try to be self-sufficient as possible and service your bike yourself regularly. See my complete Electric Bike Maintenance Guide to help you get started.

Extrbici XF660 Electric Bike Cruiser

  • Pedal & power assisted or Twist throttle or turn off power & pedal only.
  • Rear hub motor
  • Bike weight 48 lbs
  • Mechanical dual disk brakes
  • Max. User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Little over $2000

Basic Specs and Features

Extrbici XF660 Electric Bike Cruiser


Extrbici Electric Bike Cruiser Bicycle XF660 1000W Motor 48V 

Extrbici Electric Bike Cruiser Bicycle XF660 1000W Motor 48V 

Pros

  • Cool looking bike with many color options
  • Great for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Great for off-roading on hilly trails
  • Assemble is not that difficult comes 80% assembled 

Cons

  • Instructions are poor as with most bike imported from China
  • Most likely not be street legal were you are located

4. NAKTO 26" 500W Fat Tire Snow Mountain E-Bike Cruiser

The Nakto E-bike company is a company that is selling E-bikes from China, but they have a warehouse and service in the US. Nakto E-bikes overall come in at a price much lower than many other brands on the market with the added benefit of excellent support.

The Nakto Cruiser comes 95% complete, and unlike many of the other fat E-bikes mentioned in this post, Nakto has good assembly instructions with helpful videos and information readily available, makes setting up the Nakto 26" 500w cruiser and servicing it much easier. They even have a phone number to call if you need to talk to a person.

The Nakto Cruiser is the heaviest bike on my list with the least range. The bike has a high-strength carbon steel frame; the front forks are also made of high-strength carbon steel and gives the bike premium comfort shock absorption.

The lower price and better customer service make Nakto 26" 500W Fat Tire Snow Cruiser and an excellent choice for a fat tire e-bike for a heavier person. Have a look at the assemble video below to get a close-up view of the components. Nakto Bikes

NAKTO 26" 500W Fat Tire Snow Mountain E-Bike Cruiser

  • Peddle and power assist
  • Rear hub motor
  • Bike weight 75 lbs
  • Mechanical dual disk brakes
  • Max. User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Around $1400 

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NAKTO 26" 500W Fat Tire Snow Mountain E-Bike Cruiser Assemble


NAKTO 26" 500W Fat Tire Snow Mountain E-Bike Cruiser​​​​​

Pros

  • Great price compared to many other E-bikes on the market.
  • Good for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Great riding bike
  • Good assembly instructions and videos really available.
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    Located in North America

Cons

  • Very heavy bike
  • Not as flash as other E-bikes and only comes in black

5. Surface 604 Boar E350 Electric Fat Bike

A new trend in E-bikes is the emergence of E-bikes designed for hunting. The quiet motor and range are ideal to get to the backcountry quickly and quietly, and there is no noisy motor or odor to scare animals away. The Surface 604 Boar comes in a number of colors like black, white and even comes in a full green camouflage color ideal for hunters.

The Surface 604 E-bike is priced a little higher than some of the other E-bikes on this list, but its $2500 price tag makes it comparable to E-bikes costing much more. The Surface 660 is a great bike too commute to work all week and on the weekends take advantage of its off-road capabilities.

As with most fat tire bikes the Surface 660 handles excellent down at the beach in the sand and in the snow. Depend on the how severe the winter is in your area the bike will allow you bike year round.

The sturdy aluminum alloy high-step frame with extra fat 4 and a half in tires gives the Surface 604 great traction and ride on the road or off-road conditions.

This e-bike is made and sold in Canada and has been around for a few years, so warranty service and assembly instructions are much better than manufactures in China. The Surface 604 Boar is based on the previous model with a better paint job and extra racks for a lower price than the original. I think the few hundred dollar premium is worth it for the additional warranty service especially for people that are not comfortable working on their bikes.

For a good solid e-bike at a reasonable price the Surface 604 gives you a quality e-bike for less than many others E-bikes on the market. 

SURFACE 604 BOAR E350 ELECTRIC FAT BIKE

  • Peddle and power assist
  • Rear hub motor
  • Bike weight 57 lbs
  • Mechanical dual disk brakes
  • Max. User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Under $2500

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Surface 604 Boar E350 Electric Fat Bike

Surface 604 Boar E350 Electric Fat Bike


The Surface 604 above with the racks mounted comes in at 66.5 lbs.

Surface 604 Boar E350 Electric Fat Bike Assemble


Surface 604 Boar E350 Electric Fat Bike

Pros

  • Good solid E-bike build 
  • Great for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Extra fat 4 and half in tires gives it great traction and a smooth ride.
  • Reasonable price compared to many others
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    Good customer service based in Canada

Cons

  • No chain or derailed guard 
  • Front rack can affect handling.

For someone who is not comfortable repairing there own E-bike finding a E-bike that can be serviced locally will be very important to keep your E-bike running properly.

See Average cost of servicing an E-bike to get an better idea of the cost.


6. ProdecoTech  Rebel X suspension Mountain Bike

The Prodecotech Rebel X Fat Tire Electric Bike is a well put together bike and is even more attractive with the $900 price drop. This sleek looking E-bike covers all the feature that are important. The frame is a minimalist style aluminum frame. With the integrated 36 v battery mounted in the downtube giving the Rebel X a lower center of gravity providing a more confide handling and more natural feel.

The Rebel X is built very solid with many new upgrades. They beef up many essential components. Adding oversized KMC K 810 Kool Chain that can handle a lot of peddling torque. It has powerful 600-watt direct drive rear hub motor and Vee Rubber Devist8er 26 X 4-inch tires for great tracking even in snow.

This bike overall has been built with higher quality components then many other competitors. Making this an E-bike that is built to last. The Rebel comes with front hydraulic shocks providing a nice smooth ride and 3 piston hydraulic breaks that will stop you on a dime. The Velo Plush saddle is quite comfortable as you lean into the Truvativ Hussefelt handle bar and stem. The handles have a nice quality rubber feel with the NuVinci N380 continuously variable hub drivetrain shifter.

ProdecoTech Rebel X Suspension Mountain Bike

  • Peddle and power assist
  • Rear hub motor
  • Bike weight 66 lbs
  • SRAM Guide 4 Piston hydraulic brakes
  • Max. User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Save $900 $3499 reduced to $2599

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ProdecoTech Rebel X Suspension Mountain Bike


ProdecoTech Rebel X Suspension Mountain Bike

ProdecoTech Rebel X Suspension Mountain Bike

Pros

  • Good solid E-bike build and handling 
  • Great for larger people that want an E-bike
  • Extra fat 4 and half inch tires gives it great traction and a smooth ride.
  • Nice clean look
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    Good customer service based

Cons

  • A little pricey but worth the cost.
  • Fenders would be nice

Conclusion

So there you have it these are a few of the best fat tire e-bikes for 200 pounds and over available for a reasonable price. Buying directly from China may save you a few dollars at first but if problems do occur repairs and service may be more difficult to obtain. This is not as much of a problem if you are a person that has some repair and maintenance knowledge but for someone who is not comfortable doing this finding a bike that can be serviced local will be very important to keep your E-bike running properly. Buying from North American manufacture generally gets you better service and support and makes it worth the few hundred dollars more on the sticker price.

If you are a manufacturer or have a suggestion for the list, please comment below, and I will further investigate your product.

Best fat tire e-bikes for 200 pounds and over

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