Ecotric is well established brand of quality mid price electric bikes for any occasion. Ecotric features whole range of electric bikes for commuting, off-road experience, fun ride etc and the price of these electric bikes range between $899 and $1900. What I liked the best is the fact that they offer 18 months warranty as well as free shipping and possibility to finance at 0% interest. Today, in this review of the Cheetah, 20″ fat tire foldable electric bike with 500 W motor I will show you their basic fat tire model. Fat tire folding electric bikes are among best selling and most popular electric bikes. Also, these bikes are portable, but still superior in so many ways. Let’s see why the Cheetah fat tire is so popular.
Main Specs of the Ecotric Cheetah
|Motor||500W brushless hub motor|
|Battery||48V 12.5Ah Lithium battery|
|Charging Time||5~8 hours|
|Maximum Speed||25 mph|
|Maximum Range||Up to 21-36 miles (Electric Only – Assist with pedal)|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||Up to 200 lbs|
|Display||Ecotric Smart LED|
|Tires||20″ x 4.0″|
|Brake||Front/Rear disc brake 160mm Rotor|
|Pedals||Bigger size flexible pedals|
Design and Main Features
As I said, Ecotric pays special attention to details and quality of their bikes. The Ecotric fat tire electric bike is no exemption, it has very sturdy frame made of quality aluminium alloy giving the bike necessary durability and impact resistance. Since the price of this model, depending equipment and color, ranges from $699 to as much as $1299.99, it is important to know that you will be able to use it for many years.
It’s design is compact, portable and foldable, so you can pretty easy to fold it and carry if necessary (it weighs 52 lbs). Space-saving folding design of this bike is also big advantage because you can easily store it anywhere in house, garage or even office. You just need to pop out the screws and bolts to fold the frame and if necessary fold down the handlebar. And that’s it, no sweat.
Ecotric Fat Tire uses mechanical disk brakes on both wheels with the outage braking system for extra security. As said, on both wheels are 20″ fat tires which are great for off-road and off-trail ride making it great mountain bike. Front wheel is equipped with suspension fork and fat tires will help to reduce vibrations while riding. Also, there is Ecotric multicolor LED display which is centrally positioned on top of the handlebar for better visibility and control, and via this LED display you can monitor your speed, time, battery status, distance traveled etc. It uses 7 Speed SHIMANO Acera rear derailleur which is quite enough to successfully and easily overpass inclined terrains.
Motor, Battery, Speed and Range
The Ecotric fat tire is equipped with powerful 500W brushless motor meaning it’s quiet while operating, and as a power source uses 48V/12.5Ah Lithium Battery that’s normally found in other reputable and expensive e-bikes. This is sufficient to speed up to 25 mph with maximum riding radius of 21 miles on using throttle only mode, After that you will need up to 8 hours to fully recharge the battery. However, you can use pedals, especially on the steep slopes to prolong battery life and in that case it can run as far as 36 miles on a single charge.
Pros and Cons
- Quality Build: The Cheetah’s frame is constructed from high-quality aluminum alloy, ensuring durability and impact resistance, promising years of reliable use.
- Compact and Portable: With its space-saving folding design, the bike is easy to fold and transport, making it ideal for commuters and those with limited storage space.
- Off-Road Capability: Equipped with 20″ fat tires, front suspension fork, and mechanical disc brakes, the Cheetah handles off-road and off-trail terrain with ease, offering an excellent off-road riding experience.
- Ample Power: The 500W brushless motor provides a quiet yet powerful ride, reaching speeds of up to 25 mph and a range of up to 21 miles on electric power alone, extendable to 36 miles with pedal assist.
- Convenient Display: The Ecotric Smart LED display on the handlebar allows for easy monitoring of speed, battery status, distance, and more.
- Affordable: Priced between $699 and $1299.99 (depending on the variant), the Cheetah offers great value for its features and performance (check prices and variants here).
- Long Charging Time: It takes up to 8 hours to fully recharge the battery, which may be a drawback for some riders.
The Ecotric Cheetah is an excellent choice for those seeking an affordable, versatile, and well-built electric bike. Its off-road capabilities, powerful motor, and folding design make it suitable for a wide range of riders. However, the long charging time should be considered if you require frequent recharges during your rides. With Ecotric’s 18-month warranty, free shipping, and 0% financing options, the Cheetah is a compelling option for electric bike enthusiasts.