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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 11:34 AM
VeeGo fat tire bike...Anybody here own one?


I am interested in getting an e-bike, capable of riding for short trips around wherever I happen to be in Baja. I know there are many options, but this one folds up and would fit inside my SUV.

A traditional mountain bike is not an option for me. No matter how much I work out to get my legs in shape, my cardio problems leave me with very short endurance.

https://ridescoozy.com/Electric-Bicycles/VeeGo-Fat-Tire/




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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 01:25 PM


I had a fat tire pedal bike and got rid of it quick. The rolling friction is high, it takes a lot more work. So I bet they chew up batteries quick too. There's a reason they put skinny tires on racing bikes.



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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 03:14 PM


I see lots of people riding the non-electric ones on the dirt roads around Pescadero! They seem popular here!
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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 03:44 PM


I see them too and had one a couple of years ago. The fat rims and tires are heavier than normal width wheels and they definitely take more effort to get going and don't coast as far. Coasting is where I really noticed it, they just slow right down.



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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 03:50 PM


people seem to like em and the price is right, I say go for it!



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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 04:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
I had a fat tire pedal bike and got rid of it quick. The rolling friction is high, it takes a lot more work. So I bet they chew up batteries quick too. There's a reason they put skinny tires on racing bikes.


What you say makes sense for over all riding, but my priority will be more toward performance on loose, soft surfaces, so fat tires look like my best choice.

On a distinctly non-Baja note, my son's choice of winter tires in Anchorage are similar to what you would run in sandy soil, except they are studded for Ice! They are tall (29"?) fat (3") and he runs them at lower pressure for more ground contact.




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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 04:51 PM


My wife and I have Mewe's. They're great. Batteries last 40+ miles easy.
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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 04:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Timinator  
My wife and I have Mewe's. They're great. Batteries last 40+ miles easy.


Could you give me a link for that bike? What my search came up with is a social networking site (MeWe)




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[*] posted on 6-30-2021 at 08:00 PM


I have a rad runner, it’s been great, have nearly 500 miles on it already. Mine is a fat tire, I highly recommend the fat tires for loose or soft soil.
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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 04:42 AM


As Westy said, RadRunners are an option too. I think you get a bit more for the money with Mewe's (www.himiwaybike.com), especially if you're buying two. But they have racks and fenders stock.

OK, the himiway is what I was calling mewe. Got the new facebook clone page mixed up. So, they are Himiway's not mewe's. Here's the link

www.himiwaybike.com
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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 12:35 PM


We love our Radrover fat tire bikes in Baja. I haven't heard of that brand. You can try searching on https://electricbikereview.com/

The good thing about the Rad bikes is they have support in Seattle and you can get parts from them. This should be good for $50 off http://rwrd.io/055why7?c




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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 01:00 PM


I purchased a RadRunner two years ago and so far I've only ridden it around the neighbor. It has the 3 inch tires. I bought it to take to Baja and ride the beaches when camping. Also to take with me when leaving one of my vehicles for service that may take a while. I could go about my business while the vehicle is being serviced.

Be careful when first riding it. Unlike a pedal bike or small motorcycle it has a lot of torque when taking off. So go easy on the throttle.

I don't know if there is a special carrier to mount it to a vehicle or not. I purchased an aluminum motorcycle rack at Harbor Freight that fits into a trailer hitch and then cut the ends down about 6-8 inches on each side to fit the bike.
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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 01:48 PM


The rad rover or runner don’t fold but rad does make a folding one. I almost bought a Himiway bike when I got mine, it elected to pay a little more for the customer service and am glad I did
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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 03:45 PM
Thanks for the feedback so far!


I have been browsing various different makes and models, and the ones that have drawn my interest (even the ones assembled in the US) seem to use the same hardware, batteries and electronics. None of which seem to be made in the US or Canada!

I started with the VeeGo because I talked to a guy here in NorCal that had one, and he had good things to say about it.

I would probably choose a different bike if I was going to be mainly in one place, and ride from there, or planned on using a rack or trailer to move around a lot.

Of the folding models that I have searched and read about, this one seems like it will be the best fit for me (and my Trooper). I will check out a few more, like the Rad folding bike, but I will probably pull the trigger on one in the near future. Delivery may take a while, there is a lot of demand right now!




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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 08:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Timinator  


OK, the himiway is what I was calling mewe. Got the new facebook clone page mixed up. So, they are Himiway's not mewe's. Here's the link

www.himiwaybike.com


Did you get the full size Cruiser, or the 20 inch tire Escape?




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Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
I know there are many options, but this one folds up and would fit inside my SUV.

A traditional mountain bike is not an option for me. No matter how much I work out to get my legs in shape, my cardio problems leave me with very short endurance.

https://ridescoozy.com/Electric-Bicycles/VeeGo-Fat-Tire/

IMO, the most trusted reviews on ebikes are on EBR. Click on Categories -> Fat. They don't cover VeeGo, could be one of those Chinese imports that come and go, some store buys a quantity, no other stores have heard about it, nobody knows how long they will be around.

Ask what people think about Vee - in the Forums -> Help Choosing a bike, or Discussion by Type -> Fat. I see that somebody already asked and was told to get RAD: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/radrover-or-ve... Btw, RAD make a folding fatty for less money than Vee, and they do have a support. These things are terribly heavy to lift it into the truck or SUV.

[Edited on 7-2-2021 by Alm]
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[*] posted on 7-1-2021 at 11:22 PM


AKgringo, I have a couple of EBikes. I have a Pedego Trail Tracker with 26" Fat Tires and I also have a Letric, it has 20" Fat Tires. Neither bike has any suspension. For longer rides, the Pedego, the bigger tires provide a better ride and feel much more stable in rocky terrain or loose gravel. The Letric bike was much cheaper to purchase and it is convenient being able to fold it up into a nice little bundle when my pickup is getting crowded. The smaller tires just do not feel as stable on the trail so I limit it to mostly paved street riding. Both bikes are 48 volts and 750-watt motors and I have never run out of battery on either. The smaller tire with the 750-watt motor feels differently like it has more power when climbing hills than the larger tire bike. I try to pedal every where I can as I want the exercise, but it is reassuring that when I get tired of pedaling, I just twist the throttle and enjoy the ride. JH
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[*] posted on 7-2-2021 at 06:46 AM


Alm, Thanks for that link! Through the magic of cookies, it provided a location of an e-bike shop less than ten minutes from me. I think it is time for some "in person" research!



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[*] posted on 7-2-2021 at 07:57 AM


https://lectricebikes.com/products/xp-step-thru-white?g_netw...

I have an lectrice bike, have had it 2 years have 200 miles on it, I have a friend that has one also and he has 2000 on his.
The new model now has front shocks and they have gone from 4 inch tires to 3 inch.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2021 at 01:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by Timinator  


OK, the himiway is what I was calling mewe. Got the new facebook clone page mixed up. So, they are Himiway's not mewe's. Here's the link

www.himiwaybike.com


Did you get the full size Cruiser, or the 20 inch tire Escape?


The full size Cruiser. Both for me and the wife. Very happy, lot's of power, very smooth, great brakes. We bought the rear view mirrors for both bikes and one of their bags that fit on the rear rack. Haven't put those on yet, it's been raining every weekend. But just to see each other and possible cars coming up on us while were cruising we both decided we wanted mirrors.
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