Review: Lesoos Fat Tire Fatsky Ebike
The FatSky ebike is definitely a great choice for city riders that want a perfectly smooth ride, as well as for seasoned mountain bikers that want more stability on uneven terrain.
Electric bikes are becoming more and more common with each passing year. This is mostly because these models give individuals a more affordable way to go about their business in urban areas than by car.
Also, while some would argue that attaching a motor to a bike takes away its health benefits, the rider can always use muscle power to move. The electric motor just offers a convenient alternative for people who need to cross large distances on a daily basis.
The ongoing trend among most manufacture is to make ebikes that are as light as possible, good on any type of terrain, and have long battery life.
However, there’s another important feature that companies have started to integrate into their products, namely the ability to fold the bikes and make them easier to transport. Most ebikes that are sold today can be carried in the trunk or on the backseat of most cars.
This having been said, who are foldable ebikes for? Well, they’re for anybody and everybody. Although they are currently the most popular with people in their 20s and 30s, anyone can benefit from using an ebike.
The electric motor gives the rider a way to keep moving when he gets tired and being able to fold it means that you can carry it with you wherever you go.
The Lesoos Fat Tire Fatsky eBike
Foldable ebikes have become increasingly popular among individuals of all ages. This is so much so that we’re now seeing manufacturers like Lesoos developing ebikes suited for very specific groups of people.
We can see this clearly when we look at the PowerSky and the FatSky. The former is designed for urban areas where the rider needs less speed and more autonomy, while the latter focuses on comfort and shock absorption.
The Folding Fat Tire Electric Bike, in particular, has seen a clear shift from the normal eBike design philosophy. The Fat Tire model has been created for individuals who want an electric alternative to traditional all-terrain bikes. It is faster, more durable, and has extremely well-built shock absorption systems.
The FatSky ebike currently comes with a competitive $998 price tag, which places it in line with other similar products.
When compared to other Lesoos ebike models, like the PowerSky that’s designed for cities, the Fat Tire model is approx. $150 more expensive. However, it also offers a considerable speed increase, as well as other features that place it a step above the competition.
Generally speaking, $1000 is currently the average price for ebikes, and when it comes to FatSky, it’s clear that Lesoos poured a lot of money into its development. This having been said, let’s look at the bike’s features and how it performs.
Features and Design
From a design perspective, the most striking feature of the FatSky is also its most important one. It comes with thick 20″ x 4″ fat tires that are designed to work great on any terrain and absorb shocks.
Unlike with most other ebikes, the battery is attached below the seat. This was necessary to allow the bike to fold. Lesoos also choose a location that could not have served any other purpose. In most cases, you won’t even notice the battery, despite its size.
The FatSky measures 52” in height and 69” in length, however, when folded, its measurements go down by approximately half its size. When you order the bike, it will be delivered in a folded position. At first, the unfolding process might take a few minutes, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll only take a couple of seconds.
After unfolding the bike, you’ll have to check the battery. Keep in mind that the battery does come with a bit of charge, however, you should bring it to full capacity before using the bike. To do this, you will have to remove it by opening the battery lock, pulling the seat’s folding switch up, moving it out of the way, and then taking the battery out.
Now that the battery’s charged, it’s time to look at how easy the bike is to use. All the information that you need, such as battery level, speed, motor power output, and odometer is displayed on the left side handlebar. The screen is easy to read even in direct sunlight.
As with most other bikes, the speed controller for the transmission is on the right side of the handlebar and the accelerator for the electric motor is on the left, along with the switches for the headlights and horn.
In terms of performance, Lesoos definitely designed the FatSky for both speed and power. The Shimano 7-speed provides a lot of torque for urban areas and mountain biking. It is also useful that the FatSky comes with 3 working modes, including an intelligent pedal assist mode.
Lesoos has also chosen to ship the FatSky model with an 800W electric motor that helps the bike reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Even at top speed, the 48V 12.5A battery can power the motor for up to 37 miles on a single charge.
Now that we’ve looked at speeding up, let’ talk about coming to a stop. The FatSky comes with mechanical disk breaks which can stop the bike in the blink of an eye. The 20″ x 4″ fat tires also provide a lot of grip regardless of terrain, making braking easier and safer.
- Minimal Assembly Required – One of the things that we’ve loved when it comes to the Fatsky is that there’s no assembly required to use the bike, other than unfolding it and charging the battery. This also means that we didn’t need to go looking for tools like spanners or screwdrivers.
- Fat Tires – The 20″ x 4″ tires offer a lot of surface area, increasing grip but also acting as high-efficiency shock absorbers. We barely felt the difference between riding the bike on city streets or gravel and dirt.
- Smart Foldable Design – As far as foldable ebikes go, the FatSky has a really ergonomic design. The front section of the bike folds perfectly over the rear one. Although it does end up being a bit wider when folded, it can easily fit in the trunk or the back seat of almost any car.
- Unassisted Autonomy – This is not necessarily a con, but should be taken into consideration. The ebike’s unassisted autonomy is only around 37 miles. However, if you also pedal once in a while, you can get a range of up to 50 miles.
Final Thoughts / Overview
When it comes to durability and quality, Lesoos has a good track record. While the FatSky may not have the autonomy of the 14 inch Folding bicycle – Lesoos PowerSky, it does offer quite a few great features.
Things like higher top speed, enhanced comfort, and shock absorption do come at the cost of a reduction in range. However, we’ve found that this doesn’t make the ebike less practical or reliable.
The FatSky model is definitely a great choice for city riders that want a perfectly smooth ride, as well as for seasoned mountain bikers that want more stability on uneven terrain.
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