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What are The Characteristics of Fat Fires for Electric Bicycles?

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A fat tire is a tire with a width greater than or equal to 3.5 inches. Before it was applied to electric street bicycles, fat tires had been applied to ordinary bicycles. 



What Are the Benefits of Fat Tires?


Compared with ordinary tires, fat tires can contain more gas inside, which makes it more comfortable to ride. In addition, fat tire is more stable and has greater traction. Fat tires were first used in mountain bikes and snow bikes. People initially installed two 2-inch tires side by side to create a wider rolling surface. After that, people invented fat tires based on this inspiration.


One thing to know is that fat tires can replace suspension parts. Fat tires can well cushion the various vibrations of foldable electric bikes. Also, fat tires make less noise when rolling.



What Are the Disadvantages of Fat Tires?


Fat tires are larger in size than ordinary tires and weigh more. Installing fat tires on an electric city bike will increase the load of the 60 mph electric bike. You need larger batteries to ensure the range of 1500w electric bikes. If you want to drive an electric pedal assist bike with fat tires by pedaling, you need to spend more energy. 


In order to retain the advantages of fat tires and eliminate its disadvantages, people invented plus-sized tires. This is a kind of tire with balanced weight and performance, which is more suitable for big wheel electric bikes.


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What Are Plus-sized Tires?


Plus-sized tire is a tire with a width of 2.4 inches to 3.25 inches. 


Many electric bikes use fat tires because it provides extra stability and comfort. Because many electric bicycles are already heavy in weight, they are not suitable for fat tires. Excessive weight will increase the load of the motor, which leads to fat tires will reduce the rideability of electric gravel bikes. In steering, fat tires have poor steering performance, which makes electric push bikes more prone to rollover when steering. To solve this problem, it is recommended to use a tire with a width of 3 inches.


A plus-sized tire is lighter than a fat tire, so it provides better control and stability. A lighter tire allows the motor to provide more hill-climbing power, faster acceleration and longer range because the load of the motor is lighter. 


Although the width of the plus-sized tire is smaller than that of the fat tire, the decrease in the width does not affect people's cycling experience, because not everyone rides in the snow or mud for a long time. To get you to choose the most suitable plus-sized tires, they are divided into three models, the width of which is 2.4 inches, 2.8 inches and 3 inches. Fat tires are best for professional mountain bikers or the bikers who often ride the electric mountain bike in the snow and mud. For ordinary people living in cities for a long time, they should choose plus-sized tires. These two kinds of tires have their own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing, don't follow others blindly.


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