Fatbike: Our robust selection for all terrains.

Discover our range of electric fatbikes at Upway.

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What is a fatbike?

A fatbike is an electric bicycle, or e-bike, with extremely wide tires . This not only gives the fatbike a tough, rugged appearance, but also provides extra stability and grip on different terrains. The fatbike is gaining in popularity mainly because of its cool design. A fatbike was originally designed for off-road use, like an electric touring bike. However, the fatbike is very popular in the city and is mainly used as an electric city bike.

Maximum speed of a fatbike in Belgium: 25 km/h

Electric fatbikes are rapidly gaining in popularity in Belgium, offering an interesting option for cyclists of all levels. Although originally designed for off-road use, their versatility has made them popular in urban environments. In Belgium, the maximum speed for these electric bikes is legally set at 25 km/h. It is therefore forbidden to boost or unboot a fatbike and to use a gas pedal.

The benefits of a fatbike

A fatbike offers several advantages that distinguish it from other types of electric bikes:

  1. Excellent grip and stability: Thanks to the wide tires , you benefit from greater control and comfort, especially on difficult surfaces such as sand, snow and mud. In town, sidewalks and curbs are no longer an obstacle requiring you to put your foot down.
  2. Striking, rugged design: The thick tires and sturdy construction give the fatbike a cool look that's sure to attract attention.
  3. User-friendly for everyone: There's no age limit for using a fatbike, making it an ideal choice for cyclists of all ages.

If you're looking for a sporty electric bike, we also recommend you take a look at our range of MTB electric bikes at electric racing bikes.

What should I look out for when buying a fatbike?

When buying a fatbike, there are some important factors to keep in mind:

  1. Area of use: Decide whether you want to use the fatbike mainly in town or for longer, more adventurous rides in the wild. This determines which specifications and features are most important to you.
  2. Motor: Choose a fatbike with a reliable motor, such as a rear-wheel motor from a well-known brand, for optimum performance and durability.
  3. tires : For added grip and stability, we recommend you choose big bikes with tires thick studs, especially if you plan to ride off-road.
  4. Range: If you want to use your fatbike for long rides, make sure you get a model with a powerful battery and long range.

Ruff Cycles electric bike

Comparison of the best fatbikes on the market: Ruff Cycles Biggie, Biggie Pedalec, Lil Buddy and Lil'Missy.

Model Battery capacity (Wh) Frame type Suspension Weight (kg) Transmission system Autonomy Engine Brakes Wheels Other features
Ruff Cycles Biggie 300 / 500 Steel No Approx. 29 kg Shimano Nexus 7-speed Up to 100 km Bosch Performance Line 250W Hydraulic disc brakes 26 inches Retro design, sturdy and comfortable
Ruff Cycles Biggie Pedalec 300 / 500 Steel No Approx. 29 kg Shimano Nexus 7-speed Up to 100 km Bosch Performance Line 250W Hydraulic disc brakes 26 inches Retro design, enhanced robustness, pedal assistance
Ruff Cycles Lil Buddy 300 / 500 Steel No Approx. 27 kg Shimano Altus 7-speed Up to 80 km Bosch Active Line 250W Hydraulic disc brakes 20 inches Compact, playful design, ideal for the city
Ruff Cycles Lil'Missy 300 / 500 Steel No Approx. 27 kg Shimano Altus 7-speed Up to 80 km Bosch Active Line 250W Hydraulic disc brakes 20 inches Elegant, compact and fun design, ideal for the city

Buy a fatbike refurbished at Upway : affordable and insured

At Upway, you can choose from a wide range of reconditioned electric bikesincluding fatbikes. These bikes are not only affordable, but also come with a one-year warranty. What's more, we offer you the option of insuring against theft and damage, so you can hit the road with peace of mind.