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Fat Tire Recumbent Trike Review

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The Fat Tire Recumbent Trike is an extremely durable tricycle and one of the best electric trikes, thanks to a high-carbon steel frame and an aluminum alloy carrier. Many reviewers liked the adjustable and comfortable cushioned fiberglass seat, which can bear a load capacity of 360 pounds. You could also check to see if people who use this bike appreciate it as the best electric bike.

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Why We Like It – Fat Tire Recumbent Trike

The fantastic electric Fat Tire Recumbent Trike is designed with ultra-fat tires for stability, a durable high carbon steel frame, and an extremely comfortable fiberglass cushioned seat. A different 3-wheel trike that you might be interested in is in the EWheels EW-29 review.

  • Durable high carbon steel frame
  • Cushioned fiberglass seat is extremely comfortable
  • 750w motor can go up to 28 MPH
  • Battery takes over 8 hours to reach a full charge

Durability & Build Quality

Additionally, this recumbent trike takes a couple of hours to fully assemble and requires a suite of common household tools, although it is still one of the best bikes on the market. The Recumbent Trikes wave a bit of a reversed design compared to other trikes, with the rear wheel being left by itself, a style known as a fat tad. The rear suspension works well enough to keep the seat height well enough above the ground clearance to prevent scraping. You could also check out the Fiido D1 folding electric bike review and learn about a bike that can adapt to any road and provide a comfortable ride.

Performance (Speed & Acceleration)

When it comes to speed, the ultra-powerful 48v 750watt brushless rear hub motor can reach speeds of up to 28 miles per hour. Some of the competition, like the Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle, can’t go above ten mph. Additionally, the Liberty Trike tops out at only 12 mph. With the fat tire trike, you could go anywhere with the tires gripping the ground like the Addmotor Motan.

Range & Battery

Though the lithium-ion battery that accompanies this fat tire electric trike can get up to 50 miles of use on a single charge, we did find that it took a while to reach a maximum charge, over eight hours. However, for an e-bike comparison, the Emojo Panther can get around 45 miles per charge.

Safety features

The disc brakes will ensure the trike can come to a complete stop with little in the way of putting the rider in danger, as the more laid-back position of the bike means that the brakes can be tighter with no chance of throwing the rider. If you prioritize safety, the Haibike Sduro Hardseven 2.0 has four hydraulic disc brakes to ensure you stop quickly and safely.


While free shipping isn’t available, and the Pedego Trike is a little cheaper than the Fat Trike, it still beats the others in a certain style, with the low profile letting a larger X seam individual fit comfortably.

Fat Tire Recumbent Trike Wrap Up

The battery takes a full night’s sleep to fully change, and that’s not uncommon for many other batteries of this type. It’s inconvenient for the comparably short time the power assist pedaling lasts, though the high speed of the bike could make up for that.

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