The Swagtron EB8 gives you just about every reason to take it off-road: a Shimano 7-gear transmission, beefy tires, and a good suspension system. Not only does that place it under the umbrella of best electric fat bikes, but its foldable design makes it easy to carry, transport, and store.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Swagtron EB8\r\nIn addition to a smooth ride across various terrain, thanks to its Shimano 7-gear transmission, the Swagtron EB8 is a lightweight, foldable electric bike that\u2019s easy to carry, transport, and store.\r\n\r\nDurability & Build Quality\r\nTo make this bike portable, the Swagtron EB8 was given a lightweight, but durable aluminum alloy frame, which also has two folding points for carrying, storing, and transportation. Locks are in place to keep the bike from buckling. Its fat tires, however, are excellent; air filled, 20-inch wheels that are 4-inches thick. With its front and rear suspension, tackling off-road terrain is a breeze.\r\nPerformance (Speed & Acceleration)\r\nThe Swagtron EB8\u2019s speed and acceleration bounces back between 18 to 19mph, usually 18.6mph is the average. That\u2019s good, though just behind the Addmotor Motan in terms of speed. Its 7-gear Shimano transmission is the MVP, however, providing a smooth ride no matter the terrain. For tackling steel hills, however, the DJ Fat Bike has 1000W peak power.\r\nRange & Battery\r\nSince you\u2019ll be zipping around at nearly 19mph, having a good battery is ideal. Unfortunately, the Swagtron EB8 has a battery that can only eek out 21 miles on a single charge. You\u2019ll be lucky to get an hour on this multi-terrain e bike, if you use power assist.\r\nSafety Features\r\nUnlike other entries on our list, the Swagtron EB8 has a unique feature that shuts the motor down when braking, preventing you from taking off when letting off the brake. This is in addition to a battery lock, front and rear brakes with good stopping power. We would\u2019ve preferred rear and front lights instead of reflectors.\r\nValue\r\nThe Swagtron EB8 is more than capable of being your favorite off-road eBike\u2014especially with the tires that are strapped to it. It\u2019s durable, lightweight, easily portable, and comes with its own unique safety features. And it\u2019s only $800! That easily puts it under the category of \u201cbudget\u201d and \u201caffordable\u201d. If mountains are your thing, and you\u2019re on a budget, the Aceshin 26 is $600.\r\nSwagtron EB8 Wrap Up\r\nDespite its low battery performance, you\u2019ll still get an hour of fun\u2014and we can overlook the reflectors since you\u2019ll carry out off-road activities in the light anyways. Its foldable design is appreciated for storing and transporting. And the 7-gear Shimano transmission and motor shut-down feature is a nice safety feature.