DiroDi Rover Vintage Fat Tyre Electric Bike
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Retro Fat Tyre Electric Bikes

Rover Black

Rover’s design is inspired by vintage motorbikes. This version utilises a high torque and super powerful 750W motor and a massive 48V 15AH battery, which gives you up to 85 km of range. Rover is a 2 person fat tyre bike and can carry up to 150 kg of load.

$2,670.00
$2,470.00
Motor
750W
Battery
48V,15AH
Range
85Km
Rover Black

The 250W, 48V vintage style DiroDi Rover utilises a heavy-duty and super reliable 250W motor and a massive 48V 15AH battery, which gives up to 110 km of range. Being 48V means the motor can produce the high torque required for steep hill climbing while staying 100% road legal.

$2,470.00
$2,270.00
Motor
250W
Battery
48V, 15AH
Range
110 KM
Rover Black

Rover 36V, 250W unitises a heavy-duty and super reliable 250W motor and a 36V 13AH battery, which gives up to 70 km of range. This version, while being 100% road legal, provides adequate power and range but won’t break the bank.

$2,270.00
$2,070.00
Motor
250W
Battery
36V, 13AH
Range
70Km
Rover Black

Rover’s design is inspired by vintage motorbikes. This version utilises a high torque and super powerful 750W motor and a massive 48V 15AH battery, which gives you up to 85 km of range. Rover is a 2 person fat tyre bike and can carry up to 150 kg of load.

Motor
750W
Battery
48V,15AH
Range
85Km
$2,670.00
$2,470.00
Rover Black

The 250W, 48V vintage style DiroDi Rover utilises a heavy-duty and super reliable 250W motor and a massive 48V 15AH battery, which gives up to 110 km of range. Being 48V means the motor can produce the high torque required for steep hill climbing while staying 100% road legal.

Motor
250W
Battery
48V, 15AH
Range
110 KM
$2,470.00
$2,270.00
Rover Black

Rover 36V, 250W unitises a heavy duty and super reliable 250W motor and a 36V 13AH battery, which gives up to 70 km of range. This version, while being 100% road legal, provides adequate power and range but won’t break the bank.

Motor
250W
Battery
36V, 13AH
Range
70Km
$2,270.00
$2,070.00

Fat Tyre Electric Bikes are easier to ride on grass, sand or mountain trails. The wider tyres give more grip and provide a suspension system and filter out vibrations. DiroDi offers a range of Fat e-bikes under the “Rover” model. Our fat tyre e-bikes have retro and vintage look while having state of the art electric mobility technologies inside. 

Fat tyre e-bikes are getting more popular. The concept of fat bikes is very similar to the concept of “SUV” in car industry. Instead of buying two separate cars (a sedan and an off-road vehicle), people prefer to buy a single hybrid car (An SUV), which can be used both for on-road and off-road. Fat tyres bikes provide the same flexibility. You have only one bike, which you can for instance use to get to work during business days and to go to the beach or camping during weekends.

Fat tyre bikes (also called fat tyre electric bike, fat e-bike, snow bike) are ebikes with wider tyres (approx. 3.8 inches/ 97 mm) and wider rims (approx. 2.16 inches/ 55 mm) most specifically designed for rides on soft ground such as sand, snow, grass or any rough terrains.

What makes the ride different from that in a normal bike is notably a  smoother ride over uneven tracks thanks to the wider tyres and the possibility of having lower tyre pressure in fat tyre bikes.

 

The prime focus of fat tyre design is on the low tyre pressure which provides more effective and steady grip on tracks of any kind in almost every weather condition. Clearly, wider tyres and low tyre pressure bring on more of tyre thread surface touching the ground. That being said, it does not sink in soft mud, neither does it slip on wet or slippery tracks.

Another significant point that low tyre pressure brings about is that it helps reduce the shock over obstacles like rocks or logs. 

It is generally believed that the combination of lower tyre pressure and wider tyre size brings more rolling resistance and thus you need more energy to keep the same speed than on a bike with thinner tyres. While this could be true on a very smooth surface, some recent studies suggest that in real world conditions, fat tyre bikes could be even faster as thin tyres tend to bounce and react more to imperfections on the road.

While rolling resistance of a tyre could be an important factor in a non electric bike, it's not that important in electric bikes as the assistance from the motor could easily compensate for slight differences in rolling resistance. 

Yes. However, in average, a fat tyre is only heavier by 200 to 400 grams (400 to 800 grams for both tyres). While this might be a factor in a non electric bike, a few hundred  grams of extra weight don't have any noticeable effect on your ride or range in an electric bike.

The answer is generally YES. The type of tyre is not the only factory in determining the max load on a bike. But generally fat tyre bikes can carry 20 to 30 percent more load than normal road bikes. What makes this bike a good choice for heavy riders is that generally fat tyre bikes comes with wider rims and stronger forks and frame. Not to mention that a heavier rider would clearly feel safer being on a bike with steady grip and more tyre surface touching the ground.

Fat tyres approximately cost twice the normal ones. However considering the long life of such tyres (2500-5000 km), this difference in price is neither a drawback nor a deal-breaker. 

 

In general fat tyres are more resistant to puncture due to their stronger and thicker structure.

Despite a few drawbacks such as being a bit heavier and having more rolling resistance on smooth surfaces, the upsides of fat tyre bikes outweigh the downsides especially considering the fact that the drawbacks are usually compensated for in electric fat tyre bikes by the assistance from the motor.

With all that said, yet If you are the kind of a rider who are going to use the bike only on smooth surfaces and pavements, fat tyre bikes might not be the best option for you. However, if you are like most riders, who ride their bikes on different terrains fat bike are the right call. In some ways, buying a fat tyre electric bike is the same as buying an SUV (Instead of buying a sedan and an off-road vehicle separately) to both drive to work and go camping!