We usually rode in level 2–3, and
that was more than enough. Level 5
means you aren’t working and keeping
yourself in shape, and you’ll drain the
battery really fast. We didn’t find that
this bike was optimized for especially
long rides, and our battery life showed
We rode past a family at one point
all out for a ride on their bikes. Dad
had a mountain bike, while the kids
had a couple of BMX-style bikes.
One of the kids saw the bike, got a
big smile and exclaimed, “Whoa!”
That wasn’t the only reaction we got
on rides. The bike is distinctive and
stands out even in a crowd of bikes.
Motor: 48V, 500W
Battery: 48V12AH Li-ion
Charge time: 6 hours
Top speed: 20 mph
Range: Up to 30 miles, depending
on riding style, load and terrain
Drive: Shimano Deore, 1x10
Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes
Weight: 63 lb.
Sizes: 18 inch
Color choices: Green with black
wheels, gray with black wheels,
matte black with green wheels,
matte black with orange wheels,
orange with black wheels, white
with black wheels
Big Cat sells their bikes through
big-box retailers like Walmart, as well
as through traditional IBDs. They even
help people set up their own dealerships.
The Fat Cat is an inexpensive fat
bike that’s fun to ride and looks great.
With the ability to change the ride by
simply varying the tire pressure, it’s
extremely versatile. It’s definitely a
great cruiser, but owing to the effect
of the tires on the handling, be careful
when you ride it at higher speeds.
It’s a great bike if you like bike paths
and beach paths, all at a really great
(Top) We wish all
displays had this
and was simple
and easy to read
was simple and
elegant, and that
button underneath was the
It is loud and
to get anyone out
of your way.
SIS shifters are
never a staff
favorite, but it
well on this bike.