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KKBike K26S full-suspension fat tire e-bike review

Started by upamfva, 2022/11/22 09:28PM
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KKBike K26S full-suspension fat tire e-bike review
#1   2022/11/22 09:28PM
KKBike K26S full-suspension fat tire e-bike review

Fat tire electric bikes are all over the place these days. Full-suspension fat tire e-bikes are a bit rarer. But full-suspension fatties that can hit 30 mph (48 km/h) on throttle-only riding – that’s a unicorn right there. But that’s exactly what the KKBike K26S offers.To get more news about [url= with suspension[/url], you can visit official website.

Despite the unfortunate name that puts too many Ks way too close together, the bike itself is actually quite awesome.It’s something of a no-name brand, in that KKBike is one of many newcomers to the e-bike scene. That means I wasn’t expecting too much from the bike.
But despite the bar being low, the K26S hurdled so far up and over it that I can just about look the other way on the name.

To see what I mean about this surprisingly high-performance electric bike, check out my review video below!
The KKBike K26S is not one of these weak-sauce fat tire e-bikes that looks like its built for off-road but is really meant to stick to the bike lane. This is an e-bike that can actually handle the trails.

Of course it’s not going to work great on super winding, technical trails with tight turns and switchbacks. It’s just not a nimble enough bike for that due to the large 4″ wide fat tires.
But the large volume tires that allow you to run lower air pressure make it great for cruising on dirt trails, fire roads, nature paths, packed sand or grassy fields. In those settings, this thing can really rip.

The combination of a powerful motor and full-suspension give it exactly what you need to actually handle rough terrain.

If it was just powerful but not comfortable, it’d shake you to pieces. I’ve ridden fully rigid electric fat tire bikes before. On rough fire roads they can get a bit dicey.

And if it had nice suspension but no power, it really wouldn’t be much fun since you couldn’t blast through the rough stuff.

But fortunately the KKBike K26S has both comfort AND power, which is what makes it such a hoot on the trails.
Granted, the suspension isn’t top shelf stuff. This is a $1,999 e-bike that’s on sale for $1,799. You’re just not going to get amazing suspension at this price.

But you still get some pretty decent stuff that’s fine for this type of recreational riding.

The hydraulic disc brakes are plenty grabby with what seem like overbuilt calipers. Plus they’re candy apple red, which surely adds a good few extra pounds of braking force.

And to make that braking force even stronger they come with 180 mm rotors, which is a nice thing to have on a fast e-bike like this. More on that in a moment.The 8-speed Shimano shifter is basic yet acceptable (though bike snobs will surely pan it for being rather entry-level). The tires are simple Kenda fat tires, but they work just fine, even if they don’t have the same puncture protection as something higher-end. The headlight is perfectly adequate and even comes with a rock guard. And the touch points are decently comfortable.

Again, not amazing stuff, but it’s all fine for the type of recreational and leisure riding I was testing it with.

The plastic fenders aren’t my favorite and tend to flop around a lot, but I can live with it. If you don’t ride in wet stuff very often, you might even want to leave them off. I often leave plastic fenders off when they seem like more trouble than they’re worth.

The color screen was a nice addition, and it was actually quite visible in daylight — something that isn’t true of many color screens.

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