Now this is a cool idea. Take a fat bike and electrify it to remove one of the few gripes folks might have about it.
The beauty of fat bikes is their simplicity and huge contact patch of their extra-large tires. The added weight of the tires and additional rolling resistance of the contact patch make the bikes feel slower than a regular mountain bike.
In theory, putting an electric motor in the rear wheel would make an all-terrain monster out of a fat bike. Pedego decided to do exactly that with their latest ebike, The Destroyer. Check the press release below for more info. I want to ride one! Wish I was at Interbike.
Pedego Electric Bikes Launches a Powerful New Trail Bike: The Destroyer
E-bike riders can now go where they haven’t dared go before.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pedego’s Destroyer comes in flame red, neon yellow and green camouflage.
PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 18, 2012 -
Big news about an innovative bicycle will be thundering around the Interbike expo in Las Vegas, this week, as Pedego Electric Bikes launches its newest line of e-bikes: the Destroyer. This solid bike lives up to its brawny name. With a rugged 48-volt, 500-watt silent motor, the Destroyer is made to leave others in the dust as its rider conquers new trails, both on and off the road. The 4-inch wide tires on this e-bike have aggressive knobby tread to hug the turf and carry the rider over rough terrain with confidence. Pedego Electric Bikes co-owner Terry Sherry is particularly proud of the Destroyer line. “On these bikes, the rider can be a true trailblazer,” he says. “Everyone who has tested the Destroyer has fallen in love.” Pedego’s Destroyer bicycle can be pedaled with relative ease over sand, dirt and other wild landscapes. It zips along at a top speed of 20 mph, as required by Federal law to maintain its status as a bicycle … though riders may think of it as a two-wheeled tank.
The Destroyer comes in three shocking colors: neon yellow, flame red and green camouflage. Pedego dealers will make the Destroyer available for test rides this holiday season. Meanwhile, shouts of “Yeeeehaaaa!” will continue to be heard all around the e-bike test track at the Interbike expo. Retail price is $3695 for the off-road ride of a lifetime. Visitors to the Interbike expo can learn more about this e-bike at booth #4131.
With more than 750 companies representing more than 1,200, brands, the Interbike trade show lives up to its billing as the largest annual gathering of the bicycle industry in North America. This event provides a one-stop opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts and merchants to connect with members of the entire industry, discover emerging trends and learn new business ideas at Interbike University. Diversity is key, with companies representing many forms of bicycling, including electric bicycles, the most noteworthy of which is Pedego Electric Bikes.
Pedego®, the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating the coolest electric bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. With their chic, stylish designs complemented by a built-in silent electric motor, Pedego® offers a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun! Pedego® electric bicycles are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the fun of cycling and experiencing the outdoors without worrying about hills. Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/