Trying to decide

Chainplate

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I am definitely going through ‘analysis paralysis’. I’ve spent hours analyzing thousands of ebikes but have been unable to get myself to ‘pull the trigger’ (possibly a poor choice of euphemisms these days). Perhaps someone more experienced could help me.

I rode a bike extensively as a child but never had great balance and, now at almost 68 years old, it hasn’t improved. I’m looking at a fat tire bike mostly because I like the looks but I doubt that I’d ever take it off-road. Is the increase in rolling resistance between a 4-inch tire and a 3-inch tire significant or even noticeable? I have read that wider tires offer more stability which can assist older people - is that a fact?

Currently, my wife and I walk about 4 miles a day, both as a form of entertainment and exercise. I’m concerned that if I get an ebike, I won’t walk as much. My wife supports me buying an ebike but has said that she doesn’t want one.

The ebike that has the most of my interest is the Eunorau Fat-HD https://eunorau-ebike.com/collections/frontpage/products/fat-hd even though it’s more than I want to spend. There are lots of steep hills where I live and I like the idea of 160n•m of torque. Also, the mid-drive seems like a more efficient type of drive.

Many thanks in advance for any advice. Stay safe and healthy.
 

Chainplate

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Thank you very much for the helpful and detailed reply. Everything you said makes a lot of sense and I’m going to take your advice.

My best regards and warmest wishes.
 

XxHaimBondxX

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If you're riding on smooth trails, fat bikes are definitely overkill, plus if you have to haul one, forget it, they weigh a ton. However, I still love mine and probably never ride a regular ebike. Roads are poor here in North East.
 
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