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Electric Fat-Tad

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The Fat-Tad Sun Tadpole Trike is a beast on trails and can conquer almost any terrain. With fat 4" wide tires, rear coil-over suspension and integrated front suspension the Fat-Tad climbs over obstacles with ease and keeps you stable.

Setting this electric trike apart from others is its pure beastly awesomeness. If you want loads of power and fun on the trails this is the ultimate electric recumbent. This e-trike utilizes the compact yet powerful 1000w performance electric drive system paired with a 48-volt Li-ion battery pack for 23mph top speeds and plenty of torque.

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How to Measure Your X-Seam

At ElectricTrike.com we like to use the X-Seam Measurement to fit riders on recumbent trikes, and inseam to fit riders on upright trikes (like the sun traditional).

We use this measurement to adjust your trike to fit you out-of-the-box, but it's simple to adjust your trike later to suit your preferences. This is just a rough measurement to make things easier for you.

You can see how to take the measurement in our video here.

Or you can read about how to measure it in-depth here:

To measure your X-seam, you'll need a tape measure, a sturdy board (like a piece of plywood or an ironing board), and an assistant to help you. If you currently ride a recumbent bike, you can use that to take the measurement instead of the board.

Start by placing the board against a wall at 60*. You can use a protractor (or print this one out) to measure the angle, or just measure the length of your board, divide that length by 2 and place the end of the board that distance from the wall. Example: a 36" long board will be placed 18" away from the wall to get a 60* angle.

Now, measure the length from the end of the board to the end of your feet. This is your X-Seam.

If you're having trouble with the measurement or want to size your bike a different way, feel free to choose "I'm not sure" from the drop-down menu and we can discuss your needs after you place your order.

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  • SHIPS FULLY ASSEMBLED
  • 1YR TIRE-to-TIRE WARRANTY
  • WORLD CLASS SUPPORT

Highlights

  • Rear coil-over suspension and integrated front suspension
  • Alloy rims, 55mm wide, 190mm rear hub
  • Promax mechanical disc brake system for front wheels
  • 20" x 4.0" tires tuned for all trail conditions
  • Full-range SRAM shifting with 3x8 gearing
  • Ergonomic chromoly handlebars
  • Air-mesh seat with alloy seat frame
  • 10" of trail-ready ground clearance

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Features

The Fat-Tad Sun Tadpole Trike is a beast on trails and can conquer almost any terrain. With fat 4" wide tires, rear coil-over suspension and integrated front suspension the Fat-Tad climbs over obstacles with ease and keeps you stable.

Independent Front Suspension

The Fat-Tad features independent, fork-integrated front suspension on each front wheel in addition to rear coil-over suspension. Combined with the massive 4" tires, this trike can really soak up the bumps!

Rear Coil-Over Suspension

The rear coil-over suspension adds cusion right where it is needed, under the rider's seat. The suspension bushing and swingarm design allows the rear wheel to articulate independently from the front wheels, for the smoothest ride possible.

Easy-To-Read Segment Display
The Electric Fat-Tad features an easy-to-read backlit display with large text on an articulating mount. This advanced segment LCD includes a battery meter, speed and trip distance readout, and programmable top speed limit.
Versatile 3x8 Gearing
The Fat-Tad features ia 21-speed drivetrain, providing you with a wide range of gears to help you tackle anything that might come your way, from hills to straightaways, you'll be prepared to keep on pedaling.
500-1000 Watt Geared Hub Motor
The 500-1000w Electric Bike Technologies fat bike rear geared hub motor features impressive 84Nm torque and a USA handbuilt wheel with single-butted 12-13 gauge spokes for durability.
Thumb Throttle
The easy to use twist throttle allows you to engage the motor whenever you need it. Use the throttle to get a boost when startng from a stop or to help get up to cruising speed. The Fat-Tad also features a pedal-assist sensor (PAS) for operation.

How to Measure Your X-Seam

At Electric Trike Store, we like to use the X-Seam Measurement to fit riders on recumbent trikes, and inseam to fit riders on upright trikes (like the Sun Traditional).

We use this measurement to adjust your trike to fit you out-of-the-box, but it's simple to adjust your trike later to suit your preferences. This is just a rough measurement to make things easier for you.

Alternatively, if you like reading and diagrams...

To measure your X-seam, you'll need a tape measure, a sturdy board (like a piece of plywood or an ironing board), and an assistant to help you. If you currently ride a recumbent bike, you can use that to take the measurement instead of the board.

Sizing

  • A: Handlebar Reach

    8"-12"
  • B: Standover Height

    18"
  • C: Seat Height to Pedal

    38"-50"
  • D: Seat Height to Ground

    16.5"-17.75" (Depends on rider x-seam set-up)
  • Recommended Rider Height

    5'-6'4"

Shipping

$250 Flat-Rate Shipping.
Contiguous USA Only.

Orders shipping to PA will be subject to sales tax.

Ships fully assembled from our warehouse in Bucks County, PA. The trike is enclosed in a heavy cardboard box fastened to a shipping pallet, delivered by motor freight truck with liftgate service. We use a variety of freight carriers based on your shipping destination. When the trike ships you will receive an email from us with tracking information. Tracking is less precise than UPS or FedEx. The freight company will contact you before the final delivery is made in order to arrange the drop-off with you. 

Delivery Time:
    East Coast: 2-4 business days
    Midwest: 3-5 business days
    West Coast: 5-7 business days

With liftgate service, the truck can only lower the pallet to the ground, they cannot deliver it inside your house. You will need to open the box and dispose of the pallet afterwards.

Shipping Size: 80" x 40" x 44" / 190lbs

Please Note: This trike ships with the E-BikeKit user manual for details on the electric-drive system and also with the Sun official manual for the trike itself. The video section above contains assembly instructions and tips for getting started and using your new electric bike. The specifications sections should also provide most of the information you'll want to know. If you have any questions or suggestions of additional information you would like to see posted, please let us know. Official manuals are in development, and once completed, they will be offered to customers that request them.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 
Tel: +1 800.375.0224  or  
Email: support@electrictrike.com

Specs

  • Top Speed

    26mph (With programmable limit)
  • Range

    10-44 miles (Depends on the battery)
  • Motor

    E-BikeKit rear geared fat motor 500w-1,000w, 84Nm, 320rpm (48v)
  • Motor Weight

    9.4lbs
  • Battery

    48v 9ah – 48v 20ah
  • Max. Payload

    250lbs (With rider and cargo)
  • Charge Time

    4.5hr-5hrs
  • Charger

    48v 2a – 48v 4a
  • Drive Mode

    Throttle-on-demand and pedal-assist. 5-level speed control, programmable speed limit, current limit, and assist level.
  • Color

    Gloss Red w/ Black Accents
  • Intended Use

    Neighborhood, Cruising, Paved Trail Path and Urban
  • Frame Material

    Tig Welded Chromoly
  • Suspension

    Full suspension, front integrated suspension w/ 20mm travel / rear coil-over suspension w/ 30mm travel)
  • Rims

    Alloy single-wall, 55mm width, with cut-outs
  • Spokes

    (F) 12-13g single-butted stainless steel / (R) 14g stainless steel
  • Tires

    Fat Knobby - Chao Yang Big Daddy, 20" x 4" or Slick - Sunlite XL, 20" x 4" at 35psi
  • Saddle

    Sunlite padded seat with mesh back / adjustable backrest angle
  • Brakes

    (F) ProMax DSK-400 Mechanical Disc Brakes w/ 160mm rotors
  • Brake Lever

    Includes e-brake shutoff and parking lock, one lever for each front wheel
  • Grips

    EBT Grips – EVA Rubber
  • Shifter

    SRAM Grip Shift 3.0
  • Display

    E-BikeKit 2017 LCD Display
  • Front Derailleur

    Sunrace Triple
  • Rear Derailleur

    Sram X4
  • Gearing

    Shimano 24-speed (3x8) / 42/32/22 Chainrings / 13-34t Cassette
  • Pedals

    Wellgo, B223 Platform w/ 9/16" thread
  • Rack

    Rear carrier rack for the battery
  • X-Seam Range

    35"-50-1/2" (Smaller sizes may require modification)
  • Wheelbase

    59"
  • Overall Length

    78"-83.5" (Depends on rider x-seam set-up)
  • Max. Width

    38"
  • Ground Clearance

    10" (Steering Linkage)
  • Overall Weight

    76.5lbs-91.5lbs (Depends on battery type)

Battery

Model Weight Range Mount Style Cost
48v 9ah 5.8lbs 10-22 Battery bag with velcro straps Base Cost
48v 10ah 9.7lbs 12-26 Sliding plate with lock +$286
48v 20ah 14lbs 20-44 Battery bag with velcro straps +$366
  • Nominal Voltage

    48v
  • Nominal Capacity

    (Depends on choice: 9-20ah)
  • Battery Energy

    (Depends on choice: 490-1092Wh)
  • Dimensions

    (Depends on choice)
  • Total Weight

    < = (Depends on choice)
  • Cell Assembly

    18650-3.6v-13S
  • Life Cycles

    > = 80% Dod = 500 Cycles
  • Max. Continuous Discharge

    22.5A
  • BMS Protection Current

    30A
  • Discharge Cut-Off Voltage

    37.5v
  • Max. Charge Voltage

    54.6v
  • Inner Resistance

    < 50mΩ
  • Charge Time

    < = 3.3 hours
  • Operation Temperature Range

    Charge: 0°C – 45°C / Discharge: -20°C – 60°C
  • Storage Temperature

    0°C – 40°C (Extended Storage: 15°C – 25°C)
  • Battery Box Material

    (Depends on choice – aluminum or vinyl w/ canvas bag)
  • Battery Weight

    5.8lbs-14lbs
  • Assembled Pack Certificates

    UL; UN38.3; MSDS; RoHS; SGS
  • Manufacturer

    Electric Bike Technologies

DIY

If you already have a Sun Seeker Fat-Tad and want to convert it to electric, we offer conversion kits at E-BikeKit.com, including kits specifically for the Fat-Tad:

Conversion Points:

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