If you're in the market for a fat tire eBike with a step-thru frame, you may have discovered the Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire and Denago Fat Tire models. They have some obvious features in common: 4" wide Kenda tires, 750 Watt rear hub motors, suspension fork, and a step-thru frame that makes starting and stopping easy with a very low standover height.
While these models may look similar on the surface, they have some key differences that may help you make a buying decision. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire and Denago Fat Tire models and see how they stack up.
What the Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire Step-thru and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru eBikes have in common
The Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models share quite a few features and specs which are very similar, if not identical:
- 750 Watt rear hub motors
- color handlebar display
- 4" Kenda fat tires
- built-in lights powered by the eBike battery
- hydraulic disc brakes
- Shimano 7 speed shifters
- supension fork
How the Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models are different
The Dirwin Pioneer Fat Tire and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models differ in these key areas:
- The Denago is significantly less expensive ($1999) compared with $2,299 for the Dirwin.
- The Denago top speed (28 MPH) is significantly higher than the 23 MPH Dirwin.
- The Denago comes in two sizes to suit a variety of rider heights, while the Dirwin only comes in a single size.
- The Denago includes a 3 Amp charger for faster charging vs. the 2 Amp model included with the Dirwin.
- The Dirwin includes a rear rack, if you plan to haul cargo, you'll need to add an optional front or rear rack to the Denago.
- The Dirwin uses a significantly smaller capacity battery. That means the Denago will have more range when ridden under similar conditions.
- Throttle style: Dirwin uses twist-style grip throttle, while Denago uses a push-button thumb throttle. While the throttle mode itself may work identically, riders may have a preference between the two mechanisms to engage it.
Which fat tire step-thru eBike should you buy?
Carefully consider the specs, pros, and cons when shopping for a fat tire eBike.
Based on the specs, for average-height riders these two models are likely to feel very similar on the trail or path. The Denago has a couple upgrades compared to the specs on the Dirwin, and has the advantage of selling for $300 less as of this writing. While you don't get a rear rack with the Denago, it's an easy add-on and you still come out ahead financially even after accounting for the cost of a rear rack - and you'll still have an extra $200 for any other upgrades or accessories you might want to add.
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