IB13: Felt Teases Bosch Powered Electric Fatbike
While many fatbike companies seem to be focused on making the lightest bikes around, some like Felt are looking to give them a little more oomph. Called the FatE, the prototype fatbike is likely a 2015 model if it makes it to market at all. Equipped with a 250 watt Bosch motor, the FatE promises big power with an extended run time.
Get up to speed on the FatE, next.
We’re told one of the delays in getting the FatE to production is Bosch’s entry into the US Market. This is why the FatE will probably be a late 2014 or 2015 model. The 250 watt electric motor uses their Power Pack 400 motor for extended range.
The fork offers quite a bit of clearance with a 4.0 tire.
Cable and wires are routed internally in a bundle through a large opening in the head tube. In order to provide data to the built in computer the chain stay has a built in speed sensor.
The controls up front allow you to pick from multiple power settings and monitor things like battery life and distance. The FatE is still very much a prototype but it is looking like Felt’s first fatbike may very well be electric.