Seating Posture: Many E-Fatbikes have a seating position that is, to put it mildly, suboptimal for long rides. This can lead to back and neck pain, especially if the rider does not sit correctly or if the saddle is not properly adjusted. Many have a long saddle and an extremely small frame. People sit with a hunched back on these E-Fatbike models, and the knees are bent too far, often nearly touching the handlebars.
Handle Grip and Steering: The handlebars on these models are too low and too close, resulting in discomfort in the shoulders, arms, and hands. This problem is often exacerbated by the extra weight of the E-fatbike, which requires more force for steering and maneuvering.
Pedal Position: Incorrect pedal positioning can lead to inefficient pedaling patterns and increased strain on the knees and ankles. This is particularly noticeable on E-fatbikes, where the pedal assistance alters the natural pedaling posture. Unfortunately, this is the case with almost all current E-Fatbikes.
Bike Weight and Balance: E-fatbikes are generally heavier than traditional bikes, which can lead to imbalance, especially at lower speeds or while maneuvering in tight spaces. The high power placed in the too-small Asian models is often extremely high, resulting in rapid acceleration and greater imbalance.