Ecotric vs. Nakto Electric Bikes
Since the dawn of the electric bike craze, Ecotric and Nakto have faced off head to head in the affordable electric bike market. Both manufacturers produce quality fat tire and regular tire, folding and non-folding and step through and regular frame e-bikes for around, and sometimes well under, 1000. They both seem to have something to offer any rider looking for a quality electric bike that won’t break the bank. There are some differences between the two brands though and in this article, we’re going to break down where each of them excels and how they differ.
What Sets These Brands Apart?
Ecotric Electric Bikes
Ecotric produces some of the best selling fat tire bikes for under 1000 on the market today with their Fat Tire Beach Snow and Fat Tire Rocket leading the race for the 26” models. Both are 500 Watts fat tire bikes with study frames and enough power to move those larger tires and get you where you need to go over virtually any terrain. Both of those models come in at just under 1000 at the time of this article, making them some of the most affordable, quality electric bikes on the market today.
Ecotric also specializes in affordable city riding with their Vortex Electric City Bike. This model comes in around 700 and is the perfect budget commuter for around town. It’s sleek build and lightweight design make it a prime candidate for daily commutes and maximum efficiency.
The Leopard is perhaps our favorite Ecotric model to recommend to readers due to its high handlebars, making it very easy to ride over time, and its traditional mountain bike tires and front shocks which make riding a breeze and very comfortable. This model also features a 500W motor and comes in just under 1000.
Nakto Electric Bikes
Nakto took a slightly different approach to producing great electric bikes and chose to FOCUS on the cruiser models, which have consistently been their best sellers. They have a city cruiser for nearly every rider size, height, desired frame design and power rating. For example, the Nakto City Cargo Pony is designed for smaller riders with it’s 20” tires and smaller frame size. Nakto also makes the Elegance, which features 22” tires, a small step up in size from the Pony. To top off their line of city cruisers, they make the City Camel, The Stroller and the Classic which are all 26” models that offer great functionality with baskets, cargo racks, fenders and other options to get the most out of your city cruiser. All of these bikes come in at less than 850 and can run even lower than that depending on the model selected.
Nakto does more than simply make city cruisers though, as they have a lineup of fat tire bikes as well, such as the Fat Tire Super Cruiser, Regular Cruiser and Discovery, all in 26” x 4” tire sizes. These bikes really shine in the sand, snow and off road terrains with their larger tire sizes and come in right at that 1000 price point mark as well, keeping them very affordable for the quality of bike you’re getting.
In addition the the aforementioned Nakto e-bikes, they also offer a wide variety of folding 20” and 22” models with both fat tire options and regular tire options which can be more suitable for those who don’t have much storage space for a bike or want to transport the bike in the trunk of their car.
Ecotric Explorer Fat Tire Electric Bike
Ok, I am a first time e-bike owner and was recomended to look at ecotric by a friend. I recently wrecked my car and needed immediate transportation for work. It arrived via ups very quickly (I live in wash. st. it ships from ca.) and this sucker is BIG. I dident know what I was getting into. I only use it two miles a day but it has exceeded my expectations. I have to ride in the rain sometimes and have had no problems although I allways keep a can of WD-40 to spray on the battery. Read more
Ecotric Explorer Introducing the Explorer from Ecotric. This bikes combination of it’s tough fat tires combined with the powerful 750W motor and upto 33 miles of range make it the perfect Electric Bike to tackle any terrains.
1.The High Speed Brushless Motor 750WProvides High efficiency, a quiter and lighter ride, as well as throttle control and pedal assist (When pedaling, the motor will provide power to assist the riding)
Featuring A 48V 13AH Lithium BatteryProvides a Max travel range up to 18.5 miles under pure electric mode and 33 miles in pedal assisted mode as well as a service life of 1000 cycles and an 18 month warranty.
The Explorer features 26″4.0″ Anti-skidding Fat Tires Anti-skidding,adapt to snow, sand and other complex topography.
The Hydraulic DISC BRAKES Come with pedal assist model and provide Powerful braking, allowing for safe companionship.
The Explorer features an Aluminum Alloy Frame with a Lightweight and compact build.
An Ergonomic Seat For a comfortable cushion. Note: The height of the handlebar is not adjustable, and we do not recommend customers to modify them. If you need to refit, please go to a professional bicycle shop for help
An LCD Display for i nformation of speed, mileage, power
- 1 x Ecotric Explorer 26 inches 48V Fat Tire Electric Bike with Rear Rack
- 1 x Lithium-Ion Battery
- 1 x Kit Box
- 2 x Pedals
- 1 x Display
- 2 x Keys
- 1 x Tool Kit
- 2 x Reflectors
- 1 x Owner’s User Manual
Price Match Policy
Here at eBikeSector we are dedicated to offering our valued customers the lowest in the EV Marketplace. We ensure the suppliers we work with enforce a Minimum advertised price policy on their products. In the event you encounter an online retail store selling the bikes at a price below the price featured on our site, please contact us as they may be violating the suppliers policy.
How are price match works :
-The website cannot be a discounter or auction website (ebay, amazon etc.)
-The item must be in stock on the competitors website
Attention: Our goal is to keep the ordering process as simple as possible. Shipping time varies from 2-3 business days and delivery time varies between 6-8 business days if your electric bike is in stock. Please note that as the current logistics pressure is high, some areas of logistics information will be delayed.
This is dependent upon demand, factory production, holiday seasons, weather conditions, and other various circumstances.
We have some warehouses in the U.S and Canada. Our orders are shipped directly from there.
We offer free shipping on all of our bikes everywhere within the lower 48 states and Canada ! （Excludes: Alaska/Hawaii,Puerto Rico, US Protectorates, APO/FPO, PO Box）
Shipping is offered through UPS/FEDEX/USPS, which is free everywhere within the lower 48 states and Canada. Usually we ship spare parts by USPS and ship ebikes and batteries by UPS or Fedex. So please give us your right shipping address. If you provide wrong and insuficient shipping address, you will bear the second shipping cost. Once your bike is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking number so you can see when the scheduled delivery time will be!
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If you wish to pick up your order directly from the warehouse, please contact us to set up a pick-up date and time via email email@example.com
HOW THE BIKE IS SHIPPED
Ecotric Electric Bikes are shipped 95% assembled. When you receive your bike, you just need to mount the front wheel, set up the handlebars and screw in the pedals, then you can enjoy the ride.
To make a warranty claim always keep handy the E-Bike model, date of purchase, E-Bike serial number as well as the original order number from our website.
Every ECOTRIC electric bicycle purchased on our website comes with an 18 months warranty ( In the period of 18 months from purchase by Official Authorized Store) against manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship on its frame, battery, motor, controller, and display.
This warranty applies only to the original buyer of the ECOTRIC bicycle and is not transferable under any circumstances.The original buyer refers to the buyer who can provide the order number.
This limited warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear, malfunctions, or failures due to abuse, neglect, improper repair, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, damage or failure due to accident or other improper use, installation of third party components, parts, or accessories, or any products that have been modified from manufacturer’s specifications.The battery warranty does not include damage from power surges, use of improper charger, improper maintenance or other such misuse, normal wear or water damage.
It is important that you register within 30 days after the original purchase to activate the warranty, all fields are required to successfully submit your registration form.
TO ACTIVATE YOUR NEW ECOTRIC ELECTRIC BICYCLE WARRANTY, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR BIKE HERE.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE WARRANTY
For your reference, please refer to below comprehensive warranty:
Frame – are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for 18 months from purchase by Official Authorized Store. Paint finish is considered consumable and is not part of the warranty.2. Display, Controller and Motor Assembly – are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 18 months from purchase.3. Original Batteries – are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 18 months from the date of purchase as follows: full replacement during the first 12 months, while replacements needed during months 13-18 are prorated as per this schedule.
The battery is sealed and cannot be opened or fixed. The battery should not have a percentage of nominal charge retention of 60% or less. Misuse of the battery, negligence or attempt to open or repair it will void the warranty. 4. General: The bicycle is backed up by a 18 months main warranty, certain components listed on this chart or consumables may be subject to a different period of coverage or not included in this warranty.
Consumables: Components subject to wear are not covered by the warranty: Tires, inner tubes, brake lever, brake caliper,brake lines, brake pads, basket, wheel lining tape, light bulbs, LEDS, fuses, etc.
Exclusions: The other parts are Normal wear parts which are excluded from this warranty.If any parts happen to be damaged during shipping, please contact us immediately after shipment arrival. ECOTRIC will send a replacement part at our expense and will work with you to fix the issue.Please note that for warranty issues, the customer is responsible for the cost of labor to install warrantied components, however, we will cover the Shipping costs of warranty parts.
If the warranty is void for any reason the customer shall bear any repair or replacement costs resulting from vehicle misuse, negligence or abuse. Always follow care and preventive maintenance procedures. Always keep receipts from any services performed to the vehicle by an authorized distributor or service center. The warranty will be voided by any of the following circumstances:
- Failure to follow all directions or recommendations listed in the user manual.
- Cycling collision, accident or vehicle damage caused by careless parking
- Acts in violation of laws
- Never registered your ebike or cannot provide the order number
- DIY repairs on electronics
- Abusive use the bicycle in off-road terrain, mud, snow, water, sand, gravel and water
- If the bicycle is used as rental unit
- Damages caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes, lightning, fire, flooding and other hazards.
- Rust and/or paint fading caused to heavy exposure to rain, hail, snow or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
- Overloading beyond recommended capacity.
- Damages caused by nails, needles, broken glass. debris. sharp rocks or other foreign objects.
- If the bicycle is used but not limited to stunts, jumping from ramps, stairs or elevated ramps.
- If vehicle is used in competitions or racing.
- If vehicle has been modified for any purposes on the motor, electrical system, suspension frame, and battery.
- Use of other components not approved by the manufacturer.
- Damages resulted from improper care and handling.
At Ecotric, we aim to provide every single customer with the perfect product at the best price, as well as the greatest shopping experience, we offer the industry’s first 30-Day At-Home Trial policy. This allows you to try the bike at home for 30 days and if you are not happy with your new Ecotric bike, you can return it for an exchange or a refund within 30 days after receiving the bike! Returns or exchanges are only allowed once within 30 natural days of receiving the purchased ebike. If the return claim is valid the customer will receive a refund for the amount of the purchase price minus a repacking and restocking fee of 20% of original price. If you exchange ebikes, we also need to charge 20% restocking fee of original price.
If you buy spare parts on our website, we do not accept the return of the spare parts(except battery).
To be eligible for a return, your item must be within 30-day period.You must keep the original packaging and the bike must be repacked back into the original packaging when you send it back to us. Meanwhile, we promise that all the electric bikes our customers receive are brand new, we will never sell any opened box, refurbished or clearance bikes to you, as well as batteries. For more details, Please check here: https://www.ecotric.com/pages/what-is-your-return-policy
How to return
Contact our Customer Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to approve the return within 30 days. We have helpful suggestions if you are considering a return due to performance of the item, sizing, or for any other reason. Please keep in mind that an exchange for an Ecotric product better suited to your needs is also possible. After the 30-day period expires, the product cannot be returned to Ecotric. All returns must be repacked back into the original packaging when you send it back to us. Once the Return Authorization is issued, we will provide you with a prepaid return shipping label. Once your return is received, we will process refund within 2-3 weeks. Your refund will be credited back to your original method of payment. Once your refund has been processed, it will take 7 to 10 business days for your bank to process the credit and apply it to your account. Note: the customer must have written Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number from Ecotric. If customer return the product without it, a refund will not be issued and the customer will have to pay for the shipping of return. Looking for information about the warranty? Click here to go to Warranty Overview Registration
⚡ Ecotric Fat Tire Beach Snow Electric Bike
The FAT26S900.MB beach snow fat ebike features both pedal assist and throttle mode for roll over all types of terrain, thanks to the 4” tires found on all our fat bikes. It allows riders to ride along the sand, mud, dirt trails, snow and regular road conditions with ease! Get ECOTRIC go further, and have more fun with the price under 1,000!
MODEL SIZE 18606301060mm
MOTOR Rear Hub 36V 500W
DISPLAY Ecotric Smart LCD
FRONT BRAKE Mechanical Disc 160mm Rotor
DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera 7 Gear
FRAME Aluminum Alloy
WEIGHT CAPACITY 265lbs
WEIGHT WITH BATTERY 55 lbs
CHARGING TIME 5-8 hrs
SENSOR Speed Sensor
REAR BRAKE Mechanical Disc 160mm Rotor
FUNCTIONS Pedal Assist On-Demand Throttle
TIRES 26’’ X 4.0’’ Fat Bike Tires
BATTERY LIFE 400-600 Cycles
RECOMMENDED RIDER 5’3”- 6’2”
BRAKE SYSTEM Left Brake For Rear/Right Brake For Front
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Ecotric Fat Tire Folding Electric Bike Review
Looking for a great electric bike with fat tires? The Ecotric fat tire folding electric bike may just be it.
The Ecotric commuting bike has a decent range, speed, and a powerful motor that you can rely on. The bike is also foldable making it convenient for storage or on public transit rides.
Read on to find out everything about the Ecotric fat tire e-bike!
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- Ecotric Folding E-Bike Overview
- To Whom?
- Ecotric 500W Fat Tire E-Bike Specs
- Where to Buy Ecotric Electric Bike?
- Ecotric 20″ Fat Tire Bike Performance
- Motor and Speed
- Battery and Range
- Braking and Gearing
- Ride Quality
- Design and Features
- Build Quality
- Wheels and Tires
- Ecotric Fat Tire Electric Bike vs Engwe EP-2 Pro
- Ecotric Folding Bike vs Lectric XP 2.0
- Ecotric Folding Electric Bike Review Conclusions
Ecotric Folding E-Bike Overview
The bike has a striking design and there are a few things that you’re sure to notice.
For starters, it looks great. Plus, it’s got all the features that most riders want.
The bike’s design aims to be as innovative as possible and it seems that the designers may be onto something.
It shows potential for functionality and is priced competitively.
While Ecotric hasn’t made any formal statement regarding whom the bike is designed for, they have stated that the bike is designed to be ridden by individuals between 5’1″ and 5’9″.
This includes people aged 13 or older. The bike could be used for commuting or going off-road. However, this depends on the individual’s interests and needs.
Where to Buy Ecotric Electric Bike?
There are probably more retailers but the most convenient places to purchase Ecotric e-bikes are an official Ecotric online shop or Amazon.
Ecotric 20″ Fat Tire Bike Performance
Motor and Speed
The bike is powered by a 500W rear hub motor and can reach a 20mph speed. The motor works great and can power the bike through some rough terrain like sand, muddy grass, rocky areas quite easily.
20 mph is a good speed for most individuals. However, if it isn’t as fast as you would like (or if you want to work out simultaneously) you’d be happy to know that you can still peddle the bike while engaging the electric motor and making the bike go even faster. You could even give it that extra oomph it may need to tackle steep terrains.
Battery and Range
Ecotric electric bike battery contains 450 Watthours of energy.
The Ecotric foldable e-bike has an about 20-miles range when using the throttle only. Using pedal assist can help you move even further.
One tricky thing about the bike is that it has a six to eight-hour charging period for the 3V Lithium cell battery. However, the great news is that the e-bike delivers, making the entire period spent charging with it.
The bike has a lot of power and performs so well that you can’t help but cut it some slack when it comes to charging.
As stated before, switching the modes and using pedal assist (or peddling some of the way) can help you increase the range that the bike can travel on a single charge.
It compares well with other bikes in its league and could be worth checking out. Plus, it’s got a removable battery that you could replace any time it’s used up.
Braking and Gearing
The Ecotric uses mechanical disc brakes. Mechanical brakes are not as good as hydraulic brakes but no bikes in this price range have hydraulic brakes.
However, mechanical brakes are more efficient than V-brakes, so you don’t need to worry about stopping power.
To help you with climbing hills, it has a seven-speed transmission system, which ensures riders have always got the correct gear engaged.
It has a 7-speed Shimano Tourny gearing, which is one of the most popular choices for cheap bikes.
The bike is amazing for off-road trails and unconventional places. Take it to the woods, rough roads, local parks, muddy grass, and you’ll notice its tires gripping the terrain while the motor pushes it forward.
The bike has got a pretty smooth ride because its high-quality frame and huge tires absorb any impact and all bumps gracefully.
It’s got great disc brakes that react effectively and provide the rider with a great braking experience. It makes you feel as if you’re riding any mountain bike.
The only difference is that the Ecotric is more powerful, offers a fantastic riding experience, and has an amazing design. Plus, it’s foldable making it easily portable and extremely convenient.
Design and Features
The bike is 70″ x 24″ x 44″ when not folded and 39″ x 28″ when folded. It’s got an excellent build quality considering the price, is light, and easy to dismount (especially for individuals with mobility issues or the elderly. It’s highly durable, robust (it’s bigger and meaner than the rest).
Regardless of its size, the bike is still easily foldable making it easier for users to store and transport it. Add its off-road capabilities, a decent charge time, range, and you’ll notice how effective and versatile the e-bike is.
While the Ecotric’s 20-inch fat tire e-bike is durable and fast, it’s also designed for portability and storage. For instance, it’s made with light aluminum materials, which makes it easier to move the bike, navigate public transport, or store it compared to most bikes in its category.
In addition, the electric bike is foldable, which helps reduce the amount of space it occupies when it’s not in use. The bike folds in half and gets small enough that you can store it in your car or hang it in your garage if you want to save some space.
For example, the electric bike has adjustable pedals, handlebars, and an upper tube.
Wheels and Tires
The bike has 20″ by 4″ tires and anti-skidding technology that adapts to sand, snow, and other complex terrains.
This design helps make the Ecotric 20″ fat tire electric bike the perfect companion for off-road trips. The wheels are made from aluminum, which keeps them light enough to minimize any fatigue.
The tires are also designed to absorb any impact that could be transferred to the rider. This ensures that the rider has an amazing riding experience and prevents them from experiencing rider fatigue. Their big size also helps the bike get enough grip to hold on to terrain when going off-road.
The Ecotric’s responsive front and rear tires give it more control and better precision during sharp turns and sudden stops. In addition, its big tires provide the rider with better control and grip in various terrains.
UL-Certification is done by third parties and ensures that devices are designed to meet the highest safety standards.
The third-party certification company ensures that the device uses the correct components, which can handle the amount of current with no risk to the user. As such, the Ecotric has a UL-Certification, which means that it’s safe for riders to use.
Each bike purchased through Ectoric’s website has an 18-month warranty. However, you’ll need to have information on the date of purchase, the model of the bike, the original order number from the website, and the original order number.
- manufacturing defects
- workmanship on the frame
- defects on the materials
- and display.
Ecotric Fat Tire Electric Bike vs Engwe EP-2 Pro
As you can see from the image above, the look of the two is very similar. However, if we take a closer look at the components, these two are quite different.
Ecotric and Engwe both have the same Shimano Tourney gearing system. Also, the braking system is the same.
Firstly, one of the main advantages of Ecotric is its lighter weight. So, if you need to carry the bike often upstairs, Ecotric would be a smarter choice.
However, Engwe seems to beat Ecotric in all other categories. It has a more powerful motor and a bigger battery. So the top speed and range are also better.
Ecotric bike has a rigid fork, while Engwe has a suspension. Both have wide tires but when riding on bumpy roads, a suspension is a needed feature.
Ecotric Folding Bike vs Lectric XP 2.0
Both bikes have equally powerful motors of 500 watts. Also, the battery size is almost the same.
We noticed that Lectric promises up to 45 miles of range. At the same time, Ecotric has only 20 miles of range. The difference is definitely not so big. Range may vary based on different conditions. Factories usually make their range tests in ideal conditions and in real life, it’s almost impossible to get the same result.
Ecotric Folding Electric Bike Review Conclusions
The Ecotric electric bike is a hybrid that can be powered using the pedals, motor, or both. It’s quite powerful, provides a great riding experience, and can climb steep inclines quite easily.
It also has a good range and speed. While the tires aren’t perfect for everybody they are great at acting as shock absorbers since they don’t have front shocks.
Ecotric Fenders and Racks
It is always nice to keep the weather off your clothes by adding Fenders or if you find yourself needing the capacity to haul more gear you can always add a rack to your ride.
Ecotric rear rack and fenders for 26 inch fat and Rocket
Regular price 175 Sale price 125
Ecotric Fenders for the Seagull and Vortex Electric Mountain Bikes
Regular price 49 Sale price 39
Ecotric Fenders for the Hammer Electric Bike
Regular price 79 Sale price 69
Ecotric Fenders for the 26″ Fat Tire and Rocket
Regular price 59 Sale price 49
Ecotric Rear Rack for 20″ Fat Tire Folding and Dolphin
Regular price 94 Sale price 79
Ecotric Rear Rack for Hammer Electric Bike
Regular price 98 Sale price 89
Ecotric Rear Rack for Seagull Electric Bike
Regular price 79 Sale price 69
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