When it comes to ebikes, fat tire ebikes are some of my favorites. What makes them great is how versatile they are, allowing you to ride in all conditions, including in rain and snow. The large wheels also give you a smoother ride, making city riding much more comfortable. And while you lose some efficiency because of the extra rolling resistance from the fat tires, when you’re riding with an electric motor, the extra rolling resistance doesn’t really matter.
The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is a fat-tire ebike that I’ve had the pleasure of riding for a while now. It has amazing power, great looks, and awesome range. If you’re looking for a great fat-tire ebike that offers a lot for the price, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is definitely one for you to consider.
In this Troxus Explorer Step-Thru ebike review, we’ll take a look at the specs of this bike, what my experience with the bike has been like, and why the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru might be the perfect ebike for you.
Troxus Explorer Step-Thru: Brief Overview
Here’s a brief overview of the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru:
- The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru has a 750W Bafang Rear Hub Motor. In pedal assist level 5, the bike has a max speed of 28mph.
- Powered by a 48V 20Ah Samsung Lithium Battery with an advertised range of up to 62 miles.
- Uses 26×4 Kenda All-Terrain Fat Tires.
- Includes rear rack and metal front and rear fenders.
- Typically sells for around $2,000, making this an excellent, affordable fat-tire ebike.
- Offers a smooth ride thanks to the large tires and front suspension.
- The Step-thru frame makes it easy to get on and off the bike.
- This is of the most powerful ebikes I’ve ever used and there aren’t many ebikes that offer this much power for the price.
- It’s a big and heavy bike and while it has a step-thru frame that can accommodate most riders, it can still be more difficult to ride this bike if you’re small.
- It’s a powerful bike, which could make it more difficult to ride for some people. The max speed is probably too fast for many riders, but keeping the bike at a lower level of pedal assist would solve that problem.
Troxus Explorer Step-Thru Specs
The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is a sleek, nice-looking fat-tire ebike. It comes in a choice of two colors – either red or black. I opted for the black version of the bike, which I think looks great.
In terms of accessories, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru comes with a rear rack and metal fenders. Assembling the bike was straightforward. It comes mostly fully assembled and the main things you’ll need to assemble are the front wheel and handlebars. I recommend watching this video from Troxus, which gives you good, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the bike:
In terms of power, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru uses a 750W Bafang rear hub motor. Let me tell you – this is a powerful motor. I don’t live in a particularly hilly place, but there are a few decent-sized hills and the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru was able to get up those hills easily.
What makes this bike particularly interesting is the speed. This is a powerful ebike! Most ebikes have a max speed of around 20mph, but the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru maxes out at 28 mph. You have to be in Pedal Assist Level 5 to hit this speed, but it is nice to have the option to go that fast if you want. I did notice that you can’t throttle faster than 20-22 mph or so, so if you do want to get to the max speed, you do have to pedal.
The battery on the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is also great. It uses a 48V 20Ah Samsung Lithium Battery with an estimated range of up to 62 miles (if riding in Pedal Assist Level 1). Troxus says you can get up to 38 miles of range when riding in Pedal Assist Level 3 and up to 34 miles of range in Pedal Assist Level 5 (as well as up to 36 miles using only the throttle). The battery is huge and while I haven’t done a range test on this bike, I think it can probably get close to that range assuming you’re riding on flat ground.
The removable battery also integrates into the frame when installed, helping to keep the sleek look of the bike. If I had one complaint, it’s that installing and removing the battery can be a bit difficult since you install it underneath the frame and it’s a big battery. This is a very nit-picky complaint, however.
For tires, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru uses 26 x 4 Kenda Tires. These are excellent, brand-name tires that will perform well in all conditions. I found the tires rolled smoothly and did a good job absorbing bumps and uneven streets. I don’t typically off-road with my ebikes, but I have no doubt the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru would be an excellent off-roading ebike as well. In the winter, I’ll be using this bike as my primary winter ebike given how big the tires are.
Finally, in terms of brakes, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru uses Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes. These brakes provide plenty of stopping power even at high speeds.
My Experience With The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru
The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is a beast of an ebike that has worked out well for me as a daily commuter bike. Most people don’t think of fat tire bikes as commuter bikes, but when you think about it, they’re actually well-made for that purpose. Thanks to the big tires, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is able to handle all the bumps that come with city riding. There are a lot of potholes where I live, but with the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru, I was able to handle all of the potholes easily.
The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru also has great cargo capacity. The rear rack is sturdy and has plenty of space to hold panniers or a basket. You could also add a front cargo rack if you wanted to increase your cargo capacity.
In addition, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru comes with very high-quality fenders, made of metal, rather than plastic. These fenders make the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru a great bike for riding in wet or muddy conditions.
Without a doubt though, the best part of the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru has to be how fast and powerful it is. With a max speed of 28mph, this is the fastest ebike I own. I was able to ride on the street with this bike with no problem, easily keeping up with the traffic around me.
Using The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru For Food Delivery
As a food delivery bike, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru also works well. There are a few reasons why I think the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is well-suited for food delivery.
First, the step-thru frame makes getting on and off the bike much easier compared to your typical step-over bike. When I do deliveries, I almost always look for bikes with low frames or step-thru frames because you save a lot of time and energy by being able to get on and off your bike quickly. It might not seem like a big deal, but the time and energy of getting on and off your bike at each stop adds up, so opting for a step-thru bike makes a lot of sense.
Second, riding a fat tire bike gives you extra stability and makes your ride smoother. This is helpful when you’re carrying food. Indeed, in all the time I’ve been riding the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru, I haven’t had any spills.
Finally, this bike is super fast. Indeed, the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru can go so fast that I start to feel slow when I’m riding at my normal speed of 18-20 mph. Of course, the extra speed also makes me more efficient with my deliveries since I can travel a lot faster. And when needed, I can ride in the street and keep up with traffic.
The Troxus Explorer Step-Thru is an excellent ebike, especially for the price point. This isn’t the cheapest ebike by any means, but it’s reasonably priced and offers a lot for the price.
If you’re looking for a good bike with a lot of power that can handle all conditions, I highly recommend taking a look at the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru. If you’re interested in learning more about the Troxus Explorer Step-Thru or want to get this bike, you can check it out here.