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.
If you’d like to see my video review of this bike, check out the video I made below:
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.
More Recommended Ebikes
Check out these other ebikes I've reviewed:
- Urban Arrow Ebike – Last year, I made one of the largest purchases I’ve ever made – I bought a $9,000 electric cargo bike from Urban Arrow. In my Urban Arrow review, I will discuss what it is and why I decided to buy this bike, as well as discuss how impactful a bike like this can be on your journey to financial independence.
- Troxus Explorer Step-Thru Ebike – 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. Check out my Troxus Explorer Step-Thru Review.
- Hovsco HovBeta Ebike – The HovBeta is a folding ebike with great specs and a lot of interesting features, and importantly, it’s sold at a good price point. I’ve had a blast commuting with it and using it to do deliveries with DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. Check out my Hovsco HovBeta Ebike Review.
- Vanpowers Manidae Ebike – The Vanpowers Manidae is a fat tire ebike that I’ve been riding as my primary winter commuting bike and have also been using it to do food delivery with apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. After clocking in a decent number of miles with this ebike, I wanted to write a post sharing what my experience with the Vanpowers Manidae ebike has been like. Check out my Vanpowers Manidae Review.
- Sohamo S3 Step-Thru Folding EBike Review – A Great Value Folding Ebike – The Sohamo S3 Step-Thru Folding Ebike is an entry-level folding ebike that offers a lot of value for the price point. I’ve been riding the Sohamo S3 for a while now, putting the bike through its paces, and I have to say, this bike has exceeded all of my expectations. Check out my Sohamo Review.
- KBO Flip Ebike – The KBO Flip is an excellent bike. I’ve had a great time riding it and think it’s a versatile bike that can be used for a lot of purposes and can fit a variety of lifestyles. It’s worked out great for me as a general commuter bike and as a food delivery bike. Check out my KBO Flip Review.
- Hiboy P7 Commuter Ebike – The Hiboy P7 is an excellent electric commuter bike that’s offered at an affordable price point. The range and speed of this bike are both very good, so you won’t have any trouble getting anywhere you need to go with it. As a food delivery vehicle, this is also good – with how much range it offers, you’ll be able to work all day on a single charge. Check out my Hiboy P7 Commuter Electric Bike Review.
- Himiway Escape Ebike – The Himiway Escape is an interesting bike for anyone looking for a moped-style ebike. If you’re a gig economy worker, the Himiway Escape is particularly interesting and it’s possible to think of it as an investment, especially if you can opt to do deliveries with the Himiway versus using a car. It’s not cheap, but you can definitely make your money back when you compare the mileage you’ll put on your car versus using an ebike. Check out my Himiway Escape Bike Review.
- Espin Sport Ebike – The Espin Sport is a good ebike for someone who is looking for an ebike that feels and rides more like a regular bike. There are many ebikes that are really only bikes in name. In reality, they’re basically electric mopeds. The Espin Sport, by contrast, is a bike you could probably ride without the battery and you’d feel like you’re just riding a regular bike. Check out my Espin Sport Review.
More Recommended Scooters
Check out these other scooters I've reviewed:
- Varla Eagle One Scooter – The Varla Eagle One is an excellent scooter that can make sense for a lot of people. It can work as a primary mode of transportation. You can use it to work on gig economy apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. And it can also be a recreational vehicle if you’d prefer to use it for that. Check out my Varla Eagle One Review.
- Varla Falcon Scooter – The Varla Falcon is an excellent scooter that offers a good amount of power at a lower price point compared to more powerful scooters. It’s not exactly an entry-level scooter, nor is it a high-powered scooter. I think it fits somewhere in-between those two categories – an intermediate scooter if I had to give it a category. Check out my Varla Falcon Review.
- Hiboy S2 Scooter – The Hiboy S2 is an excellent entry-level commuter scooter that's perfect for someone looking to save some money in transportation costs and improve their commute. Check out my Hiboy S2 Review.
- Hiboy S2R Scooter – The Hiboy S2R is one of the more interesting electric scooters I’ve been able to test out. It’s not a high-powered scooter, but for an everyday transport option, it’s very useful, especially given some of the unique features that it has. Indeed, for the price, the Hiboy S2R might be the best value scooter I’ve used. Check out my Hiboy S2R Review.
- GoTrax G5 Scooter – The GoTrax G5 Electric Scooter is a new commuter scooter from GoTrax that I’ve been riding for a while now. It’s a scooter that’s well-built, has a good top speed, and offers a lot of great features. And with a price point in the $500 range, it’s a scooter that offers a lot of value for the money too. Check out my GoTrax G5 Review.
- Sisigad Arrow Max Scooter – When it comes to scooters, you sometimes just need a solid, well-built, decently fast scooter to get you around. The Sisigad Arrow Max is an entry-level scooter that does exactly that. I’ve been riding it around a bunch lately – and so far – I find it to be a fun, affordable scooter that works well for commuting and getting around the city. Check out my Sisigad Arrow Max Review.
- Fucare H3 Scooter – The Fucare H3 is a fun scooter and I’ve enjoyed testing it out. For a daily commuter or quick trips or errands, the Fucare H3 is probably the scooter I’ll use. It’s portable and easy to maneuver, so it’s just easier to take on the road when I need it. Check out my Fucare H3 Scooter Review.