Shipment arrived undamaged back on 2/7/20 and putting it together wasn't a problem at all. Make sure to always check every nut and bolt to make sure they are tighten. Took the bike on a 20 mile test ride around my city and had fun on climbing hills. No issues during the ride, besides learning how the IGH works. Once you get it figured, then it's a fun bike to ride.
You Can Get There From Here!
I do volunteer work for Florida State Parks and the Florida Trail Association (I’m not speaking for either of them here). I bought a Fat BABE as a fossil-fuel-free work vehicle, as well as a joy enhancer. What if your trail has an improvised bridge over water? Can a Fat BABE get you across?
What if you’re arriving at a park entrance at a park at a time when the park isn’t open for vehicles?
If there’s a bicycle entry, no problem.
How about a long sugar-sand road/trail? Can a Fat BABE handle that?
Easy and fun.
But what if your trail is full of puddles, with no way around it?
How about two feet of water?
Fat BABE can handle that.
Can you bring along a tree lopper for work, and a growler and hammock for relaxing after work?
Sure, by adding a seat post. That’s an extra-long seat post I added, because I’m 6’ 3” and tall in the extremities.
Can a Fat BABE fit inside a Tesla Model 3?
Yup, with the front wheel removed.
How far can a Fat BABE go before you’re out of electric assist?
It depends on a lot of things, including how hilly your ride is, how much of an electric assist you’re using, etc. I rode about 60 miles one day, but a lot of that was on the lowest electric assist setting. Fortunately, the way the Fat BABE is set up, you can enjoy a ride with little -- or no -- electric assist. By the way, my top speed while pedaling was about 30 mph. A steady, feel-like-I-could-do-this-all-day pace, is about 20 mph.
Overall, this Fat BABE does everything I hoped for. On a Fat BABE, you can get there from here.