Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike Review


The Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Bike is one of the select e-bikes that achieve up to 28 miles per hour. However, it’s not just the blazing speed that caught our attention. Following our on-road and off-road test, it appears this sleek e-bike offers extreme sturdiness, balance, and pretty decent mileage too. 

Yes, it may not be the most portable or lightweight e-bike on the market. Still, we can all probably agree that the Mokwheel Upland was designed for slightly different reasons. 

If you’re a large, tall, or curious e-bike enthusiast, then you’ll probably want to stick around so we can together ‘unbox’ one of the newest electric fat bikes on the market. 

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Hub Motor
  • Range | Up to 45+ Miles Per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 16Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Speed | 30 MPH

Features of the Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike. 

Performance and Acceleration

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Shimano 7 - Derailleur

The Mokwheel Upland Plus has a lot going for it in terms of power and acceleration. The 48V battery, 750W motor, and a 22 amp controller deliver optimal power and enjoyable speed levels. Some riders have been able to go up to 30 mph on just throttle power.

Plus, all that raw power won’t jerk on you, there’s a fine-tuned smoothness it delivers, especially on leveled terrains. If you’ve had the opportunity to ride different electric bikes with high power capacities, such differences should probably be relatable.  

Plus, there’s a 7-speed adjustable drivetrain that allows users to shift speed levels. Accompanying the durable aluminum drivetrain is a Shimano Speed shifter which aids smooth gear changes even from a complete stop. 

Honestly, it’s not the most high-end shifter on the market, but it still gets the job done. 

Design and Engineering

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Frame

One of the things the Mokwheel Electric Fat Bike certainly has going for itself is the sleek and attractive metallic design. It’s undeniably an attractive e-bike, weighing a whopping 80lbs. 

So, yes, when thinking of portability, transportation ease, or even maneuverability on the roads, the Mokwheel will certainly not come up on top. However, for a fat bike, the design is quite commendable. 

The frame may not be the most compact or lightweight, but it also doesn’t rank with the largest or heaviest. Plus, the battery placement and the almost deceptively slim diamond frame are applaud-worthy. 

Range

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: LCD Display

The large, yet slim 48V 16A lithium-ion battery that comes with the Upland plus is ingeniously placed for easy access. But it’s not just about how fast you can change and replace the battery, but how long it will last on the road. 

Both the durable battery and 750W hub motor work hand in hand to ensure ranges of up to 45 miles. 

“Based on our test results, we clocked 43 miles on a full charge on a flat road”

Of course, this will depend on the rider's weight, average speed, and the terrain as well. Without those factors, 45 miles in a single charge is certainly an attractive spec. 

In addition to this e-bike’s aesthetic design, there’s a modern LCD device at the center that shows users the speed, PAS level, and miles traveled over a specific period. 

Throttle and Brakes

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Shimano 7-speed Shifter

E-bikes that integrate full-twist throttles certainly give users that motor-bike feeling which is great. 

However, if there's any argument for e-bikes like the Upland Plus, it’s that a half-twist throttle may save you energy, and could improve comfortable twisting with reduced wrist strain. 

This takes us to the exciting part; the front, and rear mechanical disc brakes. For a fat e-bike like this one, both small and big riders can rest assured that a sleek yet hefty frame like this one will still facilitate safe and instant stops. 

The 180mm disc brake reliably does its job in both dry and wet conditions. This should be a relief for riders who still want to get out and cycle in slightly adverse weather conditions. 

Ride Smoothness

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Motor

An adventure e-bike like this one should tick certain boxes, which is why riders may want to know the climbing ability, stability, and smoothness on different terrains. 

This is why it’s probably nice to know that the extra capacity of the hub motor gives riders that extra oomph on both hilly and rocky terrains. Additionally, you’re guaranteed a torque of 85 NM to conquer those stubborn hills other regular e-bikes didn’t dare climb.

It’s safe to say that this is one e-bike that won’t mind getting dirty, stirring up a little mud, and raising the dust while speeding through different terrains. Its electrical components are enclosed in water-resistant material and it comes with plastic full-fenders that help to protect both you and the rest of the e-bike's frame from any elements the rugged tires may rustle up.

Suspension and Tire

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Tire

The Upland Plus incorporates adjustable suspension forks that efficiently absorb the shock from bumps and uneven roads. So, it doesn’t really matter if you love your tires fully inflated or not, the suspension forks do an impressive job keeping the e-bike stable on the road. 

Talking about the tires, the 26-inch tires do quite an impressive job on probably all terrains. The extra-solid textured tires ensure smooth sailing on both rough and paved roads. 

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Lifespan, Durability, and Defect Rates

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Accessories

The Mokwheel Upland Plus is a relatively new electric bike. So, there’s really not much to say about how durable it is in the long run. We have only had this e-bike for a few weeks, and so far, there aren’t any viable complaints. 

This means it’s undeniably a solid e-bike, because, in reality, some e-bikes are delivered with defects, or need certain repairs even before the users have the chance to ride them. 

In any case, the Mokwheel does give a 2-year warranty, which is a decent timeline for riders who may find any faults/damaged parts within that period. 

Product Versus Other Similar Products

Tor Plus All Terrain Bike

One of the stand-out features on this e-bike has to be the position of the 48V large battery. Unlike the Tor Plus All-Terrain Bike, the removable battery is positioned ‘face-forward’ on the frame.  

The battery comes with a key for easy access and to lock it in after charging. Plus, there’s also a charging port just at the top, so there’s no need to pull it out to charge. 

Still, all this is easier when the battery is upward-facing as opposed to it sitting at the lower panel and facing downwards. The Tor Plus has the battery sitting on the other end, which is slightly less convenient when users want to change out their batteries. 

What We Really Liked

Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike: Adjustable Handlebar

Usually, some riders have issues with the size and design of the handlebars. Yet, it seems the adjustable handlebar generally impresses most users. There are more than two adjustable positions to accommodate both short and tall riders. 

At an upright position, a rider with a short arm-reach will easily be able to grip both handles thanks to the curved design. However, there’s also an extended position that allows tall riders to have enough arm space and still feel comfortable on this fat e-bike. 

It’s equally important to mention how much owners appreciated the comfortable and cushioned seat. They also raved about the battery’s position, most thought this gave the e-bike a slimmer and streamlined look. 

Who Is This Product For?

Generally, this e-bike was designed for people from 5’3” to 6’4” and has a payload capacity of 350lbs. So, it’s safe to say it was designed for both large and small riders. It’s very comfortable, both the cushioned saddle and the handlebars ensure quite a convenient and ergonomic ride. 

So, for riders looking for comfort, extra speed, and a rugged e-bike for better climbs, this is a viable option. 

Plus, fat e-bikes like the Mokwheel have been known to be more suited to riders who want a fast, reliable and sturdy companion that can practically conquer any terrain without much hassle. 

Who This Product Is Not For?

In reality, that diamond-designed frame may not be the best fit for short riders who might find it a bit hard to step over the bike's top-tube. 

Plus, it’s not even close to being a light e-bike, so riders looking for portability, easy transportation/haulage, or maneuverability on roads, this may not be the best option.

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Hub Motor
  • Range | Up to 45+ Miles Per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 16Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Speed | 30 MPH
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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Motor | 750W Hub Motor
  • Range | Up to 45+ Miles Per Charge
  • Battery | 48V, 16Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Speed | 30 MPH
Mokwheel Upland Plus Electric Fat Bike

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Technical Information

Max Range

Up to 45+ Miles Per Charge

Top Speed

30 MPH

Motor

750W Hub Motor

Battery

48V, 16Ah Lithium-Ion Battery

Weight Limit

350 lbs (159 kg)

Unit Net Weight 

80 lbs (36 kg)

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Electric Ride Lab Team

When it comes to electric personal transportation, we’re the avid performance thrill-seekers. Pioneering great and well-reviewed mobility products for e-ride lovers is all we want. Well, yes! That’s purely obvious from our team.