The Big Dog’s frame is made of premium 6061 aluminum, which offers more durability than your average e-bike frame. This increases the Big Dog’s carrying capacity to an impressive 400 lbs, making it perfect for carrying your heavy equipment, groceries, and more.
The 48V 20Ah Samsung/LG lithium battery is smaller in size than previously used e-bike batteries, however, it provides a longer range and shorter charge time for more convenience. The battery is also neatly integrated within the frame, providing both aesthetic and protective benefits — especially against inclement weather.
With the Big Dog’s 20″x4″ Kenda fat tires, Himiway has created a cargo e-bike suitable for all terrains — including both sand and snow. The increased tire volume provides extra cushioning against bumps, assisting with a smoother ride. The inclusion of off-road suitable threads means this model can also handle light off-road usage.
Reasons to Buy
The Big Dog’s 400-lb load capacity allows it to live up to its name as a cargo e-bike, especially considering most e-bikes are only able to tolerate weight up to 250 lbs.
The longer-than-average battery life is another huge bonus for any e-bike rider, as it lets you to travel further on a single charge.
The e-bike’s convenient step-thru frame caters to both short and tall riders — or those between 5’0” and 6’2”, to be more precise. The step-thru frame also makes mounting and dismounting the e-bike a breeze.
Additionally, the bright LCD display is a helpful touch, especially for riders who like to view their stats on the go. The large screen makes features such as battery capacity, pedal level assist, odometer, speedometer, and wattmeter easily accessible. Plus, a USB port charges your cell phone while riding.
Things to Consider
While the step-thru frame is incredibly convenient for a wide range of riders, it doesn’t allow the e-bike to cater to very tall individuals. Those requiring greater height might consider the Himiway Zebra, which comes with a step-over frame while still offering up to 400-lb load capacity, 80 miles in range, and a rear rack.
Additionally, the e-bike’s motor lags by around one second when you first begin to pedal. This is common across all Himiway models, however, and doesn’t take long to get used to.