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The best fat tire electric bikes for 2024, tested and reviewed

The best fat tire electric bikes for 2024, tested and reviewed

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › There are few bike styles that are as all-around capable as fat tire e-bikes. On the one hand, you have the burly, all-terrain surefootedness of a fat bike; on the other, you have the above-and-beyond performance provided by an electric motor. In other words, the best fat tire electric bikes offer the best of both worlds, whether on the road or in the backcountry, which is why we’re offering our picks for the best of the best.  How we chose the best fat tire e-bikes As a lifelong cyclist—both road and trail—I offer some 30 years of experience riding bikes of all types. In recent years, I’ve relentlessly tested the best electric bikes and e-bike conversion kits and reviewed them for publications like Popular Science, Bicycling, Popular Mechanics, the Manual, and more. For this list, I explored recent releases from an extremely wide range of brands, testing bikes for different riding needs, experience levels, and budgets. …

The plight of King Charles moves us, but we soon tire of feeling sorry for the poor | Martha Gill

The plight of King Charles moves us, but we soon tire of feeling sorry for the poor | Martha Gill

The human capacity to empathise is among our most celebrated qualities – so it can be rather galling to think this purest of instincts might be infected with bias. Nevertheless, this is what psychologists tell us. We can suffer, apparently, from “compassion fatigue” – present in burnt-out care workers, but also at scale (Ukraine frets that, two years into a war with Russia, supporters in the west will reach compassion fatigue). We also suffer from “compassion fade”: as the number in need increases, tragedies dissolve into statistics. Both biases have an element of paradox – we are withdrawing sympathy as the need for it increases. But I wonder if there is also a third sort of paradoxical bias lurking within our good intentions; call it “compassion status-bias”. It is among our most ancient instincts to observe, suck up to and imitate people a few rungs up on the ladder – witness the dynamics of any office, the pages of any magazine – but I reckon we also fling a great deal of excess sympathy up …

,499 fat tire full-suspension electric bike

$1,499 fat tire full-suspension electric bike

Heybike has been around the block several times in the past few years, releasing a series of progressively more refined electric bike models. The company’s latest e-bike, the Heybike Horizon, has nailed the comfortable step-through fat tire design with a combination of performance and price that we rarely see. Oh, and it looks pretty darn awesome too! But of course there’s more here than just a beautiful sunset-colored paint job. To see what I mean, check out my video review below. Then keep scrolling for all of my detailed thoughts on this awesome e-bike. Heybike Horizon Video Review Heybike Horizon tech specs Motor: 750W (1,200W peak-rated) rear hub motor Top speed: 32 mph (51 km/h) Range: Up to 55 miles (88 km) Battery: 48V 14.4Ah (692 Wh) Weight: 79.4 lb (36 kg) Load capacity: 330 lb (150 kg) Frame: 6061 aluminum alloy Brakes: Dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes Extras: LCD display, front and rear LED lights, included rear rack and full fenders, front and rear suspension, folding frame, kickstand More than meets the eye The Heybike Horizon is more than just a pretty paint …

Repetitive play may tire parents but toddlers’ brains grow through repetition : Shots

Repetitive play may tire parents but toddlers’ brains grow through repetition : Shots

My son was about four months old when I first noticed that he liked to spend a long time doing the same thing over and over again. Most of his waking hours, when he wasn’t eating or pooping, he focused on trying to touch the toys in the mobile over his crib. And he kept at it for weeks, even after he’d mastered the work of touching and tugging at the toy. Now my son is 3 years old and still busy doing things on repeat — everything from eating his favorite foods, to playing with certain preferred toys, to watching the same YouTube videos again and again. There was a period of time last summer when all he wanted to watch was a video about tractors and farm equipment. He watched it so often that I became allergic to the soundtrack — my brain would start to shut down every time I heard the dull, mildly melodic background music — but the little guy’s enthusiasm for the video was unwavering. As annoying as these …

Goodyear launches the era of tire intelligence to make driving safer

Goodyear launches the era of tire intelligence to make driving safer

Do you want to get the latest gaming industry news straight to your inbox? Sign up for our daily and weekly newsletters here. Sooner or later, even our tires on our cars had to get smart. Goodyear is announcing that it has built tire intelligence into its tires with the help of tech-focused partners. This is about getting real world information about the state of your tires and using that information for everything from scheduling replacement, getting maintenance or avoiding crashes. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is talking about this at its first appearance at CES 2024, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. And it’s why Goodyear is bringing its world-famous Goodyear Blimp to the show. Goodyear did an event at a CES in the past where it announced a $100 million corporate venture fund. But it hasn’t been on the show floor before, even though Goodyear has been around for 126 years. I spoke about these developments with Chris Helsel, senior vice president of global operations and CTO at Goodyear, …

Goodyear, Gatik say tire tech is key to bringing AVs to winter climates

Goodyear, Gatik say tire tech is key to bringing AVs to winter climates

Cars become an extension of the body when humans drive; we can feel the lack of grip in our car’s tires when driving over icy or wet roads. Autonomous vehicles don’t exactly have the same sensory abilities, which is one of the reasons why most AV testing and deployment happens in sunny climates. Gatik, a Canadian autonomous trucking company, thinks tire-sensing data might be the key to bringing self-driving tech to wintery roads. The company is working with Goodyear, the iconic tire company, to prove that intelligent tires can accurately estimate tire-road friction and provide real-time information back to Gatik’s automated driving system. “The tire is the only part of the vehicle that touches the ground, and this new level of data sophistication can communicate vital information to the vehicle, enhancing safety and performance,” said Chris Helsel, Goodyear’s senior vice president global operations and chief technology officer, in a statement. “This is another step to evolve the tire to not only deliver its core, traditional job but also be a nexus of new data and …