Mokwheel Basalt Review (2023): 750W Fat Tire Electric Bike
One of our top picks for electric bike camping adventures, the Mokwheel Basalt is a unique fat tire e-bike that's equipped with a long-range battery and power station technology for on-the-go recharging...
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What is the Mokwheel Basalt?
The Mokwheel Basalt is a fat tire electric bike that’s built for rugged, off-road adventuring. Rolling on chunky 26″ x 4″ rubber, the Basalt is powered by a 750W hub motor and 48V 19.6Ah lithium-ion battery, giving riders the power and range needed to tackle the great outdoors with confidence.
Capable of cruising for up to 80 miles on a single charge, the Basalt is also the first electric bike in the world that comes equipped with power station technology, making it possible to use with an optional 1000W inverter and foldable solar panels for the ultimate in remote charging convenience. Plus, the bike can even be used as a base camp power source, capable of powering up your laptop, phone, and other devices.
Coupled with the Basalt’s impressive specs and componentry bundle (more on that below), all of this makes this ride the ultimate electric bike for camping and a game-changer for multi-day excursions without access to standard electrical outlets.
In this Mokwheel Basalt review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this fatty’s features, real-life performance, and ride quality, and we’ll see how it stacks up to other fat tire bikes in tougher environments.
Founded by Denny Liu in 2014, Mokwheel is a brand that's focused intently on producing high-quality fat tire e-bikes. With 7 models in its lineup for 2023, the company continues to grow its range of all-terrain e-bikes and accessories.
All Mokwheel bikes come with a rock-solid 2-year warranty and a 15-day money-back guarantee. The brand is also very easy to reach and has a great reputation for delivering an excellent customer support experience.
- 6061 aluminum alloy frame
- Adjustable front fork suspension (with lockout and 110mm of travel)
- SHIMANO 7-speed drivetrain
- Heavy-duty kickstand
- KMC stainless steel chain
- TEKTRO hydraulic disc brakes
- CHAOYANG 26″ x 4″ puncture-resistant fat tires
- Front and rear fenders
- Rear cargo rack
- 750W brushless rear wheel hub motor
- Removable 48V 19.6Ah battery (925Wh)
- 48V 3.0A 100-240V charger
- Color LCD display
- 5 pedal assist levels (PAS)
- Half-twist throttle
Mokwheel Basalt Review: E-Bike Overview
The Mokwheel Basalt is a powerful electric fat tire bike designed to tackle both pavement and off-road trails like a champ. With a powerful 750W rear hub motor, 48V 19.6Ah lithium-ion battery pack, and up to 80 miles of range, you’ll be having fun all day on this beast of a bike.
The Basalt boasts a top speed of 28 mph and buttery-smooth 7-speed SHIMANO shifting that’s perfect for climbing hills and tackling trails. It also features 5 pedal assist levels along with a half-twist throttle, providing all the power and speed you need, while the adjustable front suspension fork with 110mm of travel delivers a super comfy ride.
The Basalt is also the first e-bike ever to come equipped with power station technology. Thanks to an optional 1000W inverter, you can use solar panels to recharge your battery when you’re out and about. This is a game-changer for camping and multi-day excursions. This is also the ultimate setup for content creators who need to recharge their drones or action cameras.
Mokwheel’s Basalt also comes with plenty of comfortable and convenient features, like the easy-to-read color LCD display, full fenders, rear cargo rack for hauling gear, integrated headlight and taillight for added visibility, and a massive 450 lbs of payload capacity. If you’re looking for an all-terrain electric fat tire bike that won’t let you down, the Mokwheel Basalt is one that needs to be on your radar.
The Mokwheel Basalt is a big bike that comes in two sizes — the large is optimized for riders ranging from 5’8″ to 6’4″ and has a saddle height adjustable from 33″ to 42″. The normal-sized Basalt is best suited for those between 5’8″ to 6’2″ and its saddle height can be adjusted from 32″ to 41″. Both versions feature a 46″ wheelbase and a 29″ standover height and weigh in at 79 pounds. For riders in search of something that’s more compact, we recommend checking out the 20-inch Mokwheel Scoria.
2-year warranty1 of 14
Removable 48V 19.6Ah lithium-ion battery (925Wh)2 of 14
Rear cargo rack for hauling gear and supplies3 of 14
Front and rear fenders4 of 14
Puncture-resistant CHAOYANG 26″ x 4″ fat tires5 of 14
750W geared hub motor (90Nm of torque)6 of 14
Color LCD display7 of 14
Half-twist throttle8 of 14
180mm TEKTRO hydraulic disc brakes9 of 14
LED headlight10 of 14
Integrated taillight for improved safety and low-light visibility11 of 14
KMC chain12 of 14
SHIMANO 7-speed drivetrain13 of 14
High-quality 6061 aluminum alloy frame (two sizes available)14 of 14
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The Mokwheel Basalt e-bike is a joy to ride — whether you’re cruising city streets or hammering the trails. The bike’s combination of a quality front hydraulic suspension fork, 26-inch x 4-inch fat tires from CHAOYANG, and its well-balanced frame make for a really smooth and stable ride both on and off the pavement.
It’s not just a smooth ride, either. Mokwheel really nailed the comfort factor on this bike, both in terms of ride position and power delivery. Riding on the Basalt feels very natural, with its position and relative weighting feeling spot-on.
The 750-watt motor is another high point, putting out 90Nm of torque and making everyday riding, steep hills, and challenging terrain feel almost effortless.
Acceleration is smooth and seamless, and the extra wide fat tires provide plenty of grip so you can really take advantage of the oomph that’s available with the twist of the throttle. Overall, the Basalt feels responsive, agile, and powerful.
The build quality of Mokwheel’s Basalt e-bike is outstanding and the bike itself is very well put together. When it arrives from the factory, it’s very well-packed and most of the bike is already pre-assembled. The remaining assembly is easy to complete and takes only a few minutes with the excellent instructions provided by Mokwheel. The included componentry package is of a high quality and the bike is built to last — all backed by Mokwheel’s generous 2-year warranty.
The Mokwheel Basalt is a handsome electric bike that’s sure to turn heads. Featuring a beautifully designed frame, excellent cable management, and a battery that’s neatly integrated into the downtube, the Basalt sports a clean, polished look that scores more style points in our book than your average, run-of-the-mill fatty. The fat tires, rear rack, and fenders let everyone know that this bike means business. Lastly, the two available color options (Grey and Steel Blue) are also nicely done.
In the box, you’ll find front and rear mudguards, a durable rear cargo rack, a wrench, and a tire pump. Additionally, Mokwheel sells a wide range of high-quality replacement parts and accessories including its popular 1000W inverter, folding solar panels, waterproof bags, safety gear, and more.
Mokwheel also scores highly when it comes to the warranty and customer service they provide. The Basalt comes with a 2-year warranty — double the length of the standard 1-year warranty that’s usually extended by most consumer-direct e-bike makers. This gives us a lot of confidence in these bikes, as it truly shows how serious Mokwheel is about standing behind their rides.
The bike also comes with a 15-day money-back guarantee, although customers will be required to pay for return shipping costs and a 5% restocking fee may apply.
Mokwheel is a lot easier to reach than most brands, too. You can get in touch with the company via phone (yes, they actually pick up), email, and live chat support. Their friendly customer service team is extremely responsive, and we’ve found that our emailed inquiries are typically answered in only a couple of hours…
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An Introduction to Mokwheel's Basalt (VIDEO)
Price, Where to Buy it, & Coupon Code
At the time of our review, the Mokwheel Basalt is in stock and ready to ship. Either version of the bike — large or normal — has an MSRP of $2,199, but it’s currently on sale for just $1,999 with free shipping to anywhere in the United States. The bike can be purchased directly from the Mokwheel official online store, and you can get an even better deal now through a limited-time special promotion. Receive a $200 accessory credit with the purchase of any e-bike or buy two bikes and get a $500 credit. To take advantage of this deal, just click the link above and add the bike(s) to your shopping cart (no additional promo code needed).
Mokwheel's Basalt model is manufactured in China.
Yes, in order to use Mokwheel's Foldable Solar Panels kit, you'll also need to purchase the inverter.
Pros and Cons
- Nice-looking design
- Two different frame sizes
- Attractive color options
- Excellent bang for the buck
- High-capacity battery is perfect for long-distance rides
- Powerful 750W rear hub motor
- TEKTRO hydraulic disc brakes offer top-notch stopping power
- Hydraulic front fork suspension delivers a comfortable ride
- CHAOYANG fat tires perform well in snow, sand, gravel, and mud
- Power station tech allows you to recharge your bike and electronics without an outlet
- Sturdy rear rack for hauling cargo
- Included front and rear fenders do a good job of keeping the rider clean
- Generous 2-year warranty
- Excellent customer support team
- 15-day return policy
- Free shipping to lower 48
- Heavy (if weight is a concern, we'd recommend checking out Mokwheel's Mesa Plus ST which shaves off about 9 pounds)
Out of all the bikes we’ve reviewed in this price range, the Mokwheel Basalt has emerged as a fan favorite. This bike ticks all the boxes, starting with its impressive affordability, extremely well-built frame, and powerful motor that makes riding the Basalt a blast. Trust me, if you’re looking for a versatile e-bike that can handle your daily commute as well as your trail riding sessions, the Basalt absolutely fits the bill.
Mokwheel definitely didn’t skimp on the extras either. The Basalt’s impressive range, 26-inch by 4-inch fat tires that grip sand, snow, mud, and gravel, plus a rear rack for hauling camping gear or shopping supplies make it a great everyday ride.
But add the inverter and solar panel upgrades, and you’ve got a bike that makes for incredible overnight adventures — making the Basalt one of the best electric bikes for camping.
I was also highly impressed with Mokwheel’s team of customer service reps, plus their 2-year warranty speaks volumes about the brand’s confidence in the bikes they build.
In conclusion, the Mokwheel Basalt is great value and one of our top picks among the high-performance fat tire electric bikes in this price range.