Best Fat Bikes Under $500

Top 2 Best Fat Bikes Under $500 (August 2020)

Updated - June 30, 2020
Mountain Bikes
Best Fat Bikes Under $500 - Top 2
    1. Mongoose Aztec Fat Tire Bike - The Mongoose Aztec fat tire beach cruiser bike is ready for the trail.
    2. Mongoose Malus Fat Tire Bike - The Mongoose Malus fat tire beach cruiser bike is a bike that is built to last. With a cruiser design frame with plenty of clearance to conquer any terrain.

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Mongoose Aztec Fat Tire Bike

Mongoose Aztec Fat Tire Bike

  • ✔ Strong Steel Frame
  • ✔ Supersized 26" x 4" All Terrain Tires
  • ✔ 7 Speed Shimano Twist Shifter Gearing System
  • ✔ Front & Rear Disc Brakes
The Mongoose Aztec fat tire beach cruiser bike is ready for the trail.
  • Steel bike frame with Supersized 26″ x 4″ all terrain knobby tires
  • 7 speed twist shifter with Shimano 7 speed rear derailleur
  • 26 inch alloy Super wide rims with front and rear disc brakes
  • Thread less headset and 3 alloy piece crank

The Mongoose Aztec 26″ fat tire beach cruiser is designed to be ridden easily on a wide variety of terrain thanks to oversized tires for stability & traction. Cruiser frame geometry adds a comfortable but athletic riding position. The Aztec is equipped with a supersized beach frame with plenty of clearance to conquer any terrain with the Mongoose supersized beach cruiser 26″ x 4″ knobby tires. Alloy 4″ wide wheel set with disc brakes for easy stopping, low rise handlebars for comfort and stability and 3 piece cranks, the 7 speed gearing with Shimano rear derailleur make this the perfect bike to go conquer anything.

Get off your couch and into the action with a fat tire bike that’s built for durable all-terrain riding. I mean, just look at those huge tires. THEY’RE ENORMOUS! Super-sized knobby tires like these create a wider contact patch with the ground, providing you with increased traction on tough trails. Increased traction yields more control, which means hugging turns tighter and owning tricky trail sections. And those things mean more unadulterated riding fun. Not only do the 4″ wide tires provide added traction, but there is also more tire clearance and stability for smooth riding on snowy and sandy trails. Conquer the world on the Aztec fat bike. There’s nothing you can’t do on a Mongoose.

For the price, it’s quite remarkable entry into a new world of fat tire off road biking. The bike is not a speedster but speed is not what it is designed for. The wide tires create more rolling resistance than a narrow tire bike and it weighs about 40 pounds. However, it is very durable and was easy to assemble out of the box. Overall a really impressive ‘entry to mid’ level fat bike. An easy recommendation from us. Check it out for yourself.

Mongoose Malus Fat Tire Bike

Mongoose Malus Fat Tire Bike

  • ✔ Strong Durable Steel Frame
  • ✔ Performance Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • ✔ 4" Wide Alloy Wheels
  • ✔ 7 Speed Shimano Gearing Set
The Mongoose Malus fat tire beach cruiser bike is a bike that is built to last. With a cruiser design frame with plenty of clearance to conquer any terrain.

For over 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Founded in 1974 in a Southern California garage, Mongoose has always created products that push the limits of what a rider can do. That is why they say, there is nothing you can’t do on a Mongoose.

  • Steel cruiser frame
  • Super sized 4″ wide tires
  • 7 speeds with twist shifters and a Shimano rear derailleur.
  • Front and rear disc brakes for stopping power in even dusty or wet conditions.
  • Threadless headset for adjustability

Wow did you see what that guy is riding? What was that thing? The tires are huge! Watch as he glides over sand, dirt and snow. See the glee he has as he bounces over embankments and boings over rocks. The Mongoose Malus 26-inch fat tire bike has arrived to save you from the doldrums and put a smile on the faces of all those you pass by. Built with 4 1/4-inch tires (earning the name fat) on a supersized beach cruiser frame and there is plenty of clearance to make it rideable on virtually any terrain. Plus, the Malus has 7-speeds with a Shimano rear derailleur and front and rear disc brakes so it still has its vein of practicality. Fat tires are all the rage and the Malus is a great bike to add to your stable, and to get out there and have a little fun on. There is nothing you can’t do on a Mongoose and almost nowhere you can’t go on the Malus.

Overall the Mongoose Malus fat tire beach cruiser bike is a joy to ride. The tires smooth the terrain. Dirt roads are no challenge. Some reviews complain that the seat isn’t very comfortable however a simple solution of swapping for a more padded seat solves that easily. The bike is heavy but that weight is what helps it achieve a strong, durable feel. An easy recommendation from us. Check it out for yourself.