Few brands have as easily recognizable a look or style as Himiway does. The common theme in most of their models is fat tires, a suspension fork and a 750W hub motor, as well as fenders, lights and a rear rack. The picture that emerges is of a line of e-bikes that are meant to be comfortable, thanks to the fat tires and suspension fork; these are e-bikes that can be ridden on cobblestone streets without losing a single filling. They are also designed to be versatile, as useful for exploring dirt roads and natural-surface paths as they are for commuting to work with lunch and a change of clothes strapped to the rear rack.
The Southern California-based company was founded in 2017 and has grown from its initial assortment of models to more than a dozen different e-bikes. Like other direct-to-consumer companies, Himiway’s e-bikes cluster in the $1500-$2000 price range, though a couple of more exotic models—including one with both front and rear suspension—run a bit more.
Another common theme running through most of Himiway’s e-bikes are large batteries to give riders greater range than is found in the average e-bike. Those big batteries provide another benefit to buyers; Himiway’s e-bikes have some of the highest weight capacities we see. All of their full-size e-bikes enjoy a weight capacity of at least 330 lbs., with some able to carry as much as 400 lbs. Moving that much mass requires more power from the battery, so a bigger battery will help reduce range anxiety for riders.
What is notable about Himiway’s lineup is that even with those similarities running through most of their models, their selection is diverse. They offer fat tire e-bikes with traditional frames, ones with step-thru frames, full-suspension designs and one with a motorcycle-style bench seat. Anyone looking for an e-bike as comfortable as it is powerful will find Himiway compelling.