If you’ve ever wished you could get a little extra help while biking up a hill, our list of the 10 best electric bikes offers the perfect solution. These bikes are engineered with small motors to help drive the pedals, so you can enjoy a bit of extra power when you need it most. Whether you’re a bike commuter or you simply want to ride a hilly route, an electric bike can make the process a little easier. The trick? Choosing a model that matches your needs. Keep in mind that certain cities and trail systems might have their own rules (usually regarding the class of e-bikes) so it’s a good idea to check access regulations for your favorite routes.
1. SwagCycle EB-5 Pro
If you’re working with limited storage, the SwagCylcle EB-5 Pro can help you make the most of your space. This model, which is one of the more affordable electric bikes on the market, features a folding frame; it collapses down to a compact package for easier storage in a small apartment or vehicle. When it’s assembled, this bike is tough enough to hold riders up to 264 pounds. The 14-inch wheels give you excellent traction, and the hybrid electric motor enables you to ride up to 15.5 miles on one battery charge. If your battery dies mid-ride, it’s no problem — simply switch to pedal mode for a manual ride.
2. NAKTO Cargo Electric Bicycle
NAKTO Cargo is one of the top electric bikes. This affordable bike offers plenty for the price: a carbon steel frame for durability and strength, comfort shocks for a smooth ride, and a quality braking system for safety. Plus, with its six-speed transmission, this bike allows you to choose the perfect speed for any setting. The 36V lithium battery works with the motor to give you a range of up to 28 miles. Best of all, you can choose from two different modes to conserve the battery power and extend your range.
3. ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike
Thinking about riding on sand or snow? The ECOTRIC fat tire electric bike has your back. The magic is in the wide tires, which give you increased traction on slippery surfaces. The powerful 500W rear hub motor delivers speeds of up to 20 miles per hour, and the convenient LED panel enables you to adjust the speed in seconds. Riding in an area with a speed limit? You can set the speed limit on the bike to match for safety and compliance. The removable battery is a breeze to charge, and the heavy-duty bike frame supports up to 260 pounds.
4. DJ Folding Bike
Compact and convenient, the DJ folding bike gives you the fun and speed of an electric bike without requiring much in the way of storage space. It’s all about the folding frame, which collapses down for easier storage in the office or a small apartment. This bike comes with a 750-1000W motor that gives you ample power to ride up long, challenging hills without getting fatigued. The aluminum frame is lightweight and strong, and the suspension keeps you comfortable on the road.
5. SwagCycle Pro
When you’re hunting for cheap electric bikes, the SwagCycle Pro makes a great entry point. This unique model features a tall, narrow frame that holds people up to 264 pounds. The pedals are mounted on the front wheel to enable a comfortable seated position, and the tall handles adjust to fit your height. With its extreme-torque engineering, this bike can ride at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour and distances of up to 15.5 miles. With the included app, you can optimize performance using your smartphone.
6. ECOTRIC New Electric City Bicycle
Enjoy a comfortable ride on the ECOTRIC New Electric City Bicycle. Engineered with 350W of power, this battery enables you to ride for up to 20 miles at 20 miles per hour; this bike is best suited for riders that are less than 220 pounds. Do you ride a bike to work? The battery is removable, so you can take it in to charge between rides. Weighing in at 60 pounds, this bike feels stable and sturdy on the road. Adjust the handlebars and seat for a comfortable ride, and use the seven-gear system for the perfect speed.
7. NAKTO Adult Electric Bicycle for Women
Female cyclists can feel comfortable and confident on this NAKTO bike, which is engineered specifically to fit women. The wider seat reduces pressure, and the curving frame provides plenty of room to maneuver. Store your belongings in the front basket or on the rear carrier, and rely on the built-in lights to help you stay visible in low-light conditions. This model features a removable battery that can give you power for rides up to 25 miles.
8. DJ Mountain Bike
One of the best electric bikes on the market is the DJ mountain bike. With its aluminum frame and Tun Gun suspension fork, this bike is designed to withstand tough trail rides or relaxed city outings. The motor peaks at 1000W of power, so you can enjoy an excellent boost in speed, even on long hills. Rely on the Tektro brakes to help control your speed, and use the built-in screen to monitor your pace.
9. Razor MX650 Rocket Electric Motocross Bike
Fun and durable, The Razor MX650 gives you the power to go off-roading. With its classic motocross frame and 650W motor, this bike enables you to explore the trails at speeds of up to 17 miles per hour. The dual-suspension system smooths out bumpy rides, and the knobby tires give you ample traction on dirt or mud.
10. Michael Blast T4B Greaser
Make a statement on the road on this T4B Greaser bike. With its distinctive retro styling, this bike stands out from the crowd. The hidden battery gives you plenty of power without sacrificing style, so you can ride at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Use the extended-range battery to ride up to 37 miles on a single charge.
Fun and fast, an e-bike is a fun way to inject a bit of speed into your everyday ride. By choosing electric bikes that are designed to meet your riding needs, you can enjoy a bit of extra power on hills or during your daily commute.
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By BCR Staff