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Best Top 5 Electric Bikes of May, 2019 – Power Your Bike Ride

Ride for Longer, Faster and Further

Once thought of as a gimmick, electric bicycles or “e-bikes” have become a sought after vehicle for hundreds of thousands of cyclists. So how did they become so popular?

In the last decade, electric bikes and electric bike conversion kits have skyrocketed in sales. In fact, it’s estimated that they now make up around a third of all bicycles for sale in a bike shop. Their design has also come a long way. In 2019, these specialized e-bikes look super modern and pack enough power to take you up to 70 miles on a single charge.

So, what do you need to consider when buying an e-bike?

The first point is what style of bike you are looking for. There are plenty to choose from – a classic step-through design, a durable, heavy duty mountain bike or even a folding electric bike for easy carrying and storage. Then you need to think about what you would like included on your bike. Many electric bikes are also fitted with LCD screens that give you your ride statistics in real time, there is something for everyone.

Next, the type of motor.

Crank driven motors:

As the rider pedals, the drive system, through the rotating cranks, builds up torque, allowing the bike to travel along with ease, even up steep inclines.

Hub driven motors:

The hub motor propels the wheel independently from the bike chain so there’s power on demand. With two modes of drive – pedal assist, or throttle control, you can switch between them based on the terrain’s demands.

Whilst the crank drives give you a more seamless sense of riding, with hub motors you experience more effortless ride.

Lithium-ion batteries are frequently used for powering e-bikes, and a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours.

The ampere rating (AH) or watt hour rating (WH) will determine the length of distance the bike can travel on a single battery charge taking conditions into consideration. But typically a 16AH battery will provide power for 60 – 70 miles.

After months of road testing one high-caliber electric bicycle after another – we’re big fans.

So here is our top selection for the best electric bike of May, 2019:

 

1) Nakto Electric Bike

Overview

We’ve had a ton of fun zooming the city streets on the Nakto. First off, this is a top-of-the-range electric bike. It’s built to withstand long and varied city commutes as well as rougher terrain. With cool retro styling, it will look great in any situation.

What We Like

The carbon steel frame not only looks slick but it’s incredibly durable, even when the bike is left outside. The Nakto comes fitted with the best mechanics in the business; quality hydraulic brakes and Shimano gears for easy riding. Combined, these give you quick acceleration, accurate steering and a safe stop.

The actual ride is super comfortable. The saddle is designed to give proper support to almost any body type. This will allow you to cruise for dozens of miles. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve worked out without any of the aches and pains.

What we especially love is how quiet this e-bike is. If you’re riding down the street or through the park, the gentle hum of the motor is unnoticeable. This is because it’s hidden by the sound of your smooth pedaling. If you’re not into flashy gadgets, any ordinary person would assume you’re riding a conventional peddle bike. This is a great commuter bike.

What Needs Improving

Something to bear in mind: This bike is for adult riders. If you’re considering it for kids, make sure that their legs touch the ground to keep them safe.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is the quintessential electronic bicycle that’s worth every cent. Packing sophisticated features into a solid frame, it has the old school feel of riding a high-spec bicycle. If you’re only going to invest in an electric bike once in your life, go for it. Plus it comes with full warranty!

NAKTO 26" 250W Cargo Electric Bicycle Sporting Shimano 6 Speed Gear EBike Brushless Gear Motor with Removable Waterproof Large Capacity...

Last update was on: May 25, 2019 11:48 am
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$648.99 $1,339.99

 


2) Ecotric Electric Bike 20”

Overview

Looking for a super fun on and off road electric bike? You’ll love this. The Ecotric has attitude and style and isn’t afraid to show them off. Designed to be a trend setter, this e-bike is super sturdy and super cool.

What We Like

The Ecotric is fitted with wide tires, ideal for transferring from smooth concrete to rocky roads. The frame is aluminum, which makes this electric bike beautifully light and hard-wearing all at the same time. There is a 1/2 twist throttle and gears that will help you get to a max speed of an impressive 20mph.

We love how smooth the steering and braking is, perfect for busy streets and technical off-road trails. Speaking of off roading – the suspension is great, too!

What Needs Improving

A little assembly is required on arrival, but with the instructions, it’s straightforward.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This electric bike will thrill adults and big kids alike. It's compact, fast and safe. Perfect for city and country rides.

ECOTRIC 20" New Fat Tire Folding Electric Bike Beach Snow Bicycle ebike 500W Electric Moped Electric Mountain Bicycles … (White...

Last update was on: May 24, 2019 9:45 pm
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$780.00 $850.00

 


3) SWAGTRON SwagCycle E bike

Overview

Get ready to get your swag on with this fun and unique electric bike from Swagtron. This bike is a fusion between a traditional bicycle and a sexy scooter. Designed with comfort, safety and efficiency uppermost, this is a bike to get you noticed – for all the right reasons.

What We Like

The body is made from light and durable aluminum. The handlebar comes with simple controls to let you accelerate, brake, monitor battery life, operate headlights and of course…sound the horn. There’s even an USB point that will let you charge your iPhone or Android on the go. The bike can reach a top speed of 10mph. Feel the wind in your hair as you zoom up and down hills and past all that city traffic…

To be honest, this bike is really designed for city commuters or kids riding around the suburbs. The fact that it’s foldable will let you carry it on the bus, on the train or even on the plane. It’s just not designed for heavy riding, long distances or tough terrains. If you want something sleek and fabulous at a fraction of the cost of most other e-bikes, this baby’s for you.

What Needs Improving

The standard wheels aren’t geared for rocky roads, however, you can change the tires for off roading if you wish.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This bike has the cool-factor for city dwellers. It’s compact, portable and uniquely stylish.

Swagtron E30512-2 SwagCycle Classic E-Bike - Folding Electric Bicycle with 10 Mile Range, Collapsible Frame, and Handlebar Display (Black)

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Last update was on: May 25, 2019 11:48 am
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4) ANCHEER Power Plus

Overview

Do you love mountain biking in the great outdoors? Need a little boost when climbing hills? This one’s for you!

This e-bike is classically good looking – no one would even spot that it’s electric, it’s that subtle. It feels and looks powerful, well built and sporty. With great brakes, decent suspension and very effective lights, so far, so good.

What We Like

The experts at ANCHEER have designed the perfect basic electric bike that will take you from city scapes to the countryside. This is made possible by the solid aluminum alloy frame and added carbon steel fork. There is plenty of shock absorption and sizeable wheels if you do veer on to patchy roads.

The Ancheer comes with outstanding Shimano Tourney gears in 6 x speeds. This gear system is one of the best in the business. Similarly the front-rear disc brakes are perfectly effective and will bring you to a safe stop even from speed. Speaking of speed, the maximum is 16mph and the bike will travel anywhere between 17-23 miles on a single charge. The battery charges up in 4-6 hours, which is the same for virtually all e-bikes.

What Needs Improving

We had to work at assembling this bike as the instructions are not brilliant, but that’s certainly not a deal breaker.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a great, cheap, starter electric mountain bike that can cope with tough terrain. If you don’t want to spend the earth and need a comfortable and good-looking e-bike, you’ll love this one.

ANCHEER Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike with Removable Lithium-Ion Battery, Battery Charger (Classic)

Last update was on: May 24, 2019 10:45 pm
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$615.99 $689.99

 


5) Razor Motocross Electric Bike

Overview

If you’re a big fan of dirt tracks, check this out! Razor have developed an ultra cool electric bike that’s a great dupe for motocross bikes and motorcycles. Importantly, the suspension has been well thought out, and is satisfyingly effective. With smooth braking and accurate sturdy steering, this can compete well against other dirt track bikes.

What We Like

This dexterous electric dirt bike is recommended for anyone over the age of 14. It’s fitted with double suspension and big tyres to help you tackle tough terrain. You also get a good selection of gears, that gives you optimal control. The Razor can go as fast as 20 mph, and comes with an excellent braking system. The aesthetics are on point, and the racer look is sure to impress. Don’t forget your helmet!

What Needs Improving

The charging time is stated as between 4-6 hours. In reality it took around 5 hours which isn’t too much of a bother.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A fun, dirt track motocross electric bike that will bring you a sense of freedom. Ideal for older teenagers and adults, the Razor delivers in performance. Cheap bikes for off-road don't get much better than this.

Razor MX500 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike

Last update was on: May 25, 2019 2:46 pm
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With experts like Digital Trends championing electric bikes, now’s the perfect time to jump on the trend. While you’re here, why not also check out some of TGN’s other trending articles?

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