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Top 5 Electric Bikes on the Market – 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. With spring and beautiful weather at our doorsteps, this is the perfect opportunity to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a recreational activity at the same time. With the current situation, most of us have a bit more time on our hands, so what better chance to get in shape for that summer bod than this? When life gives you lemons…

So how did once-upon-a-time ostracized electric bikes become so popular?

Lately, outdoor gear like electric skateboards, adult scooters and hybrid bikes, have become increasingly popular among all social groups. But, 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 an average bike shop. Their design has also come a long way. In 2020, 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. If you go off-road, for example, you’ll need the right suspension. And if you like to track your ride, choose a model that offers an LCD screen with real-time stats.


Important Announcement: We’ve had to recently update our list of the best electric bikes and mountain bikes to maintain quality and great value for money, as some manufacturers are starting to increase their cost given the recent demand for outdoor products that can be used in isolation.

The electric bikes we’ve featured are the best prices in the market but we urge you to make a decision in a timely manner as the prices are expected to fluctuate in the near future.


So let’s take a look at our favorite electric bikes:

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 looks 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, allowing you to cruise happily for dozens of miles. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve worked out, minus 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 unisex bike is for adult riders. If you’re considering it for kids, make sure that their legs touch the ground to keep them safe.

9.7Expert 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. This is definitely a great bike to invest in, 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: October 18, 2020 12:35 pm
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$648.99 $699.99

2) Ecotric Electric Foldable Bike

Overview

Looking for the perfect on and off-road electric bike? We’ve found the one for you. Dexterous and well-built, this Ecotric e-bike has attitude and style and isn’t afraid to show them off. The wheels offer a ton of grip that will keep you on course from concrete to gravel.

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 21 mph.

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.

9.5Expert 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 Fat Tire Folding Electric Mountain Bike 36V 12Ah Removable Lithium Battery Beach Snow Bicycle 20" Ebike 500W Electric Moped...

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3) SWAGTRON EB5

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 scooter. Designed with comfort, safety and efficiency uppermost, this is guaranteed 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 and operate headlights. With the ability to reach a top speed of 15 mph, feel the wind in your hair as you zoom up and down hills effortlessly, 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 light will let you carry it on the bus or the train. But if you choose to go off-roading, it won’t let you down. If you want a bike that looks stunning and offers great value for the price, then this bike is the one for you.

What Needs Improving

The standard wheels are geared for city streets, however, it’s simple to change the slicks for something more suitable to the terrain if you wish.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This bike has the cool-factor for city dwellers and trail riders alike. It’s compact, portable and uniquely stylish. Apart from being amazingly easy to carry, it also comes with a great price to quality ratio.

SWAGTRON Swagcycle EB5 Lightweight & Aluminum Folding Ebike with Pedals, Black, 58cm/Medium

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$429.00 $599.99

4) Nakto City Electric Bike

NAKTO 26" City Electric Bicycle Assisted Bicycle for Men with Removable 36V 10A Large Capacity Lithium Battery Ebike and Charger

Overview

Nakto are renowned for producing quality electric bikes, and this offering is no exception. With a classic bike build – 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, we’re impressed.

What We Like

The experts at Nakto have designed the perfect electric bike that will take you from home to office, safely, quickly and in supreme style. This is made possible by the solid carbon steel frame and forks. There is plenty of shock absorption, and sizeable wheels if you do veer on to patchy roads.

This Nakto’s 36V, 10AH Ion lithium battery is removable, while the gear system is one of the best in the business. Similarly, the front-rear disc brakes are smoothly effective, bringing you to a safe stop even from speed. Speaking of speed, the maximum is 16mph and the bike will travel around 25 miles on a single charge. It comes equipped with a 250W high speed brushless gear motor, which allows you to travel at speed, with no jarring gear-changes. The battery charges up completely in 4-5 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 bike that can cope easily with nipping in and out of traffic. If you're looking for a comfortable and good-looking e-bike at a great price, you’ll love this one.

NAKTO 26" City Electric Bicycle Assisted Bicycle for Men with Removable 36V 10A Large Capacity Lithium Battery Ebike and Charger

Last update was on: October 19, 2020 7:35 am
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5) Razor Motocross Electric Bike

Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Off-road Bike for Age 13+, Up to 30 Minutes Continuous Ride Time, 12" Air-filled Tires, Hand-operated Rear Brake, Twist Grip Throttle, Chain-driven Motor

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

Everyone aged 13 and above can use this electric dirt bike. It’s designed specifically for rough terrain because it has a double suspension, as well as large, robust tires. This bike can reach a speed of 15 mph and features great breaks as well. The aesthetics are impeccable and the overall 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.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

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

Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Off-road Bike for Age 13+, Up to 30 Minutes Continuous Ride Time, 12" Air-filled...

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Last update was on: October 19, 2020 7:35 am
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$259.99 $329.99

How fast can electric bikes go?

Electric bikes can go as fast as you can pedal, however the electric assist will cut out once you reach 20mph.

How long do electric bikes last?

If an electric bike is well maintained, you can typically expect tem to last between 2 and 4 years.

Why are electric bikes limited to 20mph?

Although electric bikes have the capability of going faster than 20mph, regulations in the US state that 20mph is the maximum pemissible speed.


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