Unless you use bicycle for the purpose of exercise and getting in shape, using Electric Bike (e-bike) will a right choice for you. It is a glorious new contraption that lets you get around without having to worry about arriving at your destinations being a sweaty mess.
E-bikes use rechargeable batteries that can travel up to 25 to 45 km/h, much faster than most people would cycle, getting you to your destination quicker and in better shape.
Whether you’re looking for an electric mountain bike, electric road bike, a cheap electric bike or an electric bike to ride to work, you’ll be able to find the best one to suit your needs from our reviews.
Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0
This e-bike, Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0, is suitable for anyone who wants a casual daily commuter. It is capable of traveling up to 80 miles on a single charge as it contains a 350-watt motor and 604-watt-hour lithium-ion battery.
When you first see it, it will seem a little difficult to understand that it is an e-bike, not a traditional bike. Its frame and components have been tuned to provide a familiar experience like the traditional bike, making it easy for new and long-time cyclists to jump on and start pedaling.
Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0; Image Source: digitaltrends.com
It takes only a few turns of the pedals to activate the Vado’s motor and get it up to speed. It reaches speeds of up to 28 miles per hour, after which the electric drive system automatically shuts off to conserve power (and abide by local law). You will see a LED readout on the handlebars through which you can monitor battery life, check current speed, and track calories burned while also being able to glance at distance traveled. The Turbo Vado Mission Control app (iOS/Android) also connects to the bike via Bluetooth and allows riders to further tune their ride and adjust the bike’s settings.
If you want to get an e-bike without breaking the bank, Espin Sport e-bike may interest you. It delivers on the full promise of an electric bike, but in a more affordable fashion. The Espin Sport is a pedal-assist bike. So the power only flows to the rear wheel while you are pedaling as there’s no throttle on the bars to operate it like an electric motorcycle.
Espin Sport e-bike; Image Source: digitaltrends.com
The Espin is powered by a 350-watt motor that’s rated for trips up to 50 miles. Once depleted, the battery fully charges in roughly five hours. You can also easily remove the battery if you want to quickly recharge it at home or in the office between trips. A backlit LCD control hub displays your basic metrics and battery life while in transit and LED headlights add a touch of light when needed.
The heart of the Elby bike is a D-series motor system from BionX which is positioned in the rear wheel. The motor is fed by an 11.6Ah removable battery pack that’s placed above the bike’s bottom bracket and concealed by a removable plastic panel. It also has a unique feature of powering the batter during descending or braking by BionX motor which provides regenerative braking that feeds power back to the battery.
Elby Bike; Image Source: bikeradar.com
It also has a display unit which is positioned at the bike’s handlebar so that you can get a good overview of your ride stats and the condition of the bike’s battery. If tech integration is your thing then you may be pleased by Elby’s dedicated smartphone app, which hooks up with your phone’s GPS to record useful ride stats.
Haibike SDURO HardNine 4.0
Haibike SDURO HardNine 4.0 e-bike is relatively lightweight, affordable, and capable, this is a great all-around mountain bike. It comes equipped with a 350-watt Bosch Performance CX drive and a 500 watt-hour battery. This gives it a range of up to 70 miles, along with a top speed of 20 mph, which is plenty fast on singletrack.
Haibike SDURO HardNine 4.0 e-bike; Image Source: ebike.shockingrides.com
You will find the LCD readout is affixed to the handlebars and displays the current speed, level of charge, remaining range, and current pedal assist mode. According to the company, the battery can be completely recharged in just four hours, minimizing downtime between rides.
If you are wondering what makes it best for mountains, then the answer is its design. It handles rough terrain with ease, while its large tires roll over most obstacles without missing a beat. The pedal assist makes for quick, energy-saving climbing and the bike descends surprisingly well, too. Its front suspension provides a nice level of cushion on bumpy trails.
Raleigh Redux IE
Raleigh Redux IE is built for mainly the urban commuting. Having a clean and simple design, it merely looks like an electric bike, yet still delivers impressive performance on the road.
Raleigh Redux IE e-bike; Image Source: electricbikereview.com
It is powered by a 250-watt Brose Centerdrive system which makes it capable of reaching speeds of up to 28 mph. The lithium-ion battery provides enough juice to give the bike a range of up to 80 miles between recharges, making it a great option for daily commuters. The wide tires provide stability and traction, even when the road gets wet. Other key features include a 10-speed Shimano crankset and shifters and a built-in LCD screen that displays all the usual information.
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