2019 Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Bikes

This is a list of the best performing, best value electric bikes for 2018 / 2019. For each category I list two models, the first recommendation is based on performance and the second is based on affordability. As you explore the list and get to know EBR, check out the ebike community forum for more personalized feedback. Share your height, weight, budget and intended use (along with bikes you like) to get advice from actual owners and moderators.

If you’re completely new to ebikes, check out this short video overview and e-book guide that’s free on Amazon if you’ve got Prime. It’s full of pictures and examples to get you acclimated to the space. I’ve also done an in depth video interview about ebikes with my uncle since he has been riding one to work every day for over a year now.

 

Best Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bikes for 2018 / 2019

Explore all of the full suspension electric mountain bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Specialized Turbo Levo Expert Review

  • MSRP: $8,250
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A lighter, stiffer, even more powerful second generation Turbo Levo platform, custom side-arm rear suspension design improves cable routing, tubeless ready rims and tires, unique hidden SWAT multi-tool under stem cap. 29er wheel size with narrower 2.6" tires reduce friction and improve steering precision, new battery…...

VoltBike Enduro Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A value priced mountain bike at $1,999 ($2,499 in Canada) with a mid-drive system, full suspension, integrated headlight, and hydraulic brakes. The 350 watt Bafang mid-drive is capable, smooth, and quiet, pedal assist, Class 1 means…...

Best Hardtail Electric Mountain Bikes for 2018 / 2019

Explore all of the hardtail electric mountain bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

CUBE Reaction Hybrid Pro 500 Review

  • MSRP: $3,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

Hardtail electric cross country mountain bike with nimble 2.6" plus sized tires, Boost hub spacing and a sturdy 15mm thru-axle on the front wheel, upgraded Alex rims with reinforcement eyelets. Only available in high-step, but the frame comes in six sizes and the smaller two…...

NCM Moscow

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A cross country style hard-tail e-mountain bike with 80mm suspension fork, knobby trail tires, and sturdy alloy pedals, includes a trigger throttle up to 20mph. Lots of adjustability with the display panel, including speed, the 12-magnet cadence sensor is very…...

Best City Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the city style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 Review

  • MSRP: $5,150
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A high-speed, feature-complete, urban electric bike with unique tubular fenders that have flexible extensions and water routing system to keep your legs, back and face dry, integrated lights and a tight modern rack. Available in 6 sizes including high-step and mid-step frame styles with gender-specific saddle and grips,…...

Rad Power Bikes RadCity Step-Thru Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

An approachable, comfortable, and relatively affordable, city style electric bicycle that comes in one frame size, two colors, has an adjustable stem, swept-back handlebar, and suspension fork with lockout adjust. Ready for all sorts of ride conditions and applications with full-coverage plastic fenders, integrated LED…...

Best Commuting Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the commuter style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Rad Power Bikes RadCity Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A sturdy, fairly comfortable, and relatively affordable, city style electric bicycle that comes in one color and two frame sizes, riser handlebars and adjustable stem improve fit range. Ready for all sorts of conditions and applications with full-coverage plastic fenders, LED lights, custom…...

Best Cruiser Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the cruiser style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Specialized Turbo Como 5.0 Review

  • MSRP: $4,150
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A great top of the line model for Specialized, starts at $4,150 and has relaxed cruiser riding position, hydraulic brakes, front rack, a smooth mid-drive motor, 28mph top speed, and a lot of great little features. Features a custom Brose S ALU mid-drive motor that was tuned just for Specialized, high…...

Electric Bike Company Model Y Review

  • MSRP: $1,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A value priced entry from EBC for just $1,299, available in 24 custom colors with an adjustable stem, bike can be made to order with other options for color and accessories. Powerful 48v 10.5ah battery pack cleverly designed to hide at the base of the front…...

Best Electric Fat Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the electric fat tire bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

2017 BULLS MONSTER E FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

Full suspension fat bike with a high quality mid-drive motor from Bosch and their updated 500 watt hour battery pack for extended range. Cool fluorescent paint job that extends all the way through the fork, rear shock housing,…...

Best Folding Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the folding electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Gocycle GS Review

  • MSRP: $2,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A futuristic, lightweight, folding electric bike with removable wheels, the magnesium body is lightweight and durable, the battery and motor are almost completely hidden. While much more affordable than the G3, the GS doesn't sacrifice quality for price and…...

Qualisports Volador Review

  • MSRP: $1,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A affordable and sleek folding bike that hides its electric system in the frame and seat post, MXUS hub-drive, 36v 7ah battery, 7 speed Shimano cassette, and mechanical brakes with motor inhibitors. The bike folds well, you can walk it when folded or even slide the seat…...

Best Affordable Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the most affordable electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Rad Power Bikes RadCity Step-Thru Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

An approachable, comfortable, and relatively affordable, city style electric bicycle that comes in one frame size, two colors, has an adjustable stem, swept-back handlebar, and suspension fork with lockout adjust. Ready for all sorts of ride conditions and applications with full-coverage plastic fenders, integrated LED…...

Best Electric Road Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the road style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

BULLS GRINDER EVO Review

  • MSRP: $4,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A high speed gravel grinder electric bike, complete with flared drop bars, puncture resistant studded tires, and a paint-matched spring suspension fork offering preload adjust and lockout. Excellent weight distribution, beautiful Bosch PowerTube battery integration that frees up the main triangle for…...

Trek CrossRip+ Review

  • MSRP: $4,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight, high speed, electric road bike with sturdy 12 mm thru-axle on the front wheel, Carbon fiber fork, and Alpha 200 Gold alloy frame to dampen vibration. Capable and comfortable on hard packed trails as a gravel grinder, sturdy Aluminum fenders and…...

Best Electric Cargo Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the cargo style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Xtracycle Edgerunner eSwoop Review

  • MSRP: $4,497
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A long-tailed cargo bike that comes in both a step-through and a high-step frame, both very strong, purpose built, versatile, and smooth, optional Bosch CX or Bosch Speed motor, as well as tons of available accessories. The bike features a lot of thoughtful touches like battery integrated lights, optional dual battery…...

Best Electric Box Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the cargo/box style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Riese & Müller Load 75 Touring HS Review

  • MSRP: $8,329
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A high-capacity electric cargo bike with full suspension, so your supplies or child passengers will be protected and comfortable, two drivetrain choices, optional second battery for long range. Available in two colors (black or white), integrated lights, reflective tires, and extra stick-on reflectors…...

Urban Arrow Family Review

  • MSRP: $5,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A front box cargo bike with a low center of gravity, made especially friendly for families with easy side loading, safety features, and an ecosystem of practical accessories. Upgraded this year with a Bosch Performance Line Cruise mid-drive and a Enviolo by NuVinci…...

Best Mid-Drive Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the mid drive style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Riese & Müller Delite 25 Review

  • MSRP: $11,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

An ultra-premium urban commuter with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, Fox front and rear air suspension, Bosch CX high-torque centerdrive, and Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes. Everything matches and blends beautifully, the gloss black frame, fork lowers, fenders, rear rack, battery…...

Spark Bikes Spark RX Review

  • MSRP: $2,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A value priced electric hard-tail commuter bike that is also feature rich and commuter ready, comes in 3 colors, also has free shipping to the US and Canada. Great 9 speed Shimano Alivio setup as well as hydraulic brakes, trhumb throttle, powerful Bafang…...

Best Class 3 Speed Pedelec Electric Bikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of 28 mph electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

BULLS ICONIC EVO TR 1 Review

  • MSRP: $5,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A comfortable full suspension urban electric bike with adjustable upright body position, wider Boost hub spacing and sturdy thru-axles front and rear, high volume tires offer comfort and stability, they don't have reflective sidewalls but they do offer puncture protection. Totally blacked out aesthetic, everything matches and looks very cool, wires and cables are internally…...

BULLS URBAN EVO Review

  • MSRP: $4,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018, 2019

One of the stealthiest 28 mph urban electric bikes I have seen, the Bosch Powertube battery pack is completely hidden inside the downtube and the compact black motor casing blends perfectly with the matte black paint job. The mid-motor is angled up to blend into downtube visually, increase ground clearance, and shorten…...

Best Upright Electric Trikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the upright tricycle style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

EVELO Compass Review

  • MSRP: $3,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A heavy duty electric trike with five levels of pedal assist, instant-power trigger throttle, adjustable top speed (the default is 16 mph for safety), large 180mm disc brakes, motor inhibitors on both brake levers. Comes with durable plastic fenders on all three wheels, a full-surround chain cover, three integrated…...

Liberty Trike Electric Tricycle Review

  • MSRP: $1,498
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A value priced mobility style electric delta trike with a lot of practicality, while remaining simple and keeping thoughtful considerations. Made to fit through narrow doorways and aisles, able to remove the handlebar and fold…...

Best Recumbent Electric Trikes for 2018/2019

Explore all of the recumbent electric trikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 S-Pedelec Review

  • MSRP: $8,495
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014, 2015

A full suspension, pedal assist only, recumbent style electric bike capable of ~28 mph top speeds. Designed to work with up to two battery packs for increased range, great for commuting…...

Electric Bike Technologies Electric Eco-Delta Trike Review

  • MSRP: $2,108
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A value priced recumbent style electric delta trike with a lot of adjustability, possible configurations, and thoughtful considerations. Comfortable recumbent style seating, adjustable telescoping main tube, adjustable handle bar, and the seat is…...

Best Electric Bike Kits for 2018/2019

Explore all of the electric bike kits I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category page here.

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

An advanced all-in-one electric bike wheel with the motor and battery combined in a sturdy red case, provides near-silent pedal assist based on four signals, measures rider input 100+ times per second. Offers three levels of assist with adjustable speed from 10 to 25 mph (in some…...

Honorable Mentions for 2018/2019

These bikes offer something special... they are well designed, well supported and unique.

Vintage Electric Scrambler Review

  • MSRP: $6,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A motorcycle-inspired electric bike with two drive modes, 20mph stock and optional 36mph "Race Mode" for use on private property or off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails, one frame size and color. Powerful gearless hub motor is durable and near-silent, pure sine wave controller delivers fluid power…...

Riese & Müller Supercharger GX Rohloff HS Review

  • MSRP: $8,759
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A rugged, powerful, and versatile electric bike platform with dual frame-integrated Bosch PowerTube 500 batteries for excellent range and beautiful look, room for a bottle cage. Smooth electric Rohloff shifting complimented with a belt drive, this makes everything super reliable and…...

To discover even more great electric bikes, check out the full list of electric bike reviews and electric bike kits which are ordered by date. You can also use the search tool and advanced search options on the right rail of any page to find bikes by brand, model or type.

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