Light Electric Bike Reviews

This type of electric bike is lightweight compared to other products in its category. I make a judgement call based on the average weight of each bike type and highlight specific outstanding products in the light category, based on their efficient use of materials. Light ebikes tend to cost more, have smaller batteries, and motors… but they often provide a more natural ride experience that gives riders more control and improve ride feel.
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iGO Electric Aspire Camillien Review

  • MSRP: $2,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

One of the most affordable road style electric bikes with drop bars and a decent 18-speed drivetrain. Available in two frame sizes, sold through dealers as well as online, ships as a Class 1 product but can be unlocked for faster 28mph (45km/h) Class 3 performance using the free smartphone application.. Extremely lightweight at 40.6lbs (18.4kg), and balanced front to rear. The 250W Bafang planetary geared…...

Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte Review

  • MSRP: $2,750
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

An approachable, feature-rich, lightweight electric bike from a trusted name-brand company. The mixte mid-step frame offers more stiffness and performance than a wave step-thru, but still offers a low stand-over height.. Stylish brushed aluminum alloy fenders keep you dry and the sturdy mounting design doesn't rattle…...

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ Review

  • MSRP: $3,500
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

One of the best ebikes I've ever reviewed. Relatively light weight at 36.9lbs including integrated lights, a rear rack, and custom designed tubular fenders with extra long rubberized flaps to keep your feet dry. Reasonably priced for outstanding motor and battery technology. Class 3 speed-pedelec performance offers 28mph (45km/h) assisted speeds for fun, respect from automobiles, and overall faster commutes. Boost hub spacing provides sturdier spoke bracing angle, 12mm thru-axles provide stiffness and control at…...

Kona Dew-E Review

  • MSRP: $2,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

Extremely functional, lightweight, surprisingly comfortable electric bicycle that's based on a proven analog bicycle from Kona called the Dew. Popular with commuters, the frame has front and rear rack bosses, a bottle cage mount, and lots of room for a frame bag in the center. 160mm Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, 9-speed 11-34 tooth cassette, Shimano Alivio derailleur.. Five sizes means you can find the perfect fit. Drive unit and battery are positioned…...

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert Review

  • MSRP: $9,000
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A super-lightweight ~29lb full carbon electric road ebike, Class 3 speed-pedelec performance offers 28mph (45km/h) assisted speeds, proprietary Future Shock 2.0 steer tube suspension adds comfort while minimizing weight and maximizing rolling efficiency. Available in six frame sizes, sold through a vast network of dealers with professional fitting systems, solid two-year comprehensive warranty. The frame offers provisions for two bottle cages, fenders, and a rear rack. Boost hub spacing provides sturdier spoke bracing angle, 12mm thru-axles provide stiffness and control at…...

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon Review

  • MSRP: $9,025
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

One of the most satisfying lightweight full suspension electric mountain bikes available... just 38.8lbs total! Uses a proprietary mid-drive motor and downtube-integrated battery pack that weigh under 8.3lbs combined. Optional range extender bottle-shaped batteries weigh 2.3lbs, are easy to use, and the control system allows for simultaneous or independent drawdown. You can even remove the downtube battery and rely solely on the range extender packs, which may be eligible for commercial air travel. Boost hub spacing for strength, varied front and rear tire for improved handling and traction,…...

Furo Systems eTura Review

  • MSRP: $1,789
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

An ultra-light and super-portable folding electric bike that weighs in at just 28 pounds with a sturdy carbon fiber frame, comes standard with independent lights and a front fender, and excellent two-year comprehensive warranty. Highly adjustable for different heights of riders thanks to the large range of the telescoping…...

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO Review

  • MSRP: $6,500
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A lightweight gravel grinder road ebike with flared handlebars, wide treaded tires, a seat post dropper, and unique Future Shock 2.0 steer tube suspension. Available in six frame sizes, sold through a vast network of dealers with professional fitting systems, solid two-year comprehensive warranty. The frame offers provisions for two bottle cages, fenders, and a rear rack, wide range of color options. Boost hub spacing with sturdy 12mm thru-axles provide stiffness and control at higher speeds, sturdier…...

Specialized Turbo S-Works Levo SL Review

  • MSRP: $13,525
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

Extremely lightweight and satisfying. The S-WORKS Levo SL is the most premium offering in the Levo SL lineup, featuring more lightweight carbon fiber and titanium hardware (crank arms, derailleur cage plate, handlebar, saddle rails). It comes with an electronic dropper post, gold colored 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, and Fox Factory Kashima coated 150mm suspension. Weighs just ~38lbs, uses a proprietary mid-drive motor and downtube-integrated battery pack that weigh under 8.3lbs combined. Optional range extender bottle-shaped batteries weigh 2.3lbs. You can even remove the downtube battery and rely solely on the range extender packs, which may be eligible for commercial air travel. Boost hub spacing for strength, varied front and rear tire for improved handling and traction,…...

Velec CITI Review

  • MSRP: $2,099
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019, 2020

A lightweight, highly efficient, city style electric bicycle with hidden battery and compact quiet motor, comes with plastic fenders, a sturdy custom rack, and rear light for safety. Custom battery pack uses high quality Samsung cells that are energy dense, 3500 milliamp hours,…...