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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Jetson Bolt Pro Review

  • MSRP: $599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An extremely affordable compact electric bike sold online and through big box retailers such as Costco. Available in one frame size and one color: satin black with gloss black accents. Optional front and rear baskets sold separately. 265lb max weight capacity.. The 350 watt hub motor gets a mechanical advantage from the smaller 14" wheel size,…...

Aventon Soltera 7 Speed Review

  • MSRP: $1,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A light, efficient, affordable city electric bike. This option includes a basic Shimano Tourney 7-speed drivetrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors. Efficient 350 watt hub motor and 350 watt hour removable battery pack.. Available in two frame styles: High-Step and Mid-Step, two frame sizes each, and three colors…...

Propella MINI Review

  • MSRP: $949
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An extremely light weight 35.5lb, affordable, good looking, single speed, compact Class 1 electric bike. Fits easily into most elevators and closets. Available in one frame style: high-step, size: 18.5" and color: matte black with blue and white accents.. Good weight distribution with battery pack low and center. High quality compact battery charger only…...

Orbea Rise H30 Review

  • MSRP: $5,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

The entry model in the Orbea Rise line of light weight full suspension electric trail bikes. Featuring the Shimano EP8-RS Rider Synergy mid-drive motor that's custom tuned for efficiency, offering 60nm of peak torque and 250 watts nominal output. Available in four frame sizes, three color choices, and many hardware upgrade paths using MyO configuration ordering.. Fully integrated battery pack utilizes 21700 battery cells from Panasonic that offer high energy density,…...

Momentum Voya E+ 1 Review

  • MSRP: $3,200
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An efficient, light weight, road style electric bike with drop bars, and Class 1 performance. The all-aluminum frame and fork include mounting points for a front rack, rear rack, two bottle cages, and fenders! It's available in three frame sizes and two colors. Additional spacing at the fork and stays can accommodate higher volume treaded tires.. Efficient 250 watt planetary geared hub motor delivers up to 25nm of torque. The motor…...

Propella 9S PRO Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An efficient, relatively light weight and well-balanced electric bicycle. There's enough space for gravel tires, fenders, and mounting points to add a rear rack and folding lock. Clean aesthetic with internally routed cables and blacked out hardware. Custom battery pack uses premium 21700 Samsung cells, comes with an excellent three amp fast charger.. Offers a unique blend of urban efficiency with good comfort. The higher volume 27.5" x…...

Momentum Voya E+ 3 Review

  • MSRP: $2,400
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A light weight road style electric bike with flat handlebar and potential for many utility upgrades. All-aluminum frame and fork includes mounting points for a front rack, rear rack, two bottle cages, and fenders! Available in three frame sizes, two colors, and high-step frame style.. Efficient 250 watt planetary geared hub motor delivers up to 25nm of torque. The motor…...

Gocycle G4i Review

  • MSRP: $4,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The 4th generation Gocycle, one of the fanciest and lightest folding electric bikes available today! Improved half-folding design is much faster and cleaner than removing the wheels on prior model years. Updated motor offers more power with less noise. Available in three professional colors, premium optional accessories for improved utility.. Internally geared electronically actuated Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub provides predictive or manual shifting options with…...

Kona Dew-E DL Review

  • MSRP: $3,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A sporty, high performance urban electric bike with sturdy 12mm thru-axles, lightweight carbon fiber fork, premium integrated lights, and quiet sturdy fenders. The compact motor and battery pack disappear into the frame, and keep weight low and centered for optimal handling and stability.. Four frame sizes ensure a proper fit, though the bike does run a bit small.…...

Trek E-Caliber 9.9 XTR Review

  • MSRP: $11,499.99
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

One of the lightest and fastest full suspension cross country ebikes available today, weighing just 36.6lbs with pedals. Carbon frame, crank arms, seat post, handlebar, and rims, the bike comes in four sizes. Designed around Boost hub spacing with 15mm and 12mm thru-axles for improved stiffness and support for wider tires. The battery and motor are built into a removable drivepack that can be swapped for an empty storage box so you can ride as a lightweight acoustic bike at just 30.1lbs.. High quality Fox Factor air shocks front and rear. Unique single pivot strut design in…...