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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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…...

Kona Ecoco Review

  • MSRP: $2,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A lightweight approachable mid-step electric bike with retro charm. Available in three frame sizes for optimal fit and comfort. Active touch points including a Velo sport saddle and flat rubber grips, but the swept back "gull wing" handlebar offers an upright body position for relaxed back, shoulders, neck, and arms.. Durable plastic fenders with rubber mudguards keep you clean and dry, the gloss black finish…...

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,…...