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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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,…...

Gocycle GX Review

  • MSRP: $3,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A fully featured, lightweight, and unique design from the ground up folding electric bike from a company known for innovation and engineering, one of the sleekest and exotic folding bikes out there, a real head turner and joy to ride. Mechanically, the bike makes use of a Shimano Nexus 3 speed internally geared hub, this…...

FLX Baby Maker Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A single speed road bike with a reliable and smooth belt drive, very aesthetically pleasing, minimalist design that hides the battery and uses a no-nonsense display, also comes in a variety of color ways to choose from, a perfect setup for those that want an agile and stealthy setup. Driven by a 250-350 watt hub-drive motor from AKM, 25mph top speed, high-resolution 12 magnet…...

BULLS WILD FLOW EVO RS Review

  • MSRP: $5,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019, 2020

A light 42lb full suspension cross country electric mountain bike with premium blacked-out paint job and ALL accessories, comfortable carbon fiber main frame (alloy rear triangle), the battery and motor are built into one removable drivepack that can be swapped out for an optional storage cover so you can ride as an even lighter acoustic bike. High quality Fox air suspension front and rear, Boost hub spacing provides sturdy spoke bracing…...

BULLS ALPINE HAWK EVO Review

  • MSRP: $5,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

One of the lightest electric bikes I've tested; carbon fiber frame, fork, and seat post reduce weight while dampening vibration for comfort; available in three sizes with matching crank arms, stem, and handlebar for optimal fit. Premium hydraulic disc brakes are easy to actuate in the drops or hood handlebar position,…...

Propella 3.0 7-Speed Review

  • MSRP: $1,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A handsome and sleek yet agile, lightweight, and affordable road ebike continually upgraded and revised via Propella’s crowd funding campaign. Reliable Bafang 250 watt hub-drive with 7 speed Shimano Altus system and Shimano Tourney TX…...

Qualisports Nemo Review

  • MSRP: $899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

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

Pivot Cycles Shuttle Review

  • MSRP: $9,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A premium full suspension electric carbon fiber mountain bike with an all Shimano setup, 140mm travel, large 27.5" plus sized tubeless tires, dropper seat post, all while remaining lightweight. Shimano STePs E8000 drivetrain is powerful but compact, features hidden battery integration that stays secure…...

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…...