Mid-Drive Electric Bike Reviews

This type of electric bike utilizes a motor system that is positioned at the middle of the frame, usually exerting force on the same chain that the rider is cycling as they pedal. They are known for their balanced weight distribution, unsprung weight advantage, battery use efficiency (because they benefit from gear shifting, just like the rider), and improved climbing power. Because they often require custom motor interfaces, mid-drive ebikes tend to cost more money. They exert more strain on the chain, belt, and drivetrain than hub motor and friction drive, and usually do not offer throttle on demand power. Most high-end and European ebikes utilize mid-drive motor systems.
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CERO One Review

  • MSRP: $3,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A compact but very capable ebike inspired by the Japanese Mamarachi bicycle design. The mid-step frame is easy to mount and steer, very well balanced, and surprisingly powerful but quiet. It comes stock with custom fenders, two racks rated to 55lbs each, premium integrated lights, reflective puncture resistant tires, and a two year warranty.. This is the second generation build with Gates Carbon Drive belt vs. a chain, a…...

Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad 2 Open Review

  • MSRP: $3,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A value specced hardtail crossover electric bike that's capable on road, gravel, and light mountain terrain. Sturdy reinforced triple cavity downtube, tubular aluminum alloy fenders, and sleek rear rack hold up well on bumpy terrain and do not produce rattling noise. Integrated lights improve safety and utility, both are viewable from multiple angles.. High attention to detail with all-black hardware including hubs, spokes, and rims. The rear rack…...

DŌST DROP CVT Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An approachable step-thru hybrid ebike offering a rare combination of powerful mid-drive motor, throttle operation, adjustable top speed (up to 28mph), Enviolo continuously variable transmission, Gates carbon belt drive, and optional second battery pack for long range use. Premium parts include Ergotec 5 adjustable angle stem, Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls, and RST air suspension fork.. Powerful 750 watt Bafang BBS02 mid-drive motor is built into the custom paint-matched bottom bracket,…...

Bianchi E-Omnia T Type Review

  • MSRP: $6,000
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A high performance urban speed pedelec with custom integrated lights, off-road inspired fenders, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and sturdy 15mm thru-axles, available in three sizes and two frame styles. The high-step black model and mid-step white model provide fit and style options to suit a wide range of riders.. Sturdy build with reinforced frame, upgraded Schwalbe Supermoto tires (with puncture protection), and wide Boost…...

Gazelle Medeo T9 City HMB Review

  • MSRP: $2,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A feature complete electric bicycle with lights, reflective tires, steel fenders, and a rear rack. Made by a reputable global brand, using premium drive systems from Bosch. It's available in two frame sizes and features an adjustable angle stem to further optimize fit.. This is the most affordable ebike model from Gazelle, but it uses above average parts…...

DŌST KOPE CVT Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A high-step hybrid ebike offering a rare combination of powerful mid-drive motor, throttle operation, adjustable top speed (up to 28mph), Enviolo continuously variable transmission, Gates carbon belt drive, and optional second battery pack for long range use. Premium parts include Ergotec 5 adjustable angle stem, Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls, and RST air suspension fork.. Powerful 750 watt Bafang BBS02 mid-drive motor is built into the custom paint-matched bottom bracket,…...

Momentum Pakyak E+ Review

  • MSRP: $5,500
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A premium electric cargo bike with dual-battery option for extended range, high speed 28mph performance in the US, and powerful SynchDrive Pro mid-drive motor (based on Yamaha PW-X). Available in two colors, the mid-step frame is approachable, and the adjustable height seat post accommodates multiple riders who share!. High performance hydraulic disc brakes use thick upgraded rotors, extra large brake fluid reservoirs, and…...

Gazelle Ultimate C380+ HMB Review

  • MSRP: $4,749
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A feature complete city-oriented electric bike with premium Enviolo CVT drivetrain, Gates Carbon belt, and Bosch Speed drive system. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes with quad piston calipers ensure smooth solid stops. Available in approachable mid-step or high-step frame style. The high-step frame can be upgraded with a second 500Wh battery pack!. Top mounting Bosch PowerTube 500 battery is easy to use and looks great, it shares…...

Bluejay Premiere Edition Review

  • MSRP: $3,595
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

An elegant electric city bike that comes feature complete in two frame sizes and five premium colors. This mid-step frame is approachable but sturdy, paint matched aluminum alloy chain cover and fenders keep you dry, paint matched front and rear racks provide utility, an upgraded bell and integrated lights help keep you safe.. Thoughtful hardware upgrades improve function and reliability. Highlights include physical shift detection sensor, narrow-wide tooth…...

CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC TM 625 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $7,250
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

An enduro electric bike with long travel 170mm front 160mm rear air suspension by Fox. Available in four frame sizes and four parts levels, the TM is CUBE's mid-tier offering. Internal PowerTube 625 battery pack is hidden from view, the weight is kept low and center, the charging port and locking mechanism are well placed.. Nimble 2.5" front and 2.4" wide tires offer reduced weight and precise application-specific tread patterns.…...