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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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…...

CUBE Reaction Hybrid Performance 400 Allroad Review

  • MSRP: $2,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

Great value for a more premium product here. This is a versatile hardtail electric mountain bike with quality fenders and lights. It's functional in urban and off-road environments. CUBE sells an optional rear rack that reinforces the rear fender and allows the Reaction Hybrid Performance to be used for commuting purposes.. Bosch motor, downtube integrated battery, and compact display make this a reliable and aesthetically pleasing…...

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…...

Gazelle Ultimate C8 HMB Review

  • MSRP: $3,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

Purpose-built with premium components from a company with over 129 years of industry experience. one of the first two bikes from Gazelle to offer a Gates Carbon belt drivetrain to North American customers. Supported by an outstanding warranty and global network of dealers.. The belt drivetrain and internally geared hub from Shimano are quiet, smooth, and require almost…...

BULLS Adventure EVO AM 27.5 Review

  • MSRP: $7,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A long range dual-battery Bosch powered all mountain full suspension electric bike with premium components including Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, Magural MT5 203mm hydraulic disc brakes, Fox 150mm front and rear suspension, and 2.8" plus sized Schwalbe tires. The bike is running boost hub spacing with quick release 15mm and 12mm thru-axles.. Available in four frame sizes for optimal rider fit, sold through qualified dealers in the…...

Gazelle Ultimate C380 HMB Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A feature complete city-oriented electric bike with premium enviolo stepless CVT drivetrain, Gates Carbon belt, and Bosch drive systems. It's approachable, efficient, and extremely quiet! Safety upgrades include reflective puncture resistant tires, extra-bright integrated lights that are positioned perfectly, and durable aluminum alloy fenders. The rear rack design is one of the best I've ever seen.. Purpose-built step-thru frame offers an extremely low standover height without suffering from frame flex. The…...

Montague M-E1 Review

  • MSRP: $3,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

A full sized folding electric bike with premium parts all around. The Shimano STePS E6100 drive unit is an efficient, quiet, lightweight, and narrow to keep the bike compact when folded. The 10-speed Shimano drivetrain uses a reliable Deore derailleur and offers a wide 11 to 32 tooth spread. Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes are reliable and easy to actuate.. Good ride comfort due to higher volume 28" x 1.75" tires, adjustable SR Suntour suspension…...

Biktrix Juggernaut Ultra FS Review

  • MSRP: $3,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A high performance full suspension electric bike with fat, plus sized, or city slick tire options. Updated frame delivers slack head tube for high speed stability and bigger hits, shorter chain stay for improved stiffness and snap, and increased ground clearance.. Multiple battery size options allow you to optimize for weight savings or long range usage.…...

EVELO Aurora Limited Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

An approachable but sturdy electric bike, supporting up to 350lbs of combined rider and cargo weight. The deep step-thru frame is easy to mount and stand-over. Comfort-oriented upright riding position is achieved through a long steep stem and swept back handlebar. Fully adjustable spring suspension fork and high volume 2.8" wide plus sized tires smooth out the bumps and increase stability.. Smart and powerful mid-drive motor from Dapu offers 105 newton meters of torque and ranges…...

Trek Powerfly FS 9 Equipped Review

  • MSRP: $5,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A premium "do anything" full suspension electric bike that's equipped to handle pavement, trails, light mountain terrain, rain, shine, day, or night conditions. Available in five frame sizes for optimal fit, the XS and S come with 27.5" wheels and the M, L, and XL come with 29" wheels. Sold through one of North America's largest network of dealers. Trek and Bosch provide excellent support and warranty.. Custom made extra-wide plastic fenders are durable and quiet, very capable in off-road conditions. A…...