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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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…...

Trek Verve+ 3 Review

  • MSRP: $2,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The 3rd generation of Trek's popular Verve+ ebike maintains the excellent quality of previous models while providing more power and range, supported by a large network of dealers and available in a wide range of size and frame options. Excellent craftsmanship and tuning showcase Trek's prowess in bicycle manufacturing, accessories are seamlessly integrated and…...

CUBE 20″ Compact Sport Hybrid Review

  • MSRP: $3,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

One of the most powerful, adjustable, and high-quality compact electric bikes I've ever tested. Available in two colors but only one frame size... the extra-long seat post and telescoping height stem provide good fit for a range of rider heights. Low-rise handlebar, adjustable angle stem, ergonomic grips, and memory foam saddle all improve comfort.. The handlebar can swivel 45-degrees to line up with the bike frame, making it easier…...

Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad 5 Review

  • MSRP: $4,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A premium hardtail crossover electric bike that's capable on road, gravel, and light mountain trails. Reinforced triple cavity downtube, tubular aluminum alloy fenders, and strategically mounted lights hold up to bumpy conditions. Adjustable suspension fork and suspension seat post pair nicely with the swept-back "mustache" style handlebar. Battery and frame lock are keyed alike to reduce clutter and effort.. High attention to detail with custom black rims matching the hubs, spokes, and nipples. Bottle…...

Benno RemiDemi 9D Review

  • MSRP: $3,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A premium step-thru utility bike with extra-wide 4.25" fat tires. Sturdy chromoly steel frame and fork deliver vibration dampening and create a smooth organic feel. Support tubing at the front and middle of the frame reduce flex and allow for up to 400lbs of total weight capacity (65lbs on rear rack, 45lbs on optional front rack). Quality Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power without much hand effort.. Large comfortable cruiser saddle, upright riser handlebar, and matching ergonomic grips with lockers feel secure…...

BULLS ICONIC EVO TR 1 SPEED Review

  • MSRP: $5,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A unique full suspension cross country commuter electric bike designed for comfort and speed, Class 3 rated 28mph performance reduces commute times, high volume Schwalbe tires offer comfort and stability in a variety of terrains, wider Boost hub spacing and thru axles provides strength for true off-road capability. Available in four frame sizes with an adjustable angle stem for optimal fit and body…...

EVELO Galaxy 500 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A small, approachable, city-cruiser electric bike with 24 inch wheels that bring the frame closer to the ground and comfortable 2.4 inch wide tires that improve stability and reduce vibration. The deep step-thru frame is easy to mount and stabilize but still very strong. It offers a maximum weight capacity of 300lbs! You get advanced pedal assist, trigger throttle, and it has brake lever motor inhibitors.. The included plastic fenders are durable and fairly quiet. The sturdy rear rack provides extra…...

CUBE Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 625 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A high-quality ebike platform capable of long distances and steep climbs. Available in five frame sizes and three frame styles including step-thru, mid-step, and high-step. Only available in one color, but all accessories have matching accents (frame, fork, stem, handlebar, and saddle).. Reliable extra-large Bosch PowerTube 625 battery pack provides excellent range and is completely hidden inside…...