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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Optibike Pioneer City Review

  • MSRP: $2,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

A high powered city style electric bike with headset suspension, adjustable riser bars and ergo grips for comfort. Efficient 700C wheels, full length fenders with mud flaps, chain guard, rear Led light and…...

Optibike Pioneer Allroad Review

  • MSRP: $2,795
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Sturdy, well balanced mid-drive electric bike that's capable on roads or medium grade trails. Improved motor strength and efficiency, this latest version is also quieter than the original...

Volton Alation Mid-Drive 350 Review

  • MSRP: $2,249
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Affordable, well balanced and light-trail capable hardtail electric bike with an efficient mid-drive motor. Drive system by 8Fun (Bafang) includes a large backlit LCD display console and easy-reach external…...

Kalkhoff Agattu Premium Impulse 8 Review

  • MSRP: $3,750
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Truly premium electric bike with top of the line accessories and a sophisticated mid-drive motor system. Dynamo powered LED lights, ergonomic grips, quality fenders with mud flap on the rear, rack…...

Lapierre Overvolt FS 900 Review

  • MSRP: $5,500
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014, 2015

Full suspension cross country (XC) style electric mountain bike with efficient 2nd Gen Bosch Centerdrive system. High end components including Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Rockshox suspension fork and 27.5" Mavic wheelset...

Lapierre Overvolt HT 900 Review

  • MSRP: $4,500
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014, 2015

Cross country (XC) style hardtail electric mountain bike with efficient 2nd Gen Bosch Centerdrive system. Solid components include Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Rockshox pneumatic suspension fork with lockout, SR Suntour…...

2015 eProdigy Banff Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Smaller sized electric bike designed for petite riders with a 15" low-step frame. Comes stock with excellent accessories including dynamo lights, fenders and front and rear racks...

EVELO Aries Review

  • MSRP: $2,079
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Full suspension city bike with basic mid-drive system (upgradable motor, battery and drivetrain options). Nice accessories including USB charger, front and rear LED lights, mechanical disc brakes and a…...

2014 EVELO Aurora Review

  • MSRP: $2,079
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Value driven but well rounded mid-drive ebike with upgradable motor, battery and drivetrain options. Great features include backlit LCD display with built in USB charger, front and rear LED…...

iGo Tour Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2014

Affordable city style ebike with basic mid-drive system offering improved efficiency and climbing. Lots of extras including front and rear fenders, LED lights and a cargo rack with…...