Electric Road Bike Reviews

This type of electric bike is optimized to be lightweight and efficient. It’s mainly used for sport riding over long distances on smooth paved surfaces. Narrow tires reduce friction and drag while an aggressive geometry positions the rider’s upper body down and forward, making them aerodynamic. Electric drive systems can add a lot of weight, so road ebikes tend to use cutting edge technology to shave off the pounds, and that can make them relatively expensive. They frequently utilize drop bars with three hand positions (hoods, flats, and drops) to allow riders to change arm and hand position, reducing fatigue over longer distances.
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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…...

Yamaha Cross Core Review

  • MSRP: $2,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019

A sleek affordable commuter from Yamaha, a household brand name going for a balance of price, performance, efficiency, and a purist feel, for years they did their homework studying their applications on Haibike, Giant, etc, using data and analysis to make offerings of their own. The PW SE motor is smooth and very efficient, coupled with the protected PW-X display,…...

BULLS GRINDER EVO Review

  • MSRP: $4,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2019, 2020

A high speed gravel grinder electric bike, complete with flared drop bars, puncture resistant studded tires, and a paint-matched spring suspension fork offering preload adjust and lockout. Excellent weight distribution, beautiful Bosch PowerTube battery integration that frees up the main triangle for…...

Propella 2.2 7-Speed Review

  • MSRP: $1,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

Lightweight, efficient, affordable urban electric bike, offered in one frame size and one color scheme (matte black with anodized blue accents), deep dish rims and reflective tires look cool and keep you visible at night. Minimalist 250 watt Bafang planetary geared hub motor, 244 watt hour lithium-ion battery pack designed…...

Easy Motion Rebel Gravel-X PW Review

  • MSRP: $3,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight electric gravel grinder with drop bars, aero wheelset, mechanical disc brakes (using Shimano ICE Tech rotors and heat sinks), and a 22-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain. Blacked-out aesthetic hides the battery and motor casing, internally routed cables stay out of the…...

EcoMotion Tour e-Road Review

  • MSRP: $1,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight road or city style electric bike with basic 7-speed drivetrain, sporty deep-dish rims, and hydraulic disc brakes with motor inhibitors on both levers. Great display panel with lots of extra diagnostic readouts, the twist-throttle can be disabled at…...

Raleigh Tamland iE Review

  • MSRP: $4,749
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A trail-capable speed pedelec with flared drop bars and gravel grinder 650b tires, it's relatively lightweight at just 46.3 lbs and the drive system weight is all positioned low and center. The battery pack hides in the downtube and the Brose TF motor is compact and…...

Coboc ONE Soho Review

  • MSRP: $5,520
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight, understated, single-speed, electric bike made in three sizes, priced higher with many custom-made and premium parts, combined torque and cadence sensing pedal assist. Great option as a second bike or "Sunday bike" because the narrower tires and lightweight…...

Propella V2.0 Single-Speed Review

  • MSRP: $1,199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight urban ebike weighing just ~34 lbs, simple to use single speed drivetrain, beautiful black and blue color scheme throughout, stylized bottle-battery, efficient 250-watt hub motor. Top pedal-assist speed of 16 mph works exceptionally well the stock gearing ratio and the…...

Schwinn Monroe 350 Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A tough, well-balanced, affordably priced, single-speed electric bike from a well established brand, available in three frame sizes for improved fit, sporty forward-leaning geometry. No suspension elements but the fork is steel which provides some vibration dampening properties and…...