2018 Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Bikes

This is list of the best performing, best value electric bikes for 2017 / 2018. For each category I list two models, the first recommendation is based on performance and the second is based on affordability. As you explore the list and get to know EBR, check out theebike community forumfor more personalized feedback. Share your height, weight, budget and intended use (along with bikes you like) to get advice from actual owners and moderators.

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Best Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bikes for 2017 / 2018

Explore all of the full suspension electric mountain bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Bulls E-Stream evo AM 4 examen

  • PDSF: $5 399
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A high-end, full suspension, electric mountain bike, with the high-torque Brose S mid-motor, and a high-capacity 37 volt 17.5 amp hour Lithium-ion battery, excellent weight distribution with hidden drive systems. Rugged all-mountain performance with 150 mm RockShox air suspension front and rear, 15 mm and…...

VoltBike Enduro Review

  • PRIX DE VENTE CONSEILLÉ : $ 1 799
  • Année de modèle: 2017

An affordable full suspension trail bike with quiet, but powerful, mid-drive motor and integrated downtube battery pack, full-sized USB charging port on battery, adjustable top speed. Integrated LED headlight, backlit LCD display panel, and standard reflectors for urban riding, high-pressure tires…...

Best Hardtail Electric Mountain Bikes for 2017 / 2018

Explore all of the hardtail electric mountain bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

BESV TRS1 Review

  • MSRP: $6,499
  • Année de modèle: 2018

An ultra-lightweight hardtail electric mountain bike with premium Fox Peformance Elite air suspension fork, Shimano E8000 mid-motor, Deore XT drivetrain with one-way clutch, and Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes. Available in three frame sizes but only one colorway, specced with Shimano Pro carbon handlebar…...

CUBE Reaction Hybrid HPA Race 500 Review

  • PDSF: $3 399
  • Année de modèle: 2017

The more affordable CUBE cross country style electric bike that would double as a fun urban commuter with the addition of a rear rack, available with 27.5” or 29” wheel size depending on frame size. Remote lockout on the RockShox air fork allows for seamless transitions between bumpy and smooth…...

Best City Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the city style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Gazelle Arroyo C8 HMB Review

  • PDSF: $3 499
  • Année de modèle: 2017

A highly adjustable, feature-complete, city style electric bike with long fenders that have an integrated headlight and enclosed chain cover keep you clean and dry, integrated keyed-alike cafe lock adds convenience. Available in three frame sizes with the small and medium being wave and the large…...

Examen de l'Aven de Blix

  • PDSF: $1 899
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A classically styled city bike available in smaller step-thru with 26" wheels and larger high-step with 28" wheels, both include beautiful paint-matched plastic fenders and alloy racks. The faux leather saddle and grips match custom Kenda tires and fit seamlessly with four…...

Best Cruiser Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the cruiser style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Electra Loft Go! 8i examen

  • PDSF: $2 799
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A stylish city bike with efficient Bosch Active Line motor, integrated front and rear light, reflective tires, and three color choices (black, cream, aqua). Powerful hydraulic disc brakes with easy-pull levers, reflective tires, and a reflective decal on the…...

Vélo électrique modèle de la société S examen

  • PDSF: $1 899
  • Année de modèle: 2018

One of the most powerful cruiser style electric bikes on the market today, available in three classy colors, two frame styles (high-step and step-thru), but only one frame size with an adjustable stem. Single-speed drivetrain is simple, quiet, and durable, but makes starting from standstill difficult without using…...

Best Electric Fat Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the electric fat tire bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

2017 Bulls Monster E FS examen

  • PDSF: $5 299
  • Année de modèle: 2017

Full suspension fat bike with a high quality mid-drive motor from Bosch and their updated 500 watt hour battery pack for extended range. Cool fluorescent paint job that extends all the way through the fork, rear shock housing,…...

Best Folding Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the folding electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Gocycle GS examen

  • PDSF: $2 799
  • Année de modèle: 2017, 2018

A futuristic, lightweight, folding electric bike with removable wheels, the magnesium body is lightweight and durable, the battery and motor are almost completely hidden. While much more affordable than the G3, the GS doesn't sacrifice quality for price and…...

Enzo ebikes pliage vélo électrique examen

  • PRIX DE VENTE CONSEILLÉ : $ 1 699
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A folding electric bike designed to be durable and water resistant, cast rims can handle more weight and won't go out of true, stainless steel hardware won't rust. Feature complete with fenders, a sturdy rear rack, larger reflective tires and LED lights, you…...

Best Affordable Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the most affordable electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Surface 604 tour Review

  • PRIX DE VENTE CONSEILLÉ : $ 1 799
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A relatively affordable, well-supported, feature packed electric bike with plastic fenders, a chain cover, integrated LED Lights, and an adjustable suspension fork. With shorter reach and an adjustable-angle stem, this ebike feels pretty upright and relaxed, the…...

VoltBike Elegant Review

  • PRIX DE VENTE CONSEILLÉ : $ 1 299
  • Année de modèle: 2017

An exceptionally affordable, feature rich electric bike, built around an approachable frame that's easier to mount and stand over, offers pedal assist and throttle override operation. The battery pack is protected by the top tube, positioned low and center along the…...

Best Electric Road Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the road style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Bulls Dail-E meuleuse examen

  • PDSF: $5 799
  • Année de modèle: 2017, 2018

One of the first Gravel Grinder style electric bikes to make it to America! Made with premium components, high performance lights and a purpose built frame in three sizes. Capable of high speed 28 mph performance, the Bosch centerdrive motor measures bike speed, pedal…...

Best Electric Cargo Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the cargo style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Revue Riese & Müller charge Touring HS

  • PDSF: $6 679
  • Année de modèle: 2017

One of the only full suspension electric cargo bikes I've tested, the suspension is adjustable and provides a lot of comfort to you and your cargo when paired with the premium Schwalbe tires. Excellent safety features including integrated LED lights, the headlight points where you steer and has…...

Tern GSD Review

  • PDSF: $3 999
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A sturdy, reliable, non-flexy, compact electric cargo bike with plenty of accessories to transport kids or even other adults, rated to haul up to 400 lbs. Available in three fun colors, highly visible with reflective tires, frame and bag decals, and…...

Best Electric Box Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the cargo/box style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Butchers & Bicycles MK1-E Review

  • PDSF: 6 000 $
  • Année de modèle: 2017

A top of the line, tadpole style cargo trike powered by the Bosch Performance mid-drive motor and an 11 speed SRAM drivetrain, optional NuVinci N360 or Harmony continuously variable transmission with Gates Carbon belt drive. The bike leans side to side so you can corner faster and avoid the two-wheel…...

Virtue Cycles Schoolbus+ Review

  • MSRP: $2,000
  • ANNÉE-MODÈLE : 2015, 2016

A three-wheeled electric assist box bike designed to transport up to four children, includes a locking bench seat cargo cubby, full fenders and chain guard, optional canvas cover to keep the kids dry. Solid braking with two 160 mm mechanical disc brakes up front and a linear pull…...

Best Mid-Drive Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the mid drive style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Revue Riese & Müller Delite 25

  • PDSF: $11 099
  • Année de modèle: 2018

An ultra-premium urban commuter with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, Fox front and rear air suspension, Bosch CX high-torque centerdrive, and Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes. Everything matches and blends beautifully, the gloss black frame, fork lowers, fenders, rear rack, battery…...

Trek Verve + Review

  • PDSF: $2 299
  • Année de modèle: 2018

A versatile city electric bike with sturdy paint-matched aluminum fenders, a bright and aimable headlight as well as a flashing backlight (both are powered by the main battery), and mounting points for a bottle cage and rear rack. Surprisingly comfortable, the wider tires provide cushion and stability, the saddle and suspension seat post…...

Best Speed Pedelec Electric Bikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of 28 mph electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Moustache StarckBike Asphalt Review

  • PDSF: 6 000 $
  • Année de modèle: 2017

A high speed urban ultra-commuter electric bike with front and rear mountain bike level air suspension, tubular alloy fenders and integrated LED lights. Powered by the Bosch Performance Class 3 mid-drive offering 63 Newton meters of torque, standard…...

Bulls Urban evo examen

  • PDSF: $4 399
  • Année de modèle: 2018

One of the stealthiest 28 mph urban electric bikes I have seen, the Bosch Powertube battery pack is completely hidden inside the downtube and the compact black motor casing blends perfectly with the matte black paint job. The mid-motor is angled up to blend into downtube visually, increase ground clearance, and shorten…...

Best Upright Electric Trikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the upright tricycle style electric bikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Pedego Trike Review

  • MSRP: $2,995
  • Année de modèle: 2017

A custom designed electric trike with large plastic cargo bin at the back, three-speed internally geared hub can be shifted at standstill and is more durable than a traditional derailleur. Two mechanical disc brakes provide good stopping power, max speed limited to 7 mph in…...

Sun 24″ Traditional Electric Tricycle Review

  • MSRP: $1,523
  • Année de modèle: 2017

A fun, classic looking electrified tricycle designed for adults, it's easy to mount, stable to ride and very adjustable in terms of speed and power, (go from 3 mph to 14 mph or slow reverse). Includes a rubber-coated metal basket that's perfect for storing groceries, supplies or the included charger…...

Best Recumbent Electric Trikes for 2017/2018

Explore all of the recumbent electric trikes I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26 S-Pedelec Review

  • MSRP: $8,495
  • Année de modèle: 2014, 2015

A full suspension, pedal assist only, recumbent style electric bike capable of ~28 mph top speeds. Designed to work with up to two battery packs for increased range, great for commuting…...

Sun Seeker Eco Tad Electric Trike Review

  • MSRP: $1,875
  • Année de modèle: 2017

One of the most affordable recumbent tadpole trikes I've tested, you do have to pay an additional $350 for shipping but it comes "ready to ride" so you can hop right on. The 48 volt battery supports increased power and higher speeds for the 500 watt internally…...

Best Electric Bike Kits for 2017/2018

Explore all of the electric bike kits I’ve reviewed (ordered by date) on the category pageici.

Superpiétons Copenhague roue examen

  • PRIX DE VENTE CONSEILLÉ : $ 1 499
  • Année de modèle: 2017, 2018

An advanced all-in-one electric bike wheel with the motor and battery combined in a sturdy red case, provides near-silent pedal assist based on four signals, measures rider input 100+ times per second. Offers three levels of assist with adjustable speed from 10 to 25 mph (in some…...

Honorable Mentions for 2017/2018

These bikes offer something special... they are well designed, well supported and unique.

Raleigh Tamland IE examen

  • PDSF: $4 749
  • Année de modèle: 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…...

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