Electric bikes are a great way to get around for recreation or commuting. If you don’t want to spend a fortune you should check out these great value electric bikes.
If you have decided to join to the electric motorized bicycle fraternity and want to get yourself an electric bike without spending a fortune we have put together an electric bike comparison of our top 5 best value electric bikes.
Some things to consider when trying to select the best value electric bike is a bike with sufficient amount of power (unless you want to spend more time pedalling than cruising). Some electric bikes have lower wattage motors (like 250 to 300W), while others offer more power to push the bike along with 500 watts and higher.
Other things to consider are the electric bikes features such as lights, gear/cargo, safety features, folding or fixed, and water bottle holders.
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This bike comes with a powerful 500 watt motor to match its strong looks. The highly efficient and lightweight 38 volt 6 amp hour advanced lithium ion battery (LiFePO4) delivers a maximum 25 miles per charge. Just give a half-twist to the throttle and away you go, experiencing the ease of “power-on-demand” propulsion. Expect speeds up to 20 miles per hour. The Phantom X Lite provides a smooth, easy and comfortable electric ride whether you are commuting to work, school, running local errands or just taking a cruise through town. Great for taking on the bus, train, or subway for longer commutes.
Good points – Powerful 500 watt motor, Maximum range of 25 miles, High-end components, foldable for commuters
Bad points – No room for a rear rack, Top heavy
This lithium-ion battery bike has a range of up to 30 miles per charge. As an added bonus, it also operates on three distinct models. You can take it off-road without worrying about damaging the frame on rougher surfaces thanks to its durable mountain bike frame. Features include a 17-inch mountain bike frame that fits most riders between 5’2″ and 6’2″ and an adjustable height seat. The wheels are outfitted with sturdy stainless steel spokes that offer equal parts strength and durability. You can expect to ride up to 27 miles in favorable conditions, including no wind and flat terrain, before needing a recharge. Comes with seven-speed Shimano gears along with front and rear mud guards, a water bottle holder, and a bell and reflectors.
Good points – Up to 30 mile range ,Frame suitable for riders between 5’2″ and 6’2″, Includes seven-speed Shimano gears
Bad points – Feels underpowered on steeper hills, Subpar manual instructions, Heavy when pedaling manually
This lithium battery powered electric bycicle runs on a 300W rear hub motor and features top tier Shimano componentry and a full alumium alloy frame. Suitable for trails or around town with fully adjustable saddle and 7 seven speeds amongst its features. Key start and variable speed control twist throttle provides good control over the electric assist to allow you to run fully on electric power, pedal power with power assist or simply good old fashioned pedal power.
Good points – 300 watt rear hub motor,Shimano shifter system, Full aluminum alloy frame, off road capability
Bad points – Poor assembly instructions, Heavy, Cheap tire tubes
With it retro styling this electric bike is built more for comfort and functionality than speed but it can still reach speeds of up to 14 miles per hour. It has an average range of 16 to 18 mile range with its 250 watt motor and removable battery pack providing plenty of power. Fitted with an easy-shift six-speed Shimano gear set, front and rear light, horn, bell, rear cargo rack, and front basket. Built for practicality it has a step through frame and an easy tilt seat design aids faster battery removal. For controls the rider can select pedal assist and has a variable speed throttle.
Good points Can reach speeds up to 14 miles per hour, Easy-shift six-speed Shimano gear set, 250 watt motor, Retro styling and practicality
Bad points – Tough to change a flat rear tire, Assembly instructions could be better, Difficult to fit into some cars
The 2015 EPIK SE comes with a larger 350 watt motor and a hadn’t seven speed transmission which allows it to comfortably climb steeper hills. With a range of up to 30 miles this foldable electric bike can be packed away are easily stored. It comes with puncture resistant tires, LED display and three different levels of pedal assist.
Good points – Powerful 350 watt motor, Range up to 30 miles, Puncture-resistant tires
Bad points – a little expensive, heavy
If you are looking for other ways to get around with your own personal electric transportation check our post about the benefits of riding to work using an electric skateboard, electric scooter, and electric bike.
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