mph: Fastest Electric Bikes
In short, yes they can be. Certainly they get you up to speed a lot quicker than pedalling, but they will have a top speed they stop assisting you at.
Electric Bikes, or EAPCs (Electrically Assisted Pedal Bicycles) assist the rider in reaching 15.5 or 28mph, depending on the motor size. They are quicker to reach these speeds, but still require pedal power to get going. You can exceed these speeds, but your legs will need to do some work.
What is a pedal assist electric bike?
In real world terms, pedal assist bikes will only give you assistance when you pedal. If you are going up a hill, you gain a lot of help. If you are not pedalling at all, you receive none.
The electric motor therefore will not keep your bike moving for you, but the effort required to do so will be greatly reduced.
Our Fastest Bikes
If you’re looking for an electric bike that does 28mph, then take a look at the stunning QWIC MA11.
Hugely popular for commuting, QWIC have won many awards for their build quality and huge acceleration. Hand built in the Netherlands, they have replaced the car for commuting and gained a huge amount of prestige within the most competitive eBike markets.
All of our bikes can be delivered fully assembled for free and we offer at home support.
EX Pro Dual Battery Electric Mountain Bike
What is a Pedelec?
Pedelec is a shortened term derived from the phrase “pedal electric cycle”. They are also known as EAPCs.
In the early days of electric bikes coming onto the market, the term Pedelec would differentiate a bike from “Twist and Go” bikes which would not need any pedal assistance. However, these have been less legally supported in recent years leaving Pedelecs, EAPCs and Electric bikes to mean roughly the same thing.
What is a Speed Pedelec?
Speed Pedelecs are a certain category of bike assists the rider up to 28mph using a more powerful, usually 500W motor. Due to their increased speed, they require registration with the DVLA and are to be treated as a light moped (L1e-B).
Often manufacturers include licence plate mounts, mirrors and horns to comply with L1e-B classification. The bike must be taxed (free due to no emissions, however) and a moped helmet worn at all times.
There are highly rated moped helmets that look similar to traditional bicycle helmets coming onto the market, but it’s important to have something that can take the impact at 28mph if the worse should happen!
Equally, due to the speed assistance, they cannot be ridden in dedicated cycle lanes. This can be off putting for the commute, however on a speed pedelec you will often be going at the same, if not faster, than cars and other traffic. The level of safety required is therefore sensible as you will not have the same protection that a car offers.
The average speed of UK city traffic in 2017 was just 7mph. so a speed pedelec will seriously speed up your commute! All bikes that Urban eBikes sell can be delivered fully registered for you and ready to ride.
Stromer ST5. Note the Rear licence plate
Cratoni Vigor. Motorcycle Rated Lightweight Helmet
Its unique seat post contains a 6.4ah LG branded battery (7ah Samsung available as an upgrade) that really packs a punch, with a range of up to 50km (depending on mode used and conditions).
It can be charged in situ or removed and charged indoors. With 16” wheels and the simplicity of single speed, the bike is geared perfectly for use with or without the motor.
Its lightweight aluminium frame is strong enough to take an impressive 100kg payload, folds with 4 easy steps in seconds to stow away, on a train, caravan, motor home, boat, apartment or in the boot of your car.
Think your bike riding days are over, this bike is really popular with the older generation, giving them a new lease of life, enabling them to return to cycling and get regular exercise. We have many customers in their 60’s,70’s, and 80’s With 4 modes including: Walk, pedal assist, cruise and normal bike mode it has everything you need for a modern method of travel.
Comes in 3 great colours.Satin black, Gloss red and metallic white
Fully loaded- Comes complete with front and rear mudguards- Front and rear lights- Disc brakes-bell- Reflector
6.4ah branded LG battery (upgradable to 7ah Samsung).
4 modes: Pedal assist, cruise, walk and standard bike mode.
Includes: Mudguards, charger, Lights (front and rear), bell and reflector. Other accessories available.
3 Great colours: Satin black, Gloss red, Metallic white.
All parts available, Full 12 month guarantee
- Motor: 250w 36v
- Battery: 6.4ah branded LG battery (upgradable to 7ah Samsung)
- Range: Up to 50km (31 miles)
- Speed: Up to 25km/h (15.5 mph)
- Wheel Size: 16” wheels
- Folded Size: 82x37x68cm
- Type: Foldable in 4 easy steps.
- Weight: 15kg net weight.
- 4 modes: Pedal assist, cruise, walk and standard bike mode.
- Includes: Mudguards, Lights (front and rear), bell and reflector.
- Colours: Satin Black, Glossy Red, Metallic White.
- Warranty: 12 month warranty against manufacturing and material defects. This does not cover normal wear and tear, damage/failure due to an accident, incidental or consequential damage or any use of the product that is inconsistent with the operating instructions as laid out in the user manual.
- Max load: 100kg
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To say I am impressed with the e-go bike is an understatement. I use it for a 12 mile round trip commute and its wonderful. A trip along a rolling route aided with a little or alot of assist is no trouble for this might machine. Folds neatly away for carriage on the coach and stowing at home/work. Easy to fold/unfold. Not only is the bike excellent so has been the customer service. I’m so pleased I went with the e-go above the others I had researched. Just wish I’d got this bike earlier it’s pure class
I recently purchased an E-GO Lite folding bicycle from Launch Electric. Initially I spoke to Calum via the web chat option on their website. He seemed extremely knowledgeable and helped me to make a well informed decision on my purchase.
Sadly when the bike arrived, only a couple of days later, I had noticed the box appeared to have been damaged. I subsequently sent some photos of the damage to Calum who informed me that this is something that can occasionally happen in transit, although thankfully it is quite rare and the bike should be fine.
Unfortunately it was not and upon inspecting the bike whilst assembling it I noticed some scratch marks and the kick stand also looked noticeably scuffed and scratched as well. As if something had scraped it.
Needless to say that I sent some more photos of the damage to Calum, who genuinely seemed just as disappointed as I was at the time.
After emailing back and forth for a few days we came to an arrangement that appeared to suit us both.
It was unfortunate, although in my honest opinion Calum went above and beyond to ensure that overall I was satisfied and happy with my purchase.
It is for this reason alone that I would not hesitate to recommend talking to Calum at Launch Electric if you are in the market to purchase a new electric bike.
Purchased the E go lite bike. Great little bike for popping into the car, train, bus.folds like a dream. Sturdy and the cruise feature is amazing. bike well recommended from launch electric, speedy well informed of delivery, Calum went above and beyond, very responsive and caring. Dont hesitate to purchase. Well pleased with my choice of bike and supplier.
GOTRAX Electric Bikes
There are other ways to get around on two wheels besides scooters. The GOTRAX Line Up of electric bikes has been ever changing. 2023 has introduced some of our best ebikes yet. We currently have 4 different categories that our electric bikes are spread across so take your time and find the right one for you.
Types of Electric Bikes
Go where other ebikes can’t. Larger tires and motors provide better support off road
Tackle city streets and bike paths with ease. Pedal assist and a removable battery come in handy when running late.
Storage is truly an afterthought now. A one touch folding frame and handlebars keep your ebike out of the way when not in use.
Taking size to a whole new level. Lightweight, easy to use and efficient. These ebikes are small but still pack a lot of power.
Find the right level of comfort so you feel ready to ride as soon as you take a seat on every ride.
Quick, clear readouts are given on our LED screens for Pedal Assist (PAS) level, Speed, Battery Life, Odometer, and more.
Find Your Electric Bike on our Product Guide Page and find out how to properly take care of your electric bike so it can properly take care of you.
All Terrain Electric Bike
Taking on dirt, gravel, sand and just about anything you can throw at them. Our all terrain electric bikes are meant to go where others can’t follow. When shopping for an all terrain ebike, it is best to find the one that makes you comfortable.
Suspension Type. All Terrain or Mountain ebikes feature varying types of suspension. Hardtail, front suspension only, and Rigid, no suspension, are the two most common types at GOTRAX.
Frame. Off road ebikes need a durable, lightweight frame to handle most of the heavier impacts that is why all of our ebikes are made with aluminum alloy.
Tires. Varying from bike to bike, you want to find the right ebike for your. Fat tires help with looser terrain while mountain bike tires are better suited for trails and dirt.
Take on any challenge with this ebike that features one of our most powerful battery Motor combos to date
City Electric Bikes
Stop getting stuck in traffic or trying to find parking every morning. Our City Ebikes make for one quick commute. Similar to your standard bike in tire size and frame but that is where the similarities end. These ebikes were made for those looking for a new way to get around town.
Environmental Impact. Every day you chose to take your City ebike instead of your car, you remove part of your carbon footprint.
Removable Battery. Don’t take your entire ebike with you just to charge it. An easy to remove battery, just in front of your seat, can be taken with you to charge inside.
Frame Options. Our CTI electric bike comes in Step Over (SO) and Step Thru (ST) versions. SO is for a more active, mobile rider. The ST is for relaxed rides with easy mounting and dismounting.
Time to get out of rush hour in style. The CTI arrives just in time for summer.
Foldable Electric Bikes
The ideal ebike for dorm rooms, one bedroom apartments, and weekend adventurers. Foldable electric bikes are great for those already short on space who still want to have the convenience an ebike can provide. Luckily, our foldable ebikes also come with a removable battery so you won’t have to take the whole ebike to your outlet to charge.
Folding Frame. All of our F-Series ebikes feature folding frames and handlebars. This will help you save space when you aren’t riding around on them. The one-touch mechanisms are easy to lock back into place with a telltale click, you’ll be ready to ride.
Fat Tires. Each F-Series ebike in our collection has 2.6 wide tires or larger. This increased surface area allows for improved traction, making our foldable ebikes a great choice for new riders.
Dual Braking. Safety is a top priority on all of our ebikes so we wanted to highlight one of our main safety features. Front and rear wheel braking provides quick, secure stops when needed.
These are the longest-range electric bicycles money can buy right now
Some things in the universe are constant. Gravity, the slow march of time, and the same three questions that every new electric bike owner will get from friends, family, and strangers. Those questions are always “How fast is it?,” “Does it pedal when you charge it?,” and the most difficult of all to answer, “How far does it go?”
The range that any e-bike gets is a tricky question to answer because it depends on how the e-bike is used. Two e-bikes with the same size batteries could get very different ranges depending on whether the rider is pegging the throttle or taking a chill ride on low-power pedal assist.
It’s like how if I gave you a food allowance of 100 and asked how long you could survive, the answer would be different depending on if you ate at Red Lobster or sustained yourself on ramen and tap water.
In the same way that it’s better to judge that question by your food budget and not how you spend it, it’s easier to compare long-range e-bikes based on their battery capacity (measured in watt hours or Wh) than by the manufacturer’s stated maximum range.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the longest-range electric bicycles on the market today, judged not just on their stated maximum ranges, but also on their battery sizes.
FUELL Flluid 2
Motorcycle legend Erik Buell’s electric bicycle brand FUELL just launched two new electric bikes, with one of them being referred to by the company as the “World’s longest range electric bike.”
The Flluid-2 is described as an “ultra-long-range powerhouse” with its two removable battery packs totaling 2 kWh of capacity. That doubles the battery capacity of the first-generation FUELL Flluid-1 and enables an impressive range of up to 225 Mi (362 km) on a single charge.
The company also released an easier-to-mount step-through option known as the Flluid-3. That bike offers a single 1 kWh battery that should be enough for anyone that can live with a still-impressive 110 Mi (177 km) range. But for those seeking serious range, it’s the Flluid-2’s dual 1 kWh batteries that are worth taking a second look at.
Both models offer throttle-enabled 750 W continuous-rated Valeo mid-drive motors, though the throttle is limited to just 6 km/h or 3.7 mph in Europe for regulatory compliance. The motor will also carry a 250 W rating in Europe, though both the EU and US versions are listed at 130 Nm of torque, making the motor one of the strongest mid-drives available on retail e-bikes.
Optibike R22 Everest
Colorado-based Optibike is one of the oldest electric bicycle companies in the United States, and so they know a thing or two about building high-performance e-bikes. But the company’s Optibike R22 Everest seems to step it up several notches with an e-bike that supposedly can climb Mount Everest on a single charge thanks to its massive battery pack.
Just how much battery does an R22 pack into its carbon fiber frame? There’s an impressive 3,260 Wh of lithium-ion cells stuffed into the bike. The battery is designed in two packs that are removable from either side of the frame.
To put that in comparison, 3.26 kWh of battery is more than 6x the capacity of a common low-cost electric bicycle in the US.
Of course, the 18,900 R22 Everest also costs around 27x the price of that 799 low cost e-bike, so I’m not sure these things track linearly. But if your goal is to climb up Mount Everest on an e-bike, price probably isn’t your first concern. If it were me, riding across those ladders might be higher on my “big worries” list.
Watt Wagons HOUND
Watt Wagons, a US-based manufacturer of high-power and high-end electric bicycles, has a new model designed for serious off-roaders and adventurers. In fact, the Watt Wagon HOUND has several keys specs that sound almost foreign in the electric bicycle industry, such as a 200-mile range and built-in chargers compatible with electric car charging stations.
The Watt Wagon HOUND is actually available in two models, the base model and the “Supercharged” model. It’s the Supercharged model that you’ll want for the extra-long range.
While the base level HOUND has a respectable 52V 17Ah battery with 884 Wh of capacity for a real-world throttle range of 30 miles (51 km) and a pedal assist range of 80 miles (130 km), according to the company, the Supercharged model more than triples the battery capacity.
The massive battery on the higher-spec model is a gargantuan 52V 60Ah pack with 3,210 Wh of capacity. The company claims you’ll get 100 solid miles (160 km) on throttle-only riding or 200 miles (320 km) on pedal assist.
And not only do you get a massive battery, but you also get both a 52V 5A fast charger and an EV charger with a J1772 connector, giving you multiple options for quickly recharging that big battery. Not too shabby!
Some companies like Watt Wagons above use a single massive battery to create long-range e-bikes. Other companies simply slap on more and more individual batteries to reach higher total capacities. The EUNORAU Flash offers up to three batteries for riders that want the ultimate in long-range possibilities.
With its three large batteries, EUNORAU claims that this electric bike can have you cruising for up to 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge.
Fully maxed out, that means riders can have up to 2,808 Wh of total battery capacity across the three packs.
They leave the bike looking a bit overladen, but it’s an effective way to increase the bike’s range!
Juiced HyperScrambler 2
The Juiced HyperScrambler 2 is on its way to being sunsetted after a trademark dispute, but it is expected to be replaced by a similarly specced bike under a new name. And if the specs remain the same, that means it will come with the same pair of 52V 19.2Ah batteries for close to 2,000 Wh of total capacity.
The bike has a number of other impressive specs, too. It features a 1,000W Retroblade motor with a peak power output of 2,000W and a maximum speed (in unlocked mode) of a published “30 mph.” The true top speed has been shown by numerous riders to actually reach closer to 35 mph (56 km/h).
The HyperScrambler 2’s pair of high-capacity batteries are still one of its biggest claims to fame, ensuring that the power-hungry motor and controller can go the distance. In fact, that distance is listed as 100 miles (160 kilometers) of range per charge.
Even just one of the 52V 19.2Ah batteries on the HyperScrambler 2 offers more capacity than most other e-bikes, coming in at 998 Wh per battery. But the pair of them pushing close to 2,000 Wh is one of the highest-capacity battery load outs we’ve ever seen on a moped-style electric bike.
Electric Bike Company Model J
The Newport Beach, California-based Electric Bike Company recently launched its newest e-bike, the Model J. Not only did the launch reveal some impressive specs and massive battery capacity, but the introductory pricing bordered on unbelievable.
The Model J rolled out with an MSRP of 1,499 and an even more impressive pre-order price of just 1,199, though with a five- to six-week wait for delivery. Even without the promotion, 1,499 is a very fair price. But at 1,199, that makes this bike a steal.
That’s especially true when you consider how customizable the bike is, offering dozens of custom paint colors and thousands of color combinations, not to mention the three 48V batteries options to choose from: 14Ah (672Wh), 28Ah (1,344Wh), and 42Ah (2,016Wh). Those three batteries options offer maximum ranges on pedal assist of 65 miles (104 km), 130 miles (208 km), and 195 miles (314 km). All of the batteries even come with a five-year warranty, which is one of the longest battery warranties we’ve ever seen in the e-bike industry.
We’re excited to test a Model J soon and see if the awesome design and specs look and feel as good in real life as they appear on paper.
long-range e-bikes on the horizon?
These are some of the longest-range electric bikes we’ve seen anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that e-bike companies have stopped innovating.
We fully expect to see even longer-range models with even higher capacity cropping up in the coming months and years.
How far can the industry go? If these models are any indication, the sky is the limit!
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Trek Townie Go Review (Updated 2023)
Sometimes, a stroll down the beach or a walk through the park is just the kind of therapy you require to relax. But if you’re not keen to tire your legs, then a cruiser bike is the one thing you want to bring along on such an adventure.
Now imagine how much more fun it will be if you added an electric motor to the cruiser, ensuring that you barely break a sweat to get around. That’s precisely what you get from the Trek Townie Go! It is an amazing electric bike that oozes comfort, serene, and fun riding!
This Townie Go Review examines the different features and overall performance of the bike!
The Trek Townie Go comes with a strong 6066-T6 aluminum frame that keeps the bike stable, yet lightweight for an easy-to-manage ride. It uses the traditional step-through design of beach cruisers, which reduces the stand-over height and makes it convenient to get on or off the bike.
The Townie also features a special Flat Foot Technology. With this technology once you start pedaling, you’ll experience proper leg extension because the seat angle has been relaxed and the pedals are moved forward. This incredible design taps into new-generation technology that serves to make riding life even easier for cruiser bike enthusiasts, basically it means you sit in a very upright position.
The frame ensures that the bike has an easy-going geometry that results in maximum comfort and control. You will enjoy an upright and relaxed seating posture with plenty of room to extend your legs.
This allows you to plant your feet firmly on the ground whenever you want to stop the bike and take pleasure in the scenery around you. It also implies that taller individuals won’t be able to enjoy this as their posture would probably end up being awkward.
The custom Townie saddle used on the bike is wide and comfortable to prevent you from fidgeting on your bike. Meanwhile, the ergonomic handlebar grips enhance your level of control while keeping you comfortable at all times.
The Townie boasts a plain and seamless look thanks to internal cable routing. All the clutter of wires and cables has conveniently been concealed inside the bike’s frame so that you have no impediments to distract you when you’re enjoying your cruise.
Finally, the bike comes with a range of accessories that make it perfect for a casual weekend ride. It has front and rear rack compatibility, ring lock mounts, and an alloy kickstand that will come in handy when you want to give the bike a rest and stretch your legs with a brief stroll.
For a beach cruiser, I didn’t really expect anything out of the ordinary as far as motor power is concerned given that this bike is designed for casual and leisure riding. My suspicions were confirmed when I tested the 250W Hydrive motor.
You don’t get much power from the motor, although it can propel you to a maximum speed of 20mph, which I doubt you’ll be cruising at on a laid-back day in the outdoors. The torque will not take you up a steep hill, but it’s strong enough to flatten out mounds of sand along the coast with relative ease.
The motor will allow you to ride longer distances that were once out of your comfort zone. The Hydrive LED display on the Townie Go allows you to monitor the level of support from the motor, as well as the battery charge so that you’re always in control of the ride.
Considering that it’s a rear-mounted motor, the weight of the bike is shifted a little more to the back. You might have to get used to this and learn how to balance it off whenever you’re riding.
The LED display is relatively simple, and shows just two aspects; the battery charge on a 1-5 scale and the pedal-assist mode, which includes just three simple levels. I get that this may not look fancy for some people, but I feel there’s practicality in this simplicity. After all, who wants to keep on scrolling through controls when they’re supposed to be enjoying a relaxed weekend at the beach.
Just like the motor, the battery is not the best in the market, in fact, it is among the least powerful on the Trek e-bike models. The Lithium-ion battery comes with a modest 309Wh that will offer you a maximum range of around 40 miles on an average cruise.
The Townie Go is fitted with a torque-sensing bottom bracket with a more natural and dynamic feel. The more effort you put into pedaling, the more power you get! This allows you to manage battery usage and possibly extend your range by a few miles.
There is a two year warranty, or 500 charge cycles, on the battery ; meaning it will be a while before you have to worry about a faulty battery.
The Townie Go uses a pair of mechanical disc brakes, which cannot be compared to hydraulic brakes, but provide decent braking power when riding the bike. The manufacturer chose large 180mm disc brake motors on the Townie Go, which dissipate heat while providing greater leverage for braking.
The disadvantage of using mechanical brakes as opposed to hydraulic ones is that they need a little bit more effort to engage the brakes. Keep in mind that they decided to go with four-finger brake levers. This is one thing about the bike that may take away from your laid-back, effortless ride.
The Townie Go uses Electra Townie branded aluminum alloy wheels that are strong enough to comfortably hold the rider’s weight. The rear wheel features thicker 13-gauge spokes that provide extra strength for the rear rack, motor, as well as the pedaling drivetrain. This also helps to shift the weight of the rider towards the back as a result of the Flat Foot Technology applied to the bike.
This bike rides on a set of 26” Electra branded tires. These are a little bit wider than your average 2.35 inches to provide you with stability on the loose beach sand, as well as comfort. They are also built to handle the light off-road trails.
What Do We Like?
The patented Flat Foot Technology used on the Townie Go is a wonderful inclusion that helps to enhance the level of comfort and laid-back functionality that the bike is designed for. Riders can position the seat lower for greater stability and get more legroom to stretch whenever you feel for a break to relax.
The bike frame boasts the combo of a plain-looking frame with charming and adventurous colors that blend in naturally with the beach environment. The internal cabling ensures that there are no distractions when you’re riding for a hassle-free experience.
The bike controller is also quite simple to ensure that you’re not preoccupied with programming the ride. You only get to view two functions on the LCD display, leaving you with ample time to FOCUS on the amazing sights and sounds around you.
The frame offers you the option to mount a front rack, bottle cage, fenders, and other convenient accessories such as a mini pump. This is a rare attribute to find in an electric cruiser that helps to enhance the Townie Go’s practicality.