Best electric bikes | 15 top-rated ebikes for every type of rider
The best electric bike for you will depend on the type of riding you want to do, so in this guide we’ll cover the whole range of different electric bike types and recommend some of the best we’ve tested.
Electric bikes – or ebikes as they’re commonly known – are bicycles with an electric motor and battery that provides assistance as you pedal. There are many benefits to riding an electric bike. Electric bikes make riding up hills easier and will enable most riders to travel at a higher speed over longer distances without arriving at their destination covered in sweat.
Despite common misconceptions, you can still ride an electric bike for fitness. Electric bike laws limit the power of an ebike’s motor, so you still need to pedal – there’s no twist-and-go throttle here. There is an electric bike for every type of riding. Electric folding bikes and electric hybrid bikes are great choices for cycling to work, the best electric mountain bikes will help you get to the top of the next trail so you can enjoy more descending and the best electric road bikes and electric gravel bikes will enable you to take on longer adventures. Making sense of how an electric bike works and how to choose the right one for you is a daunting task. Luckily for you, BikeRadar’s team of expert testers have put in hundreds of hours riding more than 175 electric bikes across all categories. Our testing is 100 per cent editorially independent, so you can always trust our recommendations. In this in-depth buyer’s guide to choosing the best electric bike for any rider, we’ll talk you through the things you need to consider for each category of ebike. We also highlight the best bikes we have reviewed, as selected by BikeRadar’s expert team of tech editors, for each type of ebike, with links to our detailed buyer’s guide for each category. We also have a general buyer’s guide to electric bike tech at the bottom of this article that answers common questions. For even more information, take a look at our ebike FAQs. There’s a lot to cover here, so use the links below to skip to the section you need, or read on for every detail.
Best electric hybrid bikes
Like a non-assisted hybrid bike, electric hybrid bikes feature an upright riding position, flat bars and stable handling. They’re often the least expensive entry point into ebikes.
With lots of mounting points for accessories such as pannier bags and mudguards, electric hybrids are great if you’re planning to commute to work by bike, ride around town or want to go for leisurely rides on bike trails or through parks.
Electric hybrid bikes can be quite heavy because they tend to use less sophisticated motor systems and the bikes are built for robustness. This is worth bearing in mind if you need to carry them up stairs.
Below is a selection of four of the very best electric hybrid bikes as tested by our senior road technical editor, Warren Rossiter. For more recommendations, check out our full round-up of the best electric hybrid bikes.
Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0
- £2,600 / €2,999 / 3,500 as tested
- Pros: Well-tuned power delivery; low weight
- Cons: Lower-torque motor means you have to put in more work
Specialized makes two electric hybrid bike ranges. Whereas the standard Turbo Vado is a heavy-duty ebike, the Vado SL uses a less powerful motor with 35Nm of torque. This reduces the weight to under 15kg, but the flip side is that you have less assistance than with the Turbo Vado, which could be a problem on hills.
The other advantage of the lower output is clean looks, with the concealed battery giving a sporty appearance. Specialized fits lights to all models and includes mudguards and a luggage rack on pricier models.
Canyon Pathlite:ON 5
- £2,499 / €2,699, as tested
- Pros: Great handling and confident off-road
- Cons: Heavy versus its rivals
The Canyon Pathlite:ON 5 is a powerful electric hybrid bike that handles and rides commendably. Our testing found the Canyon’s 100km claimed range to be true, but there’s no denying the bike is heavy at 23.5kg.
Where the Pathlite:ON 5 truly stands out is off the tarmac, where it rivals electric mountain bikes with confidence-inspiring chunky tyres and a shock-absorbing suspension fork.
Tern Quick Haul P9
- £3,100 / 3,299 / AU4995 as tested
- Pros: Great fun to ride and versatile
- Cons: Official add-ons are fairly pricey
The Tern Quick Haul P9 looks like a cargo bike at first glance, but its compact design means it isn’t much longer than a typical electric hybrid.
With the option to fit a huge array of useful add-on accessories both front and back, our tester described the Quick Haul P9 as a “genuinely viable car replacement”.
Best electric folding bikes
Commuters who travel by public transport or are short on space are catered for too. Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media
If you want to cycle to work or are just pressed for space to store your ride, a compact electric folding bike could be the answer.
Folding ebikes often have the battery hidden in their frames, or they may come with a removable battery to make carrying them on and off public transport a bit easier.
A removable battery also means you can take it somewhere where it’s easier to charge (at your desk, for example, if you use the bike to ride to work).
But the extra weight of the motor and battery means carrying a folding ebike on and off public transport, and up and down stairs, will be harder. The available range can be quite limited in some models too.
For more product recommendations, check out our round-up of the best folding electric bikes.
The Brompton Electric adds a front-hub motor to the iconic folder. Russell Burton / Immediate Media
- £2,725 as tested
- Pros: Very compact fold; smooth power delivery
- Cons: Quite heavy; two pieces to carry
A front-hub motor adds electric power to the classic Brompton folding bike, giving you a range of around 40km. The battery sits in a separate pack, which can be removed from the bike for carrying.
Since we tested the Brompton Electric, the standard bike has been redesignated the C Line Explore. It’s been joined by the P Line, which uses lighter frame materials and components to chop almost 2kg off the C Line’s 17.4kg claimed weight.
- £3,999 as tested
- Pros: Larger wheels ride more smoothly; stylish design
- Cons: Expensive; doesn’t fold as small as some ebikes
While pricey, the GoCycle G4 is a folder, commuter and electric bike in one. The ride and handling are far more assured than most folding bikes on- and off-road, thanks to the meaty tyres and larger wheels.
The bike folds in half at its centre, making it easier to roll than to carry and the removable battery in the front of the frame is accessed via the fold. At over 17kg, it’s quite heavy though.
MiRider One GB3
The GB3 is an upgrade on the original MiRider One, with an accompanying price rise. David Caudery / Our Media
- £2,495 as tested
- Pros: Very compact
- Cons: Price has increased significantly from the original bike
The MiRider One GB3 is an upgrade from the original model we tested a few years ago. Unfortunately, that’s resulted in a significant price hike, but the ebike is still a compact, nippy city commuter.
The belt drive is cleaner and lower-maintenance than a chain, there’s good adjustability, and built-in rear suspension and wide tyres add comfort.
The GB3 design has three speeds, adding flexibility over the singlespeed predecessor, and you can change gear while stationary. We achieved a range of up to 50km.
Best electric mountain bikes
Electric mountain bikes can be great on the climbs, but handling on the descents can take a bit of getting used to. Ian Linton
An electric mountain bike will get you to the top quicker, particularly on technical, steeper climbs, and with more energy to enjoy the descents. Plus, getting up the ups more easily will give you extra range to explore further.
Recent improvements in eMTB performance mean handling is approaching that of the best mountain bikes without a motor, providing heaps of flat-out riding fun.
But, nevertheless, the extra weight can make handling more tricky on particularly technical sections, so it’s a good idea to ease off a bit until you’ve got the feel of the bike
This is a small selection of the best electric mountain bikes we have tested, as selected by our expert team of mountain bike tech editors, Alex Evans, Robin Weaver and Tom Marvin.
Vitus E-Sommet VRX
For the money, the E-Sommet has to be one of the best electric mountain bikes out there. Ian Linton / Our Media
- £5,499 as tested
- Pros: Quality spec; great geometry and suspension
- Cons: Awkward cable routing and bottle placement
The Vitus E-Sommet adds a powerful Shimano EP8 motor and large-capacity battery to Vitus’ enduro platform. It rolls on a 29in front and 27.5in rear wheel mullet build and is impressively specced for its price, with a 170mm RockShox ZEB Ultimate fork, a Super Deluxe Select RT shock and Shimano’s XT groupset.
The E-Sommet descends and climbs impressively, with both comfort and great grip, making it fun, engaging and highly capable.
Marin Rift Zone E2
- £5,895 / 6,299 / €6,899 as tested
- Pros: Lively; great spec
- Cons: Slightly over-geared; less powerful motor than its competitors
The Marin Rift Zone E2 is a classy, comfortable full-suspension electric mountain bike with 140mm travel. It can take you beyond its trail riding mandate, handling more technical descents well.
The Rift Zone ebike is well specced for its price, although the Shimano EP801 motor’s 85Nm torque is a little less than competitors. We’d have preferred a smaller chainring than the 38t fitted for easier climbing.
Whyte E-160 RSX
- £7,999 as tested
- Pros: Calm and composed handling; hides its weight well
- Cons: Some chain slap; seat tube too slack for optimal climbing
The Whyte E-160 RSX is a well-equipped enduro bike, with its battery mounted below the Bosch motor to lower its centre of gravity.
Whyte says the full down tube this allows improves torsional rigidity as well. Lower-spec E-160s are available in both 29in and ‘mullet’ form, so you can pick your preferred wheel configuration, although this top-spec model is 29in only.
Despite its 26kg-plus weight, we found the low centre of gravity made for impressive downhill performance, although we’d have liked to see a slightly steeper seat tube for better climbing.
Best electric road bikes
It’s often hard to tell many electric road bikes from their unassisted counterparts. Russell Burton / Immediate Media
If you enjoy road cycling, but want a bit of help to keep your speed up or to get you up hills, an electric road bike could be the right choice for you.
Most e-road bikes use lightweight motor systems that provide less power than the motors used on electric hybrid or mountain bikes. This means they’re typically a bit lighter too, with the very lightest models tipping the scales at around 11kg.
However, with many road riders achieving speeds on the flat of 15mph or above, you may feel you’re carrying dead weight around, with the motor cutting out at that top-assisted speed, although assistance can continue to 20mph, or even in some cases 28mph in much of the USA.
Below are three of the very best electric road bikes senior road technical editor Warren Rossiter has tested to date.
BMC Roadmachine AMP One
- £7,600 / €7,999 as tested
- Pros: Smooth ride; compact motor; impressive range
- Cons: Tyres may need a swap-out for colder, wetter conditions
The BMC Roadmachine AMP One doesn’t look much different from its non-assisted sibling; it’s only the slightly expanded down tube, hiding a 350Wh battery, that shows there’s extra assistance. The Mahle X20 motor is so compact it hides between the largest cassette sprocket and the disc rotor.
The ride feels like the non-assisted Roadmachine as well, despite the 12kg weight. Range is impressive, heading up to 160km, depending on the conditions. We’d swap out the tyres for winter use though.
Scott Addict eRide Premium
The Scott Addict eRide Premium looks and rides like a racy road bike. Russell Burton / Immediate Media
- £8,349 / 9,299 as tested
- Pros: Great looks; top-spec build; lovely handling
- Cons: Non-removable battery
The Scott Addict eRide Premium has similar geometry to the Scott Addict RC Disc and the same carbon frame. The result is a possible sub-11kg build powered by the consistent ebikemotion rear-hub motor.
Neatly concealed in the down tube, the battery managed 100km and 2,000m elevation in testing. The 2022 version of the bike has been renamed as the Scott Addict eRide Ultimate.
Best Electric Cargo Bikes 2023
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Intro to Best Electric Cargo Bikes of 2023
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Cargo bikes have been in use since the 19th century, where tradesmen used them to deliver and transport their goods around Holland. These tradesmen must have been onto something because the idea has seemed to stick throughout the years. Nowadays, people are searching for the best electric cargo bike to transport their goods (kids, cargo, or otherwise) with ease.
In our modern world it’s no mystery what electric cargo bikes are meant for, carrying loads of groceries, taking the kids to school, and simply being an alternative to a car around town. While the idea of cargo e-bikes is relatively straightforward, some cargo e-bikes do their jobs better than others.
A good cargo e-bike can make the difference between you driving or riding to the grocery store. It can also make day-to-day tasks more fun and engaging. The wide array of benefits cargo e-bikes can offer has inspired our Electric Bike Report team to find the best electric cargo bikes for 2023.
We understand that no two people are going to have the same exact needs, and because of that we have provided a wide array of cargo electric bikes; we think that our list is going to have a good choice or two for everybody looking for their best electric cargo bike.
And if you’re only cargo curious but perhaps looking at different styles as well, make sure to check out our experts’ picks for the best e-bikes period.
How we picked these electric cargo bikes
With such a wide array of options for cargo e-bikes nowadays we understand it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which is the best electric cargo bike for you.
Because of that, we’ve created a list of what we think are the best cargo e-bike options for 2023. Our team has gone back and forth on the pros and cons of dozens of different cargo e-bikes so you don’t have to.
Whether we have ridden them or not, every bike you’ll see is on our list for one reason or another. We are confident based on our personal experiences and research that there will be a good cargo e-bike choice for you and your lifestyle.
- Utility/Usefulness – We analyzed the real world usefulness of each of these bikes in order to see if they live up to the manufacturers claims.
- Quality and affordability – The price point has to make sense for what you receive on the bike. It’s important to consider if what you pay is worth what you receive.
- Power and stability – All cargo bikes need to pack a punch for the additional weight of what you are carrying. They also need to be stable to improve handling and prevent otherwise avoidable crashes. You’ll see a couple of different ways the manufacturers created a good median of power and balance.
- Comfort and efficiency – Whether you’re in it for the long haul or just running to the grocery store, being comfortable is an important variable in enjoying your ride. It’s also important that the cargo e-bike is efficient so that you don’t have to overwork yourself to get from point A to point B.
Keep in mind that these are our picks, and that there very well could be another option out there that’s good for you. With that being said, enjoy reading our list of The Best Cargo E-Bikes of 2023.
Power, comfort, features, accessories, looks, and function out of the box.
Leading off our choices for the best electric cargo bikes is the Aventon Abound. The consensus here at EBR is the Abound is helping to usher in a perception change in the greater world of cargo e-bikes.
For decades the conversation around minivans was it was the type of vehicle you had to drive, but didn’t want to drive. Well, the same is often true of cargo bikes. They’ve always been as useful as all get out, but it was a sign that you were riding for need, not for want. Much like automakers in the late 2000s turned their attention to making minivans desirable with better looks and features – happily marrying needs and wants – so too does the Abound provide much more than your run-of-the-mill cargo e-bike offering.
That starts with style, which the Abound has in spades: its a clean-looking frame that comes in two good-looking colors. The good doesn’t stop there though, you also get included a rear rack, a dropper seatpost, storage bag compartment, and footboards. All of those are commonly seen as things you have to add on after checkout.
The Abound also has “under-the-hood” desirability too. The 750W motor and torque sensor makes for a powerful and responsive ride. In our hill testing, it even bested Aventon’s mighty Aventure model in our infamous Hell Hole Hill Test in summiting the top of the slope. So no matter if you’re taking a couple of kids, or a whole lot of cargo the Abound can get you where you’re going. And that torque sensor also provides great battery efficiency to boot (40-51 miles in our testing).
The niceties on the bike continue from the suspension fork, to the turn signals, and to the folding stem making it easier for transport if needed. You have all manner of different accessory options for making it fit your needs too.
When considering value, features, style, and performance, the Abound scores high marks across the board which makes it an easy choice as one of the best cargo electric bikes you’ll find anywhere.
- 440 lbs payload capacity and the power to haul it. The Abound’s motor is one of the most impressive we’ve tested in the cargo world while allowing excellent control.
- You’ll be hard-pressed to find such a feature-loaded cargo e-bike out of the box: footboards, dropper post, storage bag compartment, suspension fork, integrated lights and fenders all included on top of a great feeling ride.
- Many cargo e-bikes prioritize function over style. The Abound offers both.
- The torque sensor on the Abound is uncommon for hub motors, but it offers a great balance of ride feel, battery efficiency, and a motor that senses when you need help and provides more power.
- The folding stem is designed to allow for easier transportation in a van or SUV, but it does give a more vibration-heavy ride when riding at higher speeds.
With a dual battery option, the Lectric XPedition has phenomenal range and power while being the most affordable cargo bike of the bunch.
I’ll cut right to it: I have no idea how Lectric makes a profit on the XPedition. A bike this good for what is by far the lowest price on this list of the best electric cargo bikes breaks my brain a little.
Most single-battery cargo e-bikes start at around 2,000. The model we tested has dual batteries and still comes in several hundred dollars below the 2,000 mark. But hey, I’ll let them worry about profit margins while pointing out the best dollar-for-dollar cargo bike I’ve tested this year to consumers.
Lectric boomed as a company thanks to their smash hit the XP which is widely regarded as one of the best e-bikes you’ll find without looking to break the bank. The XPedition cannonballed into the cargo e-bike world in a similar fashion offering a lot of versatility and performance for several hundreds of dollars less than similar bikes (heck, nearly a full thousand less in some cases).
And they somehow did it without cutting corners either. The web design of the rear rack offers a robust 300 lbs carrying capacity meaning you could bring a couple of people along or enough bags of dog food to keep Fido happy for 6 months. The 750W motor was specifically designed by Lectric to handle any hill with ease even if maxing out the bike’s 450lbs max payload, and sure enough, it posted some of the best hill climbing times amongst cargo e-bikes that we’ve seen to date.
The XPedition can be purchased with one battery, or two for a few hundred dollars more. Results may vary, but our testing showed 33-60 miles on a single battery, so you could be looking at close to 60-120 miles between charges if you get the dual battery set up.
- This is the most affordable cargo e-bike (by a mile) to get the EBR stamp of approval.
- The ride quality rivals those of more expensive bikes. It handles well, has a powerful motor, and features all-day or all-week battery life via its single and double-battery configurations respectively.
- The 300-lb rated rear rack and total 450-lb payload offer higher capacity than most other e-bikes.
- The low step-over height and unique stem can accommodate riders 4’11 – 6’5”
- The folding stem makes for more easy transportation in a vehicle, but it makes the handlebar feel a bit wobbly at higher speed.
- We highly recommend the dual battery configuration on sheer value, but you’ll have to buy a second charger so you don’t spend 12 hours charging both batteries off of one charger.
Blix Packa Genie
Blix impressed us with the quality of their cargo e-bike, the Packa. It’s even more impressive when you take the pricepoint into account.
Blix did a really good job designing their cargo e-bike, the Packa Genie. This e-bike is a great all-rounder when it comes to its cargo capabilities thanks to the overbuilt frame and its large variety of accessories and mountable extras. The Packa Genie is constantly brought up in a positive manner and it’s easy to see why.
The Blix Packa Genie is a durable, safety-oriented cargo e-bike that’s ready to lug up to a 400 lb payload. Not only did the Packa impress us with its design. The Packa Genie just feels like a good value as it’s stocked with a 7-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain, has two 48V, 12.8Ah (614Wh) batteries, and uses a powerful 750W motor.
The high volume 24” x 2.4” tires offer improved stability and allow the Packa to perform relative to the terrain thanks to their high volume. The 35 to 65 PSI range gives riders a large range in feeling and traction which adds to the well roundedness of the Packa overall.
The Packa Genie also comes with a dual battery system for those looking to ride farther. I really like that Blix includes the secondary battery with the bike, as opposed to having to purchase it separately. The dual 614Wh battery setup offers up to a 80 mile range per charge which makes it our top pick for the long haul.
The Packa Genie has just about everything we look for in an electric cargo bike. It’s powerful thanks to its 750W motor, and it has puncture-resistant tires, and a wide gear range for steep hills. The Packa also has up to 200 different accessory setups which is more than enough to tailor to most people’s lifestyles.
We think the Blix Packa is a great choice regardless of what style of cargo riding you are doing, especially when you take into account all that you’re getting for a relative bargain; it’s a worthy addition to our best electric cargo bike list.
- The Blix Packa Genie is a great value. You get some seriously awesome features and components for what you pay.
- The Packa Genie has an optional (and well worth it) dual battery system, and a powerful motor that make for a great combination for lugging cargo.
- The mentioned dual battery system allows for up to a 80 mile range. Very far for a cargo e-bike.
- The Packa Genie is overbuilt in all the right ways. It’s clear that it was built to last and be ready for any task.
- Battery life could be even better in high PAS if there were eight gears instead of seven. The ride feels a little spinny at higher MPH so the motor just takes over from the rider’s legs.
Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3 Plus
Utility, versatility, and stability are all words we would use to describe the good value Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3 Plus.
The newly released Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3 Plus will continue the models status as a staple in the electric bike scene thanks to its versatility and unique design.
The RadRunner 3 Plus is a smooth-sailing single-person utility e-bike with 20” x 3.3” high volume tires, a 750W geared hub motor and a 350 lb payload capacity. It also comes with a host of accessories, perfect for setting up the bike for your lifestyle.
While some other bikes on our best cargo e-bikes list offer lots of accessories, the RadRunner series really utilizes the modular accessories to the fullest. The Runner has more than 300 total accessory combinations, some of which we think every RadRunner owner should have.
We tested out the hardshell panniers on the Runner and loved them. The keep your valuable save from the elements, and save from thieves thanks to the locking design. They also hold a lot of volume meaning you can take plenty with you.
If gear hauling isn’t your appeal the RadRunner 3 Plus also takes advantage of the longer new rear rack design to accommodate a buddy or a child easily via cushions and grab rails, or child seat attachments. It can even be outfitted with a trailer that carries bets too if four-legged friends want to come along.
The RadRunner 3 Plus isn’t confined to one category, and can easily double as a commuter if need be. The RadRunner 3 Plus is also the best feeling Runner to date. The redesigned frame and seat give the bike a grounded and comfortable feel. If you’re using it as your daily commuter, don’t be surprised if you find yourself taking the Runner out “just because” pretty often too – it’s a fun ride.
Its versatility adds to the overall utility of the bike and we see this being our “jack of all trades” choice for our 2023 best electric cargo bikes.
- Simply put: it’s one of the most versatile e-bikes on the market.
- The ride quality has never been better on a Rad bike. It handles well, accelerates nicely and can stop safely and quickly.
- Riders 4’10” – 6’2” can find comfort on the RadRunner 3 Plus, and the 17” standover height means it casts a wide net in terms of rider accessibility.
- It’s a shorter-tail utility e-bike design vs. a more traditional longtail cargo bike, but when fully maxed out on the accessory side with racks, bags, and a trailer, this is every bit as capable as the big boys.
- The looks department got a huge upgrade, but there are still a lot of exposed cable connections and wires.
- If you are loading up the Runner 3 Plus with cargo often just note the single-leg kickstand doesn’t keep the bike as centered as the old dual-leg one did.
Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4
The RadWagon 4 is hard to ignore because of its strength, competitive price point, and solid construct.
The RadWagon 4 is a sturdy and eye-catching cargo e-bike from Rad Power Bikes that combines great value with great performance. Rad Power Bikes went with a slightly more conventional two-wheel design that provided our team with predictable and nimble (for a cargo bike) handling characteristics. With a wide array of modular accessories, the RadWagon 4 can easily tailor to your lifestyle and needs.
The Radwagon 4 is a 7-speed cargo e-bike with a 750W brushless geared hub motor and a 48V, 14Ah battery. When we conducted the full review of the RadWagon 4, the 14Ah battery impressed our team as it lasted 27.91 miles on maximum pedal assist. The 750W motor produces up to 80 Nm of torque which is perfect for boosting up steep hills and holding speed with heavy cargo loads.
We all agreed that the RadWagon 4 handled well and that it managed its power and battery life in a consistent and predictable way. The RadWagon 4 has a lot of characteristics and attributes at a competitive price point which makes it a solid option for anybody looking for a sturdy, budget-friendly cargo e-bike.
The RadWagon 4 has some interesting characteristics such as its custom 22” x 3.0” tires from VEE Tire Company. The uncommon tire and wheel dimensions made for a great combination of low stand over heights, a lower center of gravity, and good handling. The 3.0” width gave us ample traction and made the occasional off road stretch comfortable and predictable.
The RadWagon 4’s refined handling characteristics, torque and stability makes it good for dropping kids off at school or picking up groceries for the week ahead. When it comes to bang for your buck, the RadWagon 4 is at the top of our best electric cargo bike list.
- The RadWagon 4 is undoubtedly powerful. The 750W motor is capable of 80 Nm of torque.
- The battery lasts a surprisingly long time for the bike, nearly weighing 80 lbs. On max assistance we reached 27.91 miles on our range test.
- The RadWagon 4 is compatible with lots of interchangeable parts and accessories.
- The RadWagon 4 has a low center of gravity and a low standover height that allows a wide range of riders to ride the Wagon comfortably and in control.
- The 22” x 3.0” tires are an odd size and maybe a little challenging to find at your local bike shop. While they felt good it may be a good idea to pick up some additional innertubes and tires from Rad at checkout.
- It would be good to have an optional upgrade to hydraulic disc brakes on the RadWagon 4. With it being a heavier bike that will be filled with cargo braking power is really important.
Yuba Spicy Curry
Yuba’s Spicy Curry is a popular cargo e-bike that’s perfect for grocery getters and family outings.
The Spicy Curry excels at carrying heavy loads smoothly without feeling unbalanced or unstable. With an impressive max payload of 440 lbs, a Bosch Cargo Line mid-drive motor and a 10-gear range, the Spicy Curry is designed to be a very capable and well-equipped cargo e-bike.
Yuba included their innovative “Steady Stay Technology” on the Spicy Curry, which allows the bike to corner well under a heavy load. The Steady Stay Technology implements continuous “stays” that help with overall frame stiffness and rigidity.
The Spicy Curry is going to be a great choice for families and individuals alike. Its powerful Bosch mid-drive motor and spacious design makes for a wide range of cargo lugging capabilities. The frame comes in one size and fits riders from 4’7” all the way up to 6’4”, which is a little bigger range than we are used to seeing.
Riders who value high quality componentry and don’t mind spending a little bit more cash are going to like Spicy Curry. Coming in at just below 5000 we understand how this could be a little steep for some consumers.
Another positive trait of the Spicy Curry is the fact that it comes from a well-established company that’s been manufacturing cargo bikes since 2007. Yuba’s manufactures its bikes with the environment in mind and offers a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
- The Spicy Curry comes with a high torque Bosch motor that helps with carrying heavy loads.
- The Spicy Curry has good steering and handling characteristics thanks to its larger front wheel and Stable Stay Technology.
- The frame can fit nearly all riders, short or tall. The 4’7” – 6’4” range is one of the largest we have seen.
Bunch The Original
The Original from Bunch is a great electric cargo trike with high-quality componentry and lots of storage space.
The Original is mainly designed for around the neighborhood and picking up groceries at the local market. We found The Original to be a great choice for young families and for areas with a little more space to ride.
The Original comes with a large 36” x 23” marine wood cargo box that ranges from 18.5” to 22” deep. We found the water-resistant cargo box’s large dimensions to come in handy for a couple of uses. The box was great for taking the kids around the neighborhood and also for carrying large amounts of cargo without much hassle.
The cargo box comes with storage benches, seat belts, and an “EZ Step” system that helps the little ones get in and out. Bunch offers lots of other lifestyle-oriented accessories such as sun shade and rain cover that can be found on their website.
I won’t lie, it took us some time to learn our way around the handling of The Original, but once we did we really saw the benefits and fun factor of its design. The Original uses auto lean technology and its three wheels offer great stability even with a large amount of cargo. The front wheels are 20 inches which gives The Original a decent turn radius for its size, and the rear wheel is 24 inches which helps with the overall ability to roll up curbs and over bumps.
The Original is one of our picks for the best cargo e-bikes picks for young families because of its spacious and stable design. The cargo box doubles as a grocery getter and a comfortable riding area for young ones. Regardless of how you’re using it we are confident you’ll see the benefits of the cargo box on The Original.
- The Original has a very big cargo space.
- Bunch has a lot of additional accessories on their website that can allow The Original to be set up for your needs.
- There is definitely a fun factor to riding around The Original. It may take some getting used to, but once you are you’ll be smiling.
- Bunch has created the perfect cargo e-bike for young families and suburban areas.
- The Original is great for any task or ride under 10 miles thanks to its casual yet fun riding experience.
- Bunch’s Original is very stable thanks to its 3 wheel design, and Bunch’s auto-lean technology.
- The cables could be a little less messy, I think they could be hidden and/or integrated a little better.
- Bunch doesn’t include some accessories with The Original that we believe should come stock. For example, the cushioned seats seem like an essential for passengers riding in The Original. It would be great to have them with the bike automatically.
Benno Remidemi 9D
The RemiDemi 9D’s German engineering, Bosch Performance Line drive system, and super wide 4.5” tires add up into one good looking, capable, and compact cargo e-bike.
One of the most eye-catching selections on our best electric cargo bikes list is definitely the Benno RemiDemi 9D, a German manufactured e-bike equipped with a Bosch drive system and superwide 20” x 4.5” DURO tires.
The RemiDemi‘s unique name comes from Germany, where “RemmiDemmi” means disruption and noise. After learning the true meaning of the bike’s name, we think it’s pretty accurate considering the RemiDemi will definitely “disrupt” and distract people with its unique design. The direct translation to English is the word “shindig” which means a large, lively party — which also felt appropriate for the bike’s description.
The Bosch Performance Line motor and battery really tie together the performance of the RemiDemi 9D. The Bosch motor uses a torque sensor to detect how hard you are pedaling, a cadence sensor to detect how fast you’re pedaling and a speed sensor to detect how fast the rear wheel is moving.
It doesn’t take long to notice the RemiDemi is well built. The frame is made out of steel, and provides a slightly softer, more dampened feeling than aluminium frames do. It was really the little details like the full alloy fenders, and large amount of mounting brackets that showed us Benno isn’t messing around with their selected componentry. Everything on the RemiDemi has a purpose, which is awesome considering the cargo style riding it’s meant for.
The RemiDemi 9D comes in four different colors (green, yellow, blue, and grey), and two class options. The “Performance Sport” RemiDemi 9D comes with the Bosch Performance Sport motor capable of Class 3 e-bike speeds while the “Performance” model comes with the standard Bosch Performance motor calibrated Class 1 e-bike capabilities and pedal assist up to 20 mph.
If you are looking for something a little different or more compact that can still hang with the more common cargo e-bikes then I would definitely recommend looking into the RemiDemi. It’s good looking, well spec’d and comes with a 5 year warranty on the frame.
One last thing, the yellow RemiDemi reminds me of Curious George. Is it just me?
- The Bosch Performance Line motor and battery allow the RemiDemi 9D to manage heavy cargo and steep hills.
- The RemiDemi 9D is very compact and easy to store relative to other cargo e-bikes.
- Our team agreed that the RemiDemi 9D is really good looking, and refreshing in its design.
- The 9D is constructed out of steel which makes for a smoother feeling ride than aluminum.
Riese Muller Load 75 Vario
The Load 75 combines a unique design with some of the highest end components available today.
The Riese Muller Load 75 is one of the more intuitive cargo bikes we’ve seen and is the only full-suspension cargo bike on our best cargo e-bike list. Because of the high-quality componentry and unique design, the Load 75 comes at a bit of a cost. However, if you are looking for a no-shortcuts, premium cargo e-bike this is probably the one.
The first indicator that Load 75 didn’t come to play is the fact that it has full suspension, I mean how often do you see that on a cargo bike? The full suspension design not only offers additional comfort and traction but keeps the cargo from bouncing around when going over a speed bump or curb.
RM uses an X-Fusion Glyde for the rear shock and a 70mm Suntour Mobie A32 as the fork. Full suspension frames aren’t the most common in the cargo bike world, but we loved the fact that Riese Muller were able to utilize it on their Load 75.
The Load 75 Vario uses an Enviolo variable transmission, which provides a massive 536% gear range; highly beneficial for steep hills when carrying cargo. The Vario also uses the Bosch Cargo Line Cruise as its motor. Between the transmission and mid-drive motor the Vario is set up for most cargo tasks.
The first indicator that Load 75 didn’t come to play is the fact that it has full suspension, I mean how often do you see that on a cargo bike? The full suspension design not only offers additional comfort and traction, but keeps the cargo from bouncing around when going over a speed bump or curb.
RM uses a X-Fusion Glyde for the rear shock, and a 70mm Suntour Mobie A32 as the fork. Full suspension frames aren’t the most common in the cargo bike world, but we loved the fact that Riese Muller were able to utilize it on their Load 75.
The Load 75 Vario uses an Enviolo variable transmission, which provides a massive 536% gear range; highly beneficial for steep hills when carrying cargo. The Vario also uses the Bosch Cargo Line Cruise as its motor. Between the transmission and mid-drive motor the Vario is set up for most cargo tasks.
Riese Muller focused on ensuring comfort, and control at high speeds on the Load 75.
They’ve successfully done this because of their ‘Control Technology” which optimizes comfort and handling and diminishes vibrations and impacts. They seem to understand that cargo e-bikes aren’t always the funnest bikes to ride, but they’ve done a stellar job making sure that theirs is.
If you have deep s, a good appreciation for industrial aesthetics and are looking for an alternative to a car then the Load 75 is probably going to be the e-cargo bike for you. Not only is it high-end in the way of performance, it’s also good-looking and definitely has that signature Riese Muller touch.
- The Load 75 is a full suspension cargo e-bike, which improves traction.
- and increases comfort and control.
- There is absolutely no compromise on quality with the Load 75, regardless of the configuration you choose you’re going to receive quality.
- Having multiple spec configurations was nice to see, this allows customers to choose a Load 75 that’s right for them.
- The Load 75 is unique in its design, and it backs its looks up with its componentry.
- It is a tad bit heavy coming in at 84 lbs.
- This won’t be a con for everybody, but the Load 75 is a bit large. Those who are limited on space may have issues with the size of the bike.
Tern really seemed to think of everything on this one. The GSD is one of the most well rounded cargo e-bikes for the 2023 season.
The GSD is a well-rounded, vibrant-looking cargo e-bike from Tern. The lively visuals mixed with a high-end fourth-generation Bosch Cargo Line motor capable of 85 Nm of torque make for a fun-to-ride, capable cargo e-bike that’s just as much fun as it is useful. There are lots of options for accessories on the GSD, creating somewhat of a “plug and play” experience.
Despite the GSD being slightly smaller in size than some of its competitors, it still holds its own with a 440 lb maximum payload. The GSD is still able to fit riders up to 6’5” thanks to its telescopic seat post, high-rise handlebars, and updated frame geometry.
Tern didn’t just build the GSD to perform, they built it to last. From the reinforced tubing to the Atlas Wheels and Lockstand (kickstand), stability and durability is very prevalent on the Tern GSD.
Tern seemed to think of just about everything when designing the GSD, the componentry and design intuition are truly impressive to me, and you really get what you pay for. The GSD possesses some premium componentry that isn’t very common to see.
Take the geared Rohloff Speedhub for example. This hub offers a 526% gear range, and automatically shifts to an easier gear when you slow down to a stop. The Tern GSD also uses a belt drive transmission, which is lower maintenance and longer lasting than a lot of chain cassette setups. The list of quality components goes on and on, from the Magura MT5 hydraulic disc brakes to the Shimano Deore groupset it’s all quality.
I see the GSD as the embodiment of an electric cargo bike, the durability, power, gear range and long-lasting battery make for a phenomenal combination. The GSD is available in four models, ranging from 5000 to 9000 in price. While even the lowest cost variation is by no means cheap, it’s good to have a couple of options to choose from.
I see the GSD being good for cargo carriers and family outings alike. There aren’t a lot of e-bikes that can live a double life quite like the GSD is able to. This is an example of a cargo e-bike that isn’t confined to one specific style of cargo riding.
Best Fat Tire Electric Bikes 2023
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Fat-tire electric bikes are a dime a dozen nowadays, but which are the best?
From stable and user-friendly bike path cruisers to high powered bruisers built for hunting and heavy off-road use, e-bikes with fat tires are having a bit of a moment right now. Whatever your reason for wanting a fat tire e-bike, the Electric Bike Report staff of experts and bike geeks have tested some of the best money can buy. And while there are many worthy competitors, we wanted to showcase our choices for the best fat tire electric bikes of 2023 based off of our extensive testing and riding.
Birthed from Alaskan snow and New Mexican sand, the ancestors of modern fat bikes first came about in the 90’s as a means to explore (and race) in terrain unkind to your typical bicycle tire. Think mud, deep sand and soft snow. They’ve had high-points of popularity in recent years, but it wasn’t until the rise of the electric bike that we saw the masses rolling around on fat tires. Motors made the heavy, relatively inefficient bikes more friendly to ride and people seem to like the big tires because they give you a feeling of confidence and stability — not to mention many think they just look cool. Their popularity has exploded, and fat tires have been adopted into nearly every category of e-bike.
So which fat tire e-bike is best for you? That’s a tough question with an answer that differs from person to person. We’ve compiled this list of our picks for the best fat tire electric bikes to help you suss out your best bike based on your specific needs.
While this list is comprised of e-bikes that check in with no less than 3” wide tires, you can also check out our picks for the best overall electric bikes of 2023 if you want a little more variety in tire size.
Aventon Aventure 2
The Best Class 3 Electric Fat Bike, 2023
A disruptive model when it first came into the fat-tire e-bike world, the Aventon Aventure set a new high bar for what consumers could expect from a sub-2,000 electric fat bike when it first entered the market, and the followup Aventure 2 built upon that legacy. While many of its contemporaries have caught up in certain aspects, the Aventure 2 still stands out.
It’s not just the 750W Bafang rear hub motor or the 720Wh fully-integrated battery that have us so enamored with this electric fatty, it’s also that Aventon managed to chock it full of little features and extras that are still somewhat uncommon on many e-bikes in this category. It’s got a torque sensor which both allows for a more natural feel, and also gives it better battery efficiency making you go further without a larger, heavier battery. Throw in a full-color LCD display, metal fenders, a full Shimano Altus drivetrain, Tektro hydraulic brakes and, to top it all off, it’s just a really nice riding bike. The handling is sporty without being overly athletic and, though it is a bit heavy, it handles light doubletrack surprisingly well.
It also comes available in a step-over and step-through frames with a selection of good looking colors to choose from (a standout feature in a sea of black and white fat bikes).
The Aventure ships as a Class 2 e-bike, but like most of the bikes on this list it’s easily convertible to Class 3 through an app that paris to your bike, which gives it a top pedal-assisted speed of 28 mph. We’ve tested and even compared this bike head-to-head against some of its biggest competitors, and the results don’t lie: It’s a new breed of affordable electric fat bike.
To put it short, we’re really big fans of the Aventure and we think you would be too which is why it leads off our list of the best fat tire electric bikes of 2023.
- Unlocked to Class 3, this is an extremely fast and torquey e-bike.
- The full-color LCD display is great and features a percentage based battery readout
- The 720Wh battery is efficiency used for great range thanks to the torque sensor
- It’s got a unique styling for a fat e-bike that reminds us of another Aventon we really liked, the Level.
- At 77lbs (we reviewed a large with the optional front and included rear racks), the Aventure is slightly heavier than many of its peers.
The Mokwheel Basalt
This beast of an e-bike has the brawn to carry its rider just about anywhere witha strong motor and 450 lbs payload capacity, and can be accompanied by some seriously impressive optional accessories.
Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus
The Best Class 2 Electric Fat Bike, 2023
We’ve long been fans of Rad Power Bikes’ RadRover line and many e-bikes on this list owe some thanks to the Rover for helping popularize fat tires into the mainstream. While there was plenty to appreciate with past iterations of the Rover, the RadRover 6 Plus is a marked upgrade over its predecessors in such a way that it demands to be seriously considered among anybody’s list for the best electric fat tire bikes.
There is a noticeable aesthetic overhaul compared to previous models that is largely credited to the new semi-integrated battery housed in a more modern, angular frame. There is also a unique dual display in the center and left of the cockpit that’s functional and just plain different.
But looks aren’t all that’s new here. Rad also added hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors to bolster the stopping power and keep riders more in control when needing to come to a stop.
In a category of e-bike that’s often singularly-focused on speed and raw power, the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus takes a different, more measured approach. It’s got a 750W rear hub motor that’s very similar to what you’ll find on many other bikes on this list of the best fat tire e-bikes, but the power delivery from that motor is much more gentle, particularly at low speeds. What this does is give the bike a very predictable and controllable power delivery that’s friendly to new riders or those who want a bike that’s easy to ride, all while still being plenty torquey to help you summit hilly areas.
If you want easily-controllable power from a bike that’s backed by an industry-leading e-bike company, the RadRover 6 plus may be the best choice for you.
- The 750W motor feels refined – it’s got plenty of torque but it delivers it smoothly.
- The 672Wh battery delivers impressive range even for its size.
- The hydraulic disc brakes performed very well in our testing, and they added it to the newest Rover model while keeping the price relatively affordable.
- While it may be subjective, we really love the new look of the redesigned RadRover.
- The LED screen on the left is noticeably less bright than the center one.
- The cable management feels a bit messy.
The Blix Ultra
With speed, power, and a myriad of options to add versatility, the Blix Ultra is practical and completely fun to ride.
Lectric XP 3.0
Best Ultra Affordable Electric Fat Bike, 2023
The Lectric XP 2.0 already stood out by proving to be a quality folding bike with a solid spread of features at a very reasonable price. The combined package of integrated features such as the rear cargo rack, lights, suspension, and fenders is something you would only expect to see on more expensive models. Now Lectric has raised the bar even further by packing the new XP 3.0 full of upgrades and new features, while keeping the bike at the same price of around a thousand dollars.
The new Lectric XP 3.0 features a motor with increased peak wattage and torque for better hill climbing, a better gear ratio for ease of pedaling, larger brake rotors for better stopping power, an improved suspension for a more comfortable ride, and optional accessories for increased passenger capacity.
All of that capability on a bike that can fold up and fit behind a seat or in a trunk made it easy to choose the Lectric XP 3.0 for the best fat tire e-bike of 2023!
- The XP 3.0 only adds to the already great value of the previous model. For the same price, the 3.0 offers upgrades to the baseline integrated features and even adds new ones.
- While the motor on the XP 3.0 is still a 500W rear-hub, it now features an increased 55Nm of torque and 1000W peak output.
- An improved gear ratio and larger high gear result in a more efficient application of rider input.
- Increased brake rotor size – now 180mm instead of 160mm – gives more responsiveness and efficiency braking despite being mechanical instead of hydraulic disc brakes.
- The 3.0’s suspension fork has an increased travel distance at 50mm, making for a smoother ride on- and off-road.
- The weight capacity of the rear rack has doubled to a max of 150lbs, allowing for additional passenger capacity.
- We’d have loved to see the option to operate the XP 3.0 without its key in the bike, but that is one upgrade Lectric has not yet made.
- While the 3.0’s grips are improved, we still would prefer something a bit softer.
The Velotric Nomad 1
With sleek design, excellent range, and plenty of power for speed and uphill travel, the Nomad 1 offers solid value for its price.
The Best Fat Tire Electric Bike for Camping, 2023
Half the fun of camping is exploring the area visited. E-bikes offer campers the opportunity to go farther, see more and not be wiped out at the end of the day. The Mokwheel Basalt is unusual among e-bikes in that not only is it well-suited to off-road exploring, but it can serve as a valuable resource thanks to some of its unusual accessories. As a Class 3 e-bike with a maximum speed of 28 mph, it is terrific for getting around most anywhere.
The Mokwheel Basalt may not look all that unusual at first glance. It features a 750W brushless hub motor that can turn 90Nm of torque, making it suitable for riding steep hills, whether paved or not. The 110mm-travel suspension fork improves control on bumpy terrain and the 7-speed Shimano drivetrain helps both uphill and down. Hydraulic disc brakes offer terrific power even on steep downhills and Chaoyang 26 x 4-in. tires provide the necessary cushion and traction for exploring the backcountry.
What really sets the Mokwheel Basalt apart is its massive 940Wh battery that can power a 1000W power inverter that has the ability to run such essentials as phone chargers, coffee makers, electric grills and laptops. Planning to be gone more than a day or two? Mokwheel also offers a solar charger to keep the juice running to those essentials.
Riders can also choose between a traditional frame and a step-thru design. Because it has a 450-lb. payload capacity, campers who want to go bag dinner can carry it back to camp as well. This is ideal for anyone planning to go camping but still wants electricity.
Not only is it the best fat tire electric bike for camping, it’s just a good fat option period.
- 750W brushless hub motor has the power and torque necessary to climb hills and deliver riders to a maximum assisted speed of 28 mph for spirited riding
- Comes in both a traditional frame and a step-thru to fit a broad range of riders
- Can power a number of electric appliances while camping with the help of the optional 1000W power inverter
- 4-in.-wide tires and a front suspension fork make for a very comfortable ride
- 450-lb. payload capacity makes it terrific for hunters wanting to bring home their game
The Aventon Sinch
With its low step-thru frame, big tires and suspension fork, this is a comfortable and easy to ride e-bike perfect for accompanying you on road trips and outdoor adventures.
Best Long Range Electric Fat Bike, 2023
If any bike on this list has earned a cult following, it’s the Himiway Cruiser.
Loved for its sheer power and massive 840Wh battery, the Cruiser is the brute of the fat-tire e-bike category. While many 750W bikes curb power at low speeds (like when you’re starting from a stop) and roll it on as you accelerate, the Himiway seemingly gives you access to all 750W from the gun. If you’re looking for speed, this bike is a lot of fun.
Backing up that power is a larger-than-average 840Wh battery that gives this bike a great range on a single charge. To be clear: you can find larger batteries on other fat tire e-bikes (even on this best fat tire e-bike list). Heck, some even have dual battery setups. But most of those larger standard batteries will run the price of the bike over 2,000, so the Cruiser hits a sweet spot for us in terms of value and providing long rides. Our Max PAS range test yielded a 44 mile ride before the battery gave out which is a pretty impressive number.
The Cruiser also comes spec’d with a Shimano Altus drivetrain, Tektro Aires mechanical brakes and a fender and light package that’s comparable to other bikes in this category. It does also come stock with a rear rack, which is a nice feature if you’re looking to lug some cargo, and it’s backed up by a 2-year warranty.
Like most others, this bike ships as a Class 2 e-bike but can easily be adjusted to Class 3. If you’re in the market for a rocket ship of an e-bike the Himiway Cruiser might be worth a look.
- The 48V 17.5Ah battery provides plenty of range. Even for a bigger, stronger e-bike, you can expect many miles on a single charge.
- Super powerful e-bike that you feel the moment you start pedaling. If you are someone who likes power, you are going to like this e-bike.
- The fat tires smoothly roll over surfaces with ease.
- The bike was very stable, even at high speeds and we had high levels of traction on nearly every surface.
- Slight delay in pedal assistance when you start pedaling. There is about a one second motor lag.
- PAS has a lot of power and gets you up to speed quickly, but we would have liked a little more variation in how much speed you get amongst the different assist levels.
The Denago Fat 1
With its 750W motor and huge 921.6Wh battery, this speedy newcomer has proven that it can go the distance.
Velotric Nomad 1
The Best Fat Tire Electric Bike for E-Bike Newbies
For those new to the world of e-bikes, making a purchase can be intimidating. For most consumers, getting the most bang for your buck is essential, especially when it comes to versatility, performance, and quality. Fortunately, the folks at Velotric seem to understand this struggle and have accounted for the balance of those three considerations with their latest release.
Having entered the e-bike market in 2021 through a crowdfunding campaign, Velotric had to make a bold statement in order to stand out. Its first bike, the Discover 1, was a respectably-specced, visually appealing e-bike with good performance geared towards commuters. For their second entry, the Nomad 1, Velotric has retained the Discover’s attractive geometry and flashy colors while opening up the bike’s possibilities with off-road capability.
While some of the Nomad 1’s components are unfamiliar to us, the core elements of the motor and battery bear the mark of quality. Both feature some remarkable boosts in efficiency thanks to Velotric’s team of highly experienced engineers, allowing the Nomad 1’s 750W motor and relatively standard 48V, 692 Wh battery to work together to provide plenty of uphill power and truly impressive range.
With a simple and straightforward interface, both step-thru and high-step frame styles, and a nice spectrum of integrated features, the Nomad 1 offers functionality for a wide range of riders and provides great value while doing so.
- The Nomad 1’s angular design and refreshing variety of six color options split between its two frame styles go a long way in making this stylish e-bike stand out from the crowd.
- We were surprised and impressed by the Nomad 1’s range, a feature granted by Velotric’s efficient tuning of the motor and battery systems.
- The bike’s PAS provides measured increases in assistance at lower levels for casual riding, but kicks up the power in higher levels when you need more speed or assistance on inclines.
- The Nomad 1’s proprietary 750W motor is beefy enough to push the bike up just about any hill with limited input from the rider.
- The bike’s fat tires and suspension fork provide stability and traction for travel on dirt and paved surfaces alike.
- With its price tag in the neighborhood of 1500, the Nomad 1 provides the features and performance of similar e-bikes closer to the 2000 range.
- While it does the job of relating the battery’s charge level, the bar-style readout on the Nomad 1’s display is less reliable and accurate as percentage-based versions we have come to appreciate.
The Rad Power RadRover 6 Plus
The RadRover 6 Plus offers a full complement of reliable components and solid performance, making it a great choice for new e-bike riders.
The Best Fat Tire Electric Bike for Dual Battery Needs, 2023
Whether you need to travel extreme distances, haul a fair amount of cargo, bring along an additional passenger, or all three simultaneously – you’ll need the battery power to do it. No other fat tire e-bike is going to cover these bases better than the Blix Ultra, thanks to its dual battery capability.
The Blix Ultra can hold two 48V, 672 Wh batteries for a claimed range of up to 80 miles, which our testing supports. Dual batteries are not uncommon in the world of e-bikes, though they do usually appear on models that are more dedicated to one kind of functionality (such as cargo bikes). Even among Blix’s lineup, the Ultra shares its dual battery capability with two of its more specialized siblings, but it stands apart from them due to its greater adaptability and versatility.
Fat tire e-bikes in general aim to be more all-purpose machines thanks to their ability to travel on rougher surfaces just as well as paved paths. The Blix Ultra raises the bar with a range of optional accessories that expand its cargo and/or passenger capacity, without changing the core elements of the fat tire design. On its own, the Ultra’s 750W motor and PAS system make it a speed demon, but also give it the power and tuning to effectively haul additional weight.
The Ultra’s ability to hold two batteries equals greater range and lasting assistance from the motor even under load. That’s why this e-bike is our only pick for this category!
- Customizability is the greatest feature of the Ultra, with the ability to double its range by connecting two batteries, or adding racks for added cargo/passenger capacity.
- The Ultra connects to the Blix Bike app through Bluetooth, allowing a phone to function as a secondary display, and making it easy to switch from Class 2 to Class 3 mode.
- The 750W motor and PAS system is designed to support additional weight, and can bring the bike up to top speeds quickly even at low settings.
- Unlike other dual battery-capable e-bikes, the Ultra’s suspension fork and fat tires make it possible to travel off-road easily.
- To complement its cargo hauling capabilities, the Ultra’s top tube is functionally a hybrid between high-step and step-thru designs. It gives the bike a more aggressive look appropriate for its speed and power.
- The Ultra’s cockpit is arranged well, so that all of its controls are easily accessible.
- While it helps to keep the cockpit layout compact, the Ultra’s tiny display is not able to display a full scope of information simultaneously.
- The Ultra’s extended wheelbase (for a fat tire bike) increases stability for cargo hauling, but it also makes turns more difficult.
Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5
The Best Electric Fat Bike for Smaller Riders
Finding an e-bike that fits you isn’t just important when it comes to color, riding style, or personality. Proper size and proportion is important to ensure that the mechanics of the human body are used effectively in concert with those of the bike, and use does not result in pain or injury. For smaller riders, finding an appropriately-sized e-bike can be challenging due to the abundance of large, full-size frames on the market, and in some cases, options that do fit may sacrifice features or functionality.
Enter the Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5. This compact, foldable e-bike evolved from the RadMini 4 in some surprising ways, leaning into the fact that it is an e-bike first, and a folding bike second. In addition to a rad-(get it?)-ically different frame design, the RadExpand features quality components, a stout frame, a respectable 672Wh battery with good range, a powerful 750W rear hub motor for speed and hill-climbing, and even a solid rear cargo rack, all at a great price.
For riders within the 4’10” to 5’10” height bracket, this means you won’t have to make sacrifices. The RadExpand 5 is a fully functional e-bike in a fun size, and the fact that it folds for transport or storage is just one additional feature to appreciate.
We do wish the RadExpand had held on to the RadMini 4’s LCD display instead of eschewing it for a simplified indicator panel, but the change doesn’t have any effect on the bike’s actual performance. Bottom line: the RadExpand is a great choice for those looking for a smaller e-bike.
- Instead of the narrow, somewhat shaky handlebar system on the old model, the RadExpand 5 has a great BMX-style setup that is wider, sturdier, and still able to fold down.
- While it is still relatively heavy for a folding bike, its 62 lb frame does collapse down to a manageable size for storage and transport.
- As a Rad Power bike, you know you’re purchasing a quality product with reliable components.
- The RadExpand features great specs for the price. Its component package of a 672 Wh battery, 750W motor, 7-speed drivetrain, and effective brakes (though they are mechanical) is a good deal on a bike from a tried and tested brand.
- The bike’s handling is responsive, nimble, and smooth, making it great for experienced riders and novices alike.
- As with other Rad Power bikes, the motor input is gradual and intuitive, allowing the bike to always feel under your control.
- The velcro strap included with the RadExpand effectively holds its two halves together when folded, but we’d love to see a more permanent feature installed on the frame.
- While the light-based indicator panel works fine for showing PAS level, lights, etc., we can’t help but feel that a full LCD display would have been better.
The Blix Dubbel
With a rider height range of 5’ 0” to 6′ 2”, the Blix Dubbel offers lots of versatility to a wide range of riders including some on the smaller end of the spectrum.
The Best All-Terrain Electric Fat Bike, 2023
While many fat tire e-bikes are labeled and marketed as all-terrain machines, few actually come with the equipment to back that up. The Himiway Cobra, however, boasts a full four-bar linkage suspension and coil suspension more akin to something you’d find on a true mountain bike. This allows it to handle larger bumps and rougher terrain that would be jarring and difficult for riders on other fat tire bikes with just a front suspension fork.
The Himiway Cobra comes with all the features you’d expect for off-road capability; a torquey 750W rear hub motor with torque sensors for more intuitive control, a massive 20 Ah battery for extended range, 4.8” CST tires for loose terrain, and 180mm hydraulic disc brakes for effective stopping power.
With that said, the Cobra sits at a great price for what it brings to the table, but it’s important to remember that it is a hybrid sort of design and will not compare with a high-end dedicated mountain bike with top-shelf parts. The Cobra is meant as a “gateway” to off-roading, allowing its rider to approach exploring and adventuring worry-free. Think Jeep trails, double-track and fire roads.
As a fat tire e-bike with this extreme capability and affordable price tag, the Himiway Cobra is somewhat in a league of its own, which is why it’s our top pick for this category!
- For its price of around 2500, the Himiway Cobra offers off-road performance comparable to more expensive, more dedicated e-bikes.
- Even with Himiway’s first attempt at a four-bar suspension, the Cobra is surprisingly functional on more technical surfaces.
- We appreciate seeing the upgrade from the mechanical disc brakes on the Himiway Cruiser to the hydraulic brakes on the Cobra.
- The Cobra performs great on doubletrack and feels comfortable in rougher, off-road environments.
- The 750W motor’s torque sensors make it appropriately responsive and precise for the bike’s natural habitat.
- The (extra) fat 4.8” tires feel super stable when engaging with loose or slippery ground.
- We really can’t say enough about the Cobra’s value!
- We felt the faux leather handlebar grips to be ill-suited to the bike’s need for precise control in more demanding environments.
- A throttle is always a great feature on an e-bike, but we would prefer to see a lever instead of a twist control to avoid accidental activation.
The QuietKat Jeep
With the option for a massive 1,000W motor, and a beefy suspension, this higher end all-terrain bike truly lives up to its Jeep branding.
Aventon Sinch Step-Through
The Best Folding Fat Tire Electric Bike, 2023
While some of the other fat tire e-bikes on this page have also had the ability to fold, the Aventon Sinch does it just a bit better, making it a slightly more well-rounded machine. For this reason, it remains as our top pick in this category for the second year in a row.
Aventon’s Sinch is one of the more accessible e-bikes you’ll find on the fat tire market. The low stepover height of the frame and 20” diameter wheels don’t make it as intimidating for smaller riders to try out compared to many beefier fat tire bikes, but even 6’ riders will find joy on this bike too. The fact that it folds down and can be tossed in the back of most vehicles is a serious bonus.
We’re always hesitant to list aesthetic reasons for consideration on a best list as it’s easily the most subjective thing that varies from person to person, but both the green and red frames paired with the tan wall tires help the bike pop without being too flashy so you’ll have pride in riding around on a good looking bike.
But on e-bikes we know that looks fade while performance sustains and we like what the Sinch has under the hood as well. The 500W motor and 672Wh battery pair well to deliver 30-50 miles of range, the 20” X 4” fat tires are versatile enough for fire roads and paved riding alike, and the 45mm RST fork is sturdy while helping absorb some road vibration.
Now since this one is taking home the prize for best folding fat bike, let’s talk about the frame. Its overall construction is solid, and the miles we’ve logged on the Sinch have given us no concerns about the hinge that connects the front and rear half of the bike. Sometimes we see a little more flex there than we like, but that’s not been the case so far with the Sinch. The fact that this feels like a full-sized bike, but is capable of being fairly compact if you need to tuck it away in a corner will be a huge plus for many riders.
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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Yuvy compact cargo
The Yuvy is a compact electric cargo bike capable of carrying up to 150 kg excluding the weight of the bike. The large two-seater seat allows 2 adults to ride comfortably. By installing baby carriers in the back and front, you can ride with one adult and two children. Also take advantage of the multiple accessories to take your life with you.
The Yuvy is equipped with 7 speeds and 5 assistance modes. The standard battery of 643Wh offers a real autonomy of up to 70 Km.
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The Yuvy is an approved electrically-assisted bicycle and complies with standard EN 15194.
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2 real seats, my 10 year old daughter is delighted and comfortable. Vitesse top. Very good buy
Delighted with my purchase. It allows me to stop using the car. At least reduce its use as much as possible. It’s perfect for surfing. I can get as close as possible to the spots without the constraints of a scooter.
fabulous! With its accessories (footrest, mudguard, front and rear basket, rearview mirror and electric bike controller), my other half can accompany me over hill and over dale with ease.
So practical and beautiful at the same time. It’s a real pleasure to ride on the bike paths and rediscover Paris without stress. I don’t regret my TMax for a second.
Electric bikes for everyone
On a bike, you breathe, admire and hear nature itself. Movement endows us with a hitherto unknown sensitivity. Maurice Leblanc
A bike that redefines freedom. Extremely pleasant to ride and versatile, it lets you enjoy every kilometer of your daily commute, and even share a few with friends and family.
Riding is fun, but two is even better. The Yuvy offers unique comfort for both passenger and driver.
Tick your daily boxes efficiently. Go where you want, when you want, with whom you want, taking what you want. Serenely and safely.
Much more than just an electric bike, the Yuvy is as pleasant as it is practical for your daily logistics.
Designed for two adults without compromising on space. The Yuvy is as compact as a conventional electric bike, with all the advantages of a longtail or cargo bike. The passenger seat is as comfortable as the rider’s. it’s not just a second seat.
Wheels that are smaller and wider than ordinary bikes provide comfort and maneuverability, even when you’re loaded. or a lot of people. The Yuvy is just waiting to be fitted with the accessories that will make your life easier. Panniers, baby carriers, top cases, racks, baskets.
Bon rapport qualité prix sur la base du début d’expérience. Pilote de 1,60 m a l’aise, celui de 1,80 un peu moins mais sur de courtes distances, ça passe. Il monte les côtes (raisonnables) chargées en assistance max. Toutefois quelques déceptions : le réglage du dérailleur (2 vitesses sur 7 passent bien), l’accompagnement (on n’a toujours pas pu installer le booster n’arrivant pas a enlever la poignée).
Vélo cargo de bonne facture robuste avec un montage très simple Très agréable à utiliser Plébiscité par notre cadette qui adore les ballades de fin journee.
Il est super ce vélo, tous mes trajets sont devenus une partie de plaisir ! Et en plus j’ai la classe 😉
Ce vélo est génial ! Très confortable (selle et pneus larges), je l’utilise tous les jours pour aller à mon travail et je ne passe pas inaperçu : normal, il a un look d’enfer ! Ne pouvant pas passer le permis voiture à cause de mon handicap, je suis ravi d’avoir trouvé cette alternative avec ce vélo que j’adore !
Vélo parfait pour mon utilisation! Je l’emmène dans mon camping car, il me permet de me déplacer facilement sans le préoccuper des contraintes de la circulation ou place de parking !!
The YUVY electric bike is the perfect new ally for your daily commute: goodbye traffic jams, hello bike paths, fresh air and freedom! Bonus: no need to go to the gas pump, no compulsory insurance, no parking fees. The electric life is yours!
Elwing offers you the Yuvy, an approved two-seater electric bike that can be modulated : discover all the advantages of an electric bike in a model with an original look, a city bike that won’t go unnoticed! It can carry a load of up to 150kg, and has a comfortable range of 70km (which can be extended to 100km with a long-distance battery).
It’s an approved electric bike (EN 15194 standard) for which you can take advantage of your city’s, town’s, region’s or state’s bicycle purchase bonuses: up to 500€ reimbursed!
Designed to accompany you over the long term, the Yuvy electric-assist bike is made up of high-quality components, with all mechanical parts coming from benchmark brands on the bicycle market.
Shimano : Shimano derailleur and shifter, the world benchmark in mechanical parts for bicycles.
Kenda: wide, Kevlar-reinforced tires, with puncture-resistant tread, for assured comfort and optimum durability.
Bafang : motors renowned for their reliability, performance and silent operation, making the use of your electric bike even more enjoyable.
Tektro : powerful, high-quality hydraulic disc brakes, designed by a company that has specialized in top-of-the-range bicycle brake systems for over 30 years.
Designed for complete modularity, the Yuvy electric bike can be fitted with a wide range of accessories: front and rear luggage racks (to which you can easily attach your shopping bags, luggage or pet carrier, for example), front and/or rear child seat, side panniers, central trunk specially designed for the Yuvy (available late 2023). The Yuvy isn’t a cargo bike because it’s so compact, but it does offer some of the advantages of a cargo bike, such as maximum load and equipment options!
A plethora of possibilities are open to you. To ensure optimum modularity, the Yuvy electric bike is compatible with accessories from a number of leading brands, including Thule, Bobike or Polisport for baby and child seats, Kickfix or Zefal Top cases, Decathlon, Vaude or Ortlieb luggage, Bobike windscreens, Northcore or Carver surf racks. It’s not a cargo bike, but its extreme modularity might sometimes make you doubt it!
We’ve designed the Yuvy to adapt to every moment of your life. It’s a two-seater, and can legally accommodate two adults on its seat, the two-seater being considered two separate seats in the eyes of the law. Modularity is the word that best characterizes the Yuvy, the two-seater electric bike, resolutely modular fun!
Electric bikes are highly coveted, and it can sometimes be a little stressful to tie up your precious one at a street corner. Stay connected to your electric bike with our GPS tracker. Keep an eye on your bike via your mobile and be alerted if it moves. Having trouble? Share your bike’s location in real time with the relevant authorities, and put all the chances on your side to find your electric bike.
Thanks to your Elwing application, you can also track your trip history, distance, speed, CO2 savings, save your maintenance log and other useful documents (like your electric bike’s homologation certificate, for example), be warned if your bike’s battery is running low. All the useful practical functions at your fingertips!
Need help to make sense of it all? Choosing an electric bike isn’t easy. The range is vast, and vary fivefold. It’s not easy to find your way around all these electric bikes! What should you consider when choosing an electric bike ? City bike ? Folding electric bike? Cargo bike ? How do you choose the best electric bike for you, the one that’s truly adapted to your needs and that will accompany you over the long term? If these questions resonate with you, don’t hesitate to take a look at the article we wrote on the subject: How to choose the right electric bike?
To try it is to adopt it. Has the Yuvy caught your eye, but you’d like to be sure you’re making the right choice? Make an appointment to come and test our electric bike at Elwing in Bordeaux or at one of our partners throughout France (see the list of Yuvy partners)