BEST ELECTRIC BIKES REVIEWED & COMPARED

The Ultimate Buyers Guide

(Rated from 24 reviews)

Last Updated: 22 September 2018 by Ezra.

We have recently updated this write-up to include a bunch of latest releases that are trending currently. We hope that they should help you in your journey to find the proper one for your requirements.

After years and hundreds of hours of testing & reviewing, we have strong opinions about what makes the best electric bikes: motor power and weight capacity, battery life and capacity, maneuverability, comfortable rides, fit, safety and cost.

The AddMotor Motan E-Bike (On special until end July 2018) has all those features and beats its competition hands down. It offers you the most powerful motor than you can ride it comfortable and at your speed. It features the innovative aluminum alloy frame and a collapsible front stem that allows you to easily store and transport your bike. It also does not require you to pedal thus making it even easier than riding a bike. It is also comfortable, easy to use and assemble, quiet and sturdily constructed. It is worth every penny you spend on it!

Current Top-Rated Electric Bikes

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  • Quick release front tire
  • Long-lasting battery

Mountain Bike

  • Compact
  • Excellent over rough terrains
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The Best Electric Bikes 2018- Buyer’s Guide

Recent studies show that 3.4% of 1.5 million people cycle five times a week, 12% cycle at least once a week, 5.7% cycle at least three times a week, 17% cycle at least once per month.

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GREAT BRAKES

  • Dirt bike frame
  • Dual disc brakes
  • Large tires for a smooth ride

GREAT FOR TRAILS

  • Full Suspension
  • 7 speed
  • Built for trails

QUITEST

  • Eco-friendly
  • Quick to assemble
  • Powerful motor

BUDGET FRIENDLY

  • Collapsible frame
  • USB charging port
  • Aluminum frame

GREAT GEARS

  • Easy folding
  • Ideal for commuters
  • Quick-shift gears

Top Electric Bikes 2018 Reviewed

1. AddMotor MOTAN 1000W Electric Bike

GREAT BRAKES
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The AddMotor MOTAN 1000W Electric Bicycle makes you feel like Batman as it pushes you forward riding in the streets and hilly terrains.

Quick Summary of the AddMotor MOTAN 1000W Electric Bicycles 17.5AH 30MPH Electric Bike

Just like all AddMotor Bikes, you can use the MOTAN in three different modes of movement: muscle power, throttle or pedal assist, and since it is taller than the regular bikes, it is a recommendation that only people with a body height of 5″6′ ride this bike to prevent accidents and damages.

The bike features the sturdy and incredible rear bike rack with a reflector that makes it perfect for carrying your groceries and shopping duties. You can even add a basket or bike bag to give your favorite pet a ride, thus making your trips more convenient for you and your extended family (pets). It also features the variable gear speed sensor mid-drive that makes the rides smooth and cozy. It also offers you the durable aluminum alloy frame and quick-release tires that are excellent for all-terrain and useful on-the-road, trails, mountains, city, beach or the snow.

We Like

The electric bike is the most lightweight e-bike on the market. It is also well-priced, simple to use, well-made, fun to ride and easy to store. It also has an excellent and long-lasting battery life.

We Don’t Like

The battery takes time before it fully charges and it has a noisy motor. Despite these issues though, the bike is portable, compact, cutely designed and robust.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were 12 customer reviews and a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

With its incredible 1000Watts state-of-the-art geared middle motor that delivers you the best in class acceleration and hill climbing, the bike makes for an absolute blast to ride and a total lifesaver for your daily commute through the city or mountain.

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable ride
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Simple construction
  • Easy storage & compact
  • Fun to ride
  • Easy to assemble
  • Perfectly Priced
  • Secure & well made

CONS

  • Noisy
  • It takes time to fully charge

2. AddMotor HitHot Electric Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

GREAT FOR TRAILS
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The AddMotor HitHot E-Bike features a neat and fashionable design that is also fit for your daily commutes through the city, making it the best investment you have ever made. It is also perfect for off-road trails, mountains, steep slopes, college rides and busy city streets. It features the rear coil shock that makes it stable; it does a great job smoothing out the rough roads and absorbing bumps.

Quick Summary of the AddMotor HitHot Electric Bicycle 500W 48V Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

It also has the 20-inch tires as well as the powerful motor that hold it up over rocky terrains. The engine goes up to 55 miles on a single charge, and you still be able to pedal even after the battery depletes, making it an ideal choice for long-distance cyclists.

So, no matter what you intend to use it for, whether it is a ride to work, a weekend road trip or a ride through the countryside with many uneven undergrounds, the HitHot bike is your ultimate best choice.

We Like

It is the most durable electric bicycle. It is also lightweight, maneuverable through any harsh and smooth terrains, fun to ride and easy to adjust, set-up and use. It also offers you impressive performance, quiet rides, comfortable rides, and steady suspension.

We Don’t Like

It is pricey, and the battery does not seem to be working, but you can always have it replaced. It might have some minor cons, but if you compare them to the pros, then you will realize that it is the best e-bike bet. It is simple, well-built, offers you incredible brake systems and it is portable.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were nine customer reviews and a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating.

Conclusion

It is an amazingly fun e-bike, and at full power, it gives you a motocross experience. Riding it not only gives you peace of mind but it gives you the dark angel kind of feeling; you feel like a hero!

PROS

  • Durable & quiet
  • Maneuverable & cozy
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Fun and easy to drive
  • Incredible brakes
  • Stylish & convenient
  • Impressive performance
  • Steady suspension
  • Powerful motor
  • Easy to set up, adjust and use

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Occasional battery issues, but it can always be replaced

3. The ANCHEER Electric Bike with 36V 8Ah Removable Lithium-Ion Battery Summary Review

QUITEST
Ancheer 36V E-Bike

The ANCHEER E-bike features high-quality material: aluminum alloy frame, high-strength carbon steel and premium shock-absorption system that gives it durability, sturdiness, and reliability.

Quick Summary of the ANCHEER Electric Bike with 36V 8Ah Removable Lithium-Ion Battery

It also incorporates the front and rear disc brakes and a 21-speed transmission system that allows you to choose any speed according to your needs and provides you with utmost safety.

It also has the horn and the bright LED headlamp that are excellent for night riding and the removable 36V, 8AH Ion lithium battery of this e-bike is removable and the 250W high-speed brushless gear motors that efficiently assist you to travel at the 15mph road speed limit.

We Like

It is the trendiest e-bike. It is also quiet, a perfect fit, powerful, fun and easy to handle. It is also worth its price and secure.

We Don’t Like

The bicycle battery’s juice runs out of juice. It also takes time to charge. Despite these issues though, it is eco-friendly and easy to ride and assemble.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

During the time of writing this review, there was a total of 218 customer reviews and a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Conclusion

With this bike, you can choose any speed to complete your journey, and perfect brakes to adequately protect you.

PROS

  • Eco-friendly
  • Easy to ride and fun
  • Quick to assemble
  • Perfect fit
  • Trendy and durable
  • Robust and easy to handle
  • Excellent price
  • Powerful motor
  • Safe and quiet

CONS

  • Battery runs out of juice
  • Takes time to charge

4. SWAGTRON Swagcycle E-Bike Folding Bicycle Summary Review

BUDGET FRIENDLY
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The SWAGTRON Swagcycle E-bike is an affordable model that strikes a delicate balance between value and quality. Its most notable feature is its bizarre design that only put it looks like a dorkier than traditional bike thus making it not as appealing as the rest.

Quick Summary of the SWAGTRON Swagcycle E-Bike Folding Bicycle

Regarding performance, the e-bike is perfect for smaller distance travelers, and it offers smooth rides to cyclists who do not have long commutes. It features the aerospace grade aluminum frame that collapses for secure storage & easily fits in trunks of all sizes. It also charges your devices on the go; it has a micro USB charging port that enables you to charge your devices while you ride.

The Swagcycle’s design gives you a breath of fresh air when moving around your city and the countryside.

We Like

It is the most compact electric bicycle. It is also almost theft proof, comfortable with its plush seat, high-quality, and durable. It is also affordable, sturdy, easy to set up and incredible up and down the hills.

We Don’t Like

The e-bike is cumbersome, does not have the most powerful motor and challenging to turn the handlebar to throttle. However, despite these issues, it is compact, offers you relatively long battery life and super smooth pedaling.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

During the time of writing this review, there was a total of 192 customer reviews and a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars.

Conclusion

The green and eco-friendly Swagger is 100% electric & emissions-free, therefore saving both your wallet and the environment.

PROS

  • Compact and sturdy
  • Theftproof
  • Comfortable
  • High-quality
  • Durable and affordable
  • Easy to set up
  • Relatively long battery life
  • Quick to charge
  • Super smooth pedaling
  • Incredible up and down the hills

CONS

  • Bulky
  • Difficult to turn the handlebar to throttle
  • Doesn’t have the most potent motor

5. Cyclamatic CX2 Bicycle, Electric Foldaway Bike Summary Review

GREAT GEARS
Cyclamatic CX2 Foldaway

The Cyclamatic CX2 serves as an incredible foldaway electric bike that is perfect for commuters. It is a comfortable ride that is fit for urban conditions, and the battery lasts long enough to enable you to travel long distances.

Quick Summary of the Cyclamatic CX2 Bicycle, Electric Foldaway Bike

It features a 250W motor that can reach speeds up to 15 mph thus making it safe to ride in the rain while also it possible for you to go up to 31 miles on one charge, providing plenty of range for serious cyclists. It also features a new more powerful brushless motor, a 6-speed gear system that offers you improved reliability.

It also has the incredible sturdy steel frame, strong v-brakes, and quick-shift gears that offer you all the qualities of a premium bike with the added benefits of a quick and easy compact folding mechanism and three pedal assist modes.

We Like

It is the most fun to ride an e-bike. It is also efficient, excellent for short trips, compact and lightweight. It is also affordable, offers you a long-lasting battery and is quiet.

We Don’t Like

It has limited suspension thus one gets jounced around a bit too much, and the battery runs out of juice. Apart from these issues though, it is robust, lightweight and excellently priced.

Testimonial & Customer Reviews

At the time of writing, there were 118 customer reviews and a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Conclusion

It is ideal for those traveling on holidays and those with minimal storage space.

PROS

  • Fun to ride
  • Efficient
  • Excellent for short trips
  • Compact
  • Lightweight and foldable
  • Impressive battery life
  • Perfectly Priced
  • Quiet
  • Long-lasting battery

CONS

  • It has a limited suspension thus one gets jounced around
  • The battery runs out of juice
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Our Top Recommendations in 2018

To come up with a detailed list of the best electric bikes, we considered the motor power, weight capacity, and the battery life.

Our favorite electric bike is the AddMotor Motan E-Bike. It is the most potent bike with its incredible motor. It features the astonishing lithium-ion battery which can reach speeds up to 25KM/H and the electric motor that offers you the pedal-assist mode that will help you get over tough hills without doing all of the work for you.

Our second favorite e-bike is the AddMotor HitHot Mountain Bike. It offers you the incredible and removable battery that can last you up to 60 miles per hour. It features the incredible integrated front headlight and suspension that absorb shocks and the comfortable cushion saddle that makes you ride longer with ease.

In Summary

An electric bike is a motor-assisted ride. It consists of a battery, a controller and a motor, which takes some of the efforts out of pedaling. There are mainly two types of e-bikes. There are those that have a small engine to assist the rider’s pedal-power, the Pedelecs, and the somewhat more potent ones which tend to be closer to the moped-style functionality.
When selecting the best e-bikes this year, we considered the motor power, battery capacity and life, maneuverability and the weight capacity. A fantastic and top-notch electric bicycle needs to have a powerful motor, long-lasting and durable battery and lightweight enough to allow you to carry it from one place to the next.

2018  Recommendations

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