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Best Holiday Electric Bike Deals 2022 (Listed)

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If you’re looking for an electric bike, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to find the best e-bike at a great price.

E-Biking Today can help you save money on the right e-bike and additional gear, whether it’s for yourself or an upcoming holiday gift. Although electric bike brands offer sales throughout the year, their best Black Friday deals are also their biggest, as they expect buyers to be looking for the best deals.

To help you find an incredible electric bike at the best price, I’ve put together a huge list of Black Friday and holiday electric bike deals from popular brands in 2022. You may also like to check out my list of the most popular gear and accessories on sale.

Please note: Early Black Friday deals may end at any time. However, I’m expecting each brand will offer another great deal on Black Friday and into the holidays as they remove one. Plus, I’ll be adding new deals I find throughout the holidays (so check back frequently).

Man and woman riding Lectric e-bikes.
The Lectric XP 3.0 is a brand NEW e-bike (an upgrade to the XP 2.0) with a special price and Holiday deal bundle offer!

Best Holiday and Black Friday Electric Bike Deals 2022

Some of the best electric bike deals happen before Black Friday. I’ll be updating this list as new offers arise!

BrandBlack Friday/Holiday DealsType of E-BikeSale Prices
Lectric eBikesNew XP 3.0 Special Launch Price of $999+
free holiday Bundle; XP 2.0 now only $899!
XP Lite only $799 + FREE bundle; all other
options on sale + FREE bundles!
PLUS 0% APR financing for 6 months
Folding e-bikes$799-
$1199
Ride1UpUp to $300 off The Cafe Cruiser,
700 Series & the LMT’D!
Commuter/recreational (some with TORQUE sensor)$1395-
$1595
Rad Power BikesSave up to $300 until 1/3/23 (+ NEW RadTrike Introduced)!E-Trike (+off-road, folding, road, cargo, and commuter e-bikes)$1399-1799
Wing Bikes$700 OFF ALL bikes (Biggest Sale Ever) + FREE Throttle + FREE shipping! (& $200 off 2 bikes)
Click on “Shop Now” to see the final price +
free bonuses!
Stylish urban ebikes; fat tire off-road$1099-
$1248+
Buzz BikesNO current discount but well-pricedCommuter, folding, fat tire e-bikes & e-scooters$399+
SixthreezeroSave 30%+ off!Customizable cruisers & commuters$875-
$1800
Juiced BikesUp to $500 off select ebikes!Moped-style, off-road, commuter, and
fat tire e-bikes
$999-
$3199
AddMotorUp to $300 off Off-road, commuter, fat tire, and cargo
e-bikes
$1599+
G-ForceSave $150 on 3 best-selling modelsMoped Style with Pedal Assist, folding,
and fat tire + electric scooter
$1099+
KBO BikeSave $150 on select modelsCargo, commuter, and folding bikes$919-
$1699
Cyrusher$300 off (or $700 off 2 ebikes) + 50% off batteriesFolding, all-terrain, and mountain e-bikes$1399-
$2399
Radio FlyerM880 is $500 offFat tire, cargo, folding$1299
QuietKatSave on up to
$1900 on closeout bikes
Fat tire, all-terrain electric bikes$1899+
RamboHoliday sale: Up to $2000 off!All-terrain, fat tire, mountain$1499-
$7999
AventonAll e-bikes are discounted up to $300 Off-road, folding, cargo, road, and
commuter e-bikes
$999-
$1899
Heybike (Amazon)Select savings of 19%-21%Fat tire, foldable, off-road, city bike$749-
$1699
Charge BikesBuy 2 e-bikes, save $200City & comfort e-bikes$1799+
Bike Berry5% off sitewide and loads
of kits and bike parts discounted
Various e-bikes + Conversion kits$149+kits
$429+
e-bikes
QualisportsUp to $300 off depending on model: The popular
long-range Dolphin is $100 off while the Beluga is $300 off!
4 Folding e-bike styles$949-
$1499
Specialized BikesCheck “Sale” link for discounts!
Gear & apparel on sale.
High-end bikes$3000+
This is being updated regularly but Holiday deals are changing fast! Click on the link to the e-bike you’re interested in and check out the latest deal. Last Updated 12/22/22

Black Friday Bicycle Accessories

I’ll be watching for Black Friday offers on gear and accessories and list them as they come in. Keep these products in mind as gifts for electric bike riders other than yourself!

Accessories BrandBlack Friday/Cyber Monday DealType of Accessory Price Starts at…
AmazonHoliday Deals continue!Here’s an idea: Neck Gaitor (protects the neck and face from the wind, rain, and cold during your e-bike ride…my winter must-have!)$5.59
Club Ride ApparelRotating Black Friday/holiday Deals!Bike shorts & cycling apparel$44
Backcountry25% off select stylesCycling Gear & Clothing$6+
REIDeals: Up to 50% offBike Accessories, Components, & Clothing
(& Co-op e-bike)
$2+
Nutcase Helmets20% off ALL helmets (use code: HOLIDAY20)Bike helmets, unique bells$7+
Competitive CyclistUp to 50% off componentsBike components, clothing, & accessories$4.50+
Thousand Helmets30% off Heritage HelmetsBicycle helmets, headlights, & accessories$69+
Bike Berry5% off sitewide + Special deals pageConversion kits, motors, bike bags, & more$4+
Updated 12/22/22
Women wearing Club Ride apparel riding bike
Club Ride Apparel Early Black Friday Access

When is Black Friday (and When Do E-Bike Sales End)?

Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25th, 2022. But don’t assume that great electric bike deals don’t happen before then! This year, I saw good deals that started before the end of October, with many others following shortly thereafter. Special Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales may end by November 28th.

However, some e-bike brands may have sales that last for 1-3 weeks or longer, as they typically offer deals throughout the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. Other electric bike companies are offering sales on different e-bike models on and off throughout November 2022 and some into December and through Jan 1st, 2023!

Is Black Friday the Same as Cyber Monday?

Historically, Black Friday sales have focused on physical products and retail store sales, whereas Cyber Monday was designed to offer online sales. This line has been blurred, however, and pretty much anything goes. And when it comes to trending electric bikes, there are sales on and off all the time, which means you really have to weed through the best brands and deals.

In general, Black Friday sales generally continue through Cyber Monday, if not longer. Further, I’d expect electric bike sales to continue throughout the 2022 holidays, although the deals offered may change.

Are E-Bikes Cheaper on Cyber Monday?

Don’t expect to get a better e-bike deal on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday. In other words, don’t wait to buy the electric bike of your dreams on Black Friday, hoping you’ll get a bigger discount on Monday than Friday. It’s unlikely and the best e-bikes may be sold out even before Cyber Monday.

Man riding Cyrusher electric bike
Cyrusher Black Friday Electric Bike Deals

How to Save Money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022

The quickest way to save money on Black Friday is to shop for e-bikes online. You’ll be able to compare deals and bike specifications directly and find the perfect electric bike for you or a loved one.

Plus, you won’t need to shop in crowds! However, you should get online early before the best electric bikes and top accessories are sold out.

Start looking at offers before Black Friday. If you find a good deal, don’t wait to make your purchase. Some sales are going on long before the big sale weekend and e-bikes could sell out (or you’ll be able to buy but your e-bike will be on backorder and you may have to wait a few months to get it).

Fortunately, almost all e-bike brands will ship directly to you. I recommend that you read customer reviews on models you’re interested in and don’t just assume that a good deal means that you’ll get a good quality e-bike. I hope that I’ve helped you get started with your search by listing popular brand deals and ones I’m familiar with.

Check back on updates to these lists of Black Friday deals throughout November and into the Holiday season… I’ll be making changes!

I hope this Black Friday electric bike deals guide can help you find what you’re looking for, a bit easier. I will be available throughout the holidays to help answer questions on The E-Biking Today Electric Bike Community Facebook Group about e-bikes and accessories (as will other group members).

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Corbin Seats for Electric Bikes Review (USA Made)

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If you’re familiar with Made in the USA Corbin seats, you know that you can get a comfortable, customized seat for a motorcycle. But now, you can choose from a variety of Corbin seats for electric bikes as well.

In this review, I’ll show you three unique USA-made electric bike seats from Corbin that can be customized to your liking:

  1. The Cruise Saddle
  2. The Active Saddle
  3. The Commuter Saddle

    Find out which one you should buy and which one you shouldn’t.

Plus, I’ll help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best, whether it’s for fitness, commuting, or simply cruising the boardwalk. Then discover how to customize your own e-bike saddle.

Number 1. The Cruise Saddle for Electric Bikes 

Customized burgundy and black bike seat
Corbin Seats: Cruise Saddle (Shown on a Rad Power Bike)

This electric bike seat will redefine what you think a bike seat should be! If you plan on cruising without much pedaling or have a short commute using the throttle, then the Corbin Cruise Saddle may be the best e-bike seat for you.

Taking a ride on this cruiser seat feels like you’re sitting on a full-size chair. I slid onto it with ease but had a little trouble believing I was actually sitting on a bike seat. It’s that huge! And my body conformed to it quickly.

Who is the Cruise Saddle Best For?

Here’s what I discovered when test riding: This electric bike seat is best for cruising without pedaling much.  

Now, keep in mind that I’m around 5 feet 1 inch and smaller than the average rider. I really couldn’t pedal comfortably because the nose of the seat is just too wide for me. My husband Marc, who’s 5 feet 8 inches was comfortable in the saddle and could pedal occasionally, but also agreed that he wouldn’t want to pedal long-distance.

That being said, a larger person, or someone with longer legs might have no problem pedaling as needed.

But this is why Corbin calls it the Cruise Saddle… it’s made for enjoying the ride without putting in a lot of work. So, if you want an electric bike to cruise the beach boardwalk or easily get around town (perhaps to use on a no-pedal e-bike or moped), then you’ll probably find this comfortable bike seat to be worth it.

However, if you’re a fitness lover or want to get in a good workout on your electric bike, pay close attention to the next ebike seat because it could be perfect for you!

Number 2: The Active Saddle E-Bike Seat

Blue electric bike with burgundy saddle

 

Corbin Seat: Active Saddle for Electric Bikes (shown on the Ride1Up Core-5)

The ingenious Corbin Active Saddle is “nearly noseless”. This helps you avoid chafing and lets you pedal without a long saddle nose getting in your way. But there’s just enough of a shape on this oversized bike seat to keep you nicely centered.

This seat is made in the same way as other Corbin bike seats except that, instead of springs, it has two rigid, rubber bumpers.

After riding on it, this design makes sense: This is because you need to ride with the saddle tilted slightly downwards to be able to actively pedal yet keep your backside firmly planted. 

I had to readjust my seat to angle down a bit after my first ride. Otherwise, I would’ve had to continue to sit on the edge of the saddle to pedal, instead of being fully seated.

Who is the Active Saddle Best For?

It’s best for athletic types and fitness-oriented riders who want to pedal hard and fast or maximize their exercise. It’s not for off-roading or difficult riding courses. But it will also offer a pretty sweet ride on your stationary bike or in a spin class.

Now, if either of the first two Corbin seats doesn’t seem right for you, there is a solution. Although the last is not always the best, I believe in this case it is, because I think this will be the best Corbin seat for most of you.

Number 3: The Corbin Commuter Saddle

Corbin Seat on an Electric Bike

 

Corbin Seat for Electric Bikes: Commuter Saddle (shown on my RadMini, now the Rad Power Bikes RadExpand)

Just as wide and supportive as the Cruise Saddle, this electric bike seat lets you actively pedal on low to medium pedal assist and enjoy a good cruise as well. 

Designed just like the Cruise Saddle to maximize comfort and healthy body support, the primary differences are the narrower nose and slightly flatter saddle. These features give you the ability to ride with as much pedal assist as you desire for as long as you’d like… or until your e-bike battery runs out!

Who is the Commuter Saddle Best For?

The Corbin Commuter Seat is the best bike saddle for you if you bought an ebike for commuting, utility, pleasure, or overall health and fitness. Most ebike riders will find this to be the perfect oversized saddle for daily riding.

In this case, and if you’re an active rider, the Active Saddle seat will be best for you. But if the Active seat doesn’t meet your needs, you probably shouldn’t buy one of these three Corbin seats for electric bikes.

Note: If you’re a small e-bike rider like myself, you may feel some resistance against the seat after pedaling for a bit. It feels a bit like the seat is still too long for those with shorter legs. Thus, the seat is a little too big for a petite person to pedal on long-distance.

I think this saddle would work well on a commuter bike as well as a comfortable fat bike but not an electric mountain bike.

Woman sitting on electric bike saddle

 

Corbin Commuter Saddle for Electric Bikes

How to Design Your Own Custom Corbin Seat

Now let’s get into how to choose your Corbin bike seat materials to make it the custom bike seat of your dreams. Keep in mind that you will order and receive only the seat. I’d recommend adding a suspension seatpost for total comfort.

Once you’ve decided on the best electric bike saddle from Corbin, head to the “Order” page. This is where you’ll design your custom ebike saddle using leather or vinyl materials, just like I did. Please note that Corbin believes vinyl materials will hold up better for your electric bike due to friction from pedaling.

Use the Design It Button

When you begin customizing, I highly recommend you use the “Design It” button under the “Configurator”, rather than placing a “Quick Order”. This will help you see the colors and materials you’re getting and how they work together. After all, you’re getting a high-quality saddle to use for years to come, so it’s best to use their visual seat design tool.

Once you click on “Design It”, you’ll see an image of the ebike seat. Click on it to open the customization box. Under each option, you can click on different colors and materials and watch the seat change right in front of you (be sure to give it a few seconds if needed).

brown leather e-bike seat with color options

 

Corbin Seat design- Trim colors

Choose E-Bike Seat Options

Make sure to select a material for the Seat, Sides, Trim, and a Logo color for the rear of the seat. You can choose from a variety of black or brown materials but also some very unique or bright colors. Consider that you’ll be sitting on the seat, so whatever color you choose will be covered up when riding and it’ll be mostly the sides and trim showing.

You can even create multiple saddle designs and download or email them to ask for opinions before you purchase. And, if you’re not sure about the colors or material, just contact Corbin support and ask them to send some material samples.

To give you an idea, I used the same colors and materials on all three seats you see in this video. Here are the colors and materials I used:

    • Burgundy Vinyl (Seat or Sides)

    • Asphalt Vinyl (Seat or Sides)

    • Charcoal Metalflake (Trim)

    • Medium Silver Logo

list of Corbin Seat Materials

 

Example of just a few colors… there are many more to choose from!

What Makes Corbin Seats Special? 

Well, besides being USA-made e-bike seats, Corbin created a large ergonomic seating area to maximize body-to-seat contact. This helps disperse your weight and minimize uncomfortable pressure. And it promotes better posture and reduces joint stress, allowing you to ride longer.

Second, Corbin’s e-bike seats are engineered using their time-tested comfort cell foam and special Fibertech material that’s rigid and waterproof, making it feel firm but supportive.

And third, they’re typically assembled with springs that act as a buffer against hard bumps and poor road conditions.

In fact, because of its design, Corbin claims that their seats may even be eligible for purchasing through your HSA or FSA spending accounts. I’m unable to verify this for each individual, but it might be worth checking this out!    

Want to know what it’s like to get a Corbin seat delivered to you? Take a look at this:

https://youtu.be/Lg6qmJJGHOQ

Final Thoughts

In this saddle review, you’ll discover three Corbin seats for electric bikes that serve different purposes: one for cruising, one for active pedaling, and one for doing a little of both!

No matter which one you choose, they’re all made with the same sturdy comfort foam and special Fibertech materials, that’ll keep you comfortable and hold up when riding. Plus, they are USA-made and larger than you’ll get from most other oversized bike seats on Amazon.

Rad Power Bikes vs. QuietKat Brands Comparison

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QuietKat- eep E-bike in front of a Jeep auto

When choosing the best electric bike, there are several reputable brands to choose from. However, Rad Power Bikes and QuietKat are two of the best options in the e-bike market. But how do these two brands compare, and which one has the best bikes? 

Both Rad Power Bikes and QuietKat are on par regarding quality e-bikes. If you’re looking for a quality off-road or hunting or sporting e-bike, QuietKat has the best options. However, Rad Power Bikes is the ideal brand if you want a comfortable e-bike for your daily commute or recreation. 

In this article, we’ll look at both e-bike brands in detail and compare the best-selling models of each. I’ll also discuss what factors to consider before buying an electric bike and how to choose the right model for your needs. 

Rad Power Bikes vs. QuietKat: Basic Comparison

Both Rad Power Bikes and QuietKat have several models to choose from. However, Rad bikes have a greater variety of different models as compared to QuietKat which focuses on electric fat bikes.

Rad bikes meet the maximum speed limit requirement of 20mph (12.43kg) for riding an e-bike on most roads and trails. However, QuietKat has models that come with motors over 750 watts and have unrestricted speed limits. Therefore, you may not be allowed to legally ride them on public trails and roads.

In addition, you typically don’t need a license to use the electric bikes offered by either brand. Just be sure you’re following the same road rules as other cyclists.

Both Rad Power Bikes and QuietKat are established brands that offer warranties on all their e-bike models. Both companies also have reliable support departments and will cover you if you receive a defective product. 

Also, both brands offer a wide range of e-bikes, many of which can be modified. However, QuietKat electric bikes have more modification options, albeit at a higher price range.

So, what makes these brands different? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each of them and examine the best bikes offered by both brands. 

Rad Power Bikes RadRover and the QuietKat Jeep E-Bikes
Get a look at the Rad Power Bikes RadRover and the QuietKat Jeep E-Bikes

Rad Power Bikes Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Good range on most modelsDoesn’t offer enough specialist options
Comfortable and easy to rideSome e-bike models can be heavy
AffordableSome models have only single-frame options
Perfect for inner city commute
RadCity Plus Step-Thru E-Bike
Rad Power Bikes RadCity Plus Step-Thru E-Bike

Rad Power Bikes are comfortable and offer a great battery range, especially if you choose an inner-city option. They come with puncture-resistant tires, 5-level pedal assist, LED lights, and other features designed to make your commute much smoother. 

Most Rad Power Bikes also come at an affordable price. 

The primary downside is that they don’t offer specialized electric bikes. For instance, if you want a heavy-duty hunting e-bike or an electric mountain bike, you won’t get the best-specialized option with Rad Power Bikes. 

However, they do have an electric trike in addition to models that can ride off-road.

While they do come with modification options, it’s not the same as buying a thoroughly modified e-bike. Nevertheless, Rad Power Bikes offer great value for money, and this brand is ideal if you’re looking for something reliable for your daily commute and the occasional weekend trip. 

Rad Power Bikes RadRover 

Silver RadRover 6 Plus E-Bike
RadRover 6 Plus Fat Tire, Step-over frame

Since QuietKat specializes in fat tire e-bikes, it makes sense to compare it to the best fat tire Rad Power Bike. The RadRover is ideal if you need a powerful motor and 4-inch wide tires on your e-bike. It also has a suspension fork with lockout, hydraulic disc brakes, and a 12-magnet sensor pedal assist. 

Like many other Rad Power Bikes, the RadRover has adjustable handlebars, integrated headlight and taillights, and 7-speed gear shifts to enhance your riding experience. And with a lithium-ion battery and twist throttle feature, this electric bike offers a unique balance between power and range (up to 45-mile range). 

Best of all, it’s more affordable than many other fat-wheel electric bikes or specialized electric bikes.

Pros

  • Twist throttle gives an instant push. 
  • It’s well-balanced and quite comfortable. 
  • It has a lockout feature on both the suspension fork and the battery. 
  • It has a comparatively longer battery life than many “heavier” e-bikes. 

Cons

  • Pedaling with the battery in lockout mode can be tiresome. 
  • The rear rack is optional.
  • Top weight capacity is 275lb (less than QuietKat models).

QuietKat Pros and Cons 

Pros Cons
Thick puncture-resistant tires for off-terrainMost options are expensive
Option for a more powerful motorMany of these ebikes are heavy to pedal
Decent range on most models
Easily modifiable
Different size frames on most models
Integrated battery
Camo QuietKat Apex
QuietKat Apex

When it comes to electric mountain bikes and specialized hunting bikes, QuietKat is a market leader. Most QuietKat e-bikes are thick wheel models that have puncture-resistant tires and can carry heavy weights

The motor power in QuietKat brand e-bikes also provides extra leverage when driving uphill or if you need to get out of a ditch. 

The 750W-1000W engine power of most QuietKat electric bikes allows you to carry up to 325 lbs (147.42 kg), which is significantly more than what many other brands offer. These bikes also offer 5 pedal modes and have a full power mode that allows you to ride effortlessly in rough terrain. 

The only downsides of QuietKat e-bikes are that they are expensive and difficult for smaller riders to handle. The sturdy frame is great for off-terrain riding, but many people find the full pedal mode quite difficult to handle. 

Fortunately, the large battery capacity means you’ll hardly ever have to resort to the full-pedal mode. 

QuietKat Jeep

Red Quiet Kat Jeep Mountain E-Bike
Quiet Kat Jeep Mountain E-Bike

The QuietKat Jeep is the pinnacle of off-road electric bikes, with its large 4.8” (121.92 mm) puncture-resistant tires and a 1000W motor capacity designed to carry heavy loads. With a maximum power output of 1500W, the QuietKat Jeep is one of the most powerful electric bikes

It’s also designed for longer hunting and angling trips and has a range of up to 63 miles (101.38 km). The “Jeep” also has modification options, and you can fit an angling or hunting kit for smooth fishing and hunting trips. 

The only downside to this e-bike is the price. At over $6,000, it’s certainly heavy on the pocket. However, you’ll have to consider this a premium off-road e-bike. 

Pros

  • Has a range of 63 miles (101.38 km) with the Rubicon model. 
  • Comes with an upgraded suspension and four-bar linkage.
  • Thick puncture-resistant tires for off-road terrain. 
  • Has a powerful motor that can be improved with upgrades. 

Cons

  • One of the more expensive e-bikes with pedal assist. 
  • It’s pretty heavy and can be difficult to handle in the pedal-only mode. 

What To Consider When Buying an Electric Bike

Rad Power Bikes side by side
Me with my Rad Power Bikes.

While Rad Power Bikes and QuietKat have options for all types of terrain, you’ll want to consider a few factors before choosing an e-bike that suits your needs. Below are the main factors worth considering if you want to buy an e-bike.

Motor Output

Always look at motor output as it determines how much weight your bike can carry and how easily you can get out of ditches. If you’re planning on riding in off-road terrain, look for an e-bike with more motor power such as a QuietKat bike.

Range

The range of an e-bike is always a big selling point and is one of the most important factors to consider. Whether you’re looking for a daily commuter electric bike or one for hunting trips, always go for something with a longer range if you plan on riding frequently.

An average range is around 40-45 miles, which is more than adequate for many people. Either Rad Power Bikes or QuietKat are suitable.

Battery Longevity

Unfortunately, some of the better-performing e-bikes don’t have long-lasting batteries. Always learn how to take care of electric bike batteries since replacing batteries can be quite expensive

It’s a bonus if you know how to check your bike’s battery health so you don’t get stuck with a depleted battery on a long trip.

Final Thoughts 

It’s clear that both QuietKat and Rad Power Bikes offer a decent range, engine power, and reliability. Rad Power Bikes have more affordable options if you’re looking for a reliable inner-city e-bike for your daily commute or plan on riding just for fun and simple utility (like going to the grocery store).

However, if you’re looking for a specialized hunting or angling electric bike and have the budget for extra features, QuietKat has the best quality options.

You might also wish to compare these brands before making a decision:

Ancheer Electric Bike – The Ultimate Review

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Looking for the perfect, budget-friendly electric bike? Whether you require a high-powered electric mountain bike or a lightweight commuter bike, the Ancheer brand might may have the right, affordable ride for you.

In this review, we look at the best features of these 4 selected Ancheer electric bike models:

  • Lightest Portable Folding Commuter E-Bike – Ancheer 16-Inch Wheel 250W Folding City Commuter Electric Bike
  • Easiest to Ride Folding Commuter E-Bike – Ancheer 18-inch Wheel Folding City Commuter Electric Bike 
  • The Best Step-Through Style Electric Cruiser – Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 250W Commuting Electric Cruiser Bike with Removable 12.5Ah Battery 
  • The Most Powerful Electric Mountain Bike With the Longest Range

Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike with Removable 36V 12.5Ah Battery

Each Ancheer model has its own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, the Ancheer 20-inch Wheel Fat Tire Bike has powerful 500W removable batteries that will take you further than the commuter and cruiser e-bike models that have 250-350W batteries.

Some of their e-bikes have removable batteries, including the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 350 Mountain Bike and the Ancheer 16-inch Folding Commuter Bike, making the e-bike easier to charge and clean.

Continue reading to find out more about how these selected Ancheer e-bikes differ from each other, especially when it comes to the design of the frame, the position of the handle grip, tire size, and fenders.

Ancheer – Company Background

Ancheer Bikes (established in 2018) are made in China and shipped to the company warehouse in Los Angeles, California. This gives this brand an advantage when it comes to being able to offer lower prices for its products.

Ancheer’s affordable bikes suit the inner city commuter who travels less than 20 miles a day and can live with a 250w to 350w battery. 

The company also makes sophisticated yet inexpensive electric mountain bikes with fat tires and powerful 500W batteries that can go a long distance and handle a rough uphill trail.

Ancheer 16-inch Wheel 250W Folding City Commuter Electric Bike – Lightest Portable Folding Commuter E-Bike

Price: $520

Product Specification

Battery: 36F 8AH Lithium Ion Battery

Derailleur: LED 3-speed; turn-key and press Power Switch

Motor:  250W

Brakes: Back and rear disc brakes

Frame:  Waterproof carbon steel

Weight Capacity:  220 lbs.

Who is This Ancheer Electric Bike Suitable For?

The Ancheer 16-inch Wheel 250W Folding City Commuter Electric Bike is for the urban rider who bikes to work but may have to take the train or subway part way.  

It also appeals to the day-tripper who likes to explore local trails and parks because it packs up so neatly in a car.

Best Features

This nifty portable electric bike has high T-bar handles and strong axles and fenders. It comes in either white or black. The frame is made of strong high, carbon steel that protects the finish from flying gravel and slush.

The wheels are only 16 inches in diameter, so it is better for motoring than pedaling. The small wheel diameter requires extra pedaling to cover as much ground as a 20-inch wheel, but the 250w high-speed brushless motor can easily take over.

The powerful 36 V lithium battery charges in just 4-6 hours. The removable battery can be charged separately from the e-bike, allowing you to store it in a safe, dry place.

Other Considerations

Low battery wattage limits the range of an e-bike. The 250w battery can only reach a maximum speed of 15.5 miles per hour. The Ancheer 16-inch Wheel 250W Folding City Commuter Electric Bike AMA5639 can only travel 15 miles before it needs to be recharged.

This e-bike has a weight capacity of 220 lbs, so it’s really not suitable for individuals who weigh over 200 lbs. Also, it is so small that it is not any more powerful than a scooter.

Pros

  • Comes in 2 colors
  • Collapses in seconds
  • Lightweight carbon steel frame
  • Removable lithium battery
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • A low maximum speed of 15.5 mph
  • Limited range of 15 miles 

Ancheer 18-inch Wheel Folding City Electric Bike– Easiest to Ride Folding Commuter E-Bike

Price: $599

Product Specifications

Battery:  Removable lithium-ion 36V 8AH Battery

Derailleur: 7 Speed Shimano gears, 3-Speed Smart Buttons

Motor: 250W high-speed brush

Brakes: Front and rear mechanical disc brakes

Frame: Aluminum

Weight Capacity: 330 lbs

Who is this Ancheer Electric Bike Suitable For?

This e-bike is for commuters or campers who need a bike with a far range that is also light enough to carry anywhere. Fold it up and store it in an office. It only weighs 41 lbs (19 kg).

Riders can use a pedal assist mode rather than switch to full e-bike power, making it great for going up hills without effort.

This Ancheer Commuter Electric Bike is also known for its very comfortable mountain sports saddle seat, which is easier on the spine!

Best Features

This folding electric bike comes equipped with a 36V lithium-ion battery and smart lithium charger. You can get a full charge of the removable battery in 4 hours.

Its larger frame can support a person with a heavier backpack as long as the total weight of the passenger plus any parcel is below 330 lbs. 

It has 3 work modes, including booster riding for going hills, full e-bike riding, and pedaling mode. The 8-speed Shimano gear system assists with going up hills.

Premium comfort and shock absorption are offered by its cushioned front fork and quality anti-slip back tire. 

Other Considerations

It has a range of 15 miles (25 km), but the 250w motor limits your speed to 15 mph.

Pros 

  • Comfortable, ergonomic mountain rider seat
  • Handle makes e-bike easy to carry when folded.
  • 8-speed Shimano gear system
  • Booster function for going up hills
  • Charges quickly 

Cons

  • Maximum speed of 15 miles per hour

Ancheer 26 Inch Wheel 250W Commuting Electric Cruiser Bike – The Best Step-Through Style Electric Cruiser

Price: $759-$809

Product Specifications

Battery: 12.5 Lithium battery

Derailleur: High-speed 6-speed gear system

Motor: 250w motor

Brakes: Hand grip front and rear disc brakes

Frame: Step-through cruiser style

Weight Capacity: 330 lbs

Who is this Ancheer Electric Bike Suitable For?

This cruiser’s most unique feature is its low mid-bar, lower seat, and parallel handlebars associated with a regular women’s cruiser e-bike. It is best suited to riders who have difficulty swinging their leg over the high horizontal bar of a mountain bike or regular electric bike.

The attached front LED headlight makes it ideal for riders who like to cruise around bike paths after dark.

Best Features

The large capacity 12.5 Ah lithium-ion battery allows you a range of up to 22 miles. The 250W motor lets you go as fast as 15 mph.

The 26” wheels and 1.95” high-volume e-cruiser offer riders a smooth, safe ride, and the wide set handlebars and adjustable handlebars allow you to find your most comfortable riding posture.

The handlebars and the seat can be positioned to accommodate people over 6 feet tall.

The high weight capacity of this electric cruiser-style e-bike makes it easy to take grocery shopping or on other errands.

Other Considerations

  • This e-bike comes in both black and white.
  • Even though the battery is 250W, it takes 6-8 hours to charge.

Pros

  • Step-through low mid-bar frame
  • Adjustable handlebar stem, handlebars, and seat
  • High-speed 6-gear system
  • Attached front headlight
  • High weight capacity of 330 pounds

Cons

  • Heavier at 50 lbs
  • Takes 6-8 hours to charge

Ancheer 20 Inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike– The Most Powerful eMTB With The Longest Range

Price: $789

Product Specifications

Battery: 36V

Derailleur: 6-Speed professional gearing; LCD display with 3 modes

Motor: 500W

Brakes: Front and Rear Disc Brakes

Frame: Aluminum frame with high-impact suspension forks

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Who is this Ancheer Electric Bike Suitable For?

The Ancheer 20 Inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike is meant for riders who like to explore rugged terrain. However, its larger, fat tires also offer commuters a smoother ride over sewer grates and streetcar tracks.

Best Features

Whether pedaling or using the 500W motor, this mountain e-bike takes you further than most and does not limit the rider to any terrain. 

The 12.5Ah battery gives you a range of at least 18 to 40 miles, depending on how often you use any of the 5 levels of pedal assistance.

This high-performance Ancheer electric mountain bike boasts professional-speed gearing and 4.0 fat wheels that assist with riding on sand, snow, gravel, packed dirt, and minor uphill trails.

The bike’s most unique feature is that the 20″ fat wheels and tires have a high-quality anti-slip surface, which makes it more of an all-weather bike.

The professional 6-speed Shimano transmission on this e-mountain bike guarantees a smooth ride. Front and rear disc brakes allow precise stopping, even during wet conditions or descending steep slopes.

Other Considerations

Despite its power, strong frame, and fat wheels, this Ancheer Electric Mountain bike is not recommended for extreme sports, as it will not handle slopes at more than 10 degrees.

Pros 

  • Fat tires provide safety and stability.
  • 500W motor goes the distance
  • 6-speed Shimano transmission
  • 5 levels of pedal assist and throttle
  • LED display

Cons

  • Limited color choice
  • The slope must not be more than 10 degrees.
  • Longer 6-8 hour charging time

Check out my review of the eagle electric fat bike!

Ancheer Warranty

All Ancheer electric bikes, including the Ancheer Electric Mountain Bike, have a one-year warranty with a return within 7 days and a guarantee to replace defective parts or parts damaged by shipping within 15 days.

The warranty period for 16 different e-bike parts is described in full on the Ancheer warranty website page. 

Ancheer Electric Bikes Summarized

If you are a commuter, you don’t need an Ancheer electric mountain bike. You’ll be happy with one of their electric commuter bikes

Assuming you don’t travel more than 20 miles a day, a less expensive e-bike with 250-watt battery life will serve you well. Thus, you should consider the Ancheer 16-inch or 18-inch Wheel 250W Folding City Commuter Electric Bike.

Check Electric Bike Reviews

Before you buy an electric bicycle with an electric motor, be sure to check out the electric bike reviews, as they offer great value when it comes to assessing any Ancheer product.

Below is our review of the Ancheer electric bike!

Fenders Matter

If you live in a rainy city or plan to ride along muddy trails, be sure to buy an Ancheer e-bike with fenders to protect it from the snow, rain, and splashes of dirt.  

This Ancheer electric bike review found that the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 250W Commuting Electric Cruiser Bike and Ancheer 20-inch Wheel Folding City Commuter Electric Bike are good value, offering protection from the mud when off-road riding.

Consider A Removable Battery

If you are planning on riding your Ancheer e-bike in all kinds of weather or simply just like to wash your bike a lot, it is recommended to buy an e-bike with a removable lithium battery such as the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 250W Commuting Electric Cruiser Bike with Removable 12.5Ah Battery (AMA5685), and the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike with Removable 36V 12.5Ah Battery (AMA5688).

Watch Out for Weight Capacity

Consider your weight and height before buying an Ancheer e-bike and if you will be carrying any backpacks or groceries on it. 

Some electric bikes such as the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike, and the Ancheer AE4 20-inch Wheel Folding City Commuter Electric Bike have a greater weight capacity than others.

Affordability

If affordability is an issue, this Ancheer electric bike review found that a mini e-bike, rather than a full-size electric cruiser bike or a mountain bike is a better choice. The motorbike batteries are smaller, making the electric bike less expensive.

More expensive electric bikes have additional features, such as a lighter aluminum alloy frame, a bright led headlamp, and mechanical disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. 

They also tend to have several modes of pedal assist, a rear hub motor, and an adjustable, removable down tube.

Long Or Short Range

If you want an Ancheer electric bike with the most range, our electric mountain bike review found that the Ancheer 26-inch Wheel 500W Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike is a good choice. 

Usually, the more powerful the Ancheer electric bike battery is, the more you are going to pay.

Comfort and Control Matter Most

Finally, consider what kind of bicycle frame, seat position, and seat height makes you feel the most at ease on an e-bike. 

Everything, including the position of the hand brakes, the styles of the pedals, and the position of your e-motor bike digital display, is very important, especially if it is your first e-bike.

Once that Ancheer electric bike is powered on, you need to be in as much physical control of it as possible. Luckily, this affordable manufacturer of e-bikes offers many ergonomic commuter and mountain bike frames that provide comfort whether you have it in pure electric mode or are riding it like a regular bike.

Is Cleaning an E-Bike Chain Different Than a Regular Chain?

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Electric bike chain and derailleur that needs cleaning.

Bike chains tend to deteriorate quickly when they’re not properly maintained. As such, it’s crucial to clean them often to ensure they’re in good shape. If you’ve always ridden a regular bike and decided to switch to an e-bike, you’re probably wondering if cleaning an e-bike chain is any different.

Cleaning an e-bike chain isn’t too different from cleaning a regular chain. An e-bike chain is a lot sturdier and has a different structure, but the process of cleaning it is similar and involves degreasing, wiping off the degreaser, and lubricating the chain.

In the rest of this article, I will discuss how to clean an e-bike chain and a regular one. I will also highlight how both processes are similar and in what aspects they differ from each other.

How To Clean an E-Bike Chain

When you clean and lubricate your e-bike chain, you extend the life of the chain and save costs on frequent repairs and replacements. Cleaning your bike chain also prevents noise as dirty chains cause friction between the teeth of the bike, which in turn leads to noise while riding.

You will need the following items to clean your bike:

  • A dry rag
  • A degreasing product
  • A sealable container
  • A good lubricant

Here’s a breakdown of how to clean your e-bike chain thoroughly.

Follow the steps below for a thorough e-bike chain cleaning:

Step 1: Remove the Chain From Your Electric Bicycle

For a deep cleaning, start by removing the bike chain. If your chain has a master link, you can break it with your hand or use a chain-breaking tool.

The challenge with breaking a master link is that it gets weaker when it’s removed too many times. A weak master link may cause your chain to snap in the middle of a ride, so it’s always advisable to use quick links because you can use them multiple times.

Step 2: Degrease the E-Bike Chain

After removing the chain, the next step is to degrease, which removes grime and dirt from the chain. To degrease your e-bike chain, pour a high-grade degreaser into a sealable plastic container.

Next, place the bike chain in the container, ensuring it is completely submerged in the degreaser. Firmly seal the container with its lid and shake it for two to three minutes. If the bike chain is dirty, pour out the degreaser after the first round, replace it with a fresh degreaser, and repeat the shaking.

Leave the chain in the degreaser for the duration mentioned by the manufacturer before removing it.

Step 3: Wipe Off the Degreaser

Once you take the chain out, run a dry rag over the chain to wipe off the grease, paying special attention to the chain links. Do this multiple times to remove as much of the degreaser as possible. Finally, rinse the chain with lukewarm water to remove any leftover degreaser.

Step 4: Reattach the Bike Chain

This is the chain on an e-bike that should be lubricated regularly

After wiping off the degreaser, reattach the chain to the electric bike and place the bike in a location where the chain can air-dry. You must allow the chain to dry out fully before you lubricate it. Lubricating a wet bike chain can lead to rusting, which will eventually cause it to wear out.

Step 5: Lubricate the EBike Chain

For best results, use heavy-duty lubricants during wet seasons and light, dry lubricants during summer. Avoid using bike oil, motor oil, or petroleum jelly because they are not ideal for electric bike chains.

To lubricate your bike chain, coat both sides of the links with lubricant, ensuring you get to the pins inside the links. Avoid dripping lubricant on e-bike components other than the chain. Then make a few rotations by pedaling backward in slow motion. Leave the lube on the chain for five minutes and wipe off any excess lubricant with a dry rag.

How To Clean a Regular Bike Chain

The cleaning process for a regular bike chain is similar to that of an e-bike chain. Here’s what you need to do to clean a traditional chain:

  1. Degrease the bike chain to remove dirt, mud, and grime.
  2. Rinse off the degreaser with warm water and leave the chain to air dry.
  3. Lubricate the chain with the right lube.
  4. Clean off excess lube with a dry rag.

Find out how to properly maintain your e-bike here!

When To Clean Your Bike Chain

Maintaining a bike chain properly ensures its durability, and cleaning an e-bike or regular chain requires the same process. Irrespective of the type, it’s vital to clean your bike chain regularly and even more frequently if you ride through muddy or dusty terrains.

For quick cleaning, spray a degreaser on your bike chain, wipe it off, and rinse any residue with water. Ensure the chain is completely dry before you apply the lubricant.

A more thorough cleaning process will require you to detach the bike chain from the bike, shake and soak it in a degreaser, rinse thoroughly, and dry it completely before lubricating it.

It’s a good idea to know how to clean your entire e-bike when cleaning the chain.

Key Takeaways

A dirty e-bike bike chain impairs gear shifting, leads to squeaky rides, and causes extensive damage over time. As such, it’s essential to clean your chain regularly. You can do this in the same way you would clean a regular bike. 

It’s best to do a quick clean before every ride to ensure the chain remains in good shape. And you must perform a deep clean every three months to eliminate the worst of the dust and grime.

18 Cool E-Bike Accessories for Adults Who Want to Have Fun

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bike camera screen

As an e-bike rider, you have needs above and beyond a regular bike rider. E-Bikes are faster, more stylish, and ridden for many reasons, including commuting or just having fun!

If you want to have more fun riding your electric bike, you can improve your riding comfort and enjoyment with these really cool e-bike accessories that include:

  • Stylish Helmets
  • Action Photography and Video Equipment
  • Technology Gear and Accessories
  • Essential Riding Gear
  • Cargo and Storage Essentials
  • E-Bike Bling

I’ve put together a list of the best electric bike accessories for adult men and women who want to kick up their cycling adventure a notch. Discover the coolest bike gear that suits e-bike riders who want to have fun, whether it be on a daily commute, a trip to the market, or a long recreational ride on the best trails.

5 cool bike accessories for electric bikes that you can get right on Amazon! These are accessories you want… and might just need to live your best ebike lifestyle!

Check out all 18 of these bike accessories right here…

Stylish Helmets

Just because a helmet is essential to safety doesn’t mean it has to be standard and boring. So, take a look at these high-quality safety helmets for both men and women.

Coolest E-Bike Helmet for Men

The Thousand Heritage bike helmet is a unique helmet that’s not only fun but is also functional. The Heritage has a minimalist urban biker design inspired by vintage motorcycle helmets.

The Thousand Heritage helmet has high-end features including a one-hand magnetic buckle, a secret “poplock” for securely storing it with your e-bike, and three adult sizes with an adjustable fit system. The Thousand Heritage bike helmet is also available in over a dozen different colors. You can even personalize your helmet with a monogram.

This helmet will have you looking like you’re ready to hop on and ride into the sunset.

Stylish Ladies E-Bike Helmet

Good news ladies! You can ride an e-bike, protect your head, and look stylish doing it. Nutcase Helmets has a huge line of unique helmets to fit your personal style. Choose from three different collections, with your choice of colors, delicate flowers, cool stripes, polka dots, and scenery designs.

Thankfully, you won’t be giving up safety and function for style, however. And each helmet from the Vio and Adult collections has MIPS protection and is dual certified, not to mention that all of their electric bike helmets are made with either a strong polycarbonate shell or ABS, a durable and versatile plastic.

Nutcase Helmets light blue with pink flowers
Octoblossom Nutcase Helmet with MIPS head protection

Plus, don’t miss out on personalizing your bike helmet with reflective helmet stickers from Thousand Helmets.

Action Photography and Video Equipment

What’s an adventure without equipment to capture it?! Riding your electric bike fast doesn’t give you an option to slam on your brakes and record video when there’s something to see. Instead, just mount a camera to your e-bike and capture it all as you go. This will make a huge difference in your cycling experience.

Action Camera

Never miss capturing another moment of excitement on your ride. The REMALI CaptureCam shoots in 4K with an extra-wide angle lens of 170 degrees. Get every action shot on video or 12MP photos in single shots or cluster shots. There’s even an automatic timer that lets you get selfies from up to 30 feet away. Connect to the mobile app with wifi to control all of the action.

One of the reasons this is one of the best electric bike accessories is the price. For under $100, you can get the camera, carrying case, batteries and charger, remote control, and 21 mounts and other accessories. It’s a must-have for any adventure.

Technology Gear and Accessories

If you own an electric bike, you’re likely interested in other technology that will make your ride time even more exciting. Check out the extra gear and cool accessories to help you do just that.

Bike Mirror Camera

Better than a basic rearview mirror, the Antook 1080P Bike Mirror Camera (Amazon) lets you see what’s behind you at every turn of the wheel. With regular mirrors placed on the side of your e-bike, you have to glance over to one side… and you can only see what’s coming on that side.

With clear day and night vision and a 130-degree viewing angle, you can see what’s directly behind you and what’s coming on either side, helping you to relax and enjoy your electric bike ride.

It’s rechargeable, with the battery charge lasting up to 5-6 hours. However, since you have an electric bike, you can wire it into your existing lithium battery with the help of a local bike shop technician.

Earbuds

Not only can earbuds make your ride more fun, but they can also protect your delicate ear canals from the cold wind. The Skullcandy Push Active Wireless Sport Earbuds from REI do more than just let you listen to your favorite music for up to 44 hours between charges.

Although they let you quickly tap them to activate, the greatest thing about them is that they also include hands-free voice activation that let you control your audio instantly, without removing your hands from your e-bike’s handlebars. You can use your voice to activate your favorite music, take a selfie with your phone, or share music with a friend.

And they’re perfect for active e-bike riding for fitness thanks to being sweat and water-resistant and reviewers say they’re super comfortable and have excellent sound quality (which you need when you’re riding against the wind.

Just make sure they don’t cancel out all noise and keep your music or entertainment volume low enough to hear emergency vehicles and traffic.

Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless Sport Earbuds

Headlight

If your electric bike didn’t come with a headlight, you probably shouldn’t be riding at night. You can probably find a headlight from the bike manufacturer. But, if you want something easy to clamp on with a cool Retro vintage look, then this battery-powered headlight will do the trick.

The GOODKSSOP Retro Bike Headlight is a battery-operated LED light with a cool vintage style. Just add 3 AAA batteries, lock it onto your e-bike, and you’re good to go. No fussing with wiring it into your e-bike’s electrical system. It has a special lens for optimal brightness and can even be used as a flashlight when needed.

Essential Riding Gear

Taking a leisurely stroll around the park on a regular bike just isn’t the same experience on an electric bicycle. With your e-bike motor assisting you, you can go as fast and as far as you want (well, sort of). And, since you’ll be riding your e-bike faster and going longer distances, there are a few things you need to stay comfortable.

Although they are recommended gear, you can still choose some really awesome designs. Check them out.

Neck Gaitor

If you’ve never heard of a neck gaiter, it’s probably because you’ve never ridden against the icy wind at 20mph on your electric bike. Here’s the perfect selection of neck gaiters and what you need to know about them.

These amazing neck gaiters on Amazon are made from a soft, breathable microfiber that stretches to comfortably fit your face. Without any irritating sewn-in edges, you can smoothly pull it up from around your neck and over your nose and mouth to protect you from cold or dry wind or harmful sun rays.

Or you can use them in other ways including as a head wrap, face mask, beanie, headband, and more. These are good for men and women, providing many designs to choose from (see just one example in the image below). Plus, you get 6 pieces in any design you choose.

Neck Gaiter Face Mask in space designsdesigns
Venswell Neck Gaiter Face Mask for Men and Women (on Amazon)

Waterbottle

Having a water bottle with you when you ride is a no-brainer, but it can liven up your ride when you have multiple bright colors to choose from. The ZORRI Sports Water Bottle comes in 4 different sizes and 9 cool colors. But it’s more than just pretty to look at. It has a filter, one-click pop-top, and a secure lockable lid that prevents leaks.

Best of all, it’s BPA-Free and doesn’t leave a plastic taste in your mouth.

Coffee Cup Holder

You don’t have to choose a morning bike ride over your essential cup of coffee. Take your coffee with you in the MIZATTO Bike Cup Holder (2 pack from Amazon).

Keep your 12oz to 32oz coffee mug warm with a layer of PEVA thermal insulation. Or keep your water bottle or other beverage cool. With easy velcro strap installation on your e-bike’s handlebars, it’ll hold your mug tightly thanks to the drawstring straps at the top.

Bicycle Wine Rack

The Oopsmark Bicycle Wine Rack on Amazon is a one-of-a-kind idea. Just strap it on to your e-bike frame and take it to the park or a friend’s house.

Handmade from leather, it uses antique-looking brass fasteners and holds bottles of 2.5″ – 3.25″ (6.4cm – 8.3cm) in diameter. The downside is that it only attaches to frames up to 1.5″ thick, which might be a problem for many heavier e-bike frames.

If this is a problem for your bike, you might rather use a basket on your rear rack to tote your wine and other beverages. Okay, so this wine holder is really more of a cool idea than an essential one, depending on who you ask. And you’ll still need to figure out how to carry the wine glasses.

Stylish Riding Glasses

You don’t have to be a pro cyclist to want to look cool and protect your eyes from UV light and wind with wrap-designed glasses.

These Tifosi Optics Unisex Davos bike riding glasses on Amazon come with 3 interchangeable lenses: two colored composite lenses and one non-polarized. So, you can ride day and night. Plus, choose from other colors and options.

E-Bike Bling

Whether or not you’re a serious rider, when you want to have a little fun and get noticed, you can bling up your e-bike with these colorful and unique electric bike accessories. You might also want to hint to your friends and family that they make perfect gifts for electric bike owners.

Best Bike Bells

You might not have thought about using a boring bike bell to add bling to your e-bike. But, these bike bell styles from Nutcase are certainly not boring.

The Nutcase bike bells offer a classic bicycle bell look but a choice of almost three dozen designs. From goofy faces to animals, fruits, and ones you just have to see for yourself, you’re sure to find one(or several) just right for your electric bike. The design below has a matching helmet (seen previously in this article).

Portable Air Compressor with Powerbank

Check out the CYCPLUS electric tire inflator that’s small enough to take with you everywhere! Easily put it in your gear bag or pannier or put it in a tall pocket.

This mini pump has a big output of 150PSI, allowing you to fill electric bike fat tires in an emergency or anytime.

hand holding air compressor and charging phone
Charge your mobile phone and keep your tires filled all-in-one!

Handlebar Grips

Even handlebars can use some bling. Check out these colorful handlebar grips from Rad Power Bikes. So, not only are they made of rubber to help you hold your grip, but they’re also ergonomically designed to make riding your e-bike comfortable for long distances.

HINT: The green grips even match the gnome fenders mentioned above.

Rad Power Bikes Colored Handlebar Grips in Green and black
Rad Power Bikes Colored Handlebar Grips: See the other color options on their website!

Wheel lights

Add some front and rear wheel lights to your electric bike and you’ll get noticed! Amazon has a huge selection of cool wheel lights and spoke lights. Pick from one color, multi-color, and spoke designs, many for under $20!

Green Wheel lights
Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights on Amazon

Cargo and Storage Essentials

No matter whether you want a cute basket or modern crate on your e-bike rack, the options are endless. But here are two of the best storage accessories to meet either specification:

E-Bike Baskets

How often do you see a bike basket on an e-bike’s rear rack? This adorable rattan basket was specially designed to fit a rear bike rack and look cool doing so. The Nantucket Tuckernuck rear storage basket is perfect for picking up groceries or holding riding gear.

Rattan Bike Basket
Rear Rack Bike Basket from Aventon Bikes

Handlebar Bike Bags

If you need a small and stylish bag to ride on quick trips, the Po Campo Kinga Handlebar Bag is perfect. It comes in two solid colors, a bright blue and black, and a fun, tropical pattern. Plus, it has lots of small pockets and zippered sections, so it can easily fit your phone, keys, earbuds, and more.

You’ll find multiple ways to attach it to your electric bike while it doubles as a small purse when it’s not on your bike. Further, it’s waterproof and reflective!

Brightly colored tropical print on small bike bag
Po Campo Kinga Handlebar Bag REI

Pannier Bag

Need a lot of rear storage for your e-bike? The TOURBON Double Cycling Bike Bicycle Pannier Bag on Amazon not only looks cool but provides ample space for groceries, travel gear, tools, food, books, and more. Further, because it’s made of water-resistant canvas, it rolls up easily when not in use and converts to an over-the-shoulder bag when you get off your electric bike. Take a look:

Summary

Electric bikes are great for getting around town, but they can be even more fun with a few cool accessories that make riding more comfortable and enjoyable. These aren’t your standard bike necessities but rather ones that will enhance the time spent riding… and perhaps get you a little attention as well.

Are Juiced Bikes Any Good? (Brand Review)

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Juiced Bikes Scorpion X Moped style e-bike
Juiced Bikes Scorpion X moped-style e-bike

Juiced Bikes have been around for many years and are a reliable, well-known California-based e-bike brand. If you’re in the market for an e-bike, you’ve likely come across Juiced Bikes and wondered if they’re worth the investment.

Juiced Bikes are good because they offer affordable, high-quality electric bikes with long-lasting 52-volt batteries. They also have an average charge of 50 miles (80 km). You can choose between moped-style, fat tire, commuter, and adventure electric bikes. Each style offers speeds up to 30 MPH (48 kph).

In this article, I’ll give you a detailed brand review of Juiced Bikes, including their pros and cons, some general details about the e-bikes, and more. I’ll also address some commonly asked questions about the brand, its bikes, and what you should know before buying one.

Juiced Bikes Ripcurrent S Step-Through
The Juiced RipCurrent S is offered in a step-through model!

Pros and Cons of Juiced Bikes

Juiced Bikes are generally quite good and have few downsides. They’re known for their mechanical innovation, power delivery (with speeds up to 28 mph), reasonable prices, high-quality components, and mid-tier features, making them great for e-bike enthusiasts of all levels.

While their cons are relatively minor, it’s always good to know the ups and downs of an electric bike before investing in one.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the pros and cons:

Pros (Reasons to Buy)

  • Its e-bikes come with larger batteries than other brands in the same price range. Most comparable e-bikes offer 36V or 48V batteries, but Juiced comes with a 52V battery. The large batteries make them more powerful and long-lasting.
  • Juiced Bikes claims their e-bikes can go up to 100 miles (161 km) per battery charge. Most Juiced Bikes manage 50 miles (80 km) per charge, but that’s still far more than most competing brands. The mileage can change based on pedaling speed, pack weight, terrain, and more.
  • Juiced support offers excellent customer service from experienced cyclists. You can contact them via a phone number, email address, or a customer service ticket on their website. Juiced Bikes headquarters are in San Diego, California.
  • Each fat tire e-bike comes with puncture-resistant tires. These durable tires are designed to handle ever-changing terrain, including dirt, mud, rocks, asphalt, and more. The company offers multiple warranty options for mechanical and electrical parts as well.
  • Juiced Bikes come with many customization options. They can be modified according to each rider’s needs, so you can use many e-bike accessories to enhance your Juiced Bike.
  • The Juiced brand offers both a cadence and a torque sensor on their e-bikes. This allows pedal assist to feel effortless and offers you a smooth ride.
  • Advanced Display. You can improve your riding performance and overall experience with the extensive functionality of their advanced LCD display.
  • Juiced Bikes uses Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and a suspension fork. These improve comfort and help you stop smoothly and safely, also saving wear and tear on your tires.
  • These electric bikes come with additional perks. These include a rear rack and fenders, a USB charging port, a bright headlight, and an integrated brake light with turn signals.
Juiced Bikes Hyperscorpion in silver
The Hyperscorpion uses both a cadence and a torque sensor!

Cons (Reasons Not to Buy)

  • The battery weighs more than expected, which could negatively affect the stability and maneuverability of the electric bike. Not only do the batteries weigh up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) in some models, but they’re also quite bulky and awkward to handle.
  • Some models are super heavy. The Scorpion models weigh around 100 lbs, while the dual-battery HyperScrambler is 119 lbs.

Keep in mind that the user experience changes based on the model. For example, the moped-style Juiced Bike can’t navigate difficult terrain as easily as their adventure model, the HyperScrambler.

man and woman on Juiced Bikes RipRacer
The RipRacer

Different models might have more specific advantages and disadvantages, so it’s always better to research your preferred model.

What Types of E-Bikes Do Juiced Bikes Have?

Juiced Bikes carries a wide variety of electric bike styles. They manufacture powerful commuter, fat tire, moped-style, and cargo e-bikes at low to mid-range prices. Each model has a top speed of 28 mph or more, some offer off-road capabilities, and others have step-through frames.

Here’s a list of each primary electric bike model:

Juiced Bike ModelOff-RoadFat TiresOffers Step-ThroughRiding Range
HyperScorpionYesYesYes70+ miles
HyperScramblerYesYesNo100+ miles
RipRacerYesYesLow-step55+ miles
CrossCurrentNoNoYes65+ miles
RipCurrentYesYesYes45+ to 70+ miles

How Long Do Juiced Bikes Last?

Juiced Bikes last between 33 to 100 miles (53 to 161 km) per charge. Their batteries last between three to five years, but the whole e-bike is covered by a one-year warranty. The Bafang motor can work for up to ten years, which is the average time it’s supposed to last.

The shelf-life of an e-bike depends on multiple factors. Anything from weather to rough terrain could affect the electric bike’s life.

Here are five factors that affect how long a Juiced Bike lasts:

  • Rain can damage any e-bike, including a Juiced Bike. While you can ride electric bikes in the rain, you shouldn’t store them outside when exposed to the elements.
  • The battery life depends on how fast you pedal and ride. Slower speeds require less power, so each charge will let you go further. The company explained that a Class 3 Juiced Bike at race track speeds (maxing the speed at 28 mph) could last as little as 33 miles (53 km).
  • The terrain impacts how long the tires, battery, and Bafang motor will work. For example, cruising on flat pavement is less damaging than riding over roots, rocks, and mud. Smooth, flat terrain will bring you closer to the 70-100 mile (113-160 km) limit.
  • The ambient temperature changes how long a Juiced Bike’s battery lasts. The brand claims its batteries work more efficiently in warm weather, around 80°F (27°C). Colder temperatures will deplete its batteries faster.
  • Constant strain from wind, elevation changes, and rider weight can affect the electric bike’s longevity. Riding against the wind or uphill with a heavy pack can limit the e-bike’s potential. Juiced ebikes claim their mileage estimates assume the rider is on a semi-smooth surface with slight increases in elevation (and using a low to mid-range pedal assist level).
Red Juiced Bikes Hyperscrambler 2 Dual Battery E-Bike
Juiced Bikes Hyperscrambler 2 Dual Battery E-Bike

What Motors Do Juiced Bikes Use?

Juiced Bikes use 750-watt and 1,000-watt motors, making them some of the most powerful within their price range. They also offer high-end motors that go up to 1,800 peak watts, though that’s not the standard option. The 750-watt motor peaks at an impressive 1,300 watts.

One of the main reasons Juiced has bigger rear hub motors is that they need to pull a lot of power from the 52V battery to get up to 28 mph. Pairing a low-end hub motor with a large battery just wastes the potential of both. Thankfully, the company pairs both components without increasing the price by much, keeping their electric bikes in the affordable range.

Juiced Bikes Website
This e-bike brand offers adventure!

What To Know Before Getting a Juiced Bike

Before getting a Juiced Bike, you should know the following details:

  • They use hydraulic disc brakes. These braking systems are more efficient than traditional mechanical disc brakes. They require less pressure, so you can stop sooner without wearing down your tires. Plus, hydraulic brakes lead to a smoother stop.
  • Juiced Bikes was founded by Tora Harris, a former Olympian and Princeton University graduate, in California in 2009. If you’re looking for a company that knows about e-bikes and can offer expert advice, Juiced should be at the top of your list.
  • They’re also designed with modifications in mind. You can attach smartphones, additional headlights, panniers, and other accessories to your e-bike. Furthermore, the company offers battery upgrades, making the stock battery interchangeable, and tire upgrades without voiding the warranty.
  • Each Juiced Bike includes a one-year mechanical warranty, a one-year electrical warranty, and a 14-day money-back guarantee. These warranties are limited manufacturer agreements that ensure you won’t have to pay for any defects.
  • Juiced Bikes use beginner-friendly features with expert-level results. For example, the simple three-button LCD display lets you check the battery life, speed, and more. The screens also have adjustable brightness settings, letting you view them while cycling at night.

All of their bikes can be customized with upgrades for new batteries, controllers, headlights, tires, and high-speed charging ports. The customization options allow you to modify your e-bike according to your own needs without spending much on expensive upgrades.

You also no longer have to purchase separate warranties, as they come with each purchase.

Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent X Commuter E-Bike
The CrossCurrent Commuter

Final Thoughts

Whether you prefer their long battery life, their speed limits of 28 mph, or their unique designs, Juiced Bikes are an excellent choice for beginners and experts alike. The weight issues might be a slight drawback, but they’re overshadowed by their electric bikes’ overall performance, 5 pedal assist levels, and capacity for customization.

Thousand Helmet vs. Bern Bike Helmets (Comparison Guide)

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Thousand Helmet vs Bern Bike Helmets

Helmets are essential pieces of safety equipment when riding an electric bike as they protect your head from severe injuries in case of an accident. Thousand and Bern are among the leading bike helmets due to their outstanding features. If you’re considering investing in an e-bike helmet, you should know how Thousand Helmet compares with Bern bike helmets.

If you want a lightweight helmet with excellent ventilation, go with the Thousand option. Otherwise, opt for the Bern helmet if you want a helmet with the most coverage. While the Thousand helmet has seven air vents to keep your head cool, Bern provides the most head coverage for safety.

In the rest of this article, I’ll examine why Thousand and Bern helmets are among the best on the market. By comparing their features, including similarities, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about the best helmet for your needs. Keep reading to learn more about these great helmet brands.

Basic Similarities

Before jumping into the specifics of each helmet, let’s examine what they have in common. This way, you’ll know what you get by buying any of them.

Both Thousand helmets and Bern helmets come in a range of colors, so you can choose the one you like. You may also decide to match the helmet color with your bike or riding outfit.

And both helmets have straps that make them secure while riding. The straps are stiff, making them durable and comfortable.

They also have certifications, such as CPSC and ASTM, ensuring they meet safety standards. Such certifications are an assurance that any helmet you buy meets minimum safety standards to better keep your head secure while riding on your e-bike.

Finally, both Bern and Thousand helmets feature a Multi-Directional Impact Protection (MIPS) liner in their helmet options. MIPS technology reduces rotational force and increases protection from angled impacts. These types of impacts are why head injuries are the most common cause of fatalities among bicycle riders.

Navy blue Thousand Helmets Chapter MIPS Helmet
Thousand Helmets Chapter MIPS Helmet

Thousand Helmet vs Bern Bike Helmets: Differences

Although these two helmet brands have similarities, they also have differences that make them unique in their own way. You should consider these aspects when choosing between Thousand and Bern helmets.

The table below shows the main differences between Bern and Thousand helmets:

Thousand HelmetBern Helmet (find on Amazon)
Has seven air vents and three cooling channelsHas 11 air vents
Has a visorNot all models have visors included
Uses a magnetic latch systemUses a clunky strap
Has a pop lock for easy locking on the bikeNo pop lock feature
Weight ranges from 360 to 410 grams (0.79 to 0.9 pounds)Weight ranges from 350 to 510 grams (0.77 to 1.12 pounds)
Black Bern Macon 2.0 Bike Helmet
Bern Macon 2.0 Bike Helmet

Table 1: Differences between Thousand and Bern helmets

Now that you know what the Bern and Thousand helmets have in common and the differences, let’s look at each unique helmet separately and see what it has to offer in terms of:

  • Ventilation
  • Coverage
  • Fit and finish
  • Comfort

Thousand Helmet

Black Thousand Helmets Models
Thousand Helmets have three model to choose from!

Thousand helmets are designed to save 1,000 lives, hence the name. However, meeting this goal meant the company had to incorporate various high-quality safety features in the helmet. 

Below is some more information about this helmet brand’s safety features:

Ventilation

Ventilation is a crucial consideration when choosing a helmet for an electric bike. Riding is a form of exercise, and your head can quickly feel hot under your helmet. As a result, covering your head with a helmet that doesn’t permit air circulation traps more moisture, making the ride uncomfortable.

A Thousand helmet really comes out on top when it comes to ventilation. It has seven large air vents at the top and rear sides and three cooling channels. These air vents and cooling channels keep your head feeling comfortable during intense rides, even during hot weather.

The air vents at the top have a unique design that enhances the helmet’s overall look. They also have mesh covers to keep insects and other small particles from entering.

The rear air vents facilitate the expulsion of moisture from the head. This helps your head to feel cool throughout your ride.

Thousand Helmets ventilation is on the top and rear of the helmet.
Thousand Helmets ventilation is on the top and rear of the helmet.

Coverage

Although the Thousand helmet offers good coverage for your head and ears, it falls short of protecting the back of your neck. The coverage is not as extensive as that of the Bern helmet, which is better for winter rides.

You should, therefore, think twice about a Thousand helmet if you want something that covers your entire head.

Fit and Finish

The Thousand helmet has a sleek design with a smooth finish that adds to its aesthetic appeal. It fits nicely on the head without feeling too tight or loose.

The helmet has adjustable vegan leather straps, allowing you to customize the fit according to your preference. Vegan straps are an added advantage and a lovely touch since they are soft and eco-friendly.

What’s more, the thicker padding in the envelope ensures a snug fit and added safety while riding. Helmets come in Small, Medium, and Large to help you get the right fit.

Comfort

The Thousand helmet provides exceptional comfort thanks to its thick padding in the envelope and adjustable straps. Plus, the air vents also contribute to keeping your head cool during long electric bike rides, preventing discomfort caused by excessive heat and moisture buildup.

A helmet’s comfort should take into account elements like sun and rain.

Thousand helmets have a narrow visor that shades the eyes from sun and rain, and they are interchangeable, allowing you to change color and style according to your preference.

Bern Helmet

Bern helmets (Amazon) are made for outdoor sports like e-biking, cycling, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Thus, they offer excellent protection and safety for extreme weather conditions and sports.

Interestingly, they offer each helmet with or without MIPS. You’ll pay around $20 more for a MIPS helmet, which is totally worth it.

Let’s take a look at these sought-after helmets in more detail: 

 Several of the Bern Bike Helmet Styles in different colors
Bern Bike Helmets offer multiple styles to choose from!

Ventilation

Bern helmets have almost the same air vents as their Thousand counterparts. Although a Bern helmet has 11 air vents, they are smaller, making its ventilation capacity slightly lower than the Thousand helmet.

However, it still offers good ventilation for keeping your head cool during long e-bike rides.

The air vents in the Bern helmet are strategically positioned as follows:

  • Six on the top of the helmet: These air vents help dump heat from the top of the head. As the air flows above the head, it cools down the head and helps keep it comfortable during intense rides.
  • Five vents at the helmet’s rear part: These vents assist in the expulsion of moisture from the head, keeping it cool and dry during the ride.
Blue Bern Watts 2.0 Bike Helmet with Ventilation
Bern Watts 2.0 Bike Helmet with large ventilation shafts.

Coverage

Bern helmets have the edge over their Thousand counterparts when it comes to coverage. These helmets cover the entire head, including the back of the neck. This makes them a suitable option for cold-weather rides and other extreme sports that require extensive coverage for added safety and protection.

The helmet’s coverage is enhanced by its dome shape and extended rear profile. The rear profile is also lined with faux fur, making it warm and comfortable for winter rides.

Fit and Finish

Bern helmets are designed to fit correctly for comfortable rides. The large adult size option has a versatile size range from 59 to 62cm (23.23 to 24.41 inches). The range ensures that the helmet has a bit of leeway for different head sizes.

The helmet has a BOA closure system at the back that facilitates micro-adjustments. This is crucial if you want a close-fitting helmet.

Finally, Bern helmets have a stylish matte finish that makes them aesthetically appealing.

Red Bern Bike Helmet with visor
Bern Bike Helmet with visor

Comfort

Bern doesn’t disappoint when it comes to comfort. The helmet has detachable ear pads to protect from excessive wind noise.

Moreover, the helmet has brims that protect your face and eyes from extreme light, especially when riding without goggles (check Amazon).

The only downside is that some Bern helmets lack visors. Fortunately, you can buy them separately.

Final Thoughts

Both the Thousand helmets and Bern helmets are excellent helmet brands on the market whether you ride an electric bike or a regular bike. As the Thousand brand takes the lead in ventilation and fit, its Bern counterpart has the edge in coverage and comfort. However, both brands have MIPS liners and certifications that signify high safety.

Rad Power Bikes Brand: 13 Reasons to Buy Its E-Bikes (Models Compared)

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White folding Rad Power Bike with hills in the background

As a Rad Power Bikes owner, I know firsthand how much fun my RadMini is to ride. But this isn’t the only reason one of this brand’s electric bikes might be perfect for you (and honestly, there is one reason why you may not want to buy one of their e-bikes… I’ll tell you about this as well).

Overall, Rad Power Bikes is one of the top electric bike brands, as you’ll find out in this article.

Here’s a list of the 13 reasons to buy an electric bike from the Rad Power Bikes brand:

  1. Largest e-bike brand in the USA
  2. Wide selection of models (see Comparison chart)
  3. Exclusively sells electric bikes
  4. Sells direct to consumer
  5. Affordable prices
  6. High-quality e-bikes
  7. Reliable components
  8. Powerful batteries and motors
  9. Value-added features 
  10. Excellent customer ratings
  11. Great support
  12. Award-winning
  13. Accessories to fit Rad Bikes

As this list shows, Rad Power Bikes offers high-quality and great value for your money… but you’ll find out even more to help you make your electric bike buying decision.

In fact, there are reasons each Rad e-bike model is special that you won’t know about just by viewing this list.

Continue reading and you’ll discover which Rad Power Bikes e-bike is best for you in an easy-to-read side-by-side comparison chart of all of their e-bikes.

Plus, get your questions answered about this brand of electric bicycles!

1. Rad Power Bikes is the Largest E-Bike Brand in the USA

When I bought my Rad bike, I can’t deny that one of the top reasons I chose it was because Rad Power Bikes had some of the most complete and trustworthy information online as compared to the majority of brands out there.

This is evidence of the fact that they are the largest e-bike manufacturer in the United States. Rad Power Bikes has been selling e-bikes since 2015, but the brand has really been around since 2007 when founder Mike Radenbaugh built his first electric bike to ride to high school. Subsequently, he worked for years converting regular bicycles into e-bikes for individual customers.

But in 2015, he and his former college roomie, Ty Collins, decided it was time to offer this new brand of pedal assist e-bikes to everyone. Thus their flagship model, the RadRover fat tire e-bike, was born!

All black RadRover Electric Bike
RadRover 6 Plus Fat Tire Electric Bike

2. Rad Power Bikes Offers a Wide Selection (Compare E-Bike Models)

When you buy a Rad Power Bikes brand e-bike you’ll get to choose from almost a dozen models with varying features that will make one of the best e-bikes for you. And you can buy one directly from Rad Power Bikes’ official website.

Black RadExpand from Rad Power Bikes
The NEW 2022 RadExpand!

Check out this model chart and you’ll find step-thru and foldable frames, fat tires, cargo features, on-road and off-road capabilities, a variety of wheel sizes, and unique features.

Rad Power Bikes ModelsType of E-BikeMotorE-Bike WeightOff-Road
Capable
Special FeaturesApprox Cost (subject to change)
Rad Rover PlusFat Tire750W73.4 lbYes4.0” tires$1999
Rad Rover Plus Step-ThruFat Tire/Step-Thru750W72.5 lbYes4.0” tires$1999
RadRunner PlusUtility750W74.3Hard-packedIntegrated Rear Rack$1899
RadRunner 2Utility750W65 lbHard-packedIntegrated Rear Rack$1499
RadCity 5 PlusCity750W65 lbNoIntegrated Rear Rack$1999
RadCity 5 Plus Step-ThruCity/Step-Thru750W64 lbNoIntegrated Rear Rack$1999
RadCity 4 High-StepCity750W Direct Drive64 lbNoIntegrated Rear Rack; Regenerative Braking$1599
RadWagonCargo750W76.7 lbHard-packedIntegrated Rear Rack/Carries 2 kids or 2 child seats$1999
RadMissionSingle-speed/City500W48 lbNo30% lighter than other models; least expensive e-bike$999
RadExpand
Step-Thru
Fat Tire, Hybrid/Folding750W62.5 lbYesIntegrated Rear Rack; 5 lbs lighter; New in 2022$1599
Foldable e-bike fits in back of car
This is how the RadExpand folds and fits into the back of our car!

3. Rad Power Bikes Exclusively Sells Electric Bikes

Rad Power Bikes is a Seattle-based electric bike manufacturer that sells electric bikes exclusively, which further lends itself credibility and adds to its large market share. After all, the very first ones were built by just one person whose level of expertise has naturally grown over the years. 

And because they sell only electric bikes, you can be sure Rad Power Bikes is focused on making them perfect for the e-bike consumer, not just your traditional cyclist. So they’re made for fun, utility, and recreation, as opposed to road racing bravado.

4. Sells Direct to Consumer

Here’s a secret… because Rad Power Bikes sells directly to consumers, there aren’t any middlemen or retailers to slow down the purchase or make changes to what you’re getting. When you buy an e-bike, you’ll get it shipped directly to your door from the bike warehouse.

Plus, selling directly to you saves you money… there’s no retail shop to mark up the price!

Rad Power Bikes Shipping Box
Rad Power Bikes ships to you directly in a huge box like the one mine came in!

5. Rad Power Bikes’ E-Bikes Are Affordable

This brings us to the fact that Rad Power Bikes are affordable for a much larger population than some of the other e-bike brands. Not only can you choose the type of e-bike that’ll work best for you, but you don’t have to worry that the one you pick is thousands of dollars more than another model.

In fact, the Rad Power Bikes lineup of e-bikes is priced between approximately $1000 and $2000! Many other pedal assist e-bike brands and shops have bikes varying in cost from $800-$13,000, which makes them very hard to compare. 

This variation leaves you wondering if you’re getting a poor-quality bike if you buy a less expensive one… or if you need to spend more money to get a great e-bike.

You can Buy a RadMission e-bike for around $1000
RadMission E-Bike… the lightest and least expensive of Rad Power Bikes Models

6. Rad Power Bikes Offers High-Quality E-Bikes

Because Rad Power Bikes electric bikes all fall within the same general price range, you can expect the same quality among the choices. Thankfully, with an average price of around $1500, you’re getting a high-quality e-bike that will last for several years.

You’ll know you’ve gotten a high-quality e-bike the first time you sit on it… the frame feels solid, the tires provide good balance (and have puncture-resistant tubes), and none of the parts squeak. I noticed this immediately after putting the RadMini Folding Step-Thru together myself (with no bike-building experience mind you).

In fact, if you put your e-bike together yourself like I did (it comes about two-thirds assembled if you don’t opt to have it built for you), you’ll notice that all of the parts and materials are strong and that the electric bike is well-packed and protected.

Woman riding step-thru e-bike model
My Radmini Step-Through, now updated to the RadExpand E-Bike is easy to get on and off of

7. Uses Reliable Parts and Electric Components

There’s another reason Rad Power Bikes have excellent quality at an affordable price… they use quality brand-name components like Shimano (gears), Kenda (tires), Tektro (mechanical disc brakes), and Samsung (batteries).

The use of high-quality parts is what puts them in the $1000 and up price range. If they didn’t do this, their e-bikes would either need to be sold more cheaply or they’d be charging too much for poor quality.

Although you’re not getting the premium parts you would if you spent a few thousand dollars more on an e-bike, you’re getting reliability and assurance of overall good quality from Rad Power Bikes.

Shimano Gears on RadMini E-Bike
Rad uses Shimano Gears & Tektro Brakes!

8. Every Bike Comes with a Powerful Motor and Battery

No matter what e-bike model you buy, you’ll get an electric pedal assist, a powerful rear hub motor or direct drive motor, and a high-capacity battery! With only one model having less than a 750W motor (the single-speed RadMission has a 500W rear hub motor), you don’t have to second-guess if the bike you choose is powerful enough. So there’ll be no regrets!

If you shop outside the Rad Power Bikes brand, you’ll discover a huge variety of motor wattage in different models, many of which are only 250W-500W. And frankly, if you’re going to go electric, you want to make sure you end up with the power you’re expecting.

As for a battery, you’re getting one with enough capacity to give you a range of 20-45 miles (battery range depends on how you ride and recharge). Thus, it’s unlikely you’ll wish you had more, especially if you’re a recreational rider.

9. Valuable Features Added

The price of a fast Rad Power Bike is again exceptional considering that they add cool (and necessary) features to each model, sometimes depending on their main purpose.

In addition to pedal assist, their electric bicycles have a throttle, extra-wide tires (or fat tires on the RadRover), and an LCD controller display, as well as mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes. Additionally, some models have seating for a second rider (RadRunner Plus) or cargo racks included (RadWagon).

Dark green cargo e-bike from Rad Power Bikes
Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Cargo E-Bike with Integrated Rear Rack

10. Excellent Customer Ratings

Take a look at the brand’s customer reviews and you’ll quickly see that Rad Power Bikes models and equipment have customer reviews of almost 5 stars… out of nearly 30,000 reviews! And some individual models have thousands of reviews! Naturally, the bikes with fewer reviews tend to be newer models.

You can read them for hours! They’re in order of date, which helps you see what the current trends are instead of reading old reviews on outdated equipment and e-bikes.

For example, all of their city/commuter bikes have a 4.6-star rating (out of 5.0).

RadCity 5 Plus Reviews with picture of the e-bike
Overall, RadCity 5 Plus customers give it 4.7 stars out of 5 stars!

11. Rad Power Bikes Provides Exceptional Support

Truly, the Rad Power Bikes support is exceptional. Not only did customers have good things to say about the help they received, but you can find the answer to just about any question in their Help Center.

The Help Center easily gives you information on topics including:

  • Before you buy
  • E-bike basics
  • Owners manual and tools
  • Troubleshooting
Rad Power Bikes Support Links
Rad Power Bikes offers multiple levels of support!

But you can also search for your topic as well. Before you start, use the pull-down tab to select your region so that you get the most direct advice: North America or Europe. 

Here’s an example of my search for the correct tire pressure: I simply put “tires” in the search field and in one step found a listing (“Tire Performance”) that answered my question about the best inflation (PSI) for my Rad bike tires (20-30 PSI is recommended, in case you have the same question).

And if you still can’t find an answer, just click on “Contact Us” and submit a question. Or you can call them directly or use their chat feature at the bottom of the screen (a little orange button that says “help”).

12. Rad Power Bikes is Award-Winning

Receiving awards hasn’t been hard for this top brand. They’ve received numerous awards on various pedal assist models from Electric Bike Review and the notable Core 77 Design Awards. Further, Rad Power Bikes was named one of 2021’s “Most Innovative Companies” in a review by Fast Company and one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine.

13. Accessories to Fit Rad Bikes

selection of Rad Accessories
Rad Power Bikes offers high-quality accessories to fit each of their e-bikes!

From baskets, bags, and fenders to security features and cool electric bike upgrades, you can accessorize as desired, all the while protecting and enhancing your ride.

Plus, they always have a selection of optional equipment at a special discount.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rad Power Bikes

Are Rad Power Bikes Any Good?

I certainly think this article has answered this question in general. Rad Power e-bikes are better than good… they’re great! Just read the customer reviews and try out an e-bike for 14 days without fully committing.

You get amazing value for the price and they use well-known brand components to build their electric bicycles, which is pretty impressive considering the cost is on the lower end of the price range.

Additionally, you know a brand is good when they continuously upgrade its models. For example, in the 6 years, they’ve been selling direct to customers, they have produced 6 versions of their RadRover flagship model. That’s an upgrade once every year.

What Are the Disadvantages of Rad Power Bikes Brand E-Bikes?

Generally speaking, there’s only one disadvantage… they’re heavy! With the exception of one model, the RadMission (which weighs 48 lbs), every one of their e-bikes weighs between 64 lbs and 77 lbs (see each model’s weight in the comparison chart above).

Orange RadWagon Cargo E-Bike
The RadWagon 4 Cargo Bike weighs almost 77 lbs… but it also carries a load up to 350 lbs!

So, if you’re a smaller person or not physically capable of lifting 64+ pounds, then you need to plan on either not lifting it at all (fine if you ride everywhere from home) or having a partner on hand to help you.

Of course, this weight issue isn’t exclusive to the Rad Power Bikes brand. Electric bikes are generally 20-40 lbs heavier than traditional bicycles. And many e-bike brands struggle with making their bikes lighter while maintaining quality and a reasonable price.

How Fast Do Rad Power E-Bikes Go?

Every electric bike in the Class 2 Rad Power line-up can go up to 20 mph with pedal assist. The geared hub motor cuts off after you reach that speed. But you can end up riding well over 20 mph downhill because of the rolling force (or if you use your own pedal pumping energy). 

And since each e-bike comes with a throttle, you can actually get a burst of additional speed whenever you need it. This comes in super handy when starting off on an incline or at a stoplight with other traffic.

If you’re like my husband, you can easily go 27-28 mph downhill. But, I prefer to not exceed 22-24 mph when riding down a steep hill.

Rad City Electric Commuter Bike
RadCity Electric Commuter Bike with Direct Drive Motor

How Long Do Rad Power Bikes Last?

When well taken care of, the actual frame of the e-bike should last for many years, much longer than the battery which will generally last up to 5 years.

Since most Rad models use a 48V, 14 Ah lithium-ion battery and have a 30 Amp continuous BMS (Battery Management System), you can expect to get up to 800 full charges. 

Of course, most riders won’t ride until the battery is completely depleted. So, realistically, you could get over 1600 bike trips if you typically recharge it from half full. This means that the battery may last close to 15 years if you ride it twice a week, only discharging the battery to half full each time.

Which Rad E-Bike is the Best?

The best Rad Power e-bike is the one that is best for you. Here are the things you should consider when choosing the best one:

  • Will you be commuting, riding with kids, or seeking exercise and/or recreation?
  • Do you want to ride on paved roads or off-road?
  • Do you need an e-bike that folds for storage or travel?
  • Are you a tall rider or short?
  • Do you prefer a step-thru frame, which makes it easier to get on and off, as well as gentler on the joints and muscles?
  • Do you intend to carry groceries, supplies, or pets with you?

Take Rad’s e-bike fit quiz and you’ll quickly narrow down the electric bicycles you should look at!

Do Rad Power Bikes Come Assembled?

This is a favorite question as you probably don’t have any experience building bikes and want to know this before you buy one. You might read somewhere that it should take you about an hour, but plan on some extra time if you’re new at this. Just taking the e-bike out of the box and unwrapping it requires a good deal of time.

Fortunately, the company shows you the level of difficulty for assembly on each electric bike they sell. Most of them fall somewhere in the middle between “Anyone can do it” and “Leave it to the pros”, with a few models being harder or easier than the others.

But, what’s great is that they give you the tools you need and have assembly videos and manual instructions for each e-bike. So, you might want to take a look at these before you decide whether to put it together yourself or have a professional do it.

This should give you an idea as to the difficulty, however…

My husband and I put together both our RadMini (now upgraded to the RadExpand) and RadMini Step-Thru, both of which fall almost exactly in the middle of the difficulty level. We had never put together a bike and worked at home on the computer, thus having few actual tool skills.

A hybrid model electric bike
Marc’s RadMini/RadExpand Rear Hub Motor E-Bike

The first bike took us a few hours to assemble and we had to regularly pause the assembly video to figure out what to do next and how to do it. The second e-bike took around 2 hours. A professional would probably have had it done in 30-45 minutes!

However, we saved $200-$250 per e-bike by building it ourselves and gained a better understanding of the technical aspects of our Rad Power e-bikes along the way.

So, you decide!

Conclusion

There are probably hundreds of reasons to buy a Rad Power Bikes brand e-bike vs another, as it’s truly a personalized experience. But I hope these 13 reasons why you should buy from this brand will help guide your e-bike buying decision.

Check out other popular brands of e-bikes in this list.

Best Mini Electric Bike for Adults (& Alternatives)

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Man riding mini e-bike

E-bikes allow you to enjoy greater speeds and better navigate uneven terrain than your regular pedal bike. However, you might assume that mini e-bikes are only for teenagers and kids – but that’s not true! There are many affordable mini e-bikes for adults that are fun to ride and convenient.

The best mini electric bike for adults is the Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Electric Bike. It can achieve speeds of up to 15 mph (24 kph) on battery power alone. It’s compact, weighing only 37 lbs (17 kg), and has a carry handle for greater portability. 

In this article, I’ll explore the Swagtron and other mini electric bikes for adults (all available on Amazon.com) that are affordable, powerful, and have many features to make riding around the city a pleasure. 

Best Overall E-Bike, Winner: Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike 

Blue Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Mini E-Bike
Best Mini Electric Bike for Adults… the Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5

This mini electric bike comes fully assembled, so you can start riding it straight away. It’s aerodynamic and streamlined, giving you a top speed of 15.5 mph (24 kph) on one single battery charge. You can also purchase an extra battery to replace its current battery if you need to use it for a longer bike ride.

The Swagtron mini e-bike can be used as a pedal-only bike if you prefer, or you can use its pedal-to-go if you want a boost of power. Its 14-inch (35.5cm) tires are air-filled and provide a smooth ride even if you have to navigate bumpy roads during your daily commute.

Bottom Line: This e-bike gives you lots of power and comfort for a smooth ride wherever you go. Its 14-inch wheels are up to the task of helping you navigate a variety of terrain, which makes it versatile. 

Pros

  • Height-adjustable seat and handlebar: These allow you to customize the bike so that you feel more comfortable and in control. 
  • Foldable: You can fold up this mini e-bike in three easy steps, making it convenient when stored in the garage. 
  • Carry handle: It comes with a convenient carry handle so you can easily carry it with you. 

Cons

  • No front or rear lights provided: These are essential to purchase separately if you’re going to ride the bike in low-visibility conditions.

Product Features

ColorWhite, Blue, Black
Wheel size14 inches (35.5cm) 
Frame materialAluminum 
Weight 37 lbs (17 kg)
Included itemsCharger, Manual

Best Overall E-bike, Runner Up: Jetson Bolt Adult Folding Electric Ride

Black Jetson Bolt Up Adult Electric Ride On
Jetson Bolt Up Adult Electric Ride On

If you want an e-bike that allows you to ride around the city on a full charge and stay quiet, you’ll love this Jetson Bolt e-bike. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for increased ease of use and a 240-watt motor that is strong yet doesn’t make a lot of noise. Check out my full review of the Jetson Bolt.

This e-bike enables you to ride around the city up to a distance of 15 miles (24km ) on a single battery charge. It comes with a twist throttle and cruise control for increased comfort during your ride. 

Bottom Line: This Jetson Bolt mini e-bike has all the features to keep you safe and comfortable. The bike’s frame is lightweight, as it’s constructed out of aluminum alloy. Although light, it can tolerate up to 250 lbs (113kg) in weight. 

Pros

  • Collapsible handlebar: This makes it easy to store the bike under your desk at work. 
  • Backlight included: This increases visibility when riding in low-light conditions. 
  • Handlebar and seat adjustability: This enables you to find the right level of comfort. 

Cons 

  • Heavy: Since it weighs 42 pounds (19kg), this bike is heavier than the previous model. 
  • No extra components: This e-bike doesn’t come with extra items like other e-bikes on the market. 

Product Features

ColorBlack
Wheel size12 inches (30.4cm) or 14 inches (35.5cm) 
Frame materialAluminum 
Weight 42 lbs (19 kg)
Included itemsN/A 

Best for Smooth Rides: Sailnovo Electric Bike 

White Sailnovo Electric Bicycle Mini E-Bike
Sailnovo Electric Bicycle Mini E-Bike

This striking bike has a 36V rechargeable lithium-ion battery on board that provides up to 18.5mph (30 kph) of speed. It has many features to make riding around the city more convenient, such as non-slip handlebars.


It has anti-shock tires, so you don’t have to worry about traveling over uneven or bumpy surfaces. And it’s equipped with an LCD speed and battery indicator, so you always know how you’re riding and when to charge your bike.

One of the best features of this Sailnovo bike is that it provides lots of customization. You can add a basket to the front of the bike and a kettle holder (like this one on Amazon) to hold various items you need on all your adventures.

Bottom Line: This e-bike is designed with greater comfort in mind, thanks to its attention to detail. You can customize it to make it even more user-friendly and fun to ride.

Pros

  • Front lamp and tail lights: This electric bike has lights installed to keep you visible. 
  • Max slope of 15°: It can be used on roads with a maximum slope of 15°. 
  • Non-slip handlebars: This ensures a greater grip when weather conditions are poor.
  • Foldable: The bike is foldable to make it portable. 

Cons

  • Not fully assembled: You need to install the pedals and saddle. 
  • Uncomfortable seat: The seat is quite hard. 
  • Not suitable for rainy days: It’s not waterproof. 

Product Features

ColorWhite, Blue, Black, or Orange
Wheel size14 inches (35.5cm) 
Frame materialAluminum 
Weight 46.3 lbs (21kg)
Included itemsUser Manual, Charger, Tool

Best for Rainy Days: Ancheer Electric Bike

Young adult standing over ANCHEER 500W Electric Folding Bike for adults and teens
ANCHEER 500W Electric Folding Bike for adults (and teens).

Not all e-bikes can be used when it’s raining. Some don’t have a waterproof shell to maintain their good condition. This e-bike has an IPX5 waterproof range that protects your bike on rainy days.

It’s equipped with a 500W high-speed brushless motor that reaches up to 20 mph (32 kph). And with its 48V lithium-ion battery, this bike allows you to ride up to 20 miles (32 km) on a single charge. 

The e-bike also has dual disc brakes that ensure your safety, even when riding faster. Both its front and rear disc brakes make stopping smooth and safe, even if you’re riding at high speed.

Bottom Line: This is a great e-bike if you want durability, speed, and waterproof features. 

Pros

  • High load capacity: This electric bike can tolerate a weight capacity of up to 265 lbs (120 kg). 
  • Battery protection: The battery is short-circuit protected and offers overcharge protection. 
  • Anti-slip wheels: The 14-inch (35.5cm) rubber wheels are resistant to slippage. 
  • Cruise control: You can engage cruise control by twisting the throttle for eight seconds and pressing the switch. 

Cons

  • Lack of shock absorption: This can make navigating difficult terrain uncomfortable. 

Product Features

ColorWhite or Black 
Wheel size14 inches (35.5cm) 
Frame materialSteel 
Weight39.7 lbs (18 kg)
Included itemsN/A 

Best for Comfort: DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Bicycle

Black DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Mini Bike for Adults
DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Mini Bike for Adults

This DYU bike comes with a 250-watt brushless motor that enables you to reach a speed of up to 15.5mph (24 kph). You can ride up to 45 miles (73 km) when you engage its electric-assist mode.

It comes in three modes: e-bike, normal bike, and assisted bicycle. This means you can enhance your speed, such as with the throttle in electric-assist mode, when required. You can also use all three modes simultaneously. 


This e-bike has a frame made of high-strength carbon steel that provides excellent shock absorption. Its magnesium alloy wheels are resistant to skidding, so you’ll be able to use it on uneven terrain.

Bottom Line: If you want an e-bike built for comfort, this DYU bike has many features for a more comfortable ride. 

Pros 

  • 100% foldable frame: The frame is lightweight and can be folded so that you can travel with the bike. 
  • Bright LED headlamp: This increases your visibility during night rides. 
  • Bell included: It comes with a bell if you need it when riding in low-visibility or other dangerous conditions. 

Cons

  • Not fully assembled: This e-bike doesn’t come fully assembled, but it’s easy to put it together. 

Product Features

ColorBlack
Wheel size14 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialCarbon steel
Weight42 lbs (19 kg)
Included itemsBell 

Best Trail Electric Bike: EUY Folding Electric City Commuter Bike For Adults

Black DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Mini Bike for Adults
DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Mini Bike for Adults

This 14-inch e-bike has a 500W motor and 18Ah lithium-ion battery on board, both of which help you navigate roads faster. You’ll be able to hit speeds of up to 21 mph (34 kph) and travel up to 60 miles (96.5km) from home when using the bike’s electric-assist mode. 

Its throttle allows you to get a burst of speed when you need it, such as when you need to move quickly through traffic.

You can also climb 30° inclines, so it’s perfect for tackling hills. And if you need to head out onto a trail, this EUY bike will make your cycling experience much better because it has a front fork constructed out of high-strength carbon steel and contains shock absorption to make your ride comfortable. 

Bottom Line: If you want to ride off the beaten track, this electric bike has features to make it an enjoyable experience. 

Pros 

  • Adjustable: It has an adjustable seat and a removable battery to accommodate your needs. 
  • LED 3-speed smart meter button: This makes it easy to choose different riding modes – e-bike/assisted bike/normal bike. 
  • Headlight and rear light included: These will make you more visible on the road while giving you greater visibility. 

Cons 

  • Components can become rusty: Any metal on the bike can become rusty when exposed to rain. 
  • It doesn’t come fully assembled: You will have to take some time to put it together.

Product Features

ColorGrey or Orange 
Wheel size14 inches (35.5cm) 
Frame materialCarbon Steel 
Weight50 lbs (23 kg)
Included itemsCharger

Best Trail Bike Alternative: Xprit Folding Electric Bike 

Black XPRIT Folding Mini E-Bike
XPRIT Folding Mini E-Bike

This electric bike has a quick speed boost, allowing you to reach speeds of up to 15.5mph (25 kph) within seconds, which helps during traffic. But you can also use it off the beaten track, as a single battery charge enables you to reach distances of 27.9 miles (45 km). 


With its front suspension fork and dual disc, this e-bike gives you a safe yet comfortable riding experience. It also has an LCD display that monitors your battery life, so you stay ahead of charging it.

Bottom Line: This e-bike can be used on different terrain and trails, so you can extend your adventures. It’s also a little more affordable than the previous e-bike on our list. 

Pros

  • High-beam LED headlight: This ensures greater visibility. 
  • Portable: The light aluminum alloy frame is easy to carry around. 
  • Adjustable seat and handlebar: This ensures you get the perfect position to ride. 
  • Rear luggage rack: This helps you transport heavy items. 

Cons

  • Difficult assembly: This e-bike isn’t easy to put together, especially for beginners.  

Product Features 

ColorBlack, Blue, or White  
Wheel size14 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialAluminum
Weight44 lbs (20 kg)
Included itemsUser Manual, E-bike Accessory Kit, Charger

Best Value for Money: ENGWE Folding Electric Bikes for Adults 

ENGWE Folding Fat Tire E-Bike for Adult with dimensions
ENGWE Folding Fat Tire E-Bike for Adult with dimensions

If you want a mini bike that gives you the versatility to ride on a variety of terrain, this ENGWE folding bike is worth checking out. It’s small and compact, with its folded size being 29 x 22 x 29.5 inches (73.6 x 55.88 x 74.93 cm). You can fold it up in mere seconds!

This e-bike has a 48V 350W high-power brushless motor that can reach speeds of up to 19.2mph (30.8 kph). It has three riding modes – pedal, power-assist, and pure electric – so you can choose the mode that feels most comfortable.

With its multiple shock absorbers, this electric bike will ensure bumpy roads don’t get in your way. Additionally, its 14-inch (35.5 cm) rubber tires are resistant to tears, punctures, wear and tear, and slippage.

Bottom Line: While you might primarily use your e-bike for your daily commute, this bike will give you the chance to navigate other terrains on weekends. It’s also more affordable than many other e-bikes on the market.

Pros

  • Maximum 22-mile (35.4 km) mileage: You can travel up to 22 miles (35.4 km) on a single charge. 
  • Four shock absorbers: This e-bike has front-fork, center-shock, rear wheel, and saddle shock absorbers. 
  • Front and rear double-disc brakes: These disc brakes keep you safe, with a braking distance of about 5.9 feet (2 m). 

Cons

  • No rear light: The e-bike doesn’t have a rear light included. 
  • Squealing brakes: You might sometimes experience squealing brakes.  

Product Features

ColorSilver
Wheel size14 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialCarbon steel
Weight61 lbs (28 kg)
Included itemsBell, Toolkit, Mudguard, Kickstand 

Best for Speed: Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus

Orange Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus Folding Electric Bike
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus Folding Electric Bike

This Swagtron electric bike offers seven speeds so you can navigate tricky terrain, such as hills, without a problem. It contains 23% more power than previous Swagtron models and a throttle-only range of up to 18.6 miles (30km) on a single battery charge.

If inclines are a problem, this Swagtron bike will make them easy to navigate as it can tolerate 25° inclines. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about its charging ability. While some e-bike batteries need around six hours to charge, this one can reach a full charge within three or four hours.

Bottom Line: With its speed and quick charging times, this Swagtron e-bike is built for fast riding.  

Pros

  • Protected battery: It has a compartment that can be locked, keeping your e-bike battery protected from water and dust. 
  • Enhanced rear suspension: This ensures you can tolerate rougher terrain easily. 
  • Removable battery: You can swap your current battery with a new one (sold separately) for longer adventures. 
  • Carry handle included: You can easily carry the e-bike and store it. 

Cons 

  • Difficult to carry when folded: This can be frustrating if you’re traveling with your e-bike.

Product Features

ColorOrange
Wheel size16 inches (40.64 cm) 
Frame materialAluminum
Weight42.3 lbs (19.2 kg)
Included itemsUser Manual, Charger

Best for Daily Commute: ONEBOT S7 Aviation Electric Bike

ONEBOT S7 Aviation Ultra-Light Mini E-Bike
ONEBOT S7 Aviation Ultra-Light Mini E-Bike

With three ride modes at your disposal, this e-bike gives you the chance to have the most comfortable ride. You can travel up to 30 miles (50 km) on a single battery charge without a problem.

One of its best features is a detailed LCD display. This feature provides data pertaining to your distance, speed, pedal-assist level, and battery life. And it will help you stay on top of your riding style and bike.

This e-bike combines speed with comfort. It has a light magnesium frame that’s lighter than aluminum while being resistant to corrosion and other damage. This makes the bike durable and increases its lifespan. 

Bottom Line: This mini e-bike is a solid choice as it ticks all the right boxes, giving you the essential e-bike features you need. 

Pros

  • Secure battery: It has a hidden lithium-ion battery to keep it safe. 
  • Quick fold-up: It folds up within mere seconds, and it’s compact, so you can store it under your desk.
  • Accessories included: When ordered from Amazon.com, it has front and rear fenders, a charger, and a bike pump included. 
  • Lightweight: This e-bike weighs 51 lbs (23 kg). 

Cons

  • Glossy appearance: This e-bike has a glossy surface that can easily show scratches. 

Product Features 

ColorBlack, Dark grey, Light grey
Wheel size16 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialMagnesium
Weight51 lbs (23 kg)
Included itemsCharger, Mudguard

Best for Riding Uphill: Vivi Folding Electric Bike 

woman standing in front of Vivi Folding Electric Bike
Vivi Folding Mini E-Bike

Although this Vivi electric bike is small and portable, you can ride it up to 65 miles (98 km) in electric-assist mode. This is much more than the maximum distances you’ll be able to achieve with some other small e-bikes on the market. It also has a 48V, 20Ah removable battery.

This bike has three riding modes: electric assist, pedal riding, and electric mode. 

It can be used on 30° inclines, which is also more than what you’ll experience with many other e-bikes. So, if your daily commute has many uphill terrains, this e-bike will make your rides more enjoyable.

Bottom Line: With its steeper incline-climbing ability, this Vivi mini e-bike opens up your terrain options. 

Pros 

  • Quick charging time: It can charge within four to six hours. 
  • Front and rear double-shock absorption: You can ride it on bumpy or uneven terrain without a hassle. 
  • Enlarged seat cushion: To make your long trips more comfortable, this e-bike comes with a large seat cushion

Cons 

  • Heavy: This e-bike is slightly heavier than other small e-bikes on the market. 

Product Features 

ColorBlack
Wheel size14 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialAluminum
Weight57 lbs (26 kg)
Included itemsToolkit

Best for Long Distances: Etek Bolt Mini E-Bike for Adults

Etek Bolt Mini E-Bike for Adults Electric
Etek Bolt Mini E-Bikes for Adults

This Etek e-bike goes the distance. Thanks to its battery that contains larger cells, you can reach a distance of up to 37 miles (60 km) when cycling in pedal-assist mode. You can also reach up to speeds of 20mph (32 kph).

When you need to brake, the e-bike helps you come to a smooth stop, thanks to its disc brakes. It’s equipped with a 250-watt hub-drive motor. Although it can be fast, it’s lightweight to control, thanks to its aluminum alloy frame. 

Bottom Line: If you need to travel longer distances, this e-bike will help you get there without a problem. 

Pros

  • Bright LED lights: To keep you safe when riding at night, this e-bike has bright lights included. 
  • Large cargo rack: The bike comes with a large cargo rack that increases your storage space. 
  • Collapsible pedals: This makes them easy to use and store. 
  • Adjustable: It comes with an adjustable seat and handlebars. 

Cons

  • Not fully assembled: This e-bike doesn’t come fully assembled, so you will need to spend some time putting it together. 

Product Features

ColorWhite, Black, Red 
Wheel size14 inches (35.5 cm) 
Frame materialAluminum
WeightN/A
Included itemsMudguard, Cargo Rack

Factors To Consider When Buying a Mini Electric Bike for Adults

When shopping for a mini electric bike for adults, there are some important things to consider before making your purchase. Let’s take a look at them and see what e-bike models on our list fulfill these requirements the best. 

Weight

Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike 37 lbs (17 kg) 
Jetson Bolt Adult Folding Electric Ride 42 lbs (19 kg) 
Sailnovo Electric Bike 46.3 lbs (21 kg)
Ancheer Electric Bike 39.7 lbs (18 kg) 
DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Bicycle42 lbs (19 kg) 
EUY Folding Electric City Commuter Bike For Adults50 lbs (23 kg) 
ENGWE Folding Electric Bikes for Adults 61 lbs (28 kg) 
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus42.3 lbs (19 kg) 
Xprit Folding Electric Bike 44 lbs (20 kg) 
ONEBOT S7 Aviation Electric Bike51 lbs (23 kg) 
Vivi Folding Electric Bike 57 lbs (26 kg) 
Etek Bolt Mini E-Bike for AdultsN/A 

Winner: Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike

Mini e-bikes should be small and compact, as well as easy to carry around, otherwise, they’re not as portable or user-friendly as they should be. This Swagtron Swagcycle e-bike weighs the lowest of all the bikes on our list. For increased convenience, it also has a carry handle.

Blue Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Mini E-Bike
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Mini E-Bike

Distance

Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike 15.5 mph (24 kph)
Jetson Bolt Adult Folding Electric Ride 15 mph (24 kph) 
Sailnovo Electric Bike 18.5 mph (30 kph) 
Ancheer Electric Bike 20 mph (32 kph) 
DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric Bicycle15.5 mph (24 kph)
EUY Folding Electric City Commuter Bike For Adults21 mph (34 kph)
ENGWE Folding Electric Bikes for Adults 19.2 mph (30.8 kph) 
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus18.6 mph (30 kph) 
Xprit Folding Electric Bike 15.5mph (24 kph)
ONEBOT S7 Aviation Electric BikeN/A 
Vivi Folding Electric Bike 20mph (32 kph) 
Etek Bolt Mini E-Bike for Adults20mph (32 kph) 

Winner: EUY Folding Mini Electric Bike For Adults

If you’re looking to reach higher speeds with your mini e-bike, you should choose the EUY folding bike. It can reach a top speed of 21 mph (34 kph), which is faster than the other bikes on our list. It also has shockproof tires so you can navigate bumps in the road without discomfort. 

Accessories Included

Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike Charger, User Manual
Jetson Bolt Adult Folding Electric Ride N/A
Sailnovo Electric Bike User Manual, Charger, Tool 
Ancheer Electric Bike N/A
DYU D3F 14 in Folding Electric BicycleBell
EUY Folding Electric City Commuter Bike For AdultsCharger 
ENGWE Folding Electric Bikes for Adults Bell, Toolkit, Mudguard, Kickstand 
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite PlusUser Manual, Charger
Xprit Folding Electric Bike User Manual, E-bike Accessory Kit, Charger
ONEBOT S7 Aviation Electric BikeCharger, Mudguard 
Vivi Folding Electric Bike Toolkit
Etek Bolt Mini E-Bike for AdultsMudguard, Cargo Rack

Winner: ENGWE Folding Electric Bikes for Adults

Although most of the mini e-bikes on our list have included accessories, this ENGWE electric bike has the most versatile ones. You get a bell, toolkit, kickstand, and mudguard, allowing you to use the e-bike on various terrains with ease. It’s also nice to have a bell included if you need to get other people’s attention on the road.  

Key Takeaways 

There are many powerful and versatile mini electric bikes on the market. The one that takes the number-one spot on our list is the Swagtron Swagcycle EB05 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike. It checks all the right boxes for what you need in an e-bike, such as being lightweight, reaching decent speeds, and being highly portable. 


Check out the overall best mini electric bike, the Swagtron Swagcycle, on Amazon.com.