Electric bikes: the 10 best-selling models on the web at low prices
Below we offer you an overview of the best electric road bikes, electric MTBs, electric city bikes, folding e-bikes, etc. You will find the pros and cons of each type of bike.
i-bike I-fold, one of the most popular folding electric bikes
The I-Fold bike produced by i-Bike is one of the most loved pedal assist bikes on the web. Very simple and well built.
- Black steel frame and 20″ wheels
- 200 Watt brushless rear motor with 3 levels of assistance
- Lithium battery 36V - 8Ah equal to 288Wh, 6h recharge and 6-magnet sensor
- Single change, weight 24Kg, capacity 120Kg
- Autonomy 30Km and slopes can be overcome up to 10°
Biwbik Traveler, agile and solid folding e-bike for the city
The new folding bike model Traveler from Spain's Biwbik is one of the best bikes in the house, a good compromise between quality and price. It has an aluminum frame (not all of them have it at this price) and a 250W and 36V motor with battery that provides a good range (the house claims up to 75 km). With 20" wheels, you don't go on trips and vacations, but tackle the city and some light off-road with ease.
Here are its features:
- 3 assisted pedaling modes
- EN15194 certification
- Brushless motor of 250W 36V
- Wheels 20" x 1.95"
- Front led light
- Shimano 6 speed gearbox
- Handlebar height adjustable handlebar
- 36V 12Ah Li-ion battery
- Autonomy 40-75km
- Front & rear disc brakes
- Weight 21kg with battery included
Lankeleisi T750 Plus Electric Bike
Getting around with this e-bike is not at all tiring. It has a 48V 10Ah removable waterproof lithium battery that recharges in about 5-8 hours. The range is 30 - 50km in fully electric mode, 60-100 km in pedal assist mode.
The bike is equipped with a 3.5 inch LCD display, which allows you to easily check the speed, battery level, mileage. Adopt Shimano 27-speed speed control system.
NCM Milano Electric Bicycle
The very low upper tube allows you to get on and off easily and makes it an ideal bicycle for everyday use, while the oversized lower tube improves the overall strength of the frame.
The battery is integrated into the down tube, keeping the weight low and centered and thus making a more stable ride. On a single charge, it can travel up to 130km (in eco mode). The built-in USB port comes in handy when your smart devices need to be recharged on the go.
Speedrid Mountain Bike: foldable, versatile and with Brushless motor
A sturdy carbon fork and Aadopts rear suspension with high shock absorption absorb shocks along the way. Front and rear mechanical disc brake and professional 21-speed transmission. Perfect climbing ability. The bike is carefully checked before leaving the factory for the small part and guarantee the quality, please feel free to use it.
A city bike with a 36V 8Ah lithium-ion front battery and a robust 250W motor can reach a range of 15 to 30km at a maximum speed of 15km/h. Many for a day of adventure or most of the round trips.
Windgoo Electric Bike: foldable, light and without pedals
Good quality design, electric bike adopts aluminum alloy, aluminum double damping wheel. The folding electric bike is super light and space saving, wherever you go, you can carry it easily.
Lithium battery, 36V/4.4AH lithium battery uses an import of LG cells, it is possible to climb up to a maximum speed of 30km/h. The fast loading system takes only about 3 hours.
Nilox 2 Plus
With the Nilox 2 Plus pedal assist bike you can really go anywhere. One of the cheapest models ever, it has an excellent value for money. Small, compact and foldable, it has an integrated 36V battery that allows a range of 25km and recharges to 100% in just two hours: this detail is particularly interesting for when you are in a hurry! The 16-inch wheels make it suitable even on dirt roads. It comes supplied with a front LED light, a safety lock and a UK plug adapter so you can recharge it anywhere. And it is also highly technological: through bluetooth you can in fact connect it to its app that allows you to monitor all travel data and also the performance of the bicycle itself. In short, a real gem at an affordable price.
B’TWIN TILT 500 E
Produced and sold by the Decathlon sports goods chain, the small Tilt 500 E interprets the concept of folding e-bike in a low-cost key, without giving up all the elements that make this vehicle one of the most popular for those who travel to the city. The 250W 26Nm brushless motor with pedaling sensor is mounted in the rear hub, paired with a 6-speed Shimano gearbox. The wheels are 20 inches, the brakes of the normal V-brakes. The battery, inserted in the frame, is guaranteed for 500 charging cycles and has a declared range of 35km in Eco mode, 25km in Normal mode, 20km in Sport mode. The battery can also be disassembled and charged separately. Weight: 18.6 kg.
eMTB E-ST100 Decathlon
They are different models of Decathlon e-mtb. Decathlon's cheapest eMTB is the Decathlon E-ST100. This is the basic model that has 27.5-inch wheels and is available for both men and women and in different sizes depending on the user's height.
The Decathlon E-ST100 electric mountain bike is equipped with a 380Wh battery combined with a motor located in the rear hub that develops 42Nm at 250W of power. The frame is completely in aluminum and the weight does not exceed 23 kg.
Xiaomi Qicycle EF1
The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has entered Europe with a lot of strength, and continues to launch all kinds of devices on the market: mobile phones, electric scooters, robot vacuum cleaners and a long etcetera, offering great quality products at bargain prices.
The Qicycle EF1 is the electric bicycle they sell in Europe. And it's not just another electric bike, as for example, it has a 250W motor located in and in the front wheel and has a torque sensor that automatically adjusts the power assistance as needed.
Buying an electric bike today is much safer than a few years ago: the improvement of its electrical components has been phenomenal, and today it can be a competitor of purely mechanical avant-garde models. Thanks to the great demand for the model, its price has also dropped significantly, and it is possible to buy one for much less than £1000.
More than in mechanical models, it is necessary to pay attention to the brand that produces them: the electrical components, such as the battery, the motor, the control unit and the wires, are extremely fragile, so it is worth spending a hundred pounds more to buy a valid product built by experienced mechanics.
In addition to the quality, buying from a well-known brand is also essential for spare parts: if you buy from an unknown brand, at the first break you risk not finding the replacement component, sometimes forcing the cyclist to throw away the entire bike if the part was essential.
Also pay attention to the sale of second-hand electric bikes, since it is not possible to read the remaining life of the battery, and you risk buying a used bike and buying a new battery after a few months, which is almost never cheap.
Another point of consideration is on the care of the bike: it is not advisable to leave it outside, always try to keep it sheltered from the elements, as the electric wires could short-circuit the system, obviously in the event of their breakage, or due to severe thunderstorms. Maintenance of the electric bike is more than necessary, and should be done periodically.
Before purchasing, also check if your city offers charging points for electric bikes, perhaps near work, at the gym or in other places you often frequent: the main risk is to run out of battery, thus forcing the cyclist to pedal without help.
However, let us remember that before being electric, it is a bike: a dispassionate advice we want to give you is not to get too used to pedal assistance, but to enjoy the path pedaling alone, therefore using the help of the motor only when necessary, or when you don't feel like pedaling alone.
The difference between a motorcycle and a bike is precisely the pedaling, which must remain the fundamental factor for the cyclist, whether he uses the bike to go to work or to enjoy a mountain excursion.