2020 has proven itself to be the year of electric bikes! Maybe people are becoming more environmentally cautious or maybe it was all that time spent cooped up in quarantine, who knows? One thing for sure is that electric bikes (eBikes) are on the rise with many eBikes on backorder. Below you will find the absolute coolest electric bicycles out there. Let us know which is your favorite!
Finding the best electric bike to suite your needs can be tough because there are so many things to look for when finding the perfect one. On top of that both big manufactures and niche bike shops have started to produce electric bike all with different specs, speeds, and styles. Here are are few things to keep in mind when choosing the best electric bike for you.
- Style: Electric bikes come in all different styles: mountain bike, motorcycle, step through, commuter, and cargo are just a few.
- Battery Life: Each eBike has a different battery. You will want to make sure that you get a bike that lasts long enough for the type of rides you would like to take.
- Features: Some electric bicycles are bare bones models without a lot of added features, while others will have headlights, fenders, cargo racks, leather handle grips, phone chargers. The possibilities are truly endless, you’ll have to make sure that you get a bike that features everything you’ll need.
- Max Speed: An average max speed for an eBike should be somewhere between 20-28 mph in order for it to qualify as an eBike. Anything much higher than that will be classified as a moped or motorcycle.dirt bike and may require a license. Check your local eBike laws before purchasing.
- Tires/Brakes/Motor Position: The type of tires, brakes, and the position of your motor all determines how you bike will control and feel.
- Price: A quality eBike will run you anywhere from $600 – $3,000+.
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SUPER73 hit the scene in 2017 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $400k! The SUPER73-S2 is the second electric bike that they have released and boy what an upgrade it is. Not only did the eBike get a total redesign, but the performance has also gotten considerable upgrades. They’ve even released a SUPER73 app that pairs with your bike to select different drive modes (which it has 4 of: Class 1, 2, 3, and Unlimited mode) and a map mode that tracks your travel and give you turn by turn directions.
OTHER SUPER73 MODELS
Juiced Bikes: Scorpion
Juiced Bikes are a popular eBike brand and it’s clear why after taking a look at their new Scorpion model. This model boasts a battery that lasts 45+ miles, has nice fat tires for a smoother ride, and a headlamp for night time riding. This model features a “motorcycle meets moped” style with raised handlebars that give it a classy but badass edge to it. It also has a built in rack in the back making it a nice option for commuters. This thing even has cruise control!
JUICED BIKES: SCORPION FEATURES
OTHER JUICED BIKES MODELS
ONYX: RCR -72V
The ONYX RCR – 72V is a beast of an electric bike. It’s more of an electric motorcycle than an eBike since it can reach speeds of 60 mph and can go from 0-60 in 4 seconds, but it does have pedals and can be ridden like a normal bike or with pedal assist. This bike might make more sense for those wishing to go off road of dirt trails much like a dirt bike. The ONYX RCR had excellent rear suspension to help handle it’s top speeds and features a large control display. Before buying you may want to check your local laws to make sure it is street legal without a motorcycle license.
ONYX: RCR FEATURES
COWBOY 3: ELECTRIC BIKE
The COWBOY 3 electric bike makes the list for its sleek and stylish look. Unlike some of the other eBikes, the COWBOY 3 fits in with any other mountain bike on the road except with far more style. Apple fans will love this simplistic high-tech design. The COWBOY 3‘s elegant LED headlight isn’t the only thing that shines either, it’s compact battery is built into it’s frame making it barely noticeable. With a weight of just 37 lbs this is the lightest eBike on the list.
COWBOY 3: ELECTRIC BIKE FEATURES
I’m not going to lie the ZuGo Rhino is a good looking bike, but the real reason it makes this list is because of that amazing iridescent purple paint job. The ZuGo Rhino may not be the fastest kid on the block, but it features a battery that will last up to 90 miles on pedal assist which makes it the longest lasting battery on this list. The Rhino also comes in a step-through version if that is more your style.
ZUGO: RHINO FEATURES
ZUGO: RHINO VARIATIONS
EROY: The ARC
The EROY: Arc is a statement piece. If you want the look and feel of luxury, but still maintain a really manly rugged style then there is no other choice. The frame is built out of aircraft-grade aluminum which allows the frame to be strong and lighter. The leather seat a low profile handcrafted leather seat with memory foam for added comfort. Currently the EROY: Arc is listed as a limited edition run of 200, but if it sells well you can be sure that there will be future models.
EROY: ARC FEATURES
LUNA CYCLE: FAT BABE
Luna cycles are a popular electric bicycle brand and the benefit of being one of the leading brands is that they offer a ton of different eBike models. Some Luna electric bicycles are electric mountain bike and others are motorcycle style eBikes. The Luna Cycle: Fat Babe is technically an electric mountain bike, but it’s huge “fat tires” make it a great option for riders who want to venture into the world of off-road biking or like to ride through the snow during winter or the sand during the summer months.
The Luna Fat Babe features a pretty standard 800w mid drive motor, 5 speed gear hub, hydronic brakes, and a 48V 13.5AH battery which is hidden within the cross bar of the bikes aluminum frame. A unique feature of this eBike is the optional upgrade of a “silent treatment” motor that promises a motor that is half as loud as the standard motor.
Out of all the eBikes on this list, the Luna Fat Babe is the most well rounded, best of both worlds, bike. It functions as both a mountain bike for a more practical commuter bike and an off-road bike for more exhilarating weekend rides.
LUNA CYCLE: FAT BABE
OTHER POPULAR LUNA CYCLES
We will be sure to update this post whenever an awesome new eBike is released. Please feel free to share photos of bikes that You think should make our list! If you have a second, please share this blog post on social media to help spread awareness of these great up and coming eBike companies, many of them are small business and could really use your support.
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