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The Best E-Bikes for a Smoother RideBest

There’s never been a greater selection of e-bikes available, but which models are the greatest in 2024?

Together, the editors of Electric Bike Report selected 5 e-bikes that we believe to be the Best Electric Bikes of 2024. While some of these e-bikes are brand-new for this year, others are time-tested classics that continue to be the greatest in their class.

Like any ranking of the top e-bikes, ours includes some explanation for each bike’s selection, covering everything from componentry and value to overall ride quality. Although some of the e-bikes below were chosen only on the basis of their reputation and quality, we have also placed a lot of emphasis on e-bikes that we have tried ourselves.

Our picks for the Best Electric Bikes

  1. Best Overall E-Bike: Ancheer Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike
  2. Best Fat Tire E-Bike: ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike
  3. Best Folding E-Bike: Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Pro
  4. Best Commuter E-Bike:Nakto City Electric Bicycle
  5. Best Budget E-Bike:ANCHEER 350/500W Electric Bike
  6. Best Cargo E-Bike: Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
  7. Best E-Bike for Seniors: Schwinn EC1 Electric Cruiser Bike
  8. Best Mountain E-Bike: ANCHEER Electric Mountain Bike
  9. Best Performance E-Bike: Speedrid Electric Bike
  10. Best All-Terrain E-Bike: ECOTRIC Powerful Elec

Ancheer Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike

Motor: 250W high-speed brushless motor | Battery: 36V 8Ah removable lithium-ion battery | Range: 25-50 km per charge | Frame: Aluminum alloy frame, light and strong | Suspension: Front suspension fork with a lockout function

Reason to buy:

  • Durable and lightweight aluminum alloy frame at an affordable price
  • 21-speed transmission for adaptable riding
  • Front suspension and disc brakes with adequate motor power and battery range

Reason to avoid:

  • The battery may need several hours to fully charge.
  • It must be assembled.
  • Not as powerful as the motor found in more costly models

 

The Ancheer Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike is an affordable and versatile option for riders seeking a durable e-bike for both city commuting and off-road adventures. The 36V 8Ah detachable lithium-ion battery and 350W motor together allow for up to 30 kilometers of ride on a single charge. This bike provides a smooth and steady ride on many conditions because to its lightweight yet sturdy aluminum alloy frame, 21-speed transmission, front and rear disc brakes, and front suspension fork. With its comprehensive safety features—which include an LED headlight and horn—it’s a great e-bike for everyday use.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike

Motor: 500W rear hub motor  | Battery: 36V 12.5Ah lithium battery |Range: 30-54 km per charge | Tires: 26″ x 4″ fat tires for all-terrain | Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes for reliable stopping power

Reason to Buy:

  • robust 500W motor
  • Large 26″ x 4″ fat tires with an aluminum alloy frame for excellent traction
  • 7-speed Shimano transmission
  • Disc brakes on the front and back for powerful stopping

Reason to avoid:

  • Not as portable as standard e-bikes due to its increased weight
  • Slightly shorter battery life than that of certain rivals
  • Extended battery charging duration

 

Designed for riders who wish to ride on a variety of terrain, such as sandy beaches and snowy routes, is the ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike. Its 36V 12Ah lithium battery and strong 500W engine enable it to travel up to 23 miles between charges. It’s perfect for off-road activities because of the 26″ x 4″ fat tires’ superior traction and stability. The bike has disc brakes on the front and back for increased safety, a sturdy aluminum alloy frame, and a 7-speed Shimano gearbox. The adjustable handlebar and comfy saddle of the ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike guarantee a smooth and pleasurable ride in any weather.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Pro

Motor: 250W motor | Battery: 36V 7.8Ah lithium-ion battery | Range: Up to 24 km per charge | Folding Design: Lightweight and foldable for easy storage |Tires: 14″ air-filled tires for a smooth ride

Reason to buy:

  • Compact and foldable design for easy storage and transportation with a sturdy, light-weight
  • Aluminum frame with seat and handlebar adjustments for different rider heights
  • Dual disc brakes are reasonably priced and offer consistent stopping power.

Reason to avoid:

  • The limiting range per charge is 15.5 miles.
  • Lowered top speed compared to more costly models
  • For managing rough terrain, larger wheels could be more appropriate than smaller ones.

 

For short-distance and urban riding, the lightweight and adaptable Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Pro folding e-bike is ideal. With a single charge, this e-bike can travel up to 15.5 miles thanks to its 250W motor and 36V lithium-ion battery. It can also reach a top speed of 15.5 mph. Because to its folding shape, the EB-5 Pro is easy to store and transfer, even in busy places and when using public transit. A range of rider sizes may be accommodated by modifying the bike’s handlebars and seat. Air-filled rubber tires, a robust, lightweight aluminum frame, and a dual-disc braking system all contribute to a safe and fun ride.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Nakto City Electric Bicycle

Motor: 250W brushless motor | Battery: 36V 10Ah lithium battery |Range: 25-35 km per charge | Frame: Step-through steel frame for easy mounting | Accessories: Comes with a basket and rear rack

Reason to buy:

  • Affordable price
  • Step-through frame for easy access
  • Handy cargo rack in the back
  • Enough speed and range for city commuting
  • A pleasant ride is ensured by the front suspension and disc brakes.

Reason to aoid:

  • Because of its greater weight, this e-bike is not as portable as some others.
  • It must be assembled.
  • Limited to use on city paved roads; not advised for off-road

 

The Nakto City Electric Bicycle is an economical and useful e-bike for daily usage and urban transportation. It is an effective choice for city trips thanks to its efficient 250W engine and 36V 10Ah lithium battery, which together provide a range of up to 25 miles on a single charge and a peak speed of 18–20 mph. The bike has a comfortable saddle, a rear baggage rack for storing groceries or personal belongings, and a step-through frame for easy mounting and dismounting. In order to provide a regulated and comfortable ride, it also has front and rear disc brakes, a Shimano 6-speed gearbox, and front suspension. The Nakto City Electric Bike improves safety when riding in cities at night thanks to its built-in siren and lighting.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

ANCHEER 350/500W Electric Bike

Motor: 350W/500W brushless motor options | Battery: 36V 10.4Ah removable battery | Range: 40-60 km per charge | Gears: 21-speed transmission  system | Brakes: Dual disc brakes

Reason to buy:

  • There are motor options available in 350W and 500W.
  • Reasonable range of up to 30 kilometers on a single charge
  • 21-speed Shimano gearbox for versatility
  • A safe and comfortable ride is provided by the front suspension and disc brakes.
    strong and thin aluminum alloy frame

Reason to avoid:

  • It must be assembled.
  • Longer time spent charging batteries
  • Less high-end features than in versions that cost more

 

An excellent choice that is both powerful and adaptable for light off-road excursions and everyday commuting is the ANCHEER 350/500W Electric Bike. It may be purchased with either a 350W or a more potent 500W motor, which are matched with 36V or 48V lithium-ion batteries, respectively. With only one charge, this e-bike can go up to 30 miles and achieve a top speed of 20 mph. The bike’s lightweight and sturdy aluminum alloy frame is complemented by a 21-speed Shimano gearbox, a front suspension fork, and front and rear disc brakes for more control and security. Because of its ergonomic design, riders of different heights might find it comfortable. The seat and handlebars are also adjustable.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

Motor: 500W high-torque motor | Battery: 36V sealed lead-acid battery | Range: Up to 19 km per charge | Cargo: Rear luggage rack and basket | Tires: 16″ pneumatic tube tires

Reason to buy:

  • Robust 500W motor for reasonable acceleration and speed
  • Broad bamboo deck and a cozy plush seat
  • Luggage rack and rear basket for transporting goods
  • 16-inch pneumatic tires for a smooth ride
  • Simple-to-use controls

Reason to avoid:

  • Restricted range of about 12 miles on a single charge
  • Not as portable as some other electric scooters due to its heavier weight
  • It might take a while to charge a battery.

 

For errands and short-distance travel, the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is an economical and environmentally friendly option. An 18 mph top speed and around 12 miles between charges are possible with a 500W high-torque motor that runs on 36V rechargeable batteries. The wide bamboo deck and cushioned seat of the scooter provide for a comfortable and leisurely ride. On a variety of surfaces, its 16-inch pneumatic tires provide a pleasant ride. It’s easy to transport groceries or other stuff with the ample storage space provided by the baggage rack and rear basket. The Razor EcoSmart Metro, with its easy-to-use twist-grip throttle and manual rear disc brake, is a great option for functionality with ease of use

Schwinn EC1 Electric Cruiser Bike

Motor: 250W rear hub motor | Battery: 36V 7.8Ah battery | Range: Up to 30 km per charge | Frame: Comfortable step-through aluminum frame | Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes

Reason to buy:

  • This cruiser type is pleasant because to its high handlebars and padded saddle.
  • Step-through frame for easy access and a respectable 35 miles of range on a single charge
  • Shimano 7-speed gearbox for smooth transitions
  • An integrated LED headlight and rear reflector for safety at night

Reason to avoid:

  • In hilly terrain, a 250W motor could feel underpowered.
  • Due to its weight, it is not as portable as some other e-bikes. Assembly is required.

 

The Schwinn EC1 Electric Cruiser Bike is a great choice for commuting and pleasure riding because it makes riding easy and fun. With a 36V 10Ah lithium-ion battery, 250W rear hub motor and can travel up to 35 miles on a charge and reach a top speed of 20 mph Cruiser-style handlebars and cushioned saddle improve rider comfort, and step-up The aluminum frame make it easy to remove the mounts The front and rear of the bike features mechanical disc brakes that provide reliable stopping power and a 7-speed Shimano gearbox for seamless gear changes. To enhance safety when riding at night, the Schwinn EC1 features integrated LED headlights and taillights.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

ANCHEER Electric Mountain Bike

Motor: 350W brushless motor | Battery: 36V 10.4Ah removable battery | Range: 40-60 km per charge | Suspension: High-strength front suspension fork | Gears: 21-speed gear system

Reason to buy:

  • Robust 500W motor for optimal performance
  • The maximum range of a 48V 10Ah battery is thirty miles.
  • The 21-speed transmission from Shimano makes cycling more versatile.
  • The front suspension fork has two disc brakes for consistent stopping power and added comfort.

Reason to avoid:

  • It must be assembled.
  • Because of its weight and lengthy battery charging time, this e-bike is not as portable as some others.

 

The ANCHEER Electric Mountain Bike is a rugged and versatile e-bike, perfect for both off-road adventure and urban commuting. Featuring a powerful 500W motor and 48V 10Ah removable lithium-ion battery, which offers a range of 30 miles per charge and a top speed of 20 mph The bike’s aluminum alloy frame is lightweight yet strong, and it’s a 21-speed The Shimano transmission -system includes a front suspension fork that allows smooth and efficient gear changes, dual disc brakes and ensures a comfortable and safe ride on various terrains. In addition, there are LED lights that improve visibility in night driving and ergonomic handlebars for improved comfort

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Speedrid Electric Bike

Motor: 500W brushless motor | Battery: 36V 12.5Ah lithium battery | Range: Up to 50 km per charge | Frame: Aluminum alloy frame with front suspension | Tires: 26″ x 4″ fat tires for various terrains

Reason to buy:

  • Powerful 500W motor for robust performance
  • 48V 10.4Ah battery with a range of up to 40 miles
  • 26″ x 4″ fat tires for superior traction on various terrains
  • Durable and lightweight aluminum alloy frame
  • Front suspension fork for added comfort
  • 7-speed Shimano transmission for versatile riding
  • Equipped with an LED headlight and LCD display

Reason to avoid:

  • Heavier than some other e-bikes, affecting portability
  • Assembly required
  • Limited range compared to higher-end models

 

The Speedrid Electric Bike is a high-performance e-bike designed to handle a variety of terrains, making it a good choice for touring and leisure riding It has a powerful 500W brushless motor and 48V 10.4Ah removable lithium-ion battery, 22 per charge depending mode over use Offering -40 miles, the bike features 26″ x 4″ fat tires, which provide excellent traction and stability on snow, sand, and other rough surfaces. The aluminum alloy frame is durable yet lightweight, and the front suspension fork ensures a comfortable ride. The Speedrid is also equipped with a 7-speed Shimano transmission system for smooth gear shifting and front and rear disc brakes for reliable stopping power LED lighting and an LCD display to enhance its functionality and safety features.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

ECOTRIC Powerful Electric Bicycle

Motor: 500W brushless geared hub motor | Battery: 36V 12.5Ah lithium battery | Range: 30-54 km per charge | Tires: 26″ x 4″ fat tires for all-terrain riding | Brakes: Front and rear disc brakes

Reason to buy:

  • Powerful 500W motor for excellent performance
  • 48V 13Ah battery with a range of up to 35 miles
  • 26″ x 4″ fat tires for superior traction on diverse terrains
  • Durable and lightweight aluminum alloy frame
  • 7-speed Shimano transmission for versatile riding
  • Front and rear mechanical disc brakes for reliable stopping power
  • Equipped with an LED headlight and LCD display for enhanced usability

Reason to avoid:

  • Heavier than some other e-bikes, making it less portable
  • Assembly required
  • Longer battery charging time
 

The ECOTRIC Powerful Electric Bicycle is designed for those who need a versatile and rugged e-bike that can handle a variety of terrains and riding conditions. This e-bike has a 500W brushless geared motor and a 48V 13Ah lithium battery, for an impressive range of 35 miles per charge and a top speed of 20 mph The bike has 26″ x 4″ fat tires for exceptional traction and stability on sand, snow, rough roads and other surfaces for. Its aluminum alloy is strong and lightweight, providing durability without sacrificing ease of use. The bike also features a 7-speed Shimano transmission for smooth gear shifts and front and rear mechanical disc brakes for reliable stopping power Other features include LED night vision lighting and an LCD display to monitor speed, battery level and other key metrics

Rating: 4.6 out of 5