Get ready for our picks for the best ebikes of 2024! We’ve reviewed hundreds of electric bikes from dozens of brands. This year’s list covers a wide range of categories so you can find the best ebike that fits your needs. Like an ebike that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments section.
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All electric bikes on our list are ones we have reviewed and have personal experience with.
All fall below $3,100 (but as low as $799) to focus on models that more people can afford.
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Introducing the Vvolt Centauri, the epitome of commuter ebikes that seamlessly blends performance and style. This sleek two-wheeler boasts a mid-drive motor, ensuring a smooth and efficient ride for urban commuters. The incorporation of a low-maintenance belt drive and internally geared hub adds to the bike’s reliability, making it an ideal choice for those seeking hassle-free commuting.
The Vvolt Centauri doesn’t compromise on safety or aesthetics, featuring a reflective logo for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions. With street tires that provide a comfortable and agile ride and optional fenders (highly recommend!) to shield against unexpected weather, this ebike is designed to elevate your daily commute.
The Best Feature-Packed Ebike: The Favorite Bikes Hybrid Pro
Embark on a journey of unrivaled sophistication with the Favorite Bikes Hybrid Pro, a feature-packed ebike that really surprised us. This two-wheeler prioritizes your security with a built-in lock, ensuring your peace of mind during stops. Illuminate your path with an integrated flashing headlight that enhances visibility. It sounds like a simple thing, but while integrated lights are almost standard, virtually none offer flashing modes.
The Hybrid Pro includes hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano components and a torque sensor. Riders can tailor their experience with two distinct riding profiles, catering to both the thrill-seekers who want the max motor power and those who want more of an accessible ebike.
The Best Affordable Ebike: The Lectric XP Lite
Unleash the freedom of affordable ebiking without compromise with the Lectric XP Lite—a beacon of simplicity and accessibility in the electric bike realm. Boasting a single-speed design, this ebike is a breeze for riders of all levels, offering an uncomplicated yet exhilarating experience. Its foldable nature makes it the perfect companion for commuters seeking convenience without sacrificing style.
The Lectric XP Lite isn’t just about practicality; it’s about injecting a dose of fun into your daily rides thanks to its BMX-vibes. With an adjustable design catering to various rider preferences, it ensures comfort without breaking the bank. Powered by a robust 48V system and a larger-than-you-‘d-expect motor, this ebike effortlessly cruises through urban landscapes. To top it off, Lectric’s array of accessories complements the XP Lite, creating an affordable yet feature-packed ride that stands tall in the realm of budget-friendly ebikes.
The Best Folding Ebike: The Ride1Up Portola
Step into the future of foldable electric bikes with the Ride1Up Portola, where form meets function in a compact masterpiece. The Portola boasts hydraulic disc brakes, a responsive trigger shifter, and a reliable Altus derailleur, ensuring a smooth and efficient ride.
Designed for practicality, this folding gem features fenders to guard against splashes, an integrated rear rack for added utility, and a thumb throttle for that extra burst of power when needed. With black accents adding a touch of sophistication it looks great too in its 3 color options.
Choose from three captivating color options, and revel in the clean, uncluttered aesthetic that defines this exceptional and surprisingly affordable folding electric bike. The Ride1Up Portola is not just a mode of transportation; it’s a lifestyle choice for those who demand the perfect blend of style, convenience, and performance.
The Best Utility Ebike: The Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3+
Experience the epitome of utility ebike innovation with the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner 3+. This versatile ride takes urban travel to new heights, thanks to its many available, high-quality accessories.
Powered by a potent 750-watt motor and boasting a UL-certified 14Ah battery, the RadRunner 3+ is surprisingly capable even under load. Practicality meets style with integrated fenders and a rear rack, catering to your storage needs without compromising on aesthetics. The inclusion of a twist-grip throttle provides an extra burst of speed when required, making your commute effortlessly enjoyable up to 20mph.
There’s a reason the RadRunner has been a staple in the lineup and it gets even better with this new addition.
The Best Lightweight Ebike: The Velotric T Series (T1 & T1 ST)
Dive into the realm of effortlessly chic lightweight electric biking with the Velotric T Series (T1 & T1ST). Coming in at just 36 lbs, the T Series sets itself apart with its cable integration and hidden batteries, creating a clean and sophisticated aesthetic that’s as practical as it is stylish. Powered by a torque sensor, this electric bike delivers a responsive and intuitive riding experience, enhancing your every pedal.
Adding a touch of futuristic flair, the T1 features a fingerprint reader for seamless security and smart functionalities. Even on the T1ST, Apple Find My is built in.
The Best Moped-Style Ebike: The Ride1Up Revv 1
Experience the perfect fusion of innovation and retro allure with the Ride1Up Revv 1, a moped-style electric bike that one-ups traditional urban commuting. With a top speed surpassing 30 mph and an impressive 20 Ah capacity, the Revv 1 is a force to be reckoned with. For those on a budget, the Revv 1 HT spec goes without the dual crown front suspension fork, rear suspension, drops the battery capacity and moped tires but still doesn’t hold back on top speed.
Ride1Up went after Super 73 with this one and delivered. The Revv 1 shook up the moped-style ebike market in a good way.
The Best Fat Tire Ebike: The Aventon Aventure 2
Tackle an off-road odyssey with the Aventon Aventure 2, the pinnacle of fat tire electric bikes that blends power, versatility, and accessibility. With a torque sensor enhancing every pedal stroke, turn signals for added safety, and seamless app connectivity, the Aventure 2 redefines the off-road riding experience. Its 26″ x 4″ tires and suspension fork ensure a smooth and comfortable journey through challenging terrains, while the meticulous smooth welding adds a touch of sophistication to its rugged appearance.
Boasting over 1,800 dealerships, the Aventure 2 is not just a formidable off-road companion but also easily accessible to riders, contributing to its widespread popularity. Explore the untamed with the Aventon Aventure 2, where the thrill of fat tire biking meets cutting-edge technology and widespread availability.
The Best Electric Trike: The Lectric XP Trike
Yes, the best ebikes of 2024 does include a trike! Embrace the new era of electric triking excellence with the Lectric XP Trike, where innovation, affordability, and adventure seamlessly converge. This foldable marvel arrives fully assembled, eliminating the hassle and ensuring a swift start to your triking adventure. With a 14 Ah battery, a potent motor, and hydraulic disc brakes, the XP Trike delivers a seamless blend of endurance and control.
The differential rear end, and rear motor make it a standout choice in the world of electric trikes. Enhanced by Lectric’s array of electric accessories, this trike transforms every ride into an enjoyable escapade.
The Best Electric Bike for Seniors: The Euphree City Robin X+
The Euphree City Robin X+ is the ultimate electric bike tailored for seniors seeking an unparalleled riding experience. Featuring a convenient step-through frame, and a torque sensor for responsive pedaling, the Robin X+ prioritizes ease of use and comfort. Enjoy a smooth ride with both front and seat suspension, complemented by a plush saddle and swept-back handlebars designed for top-tier ergonomics.
The thoughtful inclusion of a cafe lock adds an extra layer of security, while the array of paint colors ensures a stylish ride tailored to individual preferences. With an adjustable stem to personalize the fit, the Euphree City Robin X+ is not just an electric bike; it’s a gateway to a leisurely and enjoyable journey for seniors who value comfort, safety, and a touch of elegance.
The Best Cargo Ebike: The Lectric XPedition
Venture into the realm of cargo electric biking excellence with the Lectric XPedition, where exceptional capacity and value unite to redefine the standards of transporting loads. Featuring the option for dual batteries, the XPedition stands as a formidable force in the world of cargo e-bikes. The XPedition starts at just $1,399 but we like the dual battery option. With a massive 28Ah capacity, a robust motor, and hydraulic disc brakes, this powerhouse ensures a seamless blend of endurance and control even when faced with heavy loads.
The XPedition doesn’t just stop at capability; its array of accessories and generously sized cargo area make it a versatile companion for all your hauling needs. The Lectric XPedition redefines the possibilities of cargo ebiking, offering a perfect fusion of power, capacity, comfort, and price for those who refuse to compromise on their cargo-carrying needs.
The Best Mid-Drive Ebike: The Himiway Rambler Premium
Electrify your ride with the Himiway Rambler Premium, a mid-drive ebike that balances affordability with high-performance features. Boasting a Bafang mid-drive motor and a 9-speed drivetrain, the Rambler Premium ensures a dynamic and versatile riding experience.
We also appreciated the hydraulic disc brakes and air suspension fork. For those on a budget, the Rambler is offered in 3 different trim levels depending on your needs – something we haven’t seen from any other brand.
The Most Fun Ebike: The Ariel Rider Grizzly
You can’t host the best ebikes of 2024 without having a “Most Fun” category! Prepare for an adrenaline-infused adventure with the Ariel Rider Grizzly, a true beast among electric bikes that redefine the concept of exhilarating rides. With a trifecta of dual motors, dual batteries, and dual suspension, the Grizzly is engineered for maximum fun. Zoom through landscapes at over 30 mph, powered by a colossal 35 Ah of capacity and the dual 1000 watt motors.
The Best Hunting Ebike: The Blix Ultra
Take your next hunting trip to the next level with the Blix Ultra, a beast of an electric bike designed to conquer off-road and all-terrain landscapes with unmatched prowess. Featuring dual batteries, the Ultra ensures an extended adventure, allowing hunters to cover vast distances without compromise. The innovative rear rack system adds a layer of practicality, providing a secure and convenient solution for carrying hunting gear. With the Blix Ultra as your trusty companion, the wilderness transforms into your playground, offering not just an electric bike but a key to unlocking the full potential of your hunting adventures.
The Best EMTB (E-Mountain) Ebike: The Denago eXC1
Defy gravity on an electrifying ascent into the world of mountain adventures with the Denago eXC1, an entry-level and remarkably affordable e-mountain bike that exceeds expectations. Armed with a powerful mid-drive motor, a responsive 9-speed drivetrain, and reliable hydraulic disc brakes, the eXC1 is engineered to conquer challenging terrains with ease. What sets it apart is not just its accessible price point but also its enticing upgrade potential, allowing riders to tailor their mountain biking experience as skills evolve.
The Best Cruiser Ebike: The Electric Bike Company Model R
Ride the waves of your city with the Electric Bike Company Model R, a cruiser ebike that tailor’s high-quality craftsmanship with unique customization options. Revel in the freedom of choice with an array of color options and components allowing riders to build the ebike they want and express their individual style. Glide in comfort on its plush and ergonomic seat, ensuring that every ride is a leisurely adventure. Electric Bike Company ebikes are also shipped freight meaning zero chance of damage. What sets it apart is not just its design but the assurance of US-based support, making the Model R not only a cruiser ebike but a commitment to a truly supported riding experience.
Ebike Escape’s Innovator of the Year 2024 Award: Ride1Up
In a resounding victory for innovation in the electric bike realm, the Ebike Escape Innovator of the Year Award proudly goes to Ride1Up for their remarkable strides in 2023/2024. Ride1Up’s commitment to pushing the boundaries is evident in the launch of several groundbreaking models that have captivated riders across diverse preferences. The Turris, a simple commuter, the Revv 1, a moped-style electric bike, the Portola, a folding electric bike, the Prodigy V2, an affordable and feature-packed ebike, and the CF Racer, a sleek and high-performance model, showcase Ride1Up’s dedication to expanding their lineup to cater to a wide spectrum of riders. This award recognizes Ride1Up’s continuous efforts to redefine the electric biking experience, making them a true trailblazer in the industry.
Ebike Escape’s Best Ebike Brand 2024 Award: Lectric
In a tremendous acknowledgment of excellence, the Best Ebike Brand Award proudly goes to Lectric for consistently doing all the right things and standing as arguably the largest seller of ebikes in North America. Lectric’s unwavering commitment to improvement is evident in their introduction of the XP Trike and the enhancement of the XP 3.0 with hydraulic disc brakes, showcasing their dedication to innovation and rider satisfaction. Furthermore, Lectric’s recent partnership with Beast Philanthropy highlights their commitment to making a positive impact beyond the biking community. The brand’s reputation for delivering fully assembled bikes and providing exceptional customer support further solidifies its position as an industry leader, making Lectric the epitome of excellence in the world of electric bikes.
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The Best Ebikes of 2024… And It’s Only Februraty!
As we bring this electrifying journey to a close, the best ebikes of 2024 have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the landscape of electric biking. With each pedal stroke, these two-wheeled marvels have showcased innovation, style, and performance. Whether cruising through city streets, conquering off-road trails, or transforming the daily commute, these ebikes have seamlessly blended form and function. As the year unfolds, the exciting possibilities and advancements in electric bike technology continue to shape the future of cycling. Here’s to the thrilling rides, the sleek designs, and the adventures yet to come as we pedal into the horizon of electric biking in 2024!