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Find out more about the wonders of owning an E-Bike!
We've compiled three in depth round up reviews for the categories below:
What's more awesome than an electric bike....a fat tire electric bike. These e-bikes perform excellent on every type of terrain, be it sand, snow, trail biking, or showing off in the city. In this comparison review we take five fat tire e-bikes through their paces to see which ones comes out on top.
You probably love biking, we do to. This means you likely also already own a bike. Did you know you can convert almost any standard bike into an electric bike. By using a mid, front or rear wheel drive conversion kit you too can be the proud new owner of an e-bike for the fraction of the price.
Show off more than just your muscles this summer. Check out our ultimate electric beach cruisers review and find yourself cruising on the sand in no time. What's great about electric beach cruisers is their ability to also function as electric trail bikes. We have 5 reviewed 5 excellent , read our review to find out more.
Want to jump straight to our top pick for each category?
Read on below to find out which Bikes are the the best of the bunch!
Crushing the competition is the Cyrusher VCFAT. This electic bike has it all. With huge 28" tires perfect for snow or sand, killer breaks, full suspension and an excellent battery and motor, the cyrusher wins as the best in class fat tire e-bike for 2017.
Cyrusher did not cut any corners with the VCFAT, the aluminium frame and 500W motor allows you to quickly accelerate to 25 mph. The high quality dual disk breaks allows you to stop in time as well. We had one or two minor issues with this bike, so be sure to check out our full review as we put this electric bike through its paces.
The Bafang 8FUN mid drive conversion kit is a tried and tested kit which fits on most electric bikes and will give you an INSANE amount of torque and power. With an 48V battery, an 120 rpm motor generating 850W of power, you get 100 Nm of torque. This is also one of the most easy kits to install.
Another added benefit of this kit is it comes installed with an online tracking system, which comes in handy if your bike ever goes missing. Read our full review to find out why we picked this kit as the winner.
The Newport Beach Cruiser from X-treme sports gives you the ability to not only own a fully functional city style electric bike, but it doubles up as a great beach cruiser.
With a 300 watt Brushless Hub Motor, variable Speed Control, Twist Throttle with the option of Pedal Power Assist this ebike gives you everything that that you can expect from a good mid range e-bike, with the added benefit of being able to cruise on sand.
It can cover 20-25 miles per change at a top speed of 20 mph. Together with a 1 year warranty this offer from X-treme scooters screams value for money. Check out our full review by clicking the button below
Essentials to look for in your new bike
The drive system in your e-bike will impact its overall power and weight. It will allow you to ride fast, as well as climb or navigating bumps.
- Front wheel drive systems turn your bike into an all wheel drive e-bike, since your pedaling is powering up the rear.
- Mid-drive systems will give you excellent torque and are great for mountain bikes.
- Rear drive systems give you the most power, as you can typically find these drive systems rated at 750 W or even 1000 W.
The battery and the range it gives you is very important when choosing an e-bike. Typically batteries come in either 36 V or 48 V with 10-20 Ah capacity.
This will give you around 30 to 70 miles of range, depending on the size and efficiency of your motor. What is also important to note is the charging time of your e-bike.
Make sure that the battery is a lithium iron battery, and that it comes with at least 1 year guarantee.
Safety features, especially a good set of brakes are extremely important. What to look for here is a set of dual disk ceramic brakes, both on the front and rear wheels.
Comfortability is also key, and should you have the budget, a full suspension kit along with a shock absorbing seat is also a nice to have.
Also try to find a bike with a comfy seat, if you've ever driven a bicycle for longer than 10 miles then you will know what we are talking about. A comfortable seat is an absolute must!
Hands-on Guides to get started
If you're still on the fence about owning an electric bicycle, then this is the guide for you. We created an honest guide detailing the disadvantages and advantages of owning an electric bike, as compared to a normal bike.
We also give a brief introduction to how this e-biking craze started, dating back to the 1990's!
No, it's not a wizard cycle, the only magic here is the incredible advances over last 20 years in battery and motor technology. This has allowed electric bikes to become light and powerful enough to be practically feasible.
In this guide we take you through the detailed inner workings of the electric bike.
You do not have to buy an entirely new electric bike when you can simply fit a conversion kit. With these kits, all you need is your old, mechanical bike, some knowledge (which we provide in this guide) and some basic tools.
We explain exactly why you need a mid, rear or front drive electric bike conversion kit.