You want to avoid public transportation but don’t want to be all sweaty when you get to work. No one does. Might we suggest an eBike? These fun gadgets will get you to work on time without making you huff and puff. Check out this roundup of some of the best eBikes you can buy today. They’ll get you where you need to go quickly with as much or as little effort as you choose.
If you’ve ever thought about buying an eBike, 2020 is a great year to do so. With people avoiding crowded public spaces throughout the country, you’re probably looking for a way to ditch your subway or Uber ride for good. We can’t blame you. An eBike can give you autonomy—no more waiting around for your ride—and protection from germs because you can keep your bike squeaky clean. And that’s were these best eBikes you can buy today come in.
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Electric bikes solve a lot of problems. They reduce fossil fuels and congestion, you don’t need to be in the best shape of your life to ride one, and they get you outside. After the spring and early summer we’ve had, this is something we can all agree we desperately need more of. But, most of all, riding an eBike is fun. You’ll get the same joy coasting downhill that you did when you were a kid. Only now the bike will power your adult body up inclines at a more consistent speed than you could possibly pedal. Phew.
On the list below, you’ll find a variety of eBikes, from sleek, minimalist designs to heavy-duty models that can handle hours riding along tricky gravel paths. So whether you want your eBike to take you to work or off-roading, you’re sure to find the one that’s best for you. And while you’re considering your transportation options, check out these cool electric scooters that offer a great way to get to work, too.
Cowboy Smart Electric Bike
Easily cruise around town with the Cowboy Smart Electric Bike. This personal vehicle has its own intuitive motor assistance, ensuring a quicker pace. The faster you pedal, the faster boost you’ll get from the intelligent speed and torque sensors. The battery lets you ride for up to 50 kilometers and fully charges in just 2.5 hours.
Cowboy Smart Electric Bike with a Group of Friends
Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Electric Metro Bike
One of our best eBikes is the Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Electric Metro Bike. This bicycle will help you get around your city quickly with its powerful 500-watt motor that provides 50 Nm of torque. Best of all, it can travel up to 45 miles on one charge. The narrow tires have less resistance, helping you reach your destination quickly.
Gogoro Eeyo 1 Lightweight eBike
With its beautiful, streamlined design Gogoro Eeyo 1 Lightweight eBike will change your bike commutes forever. This electric bike eliminates unnecessary parts; it doesn’t even have a seat tube. This means that it’s as lightweight as possible. Available in two models, the Eeyo 1 weighs 27.5 pounds, while the Eeyo 1s weighs 26.4 pounds.
Gogoro Eeyo 1 Lightweight eBike with a Man and a Woman
Triumph Trekker GT Electric Bicycle
The Triumph Trekker GT Electric Bicycle is another of our best eBikes that are also ideal for commuters and those who ride for fun. This electric bicycle lets you switch from a traditional bike to one powered by the high-performance Shimano e-drive. You’ll love the padded, ergonomic saddle for a comfortable ride.
Triumph Trekker GT Electric Bicycle Outdoors
Angell Luxurious Electric Bike
Angell Luxurious Electric Bike will give your car a run for its money. This gorgeous eBike has built-in hyperbolic lights in the front and back. And, with a 70-kilometer range, the Angell can take you wherever you want to go without having to recharge. The integrated fall detector will help keep you safe in the event of an accident.
Angell Luxurious Electric Bike with a Woman on a City Street
Addmotor Wildtan M-5600 Hunting eBike
Another of our best eBikes, the Addmotor Wildtan M-5600 Hunting eBike features the Bafang 48 V 1000 W BBSHD mid-drive motor. This lets it power through rough terrain. Go up steep hills with this centrally located motor, which makes riding safe and handling easy. You’ll love the 17.5 Ah Panasonic battery with a USB charging port so you won’t run out of juice.
VanMoof X3 Intelligent Electric Bike
The VanMoof X3 Intelligent Electric Bike makes biking even easier and more fun. The intelligent motor offers a smooth ride and automatically shifts gears. Also, this eBike has built-in theft protection. An onboard alarm, smart location tracking, tamper detection, and more give you complete control over your bike.
VanMoof X3 Intelligent Electric Bike with a Woman Outside a Building
Segway X160 & X260 Dirt eBike Electric Off-Road Bicycles
The Segway X160 & X260 Dirt eBike Electric Off-Road Bicycles are two of our best e-bikes. They give a Segway the power of a dirt bike and the maneuverability of a mountain bike. These off-road eBikes can travel as far as 74.6 miles. And swappable batteries let you keep going even if you drain one.
Segway X160 & X260 Dirt eBike Electric Off-Road Bicycles and a Person in a Field
Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Bike
Get ride quality, range, and power at a weight that’s light enough to carry with the Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Bike. This bike is excellent for your daily commute, quick errands, and jaunts around town. The bright, built-in front and back lights let you see and be seen. The rear rack offers convenient storage for your bags.
Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Bike at a Park. Image Credit: BikeExchange
Propella 7-Speed V3.4 Electric Bike
The Propella 7-Speed V3.4 Electric Bike is lightweight at 37 pounds and features an extra battery so you can be sure this gadget is always charged and ready to go when you are. With a range of 25–40 miles, it’s great for short commutes to work and around town. The LCD display shows you battery life, speed, odometer, and time so you’re aware of all of your stats.
Propella 7-SPEED V3.4 Electric Bike Next to a Train Image Credits: Digital Trends & Propella
Yamaha Wabash Electric Gravel Bicycle
Another of the best eBikes you can buy today is the Yamaha Wabash Electric Gravel Bicycle. It’s ready to handle the tough terrain of long-distance riding on gravel roads. With Yamaha’s power-assist bicycle technology, this bike gives you an unrivaled experience on any surface.
Yamaha Wabash Electric Gravel Bicycle in Front of the Sunset
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to trade in the hassles of car ownership (or at least reduce them) with an eBike. Have any of these electric bikes enticed you? Or do you already own one? Send us a message.
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