Electric bikes

Find the right e-bike to get you zooming from A to B.

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We’ve ridden and assessed 16 e-bikes. We judged how well each model flattened hills and how easy it was to ride. Our buying advice will help you choose the perfect e-bike for you.

We've tested 16 electric bikes to assess their motor and bike performance.

Find an e-bike

Looking for an e-bike? Here’s what you need to consider:

  • Bike style: Just like unpowered bikes, e-bikes come in various shapes and sizes, each better suited to different sorts of riding. Read our buying guide to learn more about the differences between city and recreational bikes, and find out if a cargo bike is really what you need.

  • Motor system: Mid-drive motors are the way to go, unless you’re really on a tight budget, but all mid-drive systems aren’t created equal. Your e-bike should be fitted with a motor system that’s powerful and responsive, with a durable battery and easy-to-use interface. Use our database to find which systems go the distance.

Our buying guide will also help you decide which features you need (is it worth choosing a model with a suspension fork? Are mudguards essential features?) and advise you on the best places to buy an e-bike and how to look after yourself on roads and shared paths.

If you already have a non-powered bike, we’ve also assessed how effective it is to add a motor system to your ride.

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Electric bike buying guide

Before investing in an electric bike, make sure you know what to look for.

Read the guide