Last Updated on October 23, 2023 by Igor Karni
In 2022, the electric bike industry in the US was valued at USD 847.5 million. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.79% by 2028. Increasing carbon dioxide emissions and awareness regarding zero-emission vehicles are the two main drivers behind the popularity of e-bikes in the country.
The US market for electric bikes primarily consists of the Pedal Assist and Throttle modes, with the latter holding the most significant market share.
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Hub motors are the most popular in the US. Lithium-ion batteries have the largest market share based on the battery type. Class I e-bikes, where the rider gets electric assistance only when actively pedaling, is the most common electric bike in the country. Lastly, while there are e-bikes for all kinds, viz., mountain, trekking, cargo, city, urban, etc., city and urban e-bikes have the largest market share in the US.
American riders love the fact that e-bikes are versatile and highly practical in the modern world, where traffic congestion and limited parking space are two of the biggest mobility-related issues. Additionally, riding e-bikes helps take care of the fitness of the individual. Since the level of physical exertion can be controlled, electric bikes are considered accessible by people of all ages and genders.
One notable aspect of e-bikes in the US is the continuous technological advancement. The use of smart features like GPS, app control, and smartphone connectivity are a few of the features that help improve riding performance and seem to be trending at the moment.
Summary Table: Top 17 American e-Bike Brands
|Brand Name||E-bike Model Lines|
|1. Addmotor||City, Folding, Hybrid, Trike, Cruiser|
|2. Ariel Rider||City, Mountain|
|3. Aventon||City, Commuter, Cruiser, Folding|
|4. Blix||City, Folding, Cruiser, Cargo|
|5. Cannondale||City, Road, Gravel, Mountain|
|6. Electric Bike Company||Cruiser, Junior|
|7. Himiway||City, Off-road, Commute|
|8. Juiced||Commuter, City, Cargo, Road, Fat, Hybrid|
|9. Lectric||Folding, Commuter, Cargo, Fat tire|
|10. Pedego||City, Cruiser, Road, Mountain, Trike|
|11. QuietKat||Hunting, Urban, Fishing, Overlanding, Off-road, Mountain|
|12. Rad Power||City, Road, Cargo, Cruiser|
|13. Ride1UP||City, Commuter, Road, Cruiser, All-Terrain|
|14. Schwinn||Cruiser, Mountain, Hybrid|
|15. Specialized||City, Commuter, Cargo, Mountain, Road|
|16. Super73||Adventure, Off-road, City|
|17. Trek||Hybrid, Road, Mountain|
Summary Table: 75 Well-Established American e-Bike Brands
|Brand Name||E-bike Types||Location|
|AddMotor||City, Folding, Hybrid, Trike, Cruiser||El Monte, CA|
|Ariel Rider||City, Mountain||Lake Forest Park, WA|
|Aventon||City, Commuter, Cruiser, Folding||Brea, CA|
|Bakcou||Urban, Trail, Hunting, Fishing||Layton, UT|
|Bike Friday||City, Commuter, Adventure||Eugene, OR|
|Blix||City, Folding, Cruiser, Cargo||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Burromax||City, Urban, Road||St. Louis, MI|
|Cannondale||City, Road, Gravel, Mountain||Wilton, CT|
|Catrike||Expedition, City, All-Terrain||Orlando, FL|
|Charge||City, Urban, Off-Terrain||Wilton, CT|
|Christini||Mountain, Hunting||Philadelphia, PA|
|Co-motion||Gravel, City, Travel, Touring||Eugene, OR|
|Co-op cycles (REI)||City, Mountain, Cargo||Trent, WA|
|Denago||City, Cruiser, Folding, Commute, Mountain||Dallas, TX|
|Detroit Bikes||City||Detroit, MI|
|Diamondback||Mountain, Road, City||Kent, WA|
|E-Cells||Outdoor, City||Pahrump, NV|
|E-glide||City, Mountain, Off-road||Santa Monica, CA|
|E-Joe||City, Trail, Off-road||San Diego, CA|
|Ecotric||Off-road, City, Cargo, Folding||Oakland, CA|
|Electra||City, Cruiser, Commuter||Leucadia, CA|
|Electric Bike Company||Cruiser, Junior||Newport Beach, CA|
|Electric Bike Technologies||City, Cruiser, Mountain||Croydon, PA|
|Enzo||Cruiser, City, Trail, Off-road||San Francisco, CA|
|EVELO||Folding, Urban||Seattle, WA|
|Felt||Adventure, Road, Gravel||Rancho Santa Margarita, CA|
|Fuji||Road, Gravel, Fitness, Mountain, Cruiser||Philadelphia, PA|
|GT||Gravel, Mountain||Allso Viejo, CA|
|Haro||Commuter, Mountain||San Diego, CA|
|High Power Cycles||All-terrain, Commuter, Adventure, Hunting||Los Angeles, CA|
|Himiway||City, Off-road, Commute||El Monte, CA|
|Huffy||City, Off-road, Mountain||Dayton, OH|
|Jamis||City, Commute||Northvale, NJ|
|Juiced||Commuter, City, Cargo, Road, Fat, Hybrid||San Diego, CA|
|Jupiter||Snow, Trail, Street, Sand, Casual||Tampa, FL|
|Kent||Hybrid, Mountain, Comfort, Cruiser||Fairfield, NJ|
|Kona||Commuter, Mountain, Gravel, Trail||Ferndale, WA|
|Lectric||Folding, Commuter, Cargo, Fat tire||Phoenix, AZ|
|Liberty Trike||City, Cruiser, Fat, Cargo, Folding, Mountain||Croydon, PA|
|Life||City, Beach, Off-road||Deerfield Beach, FL|
|Luna||City, Off-road, Adventure||El Segundo, CA|
|Magnum||Commuter, Adventure, Cruiser, City , Mountain, Cargo||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Marin||Mountain, Trail, City||Petaluma, CA|
|Montague||Urban, Gravel, Trek||Cambridge, MA|
|Optibike||Mountain, Off-road, City, Commuter||Sante Cruz, CA|
|Outrider USA||Specialized e-bikes||Fletcher, NC|
|Pedego||City, Cruiser, Road, Mountain, Trike||Fountain Valley, CA|
|Priority||City, Commuter||New York City, NY|
|Propella||City, Urban, Mountain||Seattle, WA|
|Quietkat||Hunting, Urban, Fishing, Overlanding, Off-road, Mountain||Eagle, CO|
|Rad Power||City, Road, Cargo, Cruiser||Seattle, WA|
|Radio Flyer||Commuter, Cargo, Urban, City||Chicago, IL|
|Rambo||Hunting, Adventure||Lakeville, MN|
|Razor||Dirt e-bike||Cerritos, CA|
|Ride1Up||City, Commuter, Road, Cruiser, All-Terrain||San Diego, CA|
|Sam’s||Commute, Mountain, Cruiser|
|Santa Cruz||City, Urban, Gravel, Hardtail||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Schwinn||Cruiser, Mountain, Hybrid||Boulder, CO|
|SixThreeZero||Beach, City, Trail, Path||Torrance, CA|
|Small Town Bike Company||City, Trail||Hingham, WI|
|Soul||City, Trail, Off-road||Mesa, AZ|
|Specialized||City, Commuter, Cargo, Mountain, Road||Morgan Hill, CA|
|State Bicycle Company||Commuter||Tempe, AZ|
|Super73||Adventure, Off-road, City||Irvine, CA|
|Terra Trike||Trikes||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Trek||Hybrid, Road, Mountain||Waterloo, WI|
|Utah Trikes||Trikes||Springville, UT|
|Vintage Electric Bikes||Road||Santa Clara, CA|
|Vvolt||Commuter, Gravel, Off-road, Trail||Portland, OR|
|Worksman||Tricycle, Trikes||Ozone Park, NY|
|Yuba||Cargo||San Juan Capistrano, CA|
Summary Table: 30 Up-And-Coming American e-Bike Brands
|Brand Name||E-bike Types||Location|
|Aostirmotor||Off-road, City, Mountain||Ontario, CA|
|Avadar||City, Mountain||El Monte, CA|
|Batch||City, Mountain, Leisure||Miamisburg, OH|
|Benno||Cargo, Urban, Leisure, Off-terrain||Del Mar, CA|
|Berkshire||Off-road, Mountain, Cross-country||Sandy Hook, CO|
|Big Cat||Beach Cruisers, Mountain, Folding||Patchogue, NY|
|Buzz||City, Commuting, Cruising||Dayton, OH|
|Carbo||Urban, Active||Houston, TX|
|Dirwin||All-Terrain, commuter||Chicago, IL|
|Doheny||City, Commuter, All-Terrain, Cruiser||Dana Point, CA|
|E-lux||Cruiser, Commuter, Hybrid||Costa Mesa, CA|
|Eahora||Mountain, Folding, All-terrain||Rancho Cucamonga, CA|
|Emojo||Commuting, Mountain, Cruiser, Folding, Fat||Irvine, CA|
|Espin||City, Commuter, Cruiser, Fat, Foldable, Road||San Rafael, CA|
|Fatte||Mountain, Cruiser, Commuter, Cargo, Folding||Denver, CO|
|Ferla Family||Cargo||Azusa, CA|
|Fifield||Mountain, Commuting, Folding, All-terrain||Boston, MA|
|FLX||Urban, Mountain, Comfort, Fat tire||San Diego, CA|
|GoTrax||City, All-Terrain, Compact, Folding||Dallas, TX|
|Harley Davidson||City, Cruiser||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Jackrabbit||City||San Diego, CA|
|Mod||Folding, Family, Step-Through, Commuter, and Off-road||Austin, TX|
|Murf||City, Urban, All-terrain, Cargo||San Clemente, CA|
|Mokwheel||City, Commuter, All-terrain||Ontario, CA|
|Qualisports||Folding, City, Urban, All-Terrain||Ontario, CA|
|Ride Scoozy||Off-road, City, Urban||St. Petersburg, FL|
|Spark||City, Off-Road||North Branford, CT|
|SWFT||Mountain, Road, Urban, Beach Cruiser, All-Terrain||Edison, NJ|
|Wing||Urban, Cruiser, All-terrain||New York City, NY|
|Zooz||City, Commuting, Off-road||Fort Worth, TX|
75 Well-Established American e-Bike Brands
Addmotor is a California-based e-bike company that was founded in 2011 in El Monte. Like plenty of other companies of its kind, it had the main goal of offering top-notch e-bike models to the general riding public.
The brand doesn’t explicitly state what the meaning behind its name is, but one can assume that it’s to be taken literally. Having been founded as a full e-bike company, the name connotes and promises an improvement over the conventional bike.
Addmotor e-bike models
The company made its mark in the industry with its obvious focus on fat-tire models. All of its models fit the fat category because they integrate the said large-volume tires. From there, the company introduces variety through the specs, design, and integrated components, allowing them to offer models that can also serve as city, folding, hybrid, trike, and cruiser options.
That said, expect their models to be versatile in the terrains they can handle, and in the riding comfort they impart. They also offer plenty of options when it comes to frame designs, which lend to more of the latter.
Another attractive feature shared by most of their models is their relatively budget-friendly costs which make them all the more good value due to their impressive specs (at least, in the batteries and motors they incorporate).
Read also: Is Addmotor a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Addmotor quality and features
The brand offers both step-thru and step-over folding variations through their M-140, M-150, and M-160 models to suit the needs of any rider. All the models are noticeably powerful thanks to the Bafang 750W rear-mounted motor with as much as 80Nm of torque and 25mph (40 km/h) top speed, so you can expect that they won’t struggle too much in hill climbs.
There are certainly a lot of gems in Addmotor‘s city/cruiser line. The M-430 step-thru model, for one, has some solid specs, such as the 750W hub motor, which can conquer a lot of steeper-than-normal inclines out there. That said, it makes a perfect option for riders in hilly cities and towns.
For its trike line, Addmotor goes all-in on stability (sometimes arguably to a fault since it doesn’t do much to bring down the weight) with its fat-trike e-bikes, such as its Cititri E-310, for example. In fact, if you’re having trouble balancing on bikes and e-bikes, these models are your best bet.
What differentiates Addmotor All-Terrain models? Well, the difference lies mainly in the preload-adjustable front fork suspensions found in these models that make them a hybrid eMTB and city option. Coupled with the standard fat tires, these are models you won’t mind riding through urban streets, sandy beaches, rocky roads, snowy tracks, and muddy trails.
eRonin is the electric gravel bike from Alchemy. It is characterized by a mid-mounted Evation motor and handmade at the Colorado workshop. As per the brand, eRonin is also the U.S.’s first indigenous carbon gravel e-bike. It features Fazua’s lightweight drivetrain.
eRonin has been chosen as the ‘Best Electric Gravel Bike’ by CyclingNews.com and Gearjunkie. The e-bike is priced at $10,249.00 and available in different variants – for example, there are three color choices, five frame sizes, and component choices from brands like Shimano, SRAM, and in-house developed Alchemy parts.
The design is best suited for all-day adventures and rides. The carbon frame has been specially designed for rides on gravel terrains. It is lighter and yet stronger. The suspension systems are integrated with the frame for better kinematics. Weighing 30 lbs, it is a lightweight e-bike. There are special mounts provided for three water bottles and bento boxes.
eRonin comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, and there is also a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The company, Ariel Rider E-bikes, was launched in 2014 but revamped in 2016. The American brand is the dream of two brothers, Arda and Berk Onal, with 30+ years of experience in the industry—the brand ships to almost all parts of the world, covering about 26 countries on the globe.
The Washington-based brand has four models of e-bikes. These are – Kepler, Grizzly – 52V Dual Motor Ebike, X-Class 52V Ebike, and X-Class 52V Step-Thru Ebike.
Kepler is a city commuter e-bike with a Bafang 1000W motor and a 52V 20Ah L.G. battery. The e-bike also has a rear rack that can carry a weight of 55 lbs. All the models are fat tire electric bikes. The Grizzly is an adventure e-bike with dual suspension, 52V 35Ah dual Li-ion battery, and dual 1000W geared-hub motors.
The X-Class 52V model is an upgrade from the X-Class that was chosen as the “Best Fat Tire Ebike of 2020′ and is an adventure e-bike. It has a 20Ah battery, brake lights, advanced headlights, upgraded shocks, and more.
It is fitted with a 1000W geared hub motor and has a payload capacity of 300 lbs. The step-thru model makes the X-Class accessible to people of all ages and genders.
Aventon’s humble origins in California do well to underscore the success it’s currently enjoying. Much like a lot of e-bike companies, it dedicates itself to improving every model it puts out. However, what undoubtedly sets it apart is that it never loses its focus on prioritizing what most riders want in their e-bikes.
You’ll see this in how they manage to keep the prices of their standout models down while meeting the standards that actually matter, like more riding range, maximum top speeds, riding comfort, and overall convenience. It’s a brand that we’ll gladly recommend to anyone looking for a spectacular urban rider or commuter, which you won’t take long to warm up to.
Aventon e-bike models
Aventon offers three distinct e-bike models: the Pace, Level, and Sinch. Out of the three, the Level and Sinch stand out the most. Both give you plenty of the essentials you’re looking for from an e-bike, minus any kind of extra unnecessary accessories – at least if you’re the type of rider who can do without much of the techy stuff found in high-end models.
Read also: Is Aventon a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Aventon quality and features
Aventon is the very definition of a cost-effective brand, especially if we put all the spotlight on the Level line. We can say as much for its other models, to the point that it won’t be an overstatement to say that the other lines are simply lighter versions (in more ways than one) of it.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the Level line represents everything that’s terrific about the Aventon brand. Its step-thru version sells for less than $1,700 yet already comes with a powerful 750W motor that can go for as fast as 28mph.
You get hydraulic brakes, fenders, a rear seat, and an adjustable kickstand as well. Besides the ready comfort from the general frame design and saddle incorporated, you can also expect to get at least 60 miles of riding range for every full charge.
On the whole, practicality shines through in Aventon models, thanks to their mixture of top-notch comfort and powerful performance.
Read also: Is Bakcou a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Founded in 1992 by Alan and Hanz Scholz, Bike Friday is based out of Oregon. The brand is currently run by Hanna Scholz, the President, and is the daughter of Alan Scholz. The company is known for its folding bikes and was the only brand in the U.S. to make them until 2018.
While electric bikes from other brands are not allowed on flights, Bike Friday e-bikes are the only ones that can legally be carried inside a plane. This is because of the battery.
Bike Friday e-bikes are fitted with integrated LiGo Batteries. Additionally, the e-bikes are equipped with front hub Bafang motors. The advantages of Bike Friday e-bikes are – negligible motor resistance, lightweight, and LiGo battery.
The other model from Bike Friday is meant to easily carry cargo across the city and even through steep slopes. The electric assist systems are 36V systems with 500W controller capacity and a maximum speed of up to 20mph.
The e-bikes are pedal assist, meaning there will be no electric assist if they are not pedaling. Additionally, the controller is programmable to suit local laws.
New Jersey-based Biria has roots in Europe, having evolved from a European brand. Biria Bicycles was born in Germany and was highly successful. Biria Bikes is headquartered in the U.S. and was launched in 2002.
Biria has a decent range of choices for e-bike lovers. The S4 from the folding Series 4 is fitted with a 750W motor 48V 14Ah L.G. battery with a range of 40 miles per charge. Fat tires, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano 7-speed gear, colored LCD, and more such features make this a perfect off-terrain e-bike.
The Electric Chopper is fitted with a 500W motor and a 48V, 16 Amp L.G. battery. The range is 45 miles per charge. This is also an all-terrain vehicle. The Step-Thru folding electric bike models from Biria has a stylish ultra-low frame and are foldable. There are two models – ST 3.0 and ST.
Then there are models S2 from the folding series two and hybrid step-through Class 1 e-bike, too.
Blix is a fairly new brand that was started as recently as 2014. Like most young companies dabbling in the e-bike industry, Blix was founded as a company that focuses solely on designing and manufacturing e-bikes. It didn’t take long for it to enjoy relative success and quick growth in that short span of time up to the present.
Though the company has deep roots in Sweden (as readily evidenced by its name, which actually stands for “lightning” or “flash” in the said language), it considers itself a 100% American brand, having been established in California, much like the other widely recognized e-bike brands in the US.
Blix e-bike models
Blix only has four models at present, but all of them exhibit what’s great about cruisers, folding, and commuter e-bikes. All of them are very wallet-friendly as well, at least as far as most e-bike prices go.
The brand appears to have figured out the “sweet spot” of motor power because most of its models, like Blix Sol, Vika+, and Aveny, incorporate practically the same motor. Plenty readily exudes comfort not only in the light colors they use but in the general design of the models as well.
Read also: Is Blix a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Blix quality and features
Counting on the motto, “Change is good,” Blix is continuously driven to stand out from the rest. For an e-bike rider, these differences glaringly announce themselves in the almost seemingly inexhaustible number of accessories found in all four of Blix’s e-bikes. And they manage to do this without compromising on quality and ballooning their prices.
Here is the link to visit the Blix website.
St. Louis-based Burromax is into manufacturing recreational vehicles and power-related products. Since 2015, the company has had a reputation for making high-quality and safe products.
The owners are Kenny Francis and Bill Francis. Kenny has been a part of the motorcycle industry for 35+ years, and Bill’s experience in the automotive industry stretches to 40+ years.
The company makes electric mini bikes. The TT1600R is the newest model from the brand, with the capacity to accommodate tall and heavy riders. It has a 1600W brushless motor 52V 23.4 Ah Lithium Ion Battery with a 30-mile range. There are four selectable rider modes.
The other models from the brand are TT750R, TT350R, and TT250. TT750R gives a range of 14 miles, with a top speed of 22 mph. TT350R provides a range of 12 miles with a top speed of 17 mph, and TT250 offers a range of 12 miles with a top speed of 14 mph.
A large part of the trust that the American riding community has in Cannondale stems from its already lengthy history in the country. It was founded in 1971 in Bethel, Connecticut, but the brand now has a Canadian connection through Dorel Industries, of which it is now a part.
Nonetheless, that does not, in any way, dispel the fact that the brand is truly American at heart. The path it paved to revolutionizing the American biking community can never be erased, after all. It has the history to prove it.
Cannondale e-bike models
Even though it’s arguably known more for its bikes, Cannondale is no pushover in the e-bike world. They have over 15 models to represent them already, with an obvious focus on performance- and fitness-oriented biking, for which the brand has always been known. Most of their models are tough and sturdy, as their designs are a testament to the brand’s continuous drive to improve their e-bike selections.
You’ll find that the brand excels the most in its road e-bike and eMTB offerings. The Synapse Neo, for example, is one of the finest road e-bikes available today. It delivers the essentials of such e-bikes, after all, not least of which are power, versatility, and comfort.
Read also: Is Cannondale a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Cannondale quality and features
Expect plenty of durability when riding a Cannondale e-bike, enough to let you last through long road biking marathons that stretch for days. All their models have the “Neo,” which readily calls to mind innovation. And that’s practically what the brand brings, and with it comes ready American excellence that can’t be denied.
Here is the link to visit the Cannondale website.
Orlando-based Catrike was started in 2000 by a Brazilian mechanical engineer named Paulo Camasmine. The brand has evolved immensely during the past two decades and has been bestowed with innumerable awards during this time.
Flawless design, user-friendly features, and fantastic engineering make the Catrike e-bikes a sound investment decision. The brand terms its electric systems ‘The Cat Way’ or ‘Flow Manufacturing.’ The company sells throughout the country through its 200 selected dealers.
Catrike launched the e-Cats, the first electric-assist model, in 2019. The previous year, the Catrike Eola drivetrain was introduced. The very first model from the brand was launched in 2000 and was called Catrike C2000. The next model, Catrike Road, was introduced in 2002, while the Catrike Speed was introduced in 2003.
The e-bike models from the brand are Durmont, Trail, Villager, MAX, Expedition, Pocket, and 5.5.9. The motor and the battery in all the models are from Bosch. The shifters and rear derailleurs are from SRAM. The front and rear tires are from Schwalbe Marathon Racer.
The Connecticut-based Charge was started in 2004 by Nick Larsen and Peter Vallance. It took them a great deal of time to design affordably-priced electric bikes that would make cycling easy and fun to ride. The company offers free shipping to all U.S. destinations, and all the models are easy to assemble.
The Charge models include a city Electric Bike that’s perfect for daily commutes and running errands. The e-bike comes with a 250W motor, a 50-mile range, a thumb throttle, and a top speed of 20 mph. The motor is from Bafang, and the battery is from Samsung. The low-step e-bike version also exists for this model.
The XC Electric Bike comes with off-road capabilities and a range of 50 miles per charge. It comes with three Pedal Assist modes – Eco, Trial, and Boost. Alongside, there’s the Comfort range of e-bikes – Comfort 1 and 2.
Comfort 1 has a hub-drive motor and is best fit for riders in the 5 to 6-foot range. Comfort 2 has large tires and a lightweight frame, is suitable for short and tall riders, and has increased rear rack weight capacity.
1995 was the year when the brand Christini was launched by Steve Christini and co-inventor Mike Dunn. The All-Wheel Drive Motorcycles was launched by the brand in 2006. In 2012, the first OEM motorcycle was rolled out by Christini.
The brand is owned by Christini Technologies Inc., which was formed in 1999. Christini is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of AWD mountain bikes today.
Christini has made an AWD active traction control mountain and hunting electric Bike, which is made with 6061 aluminum bikes and fitted with a Bafang mid-drive motor. There are two models – AWD Fat E-4 Ultra Mid-Drive and AWD Fat E-5 Ultra Mid-Drive e-bikes. The motors are from Bafang. Both the models have a 1000W motor with 160 Nm torque.
Another characteristic feature is that the electric bike models have a dual-sensor design with a built-in torque sensor, making the entire system highly responsive.
Started in 1988, Co-motion was founded by Dan Vrijmoet and Dwan Shepard—an Oregon-based brand of handmade e-bikes. The electric bikes are designed well and engineered flawlessly. The components and the engineering technologies are world-class, too.
Tandem tubing from Co-Motion is one of the characteristics in all the models, guaranteeing comfortable rides each time. The models also use the specially designed bicycle torque coupler to enhance travelability.
Besides, the models are equipped with steel forks machined from Cro-Moly tubing. Due to the premium-quality parts and technology, Co-Motion offers a lifetime warranty on the frames, forks, and stems.
The drivetrains are from brands like Rohloff, Pinion, and Bosch Electric. Gravel or off-road e-bike models are Steelhead, Kalapuya, Java, Mocha, Metolius, PeriScope Scout, PeriScope Trident, and PeriScope Trident Convertible.
City Co-motion e-bikes include Bluebird, Primera, Robusta, Carrera, Supremo, Macchiato, Speedster, and PeriScope Torpedo. The models are available in different wheel sizes and tire sizes. The wheel size options are 26″, 27.5″, and 29″. The tire sizes available are 25-28c, 28-35c, 35-45c, and 1.5″ -2.2″.
Co-op cycles (REI)
Seattle-based Co-op Cycles (REI) was established in 1935. REI stands for Recreational Equipment, Inc. The cycling brand of REI is Co-op Cycles, which is based out of Kent, Washington.
REI has a range of outdoor recreational products and services ranging from hiking, camping, and cycling gear to travel, snow, and fitness equipment. The current CEO of REI is Eric Artz.
The brand has five categories of e-bikes – city, mountain, cargo, road, and folding. City Co-op has two models – CITY e1.1 and e2.2. Components include Bafang motors and batteries. The gearset is from Shimano, and the brakes are from Tektro.
The stem is Promax-made, and the tires are from Schwalbe Big Ben. DRT e3.1 is an electric mountain bike with a Bosch motor, an SRAM gear set, and Tektro brakes. The tires are from Kenda.
The cargo range includes Generation e1.1 and Generation e1.2 electric bikes. The models come with a 350W Bafang geared hub motor, a Lithium-ion battery, and a 6061 aluminum frame, and the shifters and derailleurs are from Shimano Altus. The brake system is from Tektro, the stem is from Promax H.Q., and the tires are from Schwalbe Super-Moto-X.
Dallas-based Denago was started in 2009. The brand gets its name from Denali, which is a word from the Koyukon Athabascan language meaning ‘The Great One.’ The company is led by David Duecker, CEO.
The brand has an extensive range of e-bike models belonging to City, Commute, Cruiser, Mountain, Folding, and Fat tire categories. The City models are available in the 1 Top Tube and 2 Top Tube categories. There are step-thru versions, too, of the City models. The Commute and the Cruiser Models come in the 1 Top Tube forms with the step-thru versions.
The mountain e-bike models are eXC1 and eXC2. The Fat tire comes in the top tube and step-thru versions. The folding e-bike is only available in one version. The brand uses the best components; for example, the puncture-resistant tires are from Kenda, and the drivetrain is from Shimano. The e-bike frames are made from 6061-T6 Aluminum alloy.
Detroit-based Detroit Bikes was started in 2011. One of the distinct features of the electric bikes from the brand is the use of signature American Chromoly steel in the manufacture of Detroit Bikes. The factory covers about 50,000 sq. feet with the capacity of producing 150 frames and assembling 400 products each day.
DB-E is the only e-bike model from the brand. It is available in two color options – Gross Black and Super Green. It is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. It is a low-weight model weighing about 32 lbs. It is due to the design with one hub motor and battery. A low-maintenance e-bike, the DB-E is powder-coated, welded, and assembled in the Detroit factory.
It is powered by an all-in-one motor generating 250W power from Zehus. It offers a range of 35 miles in the Eco mode. Riders can recharge the battery while riding because of the integrated KERS system. Lastly, DB-E has wireless connectivity wherein the hub can be controlled via a phone app called the Bitride Connect App.
A significant bicycle brand, Diamondback, is based out of Washington and was launched in 1977. It has a well-developed distribution network—consequently, the brand ships to Canada, Australia, and the U.K. Regent, L.P. owns the brand.
The brand has four e-bike models. These are – Union2, Union1, Response, and Current. Union 1 and 2 are Class 3 e-bikes. Both have a sleek aluminum frame and are powered by a Bosch motor and a 400Wh battery. They come with a 10-speed Shimano drivetrain and are best used for city traffic with their fenders and integrated racks.
Response is a Class 3 e-bike with a Bosch motor and a 10-speed Shimano drivetrain. The hydraulic disc brakes are from Magura, and Schwalbe tires accompany the 27.5-inch wheels. The Current has a sleek design and is best for adventures. The 700x50c tires are from Maxxis and ably support the power generated by the Bosch motor and the 500Wh integrated battery.
Founded in 2010, E-Cells is the brainchild of David Cleveland, the brand’s CEO. The company has been named after the slogan that says, “Power that Excels.’ The brand claims to have developed the world’s first AWD Dual Motor, Full-Suspension, Dual Battery Electric Bikes. The brand is among the first e-bike companies to ship a helmet with every e-bike.
E-Cells frames also have integrated single charge ports that are used for charging the batteries. The brand is also one of the first e-bike manufacturers to make a Dual crown fork that is known for improving the ride quality by almost 150% compared to the standard Crown models.
The brand has two models – The Outdoor E-bike with a twin suspension, twin battery, and motor. It is called the Super Monarch AWD e-bike, powered by a 1000W motor. The other model is the local commuter e-bike for city rides fitted with full suspension and fat tires. It is called the Super Monarch.
Saint Monica-based E-glide makes advanced and powerful electric bikes. The company also manufactures electric skateboards and has been around since 2004. The brand sells the products directly to the consumers. E-glide electric bikes are designed stylishly and priced affordably.
The company has three models – E-Glide ST, E-Glide SF Folding e-bike, and E-Glide SS. The S.T. model has an aluminum 6061 frame and weighs about 51 lbs. It is available in three frame options – 17, 19, and 21 inches. The battery is from Panasonic, tires from Maxxis, Dapu-made brushless hub motor, and LCD panel. The hydraulic disc brakes are from Tectro, and the saddles are from Selle Royal, handmade in Italy.
The S.S. model has the Selle Royale saddle, front disc brakes from Shimano, Samsung battery, and Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. It looks like a normal e-bike. It is lightweight, and there are three modes of Pedal Assist. The S.F. model is fitted with a Bafang motor, Panasonic battery, Schwable Black Jack tires, Roswell bike bag, and a 3-step fold system.
San Diego-based E-joe E-Bike Company was started in 2008. E-joe e-bikes are shipped across the US, Canada, and even Columbia. The company provides a warranty of one year on electric bikes. E-joe e-bikes are easy to assemble and care for. They also have a return policy of 14 days after the delivery date.
The brand has three models – Jade, Epik Swan, and Jade Sport. Jade, priced at $1,999.00, is a nimble e-bike meant for commuters, urban dwellers, and students. The e-bike is fitted with a 750W motor and a 14Ah 48V battery. The Jade weighs 60 lbs with a payload capacity of 300 lbs, providing a range between 30 and 55 miles.
Epik Swan is priced at $1,799.00 and is meant for trail lovers and camping enthusiasts. The electric Bike is fitted with a 500W motor and an 11Ah 48V battery. The e-bike has a range of 40 miles and pedals from Wellgo Folding.
Jade Sport, priced at $1,999.00, is a premium electric bike fit for trail lovers and experienced commuters. It has a 750W motor and a 14Ah 48V battery. The e-bike ranges between 30 and 55 miles and weighs about 60 lbs.
Starting in 2017, Ecotric has been owned by Ego Bike LLC. The Oakland-based company has its production and assembly line in Oakland and warehouses in Chicago, Mobile, and Oakland. The company uses innovative and hi-tech design features. There are different lines of electric bikes, ranging from city, off-road, cargo, folding, step-thru, and fat e-bikes.
Each of these lines has different models. These include Hammer, Bison, Seagull, Rocket, Hammer, Lark, Starfish, Peacedove, Lark, and more. The bestsellers as listed by the brand are – Tornado, Lark, Bison, and Peacedove.
Tornado is the ultimate mountain e-bike with a high-capacity battery and a strong engine. Lark is designed for women and fitted with a noiseless motor and a comfortable pedal assistance feature. There is a rear rack, a front basket, and fenders.
Peacedove is perfect for urban transportation with a 350W motor and a 10Ah 36V battery. There is also ample storage space best suited for running daily errands. Bison is the fat tire ebike and is powered by a 1000W motor and a battery with a range of 25 miles.
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Electra is now actually a part of the Trek brand, which the latter acquired as a subsidiary back in 2014. Even so, Electra still, more or less, operates independently. And it definitely did not waste more than 20 years of operation since its founding in 1993 in honing and improving its bike designs.
Electra e-bike models
Electra’s four e-bikes are all included in the brand’s Go! collection. It readily connotes e-bikes that will allow you to “go” anywhere you like, effectively making them fall under the category of either road or hybrid cruiser e-bikes. Models like the Vale Go! and the Townie Go! both have relatively low drop bars and long fenders attributed to beach cruisers.
It’s apparent that they are replete in style as well. If we’re going to use one word to describe the models we mentioned above, “laid-back” would probably be the most suitable. The brand pivots in the opposite direction, though, with its high-performance Café Moto Go!, which has a 28mph top speed thanks to its Bosch Performance motor.
So despite having only four models, Electra still provides adequate variety in its selections.
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Electra quality and features
Generally, Electra bikes are often built for easy riding, making them ideal for plenty of beginners. When you encounter an Electra bike, it often immediately stands out with its minimalistic, contemporary design. Their colors are rarely dull, too. Since this is the case, you won’t need to look for a better option for most of your leisure riding.
The exception to this is the Café Moto Go! It mixes contemporary technology with conventional design, which results in a more dynamic e-bike. The brand does not take quality lightly, and this is probably still the case well after Trek took it under its wing.
Electric Bike Company
This is another American brand that undoubtedly rivals the Electric Bike Technologies brand as far as no-nonsense branding goes. However, Electric Bike Company is relatively less inconspicuous than the said brand, at least in revealing its background. It proudly states that all its models are built in America using worldwide components.
It’s also another California-based e-bike company that apparently targets entry-level riders that only want to enjoy the no-sweat, smooth rides that can only be guaranteed by a top-notch cruiser e-bike.
Electric Bike Company e-bike models
EBC’s models are just as generic as the brand’s moniker. But, mind you, it’s the good kind of generic – it won’t even be farfetched to say that it’s great. Its Model Y, for instance, can be considered the perfect cruiser for any e-bike rider with a strict budget. At present, it has 6 models available for selection. Their cruisers are sleekly designed with an inimitably American touch sealed only by the front basket attached to them.
What’s equally noteworthy about the brand is that it actually allows riders to freely customize their models. You may, for example, change the fork type from a rigid to a suspension and determine the material and color of basic parts like the fenders and rims.
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Electric Bike Company quality and features
Most of the EBC’s models are stellar cruisers with various differences in design and components. Those with higher handlebars and lower drop bars obviously prioritize comfort, which makes those beach cruises a dream ride every time.
On the other hand, Models X and S are obviously built with more power in mind. Overall, the brand very much deserves to represent what high-quality American cruiser e-bikes should aim for.
Here is the link to visit the Electric Bike Company website.
Electric Bike Technologies
Don’t let this brand, with its seemingly generic name, fool you. Arguably, nothing could actually be more American than this company because of it. It seeks only to deliver efficiency, with minimal frills as much as possible. That’s not to say that the brand is lacking in style. Think of it like a gem that, oftentimes, most Americans take immense delight in.
It’s not even too keen on revealing its history yet, which affirms its relative youth. Being an up-and-comer does not keep it from competing with the best brands in the US and the world, though. You’ll immediately see this in their wide range of e-bike offerings, which often exceed expectations.
Electric Bike Technologies e-bike models
This is one company that can probably safely say that they offer the whole nine yards of e-bikes. It offers eMTBs, city, folding, fat, cruisers, trikes, and cargo e-bikes, categories that most of the American riding public loves to ride on a daily basis.
In short, the brand knows what Americans want and delivers them without going overboard with its prices. You only need to look at their outstanding trike and recumbent models to see why.
Electric Bike Technologies quality and features
What’s great about EBT is that it makes it a point to provide great value for money in its models. You often get more than what you pay for with their feature-packed e-trikes, fat cargo, and recumbent models. These categories are where the brand undoubtedly shines a lot because they take the time to design highly adaptable models that virtually have everything you need to get a satisfactory ride every time.
Here is the link to visit the Electric Bike Technologies website.
California-based Enzo has been around since 2009. The brand story started in the 1960s in Italy by the family patriarch. In 1985, the first bike shop, B.J.s the Family, opened in Pompano Beach, Florida. Ever since, it has been one of the most reputed bike shops in Florida. Enzo E-bikes was formed due to his passion for offering better cycling experiences to people.
The brand offers a 30-day return guarantee. Besides, the frame has a warranty of two years on all new models. The brand has one folding e-bike, available in seven colors: neon green, white, red, aquamarine, gray, matte black, and blue.
The electric bikes have a 6061 aluminum alloy glow-in-dark frame. The 500W brushless rear motor, Shimano 7-speed derailleur, and Samsung battery with 30-50 miles make this electric Bike a worthy buy.
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Started in 1994, Felt is California-based. The brand has evolved with the mission to offer customers vehicles synonymous with speed. The brand invests in innovation and excellent performance as core attributes. The brand story began in the late 1980s when motorcycle mechanic Jim Felt created a time-trial bike for motocross star Johnny O’Mara.
The brand conducts rigorous in-lab tests with cutting-edge technology. The material used in making these high-performance bike wheels is carbon fiber. Aerodynamics is another key technology at work to ensure optimum speed.
The brand has engineered different models of electric bikes. The model line-ups are A.R. Aero Road, F.R. Road Race, and V.R. Endurance Road.
The components come from known brands like SRAM, Shimano, Channel Aero seatpost covers, Reynolds custom wheels, and others. FRD or Felt Racing Development is a technology principle that makes Felt electric bikes fast and speed.
The brand Fuji was established in 1899. It was called Nichibei Fuji back then. The mountain logo of the brand speaks about what the company stands for. Fuji America was established in 1971 in Philadelphia. This is the same company that started the Fuji Grand Prix road race in 1977.
The e-bike line-ups from Fuji are the E-Road, E-Comfort, E-Active, and E-Mountain. Fuji e-bikes are made of components that come from a Bosch Power Tube battery, Bosch Purion display, Bosch Performance CX motor, Shimano cassette, wheel, and chain, and Shimano Deore bottom bracket and rear derailleur.
E-Jari, Conductor, E-Traverse, and E-Crosstown are the different e-bike models from Fuji. E-Jari is fitted with the 250W Fazua mid-motor system. The mountain e-bike line covers Blackhill EVO, Ambient EVO, and E-Nevada. And Sanibel belongs to the Cruiser line-up.
The Sanibel is fitted with a Bafang motor with assisted speeds ranging from 20 km/h to 25 km/h. The electric bikes have durable aluminum frames.
The brand was started in 1972 in South California. The iconic G.T. frame was created for the first time by Gary Turner in 1972. Between 1995 and 1998, the brand developed the full suspension system and incorporated it into the bicycle models.
This suspension system was improvised between 1999 and 2002. Between 2007 and 2009, the brand developed the proprietary carbon frame.
In the electric bike segment, the brand makes gravel e-bikes and mountain full-suspension e-bikes. The mountain models are Force Amp+ and Force Current. The Gravel line-up consists of Grade Bolt and Grade Current.
Force Amp+ has Shimano, SRAM SX Eagle Drivetrain, and RockShox suspension components. Force Current has a fully integrated battery, a Shimano STEPS 250W motor, and a 504Wh battery.
Grade Bolt is an adventure e-bike fitted with the MAHLE X35 drive system, Shimano drivetrain, and WTB Nano tires. The Grade Current has the MAHLE X35 drive system, Microsoft Advent drivetrain, and Ebikemotion X35+, a 250W battery.
Established in 1978 in San Diego, Haro derives significantly from the BMX freestyle culture. The founder is Bob Haro. The brand makes exclusive commuter and mountain e-bikes. The Commuter/Lifestyle electric bikes are pedal-assisted.
The two popular versions – the Railer Plus I/O fitted with a strong hub motor and the LXI i/O feature the Shimano STePS mid-drive system.
The Commuter models are Skwad Electric, LXI Flow I/O, Railer Plus I/O, and Shoreliner I/O Throttle. Mountain electric bikes come with Enduro geometry and a travel-oriented suspension platform. Thus, these are the perfect e-bikes for memorable trips downhill and uphill.
The models are Shift Plus I/O 9, Shift Plus I/O 7, Shift Plus I/O 5, and Double Peak I/O Commuter.
Electric bikes in the Mountain range have an aluminum frame with Shimano STePs E800 250W motor with a Darfon 630Wh battery system. Parts like the integrated speed sensor, rear derailleur, cassette, crank arms, and hydraulic 4-piston disc brakes are from Shimano. The tires are from Kenda Nevegal.
Founded by Derek and Chris Hunt in 2008, Hi-Power Cycles, LLC lives up to its name of making premium USA e-bikes. The company does not bring prefab bikes to customers. Instead, they craft and engineer their e-bikes in the Los Angeles factory and warehouse. The company was started in 2008.
By buying every Hi-Power Cycle e-bike, customers get a warranty of three years. Noiseless performance, the electric bikes from the brand come with a range of 100 miles. The line-up from the brand includes Trailblazer, a Carbon Enduro bike for all terrains.
These e-bikes are fitted with mid-drive motors with 750W to 1600W power and have a range of 50+ miles. The Scout is a hardtail e-bike equipped with mid-drive motors ranging from 750W to 3000W. The 27.5″ tires and a range of 80+ miles characterize these e-bikes.
Titan is a fat tire e-bike suitable for hunting to everyday commutes. HPC Revolution is a premier model that comes with a hub motor of up to 8000W. This one gives a 100+ miles range. Revolution is for the wilderness. The drive system of the e-bike is ultra-lightweight, and the suspension system is 8 to 9+ inches. Recon has the iconic Montague Paratrooper frame and is a portable e-bike.
Black Lighting is a lightweight, high-performance e-bike, the best seller from the brand in 2022. Specials, priced at $1,895, fitted with a hub motor or mid-drive, producing a range of up to 100+ miles. Legacy models are performance-setting e-bikes with power up to 10KW.
Launched in 2017, Himiway is headquartered in El Monte, California. E-bike models have a maximum mileage of up to 80 miles. There are 81,000+ riders of Himiway e-bikes in the world. As an eco-conscious brand, the company has helped reduce C.O. emissions to the tune of 72,280T+.
One of the key reasons behind the popularity of Himiway e-bikes is that these electric bikes have a performance 43% better than other e-bikes in the market. Also, compared to the 30-40 miles range of other e-bikes, Himiway e-bikes can take 60 – 80 miles on each charge.
The company makes all-terrain, city, and mountain e-bikes. Zebra, Cruiser, and Cruiser S.T. models are all-terrain e-bikes. Dog is the cargo e-bike, Cobra and the Cobra Pro are the powerful mountain e-bikes, and the Rambler is the Commute e-bike.
Components used by the brand are from well-known companies like Samsung/L.G., Kenda, Shimano, and S.R. The frames are all made from 6061 aluminum.
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One of the oldest e-bike brands in the country, Huffy has been around since 1892. The founder, George Huffman, became a part of the ‘bicycle craze’ that was a part of the nation about 130 years ago. Consequently, this is one of the most loved cycle brands in the world at present.
The e-bike models from the brand include the Everett + Women and Everett + Men 27.5″ e-bike that comes with a 350W rear hub motor. This is for hills and long drives. The mileage is 25 miles per charge of battery.
The other model is the Transic + Adult e-bike which is meant for mountain rides. This is fitted with a 350W motor and 26-inch tires. The different model is Motoric Adult 20″, which is the other e-bike from the product line-up. It has the Shimano 6-speed gear system and a 350W rear hub motor.
Other noteworthy models from Huffy include Panama Jack’s Women’s e-bike, Mountview Men’s 700c e-bike, and Huffy Hypulse 26-inch electric bikes.
In 1979, Jamis was officially launched with the Earth Cruiser, meant for beach cruises. In 1980, the Boss Cruiser was born. In 1998, the Magazine Editor’s Choice Award was nominated for the most innovative products 1998 for the cycling industry’s first vacuum-resin-transfer-molded carbon fiber monocoque frame. In 2010, the brand rolled out the Dakar 650B1 and B2 bikes as trail vehicles.
The e-bike model from the brand called the Hudson series made its debut in 2011. This series is meant for city street rides. The e-bike has an integrated Hyena A320 battery and an A250 motor, driving greater power, comfort, and range.
Juiced Bikes was founded in 2009 in San Diego, California, and initially, it went by the name Juiced Riders. As a few years went by, the company began to focus on city and commuter e-bikes. Around 2014, the brand officially adopted the name “Juiced Bikes,” having become a full-fledged e-bike manufacturer by then.
The brand sticks to a direct-to-consumer sale policy, allowing it to keep its models’ prices down while not compromising quality. For this, it has since attracted a substantial following, which is simultaneously growing along with its remarkable catalog.
Juiced e-bike models
Juiced Bikes currently has 4 distinct e-bike lines, all of which could either fall under the city, road, or commuter category. Each one has its own one or more variations. Three out of the four lines at present incorporate fat tires.
There is a clear focus on budget-friendliness while still managing to integrate powerful motors that abound in speed and vastly superior batteries with above-average riding ranges. It’s also known for having high-torque motors, averaging 80 Nm in all its models. All this while beating the prices of high-end and low-end e-bike models.
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Juiced quality and features
More than one Juiced Bikes model has been dubbed as a bike/motor hybrid. Since what practically catapulted it to success is essentially a moped, you can’t really blame reviewers for comparing some of its models to motorcycles.
This route they take serves to make them unique, as they can satisfy the average e-bike rider’s demand for more power and range while not hurting their wallets.
Many owners love Juiced Bikes for its affordable models that deliver great value for money. Any speed freak out there who wants to experience what it’s like for e-bikes to ride as fast as an e-moto or standard motorcycle would undoubtedly prefer Juiced Bikes’ models over other conventional e-bike brands.
Born in 2016, Jupiter Ebikes is based out of Tampa, Florida. The company makes e-bikes of all types, ranging from fat tires to foldable electric bikes. The brand uses top components in engineering these finest e-bikes.
Currently, the brand has six model line-ups. These are Atlas Folding Step Through, Defiant Fat Tire, Discovery X5 Folding, Discovery X7 Folding, and Summit Folding e-bike. Summit is the mountain e-bike.
Atlas, Defiant, and Summit have a maximum speed of 20 mph, while Discovery X5 and X7 have 16 mph each. Atlas and Defiant have a range of 40 miles each, Summit and Discovery X5 have a range of 30 miles each, and Discovery X7 gives a range of 34 miles.
All the models have geared hub motors. Peak power for Atlas and Summit is 750W, 525W for Discovery X5 and X7, and 1130W for Defiant. All are lightweight models, with Discovery X5 weighing at least 40 lbs. All models have Li-ion batteries.
Atlas and Summit have front suspension, Defiant has none, and Discovery X5 and X7 have rear suspension. It’s a 21-speed drivetrain for Summit, 7-speed drivetrains for Atlas and Defiant, single-speed for Discovery X5, and 6-speed for Discovery X7.
Kent was founded in 1909 in New York by Mr. Abraham Kamler. The brand is currently headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey. In 2014, it was the second-biggest manufacturer of cycles in the U.S. The electric bikes are highly reliable, and the brand provides a lifetime warranty for its e-bikes.
The company has six models in the e-bike category. These are Kent Baywood, Kent Ridgeport, Kent Valkyrie, Kent Cruiser, Kent Mountain E-Bike, and Kent Hybrid. The colors available are – black, gray, grey, light blue, red, and teal. The drivetrains are from Shimano, while the tires are from Kenda.
Started in 1988, Kona Bikes is based out of Ferndale, Washington. The co-founders of the company are Jacob Heilbron and Dan Gerhard. The company was founded in Vancouver. The Canadian operations are looked after by the Vancouver office, while the European distribution is handled by the Monaco office.
The brand makes different models of commuter e-bikes, gravel e-bikes, mountain e-bikes, and trail e-bikes. The models are Remote 160 and Remote 130. The latter is a shorter version of the former with 29″ wheels. The El Kahuna SUV is the new model suitable for mountain biking. It comes with a rear rack, making it perfect for camping purposes.
The Libre E.L. is the best fit for driving on gravel roads. The Dew-E, Dew-E Dl, and the Ecoco are the three models for commuting purposes. Components used from popular brands include Shimano and WTB Volt.
Starting in 2018, Lectric will be based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The company CEO is Levi Conlow, while the CINO is Robby Deziel. Conlow and Deziel are childhood friends, and the story of Lectric e-bikes began in Lakeville, Minnesota. While Levi completed his degree in business entrepreneurship, Robby became a mechanical engineer.
The first electric Bike was the Lectric LX. Even though the first model did not get the kind of traction that the friends were aiming for, the duo focused on designing the Lectric XP Series. This one had a phenomenal response and gradually became one of the most popular e-bike models in the U.S.
The models from the brand are – XP 3.0, XP 3.0 Long Range, XP Lite, XPedition, XPremium, and XP 2.0. The XP Lite has a 720W rear hub motor, the XPedition has a 1310W rear hub motor, the XPremium has an 800W mid-drive motor, and the XP 3.0 has a 1092W rear hub motor.
The brand was established in 2015. Liberty Trike is based out of Pennsylvania. The brand makes five model line-ups – City, Folding, Fat, Cargo, and Cruiser.
The City e-bike has a 500W Dapu mid-drive motor, a 48V 14Ah Samsung battery, brake levers from Tektro, and a Shimano 8-gear transmission system. The tires are from Kenda and a Velo Meadow saddle.
The Folding e-bike is fitted with a 500W Dapu motor, which is compact and foldable. It has integrated lights, a Samsung Li-ion battery, Tektro Mechanical brakes, and the rear derailleur from Shimano Altus.
The Cruiser Bike is the best for beach rides. The components are from Dapu, Shimano, Samsung, Kenda, and Tektro. The Fat e-bike has a 750W Bafang mid-drive motor, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano shifters, and a 48V 14Ah Samsung battery.
The electric Bike is fitted with 26″ x 3.5″ tires. The Cargo e-bikes have a 500W-1000W direct-drive motor, mid-step-through frame, Samsung battery, a front basket, and components from Promax, Shimano Altus, Tektro, Velo plush saddle, and Shimano 7-speed transmission.
Starting in 2018, Life Electric is headquartered in Florida. The company has seven trademarks and one drivetrain patent to its name. While the 31,000 sq ft production facility of the Life E.V. e-bikes is based out of Florida, the components are used from global, world-class brands.
The battery, especially, is from Samsung and is the most expensive part of Life’s e-bikes. Other branded components are from SRAM, KMC, Promax, Kenda, Continental, KMC, Gyes, Avid, Velo, and Truvativ.
The model line-ups from the brand are – Chill Life, City Life, Beach Life, and Off-road Life. Genesis R 400 is the model from Chill Life, Phantom X.R. belongs to City Life, Islander 400 is from Beach Life, and Outlaw 400 is part of Off-road Life.
All the models are Class 2 e-bikes. Each has a range of up to 35 miles and is fitted with a 400W Direct Drive Motor. The speed is 20 mph, and the models do not have pedal assist.
California-based Luna was founded in 2011. The brand is a proud American company making its own batteries and e-bikes. They also offer wholesale prices to customers, as one of the reasons behind starting the brand was to fight the trend of overpriced and slow-performing electric bikes.
The brand offers about nine models, including Talaria XXX, Talaria Sting MX3, Talaria Sting R MX4, Luna Eclipse Folding, Z-1 Enduro, X2 Enduro, Luna Fixed Stealth Bike, Surron X Bike, and Luna Banana.
The Luna Banana has a Banana frame with Samsung batteries and New Knobby Tires. It has a 52V Luna Wolf Pack and a mid-drive motor. The Talaria XXX has a 40Ah 60V L.G. battery with 17″ Supermoto wheels. The maximum rider weight is up to 220 lbs.
The Talaria Sting MX3 has a 38.4Ah L.G. battery, OLED display, and 6000W power. The Talaria Sting R MX4 has more power and an improved braking system.
This brand is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and opened its doors in 2010. Magnum uses premium-quality components and has exclusive designs.
It has a nationwide network of sales, offering world-class service and support to customers. The e-bikes are affordable, have custom-designed frames, and are fitted with a proprietary electrical system.
The line-up from the brand has about 29 models, including Cosmo, Cruiser 1.0, Cruiser 2.0, Low Rider 1.0, Low Rider 2.0, Metro 750, and others. Components from world-class brands include Selle Royal Saddle, Samsung battery, and Bafang motor.
Models Nomad, Metro 750, Peak T7, Ranger 1.0, Ranger 2.0, and Scout have a 750W motor, while the rest of the models have a 500W motor except Pathfinder 350, which has a 350W motor.
Started in 1986, Marin Bikes is based out of California. The CEO of the company is Matt VanEnkevort. The brand specializes in engineering world-class mountain bikes, but over the years, the brand has made other types of bikes.
The models are named after Marin County, where the company is based. The mountain, fitness, and kids bikes from the brand are critically acclaimed and have been designed by a team of riders. Bob Buckey founded the brand.
The design work is done at the California unit. However, the bikes are manufactured overseas, and the components are mostly outsourced. Electric bikes are assembled in the California unit.
The company has an impressive city, mountain, and trail bike lineup. The e-MTB, or the electric-assist mountain bike, is the new model from the brand. The frames are lightweight and are made from aluminum or CrMo/steel.
Plus, there are racks and mounts while the batteries are meant for long Life. There are five models, and buyers can choose between a hardtail and full suspension. The e-bike has a one-year warranty, and the frames and forks have a five-year to lifetime warranty.
The four models are Pine Mountain E1, E2, Alpine Trail E1, E2, and Gestalt X11.
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Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Montague Corporation was founded by David and Harry Montague in 1987. The brand makes folding bicycles and accessories. Harry is an architect and was the one who planned the full-size folding bikes. 1987, the company got a patent for the Concentrus system and bike design.
M-E1 is a full-size foldable electric bike and is believed to be the world’s first. It is fitted with a Shimano Steps E6100 mid-drive motor. It has a Deore drivetrain. The model can be folded within seconds. It is suited for urban rides and treks.
It has three Pedal Assist Modes, and there’s an LED display showing Eco, Normal, and High modes. The Shimano E-Tube Project Software for iOS/ Android and P.C. helps connect the e-bike from a portal. The E-Tube Ride App can be used from the smartphone to display real-time data.
The tires are fromSchwalbe Energizer Plus. The lights are from Herrmans LED. The M-E 1 has a five-year warranty with a 30-day Return policy.
Established in 1998, Optibike is located in Paonia, Colorado. The company has been making electric bikes since 2007. The brand has been featured on Forbes, ESPN, The Today Show, USA Today, CNN, Business Week, and The New York Times.
Optibike e-bikes are manufactured and assembled in the Colorado factory. The Research unit is also present at the premises. The founder of the brand is Jim Turner.
The e-bike models from the brand are – R22 Everest, R22, and R17. The other models are R10, Essex, and Argon. Components used for making these e-bikes are SRAM, FOX, Rohloff, and PowerStorm Mid-drive Motors.
The brand in-house designs the batteries in the Elite Series. The Essex Fit Freedom is an electric bike made for small riders. It has a 650W motor with a top speed of 25 mph and five power levels.
Started in 2008, Outrider USA is located in Fletcher, North Carolina. The brand story started in Boone by Tommy and Dan. The company makes two models – Coyote and Used Riders. The brand makes specialized electric mobility bikes for riders with special needs.
The Coyote has four motors of 5000W and a 6000Wh Lithium battery. The top speed is 17 mph. The Coyote is made for use by people suffering from spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, ALS, MS, high blood pressure, paraplegia, hemiplegia, and quadriplegia.
The models have standard grip steering and proprietary controls. For throttle and brakes, the riders must lean forward and backward.
2008 is a great year for bikers all around because it’s the same year that this stellar e-bike brand was founded. Fun is the brand’s number-one priority when giving riders the quintessential biking experience, and this same focus is evident in their e-bike models.
So much so, in fact, that the brand enjoyed rapid expansion because of it. It boasts over 100 stores in the US and takes immense pride in the fact that all of them are locally owned.
Pedego e-bike models
Pedego e-bikes instantly stand out with their bright, arresting colors. Since they’re all about bringing fun, it really isn’t a surprise that most of the e-bikes in their product line are cruisers, commuters, and city e-bikes. These are the categories where they excel, too, based on reviews.
However, they certainly don’t limit themselves to them as they also have some premium off-road eMTBs, trikes, cargo, and even a tandem model.
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Pedego quality and features
The quality of e-bikes made by Pedego is readily attested by the lengthy 5-year warranties that they often attach to their models. These warranty terms alone say a lot about the brand’s confidence in its e-bikes.
Pedego is well-loved because of the way they design their models with comfort and riding experience in mind. What’s great about the brand is that it does not skimp on quality while offering very affordable e-bikes in a broad range of categories.
Here is the link to visit the Pedego website.
New York-based Priority Bicycles was established in 2013. The company is socially funded and markets the products organically. The components are from world-class brands. Due to direct-to-you sales, customers profit by getting the best price. The company sells through the online medium, and since there are no fancy stores. As a result, the overheads are low, and thus, there are cost-effective prices.
The founder of Priority Bicycles is Dave, who has experience in the bicycle industry. Dave launched the brand on Kickstarter. It was a crowdfunding campaign so that the first shipment of bicycles could be shipped. Later, there were two more campaigns funded through Kickstarter.
The e-bike model from Priority is the Current E-bike. It has a 500W mid-drive motor and a 500Wh battery integrated within the frame. One iconic feature of the model is the no-rust, no-grease carbon drive belt.
The e-bike has front and rear hydraulic disc brakes and front/rear bicycle-powered lighting. Plus, there are front and rear fenders and puncture-resistant 650b x 47mm tires.
Seattle-based Propella was established in 2015. One of the characteristic features of Propella e-bikes is that they are lightweight and user-friendly.
Riders can pick up e-bikes easily; these are portable and easy to service. The design is simple, and the focus is on performance. Propella e-bikes are agile and easy to stop and accelerate.
The other notable feature of these e-bikes is the supercharged portable battery pack. There’s an anti-theft lock to keep the battery safe. It can be charged on or off the Bike. Components used in these e-bikes are from the best-known brands – Shimano, Bafang, CST, and Samsung. All electric bikes have a one-year warranty and a 14-day risk-free return policy.
There are three models from Propella. These are S.S., 7S, and 9S Pro. S.S. is a single-speed e-bike fitted with a 250W motor with a speed of 19 mph and a 20-40 miles range. 7S is a 7-speed pedal-assist e-bike equipped with a 250W motor. 9S Pro is a 9-speed pedal-assist e-bike fitted with a 350W motor with a speed of 20 mph, providing a range of 25-45 miles.
Established in 2012, Quietkat is based out of Eagle, Colorado. Jake and Justin Roach are twins, and Quietkat was the brainchild of these two brothers. The mission was simple – to create vehicles that are not combustion-powered or noisy but offer the same kind of power as traditional ATVs in accessing the backcountry for fishing and hunting.
In a span of a decade-plus presence, the brand has evolved as the number one e-bike in the hunting, fishing, and camping spectrum. The company offers a lifetime warranty on the frame. Plus, there’s a 15-day risk-free test ride policy.
The e-bike models are – Ibex e-bike, Apex Pro, Apex Sport, Ranger, Jeep, Pioneer, and Villager. Components are from reliable brands like Shimano, Tektro brakes, SRAM, RockShox Monarch R.L., and Kenda Tires.
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Rad Power technically began in 2007 when founder Mike Radenbaugh built and designed his first e-bike. From there, Mike ran an e-bike business as a sole proprietor before he partnered with his friend Ty Collins in 2015 to officially launch the company. Since then, the brand became known for introducing the fat tire e-bike, which became extremely popular.
Rad Power has won awards in the past for its models, and it’s more than happy to make it known to the e-biking public at large. Perhaps, these awards are a clear testament to its role as an e-bike pioneer, and they still remain a preferred brand among the American e-biking community.
Rad Power e-bike models
Up to seven of their models have received the award of “Best E-Bike” in their respective categories. And to think that they are only offering nine models at present. The brand has a tendency to offer slight twists in its main models, like RadMini and RadCity, which have step-thru varieties. The RadRunner, on the other hand, has a Plus version that incorporates additional accessories.
There’s no room to question the quality of these models, especially as they would not have won the said awards otherwise. Besides these selections, the brand also completes its product line with the cargo RadWagon and the fat-tired RadRover.
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Rad Power quality and features
True to its name, the brand does not pull back when delivering power. Their models rarely integrate motors that fall below 750W. You can’t find much fault in the Plus and Step-Thru upgrades as well because these only serve to “complete” what is already exceptional. Ultimately, they shine the most in providing comfortable and powerful models at very cheap prices by e-bike standards.
Started in 1917, Radio Flyer is based out of Chicago, Illinois. Antonio Pasin created it. The brand is known for the Little Red Wagon and has an award-winning design team that innovates every minute detail in each product category. The Radio Flyer® wheels are one of the popular innovations from the brand.
The Flyer™ line of e-bikes is from the Radio Flyer brand. There is a 30-day free trial period. The brand offers a 5-year warranty on the frame and fork. There is a one-year warranty on the battery and most of the other parts.
The line-up has five models: Flyer M880, Flyer L885, Folding Cargo, Cruiser, and Cruiser Step-Through. Branded components used in Flyer e-bikes include a Samsung battery, Shimano Derailleur, brakes from Tektro Aries, and a 6061 aluminum frame.
Established in 2015, Rambo is headquartered in Lakeville, Minnesota. These e-bikes are designed for outdoor enthusiasts and are best suited for hunting, camping, and other adventures. The brand has the motto, “Know No Limits.” Thus, the brand designs and engineers electric bikes that “Take you places you have never been.”
The brand has a return policy of 30 days and a free shipping policy. The brand makes Xtreme Performance e-bikes and High-Performance e-bikes.
The first range of e-bikes includes models like the Venom, Rampage, Megatron 2.0 AWD, Megatron AWD, Rebel Step Thru, Rebel, Rebel Open Box, Krusader 2.0 AWD, Krusader AWD, and Bushwacker 2.0.
High-Performance e-bikes have models like Pursuit 2.0 Full Suspension, Nomad Step Thru, Nomad, Pursuit 2.0 Full Frame, Bushwacker 2.0, Ryder, Pursuit 2.0 Step Thru, Pursuit, Roamer, Savage, Rooster 2.0, and Rooster. All of these are fat tire e-bikes.
Products used by the brand belong to Bafang, LG, German Engineered Rohloff, and Maxxis Minion.
California-based Razor was established in 2000. Razor is known for redesigning the wheel, which became popular almost immediately. Today, the brand is known for its innovative features and superior road performance.
The e-bike model from the brand is the Razor MX650 dirt bike. It is a stylish electric bike with a dirt bike frame geometry. It is fitted with a 650W motor with a speed of up to 17 mph. The dual suspension added to the comfort of the ride.
The pneumatic knobby tires and the Supercross-inspired design make this perfect to be ridden across off-road conditions. The e-bike comes with a 90-day warranty.
Razor e-bike is available online at the brand website and Amazon. The brand has a 30-day return policy.
Ride1Up may be an underdog compared to other more established brands mentioned here. But it’s quickly making its way to the top, thanks to how it is able to deliver solid urban e-bikes at whopping low costs. With plenty of competition to overtake in California alone (where its headquarters is also located), it’s not surprising that this brand has gone this route.
Its truly American philosophy of efficiency can be easily seen in the simple designs of its models. Even with a passing glance, you can immediately see that there’s evidently more about them than meets the eye.
Ride1Up e-bike models
Their models are mostly performance e-bikes that shed all the unnecessary frills to deliver above-average range and motor power. You don’t really need to look any further than the 500 and 700 Series to see what makes this brand deserve to stand on its own pedestal among the greats.
Sure, they lack aesthetics and do not seem to exude a lot of style, but they’ll outperform other models that cost way more.
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Ride1Up quality and features
It’s rare for a budget city e-bike to achieve a 25mph top speed, much less 28mph, but a Ride1Up model that doesn’t cost above $2,000 can actually achieve this. That analogy alone should give you a good inkling about what this brand is able to achieve with its relatively dirt-cheap models.
That said, most of it can probably be attributed to the brand’s focus on efficiency. Of course, efficiency does not necessarily translate to quality. But if it’s the only aspect of an e-bike that you value above all others (and, arguably, there are many e-bike riders that find this thinking reasonable), then Ride1Up’s models will suffice.
Established in 1987, Sam’s Bike is the brainchild of Goldie and Andy Roberts. Both love the outdoors and their grandkids. This is the reason why they wanted to design a reasonably-priced e-bike that is US-made.
The brand specializes in making speed Mountain bikes and foldable bikes. It also has extensive electric mountain bikes with motors ranging from 350W, 500W, 750W, and 1000!
Some of the popular models from the brand are – JSE150, which has a heavy-duty steel frame, a 350W rear gearless hub motor, and a 48V 12Ah battery (lead-acid). JSE32 is another e-bike from the brand with an aluminum alloy frame, a 350W brushless rear motor, and a Shimano transmission system.
The SAMS-XD 19 has a 350W brushless geared motor, a Shimano six-speed transmission, and a 48V 10Ah lithium battery. The SAMS-JSE506 has rear and front baskets, an aluminum alloy frame, and a 350W brushless rear motor.
There are 19 models from the brand selling online.
Established in 1994, Santa Cruz is based out of Santa Cruz, and that’s how the brand gets its name. Over the years, the company has made 89 models, of which the Tazmon was the first bike model. The company makes road, cross-country hardtails, and downhill sleds designed like a motorcycle.
One of the core components that the brand uses in its products is Rider Support. That is why there is a lifetime warranty, support, and bearing replacement on all its e-bike models. All the work related to designing, developing, and constructing bicycles is done in Santa Cruz.
They make their carbon fiber frame in this factory, and so is the assembling done in the factory. The wheels are all produced in-house.
The models from the brand are V10, Nomad, Bullit, Megatown, Heckler, Bronson, 5010, Hightower, Tallboy, Blur, Chameleon, Jackal, Highball, and Stigmata. The best component is from big names like SRAM Eagle Transmission.
Schwinn, with its catchy name, can surely win over any e-bike lover. In fact, it’s been wowing generations of bike riders since 1895, when it was founded in Chicago, Illinois. Indeed, Schwinn has plenty of years (if not centuries) to back it up. It’s hard to doubt a company that has this much longevity, especially considering the biking knowledge it has accrued over a long period of operation.
While it isn’t an e-bike-centric manufacturer, it still manages to compete with the younger e-bike companies while banking on the nostalgia forever attached to its name. Do take note, though, that the brand’s foray into the e-bike world happened as recently as 2019.
Schwinn e-bike models
Even though it only has 13 e-bikes (including the Tone 3 E-Scooter) currently on its roster, Schwinn is definitely not without variety. It’s evident that they take comfort seriously in their design. Their road bikes are fairly affordable, too.
It’s easy to warm up to the fact that the brand also takes the time to design e-bikes for women like the Vantage Fxe W. Most of their popular selections are superb cruisers and commuters that fall well below the $1,000 mark. Take note that all their products are only available in the US unless you buy from a third-party store.
Schwinn quality and features
Overall, it’s not hard to see that the brand leans more towards offering cheap yet cost-effective e-bikes. Many are beginner-friendly, too, and fairly approachable for all riders. Also, their models are noticeably lightweight, which is certainly a plus for the general e-bike riding public.
Here is the link to visit the Schwinn website.
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Small Town Bike Company
Setup in 2009, Small Town Bike Company is based out of Wisconsin. The first model from the brand was Boogie Cruiser. The company operates out of a small town called Hingham, so the brand is named ‘Small Town Bike Company.’
The built-in-the-USA electric bike is equipped with a 48V 13.6Ah battery that gives a 50-mile range: a 750W motor, five levels of pedal assist, and thumb throttle with a speed of 20 mph. The e-bike has a 7-speed Shimano gear shifter—15 days of free trial and a two-year warranty on the e-bike.
The e-bike is handcrafted with the best components.
Established in 2011, Soul is based out of Mesa, Arizona. The brand is called the Soul Beach Cruisers and was established by Jim Decker. He aims to make an e-bike with an aggressive bulletproof frame, something never seen before. Soul E-bikes are made from premium components, are user-friendly, and are easy to maintain.
The models from the brand are Saber Pro, Cuda, Miss Pro Blowout, Low Soul Step-Thru, and S.S. F1. Cuda has the legendary sonic frame with an adjustable rebound, 1500W motor, and a 52V 14Ah Samsung battery. Saber Pro and Miss Pro Blowout have a 750@ Bafang hub motor, a 14Ah Samsung long-range battery, and a signature integrated down tube battery.
The Soul Low Step-Thru is fitted with a 500W motor with a 14Ah Samsung battery, offering a 60+ mile range. The SuperSoul F1 Sonic has been made after two years of R&D testing. It is fitted with a 1500W Bafang with a T6-6061 aluminum frame.
Specialized is a California-based brand known for pulling no punches when it comes to making high-end e-bikes. Not surprising, as the company has been around since 1974 and has undoubtedly gained vast knowledge about biking design essentials, electric included, in that span of time.
Specialized is undoubtedly the e-bike brand to beat in the US, as it’s among the largest biking companies operating in the said country.
Specialized e-bike models
As of this writing, Specialized already has seven e-bikes that all fall under their Turbo E-bikes category. The brand tends to concentrate on high-performance e-bikes like eMTBs and road e-bikes that include four of the seven we mentioned, and they also have three “Active” e-bikes. Any hardcore off-road rider will undoubtedly instantly fall in love with most of Specialized’s offerings.
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Specialized quality and features
If you are an e-bike rider who will love to have all the latest technologies in mountain e-bikes, then Specialized is your brand. Indeed, Specialized is the type of brand where you will find no shortage of advanced, techy features in their e-bikes. Its models remain consistent top placers in any list of the top e-bikes at present because they simply deliver what superior e-bike riding is all about.
At any rate, their quality is directly proportional to their often lofty price tags – but you most certainly get what you pay for (if not more) considering their outstanding designs. Their models may not be 100% “made in the USA,” but they truly deserve to be labeled as an elite American e-bike brand.
Here is the link to visit the Specialized website.
State Bicycle Company
Set up in 2009, State Bicycle Company is based in Tempe, Arizona. Each electric Bike launched by the company is a limited edition. The brand makes e-bikes to suit varied riding experiences – City, trail, off-road, course, or mountain. All the models from the brand have a speed of 20 mph with a range between 20 and 100 miles.
E-bikes from the State Bicycle Company do not have a throttle, internal battery, or gears. The Bike has to be plugged in for charging. No throttle means the e-bikes are 100% pedal assist with five speeds. The e-bikes are lightweight and portable. The presence of the front and rear disc brakes helps stop the e-bike comfortably.
Setup in 2016, Super73 is based out of Irvine, CA. The founders are John Kim, Michael Cannavo, Aaron P. Wong, Legrand Crewse, and Alix Armour. The brand is an American lifestyle adventure brand and a top favorite amongst A-list celebrities and even sportspeople.
The brand has five series – Adventure, R-Series, S-Series, Z-Series, and C1X. All Super73 e-bikes have Bluetooth connectivity, which means that you can download the app and use your smartphone to navigate through the roads. Super73 began as a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The company has earned a good reputation after celebrities like Will Smith, Coco Rocha, and others associated with the brand.
In 1996, TerraTrike was established in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Wayne and Jack, best buddies for Life. The company designs and makes trikes that make rides comfortable and easy.
Charge is one of the models from TerraTrike. It has a 250W hub-drive motor from Promovec paired with a 374Wh battery. The tires are 20 x 1.95″ with wide seat frames as well as padded seat mesh with sides cushioned for extra comfort.
The EVO or the Electric Vehicle Option has an upgraded cro-moly frame set. The EVO is fitted with a Bosch Performance Line Cruise Motor, the Lithium-ion Bosch PowerPack 400, and has a Kiox Display. It has a traditional derailleur drivetrain, and the tires are from Schwalbe Marathon.
Trek is another American e-bike brand with already good name recall. It’s also one brand that has consistently ranked high in e-bike brand comparisons. And it’s not just about their superior designs as well. After all, the brand has always served as a passionate advocate of a bike-friendly world since its humble beginning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, back in 1975.
Its staff does this by not only manufacturing standout models but by being active in spreading its message via regular podcasts and blog posts. The brand is also actively giving people tips on how to encourage their loved ones to take up biking. It’s rare to see this much passion and enthusiasm for biking in a brand, and that’s why Trek will always be one of the most trusted e-bike brands in the US.
Trek e-bike models
Around 42 Trek e-bikes are currently available in the market. It’s quick to set itself apart in the e-bike sphere with the unique hybrid it offers. The Verve+ and Allant+ models do well to demonstrate what you can expect from excellent, all-around e-bikes. Versatile and durable, Trek hybrid e-bikes are built to withstand prolonged riding in numerous types of terrain that don’t go beyond light off-roading.
It also widens its selections further with road e-bikes and eMTBs built for more turbulent roads. That said, it’s fairly obvious that the brand more than lives up to its name.
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Trek quality and features
Besides providing highly adaptable e-bikes, Trek also goes the limit in making their e-bikes attain outstanding weight distribution. It’s also not a cheapskate when adding accessories and vastly superior components (as you can immediately see from the Trek Verve+ 2). In short, you often get high-quality e-bikes at bargain prices, which is why it’s the crowd favorite that it is today.
Here is the link to visit the Trek website.
Utah Trikes was established in 2005. Since it is based out of Utah, the brand has the name ‘Utah Trikes.’ The brand makes trikes. The brand offers customers the flexibility to customize their tries, which are exclusive or one-of-a-kind.
The brand specializes in 3-wheel recumbent bicycles. eQuad is fitted with 1000W, hydraulic brakes, fat tires, suspension, and the option to upgrade the trikes.
Vintage Electric Bikes
Vintage Electric Bikes was established in 2013 and is based out of Santa Clara, California. The brand makes all models engineered for speed. The Vintage e-bikes are all assembled at the Santa Clara factory. The brand offers a 2-year warranty on e-bikes.
There are two ranges of electric bikes made by the brand: throttle E-bikes and Pedal Assist E-bikes. The model line-up includes Roadster, Scrambler, Shelby, and Tracker Classic as part of Throttle E-bikes. Cafe and Rally are part of the Pedal Assist E-bikes. The parts are from Promax Lucid, Schwalbe, Shimano, and SRAM.
Established in 2015, Vvolt is based out of Portland. Kyle Ranson is the founder of the brand. The electric bikes come with a three-year warranty. All deliveries are free, and it is easy to assemble.
The brand makes two series of electric bikes. These are the Utility Series and Stellar Series. Slice Lite, PIE, and Slice DLX are the three models of the Utility Series, and Alpha, Alpha S, Centauri, Centauri S, and Sirius belong to the Stellar Series.
Alpha and Alpha S were the introductory models. The Proxima has an Enviolo TR CVT rear hub motor and hydraulic disc brakes. Proxima is a high-end model. Sirius is an advanced e-bike that is lightweight, has an aluminum frame, two sizes, and three color options. The e-bike has a 250W mid-drive motor, wide tires, and front suspension.
One of the oldest brands, Worksman, saw the light of day in 1898. It is based out of Ozone Park in New York City. It is America’s oldest bicycle brand. The company makes industrial, electric, recreation, cargo, special needs, and vending cycles. The factory is located in South Carolina.
In the electric product range, Worksman makes tricycles and trikes under the Lightning Series. These have integrated front hub e-bike kits. These e-bikes can traverse through hills and city roads with equal ease.
In 1998, Xtracycle was established in Oakland, California. The brand makes cargo e-bikes. The models are Swoop,
E-Swoop has a step-thru design and can easily accommodate three adults. The Stoker has wide wheels, 24″ each. It has a rigid Chromoly frame. The components used are a Shimano STEPS EP8, a Shimano 630W battery, and a Shimano E5003 computer. The other components are Tektro, SRAM, Schwalbe tires, and Herrmans. The RFA has a compact geometry. It has a low step-over height and an adjustable wheelbase.
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30 Up-And-Coming American e-Bike Brands
Founded in 2017, Aostirmotor is based out of Ontario, California. The company has warehouses in the US and Canada and ships free to 48 states in the US except for Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The brand offers a one-year warranty and a thirty-day return option to customers.
It currently has three e-bike models – the S-18 MINI, the S18, and the Hero. The S-18 MINI has a 500W brushless motor with five-speed boosts and three modes of riding. The S18 comes with a 750W motor, making it apt for all-terrain use. The Hero model comes with a 1000W motor and is best used for off-road ride purposes.
Based out of El Monte, California, in 2017, Avador makes a mid-drive city and mountain e-bikes. The brand was developed by founders who themselves are e-bike lovers. The e-bikes are innovative and made with high-end components.
The brand makes different types of city and mountain electric bikes. The models include C3 City, C3-Sport, and C5. All the models come with mid-motor systems. The C3 City and C3-Sports come with a 250W motor and a 360Wh battery. The display is waterproof with front and rear Shimano derailleurs. While the C3 City model is best meant for urban rides, the C3-Sports is an advanced hardtail e-bike. The C-3 Sports has 16 gears.
The C5 is a step-through e-bike best suited for women riders and others with accessibility issues.
Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, in the US, Batch e-bikes are streamlined and are made for commuter, mountain, and leisure rides. The e-bike section was started in 2017. The components are from top names like Bosch and Shimano. Batch electric bikes are equipped for comfortable and safe rides, with features like fenders, racks, and kickstands. These e-bikes are pretty affordable priced.
The company has four models – E-Comfort 2, E-Comfort 1, Step-Thru E-bike, and Bosch Step-Thru Plus E-bike. The e-bikes are fitted with components and parts from top makers like Bafang motors, LG batteries, and Shimano drivetrains. The frames are from hydroformed aluminum, while the tires are from Kenda.
Started by Benno Baenziger, Benno E-bikes was started in 2015. Benno was raised in Berlin but moved to San Diego after he graduated from design school. He co-founded 1993 the Electra Bicycle Company but parted ways in 2010. Benno E-bikes was founded in Del Mar, California.
With his expertise, Benno designed something new when he founded Benno E-bikes. It was a mix of agility and utility and patented it Etility®. All Benno electric bikes are equipped with Bosch mid-drive motors. The company has four models – Boost, 46ER, Ejoy, and Remidemi.
The Boost is a cargo e-bike capable of bearing up to 200 kg weight. The 46ER has an oversized rear rack and is best for carrying a rear passenger weighing up to 60 kg. The Ejoy is a vintage-styled cargo e-bike capable of carrying a rear passenger weighing about 40 kg. The Remidemi has an easily accessible frame.
Located in Connecticut, Berkshire was established in 2016.
The Berkshire Super Monarch™ Crown AWD off-road e-bikes are available in three versions – 1500W power, 1000W power, and 700W power. All these models have a twin motor, battery, and twin Suspension design. It has specially designed Bafang front and rear motors. The Berkshire Super Monarch™ Crown AWD 700W Off-Road E-Bike provides a mileage of 80 miles. All three versions are great for cross-country biking.
The Berkshire AWD 600 has a brushless Bafang hub motor, Kenda tires, and a 7-speed Shimano derailleur. The Berkshire 500 is a foldable e-bike with a step-thru design. And the Berkshire Folding Step Thru 750W 48V has Samsung batteries, Kenda tires, and 7-speed Shimano derailleur.
Big Cat is based out of Patchogue, New York. It was established in 2013. The e-bikes are designed in the US but are primarily manufactured in China. The founder and CEO of the company are Vincent Gebbia. The brand sells its ebike models through dealers, and online portals and works on the direct-to-consumer model. As an additional attraction, the brand offers amazing freebies on purchases like phone holders, rear racks, and fenders.
The company makes beach cruisers, mountain, fat tires, and folding electric bikes. The brand makes use of mid-motors and hub Bafang motors for different models. The battery configurations are mostly 48V 10Ah or 48V 12Ah. The drivetrains are Shimano, which are either six-speed or seven-speed. The tires used by the company are either from Kenda or Chaoyang.
Started in 2013, Buzz e-bikes are known for their mid-motor systems and are affordably priced. The company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The models have some standard features like metal fenders, disc brakes, step-through frames, lights, front baskets, and performance-driven electronics. It is part of United Wheels.
Currently, the brand has only one e-bike model called Cerena. It has a step-through frame made of aluminum. The oversized tubes come with an integrated 36V 10.4Ah battery. The mid-drive motor is from Tongsheng. It has 24″ wheels, fat tires, and a 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain. It is available in four colors – black, charcoal, white, and buzz green.
Established in 2018 in Houston, Texas, Carbo makes the lightest electric bikes in the world. The co-founder of Carbo e-bikes is Lyne Berro. These e-bikes from the brand are shipped free within North America and have a five-year warranty on the frame. The frame of the electric bikes is made from carbon fiber, making them lightweight. These e-bikes are crowdfunded by Indiegogo.
The e-bikes are foldable and strong.
Carbo batteries are fitted as a part of the seat post with the USB port under the seat. The batteries are from top brands like Panasonic, Samsung, and LG. The disc brakes are from Tektro Mechanical, and the puncture-resistant tires are from Schwalbe. The motors are from Bafang. The company makes two models – the Classy Commuter and The Active Cyclist. Model X belongs to the Classy Commuter, and Model S belongs to the Active Cyclist.
Founded in 2018, Dirwin E-bikes owners are Thomas Lee and partner Richard Dirwin. The company is based out of Chicago, Illinois. The brand offers a 24-month warranty on different parts.
The company makes four models – Dirwin Pioneer & Step-Thru and Dirwin Seeker and Step-through. All the models come with fat tires. All these models are fit for riding across all kinds of terrains. There is a fifth model called the Pacer e-bike, which is meant for commuter e-bikes.
Fitted with a strong 750W motor 26.0 x 4″ tires, both Pioneer and Seeker have an LCD Display, Power Smart Technology powered by battery, hydraulic brakes, and Shimano 7-speed gear system. The Pacer e-bike has a Shimano seven-speed derailleur, a powerful 500/1000W Bafang motor, and Kenda tires.
Based in Dana Point, California, Doheny was started in 2018. The owners of the brand are Micah and Jason, who wish to instill a sense of mobility in their kids. The brand is known for making the ‘Fold N Go’ design. It makes five models – folding models EZ and EX, Moto X, ENZO Dual battery, and XTS Dual Suspension.
Available in multiple colors, all the models are fitted with a 750W motor, hydraulic brakes, and front and rear lights and fit riders in the height range between 5′ 0 and 6′ 2″. These models are fitted with a 48V 15Ah battery and are made by LG. There is also a color LCD screen, an integrated rear rack, a front headlight, a front suspension fork, a thumb throttle, and BMX handlebars. The crankset is from Prowheels, derailleurs from Shimano, and a 6061 aluminum alloy frame.
Starting in 2014, E-lux co-founders are Josh, JP Blake, and Jerry Bridgeman. One of the characteristic features of these e-bikes is the wide seats that make every ride comfortable, even for extended periods. Some other common features for all E-lux models are the flashy colors and design, a rear light as a standard safety feature, well-engineered shocks, fenders to keep your ebike clean, comfortable handlebar grip, and wide tires.
The Tahoe was the first model from E-lux. It is an all-terrain fat tire electric bike. The Malibu is the other model from the brand. The third model lineup from the brand is the Sierra, which is a folding e-bike. The Tahoe and Malibu are both meant as commuting and crushing e-bikes.
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Eahora was established in 2013. The brand has an impressive lineup of models. The company is an expert in making mountain e-bikes. The Rurai Tarpan, Rurai Panthera, and the Rurai Aurochs are the three models in this category. The Panthera comes with a 500W hub motor from Bafang. The other two have 750W geared hub motors. The brakes are mechanical in the Tarpan while hydraulic in the Panthera and Aurochs.
The tires for all three models are from Chaoyang.
Besides the above lineup, the brand also makes fat tires, folding, and full-suspension e-bikes. Each of these has the Romeo, Juliet, and X7 models. The X5 and the Azaria Step-thru are the two additions to the folding e-bike category.
California-based Emojo Ebike was established in 2013. The company manufactures electric bikes for different categories like commuting, cruising, mountain biking, etc. There are fat and folding e-bikes, too, in the lineup. This brand ships free to all 48 states in the US. It has a 30-day return and refund policy and offers a one-year warranty on the frame, motor, controller, charger, and suspension system.
The brand uses components from top manufacturers like Shimano and Tektro. Panther PRO is a lightweight e-bike with a step-thru frame and a brushless 500W motor. Typhoon Pro has a cargo rear rack. Hurricane Pro and Breeze Pro are cruiser electric bikes. Wildcat Pro and Coughar Pro belong to the mountain type, and models like Lynx, Bobcat, and Ram have folding frames.
Espin is an e-bike company based in San Francisco, a city known for its hilly climbs. Naturally, that fact makes it an almost perfect fit with the e-bike industry as a whole. It caters to riders who know the struggle of having to pedal through tough inclines, so expect its e-bike designs to address that issue.
That fact also underscores the brand’s essence of being a problem-solver. It knows that the average bike rider has qualms about the high costs of most e-bikes, so it opts to offer models at reasonable prices. It knows how taxing climbs can be when pedaling, so it incorporates mostly rear hub motors suited for that and have abundant torque.
Espin e-bike models
In spite of its relatively small catalog of 6 e-bike lines, Espin still manages to offer a balance of e-bike models that can fulfill different e-bike riding purposes. Three models, such as the Aero, Sport, and Flow are ideal commuter options, with the Sport being the most notable of the three. The rest are more amenable to any kind of terrain thanks to the fat tires they incorporate.
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Espin quality and features
Like most brands, Espin keeps its models’ prices down by sourcing its components from China and Taiwan. As of this writing, only two e-bike lines cost a little more than $1,500, while the others are slightly lower than that.
We don’t have to look further than the Sport e-bike to know what kind of value Espin brings to the table. It’s one of the most expensive in the catalog, but it’s still enough to satisfy those who are looking for a more economical, virtually complete e-bike.
To us, the Sport is more of a hybrid e-bike than just a commuter-focused offering. Like the Infinity 1 above, we like the completeness of the e-bike, as evidenced by the integrated lights, rear rack, suspension fork, and fenders.
The Bafang rear hub motor makes easy work of any steeper-than-normal slopes and pairs well with other components, such as the hydraulic brakes. For the 50 miles (80 km) of riding range you can get, it’s not hard to label it as the most solid e-bike for any type of riding besides hardcore mountain biking.
We also feel it represents what makes the brand what it was and is now: a mixture of affordability and adaptability, two concepts that, without a doubt, solve a lot of consumers’ usual woes.
Founded in 2017, Fatte E-Bikes is based out of Denver, Colorado. This is a woman-owned business and one of the first e-bike companies in Denver. The company makes electric bikes in different categories, including folding, mountain riding, commuting, cruising, and fat tires.
Some of the top-line components used by the brand belong to Bafang, Shimano Altus, Tektro Aries, Kenda Fat Tire, Wellgo, Promax, and Aluminum Alloy 6061 T frames. Each Fatte model has been named after a landmark point or character in the bicycling industry.
Londonderry is a commuter e-bike named after Annie Londonderry. Sgt. Mingo belongs to the mountain category and gets its name from the Buffalo Soldiers, while Major T belongs to the cargo category and has been named after Major Taylor. Penalosa is a folding e-bike and is named after Gil and Enrique Penalosa.
Ferla Family Cargo
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Boston-based Fifield has been around for 90+ years, known for its innovative product lines. Founder Ed Martin, much later, set up the e-bike lineup for Fifield. All electric vehicles from the brand have features like high-grade aluminum frames, the use of top-of-line hi-tech gears and battery sets, motors ranging from 350W to 700W power capacity, and dual drive systems.
The four models from Fifield are Jetty 4.0, Bonfire 500, Rogue Wave750, and Seaside 3.0. Branded components are from Tektro, Shimano, LG, and RM G05 brushless motors. Jetty is a folding e-bike. Bonfire 500 belongs to the commuter category. Rogue Wave is a snow bike meant for hard terrains. Seaside is intended for all kinds of terrains, including the hills.
Set up in San Diego, FLX was established in 2016. The CEO and co-founder of FLX is Rob Rast. Besides electric bikes, the company also makes skateboards. The brand has a free shipping policy and a year warranty on different components. In 2020, it was one of the most funded campaigns.
The bestseller from the brand is the Babymaker II, which has a fully integrated battery offering a range of up to 70 miles. It is best suited for city rides. The brand makes electric bikes in four different categories – urban, fat tire, mountain, and comfort e-bikes. The Comfort model has a step-through frame. Blade 2.0, F5 Trail EMTB, and Weapon X belong to the mountain range.
Branded components in FLX e-bikes are from Bafang, Maxxis tires, Shimano, Tellis Dropper, and Magura hydraulic disc brakes.
Dallas-based GoTrax is a new e-bike company, having been established in 2017. Tao Motors, a long-term partner of GoTrax, manufactures the products. All the models are quality-checked for QC by an independent third party.
GoTrax makes electric bikes for different kinds of riders – City, Compact.
The Compact line includes the Shift S2, one of the smallest electric bikes in the industry. It has technologies of pedal assist, throttle only, and folding handlebars. The F2 has a folding frame with dual brakes and fat tires.
The CTI belongs to the City range. It comes with two frame-type options and has a removable battery. The Traveler belongs to the all-terrain category. There are two suspension types available – no suspension or front suspension. The e-bike has fat tires and a lightweight frame.
Wisconsin-based Harley Davidson needs no introduction. It is one of the biggest brands in the motorcycle industry. In 2019, the company chose to diversify into making electric bikes.
Serial 1 is the e-bike lineup from the iconic brand. The name paid homage to the brand’s first-built motorcycle in 1903. It was called Serial Number One. The models in this lineup are Mosh and Rush. The Rush is the city e-bike, and Mosh is the Cruiser e-bike. All the models have the mid-drive Brose motor. The battery is small and is placed right on top of the motor. The display units are from Brose, too. The Mosh uses an advanced model called the Brose TFT.
The e-bikes have four power assist modes. The frames are made from hydroformed aluminum,
and the brakes comprise Tektro hydraulic discs.
Based out of San Diego, Jackrabbit was founded in 2016. Founder, Tom Piszkin came upon the idea of making electric bikes as he wanted a safer, faster, and cheaper way to travel for his UCSD triathletes on the campus.
Once the prototyping was done, Jackrabbit was funded through Kickstarter. However, the
company was officially established as JackRabbit Mobility, Inc. in 2021. The first mass-produced ebike was made in 2022. In a short period of time, the company has developed its logistics to ship its electric bikes within the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
The Original Jackrabbit is the current model from the brand. It is an ultra-lightweight e-bike with a rear basket and extra battery on a chargeable basis. It comes with a maximum speed of 20mph and weighs only 24 lbs. Another feature is that the e-bike is 100% electric-powered.
Austin-based Mod E-bikes was established in 2018. Proud of their Southern origin and hospitality, Mod is a brand that offers a five-year warranty and a 14-day home trial option to customers. The brand manufactures e-bikes in five different categories – Folding, Family, Step-Through, Commuter, and Off-road.
Groove, City, Easy Sidecar, and Berlin are the models. The batteries used in the models are from Samsung. The derailleurs are from Shimano Altus, the saddle from Selle Royal, the pedals from Wellgo, the brakes from Tektro, and the tires are from Kenda.
Based out of San Clemente, Murf was set up in 2016. Couple, Kiara, and Josh Jones, founded the company. The brand offers its customers a two-year limited warranty on the frame, battery, and electrical components. There is a seven-day return policy for customers unhappy with product quality.
The brand has four product lineups at present. The Alpha Cargo is in the cargo category. The Fat Murf comes with fat tires and suits all-terrain driving purposes. The Alpha Murf is the best fit for the city and urban rides. The Higgs is small-sized, primarily made for kids, but even adults can ride it. The Izzy Step-through makes every ride comfortable.
Ontario-based Qualisports was founded in 2018. The company specializes in making folding electric bikes. The models are Nemo, Volador, Dolphin, Model S, and Beluga. Qualisports has developed the patented seat tube battery. The company has warehouses in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Nemo is fitted with a 250W motor and a sleek frame. It is best suited for city errands. The battery is from Samsung, while the motor is made in-house. The Volador has a 350W motor with a Samsung battery. The mechanical gear system is from Shimano. It is best suited for urban rides. The Dolphin has a 500W in-house motor and comes with dual batteries. It has hydraulic brakes. Beluga has a 500W motor and is ideal for off-road rides with a 7-speed Shimano derailleur. Model S has a 9-peed Shimano derailleur with an adjustable fork and dual batteries from Samsung.
Started in 2013, Ride Scoozy is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Inspired by modern-day urban bicycles, Ride Scoozy e-bikes are lightweight, single-speed, fixed-gear, and efficient electric vehicles. The e-bikes are designed and assembled in the US.
The models from the brand include the Semi-Fat 3.0, which has a lightweight design. It is a folding e-bike with a low-stock frame. Next is the Veego Fat Tire 4.0 that comes with a front basket, has a folding frame, and a Cloud-9 seat. The Veego 750 has a 750W Bafang motor, Mag wheels, and a solid frame. All three models are sized smartly, have compact folding frames, and have on and off-road capabilities.
Located in North Branford, Connecticut, Spark was established in 2018. The Bandit from the brand was the first electric-motor-driven cycle in the US. The Bandit is a 2000W e-bike. It has three models – Classic, Builder, and Spark.x Builds. These come in electric bike and moped modes.
The motor gives 2000W horsepower in the moped mode and 750W in the e-bike mode. The maximum range is up to 75 miles, and the maximum speed is about 40 mph in the moped mode. In the electric mode, the speed is up to 20mph. All the models are fitted with 52V 25Ah Samsung cells. The brakes are hydraulic. The e-bikes have an inverted suspension fork, a full-color display, and one headlight and one rear light.
Established in 2020, SWFT is based out of Edison, New Jersey. The company offers a 15-return and refund option. The brand provides a warranty of one year on the frame, motor, battery, and other electrical parts.
Apex is the Deluxe mountain e-bike with a 750W motor, a 45-mile range, and a 20 mph top speed. BMX is a low-frame e-bike equipped with a 350W motor, offering a range of 35 miles. Zip is an all-terrain e-bike with fat tires. It is powered by a 500W motor with a range of 37 miles. The Fleet is a beach cruiser with a 500W motor and a range of 37 miles. Lastly, the Volt is a road e-bike equipped with a 350W motor and a range of 32 miles.
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Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Zooz was started in 2020. It all started in a small garage in Chicago. The patented seat is one of the top features of this brand. It is a non-adjustable moto-style seat promoting the rider triangle concept. Each model of Zooz is made from 4130 Chromoly steel used for making racing automobiles and aircraft. The co-founders of the brand are Pete, Chris, and James.
The current models are UU 750, UU 1100, and UF 1200. The tires of the UU models are from
CYCLOPS, and those of the UF model is from STICKY SWEET. All three models are Class 2 e-bikes and have hydraulic discs. The UF has LG batteries. The expected range for UU 750 is between 25 – 40 miles, and that of UU 1100 and UF1200 is 30-45 miles.
European E-bike Brands Actively Present in the USA
Haibike, a German-based bike company, now has its own dedicated arm in the US. The company was started in 1995 in Schweinfurt, Germany, but has since permeated the American biking community.
This is especially true when it ushered in the eMTB boom back in 2010 as it introduced the Haibike eQ XDURO. It basically signaled the rise and steady acceptance of e-bikes in the country’s biking community as well as the world’s.
That said, it’s definitely a proud e-bike-only company that many American mountain bikers respect. That says a lot considering how many hardcore mountain bikers there are in the US.
Haibike e-bike models
In the US Haibike shop, there are essentially only two models: the XDURO and the SDURO. The SDURO alone has up to 11 versions, while the XDURO has 5. It won’t take long to see that most of them fall in the mid-range bracket of performance bikes. Plenty of them can be categorized as eMTBs, with just a few variations in the form of fat e-bikes and more powerful commuter e-bikes.
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Haibike quality and features
Haibike eMTBs truly raise the bar high for the said category. One, because they do not disappoint when delivering what top-quality, tough-as-nails eMTBs should be like. And two, they don’t break the bank as much as other brands out there.
Their XDURO models, in particular, really demonstrate what a pure electric mountain bike is all about. Most of the time, they are designed as full-suspension with powerful hydraulic brakes complemented by powerful Bosch motors.
Other International Brands With Distributors and Dealers in the USA
Originally an e-bike brand in China, Nakto managed to penetrate the US and global markets is, in and of itself, a remarkable feat. Yes, most e-bike parts may be sourced from China, but for a home brand to actually earn this achievement is nothing short of a milestone.
And is it really a surprise if you offer e-bike models for unprecedentedly rock-bottom prices? Of course, it wouldn’t have gained this much traction if its models didn’t exude quality as well. Overall, the key to Nakto’s success lies in the fact that it still manages to give you a satisfactory to superb e-bike experience without having to pay an arm and a leg for it.
Nakto e-bike models
Up to 12 distinct e-bile lines are available in the Nakto lineup. At best, plenty of models target riders who need a good, convenient ride to and from work, school, or university. They also offer many fat-tired and folding models that underline the conveniences you can readily derive from e-bikes that belong in those categories. These include road versatility, ease of storage, and even portability, it can be argued.
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Nakto quality and features
Considering the amazingly low prices, you’d probably forgive the brand for incorporating generic components. Despite this, it’s a gem in that most of its models aren’t stingy with their accessories. This makes up for the noticeable overall sizes of their models, which are evidently on the smaller side.
Mind you; they include accessories that you actually won’t hesitate to use. From cushioned rear seats, headlights, and kickstands to smooth battery integration, swept-back comfort-oriented handlebars, and front baskets, you won’t feel like you’re paying for an e-bike that’s economically priced the way it is.
Don’t expect over-abundant riding ranges and high-torque motors, though. Nakto models typically give you up to 25 miles on a full charge, and that still depends on your riding habits.
Even so, the models exhibit the best kind of comfort, handling, and convenience you want from your regular ride. That’s often enough for most of us, and we’re willing to bet that many people are glad Nakto gives the average consumer a solid brand to rely on when looking for options.
This list proves that the US is not lacking in terms of excellent e-bike brands to choose from. A lot of the brands are noticeably based in California, where there is a deep-rooted love for biking in general. However, many Americans will probably be quick to protest at this specificity.
By and large, America is fast becoming an e-bike haven. And there’s certainly a lot to look forward to in how these brands will shape the country’s (and without doubt the world’s as well) future e-bike culture.