The Canadian electric bike sector is forecasted to grow at a rate of 5.65%. The largest segment by propulsion type is the pedal-assisted segment. This is because, in Canada, riding pedal-assisted e-bikes does not need a license or registration.
The regulations required for pedal-assisted e-bikes are also comparatively lesser than other types, like the throttle-assisted and speed-pedelecs.
This article is a comprehensive review of the most popular e-bike brands in Canada. We will focus on the best Canadian electric bicycles as well as e-bikes made or designed in Canada.
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By application type, city or urban e-bikes have been the most popular in 2022 vis-a-vis cargo/utility and trekking e-bikes. This is because the country has a well-developed infrastructure for e-bikes, like e-bike lanes, as well as different bike rental services and bike-sharing programs have contributed to the growth in demand for these e-bikes.
Rad Power is North America's largest electric bike brand. Rad Power creates e-bikes that are built for everything and priced for everyone.
Lithium-ion battery-fitted e-bikes are in the highest demand compared to lead-acid batteries, as Li battery sets are more efficient and lightweight.
Other than the above, it is interesting to note that in Canada, e-bikes cannot exceed 32 kmph (20 mph). Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 plan lists electric bikes as the top emerging forms of transport.
Presently, top brands like Yamaha Bicycles, Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, Pedego Electric Bikes, Giant Manufacturing Co., and Trek Bicycle Corporation (sorted randomly) have a consolidated market share of 41.50%.
Summary Table – 37 Canada-Originated E-bike Brands
|Brand Name||E-bike Types|
|Alter Ego E-bikes||Folding, Fat Tire, Step Thru, Step Over, MTB & Commuter|
|Belize||Urban, Folding, Fat tire, Commuter|
|Bikonit||All-Terrain, Mountain, Hunting|
|Biktrix||Commuter, Mountain, Off-road, Cargo|
|Brodie||Mountain, off-road, city, commuter, all-terrain|
|Daymark||Off-road, City, Commuter|
|Devinci||Mountain, City, Road|
|DJ||Off-Road, Fat, Mountain, Folding, City & Commuter|
|Ebgo||City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Electric Bike Fat Company||All-terrain, Commuter,|
|Emmo||City, Folding, Mountain,|
|Envo||City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Gosen||All-terrain, City & Commuter, Folding|
|iGO||Urban, Mountain, All-road, Fat|
|MJM||Commuter, City, Urban, Off-road|
|Mokwheel||Commuter, City, Fat tire|
|Norco||City, Urban, Trail, Mountain|
|OMH||City, Cargo, Adventure|
|Pedal Easy||All-terrain, City, Commuter|
|Rize||Commuter, Fat tire, Folding, Road and Mid-drive|
|Rocky Mountain||Mountain, Off-road|
|Rover||All-Terrain, City, Commuter|
|Seven Peaks||Off-Road, Fat, Mountain, Folding, City & Commuter|
|Surface604||City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Tesgo||Mountain, City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Velec||City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Victor||Mountain, Folding, Cruisers, Fat Tires|
|Volt||Off-road, City, Cargo, Folding|
|Wolff||Off-road, Folding, Cruiser|
Summary Table – 14 US-Originated E-Bike Brands (actively present in Canada)
|Brand Name||E-bike Types|
|Addmotor||All-terrain, city, hunting, fat tire, folding|
|Aventon||Commuter, Fat, Cruiser, Cargo|
|Cyrusher||Desert, Sand, Trails, Mountains, City|
|Dost||All-Terrain, City, Commuter, Mountain|
|Electra||Beach, Mountain, City, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|Himiway||Mountain, Off-road, City|
|Lectric||Foldable, Cargo, Off-road, City|
|Magicycle||Mountain, Cargo, City, Commuter|
|Pedego||City, Off-road, Commuter, All-Terrain|
|QuietKat||Mountain, All-Terrain, City|
|Rad Power||Off-Road, Cargo, Utility, Cargo, Folding|
|Rambo||All-Terrain, City & Commuter, Mountain|
|Trek||Mountain, Road, City, Commuter|
Summary Table – 13 International Brands with Distributors & Dealers in Canada
|Brand Name||E-bike Types|
|BMC||Road, Gravel, Mountain, Urban|
|Cube||All-Terrain, Urban, Hardtail|
|Giant||Road, Mountain, Adventure|
|Moustache||Urban, Cargo, Gravel, Fat Tires, eMTB|
|NCM||Trekking, City, Fat Tires, MTB|
|Orbea||All-Terrain, City & Commuter|
|Raleigh||City & Commuter|
|Riese & Muller||Adventure, City, Mountain|
|Specialized||Mountain, Road, City, Commuter|
|Stromer||All-Terrain, City, Urban, Road|
|Tenways||Road, Commuter, City, All-Terrain, Mountain|
|Tern||All-Terrain, City, Urban, Road|
36 Canada-Originated E-bike Brands
Alter Ego E-bikes
Alter Ego has been in the business since 2014 and claims to be one of the original Canadian e-bike makers. The company has its own boutique showroom in Abbotsford, British Columbia, which opened in July 2020. Before this, the brand was mostly selling directly to customers via its online store.
Key Brand Highlights:
- One of the brand’s highlights is that it offers a lifetime warranty on the frame.
- Secondly, E-bikes and e-scooters are shipped free of cost across Canada.
- Lastly, the brand offers factory-direct products, which means affordable prices for the end-users.
The hero product of the brand is its range of folding bikes with the Sidekick Folding Series, one of the best e-bikes in the market.
Alter Ego brands are Sidekick, Trakker, Rebel, and Freedom. For its e-bike range, the company has a fifteen days return and refund policy, including accessories, subject to certain conditions. Riders can book a 30-minute test ride at its showroom – #106 – 30799 Simpson Road, Abbotsford, BC.
Alter Ego e-bikes are engineered with the help of top-quality branded parts from across the world. The batteries are from LG and Samsung. The tires are from Kenda, the freewheels and shifters are from Shimano, Display is from Bafang, and the frame is from 6061 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy.
The brand also sells e-bike accessories at its online store and dedicated showroom in BC.
Read also: Is Alter Ego a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Belize is a Canadian e-bike company located in Quebec. It imports, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of e-bikes, tricycles, and scooters. The company was founded with a mission to make e-mobility more accessible to everyone. Its e-bike range was launched in 2015.
Belize Bicycle Company is committed to providing its customers with the best possible e-mobility experience. The company offers a variety of services to support its customers, including:
- Free shipping on all orders over $500
- A 1-year warranty on all e-bikes
- A 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- A team of experienced customer service representatives.
‘Bike on it | to anywhere’ is the slogan of the e-mobility brand, Bikonit. The core of the brand is its range of all-terrain e-bikes that are powered by dual battery systems. The manufacturing company has been in the e-mobility business for 7+ years in Canada.
It has also been involved in the development, manufacture, and co-branding of electric vehicles, including bikes, motorbikes, and dirt bikes, with other companies in the European Union, the US, Russia, and Ukraine.
The all-terrain e-bikes were developed in 2018. The company has a brand presence called Bikonit USA in the US too. It follows the direct-to-customer model with no wholesalers in between, which helps them pass on good saving margins to end-users. The Ontario-based company has its headquarters in California in the US.
There are three models from the brand – Warthog MD 750 priced at $3,799, Warthog HD 750 priced at $2,899, and Warthog MD 1000 priced at $7,889.
Key Features of Bikonit e-bikes:
- The combination of advanced electric motorbikes and basic e-bike technology
- Designed for all terrains, like SUVs
- Use of premium components from branded manufacturers like Rohloff, Bafang, Maxxis Tires, Tektro, SRAM, RST, LG, Selle Royal, Gates Carbon Drive, and Velvo.
- Best used for outdoor adventures, hunting, and fishing trips. The e-bikes can also be used daily for general errands.
While the motors in the first two models are the 750 Watt systems generating about 80Nm torque, the Warthog MD 1000 has a motor of 1000 watts generating 160 Nm power. The battery systems in all three models are the Dual System type offering an easy range of up to 70 miles (110 km) against every charge.
The other notable aspects include the multi-transmission SRAM and Sturmey Archer systems with air suspension, the auto-adjustable LCD screen, headlights, and more.
Bitrix was the winner of the Clean Technology Award from Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program last year. It was also ranked 187 in the list of 2022’s fastest-growing companies in North America by Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
Biktrix was conceptualized by Roshan Thomas, who is also the current CEO of the company. He simply wanted to find an easy commuting solution in Saskatoon. His interest in working on vintage motorbikes pushed him towards DIYing an electric bike. Impressed by an e-bike ride in Europe, Roshan started a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 for the Juggernaut series.
The Saskatoon-based brand assembles and ships its e-bikes from Canada. Buyers can order directly from the online store and various showrooms in Western Canada. There are five product lines – Juggernaut, Monte Capro, Stunner, Swift, and Speciality. Juggernaut Series has witnessed its 9th generation launch, while the Stunner Series is in the 7th generation.
Since Biktrix e-bikes are built in Canada, they can be custom-made, too, as per customer order. The company ships across the world, including Europe and the Middle East.
All e-bikes from the brand meet Canadian regulations and can be configured to Class 1, 2, or 3. Components from well-known brands like Shimano, SRAM, Kenda, etc. Riders can buy branded accessories from the Biktrix online store and showrooms.
If you wish to try a Biktrix model, you can connect with the brand ambassadors, who are, in fact, Biktrix owners. The company provides free shipping for all orders above $1,000.
Bluerev e-bikes are original Canadian bikes designed and created keeping in mind the local conditions and regulations. Thus, these urban electric bikes are best suited for all terrains, like ice, snow, gravel, or mud. Only quality-tested components from top brands are used to engineer the models. And all the models are safety-tested.
Bluerev e-bikes have the perfect design for superior handling. Every ride is about balance and fun with adequate power. All the models come with heavy-duty racks.
Soft fat tires, suspension forks, and heavy-duty frames make these e-bikes suitable for all road and weather conditions. Besides, high-rise handlebars, impressive mag rims, and banana seats are some of the style components in different models.
The cruising speed for almost all the models is between 30 kmph and 34 kmph (18-21 mph). A range of assist modes and thumb throttle control offers the rider varied combinations to achieve the right tempo. Plush saddles drive the comfort factor on all terrains.
The Vaughan-based company has nine model line-ups – Micro, Moto8 1 M-500, Moto8 1 M-750, Moto8 1 Turbo, Trio, Spitfire, Ultra, Ultra High-Step, and Warrior. All orders can be placed online, including those for accessories like lights, locks, mirrors, racks, pannier bags, and spare parts.
The Canadian e-bike from Bluerev is geared with a 750W motor, ergonomic controls, a stylish moto-style bar, a bar-end mirror for safety, and dual rear shocks for comfort. An LCD display keeps you informed all through the ride.
The rear derailleur and freewheel are from Shimano Altus, while the frame is made from water-resistant aluminum alloy. The tires are from Kenda.
Bolton, the brand name, is derived from the name of the world’s first e-bike motor innovator, who also had it patented in his name. He was Mr. Ogden Bolton Jr. The owners of Bolton Bikes thought this would be the most suitable way to honor the great soul.
From the house of Bolton, there are five super-powerful e-bike models –
- Camo Rd1000, which is an off-road e-bike. It is a fat tire e-bike with a tire of dimension 4.9” and a motor with 1000 Watt power.
- Explorer Rd1000 is also an electric bike for off-road drives with a 1000 Watt motor and 4.9” fat tires.
- Adventurer MD500 works with a 500 Watt Pedal-Assist Motor.
- Globetrotter MD500 is an off-road e-bike with a 500 Watt Pedal-Assist Motor.
- Adventurer MD500 is a 2023 launch with a 500 Watt Pedal-Assist Motor.
The e-bike components like the motor, Li-ion battery, frame, LCD display, and controller come with a one-year warranty. The manufacturer has a couple of do’s and don’ts listed on the website.
For example, none of the e-bike models should be used for carrying passenger loads or should be driven in deep water.
Stunts or jumps on the rear wheels are also not advised. Riders should avoid exposing the motor and other electrical components to water. On rocky or rough surfaces, riders are advised to apply the brakes gently.
Bodie is 100% owned and operated by a local Canadian company that believes in sustainable transport solutions for every day. The distribution center is located in Burnaby, BC. The team consists of Bruce Spicer, Head Designer & and product manager, who is also a 13-time Canadian National Champion.
The other team members are – Wayne Iverson, who is the sales and marketing director, Andrew Summers, who is responsible for Western Canada Sales; and Nick Li Wan Po looking after Eastern Canada Sales.
The brand has four product lines. These are –
- Romax – this model is meant for adventure, racing, touring, bike packing, and gravel drives. Buyers can choose from four frame options – a limited edition Titanium, 2 Aluminum variants, TextremeTM Carbon Fibre, and a Steel frame with Columbus THRON Tubing. As the name says, this one is for ‘Roam to the Max.’
- Drop Bar – This design is best suited for riders who need to travel long distances or for longer times. The Drop-Bar e-bikes are all about comfortable positions that prevent the body from getting stiff. This line-up further has five models – Romulus, Elan, Roam, Revel, and Elan Vital.
- Flat Bar – For shorter distances, these flat e-bikes are highly recommended. The upright position offers enhanced visibility, comfort, and confidence and is suggested for new riders. The category has a versatile mix of e-bikes for riders looking to achieve speed, performance, and better cargo-carrying capacities. There are eight models in this lineup – Tesla, Credo, Bolt, Omega, Energy, Torque, Dynamo, and Dynamo Black.
- Mountain – Brodie Mountain e-bikes are meant for West Coast hardtail adventures. The Mega Tour e-bike has a flat bar with a range of gears and 29 x 2.4” WTB Ranger tires. The other two models in this product line are Khan Comp and Khan Sports.
Daymark Inc. is headquartered in Toronto and was founded in 2002. It has been one of the leading manufacturers of LEVs or personal light electric vehicles in Canada.
It has a highly-developed distribution global network that comprises 150 dealers, including top retailers like Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. To date, it has sold about 100,000 vehicles.
Daymark is also a pioneering company in cutting-edge designs and has developed the world’s very first completely wireless e-bike. It has also developed the country’s off-road e-bike that runs on solar power.
The company is also currently working on the Daymak Wireless Platform, or WPT, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2023. It has 4 platforms – one each for mobility scooters, personal electric vehicles, electric recumbent bikes, and electric ATVs.
The platforms will consist of parts like the drivetrain, steering, chassis, and suspension systems. It is projected that the WPT platform will help develop next-gen vehicles, and that too at comparatively lower costs.
The model lineup includes e-bike models like Monte Carlo, Milan, Paris LR, etc., and specially-made off-road e-bikes like Wild Goose, Wolf, Coyote, and more. Accessories can be bought online or directly from company dealers.
Back in 1987, two friends studying engineering started a company while working on a university project called Da Vinci. In 1990, Felix Gauthier, a biking entrepreneur, joined the duo and bought 50% of the shares of the company. It was also the time that Devinci was formally named and launched.
This proud 100% Canadian brand is headquartered in Chicoutimi, Quebec. It all started with the fascination for aluminum and went on from road vehicles to racing product lines.
Devinci invests in R&D to produce engineering marvels that offer superiorly comfortable rides to its customers. It has evolved as a global frame manufacturing pioneer.
By 1993, Felix Gauthier bought all shares of the company and took complete control of the business. Slowly, the brand not just became a well-known company in Canada but started distributing globally.
It engineered new models for women, created ergonomic cruisers, hybrids, and eventually, the dual-suspension mountain bike lineup that went on to win the World Cup. The latter features Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot Technology.
The brand has three line-ups – mountain, city, and road. The mountain series consists of E-Troy, EP series, and E-Spartan. The city lineup includes E-Milano, E-Cartier, and E-Griffin. For the road, the model is E-Hatchet. The ‘Made in Canada’ frame is one of the biggest pros of Devinci e-bikes.
Devinci frames come with a warranty of a lifetime.
A family-owned business in Calgary, DJ Bikes is a Canadian company started by the husband-wife duo Daniel and Jolin. Hence the name of the brand is “d” from Daniel and “J” from Jolin.
Their shared love for sports, the outdoors, and hiking got them to find ways to travel futuristically. Even for the daily commute, both wanted something that was fun for one and all, irrespective of their age, and also environmental-friendly.
Thus, DJ e-bikes company was born in 2017. They were backed by almost 17 years of technical consulting. Therefore, designing an effective and economical machine for the road was not a big challenge.
Each model has been personally designed and tested by Daniel. Focus was also on creating something that looked good and performed well on the road.
Interestingly, during the initial years, the husband-wife duo did all the work by themselves, be it answering customer queries or building products. And by 2020, their sales registered an increase of almost 12 times, and DJ Bikes was even named one of the Top Business Startups in Canada.
Today, the company has innumerable customers-turned-product evangelists along with experienced co-workers onboard. Consequently, the company can ship its excellent products all across North America.
DJ Features for Customers:
- Affordable price range due to the direct-to-customer model.
- Free shipping of e-bikes and accessories within Canada and the US
- Lifetime warranty on the frame
- Parts and components have a one-year limited warranty
- Customer Referral Program where you get rewarded for referring to your friends, family, etc.
- 14-day Return policy
Ebgo was founded in 2013 in Montreal. Two e-bike enthusiasts from Canada formed Ebgo, geared by new technologies. The team is involved in continual innovation, and since 2013, the company’s headquarters has been shifted to Victoriaville, Quebec.
The brand has four distinct models. CC50 operates with a 48V 500W brushless motor and 48V/10Ah Lithium battery. CC47 is a newer model and is a smaller size. CC60 is the best fit for people within the height range of 5”2”, and 6”.
It has five assistance modes. CCEF is the fat tire model with 66 cm × 12.2 cm (26 in. × 4.8 in.) tires and comes in the step-through and top-bar models. All models of Ebgo have batteries from LG and derailleurs from Shimano. The motors are from Aikema.
The brand has a decent tie-up with independent bike stores across Canada from where users can directly purchase the e-bikes. Or alternatively, they can use the online website. The e-bike frame and the propulsion system have a year warranty each, whereas the battery has a warranty of two years.
Shipping is free across Canada. Customers can ask for a refund if they are unhappy with the e-bike within 7 days of purchase.
Frank Stronach founded Elby. He is also the founder of Magna International. It is based out of Ontario.
There are three model line-ups from the brand. These include:
- The newly-launched S2 in 2022. It takes its design from the S1, which is the step-through model. The S2 has the EMtech hub motor, LCD control, and better looks. The battery is from Emtech. Puncture-resistant tires are from Cruise contact. The LCD control is also from Emtech. Comes with a one-year limited warranty.
- The Urban Cruiser is also one of the latest models from the brand. The 9-speed e-bike is an all-rounder with a focus on comfort and power. It is an all-terrain e-bike. The battery and the motor are from EMtech, and the frame is aluminum-alloy made. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.
- The Urban CRITI is another all-rounder from the brand. It has five assist levels and is great for navigating on the streets. The battery is from EMtech, and the e-bike comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Electric Bike Fat Company
Electric Fat Bike Company was launched by Kalyn Webster in 2017 in Vernon, BC. Webster was only 26 years old back then. His sole motive is to offer customers mobility solutions that help them ride on all terrains at any time of the year. He has been involved personally in designing and building e-bikes of different types.
The selling model is the consumer-direct model that helps eliminate the middleman and saves money for the end user, consequently. All electric bikes come with a two-year warranty.
The line-up from EFB is:
- Standard e-bikes consisting of 1000 Step-over (2021) and 1000 Step-over New. The other models are 750 Step-over and 500 Step-over.
- Step Through e-bikes come fitted with 500W or 750W motors.
- The Moto range consists of 500 and 750 variations.
- The Mini Folding line has the 500 and 750 Step Through and Step Over variations
Components are from TEKTRO, Promax, Shimano, and Kenda.
Toronto-based Emmo has a unique collection of e-bikes. The traditional style of electric bikes is available in the all-terrain format, equipped with speedometers, LED taillights, and headlights. There are also folding e-bikes that are portable and easy to store, and mountain e-bikes or the fat tire ones that are great for rougher terrains.
Other than this line-up, interestingly, the brand has motorcycle-styled e-bikes and scooter-styled e-bikes. The e-bike line-up is as below:
- Mountain e-bikes include Monta B, C2, Pro 2.0, and X2
- Fat tire e-bike models are Paralo C, E-Wild B, E-Wild C2, and E-Wild Pro 2.0
- Step-thru City Commuting e-bike line consists of Vgo B, C2, and Pro 2.0
- Compact Foldable e-bike consists F7 S3, E-Mini B, and E-Mini Pro 2.0
- Full Suspension e-bike line up is made up of Utron, Oxe, and GWild.
There is a comprehensive warranty of two years up to 4,000 km on all models.
The company offers third-party financing schemes wherein customers can buy their electric bikes first and then pay for them. Customers can order spare parts and accessories from the online store and buy from the service centers.
In 2015, Envo was launched as a one-person business in Vancouver. Over the next few years, the company grew by leaps and bounds due to its novel e-mobility ideas. Notably, Envo’s community today consists of about 12,000 users who help save about 85 million kg of CO2 each year, thereby helping reduce their carbon footprint on the planet.
It is Canada’s one of the largest e-mobility solution providers. The company engineers solutions for road, snow, and water. E-bikes for roads consist of models like D35, ST, Lynx 16” and 20”, and STAX.
The Lynx series is re-engineered in-house but manufactured overseas. D35 and ST series are engineered in-house, while the manufacturing and assembling are done overseas.
Envo e-bikes come fitted with the best components. For example, the batteries are from LG or Panasonic, and the transmission set is from Shimano. The e-bikes are all compliant with Canadian legal regulations.
Envo e-bikes come with a 24-month warranty. Customers can order e-bikes online or buy from the dealer network.
Gosen has been in the industry for the last 15 years. The e-bike company has an in-house R&D team with a production unit in Canada. There are warehouses in the US, Canada, France, Italy, and Germany.
Gosen is a part of the Hong Kong Ge Sheng International Trade Co. Ltd., located in Shenzhen.
Gosen e-bikes have a few characteristic features. These include:
- Free shipping across Canada
- 14-Day return policy
- Consumer-direct model that makes e-bikes affordable
- One-year warranty
The line-up of Gosen includes –
- All-terrain e-bikes include High-Step A-8, and Dual Battery e-bike Q7
- City & Commuter range includes A8, Q7, A7, A6, A4, and S5
- Foldable e-bikes range includes Q3 Plus, Q5 Plus, Q5, and G5
Shipping costs are free in Canada though the company does not ship to Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The gear system in all the e-bikes is from Shimano. Treaded groove tires are from CST Pro.
Founded in 2006, iGO Electric is a Montreal-based company. As a proudly Canadian company, all work related to designing and engineering is done in-house and through local talents.
The model line-up from iGO consists of:
- Connect Series, including Aspire, Discovery, and Outland series. Aspire series is for everyday travel, and Discovery is for leisure rides.
- Performance Series consists of a Carbon CGV model that consists of a Bafang motor.
- Core Series consists of models – Elite 3HD, Elite 3DHD, Edge, Extreme 3.1, and Extreme 3.1EZ
The e-bike brand sells through company stores located across Canada. You can also order the bikes online. Test rides can be booked with selected stores.
There’s a limited warranty on parts – the iGO Connect Series comes with 24 months on electrical components and 30 days on mechanical components. On the CORE series, the warranty on electrical components is 12 months, and on mechanical components, the warranty is for 30 days.
A home trial period of 14 days is offered by the brand to users to guarantee their purchase.
Murray J McDonald is the owner of MJM e-bikes. The brand is Alberta-based. MJM has its own showroom in Calgary and retailers across Canada.
The company offers one year warranty on electrical components and one year on paint and graphics. The frame has a two-year warranty and 30 days warranty on mechanical wear parts.
The model line-ups include Electrolite, MT SL, FDF, ST-Mid, FD 21, MT-Mid, MT, and CR-Mid. The components used in the electric bikes are –
- Motor and battery from Bafang
- High Modulus Toray T700 Carbon Fiber
- Fork is from RockShox
- Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires
- Derailleur from SRAM
- Brakes from Shimano
Accessories are available online and at exclusive stores. The brand also runs the famous Copper Tours that take you through Calgary’s picturesque bike paths along the Bow River. The tour starts from the company showroom. The tours are organized on Friday and Sunday evenings.
Ontario-based Mokwheel is the maker of power station electric e-bikes. It was started in 2014 by Denny, who has a versatile background in e-products like electric scooters and hoverboards.
From the start, he has been dedicatedly working towards delivering top quality that offers customers reliable products.
Innovation has been a critical ingredient in Mokwheel’s evolution. For example, the Mokwheel power station e-bike, Basalt, is a first-of-its-kind in the world. In addition, the battery of this e-bike can be used to charge other appliances.
Another aspect that puts the brand in a different league is that, unlike other e-bike brands, it does not procure parts and components from other brands and assemble them to create its electric bike.
Mokwheel makes its parts and components through innovation, research, and development. For example, the Battery Management System or BMS found in electric cars has been used in Mokwheel e-bikes.
The BMS used by the brand is from Texas Instruments. The battery cells are from Samsung and LG. The head office of Mokwheel Bikes Inc. is at N Sequoia Ave, Ontario, Canada.
Movin’ Mobility is a Canadian company that designs and sells electric bikes. The company is committed to making e-bikes accessible to everyone, and offers a wide range of products at a variety of price points. Movin’ Mobility e-bikes are known for their all-terrain capability, all-season performance, long range, comfortable ride, and durable construction.
In addition to selling e-bikes, Movin’ Mobility also advocates for and implements improvements in bike and electric bike road infrastructure within North America. The company believes that everyone deserves to have access to safe and convenient transportation, and is committed to making that a reality.
The company is located at 654 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B8, Canada. It was established in 2021 and currently serves more than 2000 customers.
Started as Northern Cycle Industries in the year 1964; Norco began its journey in a chicken coop. The company is based in British Columbia, and all its models are tested in the backwoods of the province. The company sells across Canada through its stores and also has a global distribution network in place.
The product line-up includes e-bikes for mountains and urban. The mountain line-up consists of models All Mountain Trail, Fat Bike, Cross Country, and Enduro. The Urban model belongs to the e-Urban line-up.
Components are from the best brands like SRAM, Shimano, and Maxxis. The models from the line-ups are:
- Sight VLT A1, A2, C1, and C2 in the All Mountain Trail.
- Cross Country consists of the Charger VLT
- Enduro has Range VLT A1, A2, C1, and C2
- Fat Bikes include BIGFOOT VLT 1 and 2
- Urban consists of Indie VLT 1, Indie VLT 1 ST, and Scene VLT.
The warranty on e-bikes is for three years.
OMH was launched in 2005 and is based out of Vancouver, Canada. The company has almost 1,000+ satisfied customers across Canada. The Quest Series was awarded the Best City Electric Bikes in 2022. The design is all-purpose with an integrated carrier that offers 20% lateral stability.
The founder and CEO of the company are Michael DeVisser. The e-bikes are powered by Shimano motors and the Shimano STEPS system. The models are Quest for steep hills, Cruise for daily rides, and Discover for performance on all terrains.
The name of the brand is derived from Georg Ohm, a German physicist. Ohm is also the unit of electrical resistance. Ohm E-bikes have been around since 2005, and it started as a start-up company in Vancouver from a small garage.
Ohm has a policy of return and refund of 30 days. The components are from big names like Shimano, Big Ben Tires, Wellgo, Ergon, and Promax.
Montreal-based Opus e-bikes are sold throughout Canada through authorized dealers only. The e-bikes are available for test rides from selected retailers.
Opus e-bike frames manufactured in 2016 come with a lifetime warranty. Frames manufactured in 2015 have a five-year warranty. Paints and decals have a one-year warranty. Opus e-bikes can be rented from selected dealers.
The company has a range of e-bikes for different customers. The line-up includes Urban and Trail. All e-bikes from Opus are fitted with Shimano STePS. The tires are from Kenda, while the pedals are from Wellgo.
The Trail series has only 1 model called the Railtrail. The Urban series has about 10 models, these being EBIG City step-through and conventional model, EBIG City + step-through and conventional model, WKND LTR, WKND, WKND 6100, Connect, Connect LTR, and Connect 6100.
The e-bike features include
- Impressive range with each e-bike traveling to the maximum on a full charge.
- Lower battery charging time
- Top speed achieved in the motor-assisted mode.
Opus has its own R&D center in Montreal. The manufacturing and engineering capabilities of the brand are outstanding, too, with the company making its highly durable and rigid frames that are also extremely lightweight.
The company claims that its electric bikes are the lightest in the market. The concept at Pedal Easy is based on the fact that e-bikes are also bicycles. While most branded e-bikes are heavier than the typical bicycle, Pedal Easy e-bikes weigh about 40 pounds (18 kg) – all four models.
The models are ultralight, even with trunk bags, kickstands, full fenders, and rear pannier racks. The models are also fitted with extremely lightweight power systems, top-end components, touring frames, and optimized performance of all parts.
The e-bikes are built and tested in the local workshop in Ottawa. The e-bikes have a sleek design and a sporty feel about their aesthetics. The lightweightedness aspect makes it easy to lift, carry and load electric bikes.
The e-bikes can be bought from the online store. The models include Easy Rider, 26” Easy Rider, Responder CF, and The CanCycle. The e-bikes come with a two-year warranty, including mechanical and electrical components.
All the e-bike models are shipped in a 95% assembled state. Pedal Easy e-bikes are all equipped with a front-wheel motor and Lithium-ion batteries. The radial flux brushless DC motors are quiet and noiseless.
Quantum e-bikes are popular as one of the best folding electric bike brands in Canada. The designing and assembling of e-bikes happen in Montreal. The brand was started by Robert Gulmond in 2015 after years of hands-on experience in the electric bike industries in Europe and North America.
Quantum makes e-bikes for all occasions and every type of rider. Customers can try their hands at different models – a test drive of 20 minutes so that they can make a confident purchase. The folding and compact line-up from the brand includes Crescent and Broadway.
There are two exclusive Quantum stores in Canada, one in Montreal and the other in Gatineau. Buyers can also shop online at the brand website for Quantum e-bikes. The return and refund policy of the brand stands at 30 days.
Rize is a Vancouver-based company involved in the design and development of eco-friendly mobility solutions. The main office is in Vancouver, while they have distribution units in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
The company has an extensive range of electric bikes – commuter, fat tire, folding, road, and mid-drive. Details of the e-bikes are:
- Road e-bikes have lightweight frames and maintenance-free drivetrains. The models are Fixie 19” and Fixie 23”.
- Commuter e-bikes are available in step-thru and conventional step-over frames. The models are City and Rize, City MD, and Rize MD.
- Fat e-bikes are available in three models – Leisure, Leisure Step, and Rize X.
- Folding e-bike models are Bolt and Bolt X.
- The mid-drive lineup has four models – City MD, Rize MD, Rize Rx, and Rize Pro.
Components used are Bafang motors, Samsung batteries, 6061 aluminum alloy frameset, Shimano drivetrains, and Kenda tires.
Rize comes with a one-year limited warranty in which the frame and electrical components are covered. The company ships to all parts of Canada, though for remote shipping, there could be extra charges.
Check out our Rize Leisure Step vs. Rad Rover 6 Plus Step-thru e-bike comparison.
The e-bike brand goes with the line “Love the Ride.” The brand has been around since 1981. Back then, they had initiated testing mountain bikes on the North Shore in Vancouver. The team consists of designers, engineers, marketers, bike enthusiasts, writers, riders, and athletes.
The company has offices in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and Saint-Georges in Quebec City. The e-bikes are designed for durable performance and long-term use.
The other aspect of these e-bikes is the focus on functionalities that are designed for everyday use and are even race-ready. Also, Rocky Mountain e-bikes are intuitive and fun to ride.
The warranty on different parts of the electric bikes is –
- 5 years on the frame
- 1 year on the hardware, paint, and decals
- Carbon Rim has 2 years warranty
- Electronic parts have 3 years warranty
- Drive-wear items like pulleys and bearings have a 1-year warranty
- The battery comes with a 24-month warranty
- And all the components come with the original manufacturer’s warranty
The return and refund policy of the Canadian brand is sixty days.
Rover is an e-bike retailer store where it sells multiple e-bike brands. It has its own e-bike line, too, which includes the Rover Y-2 All-Terrain e-bike, Rover X-2 Step Thru e-bike, and Rover e-bike model X/Y.
The frame is made from IP65 waterproof material. The warranty offered by the company is five years on the body, 2 years on electrical components, and 1 year on display.
The Vancouver-based e-bike brand uses popular branded components like Shimano gears, batteries from Greenway, and the Mivice motor system.
The best part is that customers can rent the e-bikes for the weekend to try them out. Accessories like helmets, racks, bags, etc., can be bought online from the Rover stores. It has a well-developed network of stores across Vancouver and British Columbia.
Rover e-bikes can be pre-ordered with a guaranteed delivery timeframe of two months. Pre-ordered e-bikes come with an extended warranty of one year.
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Santa Ana-based Rungu is a wee bit different from other e-bike companies. Rungu e-bikes have two wheels in the front, which gives them a different appearance.
The wheels are 9 inches apart from one another. The reason is that the two-front wheels enhance the stability of the e-bikes on all terrains and off-road too. Thus, these are perfect electric bikes for hunting and adventures.
The advantages of the Rungu Dualie® Double Wheel Design in the front are –
- More surface area contact
- Longer wheelbase movement helps move the center of gravity from the handlebars.
- Unlike ATVs, there’s no noise, and unlike conventional e-bikes, there are no wipeouts or washouts.
- Best suited for all terrains.
- Enables suitable weight distribution
Other than the above, the other features of Rungu e-bikes are –
- Ackerman Steering Geometry
- Straight-up climbing ability
- Step-through frame
- Dual battery system
- Total Control Wheelbase
- Independent suspension
- Stand Alone Storage
The brand is owned by Standard Bearer Machines LLC. The e-bike models are – Steep, XR Steep, Rugged, Standard, and Rubicon Trail Edition. The tires are from Maxxis Minion.
Seven Peaks is a Quebec-based Canadian company that has been in operation since 2008. It started as a sports summer and winter gear company and has a well-developed retail network. The company is very popular for its winter sports goods, which include helmets, snowboards, poles, ski goggles, cross-country gear, etc.
The company makes high-end carbon bikes for cities as well as top-notch performance-oriented e-bikes for mountain rides. There’s one model for every person out there. The company has its presence in Canada and ships to the US too.
The Hybrid models include E-One models, Kawai, and E-One 7H Cross and City. Mountain e-bikes consist of Tactical Carbon, Venom Carbon, Kombat, Catch, and E-One 7M models. The handlebar stems and the saddles are in-house made. Popular and branded components used by the company include Bafang, Shimano, Deore, and Continental.
The e-bikes can be ordered online. Besides, customers can also order bike accessories like helmets, shoes, gloves, locks, and pedals from the brand’s online store.
Surface604 e-bikes are powered by super-powerful 500W+ motors. That is why these e-bikes can easily cover all types of terrains, including uphill. The pedal assist system is hyper-responsive, helping the rider to arrive faster and comfortably.
The Richmond-based company has a full range of electric bikes – V-shape Rook, Rook, Colt, Werk, The Quad, Hunter, Big Sky, Twist, Shred, and Shred XS.
While ensuring that the price is affordable, the brand also provides reliable and innovative models. Colt and Rook are the newest arrivals. The Boar Hunter is a fat tire e-bike. The Hunter has been featured in numerous publications.
In 2017, they introduced four models that were meant to cater to the needs of the daily commuter. All the models use Bafang motors and Samsung batteries. The other branded components used are from SRAM, TEKTRO, and SAMOX.
Swar-e™is a new brand name owned and operated by Glacier Impact Corporation (GIC), Canada. Glacier Impact conducts branding, developing, and marketing of a variety of products and services both domestically in Canada and around the globe.
The word “Swar” (pronounced as Sa-waar) means “Vehicle” or something that is not driven by him/her. SWAR-E aims to make transportation easier for its customers with top-tier technology and eco-friendly bikes, along with easy-to-install kits.
Swar-E currently offers commuter and all-terrain e-bike models with MAG wheels. The company also offers e-bike conversion kits. Both e-bikes and conversion kits have three modes of biking with 21-speed gears manual ride, pedal assist, and full electric with thumb throttle.
Tesgo has been in the Canadian electric bike industry since 2016. E-bikes are known for being one of the most technologically advanced in Canada. The frames and the other parts are developed onsite by the design and engineering team. They do not use ready-made solutions.
Thus, the experienced team has developed almost 20 advanced solutions to date. 3D designing helps designers design electric bikes flawlessly.
The other notable aspects of Tesgo e-bikes are:
- The use of hydroforming to manufacture aluminum tubes. The process allows the tubes to take a specific shape and the formation of stiffer parts.
- The use of special tube geometry renders a spectacular shape to the parts.
- Robotics welding is undertaken for the frames, also called CNC welding. In this case, the percentage of error is 0%.
The brand has eight models. These are the Explorer, Challenger, Enterprise, Strength, Pioneer, Walker, Hunter, and Hum Pro. The company has a 14-day return policy with a one-year limited warranty on e-bike parts.
A quality multi-speed bike that can be either propelled or assisted by an electric motor is what Velec promises to its customers. The Quebec-based company has been in the business since 2005 and was launched by Michel Leblanc, who is currently the President of the company.
It has a range of electric bikes for customers. This includes the Citi series, which has three models – Citi 350, Citi 500, and Citi Pro. Then, there’s the A Series which has two models – A2 and A2S. The R Series consists of R48 and R48 Pro as the two models. Lastly, there are the FB48 and RX36 models.
The company offers a warranty of 12 months on all non-electrical components like wheels, headsets, handlebars, chains, etc.
The propulsion systems consisting of the motor, batteries, wiring, consoles, etc., have a warranty period of 24 months, and the frame comes with a 36-month warranty.
Victor E-bikes is based out of Toronto, Canada, and is an online company. All products are sold directly to the customer and are sent direct from Canada. The company has a range of models in its line-up.
These include – Avalanche, Metropolitan, Retro Cruiser, Journey, Retro Cruiser Fat Tire, Mini Avalanche, Avalance F/S, Mini Journey, and Blizzard.
The company has a 10-day return policy. The Best components have gone into making each electric bike from Victor. For example, the tires are from Kenda, the motor is from Bafang, and the battery is from LG. The frames are made from aluminum alloy, the mechanical disc brakes are from Tektro, and the gears are from Shimano.
Parts and accessories can be purchased online from the Victor store. The accessories available online are bike bags, chargers, tires, batteries, lights, bike stands, helmets, gloves, handlebar extensions, bike mirrors, suspension posts, and more.
Volt is located in British Columbia and was started by George Krastev. While the initial years of managing the entire global supply chain from Vancouver to Ningbo in China was a complex and challenging affair, but it was a learning process for the team. In 2013, the first e-bike from Volt was rolled out.
The state-of-art manufacturing unit is in British Columbia, while the warehouse facility is located in Port Coquitlam in BC, and the shipping depot is in Blaine, WA, USA. Reliable products at the best price are a key driving force at Volt. The brand has a manufacturing unit n China.
Features of Volt e-bikes:
- Durable electric bikes
- Deliveries are directly from the factory
- No middleman
- Each e-bike is assembled and tested individually
- Maintenance of standards and quality
- Customer support on weekdays
Components used for every Volt e-bike are from top companies like Bafang and Samsung. The brakes are from Tektro, and the drive-train is from Shimano. 95% of all e-bikes are ordered online. Volt e-bikes have a modular design. Buyers can also order accessories and components online from the brand’s website.
The product line-up consists of Yukon, Mariner, Enduro, Trio, Bravo, Urban, Outback, Elegant, Kodiak, Venture, and Nitro.
Quebec-headquartered Wolff not only designs its product lines innovatively but also names the e-bikes after extra-terrestrial entities. For example, they love to call their product line with names from the universe – Ursa, Ursa Major, Ursa St, Ursa Major ST, Apollo, Colossus, Europa, Lyra, Lyra ST, Orion, Tucana, Utopia, Vega, and Vela.
In Spring 2023, the models lined up for launch are Pegasus, Aries, Gemini, Vela 500, Hercules, and X-1. The brand has a mix of e-bikes which includes 13 models from the Hybrid/Cruiser line, 9 off-road models, 2 folding and compact models, and 1 three-wheeler model.
All Wolff e-bikes are made from premium components and high-end parts. The batteries are from brands like Samsung, LG, and Panasonic and are CE-certified. The design team ensures true style and maximizes comfort for the rider. The models are all affordably priced, while the components help maximize performance.
Some of the standard features of Wolff e-bikes are –
- Adjustable handlebars
- Integrated battery
- Color display that’s easy to use
- Suspension seat post for shock absorption
The frame has a lifetime warranty. Other parts, including the motor and battery, come with a limited two-year warranty. Customers can pick up their orders from the store in Montreal. Shopping charges in Canada stand at a flat rate of $50 CAD.
Bought items can be returned within thirty days of purchase.
14 US-Originated E-Bike Brands (actively present in Canada)
California-based Addmotor is the first e-bike company in the world to have an ergonomic design and UL-verified battery, made as per the US and Canadian standards. It ships throughout North America.
Read also: Is Addmotor a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Aventon is based out of California and is known for making technically-advanced e-bikes. The products come with a two-year warranty. It sells in Canada through its network of Elite Dealers.
Read also: Is Aventon a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Carbo claims that its e-bikes are the lightest in the world. It has three model lineups – the classy commuter Model X, the active electro-cyclist Model S, and the Model C for first-timers.
Cyrusher e-bikes are best meant for multi-terrains. The Canada fulfillment center is located in Ontario. It has three models in its line-up – XF900, XF800, and XF690 Maxs.
Read also: Is Cyrusher a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Dost e-bikes are designed in Canada, and made for users in North America. The components are from Bafang, Shimano, Samsung, and Schwalbe.
Himiway e-bikes have a comprehensive range of models, be it the Cruiser, Cobra, Zebra, and so on. The brand has a warehouse in Richmond, British Columbia.
Read also: Is Himiway a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
The Electra Bicycle Company was started in 2014 as a subsidiary of Trek Bicycle Company, launched in 1993. The California-based company was founded by two Germans, Benno Bänziger and Jeano Erforth. Electra has an office in Canada in Quebec.
Read also: Is Electra a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Phoenix-based Lectric enjoys an A+ rating on BBB. The only international destination to which Lectric e-bikes are shipped is Canada.
Each Magicycle e-bike is accompanied by a 2-year warranty. Deliveries of 500W e-bikes to Canada are shipped from the Canadian warehouse; therefore, the shipping charges are zero. The 750W e-bikes, however, are shipped from the US, and an additional charge of $299 is levied as a shipping fee.
Read also: Is Magicycle a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand & models review.
Pedego e-bikes are California headquartered and come with a warranty of 5 years. The model line-up from the brand is Boomerang, City Cruiser, Interceptor, and Ridge Rider.
Read also: Is Pedego a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
QuietKat e-bikes company is headquartered in Colorado but has a good distribution network in Canada with 689 stores. The frame comes with a lifetime warranty, and there’s also a financing option available.
Read also: Is QuietKat a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Rad Power is a Seattle-based company where e-bikes are designed in the US but made in China. The brand has a showroom in Vancouver.
Read also: Is Rad Power a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Rambo e-bikes are engineered in the US and shipped to Canada from warehouses in Dublin. The company is known for its range of 500W, 750W, and 1000W and Fender e-bikes.
Trek is headquartered in Wisconsin in Waterloo. It was founded in 1975. These e-bikes are available in Canada through independent bicycle stores.
Read also: Is Trek a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
13 International Brands with Distributors & Dealers in Canada
BMC is based out of Grenchen, Switzerland, and the brand was started in 1994. The company sells through dealers in the whole of Europe and North America.
Read also: Is BMC a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
In 1993, Marcus Puerner founded Cube in Waldershof, Bavaria. Today the company has an impressive range of 400 bikes, including e-bikes. The designing and engineering of the e-bikes are done in Germany, while the products are shipped to almost 67 countries worldwide.
Read also: Is CUBE a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Giant Bicycles is headquartered in Taiwan. The manufacturing facilities are located in Taiwan, China, Netherlands, and Hungary. It is one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturing companies and has an office in Toronto, Canada.
Read also: Is Giant a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Moustache is a French e-bike brand headquartered in Vosges. Interestingly, many of its models are named after weekdays in French. It sells its e-bikes in Canada through its dealers.
Read also: Is Moustache a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
NCM is a German brand known for its good-quality engineering and design. It was founded in Hanover in 2014 and got its name from Nickel, Chrome, and Mangan, the three elements that are used to make e-bikes. It has its own retail stores in Vancouver and Toronto.
Read also: Is NCM a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Orbea is based in Mallabia, Spain, and is a part of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation. The bikes are assembled in Spain, while some other models are made in Portugal. The framesets are made in China. In Canada, you can buy Orbea from selected independent bicycle stores or online.
Read also: Is Orbea a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Polygon Bikes have been in the industry for over 25 years. It is Indonesia-based but ships across the world, including Canada, through retailers. It has three models – Path E, Kalosi, and Gili.
Raleigh dates back almost 150 years, when it was launched in Nottinghamshire in England in 1885. It is now owned by the Accell Group, a Netherlands-based company. In 2019, the Canadian Tire Corporation got the exclusive rights to distribute Raleigh bikes in Canada.
Read also: Is Raleigh a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Riese & Muller
Riese & Muller is a bicycle company that was founded by Markus Riese and Heiko Müller and is based out of Darmstadt, Germany. You can get e-bikes from the brand at independent retail stores in Canada.
Read also: Is Riese & Müller a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Specialized has been around since 1974. The bikes are designed in California and manufactured in Taiwan by Merida Bikes. The brand has a subsidiary in Canada in Quebec.
Read also: Is Merida a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
An example of Swiss engineering, Stromer is based out of Bern in Switzerland. The e-bikes are sold in about 20 countries across the world. In Canada, the company sells through its dealers and online.
Read also: Is Stromer a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Tenways is a Netherlands-based company that was able to successfully roll out models after crowdfunding initiatives in 2021. Tenways e-bikes can be ordered online in Canada.
Read also: Is Tenways a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
Tern is Taipei-based, with its North American office in the US. It is available in Canada through local bike stores, or one can order online.
Read also: Is Tern a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.
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