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Whether You’re Cruising Electric Avenue Or A Back Trail

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    November 28, 2022 9:36 PM EST

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    Whether you’re looking to cut down on your carbon emissions or find your new favorite pastime, cycling is a fun means of transportation. There are a lot of reasons to want to hop on a bike: as a form of exercise, a relaxing hobby, a competitive sport or a way to commute short distances across town. But regardless of your motivation, these days it makes sense to get an ebike. The addition of an electric motor gives your humble bike the horsepower to get from one place to another faster and with less effort—and you can do it without leaving a carbon footprint behind, if that’s important to you. The best ebikes give riders the option to let the motor do all the driving or to use pedal assist to supplement your muscle power.
    But don’t worry that you’re getting in over your head. At the end of the day, an electric bike is still just a bike. There are ebikes designed for commuting, mountain biking and off-road adventuring. There electric beach cruisers, cargo bikes, premium models with a comfortable, luxury feel as well as relatively inexpensive, sub-$1,000 bikes. Some electric bikes may tend to look like sci-fi gadgets with large batteries mounted to the frame, while others hide the battery and electronics so the bike blends seamlessly into the crowd. But no matter which one you get, you can probably still just pedal it normally, or engage the motor to get a little help.
    Which kind of bike do you want? There is no single best electric bike, so we rounded up the top models to suit every kind of rider and riding situation.
    VanMoof electric bikes have a dedicated fanbase, and it’s easy to see why. For about $2,000—not a bargain, per se, but pretty affordable as electric bikes go—the VanMoof S3 feels like one of the most advanced, innovative and elegant bikes around. It features an automatic electronic gear shifter that’s remarkably smooth under almost all shifting conditions. The motor is very quiet, delivers a top speed of 20mph, and has a push-button turbo boost. It has a range of 37-93 miles, depending upon how you ride.

    It’s also built around a very stylish frame with a completely enclosed chain. There’s a built-in headlight, hydraulic brakes and integrated battery (which is one major disadvantage—you can’t remove the battery for charging). A built-in security system immobilizes the rear wheel and activates an onboard alarm with the press of a button or from the mobile app. It even has a tracking system in case of theft. It’s not the single fastest, cheapest or most cargo-friendly option, but it does everything with enough charm to make it the best overall choice.
    Riding on the PEDAL Electric CORE is a super-fun ebike option because you can car (er, bike)-pool more easily, thanks to its two-person saddle and 350-pound weight limit. The powerful 750W motor and front and rear adjustable suspension come at a relatively affordable price, too, with the oomph of a motorcycle. CORE can reach up to 32mph with throttle or pedal assist in sports mode, or you can go your own way and pedal in the bike's two other speed settings.

    The CORE is designed to go on and off-road seamlessly for a smooth ride wherever you need to be, in rain, snow or sunshine. But it's an especially great choice for commuters, because you can choose which add-ons you want to incorporate to make your ride excellent, rather than purchasing a pre-loaded bike with a bunch of stuff for off-roading that you don’t need. Also a big plus for commuters is the bike's anti-theft battery that’s easy to remove with the included keys and charges right in a standard 110-volt outlet while you work. The PEDAL Electric CORE is already discounted $200, but you can get an additional $150 off if you use code FORBES150 at checkout; which takes it to just slightly over $2,000.
    There’s a difference between the best value bike and the best budget bike. To clarify, Ride1Up has a rep for selling bikes that give you more than you'd expect for its price tag. In other words, it’s not the cheapest bike you can buy, but it’s the best value. To wit, the Ride1Up 700 Series gives you a truly impressive amount of performance and features for just $1,695 (read the full review). An all-around city and commuting bike, it’s a full Class 3 ebike, which means that you can go as fast as 28mph using pedal assist or 20 mph with the throttle. It’s powered by a beefy 750-watt motor and a 48-volt battery with a capacity that should deliver somewhere between 30-50 miles of range. You get an 8-speed Shimano trigger shifter that controls the Shimano Acera derailleur and hydraulic disc brakes. Speaking of hydraulics, its hydraulic suspension is comfortable around town but also has a lockout that essentially turns it into a mountain bike, agile on steep terrain.

    The frame is gorgeously sculpted with the battery sculpted into the downtube, so it scarcely looks like an ebike if you’d rather it not look like a relic from a sci-fi movie. And Ride1Up includes a few extras in the base price, like integrated front and rear lights which draw power from the battery and can be controlled from the digital display. You also get fenders and a rear rack. While it’s not the cheapest ebike you can buy, if you are choosing between this and a $1,000 budget model, just a few hundred additional bucks buys you so much more that the Ride1Up 700 Series is almost certainly the smart move.