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Best electric bikes for every kind of rider

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    January 21, 2022 10:29 PM EST

    Best electric bikes for every kind of rider

    The best electric bikes make cycling easier, but not so easy that the exercise element is removed: they help to take the strain out of riding, making cycling more accessible and a much more viable commuting option. Whether you're a returning rider, a newbie cyclist, or just looking for a bit of extra support to keep up every now and then, there will be an electric bike perfect for you.To get more news about buy electric motorcycle, you can visit official website.

    As one of the fastest-growing bike categories, it can be tricky to determine which electric bike is best for you. We've divided our guide into the best electric road bikes, the best electric hybrid bikes, and the best electric folding bikes.

    Electric road bikes will come with dropped handlebars and favour low weight, whilst electric hybrid bikes will come with flat bars, wider tyres and accessories to aid commuters like mudguards and lights; electric folding bikes are useful if part of your journey involves train travel or you're short on space.

    Choose from the category tabs above if you know what style of bike you're after or click 'buying advice' for more detailed information before you progress in your journey.

    We do have a web of electric bike buying advice; if you're looking to keep costs low, check out the best cheap electric bikes, women may benefit from female specific components on the best women's electric bikes, and if you're venturing off-road, check out the best electric gravel bikes.Once you've found the right electric bike for you, it's worth heading over to our best January bike sales page too see if there is a money saving offer. As the new year rolls in, most retailers are keen to shift the previous year's versions. It's really likely that the only difference between the models will be the colourways, so you could get a great discount.

    The best electric road bikes will favour low weight, the expectation is that at times you might exceed the 25kph legal e-bike limit stipulated by many countries, and at that point, you'll want a lightweight bike. The motor will often be low torque, which makes the assistance feel more natural.

    Hub based motors are becoming increasingly common in this category, they keep the weight low, and also allow the chassis to look almost completely identical to a non-assisted bike. With geometry matching that of the Ribble Endurance SL Disc, the Ribble Endurance SL e gains a motor and battery, making it a great option for riders looking for subtle performance enhancement.

    As with its non-electric brethren, the Ribble Endurance SL e was also awarded a Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice award. Mostly due to its low overall weight, spec and incredibly subtle integration of the motor and battery.

    On hills the bike was fantastic at giving the rider a much needed boost in a natural and smooth linear delivery, but on the flat the legal e-bike speed limit of 15mph for the UK (where the bike was tested) did hold this otherwise great electronic bike back.

    We felt that the location of the charge point on top of the bottom bracket was a little vulnerable, so important to double check it's covered up. The other slight gripe was the position of the power on button on the top tube, once it's on it's on, but trying to locate it does mean taking your eyes off the road for a couple of seconds, which isn't ideal. With a similar profile to the Wilier Cento1HY Ultegra Di2 e-bike, but kitted out with the lower price point, yet highly respected, Shimano 105 groupset, the Ribble Endurance SL e could save you half the money.