When approaching any new purchase in which there are a variety of products to choose from, as a responsible consumer you'll want to research the differences between all of your options and ask a lot of questions. As with anything else, when it comes to researching electric bikes the first question always asked is "What is the best electric bike?" This question assumes that there is a best electric bike. What does the term 'best electric bike' even mean? To some, it would imply that it features the best components and sports the highest price tag, thereby gaining the title of 'best electric bike.'
To others, the best electric bike would be the electric bike that gives them what they need for the lowest price. In reality, there is no 'best electric bike,' rather there are a variety of electric bikes with different features for different purposes. The bike that meets your needs best would be the electric bicycle for you.
How to pick an electric bike
This seems logical enough, but now comes the next step: determining what bike would work best for you.
What are your priorities as a rider? Are you looking for a recreational electric bike, or are you looking for an electric bike for electric commuter bike? Are you traveling long distances? Are there a lot of hills along your commute? Would you like to pedal, or would you prefer to ride solely with the throttle? Do you need the electric bike to be compact for storage, or is space not an issue? These are all things that you need to take into consideration when determining what the best electric bicycle is for you. You'll also want to consider where you live, as your local environment will influence all of the above-mentioned questions. For example, if you live in New York City you'll probably want an electric bike that can fold for easy storage like the Easy Motion VOLT electric folding bike.
If you have a long commute and you're looking for an electric bike with an excellent range, then the best electric bike for you to look at would be the Stromer ST2 S. This bike also features tracking, navigation, and a locking system that you can control from the Stromer OMNI app. These same features apply to it's predecesor, the Stromer ST2 as well.
If you're looking for electric bikes that feel more natural, our line of iZip bikes would represent the best electric bicycles for your needs. Among this line of mid drive pedal assist bikes, the best electric bike in terms of comfort would be the iZip E3 Path+ 2016. For easy mounting and dismounting, the iZip E3 Vibe+ would be ideal. If you're looking to travel above 25 mph the iZip E3 Dash would probably be the best way to go.
If you're looking for compactness over all else, the Brompton Electric Bike would be the best electric bike for you.
Naturally, this is just a starting point. We offer many more models of electric bikes than what was listed above, and each product page contains a lot more information. You can begin your research more fully here: Our expert picked selection of electric bikes.