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 ctric 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 California you'd want an electric bike that would be through and through a 'California electric 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 Sport. Similarly, if your definition of the best electric bicycle is synonymous with 'the lightest, best integrated electric bicycle,' the iZip Path is the best electric bicycle for you.
Some of our best electric bikes:
If you're looking for electric bikes that don't require any pedaling and can be ridden solely with the twist of a throttle, our line of iZip bikes would represent the best electric bicycles for your needs. Among this line of throttle-based bikes, the best electric bike in terms of comfort would be the iZip Metro. For easy mounting and dismounting, the iZip Zuma would be ideal. If you're looking for compactness over all else, the Brompton Electric Bike would be the best electric bike for you. If you're looking for something throttle-based with high top speeds, it's important to note that electric bikes are meant to augment human power, not to completely replace it. If you're looking to travel above 25 mph the Stromer ST1 Platinum would probably be the best way to go.
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.