Electric bikes (or, depending on how hip you are, “e-bikes”) were previously only for hipsters looking to nix the carbon footprint on their daily morning commute. In recent years, electric bicycle technology and, most importantly, pricing have become more accessible on the options for best bikes for men. If you’re thinking about shopping for an electric bike for yourself, here are ten of our favorites for every kind of ride and rider.
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Best Bike Overall
Specialized Turbo Vado SL Equipped
Electric bikes run the gamut from around $400 to north of $7,000. Just about in the middle is Specialized’s Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ. At $4,500, it’s well beyond entry-level, but it’s not so outlandishly expensive that most buyers start considering buying a motorcycle instead. It boasts a long list of excellent features, including an ultra-lightweight motor capable of up to 28 miles per hour, a high-strength premium carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes, and a hidden shock to cushion all but the nastiest potholes. Plus, the XS version weighs just 33 pounds — plenty light enough for apartment dwellers who need to lug it home daily up a flight of stairs or five.
Best Affordable Bike
For most “ordinary” bikers, $1,000 tends to be the sweet spot for what they’re looking to spend. Propella’s 7-Speed is a straightforward, entry-level e-bike that almost hits that price point with an affordable price tag courtesy of a direct-to-consumer business model. It boasts Shimano disc brakes, a Samsung battery, and a suspended seat. Plus, it only weighs under 40 pounds.
Best Cargo Bike
Urban Arrow Family Electric Cargo Bike
Riders who often carry a lot of items on the way will appreciate the Urban Arrow Family Electric Cargo Bike. It’s known as “the Volvo wagon of the cargo bike world,” and its unique design makes it both interesting and versatile. The front basket is made to carry just about anything from Ikea furniture to groceries. The speedy motor, spacious capacity, and 400W battery make this a great solution for long city haulin’.
Best Urban Commuter Bike
Wing Bikes Freedom 2
For urban commuters, Wing Bikes’ new Freedom 2 is a generational update to the company’s flagship electric bike. It features a clever alarm system, integrated lights, and a flush-fit removable battery. The 40-pound frame and sleek, Euro-inspired design make it a perfect fit for weight- and style-conscious city dwellers.
Best Fashionable Bike
Vintage Electric Roadster
If money is no object, Vintage Electric’s Roadster is guaranteed to turn heads unlike any other electric bike on the road. At just under $7,000, it should. It’s light, small, and stylish with a beautiful aesthetic reminiscent of a trimmed-down vintage café racer.
Best Overall Folding Bike
For urban commuters and apartment dwellers, space is paramount. Sometimes you just need an ultra-compact bike. The Gocycle GX has just two hinges, so it folds and unfolds equally fast. Plus, with a 300-Wh lithium-ion battery, it’s ready to go as far as you need it.
Best Budget Folding Bike
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Folding Ebike
Who says you need to spend thousands of dollars to score a great e-bike? The Swagcycle (if you can look past its name) is an optimal lightweight folding bike at an affordable price. What’s even better is that it already comes pre-assembled so you don’t have to waste your time. On a single charge, you can go as far as 15 miles. It’s an awesome folding bike you can take anywhere and easily tuck into small spaces like your desk or in the subway.
Best Grocery-Getter Utility Bike
Bike Friday Haul-A-Day Bike
Bike Friday promises its Haul-A-Day Cargo Bike is the lightest and most versatile long-tail cargo bike in the world. The rear cargo deck is ideal for hauling groceries, takeout food, a briefcase, or even the little ones in your family. The frame is also height-adjustable and able to accommodate riders from 4 feet, 6 inches up to 6 feet, 4 inches so it’s one bike for the whole family.
Best Adventure Bike
QuietKat Jeep eBike
Riders looking to get off-pavement — like, way off-pavement — should look no further than QuietKat’s brand new Jeep eBike. Like its namesake track, this rugged electric bike boasts serious off-road chops. Standard features include a Fire-link suspension, 4.8-inch fat all-terrain tires, and a battery good for 50 miles on a single charge.
Best Long-Distance Bike
Juiced Bikes HyperScrambler 2
If you value going the distance above else, look no further than Juiced Bikes’ all-new HyperScrambler 2. This compact electric bike delivers style, speed, and portability. Best of all, however, is its 100-mile range courtesy of dual 19.2mAh batteries.
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