Best Electric Bike Brands for All Budgets


Welcome to a comprehensive guide to the best e-bike brands for all budgets – lower budget, mid-budget, and premium e-bike brands. All of the brands on this list are high quality, based on years of good reputations and solid online feedback.

As you will see, electric bikes are still relatively expensive, with many brands in the premium segment, and comparatively few in the mid and lower segment. I have focused only on quality brands that use high-quality components and have strong online reviews to steer you to trustworthy brands to consider for purchase.

Best Budget Priced E-Bike Brands

To compile this list of budget-priced, yet quality e-bike brands, my rough criteria were brands that sell e-bikes for generally less than about $2,000.

Think of these as the Hondas and Toyotas of the e-bike industry. They are reasonably priced and specced and though they don’t come with fancy extras like some of the other more premium e-bike brands below, they are more than capable of providing years of commuting transport and fun exercise on the weekend.

It’s possible to get electric bikes under this price, however, the quality varies, replacement parts are uncertain, as is the manufacturer’s guarantee and aftermarket support. Therefore, unless you are very good at DIY bike fixes or jury-rigging your own DIY battery packs, it’s far better to stick to known brands for most e-bike owners. When the battery pack eventually dies, you will be stuck with an electric bike that no longer works, unless you have enough knowledge to fabricate your own. Many bike repair shops will refuse to work with unknown brands also since the parts are unknown and there is no guarantee from a parts supplier like Bosch or Shimano.

One e-bike parts supplier that will often appear when searching for budget e-bikes, is the Chinese brand Bafang. They seem to have a decent reputation, especially considering the relatively low price of their batteries and drives, but personally, I would stick with more established brands, particularly reputable battery brands.

BrandCountryModelsTypesLink
FisherGermanyCommuter
Ancheerhttps://luxe.digital/lifestyle/technology/best-electric-bikes/City, Mountain, Far Tire, Folding
Rad Power BikesUSARadMission Electric Metro Bike
RadRunner Electric Utility Bike
RadMini Step-Thru Electric Fat Bike Version 2
RadMini Electric Fat Bike Version 4
RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike Version 3
RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike Version 4
RadRover Electric Fat Bike Version 5
RadRover Step-Thru Electric Fat Bike Version 1
RadRunner Plus
RadWagon 4
RadRover 6 Plus
RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru
City, Mountain, Step-Through, Cargo, FoldingRad Power Electric Bikes US Website
AventonUSAAventure Ebike
Aventure Step-Through
Sinch Folding Electric bike
Level Commuter Ebike
Level Step-Through Commuter Ebike
Pace 500 Ebike
Pace 500 Step-Through Ebike
Pace 350 Step-Through Ebike
City, Folding, Step-Through Aventon Electric Bikes Website

Fisher

I personally ride a Fisher as a daily commuter e-bike. It’s a basic, budget e-bike brand, which fulfills the requirements for a daily use commuter e-bike.

They often have models for sale through supermarket discounters like Aldi or Lidl, who use their bulk purchasing power to bring down the price of e-bikes and e-scooters.

Ancheer

Ancheer is a budget-priced, USA headquartered e-bike brand that has a very good reputation on Amazon and sells very well there. Most of their popular models have hundreds, if not thousands of positive reviews, and they have several models that sell for under $1,000.

Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes is an American e-bike brand, based on the direct-to-consumer business model. They claim to be the biggest e-bike brand in North America – quite a claim. The company started as a sole proprietorship, modifying individual bikes into e-bikes, before eventually transforming into a large, direct-to-consumer e-bike brand.

Aventon

Aventon was founded in 2013 in Los Angeles by Jianwei Zhang and Augusto Peraza III, who were college friends. They’re headquartered in Southern California, and their electric bikes are manufactured to a high standard in China. They offer high-quality electric bikes that also offer fantastic value for money.

Best Mid-Priced E-Bike Brands

Think of these as the Lexus, Volkswagens, and Land Rovers of the e-bike industry. They are mid-priced, with higher levels of features than the more barebones, basic e-bikes, and offer decent price to performance ratios. You generally won’t find luxury features like high-end saddles, shock absorbers, or carbon frames, but you’ll get quality parts from known suppliers, aftersales support, and peace of mind.

The brands in this tier usually sell electric bikes in the $2000-$4000 price range. Note that some brands like Cube straddle the mid and high tiers, as their price range is quite broad with several electric bike models in both price segments. Haibike is another brand that has multiple models in the mid and higher price tier.

BrandCountryModelsTypesLink
VanMoofNetherlandsS3 and X3 Commuter Van Moof USA
Cube Germany Cube Town Sport Hybrid ONE 400
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC TM
Cube Touring Hybrid ONE 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500
Cube Supreme Sport Hybrid One 400
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500 Allroad
Cube Compact Sport Hybrid 500
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid One 500
Cube Ella Ride Hybrid 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625 eMTB
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625 Allroad
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 625
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SL
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Race 625
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Actionteam
Cube Reaction Hybrid EXC | Trapeze
Cube Reaction Hybrid EXC
Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes Cube USA Website
HaibikeGermanyHARDNINE 5
HARDSEVEN 5
FULLSEVEN 5
ALLMTN 3
ALLMTN 5
Mountain bikes, Trekking bikes, Haibike USA

VanMoof

VanMoof is an e-bike company based in Amsterdam. They sell electric bikes in over 40 countries. The styling is understated and minimalist and designed for everyday commuting. They include features like lights cleverly built into the bike frame, in-built front racks, and a companion app that can remotely lock down the e-bike in case of theft.

Cube

Cube fit into both the mid and higher price segments, so look below for the brand description.

Haibike

Haibike was founded in 1995, in Schweinfurt, Germany. The bikes were originally sold under the parent brand, Winora, and later became Haibike. Over the years, many innovations were introduced, such as the first truly off-road eMTB, which was an instant hit and a big moment in the history of the company.

Best Premium E-Bike Brands

Priced at $4000 and up, these are the Bentleys and Mercedes of the e-biking world. There are quite a few e-bike brands that fit in this category- which indicates that the e-bike market has room to grow in the mid and lower ends in particular.

Note that there is some blurring of the lines between mid and high-end e-bikes brands, as it’s possible to get some models cheaper depending on individual discounts or other circumstances. On average, however, most of the e-bike models under these brands officially sell for upwards of $4000.

Some brands like Stromer and Riese and Muller sell many models in their lineups closer to $10,000 or even more!

BrandCountryModelsTypesLink
StromerSwitzerlandST5,
ST5 ABS,
ST3,
ST2,
ST1
City bikesStromer website
Riese and MullerGermanyCharger3,
Delite,
Homage,
Load 60,
Load 75,
Multicharger,
Nevo,
Packster 70,
Roadster,
Supercharger,
Superdelite
Note: these are the main products, but there are a dizzying array of sub-variants of each when you visit their website!
Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes Riese and Muller North America
Urban ArrowThe NetherlandsFamily, Shorty, Cargo, TenderFamily transport bikes, Cargo transport electric bikesUrban Arrow North American Website
SpecializedUnited StatesTurbo Levo, Turbo Levo SL, Turbo Kenevo, Turbo Kenevo SL, Turbo Creo SL, Turbo Como, Turbo Como SL, Turbo Vado, Turbo Vado SLMountain ebikes, Road bikes, City bikesSpecialized Website
LapierreFranceeSensium 200 Flat,
Overvolt Urban 3.3
eSensium 300,
Overvolt HT 5.4,
Overvolt HT 5.5,
Overvolt HT 7.5,
Overvolt TR 3.5,
Overvolt TR 4.5,
Overvolt AM 5.5,
Overvolt TR 5.6,
Overvolt AM 6.6,
Overvolt AM 7.6,
eZesty AM 9.0,
eZesty AM 9.2,
Overvolt GLP 2 Elite,
Overvolt AM 8.6,
eZesty AM Ltd,
Overvolt GLP 2 Team,
Overvolt TR 3.5,
Overvolt TR 5.6,
Overvolt TR 4.5 Women,
Overvolt TR 5.6
Mountain bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid Lapierre Website
CubeGermanyCube Town Sport Hybrid ONE 400
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC TM
Cube Touring Hybrid ONE 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500
Cube Supreme Sport Hybrid One 400
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Performance 500 Allroad
Cube Compact Sport Hybrid 500
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid One 500
Cube Ella Ride Hybrid 500
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625 eMTB
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 625 Allroad
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Pro 625
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SL
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Race 625
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Actionteam
Cube Reaction Hybrid EXC | Trapeze
Cube Reaction Hybrid EXC
Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes Cube USA Website
TrekUnited StatesVerve+
Allant+
Vale Go!
Powerfly
Powerfly Equipped
Rail
E-Caliber
Domane+ HP
Domane+ LT
Domane+ ALR
Townie Go!
Townie Path Go!
Attitude Go!
Note: these are the main products, but there are a huge array of sub-variants of each when you visit their website!
Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes Trek USA Website
Canyon Germany Torque:ON 8
Grail:ON CF 8
Spectral:ON CF 7
Spectral:ON CF 7 WMN
Spectral:ON CF 8
Grail:ON CF 8 eTap
Spectral:ON CF 9
Gravel, Mountain Canyon eBikes
CannondaleUSAQuick Neo SL 2 Remixte
Quick Neo SL 2
Treadwell Neo Remixte
Treadwell Neo
Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte
Treadwell Neo EQ
Adventure Neo 4
Quick Neo SL 1 Remixte
Quick Neo SL 1
Canvas Neo 2
Adventure Neo 3 EQ
Canvas Neo Remixte 2
Tesoro Neo X 3 Remixte
Tesoro Neo X 3
Adventure Neo 2 EQ
Topstone Neo SL 2
Tesoro Neo X 2
Tesoro Neo X 2 Remixte
Canvas Neo Remixte 1
Canvas Neo 1
Adventure Neo 1 EQ
Moterra Neo 5
Synapse Neo SE
SuperSix EVO Neo 3
Tesoro Neo X 1
Tesoro Neo X 1 Remixte
Synapse Neo 1
Topstone Neo 5
Moterra Neo 3
Topstone Neo Carbon Lefty 3
Topstone Neo Carbon 2
Moterra Neo Carbon 2
SuperSix EVO Neo 1
Topstone Neo Carbon Lefty 1
Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikesCannondale eBikes
HaibikeGermanyHARDNINE 5
HARDSEVEN 5
FULLSEVEN 5
ALLMTN 3
ALLMTN 5
Mountain bikes, Trekking bikes, Haibike USA

Stromer

Stromer is a Swiss eBike manufacturer that specializes in high speed, high power “S-Pedelec” e-bikes. They offer some of the most high-power, high-end eBikes anywhere in the world. They are active in 17 countries and their bikes have won numerous design awards. Their designs are sleek – you won’t see cables poking out or ugly motors or batteries hanging off the frame! Even the lights on their electric bikes are integrated right into the frame. This is a true luxury electrci bike brand for affluent consumers.

Riese and Muller

Riese & Müller is a German company founded in 1993. It is privately owned and was founded by Markus Riese and Heiko Müller. The company produces high-end eBikes for discerning customers, offering eye-catching, sleek designs, high performance, and high levels of customization demanded by high spending consumers. Riese & Müller focuses on quality, long service life, and comfort, all while keeping the eBike frame design sleek and elegant. Riese & Müller are a market leader of premium E-Bikes and folding bikes.

Urban Arrow

Urban Arrow was founded in 2010 in The Netherlands. It specializes in high-end, high-capacity family transport eBikes that seat multiple kids, and large cargo eBikes. Some of their models offer carrying capacity approaching that of smaller cars, so it’s perfect for families that want to replace shopping and school trips with a highly sustainable, healthy alternative to a car.

Specialized

Specialized are bicycle innovators since 1974. They actually built the first production mountain bike and helped spearhead the popularity of mountain bikes on trails. They are based in California, USA. They started building electric bikes in 2009. Their boast for their electric bike range is “It’s You, Only Faster.”

Lapierre

Gaston Lapierre established Lapierre as a bicycle business in Dijon, France in 1946. It is a long-established brand, over 70 years old, an early innovator in the world of mountain bikes, and has a history of success in the world-famous Tour de France. Many of their models offer thin, sleek frames that are difficult to tell whether it’s an electric bicycle or a sleek road bike!

Cube

Cube was founded in 1993, in Waldershof, Germany. It’s a small town in Northern Bavaria, where the company headquarters is still located today. Cube represents the best of “made in Germany” brand quality, meaning customers are guaranteed quality and performance over a long period of time. Cube regularly sponsors athletes at their headquarters, who put the bikes through their paces.

Trek

Trek was founded out of a barn in Wisconsin in 1976. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest electric bike markers in the world. The aim was to bring high-quality craftmanship to a broader audience. In the 1970s, there were lower-end bikes and higher-priced European brands for sale in the United States, but there was no manufacturer of high-quality bikes at the mid and high-price points made in America. Trek changed that. Today, most Treks bikes are made outside the US, including in China, Netherlands, Germany, and Taiwan.

Canyon

Canyon is a premium eBike designer and manufacturer based in Koblenz, Germany. They offer a 6-year guarantee on their bikes, which is a huge selling point. Another unusual point about Canyon is their direct-to-consumer model, which cuts out the middlemen in the sales process, which in theory reduces the final price and allows you to get a high-quality eBike at a lower price versus their competitors.

Cannondale

Cannondale was founded in Connecticut, USA in 1971. They were early pioneers in the use of aluminum and carbon-fibre manufacturing while other bike makers used steel.

Today, Cannondale offers an array of electric bikes for all uses – e-mountain bikes, high speed bikes, urban bikes, Touring & Hybrid, and of course road bikes. Their electric bikes retail for up to $10,000 for the most demanding of cyclists!

Haibike

Haibike was founded in 1995, in Schweinfurt, Germany. Their bikes were originally sold under the name of their parent, Winora, but later became Haibike. They claim to have invented the forefather of all eMTBs the Haibike eQ XDURO, a truly off-road capable eMTB.

What E-Bike Brands are Good?

All e-bike brands listed above are considered reliable brands. They come from a recognized manufacturer and have high-quality components.

Speaking of components, you should strongly consider using the list of e-bike brands that have Bosch components below. This guarantees quality, a long lifespan, and your local e-bike repair shop will not balk as your e-bike uses industry-recognized components.

What E-Bike Brands have Bosch Components?

You may of heard that Bosch is one of the best, if not the best supplier of e-bike components like batteries and drives, and you’d be right. So here is a giant list of the e-bike brands that they are a supplier for.

If a brand chooses to work with Bosch, you can be generally assured that they care about quality and you have peace of mind about finding replacement parts like batteries that only wear out after several years of usage.

BrandCountryTypes
ApacheCzech RepublicCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
AtalaItalyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
BatavusNetherlandsCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
bennoUSACity bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
BergamontGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
BergstromSwitzerlandMountain bikes, Speed bikes
Bianchi Lif-eItalyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
BioniconGermanyMountain bikes
BreezerUSACity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
BrennaborGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
BullsGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes
Butchers & BicyclesDenmarkCargo bikes
CannondaleUSAMountain bikes, Speed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes
CanyonGermanyTouring & Hybrid
CarqonNetherlandsCargo bikes
CarverUSACity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
CenturionUSACity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
ConwayGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
CorratecGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes
CrescentSwedenMountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
CrestaSwitzerlandCity bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
CubeGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
DiamantGermanySpeed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
DutchIDNetherlandsCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
eBikeGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
ebike-manufakturGermanyCity bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
ElectraUSASpecialty Bikes, City bikes
ExcelsiorGermanyCity bikes
FALTERAustriaCity bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
FlyerSwitzerlandCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
FocusGermanyMountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
FujiJapanMountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GazelleNetherlandsSpeed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GepidaHungaryMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GhostGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GranvilleBelgiumCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GreensGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
GudereitGermanySpecialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
HaibikeGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
HerculesGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
HNF-NicolaiGermanyCargo bikes, City bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
i:SYGermanySpecialty Bikes, Cargo bikes
IbexSwitzerlandSpeed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KalkhoffGermanyCity bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KayzaGermanyMountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KettlerGermanyCargo bikes, City bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KogaNetherlandsSpeed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KonaUSA and CanadaMountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
KreidlerGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
KTMAustriaCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
LapierreFranceMountain bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
LehmkuhlGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
LombardoItalyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
MaxcyclesGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
MondrakerSpainMountain bikes
MORRISONGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
MoustacheFranceMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes
NicolaiGermanyMountain bikes
NinerUSAMountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
NortaBelgiumCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
OrbeaSpainCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
OXFORDUKCity bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
PegasusGermanySpecialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
PeugeotFranceMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes
Pfau-tecGermanySpecialty Bikes
PRICESwitzerlandCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
RaleighUKCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
Riese & MüllerGermanyMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
RoseGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
Ruff CyclesGermanyCity bikes
SchindelhauerGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
ScottSwitzerlandMountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
This list has been compiled by AmpedCycling.com
SimplonAustriaMountain bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid
StevensGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
SwypeGermanyMountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
TernTaiwanSpecialty Bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Cargo bikes
ThompsonBelgiumCity bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
Tour de SuisseSwitzerlandCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
TrekUSAMountain bikes, Speed bikes, City bikes, Touring & Hybrid, Road bikes
TRENGA DEGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
TrenoliGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
UnivegaUSACity bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring & Hybrid
Urban ArrowNetherlandsSpeed bikes, Specialty Bikes
VELO DE VILLEGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
VICTORIAGermanyCity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
WhistleUSACity bikes, Mountain bikes, Speed bikes, Touring & Hybrid
WhyteUKMountain bikes
WinoraGermanyCity bikes, Touring & Hybrid
YubaUSACargo bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid
ZemoGermanyCity bikes, Specialty Bikes, Touring & Hybrid

As you might imagine, this Bosch supplier list is dominated by German companies but there are some American, Dutch, Belgian, French, and Italian companies also making up the list.

Nikolaj Carlsen

Nikolaj loves cycling! He currently owns two bikes. He used to commute to work with a car but switched to an e-bike in 2017. He loves e-bikes and sharing his knowledge on everything cycling related. He has been part of the Amped Cycling Team since early 2020.

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