Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
An electric bike is a hybrid type of individual transport that, depending on the modification, can be useful in the city or on a hike. The electric cable has a battery and an engine, but when their resource runs out and requires charging, you can drive just by rotating the pedals. Some models help the driver to move up the hill, including the drive automatically, which saves energy on a long journey.
The experts of the portal studied the range of electric bicycles and identified the 10 best models that were included in this rating review.
- Rating of the best e-bikes
- Best folding e-bikes
- Volteco Intro 500W
- SHULZ E-Goa (2018)
- Myatu Hybrid 26 250W
- Cyberbike Fat 500W
- Xiaomi Mi jia QiCycle
- The best non-folding e-bikes
- Haibike Xduro Urban S 5.0 (2018)
- Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500 27.5 (2018)
- Eltreco FS-900 (2018)
- Kupr Unicorn Pro
- Xiaomi YunBike C1
Rating of the best e-bikes
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best folding e-bikes||1||Volteco Intro 500W||RUB 67,400|
|2||SHULZ E-Goa (2018)||RUB 45 300|
|3||Myatu Hybrid 26 250W||RUB 47,200|
|4||Cyberbike Fat 500W||RUB 72,990|
|5||Xiaomi Mi jia QiCycle||RUB 43,250|
|The best non-folding e-bikes||1||Haibike Xduro Urban S 5.0 (2018)||RUB 299,900|
|2||Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500 27.5 (2018)||RUB 137,500|
|3||Eltreco FS-900 (2018)||RUB 58,900|
|4||Kupr Unicorn Pro||RUB 52,900|
|5||Xiaomi YunBike C1||RUB 31,900|
Best folding e-bikes
A folding electric bike is convenient for mobility: after the season, the structure can be folded and stored in a mezzanine or in a closet, put in the trunk for a trip to nature outside the city, in a forest or a hike, etc. loads are not intended.
Volteco Intro 500W
This brutal design e-bike on the road will be noticed by everyone: it has an unusual thick profile steel frame with a support under the seat and an unusual skeleton, a straight handlebar and large 26-inch wheels with massive Kenda tires designed for off-road riding. It is not surprising that the unit weighs all 20 kg. It can accelerate to 45 km / h, but the battery with a capacity of 11 Ah will last less than 60 minutes at full speed – the real mileage is only 40-45 km, charging will last all 8 hours. Way out of situation 2: either take a replaceable battery with you, or ride as on a regular bike, pedaling. Fortunately, this is easy to do on such a heavyweight: the design of the foot drive and the rear switch is designed for a walking pace and does not require much effort to operate in all seven speed modes.
The 'miner', albeit for a walking purpose, behaves with dignity on the off-road, overcoming small obstacles. This is facilitated by tread tires and a two-suspension shock absorption system. The fork is also soft spring-elastomeric, its stiffness can be adjusted. Due to the low developed speed, mechanical disc brakes do their job perfectly.
In general, the Volteco Intro 500W electric bike is a great device for walking or riding before work with an intermediate charge. It is hardly suitable for hiking, but you can ride through the forest or mountainous terrain on it with comfort and pleasure.
The average price is 70,000 rubles.
- Powerful reinforced skeleton;
- 3 color options;
- Powerful 500 W motor (decent for a bike);
- Soft ride with shock absorption;
- 7 speeds;
- 40 km of run in stock on one charge.
- High price;
- Rear fender missing (check with the seller).
SHULZ E-Goa (2018)
In the second place in the ranking is the novelty of 2018 the electric city bike SHULZ E-Goa. It has a classic lowered frame and a trunk. At first glance, you cannot say that the device has an electric drive – it is so neatly assembled, and the battery is completely fixed on the back of the wing like ordinary luggage. On closer inspection, we see the electronic controls on the right handle – left-handed people will have to adapt.
SHULZ E-Goa develops speeds of up to 42 km / h in three modes, but a 7.8 Ah battery will last 30-35 kilometers. The motor of this electric bike is half that of the leader – 250 W, this also determines the second place in the rating. The wheels are relatively small – 20 inches, suitable for both adults and teenagers, the total weight of the folding structure is 17.5 kg. Kenda K1045 tires with universal tread are durable, but only under moderate loads. The bicycle model is urban, so the suspension system is designed to ride on asphalt as flat as possible in cities, but outside the road the rider will already be uncomfortable – there are no shock absorbers. The fork is stiff too. Fortunately, the included wing will protect the driver from splashing puddles.
Walking V-Brakes will help to brake at low speeds. Additional gadgets include a bell and chain protection, a comfortable footrest and a seat covered in leatherette.
The average price is 50,000 rubles.
- Relatively lightweight bike 17.5 kg;
- High speed for the city – 42 km / h;
- Soft seat;
- Natural wheel shock absorption;
- Bright headlight.
- Not suitable for off-road use.
Myatu Hybrid 26 250W
Bronze rating for the Myatu Hybrid 26 electric bike with a 250 W motor. It, like the leader in the category, is designed for off-road and mountainous terrain, but only at an amateur pace at a speed of up to 35 km / h, while a 10 Ah battery charge is enough for just 60 minutes. It has 26-inch passable wheels on Wanda tires, and the bike weighs 20 kg, which is felt when the charge runs out and you need to pedal on your own.
The Myatu Hybrid 26 electric bike, like the leader of the Volteco Intro rating, has two-suspension shock absorption, disc brakes, and components are designed for non-professional riding. But the model in question has 21 speeds! Of course, the difference is felt mainly during normal pedaling. The e-bike also has a comfortable curved handlebar. If it had a more powerful engine, an electric bike could claim first place. Moreover, the price is quite reasonable – about 47,000 rubles.
- Ergonomic high frame skeleton;
- Moderate acceleration;
- Cruising range 35 km;
- Convenient curved steering wheel;
- 21 speed.
- Engine power is only 250 watts.
Cyberbike Fat 500W
In fourth place is an electric fat bike with large passable wheels Kenda Krusade Sport, 20 “x4.0, 60TPI. You can ride it on off-road and snow, mud and grass, without fear for a clean back – there is an extended protective wing at the back. But you should take into account : the total weight of the structure is all 28 kg, so it is rather difficult to carry Cyberbike Fat can be ridden both in the city and outside, accelerating up to 30 km / h, the power reserve is 30-45 km. The bike is driven by an engine of 500 Tue
The fatbike has Hard tail cushioning, which is only needed on extreme off-road conditions, because the bumps in the city road are compensated for by powerful tires with unsatisfactory pressure. The fork is also soft, its stiffness can be adjusted depending on the road conditions. Walking disc brakes press on both the front and rear wheels, ensuring a stop even at the maximum speed of 7. Derailleurs are entry-level, but are as reliable as professional models.
A low bike has a straight handlebar adjustable in height, a seat made of artificial leather.
The average price is 73,000 rubles.
- Wheels with large tires with natural shock absorption;
- High cross-country ability in low gear;
- 7 speeds;
- Cruising range up to 45 km (depending on speed);
- 500 watt motor.
- Large weight 28 kg;
- High price.
Xiaomi Mi jia QiCycle
The latest in the ranking of folding bikes is electric Chinese Xiaomi Mi jia QiCycle. The brand is known for its versatility, but in all areas of creation Xiaomi it holds the bar high. So, creating an electric bike, the developers focused on manufacturability: a 250 W engine, a capacious 5.8 Ah lithium-ion battery with a voltage of 36 Volts, connection to a mobile application Android and iOS by channel Bluetooth: 4.0 LE. Programming is also carried out from our own bicycle display with a Panasonic battery, 208.8Wh and a screen resolution of 160×128 px. On an electric bike, you can accelerate to 20 km / h and drive 45 km or even more on a charge, but it must be taken into account: wheels with a diameter of 16 inches have low roll, in particular, due to the small width of less than 2 inches, so you have to pedal constantly if you ride on a straight road or uphill. But Xiaomi Mi jia QiCycle weighs only 14.5 kg – less than its counterparts among the folding models. By the way, the electric bike is assembled very ergonomically and will fit into the trunk without any problems, you can take it with you on the subway.
The electric drive is not adapted for off-road driving, it does not have shock absorbers, the fork is rigid, it can be switched to 3 speeds. The caliper brakes at the front and the roller at the rear slow down smoothly and efficiently, with little or no wear.
The average price of an electric bike is 42,200 rubles.
- Light weight;
- Interesting electronic accompaniment;
- Compact electric wire, assembled;
- Large power reserve;
- Battery charge in 4 hours.
- Few speeds;
- Minimum roll, you need to pedal.
The best non-folding e-bikes
Classic e-bikes are often more powerful and durable than their foldable counterparts due to a reinforced frame that eliminates 'weak points'. Such devices are often equipped with professional components that show minimal wear and high reliability on difficult tracks.
Haibike Xduro Urban S 5.0 (2018)
The Haibike Xduro Urban S 5.0 e-bike with different frame sizes can be selected taking into account the height and body characteristics of the cyclist from 19.68 to 24.40 inches. The 2018 model is designed to drive on roads in the city and on tours at speeds up to 45 km / h – 28-inch wheels on Schwalbe Durano E 32-622 tires are not designed to overcome serious obstacles, there are no shock absorbers, and the fork is rigid. On an electric bike, you can move on an electric drive with a power of 350-500 W with a power reserve of over 50 km, or by pedaling with 11 speeds. The shifters and cassettes are semi-professional, as are the 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes. The steering wheel is curved, comfortable, there is a bell on it.
A feature of the electric bar is a Bosch Intuvia display, which shows the distance traveled, speed, battery status.
The electric Haibike Xduro Urban S 5.0 of the 2018 release costs like a good car – 300,000 rubles, so true bike lovers or sportsmen can afford it.
- 11 speeds;
- Powerful engine;
- Comparatively large power reserve;
- The choice of the size of the frame by height is possible;
- Display with information about the status of the bike and speed;
- Large wheels with good roll.
- Very high price;
- The rear wing is missing.
Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500 27.5 (2018)
The Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 500 27.5 cross-country electric bike has the main electronic parts from Bosch: a 250 W motor, a 13.4 Ah battery and even a display on the steering console. Unlike the leader in the rating, the Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro has a Hard tail damping system, because the electric bike is also designed for off-road driving (MTB). The softness is also aided by a sporty-style soft fork that can block travel.
On the electric wire, you can move in 10 speed modes, switching of which is carried out by a professional rear unit. The frame 16 or 18 inches is adjusted for height, but the difference is not particularly noticeable. Large Schwalbe Smart Sam Active wheels of 27.5×2.60 inches are responsible for a soft ride, which are distinguished by impeccable wear resistance, they require replacement every 5-7 years, depending on the frequency of riding. But since the electric bike is designed primarily for professional use, in addition to a reinforced frame and large wheels, it has powerful brakes on hydraulic discs. The total weight of the device is 23.5 kg, and the cost is about 138,000 rubles.
- Good battery power reserve;
- Integrated depreciation system;
- Console display;
- Improved off-road capability thanks to wider tires;
- High wear resistance of tires.
- High price;
- The assistant switches off when the electronically preset speed is exceeded.
Eltreco FS-900 (2018)
The third place in the ranking is the non-folding electric bike of 2018, the Eltreco FS-900. It is also designed for cross-country and mountain walks, it feels confident on any road outside the city, it is irrational to purchase it only for driving around the city. It develops a speed of up to 35 km / h with a 350 W engine, holds up to 70 km on a battery charge, but has less soft two-suspension shock absorption compared to the leader and a two-crown sports-type fork. The entry-level 21-speed switches on the front and rear wheels, like other components of the propulsion mechanism, the bike is designed for non-professional use or for beginners. On the other hand, Kenda Slant Six wheels with excellent roll-off with a diameter of 27.5 inches show flawless grip on any road surface.
An amateur electric bike Eltreco FS-900 of 2018 is available from 57,000 rubles.
- Hybrid bike for recreational and recreational use;
- Sufficiently powerful 350 W motor;
- Develops considerable speed;
- With all the advantages, it is optimal;
- Quite good power reserve.
- Height restriction from 167 to 178 cm by frame size;
- Users report the creak of the front fork and intense friction from the brakes.
Kupr Unicorn Pro
Ranked fourth in the ranking, the Kuper Unicorn Pro hybrid mountain / cross bike features a 'horned' straight handlebar for a comfortable grip on sporty riding. The line above he did not get because of the engine only 250 watts. The battery also makes you want more – only 9 Ah, but the power reserve is all 70 km at a maximum speed of 25 km / h. The Hard tail damping system is incorporated into budget mountain bikes and is reliable. The sports fork is soft, it also makes the ride smooth, dampens bumps under the front wheel. The transmission with 8 speed modes is assembled on walking components (derailleur, shifters, cassettes), but the brakes are sports hydraulic Shimano BR-M315. The e-bike has an average 26-inch wheels with CST Jet, 27TPI tires.
The electric wire has an electronic control with a digital display.
The average price of an amateur sports bike Kupрer Unicorn Pro is an average of 52,000 rubles.
- Large power reserve;
- Soft cushioning;
- 8 speed modes;
- Professional brakes.
- The total weight of the entire bike with related equipment (electronics, battery) – 20 kg;
- The power reserve is often less than the stated figure.
Xiaomi YunBike C1
Hybrid Xiaomi YunBike C1 has everything in the best traditions of the Chinese brand: minimalistic execution of the 'skeleton' and electronic 'smart' filling. You can distinguish it from a regular bicycle YunBike C1 by the presence of a battery on the trunk, it is also characterized by 20×125-inch wheels, 5 speeds, a power reserve of 25 km on a single battery charge (but depending on which mode you drive) with subsequent charging for only 3 hours. The YunBike C1 weighs only 16 kg – it is convenient to carry, roll, and put away for storage.
The YunBike motor power is 180 W, it is not enough to move uphill, you have to pedal. By the way, even with the electronics turned off, when driving upward, the system itself turns on the engine to assist in lifting. You won't be able to ride on the mountains and off-road – there is no shock absorption, the fork is rigid, so the bumps will shudder every millimeter of the cyclist's body. It is good that the assembly is done in good faith, no backlash or squeak is observed while driving.
The electronic module deserves special attention: it has a built-in GPS system, there is a channel Bluetooth, a gyroscope with three axes, and an accelerometer.
The average price of an electric bike Xiaomi YunBike C1 is one of the most affordable in the rating – 31,900 rubles.
- Optimum power reserve combined with speed;
- Automatic switching on of the motor when idling uphill;
- Built-in navigation system and connection to a smartphone via Bluetooth;
- Low weight;
- Fast battery charging;
- Affordable price.
- Low engine power;
- Complete lack of amortization.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.