Previously, I have written a post about electric bikes (check out here) which provided information on exactly what they are and how they work. Readers were telling me how after reading that post how they couldn’t wait for me to list out what the best ebikes are, so here we are, where this post will be about what is the best electric mountain bike on the market today.
Now ebikes cover a wide market across the cycling world so for me to try to cover the best ebikes in each different discipline would make this post huge, so here I am going to focus on just the mountain bike range.
For those of you reading this that love hitting the off-road trails, these electric mountain bikes would be amazing for you. Hitting those off-road trails is an amazing feeling, but as we all know, hitting those big dreaded climbs can put a downer on things.
These ebikes kick in when they feel a little resistance such as hitting a steep hill and the motor kicks in to give you some assistance. If you’re really thinking about getting an electric mountain bike and have many questions around how they work and will they affect you getting fitter, then I really recommend reading my post on ebikes to get the answers.
Choosing The Correct Electric Mountain Bike For You
Just like with a standard mountain bike, you need to ensure that the frame size is the correct size for you and also which discipline you plan to ride in such as Downhill, Enduro or Trail.
Trail bikes are a brilliant choice if you plan to do a bit of riding in all disciplines and are designed for tackling those tricky technical sections off-road, climbing hills and riding over obstacles.
Enduro bikes are usually stiffer and lighter for those who really take their racing to the serious level.
Downhill bikes are designed to do things similar to what you see in motocross with high down hill speeds, hitting big jumps and getting over big obstacles. For this, downhill bikes are usually heavier and have softer suspension to take in the shocks and extreme battering of the downhill trails.
The other thing to think about, which we all think about, is of course what your budget is. These electric mountain bikes aren’t cheap, and the higher the price, then the better the battery, motor technology and top quality components.
Because of the high price, many bike shops now offer finance packages, making it easier to purchase and afford these electric bikes.
The Best Electric Mountain Bike
Now the part you have all been waiting for. Here is the top 5 electric mountain bikes on the market;
1. Specialized Levo Comp 29″ Mountain Bike 2020
Specialized designed the Turbo Levo Comp to be a proper trail bike, first and foremost. It takes geo, kinematics, and design cues from our newest trail bikes, like the Stumpjumper, and adds industry-leading tech that gives you the power to ride more trails.
The Levo’s Specialized 2.1 motor amplifies your pedaling input by a mind blowing 410%. Specialized M2 batteries provides you with plenty of range. What’s more, their Mission Control App can handle battery management automatically, ensuring your battery will last as long as you need it to.
Frame: Specialized M5 Premium Aluminum, 29 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel.
Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select RC 29, DebonAir spring, Charger RC damper, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle.
Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+ w/ custom air valve, 52.5x210mm.
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2. Merida EOne-Sixty 9000 2020
The Merida eOne-Sixty 9000 is an electric mountain bike that takes ebike technology to the next level. The ‘original’ eONE-SIXTY is the most decorated, tested and awarded bike in MERIDA’s history and has shaped what MERIDA is known for today: innovation, quality and outstanding performance.
Frame: Carbon front triangle with easily removable integrated battery, satellite on/off switch, on-bike charging port and “thermo gate”.
Fork: FOX 36 Factory E-Bike+; Air; 160 mm travel; Tapered steerer; 51mm fork offset.
Rear Shock: Fox Factory Float DPX2
Battery (Wh): 504
Motor: Shimano Steps E8000; 70Nm motor
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3. Scott Genius ERIDE 900 Tuned 2020
Welcome to the next E-Bike generation with the new Scott Genius eRIDE 900 Tuned. Avant-garde carbon design, cutting edge technologies and integration, and advanced battery management, the Genius eRIDE 900 Tuned places priority on the riding experience. This is the ultimate choice for riders who want confidence when the terrain gets rougher!
Frame: Carbon mainframe, Alloy swing arm – Virtual 4 link kinematic VLK – 27.5″ and 29″ compatible, geo adj, Boost 148x12mm – 150mm travel, Bosch Gen4, integr. DT Battery – Tapered Headtube E2/Forklock, Central Kickstand Mount – Range Extender Ready.
Fork: FOX 36 Float Factory Air, Kashima – FIT4 3-Modes with low Speed adj, 15x110mm QR axle – tapered steerer, Reb. Adj, Lockout, 150mm travel, E-Bike.
Rear Shock: FOX NUDE TR EVOL Trunnion – SCOTT custom w. travel, geo adj. – 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend – DPS, Reb. Adj. – Travel 150-100-Lockout, 185x55mm.
Battery (Wh): 625
Motor: Bosch Performance CX
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4. Cannondale Moterra SE 2020
The Cannondale Moterra SE an e-mountain bike with infinite capability. It rails impressively precise, uncommonly agile. With its low center of gravity, modern geometry and short chainstays, Moterra’s handling is in a class of its own.
Frame: 160mm travel, BallisTec Carbon Front Triangle, SmartForm C1 Alloy Swingarm, Proportional Response Tuned Suspension, 148x12mm thru-axle, post mount brake, tapered headtube.
Fork: RockShox Boxxer Select Charger RC, 180mm, DebonAir, 20×110, 56mm offset.
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select.
Battery (Wh): 625.
Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W.
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5. Cannondale Trail Neo 3 2020
With beautifully crafted frames, progressive geometry, powerful Bosch assist and seriously dirt-ready components, The Cannondale Trail NEO 3 hard tail is built to take your riding to the next level, from your first time off-road to your next big adventure.
Frame: SmartForm C2 Alloy, removable down tube battery, SAVE, tapered headtube, internal cable routing, 148x12mm thru-axle, post mount disc, folding lock mount, rack/fender mounts, Si kickstand mount.
Fork: SR Suntour XCM, 100mm, Coil, 46mm offset.
Battery (Wh): 400
Motor: Bosch Active Line Plus 250W
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It is no doubt that these ebikes are becoming more and more popular as the years go by and are evolving with the latest technologies. Sales for ebikes are taking over sales of standard bikes over the last couple of years.
Yes they can be expensive, but what you get out of these things is another world of experience!!
Why not let me know in the comments below your thoughts on these electric mountain bikes. I would also love to hear from those who have experience riding these too or any questions you may have.
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