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The best electric bikes to buy this summer

Words by Stuart on 07/06/2022 07:55:00

Five of the best ebikes in stock

Speed along country lanes, attack the downhill, or potter around town on our pick of the best e-bikes in stock right now!!

Whether you're just looking for serious fun or simply want to make your commute more eco-friendly and save money, an electric bike should prove a solid lifestyle investment.

Is an electric bike worth the investment?

Of course, we will say electric bikes make an excellent investment. We sell them!! But don't take our word for it. Look at the facts.

At Electric Bike Sales, all the bikes we sell are of the best quality, from household brands such as Raleigh and Lapierre and award-winning manufacturers such as Riese and Muller and Haibike.

Electric bikes are sophisticated machines with motors built into the frame or wheels. These motors are controlled by clever sensors in the frame and wheels that sense how much effort a rider puts in. It's like riding a bike with superpowers.

Power-assisted pedaling can let you keep up with stronger cyclists when you're new to the sport or recovering from an injury. In addition, the amount of effort you have to put into cycling can be tweaked according to how much of a workout you fancy, perfect if you don't want to arrive at the office a sweaty mess.

How far can an electric bike go?

Some of our trekking bikes can comfortably achieve a range of over 70 miles before recharging, which only takes a few hours. However, a range of 30 to 50 miles for most riders will be plenty.

Is an electric bike eco-friendly?

Couple riding electric bikes

In short…. yes, particularly when compared with petrol/diesel vehicles or even an electric car. Electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint and minimal impact on the planet. E-bikes use far less precious resources to manufacture than cars, making them a great alternative to other vehicles. No toxic waste or greenhouse gases are pumping out of the exhaust, and if you charge your battery from renewable sources, you can ride around feeling smugly eco.

Electric bikes don't cost the earth

How much does an excellent electric bike cost? Our electric bike range starts at just under £1500, so they do not come cheap. But there are various ways to help you get your dream bike, including cycle-to-work schemes and interest-free finance.

By 2023, the Bicycle Association predicts UK sales of 500,000 eBikes per year as new technologies and infrastructure are introduced. eBikes will become an everyday sight on our roads and tracks as more cycling infrastructure is built.

E-bike UK rules

Under UK laws, e-bike riders must be aged over 14. The motor must only operate while you are pedaling before switching off when you reach a speed of 15.5mph.

You are not required to wear a helmet, but lights and reflectors are obligatory if riding at night.

Third-party insurance isn't a legal requirement, but buying some is a good idea just in case you are ever involved in an accident.

See our blog article on the new 2022 Highway Code.

A few of our summer picks

2022 Haibike HardSeven 7 630Wh Electric Mountain Bike in Coffee/Blue

Are you looking for a sporty eMTB with enough reserves for off-roading?
In the new HardSeven 7.0 you will find a well-equipped hardtail eBike that won't let you down even on the more challenging trails: the 120mm RockShox suspension fork and 27.5" Plus-size tyres ensure optimum traction and comfort. The Shimano SLX 12-speed gear combination with the powerful 4-piston disc brakes guarantee smooth, easy and safe riding fun. With the Yamaha PW-ST drive unit and 630Wh InTube battery, no mountain is too high.
Features:

  • Frame material - Aluminium
  • Drive unit - Yamaha PW-ST System, 70Nm, 25km/h
  • Battery - InTube 630Wh
  • Fork - RockShox 35 Silver, Travel: 120mm

Lapierre eSensium 3.2 Electric Road Bike

Leaving your front door and setting off on a ride without worrying about the rest has never been easier than with the e-Sensium. Our electrically-assisted bike has been designed to offer maximum comfort with its Suprême 5 aluminium frame.

Don’t hold back and discover the enjoyment of cycling with our model with discreet and easy-to-use engine positioned in the rear hub. Its silent operation and the lack of friction when the assistance cuts out will give you total freedom in your outings.

  • E-sensium supreme 5 alloy with integrated routing
  • shimano 105 rd-r7000gs, 11s
  • e-sensium carbon/ alloy steerer
  • ebike motion system x35+
  • 250 wh battery pack

Riese and Muller Supercharger GT Rohloff Electric Bike Silver Matt

The Supercharger2.

More stylish, faster, further.

The Supercharger2 will take you there – no matter how far the destination. Boasting up to 1,250 Wh of fully integrated battery power and the powerful Bosch Performance Line motor, it is made for long trips and comfortable riding without charging breaks. This gives you as much freedom as you want from an E-Bike.

Raleigh Stride 2 eCargo Bike

Ditch the car. The school run just got fun. The Raleigh Stride 2 is an elegant, eco-friendly two-wheeled alternative to typical family transport. Designed with practicality in mind, this classy cargo bike can carry a lot. Kids, pets, parcels, the weekly shop - you name it, the Stride has got the whole family covered. With a large load capacity and cargo area to transport the children, combined with all the efficiency of electrical assistance, you can forget honking the horn when you're stuck in traffic - instead, pedal the stress of rush hour away on the Stride.

  • 2 wheel cargo ebike
  • bosch performance cx cargo line motor, designed to perform with heavier loads, adapts accordingly to weight onboard
  • with a range of 40 miles on a single charge; the stride delivers peace of mind, undertaking multiple short journeys with plenty left in the tank.
  • Integrated lights mean you can keep cargoing in lower light and keep you and your precious cargo more visible in traffic
  • british weather wont hold you back either, thanks to built-in mudguards
  • 1000Wh - we can upgrade this model to dual battery
  • options including rain tent
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