Thinking of going electric? You’ve come to the right place. The Bike Coop was one of the first UK retailers to supply e-bikes and that means we’ve racked up years of experience and expertise.
E-bikes can be a big investment, so it’s important to be confident in your purchase. There are now nearly as many e-bike types are there are bikes: hybrid, folding, mountain, cargo and even road. This handy guide gives you our ten best e-bikes, although we should say that all our e-bikes have been carefully selected, and what we would consider a ‘great buy’.
Best Electric Bikes
Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 2021 Hybrid Electric Bike – £3,800
Sizes: Large, Extra Large
It’s a great electric bike because… it has up to 120 miles of range (with Range Extender); it has a lightweight, premium carbon fork; Future Shock suspension reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain (or potholes); crucially, it’s light enough to carry!
Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt (625Wh) 2021 Hybrid Electric Bike – £4,499
Sizes: Medium, Large, Extra large
It’s a great electric bike because… it has a clean, easy-to-care-for design; it comes with a folding lock included; Bosch PowerTube Li-Ion 36 Volt Battery; Shimano hydraulic disc brakes; premium German engineering from a renowned European brand. Also available in a Step Through/Women’s model.
Whyte Coniston 2021 Women’s Hybrid Electric Bike – £2,350
Sizes: Small, Medium
It’s a great electric bike because… it’s made in the UK by one of the country’s leading bike brands; it’s one of our most popular e-bikes; the Shimano power assist give you super smooth power boost; you get a fantastic range with 10 gears; hydraulic brakes; comes fitted with a sturdy kickstand; gear cables are enclosed so the bike handles varied climes and everything’s tucked in. Also available in a Non-Step-Through/Men’s version.
Merida Espresso 200 Se 2020 Electric Bike – £2,000
Size: Medium, Large
It’s a great electric bike because… of its upright, comfortable riding position; internal cable routing gives a cleaner look; Shimano motor and battery; built with leisure and commuting in mind.
Riese & Muller Charger3 GT Rohloff 2021 Hybrid Electric Bike – £5,869
It’s a great electric bike because… the Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 motor electric drivetrain is one of the industry’s most powerful in electric bike technology; it comes with Maagura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes with integrated rear brake light;
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon 2021 Electric Mountain Bike – £8,500
Size: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
It’s a great electric bike because… it features a full carbon, lightweight frame paired to front and rear FOX Performance Elite suspension; Ultra-smooth and lightweight SL1.1 motor which doubles your pedalling power; connect to the Mission Control App to record rides, monitor your riding style and manages your battery automatically; the optional range extender boosts your range by another 50 percent.
Giant Trance E+ 1 Pro 2020 Electric Mountain Bike – £4,249
Size: Small, Medium
It’s a great electric bike because… it’s in stock (and that’s a rare thing nowadays!). Don’t be put off by it’s 2020 model year. It’s as up modern as they come, with a striking ‘Army’ design. A lightweight, aluminium frame and a 170mm suspension fork will give you smooth off-road control; the SyncDrive Pro Motor provides quick and direct assist response as soon as you pedal; Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes; all controlled by the Giant E-bike app.
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO 2021 Electric Road Bike – £5,750
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra large, Extra extra large
It’s a great electric bike because… It’s an electric gravel bike! This features the same motor, battery, and frame as the e-Road Bike equivalent, but the increased tyre clearance means it’s adventure-ready and can handle rough terrain. The bike’s geometry provides rider comfort; Shimano groups handles braking and shifting expertly; the carbon chassis is the same as the S-Works model, making this bike great value.
Brompton M2L Electric 2021 Folding Bike – £2,905
Sizes: One size
It’s a great electric bike because… It folds! The UK’s best-loved folding bike brands has branched into electric and they are flying off the shelves. With the same lightweight (14.5kg), super-slick folding mechanism, this e-bike can be packed up and put in your boot, the train, the tube, the bus. You can maintain 15 miles an hour with ease, with a range of between 20-45 miles. The ‘M’ means it has Brompton’s U-shaped bars, which allows an upright, comfortable position. It’s the perfect inner city commuter solution
Riese & Muller Load 60 Touring 2021 Electric Cargo Bike – £5,589
Sizes: One size
It’s a great electric bike because… It’s the new great innovation in electric bikes. A solution for businesses and families that cut pollution, journey time, and parking charges. The R&M can be loaded in a variety of ways, and has enough space to carry two children to school. If you’re a city-centre business and need a last-mile delivery solution, look no further. The power assist makes the 200 kg load feel like nothing at all. One you try it, you’ll be smitten.