Electric bike reviews

Test results for 18 electric bike options ranging in price from $1050 to $3299.
 
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02.What to buy

We've included the best from each type of electric bicycle option, including the fully kitted out bike, conversion kit and folding bicycle from RideOn's test.
 

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3 CHOICE buys

Gazelle Orange Plus Innergy XT (2013)

Scored 96/100 | $329996%

Good points:

  • Simplest, most user friendly of all e-bikes tested, with subtle, effective assistance
  • Beautifully constructed and accessorised: Shimano Nexus 7 hub gear
  • Puncture-resistant tyres

Bad points:

  • Single button for assistance levels, however only three levels to scroll through
  • Quite expensive
  • Pedal assistance only

 

Bionx Conversion Kit

Scored 90/100 | $198490%

Good points:

  • Powerful and easy to control via good, clear display
  • Four levels of assistance and regenerative braking
  • Pedal or throttle assist options

Bad points:

  • Regenerative braking is really only useful for long descents
  • Requires installation by dealer ($100-$150)

 

Dahon Bullet Ezee

Scored 87/100 | $204987%

Good points:

  • Both pedal and throttle assist
  • Shimano 6-speed rear derailleur with Revoshift twist grip

Bad points:

  • No puncture resistant tyres