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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended retail price as of the publication date.
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Whether the bike is full frame or low step. Full frame means the bike has a cross bar you have to lift your leg over, while low step means the bike has no cross bar and it's easier to get on.
This score is made up of uphill and slow riding performance, ease of mounting and dismounting and off-bike handling (50%), downhill and fast flat riding stability, safety and comfort (30%), and comfort and safety on bumpy and rough surfaces (20%).
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This score is made up of starting, stopping and responsiveness (40%), hill climbing assistance (30%), controller and display (20%), and high-speed assistance (10%).
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How many Watt hours does the battery have? This directly correlates with how long it will last in a constant stream of assist. The larger the battery, the more expensive it is to replace.
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Usually the motor is located either where you peddle (mid) or at the rear of the bike.
What kind of brakes are on the bike? Hydraulic and cable both have their pros and cons, though we prefer hydraulic.
Is there suspension built into the seat post? This is also good for bumpy roads.
Some bikes have a walk mode where if you have to push the bike for whatever reason, it will still give some assist. This is handy as electric bikes tend to be heavy!
This is very handy to have if you're starting the bike from a hill or slope, as it allows you to trigger the assist, though it tends to be at a low acceleration.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Motor system
- Bike style
- Hill climbing
- Speed assistance
- Rough terrain
- Alternative frame type
- Sizes available
- Motor brand
- Motor model
- Motor location
- Max assist torque
- Assist settings
- Walk mode
- Thumb throttle
- Battery size
- Battery location
- Wheel size
- Tyre width
- Tyre tread
- Rear rack
- Suspension fork travel
- Suspension seatpost
- Good points
- Bad points
- Frame type