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Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Our ConsumerNZ testers review and compare the electric bikes, ranging from folding bikes to mountain bikes to help you find the right buy for your budget and the right fit.

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Our sister organisation, ConsumerNZ, rates the bikes for:

Motor system (50% of overall score)

  • starting, stopping and responsiveness (40% of motor system score)
  • hill climbing assistance (30%)
  • controller and display (20%)
  • high-speed assistance (10%).

Bike (50% of overall score)

  • uphill and slow riding performance, ease of mounting and dismounting, off-bike handling (50% of bike score)
  • downhill and fast flat riding stability, safety and comfort (30%)
  • comfort and safety on bumpy and rough surfaces (20%).

Our Recommended list will help you see at a glance which models came out on top.

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List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

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    Recommended retail, as of June 2020.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 2399 and 6995

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    Frame type

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    Full frame or Low step. Full means it has a cross bar you have to lift your leg over, low step means it has no cross bar and easier to get on.

      Bike style

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      • uphill and slow riding performance, ease of mounting and dismounting, off-bike handling (50% of bike score)
      • downhill and fast flat riding stability, safety and comfort (30%)
      • comfort and safety on bumpy and rough surfaces (20%).

      enter value/s in increments of i between 63 and 81

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      • Motor system
      • Bike style
      • Responsiveness
      • Hill climbing
      • Speed assistance
      • Interface
      • Slow
      • Fast
      • Rough terrain
      • Practicality
      • Type
      • Alternative frame type
      • Sizes available
      • Motor brand
      • Motor model
      • Motor location
      • Max assist torque
      • Assist settings
      • Walk mode
      • Thumb throttle
      • Battery type
      • Battery location
      • Wheel size
      • Tyre width
      • Tyre tread
      • Mudguards
      • Kickstand
      • Rear rack
      • Lights
      • Gears
      • Suspension fork travel
      • Suspension seatpost
      • Brakes
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Availability
      • Frame type

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