2022 / 02 / 09

Electric Bikes for sale: 08 best types to choose from


  1. The Electric Road Bike
  2. The Electric City Bike
  3. The Electric Folding Bike
  4. The Electric Touring Bike
  5. The Electric Cargo Bike
  6. The Electric Mountain Bike
  7. The Electric All Terrain Bike
  8. The Chainless Electric Bike

If, like more people these days, you're thinking about purchasing an electric bike, the first thing to consider is what kind of riding you plan to do. Depending on the type of riding you'll be doing, you may find yourself confronted with a number of choices, ranging from the very simple (such as a folding bike) to the very complicated (like a trike). In any case, before choosing one of those models, you should know exactly what you want to do with your new ebike.

This is why we present you, in this article, the 08 most popular types of electric bikes, to guide you in your purchasing process.

The Electric Road Bike

This is the ideal bike for speed addicts. It stands out above the rest because its motor is integrated into the pedal set, giving it a low centre of gravity and huge acceleration potential. In addition, the electric bike weighs between 12 and 17 kg, with a powerful battery oscillating between 248 and 500 watts, plus hydraulic or mechanical brakes. Usually made of carbon – or aluminum - fibre, this kind of bike offers great resistance to corrosion and traction. It is a quality choice if you regularly carry heavy loads or if you love lightweight vehicles.

Electric Road Bike

The Electric City Bike

The electric city bike is the ideal choice for urban riding. It eases the traffic flow in the often congested large towns and cities. In addition, the electric city bike helps to reduce urban transport costs, especially with its electric assistance mode which limits the pedalling effort, thus favouring its frequent use compared to other more expensive means of transport.

Equipped with a motor of at least 250 watts, the electric city bike is very easy to maintain and considerably reduces the accident death rate in cities where it is widely adopted.

Electyric City Bike

The Electric Folding Bike

The main feature of this type of bicycle is that it can be folded, stored and transported easily. It takes up less storage space, fits easily in the car trunk and can be placed on your car rack without taking up much space.

With a range of up to 400 watts, the folding electric bike is comfortable and light - between 18 and 23 kg.

Electric City Bicycle

The Electric Touring Bike

The electric touring bike is essentially designed for cyclists who are passionate about escapades in nature or in the middle of the forest. Unlike the city bike, its autonomy allows it to cover very long distances (autonomy of at least 300 watts). Its ultra-strong studded tyres are particularly suitable for uneven and winding paths (between 35 and 50 mm wide).

The touring EAB goes fast, thanks to a quality transmission supported by up to 30 gears, and is equipped with front and rear disc brakes for optimal braking power. True to its hiking purpose, this cycle offers a rack that is strong enough to support the hiking gear and traction.

Electric Touring Bike

The Electric Cargo Bike

It's the bike that's ready to take your whole family. As surprising as it may seem, the electric cargo bike is fully intended to replace your car. It is well suited to the demands of family travel, with or without a load. Its frame, usually made of reworked aluminium, is designed to support a total weight of up to 200 kilos.

The electric cargo bike offers different models, including two-wheelers or full-length bikes, three-wheelers with a wide body and three wheels, and electric Longtails with longer racks.

Electyric Cargo Bike

The Electric Mountain Bike

If you're looking for a vehicle that can take you up the mountain, through the forest, or over rough country roads, the electric-assisted MTB is the one for you. It can go very fast, while giving you maximum comfort and reducing the jolts caused by obstacles.

You can find them in two models: the fully suspended electric mountain bike and the semi-rigid electric mountain bike.

Electric Mountain Bike

The Electric All Terrain Bike

Unlike the electric mountain bike, which is designed for difficult surfaces or obstacles, the electric ATB is suitable for all types of surfaces. Its hybrid nature makes it practical on the road, in the city, in the forest or in the mountains. It is the ideal bike if you are a versatile or forward-thinking user.

This type of bicycle can cover very long distances, up to 60 km, for a motor between 400 and 625 watts. Equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, it weighs between 120 and 150 kilos and comes with a battery that is often placed in the frame or on top.

Electric All Terrain Bike

The Chainless Electric Bike

The chainless electric bicycle is a real innovation in bicycle transmission. From the so-called "acatene" transmission cycle (marketed as early as the 19th century), the chainless bicycle has evolved into the two models we know today (or not): the Belt-driven Bicycle and the Cardan-driven Bicycle.

With the Belt-driven Electric Bicycle, the transmission from the crankset to the rear wheel is no longer automatically done through a chain. Although the belt looks similar to the latter, it is made of Kevlar and consists of a single uniform piece. This means that there are no multiple riveted links and no risk of rust. The risk of breakage is also virtually non-existent, and you no longer need the lubricant that is required with chain drives. This makes belt-driven electric bikes less messy and quieter. In addition, the belt is more durable than the chain.

Belt Dribve Bicycle

The Cardan shaft Electric Bicycle, on the other hand, consists of a closed transmission system containing a drain screw. The oil is changed only once a year, or every 15,000 kilometres. The cardan shaft (like the belt) wears out much more slowly than a bicycle chain. Exposed to moisture or the elements, it does not rust, unlike the chain, which is made of metal (steel).

Cardan Drive Bicycle

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