It’s National Bike Week from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 5 June 2021, an annual celebration led by Cycling UK to showcase all kinds of cycling and its many life-improving benefits!
To show our support, we’ve put together a list of six incredible electric bikes from our leading collection, highlighting the amazing variety e-bikes can offer while explaining a little bit about each model.
Choosing between different e-bikes and their features can be a minefield – do you opt for a standard-sized model or a folding frame? A high-torque mid-drive motor or a more gentle hub-drive power unit? Suspension… or not? Our selection covers all the major bases and might help you decide which is right for you.
1. Brompton M6L 6 Speed Electric Folding Bike - With Essential Bag 2021
If a folding e-bike is on your radar, then a Brompton is a must-look. Famous for the original, distinctive Brompton, the name is almost ubiquitous for a folding bike, perfect for collapsing on the move so that you can take it on a train, with you in a taxi or even store it under your desk at work! Weighing just 16.6kg including the battery, it’s one of the lightest e-bikes around too.
The M6L features electronics developed with Williams Advanced Technology (an offshoot of the Formula One motor racing team), which are cleverly designed to be easily removable from the front of the e-bike, with the fast-charging battery system powering a front hub motor. Meanwhile, you’ll find a six-ratio gear system, which gives you a wider range of gears for easier climbing if you live in a hilly area.
It comes fully prepared for everything an urban environment can throw at you too, with integrated mudguards, powerful front and rear lights and Brompton’s Essential Commuter Bag.
2. Super73 ZG Electric Bike – 2021
If you really want to stand out from the crowd, then the Super73 ZG could be right up your street. With its muscular, almost retro looks, it features a low-rider design that wouldn’t look out of place in a motorcycle dealership. But guess what… it’s a completely normal electric bike!
It features a rear hub-drive motor that helps you get up to 25km/h, while the battery, which can deliver up to 45km of range, is neatly tucked away under the large, comfortable padded seat. Fat tyres help to smooth out the ride while offering good ability to deal with the odd pothole, and you get great grip in all conditions too.
The chain is protected by a full-length guard, which helps you to avoid any annoying greasy marks on your trousers, and the one-size frame can comfortably seat anyone from 1.4-1.8m tall. You can even customise your look with five great colours: White, Jet Black, Steel Blue, Millennial Pink and Astro Orange.
3. Tern GSD S10 LR Electric Cargo Bike - 2021
As an electric cargo bike, the Tern GSD S10 boasts maximum practicality. On it, you could carry two kids, a week’s worth of groceries, or up to 200kg maximum weight – all on an e-bike the same size as an ordinary e-bike.
Amazingly, it also folds to a third of its riding size, making it one of the most flexible e-bikes around (let alone a cargo e-bike!) . It comes fitted with a Bosch Performance Line mid-drive motor for powerful assistance even when fully loaded, complete with a walk-assist function to help you manoeuvre it when you arrive at your destination.
The GSD S10 is incredibly adjustable too, enabling it to fit a wide range of riders, and its deceptively small size means that it’s incredibly easy to ride. If ever there was an e-bike that could replace a second ‘run-around’ car, the Tern GSD LR would be it!
4. Haibike HardSeven 5 Electric Mountain Bike - 2021
Got some rip-roaring trails on your mind? Want to explore further and go on an adventure? The Haibike HardSeven 5 e-MTB could be the perfect solution to your cravings.
A perfect e-bike for those who want to spread their off-road wings, the HardSeven 5 features a powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive motor to help with steep inclines, while the 500Wh battery is neatly integrated into the downtube for a really sleek look while improving handling by keeping the centre of gravity low.
The fork is specifically designed for off-road riding, with high quality Suntour XCM32 Boost model providing a long 120mm of travel – perfect for jumps and smoothing of lumpy, bumpy surfaces. The hydraulic disc brakes offer up great stopping power and control, while the premium WTB Ranger Comp tyres supply top levels of grip when the path gets slippery.
5. Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step Through Electric Hybrid Bike - 2022
Want an e-bike that’s sleek, stylish, created by one of the most famous and recognisable bike brands in the world, and is easy to ride? Specialized might have the answer with the Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step Through Electric Hybrid Bike.
With a step-through style frame designed for easy mounting and dismounting while delivering a relaxed but sporty ride experience, the Vado SL uses Specialized’s proprietary award-winning motor technology – delivering smooth pedal assistance exactly when you need it. It’s been tuned to suit the demands of the urban environment perfectly, so it’s a fantastic solution for the getting about town.
It comes with 10-speed Shimano gearing to help make light work of hills, while the hydraulic disc brakes ensure that it’s ready to stop you quickly in all conditions. You can check out our first look at a Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 e-bike right here:
6. Cube Export Town Hybrid One 400 Electric Hybrid Bike – 2021
For the ultimate in urban sturdiness and everyday practicality, enter the Cube Export Town Hybrid One 400. This urban specialist e-bike features an open-style frame, completely removing the presence of the top tube for the easiest way possible to mount and dismount.
It also comes fully-equipped with the key accessories you might need for everyday use – mudguards, to keep you dry when the heavens open, a pannier rack for extra luggage carrying, integrated lights to see and be seen when the sun goes down, and a sturdy stand for when you roll up at your destination.
All this is underpinned by a relaxed upright ride position complete with comfortable saddle and risen, adjustable handlebars, and a completely covered chain to protect you from oil marks with low-maintenance internal hub gears!
Meanwhile, why not enter our special Bike Week 2021 competition, where we’re offering a £400 holiday voucher in partnership with leading e-bike brand Raleigh? Head over to Instagram to find out more!