Electric Bikes over £1,300

We’ve finally given up on listing all the electric bikes on a single page, so we now only publish this ‘Over £1,300’ table. Please contact us if you see any errors or omissions on this page. If you are a manufacturer or distributor, we can only accurately list your products if you keep us informed. Remember, this page is used by thousands of potential customers.

Our Electric Bike Recommendations
We prefer to road-test electric bikes for the magazine before recommending them, electric-bikesbut with so many now available, our recommendations are in most cases based on spec and price, rather than actual experience. If you are thinking of buying a bike, check our comments about the manufacturers too. If we have not had meaningful contact with the distributor, they’re either very new or avoiding independent comment! We will not generally list distributors unable or unwilling to provide a UK phone number and address.

Electric Bikes and the Law
Electrically-assisted bicycles can be ridden by anyone aged 14 or over, provided the bicycle weighs 40kg or less (60kg for a tandem or tricycle), has pedals, a motor of less than 200 watts continuous output (250 watts for a tandem or tricycle), and a top speed of less than 15mph. However, the situation is currently a bit confused – see Legislation Update
Those marked Pedelec in the tables are definitely legal.
Those marked Hybrid (switchable between pedelec and twistgrip throttle) or E-Bike (twistgrip only) are 100% legal if built before January 2016, and remained legal to buy from old stock after this date, so there are still a few about. In practise, the police have plenty of bigger things to think about in these difficult times. There are thousands of older models in circulation and no easy way to judge the age, so our advice is don’t worry too much.

The battery guarantee is the most important thing, particularly with the bigger batteries, which can cost more than a cheap bike. Be wary of odd stipulations, because there are many loopholes a manufacturer can use to refuse to honour a battery guarantee. Where the warranty is marked with a question mark, the manufacturer does not provide clear guidance, but you have certain statutory rights.
As a guide, a 24-month battery guarantee is now the norm, but unless the battery has actually failed, you’ll have problems proving how weak it is, because voltage and capacity are imprecise things, so it’s often your word against the dealers. More expensive bikes have diagnostic plug-ins, proving battery condition, and lifetime usage. This should settle warranty disputes, but not necessarily in your favour.

NOTES:
All batteries in this category are now Lithium-ion technology
Friction:
Direct drive to tyre  
Front/Rear Hub:
Hub motor
Front/Rear Chain:
Separate chain drive
Crank:
Crank-mounted motor
Pedelec:
Power only available when you pedal
E-Bike:
Power independent of pedals – usually a twistgrip throttle
Hybrid:
Pedelec/E-Bike switchable
The bikes we recommend are marked in
bold.

Recently Deleted Entries:

Bikes recently removed from the list (usually out-of-production, but may just have lost UK distribution). If we have made a mistake, please let us know: Aug 2007 Bliss City, Touring, Extreme & Townrider, Classic Elebike, City Cruiser 6-spd, Commuter, Diavelo Oja velo Jun 2007 Ecobike Tornado and varients Aug 2007 ElectroPed Number One, Europed ED-1, Europed THD-3, Infineon Stingray ll, Oxygen Atala Avenue, Oxygen Atala Distance, Panther, Power Cruiser 6-spd Nov 2007 ElectroPed Roadstar, Eco-Bike Mistral Jul 2008 Schwinn (all models) Aug 2008 Sakura (all models) Nov 2008 Bright Bikes (all models) Jan 2009 C V Leisure Bikes (all models) Apr 2009 Nano Brompton, Giant Suede Mar 2010 Ridgeback Cyclone April 2010 Quiet Bikes, Strongman July 2010 Batribike Buzz & Lite, Izip X-cell & Trailz Enlightened, Powabyke Shopper 1-spd, Euro 6-spd, Folder, Commuter 24-spd, Velospeed Nov 2010 Powablade, E-Bike Retro, Sustain Edison, E-Pegasus Z-1, E-Bike Cruiser, Izip MTB Trailz, Powerscoots, Giant Twist Express RS1 24spd derailleur, Giant Twist Freedom CS Lite 8-spd Nexus, Giant Twist Freedom CS 8-spd Nexus Apr 2010 Optibike, Swiss Flyer, Swizzbee, Feb 2014 Ezee Dahon Bullet models) Aug 2008 Sakura (all models) Nov 2008 Bright Bikes (all models) Jan 2009 C V Leisure Bikes (all models) Apr 2009 Nano Brompton, Giant Suede March 2010 Ridgeback Cyclone Apr 2010 Quiet Bikes, Strongman July 2010 Batribike Buzz & Lite, Izip X-cell & Trailz Enlightened, Powabyke Shopper 1-spd, Euro 6-spd, Folder, Commuter 24-spd, Velospeed Nov 2010 Powablade, E-Bike Retro, Sustain Edison, E-Pegasus Z-1, E-Bike Cruiser, Izip MTB Trailz, Powerscoots, Giant Twist Express RS1 24spd derailleur, Giant Twist Freedom CS Lite 8-spd Nexus, Giant Twist Freedom CS 8-spd Nexus Apr 2010 Optibike, Swiss Flyer, Swizzbee, Feb 2014 Ezee Dahon Bullet, Nov 2017 Bronx Sunrunner, Cargo Bike School Run, Kudos Escape, Giant Twist Lite 1W, Volt Pulse, Micro Prism and Micro Prism, Sparta Country Tour, Cargo Bike Co Bench Bike, Oxygen e-Mate City, Kudos Eiger, Urban Commuter UCR-60, Gazelle Chamonix Pure Innergy, Yuba el Mundo, Gepida Bleda, Harrington Classic, Kettler (all models), AVE Bosch Edition, Smart, Polaris (all models), BH-Emotion Neo Carbon and Neo Race, most KTM bikes, Swiss Flyer folder series, AVE SH-1, Koga range, Moustache NuVinci models, Solexity Smart, Heinzmann Atlas eMB, SEV range, Kalkhoff Inegrale S11, Kalkhoff Sports Class bikes, AVE range

Errors & Omissions: Please contact us if you see any errors or omissions on this page. If you are a manufacturer or distributor, we can only accurately list your products if you keep us informed. Remember, this page is used by thousands of potential customers.

1) We don’t recommend machines that fail to meet ANY of the following criteria, other than in special circumstances:

  • Must weigh less than 25kg
  • No bikes with less than a 24-month battery guarantee
  • No single speed machines
  • If it has multiple gears, top gear must exceed 60-inches
  • No tyres of 305mm or smaller
  • Must have mudguards and lights
  • No scooter-style machine with vestigial pedals
  • No micro-scooters

Electric Bikes Over £1,300 (UK)

Manufacturer Model Control / Drive Battery Guarantee Battery Size Latest  Update UK Price Notes
Giant Ease E+2 Pedelec / Front Hub ?? 300Wh 2017 £1299 Sensible, well-equipped bike, but small battery
EBCO Urban City UCL-30 Pedelec / Front Hub  24 months 396Wh 2017 £1399 We don’t like rack-mounted batteries, but otherwise, well equipped
Powered Bicycles Londoner Pedelec / Rear Hub 12 months 306Wh 2017 £1400 Nasty little thing, completely outclassed at this price
Powered Bicycles Free Spirit 2 Ultralight E-bike / Front Hub 12 months 306Wh 2017 £1599 Much too expensive for a battery of this capacity, and not especially light
Giant Escape Hybrid 2 E+ Pedelec / Rear Gearless Hub 24 months 317Wh 2017 £1399 Revamped, but smallish battery and probably a bit weak for UK conditions
Lifecycle Traveller Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 648Wh 2017 £1399 FOLDING. Outrageous price for this, but quite a big battery
Volt Burlington Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 432Wh 2017 £1480
Cytronex Bobbin Blackbird Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months or 300 charges 180Wh 2017 £1450 Representative starting price for Cytronex C1 kit fitted to almost any new bike
PoweredBicycles City Mantra Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 306Wh 2017 £1459 Horribly expensive for the spec
Volt Pulse Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 432Wh 2017 £1499 A bit expensive for the spec. £1699 with 576Wh battery, or £1999 in ‘X’ form for no obvious benefit
Gazelle Puur NL C7+ HFP Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 238Wh 2017 £1499 Love it or hate it – wacky city bike with mega front rack. You have to pay more for decent battery
Powered Bicycles Mantra Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 12 months 306Wh 2017 £1460 Utterly out-classed at this price
Solex Solexity Comfort Pedelec / Front Hub 18 months 288Wh 2017 £1499 Rather disappointing spec, but interesting Pininfarina styling. Disastrous UK dealer back-up. 360Wh battery seems to be an extra 200 Euros
Juicy Bike Merlin Hybrid / Rear Hub 12 months 300Wh 2017 £1499 Much too expensive for the spec. Also with bigger batteries for more £££
Fat-E Fat-tyred MTB Pedelec /Rear Hub 12 months 360Wh 2017 £1499 New in late 2017… fat-tyred MTB
Gazelle Orange C7 HFP Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 238Wh 2017 £1499 Classic well-equipped Dutch roadster, but you have to pay more for decent battery. Also C7+ at £1799 with boingy forks, and C8 with 8-speed hub
Mobiky Youri 16 Front Hub 12 months 143Wh 2017 1599 Euro 16-inch FOLDER. Breath-taking price for a bike with a poor fold and tiny battery. You can double the battery capacity for an extra 200 Euro
Wisper 806 Classic Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 324Wh 2017 £1499 FOLDING A premium for the brand name – much too expensive for what it is
EBCO Urban Commuter UCR-60 or UCL-60 Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 396Wh 2017 £1499 On the way out
Powered Bicycles Galileo Big Eye Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 12 months 306Wh 2017 £1500 Unsatisfactory MTB. Would be OK at £999
Juicy Bikes Roller Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 12 months 380Wh 2017 £1585 Much too expensive for the spec. Also with bigger batteries for more £££
EBCO Eagle Lifestyle LRS-50 or LSL-50 Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 360Wh 2017 £1599 Bizarre styling and modest battery capacity, for quite big money
Saxonette X Road Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 324Wh 2017 £1599 The most boring Saxonette… basically a Chinese bike
Saxonette Beast Pedelec / Front Hub 24 months 378Wh 2017 £1599 Easy Rider styling
Cube Cross Hybrid Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1599 Ill-equipped cross bike, but seems to be entry-level Bosch system. Great value
Kalkhoff Pro Connect 9G or i9 Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 540Wh 2017 £1695 This is a reduced price in late 2017, and great value for a properly equipped eBike
Heinzmann PAN e-TR-G Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 398Wh 2017 £1749 Quality German bike with good spec, but seem to be struggling in UK. Also e-TR-U with 515Wh downtube battery at £1799
Urban City UCL-40 Pedelec / TransX Crank Motor 24 months 396Wh 2017 £1699 New crank motor – bit of an unknown, be cautious
Mobiky Youri Front Hub 12 months 324Wh 2017 £1699 16-inch FOLDER. Breath-taking price for a bike with a poor fold and so-so battery.
KTM Macina Force 27 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1699 Good value MTB
Solex Solexity Infinity Pedelec / Front Hub 18 months 288Wh 2017 £1848 Stylish, but small battery, conventional spec and disastrous UK dealer back-up. 432Wh battery extra £200
Beatbike i7 Suspension Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh 2017 £1695 Kalkhoff model ‘fine-tuned’ for the UK, and great value. As an introductory offer, you can get two for £3,000. Unbeatable
LifeCycle Alpine Sport or Mountain Sport Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 648Wh 2017 £1799 Dreary Far Eastern spec at premium price, but big battery
Infinium Continental Pedelec / Front Hub ? 234Wh 2017 £1699 Very expensive. The bike has stackable batteries of this capacity, but extra batteries cost £325. Seems to be on the way out
FreeGo Martin Sport Pedelec / Crank Drive 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 418Wh 2017 £1449 Rather dubious crank motor, and this is a seriously discounted price
Wisper 705 or 905 Classic Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months (activated at >30% capacity loss) 592Wh 2017 £1699 Big battery, but fundamentally a conventional bike at a premium price
Giant Entour E+2 Disc Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Drive ?? 300Wh 2017 £1699 Well-equipped and practical, but smallish battery in the wrong position
Raleigh Captus Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh 2017 £1750 New Bosch-based Raleigh. Small battery and lacking basic equipment
Kalkhoff Agattu i7 HS
Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh 2017 £1845 Only 7 gears, but you really don’t need more… it’s an eBike. Well-equipped classic
Giant Entour E+ 1 Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Drive ?? 300Wh 2017 £1799 All-in-all, a well-equipped bike for the money, but battery is small and badly positioned
KTM Macina Cross 8-400 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1799 Yet another MTB with 8-spd Nexus hub.
Cube Access Hybrid One Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1599 Cheapest Cube, also pricier ‘Race’ and ‘SL’ variants
Smart ebike Pedelec / BionX Gearless Rear Hub 24 months or 600 charges (activated at >30% capacity loss) 423Wh 2017 £1800 Cool styling, interesting transmission: belt drive, 3-spd hub, BionX-based motor, but seems to have failed in the UK and may already be withdrawn
Haibike sDuro HardSeven 4.0
Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1800 Yamaha crank motor, but seems to be discounted, which doesn’t look so good
Spencer Ivy step-thru or top tube Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 208Wh 2017 £1795 Stylish retro-chic bikes. Small Panasonic battery can be upgraded, but does this bike really exist?
Gepida Reptila 900 or 1000 NX8 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1999 Nice East European bike – used to be cheap as chips. SLX10 extra £50
KTM Macina 8 or Fun 9 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1899 Good value, with Bosch 400Wh battery
Haibike sDuro HardFour Kids 2.0 Yamaha Crank Motor ?? 400Wh 2017 £1999 Unusual eBike aimed at children from 8 years or very small adults. Also HardSeven 1.0 for grown-ups
Bergamont E-Horizon 6.0
Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1999 Good, but slightly samey e-bike from Germany
Nano Brompton 2.1 Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months (activated at >15% capacity loss) 144 to 468Wh 2017 From £1900 FOLDING. Getting expensive, but still our favourite. The twistgrip and thumb-lever versions are best
Volt Pulse X Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 576Wh 2017 £1949 Big battery, but breathtakingly expensive for what it is
BH Emotion Evo (Lite range) Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 400Wh 2017 £1899 Range encompasses two frame styles and numerous bikes, but all technically the same
Mando Footloose iM Pedelec / Chainless Electric Drive 24 months 300Wh 2017 £1999 Folding bike with technically fascinating chainless electric drive. Now much cheaper
Raleigh Motus Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh  2017 £1999 Well equipped Raleigh
LifeCycle Mountain Sport Endurance Hybrid / Rear Hub 24 months 1008Wh  2017 £1999 Pricey Far Eastern bike – lacking equipment, except for Tecktro hydraulic discs, and mammoth battery gives up to 100 mile range
Sparta R20i Pedelec / Gearless Front Hub 24 months 300Wh  2017 £1999 Quiet, well-equipped Dutch roadster, but weak for hillier areas. Bigger batteries (up to 600Wh) cost quite a bit more
Gepida Alboin 1000 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £2349 Pricey and undistinguished
Bergamont E-Horizon range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh  2017 £2249 Starting price for vast range, some more expensive. We can’t be bothered to list them all
KTM Macina Cross 10 Plus Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £1999 Now rather cheaper than it was
Kalkhoff Tasman i8 Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh 2017 £2095 10% discount in late 2017
Sparta F8i Pedelec / Gearless Rear Hub 24 months 300Wh 2017 £2238 Quiet, well-equipped Dutch roadster, but weak for hillier areas. Bigger batteries (up to 600Wh) cost quite a bit more
Raleigh Strada Elite Pedelec / Shimano Steps Crank Motor 24 months 400Wh 2017 £2250 Typical MTB with new Shimano crank-drive
Sparta M8i  Accell Pedelec / Crank Motor  24 months 300Wh 2017 £2338 Nice Dutch roadster, and the best Sparta for hills, but you really want a bigger battery, up to £300 extra
Moustache Lundi 26.1 9spd Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 300Wh 2017 £2399 Neat French bikes, but you don’t need to pay this much for this equipment!
Bergamont E-REVOX range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £2349 Starting price for mind-numbingly big range of MTBs
Giant Explore E+2 Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Drive ?? 407Wh 2017 £2399 Not cheap, but a well-equipped, multi-purpose machine. The E+1 is £200 more for gears you don’t need
Cube Town Hybrid range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £2495 Good German bikes, but not the cheapest
Gocycle G3 Pedelec / Front Hub 12 months 300Wh 2017 £2499 FOLDING BIKE. Not cheap, but they’re elegant machines and reasonably compact
BH-Emotion Evo (standard range) Pedelec / Rear Hub Motor 24 months 500Wh  2017 £2499 Battery neatly integrated into the frame. Two frame styles and five models, but all technically the same
Gepida Asgard 1000cx Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh  2017 £2499 MTB. Also 1000 FS Comp with smaller 400Wh battery at £2899. Why?
Sparta E-Speed Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh  2017 £2499 28mph SPORT CLASS. Currently the cheapest Sport bike, but battery could be bigger
Riese & Muller Cruiser range  Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor  24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £2520 Starting price for Busch & Muller. Numerous models and battery options cost much more!
Koga E-Deluxe Pedelec / Rear Hub 24 months 300Wh 2017 £2599 Entry level Koga, but rear hub motor is not best suited to hilly UK
Moustache Samedi 28.3 or XRoad Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh  2017 £2699 £300 more than the Lundi for one extra gear and an extra 100Wh on the battery
Swiss Flyer B Series 5-1 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £2595 That Swiss branding is adding £500. Is it really worth it?
Kalkhoff Agattu Premium 8G Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh  2017 £2095 Nice bike, and now £600 cheaper, but still not super value
BH-Emotion (Pro range) Pedelec / Rear Hub motor 24 months 600Wh 2017 £2799 Starting price. Several frames and bikes, but all technically the same. Nice to see a non-Bosch bike at this level, but is the rear hub motor better?
Raleigh Mustang Comp Pedelec / Shimano Steps Crank Motor 24 months 400Wh  2017 £2800 Interesting bike, but no equipment as it’s Raleigh
Moustache Friday 27.3 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £2899 We’ve said it before… you can pay virtually half this for similar spec
Giant  Dirt-E+2 Pro Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor  ??  500Wh 2017 £2299 Massive discount on the price. Not sure why
Reise & Muller Roadster Touring HS Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £2925 28mph SPORT CLASS.
Kalkhoff Integrale 10  Pedelec / Kalkohff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh  2017 £2795 Discounted to £2795
Cube Stereo Hybrid range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £2995 Starting price for potty range of expensive MTBs
Swiss Flyer Flyer C-Series and T-Series 8.1 Pedelec / Panasonic Crank Motor 24 months 540Wh 2017 £2995 Bit pricey thanks to ‘Swiss’ branding
Winora Yakun Urban Pedelec / Yamaha Crank Motor ? 500Wh 2017 £2895 Somewhat discounted… may not be a winner
Swiss Flyer UpRoc3 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £3395 Far too expensive for a 400Wh battery. TX7.0 is £3895 and even worse value
Riese & Muller Charger range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £3059 Great bikes from Germany, but are they worth that much more? Three battery options up to 1,000Wh
KTM Macina Race 292 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3099 Very expensive MTB
Moustache Lundi 26.5 Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh  2017 £3099 This is an awful lot to pay for a nice, but unexciting shopping bike with NuVinci drive
Haibike sDuro 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3299 Starting price for vast range of Bosch-powered MTBs at chunky prices
Koga E-Nova Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3380 NuVinci or Shimano auto hubs
Bergamont E-CONTRAIL Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3399 Starting price fr ludicrously expensive MTB range
Moustache Dimanche 28 Speed Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £2950 28mph SPORT CLASS. There are cheaper Sport class bikes, but not many weighing 18.7kg. Discounted end of line price.
Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 Fat Bike Pedelec / Bosch Crank Drive 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3495 Fun fat bike for those with oodles of spare cash
Kalkhoff Integrale i8 Pedelec / Kalkhoff Crank Motor 24 months 612Wh  2017 £3295 Gates belt drive and super lights, but little else to justify the price
Gepida Thoris Tandem Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh  2017 £3599 Claimed to be the only Bosch-equipped e-Tandem
Reise & Muller Packster 40 City Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 400Wh 2017 £3599 Cargo or child-carryer bike with Bosch assist. Also 40 Touring and longer 60 Touring
Koga E-WorldTraveller Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £3650 Bosch-powered version of classic tough-as-boots touring bike
Reise & Muller Charger Touring HS Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 1,000Wh  2017 £4295 28mph SPORT CATEGORY
Yes, you could buy a small car for that, but with twin Bosch batteries and superlative equipment, this is something a bit special. Also Supercharger trim for £4315
Riese & Muller Homage Touring HS Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £4675 28mph SPORT CATEGORY
Riese & Muller Delite MTB range Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £5400 Also with twin batteries at £6025
Stromer ST2 S Syno Drive Sport ?? 983Wh 2017 £5995 28mph SPORT CATEGORY
A limited edition says 50 Cycles, and it’s not surprising but you really do have moped performance and range here
Reise & Muller Delite GX Rohloff HS Pedelec / Bosch Crank Motor 24 months or 500 charges 500Wh 2017 £6025 28mph SPORT CATEGORY
R&M love to break the price boundary, but it’s not really clear what makes this worth SO much more than the other Sport bikes?

Electric Bike Manufacturers or UK distributors

The comments relate to our own experience with manufacturers or distributors. As a general rule, a company that supplies a good product can afford to be open and helpful with the press, and will give good service and back-up. The others are something of an unknown quantity, but if you think we’ve been unfair, do let us know. For a global list go to Electric Bike Manufacturers Worldwide

3E Electric
Still quite new
3E Ltd, 2 Field End, BARNET, Hertfordshire EN5 3EZ
tel: 033 3355 1840
email: info@3eelectric.com

ATS
Newly launched scooter-style machine
Around Town Scooters, Flat 4, Plantation Court, 41 Plantation Road, POOLE BH17 9LW
tel: 01202 640264
email: kevindavies.kd@gmail.com

A S Bikes
Still fairly new
Coppice Close, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, COVENTRY CV8 3FL
tel: 024 7630 3228
email: contact@asbikes.co.uk

AVE, Bergamont, EBCO
Cheapie EBCOs and pricey but good AVE and Bergamont
Electric Bike Corporation, 5 Pegasus House, Olympic Way, WARWICK CV34 6LW
tel: 01926 437700
email: info@electricbikescorporation.co.uk

Avocet Sports Ltd
New to the electric bike world
Unit 7-9 Shield Drive, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, MANCHESTER M28 2QB
tel: 0161 727 8508
email: sales@avocetsports.com

Batribike
Now well established
Fallowgate Limited, Kellaway House, Marton Road, Sturton-by-Stow, LINCOLN LN1 2AH
tel: 01427 787774
email: info@batribike.com

Bicycles 4U
Helpful and Proactive
Kaitek Trading Ltd, c/o Sterling Power Products, Unit 8 Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate, DROITWICH WR9 0NX
tel: 01905 778751
info@bicycles4u.com

BionX
Cracking technology in theory, but expensive and unreliable.
Correspondence only: BionX UK, 68 Boxworth End, Swavesey, CAMBRIDGE CB24 4RA
tel: 01223 911505
email: bionxuk@gmail.com

Birdy
Always friendly, but wow are they expensive bikes
Riese und Müller GmbH, Haasstraße 6, 64293 DARMSTADT, Germany
tel: +49 6151 366860
email: team@r-m.de

BH Emotion
No UK Distributor at present

Byocycles
Cheerful purveyors of Chinese stuff
Unit 4, Downley Business Park, 12 Downley Park, HAVANT PO9
tel: 023 92 488300
email: sales@byocycles.com

Bronx
A growing company
Bronx (UK) Ltd, Unit 4, Crusader Industrial Estate, Stirling Road, HIGH WYCOMBE. HP12 3ST
tel: 01494 529980
email: sales@bronxcycles.com

B’Twin
Outdated friction drive
Decathlon UK, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Road, LONDON SE16 2XU
tel: 0345 450 7936

Cambridge, Smarta, Sparticle (Brompton)
Well established and fairly knowledgeable
Electric Transport Shop, Hope Street Yard, Hope Street, CAMBRIDGE CB1 3NA (also in LONDON, OXFORD & BRISTOL)
tel/fax: 01223 247410
email: sales@electricbikesales.co.uk

Claude Butler
New to the electric bike world
Falcon Cycles Ltd, PO Box 3, Bridge Street, BRIGG DN20 8PB
tel: 01652 656000

Cyclamatic
New to the electric bike world
Sports PLC, Units 3 & 4 Lower Park Farm, Storrage Lane, ALVECHURCH, Worcestershire B48 7ER
tel: 01527 598388
email: help@sportsplc.com

Cytronex
Very serious player in a market that can be a bit flie-by-night
Cytronex Electric Bikes, 7 Bridge Street, WINCHESTER SO23 9BH
tel: 01962 866122
email: via website

Di Blasi, Justwin, Transmission
Long-established traders
Mission Cycles & Components, Unit 3, The Alders, Seven Mile Lane, Mereworth, MAIDSTONE, Kent M18 5JG
tel: 01622 815615
email: info@missioncycles.co.uk

Dahon
Still run by Mr Hon Senior after departure of nearly everyone else to Tern. Now represented in the UK by Raleigh
Raleigh UK Ltd, Church Street, Eastwood, NOTTINGHAM NG 16 3HT
tel: 01773 532680
email: ebike@raleigh.co.uk

Easy Ride
New and enthusiastic
Easy Ride Bikes, Silver Business Park, Airfield Way, CHRISTCHURCH, Dorset
tel: 01202 490404
email: info@easyridebikes.co.uk

EBC
New to us in 2016
Electric Bike Conversions, Unit 9, Pound Farm Industrial Estate, Holly Bush Lane, Datchworth SG3 6RE
tel: 01438 986007
email: enquiries@electricbike-conversions.com

Electro-Drive
This is Tony Castles, the most knowledgable man in electric bikes, and thoroughly charming, but not always easy to contact
E-go Personal Transport, 52 High Street, MARLBOROUGH, Wiltshire SN8 1HQ
tel: 07974 723996 or 01672 861186 / 512404
email: sales@electro-drive.co.uk

EV-Solutions
Probably never heard of A to B
Thorrington Cross, COLCHESTER, Essex CO7 8JD
tel: 01206 308054

Fat-E
Online sales from new UK start-up
tel: 07793 207 409
email:  thefat-e@mail.com

Freedom Ebike
Nice people with a Brompton-shaped niche
10/3 HaMelitz Street, JERUSALEM, Israel
tel: (UK) 0871 284 5225 tel: (Israel) +052 500 1309 tel: (Australia) +02 8004 5039
email: andrew@freedomebikes.com

FreeGo & Solex
This new grouping, brought together Freego and the long-established Wisper, but they’ve gone their separate ways, so it’s FreeGo only. Very unfriendly and helpful with us!
FreeGo, 3 St Deny’s Road, SOUTHAMPTON SO17 2NG
tel: 02380 465977
email: david@freegowisper.com

Gazelle
Extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Cycle Heaven, 2 Bishopthorpe Road, YORK YO23 1JJ
tel: 01904 636578 / 651870 mail: info@cycle-heaven.co.uk

Gepida, Swiss Flyer
Good bikes distributed by a rather aggressive bunch in Taunton
Reaction Electric eBike Distribution, 84 Priory Bridge Road, TAUNTON TA1 1QA
tel: 01823 27444
email: ride@nationwideebikes.co.uk

Giant
Helpful in the past, but they never contact us today
Giant UK Ltd, Charnwood Edge, Syston Road, COSSINGTON, Leics, LE7 4UZ
tel: 0844 245 9030
email: info@giant-bicycles.co.uk

Gocycle
Refuses to acknowledge that we exist
KarbonKinetics Ltd, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, LONDON EC4V 6BJ
tel: 01268 288208
email: customerservices@gocycle.com

Greenedgebikes
Came and went very rapidly, but now seems to be a brand owned by E-Bikes Direct
E-Bikes Direct, c/o MTF Enterprises Ltd, Unit 6 Midicy Oast, Bodiam Business Park, BODIAM TN32 5UP
tel: 01580 830959
email: info@e-bikesdirect.co.uk

Izip
There appears to be no UK distributor for Izip in early 2015

Juicy Bikes
Really lovely people
Busy All Year, 83 Park Road, BUXTON, Derbyshire SK17 6SM
tel: 01298 214040
email: uksales@JuicyBike.com

Kalkhoff, BeatBike
Long-established, helpful and friendly
50cycles Ltd, Unit 9, Prince William Road, LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire LE11 5GU
tel: 0844 800 5979
email: 50cycles@50cycles.com

Kettler
The UK arm doesn’t NOT want to handle electric bikes…
Kettler (GB) Ltd, Merse Road, North Moons Moat, REDDITCH, Worcestershire B98 9HL
tel: 0845 026 5995
email: sales@kettlerdirect.co.uk

KTM
New, and pushing hard in the UK market
FLi Distribution Ltd, 62 Quarry Clough, Stalybridge, Cheshire SK15 2RW
tel: 0161 304 8555
email: UKsupport@shopatron.com

Kudos
New, but innovative and keen to develop the electric market
Kudos Cycles, Unit 4, S Augustine’s Business Park, Estuary Way, SWALECLIFFE, Kent CT5 2QJ
tel: 01227 792792
email: sales@kudoscycles.com

Halfords
Major High Street brand selling own Carrera label and some other bikes

Harrington, Lifecycle
New, brash and full of beans
Electric Bike World, 54 Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DT
tel: 02380 236 540
email: Info@electricbikeworld.co.uk

Mobiky, Ecobike
New, but helpful and friendly
Cycling Made Easy, 18 Chipstead Valley Road, COULSDON, Surrey, CR5 2RA
tel: 0208 660 8823

Meerkat
There appears to be no UK distributor in early 2015

Momentum Electric
New, young team, but helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Momentum, Unit 9, Cornelius Drebbel House, 5 Empson Street, LONDON E3 3LT
Tel: 0333 011 7777
email: hello@momentumelectric.com

Moustache
Lovely people – helpful, friendly and knowledgeable
Velospeed, The Old School House, ALDWORTH, Berkshire RG8 9TJ
tel: 01635 579304
email: info@velospeed.co.uk

Nano & Nano-Brompton
Under new management and much more organised
Nano Electric Bikes Ltd, 58 Clarendon Street, LEAMINGTON SPA CV32 4PE
tel: 01926 334050 or 0845 094 2735
email: lynda@nanoelectricbikes.co.uk

Oxygen
Seems to be choosing its bikes well
Eco Transport Solutions Ltd, 4 Howmic Court, Arlington Road, EAST TWICKENHAM, TW1 2BD
tel: 0208 4040 782
email: sales@oxygenbicycles.co.uk

Polaris
UK distributor of Polaris stuff seems to have dropped e-Bikes
MotoGB, White Bear Yard, Park Road, Adlington, CHORLEY PR7 4HZ
tel: 0844 412 8450
email: sales@motogb.co.uk

Powabyke
Industry stalwart
Powabyke Ltd, 3 Wood Street, Queens Square, BATH BA1 2JQ
tel: 0845 6011475
email: sales@powabyke.com

Poweredbicycles
Previously used a confusing variety of names, now much simpler
Powered Bicycles, 50-52 Main Street, Long Eaton, NOTTINGHAM NG10 1GN
tel: 01159 727201 or 728251
email: sales@poweredbicycles.co.uk

Prism
Relatively new company and interesting bikes
Joule Bikes, 24 Beechwood Rise, PLYMOUTH PL6 8AP
tel: 0843 218 4762
mail: info@joulebikes.co.uk

Raleigh
Made some effort for a while, but doesn’t really get electrics
Raleigh UK Ltd, Church Street, Eastwood, NOTTINGHAM NG 16 3HT
tel: 01773 532680
email: ebike@raleigh.co.uk

Roodog
New player, conventional bikes, but the web photography is lovely
Roodog Ltd, Brockholme Farm, Seaton Road, HORNSEA, Yorkshire East Riding, HU18 1BZ
tel: 01964 536570
email: talktous@roodog.co.uk

Sachs, Saxonette
Obligatory sideline for unwilling motorcycle distributor
SFM, Three Cross Motorcycles, Unit 8, Victory Close, Woolsbridge Industrial Estate, Three Legged Cross, Dorset BH21 6SP
tel: 01202 810100
email: sales@sachsbikes.co.uk

Schwinn
UK dealer, but is not handling Schwinn electrics
Reece Cycles, 100 Alcester Road, BIRMINGHAM B12 0QB
tel: 0121 622 0192`

Smart
Innovative electric bike from Mercedes Benz, but seems dead in the UK
Daimler AG, smart/MM, H336, Mercedesstr 137, 70327 STUTTGART, Germany
tel: 0808 000 8080

Sparta, Babboe, Haibike, Mando
Fairly new, but seems to be doing everything right
Just ebikes, Old Chapel Works, Valley Road, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4AQ
tel: 01728 830 817
email: info@justebikes.co.uk

Spencer Ivy
Had a new Dorset-based distributor, but they seem to have disappeared very quickly
Chalmington Farm, Chalmington, DORCHESTER DT2 0HB
tel: 020 7099 1130

Sparticle (see Cambridge)

Storck Raddar
New UK distributor for top-end German bikes, but seems to have dropped electrics
Storck Raddar UK Ltd, 10 Keel Row, The Watermark, Gateshead NE11 9SZ
tel: 0771 5005626
email: ian@ian-hughes.com

Sustain
Cheerful cheapies from Harrow. Seems to be out of business (Oct 2014)
Sustain Cycles, Unit 121, State House, 176 Station Road, HARROW, Middlesex HA1 2AE
tel: 0800 0432453
email: info@sustainproducts.co.uk

Team Hybrid
Specialises in wheelchairs and hand-powered electrics
Team Hybrid, ‘Silverstone’, Chapel Road, SOBERTON HEATH, Hampshire SO32 3PP
tel: 01329 830117
email: silverstone@ntlworld.com

Technium
There appears to be no UK distributor for Technium from 2014

Trek
Now out of electric bikes, we think
Unit B, Maidstone Road, MILTON KEYNES, MK10 0BE
tel: 01908 282626

Thompson
Long established and reliable electrical wholesaler
Thompson Electrical (Wholesalers) Ltd, Perrywood Trading Park, Wylds Lane, WORCESTER WR5 1DZ
tel: 01905 763376

Velix
New entrant, but very helpful so far
e-motion Electric Vehicle Company, 373 Cricklade Road, SWINDON SN2 1AQ
tel: 01793 251200

Velorbis
Velorbis Concept Store, Peter Bangs Vej 53, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000
tel: +45 31 11 00 30
email: sales@velorbis.com

Volt
Rapidly developing a name for itself
Electric Bike Store, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, LONDON SE1 1YT
tel: 020 7378 4728
email: info@electric-bike-store.co.uk

Woosh
Low-end brand, competitive prices, some good products
Woosh Bikes Ltd, 42-46 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1NL
tel: 01702 435566
email: hatti@wooshbikes.co.uk

Yachtmail
Selling new, neat-looking folding electric bike
Yachtmail Chandlery, Admirals Court, Town Quay, LYMINGTON SO41 3ET
tel: 01590 672784
email: info@yachtmailchandlery.com

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