Best budget electric bikes 2024

Although previously quite expensive, the best budget electric bikes are now more affordable than ever. We round up some on the market

best budget electric bikes

The best budget electric bikes are more affordable than ever as e-bikes continue to surge in popularity, seeing prices drop as stores and brands seek to be as competitive as possible.

The benefits of electric bikes are wide ranging. They open up cycling to a whole range of people who, whether from injury, illness, or age, would not be able to get out on a bike without some form of pedal assistance. For those with more cargo to carry, the added power can keep you out on your bike, rather than having to resort to a car.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg