The great thing about electric bikes, or e-bikes as they're commonly known, is that there's one for pretty much every type of cycling. A commute that was too sweaty to do in work clothes becomes a breeze; for new or returning riders – or even for cyclists who don't go as fast up hills as they used to but still want to keep up on the club run – they're ideal.
With the increase in their popularity also comes better technology, improved batteries, better integration of the motor and lower weight. Some e-bikes are barely distinguishable at a glance from their purely pedal-powered non-assisted counterparts.
The latest Cycle To Work scheme guidance has been modified so that you can choose an e-bike costing over £1,000, but it's fair to say they're still quite a bit more expensive than non-electric bikes – understandably.
So, we've searched the online retailers for the best deals – which you'll find below.
With each bike is a ‘ View deal ’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.
- Best electric bike deals US
- Best electric bike deals UK
Best electric bike deals US
Pinarelli Dyodo at Competitive Cyclist
This is very much an e-bike for the rider that still wants to enjoy the benefits of a road focused machine: an aerodynamic position, top end MOST handlebars and stem plus 28mm Pirelli Cinturato Velo tyres. All with an ebikemotion 250w motor.
VANLOFE 18 inch Electric Mountain Bike at Walmart
If you're after an electric folding bike, then Walmart has a lot of options. This Vanlofe is not the lightest or the highest spec, but if you're after something convenient and not too expensive it may be up your street. It proves 250W of assistance and weighs 31kg.
This hybrid trekking bike comes with a 500Wh integrated battery with 3 assist modes, offering 20-30 miles of pedal assisted riding. The tyres are wide Continental Contact Plus rubber, and there's an integrated light and rack.
Best electric bike deals UK
Whyte Winchelsea 2021 Electric Road Bike at Rutland
This is an interesting one - available in a size 56, this bike was returned by a customer - hence the discount. It means you're getting a rare deal and of course Rutland's mechanics will have checked it's on good nick. This is a gravel e-bike, so ideal if you want to enjoy mixed terrain rides thanks to the WTB Horizon tyres, in 650b x 47c.
We reviewed the S-Works version of the Turbo Creo and absolutely loved it. The Expert Evo gets a carbon frameset, Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes, and fully integrated Specialized motor and battery.
More electric bike deals at Leisure Lakes, Evans Cycles and Rutland Cycles
We've just included our pick of the e-bike deals above, but there are more to had. Keep checking back here – we'll add more hand-picked deals to this page as we spot them.
Cycling Weekly's Tech Editor Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper before spending a few years at Evans Cycles, then combining the two with a career in cycling journalism.
When not typing or testing, Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.
Favourite bikes include a custom carbon Werking road bike as well as the Specialized Tarmac SL6.
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