The great thing about electric bikes (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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Best electric bike deals US
The full-carbon frameset comes with a Shimano Di2 hydraulic disc-brake groupset, Mavic Aksium Elite wheels and FSA finishing kit. An Ebikemotion motor and battery will allow you to tackle the steepest of hills.
Pinarelli Dyodo at Competitive Cyclist
$79999 $6500 (opens in new tab)
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.
Equipped with a Bosch Active Line Plus drive system, the Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 is an electric bike which allows you to ride further than you might unassisted, with a range of up to 150 miles.
VANLOFE 18 inch Electric Mountain Bike at Walmart
$1010.62 $525.52 (opens in new tab)
If you're after an electric folding bike, then Walmart has a lot of options. (opens in new tab) 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
Giant Road E+ 2 Pro 2020 Aluminium Electric Road Bike Grey at Rutland
£3,498.99 £2599.99 (opens in new tab)
An aluminium frame with a carbon fork, kitted out with Shimano 105 shifting plus hydraulic disc brakes - all supported by Giant's own SyncDrive Pro motor system.
Whyte Winchelsea 2021 Electric Road Bike at Rutland
£3,298.99 £2799.99 (opens in new tab)
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.
BMC Alpenchallenge AMP City Two Hybrid electric bike from Tredz
£3,299 £2,799 (opens in new tab)
With its smooth-welded aluminium frame and Shimano STEPS E-610 motor, this flat-bar urban bike also has 10mm of travel and clearance for tyres up to 40c. It also has BMC's unmistakable style.
Giant FastRoad E+ Pro 2 electric bike from Tredz
£2,749 £2,249 (opens in new tab)
Giant's SyncDrive Pro motor supplies plenty of tuneability and the RideControl ONE user interface features navigation and fitness data you can control with the Giant E-bike app.
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.
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