Electric bikes have continued to rise in popularity over the last year – and of course like most other popular cycling products, there are some excellent deals to be had on a variety of bikes.
The beauty of electric bikes is that they allow those who may otherwise be put off cycling to be a part of the fun. Commutes that were once too long, or too sweat inducing, and hills that seemed insurmountable are suddenly achievable.
With growing popularity comes improved technology, and where once electric bikes were cumbersome and hard to store, they’re becoming lighter, the power steadier and the batteries more reliable. They’re still not cheap though, although the UK government has just updated its Cycle To Work scheme guidance to let you choose an e-bike costing over £1000 for your commute, making an e-bike a tax efficient purchase.
To help you find a good deal, we’ve scoured the online retailers for the best discounts out there at the moment.
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Ex-demo electric bikes at Evans Cycles – discounts up to 45 per cent off
Being ex-demo, this means there’s only one size option per bike, so there’s a little bit of luck involved in nabbing a bike. However, with savings as high as 45 per cent, it’s well worth a look.
We’re fans of the BMC Alpenchallenge AMP City One 2019 Electric Hybrid Bike pictured above. It’s in a size large, and reduced from £4000 to £2520 – that’s 37 per cent off.
See the deals at Evans Cycles
Ridgeback e-Flight 2018 was £2599.99 now £2049
The e-Flight comes with a Shimano Steps motor system, Shimano 8-speed mechanicals and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. There are all the mounts you’ll need for a rack and mudguards and the bike comes pre-wired with Supernova lights powered by the battery pack.
Kona Dew-e e-bike was £3499 now £2624.95
Kona uses a Bosch Performance Line motor unit in its Dew-e. There’s an Abus battery lock to stop your power pack from disappearing and Shimano Acera 9-speed shifting. Plus it comes with mudguards and lights, so it’s ready to roll.
Bianchi Manhattan XT electric bike was £2499, now £1499
It’s an iconic brand and the oldest bike manufacturer in the world, but Bianchi has branched out into the world of electric bikes too. You can get this Manhattan XT bike with a 40% discount at Merlin Cycles. It comes with a Shimano Steps 250 watt motor and a range between 60km and 125km, depending on the level of assistance selected.
Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 Wave e-bike was £1399 now £999
Leisure Lakes is offering this Kalkhoff e-bike for under £1000, making it one of the lowest price e-bikes out there. You still get Shimano 8-speed shifting, along with a Groove Go 250 watt motor and a 252Wh battery pack.
Kona Splice-e electric bike was £3599, now from £2499
The Splice-e uses a Bosch Performance Line mid-mounted motor with a Shimano Alivio nine speed drivetrain. Plus, you get a Suntour suspension fork to smooth the road and WTB wheels with Schwalbe Marathon 40mm tyres. Other kit includes a rear rack and Busch and Muller lighting.
Ribble Endurance SLe electric bike from £2499
If you’re put off by the clunky styling of many e-bikes, you’ll like the shape of the newest crop of road e-bikes; you could mistake most for a non-assisted machine.
Ribble has been making a splash with its Endurance SLe model. It’s been adopted by former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Sean Yates as his preferred ride. It’s also super-light for an e-bike at under 11kg and with its hidden battery, low profile controller and rear hub motor doesn’t look at all like a normal e-bike.
Kitted out with Shimano Tiagra, it starts at £2499, although as with all Ribble’s bikes, you can up the spec if you’re looking for something more flashy.
More electric bike deals at Rutland Cycles and Leisure Lakes
Both Rutland Cycles and Leisure Lakes have gone big on electric bike discounts. We can’t list every bike they’ve got on sale and many are now available in limited size options – check out all Rutland deals here, Evans Cycles deals here and Leisure Lake deals here.
We’ll keep adding more deals, so come back later if you’ve not seen exactly what you’re looking for…