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, particular over the Black Friday (extended!) weekend.
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.
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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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Carrera Crossfire Electric Hybrid Bike was £1199, now £1079
Available with a straight or sloping downtube depending upon your preference, the electric Crossfire model is designed to feel fast enough on the road, but comes with a few features that mean it can lend itself to use in parks and on rough unmade trails – such as the 75mm travel Suntour fork and Kenda 40c tyres.
The added power comes from a Suntour rear hub electric motor system, and disc brakes are hydraulic.
Trek UM1 + 400 2019 Electric Hybrid Bike was £1950, now £1340
A reliable commuter, constructed from Trek’s Alpha aluminium. You get Shimano Rollarbrakes with disc rotors, for quick stopping in all conditions, plus a resilient 7 speed Nexus hub gear set up. The motor is Bosch’s Active model, offering 250 watts assistance paired with a 400Wh battery.
Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 2019 Electric Road Bike was £5000, now £3400
A slick road going machine with Cannondale’s BallisTec carbon material, Shimano Dura Ace shifting and aero 40mm rims from Vision. The power boost of 250watts comes from a Bosch Active Line Plus motor paired with a 500Wh battery.
Massive savings on Schwinn e-bikes at Walmart (US)
One for our US audience, Walmart has released a range of electric bikes in its Black Friday sale, including the rugged off-road ready machines from Schwinn.
These come with a 350 watt hub drive battery, front suspension and 38c tyres, at $1399 down from $1999.
Cube Agree Hybrid C:62 SL Disc E-Bike was £3499.99 now £2599.99
The Cube Agree hybrid electric bike is a top spec model with drop handlebars, ideal for a rider who still wants to join the club run or climb some mountains without putting too much pressure on when the gradient goes up.
This model uses a Fazua drive unit and battery, which is fully removable. You get a Shimano Ultegra groupset with fast stopping disc brakes and Cube’s RA 0.8 Aero Disc wheelset.
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.
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.
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…