How to buy the best eBike – everything you need to know

How to buy the best eBike – everything you need to know

Thinking of buying an electric bike but don’t know where to start? Discover the different types of e-bikes, how much a power-assisted bicycle costs and ways to save when buying a e bike.

0:00 Intro
0:16 Front hub motors
0:50 Rear hub motors
1:16 Mid hub motors
1:39 Other things to consider
2:17 Cost
2:45 Choosing the best e-bike

Read our in-depth buyer’s guide for more expert advice: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/electric-bikes/article/electric-bikes-everything-you-need-to-know.

Note: Bikes shown are for illustrative purposes only.

Thanks to eBike specialist #FullyCharged for letting us use its store to film our new #ebike buying guide.

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Readers Comments (23)

  1. Rear hub More expensive, mid hub most expensive???????????

  2. Humphrey Bradley November 29, 2020 @ 7:32 pm

    If it’s a folding bike, why would you want to remove the wheels?!

  3. *I love this bike. I use it to ride to work.☞☞>**share4.photo/ebicycle?ұ**     It’s a 12 mile hike with several hills. It climbs hills rather well for a 500w motor. In retrospect I should have gotten a 750w or 1000w. But this bike is great. Battery life is pretty good though once it hits 2 bars you better charge it because it will cut out randomly.*

  4. PLACEBO KONFUSION November 29, 2020 @ 7:35 pm

    What a waste of time🕓🕔🕙

  5. Everything you need to know about eBikes in 3 minutes!? Where’s the rest of the video… this is just a trailer right? Good thing this isn’t my day job. JK this is a fair amount of info considering 😉

  6. First thing first make sure everyone knows its better than a Mt Bike , then get heart rate monitor so you can brag about that as well…

  7. Annoying B'stard November 29, 2020 @ 7:41 pm

    So this is just an advert to sign up for Which. No thanks.

  8. Whats the point? 15mph is easy to get to on a bike. The electric part of the is basically redundant. Might as well just get a moped

  9. thank you
    could you please recommend for me E-Bike i work in distribution newspaper so i need not so fast bike i need cheap one could you help me for that pls
    thank you again

  10. Thanks to Euro bureaucrat idiots….UK’s legal top speed for a peddle assist ebike is just 15mph….which is ridiculously slower than most teenagers can peddle an unpowered pushbike…As a car driver with an older licence, I can ride a moped capable of 30 mph without Learner plates….but not ride an electric powered bicycle of half that speed…Ludicrous! I suggest instead an age restriction keeping children to slower vehicles of say upto 10 mph (including electric versions of push scooters…currently illegal to use), but those over 16 being able to ride cycles capable of upto 30mph. I would to like see also 3rd party insurance..except the greedy insurance companies would make ridiculous fees. Most people would pay £10 a year to ride on the roads and cycle paths, but not £90. I would also not support mandatory protective equipment…it really must be personal choice. The Government bodies and do-gooder nannies would doubtless like us all to wear helmets just to walk to the shops….this level of public control needs to stop.

  11. Whitehouse Farm Barn November 29, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

    Bit crap really. Typical Which, lure you in to subscribe and only promote brands who pay to be promoted.

  12. 15.5mph restricted speed limiter fitted ( I would rather walk )

  13. Look on Gumtree for a moustache e bike in mint condition. You won’t be disappointed.

  14. Excellent excellent information thank you so much

  15. If anyone is interested I’m selling a Moustache Samedi 27 Race 9 Carbon E-Bike hardly ridden with no scratches. Paid £6399 and selling for £4000 ono. See it on Gumtree.

  16. Please sign the petition to change uk law ebike maximum speed from 16mph to 20 mph https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/332333

  17. Michael Sprinzeles November 29, 2020 @ 8:16 pm

    There is no such thing as a "mid hub motor". A mid-drive is not mounted to a hub (which are located only at the center of each wheel). The mid-drive is mounted to the bottom bracket which is in between the wheels where the pedal cranks are mounted.

  18. Product reviewer uk November 29, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

    I might get one but not yet

  19. a lot more factors to consider. search for a better video.

  20. double hip replacement for comfort alone I’m thinking one with a recumbent seat, easy to sit with good balance/with assistance peddle. Most likely a trike/bike

  21. The way she says e bikes at 1.19

  22. When she says costs more I think she should say. Double the price

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