What's the Best Electric Bike?

What's the Best Electric Bike?

People frequently ask me “what’s the best electric bike” so I wanted to make this the first “Ask Court Anything” video. In this episode, I talk about the reality that there is no one best electric bike, that price and purpose play a big role in narrowing it down. Then, I tell you my favorite ebike… which is the Riese & Müller Delite. This full suspension dual battery ebike with a suspended rack, fenders, and lights, uses premium Bosch drive systems and is available as a speed pedelec. Other favorites include Rad Power Bikes for Value, M2S for uniqueness, and a new one called the DOST FATE which hasn’t launched yet but looks really cool (mid drive, dual battery option, throttle, speed pedelec). To ask me a question about ebikes, post a new thread in the EBR Forums at https://electricbikereview.com/forum/forums/ask/

Readers Comments (50)

  1. Thanks Court, you were a big help when deciding on my e-bike purchase.

  2. Pay you $25 if you pick 3 bikes for me to choose from. I will give you specs i require.

  3. Nuhan Chowdhury March 12, 2021 @ 10:04 pm

    Tell the Cheapest best bike??

  4. Can you put on your helmet please

  5. best ebike close to 1K?

  6. steven stayfull March 12, 2021 @ 10:08 pm

    I didn’t make it past 1:45 R.I.p too much talking not here to hear on how to approach u ..

  7. Love you too! Later 🙂

  8. vIBED oUT • Channel March 12, 2021 @ 10:11 pm

    I think there’s just one thing one needs to know about electric bikes
    Mostly they don’t make sense
    As bicycles are unbeatable because
    No fuel
    Good for health
    Doesn’t farm the environment
    Plus if you get solid airless tyres
    You need to worry about nothing

    So electric.. not really

  9. Liked! Thanks for the info. Which M2S do you like for value?

  10. What’s your opinion in Rad Rover 5???

  11. How would u say the onyx is ? So far that’s the one I want the most

  12. Hey I really enjoyed hearing about e-bikes and your podcast is awesome. Back in the summer of 2017 I converted my Shogun Trailbreaker 3. I put on a 48v 750 watt mid drive Bafang motor, 48v 14AH Battery, disc brakes, and NuVinci internal gear hub. The bike rides like a dream, prefect size.

  13. I keep asking you to review the ZUGO Rhino , is there reason why you haven’t done one?, just curious

  14. you are the first place I go for bike anything. Thank you. Now can you help me decide between the Moscow /Plus, the Ride1Up 500/700, Aventon Level and Surface Shred. I live in Santa Fe where there are not just hills, but mountains. I ride mostly roads, but I like to go exploring off road. Thanks for any thoughts.

  15. like that you got a lady and live in Vancouver living your best life

  16. Late comment. Love your videos/reviews. THANK YOU for putting it out there that ebike riders are not trying to tear up trails and we do maintain and want more trails. The weight comment was awesome!

  17. Get on with it.

  18. Byron Cronkright March 12, 2021 @ 10:26 pm

    You are and your work is amazing, 100% agree with your prospective. Judge by how I ride not what, bikes will liberate one’s soul.

  19. So appreciate you. Your reviews are the Best, literally, mean it. For Many levels. (Following you since back in the Prii days) ❤️ Haw’aa 🙏🏼🐾💫

  20. 2017/18 TREK DUALSPORT PLUS on my channel

  21. What is your opinion about zhaus (I may not be spelling correctly) e-hub? Is it available as upgrade kit? Pacific cycles is putting it in couple of their brands like birdy and other.

  22. I cant ride a bike physically without a throttle. I tried and i got like a block or two. Couldnt start on a hill. I just cant. I need a ebike with a throttle. I just wanna have fun and be able to ride a bike again.

  23. Ankur Srivastava March 12, 2021 @ 10:29 pm

    Very detailed analysis, for a beginner like me 42yrs, left cycling after school… A geared electric cycle or nongeared will work for me… For daily commute & exercise purpose 20km a day max… M a dental surgeon 🙂 thanks.. Does is feel heavier when motor switched off.. The nongeared one

  24. Top notch information and delivery Sir, regards Tony GB.

  25. Kiefer van den Berg March 12, 2021 @ 10:30 pm


  26. Kudos buddy.

  27. You are best at what you do my friend:)

  28. Here’s a list that helped me out.
    In the end, I went with #10.


  29. Should I go juice bikes or rad bikes

  30. Once you ride an ebike you’ll never ride a regular bike again as a daily driver, it makes you enjoy riding every time you ride it’s never a chore it’s just fun and a bit of pedalling up hills with no burn or walls to hit.

  31. Riding The wave March 12, 2021 @ 10:39 pm

    A better question would be, what is your personal daily rider…?

  32. Christiane Hayward March 12, 2021 @ 10:39 pm

    Can you talk about the Ampler Stellar or other light-weight bikes?


  34. Yamaha YDX moro-pro…

  35. Thanks for the work you do. Definitely on board with the attitude on throttles.

  36. Can you do a review of the FattE Bikes made in Denver, Colorado?

  37. Thanks I like this format

  38. Riding The wave March 12, 2021 @ 10:51 pm

    Red Tape Bureaucratic Bullshit..Great Job Cort..

  39. Court thank you this was so helpful and I agree with what you say about ebike haters. I’ve been researching for the last six months rode my first ebike yesterday and my criteria matches yours so I’ll be looking at the R&M Delite next. I hope to purchase by February 2021. Keep up the great content we appreciate you.

  40. This guy is terrible. He rambles on about random things that don’t matter except to him, Jumping around from one unrelated ideas to another. After all that he doesn’t know anything about electric bikes.

    I will never watch him again

  41. Thanks to your reviews I’ve had an IZIP, a RadRover and I just bought a Bolton FoxBat. =)

  42. Thank you, Thanksgiving day yesterday I took a Rad Rover for a test ride @ Big Sur Adventures. I’m hooked on ebikes now, thanks to you! 😊

  43. What’s your impression on scott e bikes

  44. can you tell me which e bike can go 29 mph with pedal assist, cost not relevant?

  45. I have 500 watts leno
    20 ebike, I am thinking of doing 5-8 hours uber eat delivery job, can u please suggest anything to upgrade so i don’t face problems doing that job, specifically i am worrying about battery.

  46. So what if you have a bike bigger than a 750w motor and goes faster than 20mph but you only ride at 20mph, is that illegal because the specs don’t meet the requirements?

  47. what was your perfered e bike Dost Kope or Specialized como 3.0. I have the como 3.0 upgraded the motor to similar como 5.0 the 1.2S motor at 90Nm. I ordered the Dost. Your thoughts please. Thank you

  48. Too many choices on ebikes, driving me crazy…

  49. I am so happy to hit ‘like’ on this and really all of our EBR videos. You offer us ebike folks a great service. I have listened to your reviews for years. Thank you Court!

  50. Mackyevel Beavela March 12, 2021 @ 11:02 pm

    Nice Video ! Like it.. Thank you

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