Top Low Step Electric Bikes for 2020!

Top Low Step Electric Bikes for 2020!

People commonly request low step bikes in the shop so I put together this video for the top low step bikes for 2020. I hope you guys enjoy the video.

For more info about the bikes we covered please check out our website:

0:00: Overview/best low step uses
2:10: Benno eJoy
2:55: BULLS Cross Lite EVO
3:55: BULLS Copperhead EVO HD
4:55: Gazelle Arroyo Elite
6:20: Gazelle Medeo t9
7:40: Gazelle Ultimate t10
9:30: Moustache Lundi
11:12: Riese and Muller Nevo GT
13:55: Riese and Muller Homage
14:40: Tern HSD
16:00: Tern GSD
16:30: Xtracycle eSwoop

Readers Comments (50)

  1. Armchair Wanderer March 1, 2021 @ 10:04 pm


  2. Shouldn’t guys prefer low step design as it’s less easy to crush their nuts during accidents.

  3. I want a electric bike so bad!!!

  4. Excellent video, I like the technical tone and explanations very much. Low step bikes are also great for the elderly: I recently had to go through several low step ebikes for my 80 year old mom, she is still trekking for several days in a row, and she is starting to fall a bit behind the platoon with her regular bike when the hills are rising, so electric assistance will keep her on the road for many more years. We went with a Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move eventually, not sure if you have this brand in the States.
    I was also looking for a speed hub for easier maintenance, but they barely exist on trekking ebikes in our price range, only on city bikes. Not sure if there is a technical reason for that, or if it’s just a matter of cost. Forget about automatic gear selection either. Too bad, it would have been great for fingers with arthritis…

  5. The quality of these videos though!!! It’s nice to finally find a hub centred around bikes which really help move people, not just a barely three min long video on a bike where 80% of the time people are complaining about how there aren’t enough bike lanes or they take too much space in the road. Also 4K makes these bikes and detailed reviews look STUNNING. Keep it up!!!

  6. this is a great video..

  7. Great to the point

  8. I have an NCM Milano step through in UK. I’m very happy with it. UK regulations don’t allow a throttle, which is a real pain. If you stop in a high gear either by forgetting or sudden braking, then starting without a throttle is well nigh impossible and can be dangerous. I was hoping the walk assist would bypass this problem but it is too slow. In NZ I use a Smart Motion ecity. Similar bike but with throttle and no speed limiter as the law allows. Much safer and superior. The uk law needs to change to allow throttle up to 10 mph.

  9. After decades of riding what in the U.S. is considered "conventional" for men, bikes with a top tube, Chris made the suggestion I consider the R+M Nevo step-through. He suggested it partly for the upright riding position which helps with both seeing and being seen when riding in the city. After almost a year of riding the Nevo, I can say I am very happy with the bike. Especially for riding in town, it is really nice to be able to jump on and off the bike in tight spaces quickly and easily with the step through capability. As I age, my flexibility becomes more elusive and I appreciate the ability to get on the bike without kicking a leg over. The bike is built like a tank and is every bit as stiff and stable as any other bike.

  10. in san francisco i need a strong bike for the hills…but confortable also.

  11. You are amazing. This was the exact information I was looking for.

  12. I’ve watched a load of your videos tonight and they’ve been exceptional! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  13. I always ride a woman’s bike. Much better than a man’s frame bike. I live in Netherlands.

  14. no Trek?

  15. I have one leg I don’t have a giant budget. These bikes should be affordable to the masses. And even if you had the money how long would it take you to order one? You think rich people are going to ride one of these? Well if I was rich I’d ride a three-wheeled Harley

  16. Enjoyed. informative. But wish you had reviewed and recommended bikes at a lower price point. What would you recommend then?

  17. Pls tell me the address where to purchase, I’m from India.

  18. What’s your opinion of the Electra Townie Go! 5i Step-Thru Electric Bike?

  19. Janice Clarfield March 1, 2021 @ 10:28 pm

    Great, informative video. What do you think of the CUBE, in particular the Cube Touring Hybrid Pro 500? Thank you!

  20. Steve Nicholson March 1, 2021 @ 10:28 pm

    After having a Chinese made ebike with a “standard” frame for a few years, I went searching for a bike with a step through frame 2 years ago. At the time in New Zealand, there weren’t many step through bikes available. I ended up short listing the Lundi and the Nevo, and eventually chose the Nevo. It’s an expensive bike Down Under, so not an easy choice – but I’ve been very happy with it as my commuter.

    Good to see more step throughs coming to market.

  21. Bear in mind, BIKES ARE THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET AROUND NYC. (Not kidding) so to make traveling easier and less stressful, surely it makes sense for more bikes which are commuter or cargo bikes to include low frames. Plus there are ways with low frames that you can make the weight lower, but also make it more aerodynamically efficient as you can have an entire area which can be low and smoothened for the drivetrain. I can’t wait to be able to make my own electric bikes one day, I’ve designed a few models but haven’t really got too much traction from my target audience just yet, and I live in the United Kingdom so people’s main complaint isn’t the bikes, it’s the environment (there’s a lot of hills and it’s COLD) plus we don’t have many protected or bespoke roads built for biking. I bet if we found a way to make it so that the biking systems in the uk were like they are in the Netherlands or New York, we’d find collectively that biking would be a larger part of our lives and that generally we’d all be healthier, with less CO2 and particulates which may hinder the atmosphere of transport and public health

  22. Nice

  23. Which low step bikes would you recommend for shorter, lighter riders? 5’1” and 100ish lbs? A lot of ebikes are really overbuilt / heavy and can be very awkward to move, lift up a step or two, load onto a platform rack, perform maintenance, etc. The motor cancels out the additional weight when in motion but I don’t want my wife to throw out her back when doing any of the above.

  24. Do you carry the EG Geneva?
    Any thoughts on this?

  25. Hi, for a bike with belt drive + internal gear hub such as Tern S8i, is is correct that I should not change the gear while pedaling? I heard that especially when I ride uphill (more torque on pedal) I shouln’t change the gear if it’s internal hub. Is this more like I shouldn’t or indeed I can’t? I can see more and more bike coming out with belt + internal hub and would like to know this.

  26. ok…but the question still..would it be ok for a taaall woman or man? 5’9 and over?

  27. Great video Chris! I love the homage I got from your store

  28. Injured TableTennisPlayer March 1, 2021 @ 10:38 pm

    Tell me about it. I’m a shrinking 12 score and I’m 5’4” inseam 28. And my Mrs is 4’10”. My adroitness fled with aging. And 4th surgery. 9 hours ago.

  29. Why did you leave out the Rad Power Rad Rover step thru? It’s even more affordable than the most affordable you mentioned.

  30. There is one bike that I want to know the name of, just about 30 seconds in or so… it’s yellow, the only yellow bike in this video. I couldn’t see any branding on it and it wasn’t mentioned. Anyone know what it is? I loved the look of it

  31. It never made sense to me that men’s bikes has a bar that you can rack yer balls on.

  32. In india I want to buy

  33. Can’t wait until the market floods with high-quality bikes where these $7,000 + Ebikes become $700

  34. FYI, If you add a space after the time code and the second colon. Youtube will create a shortcut that you can use to jump to a different section in the video! Or you can remove the second colon and make it a hyphen. Example > 2:10 : or 2:10 – Hope that helps!

  35. ninetyminutestd March 1, 2021 @ 10:49 pm

    Recommendation(s) for a low to mid step ebike that is relatively lightweight? I haven’t bought an ebike because I worry about carrying it up into my apartment building.

  36. 10:17 what shoes are those Chris? thanks and Happy 4th!

  37. Good video that would have been a great video if you gave ballpark costs.

  38. Where is the dost drop ??

  39. Great video! You didn’t mention if any of these bikes have throttles. Can you comment if any do? As well, do you think Bosch will ever feature throttles for their motors? Thanks in advance!

  40. Great bikes.

    How do they function in cold weather in places like Chicago or Detroit?

  41. spannyma kron keep March 1, 2021 @ 10:53 pm

    Step through let you have a child seat or some other thing on the back.

  42. Monte Mitchell March 1, 2021 @ 10:54 pm

    Can you make a video on mid steps? Thanks

  43. Yuji Shinohara March 1, 2021 @ 10:54 pm

    Chris nice update now what is the price, do not make us short time spanners dig for it

  44. Hero pose at 1:00. Thank you for this, My knees and back are starting to act up so a low step commuter is my next. I really like the Riese & Muller bikes but that Lundi looks pretty slick. Love the channel keep up the good work. BTW, does the active line get the Bosch 10nm update?

  45. Electric Bikes Perth Australia March 1, 2021 @ 10:56 pm

    Hi Chris, I’m looking at getting an e-bike, and i’m looking at spending around the $2.1k mark Australian, and I was wondering if this would be a good price range

  46. price

  47. jonathan Vogel March 1, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

    my 2 cents? Lose the scruffy look… either shave or grow a mustache, goatee that actually looks good. This is video…Visuals count, you’ll be taken more seriously.

  48. Great video. No silly intros no silly music. Good sound too. Thumbs up

  49. Nice intro to the current range of quality step-throughs. I’m happy to hear the automatic enviolo has been popular. That bodes well for the future of this drivetrain. Best to you, hope you are doing well.

  50. Bryan Lawrence March 1, 2021 @ 11:03 pm

    Do you only have wealthy customers?!* Everything you had in the video seemed to have a Bosch motor. Lovely bikes, but if they are too expensive, many people will be put off and never have the pleasure or convenience of riding an electric bike. Nothing wrong with hub motors.

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