Electric bikes - The ultimate guide
- An introduction to electric bikes
- Electric bikes - buying tips
- Electric bike FAQs
- Folding vs compact electric bikes
- Electric bike reviews
- Expert motorhome advice to your door!
An introduction to electric bikes
If you are new to electric bikes, our introduction offers a great overview of the entire topic. A great starting point to fully appreciate the joys of powered pedalling.
Electric bike technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and household names such as Raleigh, Bosch and Shimano are just a few of the companies jostling to get their products noticed as sales and consumer confidince continues to grow. For anyone new to electric bikes, this introduction is for you.
Electric bikes - buying tips
Q: What's the right electric bike for you?
A: Electric bikes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This article will help you understand the different types of electric bikes that are available.
Electric bike FAQs
Your questions answered.
There are many concerns surrounding electric bikes. In our FAQs we answer all the most frequently asked questions about electric bikes.
Folding vs compact electric bikes
What is the difference between a folding electric bike and a compact electric bike?
A folding bike sounds like a great idea, but could a compact bike suit your motorhoming needs? Let us help you to decide with all the factors you should consider first.
Electric bike reviews
There is now more choice than ever of folding and compact e-bikes that easily fit into your motorhome. We have looked at some of the huge range available on the market today to show you what you could get on a budget, at mid range and at the luxury end of the market.
The original E-Go was not designed with city-goers in mind, it was actually primarily focused at boat owners, creating something lightweight to be lifted on and off a floating home. Hence the suitability for motorhomes. The Lite is one of the smaller models in the range.
Price guide: ~ £889
Cytronex conversion kit
The Cytronex is a kit consisting of a small front hub motor and a battery/control electronics ‘bottle’ that mounts on the frame. There are kits to suit all manner of bikes including the one reviewed here for the most iconic of folding bikes, the Brompton.
Price guide: ~ £999
Rad Power RadRunner
Rad Power is a successful US firm that now sells its excellent-value e-bikes direct to UK customers. This compact electric bike is unusual in that it is a step-through cargo bike with 20in wheels and the rear rack can carry up to 54kg (with optional seat for a small passenger).
Price guide: ~ £1,199
Eovolt folding bikes
Eovolts are French-made, clever and practical electric folding bikes. Here, we review the lighter City model with 16in wheels...
Price from: ~ £1,300
MiRider – 2021 model
A very small single-geared folder but surprisingly capable, the 2021 version is 1kg lighter than previous models.
Price guide: ~ £1,395
Raleigh Stow-E-Way / Evo
Raleigh’s Stow-E-Way does pretty well in all categories. It's dependable and reliable and if you don’t need a particularly compact fold and light weight or mid-drive hill-climbing power then it might well suit.
Price guide: ~ £1,395
This is a UK design that puts light weight and portability at its heart. At around 15kg (including a 230Wh battery and integrated lights) it’s certainly one of the lighter e-bikes out there, folding or non-folding.
Price guide: ~ £1,395
Gocycle has been dubbed ‘the iPhone of e-bikes’ and the G4 (previously known as the GX) is its folding model.
Price guide: ~ £3,199
A super-powerful electric bike with a mighty mileage range, but that comes at a weight cost (22kg-plus).
Price guide: ~ £3,400
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