Best Electric Bikes

Electric bikes give you a boost on long commutes, hilly terrain or when you just don't feel like pedalling as much. Read more about what to consider when choosing an e-bike so that you can find one that gives your ride the support you need. Read more…

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Leitner Libelle

Leitner Libelle 🏆 2024

4.8  (116)
 Summary
  • Max Range 100 km
  • Battery Size14.4Ah
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Mark E.
Mark E.
 
Service and Replacement partsI called Leitner regarding my controller as after 1 year my bike stopped working with an error 21 due to the controller and I was very happy with the level of customer service provided they were very helpful, had quick communication and sent out my replacement item very quickly arriving within 3 days. Overall very happy with the service!
Leitner Venice

Leitner Venice

4.9  (76)
 Summary
  • StyleUrban
  • Max Range 50 km to 80 km
  • Battery Size10Ah and 16Ah
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Geoff
GeoffWA33 posts
  10Ah
Leitner Berlin

Leitner Berlin 🏆 2024

4.8  (78)
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Glenn
GlennTAS5 posts
  Berlin
Leitner Super T

Leitner Super T

4.8  (70)
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Graham J.
Graham J.QLD
 
Leitner Tirol

Leitner Tirol

4.9  (43)
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Greg B
Greg BWA3 posts
  16Ah
A Trifecta Of LeitnersWonderfull Bike And The Guys At Leitner Have Been A Joy to Deal With, Have had my Tirol for 6 years now & 2 great friends each brought a Libelle & Supet T respectively. They ride and love there bikes to this day.. So, in saying that, just had to go and buy myself a Fat Boy to join the family... Show details
Leitner Cross X

Leitner Cross X

4.9  (33)
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Brenton Barron
Brenton Barron
 
Super Strong and ReliableI purchased a new Leitner Electric Mountain Bike in July 2017.
Everything on the bike is original and still in perfect working order.
It is such an awesome bike!
Brenton Barron
Mount Osmond
South Australia Show details
Leitner Milan

Leitner Milan

4.6  (44)
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Sue F.
Sue F.WA
  10Ah
Love my Bike!Purchased this bike from Leitner in Victoria.
Am absolutely in love with it, I haven’t ridden a bike for years & got it to exercise my dogs
It is so easy to ride
The Staff at Leitner have been great as Ive contacted them a few times with questions
Have got back to me ASAP each time
Highly recommend this company
Cheers,
Sue Show details
Leitner Electric Fat Bike

Leitner Electric Fat Bike

5.0  (22)
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Kevin Denise C.
Kevin Denise C.
 
Leitner Fat BikeA fantastic bike, I am 70 years old and I like a little bit of speed.
I have done nearly 3000 km on this bike and have so much fun with its acceleration and general ride.
I would highly recommend this bike to anyone who wants a little bit more on an e-bike, this bike has it all! Show details
Cleverley Commuter S

Cleverley Commuter S

4.8  (20)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,299
  • StyleCity
  • Max Range 110 km
  • Battery Size17.5Ah
Andrew F.
Andrew F.2 posts
  Verified
Good buyGreat bike, a couple of order issues but the team sorted it out right away, bike is going strong.
Vamos Bikes El Rapido

Vamos Bikes El Rapido

5.0  (16)
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Cameron
CameronNSW131 posts
 
DiroDi Rover

DiroDi Rover

4.1  (34)
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Hewie
HewieVictoria4 posts
 
Mamba Venom High Powered Electric Bike

Mamba Venom High Powered Electric Bike

4.3  (25)
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  • Price (RRP) $1,999
  • StyleRoad
  • Max Range 80 km
  • Battery Size15Ah
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JDS
JDS
 
Absolute RubbishNot worth buying spokes brake easily after a few months rear hub issues and brake callipers that leak hydraulic fluid bike was good for speed but that’s it the rest of the bike is junk and will just keep falling apart the more you use it. Impossible to get parts through where it was purchased and other bike shops won’t touch them. Show details
ALDI Electric Bikes

ALDI Electric Bikes

3.1  (47)
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  • StyleCity
  • Max Range 30 km to 50 km
  • Battery Size7.5Ah
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Sharon F.
Sharon F.VIC
  Folding Electric
PositiveWe bought two bikes about 2 years ago, we have never had any issues. We maintain regularly adjust brakes etc. Great bike, Great value. Show details
Dyson 26 inch Adventure Folding Electric Bike

Dyson 26 inch Adventure Folding Electric Bike

4.4  (9)
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Tony Kellyville NSW
Tony Kellyville NSWKellyville9 posts
 
Best DecisionAfter a lot of research and a lot of reservations I finally lashed out and bought my Dyson folding e-bike from SEB Hornsby. Best decision I ever made. Love this bike. So easy to ride and feel like a kid again. Made being 60 and now riding again a breeze. Too many positives to list !! Show details ·  1
DiroDi Classimo

DiroDi Classimo

5.0  (7)
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Renault
RenaultNSW4 posts
 
Leitner Ultimate

Leitner Ultimate

4.0  (10)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,499
  • Max Range 80 km
  • Battery Size10.5Ah
Steve
SteveNSW
 
The Cullen E-bike-1000W 48V 13Ah

The Cullen E-bike-1000W 48V 13Ah

2.8  (33)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,099
  • StyleMountain
  • Max Range 70 km
  • Battery Size13Ah
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Troy
Troy
 
Kristall Y20 Fat Tyre Folding Electric Bike

Kristall Y20 Fat Tyre Folding Electric Bike

5.0  (6)
 Summary
  • StyleFatbike
  • Max Range 100 km
  • Battery Size17Ah
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Nathan
NathanSouth Australia2 posts
 
Kristall Ebike Premium Version

Kristall Ebike Premium Version

5.0  (6)
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Lawrence
LawrenceSt Arnaud12 posts
 
DiroDi xTreme

DiroDi xTreme

5.0  (6)
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Gabriel Rau
Gabriel RauNSW
 
DiroDi ClassX

DiroDi ClassX

5.0  (6)
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Darius J.
Darius J.NSW
 
Great buy!!!I have recently bought this bike for my wife, and she is thrilled with it: fast shipping, great bike, excellent communication, and support. Excellent company. We couldn't be happier. Show details
Cleverley Commuter C

Cleverley Commuter C

4.8  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,549
  • StyleUrban
  • Max Range 110 km
  • Battery Size14Ah
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Haza
HazaWA2 posts
  Verified
FiSHAW Mountain

FiSHAW Mountain

4.8  (6)
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Fishaw Cycles
Fishaw Cycles2 posts
  Verified M500
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Cell Ultimo E1.0

Cell Ultimo E1.0

3.2  (15)
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Lewis K.
Lewis K.QLD8 posts
  Classic Urban
Great bikeIt's been a year since I bought this Urban Classic E-Bike and happy its still good and working as it is. Show details
Leitner Aria

Leitner Aria

4.5  (6)
 Summary
  • Max Range 50 km
  • Battery Size7Ah
Cass
CassAU78 posts
  Aria
Giant Explore E+

Giant Explore E+

4.3  (6)
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Norman M.
Norman M.NSW3 posts
 
NCM Prague Electric Mountain Bike

NCM Prague Electric Mountain Bike

4.4  (5)
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jim t.
jim t.
  26"
Great bikeI bought this bike 2 years ago and has been a great bike good build and reasonably priced picked up and adelaide shop was already assembled and charged ready to ride
Tebco Electric Bicycles

Tebco Electric Bicycles

3.3  (6)
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Robin A.
Robin A.NSW
  Verified
Valk Metro TR 5 +

Valk Metro TR 5 +

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • StyleCity, Road and Urban
  • Max Range 85 km
  • Battery Size10Ah
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kerry44
kerry44South Australia4 posts
 
Smart Motion XCity

Smart Motion XCity

5.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,500
  • StyleCity
  • Battery Size15.6Ah
Tony B.
Tony B.5 posts
 
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A woman wearing a helmet riding a black electric bike on a paved path through a park.

What is the difference between an electric bike and a regular bike?

With increasingly compact designs, these days, electric bikes can be almost indistinguishable from regular push bikes to the untrained eye.

The main differences between an e-bike and a traditional bike is that an e-bike has a motor, battery, sensors and controls. With an electric bike, you still need to steer, brake and pedal as you would with a regular push bike, but the motor of an e-bike kicks in when you need some extra help, making it much easier to ride up hills and over long distances.

Electric bikes are also heavier and can reach higher speeds than regular bikes, so you'll still need to apply proper braking technique, have good hazard perception and be safe and alert when cornering.

Should I get an electric bike?

If you're wondering whether or not an electric bike is right for you, consider the following pros and cons of electric bikes.

Pros
Easier to ride than a traditional bike.
Can handle a variety of terrains.
Offer various levels of assistance, supporting you when you ride uphill or get tired.
You don’t have to be particularly athletic or fit to ride one - many models are suitable for elderly people or those with a disability that stops them from using a push bike.
They're eco-friendly.
They promote a healthy lifestyle.
Cons
They can get expensive.
Need semi-regular maintainance.
Not all models are rain-resistant.
Not all e-bikes are allowed to be ridden in public in Australia.

Electric bikes are particularly useful for those who:

  • live in a hilly area.
  • aren't particularly fit.
  • have limited mobility.
  • want to reduce their emissions and make their commute cheaper, but don't want to limit themselves to short or flat routes.
  • don't want to get too sweaty when they ride - particularly if they commute to work.
  • want to avoid taking public transport.

What to consider when choosing an electric bike

When considering which model to go for, there are some things you should consider.

Check any relevant laws before buying an e-bike

Before buying an electric bike, check what federal and local laws you have to follow.

To be ridden on a public road in Australia, an electric bike must:

  • have a combined power output of 250W or less.
  • not be able to exceed 25km/h.

You can still buy an electric bike that doesn't fit these requirements, but they can only be ridden on private property.

Types of electric bikes

Folding bike

A folding bike is an e-bike that you can fold in half, so it’s more compact. Once you fold the bike in half, it becomes easier to store in a car or bring onto public transport.

Step-through bike

Also known as a ‘step-thru’ bike, this type of bike features a curved frame, which is stepped over in order to sit on the bike.

Low-step bike

A low-step bike has a low bike frame, which is easy to get on and off of. This type of bike is ideal for people with mobility issues or may have trouble getting their leg over a traditional bike frame.

Step-over bike

A step-over bike can be recognised by its diamond or triangle frame and is the most popular type of bike frame.

Motor

The motor of an electric bike usually ranges from 200 to 250W - anything more powerful can't be ridden on public roads in Australia.

An e-bike demands less physical exertion but still requires pedalling to get it moving and sustain momentum. How much pedalling you need to do depends on the level of assistance an electric bike provides.

Levels of assistance

The most common levels of assistance come in the form of low, medium and high levels. Some bikes have more pedal assist settings, offering 4 or 5 different levels.

  • Low: Low assistance involves pushing down harder and exerting more energy - this setting will also ensure that you’re burning more calories. This level is ideal for those seeking a fitness challenge but still want a bit of help here and there.
  • Medium: Fits in between high and low. This level is not quite as challenging as a low level of assistance but poses an increased level of difficulty than a high level of assistance.
  • High: A high assistance bike will bear the brunt of the work and will usually mean that you barely need to push down to keep it moving.

Battery

Battery life is an important consideration - the last thing you want is to have your battery die while you're pedalling up a huge hill.

Most electric bikes have lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 8Ah to 28Ah. In theory, the higher the Ah, the further the distance your bike can go.

Pay attention to the advertised range of an e-bike, keeping in mind that manufacturer's estimates are usually quite generous. Some bikes have an claimed range of up to 100km on a full charge, but this range can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as:

  • the weight of the rider.
  • how fast you pedal.
  • wind strength and direction.
  • incline and the type of surface you ride on.
  • the level of assistance or power you're using.

close up of e-bike battery being recharged

Speed

Because of the motor, an electric bike will be able to go faster than a standard bike. You can ride your e-bike up to 25km/h with electric assistance in public. Keep in mind that this top speed still means you won't be able to keep up with traffic.

Some e-bikes have the capability to go faster, but electric bikes speed limits are bound by laws, which dictate that you can’t ride any faster than this 25km/h limit with assistance. You may of course travel faster than this without the assistance of the motor, such as when riding downhill.

Weight

If you can test an e-bike in store, do so. This will help give you an indication of what weight you'd like. If you're going to be commuting with your bike, you may want to opt for a more lightweight model.

When buying an electric bike online, it can be difficult to know how much the final weight will be after you've decided on any optional extras like lights, a bigger battery, panniers, mudguards, racks and so on. It may be worth calling the manufacturer to ask for an estimate based on your preferences before you commit to a purchase.

What are you using the bike for?

If you're commuting, e-bikes can be a handy mode of transport. However, if you’re planning on relying on an electric bike as your main form of transport, consider the type of conditions you’ll be riding in. If you live in an area prone to rain, ensure that you select an e-bike equipped to handle various weather conditions.

If you're using a bike for sport or recreation, then you might want to consider an electric mountain bike. Similar to standard mountain bikes, mountain electric bikes are designed to handle dirt tracks, steep hills and rough terrain. You can get hardtail or full suspension electric mountain bikes.

  • Hardtail mountain bikes don't have a rear shock, and are faster on climbs and smooth trails. They're more lightweight and make for more efficient pedalling, but won't absorb as much shock as a full suspension bike.
  • Full suspension mountain bikes have front and rear shocks, and offer better stability over bumps and when descending. They're more versatile and quicker on difficult trails with lots of obstacles.

Features

Electric bikes often come with features that can make them easier and safer to use. Here are some to look out for.

  • LCD screen: A control panel allows you to change the power levels (level of assistance) with a quick tap of the screen.
  • Throttle: Although most electric bikes require you to pedal to activate the motor, some e-bikes have a throttle which lets you start the motor without the need to pedal. Using this will, however, drain your battery faster.
  • Front light and rear flashing light: If you’re planning on taking your bike on night rides, a flashing light at the back will help make things safer, as the light will alert traffic that you are on the road.
  • Puncture resistant tyres: These will reduce the number of flats you get, helping ensure you have to change out tyres less often.

Are electric bikes worth the money?

Electric bikes are rarely cheap. Most will cost at least $1000, but some more basic models start from $700. The median price for e-bikes is usually between $1500 to $3000, which should be able to get you a good quality bike with a decent battery and durable components.

A good quality electric bike may be a worthwhile investment if you cycle often and will make good use of the pedal assist function.

Additional costs

In addition to the upfront cost of purchasing a bike, there may be other costs involved, such as a battery charger as well as any optional extras you choose. You should also factor in the cost of servicing your particular model - try to budget for around $150 each year if you want your bike parts to last.

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