10 Best Powerful Electric Bikes for Serious Riders

Electric Bikes with integrated motors are a category that have exploded alongside technology improvements in rechargeable batteries, and the options which were once limited to clunky e-bikes for delivery drivers, now include a wide variety of powerful, well designed electric bikes in 2020 with excellent performance characteristics. In the next 10 years around 150 million e-bikes are expected to be sold and several reputable manufacturers are going all in to create highly functional electric bikes that can be used for commute, recreation, and even have offroad capability. 

Here is a selection of some excellent high end Ebikes. We based our list on consumer reviews from a variety of sources, publicly available information on best sellers, and company reputation. 

Turbo Creo SL Expert

Weight: 29.7 lb

Top Speed: 28mph

Range: 80 mi

Best in category:  Best for Adventure Cruising

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The Turbo Creo SL has an extremely elegant design and the composite carbon frame it features makes it the lightest in its class. Equipped with a SL 1.1 240 watt motor that will consistently reduce the amount of effort needed for pedaling, this e-bike is able to climb mountains despite its sleek frame. With the Future Shock 2.0 headtube you can use a knob to adjust the compression and make your ride even smoother, regardless of the terrain. Also, the Turbo Creo SL features a Mission Control App that allows you to tune the motor according to your riding style, making your biking experience fully customizable.

ANCHEER 26”

Weight: 50 lb

Top Speed: 15mph

Range: 15-30 mi

Best in category:  Best Budget Commuter

Ancheer is a well-known e-bike manufacturer that releases high-quality and well reviewed products, like this electric model that features a 100% aluminum alloy frame with a front fork made out of high-strength carbon steel that is completed by an awesome premium comfort shock absorption function. The 250 watts high-speed brushless motor that makes this electric bike go as fast as 15 miles per hour is perfectly complimented by the 26-inch wheels that add extra stability and comfort to this bike. Furthermore, the Ancheer has a lithium Ion custom battery pack that can be charged on or off the frame for an enhanced ease of use, and, of course, this e-bike comes with a bright LED lamp and horn.

Sur Ron X Bike

Weight: 110 lb

Top Speed: 20mph

Range: 50 mi

Best in category:  Best for Offroad conditions

A limited-edition electric bicycle produced by Sur Ron, the X Bike has a sturdy frame made out of forged aluminum, which makes it extremely resilient. The high capacity 60v 32amp hour battery pack gives this bike a range 4 times further than many comparable models, and is perfectly paired with its 750-watt powerful motor and together they deliver the best result ever. A pair of 19-inch wheels and a regenerative coasting system that charges the battery when you let off the throttle work impeccably with the upgraded sine wave controller that makes the Sur Ron X e-bike quieter and more powerful. 

Merax 26”

Weight: 48.5 lb

Top Speed: 20mph

Range: 28 mi

Best in category:  Best for Long Daily Commutes

The Merax is an electric bicycle powered by a 350-volt high speed motor and a removable 36V 8.8Ah Lithium Ion Battery that can give you a range of up to 28 miles on a single charge. The aluminum alloy frame and the solid suspension fork will make any bumpy surface feel like the smoothest track you’ve been on and together with the generous 26-inch wheels, the Merax is sure to offer a riding experience both safe and comfortable. For some extra personalization, you can choose between two modes: e-bike and pedal assist, the Merax featuring a smart digital panel that allows you to easily change functions while riding your e-bike. 

DJ Fat Bike

Weight: 63 lb

Top Speed: 20mph

Range: 25-37 mi

Best in category:  Best Fat Tire E-Bike

Powered by an extremely resilient Bafand brushless 750 -watt motor that can reach a peak power of 1000 watts, the DJ Fat Bike has a sporty aluminum frame that makes it lightweight but also durable enough to be taken out on the steepest and most difficult of off-road tracks. The wide all-purpose 26-inch tires offer extra stability and contribute to a smooth ride that can last as long as 37 miles thanks to the powerful 48-volt battery that can be dismounted and charged anywhere you go. Also, the DJ Fat Bike has a generous LCD display that shows useful information about the speed, riding distance and pedal assist function.

Speedrid Ebike

Weight: 53 lb

Top Speed: 17mph

Range: 15-30mi

Best in category:  Best Folding E-Bike

Speedrid is a folding electric mountain bike with a frame made out of aluminum alloy. It is powered by a 250-watt stable motor that delivers an impressive amount of energy and together with the 36-volt battery gives you the perfect combo. The ultra-strong magnesium alloy 26-inch wheels of the Speedrid will take you over the most stubborn of obstacles and the fact that this e-bike has a folding design makes it ideal for carrying around in your car for impromptu off-road adventures. Also, the three riding modes: e-bike, assisted bicycle and normal bike offer a great diversity that caters to a wide number of riders, even the professional ones. 

Super Commuter+ 7

Weight: 51 lb

Top Speed: 20mph

Range: 15-100mi

Best in category:  Best Overall Commuter

As its name already suggests, the trek super Commuter+ 7 is an electric bike especially designed for people who value both swiftness and style when commuting to work. The frame is made out of special high-performance hydroformed rigid carbon and it is not only sturdy enough to support a maximum weight of 300 pounds, but it also has a classy and smooth finish. This e-bike gets its energy from a 250-watt Bosch performance line motor that can get you speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. A pair of 27.5-inch wheels make this e-bike ideal for daily commutes, the detachable 500 watt Bosch lithium-ion battery gives this bike and incredible range of 100 miles on a single charge. Moreover, with the super Commuter+ 7 you’ll be incredibly safe thanks to the hydraulic disk brakes that offer you perfect control over this e-vehicle.

Kemanner 26

Weight: 37.4 lb

Top Speed: 15mph

Range: 25mi

Best in category:  Best for Riding Experience

A sought-after trait of electric bicycles is the existence of a folding frame and fortunately the Kemanner does feature such a thing while also being made out of incredibly lightweight aluminum alloy, so you can easily carry you e-bike around for an enhanced ease of use. A standard 250-watt motor powered by German technology is the beating heart of this gadget and together with the solid 26-inch wheels, the Kemanner will offer an exquisite and safe riding experience. The 21-speed Shimano professional transmission system and the fast charging battery are two of the traits that make this e-bike definitely worth buying. 

CLIENSY 26″

Weight: 48 lb

Top Speed: 20mph

Range: 19-37mi

Best in category:  Best Budget Professional E-Bike

Cliensy is an electric bicycle with an affordable price and a premium aluminum alloy frame that follows the same quality standards found in other similar professional e-bikes. The motor is a powerful one, a 350-watt high speed brushless gear beast that can make this gadget climb hills, resist in everyday traffic and be perfectly suited for serious riders. The standard 26-inch wheels perfectly complete the frame and the motor of the Cliensy together with the special keyless start feature, as well as the large capacity removable lithium battery that can give you a 37-mile autonomy make this e-bike feel like the complete package. 

emdaot 26”

Weight: 44 lb

Top Speed: 18mph

Range: 15-30mi

Best in category:  Best Price-Quality Ratio

The double-walled rims of this e-bike are made out of aluminum alloy and the front fork has a special high-strength carbon steel blend that makes the Emdaot a reliable and comfortable electric bicycle. The power of this gadget comes from the stable 250-watt motor that is perfectly suitable both for city and for off-road riding, transforming this e-bike into a versatile and reliable vehicle that rolls on a pair of 26-inch wheels. The fact that you can charge the battery both on and off the e-bike in about 4 hours is extremely convenient and the dual front and rear disk brakes make the Emdaot one of the safest two-wheeeld e-vehicles out there.