Best Electric Bike Reviews 

All eBikes are rated on Tower's 100-point eBike scale.

Electric bike shopping can be overwhelming. With so many different brands, styles, and attributes to compare, finding an ebike that perfectly matches your needs can be difficult. That's where our electric bike reviews, and electric bike shopping guide come in handy. We're here to alleviate the stress of ebike shopping and help point customers in the right direction to find an electric bike that suits their lifestyle, whatever bike that may be.


Tower's eBike Repair Shop mechanics review electric bikes on the following 100-point scale:

86 - 100 = eBike of Highest Distinction
71 - 85 = Outstanding eBike
56 - 70 = Very Good eBike
41 - 55 = Mediocre eBike
0 - 40 =  eBike Not Recommended

Electric bikes are holistically assessed and given a single score called the "Tower eBike Score". This single point rating encompasses seven core electric bike attributes and capabilities. Learn more >>

DISCLAIMER - The trademarks TOWER, TOWER E-BIKE SCORE, and the TOWER logo are owned by Tower Paddle Boards LLC, the parent company of the Tower eBike Repair Shop. Any other trademarks used herein are the property of the owners of those trademarks, and the use of those trademarks in reviews on this website does not indicate that the reviewer is claiming any interest in such trademarks or any affiliation with or sponsorship or endorsement by the owners of those trademarks.


All eBikes In Rank Order

eBikes of Highest Distinction

Electric bikes scoring between an 86 and 100 are designated as "eBikes of Highest Distinction". With "very good" eBikes rating in the 60 range, understand our structured scoring system sets a very high bar for this highest grouping. Very few bikes qualify for this class.

Riese and Muller Homage | 96 *Specialty
Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 | 94 *Specialty
Serial 1 Rush Step Through| 90 *Specialty
Serial 1 Rush | 90 *Specialty


Outstanding Electric Bikes

eBikes scoring between 71 and 85 are awarded the Tower eBike status of "Outstanding eBike". While this is the 2nd tier in our classification, these electric bikes are what most consumers and manufacturers consider very premium quality bikes. 

Tower Beach Babe | 83
Bulls E-Stream Evo 45FS | 82 *Specialty
Priority Bicycles Current | 82 *Specialty
Tower Beach Bum 2 | 79
Biktrix Juggernaut HD | 78 *Specialty
Juiced Scorpion | 74
Super73 R | 74
Juiced Bike CrossCurrent | 73


Very Good Electric Bikes

Electric bikes scoring between 56 and 70 on Tower's 100-point eBike scale are considered "Very Good eBikes". Understand the eBike market has an extremely wide range in terms of quality so we use the full breadth of our 100-point scale to rate eBikes effectively. For this reason, a score in the 60s is still considered a very good ebike. This isn't like high school letter grading where a 60% is a low D. A 60 on our scale is still a very good quality electric bike.  If you get something in the rating range, you will still have a good electric bike but you are getting close to the distinction line of what separates quality e-bikes from the rest.

Easy Motion Evo 27.5 Pro | 66
Leisger CD5 | 64
Rad Rover 6 Plus Step Through
| 64
Rad City 3 Step Through
| 64
Serial 1 Mosh | 64 *Specialty
Rad Rover 6 Plus | 61
Super73 Rx
| 61
Super73 S2 | 60
Rad Mini 2 Step Through
| 60
Electric Bike Company Model R | 60
Yamee Fat Bear 750S | 60
Tower Beach Bum (Original) | 59
Rad City 4 | 57
Rad Mini 4 | 57


Mediocre Electric Bikes

eBikes scoring between 41 and 55 on Tower's 100-point electric bike rating scale and what we consider to be "Mediocre eBikes". While you might be able to pick these up for what seems like a good deal, usually with this classification of electric bikes there are some major tradeoffs on the quality, performance, and durability front.

Aventon Level Step Through | 54
Aventon Aventure Step Through | 54
Aventon Aventure | 53
Aventon Level
| 53
Cyrusher XF800 | 51
Rattan XL 750 | 51
Revi Bikes Cheetah | 51
Sondors Fold X | 51
Aventon Pace 500 Step Through | 50
Magnum Metro | 50
Eahora X7 | 49
Rad Power Bikes RadRunner | 49
Ridell Snugger
| 49
Lectric Bike XP 2.0 | 46
Rad Wagon 4 | 46
Rattan LM 750 | 43
Ecotric Lark City | 43
Aventon Sinch
| 41
Lectric XP | 41


eBikes Not Recommended

eBikes scoring between 0 and 40 on Tower's 100-point electric bike rating scale are what we consider to be "Not Recommended eBikes". Our rating system is a very structured rating system designed by eBike mechanics with decades of experience in the bike and eBike industry, so when in addition to getting a bike with a lot of questionable components and quality trade-offs, when you see a bike in this classification group you can expect to have a lot more regular maintenance issues to deal with it. 

Ancheer Electric Bike | 39
Nakto Cruiser
| 39
Rad Mission Step Through
| 37
Rad Mission | 37
Nakto Electric Bike (Camel 26") | 36
Blix Vika
| 36
Schwinn Sidewinder | 33
Ecotric Power Sport | 31
Rattan Challenger Plus | 30
Hyper E-Ride City | 26
Propella V4 | 20


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DISCLAIMER - The trademarks TOWER, TOWER E-BIKE SCORE, and the TOWER logo are owned by Tower Paddle Boards LLC, the parent company of the Tower eBike Repair Shop. Any other trademarks used herein are the property of the owners of those trademarks, and the use of those trademarks in reviews on this website does not indicate that the reviewer is claiming any interest in such trademarks or any affiliation with or sponsorship or endorsement by the owners of those trademarks.