Electric bikes are the fastest growing market in the cycling world. The best electric bikes are easy to ride, comfortable and pack a whole lot of performance into a competitively priced package.
In this round-up of the best electric bikes under £1,000, we choose our favourite electric mountain bikes, folding e-bikes and budget-busting electric bikes. If you’re looking for a budget electric folding bike, then read on!
If you’re searching for information on electric bikes, check out our Halfords e-bikes hub. It’s packed full of expert information on what electric bikes are, how they work and why an e-bike might be right for you.
Cheapest electric bike: Assist Hybrid Electric Bike – 20″ Wheel
At just £599, the Assist Hybrid Electric Bike is the cheapest in our round-up, but it’s still a mighty machine.
A full charge will give you up to 20 miles of pedalling power, and can fully recharge the battery in 2 – 3 hours. At 18kg, it’s not the lightest electric bike in this list, but if you’re looking for a low-cost bike for city-centre commuting, the Assist Hybrid Electric Bike is a great choice.
Reviewers rave about its speed and simplicity. At Halfords, it’s our cheapest electric bike, but there are no compromises here.
Best budget electric bike: Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike
The Pendleton Somerby Electric Bike is one of our exclusive range of Pendleton cycles, designed in partnership with Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton.
As well as looking like a work of art, the Somerby’s 317Wh battery will provide up to 50 miles of rider support – enough for commuting, leisure riding and touring. It fully recharges in just 5 hours too!
The bike comes with a whole host of extras, such as mudguards and a rear rack. Every Pendleton bike comes fully-built from Halfords, and with unlimited safety checks and a lifetime warranty on the frame and forks.
Meet our best budget electric bike.
Best electric mountain bike: Carrera Vengeance E Men’s Electric Mountain Bike
Okay, so it’s a bit over £1,000 – but if you can push the pounds a little further, you will get a genuinely fantastic electric mountain bike.
The Carrera Vengeance comes with 8-speed Shimano CD-HG200 gearing and a 317Wh rear hub motor that will power up to 40 miles of off-road adventuring.
It’s all built around a lightweight frame, with Suntour XCT coil suspension at the front. You’ll get traction and comfort from the premium 27.5” Kenda K1027 tyres.
If you can stretch a little, you’re getting an awful lot for your money.
Best folding electric bike: Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike
Folding electric bikes are the next revolution in commuter cycling. The Carrera Crosscity Folding Electric Bike is small, perfectly formed, and competitively priced – which is why it’s our choice for the best folding electric bike under £1,000.
This Brompton-beater packs a powerful rear-hub motor that will provide up to 30-miles of rider support on a full charge.
The 8-speed Shimano Acera gears provide the perfect range for city riding and light touring, with the 18kg weight meaning you won’t be breaking your back or your budget.
Lightest electric bike: Gtech Sport Electric Hybrid Bike
At 16kg, the Gtech Sport Electric Hybrid Bike isn’t exactly light, but it’s the lightest electric bike under £1,000. The engineering experts at Gtech may have cut out the weight, but that’s the only thing that’s been slashed.
The single-speed Gtech Sport is pure cycling simplicity – just pedal and go. It’s perfect for city commuters, leisure rides and light touring, with the removable and rechargeable battery providing up to 30 miles of assistance.
Gtech has focused on comfort and performance, stripping back this bike to its essence. You won’t even need to worry about grease and grime marks ever again, with the traditional chain replaced with a clean carbon belt drive.
Electric bikes for any budget
If you’re searching for a new electric bike, visit the Halfords website where you can compare a huge range of electric bikes from manufacturers such as Apollo, Boardman, Pendleton and Gtech.
When choosing your new electric bike, remember that all Halfords bikes come ready-built and tested by expert mechanics. You’ll also get free safety checks for life and the opportunity to purchase our comprehensive Performance E-Bike Cyclecare package. For just £70 you’ll get unlimited puncture repairs, brake and gear adjustments and a silver service every six months.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the electric bike revolution today! And don’t forget to share your snaps with us using #ReadyFor on Instagram and Twitter @Halfords_UK.
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