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Best Electric Bikes for Mountain Biking

Best Electric Bikes for Mountain Biking

We have put together a list of 8 outstanding electric mountain bikes available in the UK today. Read on to discover this year’s top performers.

Thrill seeking, improving health, adventure and family time are just some of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular across the UK. In fact, data from market intelligence agency Mintel has revealed that 3.3 million bikes were sold in the UK in 2020 with a large proportion of these being mountain bikes! It’s clear to see that mountain biking is fast becoming one of the most popular activities for Britons and this may be in part down to the rise of electric mountain bikes.

Imagine mountain biking without the pain of a hill with a 30% gradient. What would it be like to get to the bottom of a downhill course and be just as excited to go back up? Well electric mountain bikes may just make this possible. 

With powerful motors providing up to 90Nm of torque, you can rely on your bike to give you an all important boost uphill so you can focus on the downhill. 

Benfits of an electric bike for mountain biking

  • Increased speed - travel faster without expending as much energy
  • Increased Range - with more speed you can cover more distance in the same amount of time
  • More social - your pack of mates can stay closer together and enjoy a more friendly ride
  • Enjoy the scenery - with less energy expended you can take more time to take in your surroundings
  • More capability - expand your boundaries and take on terrain that you previously thought was impossible
  • Try something new - without the previous barriers to cycling you can have new experiences and learn new skills

To enjoy all of these benefits, there are some great electric mountain bikes available in the UK today. It’s time to reveal the 8 electric mountain bikes that have made it into Pedal & Chain’s list of Best Electric Bikes for Mountain Biking.


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Our Top 8 Electric Mountain Bikes


1. E MOVEMENT THUNDER V4 500W ELECTRIC BIKE 

WHY CHOOSE THE E MOVEMENT THUNDER V4 500W ELECTRIC BIKE?
The Thunder is feature-packed,  most exciting is the new oversized colour digital LCD display providing you with all the bikes data on battery levels, speed and distance travelled.

Thunder V4 is the proud owner of two fat Heavy-duty 26×4 terrain eating tyres. They offer smooth ride over any surface. The hydraulic front suspension makes your journey further comfortable, especially over any bumpy, rough or muddy patch. The hydraulic front and rear disc brakes provides more control for any of your adventure. The hardtail frame has beautiful curves and defining lines with a fully integrated 48V-10ah Samsung battery, removable for convenience. 

COMFORT & DESIGN
The hardtail was redesigned from pervious models to create a thing of beauty with defining shoulder lines and beautiful curves. But that is not all, this bike has been designed to provide you with the best riding position and comfort levels.

BE SEEN WITH LED LIGHTS
The Thunder V4 will be supplied with a large LED front light on your handlebars to ensure you are safe and seen.

STYLISH & PRACTICAL
The beauty of this bike will turn heads wherever you go. It's also practical, featuring an external removable Samsung battery secured with its own key lock system. The bike has a second key system that is required to start the electric systems. The bike is able to be ridden as a normal bike if you choose to do so. 

INTELLIGENT HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
Other defining specs are the electric brake system; this bike has hydraulic disc brakes as standard but also the electric motor is synced with the brake system to provide not only more braking assistance but regenerate any wasted power back to the battery cells. 

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2. CRUSSIS E-CROSS 1.6 MENS HYBRID ELECTRIC BIKE

Whether for commuting or just for a blast out in the countryside, the Crussis e-Cross 1.6 men’s hybrid e-bike has a 13AH in-tube battery that will give all the range you need for a good day on the saddle.

Why choose the Crussis E-Cross? 

As well as a range of up to 60 miles the in-tube battery puts the weight nice and low, allowing for good manoeuvrability. The rear Bafang hub motor offers a smooth acceleration and a top speed of 15.5mph and is controlled with a 5-level LCD controller on the handlebars. 28”, 700c wheels make for comfort whether on track or the road, and the ZOOM 420E 700C forks will offer comfort on uneven surfaces.

The low crossbar on this e-bike allows the rider weight to be more towards the rear of the bike, making for greater control. The lightweight aluminium frame is just part of a good bike on which the electronics and motors sit within. The bike itself sports a 21-speed Shimano Tourney gear system that a 3×7 gearing ratio and a 14-28 rear cassette. Stopping power comes from alloy Tektro V-brakes.

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3. CRUSSIS ONE-LARGO 8.6-S ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

Are you looking for a well-equipped, all-terrain e-bike? Then look no further! Suitable for both paved road and terrain riding, the Mountain E-Bike Crussis ONE-Largo 8.6-S – 2021 will take you to places you otherwise would not dare to go.

Why choose the Crussis One-Largo 8.6 Electric Bike? 

The high-capacity, 17.5Ah battery allows for an incredible distance range of up to 150 km. The bike also features a top-class SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed derailleur set. The fully integrated battery and the Bafang M400 center drive make it perfectly balanced.

Most mountain bikes come with the large, 29” wheels. And the Mountain E-Bike Crussis ONE-Largo 8.6-S – 2021 is no exception! Moreover, the high-quality Maxxis Ardent tyres provide excellent adhesion on all surfaces while the hydraulic disc brakes and ROCKSHOX FS Judy Silver TK Solo Air suspension fork allow for a safe and comfortable ride.

You can choose from 5 assistance modes on an LCD screen, where there is also a USB port which allows you to charge your mobile device. The Mountain E-Bike Crussis ONE-Largo 8.6-S – 2021 is a pleasure to ride.

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4. CYCLOTRICITY BEAST 1500W ELECTRIC BIKE


The Beast is a top seller for a reason; it offers power & distance with one of our most effective motors. With road-legal 250W to get there and 1,500W to unleash the off-road Beast within.

The “Beast” offers 1,500W of power and enormous torque to push you up that hill! Now that you are there, let’s make the ride down just as fun. Front and rear suspension keeps you planted to the trail, and its e-hydraulic brakes keep you on track. 

Why choose the Cyclotricity Beast?

Every detail of the "Beast" has been built for the trail. These electric mountain bikes feature the advanced frame and suspension technologies combined with a whopping 1500W motor, all at an incredible price!

For e-MTB, full suspension is a game-changer: it soaks up rugged terrain, so you can ride the pedal-assist system to its full potential. It rides like a mountain bike because it is one: it has the same frame and suspension tech that we've refined over and over, this has been a labour of love for Cyclotricity.

When you power down the assist, you have a fully capable trail bike that's ready to take on rugged terrain. Even when the trail gets rough, the wide 27.5+ tires deliver more confidence, traction, and stability.

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5. CYCLOTRICITY STEALTH 1000W ELECTRIC BIKE


If you ever wondered whether or not you can de-restrict your electric bike to go faster than the usual 25km/h speed limit and use it off-road, oh boy you’re in for a treat!

The ever so popular Stealth now comes in a new power boosted version allowing you cruise at 50km/h given its 48V 1000W system.

WHY CHOOSE THE STEALTH 1000W?

The UK/EU regulations dictate that an e-bike must not exceed the rated power of 250W to be road-legal. This is not great news for the thrill-seekers, power-hungry among us who want to have the occasional fun off-road yet still be able to ride sensibly and legally on-road.

The purchase of the common high powered electric bike will come with its legal implications. On the other hand, the practicality of a road-legal e-bike means giving up the fun one could have off-road. So which do you choose?

CycloTricity had set out to resolve this dilemma and introduced the first electric bike range that combines both configurations! We have developed a unique system that allows the user to swap between two modes depending on whether you are on-road or off-road, allowing you to unlock the full power where it is safe and legal to do so.

The bike will come preset to the road-legal mode of 250W by default. The dual-mode system is embedded in the LCD Dashboard which can unlock the full power of the system using a special code (this can be obtained upon signing the de-restriction terms of use). Please note that this is not the same as a de-restriction switch which has been questionable from a legal standpoint. If you are after maximum exhilaration, fun and speed in an off-road environment, look no further! This is the first e-bike that can offer 1000W worth of thrill, yet still capable of being reconfigured for safe road-legal journeys.

 

6. DALLINGRIDGE CONISTON HARDTAIL ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE


The Coniston is the no-nonsense hardtail electric mountain bike. It's the perfect choice for those who want a reliable, well equipped all-rounder… for those who want to comfortably and confidently veer off the beaten track, but perhaps need a little kick or fancy an added boost of adrenaline.

WHY CHOOSE THE DALLINGRIDGE CONISTON HARDTAIL EMTB

Delivery of the electric power assistance comes from the 250W 36V rear hub motor which is juiced by a frame down-tube integrated 14Ah battery, capable of up to 50 miles from a single charge. Use the handlebar mounted LCD display to flick between various modes of power assistance and tailor your ride depending on surrounding and conditions.

Up front you’ll find MTB handlebars and Suntour suspension forks with 80mm travel, which, in unison with the CST All Terrains tyres, aspires confidence in capability and bike control. Supported by responsive mechanical disc brakes front & rear, the Coniston combines the best possible technologies and components available at this price point. The perfect foot in the door to the world of eMTB.

KEY FEATURES

  • 50 mile range - It’s 14Ah 36v battery is cleverly integrated within the crossbar MTB frame to offer a sleek aesthetic and an even weight distribution. 
  • Disc Brakes - 160mm mechanical disc brakes to provide responsive stopping power, great for unpredictable conditions.
  • Lightweight in the E-Bike world - Thanks to it's alloy MTB Frame designed with Crossbar geometry with a lowered crossbar to appeal to a wider range of riders.
  • Shimano 7 speed system -  Find that sweet spot between the power assistance and gearing to reach that peak as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • 27.5″ Alloy Wheels - The happy medium between pace, durability and agility.
  • 27.5″ CST All Terrain Tyres - CST branded, designed to perform as well on the tarmac as they do on the dirt. These tyres make the bike a great all rounder!
  • 250W Rear Hub Motor - Surging power with a rotation of the cranks. No matter what pressure or pedal power applied, as long as the cranks are turning, you’ll get a boost of assistance!
  • Suspension - Suntour Suspension Fork, 80mm Travel

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7. ECONIC ONE SMART CROSS COUNTRY ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE


Looking for one bike to fit your routine, schedule and let you ride on all terrains? Here comes Smart XC, the E-bike that gives you the freedom to explore nature and flatten every hill.

This bike is for you if you want to conquer moderate trails and still get the most comfortable ride in the city. XC is our SUV E-bike for adventurers to conquer any terrain and still fly the city streets with flair!

FASTER. CLEANER. SMARTER.

  • A powerful engine that delivers outstanding city performance and smooth off-road rides. Pedal assistance that makes any hill look flat.
  • Connected to a mobile app that allows location tracking and remote control for locking and unlocking your e-bike.
  • Keeping you fit, protecting the environment and contributing to a greener and healthier society.
  • Escape the traffic, feel the acceleration, and enjoy the urban freedom of going anytime, anywhere.

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8. MBM HYPERION 29ER ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

Let the fun commence! The Hyperion is a serious full suspension eMTB with an 85nm motor and a 14amp battery.

Why Choose The MBM HYPERION 29ER ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE?

MBM is a household name throughout Italy with an excellent reputation for manufacturing a comprehensive range of quality bikes. Each electric bike is assembled by trained technicians ensuring the high quality is maintained every step of the way.

SHIMANO BRAKES
Offering a safer and controller ride with Shimano Rt10 centre lock 180 F/160R.

SHIMANO GEARS
Experience smooth gear changes with the Shimano Deore 10 Speed Gears.

POWERFUL MID DRIVE MOTOR
Powerful 85nm torque mid drive motor by Oli Sport.

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Conclusion

There you have it, the top 8 electric mountain bikes available in the UK today. 

If you have any questions about any of these E-MTBs or any other bike available at Pedal & Chain, contact us today.

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