Electric bikes continue to rise in popularity and with a quick comparison against regular bikes it becomes clear to see why.
E-bikes have you covered when it comes to headwinds and steep hills. The handy pedal assist kicks in to boost you when you start to pedal.
TRAVEL FOR LONGER
E-bikes allow you to cover much more distance, faster and with less effort, allowing you to be out for longer and explore more.
EASIER & STRESS-FREE COMMUTE
Say goodbye to busy trains, delays and traffic. E-bikes are a flexible form of travel, saving you time, money and stress.
E-bikes are a great form of exercise and they encourage people to spend more time outdoors.
However the average price for an electric bike is around £2000. However there's still plenty of great electric bikes under this price tag. Read on to discover the main considerations when buying a e-bike under £1500 and our top picks.
Important Considerations When Buying
For under £1500 it is important to do your research and check that you are buying quality. There are electric bikes out there at this price point which will end up costing you more in the long run due to future maintenance, early battery replacements etc.
The most important elements of your electric bike will be the battery, the motor and the controller. Make sure the manufacturer has prioritised these features and you won’t go far wrong. In our list below, we have made sure to find the diamonds at this price point.
To conclude, if you do your research, £1500 is still plenty to buy you a great value electric bike that meets all of your needs.
When you compare £1500 for an electric bike to other transport costs, it is about half of the average UK rail season ticket price. Also, an electric bike will serve you for longer than a year and it will improve your mood and overall health compared to a train. For these reasons, and many more, we think an electric bike for under £1500 is a great investment.
So what electric bikes do we recommend for under £1500? Here's our top 5:
Avaris 2.3 E-Road is a sleek, versatile, lightweight, high-quality electric bike that’ll make you fall in love with cycling. It offers a smooth riding experience thanks to its electric assistance, and combined with innovative technology you can track your rides, navigate easily and monitor progress.
With 9 levels of assistance available, the Avaris E Road lets you enjoy life at your own pace, from adrenaline-filled adventures to leisurely rides. With a recharge time of 3-5 hours, your ebike has the potential to run for 80 K, plus the removable battery can be re-charged on the go, so you’ll be ready to explore again in no time.
AN EBIKE FOR EVERYONE
Thanks to its innovative design, and being one of the lightest ebikes on the market at 19Kg, the Avaris ebike is suitable for everyone.
OUTSTANDING FEATURES & FEEDBACK
- Assistance : 9 Levels
- Distance Range : 60-80km
- Recharge Time : 3-5 hours
- Bluetooth : App Capabilities
From the smart display to the foldable pedals, every aspect of the Axon Ride works together to make your riding experience more enjoyable. Made with an environmentally aware customer in mind, the Axon Eco S allows you to make a difference in your city.
WHY THE AXON ECO - S?
- Compact - easy storage whether at home, in the boot of a car or on a train
- Quick - get your bike ready in less than 10 seconds
- Lightweight - High tech magnesium alloy frame makes this one of the lightest electric bikes on the market
- Single-speed - Simple, low maintenance and lightweight single speed gear complement the compact wheels and powerful motor.
- Display - Choice of Simple LED battery indicator or LCD display with backlight, ride data and variable-assist level
- Magnet system - Innovative magnet system keeps the compact fold secure without the need for additional clips or latches
- Powerful braking - Mechanical or Hydraulic disc brakes give strong stopping power in all conditions
- Integrated accessories - Built-in horn, front and rear lights, easily operated from dedicated buttons on the handlebars
Built around an ergonomic Step Through Alloy frame, the Harlow is designed for ease of use & rider versatility.
Quickly & easily hop on for your errand runs, city or rural commute, or Sunday family adventure – and with it’s handy rear rack, your luggage is taken care of. Cushioned by the 63mm Suntour suspension forks & hybrid tyres, you’ll find performance & comfort isn't compromised by a little roughness.
- 50 Mile Range - It’s 14Ah 36v battery is cleverly integrated within the Step Through frame to offer a sleek aesthetic and an even weight distribution.
- Disc Brakes - 160mm mechanical disc brakes provide responsive stopping power, great for unpredictable conditions.
- Lightweight in the E-Bike world - Step-through geometry and an Integrated battery offers a seamless aesthetic.
- Shimano 6 speed system - Find that sweet spot between the power assistance and gearing to reach that peak as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- 700c Alloy Wheels
- 700c Trekking Tyres
- 250W Rear Hub Motor
- Suspension - Suntour Suspension Fork, 700c
- Accessories - Mudguard & Pannier Rack and LCD controller (5 modes)
A Pedal & Chain customer left a glowing review of the Dallingridge Harlow - “Best bike ever...can go up hills with no effort...live in Cornwall! Highly recommend it”
The Panther V4 by E Movement is a prime example of a high quality, professionally engineered electric bike.
The V4 is a newly launched 2021 model, with fat tyres that offer you a quiet and stable ride. Performing well on roads and off road surfaces, no terrain is out of question with this bike. Sand or pebble beaches and even the snow won't stop you getting about with the Panther. It even has puncture resistant tyres that reinforce the wall to protect against thorns and other small sharp hazards.
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CHOOSE BETWEEN 250W & 500W
The bike comes in 2 variants to suit your needs. A 250W motor, purely to cater for UK roads and 500W powerful motor for off road riding. E Movement have provided the 250W motor option without a throttle so that it is completely road legal in the UK and can be used anywhere where you can ride a push bike! The 500W version is for people that want more power and the option to use a throttle as well.
TRAVEL ANYWHERE WITH FAT TYRES
Its 20×4” fat tyres with improved suspension system reduce vibrations and shocks, allowing you to ride with ease along any terrain. The tyres also offer high levels of puncture resistance, and the thread gives grip both on and off-road.
INTELLIGENT COLOUR DISPLAY
One more improved feature of Panther V4 is the large LCD colour display which will keep you informed of the battery power, gear, and speed. Every Panther V4 has a front and rear light that are detachable.
Another great electric bike from the popular brand E Movement.
The E-Bike Thunder Plus from E Movement demonstrates how e-bikes can have a sleek and seamless design without compromising on features. The updated Thunder V4 offers a smooth ride with front adjustable and lockable hydraulic suspension absorbing any bumps along your journey.
The hardtail frame has beautiful curves and defining lines with a fully integrated 48V-10ah Samsung battery, removable for convenience. Available in aesthetically pleasing, matt black colour, with a sleek coloured display. Surely, this mighty fat tyre E-bike will turn heads.
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.
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.
That concludes our round-up of the best electric bikes under £1500. We will continue to monitor the market and update this article as we come across other contenders, but at the moment these are the best value e-bikes under £1500.
Pedal & Chain offer some great quality electric bikes for under £1500 and we have put them altogether in one place for you to browse.
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