We have assembled several dozen Ecotrics in the last couple of months, and we are sure these bikes are the sweet spot for value, in both price and quality. We especially enjoy the size, power and fun of the 20″ folding e-bikes, while the 26″ city and commuter bikes are great for tooling around Bloomington. They offer a great blend of performance and price value, making them a great first e-bike purchase.
Dolphin 20″ Fat Tire Folding E-Bike – $900.00
The Dolphin is one of the easiest fat tire e-bikes to mount with its step-through design and small fame and 20″ tires. But don’t be fooled, this little powerhouse has a 36V/12Ah/5ooWatt drive train, and can zip you through the toughest intersections, or up the steepest hills in town. In addition, the small wheels provide addtional torque and maneuverability in tight spaces.
Power Sport Folding Fat Tire 48V – $980.00
This fat tire folding bike is beefier than the Dolphin, and they are selling fast. It has a 48 Volt/13AH/500Watt motor. It is meant to be ridden hard and take whatever terrain you throw at it.
Sport Cool – Fat Tire Mountain Bike – $1000
The Sport Cool has a 500W motor, fat tire 26″ tires, and a mountain bike frame, it is an offroad beast. This bike is for the adventurous, or maybe just someone who wants to feel safe around town. Electrek has a fair review here.
Rocket – Fat Tire Mountain Bike w/ front suspension $1100
This bike has a different (better for some) geometry, more aggressive with a front fork suspension and the same powertrain as the Sport Cool (36V/500W/12Ah), and so is intended for more technical back country riding. It compares well with the older SONDORS X’s out there, but new!
Starfish 20″ Folding Step Through – $780
The Starfish has a smaller frame and wheels (1.75″ tires) than the 2 fat tire bikes above, and is perhaps a bit easier to handle as a result. Perfect for zipping around town on errands, . It has a 36 Volt/350W motor, and disk brakes front and back. The rack will hold a pair of panniers, and the bike is rated for 220 lbs. payload, and it is easily transported. It is a great way to started with e-bikes both in affordiblity and ease of use.
Peace Dove 26″ City Bike – $700.00
This step-through city bike is another great value for the new e-bike rider. It is easy to mount and control, with a 36 Volt/350 Watt motor will travel from one end of town to another and back again with no problem. With a rear rack, it can handle a rear bike bag or panniers, great for shopping and other errands.
Vortex, Value Mountain Bike – $700
The Vortex sports a 36V, 350W motor, enought power to climb most of our hills with pedal assist. With straight handlebars, short body and knobby tires, it is meant to make easy work of the toughest terrain.
Lark City Bike – $1140
Ecotric Lark 36V/500W
The Lark is elegant, easy to mount and ride, plus it has an enclosed drive train, allowing the rider to wear a long skirt or kilt with no problem. It has a 500W motor, rear rack and front basket for those around town errands. $1100.00