Best Electric Mountain Bikes 2019

If you are considering a new electric mountain bike or looking to see whats available in the market, then you should be really excited to check the list of the best electric mountain bikes 2019. When you consider buying an electric mountain bike, there are few things that are to be considered such as budget, bike specification, design, motor and battery. But, the most important factor for an electric mountain bike is overall reliability and durability of the bike and the ride. Especially when you consider that the best electric mountain bikes are £3,000 – £6,000. This article looks at the elite bikes available on the market, but there are cheaper electric mountain bikes on the market.

Here are our top picks of best electric mountain bikes 2019

Canyon Spectral: ON 8.0:

Canyon Spectral ON 8.0 - Best electric mountain bike

The specification of the Canyon Spectral ON electric mountain bike are as follows:

  • The fork of the bike is Fox 36 Performance Elite.
  • If you are concerned about the brakes and cranks, then the brakes are SRAM Code R while the Cranks are Shimano XT.
  • The shifters and shock are one of the important features, they are SRAM EX1 and Fox Float Performance Elite respectively.
  • The saddle is obviously canyon.
  • Whereas the seatpost is KS integral
  • Most of us are always concerned with the wheel set then it is DT Swiss HX 1501 Rims. Moving to the tire they are Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5 WT (f) Maxxis Minion DHR 2 27.5 x 2.8 (r) (more info)

Canyon Spectral Pros: 

The canyon spectral has a great frame design specially made for blazing up those impossibly steep inclines. The spectra’s frame hold up good allowing easier manoeuvrability uphill and downhill. Not only that but the suspension on this bike is amazing going on rough terrain the bike automatically manipulates itself to allow the rider to not feel as if they are riding on hard rocks. 

Canyon Spectral Cons: 

The only downside to this e-bike is its tall head and seat tube. This disappoints because on mountain terrain this is definitely not ideal, it seems a little unbalanced and unnatural when going up or down steep terrain.


Vitus E-Sommet VR

Vitus E-Sommet VR - Best electric mountain bike

The specifications of the Vitus E-Sommet VR electric mountain bike are as follows:

  • The Fork on this bike are RockShox Lyric Charger 2 RC2 “Boost”, 27.5”, 170mm, 37mm offset
  • The motor used is Shimano E8000 STEPS drive system
  • The brakes are  SRAM Guide RE, 200/200
  • The Drivetrain and shifters are both Shimano SLX
  • The saddle is the excellent Nukeproof neutron (more info)

Vitus E-Sommet VR Pros:  

The bike is easy to set up does not take too much time or effort. Surprisingly this e-bike is not that expensive. Vitus have delivered an EMTB in the price of a normal one. The frame on this bike is excellently designed for mountain biking and add the Shimano E800 drive system to it and riding up and down forested terrain becomes a thrill like no other.

Vitus E-Sommet VR Cons: 

The bikes software is a bit buggy and takes a lot of manoeuvring to finally set the Shimano app up. 


Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus

Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus - Best electric mountain bike

The specifications of the Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus electric mountain bike are:

  • The Fork on this bike is FOX 36 Factory GRIP2 160 mm
  • The Rear shocks include a RockShox Deluxe RT3 RE:aktiv 150 mm
  • The Motor/Battery boosts a Bosch Performance CX/ PowerTube 500 Wh
  • The Drivetrain on this bike is SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • The Brakes are from the reliable Shimano and are XT 4 piston 200/200 mm
  • The Wheels are Bontrager Line Pro 40 Carbon while the Tires are outfitted with Bontrager XR4 Team Issue 27.5×2.8″

Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus Pros: 

The improved integrated battery of LT 9 makes has a huge impact on this bikes overall performance. This bike handles excellently when you let gravity do its thing while coming down inclines. The suspension on this bike is out of this world and incredibly versatile.

Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus Cons: 

The SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain is incredibly expensive on an EMTB considering it will cost a lot of money once that needs a replacement. The Bosch purian display on this bike is almost a relic on a bike designed for 2019.


Rocky Mountain Powerplay 70

Rocky Mountain Powerplay 70

The specification of the Rocky Mountain Powerplay 70 electric mountain bike are the following:

  • The Rocky mountain powerplay boasts a Fox 36 Performance Float EVOL 160mm travel
  • The shocks are Fox Performance Elite Float DPS EVOL
  • The Rocky mountain powerplay comes outfitted with a Race Face Turbine 34t chain set, SRAM EX1 r-mech and shifter drivetrain
  • The wheels are Rocky/DT Swiss 350 hubs, Sun Durco 40 rims, Maxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5×2.5in tires

Mountain Powerplay 70 Pros: 

The torque on this bike delivered by that electric motor resonates with this bike. The change tension activate the sensors which allow the bike deliver more power as its applied making the bike go incredibly fast up tracks. Arguably this bike is one of the best tested technical climbers on the market. 

Mountain Powerplay 70 Cons: 

The bike does not have a smooth power delivery system since it does not utilize the shimano going for its own brand design. The tires on this bike offer less grip and are indeed not as resistant to punctures as one would hope for.


Merida EOne-Sixty 900E

The specifications of the Merida EOne-Sixty 900E electric mountain bike are the following:

  • The fork on this bike is a 160mm Fox 36 Factory E-bike 
  • The  Fox Factory Float X2 shocks accompany this bike
  • Shimano Saint 203mm rotors are the brakes that the bike uses
  • The drivetrain is a Shimano CRE80-B 34t chainset, Shimano XT Di2 r mech and shifters
  • The wheels are DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One 40, Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C 27.5×2.8in

Merida EOne-Sixty 900E Pros: 

This bike has plenty of grip and speed to handle all terrain very easily. The shimano drivetrain allows for good amount of power. The tires on this bike give it incredible grip on those slippery muddy tracks.

Merida EOne-Sixty 900E Cons: 

Bike is a bit heavy and very expensive when compared to other electric mountain bikes in this list.


Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert

The Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert specifications are electric mountain bike as follows:

  • The fork on this bike are RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 27.5″, Solo Air, Boost™
  • The crank is Praxis, 2D cold-forged alloy, custom offset, 165mm
  • The brakes are fitted with SRAM Code R 200mm
  • The tires are Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound 27.5 x 2.8″
  • This bike sports a Öhlins TTX Coil for shocks

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert Pros: 

This bike is incredibly quite for an EMTB and almost silently runs up and down the tracks. It has great performance downhill and for its specification it has good value.

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert Cons: 

It is a bad dropper once you’ve done your travelling and the seat is too high for the bike to handle well. The grid casing of the bike is not sturdy and tend to be flimsy when the tires are spinning too fast.

Orange Alpine 6 E Factory

Orange Alpine 6 E Factory

Specifications of the Orange Alpine 6 E electric mountain bike are:

  • The Fork on the bike are Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5
  • Rear Shock include a Fox Float X2 Factory 216×63
  • Crankset includes Shimano E8050 34t Ring 
  • The Drivetrain is a Shimano XT Di2 11-46t 
  • The Brakes are the incredible Hope Tech 3 E4 Blue 203/180

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert Pros: 

The geometry of this ride creates an easy natural feel while riding this bike not only that but this bikes chainstays has one of the shortest lengths on any other bike within its market.

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert Cons:  

This bike doesn’t feel good on rough ground compared to other bikes. They are more stable and smooth running while this one is not.


Scott E-Genius 900

Scott E-Genius 900

The specifications of the Scott E-Genius 900 electric mountain bike are:

  • The Fork includes a FOX 36 Factory FIT4 150 mm
  • Rear shocks sport a FOX Nude TR EVOL 150 mm
  • The Drivetrain consists of SRAM X01/GX Eagle
  • The Brakes are Shimano XT 4 piston 200/200 mm
  • Wheels and tires are DT Swiss H1825 SPLINE CL and Schwalbe Magic Mary/Hans Damp 29×2.6″

Scott E-Genius 900 Pros: 

The specs of this bike are value for money. It has great handling and versatility compared to other bikes

Scott E-Genius 900 Cons: 

The suspension on this bike is not that good. The handlebar is clogged with too many levers and gears and it is too narrow in comparison to other bikes.


Canyon Spectral: ON 6.0

Canyon Spectral ON 6.0

The specifications of the Canyon Spectral: ON 6.0 electric mountain bike are:

  • The Fork include RockShox Yari RC 150 mm
  • The Rear shock sport a RockShox Deluxe R 140 mm
  • the Drivetrain is a Shimano Deore XT
  • The Brakes are Magura MT Trail Sport 203/203 mm
  • The Tires are Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2,6″/2,35″and the Wheels DT Swiss H1900 Spline 27,5″+/29″

Canyon Spectral ON 6.0 Pros: 

This bike is has great consistency as far as manoeuvrability is concerned and is resiliently stable. The cost of this bike is great in comparison with the features offered. 

Canyon Spectral ON 6.0 Cons: 

The design of this bike is not as modern and beautiful looking as you hope for. The tires are way too thin to handle rough terrain.


Cube Stereo 140 Race 500

Cube Stereo 140 Race 500

The specifications of the Cube stereo 140 race 500 electric mountain bike are the following:

  • The Frame is a Hydroformed, triple-butted ‘HPA Ultralight’ aluminum, 140mm (5.5in) travel 
  • The Fork is a Fox 34 Float GRIP, 140mm (5.5in) travel
  • The Shock are Fox Float EVOL DPS
  • This bike sports a  Shimano Deore XT w/ FSA CK-745 cranks drivetrain
  • The wheels are Cube EX25 rims on Shimano Deore XT hubs (Boost rear) and tires are Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar EVO (f) and Super Gravity (r) 27.5×2.35in
  • The bike sports  Shimano Deore XT, 180mm rotors brakes

Pros: 

The motor on this bike is incredibly powerful and the suspension handles great. The tires are reinforced which means they can take a beating.

Cons:  

The shape of the bike coupled with the brakes make it slightly difficult to control. The battery makes a rattling sound which is noisy.


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