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Posted by E-bike Lovers on March 11, 2023 - Latest revision March 11, 2023  Reading time: minutes remaining

Discover the Top 70 E-bike Brands in the United States: A Guide to High-Quality and Reliable Options

There are thousands of e-bike models on the market and hundreds of niche players. Still, few high-quality brands stand out that meet safety standards, have an extensive dealer or service network, are environmentally conscious, and trustworthy with reliable products.

E-bike Quality and Safety

When purchasing an e-bike, choosing a reputable retailer and manufacturer that meets specific criteria is essential. Here are a few reasons why you should buy an e-bike from a reputable manufacturer and retailer.

Safety

E-bikes should be subject to safety standards and regulations, and reputable manufacturers and retailers take these regulations seriously and voluntarily follow standards. They design and sell e-bikes with safety in mind, ensuring that their products meet or exceed industry standards. This includes quality brakes, suspension systems, batteries, and lighting systems.

Quality

Reputable manufacturers use high-quality components and materials to build their e-bikes. They invest in research and development to create innovative designs and technology. They also disclose what type of motor, battery, brake, and other components they use. This ensures their e-bikes are reliable and durable and perform well in various conditions.

Warranty and Support

Reputable manufacturers and retailers stand behind their products with comprehensive warranties and customer support. This gives you peace of mind knowing that you can rely on your e-bike and that any issues you encounter will be addressed promptly and professionally.

Environmental Consciousness

Reputable manufacturers and retailers are committed to protecting the environment, using sustainable materials and production and sales methods to reduce their carbon footprint. They also design and sell their e-bikes with energy efficiency in mind and participate in battery recycling programs, ensuring their products are as environmentally friendly as possible.

Dealer and Service Networks

Reputable manufacturers have an extensive dealer and service network, making finding and purchasing their products accessible. This also ensures you can access support and repairs, as dealers are trained to service their products.

The Retailers

We researched the Internet for large e-bike retailers and regional chains that carry brands such as Riese & Muller, Tern, Gazelle, Specialized, Brompton, Trek, Cannondale, and other quality manufacturers. We visited the websites of twenty-one retailers throughout the United States and compiled a sample list of all e-bike brands from their inventories.

This list, of course, is just a representation, as numerous other smaller chains and individual shops prioritize service, safety, and quality.

List of e-bike retailers included in our sample

Propel

Trek

Conte's Bike Shops

REI

Bike Doctor

Pedego

Erik's

Landry's

Mike's

Richardson Bike Mart

Scheels

Wheel & Sprocket

Sun & Ski Sports

E-bike Central

Competitive Cyclist

Jenson USA

Back Country

E-bike of Colorado

Global bikes

New Wheel

Electro Bike Georgia


It can be assumed that these retailers have limited their brand offerings to quality e-bike brands, given their dedication to reviewing, testing, and selecting the best options. If you visit a retailer such as Propel, a Riese & Muller dealer in New York, and see another brand like Tern in their showroom, you can be assured that it satisfies minimum quality requirements.

Below is a video explaining why Propel exclusively offers e-bikes equipped with a Bosch motor, controller, and battery.

Top 70 E-bike Brands in the United States Sold Through Retailers

Here are the 70 e-bike brands sold collectively by the retailers in our sample in the United States, representing hundreds of e-bike models with prices ranging from $1,500 to $10,000+. The e-bikes include cargo, urban, mountain, folding, touring, trikes, and other specialty bicycles.

Aventon

Bakcou

Batch Bicycles

Benno

Bianchi

Blaupunkt

Bmc

Brompton

Bulls

Cannondale

Catrike

Charge Bikes

Civi

Co-op Cycles

Dahon

Devinci

Diamond Back

Electra

ET. Cycle

Fuji

Gazelle

Giant

Gocycle

Greyp

Haibike

Haro

Huntington Beach Bicycle Company

Ibis

iGO

Izip

James

Liv

Look

Magnum

Marin

Momentum

NCM

Niner

Norco

Orbea

Pedego

Pinarello

Pivot

Raleigh

Revi Bikes

Riese & Muller

Rocky Mountain

Santa Cruz

Scor

Scott

Serfas E-Bikes

Serial 1

Specialized

Stacyc

Stromer

Sun Bicycles

Sun Seeker

Super 73

Surface 604

Surly

S-works

Tern

Terra Trike

Trek

Trident Trikes

Unified Bike Co.

Urban Arrow

Yamaha

Yeti

Yuba



This list is not inclusive of all quality brands sold through retailers in the US. For example, VAAST and Co-Motion produce premium e-bikes using superior Bosch and Rohloff technology and are sold through a dealer network. The brands are not included in the list as the retailers in our sample don't sell VAAST and Co-Motion e-bikes. Likewise, quality manufacturers like Juiced Bikes or E-Cells are also not included in the list as their e-bikes are sold online.

Although the list of e-bike brands and retailers is a great starting point in your quest for the perfect e-bike, it's essential to conduct your research and evaluation to ensure that you choose the best one for your needs and preferences.

One way to do this is by visiting local dealers and taking e-bikes for a test ride. This allows you to experience each model's ride quality, performance, and comfort firsthand.

Conclusions

When testing e-bikes, pay close attention to the quality of components, such as brakes, suspension, and lighting systems. These are essential safety features that can significantly affect your riding experience. Additionally, consider the weight, battery life, and range of each e-bike, as these factors can substantially impact your ability to use the bike in different scenarios.

It's also important to shop around and compare prices, features, and warranty terms among different e-bike brands and retailers. Don't be afraid to ask questions and seek advice from experts at retailers or talk to fellow e-bikers at E-bike Lovers' weekly rides in and around Washington DC to ensure that you make an informed decision.

Ultimately, choosing the right e-bike comes down to finding the right balance of performance, quality, and affordability that fits your unique needs and preferences. By conducting your research and evaluation, you can ensure that you find an e-bike that meets your standards and provides a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

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