Men’s Electric Bike: GRB’s 7 Best

By Thorn Compton

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I think it’s about middle school gym class that boys start to realize not all of us are created equal. Until then, there might be a few short guys or a few taller ones, but puberty really brings on the wide swath of dude body styles. So, if no two guys’ bodies are created equal, a men’s electric bike shouldn’t be a cookie-cutter fit too, right?

Right.

That’s why the bicycle-obsessed minds at Go Ride Bikes put together this comprehensive list of electric bikes perfect for men of all shapes and sizes!
Read on to learn more about finding the right bike fit and to see our list of the 7 best men’s electric bikes.

But first, why electric bicycles?

Incredible question, and asked to the right people.

Electric bikes are sweeping the nation right now with a nearly 50% uptick in use since 2020. There’s tons of great benefits of an e-bike as well, from their reduced impact on the environment to their just plain fun rides.

“E-bike” is such a general term too, essentially like saying you drive a “car”. There’s a ton of differences between an F-150 and a Prius, and you’ll see the same variety in electric bike options. Whether you’re looking for an electric mountain bike, an easily-portable electric folding bike, an electric hunting bike, or just a nice road bike for an easy commute, there’s a great option for you out there.

Riding an electric bike helps promote health and fitness too, something most guys could use a bit more of in their life. While electric, at its core it is also a traditional bike. You can use the pedal assist as much or as little as you like. Either give yourself a challenge or take a nice cruise, whatever your ride style.

Types of electric bikes

There’s a bunch of different types of electric bike options out there. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most popular:

Fat tire electric bike

The name of these bikes is incredibly descriptive, they have oversized tires that provide a ton of different benefits. Fat tires can make your ride smoother on pavement and gravel, and they can give you more traction for some true off-road exploring.

Electric mountain bike

Live out your BMX dreams with an electric mountain bike! A familiar design and built to climb any hill you approach, these e-bikes are even great options for hunting and camping because of their towing capabilities.

Folding electric bike

Convenience meets mobility with a folding electric bike. Hit the road, then fold your bike up for nice, easy storage when you reach your destination.

Electric road bike

For those looking for a little extra speed on their ride, an electric road bike is built aerodynamically like the racing road bikes without motors.

Step through ebike

This refers to the frame, where a step through ebike has a lower frame that is easier to step through when mounting.

Specs to consider

When shopping for a men’s electric bike, there are a few different specifications you should keep an eye out for.

Frame design and geometry

The design of your electric bike’s frame can make a big difference in the ride. For instance, a shorter person may want to look for a step-through bike because of the lower frame and ease of mounting.

Weight capacity

Men typically weigh more than women, and that extra weight can mean a lot for what electric bike to choose. Most options come with a weight capacity, but if you’re on the heavier side check to make sure your bike is built to handle the load.

The same goes for any towing capacity. Say you’re looking for an electric cargo bike to use while hunting, you need to check product manuals and specifications to ensure the bike meets your needs.

Battery range

No matter how you plan to use your bike, you don’t want your motor dying on you mid-way through. Pay attention to your bike’s battery range, or even look for a dual battery ebike.

Adjustable components

Even if you find a bike with the right fit, the seat might not be the right height initially. Or you may want to move your handlebar down a tad. A bike with adjustable components lets you fit the machine to your needs.

User-friendly controls

We’re talking electricity here, and many electric bikes have great bike accessories that tie into your smartphone. Anything from GPS navigation to heart monitoring and more can be controlled right from your handlebar.

GRB’s 7 Best Men’s Electric Bikes of 2024

1. Co-op Cycles CTY e1.1 Electric Bike

Frame: 6061 aluminum step-over
Battery Range: Up to 40 miles
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes
Motor: Bafang 250W with Bafang 43V/450Wh removable battery
Tires: Schwalbe Big Ben 27.5 x 1.95 in. with flat protection
Top speed: 20 mph
Price: $1300

Easily one of the most versatile recreational cycling ebikes on the market, the Co-op Cycles CTY e1.1 has just about everything you could want. Solid battery life, plenty of power in the Bafang 250W electric motor, and a weight limit of 300 lbs accommodates most riders.

2. Aventon Level.2 Commuter Ebike

Frame: Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy step-over
Battery Range: Up to 60 miles
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes
Motor: 750W (peak), 500W (sustained)
Tires: 27.5″ x 2.1″ Hybrid Tires, Reflective SidewallsSchwalbe Big Ben 27.5 x 1.95 in. with flat protection
Top speed: 28 mph
Price: $1800

Aventon’s Level.2 Commuter Ebike isn’t just one of the best men’s electric bikes out there, it’s one of the best electric bikes period. This baby was built to cruise as the flagship commuter bike of Aventon’s line. It can make it up to 60 miles on a single charge so this bike can handle your daily commute, but its 28 mph top speed means it’s a great joyride too!

3. Lectric XP 3.0 Black eBike

Frame: Custom 6000 series aluminum frame
Battery Range: Up to 45 miles
Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes
Motor: A 500W hub-motor (1000W Peak) with 55nm of torque
Tires: Puncture-resistant Lectric 20” x 3” fat tires
Top speed: 28 mph
Price: $1305

The Lectric XP 3.0 Black eBike can fit nearly any need, and any rider. The custom frame fits riders from 4-foot-10 to 6-5, and it can handle up to 330 pounds of payload with its 1000W peak motor featuring 55nm of torque (cue grunting noises). You can order the XP 3.0 in a Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 motor option as well, giving you the choice in pedal assist power.

4. Riese & Muller Charger4

Frame: Custom multi-size frame
Battery Range: Up to 70 miles
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Brakes: Magura MT4, disc brake; Magura MT5, disc brake; Magura MT C ABS*
Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX (smart system)
Tires: Schwalbe Super Moto-X 62-584 Reflex; Schwalbe Johnny Watts 60-584*
Top speed: 28 mph
Price: $7000

You’ve heard the line “you get what you pay for”. Well, that applies to the Riese & Muller Charger4. The most expensive bike on our list, it’s also got the best bells and whistles. The Bosch Performance Line CX electric motor hums beautifully as this bike easily hits 28 MPH on the throttle. It’s also a sleek and smooth design that will turn heads wherever you ride it.

5. Ride1Up Prodigy

Frame: Step-through frame
Battery Range: Up to 50 miles
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes
Motor: Brose TF Sprinter German made mid-drive motor with 90nm torque
Tires: Schwalbe G-One Speed 27.5”x2.0”
Top speed: 28 mph
Price: $2300

Billed as “the most comfortable ride ever,” the Ride1Up Prodigy is our first step-through frame on the list! A step-through electric bike is great for shorter riders because of its easy mounting access, but it also makes for a smooth ride. Ride1Up, well, one-upped that smoothness with the Prodigy, adding a lightweight alloy frame and genius frame geometry and adjustable components for a truly comfortable ride for almost anyone. Plus, the motor can make it nearly 50 miles depending on rider size, so no need to worry about getting left high and dry without a pedal assist.

6. Electric Bike Delfast Top 3.0

Frame: High-strength tubular steel spatial frame
Battery Range: Up to 200 miles
Weight Capacity: 265 lbs
Brakes: 200F-180R with 203 mm disks (2pcs)
Motor: QS 205 V3, IP54 protection, main power 3000W (peak power might reach to 6000W). Torque: 182N.m
Tires: 80/100-19″ (motorcycle tires)
Top speed: 50 mph
Price: $5500

Alright, we’re really blurring the lines between motorcycle and electric bike with this one, but technically the Electric Bike Delfast Top 3.0 is an electric bike! It’s just a really fast one, so much so that you should check with your local authorities before operating one without a license. But, the 200 mile single charge range and the 50 mph top speed are definitely worth applying for the license if you need it!

7. Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Comp

Frame: FACT 11m full carbon step-over frame
Battery Range: Up to 5 hours in eco mode
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Brakes: Hydraulic disk brakes
Motor: New Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail Tuned Motor
Tires: GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.3″
Top speed: 28 mph
Price: $9000

Saving one of the best for last, the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Comp is a leader in the class. The fully integrated motor system increased torque by nearly 50% from its predecessor, and pound-for-pound it may be one of the strongest electric bikes on the market today. It also has ride dynamics developed by a team of engineers obsessed with trail riding, a group of guys I personally would like to get a beer with.

Go Ride Bikes

The options for men’s electric bikes are as vast and unique as men themselves. Whether you’re looking for a great and easy commute, something to claw through the mud and haul a deer, or somewhere in between, there’s an electric bike for you!

Go Ride Bikes is our name, but it’s also our philosophy. We want to encourage everyone to get out and, well, go ride bikes. Explore the Go Ride Bikes electric bike reviews, read more of our informative blogs, and keep up with curated lists of the best ebike advancements from our experts.

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