Electric bikes have continued to rise in popularity over the last year – and of course like most other popular cycling products, there are some excellent deals to be had on a variety of bikes.
The beauty of electric bikes is that they allow those who may otherwise be put off cycling to be a part of the fun. Commutes that were once too long, or too sweat inducing, and hills that seemed insurmountable are suddenly achievable.
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With growing popularity comes improved technology, and where once electric bikes were cumbersome and hard to store, they’re becoming lighter, the power steadier and the batteries more reliable. They’re still not cheap though, although the UK government has just updated its Cycle To Work scheme guidance to let you choose an e-bike costing over £1000 for your commute, making an e-bike a tax efficient purchase.
To help you find a good deal, we’ve scoured the online retailers for the best discounts out there at the moment.
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Ridgeback e-Flight 2018 was £2599.99 now £2049
The e-Flight comes with a Shimano Steps motor system, Shimano 8-speed mechanicals and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. There are all the mounts you’ll need for a rack and mudguards and the bike comes pre-wired with Supernova lights powered by the battery pack.
Buy now: Ridgeback e-Flight 2018 from Tredz for £2049
Trek Conduit + 2018 e-bike was £2600 now £1800
Trek’s e-bike comes with Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifting, a Shimano Steps motor and Lync lighting, along with Simano hydraulic braking. Plus you get 35mm tyres with reflective sidewalls and tubeless ready rims from Trek’s component brand, Bontrager.
Buy now: Trek Conduit + 2018 e-bike from Evans Cycles for £1800
Or get it from Rutland Cycles for just £1299.99, although there is limited stock and size range available.
Buy now: Trek Conduit + 2018 e-bike from Rutland Cycles for £1299.99
Raleigh Motus Tour Lowstep e-bike was £2000 now £1600.01
Raleigh has an extensive range of e-bikes and its Motus Tour Lowstep is designed without a crossbar for easy on and off when riding in traffic and using the bike for urban excursions. It’s powered by a Bosch Active Line motor system with a claimed 90 mile range.
Buy now: Raleigh Motus Tour Lowstep e-bike from Tweeks for £1600.01
Kona Dew-e e-bike was £3499 now £2974.15
Kona uses a Bosch Performance Line motor unit in its Dew-e. There’s an Abus battery lock to stop your power pack from disappearing and Shimano Acera 9-speed shifting. Plus it comes with mudguards and lights, so it’s ready to roll.
Buy now: Kona Dew-e e-bike from Cyclestore for £2974.15
Bianchi Manhattan XT electric bike was £2499, now £1499
It’s an iconic brand and the oldest bike manufacturer in the world, but Bianchi has branched out into the world of electric bikes too. You can get this Manhattan XT bike with a 40% discount at Merlin Cycles. It comes with a Shimano Steps 250 watt motor and a range between 60km and 125km, depending on the level of assistance selected.
Buy now: Bianchi Manhattan XT electric bike from Merlin Cycles for £1499
Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 Wave e-bike was £1399 now £999
Leisure Lakes is offering this Kalkhoff e-bike for under £1000, making it one of the lowest price e-bikes out there. You still get Shimano 8-speed shifting, along with a Groove Go 250 watt motor and a 252Wh battery pack.
Buy now: Kalkhoff Durban Move G8 Wave e-bike from Leisure Lakes Bikes for £999
Kona Splice-e electric bike was £3599, now from £2878.99
The Splice-e uses a Bosch Performance Line mid-mounted motor with a Shimano Alivio nine speed drivetrain. Plus, you get a Suntour suspension fork to smooth the road and WTB wheels with Schwalbe Marathon 40mm tyres. Other kit includes a rear rack and Busch and Muller lighting.
Buy now: Kona Splice-e electric bike from Tredz from £2878.99
Ribble Endurance SLe electric bike from £2499
If you’re put off by the clunky styling of many e-bikes, you’ll like the shape of the newest crop of road e-bikes; you could mistake most for a non-assisted machine.
Ribble has been making a splash with its Endurance SLe model. It’s been adopted by former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Sean Yates as his preferred ride. It’s also super-light for an e-bike at under 11kg and with its hidden battery, low profile controller and rear hub motor doesn’t look at all like a normal e-bike.
Kitted out with Shimano Tiagra, it starts at £2499, although as with all Ribble’s bikes, you can up the spec if you’re looking for something more flashy.
Buy now: Ribble Endurance SLe Tiagra electric bike from Ribble for £2499
More electric bike deals at Rutland Cycles and Leisure Lakes
Both Rutland Cycles and Leisure Lakes have gone big on electric bike discounts. We can’t list every bike they’ve got on sale and many are now available in limited size options – check out all Rutland deals here and Leisure Lake deals here.
We’ll keep adding more deals, so come back later if you’ve not seen exactly what you’re looking for…