Top 10 Best Rated Electric Mountain Bikes 2020

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With the advancement in technology, electric mountain bikes continue to get better and enjoyable to ride. Their small motors make riding fast and less challenging. This motor uses sensors to determine their assist levels. Even more, your speed is based on how much torque is being applied to the pedals while riding. Generally, the harder you pedal, the more assist you get. However, these bikes come with different power levels, to enable you to know how much assist you’re using.

We tested plenty of the most exciting brands to let you help you find a suitable choice. This test was based on quality, price, power, compatibility, durability and so on. Below is our list of the 10 best electric mountain bikes for 2020.

Best Electric Mountain Bike 2020

  1. Felt Redemption-E 50

The  Felt Redemption-E 50 is regarded as the best descender. Even though it is relatively heavy, the bike rockets up non-technical climbs. Even more, the E-MTB tuned suspension feature handles hits as you pedal. Also, it has a Shimano motor “trail” mode that has all the power you’ll need. It’s quick surge from stop always gets you prepared before you take on the pedals. However, the Redemption E-50 doesn’t work well everywhere for rough and technical single tracks. Below are its features.

  • Weight of 3.5 lb. (XL)
  • Shimano E8000 motor
  • Battery of 500 Wh
  • Fork Travel of 140mm

Price: $4499

Pros

  • Blasts through rough terrain

Cons

  • Struggles when finesse is required
  1. Scott Genius eRIDE 920

The Scott Genius eRIDE 920 is the best all-rounder on our list. The motor with a great narrow-width feature supports customization. This is offered by the  Shimano’s e-Tube apps. It has boost mode that comfortably allows you to cruise at up to 20 miles per hour on pavement. Even more, it’s trail mode shares out torque more smoothly and increases range. Generally, this bike is suitable for riding big, and riding hard even though it’s relatively heavy to steer.  Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 52 lb. (XL)
  • Shimano E8000 motor
  • Battery of 500 Wh
  • Travel of 150mm
  • Travel of 150m
  • 29-inches wheels

Price: $4999.99

Pros

  • Shimano Steps pedal-assist motor
  • 150mm of front and rear travel
  • Cleanly integrated battery

Cons

  • Heavy bike can be hard to steer in tight trails
  1. Kona Remote CTRL

The Kona Remote CTRL is said to have the best Aluminum E-MTB in the market. We recommend this for riders who need little assistance. Even more, it’s s E-MTB mode allows you to enjoy a faster and harder ride. It comes with good mid-stroke support and a progressive finish feature. This helps you to prevent bottoming out on big hits. Also, it’s 27.5×2.8-inch Maxxis Recon tires helps to absorb smaller hits as well as offer plenty of traction. However, it’s relatively heavy as compared to it’s competitors. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 54 lb (M)
  • Bosch Performance Line CX motor
  • Battery of 500 W
  • Travel of 132mm
  • Travel of 150mm

Price: $4999

Pros

  • Well-tuned suspension
  • Can easily ride out of tough situations

Cons

  • Slightly heavy compared to the competition
  1. Specialized Turbo Levo Expert

The Turbo Levo Expert bike has the best motor. It has e-bikes that better looking, as well as sorted than anything else. Its turbo levo has a clean interface with just a mode switch, and few LED status. Even more, it has a specialized mission-control app that lets you control the mothers tune. Also, it’s Smart control mode allows you to set time or distance, and the amount of reserves they want to be left over. We found out that the highest mode was too powerful for finesse riding. But perfect for flying up smooth climbs and cutting time off transfer. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 46 lb (M)
  • Specialized 2.1 by Bros motor
  • Battery of 700 Wh
  • Travel of 150mm
  • travel of 150 mm

Price: $7424.99

Pros

  • Smooth and quiet motor
  • Big 700 Wh battery for more fun

Cons

  • Fork feels stiffer than it needs to be
  1. Cannondale Moterra Neo 1

This is regarded as the best climber for mountains. It’s Bosch E-MTB mode offers a quick and hearty kick whenever you want to accelerate even though gentle assistance is needed in tricky section. Even more, it has a lower travel feature that stops it from bogging down in technical uphill rock gardens. Also, it is one of the easiest and versatile e-bikes you can adapt too. This is because of the agile handling and stable riding. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 52 lb (M).
  • Bosch Performance Line CX motor
  • Battery of 500 Wh
  • Rear travel of 130m
  • Fork travel of 140mm

Price: $6300

Pros

  • Excels on tough climbs

Cons

  • Small wheels and shorter travel hinder it on descents
  1. Norco Sight VLT

We recommend the Narco Sight VLT as the best build bike for climbing mountains. It has a motor and battery with a geometry that is different from the unplugged Sight. Even more, the 66-degree head tube angle, 440mm reach (size medium), and a 75 degree seat tube angle makes the device aggressive. The device goes low and slack with a longer wheelbase for added stability. It comes with an SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain that gives a wide gear range. This will allow you to shift down into a comfortable low gear before needing to move up to the next assistance level. It’s Code R brakes are really powerful. They can handle the speeds that come from the forces braking at high speed. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 49.8 lb. (M)
  • Shimano E8000 motor
  • Battery of 630 Wh
  • Travel of 150mm
  • Fork Travel of 150mm

Price: $5399

Pros

  • Perfect e-bike parts picks

Cons

  • A bit of a handful in slower, technical terrain
  1. Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Alloy 70

The Altitude Powerplay is regarded as the most torque bike in our list. Even more, it is compact enough to use the same geometry and suspension-pivot placement as an unplugged altitude. This makes the bike feel like an unplugged device than most e-bikes. With the motor off it rides like a standard , albeit heavy, trail bike. Unlike the usual LCD display, the device uses green, yellow and red lights to indicate battery life and mode. Also, it’s chainstays make lifting the front and tight corners easy. Below are it’s features

  • Weight: 52.9 lb. (M)
  • Dyname 3.0 by Propulsion Powercycle motor
  • Battery of 632 Wh
  • Travel of 150mm
  • Fork Travel of 160mm

Price: $5300

Pros

  • Compact and responsive motor
  • Torque offers increased acceleration

Cons

  • Could use a heavier-duty shock
  1. Haro Shift Plus i/O 5

This is regarded as the best value Aluminum E-MTB in the market. Plus, it’s lightweight and very affordable. The bike is very easy to manuever on rocky mountains, and it easily lurches forward once you get on the pedals. This requires you point where you’re going before clipping in. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 48.6 lb. (L)
  • Shimano E8000 motor
  • Battery of 504 Wh
  • Travel of 140mm
  • Fork Travel of 140mm

Price: $3899.99

Pros

  • Good suspension, drivetrain, and brakes.
  • Relatively cheap

Cons

  • No dropper post
  1. Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0

The ALLMTN 6.0 is regarded as the most lively bike on our list. It has important components and some in-house parts that complete a well-rounded build. However, the battery life is relatively poor. The SRAM GX Eagle cassette is paired with the Bosch Performance CX motor. This yields a wide gear range and an excellent E-MTB mode that gives up all you to get up and down on rocky trails. Even more, the Maxxis DHF and DHRII 2.8″ tires offer plenty of grip no matter the conditions and the TRP G-Spec brakes can handle fast and steep trails. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 56.2 lb. (M)
  • Bosch Performance CX motor
  • Battery of 500 Wh
  • Travel of 150mm
  • Fork Travel of 160mm

Price: $6061

Pros

  • Lively and fun on flowing trails

Cons

  • Short reach hampers high-speed stability
  1. Liv Intrigue E+

The Liv Intrigue E+ is regarded as the best E-MTB for women’s. It’s shock suspension allows you to hit double-track ruts without veering from your line. Even more, the bike is tuned for the added weight of it’s motor and battery. It has a powerful motor, that is torquey. This means you can stay in the lower two or five assist levels available to save battery, as well as have enough kicks slightly faster than a regular bike. The bike feels light, has good geometry, and has some balance between power and maneuverability. Below are it’s features

  • Weight of 50.1 lb. (S)
  • Giant Syncdrive Pro by Yamaha motor
  • Battery of 500 Wh
  • Travel of 140mm
  • Fork Travel of 150mm

Price: $4830

Pros

  • Ultra-responsive and torquey motor

Cons

  • 500 Wh battery limits range

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