Cycling can help you stay fit and active. It’s just that, well, it’s not the most relaxing way to lose weight.
The thing is, even if you love to cycle, there are times when you simply just want to stop pushing the pedals.
Everyone who’s had to go up hills multiple times know this to be true.
But, while we’d all love to have a solution to this small problem, there isn’t an answer to it just yet, or is there?
Electric bikes are an excellent compromise for people who’d love to pedal when they want to and stop pedaling when they feel exhausted or simply don’t want to deal with climbing up a steep hill.
Now, before you say that they’re expensive, our round-up of the best electric bikes under 2000 dollars will prove otherwise.
|ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike Beach Snow Bicycle 26" 4.0 inch Fat Tire ebike 500W 36V/13AH Electric Mountain Bicycle with Shimano 7 Speeds Lithium Battery - Black/Orange/Blue (Orange)
|ANCHEER 2019 Upgraded Electric Mountain Bike, 250/500W 26'' Electric Bicycle with Removable 36V 8AH/12 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery for Adults, 21 Speed Shifter (Black_Upgraded)
|Speedrid Folding Ebike Fat Tire Electric Bike 20" 4.0, 500W Powerful Motor, 36V 12.5Ah Removable Battery and Professional 6 Speed (Blue)
1. ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike
Available in black, blue, and orange, the ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike comes equipped with 26-inch tires with a 4-inch width that allows it to roll over pretty much any kind of terrain.
From mud to dirt, sand, and even snow, this electric bike can handle anything that you throw at it.
The 36V/13AH lithium battery is removable. This means that you can remove it after riding so you can charge it while you’re at work or at home.
It also comes with a battery lock and power lock function for added security, just in case you don’t want to remove the bike after parking it.
For speed and stopping power, the bike has a 7-speed system with an outage braking system and a mechanical braking system working together.
Lastly, the bike comes with a pedal-assist and walk-assist mode.
The latter, when enabled, gives you a bit more power than manual pedaling so you can pass through certain obstacles. On the other hand, the former gives you a lot of added power, depending on the level chosen, so you can move faster without having to pedal as hard, which can be extremely useful for longer trips.
- Removable lithium battery with smart charger
- All-terrain, anti-slip, and wear-resistant tires
- Adjustable seats and handlebar
- Assembly can be tricky
- Getting a battery replacement is a known issue
2. ANCHEER 500W/250W Adult Electric Mountain Bike
The ANCHEER 500W/250W Adult Electric Mountain Bike is one of the best electric bikes under 2000.
Similar to most other e-bikes on the market, it comes with three drive modes. The first is the e-bike mode, where it runs purely on its electric motor, while the assisted bicycle mode uses both motor power and pedaling, and then you can use it normally as you would any other bicycle.
What sets this e-bike apart is its speed limit of 15 mph with a maximum distance of at least 30 miles.
This electric bike also comes with a high-quality LED lamp, with handlebars and a frame made out of a combination of stainless steel aluminum and carbon for optimal durability and rust-resistance.
As an added bonus, the battery is removable, so you can charge it while you’re at work or replace it with a different fully-charged battery if you’re carrying extras.
Outside of its relatively low load capacity, this bike is near-perfect.
- Excellent construction and build quality
- Equipped with a horn and bright LED lamp
- Not ideal for heavier riders
3. Cyclamatic Power Plus CX1
Don’t let the 250W motor of the Cyclamatic Power Plus CX1 fool you. It might not be that powerful, but it’s extremely efficient.
In fact, the battery is rated to last for up to six hours and can power the motor for 28 miles or more on its own.
This is amazing when you consider that this e-bike is easily the most affordable bike on our list.
Equipped with a conveniently-located 21-speed Shimano gear, as well as a coated stainless-steel frame, this e-bike is resistant to rust and will shift quickly, allowing you to speed up when manually biking on your own and slow down with ease.
Of course, being a value-oriented purchase, you can’t expect this e-bike to be universally compatible.
Taller riders will find it non-height-adjustable seats uncomfortable, and because its motor isn’t that powerful despite being very efficient, you’ll have to pedal more to get up to speed or to climb up hills.
This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, but if you’re looking for a powerful e-bike, this is not it.
The Cyclamatic Power Plus CX1 is best for people who want an affordable and reliable commuter e-bike.
- Generous saddle cushion for added comfort
- Easy to use
- At least 30 miles of travel per charge
- Needs to be assembled out of the box
4. Tower Beach Bum Electric Beach Cruiser
Selling for just a shade below the $2,000 mark, the Tower Beach Bum Electric Beach Cruiser is high-quality bicycle.
Everything about the Tower Beach Bum has a brand name attached to it.
The saddle and grips are from Velo; the fat frank balloon tires are from Schwalbe; the 7-speed gear and derailleur system are Shimano; the mechanical disc brakes are from Tektro; and lastly, it has a high-grade, aluminum body frame that allows it to weigh just 49 pounds, which is extremely light considering how much power it’s packing.
Speaking of power, it has a 65nm high-torque 48-volt and 500-watt motor with a 14Ah Samsung battery that gives it a mile range of up to 60 miles.
Mechanically and electronically, this cruiser won’t leave you wanting for more.
- Very lightweight compared to the competition
- Powerful motor
- High-capacity batteries
- Informative LCD screen
- Not for rough surfaces
5. Speedrid Folding Ebike
If you need something that stores conveniently and can climb hills easily, then you might want to consider the Speedrid Folding Ebike.
You won’t have to avoid hills during your daily commute with this ebike thanks to its high-speed, 500-watt brushless motor, which allows it to climb hills with ease. On flatter terrain, the motor can let you reach up to 22 mph with ease and the large but removable 12.5Ah battery gives it around 22 miles of distance before needing a recharge.
The e-bike also has an LCD display that shows how fast you’re going, how much battery is left, and how far you’ve gone. You can also choose between a 5-speed mode and a more normal 3-speed mode.
As for its mechanical components, this folding e-bike has a double-layer aluminum alloy wheel rim with a high-strength carbon steel front fork for added shock absorption.
For stopping power, it has a mechanical disc brake on its fronts and rears, with its 6-speed transmission allowing you to speed up with ease.
As an added bonus, the bike comes mostly pre-assembled and can easily be fully assembled without any help. But, if you’re having trouble, Speedrid has an assembly video available on their website to help you out.
- Folds neatly for easy storage
- High-speed motor
- Shock-absorbing carbon steel front fork
- Stopping power isn’t enough at full speed
6. Super73-Z1 Electric Bike
Is it a bike? A motorcycle? A moped? Or an e-bike?
Well, for simplicity’s sake, we’re going with the term “electric bike” since that’s what the manufacturers are calling it.
The Super73-Z1 electric bike is a stylish and surprisingly affordable e-bike that costs around half of its more expensive siblings but benefits a little from the trickle-down effect.
The e-bike comes equipped with a 500w nominal motor that peaks at 1,000W and it has a 420Wh battery with a maximum range of around 20 miles that tops at around 20 miles per hour, give or take.
While it’s not built for pedaling, it’s still great if you want to go cruising around town, and because of its wide street tires, tight turns will not pose any problem.
The only issue we see with this bike is its non-removable battery.
Outside of that, the Super73-Z1 electric bike checks all of the right boxes, including being arguably the coolest-looking bike on our list.
- Wide street tires
- Built for relaxed and casual rides
- Battery isn’t removable
- Not great for pedaling
How to Get the Most Out of Your Electric Bike
Just because you bought one of the best electric bikes under $2,000 doesn’t mean that you can’t do things to get even more value out of your money.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your electric bike.
- Get yourself an extra battery and/or charger if possible. This way, you can change batteries in case they run out in the middle of your ride.
- Keep your batteries fully-charged as often as possible, especially when not in use.
- Re-charge inactive batteries every couple of weeks or so. If possible, remove them to prevent damage.
- Keep your bike well-oiled and lubricated. Pay close attention to the chains for better cranking efficiency. Don’t forget the handlebars and saddle seat joint as well, as keeping them lubricated can help improve ride comfort and performance by reducing the friction between the joints.
- Switch to tubeless tires as soon as you can. They’re better in just about any terrain and are less likely to puncture.
All six of these are the best electric bikes under the price tag of $2,000. However, if we were to single out just one, we’d recommend the Tower Beach Bum Electric Beach Cruiser.
Extremely comfortable to use and with lots of power for uphill climbs, the Tower Beach Bum is perfect for all-around use. It might not be that useful for light trails and is most definitely not for technical trails, but, there are relatively few if any e-bikes at the $2,000 price range that can withstand hardcore off-road use.
If, however, budget is an issue, the Speedrid Folding Bike is an excellent alternative.
It might not be fast, nor does the battery last a long time, but it’s more than serviceable and can be folded for easy storage.