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Best Electric Bikes Under $2000

ebike under 2000Electric bikes range from city commuting ebikes focused on energy efficiency and comfortable ride using roads and similar surfaces to fat tire ebikes designed to be tough and durable for rides over practically any surface that can support enough weight.

Electric bikes under $2000 feature plenty of power thanks to efficient brushless electric motors combined with high-energy lithium batteries often offering speeds well above 20 mph (32 km/h) and ranges over 30 miles in Electric Bike Modes.

Note: Electric bikes in this class often feature electric motors in excess of 300-500W, allowing the users to reach speeds of 20 or more mph (32+ km/h). This article is about the technical features and specifications of these ebikes, not about their legal status.

If You do need more information about the legal status of such electric bikes, the best course of action is to contact local authorities.

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Intro to Electric Bikes Under $2000

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Intro to Electric Bikes Under $2000

When looking for a new electric bike, there are few important details to check, including:

Battery

Most "under $2000" electric bikes feature 48V batteries, although there are some models with 36V batteries. Also, capacity ranges from 7-8 to 15 or even more Ah, ensuring plenty of energy for longer rides.

Electric bikes mostly use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries - when used and charged as instructed, these batteries are very safe and can withstand a large number of charging/discharging cycles.

Some batteries are designed to be removable, allowing the users to swap them - one battery in the electric bike another one being charged at home.

When the Lithium LiFePO4 battery is fully discharged, usually it takes 3-6 hours to charge it completely.

Additional features include USB charging ports, battery lock key, battery lock via smartphone App and similar.

Note: not all batteries have all these features.

Motor and Riding Modes

Most electric bikes in this class feature brushless rear-hub electric motors in the 300-1000W+ range offering all three riding modes - Electric Bike Mode, Pedal Assist Mode, and Pedal Only Mode.

Stronger motors ensure higher maximum speed and help climb the slopes and hills, but they also require larger and heavier batteries that are also more expensive.

Range and Speed

The range and the maximum speed of the ebike directly depend on the strength of the electric motor and the capacity of the battery.

Range and the maximum speed also depend on the terrain type, user weight, riding style, tire types, tire pressure, and similar.

Electric Bike Types

The most common electric bike types in this class are fat tire electric bikes, mountain electric bikes, and city bikes.

There are other electric bike types that are not as popular, including, tandem electric bikes, tricycle electric bikes, etc.

Weights

Electric bike weight depends on the frame material, battery size and weight, motor strength, bike's intended use, and similar and can go up to, or even more than 70-80 pounds (~32-36 kg).

The maximum load capacity of the electric bike is the combination of the user's weight and any cargo that can be carried by the user, like backpacks and similar, and can go as high as 350-400 pounds (~158-181 kg).

Frame Material and Type

Most popular frame materials include aluminum and steel, with the most stressed parts being made of high-carbon steel.

In order to keep the weight as low as possible, some models include parts made of carbon fibers and similar, more expensive materials.

Most robust frames are generally one-piece frames.

However, to help with the storage, some frames are foldable, allowing the users to easily fit such bikes in, for example, the trunk of the cars or similar.

Foldable frames are used successfully even on offroad fat-tire bikes, so if You can choose between a one-piece frame and a foldable frame, go for the foldable frame - IMHO, of course.

Suspension and Wheels

Good suspension and air-filled tires make the ride smooth and comfortable and in the end, safer.

Electric bikes feature suspension systems on the front wheels, on the rear wheels and can be even part of the bike's seat.

Of course, not all models feature all three suspension systems.

Another important feature of electric bikes is the size of their wheels - some models feature 20 inches (~51 cm) tires, while other models come with 26-27+ inch (~66-68.6 cm) wheels.

The larger the wheel, the smoother the ride...

Brakes

Almost all electric bikes in this class come with a pair of disc brakes, ensuring safe braking and stopping in a controllable manner. 

Other Safety Features

Other safety features include battery/bike lock via smartphone App, front and rear LED lights, easy-to-read display, easy-to-use controls, etc.

Note: When your new electric bike arrives, be sure to thoroughly read the instructions/Owner's Guide in order to get accustomed to your new bike.

Here is our list of some of the best electric bikes in the $1000-$2000 range with their features and specifications. When choosing your next bike, choose according to your own needs and preferences. 


Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike

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Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike is a robust and strong fat tire bike weighing only 59 pounds (~26.8 kg) and supporting users up to 300 pounds (~136 kg) thanks to the non-foldable aluminum frame.

The bike is powered by a 500W rear hub electric motor and high-capacity 48V 10.4Ah detachable lithium battery, ensuring maximum speed up to 23 mph (~37 km/h), the maximum range in the Full Electric Mode of 22 miles (~35 km), and 22-40 miles (35-64 km) in Pedal Assist Mode.

Obviously, the Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike supports all three riding modes, with the Pedal Assist Mode featuring 5 different levels of assistance.

When the battery is fully discharged, it takes 6-8 hours to fully recharge it.

Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike comes with large 26 x 4 inches (~66 x 10.2 cm) tires, which in combination with the front suspension system ensure a comfortable ride almost regardless of the surface.

For Pedal Assist Mode and Pedal Only Mode, the rider uses a 7-gear speed system, which doesn't allow the user to set the gear like 18- or 21-gear systems, but it is IMHO more than enough for most situations.

Large LCD display provides easy-to-read information about the remaining battery charge, current speed, mileage, riding mode, Pedal Assist Levels, and reports errors.

Both weels feature efficient disc brakes, increasing the safety of the rider.

If You are looking for an electric bike that can be used as a city bike for everyday commuting, as a mountain bike, and as a fat tire bike for offroad adventures, consider Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike.

There are fat tire bikes that are foldable, that are stronger, that perhaps have larger batteries, etc. but the Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike offers all that and also comes at a rather affordable price, making it one of the most popular ebikes in its class.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Speedrid Fat Tire Electric Bike Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Rattan Electric Bike for Adults

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Rattan Electric Bike for Adults features a foldable aluminum frame, 500W rear hub brushless electric motor, and large, detachable 48V 13Ah lithium battery, providing a maximum speed of up to 25 mph (~40 km/h) and a maximum range of 40 miles (~64 km) in Full Electric Mode and up to 60-80 miles (~96-128 km) in Pedal Assist Mode.

Pedal Only Mode is based on the Shimano 7-speed gear system.

Rattan Electric Bike for Adults weighs ~61 pounds (~27.7 kg) and supports users up to 300 pounds (~136 kg).

When the bike is folded, its physical dimensions are just 8.1 x 23.6 x 31.1 inches (~21.6 x 60 x 79 cm), requiring very little storage area and making it very easy to transport.

Also, the bike is suitable for riders in the 5'4" - 6'4" (~162.5 - 193 cm) height range.

Rattan Electric Bike for Adults features 20 x 3 inch (~51 x 7.6 cm) tires, making it suitable for various terrains, from city roads to gravel, snow, sand, and similar offroad trails.

The bike features a front suspension system, which in combination with fat tires, ensures a smooth ride.

Both wheels feature very efficient disc brakes and in combination with the front and rear lights increase the safety of the rider.

One of the very interesting features is the rear seat and rear footrests.

Rattan Electric Bike for Adults also features 4.3-inch (~11 cm) LED display which shows the remaining battery capacity, current speed, PAS level, and odometer status.

Rattan Electric Bike for Adults is another versatile fat tire electric bike that can be used in many situations and that comes at an acceptable price, making it a very popular ebike in this class.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Rattan Electric Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike for Adults

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Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike for Adults is a high-end fat tire ebike, intended for offroad rides over various types of terrain. But, it is also very popular as a cool-looking city bike for everyday commuting and other activities.

Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike comes with a 750W brushless rear hub motor powered by a 48V 14Ah Samsung lithium battery providing a maximum speed of up to 26-28 mph (~42-45 km/h) and a maximum range of 40 miles (64 km) in Full Electric Mode.

In the Pedal Assist Mode, the maximum range is around 60 miles (~96 km), depending on the terrain type, pedal assistance level, user weight, and similar.

The Pedal Only Mode relies on the Shimano 8-speed gear system.

The battery itself weighs ~7 pounds (~3.2 kg), is detachable, and features a charging time of 5-7 hours.

The bike with the battery weighs 66 pounds (~30 kg) with a maximum load capacity of 280-300 pounds (~127-136 kg).

Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike comes with 26 x 4 inches (66 x 10.2 cm) tires and with both front and rear suspension system, making the ride rather smooth and comfortable, regardless of the surface - of course, slow road rides are much more comfortable than fast rides over bumpy gravel trails ...

Controls are easy and intuitive to use. Also, the bike comes with 4.3 inches (~11 cm) LCD color display and even a smartphone holder.

If You are looking for a high-end electric bike that can be used as a city bike, mountain bike, or as a true fat tire bike and You don't mind paying some extra more, consider the Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Wallke X3 Pro Electric Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


VELOWAVE Electric Mountain Bike for Adults

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VELOWAVE Electric Mountain Bike features an aluminum frame with front-wheel suspension, 500W brushless rear hub electric motor, and 48V 13 Ah removable lithium battery, ensuring maximum speed of up to 25 mph (40 km/h) and the maximum range of 28 miles (~45 km) in Full Electric Mode and 35+ miles (~56+ km) in Pedal Assist Mode.

Pedal Assist Mode features 5 different levels of assistance. Also, Pedal Only Mode relies on the Shimano 7-speed gear system.

Tires are large and comfortable with physical dimensions of 27.5 x 2.35 inches (~70 x 6 cm) - such tires are more energy-efficient on paved roads than fat tires and are much better suited for trail rides (or bumpy roads, for example) than thin tires commonly found at electric city bikes.

Both wheels feature very efficient disc brakes allowing the user to stop quickly if needed.

VELOWAVE Electric Mountain Bike weighs 57 pounds (~25.9 kg) and supports users up to 280 pounds (~127 kg) with a height between 5'4" and 6'2" (~162.5 - 188 cm).

The multifunctional color TFT display shows speed, assist level, battery charge, and mileage.

While the VELOWAVE Electric Mountain Bike features rear red reflector light, it doesn't feature front LED light - it would be nice to have one.

If You are looking for an elegant and robust mountain electric bike and You prefer such bike over fat-tire bikes, consider this model - it is not the cheapest on our list, but it is well-balanced design and the missing front light can be ordered later and mounted easily if/when required (most general while LED bike lights will do just fine).

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the VELOWAVE Electric Mountain Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle

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ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle features 500W rear hub motor and 36V 12.5Ah removable lithium battery, ensuring maximum speed of 20 mph (32 km/h), a maximum range of 18.5 miles (~30 km) in the Full Electric Mode and range of up to 29 miles (~46-47 km) in Pedal Assist Mode.

Pedal Only Mode is ensured with the Shimano 7-speed gear system.

Battery charging time is around 6-8 hours.

Tires are large, 26 x 4 inches (~66 x 10.2 cm), providing good support even on soft terrains covered with snow and sand. In combination with the front wheel suspension system, the ride is comfortable even on bumpy terrain.

The maximum supported load is 265 pounds (~120 kg) with the recommended user height between 5'7" and 6'3" (~170 - 190 cm).

ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle comes with an S900 LCD display, showing all the relevant data about the ebike to the user.

Also, both wheels feature disc brakes, ensuring quick and safe stopping. However, ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle doesn't feature LED lights, which could come rather handy during low light conditions - they can be mounted later, if/when required, but ...

All in all, ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle is well built and designed fat tire electric bike, and is very popular among its users.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the ECOTRIC 26” Fat Tire Electric Bicycle Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


PASELEC GS9 Pro Electric Mountain Bike for Adults

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PASELEC GS9 Pro Electric Mountain Bike features a well-balanced design, including front and rear suspension system, 500W energy efficient rear hub electric motor, 48V 13Ah high-capacity removable lithium battery, dual disc brake system, aluminum frame, etc.

PASELEC GS9 Pro Electric Mountain Bike features a maximum speed of 28 mph (~45 km/h), and a maximum range in the Pedal Assist Mode of 40-50 miles (64-80 km).

Pedal Only Mode relies on the 8-speed gear system.

Recommended user height is between 5'5" and 6'5" (~164.6 - 195 cm) with the maximum supported weight of 220 pounds (~100 kg).

Large 27.5 inches (~70 cm) tires in combination with the dual suspension system ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, almost regardless of the terrain.

If You don't mind a somewhat lower maximum allowed user weight/load, PASELEC GS9 Pro Electric Mountain Bike is an excellent, all-around bike that can be used for everyday commuting over paved roads and for offroad adventures almost regardless of the surface.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the PASELEC GS9 Pro Electric Mountain Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


ENGWE EP-2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults

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ENGWE EP-2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults features folding aluminum frame, 500W rear hub electric motor, 48V 12.8Ah removable lithium battery and 20x4 inches fat tires, and is a rather versatile electric bike, suitable for everyday commuting, but also for the offroad rides as well.

Note: some sources advertize ENGWE EP-2 Folding Electric Bike as having "750W motor" or "500W 750W" or similar - official ENGWE bikes page for the EP-2 model claims 500W motor.

ENGWE EP-2 electric bike supports all three riding modes, with the maximum speed of 28 mph (~45 km/h) and maximum range of 25+ miles (40+ km) is the Full Electric Mode.

Pedal Assist Mode features 5 levels of assistance and provides a range of up to 50+ miles (80+ km).

Pedal Only Mode is based on the 7-speed gear system, allowing the user to ride ENGWE EP-2 Folding Electric Bike just as any other fat tire bike.

The battery can be recharged while on the bike or while being detached. When the battery is discharged, it takes ~6 hours to charge it fully again.

ENGWE EP-2 electric bike weighs 70 pounds (~32 kg) and features a load capacity of 330 pounds (~150 kg).

Front wheels feature a suspension system which in combination with the 20 x 4 inches (~51 x 10.2 cm) tires, makes the ride rather comfortable.

Dual disc brakes ensure fast and safe stopping when required.

ENGWE EP-2 electric bike is a very interesting model, but at the moment of writing this review, it comes with very bad instructions, and is unclear what shops are offering 500W ENGWE EP-2 electric bike and what shops are offering stronger, 750W version.

If You are interested in this model, which is actually a very good ebike, before ordering, do your own due diligence and check what model is actually offered - 500W is a very nice bike, but if You can get a 750W model, why not ...

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the ENGWE EP-2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window). 


SOHOO Step-Thru Mountain Electric Bike

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SOHOO Step-Thru Mountain Electric Bike is one of the most versatile bikes on this list.

Its step-thru design allows the users to easily get on and off the bike, while 26 x 2.235 inches (~66 x 5.7 cm) wheels in combination with seat and front suspension system make the ride smooth and comfortable even on somewhat bumpy terrain.

SOHOO Step-Thru Mountain Electric Bike can be used as a city bike for everyday commuting and as a true mountain bike for some offroad adventure.

This ebike is powered by a rear hub 500W motor (915 Peak Watts) and a high capacity 48V 13Ah lithium battery. Also, it features 4 riding modes, not just three - with standard Full Electric Mode, Pedal Assist Mode and Pedal Only Mode, SOHOO Step-Thru Mountain Electric Bike also features so-called Walk Mode, allowing the user to walk up to 3 mph (5 km/h) with the bike.

Maximum speed in the Full Electric Mode is ~25 mph (~40 km/h) with the maximum range of 30-40 miles (48-64 km/h) depending on the riding style, user weight, terrain, and similar.

The maximum range in the Pedal Assist Mode is 55-65 miles (~88 - 104 km), depending on the Pedal Assist level, speed, terrain, user weight, etc.

Pedal Only Mode relies on the Shimano 21-speed gear system.

The maximum recommended load capacity is 290 pounds (~131 kg) and up to 325 pounds (~147 kg) if the spokes are checked regularly.

The bike itself weighs 59 pounds (~26.8 kg).

The battery features an antitheft key and can be easily removed if required. On average, it takes ~6 hours to charge the battery completely.

The bike also features a 5-inch LCD backlit display showing the user Power Levels, Pedal-Assist Level, Speed, Voltage, Battery Life, Trip Distance, Ride Time, and Odometer.

Also, both wheels feature a disc brake system, ensuring safe and quick stopping when required.

If You are looking for a robust city bike, and You don't prefer fat-tire bikes, consider this model - it has a strong and efficient motor, a large and removable battery, and is rather comfortable, even for longer rides.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the SOHOO Step-Thru Mountain Electric Bike Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Docrooup DS2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults

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Docrooup DS2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults is a robust and powerful folding electric bike with an aluminum frame, 750W electric motor, and large and powerful 48V 12Ah lithium battery.

When the battery is discharged, it takes 4-5 hours to fully recharge it again.

Docrooup DS2 electric bike support all three riding modes, with a maximum speed of 32 mph (~51 km/h) and a range of 37 miles (~59 km) in Full Electric Mode.

The maximum range in Pedal Assist Mode is ~50 miles (~80 km), although this depends on the terrain, user weight, riding style, speed, and similar.

Pedal Only Mode relies on the 7-speed gear system.

The maximum load capacity is 330 pounds (~150 kg) with the recommended user height between 5'1" and 6'5" (~155 - 196 cm).

A dual brake system and front/rear lights increase the safety of the rider.

If You are looking for a robust folding fat tire ebike that is rather fast and agile, and You don't mind spending somewhat more, consider this model.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Docrooup DS2 Folding Electric Bike for Adults Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


SAMEBIKE YY26 Fat Tire Electric Bike

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SAMEBIKE YY26 Fat Tire Electric Bike features aluminum non-folding frame, 750W rear hub motor, and larger 48V 15Ah lithium battery, ensuring range up to 31-34 miles (~50-55 km) in Full Electric Mode and up to 62-74 miles (~99-118 km) in Pedal Assist Mode.

Pedal Only Mode relies on the Shimano 7-speed gear system.

SAMEBIKE YY26 Fat Tire Electric Bike comes with a 3 Amps battery charger, requiring 4-6 hours to fully charge the battery. The battery itself also features a USB charging port.

Maximum bike speed in Full Electric Mode is 25-28 mph (40-45 km/h) - the safety of the rider is increased via dual brake system, large (26 x 4 inches, ~66 x 10.2 cm) fat tires, front suspension system and LED front light.

Also, the bike comes with an LCD display which shows all relevant data about the bike.

Maximum recommended load is 330 pounds (~150 kg), with recommended user height of 5'6" - 6'2.4" (~168 - 189 cm).

SAMEBIKE YY26 Fat Tire Electric Bike is an excellent all-around electric bike with a strong motor, large battery, and fixed frame. If You are looking for a robust and powerful fat-tire bike and You don't mind having a non-folding frame, consider this unit.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the SAMEBIKE YY26 Fat Tire Electric Bike Amazon link (link opens in the new window). 


Few Final Words

ebike under 2000Electric bikes in this class are strong and powerful units with large batteries and disc brakes, ensuring agility, smooth ride, and fast stopping.

Fat tire bikes can be used even as city bikes for everyday commuting, but they can be really fun on snow, mud, gravel, and similar terrains.

For people looking for strong and durable electric bikes for everyday commuting, electric mountain bikes offer better energy efficiency than fat-tire bikes, but they are nonetheless strong and robust bikes that can conquer difficult trails and terrains, not just paved roads.

In the end, always choose according to your own needs and preferences - after all, models listed in this article are just a fraction of what is offered on market.

But, we strongly believe that You will find a model that fits your requirements.

Note: Whatever You do, stay safe. After all, it is your own responsibility...

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