A motor, a battery, and some wheels: It might look like cheating or a sign of laziness to a purist, but these electric bikes make a strong case for a motor assist. With a few hours of charging, you can accelerate quicker, ride hills with less effort, or just ride farther. Also, they're a lot of fun. From pedal-assisting designs to throttle models, we put tons to the test and picked ten of our favorites to take for a spin.
Haibike Xduro AMT Pro 27.5"
A full-suspension mountain bike, Haibike's Xduro Pro features a Bosch motor that's housed not in the rear wheel, but in the crankset and bottom bracket. The low center of gravity makes the bike handle well through all sorts of gnarly terrain. The price tag is steep, but it's the price you pay for a truly off-road all-electric.
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