If you’re looking for a more affordable ebike, but with the buyer protection Amazon offers, I’ve put together I list of the better ebikes on Amazon to consider. There are several benefits from buying through Amazon.
If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you can probably find many ebikes that will ship free and/or have discounts that you won’t enjoy elsewhere. Many sellers are backed by Amazon’s buyer’s protection, which provides some peace of mind. Also, you’ll have the benefit of being able to read reviews from, hopefully, real customers commenting on the quality of the bike and customer service they experienced after the sale.
Also, if you already have an Amazon store card or their Amazon Prime Visa card, payment plans will likely be available without having to apply for credit.
I’ve including the assembly videos for each bike to give a good idea on what the assembly will be like for each. Most direct to consumer, ebikes are fairly easy to assemble, though I do recommend having a bike mechanic true the wheels if they need it, and get the gears and brakes working smoothly. A properly tuned bike is much more enjoyable and safe to ride.
So, here we go!
Heybike Cityrun City Cruiser
Heybike offers several different ebike models, and have many solid reviews on Amazon. They also have a 4.2 rating from Trustpilot, which is very reassuring. One of their newer models is the Cityrun, on Amazon. As its name implies it is a city cruiser style ebike. It has good standard specs that I’d expect to see such as a 500 watt rear hub motor, 48 V 15 Ah battery, 7-speed transmission and a step-thru frame.
It also has integrated lights, including turn signals, which are hard to find on ebikes, and a sturdy rear rack. The handlebar is adjustable for height and reach, and it has a classic design. I really love the black and white paint scheme, that looks so good with the brown seat and handlebar grips.
It also has a large center display, hydraulic disc brakes (unexpected for the price!), front suspension, and 26″ wheels.
The Cityrun is a good value.
You can check on current pricing and availability of the Heybike Cityrun at Amazon by clicking here.
Velowave is another ebike company that is making a good name for itself. You can read through reviews on Amazon and from other ebike reviewers. I haven’t yet personally reviewed an ebike from Velowave, but likely will in the near future. It is a company I’ve been keeping my eye on.
The Velowave Grace is a beast of an ebike with 4″ wide fat tires, a 750-watt Bafang rear hub motor, a high capacity 48 Volt 20 Ah battery, an 8-speed transmission and a torque sensor. It also features a hydraulic suspension fork, and hydraulic disc brakes. So, it checks off many of the features that I would want from a bike at its pricepoint, and really for ebikes that cost considerably more.
It is equipped with Shimano components and a lithium-ion battery with dependable LG cells. This is a bike that will ride very comfortably on pavement and be very capable off-road. The torque sensor will also offer a more natural pedaling experience. It is a direct competitor to the Aventon Aventure, for comparison.
Himiway is a very popular brand in ebiking. Their Himiway Cruiser on Amazon is one of their most popular models, and you can find many reviews of the company and the bike online. I have also ridden my friend’s Himiway Cruiser and can attest to how powerful and comfortable the bike rides. It’s also a model that has been out for a few years and is tried and true.
It is equipped with a 750 watt rear hub motor with 80 Nm of torque. It’s a good hill climber and good for heavier riders with its high payload capacity of 350 lbs. The 48 Volt 17.5 Ah battery with LG cells is also above the standard size for its price. It has a max throttle speed of 25 mph, which is more than most ebikes offer without some programming or upgrades.
The Cruiser also comes with a two-year warranty, which is more than the industry standard of 1-year.
Himiway also has other models that may interest you or be more suitable for your needs.
You can check out the Himiway Cruiser on Amazon here.
These are just some of the better ebikes that I’ve found on Amazon. There are many other ebikes available at many different price points. There are advantages to buying an ebike through Amazon, but like any large purchase, you’ll want to do your homework and choose wisely. You’ll probably be able to find something that will your suit your needs and budget.