What You Need to Know About the Best e-Mountain Bikes on the Market

e-Mountain Bikes

Electric bikes have come a long way since an American inventor patented the first one in the 1800s. Fast-forward 200 years, and modern manufacturers have replaced that simple, gearless bike and its rear-wheel hub motor with fully electric and pedal-assist bikes, fine-tuned for every type of cycling.

The appeal of the commuter e-bike is clear: get where you're going faster. But with mountain biking, where you're already taking downhill tracks at top speed, extra speed could mean a crash. With e-Mountain bikes, eMTBs for short, it's all about getting you to the top of the hills as fast and painlessly as possible so you can enjoy another downhill thrill.

Electric mountain bikes come in two different types: pedal assist and power on demand e-bikes. Pedal-assist e-bikes, as the name suggests, require you to pedal to activate the electric motor, while power-on-demand e-bikes are controlled by an accelerator on the handlebar. There are also hybrids, which have both pedal assist and power on demand accelerator mechanisms. 


Why You Want an E-Mountain Bike

Whether you're a veteran mountain biker or just starting out, these are the main reasons you should absolutely consider an eMTB.

Going Uphill Becomes Fun

Let’s face it. Climbing steep hills and mountainsides is NOT the fun part of mountain biking on a traditional MTB. An electric mountain bike, however, is designed to take some of this weight off you and your knees as you pedal. This way, you can easily start on a steep slope and power up a hill. 

They Accommodate Different Users

eMTBs open the thrill of mountain biking up to a less-experienced and/or older crowd. The torque motor on these bikes can provide more power with less effort on the pedals.

You’re Safer Going Downhill

Going downhill, especially on rough terrain, can be a lot of fun with an eMTB due to the lowered center of gravity. Heavy components such as the electric motor and crank are located in a low position, reducing the center of gravity and providing extra balance.

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New Biking Experience

The overall riding experience of an eMTB is different from regular bikes. You can go faster on gravel, up to speeds of 30 mph. You can also ride easily up hills and reach higher altitudes without aching legs. However, there’s still enough resistance to use the bikes for exercises.

Now that you know WHY you want an eMTB, read on to learn WHICH e-Mountain Bike is the perfect choice for you.

Best Electric Mountain Bikes

Specialized Turbo Levo

Specialized 2020 Turbo Levo SL Comp
Specialized Turbo Levo

The all-new Levo sets the standard for full-power ride quality with stable, natural trail manners born from an integrated development approach.

To power the motor, the Levo's 500Wh battery is integrated inside the frame, located just beside the motor.  It’s removable for easy charging.

Being a mountain bike, the Specialized Turbo Levo Comp comes with a powerful front and rear suspension system. This, together with the thick double wall tires, make for a comfortable ride on rough mountain terrain.

When it comes to the build, the bike is built from the frame of Specialized’s traditional mountain bike, the M5, which is known to be solid and durable. It’s available in three different colors: glossy black, brassy yellow, and flake silver.

Technical features of this electric bike include:

  • SRAM rear hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM RX Eagle front and rear derailleur (12 speed)
  • SRAM RX Eagle gear levers

Specialized Turbo Levo SL

Specialized 2020 Turbo Levo SL Comp
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp

The latest Specialized Turbo Levo e-bike has a fully integrated motor that’s smaller than in previous model years — 15% smaller to be exact. On top of that, the motor has improved heat management and is silent even at maximum power.

To power the motor, the Levo's 500Wh battery is integrated inside the frame, located just beside the motor.  It’s removable for easy charging.

Being a mountain bike, the Specialized Turbo Levo Comp comes with a powerful front and rear suspension system. This, together with the thick double wall tires, make for a comfortable ride on rough mountain terrain.

When it comes to the build, the bike is built from the frame of Specialized’s traditional mountain bike, the M5, which is known to be solid and durable. It’s available in three different colors: glossy black, brassy yellow, and flake silver.

Technical features of this electric bike include:

  • SRAM rear hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM RX Eagle front and rear derailleur (12 speed)
  • SRAM RX Eagle gear levers

    Specialized Turbo Kenevo

    Specialized 2020 Turbo Levo SL Comp
    Specialized Turbo Kenevo

    The latest Specialized Turbo Kenevo e-bike has a fully integrated motor that’s smaller than in previous model years — 15% smaller to be exact. On top of that, the motor has improved heat management and is silent even at maximum power.

    To power the motor, the Levo's 500Wh battery is integrated inside the frame, located just beside the motor.  It’s removable for easy charging.

    Being a mountain bike, the Specialized Turbo Levo Comp comes with a powerful front and rear suspension system. This, together with the thick double wall tires, make for a comfortable ride on rough mountain terrain.

    When it comes to the build, the bike is built from the frame of Specialized’s traditional mountain bike, the M5, which is known to be solid and durable. It’s available in three different colors: glossy black, brassy yellow, and flake silver.

    Technical features of this electric bike include:

    • SRAM rear hydraulic disc brakes
    • SRAM RX Eagle front and rear derailleur (12 speed)
    • SRAM RX Eagle gear levers

    Everything You Need Under One Roof

    For your next electric bike, check out our bike collection that includes all types of bikes, from  kids’ bikes to cyclocross bikes.

    If you already own a bike and are looking to upgrade worn-out parts, we’ve also got you covered. We have all bike components in our store, including brakes, tires, derailleurs, and others. Additionally, we have biking products for riders, too, including helmets and water bottles.


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