Electric bikes have been the hype for a while now. They have broken one barrier to entry for some people who would have otherwise never taken up biking. Having that extra support can be the much-needed pat on the shoulder when you are out on the road. One of the primary use cases for electric bikes is commuting. Being able to make use of the electric power ensures that you are not too exerted and sweaty when you make it down to the office. However, there are many crossovers between electric bikes for women and those for men. It is always worth looking at the purpose-built ones. That way, you get a bike that was built with you or those like you in mind.
For the most part, electric bikes do not come cheap. Going too low in the market will often lead to inferior quality products. Going to the high end does not necessarily guarantee that you get the best products either. With that in mind, we took some time to try electric bikes for women across the board. In this post, you will find our top picks and other products. We will look at what you can expect from each one. Be sure to keep an eye out for the buyer’s guide as well.
The best pick on this list is the LJ Adult Women’s Electric Bike. This bike was selected for the top choice because of the amount of distance you can cover with it. When you combine cycling and the electric battery, you can go up to 60 miles on one charge. When using the battery alone, that number goes down to 45 Miles which is still the best by some miles. Of all the other bikes the highest we saw was 30 Miles. With the lowest being 15 Miles. This bike stands out in terms of its size, which is well adept to the average woman. The low frame means you wouldn’t have to struggle with balance when you wait at a robot for the traffic to clear. It comes with headlamps and a horn for comfortable cruising even when it's night-time. The frame is durable carbon steel, and the motor lets out over 300W of power.
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The SwagTron Swagcycle is an electric bike that can also be used by pedalling. The bike comes in full black colour with a yellow stripe in the centre. The bike is very efficient for its size being able to go at about 15MPH on a full charge. If you like in the city, this should be enough for a trip to the office. The bike battery has been made small so that you can easily detach it and charge it while you are at work. If you wish to, you can also buy a spare battery to go around with you which would be a plus. It has been made to glide through the city with an aerodynamic design. This also includes going up hills. You can conquer the steep city roads with ease. The air-filled tires will offer you advantages in the case that you meet any ditches on the road. The seat is comfortable meaning that you won’t develop any back pains, and this is good health-wise. When you get this product, it will come fully assembled, which is an excellent thing for people who do not like to perform DIY. One thing that stands out negatively is that it appears very small at first sight. You might think this was for a child.
- 15MPH on a full charge
- The battery is small and compact
- Aerodynamic design
- Comfortable seat
- Comes fully assembled
- Might not accommodate heavier people
- Not for the outdoors
This is a 26” bike made from Nakto. It has a carbon steel frame and is durable, which will benefit you in the long run. The bike has excellent shock absorption, which will allow you a smooth and comfortable ride. Comfortable rides are essential to avoiding muscle aches. It is an electric bike that comes with a lithium battery which can take you as far as 28MPH in one charge. This is a comparably higher distance than most bikes can provide. That distance can also be lengthened by purchasing a spare battery. The battery is detachable for convenient charging. The bike comes with front and rear brakes that will protect you whilst you are moving at high speeds. This bike has a top speed of almost 25MPH, which is impressive. You can also use this bike at night because they have added a bright LED headlamp. It comes in a white finish and has a low frame. This design is well suited to people who ride in towns and cities because it allows them to stop and start quickly. It also provides the chance for the rider to cruise rather than to cycle. If you do wish to cycle, you can easily do so by turning on the pedal assist.
- The durable steel carbon frame
- Front and rear brake for added safety
- 6-speed transmission system
- Front horn and headlamp
- 28MPH Distance on one charge
- 25MPH Top speed
- Not designed for the outdoors
- Relatively expensive
This Swagtron EV-7 bike comes with a white body and light blue stripe. It is a 16” electric bike with pedal facilities available. The bike comes with multiple cycling modes where you can choose to pedal, use the battery or combine both methods. This feature will help you preserve your battery life on longer journeys. The maximum distance that can be covered is 15.5 miles. This is slightly more than its closest competitor from the same manufacturer. It can also go faster at up to 18.6 MPH. This increase in speed and distance capacity is an improvement from the other models. The battery is also removable and charges fully in only 4 hours. This is quite a decent return for a full charge. It will allow you to charge your battery throughout a workday fully. The rear suspension is made from advanced technology which will enable you to go outdoors if need be. This adds versatility to this bike which we never saw before in the other models. It is viewed as a Gold Standard product by the manufacturer, and you will therefore receive a 1-year limited warranty on the bike. This warranty is welcomed by customers who wish to have some guarantee their money won’t be wasted.
- Improved distance capacity at over 15.5 miles
- Powerful 350W motor for improved speed of 18.6 MPH
- Full charge in 4 hours
- Advanced suspension allows for off-road cycling
- 1-year warranty
- This bike looks too small for adults
- Inadequate headlamp
The LJ women’s electric bike comes with 20” wheels and a 7-speed gearbox. The bike is nice and petite for the average woman to get on and off comfortably. The bike comes with the option to cycle or use the battery or both as we have seen with the other bikes. It has a front shock absorber that is made from carbon steel, meaning that you get more excellent stability and control. It has a mighty motor with an output power of 300W that can allow you to reach high speeds safely. This means it is suitable for use on the road even when the climb is steep. It has an ergonomic design that comes with an LED display allowing you to see when you cycle at night. The brakes on the bike are of high quality and will enable the user to stop quickly, seeing as they have been placed on both front and rear brakes. The removable lithium battery is a value for money inclusion on the bike. It makes this bike the one on the list with the highest distance per charge. On battery alone, the cycle can get up to 45 kilometres. This is a safer distance, meaning you can own this bike and travel to work even if you do not live close to work.
- 60 miles per full charge when combined with pedalling
- Carbon steel suspension for outdoor use
- 300W powerful motor
- Headlights and LED display
- Front and rear brakes
- Weight of 25 kgs.
- The climbing ability of 30 degrees
This is the most powerful bike that we have seen so far on the list. It has a motor that can achieve a power output of over 1000W. This means that if you live in an area with a lot of hills, then this bike will be a good investment. Many electric bikes can climb hills but only at very low speeds. It has been designed with a sporty look in mind. The frame is made from aluminium, making it light and easy to carry around as well as cycle. The battery is made by Samsung, which has reliably produced high-quality batteries for decades. The seat is custom made and boasts decent comfort. The brakes are made by Tektro and come with their own warranty. The gears are made from Shimano and the suspension from Mozo. Dj Super has outsourced many of the components of this bike to the people who produce them the best. It seems that all they do is the frame and assembly. It’s a potent and well-crafted electric bike that will no doubt be a contender for the top pick. It is excellent for having fun and racing with friends if you enjoy that. The only issue is that it has a much lower distance capacity than the rest of the bikes on the list. This bike at full power can only go about 15-20 miles which would be the only negative I could think of.
- Powerful 1000W engine
- Light aluminium frame
- Custom cushion saddle
- Samsung battery
- Tektro brakes
- Low distance per charge
- Bigger battery to charge
This is a folding electric bike made by SwagTron. Folding a bike means that you can safely carry it into your office and store it there without it occupying too much space. The bike comes with 7 Speeds meaning that it has a strong ability to climb up steep paths. It will also provide you with better control as you cycle because the gears are well designed. This bike has the best mileage that you can get from the entire SwagTron electric bike range. It can do up to 19 miles on a full charge. This is impressive given that even though it has additional distance capacity, it still only takes the same amount of time to charge, which is 4 hours. The bike also has an excellent top speed of over 18.6 MPH. This will allow you to get around quickly as you need to when in the city. The battery is well secured, leaving you safe from anyone who would try to steal the battery. This bike has 16” wheels meaning that it doesn’t feel as small as the other bikes on the list. It feels more like an adult size bike.
- Best mileage you can get (Up to 19 miles on a full charge)
- Bigger 16” wheels
- Good hill climbing ability
- 18.6 MPH speed
- The bike folds to become compact
- Only 25degree hill climb
- Only has rear brakes
Knowing the products that we recommend is not always enough. You may have additional questions based on the reviews that you have read. That is where the buyer’s guide comes handy. We tackle some of the questions that you may have.
Is it worth getting an electric bike?
Yes, it is worth getting an electric bike. Not only do they give you everything that you would get from a non-electric bike, but they come with additional features. You will be able to take on hills and other difficult terrains with much ease. It will save you some precious time and effort. It may be a few minutes here and there, but it all adds up. Time is money.
How do I choose an electric bike?
There are various things that you should consider when choosing your electric bike. The first one would be deciding on the level of support or engine power that you are looking for. It is always worth checking on the legalities at this point. Some bikes are not permitted on certain roads. Knowing this in advance will save you some headache.
You should also look at what you are going to be using the bike for. For instance, if you are going for a commuting bike, you may want to consider a folding bike. Another thing to look at is the size of the wheels. Is there a specific brand that you like? That is another thing to be mindful of. A cautionary tale on this one would be to ensure that you do not limit your options.
Do electric bikes work without pedalling?
Yes. Most electric bikes can function without pedalling. The electric functionality is engaged where necessary. That is how you can preserve the power of your bike. You also have the option to use the pedals without the electric motor.
What are the disadvantages of electric bikes?
The most apparent reservation that comes to mind when considering electric bikes is the price that is often attached to each one. You must weigh the pros against the cost. If you decide that it is worth it, then purchase the bike.
Can electric bikes go up hills?
Yes, electric bikes can go uphill. The motor works to aid your pedalling efforts or completely take over. It is worth noting that the more demand that is placed on, the more, the quicker the battery runs out of power. As such, flat terrain will keep your battery going for a little while.
Can electric bikes be used on bike paths?
Although some cyclists will frown upon the idea of you zipping on their bike paths with electric power, there is hardly any place where it is illegal. E-bike laws permit you to use pedal-assisted bikes on trails and cycle paths.
Is it safe to ride an electric bike in the rain?
We have come beyond the era of fearing using electric devices out in the rain. Electric bikes are no exception. It is safe to ride an electric bike in the rain. There are various provisions in place on the hardware and wiring to make it safe. This makes up part of the product testing.
In conclusion, many of the bikes on this list have been chosen because they are among the best, in our opinion. They all offer the rider something different and charge their prices accordingly. If you are looking for something light and mobile, then you are better off choosing something from the SwagTron range because these bikes are designed to be compact and get you to nearby spaces in an effortless fashion.
If you are looking for a bike that you can ride to have fun with friends, then the DJ bike is a good option. It has the most powerful motor out of all the bikes and reaches the most extraordinary speeds. It is not very good for long distances, but in short, it works best. Other bikes are good alternatives from a price perspective to the LJ bike. They all have reasonable distance per charge but not as high as the top pick. It all depends on the area you live in and how far you wish to go regularly.