The Perfect BalanceFirst on our list is a Chinese manufacturer and e-bike that I personally fell in love with and called upon for over a year of riding, Vanpowers and their City Vanture e-bike. If you missed the review on this bike, all I have to say is that it offers one of the best cycling experiences of any Chinese machine I've tested.
For $1,600 (€1,450 at current exchange rates), Vanpowers offered us a city slicker e-bike with an integrated battery, rear-hub motor with 250 or 350 W, and a Gates carbon belt drivetrain. Trust me, it was worth every penny at that price. Wait a minute, this is Black Friday!
The Compact SolutionUp next, Fiido is the crew whose work we've tested and loved along the way. This crew wiggled its way into our hearts with nothing more than their Fiido X, "The very elegant and zappy city e-bike," which autoevolution's Elena Gorgan tested.
This puppy stands apart from other two-wheeling EVs on the market with its folding and compact frame, decent power level, and notable range. Oh, ease of use is also a major plus for this bike, and as Fiido says it, the X is "Ready to Ride with a No-brainer Setup."
The LookerAlso on our list of EVs to consider grabbing while Black Friday is happening is Engwe's M20, the speedy scrambler-style e-bike that was already selling for one heck of a low price, considering what it offers.
We tested this machine earlier this year, and the reason I've chosen to entitle it "The Looker" is because everywhere I rode this thing, most people turned their heads and followed me along for part of my journey. Take a nice long look at it, and you can understand what I mean.
But looks weren't the only thing we loved about this bike; it also offered a rather speedy and comfortable ride, made possible by a 750 W motor and a full-suspension setup, which, as rudimentary as it may be, does the job just fine.
The Speed DemonThis next one is a beast in every sense of the word. From speed to a solid construction that feels a tad like riding a motorcycle, Himiway's Zebra surprised me and other riders with its knack for speed and dynamics while in motion.
If you caught the article we did on the Zebra, you know that this thing is fast. Heck, after tampering with its speed settings, I was able to hit speeds upwards of 34 mph (54 kph), more than any of the other machines we've tested, but mainly because those didn't allow for the same level of customization that the Zebra offers.
The Chillest of the ChillLast but not least, again, Vanpowers is the crew with what could be the most comfortable and smooth e-cruiser bicycle I've ever ridden, and I've straddled a few. It's the Urban Glide Ultra's turn, a mid-mounted motor machine with a safe and comfortable step-through frame and quite possibly the best range of anything I've ever tested.
The Final WordClearly, these aren't the only teams and notable e-bikes that you can get your hands on right now. Heck, just about every bicycle manufacturer out there is currently dropping prices on their machines. This includes top-shelf crews such as Trek, Specialized, Giant, and countless others, and these little-known guys with rather notable solutions.
But these are the ones we've tested and loved for the reasons stated above, and all we're doing is getting the word out as to what's going on in the world and the deals you can get your hands on. Ride safe out there.