We can't really recommend an e-bike below a price limit of 1300 Euros, because this type of bike requires several technical components that must be of consistently high quality in order to guarantee a long time of enjoyment. Saving here only brings frustration.
But let us explain what is so important with electronically assisted bikes.
What you need to know about costs
E-bikes are great fun and open up new possibilities. If you have decided to treat yourself to one, please note that all e-bikes under approx. 1300 Euros will not be a pleasure, unless they are exhibition pieces or second-hand bikes whose original new price was higher. With cheap goods, the quality suffers considerably, but quality and safety are essential for lasting riding pleasure.
The price classification for e-bikes
The entry-level models are under 2000 Euro, with good quality
For example, e-city bikes, simple Touring- and Hardtail-E-Bikes as well as Cross-E-Bikes are in this price range. The functional equipment as well as robustness distinguish these bikes. Nevertheless, you have to expect to buy a little more weight, because the light materials cost correspondingly more and are rarely, if ever, found below 2000 Euros.
Now it becomes interesting: The price range between 2000 and 3500 Euro
Aluminium frames and good suspension components are already standard here. The quality of the equipment, including the individual components, increases in line with the price. Expect an improved service life, but the range of the batteries also increases significantly. E-bikes in this price class are made of much lighter materials, which makes longer tours possible. In this category you can already count on powerful e-hardtails or Fullys.
The top class: From 3500 Euro luxury beckons to you
From about 3500 euros, e-bikes are a real joy to ride - that's the opinion of the experts.
The components are unbeatable, no matter whether you focus on the lightweight aluminium or carbon frame or prefer an e-mountain bike to an E-Road-Bikes: you can enjoy very powerful motors and batteries and will never have to reckon with shortcomings. Everything is top notch here, so it's time to enjoy!
In general, the following applies to the purchase of an e-bike:
Inform yourself well, think about the purpose for which your e-bike is to be used predominantly and use the possibility of a professional consultation, whether online (telephone consultation) or in our local specialist shop. Do not decide to buy until you feel secure and recognise that you are making the right decision: "This is it!" - Or if you already have sufficient knowledge and e-bikes have been part of your fleet for some time.
In the price range from 2000 Euro you are safe and can enjoy a lot of riding pleasure in any case. Let your salesperson explain the riding characteristics and the technology to you.