Best Ebikes of 2023: How to choose your electric bicycles in Singapore

 

Navigating the plethora of electric bicycles (e-bikes) available in the Singaporean market can be a daunting task. Without thorough research or access to reliable reviews, there's a risk of regretting your purchase or, even more concerning, ending up with an e-bike that compromises your safety on the roads.


Before purchasing an e-bike, it's essential to be aware of the following considerations:

There are also safety regulations that riders and e-bike owners need to adhere to:

1: E-bikes are permitted solely on roads and shared paths like Park Connectors (PCN); they are prohibited on footpaths.

2: Riders must be a minimum of 16 years old.

3 Before riding in public, riders must complete a mandatory online theory test. Additional details can be found [here].

4: All riders are required to wear protective gear, including helmets while riding.
E-bikes should not surpass the speed limit of 25 km/h.

Tip: Non-compliance with these regulations may lead to penalties and fines. Further information is available on the official LTA website.

 

How do we pick the best e-bikes in Singapore?

Our selection process for the best e-bikes in Singapore involved a thorough evaluation based on several key criteria:

1. Performance and Features: We assessed the e-bikes for their overall performance, including motor power, battery life, and riding modes. Features such as pedal-assist levels, suspension systems, and integrated technologies were also considered.


2. Customer Reviews: Real-world experiences matter. We analyzed customer reviews and feedback to understand user satisfaction, reliability, and any common issues with specific e-bike models.

3. Safety Standards: The safety features of each e-bike were a top priority. We considered elements like braking systems, lighting, and overall compliance with safety standards to ensure rider well-being.

4. Build Quality and Durability: We looked into the construction and materials used in the e-bikes to gauge their durability and resilience. A sturdy build contributes to the long-term reliability of the e-bike.

5. Value for Money: Balancing the price with the features and performance offered was a crucial aspect of our selection process. We aimed to identify e-bikes that provide good value for the investment.

6. Brand Reputation: The reputation of the e-bike manufacturers played a role in our selection. Established brands with a history of producing reliable and high-quality products were given preference.

7. Test Rides and Hands-On Evaluation: Whenever possible, we considered firsthand experiences through test rides and hands-on evaluation. This allowed us to assess factors such as comfort, handling, and ease of use.

8. After-Sales Support: The level of customer support and warranty provided by the manufacturers was taken into account. Strong after-sales support ensures that users can address any issues promptly.

By thoroughly examining these factors, we aimed to provide a comprehensive guide for individuals looking to invest in the best e-bikes available in Singapore.

Top 5 e-bikes in Singapore:

Not sure where to start? We came up with a TOP 5 list of the best 2023 e-bikes in Singapore to help you choose the best e-bikes. 

We’d recommend you to test ride the e-bikes first before purchasing instead of being heavily reliant on this list because how you feel and how we feel about the stability and comfort of the bike might be different.

It is also important to note that other factors such as your height, weight, and cycling skills and experience affect how you overall feel about the e-bike. 

We hope this list helps you in narrowing down your selection and assists you in finding an e-bike that meets your needs and is within your budget*. 

*Note that prices stated are updated as of November 2023 listings

 

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1. Snapcycle Roadmaster $2699

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Snapcycle Roadmaster is Singapore's First Mid-Drive Ebike.


Revolutionizing the eBike scene in Singapore, the Snapcycle Roadmaster proudly stands as the country's premier Mid-Drive Ebike, offering a cutting-edge cycling experience like never before. 

Rain-Proof Powerful Mid-Drive Motor, 85Nm Torque

Hydraulic Brakes & 700C Road Bike Tire with Reflective Strip

504Wh Detachable LG Lithium-Ion Battery

Color LCD & 7-Speed Shimano Gearing

 

Specification:

Motor: 250W Mid-Drive Motor 
Brakes: Hydraulic Brakes
Battery: 504Wh with LG MJ1 Cells, detachable
Range: Up to 120km
Wheels: 700C Roadbike Wheels, Kenda tyres with circular reflective strip
LCD Display:  Color LCD Display, with 5 power adjustment levels

 

 

2. Jimove MC PRO $1699

 

JIMOVE MC-Pro is a compact and powerful ebike. Equipped with 16x3″ fat tires, powerful hydraulic brakes, 48v-19.2Ah detachable high quality li-ion battery, this ebike is one of the top choices for daily commuting use.

Powerful Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Motocycle-Grade Fat Tires for Better Safety and Maneuverability

Built-in Welded Rear Rack

Powerful 48V 250W Motor

 

Specification:

Motor: 48V 250W Brushless Motor
Brakes: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Battery: 48V 19.2AH detachable
Range: Up to 100km
Wheels: 16x3″ fat tyres
LCD Display: Yes, with 5 speed adjustment tiers
Foldability: Handle foldable

 

3. Jimove MC $1299

 

JIMOVE MC is a compact foldable long distance ebike. Equipped with 14″ wheels, disc brakes, detachable 21AH Li-ion battery, this ebike is one of the top choices for food delivery and bicycle enthusiasts. It has been sold around 10,000 units in Singapore, trusted by thousands of customers and it remains one of the most well-established models in the ebike market in Singapore. 

Long distance up to 120km

European Standard, LTA Approved Ebike

36V 21AH li-ion battery 

Foldable Frame, Suitable for MRT & Car

 

Specification:

Motor: 36V 250W Brushless Geared Hub Motor
Brakes: Mechanical Disc Brakes
Battery: 36V 21AH detachable
Range: Up to 120km
Wheels: 14″ pneumatic tyres from CST
LCD Display:  Yes, LCD Display, with 5 power adjustment levels
Foldability:

75cm x 65cm x 43cm (Folded) 

Easily transportable onto the MRT and Cars

 

4. Venom 2+  $1099

 

Venom 2+ E-bike is an upgraded version of the Venom 2 E-bike with better performance and riding range. It is equipped with a 36V 10Ah Samsung 35E removable battery that takes only 5 hours to charge fully. This E-bike can cover around 70kms of range with a full battery. Powerful 250 Brushless Motor makes it easy for it to even climb up the slope of angle up to 30 degrees.

 

Specification:

Motor: 250W Brushless Geared Motor
Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes
Battery: 36V 10AH 
Range: Up to 70km
Wheels: Sports Rim with 14x2.125” Tyres
LCD Display:  Yes, LCD Display, with 3 power adjustment levels
Size: 124x45x70cm Can Carry to Car Trunk

 

 

 

5. Mobot Ultra $1999

The Mobot Ultra has one of the largest battery capacities in the market, which is rated at 48V 25AH. This ebike is designed with food delivery and courier riders in mind. Firstly, this ebike adopts a low profile straight top tube for easy mounting and dismounting every single time. Secondly, it is equipped with 16″ magnesium alloy sports rims with 1.75″ wide tyres for superior riding comfort and elimination of spoke breakage issues.

Its small frame and the ability to half fold the handlebar allows the e-bike to be small enough to fit into car boots, but its dimensions are still too big to be brought into public transports. 
If distance and big battery capacity is your main priority, the Mobot Ultra is one of the good choices that you can go for.

 

Specification:

Motor: 240W, 3 assist modes 
Brakes: FILEL F4, mechanical, 160 mm rotor disc 
Battery: 48V 25AH 
Range: Up to 110km
Wheels: 16" x 1.75" (47-305), pneumatic 
LCD Display:  Yes, LCD Display, with 5 power adjustment levels
Foldability: Fold to 1400 mm (L) x 370 mm (W) x 700 (H)