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ebiketips electric bikes of the year 2020/21

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Dave Atkinson

Dave was the launch editor of ebiketips and is a cycling journalist with over two decades of experience writing about all sorts of bikes. He also writes for ebiketips' sister publication,, and is most often seen out and about in town on his orange Tern GSD. 


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3 years 2 months ago

I'm slightly confused by all the references to motors having "more power

you're confused even though we've been through all this before?

3 years 2 months ago

Exactly. Also, it's rare that a reviewer actually mentions the resistance of the motor beyond the 15.5 mph cut-out. 
This is crucial and differs wildly between the various manufacturers, but these muppets seem to view it as insignificant. 
Ah well. 

3 years 3 months ago

I'm slightly confused by all the references to motors having "more power", "arms race, ever more powerful", "more powerful motor than..." and so on. Surely the spec sheets will testify that they all have the same power, 250W. If they have more then they are illegal. So whatever property or quality it is they have more of, it can't be Watts of power. I fully understand why the manufacturers marketing bumph will try to use so many words to suggest greater power, but your job as an independent reviewer is to cut through all that.