The UK based Falcon offers a range of quality eBikes and kits. The company will install one of their kits on one of their bikes, or you can install the kit yourself. Either way, the result is a custom eBike at a reasonable price. Being DIY eBikers, we like the concept.
The Falcon mission statement says: "Our objective is to get more people out of gas burning vehicles and onto electric bikes / scooters." We like that!
We recommend Falcon for your eBike needs and give it 4.5 stars.
Ford has more than just the Ford Focus EV in the works. The Ford eBike concept looks like an old fashioned velocipede. Details are sketchy, but the bike claims a 50 mile range powered by its front hub motor. The retro looking ride is not for sale as yet.
Giant has been making great eBikes for some years. The Giant Twist Freedom and Giant Lite of several years back were relatively high priced eBikes, but very highly regarded - people really liked Giant eBikes.
The GoCycle eBikes original version was well liked. The ebike is powered by a 250 Watt rear hub motor. The frame is a type of cast magnesium, as are the wheels. The GoCycle is manually powered by a 3 speed hub. The bike moves close to 20 mph and, at 36 pounds, is quite light compared to other ebikes.
The new GSR2 series is similar to the original, but features internal cable routing, hydraulic brakes, and electronic shifting. The internal cables work well until you need to change one, by the way.
The GoCcle is a neat ride, but in our view overpriced. Reviews are good. We give it 4 stars. Price on the new bike is expected to be €3,000 or about $4,750 in the USA.
Grace 4.7 Stars
The Grace eBike costs as much as a good electric scooter. However, it is a high tech quality built eBike. If you have the $6,000 cost to purchase one, it sounds like fun.
The Grace features a battery pack built into the frame and a 1,300 Watt rear hub motor. That's over two horsepower, over twice the legal limit in the USA ,and six times the power allowed in the EU.
Performance is fast at near 40 mph top end and an estimated 25 mile range. The Grace is a high end eBike and so we rate it highly. However, we feel that the price is more than the bike is practically worth.
Green Cruiser bikes include several models built on the same platform. The bikes claim a 20 mph top end and a 25-30 mile range. Power is provided by a 36V 10 AH frame mounted battery pack pushing a 250 Watt rear hub motor.
The bikes come in 9 different flavors, with or without a rear mounted bike rack. You can get a replacement battery pack for $300, which is a pretty good deal. Several versions come with front dics brakes. Weight is claimed at 50 pounds; again, this is pretty good.
The Green Cruiser line is not top of the line, but passable for eBikes. The bikes will likely suffer some parts problems over the long run. But with moderate use and good maintenance, the Green Cruiser should be a good eBike. We like the bikes and give them 4 stars.