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Christmas 2023 gift guide: Top 3 e-bikes for every rider (Source: Unsplash)
Christmas 2023 gift guide: Top 3 e-bikes for every rider (Source: Unsplash)
As the holiday season approaches, e-bikes are becoming increasingly popular gift choices for friends and family. Below are 3 top recommendations for adventure enthusiasts, regular travelers, and even those needing a boost on challenging slopes, ensuring you find the perfect choice for everyone on your gift list.

1. Heybike Tyson

Heybike has recently launched the Tyson, a fat-tire e-bike that distinguishes itself with the integration of 4G, Bluetooth, and GPS technologies. The Tyson features a standard 750W motor within its foldable frame, enhanced by hydraulic front-fork suspension and disc brakes renowned for their strong stopping power. A standout feature is its built-in connectivity, allowing for location tracking through its dedicated app, adding an extra layer of security.

The Tyson's design, which includes a one-piece yet foldable structure, battery placement, rear rack, and front-fork suspension, shows similarities to competitors like those from ENGWE. However, Heybike emphasizes its distinction with GPS functionality that sends push notifications if the bike is moved unexpectedly while locked up. The Tyson's app offers extensive information, such as mileage, navigation, and general status.

Equipped with a powerful 48V/15AH battery, the e-bike is capable of up to 55 miles with pedal assist, or around 40 miles on battery power. It also features a 7-inch TFT display for easy management of power and speed. Classified as a Class 2 vehicle, the Tyson has a top speed of 28 mph (about 45 km/h) and is fitted with 7-speed gears from Shimano, making it a compelling and technologically sophisticated choice for e-bike enthusiasts.

2. ENGWE M20

• Reviewed by NotebookCheck
• Currently on sales on ENGWE, starting price at $1,199

ENGWE M20 is a fresh take on the SUPER73 style, marking a significant evolution for the brand. Equipped with 20x4 inch "3-layer" tires, the M20 is designed for all-terrain adventures, boasting features like dual headlights, dual suspension, and dual-disk brakes. It's capable of handling a maximum climbing angle of 10° and can reach a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour (28 mph). The hub motor, peaking at 1000W but typically operating at 750W, powers the bike to these performance heights.

One of the standout features of the M20 is its range; a single 48V/13Ah battery can sustain up to 75 kilometers (47 miles). Further enhancing its appeal, the M20 can house two batteries simultaneously, effectively doubling its range. This extended capacity is particularly highlighted in the top-tier 26Ah model, offering an ultra-long-range experience for e-bike enthusiasts.

3. Lectric XP Lite

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• Currently on sales on Lectric, starting price at $749

Lectric introduces the XP Lite, an addition to their range known for offering affordable and user-friendly e-bikes. This model stands out for its lightweight and foldable design. Weighing in at approximately 46 lbs (21 kg), the XP Lite is a compact electric bicycle that collapses to a size of 36 x 16 x 26 inches (91 x 41 x 66 cm), making it a practical option for storage in small spaces, such as under a desk or at home. The XP Lite is equipped with a 48V, 7.8Ah battery, which can be fully charged in four to six hours and offers a range of up to 40 miles (64 km). Its 300W rear motor, capable of peaking at 720W, provides a top speed of 20 mph (32 kph) and includes five levels of pedal assist.

When unfolded, the e-bike measures 63 x 25 x 41.5 inches (160 x 64 x 105 cm) and can support a maximum load of 275 lbs (125 kg). It features a concealed, swappable battery compartment and a backlit LCD display that provides essential journey insights and battery level. The bike's IP65 water-resistant rating, coupled with front and rear lights, ensures it's suitable for all-weather travel. 


Photo by Heybike on Unsplash

Heybike (1), ENGWE (2), Lectric (3)

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Triet Le, 2023-12-21 (Update: 2023-12-21)