10 Best Electric Bikes of 2023 Tested by GearLab

Older children can go for BMX bikes, cruisers, or do-it-all Huffy mountain bikes. Tekton’s main selling points include a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain, a front suspension fork, and wide knobby tires. The biggest downside is the V-brakes that offer sub-par stopping power compared to disc brakes. I’m looking to purchase a brand new but discounted one, and I can’t seem to find way too many reviews on it. I’m very new to the world of e-bikes, and I’d appreciate some guidance. There’s a rear light (but no front light), a bell, enough space on the handlebars to attach a phone mount, a kickstand, and a rear rack to carry some lightweight cargo.

The last things to consider are ease of use features and included accessories vs. accessories that come as a separate purchase. The user interface varies from bike to bike; some show minimal information like battery level and power setting, while others include speed and other stats about your ride. Some models have an app to track your ride and adjust settings on your smartphone. Striking a delicate balance in the cargo bike market, the Specialized Haul ST is useful without overly imposing. Its small footprint makes for easy storage and agile handling, while its burly frame and solid spec ready it for heavy-duty service. Some of the models that kids find the most interesting are those inspired by their heroes, such as Spiderman and Disney bikes, intended for the youngest of riders.

The Blix Packa Genie looks identical to the original Packa but comes with upgrades like a more powerful motor and a larger battery. The 750W motor brings it up to speed and has no problem pushing Class 2 speeds up to 20 mph using the throttle or pedal assist. Rolling on 24-inch wheels, this long, heavy bike is impressively stable with steady, predictable handling. The seated position is comfortable and upright, with a wide range of seat and handlebar adjustments to suit riders of varying heights.

The battery, which is oddly mounted under the rear rack, is removable. I had a hard time prying it out with my short nails, so much so that I used a chisel to push it out. (I don’t know why I have a chisel in my toolkit.) I ended up just recharging it with the battery huffy electric bike on the bike. It’s easy to unfold the thing via a clasp in the middle of the frame and one on the handlebars, but just like how riding it isn’t very comfortable for me, carrying it isn’t fun either. There’s no handy spot to grab the Oslo when it’s all folded up.

These models are not very portable and they’re best suited to those who can ride them straight out of the garage. Just pedal to engage the boost of power and fun from the 36-volt battery and 350-watt rear hub motor. You’ll experience the advantage of a pedal-assist electric bike handling hills, longer rides and keeping up with friends.