Top 10 Electric Mountain Bicycles with Pedal Assist Technology (2018 Buying Guide)

If you are a little into bicycles, you must be aware about the full-on war on the Internet between the hardcore bikers, who only accept tough pedaling with no compromises, and those who prefer electric bikes while accepting all of the benefits of pedal assist or full electric riding.

We are not here to judge, is it totally up to the rider to decide what type of bicycle experience he or she wants to get. In this episode we just wanted to acknowledge this newly emerging class of two-wheelers and specifically its off road division.

The following mountain e-bikes are mostly the all-new top of the line models of their respective manufacturers that can provide thrilling experiences to their lucky owners.

New electric bicycles featured in this video:

Trek Powerfly 9-LT Plus:

All new top of the line 2018 Trek Powerfly 9-LT Plus comes with Bosch CX 250W motor and a 500 Wh batterypack that is seamlessly integrated into the aluminum frame, allowing low center of gravity. The motor is working in pair with the super wide Sram EX1 8 speed drivetrain, and the toggling between four power modes is unnoticeable compared to having an automatic transmission on a car.

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 10.0:

It is the toughest electric mountain bike from Haibike and it easily holds its own on the market. xDuro AllMtn 10.0 is powered by a mighty Yamaha PW-X 250w that is connected to the 20 gear Shimano XT.

Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie/29:

In 2018 Specialized Turbo Levo goes Carbon and receives further upgrades with a new motor, suspension and revised specs. The pricing for the base trim of FSR starts from $4,500 and goes all the way up to $9,500 for the S-Works modification.

Focus Jam Squared Plus Pro:

Very often riders do not use up the whole charge of the battery on a short riding day and end up carrying extra battery weight for nothing. The engineers at Focus came up with a very clever idea for Jam Squared and introduced a modular battery to reduce the weight.

Scott E-Genius 700 Tuned:

The E-Genius has been a member of the Scott’s family for a couple of years now, but for 2018 it has experienced a major upgrade. The usual Bosch motor was replaced by a 250W Shimano E-8000 coupled with a 500Wh internal battery.

Giant Full E+:

The new Giant Full E-bike is manufactured from a lightweight and durable Aluxx SL aluminum frame, that incorporates a 140mm Maestro suspension system and complemented by a Rock Shock Lyrik RT3 160 mm fork.

Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPA SL 500:

Cube E-bikes have become a rather popular option for mountainbking due to a rather wide selection of options, with various equipment, colors and prices for any wallet size. The latest top of the line performer in the Cube’s stable is Stereo Hybrid 160 HPA SL 500.

Lapierre Overvolt AM900+ Carbon:

This is the first electric MTB with Shimano drive from the French manufacturer Lapierre. The most noticeable design peculiarity of this bike is the position of its 500 Wh battery. Rather than being integrated into or attached to the downtube it is mounted on top of the motor from Bosch.

Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay 70:

It is equipped with one of the most potent powertrains in its class which is a 250W 48Volt motor that drains charge from a large 632 Wh battery, that allows longer and more dynamic rides

Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 11 Carbon:

Trail 11 is the owner of a carbon frame with balanced geometry for easy handling. Among the other ingredients this rider is made from are ultra-performing and lighweight Rock Shox RCT3 fork, Moustache Grip control Ultimate rear shock and Shimano XTR 11 speed drivetrain.

Focus Raven Squared:

With the weight of only 14.1 kilos or 31 pounds Raven Squared is probably the lightest electric mountain bike on the market. It sets a new direction in the development of e-bikes offering handling identical to a regular MTB.


jontrackerjack says:

I am 66 years old and used to be a cyclo cross champion in the 60’s but with age comes limits and electric assist is perfect for me plus the wife can ride one too. so we think its a great idea.

Toby Walker says:

lol you forgot lunacycle! 8k for 250 watts lol

Jim Clarke says:


richard kellogg says:

What about Bulls E-STREAM EVO AM 4 27.5+

Billy Bill says:

250W? Kidding? Is it for children? 450$ and you got a kit of hub motor 750W by Bafang!

Daniel Wong says:

You totally miss out Merida ! They have one of the best rated e mtb in the market at value for money.

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Mountain biking is a thrilling adventure, not for the faint hearted though. This is where modern technology steps in and tries to attract more beginners to this energy-demanding sport. Experienced bikers wouldn’t approve of having an electric pedal-assist in mountain bikes but what do you think? Do electric mountain bikes deserve to exist or will they kill the sport? Share your opinion in the comments below.

Scooby says:

I’ll have one of each please.

TheVintagetamiya says:

I have never seen a machine deprecate worst then a bicycle

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