Hong Kong-based Velowave makes a range of affordable electric bikes in the region of $1,500-$2,500. Velowave e-bikes have style and components that compete with many other electric bikes in this price bracket. For example, the company uses Bafang motors, which are highly respected in the e-bike industry even without a high price tag.
Velowave makes mountain, overlander, commuter, and utility electric bikes that all come with a two-year warranty on their frames. The components come with a one-year warranty.
Velowave’s founders are all outdoor enthusiasts who’ve been a part of the cycling community for many years. In fact, the brand started after Simon, one of the founders, found his wife couldn’t keep up on a cycling trip. He wanted to help her enjoy herself more, so he decided to start Velowave with his friends.
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Whenever you purchase a Velowave bike, the company contributes to One Tree Planted. This is an organization that helps to restore forests by planting trees in barren areas that lack diverse habitats. The charity’s efforts offset the carbon emissions of making Velowave’s electric bikes.
The design of these electric bikes proves a lower-cost e-bike doesn’t have to be ugly. The battery compartments in the frames hide the batteries while adding a certain style that sets the company’s machines apart from their rivals in the affordable e-bike segment. Velowave is also committed to building bikes for different groups of people, not just the average male body.