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Top 21 Most Comfortable E-Bikes of 2024

Breaking news: Comfort isn't just for leisure riders. You can get a high-performing motor and torque sensor with a comfortable build — it's not an either-or situation. Check out 2024's best comfort-focused rides.
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By
Ashley Reid,
Managing Editor
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By
Robb Dorr,
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Most Comfortable eMTB
Aventon Ramblas eMTB

Aventon Ramblas eMTB

Class 1, 250W Mid-drive
Most Comfortable eMTB
Ideal for eMTB beginners
Budget-friendly, but a quality eMTB
250 W mid-drive motor, 100 Nm of torque
50-mile range
Most Comfortable E-Bike Under $2,000
Tenways CGO600 Pro

Tenways CGO600 Pro

Class 1, 350W Rear Hub
Most Comfortable E-Bike Under $2,000
Quick, effortless commutes
Carbon belt-drive system for low-to-no maintenance
Ultra-light, 35 lbs with battery
52-mile range
Most Comfortable Commuter E-Bike
Mokwheel Asphalt

Mokwheel Asphalt

Class 2, 500W Rear Hub
Most Comfortable Commuter E-Bike
Perfect for regular commuting in traffic
Commuter-friendly features: taillights, fenders, headlight
Tall riding posture to see the road ahead
60-mile range
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How We Review

The eBikes.org team of e-bike experts and cycling fanatics has spent hours completing hands-on reviews to give you a realistic and unbiased overview of each model. And even when we can’t get our hands on the model, we examine specifications, rider experiences, and manufacturer details to create a comprehensive critique.

Our review methodology includes a careful examination of core features like power, range, durability, and, of course, comfort. Our experts then award a 5-star rating for each aspect.

For this particular list, we’ve gone through all (yes, all!) our e-bike reviews and selected models with at least a 4-star comfort rating. We then narrowed the selection to the top two models in each e-bike category, looking at features like suspension and frame design that directly impact comfort.

In many categories, our top two e-bike picks include nearly identical comfort features. We broke the tie by weighing other factors, such as price and motor.

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Reviews of the Most Comfortable E-Bikes of 2024

Whether you want to cruise city streets or explore rugged trails, there’s a comfortable e-bike that fits your lifestyle. We include 21 categories below, each with two comfortable bike options — no repeated models.

As you peruse the list, just remember that some bikes could technically fall under multiple categories. For example, the TENWAYS CGO lineup could work as the most comfortable step-through, Class 1, commuter, or affordable e-bike. With that in mind, make sure to check out each category that may work for you so you don’t miss a top-rated bike.

Enough of the logistics. Sit back, relax, and let’s roll into comfort!

Most Comfortable Class 1 Electric Bike

Orbea Vibe

by Orbea
4.5
4.5
Rating
Class 1
Class
40 mi.
Range
250W Rear Hub
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

With Class 1 e-bikes, simplicity and efficiency are the name of the game. Orbea’s line of Vibe bikes offers both, plus a high level of attention to comfort. These models don’t have the best suspension forks or fattest tires — but, to be honest, they don’t need such features.

Instead, the Vibe bike lineup offers top-notch comfort with carefully considered details, like large 29” wheels that easily smooth out ruts and bumps in the road. In the absence of suspension, Orbea decided to include a fixed carbon fork that’s flexible enough to absorb the minimal vibrations of city riding.

The carbon fork — along with the aluminum frame and small battery — helps keep these bikes’ weight around 33 lbs. A weight that low is almost unheard of, and it makes transporting the bike and pedaling without the assist quite comfortable.

Orbea’s standard Vibe e-bike comes with a step-through frame, but you can select a ‘mid’ model for a mid-step frame and a more comfortable riding position. These ‘mid’ models also include a different Brooks Cambium saddle that provides continuous comfort, thanks to flexible rubber and all-surface absorption.

Other Features to Consider

We can’t include an Orbea e-bike without mentioning the vast personalization options — something few brands offer. As of April 2024, there are 15 Vibe models, each with varying color options and features (like a rear rack). A few ‘24 models are available in any colorway (quite literally), and you can upgrade the bikes to include things like carrier accessories or a range extender.

Speaking of range, you can realistically get about 30 mi out of an Orbea Vibe e-bike. That’s nothing extraordinary, but it may work fine for short urban adventures. You can always increase that with Orbea’s range extender, but just keep in mind, it’s another USD 500-600 on top of the USD 3,000-4,000 you’d spend on the bike alone.

It’s also worth mentioning the motor, which may seem a little underwhelming to people used to absolute e-bike powerhouses. However, the 40 Nm of torque is more than enough for a Class 1 city cruiser.

Bottom Line

The Orbea Vibe e-bikes are all-around standout models. They offer everything you could want in a comfortable Class 1 e-bike: large 29” wheels, a fixed carbon fork, and mid-step frame options.

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Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 Remixte

cannondale-treadwell-neo-remixte
3.9
3.9
Rating
Class 1
Class
250 W Rear Hub
Motor

Like with Orbea Vibe models, simple comfort reigns in the Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2. The 27.5” wheels, soft seat, and ergonomic grips help reduce vibrations from rocky roads and offset the absence of a suspension fork.

The highlight of the Treadwell Neo 2 — at least in terms of comfort — is the frame. With a step-through frame and riser handlebars, you can enjoy a more relaxed, upright riding position.

Most Comfortable Class 2 Electric Bike

Comfort 2 Step-Thru

by Charge
4.3
4.3
Rating
Class 2
Class
30 mi.
Range
W Rear Hub
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

When an e-bike has the word ‘comfort’ in its name, you know it has some exceptionally lush features. The Charge Comfort 2 certainly doesn’t disappoint, with 27.5” wheels and almost-fat 2.6” tires that absorb riding vibrations and stabilize the rider. Charge also includes a proprietary Comfort+ saddle.

Both the step-through frame and handlebar with 60 mm rise enable an upright riding position, while the ergo soft grips reduce wrist strain. This electric bike only comes in one size, but thankfully, it’s an inclusive size that comfortably fits riders between 4’11” and 6’3”.

The bike’s weight also gives a nod to inclusivity. Even with the battery and rear rack, the bike weighs only 55 lbs. That’s not super lightweight but definitely light enough for most riders to carry up a few stairs or ride without the motor.

Charge really thought of everything, considering it included foldable pedals and handlebars. This doesn’t affect the riding experience, but it can certainly make the storage and transport process less of a headache.

Other Features to Consider

Charge focused more on comfort with its aptly named Comfort 2 Step-Thru. As a result, this bike isn’t a powerhouse — but it doesn’t need to be. The 250 W motor and throttle offer plenty of support for most urban hills and comfortable cruising. If you’re looking for a comfortable bike that provides a bit more oomph and can handle some tougher off-roading, you might like Charge’s XC.

The Comfort 2 can supposedly travel up to 50 mi on one charge. That’s pretty standard for e-bikes and most likely sufficient for leisure rides or shopping trips. Just keep in mind that the realistic range probably hovers around 40 mi, possibly less if you laden the rear rack with groceries or a child.

Regarding price, we have absolutely no complaints. This bike costs a very reasonable $1,900, making it one of our more affordable models. Perhaps the only major downside is Comfort 2’s popularity. As of April 2024, the bike is out of stock, with more on the way.

Bottom Line

There’s no way around it: The Charge Comfort 2 prioritizes rider experience. Its step-through frame easily accommodates most riders, and the almost-fat tires compensate for the lack of suspension by gliding over rough roads.

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Denago Cruiser Model 1 Top-Tube

denago-model-one
3.8
3.8
Rating
Class 2
Class
350 W Rear Hub
Motor

Denago’s Cruiser Model 1 Top-Tube comes in a very close second only because of its step-over frame and more limited rider height range (5’4”-6’3”). We’re getting a bit nitpicky, though, since the bike offers quite a bit of comfort.

It sports cushy 2.3” wide tires on mid-sized 27.5” wheels that can easily handle bumps and uneven pavement. While it’s not a step-through frame, the swept-back handlebars help keep the rider in a relaxed riding position.

Most Comfortable Class 3 Electric Bike

Comfort 2 Step-Thru

by Charge
4.3
4.3
Rating
Class 2
Class
30 mi.
Range
W Rear Hub
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Whether you get the 2021 version or the latest 2023 model, the Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 offers just as much comfort as it does speed. Take the tires, for example. Specialized made the wheels slightly smaller with the newer model, but they still measure 27.5”. Combined with the thicker 2.3” tires, the 2023 Turbo Vado 5.0 can easily manage rough streets.

We also love the decision to add a spring suspension seat post in the latest model, complete with 40 mm of travel. Specialized even updated the suspension Fork, this time equipping the Turbo Vado 5.0 with a RockShox Recon Silver RL that gives 80 mm of travel.

Moving on to the cockpit, the Turbo Vado 5.0 includes swept-back handlebars for a comfortable riding position. The 2021 version has just 9° of backsweep, while the newest Turbo Vado 5.0 offers 15°.

The frame also provides some comfort, weighing a manageable 55 lbs. It even comes in four different sizes to accommodate riders with heights between 5’1” and 6’4”.

Other Features to Consider

The Turbo Vado 5.0 offers plenty of comfortable features but incorporates a step-over frame. While traditional, it doesn’t give the most comfortable riding position or the easiest mounting and dismounting experience.

Thankfully, Specialized offers step-through versions of the Turbo Vado. It also released SL models, which are super lightweight at just 33 lbs. These make for more comfortable and manageable e-bikes, but just keep in mind that the lighter versions don’t offer as much power or range.

Speaking of power and range, the 2023 Turbo Vado 5.0 offers quite a bit of both. It boasts 90 Nm of torque, so you can quickly accelerate to the maximum 28 mph, and the battery lasts up to a claimed 75 mi.

Bottom Line

We said that you didn’t have to compromise comfort for speed, and the Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 is the perfect example of that. Its new-and-improved seat suspension works with the mid-sized wheels and suspension fork to remove the feel of rough pavement and potholes.

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Ultimate C380+ HMB

Gazelle Ultimate c380 HMB
4.7
4.7
Rating
Class 3
Class
250 W Mid-drive
Motor

Gazelle’s Ultimate C380+ HMB is neck-and-neck with the 2023 Turbo Vado 5.0 in terms of comfort. Both weigh 55 lbs and sport 80 mm of suspension travel to smooth out bumpy roads.

The Ultimate C380+ HMB stands out with its slightly wider height range for riders 4’10”-6’4”. However, what ultimately (get it? Ultimate?) knocked it down to the runner-up position is that Gazelle only offers step-over and mid-step frame options. If you want a more comfortable step-through frame, you’d have to forgo the perks of a Class 3 bike.

Most Comfortable Out-of-Class Electric Bike

Savannah ULTRA CC

by Frey Bike
4.4
4.4
Rating
Out of Class
Class
43 mi.
Range
1000W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Out-of-class electric bikes break the mold of the widely accepted e-bike classification, usually regarding maximum speed limits. Frey took it one step further with its Savannah ULTRA CC, creating an e-bike that exceeds both speed and comfort expectations.

It sports a full suspension system, with a RockShox Recon RL Boost front fork that offers 110 mm of travel and a RockShox Monarch rear shock. Of course, the dual suspension thing is nothing new. What is new, though, is how Frey combined it with a step-through frame.

Dual suspension typically appears on robust step-over e-bikes, meaning the Savannah ULTRA CC is one of the very few bikes of its kind. It not only offers a comfortable, upright riding position but also exceptional vibration absorption when riding over rough roads and trails.

Mid-sized wheels with 2.4” tires add even more layers of comfort to the Savannah ULTRA CC, as does the universal sizing. Frey claims that any and all riders can use this model.

Other Features to Consider

While the idea of universal sizing is undoubtedly attractive, it’s hard to imagine that this bike can comfortably fit any rider. The maximum payload totals 264 lbs, and that alone proves that not everyone can ride the Savannah ULTRA CC.

Size critiques aside, this is a solid out-of-class e-bike. The tires and suspension work well for (almost) all-terrain riding. The tires and suspension work well on both urban streets and backwood trails; just don’t expect it to excel on advanced MTB trails.

As an out-of-class e-bike, the Savannah ULTRA CC includes an absolute powerhouse of a motor. It provides 1,000 W of power (1,500 W peak) and 160 Nm of torque with a maximum speed of 34 mph.

The range is a bit less impressive despite the 1,008 Wh battery, probably due to its 70 lbs of weight. Frey claims a 43.5 mi range, but it’s likely slightly lower in realistic conditions.

Bottom Line

Frey has certainly turned some heads with the Savannah ULTRA CC’s dual suspension and step-through frame. This combination — plus the mid-sized wheels — keeps the rider comfortable while riding at 30+ mph.

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DŌST Drop CVT

Dost Drop CVT
4.8
4.8
Rating
Class 2
Class
750 W Mid-drive
Motor

We’ve included the DŌST in this category since it’s technically an out-of-class e-bike with configurations for both Class 2 and Class 3. Regardless of how you configure it, the comfort is undeniable.

The Drop CVT doesn’t have full suspension like the Savannah ULTRA CC, but it does come with a suspension fork that gives 100 mm of travel. It also sports a low-step frame and wide seat for a comfy riding experience.

Most Comfortable Electric Bike Under $2,000

Tenways CGO600 Pro

by Tenways
4.6
4.6
Rating
Class 1
Class
52 mi.
Range
350W Rear Hub
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Affordable prices don’t always equal poor quality. In fact, with models like the TENWAYS CGO600 Pro, the opposite is true. This model includes top-notch components and is deceptively comfortable.

Let’s start with the exceptionally low weight of about 35 lbs, the product of an aerospace aluminum frame. Not only does the lightweight frame look sleek, but it also makes the e-bike life a bit plusher by removing the hassle of carrying a 60+ lb bike up the stairs and, potentially, riding without the motor.

While the TENWAYS CGO600 Pro does have a step-over frame (step-through version discussed below), the adjustable handlebar stem allows for increased comfort. Move it up for a comfortable upright cruising position or down for more aggressive riding.

The wheels and magnetic torque sensor also provide a cushy riding experience. Measuring 28”, the tires are plenty large enough to glide right over potholes and unfinished pavement. And if you need a bit more support while pedaling, the torque sensor offers just the power you need for a smooth ride.

Other Features to Consider

TENWAYS specializes in urban bikes, so don’t expect this bike to do wonders on the trail. As far as city bikes go, though, this ranks as one of the best and most durable. The Gates CDX carbon belt is virtually maintenance-free. Combined with the aerospace aluminum frame, you’re looking at a bike built to last.

The 360 Wh battery also provides a decent range — especially for commuters. You can get about 52 mi out of it before running out of battery, and even then, you could easily continue biking, given its low weight.

Of course, a lightweight bike doesn’t have the room for a massive motor. That isn’t to say the CGO600 Pro lacks power, though. TENWAYS prioritized efficiency over a juiced-up motor by pairing the 350 W motor with a torque sensor. It’s all about giving enough power at the right time.

And just how affordable is the TENWAYS CGO600 Pro? It starts at USD 1,600. That’s a steal if you ask us.

Bottom Line

As a super-comfy, lightweight e-bike, it’s hard to believe that the TENWAYS CGO600 Pro costs less than USD 2,000. But it does, and we can’t quite get enough of this e-bike.

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Lectric XP Step-Thru 3.0

lectric-step-thru
4.4
4.4
Rating
Class 1
Class
1000 W Rear Hub
Motor

Ready for an even more affordable yet ultra-comfy e-bike? The Lectric XP Step-Thru 3.0 starts at just USD 999 and, as you probably guessed by the name, offers an adjustable step-through frame and a comfortable upright riding position.

On top of that, the 50 mm front suspension forks and fat 3” tires can easily absorb bumps and ruts in the road. Just keep in mind that the tires only measure 20”, which is a little small for a completely smooth ride — and maybe also for tall riders. Still, we can’t deny how much comfort Lectric packs into this affordable (and foldable) package.

Most Comfortable Belt-Driven Electric Bike

Specialized Turbo Como

by Specialized
4.4
4.4
Rating
Class 1
Class
90 mi.
Range
250W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Replacing the traditional chain with a low-maintenance, durable belt is a fairly new innovation, but one that’s definitely worth the investment if you ask us. While only a handful of e-bikes come with a belt, those that do often accompany it with high-quality comfort features.

In fact, several of the other belt-driven e-bikes also appear on this list, like the TENWAYS and DŌST bikes. But our winner has to be any of the 2023 Specialized Turbo Como IGH models: 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0. All three versions include a Gates carbon drive system and a low step-through frame (in three inclusive sizes) for a relaxed riding position.

The Specialized Turbo Como also integrates suspension to smooth out bumpy roads. In the front, it has an SR Suntour suspension fork (or a RockShox Recon Silver RL, in the case of the Turbo Como 5.0) that allows 80 mm of travel. Both the 4.0 and 5.0 models add a 40 mm seatpost suspension for some extra absorption.

Mid-sized wheels with 2.3” tires increase the comfort level, effortlessly gliding the bike over bumps and holes. Specialized even included ergonomic grips and a Comfort Gel saddle for a lush feel.

Other Features to Consider

Specialized calls this a ‘long-range’ bike since it can travel up to 90-120 km, depending on the model — but that’s kilometers, not miles. In reality, the Turbo Como will only get you about 56-75 mi in Eco mode, which is bordering long-range.

These bikes include Turbo Full Power motors that give a nice burst of speed. However, only one of the Turbo Como IGH models is a Class 1 — the 3.0. The other two variations are both Class 3, capable of reaching 28 mph. This definitely isn’t a knock on the bike, but riders should be aware in case local regulations don’t allow Class 3 e-bikes.

We also have to mention Specialized’s nifty anti-theft features. You can disable (and enable) the motor and set the alarm right from the app — no pickable locks or bike chains needed.

Bottom Line

Specialized certainly knows how to combine comfort with innovation. The belt-driven Turbo Como IGH models include suspension, a step-through frame, and ergonomic touches for a smooth ride.

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Vvolt Sirius

vvolt-sirius
3.9
3.9
Rating
Class 1
Class
650 W Mid-drive
Motor

As a light eMTB bike, the Vvolt Sirius provides a more forward-leaning riding position and a step-over frame — which doesn’t scream comfort at first glance. However, this belt-drive e-bike is, arguably, just as comfortable as the Specialized Turbo Como (if you fit within the height range).

In fact, the suspension offers more travel, (100 mm compared to the Turbo Como’s 80 mm), and the bike weighs a more manageable 55 lbs. We only ranked this as a runner-up because it scored a bit lower on other features, like the range.

Most Comfortable All-Terrain Electric Bike

MTNBEX Explore EX750

by MTNBEX
4.4
4.4
Rating
Class 2
Class
60 mi.
Range
1000W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Comfort lies at the core of all-terrain e-bikes — at least it should. You want the same smooth riding experience on gravel paths and backwoods trails as on paved roads. MTNBEX understands this, as shown with its all-terrain Explore EX750.

This electric bike can comfortably handle street riding plus any offroad riding short of hard-core mountain biking, largely thanks to its suspension system and wheels. MTNBEX included a proprietary inverted air suspension fork that allows 150 mm of travel — definitely enough to absorb hard drops and vibrations that come with off-roading.

The MTNBEX Explore EX750 comes with standard 26” wheels. They’re not as flexible and absorbent as the new 29-ers, but the addition of 4.25” tires makes up for that. These fat, grippy tires smooth out rough terrain and help you effortlessly tackle terrain like snow and sand.

Other Features to Consider

MTNBEX only sells the Explore EX750 in one size — large — which won’t fit everyone. As with many other all-terrain bikes, the Explore EX750 weighs a lot. It totals 83 lbs, making transport and motorless riding a challenge.

However, that weight brings a powerful motor you can toggle to 750 W or 1,000 W, with a max output of 1,500 W. These configuration options, plus a throttle, mean the bike can switch between different e-bike classes to comply with local regulations.

The top speed, though, is 35 mph, officially making this an out-of-class e-bike. The 840 Wh battery can also provide 60 mi, although that range may drop significantly if you rely on the throttle.

The Explore EX750’s USD 3,000 price tag is also reasonable. Keep in mind that you may need to invest regularly in drivetrain maintenance, especially if you are a throttle-happy rider.

Bottom Line

The MTNBEX Explore EX750 is about as comfortable as all-terrain e-bikes come, with fat tires and a front suspension system. Just make sure you fit the frame and can handle the extra weight.

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Aventon Aventure.2

Aventon Aventure.2
4.4
4.4
Rating
Class 2
Class
750 W Rear Hub
Motor

It was a tough call between the Aventon Aventure.2 and MTNBEX Explore EX750, considering both offer fat tires and front suspension. The Aventure.2 even weighs less (around 77 lbs) and costs under USD 2,000.

However, we can’t overlook the fact that the suspension offers 80 mm of travel — nearly half the travel that the MTNBEX Explore offers. Of course, 80 mm is nothing to complain about, but it won’t handle rough terrain as comfortably.

Most Comfortable Electric Mountain Bike

Aventon Ramblas eMTB

by Aventon E-Bikes
4.5
4.5
Rating
Class 1
Class
80 mi.
Range
250W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

With hardtail, step-over frames, and aggressive riding positions, electric mountain bikes don’t really give off a comfortable vibe. However, comfort and mountain biking can go hand-in-hand, as the Aventon Ramblas proves.

This 2024 model sports a RockShox front fork, which provides 130 mm of travel to help absorb the rocky paths and drops of mountain biking. What’s more impressive, especially at Aventon’s affordable price range, is the dropper seatpost, which drops 150 mm to give plenty of clearance when needed.

The seat also gives some extra comfort, as do the wheels. Most sizes include 29” wheels, which offer maximum flexibility on rough mountain bike paths. Only the size small includes 27.5” wheels, but they still provide plenty of comfort.

Speaking of sizing, Aventon offers four frame sizes, from small to extra-large. The Ramblas can comfortably fit riders 5’1”-6’5”.

Other Features to Consider

Like other Aventon bikes, the Ramblas is a fairly budget-friendly bike. While not as affordable as other models, we find the USD 2,700 price tag quite reasonable.

The Ramblas’ 250 W motor might seem shockingly low, but remember, this is a Class 1 bike. And the motor can give an impressive 100 Nm of torque when needed, so it’s deceptively powerful.

We also want to highlight the range. Aventon claims an 80 mi range, but 50 mi would be a more realistic expectation.

Bottom Line

Aventon made headlines when it released Ramblas, its first eMTB. Beyond that, though, the bike offers significant comfort to the MTB world. We can’t get enough!

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Canyon Grand Canyon:ON

Canyon Grand Canyon
4.8
4.8
Rating
Class 1
Class
250 W Mid-drive
Motor

Again, we have an extremely close call here. Canyon’s Grand Cayon:ON is another comfortable hardtail eMTB with a dropper post. The front fork gives slightly less travel (120 mm compared to the Ramblas’ 130 mm), but the dropper post gives 170 mm of movement in larger sizes (compared to the Ramblas’ fixed 150 mm).

Both bikes also have inclusive sizes and large wheels for maximum comfort, so we’re really splitting hairs here. We ultimately put this Canyon bike in second place due to its much shorter range and higher price. But these bikes both excel in terms of comfort.

Most Comfortable Cargo Electric Bike

Xtracycle Swoop

by Xtracycle
4.7
4.7
Rating
Class 1
Class
60 mi.
Range
500W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

Cargo bikes are the pack-mules of the e-bike world, and they tend to be a bit bulky and heavy to support hundreds of pounds of cargo. Not the Xtracycle Swoop. It incorporates top-quality components that provide both utility and comfort.

Let’s start with the aluminum frame. While it’s no lightweight superstar, it does weigh 63 lbs. That’s quite reasonable for a sturdy cargo bike and allows for easy transport and storage.

The frame also swoops down into a step-through design, prompting a comfortable, upright riding position. An Xtracycle Comfort saddle adds to the overall plush feel, as do the optional seat cushions for the rear rack.

With two different wheel sizes, the Swoop balances comfort and utility. Xtracycle put a small 20” wheel on the back to make room for a large rear rack. Of course, a 20” wheel is not the definition of comfort — but the front 26” wheel makes up for that and helps smooth out ruts in the road.

Other Features to Consider

One of the best things about the Xtracycle Swoop — at least in our opinion — is the customer service. Yes, we know: Customer service doesn’t change the bike’s quality. However, it does affect the overall e-bike ownership experience. We were pleasantly surprised to see just how attentive the team was during the bike selection process.

As a cargo bike, the Xtracycle Swoop performs well. It has a maximum payload capacity of 400 lbs, meaning you can carry quite a bit of cargo or additional riders. Xtracycle also offers a diverse lineup of accessories, like a child seat, front rack, and all-weather bags.

The Swoop’s EP 8 motor and battery are also quite impressive for a heavy-duty cargo bike. Depending on the additional weight, you can expect about 30-60 mi. Just keep in mind that these quality components raise the price a bit to about USD 4,500.

Bottom Line

The Xtracycle Swoop is a large and capable — yet comfortable — cargo e-bike. The sturdy step-through frame enables an upright position and easy maneuverability while carrying up to 400 lbs. No complaints here!

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Lectric XPedition Cargo

lectric-xpedition-cargo
4.5
4.5
Rating
Class 2
Class
750 W Rear Hub
Motor

The Lectric XPedition Cargo offers some serious competition to the Swoop, coming in at a lower price and offering a much greater 150 mi range. However, the final decision came down to comfort.

While the XPedition Cargo includes an accessible step-through frame and a similar weight, we didn’t love the saddle (although the adjustable seat post and stem are certainly nice!). Plus, both wheels are only 20” and not built for maximum comfort. The fat tires help compensate for the smaller wheels, but they don’t absorb all the bumps in the road.

Most Comfortable Folding Electric Bike

Montague M-E1

by Montague
4.8
4.8
Rating
Class 1
Class
40 mi.
Range
250W Mid-drive
Motor

Ideal for…

Why We Picked It

If you imagine a folding bike, you might picture an e-bike with a small frame and obviously visible folding joints. Well, that’s not the Montague M-E1. This is a full-size performance bike — that also folds.

When we say full-size, we really mean it. This bike doesn’t have the small wheels typical of folding bikes but large 29” wheels for ultimate comfort on trails and roads alike. It also fits taller riders (5’4”-6’4”), something not too common with folding bikes.

The step-through frame keeps riders in a comfortable upright position, while the Suntour suspension fork absorbs vibrations on varied terrain.

With the Montague M-E1, the comfort even extends to transportation. The bike weighs 54 lbs, which isn’t too heavy to lift into a van or onto the subway. And if you can’t lift it, the wheels roll parallel when folded for smooth transportation.

Other Features to Consider

At first glance, you can’t even tell it folds down to 38” x 38” x 13”. A quick release in the frame and another in the handlebars enable quick folding. The final compact size might seem slightly bigger than other folding e-bikes, but that’s only because of the large wheels.

The Montegue M-E1 can travel up to 40 mi on a single charge, which is pretty standard. However, speed demons might be disappointed to hear that the bike only reaches an 18 mph maximum speed.

With folding bikes, riders often worry about durability. While the M-E1 sports a solid build, the folding mechanisms are, undoubtedly, subject to more wear and tear. As a result, Montague doesn’t offer its traditional lifetime guarantee but a 5-year warranty.

Bottom Line

As a full-size model, the Montague M-E1 has shaken up the folding e-bike industry. It includes a comfortable step-through frame and large 29” wheels that smooth out any path — as long as you fit within the height range.

RUNNER-UP

Flyer™ Folding Cargo E-Bike

Green Flyer™ Folding Cargo E-Bike drive side
4
4
Rating
Class 2
Class
350 W Rear Hub
Motor

For all our shorter riders, don’t fret! We have another super-comfy folding bike that accommodates a greater range of rider heights: the Flyer Folding Cargo e-bike. With an adjustable seat post and telescoping handlebar stem, the Flyer Folding bike works well for people between 4’11” and 6’4”.

The plush seat also makes long rides much more comfortable, but the small 20” wheels detract from that luxury feel a bit. With this smaller size, you may feel vibrations and road unevenness.

Most Comfortable Commuter Electric Bike

Mokwheel Asphalt

4.3
4.3
Rating
Class 2
Class
60 mi.
Range
500W Rear Hub
Motor

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Why We Picked It

Biking to work should make you feel good, not cause pain! If you’re a bike commuter, you need a model built for regular city rides — one like the Mokwheel Asphalt (the name alone screams urban design). Whether you have a 15-minute or hour-long commute, the Mokwheel Asphalt can get you there in comfort.

It sports 27.5” x 2.4” tires large enough to help you glide right over potholes or broken pavement. The front wheel even has a 100 mm hydraulic shock to absorb vibrations from the bumpy road.

Even without a step-through frame, the Mokwheel Asphalt has a swept-back handlebar that keeps you in a more relaxed position. This design helps reduce the strain on the upper body, providing a significant perk for people biking to a desk job where they spend all day at work hunched over a desk.

The customized leather seat also provides extra cushion for your commute, and you can adjust the seat post for the most comfortable height. That same lush feel appears in the grips, which complement the clutter-free handlebars.

Other Features to Consider

Besides comfort, the Mokwheel Asphalt offers several other commuter-friendly features, like integrated brake lights for riding in traffic and reflective strips for visibility. It also includes a solid, durable frame that can withstand regular traffic commutes.

The 48 V battery provides up to 60 miles of range on a single charge, which is probably more than enough for a daily commute. And even if you forget to charge it one night and the battery runs out, the bike weighs a somewhat manageable 60 lbs. It’s not lightweight, but it’s not exactly a beast, either.

Perhaps the major drawback is that the Mokwheel Asphalt only comes in one size: large. Riders 5’6”-6’6” will fit comfortably on the bike, but anyone outside that range might struggle.

Bottom Line

As the name implies, the Mokwheel Asphalt is built to glide over paved urban streets. Its mid-sized wheels, front-wheel suspension, and ergonomic handlebars help make bike commuting comfortable. Just make sure you fit within the rider height range!

RUNNER-UP

Aventon Level.2

Aventon Level.2
3.6
3.6
Rating
Class 2
Class
500 W Rear Hub
Motor

The Aventon Level.2 comes close behind the Mokwheel Asphalt. It includes 27.5” tires and a front suspension fork, both of which help smooth out bumpy roads — just like the Mokwheel Asphalt. A few minor differences include the Level.2’s slightly thinner tires and suspension with 65 mm of travel (compared to the Mokwheel’s 100 mm).

What sets the Aventon Level.2 apart, though, are the frame options. You can choose a step-over or a more comfortable step-through model and then select the size that best fits your height.

Most Comfortable Touring Electric Bike

Cannondale Adventure Neo 1EQ

by Cannondale
4.6
4.6
Rating
Class 1
Class
85 mi.
Range
W Mid-drive
Motor

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