Whether you’re looking for a bike that will keep pace with urban traffic or just want some go-fast thrills, our Class 3 e-bike reviews will help you choose the best ride for you.
The heavy-hitters of the e-bike world, Class 3 e-bikes are the quickest and often most powerful among the three classes. The motor on Class 3 e-bikes, which are pedal assist only and do not have throttles, doesn’t cut out until you hit 28 mph. Some bikes in this class are also considered Class 2 e-bikes, as they have a throttle that stops working at 20 mph in addition to the pedal assist.
While one of the most popular classes of e-bike (because fast is fun), Class 3 bikes come with a small catch: They’re the most regulated class of e-bike and are often limited to road-adjacent bike lanes and some paths. The reason for this, at least in most U.S. states with e-bike laws, is the increased speed equates to more opportunity for risk. Speed is an important factor to consider when looking at this class of e-bike, as good brakes, solid tires and a stable ride are going to be important to keeping safe on the bike. Those considerations aside, this class of bike is perfect for commuters racing the clock to work, for someone needing to cover a lot of miles in a short period of time or if you’re just looking for some speedy good times.
Further down the page you’ll find some of ElectricBikeReport’s latest reviews of Class 3 e-bikes. Our reviews include first-looks at new bikes as they are released and deep dives into bikes tested by our staff on the roads and trails in our home of southwest Utah. Whatever you’re looking for in the e-bike world, we’re confident we can help you find it.