With all the efficiency and power of an electric road bike, plus a little added off-road spice, our electric gravel bike reviews are the perfect tool to help you choose the best ride to explore the less beaten path.
A relatively new (and booming) niche in the cycling world, gravel e-bikes look and feel almost identical to their skinny tire counterparts but with a few key differences: the frame is typically more compliant and comfortable over bumps, can fit bigger tires for more traction on dirt and the bikes usually come with more powerful brakes and beefed-up components designed for off-road conditions.
The appeal of gravel riding — with fewer cars, more solitude and the opportunity to to explore more sequestered places — has drawn riders to this category of e-bike in droves. Revered for their versatility, a gravel e-bike is just as happy on a paved road as a smooth singletrack trail, though there are some tradeoffs in pedaling efficiency as wider, more aggressive tires roll slower on pavement than slicks. Like other categories of e-bike designed to venture into sparsely visited locales, battery life and how the motor delivers its power are going to be key considerations when choosing the right e-gravel bike for you.
Like most categories of e-bikes, what constitutes an electric gravel bike is up for interpretation. Much of what you see marketed by major manufacturers as an e-gravel bike comes in the drop-bar variety and closely resembles a typical road bike. But really any e-bike with knobbier tires and a rider keen on dirt can get the job done.
Here at electricbikereport.com we keep tabs on the latest product releases and jump at the opportunity to test e-bikes on our home roads and trails in southwest Utah to help you choose the best bike for you. Below, you’ll find our latest spec reports of new bikes and in-depth reviews of some of the best e-gravel bikes on the market.