For heavier riders, finding an electric bike that accommodates your weight can be quite a hassle. E-bike manufacturers may not make products that have your body type in mind, or if you think their bikes might work for you, they may not advertise the carry weight for the bike anywhere on the specifications. Fortunately, however, some manufacturers design their e-bikes with heavy riders in mind, creating high-quality cycles that can carry 300+ pound riders (and even sometimes their cargo) with ease. Here are 7 of the best e-bikes that can handle heavy riders with ease.
Zize’s Time of Your Life 3.0 e-bike is a rare find, as it comes from an e-bike brand that specifically has heavier riders in mind. While other brands might simply add higher-wattage motors or use attractive wording in the listing to appeal to heavy riders, Zize products are specifically developed to accommodate larger bodies while still being comfortable and easy to ride.
The Time of Your Life 3.0 model is highly rated and has a carrying capacity of 550 pounds. This is especially perfect for heavy riders who might also be interested in using their e-bike to carry cargo. It advertises a 500W motor that can reach up to 1200W when necessary, a high spoke count and durable rims, a sturdy seat post, and an efficient hydraulic disc braking system built to handle heavier riders. The total cost for this model is $7,000, which is one of the steeper prices for an e-bike model.
Rad Power Bike’s RadWagon 4 may be a cargo bike, but that doesn’t diminish its sturdy and high-quality build. It’s perfect for any heavy rider or rider under 300 pounds that might be looking to carry cargo (e.g., groceries), as its maximum carry capacity is up to 350 pounds. It comes fitted with a 750W motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and high-powered disc brakes that promise to help you stop, even in the rain. The bike comes in three different colors (black, orange, and white) and costs $1,899.
Day 6 Samson750
With a weight capacity of around 400 pounds, the Samson750 is a great option for heavier riders looking for a great e-bike that can support their weight. It’s a mid-drive motor system, meaning that the motor is positioned in the middle of the bike instead of on one of the two wheels, making for a bike that can move larger passengers and extra cargo a lot more efficiently. Furthermore, the seat stand is reinforced for additional durability. The Samson comes in two variations, one with a 14Ah battery and the other with a 17Ah battery, which cost $3,599 and $3,739 respectively.
The Pedego Trike is an excellent option for heavy riders looking to purchase a cycle with a bit more stability. The three-wheel design offers extra support to riders, along with its low center of gravity and chunky frame. While the manufacturer does not offer weight limit specifications, the trike is sturdy and built to carry cargo. Many heavier bike riders across the country enjoy the ability to safely ride on this three-wheeler. The trike totals out to cost $3,495.
EVELO’s Compass tricycle is a powerful, stable bike, meant to handle riders of most sizes. It features a three-wheel design – a design that is inherently more durable – and a mid-drive motor that can efficiently haul passengers and cargo. The Compass comes with a 500W motor that can travel up to 40 miles. With a weight limit of up to 350 pounds, the Compass is ready-made to ride without worrying about overloading your bike. EVELO’s website even mentions that riders that weigh more than 350 pounds can be accommodated, though they would have to contact the manufacturer to get a custom trike. The standard model costs $3,999 and comes with a 4-year warranty.
With a carry weight of over 400 pounds, the eStoker X1 is great for heavier riders that are looking to carry some light cargo. Equipped with a carry deck and a 500W Bosch motor, you won’t have to worry about the impact of lugging an extra bag around. The bike comes in twilight grey and offers three different sizing options for riders of different heights. When not on sale, the eStoker costs $5,114.
With an attractive retro design and highly efficient 750W motor, the Civi Cheetah Cafe Racer is a stylish option for riders looking for an e-bike capable of supporting their weight. The bike features high stopping power brakes and a 300-pound rider weight limit. While this is on the lower end of the weight limit spectrum, it doesn’t take away from the bike’s stable build and 50-mile range. The Cheetah Cafe Racer costs $2,399.99.