The e-bike craze is officially hitting the United States, and tons of capable e-bikes are flooding the market. Of course, these bikes must meet government regulations that limit their speed based on the class classification of the e-bike.
So if you buy an e-bike, make sure it meets local laws and regulations. Many manufacturers ship your e-bike with a limited top speed to meet regulations. But they allow you to unlock the full speed of the bike regardless. So what are the fastest e-bikes for sale right now?
1.Optibike R22 Everest
The Optibike R22 Everest is an e-bike monster. This bike is fast, but there’s so much more. The R22 Everest offers up to 300 miles of range, which means it can go hand in hand with many electric cars and is among the e-bikes with the longest range. The reason for this extended range is the huge battery, which has a capacity of 3260Wh.
The Optibike Everest R22 is the perfect example of an electric bike that can easily replace your vehicle as a daily driver. The fact that it is equipped with a throttle and a huge battery makes it an ideal companion for urban driving. This is especially true if you’re navigating a city with tons of hills, like some in California. The range is big, but the Optibike R22 Everest makes this list because it’s also super fast!
The R22’s electric motor delivers 190Nm of torque, allowing you to climb wherever you want, and very few obstacles will get in the way of this bike. This super e-bike can reach a top speed of 36 mph, which puts it in rarefied air in terms of e-bikes. It’s also one of the few e-bikes you can take with you in any situation. There isn’t much that will hinder the R22’s progress.
Replacing your car with your R22 is entirely possible, especially if you can take advantage of its 36mph top speed. The great thing about the R22 Everest is that you’ll get to work quickly, sweat-free, thanks to the e-bike throttle, and you probably won’t have to charge it all week.
2.Delfast Top 3.0i
The Delfast Top 3.0i is another e-bike that blurs the lines between a full e-motorcycle and an e-bike. But, Delfast markets the Top 3.0i as an e-bike, so we’ll continue with that. The Delfast Top 3.0i looks like one of the fastest electric bikes for sale. This e-bike wouldn’t look out of place in a Blade Runner movie, especially if it’s being driven by one of the bad guys. It looks like a futuristic motocross bike, but without any unwanted noise because it’s fully electric.
According Delfast, the Top 3.0i will be shipped to the buyer in “legal” mode, which will essentially make it a Class 2 e-bike limited to 20 mph. As crazy as this bike is, it’s even crazier to think about riding a bike that looks this aggressive while being limited to a top speed of 20 mph. Imagine: Fast riders on traditional bikes can outrun your restricted Delfast bike. Luckily, you can unleash the bike’s full potential when you’re not using it on public roads.
If you want to take it off-road and off the cobblestone city streets, you can unleash its full power in Unlimited Mode, which goes up to 80 km/h.
Clearly, that 50mph top speed makes the Top 3.0i an absolute beast of an e-bike, ensuring that no other rider will simply pedal in front of your e-bike. That top speed is amazing, especially considering that this monstrous e-bike’s range is 200 miles.
Sure, it doesn’t beat the Optibike’s 300 miles of range, but given that the Delfast Top 3.0i can smoke Everest in terms of top speed, no one will complain too much. Another great thing about the Delfast Top 3.0i is that their website offers replacement motors (attached to a new wheel and tire combo) and replacement batteries. But beware, the parts are very expensive.
3. Hi Power Cycles Revolution XX
The HPC Revolution XX is the type of e-bike you look at and immediately start wondering if e-bikes are getting slightly out of control. According HPC, the Revolution XX might just be the fastest e-bike in the world. The really hilarious part is that they say you can even pedal that fast – yuck!
Top speed is officially listed at 70+ MPHand not only that, the operator can physically pedal at this speed thanks to a custom-built Schlumpf high-speed drive with a 38T/95T equivalent planetary gear chainring.
The fact that this crazy e-bike can reach 74 mph on a dry lake proves that e-bike manufacturers have lost their minds. Quietly, this could spark an e-bike performance war, much like the current one between Tesla’s Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air super EVs. The funny thing is that the Revolution XX will be Class 2 compliant, which limits its top speed to 20 mph.
You can then choose to activate off-road mode wherever it is legal to do so, giving you full power. Only 20 of these awesome electric bikes will be built, so if you want one, hurry up and order one. The price is $20,000. One thing is sure; if you want the fastest e-bike, your wallet won’t be unscathed.
The e-bike performance war is on
It will be interesting to see how the performance of e-bikes in the future will surpass the current crop of super-fast e-bikes. The e-bikes featured above are all absolute monsters and feature incredible ranges to go along with their mind-blowing performance. Hopefully regulations don’t start to undermine the fun of e-bikes in the future, because it will be great to see how far e-bike performance can be taken.