Since 2017, I’ve been riding electric bikes, and let me be honest with you, one of the first questions that came to my mind when I thought about buying an electric bike was how much does an electric bike weigh? perhaps because I didn’t have enough experience with electric bikes.
But now, after buying more than four electric bikes,
Let me tell you that the weight of an electric bike is not one of the factors that might prevent you from owning it, but it is a factor that you should definitely take into account.
Therefore, in this post, we will break down each part of the electric bike in terms of weight and put an average to it.
I will also share with you the most famous types that are out there in the market now in terms of weight.
But before we start, we should set a general rule when buying an electric bike, which is that the greater the weight, the greater the comfort while riding the ebike.
An electric bike differs from a regular bike in terms of weight.
The weight of an electric bike is 50 to 60 percent more than a regular bike, as a regular bike weighs 20lbs to 25lbs on average, but an electric bike weighs from 40lbs to 70 lbs on average. the reason why an ebike is heavier than a normal bike is that the ebike has a battery, motor, controller, and more parts that a normal bike doesn’t have.
How Much Does Ebike Motor Weigh?
The motor is one of the parts that distinguish an electric bike from a regular bike and also increases the weight,
but what is the approximate weight of the motor?
250-watt motor weighing an average of 2.9kg up to 3.12kg
5oo-Watt Motor weighing an average of 3kg up to 3.356kg
750-Watt Motor weighing an average of 3.5kg up to 4.3kg
1000-Watt Motor weighing an average of 4.5kg up to 5.8513kg
As a general rule, the weight of the ebike motor can be between 3 to 6 KG however this depends on the manufacture, watts, and the design of the ebike whether it mid-drive motor or hub motor as in most cases hub motor is weighted with the wheel which adds extra weight.
How Much does Ebike Battery weigh?
The battery is the most famous part of the electric bike, which everyone thinks is the reason for the increase in the weight of the electric bike, although it weighs less than the weight of the motor.
however as it can be carried and taken out, most electric cyclists think that it is the first reason for the increase in the weight of the electric bike simply because they can carry it and feel its weight.
Now let’s show the weight of the battery according to its voltage.
36 Voltage battery
The weight for the 36V – 8AH is between 2kg up to 2.3KG
The Weight for the 36V-10 AH is between 2kg up to 2.5KG
The Weight for the 36V-12 AH is between 2kg up to 2.5KG
Note the weight of the battery depends on the design of the battery & material as well.
for example, during my search, I found on Amazon 36V battery that weights 3.7KG
48 Voltage battery
The weight for the 48V – 8AH is between 3kg up to 3.3KG
The weight for the 48V – 10\12AH is between 3kg up to 3.3KG
52 Voltage battery
The weight for the 52V – 13AH is between 4.5kg up to 4.8KG
The weight for the 52V – 19-26AH is between 5.7kg up to 7KG
As a general rule, the average weight for the standard ebike battery will be between 2KG up to 5KG, however, there are kinds of batteries that are more weight than the standard. this depends on the design of the battery, capacity & manufacture.
How Much Does Ebike Frame weigh?
An electric bike frame is very different from a regular bike frame, so the weight will vary.
The weight of the electric bike frame is determined according to several factors, including the size of the bike and the type of material manufactured for the frame, whether it is carbon fiber or aluminum, as well as the ability of the frame to handle the weight.
An ebike frame that can handle a weight of 90kg will weigh differently from a frame that handles a weight of 120 kg.
As a general rule, the average frame weight, according to many frame manufacturers, is between 6 to 8 kilograms.
How Much Does Ebike Suspension system weigh?
As we agreed at the beginning of this post, the greater the weight, the greater the comfort, and the suspension system is the biggest proof of this for sure because the suspension system adds some kilograms to the electric bike, depending on its type, if it is a full suspension system or a front suspension system only or what is known as the hardtail.
Full Suspension system:
The full suspension system weighed between one and 1.5KG to 3 KG, according to the materials manufactured as well as the design.
HardTail ebike- Suspension System
The front suspension system that exists in hardtail ebike is weighted between 1 KG to 2KG according to the materials manufactured as well as the design.
Suspension Seat Post
The electric bike seat suspension system can add some weight to the bike, as the average weight of the bike seat suspension system ranges from 600 grams to 1kg
How Much Does Ebike wheel weigh?
The electric bike wheel can add to the ebike additional weight, the greater the diameter of the rim, the greater the weight, also the type of tire used can increase the weight of the ebike whether it is fattier or standard.
As a general rule, the weight of the electric bike wheel ranges between 1.5 kg to 3 kg
Other Ebike Parts that can weigh more.
After we mentioned the approximate weight of the important parts of the electric bike, there are also some parts that can increase the weight of the electric bike, such as the controller, gears, and also handler.
All these parts combined can increase the weight of the bike from 1 to 2 kilos, depending on the model and type of the bike.
Ebike Weigh by Category.
As we mentioned all the weight of almost all electric bikes components.
Let’s compare these weights with the actual weights of the bikes according to the ebike category.
In the next part, we will mention the type of electric bike along with the weights of the most famous brands in the market today.
Kids Ebikes Weigh.
As a father who plans to buy an ebike for his older son I will start with listing the top ebikes for kids & their weight.
|1||Kent 20 In. Torpedo Ebike Black/Blue||18.1 KG|
|2||HUSQVARNA FACTORY REPLICA STACYC BRUSHLESS 16EDRIVE STABILITY CYCLE||9.07KG|
|3||Moster Moto MM-E250-PR||23.1|
|4||Pedego 20 Trail Tracker||23.8|
Kids’ ebike can be a little different as it’s not as standard as normal ebike also the weight will depend on the age of the kid himself, for example, Stacye 16EDRIVE weigh 9.07 KG which is design for kids between 9 to 12 years old however Kent 20 weighs 18.1 KG as its design for older kids.
City Ebikes Weigh.
City Electric bikes are the perfect solution to escape from the traffic of cars, and when we talk about this kind of ebikes, the weight is definitely important, since you may need to take it with you in the metro or in the elevator, so the weight of the bike is definitely an important factor.
Now let’s have a look at some of the brands that are in the market now in terms of their weight.
|1||Gtech eBike City||16kg|
|2||Triumph Trekker GT||24.04kg|
|3||Batch Bicycles – The E-Bike||21.09kg|
|4||RAD Power Bikes RadRhino 5||21.09kg|
|5||Specialized Turbo Vado SL||14.97kg|
|11||Riese and Muller Roadster Touring||23.5kg|
|12||Riese and Muller Roadster Vario||24.5kg|
|13||Riese and Muller Charger 3||Has 6 Models weight between 26kg to 27kg|
|14||Riese and Muller Tinker||24.9kg|
With a quick look, you can notice that the weight of a regular electric bike ranges between 16 to 30 KG, according to the specifications of the bike as well as the manufacturing materials.
Mountain Electric Bikes – EMTB
Electric mountain bikes are the most interesting types of electric bikes for everyone, as they give a sense of fun and adventure.
One of the most important things for mountain ebike riders is the weight of the ebike because it is certainly an important factor in the riding experience.
Let have a look at the weight of the most popular ebike in 2021.
|1||Specialized Levo SL||17.5kg|
|3||TREK – Powerfly FS 9 Equipped||27.05 kg|
|9||Lapierre GLP2||21.37 kg|
|10||Santa Cruz Bullit R||22.57kg|
|11||Santa Cruz Bullit S||22.47kg|
|12||Santa Cruz Bullit XT Air||21.99kg|
|13||Santa Cruz Bullit XTCoil||22.49kg|
|14||Santa Cruz Bullit X01Air||22.26kg|
|15||Santa Cruz Bullit X01Coil||22.61kg|
As a general rule, the average weight for a mountain ebike is between 17kg to 28kg
The manufacturers of emtb are very keen to manufacture a light & strong emtb so they used expensive material like carbon fiber which explains why the prices of mountain electric bikes are expensive.
How to make your EMTP lighter?
As we mentioned that the weight of emtb is very important I thought it will be a good idea to check this 4 Mints video for how to make your Mountain ebike lighter.
Tricks to make your Ebike lighter.
When thinking of an ebike the weight is not an issue simply because you have a motor that will help you actually it’s produced at least triple the power that a human can produce. so it won’t be an issue at all.
Also, if you have an electric bike and you think it’s hard for you to carry just bring a bike hitch rack that has a ramp so you will not have to carry it at all.
If you still need to get your ebike lighter here are some electric bike tricks that will help you get your ebike lighter.
- Remove the gear from the ebike
- If you have a rack & fenders installed on your ebike remove them
- Remove your ebike extra lights will reduce some ponds
- Get an ebike hitch rack with a ramp
- Always remove the battery before carrying your ebike
The average weight of an electric bike is between 9 to 32 kg, and this depends on the type of electric bike and the extent of its features.
Summary for ebike parts weight.
- Ebike Motor weight is average between 2.9kg to 5.8kg
- Ebike battery weight is average between 2 kg to 7 kg
- Ebike wheel weight is average between 1.5 kg to 3 kg
- Ebike frame weight is average between 6 kg to 8 kg
- The electric bike Suspension system is average between 1 kg to 3 kg
- Other ebike parts (controller, gears, and also the handler ) can weigh an average of 1kg to 2kg
Ebike weight by types
- The average weight of kids’ electric bikes is between 9 kg to 17 kg.
- The average weight of city electric bikes is between 14 kg to 30 kg.
- The average weight of city electric bikes is between 16 kg to 24 kg.
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