If you’ve hit the trails recently, we’re sure you’ll notice there’s been a steady increase of electric mountain bikes out in the woods. And with good reason! An E-MTB allows you to hit more of your favourite trails than ever, in less time. They’re great for the time-strapped rider who wants to maximise the fun in their window to ride, and they eliminate any fitness fears if you haven’t been able to ride for a while.
We’ve hand-picked some of the best 2024 electric mountain bikes available already, to help you decide which is right for you.
Trek Rail 9.7 SLX/XT Full-Suspension Electric Mountain Bike 2024
Trek Rail is a long-travel carbon electric mountain bike that will conquer gnarly trails and tackle big drops/jumps with ease. 160mm of front travel and 150mm out back from RockShox makes for a plush yet responsive ride. This is a bike that will be a blast up the local woods or feel right at home in the Welsh mountains.
Bosch’s new Performance Line CX Motor is lighter and more powerful than ever, giving you the ability to get back to the top of the trails in record time. A 750Wh integrated battery provides enough range for the biggest rides.
This particular model comes equipped with a Shimano 12-speed SLX/XT drivetrain and 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes for exceptional stopping power.
Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy Full-Suspension Electric Mountain Bike 2024
The latest incarnation of the Specialized Levo once again raises the bar for E-MTB’s. It
’s Specialized 2.2 Motor offers “4x You” power and amplifies your pedalling input up to 565 watts, and a 700Wh battery offers up to 5 hours of trail time.
The M5 premium alloy frame of this model is lightweight and strong, giving you the confidence to take the biggest hits while still not feeling bogged down by its weight.
Like the Rail above, the Levo comes with a combo of 160mm front & 150mm rear travel, courtesy of Fox. This is a sweet spot for many riders/locations – you get all the support and plushness without feeling like you’re sinking into your suspension on mellower trails.
The Turbo Levo Comp Alloy comes with SRAM GX/NX 12-speed gearing, and SRAM Code RS 4-piston brakes, once again offering supremely confidence inspiring power for when things get wild.
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon Electric Mountain Bike 2024
If you’re keen for some electric assistance but you want a bike that rides more like a non-electric bike, then Levo SL is for you. “Full-Fat” e-bikes come with a slight weight penalty to accommodate the larger motor and battery, which some riders love and some loathe. (To find out more about the differences between the 2 types, check out this article).
The Levo SL offers the best of both worlds and could just be the ultimate trail bike. A smaller battery and motor mean the bike is far lighter and therefore handles more like a regular bike. This does come at a slight sacrifice in terms of range and power, but we can assure you the Levo SL still packs plenty of punch (plus you can add a range extender if needed).
The Expert model comes equipped with Fox Performance Elite Suspension front and rear, and once again hits that trail ready sweet spot of 160/150mm. The Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail Tuned Motor offers “2x You” assistance and delivers 43% more torque (50Nm) than its predecessor.
It also features SRAM’s latest GX Eagle Transmission groupset, offering silky smooth and quiet shifting.
The Birch Taupe (white/cream) frame has been a big hit with our team.
Trek Powerfly 5 Gen 4 Electric Mountain Bike 2024
The Trek Powerfly 5 is a highly capable hardtail electric mountain bike that balances performance with price.
It pairs Bosch’s Performance Line CX smart system with high-quality MTB components that will stand up to the trail. The integrated, removable 625Wh battery means you can expand your riding horizons and tackle your next adventure with ease. Smash those big climbs, battle through headwinds at record speed and tame rugged trails that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to explore.
The Powerfly 5 comes with a Rockshox Recon Silver RL fork offering 120mm of travel, and a Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain that will help with those steep climbs!
Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0 Electric Mountain Bike 2024
The Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0 is an electric mountain bike equipped for everyday rides. It’s a bike that is perfect for commuting or touring and was created to be a joy to ride everywhere, from city streets to back country trails.
110mm of front suspension travel will help you smooth out any bumps in the road or on the trail, while the Specialized 2.0E motor with 50NM torque and a 530Wh battery provide the power and range to tackle the steepest of climbs.
You’ll also find fender, rack and kickstand mounts, and this bike is rated to pull a thru-axle trailer! It’s also child seat compatible for if you want to take your little one along for the ride!
So that’s our top 5 hottest electric mountain bikes of the moment, which we hope covers something for every type of MTB rider! You can click the button below to view our full selection of E-MTB’s, or if you’d like some further advice either pop into one of our 12 stores or contact our support team who will be more than happy to help!