9 Best Women’s Electric Bikes

There are lots of reasons to buy an electric bike, also known as an e-bike.  Perhaps you are trying to drive less and get around more by bike.  Or, you might be out of shape or have a disability that makes an e-assist help you meet your goals of riding a century or climbing up that mountain.  

Whatever type of riding you’re planning on doing with your e-bike, we’ve rounded up a list of the best options for women.  Some of these are true women’s-specific bikes while others are simply bikes that have a wide variety of sizes and appropriate geometry for ladies.

Electric Commuter Bikes

Do you plan on using your electric bike primarily for running errands and getting to work?  If so, they a commuter bike will be your best bet.  We’ve got a couple of awesome options for either hauling you around or for hauling you and all your groceries and gear.

Yuba Electric Boda Boda

Yuba Electric Boda Boda

Replace your car with the Yuba Boda Boda.  This e-bike has it all: a 220 pound cargo capacity (in addition to your bodyweight), integrated front and rear LED lights, super-strong Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes, and an integrated cycling computer.  What else should we mention?  Oh, the fenders, bike skirt, kickstand, and reliable Shimano motors.  The battery lasts between 20-93 miles per charge depending on speed, weight, etc.

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Electra Townie Commute Go

Electra Townie Commute Go women's ebike

The Electra Townie is the perfect bike for riding to work or to the library.  The rack on the back can carry your laptop bag or add some panniers to carry groceries.  The Bosch motor can propel you up to 20 mph and has a range of 20-100 miles.  The battery fully charges in 3.5 hours so plug it in while you’re at work and then ride home.  We love the color of this bike, the powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and the matching bell.

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Tern Vectron S10 Folding E-Bike

Tern Electric Folding Bike

The Tern Vectron is the perfect bike for folks who want to take their bike on the bus, subway, or who live in a tiny apartment.  The bike folds down for easy transport and storage.  It also has a Bosch motor to propel you quickly around town.  The rear rack can carry a child or your gear.  We also love the integrated lighting system so you’ll never get caught in the dark.

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Electric Road Bikes

Get a little assist on your next wine country tour or cross-country adventure.  These road bikes will get you wherever you want to go (as long as the road there is paved).

Cannondale Synapse

Cannondale Synapse Electric Road Bike

The Cannondale Synapse is designed for long days in the saddle.  The endurance-style geometry and “SAVE Micro-Suspension” will help keep you going hour after hour–not to mention the Bosch motor.  You’ll also appreciate the tubeless-ready WTB wheelset, SRAM Apex 1 HRD hydraulic disc brakes, and carbon fork. Just make sure to charge it overnight so you can go hard again tomorrow.

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Pinarello Dyodo

Pinarello Dyamo electric road bike

Everything about the Pinarello Dydodo screams fast, from the sleek red and black paint scheme to the all-carbon build.  The bike boasts a full SRAM Force build and 
Mavic Aksuim wheelset.  This bike will take you wherever you want to go however fast you want to go, and thanks to the stealthy design, folks will have to look real hard to even notice that it’s an e-bike.

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Orbea Gain

Orbea Gain E-Bike

At only 30 pounds, the Orbea gain is significantly lighter than most e-bikes, which means you’ll be able to go further faster.  Also, thanks to the hub drive motor, nobody will ever know you have pedal assist.  The bike also boasts a Shimano 105 groupset, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and Ready GR wheelset.

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Electric Mountain Bikes

If you want to hit up singletrack, dirt roads, or rail trails, a mountain bike is a good choice.  The pedal-assist mountain bikes will help you up even the steepest pitches.

Liv Emobolden E+ 2

Liv Embolden Women's E-Bike

The Live Embolden E+ is a women’s-specific electric mountain bike which makes it a good choice for smaller women or anybody who might benefit from women-specific geometry.  You’ll also be able to tackle just about anything with the full-suspension trail bike design, hydraulic disc brakes, and the tubeless-ready plus-sized 27.5-inch wheelset.  

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Cannondale Cujo NEO

cannondale cujo neo electric mountain bike

This is the e-assist version of the popular Cannondale Cujo mountain bike.  
You’ll love the TranzX dropper seatpost that allows you to lower your seat for descents without having to get off your bike, as well as the super-beefy 27.5×2.8″ tires.  Finally, the 504Wh Shimano E8020 battery battery will last up to 5 hours so you can go as long or as far as you want.  

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Devinci DC

Devinci DC electric mountain bike

Fly down the trail with the Devinci DC–seriously, you can do up to 20 mph with the Devinci’s pedal-assist.  The bikes SRAM Hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power, and the plus-sized tires will help keep you from stopping when you don’t want to.  The slack geometry makes this bike comfortable and stable for both beginner and experienced riders.

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Comparison Chart: Women’s Electric Bikes

Not sure how all these bikes stack up?  Here’s a comparison chart to help you out.

BikePrice (MSRP)Bike TypeMotorWeight
Yuba Electric Boda Boda$3,599Commuter
Shimano STEPS E6000 250W60 lbs
Electra Townie Commute Go$2,699CommuterBosch Performance 250w59 lbs
Tern Vektron S10 Folding$3,499CommuterBosch Active Line, 250W48 lbs
Cannondale Synapse NEO$4,400RoadBosch Active Line Plus 250w40 lbs
Pinarello Dyodo$7,999Roadebikemotion X3526 lbs
Orbea Gain$3,299Roadebikemotion X3530.5 lbs
Liv Emobolden E+ 2$3,675MountainGiant SyncDrive Sport, 80Nm powered by YAMAHA
Cannondale Cujo NEO$4,200MountainShimano STEPS DU-E8000 250W52 lbs
Devinci DC$5,669MountainShimano Steps E8000

5 thoughts on “9 Best Women’s Electric Bikes”

  1. How about reviewing ladies ebikes for touring? I’d like to know what are the tops of ladies ebikes for touring?

  2. Jenny –
    Check out the Blix Aveny e-bike! I bought one last year and LOVE IT! It’s a great, stylish, comfortable ride!

    Best of Luck!

  3. Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for the informative review of women’s electric bikes. My wife just purchased a Liv Embolden E+ 2 Power full suspension mountain bike in XS, the smallest frame size. The standover height is just barely enough for her 5′ 2″ frame and 29″ inseam. Liv’s owner manual Fit Section states that standover height is the basic element of bike fit and that 2 inch clearance is minimum for paved surface riding, 3 inches for unpaved surfaces and 4 inches off road use. Good luck finding any women’s full suspension mountain bike frame size with those clearances for shorter women! Why are manufactures not making frames to fit smaller women?

  4. To follow up on the standover height issue, I researched the 2019 Women’s mountain bikes you reviewed and a few other popular models. None is a good fit for a 5’2″ woman with 29″ inseam.
    Standover Height:
    Devinci DC NX/GX Ebike in S is 28.3″.
    Cannondale Cujo Neo 130 4 Ebike in S is 30.0
    Liv Embolden E+ 2 Power in XS is 28.0
    Trek Powerfly 5 Women’s in 14.5 is 29.1
    Specialized Turbo Kenevo Comp in S is 30.6

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