Before getting a new electric bike there is one question to ask yourself that most important of all: what kind of ebike is right for you? There are many kinds of electric bicycle with many different names, and understanding the differences between them is key to making sure you choose the right one and get the most our of your purchase.

Read on to understand what the name of each ebike category means so that you can pick the perfect ride for you.

E-City Bikes

E-city bikes tend to balance a lighter design with electrical power, prioritizing convenience and reliability over huge range or the ability to ride on rougher roads. They are perfect for those that will be using their ebikes primarily for commuting or for other regular, relatively short journeys on smooth roads around cities and suburbs (though they still pack enough power to keep you going for long days cruising around town).

Our e-city bikes: learn about our NCM C7 and NCM C5 e-city bikes.

E-Mountain Bikes

As you probably guessed from the name, e-mountain bikes are built for going off-road and have a design that emphasizes rugged, sturdy design along with maximum range and power. If you need an electric bicycle because you want to head out of town and take to the trails, ride on sometimes rocky roads and slopes, and cover some serious ground, then an e-mountain bike is what you should be looking for.

Our e-mountain bikes: learn about our NCM Moscow and NCM Moscow Plus e-mountain bikes.

E-Trekking Bikes

If you want an ebike that can fit into a daily life that includes both regular city journeys and country rides on slightly more challenging terrain, an e-trekking bike is your solution. They pack the power and sturdy design to carry you on long rides across rougher roads and bike trails but won’t look out of place in the city center when you’re cruising to a coffeeshop or making your way to the office.

Our e-trekking bikes: learn about our NCM Milano and NCM Milano Plus e-trekking bikes.

E-Fat Bikes

E-Fat bikes are named for their supersized fat tires, which allow the rider to travel over diverse terrains like sand and snow that would be very tricky to traverse even on a typical e-mountain bike. The extra width of the tires provides extra grip and traction, making an e-fat bike the perfect choice for adventurous riders in need of an electric bike that can take on terrains that would normally stop a cyclist in their tracks.

Our e-fat bikes: learn about our ET.Cycle T1000 and NCM Aspen Plus e-fat bikes.

E-Folding Bikes

Ideal for those that like to get in an RV and take their ebikes on the road in search of the best and most beautiful rides, e-folding bikes are specially designed for practicality and portability, with a foldable frame that makes them much easier to transport. Despite this they, they are no less able to pack the powerful motors, fat tires and rugged reliability of other trail-friendly ebikes, making them the perfect partner for any ride.

Our e-folding bikes: learn about our ET.Cycle F720 e-folding bike.