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The 5 Best All Wheel Drive E-Bikes

The 5 Best All Wheel Drive E-Bikes

We brought you a list of the 7 best all-electric bicycles (e-bikes) under $1,000 here, and a list of the 5 best e-bikes under $500 here. Unfortunately for penny-pinchers such as myself, none of the e-bikes featured on today’s list would land on either of those lists. All wheel drive (AWD) e-bikes add front wheel drive to the already present real wheel drive found on most e-bikes, making them ideal for off-roading and beach riding.

So break out your checkbooks and prepare to spend more on an e-bike than I spent on my first car, here are the 5 best AWD E-bikes.

5. Evo AWD Big Bud Pro – $3,499

The Big Bud Pro from Evo features a rear motor of 350W and a front motor of 250W. The bike also comes with a high-quality LCD display and four different riding settings that the rider can change depending on the terrain. Maybe this can be my birthday AND Christmas present for the next 30 years…

4. Christini AWD Fat-E 4 1000W Mid Drive – $4795

Our first selection from the Philadelphia-based Christini Technologies is the Fat-E 4, and it is a beautiful machine! With a frame made out of high-quality aluminum and extra-fat tires, this AWD e-bike is sure to perform well in any condition. Check out the cool video embedded in the link above for a demonstration on how this e-bike works.

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3. Best 648 Fat Tire AWD E-bike – $1589

I really like the look of the Best 648. It has kind of a cool 1930s vibe going on but with extra-fat tires. At just under $1,600, the Best 648 is the most affordable AWD e-bike on our list. The bike gets decent reviews, but I would like to see it in a head-to-head match up with one of the more expensive competitors to see how it truly stacks up.

2. Snow 29 Pro by BH Bikes – $3,299 (Discontinued)

The Snow 29 Pro was the first AWD e-bikes produced by Spanish company BH bikes. While BH no longer manufactures this bike, you may be able to find a good deal on a used model at a reasonable price. The “29” in the 29 Pro refers to the resilient 29 inch alloy frame. The bike features stainless steel spokes and a handy display panel for you techies out there. Definitely worth scooping one up if you can find it

1. Christini AWD Fat-E 5 Ultra Mid Drive – $5,895

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…the Cadillac, Rolls Royce, and Bentley of AWD e-bikes all rolled into one: the Christini Fat E-5 Ultra!! Seriously, how cool is this thing? For the low low price of the equivalent of three used Toyota Camrys, you could be the proud owner of this beauty. The Fat E-5 Ultra comes standard with a 1500w torque sensing motor and a 52V battery from Panasonic. If you are serious about off-roading and have tons of cash to spare, the Fat-E Ultra is the bike for you!

What do our readers think about this list of awesome all wheel drive e-bikes? Are there any others out there that you feel should have made the list? Would you be willing to spend $1,600 to almost $6,000 for an AWD e-bike? Please leave us a comment below and let us know.

Source | Images: Wikimedia Commons / Evo Bicycles / Christini Technologies / Best Bicycles / BH Bikes

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Neil Brooks
Neil Brooks is an electric vehicle owner and lover currently based in the greater Washington D.C. area. Neil is a fan of all things electric and may be the only person in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States to own both an electric leaf blower and an electric chainsaw. When he's not busy blogging about the latest on electric technology he enjoys grilling, rock climbing, and taking naps in his hammock.