Top 10 Electric Mountain Bikes 2020

In this article, we are going to look at the Top 10 Electric Mountain Bikes in 2020 (E-MTB’s or just E-Bikes for short). Everyone in the Mountain Bike and E-Bike Industry has an opinion on which are the best E-Mountain Bikes. So what is our top 10 pick for the best E-Mountain Bikes? Read on to find out.

In the last couple of years we’ve seen E-Mountain Bikes and E-Bikes appear on the scene and let’s face it they are here to stay! This is no fad and with every big cycling brand jumping onboard we will only see the quality and technology get better.

Here is our pick for the Top 10 Electric Mountain Bikes 2020(E-MTB, E-Bikes).

Cannondale Monterra 1

The Cannondale Moterra 1 2020 electric Mountain Bike. A bike with infinite capabilities. Take on the big technical terrain, those rugged drop off’s, it also rails precisely where you want to pin it too! uncommonly agile, with its lower centre of gravity design of keeping the motor and battery components as low as possible, modern geometry and shorter chainstays mean the Monterra’s handling is in a class of its own.

Cannondale has re-designed the Moterra around One size doesn’t fit all. Riders come in all sizes. The proportional response is the only design that addresses this fact, tailoring the suspension layout by size so that every rider gets optimal traction, suppleness and control.

With a powerful Bosch Performance CX drive unit and a long-lasting 625wh PowerTube battery that integrates cleanly into the Moterra’s burly carbon frame. Giving you, the rider the power and range to ride anything anywhere.

Built to go hard with 160mm of dialled in suspension. Big grippy quality 29″ tyres (27.5 on the Small for the best fit) proper wide bars and short stem keep handling quick and accurate, accompanied with powerful stopping power and a dropper seat post.

Utilizing size-specific centre-of-gravity data, the suspension linkage is tailored by size so that every rider experiences optimized suspension performance while braking, climbing and descending.

Cannondale Moterra 2020 Features

  • A Ballistec Carbon frame keeps the mass to a minimum, but since the Cannondale engineers prioritized durability over gram counting, confidence is built-in (so is a lifetime warranty).
  • Shock Linkage is a key part of the proportional response suspension design. Each size frame gets its own custom shock links and pivot locations for that  “made for you” suspension feel.
  • The Ai Advantage drivetrain opens up the rear triangle for more tyre clearance. While keeping the chainstays short for nimble agility. A stiffer, stronger rear wheel is just icing on the cake.
  • LockR Pivots Thru Axle pivot system creates a rock-solid connection between both sides of the swingarm for instantaneous response. No twist, no flex and no special tools required.
  • There’s even a place for a real water bottle. right in the front triangle.
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Canyon Spectral:ON 9.0

Spectral:ON CF 9.0 As our flagship e-MTB the carbon Spectral:ON 9.0 sets the standard with its integrated Shimano battery, 150 mm of travel and modern trail geometry. Throw in Fox Factory suspension and lightweight Reynolds wheels and you have an exceptional mountain bike: E- or otherwise.

The Spectral:ON 9.0 is kitted out with the best equipment to keep the weight low and the fun factor high. A Shimano XTR groupset with powerful four-piston brakes, Reynolds TRe carbon wheels and Fox Factory front and rear suspension are the icing on the cake of this highly capable e-MTB.

Spectral:ON CF 9.0 Features

  • Carbon Frame
  • Fox 36 Factory Forks
  • Fox Float DPX2 Factory rear shock
  • Shimano Steps E8000
  • Shimano Steps E8035 504 Wh Battery
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FOCUS JAM² 9.9 DRIFTER

Conquer new mountains with the FOCUS JAM² with its super light carbon frame. The E-MTB is dedicated to having fun on the trail. With the compact and powerful Shimano E8000 electric drive, you can easily master any hard climb. The 378 Wh battery integrated in the frame can be extended with the external 378 Wh battery included in the scope of delivery. The then combined 756 Wh are sufficient for very long tours.
The perfectly tuned 150 mm F.O.L.D. chassis and a super agile geometry will make your heart beat faster – over and over again. You also have the choice between 29″ wheels (NINE), 27+ tyres (PLUS) or the mix of front 29″ and rear 27+ (DRIFTER). More mountains, more trails, more to experience.

JAM² 9.9 DRIFTER Features

  • Carbon front triangle, 7005 aluminium rear triangle, 3D forging, 150 mm F.O.L.D.
  • Fox 36 Factory, 3-position lever, 15×110 mm QR, 150 mm
  • Fox Float DPS Factory, 3-position lever, 210×55 mm, hardware, custom tune, 150 mm
  • Shimano Steps E8000, 70 Nm, 250 W, 25 km/h
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YT Decoy CF Pro Race

The DECOY opens up a new world of mountain biking. You master climbs that you would never have attempted with another bike, you go further and you discover trails that you have never ridden before. Riding the DECOY is like downhill with a built-in shuttle. The difference: going uphill is now a lot more fun than sitting in a lift chair.

The carbon frame of the DECOY CF Pro Race is built up with electronic Di2 shifting, carbon wheels and high-performance FOX Float Factory suspension components. The mix of wheel sizes (29”/27.5” Plus) and the new-school geometry create a lively, natural feel that will soon have you forgetting that you are riding an E-MTB. Our V4L rear suspension layout gives the DECOY an aggressive, downhill-oriented character with tons of grip and that dynamic pop which lets you shred the bike just like you are used to.

At the very top of the range, the DECOY CF Pro Race is the right choice if you are looking for a lightweight E-MTB with high-end components, and maximum adjustability is indispensable for you.

YT Decoy CF Pro Race Features

  • Decoy Carbon Frame
  • Fox 36 Float Factory E Fork
  • Fox Float X2 Factory Shock
  • Shimano Steps E8000 Motor
  • SMP YT Custom Battery
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Whyte W-180 RS V1

The Whyte E-180 RS Electric Mountain Bike, an exceptionally fun, fast and very capable Enduro-focussed mountain bike. With Whyte’s OTO geometry, 180mm of travel from Fox Suspension and Sram Code brakes make a fantastic MTB package that will see you down the steepest and toughest of trails in record time – all this with a motor that will accompany your power back to the top to do it all again.. and again. The Uncompromised Whyte OTO geometry combined with an ultra-low centre of gravity means outstanding handling, balance and control. A complete eSystem from Bosch means reliability and unbeatable backup. And no big hole in our downtube to fit the battery in (it loads through an inline port at the bottom) means maximum structural integrity for minimum weight.

The brand new high-torque Bosch Gen 4 motor is super-compact with exceptionally smooth power delivery which simulates normal pedalling, the range is improved too as we fit a powerful 625Wh battery as standard!

Whyte E-180 RS Features

  • Frame – Featuring a toughened 6061 Hydroformed T6 Mult Butted Aluminium frame
  • Suspension – Fox performance Elite 36 Suspension with 180mm of travel.
  • Rear Shock – Fox Float DHX-2 Factory with independent adjustable compression and rebound damping
  • Crankset – Race Face Aeffect E bike-specific crank with X-Sync Direct Mount 34 T for Bosch Gen 4 Motor
  • Wheelset – WTB KOM Trail i30 Wheels with 30mm width and super tough construction
  • Tyres – Maxxis Assigai WT TR 27.5 x 2.5″ 120TPI Tyres
  • Brakes – Sram Code RSC 4 Pot with Sintered metal pads / 200mm rotors.
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Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo

On top of that stunning frame, we’ve added 150mm of smooth and controlled suspension travel, the smoothest and most powerful motor, a new 700Wh battery that boosts your range by a massive 40 percent…and that’s just for starters.
ROWDY DESCENTS. STEEP CLIMBS? HELL. YES.
The Turbo Levo is a fully-fledged progressive trail bike. We’ve lengthened the reach, kept the chainstays nice and short, and maintained a low centre of gravity. Next, we slackened the head angle for more confident descents and steepened the seat angle to improve climbing efficiency. It’s dialled.
MORE POWER, MORE RANGE
The Turbo Levo’s Specialized 2.1 motor amplifies your pedalling input by a mind-blowing 410%. Our M2 batteries provide you with plenty of range. What’s more, our Mission Control App can handle battery management automatically, ensuring your battery will last as long as you need it to. More power. More miles per ride. More awesome.
  • Lightweight and responsive carbon frame designed for aggressive trail riding.
  • The smoothest, most powerful motor on the market.
  • FOX 36 Factory fork and DPS rear shock provide 150mm of peerless suspension performance.

Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo Features

  • Frame – S-Works FACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
  • Suspension – FOX FLOAT Factory, 36, GRIP2 damper, 51mm offset, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, Kashima, 150mm of travel
  • Rear Shock – FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima coating, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
  • Crankset – Praxis, full carbon ISIS, custom offset, 165mm
  • Tyres – Front: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.6″
    Rear Tyre: Eliminator, BLCK DMND Casing, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.3″
  • Motor – Specialized 2.1, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor, 250W nominal
  • Battery – Specialized M2-700, integrated battery w/rock guard, 700Wh
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Cube Stereo Hybrid 160

The new Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC rewrites the rules, blending the big-hit ability of a dialled big-mountain machine with the ride-anywhere versatility of Bosch’s fourth-generation drive system. There’s literally no mountain too high, or too steep, for this bike. Key to its success is a brand-new main frame constructed from carbon. The versatility of this material allowed our engineers to create an entirely new setup – the Modular Battery System – to house the Bosch power unit entirely within the down tube. Hidden by a double-layer cover with shock protection, push-button access and a hidden lock, the new system has freed up enough space for the Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC to accommodate a larger capacity 625Wh battery, for significantly extended range – so you can ride further, higher and faster, confident that you’ve got the juice to keep going. The trunnion shock mount, big bearings and Boost 148 rear axle of the aluminium rear triangle work with the 1.5in head tube to deliver efficient power transfer and millimetre-perfect steering precision, whilst aggressive geometry gives you the advantage you need to show the trails exactly who’s boss. We even remembered to add a bottle cage mount and make it chain guide compatible, so you can tailor your Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC exactly the way you want.

Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 Features

  • Carbon Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Frame, 6061 Aluminium Rear Triangle, Boost 148 Axle
  • Fox 36 Float Factory, Kashima Coated 170mm Suspension Fork
  • Fox Float DPX2 Factory EVOL Trunnion Shock, Kashima Coated
  • Race Face Next R 35 Carbon Handlebars 800mm wide
  • Shimao XT Gearing System
  • Bosch PowerTube Battery 625wh
  • Bosch Performance CX Generation 4 Drive Unit
  • Bosch Kiox Display Unit
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Orbea Wild FS

It’s time to get moving. Load up your pack for an afternoon ride and start pedalling. Whatever obstacles exist between you, the trails and your Special Places, it’s time to run over them. Reclaim access and discover new adventures the way you like – aboard a fun and capable machine that enhances your skills while it extends your range. Conquer steep climbs and push the limits of traction and good judgment on the way back down. Enjoy clever design and sophisticated suspension kinematics, or simply focus on the trail. Wild FS revitalizes your riding and helps you chart new destinations. Take back control – Take back your Wild.

Orbea Wild FS Features

  • The swing link rotates on an oversized spindle that gives a major increase in stiffness over smaller axle designs.
  • Orbea Monocoque Race (OMR) frames blend high modulus fibres and high strength fibres exclusively
  • Carbon/Alloy. Saving weight and delivering value, this Wild FS fusion pairs the front triangle of the carbon model with the alloy rear assembly of the hydroformed frame.
  • 29″ wheels offer maximum capability and speed. For long, fast rides over varied terrain with the greatest versatility, 29″ is the clear choice for Wild FS.
  • Wide 2.6″ tyres offer a bigger contact patch, which means, more grip.
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Haibike Xduro Nduro 10.0 Flyon

Haibike X Duro N Duro 10.0 with the most powerful motor to date called the Flyon. Like always we will have the first allocation of these bikes in the UK. For the central interface between rider and system, we developed a remote that can be operated intuitively, which follows the compact FYLON design language and provides perfect ergonomics: The mode switch is assembled below the handlebar and can be reached via thumb even during the ride. Not only the mode display serves as feedback, but also a clearly visible LED strap on the remote which changes the colour depending on the level of assistance. The colour displays centrally positioned above the stem is easy to read in every situation due to the transflective design. Current riding data and system information are displayed on four changeable screens. It is also possible to display and analyse training-relevant data such as pulse measurement, cadence or calorie consumption.

Haibike Xduro Nduro Flyon 10.0 Features

  • Motor FLYON HPR120S 120Nm
  • Battery Flyon The Battery 630Wh
  • Fork FOX 36 GRIP2 Factory 180 mm
  • Rear Shock FOX FLOAT X2 Factory 180 mm
  • Brakes MAGURA MT7 200/200 mm
  • Drivetrain SRAM EX1 1×8
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Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro

Every trail, every steep climb, every thrilling downhill on the Giant Reign E+ Pro. This full-suspension, fully capable E-bike gives you the power to enjoy the best parts of the ride again and again.

Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro Features

  • ALUXX SL-Grade alloy frame with neatly integrated battery pack
  • Fox Float X2 Factory shock controls the 160mm of Maestro rear wheel travel
  • Fox 36 Factory fork offers 170mm of bump soaking suspension travel
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain for slick gear shifting
  • SRAM Code R four-piston hydraulic disc brakes for powerful speed control
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What do you think of our pick for the top 10 E-Mountain bikes for 2020? Did we miss your favourite e-bike off the list? Have you still not tried and e-mtb? Not a fan of E-Bikes?

Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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