Best budget friendly electric cargo bikes under $2500
We brought together three of the most popular electric cargo bikes found for under $2500. All three of these bikes have a 750w motor and are considered long tail cargo bikes.
The Aventon and Lectric both share 20″ wheels and a shorter wheelbase, while the Rad Power has 22″ wheels and is noticeably longer. All of these bikes have many of the same accessories available to them, and the Lectric even has a dual battery option.
We bring these bikes head-to-head to decide which is the best deal for you.
At first glance the Abound looks fantastic, with good lines and a tidy presentation. Getting closer and riding the Abound, you feel the comfort of the front suspension and smooth control from the hydraulic disc brakes. While a pinch heavier then the rest, the Abound is smooth and nimble around town.
Overall, the Aventon Abound may be a higher value than some are looking for. But the Abound has a great overall package of components and is comfortable and smooth riding to top it off.
As the 4th generation from Rad Power, the RadWagon 4 has the size and stability I’m looking for in a cargo bike. Although it doesn’t have hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano branded drivetrain, the RadWagon 4 has the same performance and abilities of the rest and offers the size that allows you to feel confident while riding.
Overall, the RadWagon 4 nestles its way between the two at $1999. We see a lot of RadWagon’s around town and it’s to no surprise after riding one.
Lectric comes to the cargo bike scene delivering quite the package. While small in stature, the XPedition has the highest load capacity of the bunch and has a dual battery option for some real mileage. In addition, Lectric is able to offer a complete package that’s hard to argue with for really an incredible value.
If you’re looking to get a whole lot of bike for a great deal, the XPedition should be on the top of your list.