Best Value eMTBs This Year

We've compiled a list of the best value eMTBS in 2024, in every price range!

Delve deeper into the value proposition of each eMTB, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck on your next off-road journey.

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A Guide to the Best Electric Mountain Bikes of 2024

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the best value electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) of 2024. As the eBike market continues to expand, finding the perfect balance between cost and quality can be a daunting task. Whether you're an experienced rider or a newcomer to the world of eMTBs, making an informed decision is crucial to ensure you get the best performance and features for your money.

In this article, we will explore the top eMTB options for various price points, from budget-friendly choices to high-end models that deliver unparalleled performance. We'll evaluate each bike based on key value points, including components, performance, customer satisfaction, drive unit and battery efficiency, and overall build quality. By diving deep into these factors, we aim to provide you with the insights needed to make the best purchase decision for your riding needs.

Join us as we uncover the best value eMTBs of 2024, ensuring that your next off-road adventure is equipped with a bike that offers outstanding performance, reliability, and satisfaction, all while staying within your budget.

Best Option Under $3k

Bulls Copperhead EVO AM 1 750 eMTB
Bulls Copperhead Evo AM 1

For those looking for an affordable full-suspension eMTB with top-notch features, the Bulls Copperhead Evo AM 1 is a standout choice at $2999. It’s rare to find a bike in this price range that comes equipped with a dropper seatpost and the latest Bosch Smart System. This model offers an impressive mullet setup, featuring a larger 29” front wheel and a smaller 27.5” rear wheel, providing a perfect balance of stability and maneuverability. With 150mm of travel, it’s built for adventure, ready to tackle various terrains with ease.

One of the unique features of Bulls bikes is the optional Monkey Links light system, which magnetically attaches to the front and rear and draws power directly from the 750Wh Bosch battery. This convenient feature ensures you have ample battery life for long rides, even with the lights in use. The Bulls Copperhead Evo AM 1 is designed to offer an exceptional riding experience without breaking the bank, making it a no-brainer for budget-conscious riders.

The only upgrade we would suggest is for the brakes. While the bike is already well-equipped, adding a quad-piston caliper would enhance its braking performance, providing greater control and stopping power. Despite this, the Bulls Copperhead Evo AM 1 remains the ultimate adventure machine for those looking to enjoy quality rides without financial strain.

Best Option Under $4k

Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Pro 625 eMTB full Suspension Vivid n sun side profile on Fly Rides Bulls Copperhead EVO AM 4 750 Orange metallic Side profile
Tie! Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 PRO Vivid 'n Sun / Bulls Copperhead AM 4

The Cube Stereo 140 Pro Vivid n Sun offers an exceptional value due to a manufacturer error that resulted in an overstock of this particular color. As a result, the price has been significantly reduced from $5599 to $3750, making it an unbeatable deal. For those who prefer a more subdued look, the gray version is also available at a discounted price of $4760.

This eMTB features Cube’s HPC high-performance carbon front triangle and rides on 29” wheels both front and rear, providing stability and smooth handling on various terrains. It is equipped with the new Bosch Smart System and a removable 625Wh battery, ensuring long-lasting power and advanced performance. One of the standout components of this model is the quad-piston Magura MT Thirty brakes, renowned for their exceptional stopping power and reliability. For riders who appreciate quality braking systems, these Magura brakes are a significant highlight. 

The Bulls Copperhead AM 4, much like the AM 1, features the cutting-edge Bosch Smart System with a 750Wh removable battery. However, what sets the AM 4 apart is its position as the highest-end eMTB that Bulls offers. Equipped with a top-tier Shimano XTR drivetrain, this model boasts significant upgrades in brakes, suspension, and wheelsets, enhancing its performance and durability.

Since its release in November 2023, the Bulls Copperhead AM 4 has become our best seller, thanks to its superior components and outstanding ride quality. Despite its MSRP being above $6,000, it is currently available for an incredible price of $3,999. This exceptional deal is unlikely to last much longer, making now the perfect time to invest in this high-performance eMTB. Whether you're tackling rugged trails or seeking an exhilarating ride, the Bulls Copperhead AM 4 is designed to deliver the ultimate eMTB experience.

Best Option Under $5k

Niner WFO e9

The Niner WFO e9 is an absolute BEAST of a bike, equipped with enough travel to make you forget you even have brakes. If you haven’t seen our review of this powerhouse, do yourself a favor and watch it in action here

With its impressive capabilities and competitive pricing, the Niner WFO e9 stands out as the most capable eMTB for the lowest price in the industry right now. While it doesn’t feature the latest Bosch Smart System, it is powered by one of Bosch's most reliable motors, the Bosch Performance Line CX with 85Nm of torque. This motor offers robust performance and reliability, making it a top choice for demanding riders. 

The only drawback of the Niner WFO e9 is its weight, coming in around 58lbs, which is heavier than some other eMTBs. However, if you're looking for a lighter option, the Transition Relay NX Alloy is also available for under $5,000. This bike is extremely comparable to the Niner in terms of downhill capability, offering a lighter alternative for those who prioritize weight without compromising on performance.

Best Option Under $6k

Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX 750 eMTB full Suspension carbon n reflex side on Fly Rides
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX

The Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX stands out in the eMTB market with its impressive components and playful geometry, built on Cube’s HPC high-performance carbon frame. This bike is equipped with the Bosch Smart System, featuring a powerful 750Wh battery and a Kiox 300 display, ensuring a seamless and efficient riding experience. The inclusion of a Shimano XT groupset and Fox suspension underscores the bike's commitment to high-quality performance and reliability, making it a standout option for serious riders.

At a discounted price of $5820, the Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX offers exceptional value. The 140 series rides exclusively on 29” wheels, providing stability and smooth handling, while the 160 series opts for 27.5” wheels front and rear, catering to those who prefer a more nimble and agile ride. This versatility allows riders to choose a setup that best suits their riding style and terrain preferences. With its top-tier components, advanced technology, and competitive pricing, the Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLX is a top choice for anyone seeking a high-performance eMTB.

Best Option Under $7k 

Mondraker Crafty R Full Suspension eMTB Dark grey / blue Side profile
Mondraker Crafty R

It’s no secret that Fly Rides loves a Mondraker build, and our admiration has only grown with the introduction of the new lightweight superenduro Bosch SX motor Dune series. However, when it comes to the full power series, the Mondraker Crafty R consistently stands out as the best all-around option. Mondraker, primarily known as an enduro MTB brand, also excels in creating all-mountain (allmtn) versions, and the Crafty R is a prime example of this versatility.

Why settle for anything less than an all-mountain bike with 160mm front and 150mm rear travel that’s more than capable of enduro riding? The real value of Mondraker lies in the exceptional customer experience and performance of their bikes, rather than just the price tag. While Mondraker is not a discount brand, its MSRP reflects the quality and innovation you get, making discounts unnecessary. As a boutique brand dedicated to dirt trails, Mondraker has earned consistent podium positions and prestige in the eMTB world, often outperforming the competition.

For those in the know, Mondraker's reputation speaks volumes. If you’re considering spending over $6000 on an eMTB, it’s hard to look past the unparalleled performance and prestige of the Mondraker Crafty R. Its build quality, customer satisfaction, and trail prowess make it a top contender for anyone serious about their mountain biking adventures.

Best Options Over $7k

Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Actionteam 750 eMTB full Suspension side profile on Fly Rides Mondraker Level RR Full Suspension eMTB Enduro Red Side profile
With so many options to choose from, instead of diving into one specific eMTB with the utmost value, we felt it would be more beneficial to offer a few favorites for you to choose from.

  • Transition Repeater eP8
    The Transition Repeater eP8 XO AXS is known for its reliability and impressive performance for it's current sale price of $7499. Equipped with a Shimano eP8 motor, a durable fully carbon frame, SRAM XO AXS Eagle electronic transmission, and Fox Factory suspension, this eMTB is one of the best priced and lightest full power bikes on the market. Its robust build ensures long-term durability even on steep, unforgiving terrain, making it a great investment for fast riders looking to get the best build for the lowest price.
  • Cube Stereo 140 HPC Actionteam
    The Cube Stereo 140 HPC Actionteam stands out with its high-performance carbon frame and advanced suspension system. This model delivers exceptional agility and control on allmtn type trails. It's perfect for enthusiasts seeking a balance of speed, precision, and durability.
  • Mondraker Level RR
    The Mondraker Level RR is our shred sled elite option thanks to its premium build quality, big suspension, and advanced Mondraker kinematics. The Level RR is designed for superior enduro performance on chunky, steep trails, making it ideal for riders who demand superior responsiveness and agility. Of course the ultimate eMTB wouldn't be complete without our favorite Bosch Smart System complete with a 750wh battery to keep you riding all day.
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