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The best cheap electric bike deals available in the New Year sales

A trio of electric bikes from the electric bike sales, with a 'deals' badge overlaid
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As is the case with all bikes right now, electric bikes are booming in popularity and therefore in fairly short supply. With the chaos brought about in the bike industry by the COVID-19 pandemic, factories have been closed and demand is still rising amid further lockdowns. 

However, lucky readers, the Cyclingnews team is well-versed in sourcing the best bike deals. That means we can save you the time endlessly trawling through websites in search of something that meets the holy trinity of 'good', 'affordable', and 'available'. 

The problem with cheap electric bikes is that they often promise the same performance benefits as their more premium competition, but then fall short on durability, serviceability and longevity. So we're here to help you get the best of both worlds: high-quality electric bikes at discounted prices. 

Below you'll find all the best electric bike deals in one place, broken down by UK and USA deals. If you're unsure which e-bike is the best for your needs, check out our guide to the best electric bikes, which is filled with information to help you make the best choice. And if you're wondering what size bike you need, then we've got you covered with our full explainer on how to make sense of manufacturers' size and geometry charts, aptly named, 'what size bike do I need?'

Electric bike deals in the USA

Macwheel 26" electric bike

Macwheel 26" electric bike | 20% off at Walmart
Was $799.99 | Now $639.99
With a  250 watt motor, lights and a rack, this e-bike will get you where you want to go quickly and easily. Quoted range is as high as 25 miles and it comes with racks, fenders and a kickstand.

Generic 26" electric bike

Generic 26" electric bike | 50% off at Walmart
Was $1,579.98 | Now $779.99
With a removable battery, you can be sure that you'll still have the power to get you home after you've locked the Generic bike up. There's a step-thru frame for easy on/off and a powerful motor that will keep you riding at 20mph.

Generic 26" electric cruiser bike

Generic 26" electric cruiser bike | 25% off at Walmart
Was $1,134.99 | Now $839.99
Designed for the urban commuter, Walmart's e-cruiser comes with 7 speed Shimano shifting and disc brakes to get you there fast and safely. It can be operated by throttle as well as pedal assistance or pedal-only mode. 

Hurley Amped hybrid | 9% off at Jenson USA

Hurley Amped hybrid | 9% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,099.99 | Now $999.99
The Amped is a Class 2 hybrid bike fit for commuting with a flat handlebar, comfortable saddle, singlespeed drivetrain and a 250w motor with throttle that will assist up to 20mph. 

Hurley Layback Cruiser E-Bike

Hurley Layback Cruiser E-Bike | 8% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,299.99 | Now $1,199.99
If you want an electric bike to cruise around in style and comfort, then the Layback cruiser is just for you. It's a class-2 e-bike, it gets a 350w motor and throttle to help you up to 20mph. 

Hurley Layback-S Cruiser E-Bike

Hurley Layback-S Cruiser E-Bike | 7% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,349.99  | Now $1,249.99
The Class 2 Layback S cruiser gets a powerful 500w motor, a throttle, along with a large battery that offers a range of up to 40 miles. 

Hurley Tailside Mountain E-Bike

Hurley Tailside Mountain E-Bike | 6% off at Jenson USA
Was $1,699.99 | Now $1,599.99
The Hurley Tailside is an electric bike that can handle a little bit of the rough stuff. It comes with a 7-speed groupset, a 350w motor with a throttle, 100mm of front suspension as well as fenders, a kickstand and lights built in. 

Specialized Vado 4.0 (demo) | 15% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Vado 4.0 (demo) | 15% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $3,549.99 | Now $2,999.95
At the end of the season, many bike shops sell off their demo bikes at a reduced cost, as they're essentially used (but well looked after). This aluminium commuter e-bike from Specialized is available in a size small, with only one model available.

Specialized Vado 4.0 Step-Through (demo) | 15% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Vado 4.0 Step-Through (demo) | 15% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $3,549.99 | Now $2,999.95
Similarly to the deal above, Mike's Bikes is offering a discount on this ex-demo model of the Vado with a step-through frame in a size Large.

Orbea Gain M20 E-Bike 2020

Orbea Gain M20 E-Bike 2020 | 28% off at Jenson USA
Was $4,999.00 | Now $3,599.00
The Gain M20 is built using a carbon frame with Mahle's Ebikemotion X35 system inside, and it's paired with a Shimano Ultegra groupset, hydraulic disc brakes and Mavic wheels. 

Orbea Gain M30 E-Bike | 8% off at Jenson USA

Orbea Gain M30 E-Bike | 8% off at Jenson USA
Was $4,299.00| Now $3,955.00
The Orbea Gain M30 is an electric road bike with a good value spec. IT comes with a carbon fibre frame, Mavic alloy wheels, Shimano 105 groupset and hydraulic disc brakes, and a 250w motor with 250wh battery courtesy of Mahle's Ebikemotion X35 system. 

Orbea Gain M20i | 30% off at Jenson USA

Orbea Gain M20i | 30% off at Jenson USA
Was $5,999.00 | Now $4,199.00
Powered by the Mahle ebikemotion hub motor, the Gain is another e-bike without a bulky silhouette but which provides plenty of extra power when you need it. It comes with Shimano Ultegra Di2 electroshifting and hydraulic disc brakes. Jenson has discounts on other Orbea Gain specs as well.

Specialized Turbo Creo SL E5 Comp | 20% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL E5 Comp | 20% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $5,999.99 | Now $4,799.95
The Turbo Creo SL E5 Comp is among the lightest in its class, boasting a full Shimano GRX 1x groupset, up to 80 miles of range, and silent and powerful pedal assistance. Choose from three colour options and sizes M-XXL.

Devinci AC 27.5 NX1s E-MTB

Devinci AC 27.5 NX1s E-MTB | 10% off at Jenson USA
Was $6,099.00 | Now $5,489.00
If your riding includes more airtime than the rest of us, then this Devinci AC is a capable choice that'll comfortably send gaps and drops. It comes with an 11-speed SRAM NX groupset, an alloy frame and Shimano's STEPS E8000 250w motor paired with a 504wh battery. 

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon | 20% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon | 20% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $6,999.99 | Now $5,599.95
Specialized's FACT 11r Carbon e-road bike comes equipped with Future Shock 2.0 for a smooth ride, a Shimano GRX 810 groupset, and a range of up to 80 miles, with an optional range extender to take it up to 120. There are three colours available, with sizes M-XXL in stock.

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO | 20% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO | 20% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $7,249.99 | Now $5,799.95
The next model up the range from its stablemate listed above, the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO boasts a mix of Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 and Shimano GRX 810 components. There are two colourways and fewer size/colour combinations available, ranging from L-XXL.

Pinarello Dyodo eRoad | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist

Pinarello Dyodo eRoad | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $7,999.00 | Now $5,999.00
While still a rather sizeable investment, this is a high-quality, well-built road bike with disc brakes and a SRAM Force groupset. It's available in all the sizes on the spectrum.

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert | 20% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert | 20% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $9,499.99 | Now $7,599.95
The Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert comes with a custom PLW motor with a handy remote, offers up to 80 miles of range, and rolls on Roval carbon wheels with Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting.

Orbea Gain M10i E-Bike 2020

Orbea Gain M10i E-Bike 2020 | 15% off at Jenson USA
Was $8,999.00 | Now $7,649.00
If you want to rock up to the group ride on an e-bike but you still want the nicest bike of the bunch, then this Gain M10i can't be a bad shout. With a full carbon spec, it comes with Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon wheels, a Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, FSA finishing kit and a 250w motor that's so well integrated that most of your clubmates probably won't even notice. 

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert Evo | 20% off at Mike's Bikes

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert Evo | 20% off at Mike's Bikes
Was $9,749.99 | Now $7,799.95
This deal will only benefit the super tall but if you ride an XL or XXL then you can enjoy a hefty discount on the adventure-ready Turbo Creo SL Expert Evo, with its dropper seatpost, Ultegra Di2 shifting and carbon Roval C wheels.

Electric bike deals in the UK

Boardman HYB 8.9E Women's Hybrid | 10% off at Halfords

Boardman HYB 8.9E Women's Hybrid | 10% off at Halfords
Was £2,299.00 | Now £1,979.10
The HYB 8.9E is a women's hybrid bike with a traditional double-triangle frame. There's an integrated Fazua Evation motor and battery which will provide 250w of power, 60nm of torque and 56 miles of range. It's rounded off by a Shimano Deore 10-speed groupset, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and Schwalbe's durable 35mm Citizen K-Guard tyres. 

Cannondale Quick Neo SL 2 | 17% off at Hargroves

Cannondale Quick Neo SL 2 | 17% off at Hargroves
Was £2,400.00 | Now £1,999.00
The low profile Mahle ebikemotion hub motor on the Quick Neo powers you along effortlessly in the city, without adding too much bulk or extra weight to your ride. There's 9-speed Shimano gearing, hydraulic disc brakes and a range claimed at up to 75km.

Ridgeback Electron+ | 15% off at Hargroves

Ridgeback Electron+ | 15% off at Hargroves
Was £2,599.99 | Now £2,209.99
Another classic bike helped out by an electric motor, the Electron+ has a rack mounted battery, mid-mounted Shimano Steps motor and up to 125km claimed range. Shimano Nexus hub gearing is paired with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for low maintenance.

Specialized Como 3.0 Low Entry | 19% off at Evans Cycles

Specialized Como 3.0 Low Entry | 19% off at Evans Cycles
Was £2,800.00 | Now £2,249.00
Designed for efficiency, the Como's motor gets its power from the integrated battery. The step-thru frame makes for easy mounting, while the 2x9-speed Shimano gears make for fast riding through the city.

Boardman ADV 8.9E Men's Adventure 2021 | 10% off at Halfords

Boardman ADV 8.9E Men's Adventure 2021 | 10% off at Halfords
Was £2,799.00 | Now £2,429.10
With sizes S, M, L and XL available, this Boardman ADV is designed as a gravel bike with a 250w motor courtesy of Fazua's Evation system. It comes with a battery that'll keep you adventuring for up to 60 miles, and SRAM's Apex 1 groupset supplies 11-speed shifting as well as hydraulic disc brakes. 

Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 | 12.5% off at Tredz

Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 | 12.5% off at Tredz
Was £2,800 | Now £2,449.00
With an internal 460Wh battery and 9-speed Shimano gearing, along with lights and a rack the Turbo Vado SL is well equipped. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes take care of stopping duties - ideal for easy city cycling. There's a women's step-through frame version available at the same price.

Vitus Emitter Carbon | 21% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Vitus Emitter Carbon | 21% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was £3,799.99 | Now £2,999.99
Powered by the highly-rated Fazua mid-mounted motor system, the Emitter is a lot of bike for the money, with a carbon frameset and Shimano 105 2x11-speed shifting. Vitus quotes a 13.8kg weight. The alloy Emitter brings the price down to £2,249.99.

Giant Anytour E+ 2 | 10% off at Tredz

Giant Anytour E+ 2 | 10% off at Tredz
Was £3,499 | Now £3,149
A step-through frame and upright riding position make this e-bike from Giant easy to ride. 10-speed Shimano gears give plenty of range and the Giant SyncDrive Sport motor supports the ride well, with a 625Wh battery ensuring long ride times between recharges.

Vitus E Substance Aluminium E Adventure Bike | 21% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Vitus E Substance Aluminium E Adventure Bike | 21% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was £4,300.00 | Now £3,400.00
BMC's gravel bike comes with a Shimano GRX groupset and 36mm WTB Byway tyres, so that you can take on the terrain wherever you want to ride. It's powered along by a Shimano Steps motor with a 504Wh battery meaning that you won't run out of range.

BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Sport Three | 16% off at Tredz

BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Sport Three | 16% off at Tredz
Was £4,300.00 | Now £3,599.00
BMC's gravel bike comes with a Shimano GRX groupset and 36mm WTB Byway tyres, so that you can take on the terrain wherever you want to ride. It's powered along by a Shimano Steps motor with a 504Wh battery meaning that you won't run out of range.

Colnago EGRV Disc | 19% off at Wiggle

Colnago EGRV Disc | 19% off at Wiggle
Was £4,999.95 | Now £4,000.00
Another famous name with a discount, this Colnago comes with the Mahle ebikemotion rear hub motor paired to a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and Mavic Aksium Elite alloy wheels with WTB Riddler tyres.

Still unsure on the best bike for you? 

If you've not found the right electric bike here, don’t worry, Cyclingnews has loads of great cycling buying advice to help you choose your next bike. Our overarching guide to the best electric bikes is a great place to start your hunt, but if you're after something more specific, we've got you covered too. 

Our guides to the best electric bikes for commuting and the best folding electric bikes are perfect for those wanting an e-bike for the ride to work. The best electric road bikes are suitable for anyone looking to go faster, further on drop bars and skinny tyres, while the best electric gravel bikes are suited to those wanting to go off-road. For those of us with a keen eye on the budget, we have guides covering the best electric bikes under $1000, and the best electric bikes under $2000. Finally, for those of us wanting to power up our existing bikes, check out the best electric bike conversion kits

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Josh has been with us as Senior Tech Writer since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Team Tor 2000. He's always keen to get his hands on the newest tech, and while he enjoys a good long road race, he's much more at home in a local criterium.