How Much Do Electric Bicycles Weigh? | Vs Normal Bicycle?


As ebikes become even more popular nowadays, being that they are a greener way to travel and commute, very few people have an idea of their actual weight compared to a conventional bicycle. It’s always handy to know the weight difference between a ebike and a conventional bicycle before investing in one of them 

How Much Do E Bikes Weigh?

A typical e-bike weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). This is a broad weight coverage as there are different types of e-bikes that come to weigh at very different weights based on their specification and class. There are three classes of e-bikes that can all weigh at either end of the weight spectrum   

How Heavy Are Class 1 E-Bikes?

Class 1 e-bikes are classed as pedal assist e-bikes, which means the electric motor assists you as you pedal the ebike. The electric motor is only activated when you are pedaling and won’t kick in or assist you if you are not pedaling

Class 1 e-bikes typically weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). The battery pack on a class 1 pedal assisted e-bike can weigh about 2.4-3.0 Kilograms, which is about 4-8 Ibs (pounds). For more on e-bikes classes have a read of my article on e-bikes classes and why they matter…

How Heavy Are Class 2 E-Bikes?

Class 2 e-bikes are classed as throttle powered ebikes, class 2 ebikes have a throttle action grip-twist, trigger or button that allows you to activate the electric motor into moving your ebike at higher speeds. This is still classed as a low speed throttle assisted e-bikes however, it’s not similar to a motorcycle in it’s speed capability

Class 2 e-bikes typically weighs between 19-25 Kilograms, which is about 41-55 Ibs (pounds). For more on e-bikes classes have a read of my article on e-bikes classes and why they matter…

How Heavy Are Class 3 Ebikes?

Class 3 ebikes are classed as Speed Pedelec eBikes, they are a step up in speed as you might expect, the difference between a class 3 ebike and a class 1 pedal assisted e-bike is the speeds you are able to reach

Class 3 ebikes in Europe and America are able to reach speeds up to 15mph to 20mph (maximum) and are altered depending on the laws of the country they are sold in. In the UK, class 3 ebikes are not legally able to reach speeds any higher than 15mph (electric motor assisted) and some of these speed laws vary in the US

Some class 3 ebikes can reach speeds up to 20 to 28 mph and because of that, some class 3 ebikes are considered a motor vehicle that requires a licence to ride one legally in some countries and districts in Europe and the US

It is harder to get an accurate weight for a class 3 ebikes as they are very often outlawed and classed as a motorcycle or moped in many countries and states. However typically class 3 ebikes weight in the same bracket as class 2 ebikes, for reference class 3 ebikes typically weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). For more on e-bikes classes have a read of my article on e-bikes classes and why they matter… 

How Heavier Are E-bikes Compared To A Conventional Road Bicycle?

As you might expect, ebikes are heavier than a conventional road bicycle, there is a far greater difference in weight when compared to a conventional road bicycle and an electric bicycle. A conventional road bicycle can weigh between 9kg and 11kg, which is about 19-24 Ibs (pounds), were a typical e-bike weighs between 17kg – 25kg, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). So your talking about a 6-8kg of a difference, which is about 13-17 Ibs (pounds) of a difference between a conventional road bicycle and an electric bicycle

How Heavier Are E-bikes Compared To A Conventional Mountain Bicycle?

As you might expect, ebikes are heavier than a conventional mountain bicycle, but not too much heavier in difference (like that of a road bicycle). A conventional mountain bicycle can weigh between 12kg and 15kg, which is about 26-33 Ibs (pounds), were a typical e-bike weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). So your talking about 2kg, which is about 4 Ibs (pounds) of a difference between a conventional mountain bicycle and an electric bicycle

How Heavier Are E-bikes Compared To A Conventional Folding Bicycle?

As you might expect, ebikes are heavier than a conventional folding bicycle, but not too much heavier in difference. A conventional folding bicycle can weigh between 12kg and 18kg, which is about 26-39 Ibs (pounds), were a typical e-bike weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). So your talking about a 5-7kg of a difference, which is about 11-15 Ibs (pounds) of a difference between a conventional folding bicycle and an electric bicycle

How Heavier Are E-bikes Compared To A Conventional Womens Bicycle?

As you might expect, ebikes are heavier than a conventional womens bicycle, but not too much heavier in difference. A conventional womens bicycle can weigh between 12kg and 15kg, which is about 26-33 Ibs (pounds), were a typical e-bike weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). So your talking about a 5-9kg of a difference, which is about 11-19 Ibs (pounds) of a difference between a conventional womens bicycle and an electric bicycle

How Lighter Are E-bikes Compared To A Conventional Motorcycle/Moped? 

For anybody considering buying a motorcycle, and is possible considering a ebike as an alternative, it’s handy to know what the weight difference is between a conventional ebike and a motorcycle (moped)

A conventional moped motorcycle can weigh between 180kg and 184kg, which is about 396-405 Ibs (pounds), were a typical e-bike weighs between 17-25 Kilograms, which is about 37-55 Ibs (pounds). So your talking about a 159kg to 163kg of a difference, which is about 350-359 Ibs (pounds) of a difference between a conventional moped motorcycle and an electric bicycle

How Heavy Is A Folding Electric Bicycles?

Surprisingly, an adults folding electric bicycle can weigh around the same as a typical electric mountain bicycle, an electric folding bicycle can weigh between 16kg and 22kg, which is about 35-48 Ibs (pounds). You would think that these types of electric bicycle would be lighter as the cyclist has to carry and cycle these types of bicycle as part of their daily commute 

How Heavy Are E-bikes For Kids?

To clarify, for this question I will be talking about the small motorized play bikes for children in the age bracket of 8-13 years old. Children that are over the age of 14 years old are technically allowed to cycle an electric bicycle so long that they must not be ridden on pavements

It is illegal for a child to ride an e-bike on the road in the UK until they are over the age of 14 years (excluding Northern Ireland). Small motorized play ebikes for children (picture above) can weight between 15-23 Kilograms, which is about 33-50 Ibs (pounds). 

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have anything to add, then leave a comment down below. All of the information has been thoroughly researched and I have plenty of real world experience on this issue to add as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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