The e-bike weight most manufacturers recommend is a maximum combined weight of around 275 pounds for a rider, gear, or cargo on the bike. Though cargo bikes are meant to carry people and big loads these bikes can accommodate riders + gear up to 400 pounds or more. Typically, e-bikes can handle total weights more than described by manufacturers’ specs. However, it may result in reduced range or increased maintenance and might require more repairs on bike parts like wheel spokes.
What is the e-bike weight?
There are not many truly light electric bikes around, and those that usually sacrifice power and range. This will probably change as battery technology improves. Full-sized electric bikes currently weigh in the order of 50 to 60 pounds (about 22-25 kg). That is with the weight of the battery and motor included. If weight is a concern, you may want to consider a smaller style of electric bike like an e-folding bike.
The weight of the battery goes up as the voltage goes up, but the capacity (range of the battery) goes up, too.
How much weight can an e-bike bear?
It’s not just about how much weight your electric bike can carry it is also about how you use that weight. If you plan on riding with your significant other on a double-seat model, make sure your battery’s volt to amperage ratio can accommodate both of you.
The good news is that many models are dual-suspension or have shock absorbers built into their frames, so bumps and potholes won’t cause as much damage if you go over them at high speeds. Plus, there are plenty of ways to make sure you stay safe while riding an e-bike: wear a helmet, avoid busy streets and never ride one when it’s dark out without proper lighting.