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Best lightweight electric bikes: Feathery e-bikes that ride with ease and flatten hills

The best lightweight e-bikes will make for a faster ride -particularly when accelerating and going up hills. They also make lifting and carrying your electric bike a lot easier.

Adding a motor and a battery will always increase the bike’s weight over a non-assisted bike, but bike makers have looked for ways to lower that penalty with the best lightweight e-bikes often having carbon fibre frames and using high spec components that are the same as on range topping non-assisted machines.