How Fast do Electric Bikes Go?

How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go?

How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go?

Ebikes are helping riders go faster and further than ever. How fast, you ask? Tighten your helmet and join us, because we’re about to explore the top speeds you can expect when you take an ebike out to conquer the streets or trails.

How Fast do Electric Bikes Go?

One of the leading electric bikes on the market today is the Specialized Turbo. We’re going to look at the top speeds you can expect from the road and mountain versions of the Turbo to answer this question.

On the road, the Turbo CREO or Turbo Vado are capable of achieving top speeds of 45 Km/h while you pedal. That’s about 28 miles/ hour.

If mountain biking is your passion, the Turbo Levo can quadruple your efforts (or get you up the hill 4x faster) at top speeds of 20 miles/ hour.

Pedal Assisted Power

A hand pictured over the power and speed buttons on an electric bike.

Electric bikes like the Specialized Turbo aren’t motorcycles in disguise. You won’t sit back and let the motor do all of the work.

These are pedal-assist bikes, and the pedals need to be moving before the motor begins assisting. They amplify your output when you want it.

Electric bikes like the Turbo offer varying levels of assist and will disengage when you’re over top speed.

So don’t worry about flying too fast. 

If that’s even a thing.

If you only want a small assist and prefer to let your legs do most of the work, you can choose from one of the multiple levels of assist. Or, pump it up and get ready to experience the top speeds.

Can You Ride Faster than Your Ebike?

20-28 miles per hour will get you some seriously enjoyable speed on your electric bike before it tops out. But what if you want to go faster? 

Will an electric bike stop you from reaching your top speeds?

Don’t worry.

If you’re like IAM Cycling sprinter Leigh Howard and can hit 75mph on a road bike, you can keep powering yourself to top speeds, even after your ebike assist has called it quits.

For the rest of us not-quite-so-super-humans, an electric bike’s top speed is typically faster than the average speed of a standard cyclist.

Electric bikes can add some serious speed to your cycling routine. If you’ve been dreaming of going faster than ever, it’s time to see how an ebike can take you there.


Stop Guessing. Start Riding. Let our team of ebike specialists help you find the perfect bike.

Who Rides Ebikes?

Who Rides Ebikes?

Who Rides Ebikes?

Electric bikes are growing in popularity, making an appearance on mountain bike trails as often as they’re spotted on the street. If you haven’t tried an ebike yet, you may be wondering if an ebike is for you.

Who Rides Ebikes?

Before we dive into who’s riding ebikes these days, let’s take a moment to examine a few widespread myths about ebike owners.

Myth: Ebikes are for older riders.

We can see how this myth began making its rounds. A pedal-assist ebike can make it easier to ride farther, faster, or make your way up a steep hill or rocky mountainside. So it’s no wonder that people mistakenly believe that only older riders would want an ebike.

Like many myths, this one is rooted in a little bit of truth. 

According to Ray Verhelst of the U.S. Electric Bike Association, the leading age groups of ebike consumers are 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, and 65 and older. 

We’re guessing those consumers in the 35 – 55 age range would object to being labeled as “senior” riders.

Myth: Ebikes are for people who struggle to ride.
Electric bikes are opening up a whole new world for those who consider themselves novice riders. The pedal-assist can help a novice rider keep up with a more experienced rider on the trails or streets. 

But, far more often than not, it’s the experienced riders who are loving the benefits of a pedal-assist ebike.

“If you’re not having fun on an ebike, you probably don’t have the assist turned on!” says Janelle, a mountain bike skills coach and experienced rider.

Experienced riders are finding that ebikes can help them get more riding, more distance, and more speed in for an allotted time. They’re also highly desired for riders who don’t want to pay for, or hassle with, shuttled lift access.

According to a U.S. ebike survey, 93% of ebike consumers have cycled with a standard bicycle. And almost half (49.2%) of ebike purchasers ride daily.

So, who rides ebikes?

Men and women of all ages use ebikes for recreational and fitness purposes, commuting, going further than a standard bicycle allows, and, mostly, because the overall experience is more fun!


Stop Guessing. Start Riding. Let our team of ebike specialists help you find the perfect bike.