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Step-Through Electric Bikes: Easy-Mount e-Bikes For Everyone

Step through electric bikes take versatility, comfort, and accessibility to another level. Step-through bicycle frames allow you to mount your bike in front of the saddle instead of throwing your leg over the seat like on traditional bikes. These e-Bikes with open frames accomplish this with a lowered top tube or no crossbar, so you don't have to lift your leg over the seat to mount the bike. Simply slip your leg through the large opening in the frame, hop onto the saddle, and start your ride.

There are many step-through options in the E-bike market, so no matter what style or brand of bike – cruiser, city commuter, or fat tire bike, made by Aventon, Lectric, Specialized, Trek, Rad Power Bikes, Himiway, or another electric bike company – there’s a step-through option for you. See what makes these the best electric bikes for mobility issues, commuting, and more. Discover the benefits of low-slung frame electric bicycles!

What is a Step Through Bike?

Often referred to as "easy-mount electric bikes," step-thru frame bikes have a unique shape without a high top tube. This allows riders to effortlessly step onto their bike.

Step-through e-Bikes are a practical and safe choice for all riders. When you combine the power output capabilities of e-Bikes with this accessible frame design, there are few barriers to healthy & happy long-distance riding. 

Advantages of Riding a Step-Through Electric Bike

Step-through bike frames have a lower standover height to reduce the risk of inadvertent injuries. This is an advantage for city commuters, larger riders, those with less mobility, olders riders too. This may be an option to consider if you're looking for one of the best electric bikes for shorter women.

Step-through e-Bikes have an upright riding position for optimal comfort while you ride. When riding in traffic, a low-step frame E-bike makes dismounting when you stop at intersections safer. The low top tube frame styles are helpful to those still practicing bike handling skills as well. 

Technical Insights: The Mechanics of Step-Through Electric Bikes

Frame battery performance, motor power, and overall range on a single charge varies among step-through e-Bikes. 

When choosing the right step-through e-Bike, look at the electric power system: whether it has different levels of pedal assist and other battery management features, a hidden battery integrated with the frame, dual battery setup with cell balancing, and how much power the lithium-ion cells can hold.

Consider if the bike has the motor power you need, and whether it has a mid drive motor or brushless hub motor. 750W rear hub motors are pretty common on electric bikes, but if that motor isn't paired with a battery with a high life expectancy and LCD display then it won't do you any good. 

A high-quality drivetrain with a top-notch Shimano derailleur, hydraulic disk brakes, and durable tires will take you long distances as long as you have the battery life. If you're planning to adventure onto gravel roads and other challenging terrains, then a good suspension fork with a lockout and knobby tires is key. 

Choosing the Right Step-Through Electric Bike for You

Step-through e-Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, from full-suspension fat tire electric bikes to city bikes. At Upway, we stock the latest and greatest e-Bikes from Aventon, Rad Power Bikes, Himiway, Lectric, and more.

Aventon Level.2 Step-Through Commuter E-bike

This step-through commuter E-bike features a suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes, rear rack, full-coverage fenders, and adjustable stem. It comes out of the box as a Class 2 e-Bike and can be unlocked to go up to 28 miles per hour. The 500-watt motor and integrated battery will go up to 60 miles on a single charge.

Aventon Pace 500.3 Step-Through E-bike

This bike's powerful motor and internal battery will take you up to 60 miles per charge. The upright frame design, swept-back handlebars, and adjustable stem create a comfortable position. It also has an integrated headlight, tail light, automatic brake light, and turn signal functionality. It comes as a Class 2 e-Bike but can be unlocked to be a Class 3 E-bike with a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour.

Aventon Adventure.2 Step-Through E-bike

The Aventon Adventure.2 Step-Through E-bike is a fat tire e-Bike for rough terrain. This electric mountain bike goes up to 60 miles per charge. This is a heavy bike, but it has a powerful motor and hydraulic brakes for maximum stopping power. Its 400-pound payload capacity can support high rider weights. 

Aventon Abound Step-Through Cargo E-bike

The Aventon Abound e-Bike is a robust and reliable step-through electric cargo bike. It has a 20-mile-per-hour top speed, an average range of up to 50 miles on a single charge, a 750W motor for ample acceleration and torque, and endless possibilities. It has a 440 lbs payload capacity and handles that extra weight without compromising stability.

Himiway Cruiser All Terrain Step-Thru Electric Bike Cruiser Step-Thru

The Himiway Cruiser is a fat tire e-Bike has a large 840-watt-hour battery with up to 60 miles of range on pedal assist mode. It can also go up to 35 miles on pure electric assist mode with the half-twist throttle. It has a 750W brushless geared hub motor to take on any terrain and the steepest hills. Combine that with Kenda K-Shield tires, a suspension fork, a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes, a heavy-duty aluminum frame, and durable aluminum crankset guards to take on any terrain.

Lectric XP Step-Thru 3.0

The Lectric XP 3.0 Folding Step-through E-bike is a fantastic city commuter E-bike. The 48V lithium-ion battery comes standard to power you for 45 miles. Or, you can upgrade to the long-range battery option with a maximum range of up to 65 miles. It has an integrated rear rack that supports up to 150 pounds and a 330 lbs payload capacity.

Lectric XPeak Step-Thru E-Bike

The Lectric XPeak is a fat tire step-through e-Bike with a 750W rear hub motor and a removable frame battery with a broad range of up to 55 miles. The Lectric Xpeak has a suspension front fork, Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, Shimano derailleur, and hydraulic disc brakes for powerful stopping.

Step-Through Electric Bikes for Different Needs: From Commuting to Recreation

Step-through e-Bikes are highly versatile and excellent for city commuters, road riding, and those seeking accessible bikes for seniors as well. They make a great bike for women and men.

Their comfortable riding position and ergonomic design make them ideal for use on a daily basis. With the addition of a rear rack, integrated lights, rear lights, and fat tires, they're ideal as electric city bikes and bike path cruisers, too.