Best electric bike brands on AliExpress and buying tips

Electric bicycles are an ecological, healthy and cheap way to get around.

Although they have been on the market for some time now, their features have evolved so much lately that they are now on everyone's radar, so it is not surprising that more and more readers ask us about the “e-bikes” on AliExpress.

Today, we'll analyze the best brands of Chinese electric bikes in this store and give you tips to buy this bulky product without problems.

Why buy them on AliExpress?

On AliExpress you have many models of electric bikes to choose from: mountain bikes, road bikes, urban bikes, folding bikes… Both the most basic and the most pros models have very competitive prices that you will hardly find elsewhere.

How to find them: to find the best deals on electric bicycles, check this search.

We recommend buying a Chinese bike on AliExpress to those who do not want to spend a lot of money on premium brands, but at the same time are looking for a durable product and remarkable quality.

Also, as you already know, on AliExpress you can still lower the price of your electric bike even more by using discount codes, seller coupons or AliExpress coupons.

Best Chinese brands of electric bicycles

1. Shengmilo

Official stores: General and for Europe (but there are many other authorized dealers)


The Shengmilo brand is a top seller of electric mountain bikes (visit their official store here) for its good performance:

  • 48V lithium batteries.
  • Brushless motor.
  • Charging from 5 to 7 h for a range of 50 to 90 km.
  • 45 km/h speed.
  • Removable and lockable battery.
  • Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.

The finishes of Shengmilo mountain bikes are spectacular and are on a par with the most expensive models on the market such as Trek, Canyon, Giant, Merida…

In Shengmilo you can also find urban folding bikes, the best alternative when you have little storage space at home or at work.

Despite having a more compact size, their performance is very similar to mountain bikes, so you can still reach a high speed without having to worry about the autonomy: with a single charge you will have use for several days.

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Official store: Go to the store

Xiaomi has two sub-brands of electric bikes and one of them is HIMO: urban folding bikes that become one of the best choices to move around your city and make it able to store anywhere without many complications.

The battery is integrated inside its aluminum frame, so you won't have to worry about it being stolen in any carelessness.

Visit the official HIMO store here.

Most of their models include:

  • Brushless motor.
  • 36 V lithium battery.
  • Maximum speed of 25 km/h (regulatory maximum).
  • Range of 55 to 80 km.
  • Disc brakes.

One of HIMO's most curious models is their mini electric bicycles: a hybrid between an electric scooter and a folding bicycle that can be stored in a backpack, since it occupies the size of an A3 sheet of paper and weighs only 13 kg. With this model, there are no more excuses to take your bike on a trip and save as much as possible on transportation.

In short, HIMO, like everything Xiaomi manufactures, more than meets our expectations in terms of quality-price. If you are looking for a sturdy e-bike to do your daily tasks, this brand should be at the top of your list of favorites.

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LANKELEISI bikes have aluminum alloy frames that have nothing to envy to other high-end models.

Although LANKELEISI focuses mainly on electric mountain bikes (many of them foldables) and road bikes, they also have a good assortment of urban bikes of a smaller size and other very elegant retro style, reminiscent of the classic BH.

Also, keep in mind that all their models have the motor placed at the rear, which increases their autonomy and makes them much more efficient.

You can also find the following characteristics in their bikes:

  • Brushless motor.
  • 36 V lithium battery.
  • The models have a very high maximum speed, although it can be limited.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes.

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4. Keeper&Jim

Official store: Go to the store

Keeper&Jim has more than 15 years of experience in the manufacture of electric folding, mountain and urban bikes.

In their official AliExpress store (here) you have all the models available. Although most of the bikes have characteristic wide wheels that give them a motorcycle touch, you can't miss their more urban vintage models. Despite being electric bikes, nobody will notice: its retro and elegant style will charm you to take it around town.

Among the common features of this brand we find:

  • Aluminum alloy frames.
  • Brushless motor.
  • 48 V lithium battery.
  • Speed adapted to the regulations of each country (check with the seller).
  • Disc brakes.

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Official store: Go to the store

In this brand in addition to electric bicycles, you can find electric scooters with saddles, a cheaper and less heavy alternative to electric bicycles with which you can also move around your city sitting.

Gunai e-bikes have very careful designs and are well valued by buyers. They come with wide wheels, which very important to have a better grip and more security.

If you are looking for a bike to go accompanied, you have many options with rear seat, although keep in mind the maximum weight of the bike and that the speed and autonomy when moving with another person will be reduced.

The GUNAI e-bikes also have:

  • Lithium battery, which have much more capacity, longevity and are much lighter.
  • Brushless motor.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Aluminum alloy frame.

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Official store: Go to the store

The Chinese brand SAMEBIKE manufactures premium electric bikes at an affordable price and focus them as the future of transportation, both for the countryside and for the city.

In SAMEBIKE you can find from very sophisticated mountain bikes to the most common mountain models (but obviously with the advantage of being electric) and also much more compact folding types.

Features included in most of the SAMEBIKE models:

  • 48 V lithium battery.
  • Charging time of 4 h.
  • Autonomy from 40 to 80 km.
  • Maximum speed 30 km/h.
  • Front and rear disc brakes.

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Official store: Go to the store

We could classify JANOBIKE bikes as mid-range but more than enough if you are looking to get started in the world of electric mountain bikes: they are designed to ride all kinds of trails and the steepest slopes.

Like the other bikes, most are equipped with a 48V lithium battery and can reach very high speeds if that's precisely what you're looking for (and without spending a lot of money).

Their new urban bike model impressed us with its range capability, up to 360 km thanks to an A+ car battery. It also has built-in GPS so you can locate it in case of theft.

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8. Joomar

Official store: Go to the store

Joomar specializes in mid-range mountain and road bikes.

Some of their best-selling models are even designed for riding on snow and beach sand, with a very powerful engine and double suspension for stability and safety.

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AOSTIRMOTOR bikes are awesome in every way. Although their prices are not the lowest on AliExpress, they also have some very affordable models.

Their designs are not typical of an electric mountain bike and at first glance, you might even mistake them for a moped.

Despite that, you have the option to limit the top speed if you prefer or even modify the diameter of the wheels and other features to adapt them to what you need.

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Buying and using tips

What types of electric bikes are there on AliExpress?

As we were telling you, on AliExpress you can find many types of electric bikes. These are the most popular categories:

Which are the best stores?

In addition to official stores, you also have specialized and trusted stores where they sell electric bicycles of various Chinese brands and spare parts much cheaper than in any local store:

Can I transform my normal bike into an electric bike?

Yes, if you already have a good bike and you don't want to spend more money than necessary you can transform it into an electric bike with these kits available on AliExpress.

You may not be clear on how you have to install it, but don't worry because the seller will give you instructions on how to do it and on YouTube you have many tutorials that will serve as a guide.

Will I have problems with customs?

It depends on your country. If you read us from Europe you won't have any problems.

Most of these bikes are shipped from any warehouse in the European Union, so if you choose to ship from an EU country, you can rest assured that you will not have any problems with customs. Once you confirm the payment, you will not have to pay anything else.

To encourage sales, many sellers indicate in their ads that you choose shipping from China, even if they then send the bike from a European warehouse. Ensuring that the purchase will be cheaper.

How can this be?

For a while now, everything you buy from outside the European Union must also pay VAT, so AliExpress charges you directly this tax when you finalize the purchase, but only on orders over €150 (to facilitate procedures and lighten shipments).

As this type of bikes exceed the amount of €150, if you choose shipping from China, AliExpress will not charge you VAT (if you choose shipping from any EU country it will). Subsequently, the seller will send you the bike from a warehouse in Europe: you will avoid customs and you will save a lot of money.

If the seller offers you this possibility, you can take it without problems, but we recommend you to take a screenshot when the seller tells you all this, because in case of any mishap with the shipment it will serve you as proof in a dispute.

Can I damage the battery if I leave it charging overnight?

The batteries of these bicycles get disconnected when they are already fully charged, so you can leave it charging all night to have it ready in the morning without fear of damaging it by overcharging it.

You also don't have to worry about charging them a little and unplugging them, since they have no memory effect and their useful life will not be reduced by this.

The only point you should keep in mind is not to drain the battery to the maximum when using the bicycle. Always leave a small margin so that it does not get damaged.

Can electric bicycles get wet?

Electric bicycles can get wet without problems, even if they do not have an integrated battery, as they are designed for this. Do not be afraid to use it on rainy days because they are totally safe.

However, when you wash it, try to do it by hand, carefully and do not use high-pressure cleaners.

Remember that these bicycles do not need special maintenance apart from that of any normal bicycle. However, when you have your bike serviced at a workshop, you can always ask to have the bike plugged into the computer to check all the electrical components.

Is it necessary to regulate a bicycle that exceeds 25 km/h?

It depends on the country. Some countries only allow electric bikes with a maximum speed of 25 km/h. However, on AliExpress you can find many models that exceed it, so make sure to check the laws in your country before buying a bike.

Some sellers offer the possibility of limiting the speed according to the country of destination or directly send them with the maximum speed limited, so, do not hesitate to ask to make sure.

If you have received the bike with the speed restricted by the seller without having asked for it, you can write to them so that they can explain to you how to reverse it.

On the other hand, although it is unlikely that you will be stopped to check that you have everything in order, remember that many countries, bikes that exceed 25 km/h are considered mopeds and will require extra paperwork.

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