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7 Fastest Electric Mountain Bikes in the World (RANKED)

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DISCLAIMER

This post discusses the fastest electric bikes in the world. However, most e-bikes are NOT allowed on public roads or land as they are not fitted with a speed limiter, as required in most countries. In the UK, Europe, and Australia, this limit is 15.5mph. In the USA, it is 20mph. Learn more about e-bike laws here. The electric bikes discussed in this post can only be used on private land.

If you’re looking for the fastest electric mountain bikes in the world, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the globe’s ever-changing mix of fast eMTBs to give you 7 of the fastest models available.

As we’ve already included in our disclaimer above, it should be noted these electric bikes should only be used on private land. Street-legal electric bikes are speed-limited.



Fastest Electric Mountain Bikes

  1. hpc revolution x9 e-mtb

    65mph

    HPC Revolution X9 Special Edition

    This is the fastest e-MTB, the fastest mountain electric bike available. Eye-wateringly quick, from a brand that specialises in fast bikes.

  2. hallomotor fc 1

    65mph

    Hallomotor FC-1

    Matches the fastest available production e-bike, this bike has huge 5000W motor.

  3. hpc revolution x e-mtb

    60mph

    HPC Revolution X

    The second entry from HPC and this bike isn’t much slower than their first.

  4. stealth b52 e-mtb

    50mph

    Stealth B-52

    Top end looks and still rapid, this B-52 is an excellent option for those who like to ride fast and look good doing so.

  5. hpc scout pro e-bike

    45mph

    HPC Scout Pro

    This isn’t only a high powered electric bike, its meticulously hand-built from scratch in the USA and finished with top-end components.

  6. hpc titan pro e-bike

    45mph

    HPC Titan Pro

    An electric fat bike, the Titan Pro is a go-anywhere machine with incredible power. The mid-drive or mid-mount motor is intuitive and fun to ride.

  7. optibike r22 everest

    35mph

    Optibike R22 Everest

    This bike, all the lowest in speed, is out to prove that fast e-MTBs don’t have to have low range. The R22 Everest has a range of up to 300 miles.


What to Consider When Buying a Fast Mountain Electric Bike?

Electric MTB Power & Speed

Although it’s perhaps an oversimplification of things, ultimately the more powerful the motor fitted to an e-bike, the faster it will go. This is why the fastest MTB ebikes have extremely powerful motors.

Charging an Electric Mountain Bike

Like other fast electric bikes, and all electric bikes for that matter, charging a fast electric mountain bike is a simple process. Most e-MTBs can be charged by connecting a cord to the bike directly, or removing the battery and taking it to the plug socket. Be aware charge times can vary dramatically between different models.

Fast e-bike Mountain Range

Unfortunately, the fastest mountain electric bikes, aren’t going to have the greatest range, nor are they going to be cheap to run per mile. Like fast folding electric bikes fast e-bikes are focused on doing just that, going fast.


Are Electric Bikes Good For Mountain Biking?

Arguably electric bikes first caught on in the arena of mountain biking. They enabled riders to spend less time on the uphills and more time enjoying the thrills and spills of downhill riding, or flowing singletrack.

These days, the best electric mountain bikes are hyper-specialized, whether that’s ultra-lightweight machines for long-distance cross-country riding, or uber-powerful beasts for summiting the toughest of gradients.


Fastest Mountain E-Bikes Listed

BikeTop Speed
1HPC Revolution X9 Special Edition65mph
2Hallomotor FC-165mph
3HPC Revolution X60mph
4Stealth B-5250mph
5HPC Scout Pro45mph
6HPC Titan Pro45mph
7Optibike R22 Everest36mph

Fastest Mountain Electric Bikes

1. HPC Revolution X9 (Special Edition)

hpc revolution x9 e-bike
hpc revolution x9 e-bike features
  • UK Flag £15,000
  • US Flag $18,000
  • EU Flag €17,000

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 65mph
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Range: 100 mile
  • Gears: 20-speed

No skimping on components

9000W motor

‘Mullet’ wheel setup

After producing a very limited run of the Revolution XX, a bike which was capable of reaching speeds over 70mph, HPC decided to release another high-speed bike, the Revolution X9 Special Edition.

In our opinion this bike isn’t just about pure power either – yes its has 9000W motor – but it has other interesting component features that have clearly been chosen to help the bike perform when ridden at speed.

Pros

  • 20 speed gearing
  • 100 mile range
  • 4000W headlight

Cons

  • Rear hub motor doesn’t deliver the best ride feel
  • Bronze colour is standard though it can be customised

2. Hallomotor FC-1

hallomotor fc 1 blue background
hallomotor fc 1 features
hallomotor fc 1 seat option
hallomotor fc 1
hallomotor fc 1 backseat
  • UK Flag £5,300
  • US Flag $6,799
  • EU Flag €5,600

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 65mph
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Range: 65-75km
  • Gears: 1-speed

High top speed for price

Full suspension design

Different builds available

Coming in at number two on our list of the fastest electric mountain bikes is the Hallomotor FC1. Like all bikes on our list, with eye-watering top speeds, caution should be exercised at all times when riding them.

The FC-1’s top speed is thanks to a massive 5000W motor which is housed in the rear wheel of the bike.

Like most high speed electric bikes, the FC-1 has mountain bike cues in its design with suspension at both the front and rear. Large disc brakes ensure the bike can be brought to a stop from the very high speeds it can manage.

Pros

  • High speed e-MTB for the price

Cons

  • Specification not clear
  • Single-speed gearing renders the bike almost unusable without power

3. HPC Revolution X

hpc revolution x e-bike
hpc revolution x e-bike sideveiw
hpc revolution x e-bike gear
hpc revolution x e-bike colours
  • UK Flag £11,300
  • US Flag $13,000
  • EU Flag €13,000

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 65mph
  • Weight: 35.8kg
  • Range: 50 miles
  • Gears: 10-speed

Up to 65mph top speed

Upgraded motor

Sold US Class 2 compliant

Another HPC or Hi Power Cycles e-MTB is on our list. The Revolution X is HPC’s bread-and-butter full-suss model that can be brought in various motor powers. The standard 6000W version can hit speeds of 55mph, with the 7000W and 8000W motor versions delivering much faster speeds, albeit at a higher price point.

It’s nice to see that HPC allow you to customise the look of the Revolution X. Indeed, the frame is available four standard frame colours at no extra cost. Custom colours and matched wheel rims can be added for a further cost.

Pros

  • US Class 2 compliant
  • 60mph top speed is FAST

Cons

  • Pricey before you get to the optional upgrades

4. Stealth B-52

stealth b52 bomber off road e-bike
stealth b52 bomber off road e-bike outdoors
stealth b52 bomber off road e-bike colours
  • UK Flag £9,500
  • US Flag $10,400
  • EU Flag €11,000

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 50mph
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Range: 60 miles
  • Gears: 9 speed

2500W motor

Decent range

Motorbike grade braking

Somewhat cheaper than other bikes on our list and arguably also the best looking, the Stealth B-52 is the fourth bike on our list.

Running a rear hub motor the bike is capable of speeds up to 50mph when using its electrical assistance.

As with all of these fast electric mountain bikes, they require huge onboard battery power to deliver rapid forward momentum. As such, the bike weighs a staggering 64kg.

The B52 is available in two frame colours, pitch black of pitch black fluo.

Pros

  • Strong looks
  • Acceptable range
  • Priced around the 5-figure mark

Cons

  • Hub motor is basic

5. HPC Scout Pro

hpc scout pro e-bike
hpc scout pro e-bike fork
hpc scout pro e-bike chain
hpc scout pro e-bike gear
  • UK Flag £5,800
  • US Flag $7,000
  • EU Flag €6,600

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 45mph
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Range: 28 miles
  • Gears: 9 speed

Mid-drive performance

Rides like a normal bike

Frame welded in US

The Scout Pro from HPC is fast e-MTB that looks alot like many standard electric mountain bikes. The difference is that a mid-drive motor with 3000W can be fitted to give this bike a top speed of over 40mph.

Pros

  • Throttle and torque sensor combination
  • Frame made and finished in California

Cons

  • Clunky battery integration
  • Customisation raises prices

6. HPC Titan Pro

HPC Titan Pro
  • UK Flag £6,600
  • US Flag $7,600
  • EU Flag €7,100

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 45mph
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Range: Not stated
  • Gears: 9-speed

Rapid electric fat bike

Excellent components

Cn be customised

Alongside the Scout Pro, HPC also produces an extremely fast electric mountain bike with extra wide tires. The Titan Pro, runs incredibly wide 4.8″ tires that help deliver grip and comfort on almost any surface and in any condition.

With the 3000W motor option this bike is capable of speeds of up to 45mph – an exciting prospect when you consider where those extra wide tires will take you!

Pros

  • Welded and powder coated in the US
  • Versatility of extra-wide tires

Cons

  • Tires will be draggy on tarmac
  • Extra powerful motor adds $

7. Optibike R22 Everest

optibike r22 everest blue background
optibike r22 everest battery
optibike r22 everest feature
optibike r22 everest suspension
  • UK Flag £14,900
  • US Flag $18,900
  • EU Flag €17,000

Prices are approximate

  • Max Speed: 36mph
  • Weight: 93lbs
  • Range: 300 miles
  • Gears: 14-speed

Long range is its speciality

Top end gearing

Built in the US

Extremely fast electric mountain bikes usually have one major downside – their riding range – that’s the distance they can be ridden between charges.

With the R22 Everest, Optibike set out to make a bike that could theoretically climb the height of the highest mountain in the world. The result is a bike that has a 3250Wh battery and a 300 mile range.

Pros

  • Rohloff hub gear is long-lasting
  • Genuinely useful riding range
  • 190Nm motor torque

Cons

  • 1 frame size
  • Heavy

What to Know About e-MTB Speed

legal e-mountain bike speeds vary. uk/eu/aus: 15.5 mph, usa: 20mph. class distinction apply in usa

What’s the Fastest Electric Mountain Bike?

The HPC Revolution XX is the fastest electric mountain bike – it’s the fastest e-bike for mountain riding and a whole lot besides. HPC are a specialist in fast electric bikes of all kinds, including even a rapid folding mountain bike.

the fastest speed an e-bike can go legally is between 15.5 and 20 mph

What’s the Legal Speed for Electric Mountain Bikes?

The legal speed for electric mountain bikes varies from country to country and sometimes state to state. Confusingly, in the US, there are also various ‘classes’ of e-bikes. But by way of a simple summary: In the UK, Europe, and Australia, the limit is 15.5mph. In the USA, it is 20mph.

What’s The Fastest Speed E-Bikes Can Legally Go?

The fastest speed an e-bike can go is between 15.5 and 20mph. The exact speed depends on the country the bike is being ridden in.




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