Step-through electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular, offering a convenient and comfortable riding experience both for urban commuting and leisurely rides. Thanks to the step-through frame design, these bikes provide easy mounting and dismounting, making them accessible for riders of all ages.

Electric bikes are well-suited to a step-through frame. Generally, step-through designs add convenience without compromising stability, and with the motor, users can enjoy a smooth and pleasant ride.


A step-through electric bike, also known as a low-step or open-frame electric bike, combines the benefits of a traditional step-through bike with the efficiency of an electric motor. The defining feature of these bikes is the easy-access frame, allowing riders to step through the bike rather than lifting their leg over a high top tube.

Step-through electric bikes come with an integrated motor, usually in the rear wheel, assisting the rider's pedal power. Depending on the brand and model, this can be a pedal-assist system (providing power only when the rider is pedaling) or a throttle-based system (allowing the motor to drive the bike without pedaling). Keep in mind that, in the UK, a throttle-based electric bike is not road legal.


  1. Easy Accessibility: The step-through frame design allows riders to easily mount and dismount the bike, making it accessible for riders of all ages.

  2. Comfortable Riding Position: The upright riding position enhances comfort, reducing strain on the back and shoulders.

  3. Efficient Commuting: Step-through bikes are ideal for urban commuting, providing a practical and convenient solution for navigating city streets.

  4. Electric Assistance: The motor offers a convenient boost, making rides more enjoyable and effortless, especially on inclines or against strong winds.

  5. Stability: The step-through design maintains stability, offering a secure ride for riders, whether cruising through the city or taking a scenic route.

  6. Versatility: Step-through electric bikes are suitable for a variety of riders, from daily commuters to recreational cyclists.


While step-through electric bikes offer numerous advantages, it's important to consider potential drawbacks:

  1. Frame Design Limitations: Some riders may prefer the aesthetics or frame rigidity of a traditional diamond frame.

  2. Less Aggressive Riding Position: The upright riding position may not suit riders looking for a more aggressive or aerodynamic stance.

  3. Potential for Frame Flex: In some designs, the step-through frame may have slight flex, affecting power transfer.

What is an electric step-through bike like to ride?

Riding a step-through electric bike provides a unique experience that combines the ease of the step-through design with the added benefit of electric assistance from the motor.

  1. Smooth and Comfortable: Step-through bikes offer a smooth and comfortable ride, ideal for leisurely rides or daily commutes.

  2. Effortless Commuting: The electric motor makes commuting easier, providing a boost when needed, especially in busy urban environments.

  3. Stable Handling: The step-through design maintains stability, ensuring confidence in handling the bike.

  4. Easy Maneuverability: The design enhances maneuverability, making it easy to navigate through traffic or crowded areas.

  5. Convenient for Stop-and-Go: The easy-access frame is especially convenient for frequent stops, such as at traffic lights or when navigating pedestrian areas.

    Why choose Eco Bike Co.?

    Our diverse range of high-quality, stylish step-through electric bikes offers optimal comfort and performance for all cycling needs. Featuring powerful motors from leading brands such as Ampere, Emu, Legend, and more, our bikes provide a smooth and stable ride on various surfaces. Plus, the step-through design adds an extra level of accessibility and convenience to your cycling experience.

    With STEP-THROUGH ELECTRIC BIKES, commuting and leisurely rides have never been more comfortable and enjoyable!

    Wondering whether a step-through electric bike is for you? Why not get in touch with one of our friendly and experienced team members who can talk through the different features of our selection.