Following our 2020 list of the best belt drive bikes we have been compiling the Best Electric Belt Drive Bikes 2021. This follows loads of interest in electric belt drive bikes. It would appear people are not satisfied with the niche of belt drive bikes we need to go deeper with eBikes using this tech. If you are looking for your next low maintenance bike with some serious electric range then we have something special for you. Huge thanks to all the manufacturers who have helped us compile this list and helped us built out this guide.

Full list of Electric Belt Drive Bikes 2021

  1. Lekker Amsterdam GT Enviolo
  2. Trek Allant+ 9S Stagger 2021 E-Bike
  3. Giant DailyTour E+1 2021 Electric Hybrid Bike
  4. Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt 2021 eBike
  5. Cowboy 3 eBike

Best Commuter Belt Drive eBike

Lekker Amsterdam GT Enviolo Belt Drive eBike

Brand new for 2021. The Amsterdam GT Enviolo builds on the expertise that Lekker have amassed in belt drive bikes. The Lekker Amsterdam GT Enviolo has a single speed style about it. With an integrated battery within the frame it can easily pass for a standard bike and will appeal to many on this basis.

The Amsterdam GT is very well specced using the Gates CDX belt drive system and the lightweight Samsung 410Wh cell battery giving a range of up to 100km on a single charge. If you are looking for more power to give assurance on range and infrequency of charging there is also a 500Wh battery that can reach up to 140km range.

Power is delivered by a Max Mid-drive motor from Bafang creating a maximum power output of 80N.m. Not going to be threatening any Ferrari’s at the lights but mighty on a bike. The GT comes with gearing using the Enviolo city stepless shifting technology. This delivers a continuous variable transmission perfect for stress free commuters with enough to think about traffic dodging. Enviolo have been developing their integrated hub to allow shifting while standing still making stop-start journeys simpler.

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Specification of the Lekker Amsterdam GT Enviolo

FrameAluminium 6061 with integrated battery case, Belt drive compatible
ForkAluminium 6061 Tapered disc only
HeadsetNeco Semi integrated sealed bearing
BrakesTektro TD-285 hydraulic Disc Brakes
MotorBafang Max Mid Drive, integrated cranks, 36v, 250 Wh Capacity
Motor Weight2.9 kg
Rear HubEnviolo CT N310 Stepless Shifting – Ratio 310%
ScreenBafang Intelligent DPC11 LCD Rated IP65, offers complete protection from dust, oil, and other non-corrosive material.
BatteryStandard: 36v 11.5 Ah, 418 Wh capacity Range: 50km-100km
Upgrade: 36v 14.5Ah, 500 Wh capacity Range: 70km-140km
Removable for easy access to charging
ChargerEU Standard
Front HubSealed bearing 32h
Rims700 Alloy 19mm internal width
TyresWTB Riddler 700 x 45c
PedalsAlloy platform
ChainGate CDX Carbon Drive Belt System ratio: 55/24
GripsVinyl Lock on
SaddleLekker slimline commuter saddle
Seat PostLekker Alloy 27.2mm
HandlebarLekker alloy commuter 31.8mm
StemLekker alloy 31.8mm
KickstandOptional: Alloy Side, E-bike specific
Front LightSpanninga AXENDO 40 Battery Connected (STVZO Approved)
Rear lightLightskin LED integrated Seat Post light Battery Connected (STVZO Approved)
FendersAluminium Powder Coated LEKKER design Fender Set
Weight23kg

Best Price for the Lekker belt drive eBike

Buy the Lekker Amsterdam GT Enviolo for €2,598.00 direct from Lekker

Trek Allant+ 9S Stagger eBike

Another completely new model for 2021 from Trek Bikes is the Allant+ 9S Stagger eBike. The Allant is a bruiser of an eBike with a sturdy look about it but only weighing in at 23.6kg that is comparable with others in our list. Styling wise with a drop top tube the ambition from Trek is to achieve a unisex frame in lightweight aluminium. It may be a Marmite design decision and not convinced it will be genuinely a one size fits all in the spirit of a Brompton but a brave choice.

The Allant shares many of the components with the Lekker Amsterdam Enviolo GT above. The drive train and gearing are mirrored with the Gates CDX carbon belt drive coupled to the Enviolo CVT rear hub. Trek have adopted the Bosch motor and battery. This has one of the most powerful batteries in our list of belt drive eBikes with the Bosch motor delivering a slightly lower max power output of 75Nm. The battery capacity is a monster 625 Wh delivered in an integrated battery. This is 125 Wh larger than the upgraded Lekker model. The range of this combination gives up to 150 miles of assisted cycling but this varies dramatically depending on speed, cadence and weight.

The Allant + 9S comes with a Suntour suspension front fork with lockout for those not looking to lose any power and trade comfort for speed. The seat post includes suspension mitigating need for full suspension in a more cost effective manner. In addition to suspension the Allant has 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes for confidence in all-weather conditions. Final features include mudguards, rear rack and lights to further provision all-rounder capability.

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Specification of the Trek Allant+ 9S Stagger eBike

FrameHigh-performance hydroformed e-bike frame, Removable Integrated Battery, Motor Armour, internal cable routing, post-mount disc
ForkSR Suntour Mobie25, coil spring, tapered alloy steerer, preload, rebound, lockout, post mount disc, 100×15 mm thru-axle, 50 mm travel
HeadsetFSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
BrakesMagura MT5NE, 4-piston hydraulic disc brake w/brake light switch
MotorBosch Performance Speed, 75 Nm, 45 km/h (28 mph), 25 km/h in Europe
Rear HubEnviolo Trekking CVT rear hub, 380% range, 32 h
BatteryBosch PowerTube 625
ChargerBosch standard 4A (220-240 V) charger
Front HubBontrager sealed bearing, 32-hole 15 mm alloy thru-axle
RimsAlex MD35, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 35 mm width, Presta valve
TyresBontrager E6 Hard-Case Lite, reflective, wire bead, 60 tpi, 27.5×2.4″
PedalsBontrager Satellite City pedal
ChainGates CDX Carbon Drive Belt System, 22 T, steel
GripsBontrager Satellite Elite, alloy lock-on
SaddleBontrager Commuter Comp
Seat PostComfort suspension, 31.6 mm
HandlebarAluminium comfort
StemBontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
KickstandPletscher Comp Flex 18
Front LightBusch & Muller Top Light
Rear lightSpanninga Axendo Speed
Weight23.6kg

Best Price for the Trek Allant+ 9S Stagger eBike

Buy the Trek Allant+ 9S Stagger eBike for £5200 direct from Trek Bikes

Giant DailyTour E+1 2021 Electric Hybrid Bike

The Giant DailyTour E+1 2021 is so new that technically at the time of putting this list together you can’t yet buy one. This is certainly bleeding edge when it comes to belt driven eBikes. Details we have to date are as follows and will get a full review soon as we can get our hand on one.

The Giant DailyTour differs from others in our line with Giant having developed much of their own electric bike tech. They are still using the unrivalled Gates carbon belt drive system but matching this with their own battery and motors. Power comes in lower than many others with Torque of only 50Nm (Newton meters). This means electric support on hills will be lower than some others here. Important if you are a heavier rider. Range will be excellent however with a class leading voltage capacity of 625Wh (Watt Hours). This puts it head to head with the Trek.

The Giant includes a number of digital features including Smart Assist mode to allow you to forget about gearing. The digital assistance extends to the RideControl EVO display that includes on-board navigation integrated into the handlebar.

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Specification Giant DailyTour E+1

FrameALUXX SL aluminum
ForkSR Suntour MOBIE 25 LO AIR, 60mm, 15AQ
BrakesShimano MT201 Hydraulic Disc
MotorGiant SyncDrive Core 50Nm
BatteryGiant EnergyPak Smart 625Wh
TyresSchwalbe Marathon E Plus 622×50
PedalsVP191 light weight aluminum
Chain
Gates CDX Carbon Drive 120T CenterTrack belt
SaddleSelle Royal Look-In gel
Seat PostSuspension 2-bolt micro-adjustable, 30.9x270mm
HandlebarGiant Contour, EVO display integrated, adjustable
Stem
Giant Contour GT, cable integrated, 30 ° back sweep 31.8mm
KickstandPletscher Comp Flex 18
Front LightGiant Numen iD integrated day-time LED Axa Blueline 30 automatic front LED
Rear lightAxa Blueline rear LED
Weightnot yet released

Best Price for the Giant DailyTour E+1

The 2021 model is yet to be formally released to buy. You can still get the 2020 model in some sizes. Buy the 2020 Giant DailyTour E+1 belt drive eBike for £2999 from Rutland Cycles

Best Touring belt drive eBike

Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt 2021 Bike

The Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt 2021 looks like a close sibling of the Giant Daily Tour. They share much of the same DNA but arguably Kalkhoff deliver a more attractive end product. Kalkhoff may be new to many of our readers but they are in fact one of the oldest bike makers around. They’ve been crafting bikes for nearly 100 years. With HQ and manufacturing facilities in Germany they are solid, reliable and well made. Kalkhoff back this up with a solid 10 year warranty for further peace of mind.

Their latest Endeavour 7.B Belt has been updated for 2021 and builds on their expertise in belt drive bikes. Keeping components close to home they use the newest 4th generation Bosch performance CX system for power. This echoes the Trek in using the Bosch electric motor to drive the bike along with the 625Wh battery making range match the Trek. The Kalkhoff outperforms the Trek however with the Performance CX motor rather than the speed model giving an extra 10Nm over the Trek. Pushing out an impressive 85Nm. Class leading alongside the best from our line up.

Using the Gates CDX carbon belt drive system coupled with the newest Enviolo Trekking variable shifting system the Kalkhoff promises stress free cycling. With front suspension through Suntour forks again the Kalkhoff is not cutting any corners. Braking is handled by the Shimano MT420 hydraulic disk brakes that are reliable and needed on a bike of this weight in the wet.

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Specification of the Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt 2021 eBike

Frame Integrale 1.5, aluminium
ForkSuntour Mobie25 Air, lockout, 15mm thru axle
BrakesShimano MT420, hydraulic disk brake
MotorBosch Performance Line CX, 36 V / 250 W / 85 Nm
Rear HubEnviolo Trekking
BatteryBosch PowerTube 625
ChargerBosch standard 4A (220-240 V) charger
Front HubShimano Alvio MT400, 15x100mm with QR Enviolo Trekking
RimsRodi TRYP35, with double eyelets
Tyres27.5″ Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 55-584
PedalsUrban Light, with anti slip protection and reflector
ChainGates Carbondrive CDX
GripsErgon GA30
SaddleErgon SM10
Seat PostConcept EX, aluminium
HandlebarAluminium comfort
StemConcept EX, aluminium
Front LightSupernova E3 Mini 2
Rear lightSpanninga Pimento
Weight27.3kg

Best price for the Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt 2021

Buy the Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Belt for £4499 from Rutland Cycling

Most Stylish Belt Drive eBike

Cowboy 3 belt drive eBike

The Cowboy 3 is a genuine challenger. It is the lightest electric belt drive bike we have in our list and the latest from Cowboy, an exciting new manufacturer from Belgium. This is the third generation of their electric bike drive bike as the name would suggest. If you are looking for a stylish electric bike option that could easily be mistaken for a fixie this is the option for you. We love it.

Cowboy use their own near silent 250W rear-hub motor. This has been coupled with the Gates Carbon Belt drive in line with the others in our line up. The battery power is delivered when the bike detects pressure on the pedals. The bike’s sensors adjust power delivery as your pace and pedalling change. The motor is one of the smallest powered units in the line up so should be considered as very much complimentary to your cycling only.

Innovation in Bike Design

The Cowboy 3 is ground breaking with crash detection capabilities to further demonstrate the merits of this innovative brand. The Cowboy 3 uses sensors monitoring speed and torque coupled with an accelerometer to intelligently detect any potential crash. Upon any potential incident the rider has 60 seconds to cancel alert being triggered. If this fails to occur the SIM card integrated into the bike triggers a message to an agreed emergency contact. An SMS is triggered notifying of a potential crash. Road safety is hugely important and we welcome this type of innovation from Cowboy helping protect cyclist safety.

With a smaller battery and power supply the Cowboy 3 won’t keep up with others on the hills but for cycling purists this assistance based power may be more suited. Looking for a radical new addition to your n+1 line up of bikes? This could be the one for your Christmas gift list.

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Specification of the Cowboy 3

Frame Aluminium 6061
ForkAluminium 6061
BrakesTektro, Hydraulic, HD-R310 system (with HD-M285 levers)
MotorCustom-designed 30 Nm / 250 W motor, integrated into the rear wheel
Rear Hub63 front & 22 rear teeth,
BatteryCustom-designed 10 Ah, 360 Wh 
ChargerCustom-designed 36V / 3A charger
Front HubGates™️ Carbon Drivetrain
RimsAlloy rims – J25D 27.5”*13G*36H F/Vs
Tyres42mm Cowboy-custom tyres, puncture resistant tyres with a flexible grip and a puncture protection layer
PedalsUrban Light, with anti slip protection and reflector
ChainGates Carbondrive CDX
GripsErgon GA30
SaddleCowboy-custom saddle
Seat PostConcept EX, aluminium
Handlebar540 mm width, 7 deg sweep, 15 mm rise
StemConcept EX, aluminium
Front LightCustom made integrated front light
Rear lightCustom made rear flashing light
Weight16.9kg

Best Price for the Cowboy 3

Buy the Cowboy 3 direct from Cowboy for £1990

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