Apollo Bikes Review: Every Electric Bike Ranked

One of the oldest UK bike brands going, Apollo Bikes is a name that many of you will have heard of already in your travels.

Its signature logo can be found across a wide range of two-wheelers, from mountain bikes, to fat bikes, to commuters. When you’ve been around the block a few times you begin to pick up a thing or two, including: how to put together some of the best electric bikes currently in the market.

Apollo Bikes might be known for its dirt bikes, but there’s just something about its e bike offering that keeps us coming back to this brand over the likes of Giant and Raleigh.

Trying to work out which is the best out of the lot is driving us insane, which is why we’ve decided to get to the bottom of it once and for all. In this post we’ll be ranking each of electric Apollo bicycle from worst to best to decide on an official victor.

And that’s not to say that any of them are bad (as the word ‘worst’ would suggest), we just feel that some are better than others, be it from a price standpoint or a power point of view.

If you’ve ever wanted to know which electric Apollo is the best of the bunch, then you’ve come to the right place.

Disclaimer: We should point out that there are actually two notable Apollo brands out there making e bikes — one out of Australia (Apollo Bicycles) and the other, the UK (Apollo Bikes).

For the sake of competition, we’ve decided to include both within the same post (just note that some of the bikes mentioned aren’t available in the UK).

Think of it as the UK vs Australia, only the winner is you.

Apollo Bikes Ranked From Worst To Best

As it stands, there are plenty of electric offerings coming from both Apollo brands, each as different as the last in terms of size, power and foldability — you see, some of these e bikes do fold allowing you to move/store them a lot easier.

Some of the electric bikes shown here are Halfords exclusives. Meaning you can only buy them from this retailer, unless you were to buy one second hand from an independent seller (although there are some risks involved in that, so buy carefully).

You’ll notice a significant difference between those mentioned on the official Apollo Bicycles site and those sold by Halfords. The latter gives you the cheapest options of the two. We say ‘mentioned on the official Apollo Bikes site’ as you’ll need to find an official Apollo Bicycles supplier to buy the e bikes shown here — the Australian company, that is.

We’ll talk a little about how we decided on the below order. But for now though we’re just going to jump straight into it. Here is every electric Apollo ranked from worst to best.

7. Apollo Metis Womens Electric Hybrid Bike

Which Apollo? Apollo Bikes (UK)
Electric Range: 20 Miles
Charge Time: 4-5 Hours
Battery Power: 209Wh

Unfortunately, we had to start somewhere. While the Apollo Metis Womens Electric Hybrid Bike is a fantastic option for the ladies out there, we just couldn’t help but feel like it limited its appeal compared to the others. Every other Apollo bicycle fits in that unisex category, making it a lot more accessible to the adults reading this.

As an electric womens bike, it’s one of the very best in the current market. Dare we say, the very best when it comes to great value for money? As a hybrid e bike, it fulfils that everyday style what with its low step-through frame and upright riding position.

Living a life of leisure has never been easier. Riders shouldn’t worry too much about range as this e bike can travel up to 20 miles between charges. The front hub motor can also deliver speeds of up to 15.5mph (a standard speed for most e bikes in the UK).

Again, it sits at the end of scale simply because it isn’t unisex. We’d do the same if it were a mens only bike.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • 6-Speed Gears
  • Lightweight Aluminium Frame
  • Removable Battery
  • European Styling

6. Apollo Bicycles EON Commuter 10

Which Apollo? Apollo Bicycles (AUS)
Electric Range: 37 Miles
Battery Power: 250Wh

The first of many Apollo Bicycles that you can only buy through a dealer. We’re of course referring to the Eon Commuter 10.

What it does best is hinted at in its name. This e bike is an ideal commuter, capable of travelling up to 37 miles between charges. This does increase the charge time but not by a lot as long as you use the right charger.

The low profile high impact pedals make for increased comfort, more so when coupled with Kraton gel dual density grips.

One of the best ways to describe the Apollo Bicycles EON Commuter 10 is to liken it to a thoroughbred horse, given it can traverse all kinds of surfaces and feel like it’s never slowing down.

So with that in mind, why then have we decided to put this Apollo electric bicycle so far up in the list? That’s easy, there’s a better Commuter out there in the Commuter 20.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • Kraton Gel Grips
  • JAK-8 Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Multi-Terrain Tires
  • Supreme Matte Finish

5. Apollo Bikes EON Comfort 10

Which Apollo? Apollo Bicycles (AUS)
Electric Range: 37 Miles
Battery Power: 250Wh

Looking for something a little more comfortable that serves as an everyday type? Introducing the Apollo Bikes EON Comfort 10, made for long distances and exploring the great outdoors.

This Apollo bicycle trumps that of the Metis Womens bike as the better commuter bike given the increased range and power. This does drive the price of the bike up unfortunately, but that was always to be expected.

You’ll notice that the technical specifications (miles and power) are identical to the previous Apollo e bike mentioned in our rankings here.

This is but one of the reasons why we’ve included placed the EON Comfort 10 so far up. That and there’s an EON Comfort 20 that has a few key upgrades, upgrades that we just can’t shake.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • Alloy Riser Bars
  • Low Profile Pedals
  • Shift Levers
  • Gloss Slate Finish

4. Apollo Transport Electric Folding Bike

Which Apollo? Apollo Bikes (UK)
Electric Range: 20 Miles
Charge Time: 5 Hours
Battery Power: 209Wh

Electric folding bikes are a different conversation entirely. These e bikes are smaller but they pack a different kind of punch. So try not to write them off before you’ve even seen what they’re capable of.

Just look at the Apollo Transport Electric Folding Bike for one of the better folding bike options out right now. It’s an electric bike we’ve featured a few times across many of our posts because of what it offers, exactly.

Let’s talk spec.

As a folding bike, the Apollo Transport E lets you take it just about everywhere and isn’t too heavy to lug around with you (16kg total).

Its alloy frame is very durable, although taller riders might find that sitting on this one is a little tough given the smaller dimensions.

This is one of the better options from Apollo Bikes in that it’s just so different from some of the other e bikes in its range.

There is a folding bike audience out there who will love this one, but they are somewhat of an acquired taste. It’s why this Apollo Transport E didn’t break into the top spots.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • Rigid Suspension
  • Black Comfort Grips
  • 20″ Steel Fork
  • Kenda K149 Tires

3. Apollo EON Comfort 20

Which Apollo? Apollo Bicycles (AUS)
Electric Range: 114 Miles
Battery Power: 250Wh

Range range and more range. That’s exactly what you’re getting with the Apollo EON Comfort 20, easily one of the best electric bikes Apollo Bicycles has ever crafted.

In terms of build, the EON Comfort 20 is very similar to the 10 at face value. However, look within and the differences will present themselves.

For example, this e bike has smartphone connectivity. Riders can connect their smartphone to the bike and view everything from speed to riding mode!

The EON 20 series are a cut above all the rest in the power department with a maximum power output of 250W courtesy of an E5000 system.

There’s a reason why we’ve put the EON Comfort 20 before the EON Commuter 20, and we’ll explain why when we get to it.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • 6061 Alloy Low Step Through Frame
  • Shimano STEPS E5000 Crankset
  • Shimano BR-T445 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Low Profile High Impact Resin Pedals

2. Apollo Bikes Phaze E Bike

Which Apollo? Apollo Bikes (UK)
Electric Range: 20 Miles
Charge Time: 4-5 Hours
Battery Power: 209Wh

It’s time we looked at a best-seller. We’re, of course, talking about the Apollo Phaze E Bike, one of the most cost effective electric bikes in the current market when you consider its quality.

This Apollo bike is made out of a lightweight aluminium, but don’t let that fool you. Riders can weigh up to 120kg to ride.

The 209Wh battery within is the same as most of the other e bikes sold by Halfords. If you’re wondering why that is simply look at the standard price of this Apollo bicycle (around £850 on average).

You can purchase one of two frame sizes with this one (17″ and 20″) so we should hear none of this: “this bike is too big” or “this bike is too small.”

It’s easily the best electric bike from Apollo Bikes sold by the popular UK retailer. It’s why we’ve gone so far as to give it the silver medal.

What do you think?

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • Kingmeter LED Display
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Steel 36T Chainset
  • Front Suspension

1. Apollo EON Commuter 20

Which Apollo? Apollo Bicycles (AUS)
Electric Range: 114 Miles
Battery Power: 250Wh

At the top of the mountain, in our opinion (of course), is the Apollo EON Commuter 20, one of the best power-assisted bikes out right now.

The build quality of this electric bike is off the charts. Which was always to be expected when you consider it only released a year ago (in 2020).

Like the EON Comfort 20, this e bike is an improvement from the previous iteration and uses that E5000 drive unit we’ve already mentioned.

In terms of performance, this e bike has a lot in common with the Comfort 20. In fact, the two are identical.

There’s only so much you can say about an e bike. The Apollo EON Commuter 20 is one of those seeing is believing types of rides. Sure, it might be on the pricier side, but is it worth it? Absolutely.

Why does this Apollo bicycle make the top of the list? That’s easy, the battery is located on the stem of the bike, not at the rear.

In our experience, this makes for a much smoother ride as the weight is evenly distributed better. You might have an alternate perspective, but that’s our take.

Another reason why the Apollo EON Commuter 20 takes the crown is the fact that it looks sharp as hell. Sharp as in stylish, not edgy to the point of harmful.

E Bike Features/Attributes

  • Veetire Speedster Tires
  • Kraton ERGO Comfort Grip
  • RST Volant Hydraulic Lockout Fork
  • Shimano 9 Speed Cassette

Apollo Bikes Review: How We Decided

And the winner is: Australia.

Welcome to rationale section, a section where we explain our reasoning for the above order amongst some other notable tidbits. We imagine a few of you are up in arms about our selection, which is fine.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but our choices were rooted in the science for the most part, although we did take popularity as a consideration too.

It’s hard to ignore popularity as an influencer given how many people already own an Apollo bicycle of some kind. It’s something we think about a lot when reading up on the latest electric scooter news. Only those transporters are technically illegal whereas e bikes aren’t.

We tried to consider the costs associated with each electric bike and what we considered to be value for money. Make no mistake about it. Some electric bikes from Apollo won’t be for everyone because of how much they cost. Some sell for up to £3,000 while others, like the Apollo Transport E exist on the opposite end of the scale (roughly £750 on average).

Apollo Bikes use similar parts in most of its electric catalogue (motor, battery, etc). It’s why you see so many of its bikes with similar ranges and charge times. This made it quite difficult to put one bike over the other. We tried to be as conservative as possible in that regard.

If the technical spec of these e bikes matched, we would instead ask ourselves which offers better functionality for the price you pay.

Apollo Bikes Review: Every Electric Bike Ranked

Apollo Bikes, and most of its non-electric collection, might be the talk of the cycling world, but there’s no denying the pure power emitted by its electric bikes.

The same could be said of Apollo Bicycles (AUS) and its range of electric bikes. Although the power of its EON collection does tend to shine a lot brighter than those offered by the UK brand (which you can kinda tell by the order above).

And the crazy thing is, this is only the beginning. We can all but guarantee that there will be more electric bikes coming out in the next few years that will require updated rankings. Again, you might have ranked these power-assisted bikes differently.

So be sure to tell us in the comments below which Apollo bicycle you’d have put over the other.

But yes, we believe the Apollo EON Commuter 20 is the best Apollo of the bunch, the best in class compared to all the rest — which is quite the achievement when you consider the quality of ‘all the rest.’

Apollo Bikes FAQs

Does Apollo sell electric bikes?

Yes, both Apollo brands sell electric bikes, each fit for a variety of functions. Apollo Bicycle’s electric collection sits in that lifestyle section. They might not be the most powerful electric bikes in the market, but they never needed to be, given the audience.

Are Apollo Bikes and Apollo Bicycles different brands?

Yes, both are completely separate from one another despite having the word Apollo in the name. One originates from Australia and has been making bicycles since 1978, and the other is a known brand associated with the UK retailer Halfords. Unfortunately, the bikes sold by the former aren’t available in the UK, but they are worth knowing about given the level of quality on display.

Is Apollo Bikes a good bike brand?

We think so, as do the hundreds, if not thousands of riders who currently roam around on the back of their two-wheelers. Some of these electric bikes aren’t nearly as revered as those from, say Specialized, yet. Which was one of the main reasons why we decided to rank/review these Apollo Bikes. To highlight some quality e bikes that are either underrated or deserve a push.

What is the best Apollo bike sold by Halfords?

That would be the Apollo Phaze E, easily one of the most popular electric bikes sold by the popular UK retailer. Halfords actually offer an exclusive section of Apollo bikes, similar to Pure Electric who offer its own unique section that only they offer.

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