Finding the Best Battery-Powered Mountain Bike for You

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that in addition to being bike enthusiasts, we’re also pretty obsessed with the outdoors. Breathing in the fresh air as you cycle just feels right, and we’re always looking to take on new adventures. There is something freeing about hopping on a bike and seeing where the road leads, and with our battery-powered mountain bike, the XC, the possibilities are truly endless.


From the makers of Cannondale and Schwinn, the XC electric mountain bike is both on and off-road capable, so it can take you anywhere you want to go. And with quick fold-flat bike handlebars and folding pedals, it’s easy to store even in tight spaces. Featuring big, grippy, fat tires, tough shocks, and a Shimano motor that can flatten steep hills and handle gravel roads and dusty trails all day long, the XC is rugged, playful, and electric.


Your passport to adventure, the XC offers three levels of pedal assist and a powerful, mid-drive motor, so you can totally customize your ride. Plus, the handlebar display always lets you know how much farther you can push it. Whether you choose to pedal or cruise (up to 20 MPH), the XC’s Shimano E8035 504WH integrated battery lets you go the distance.


Here’s What Makes the XC the Best Battery-Powered Mountain Bike On (and Off) the Road:  


Up to a 50-mile range—all on a single charge.


Removable (yet lockable) batteries allow you to securely recharge wherever you have power.


 Water-resistant batteries that are designed to be used for riding in wet conditions.

However, batteries should never be submerged in water or stored in a humid environment, and you’ll want to refer to the battery manuals from the manufacturer that came with your bike for complete use and care instructions.


Safe and visible: the XC is fully equipped with protective fenders, sturdy racks, bright lights, automatic tire pressure sensors, and puncture-resistant Goodyear tires—so you’re ready for whatever adventure lies ahead.


Can’t wait to hit the road? Every Charge bike ships nearly fully assembled in 100% recyclable packaging, making it easy to put together and start riding. No matter where you’re headed, the XC e-bike has street smarts and trail toughness.


See for yourself! Take our battery-powered mountain bike for a spin by scheduling a test drive, or chat with a team member to learn more.