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Model Comparison – Difference Between Standard GT Electric Bikes

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Riding an electric bike is an experience unlike any other. If you’re the type of person who loves to feel the wind in your hair and get some healthy outdoor exercise without feeling like you’re totally worn out by the time you get home, you need an ebike.

One of the nicest things about a quality ebike is that it has the power to get you where you want to go without taking a lot of time out of your day to get there. If you feel super energetic one day, you might lower the assist setting on your ebike so you do more of the work yourself. But on days when you may not have boundless energy, you’ll love the fact that you can let your bike do most of the strenuous work for you.

Choosing Between Standard and GT Electric Bike Models

When it comes to buying an ebike from Elux Bikes, you may be a little overwhelmed at first by all of the available model options. You really can’t go wrong with any of the quality bikes you purchase from Elux Bikes, but there may be a model that will meet your needs and preferences better than others.

Two of the more popular bike electric bike options are the standard and GT electric bikes. They look pretty similar at first glance, so it may be hard to tell what makes them different from each other (besides the price tag). Here is a brief overview of some of the main differences between standard and GT bike models.


The GT ebike model offers a step up in power from the standard model. For example, the E-Lux Tahoe Stepthru offers an impressive 500-watt (750 peak) motor while the E-Lux Tahoe Stepthru GT boasts a 750-watt (1375 peak) motor. If you’re looking for more power, you’ll want to upgrade to the GT for sure.

Top Speed

Standard E-lux electric bikes are capable of reaching speeds up to 23 MPH. This is plenty of speed for most people who plan to ride their bikes around town and not for very long distances. If you’d like a little more speed, the GT version can reach a top speed of 28 MPH. That’s not a huge difference but it may be worth it for some to upgrade for the extra 5 MPH capability.


There is a pretty big range difference between the standard and GT ebike models. Standard models have a range of 30+ miles, but GT ebike models are capable of going 60-70 miles on a single charge (on a flat surface going 15 MPH).

Charge Time

One drawback of the GT is its increased charge time when compared to the standard electric bike model. It takes 8+ hours to fully charge the GT while the standard version takes just 5-6 hours to charge.

These are just a few of the major differences between the standard and GT ebike models. There are also differences in the braking systems, power delivery, battery and gears. Learn more by talking to an Elux Bikes representative today.

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