February 2024

Electric Bicycles: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of electric bicycles rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 13 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 126 electric bicycle endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

101 electric bicycles were endorsed in total, only 17 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 13 Feb 2024, Aventon Aventure 2 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed electric bicycle with 3 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 electric bicycle' this month.

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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Bicycle
TechRadar
Luxe Digital
Electric Bike Report
WIRED
Cycling Weekly
Bicycling
Tom's Guide
Insider
Forbes
Cycling News
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Aventon Aventure 2
The Aventon Aventure 2 electric bicycle is a versatile and powerful option for both commuters and recreational riders, with its 750-watt motor, front suspension fork, durable construction, and reliable battery system.
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Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0
The Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 is a highly regarded electric commuter bicycle that offers powerful assistance, comfortable suspension, durable construction, and reliable battery for urban riding and challenging terrains.
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Lectric XP 3.0
The Lectric XP 3.0 is a highly praised electric bicycle that offers power, versatility, comfort, and durability for both urban commuting and off-road adventures.
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Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus
The Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus is a Class 2 electric bicycle with pedal-assist and throttle operation, a top speed of 20 mph, a 750W motor, and a 48V 14Ah battery, making it a versatile and powerful option for commuting and recreational riding.
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Specialized Globe Haul ST
The Specialized Globe Haul ST is a powerful and versatile Class 3 e-bike designed for hauling cargo, with a sturdy construction, high-quality build, and a large battery capacity.
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LeMond Prolog
The LeMond Prolog is a lightweight and high-quality Class 1 electric bike with a powerful motor, exceptional drivetrain, and carbon fiber construction, making it ideal for riders seeking a versatile and high-performance e-bike.
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Aventon Level.2
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Gocycle G4
The Gocycle G4 is a luxury folding electric bicycle with a stylish design, powerful motor, high-quality components, and impressive performance, making it suitable for commuting, leisurely rides, and tackling different terrains.
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Trek FX Plus 2
The Trek FX Plus 2 is a versatile electric bike that offers efficiency, stability, and power, making it suitable for commuting, leisure rides, and light off-road adventures.
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Charge Bikes City
The Charge Bikes City Electric Bicycle is a Class 2 e-bike designed for urban commuting, offering a powerful motor, long battery life, and practical features for a smooth and enjoyable riding experience.
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Ribble Hybrid AL e
The Ribble Hybrid AL e is a lightweight and stylish electric bike with a powerful motor, reliable drivetrain, and durable construction, making it suitable for a range of riders and cycling conditions.
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RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus
The RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus is a versatile and powerful electric bicycle that is well-suited for urban commuting, running errands, and carrying heavy loads, with a 750-watt motor, 7-speed gearing system, comfortable suspension, and excellent build quality.
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Specialized Levo SL Expert Carbon
The Specialized Levo SL Expert Carbon is a highly praised electric mountain bike that offers a natural boost in performance, excellent handling, and a durable construction, making it a versatile and exhilarating choice for riders.
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Ride1Up Portola
The Ride1Up Portola is a folding electric bicycle that offers convenience and practicality for commuters with limited storage space, featuring a powerful motor, adaptable suspension, and customizable battery options.
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Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL
The Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL is a high-performance e-road bike that combines power assistance and lightweight construction to provide road cyclists with an enhanced riding experience.
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Lectric XP Trike
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Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty 3
The Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty 3 is a versatile gravel bike with electric assistance, a powerful motor, efficient battery, and innovative suspension systems, making it a top choice for off-road adventures.
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We ranked Aventon Aventure 2 #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Aventon Aventure 2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Bike Report

The Best Fat Tire Electric Bike, 2024

This is a surprisingly quick e-bike. The motor is powerful and smooth and likely to be a hit with new and experiend riders alike.
The full-color LCD display features big numbers and a very helpful battery life indicator that gives the percentage of charge the battery has.
Improved battery range on the newest model thanks to the efficiency / more responsive torque sensor that engages motor power as needed
Metal fenders don’t wiggle as much as plastic ones and they have a quality look to them
This is a distinctive e-bike with a stylish look and does a great job of integrating the battery

The Aventure 2 improved over the Aventure 1 in small and large ways, but the Shimano Altus it now uses is technically a downgrade from the previously equipped Shimano Acera (although we saw no performance issues in our 160+ miles of testing).

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Bicycling

Best Fat Tire E-Bike

Well equipped for the price
Smooth and controlled power

Heavy
Not built for mountain biking

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Tom's Guide

This fat tire ebike will get you anywhere you need to go

Very fun ride with excellent pedaling assist response
Stable and capable in all conditions, including snow
Has both lights and turn signals

Very heavy bike
Suspension fork is unnecessary

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We ranked Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best overall electric bike for any rider

Superb power delivery
Excellent tech features
Comfortable riding position

Quite heavy
Fiddly battery connector
Premium price

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Cycling Weekly

Best electric hybrid bike overall

Seamless power delivery
Commanding riding position
Integration
Built-in lights

Heavy weight when compared to other e-bikes

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend electric bicycles.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of electric bicycles, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Lectric XP 3.0 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Luxe Digital

Best foldable ebike

Powerful motor in a small package
Comes fully assembled
Tons of options to customize your ride

Small wheel base makes for a less comfortable ride, but that’s standard for all foldable bikes
Relatively heavy

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Electric Bike Report

Best Folding Electric Bike, 2024

It’s hard to find as full-featured an e-bike at such an affordable price
The XP 3.0 has a terrific motor that provides spirited acceleration and a very fun ride
As folding bikes go, this shrinks to a very manageable package, making it easy to stow away once folded
Having such a large LCD screen makes it easy to read and serves up all the helpful ride data
Not only is this an affordable e-bike, it includes a number of features we think of as premium, like front suspension, rack, fenders and lights
The 3-in. tires are knobby and give the XP 3.0 the ability to take in some off-road riding

Moving a 60-lb. e-bike isn’t easy, even when folded; we suggest removing the battery before picking it up
We wish the key didn’t have to remain in the bike to operate it since it’s under the frame and easy to forget

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WIRED

A More Affordable Folding Ebike

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Forbes

Best Value Electric Bike

Riders on a budget
Folks who don’t want to assemble their new ebike
Hauling groceries, pets and passengers

You’re looking for a bike that’s more conventionally attractive
A lighter bike you can lift onto a bike rack

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We ranked Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Luxe Digital

Best city commuter electric bike

Great all-rounder for paved roads
Versatile cargo capacity
Large range of sizes, models, and colors available

One of the heaviest bikes we’ve tested
Pricey compared to our pick for the overall best ebike
Functional design but not particularly good looking

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Electric Bike Report

The Best Step-Thru Commuter Electric Bike, 2024

Uncommonly efficient 672Wh battery if great for commutes, and it looks great on the bike.
The handling is stable and predictable. Great for experienced and rookie riders alike.
The 750W motor will get the job done for you day in and day out.
The Rad Power Bikes branded tires also performed well with plenty of traction and puncture resistance.

The cable management could definitely be tidier.

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Tom's Guide

The best electric bike for most people

Very comfortable to ride
Easy to attach accessories
Powerful motor

Secondary display hard to read in sunlight
Cable management could be better

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We ranked Specialized Globe Haul ST #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
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Luxe Digital

Best cargo & utility ebike

Smart and adaptable design with tons of options to customize
Powerful motor and broad tires for a stable ride, even when fully loaded up
Excellent range

It will get pricey once you’ve fully customized it to your needs with the accessories

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Electric Bike Report

The Most Fun Utility / Cargo Electric Bike, 2024

The motor is equal parts fun and helpful. The bike feels easy to control, and capable in any situation should you want to go fast, or need to climb steep hills.
Handling is great. The bike moves really well on it’s 3.5”-wide tires which are easy to pedal and wide enough for stability
It can haul a lot of cargo on a small body. The 419 lbs payload capacity can be easily utilized with the host of accessories you can pair to the bike
Awesome safety. For a bike that has the option to go fast, or carry a lot of things, having one of the best brake tests we’ve ever seen is a huge plus for remaining in control and staying safe on the road

We wish the throttle came standard, but it can be added at checkout (and highly recommend it).

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WIRED

Best Utility Bike

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Bicycling

Best E-Cargo/Bike of the Year

Competitively priced in the e-cargo segment
One of the smallest cargo bike footprints
Excellent battery life and power delivery
Fantastic brakes

Lack of suspension can mean a harsh ride on rough roads

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We ranked LeMond Prolog #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Luxe Digital

Best premium ebike

Premium ride and high-end components throughout
Gorgeous design delivers a balanced ride
Super lightweight
Extended range

The only con really is its premium price

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WIRED

Best for Road Racers

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Forbes

Best Electric Sport Bike

Cyclists with the cash for a luxury, high performance ebike that looks the part
Riding on a featherweight bike you can carry with one hand
Paved roads and bike paths

You need to haul a lot of cargo
Security and theft is a major worry

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We ranked Aventon Level.2 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Aventon Level.2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Bike Report

The Best Commuter E-Bike, 2024

Great control. Very nice handling, gear range, and a motor that is powerful and responsive..
It has all you need for commuting with a rack, fenders, suspension and even brake lights/turn signals for better visibility on the roads.
The motor/battery combo is more efficient than most giving you longer rides without any unnecessary extra weight. .
Multiple frame styles, sizes, and a 300 lbs payload capacity make the Level.2 a bike that’ll fit most comfortably. .

The throttle is a bit tame, so you’ll want to make sure to pedal to get the most out of the motor.

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Bicycling

Best Overall E-Bike

Excellent performance and value.
New torque sensor, lights, and LCD head unit.
Rack, fenders, and hydraulic disc brakes.

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We ranked Gocycle G4 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best premium electric bike for commuters and city-dwellers

Powerful new motor
Ingenious design
Excellent smartphone app

One of the most expensive e-bikes
Small wheels take a pounding

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Electric Bike Report

The Best Lightweight Folding Electric Bike, 2024

The design is bar-none. It’s amazing how many features have been crammed into such a little frame.
Folding the G4 is very easy and, with a little practice, can be done in just a few seconds.
The carbon rims on the G4i+ may seem like overkill on a folding commuter, but man do they make a noticeable difference. Plus they’re just ultra cool.
Electric shifting is ultra cool and works great. Did we mention it’s a system made special for GoCycle?
The lightweight plus convenient folding make the G4 lineup very realistic for dedicated bike commuters who are low on space.

The predictive shifting is a nice touch, but it may take a little getting used to for experienced riders.

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Insider

Best folding electric bike

Easy to store in small homes or apartments
has daytime running lights for added safety and visibility
fast top speed for a folding bike

Expensive

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We ranked Trek FX Plus 2 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Trek FX Plus 2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Bike Report

The Best High-End City/Urban E-Bike, 2024

A great ride for the traditional cyclist. The motor is whisper quiet, while it provides subtle but meaningful assistance.
The handling is superb! The Bontrager tires, Shimano Altus 9-speed, and 660-690 mm handlebars allow you to take corners, and maneuver amongst pedestrians with ease.
The geometry, saddle, grips and more are all pretty comfortable for a city bike.
The motor features an app for tuning customization ensuring city riders can find their preferred motor settings.

Battery life is on the light side (13 – 30 miles). You can add a second battery to it for more range though.

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WIRED

Best for Most People

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We ranked Charge Bikes City #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
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Tom's Guide

Best electric bike for commuters

Excellent handling
Complete set of features

Plain styling

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Insider

Best budget electric bike

Folding pedals and handlebars make it easy to store and carry
inexpensive price tag for an e-bike
50 miles of available range
has a lockable battery

Splash guards take some tinkering to get them not to rub on the tires
can be a jolty take-off if you're not used to the motor

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We ranked Ribble Hybrid AL e #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best hybrid e-bike for roads and gentle trail riding

Smooth power-assisted ride
Great looks
Surprisingly affordable

App needs a little work

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Cycling Weekly

Best electric hybrid bike for value

Stable and comfortable ride position
Smooth and unobtrusive motor
Good looking bike

Alloy seatpost prone to scuffs and scratches.
Rattily fenders/ mudguards

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We ranked RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
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Tom's Guide

Best cargo ebike

Easy to reconfigure for your specific needs
Powerful hub motor
Throttle adds assist over your pedaling assist when needed

Could use a center stand rather than kickstand

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Forbes

Best Electric Utility Bike

Cyclists who want to haul cargo
Customizing your bike with accessories, including a passenger seat
Combining comfort, power and utility in one frame

A 75-pound frame is simply too heavy for you
You’re looking for a folding bike
You want a more modern ebike aesthetic or smartphone connectivity

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We ranked Specialized Levo SL Expert Carbon #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best electric mountain bike

Lightweight
Solid engineering

Pricey
Battery only supports 20mph

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Luxe Digital

Best mountain bike

Outstanding ride quality on mountain trails
Powerful mid-drive motor
Easy to use yet tweakable to your liking for advanced riders

Pricey

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We ranked Ride1Up Portola #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Electric Bike Report

The Best New E-Bike on the Market, 2024

The motor is really fun. Speedy on flats, and better than most folders on hills thanks to its 750w motor with 65 Nm of torque.
Uncommon features at such a low price point make for one of the best value packages of any e-bike. The 8-speed gearing, 750W motor, hydraulic brakes and 130-lb capacity rack offer terrific bang for your buck.
The Portola didn’t skimp on accessories to hit the low price point. Still comes with front and rear lights, fenders, a rear rack, etc.
The standard battery is sufficient for 15-32 miles of riding, but that can be upped to 21-47 miles for $100 more.

Billed as a bike for those 4’10” – 6’4”, but we’d say it’s optimized for those up to 6’.

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Bicycling

Best Folding E-Bike

Great price
Two battery-size options
Hydraulic disc brakes

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We ranked Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Cycling Weekly

Best electric road bike for ride feel

Smooth and natural system
Integration of tech
Battery life is long ranging.
Low weight of bike

Extremely expensive when compared to other e-bikes
‘Turbo Connect Unit’ position

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Cycling News

One of the lightest electric road bikes you can buy

Lightweight
Mission control app
Future Shock

Battery not removable from the frame
Expensive

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We ranked Lectric XP Trike #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Luxe Digital

Best electric trike

Stability and safety
Extra cargo
Great price

Nothing really

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Electric Bike Report

The Best Electric Trike, 2024

The performance of the motor is great. It’s steady, not speedy, but it shows no quit powering even larger riders up any hill.
Easy to control. The XP Trike has good stability, and Lectric includes safety features such as slower speeds out of the box for you to learn and know your Trike before going faster too. .
The thought and engineering that went into the drive unit’s design show careful attention to detail. You can take confidence in the overall safety of the XP Trike’s design. .
415 lbs total weight capacity with 100 lbs for cargo on the racks and baskets.

PSA to first-time trike riders. Handling characteristics are different from bikes. Take the time to get to know it first; you’ll need to ride it slower. .

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We ranked Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty 3 #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best electric bicycles” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Cycling Weekly

Best electric bike for off-road riding

Great confidence inspiring handling
Impressive traction and power put down
Long ranging battery

Almost too much torque
Wheel specification low end
Looks won't be to everyone's taste

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Cycling News

Almost full suspension gravel bike sure to polarise opinion

Handling and grip
Torque Lefty Oliver fork

Ugly
Heavy

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