Immediately after getting previously tested out Tenways’ initial single-pace electric powered bicycle past 12 months, I was thrilled to give the brand’s newest design a check out. Now that I’ve put in some excellent saddle time on the Tenways CGO800S, here’s what I imagine about this new trip.
First of all, there’s definitely a whole lot to like in the Tenways CGO800S. It’s not all best, and there ended up a handful of misses, but it is mostly a incredibly nice presenting.
This is unquestionably an urban-oriented e-bicycle though, so really do not assume to flip this into your hybrid path rider or just about anything like that.
It’s also a pedal-guide e-bicycle fitting in the Class 1 designation in the US, so you’ve bought to go into this critique knowing that this is an e-bike built for cyclists. This is not a bike with pedals.
With that frame of intellect in place, let us dive in in this article. You can start out with my transient video clip review below, then maintain looking at for the rest of my feelings.
Tenways CGO800S online video overview
Tenways CGO800S tech specs
- Motor: 250W rear hub motor
- Best pace: 20 mph (32 km/h) in US, 15.5 mph (25 km/h) in Europe
- Array: Claimed up to 62 miles (100 km)
- Battery: 36V 10.4Ah (375Wh)
- Pounds: 50.7 lb (23 kg)
- Body: Aluminum alloy 6061
- Suspension: Entrance suspension fork
- Brakes: Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
- Extras: Gates carbon belt generate, colour Lcd display which include speedometer, battery gauge and PAS level indicator, entrance and rear LED lights, torque sensor, bundled rack and fenders, three color solutions
- Price tag: $1,999
Great for the city
As I pointed out, this isn’t one of individuals “motorcycle with pedals” varieties of electric powered bicycles. This is a relaxed e-bicycle that feels substantially additional like a regular metropolis bicycle, albeit one particular that does not make you function quite really hard if you don’t want to.
The upright journey with tall handlebars gives a cozy entire body placement and the modest 250W motor does not truly feel overpowered. It even now has some wonderful acceleration in greater-electricity pedal aid modes, but no one particular will accuse the Tenways CGO800S of currently being far too considerably bike to cope with. It just is not going to knock anyone’s cycling socks off, so to communicate.
That implies it is much better suited for an individual who now enjoys cycling, but wants a good enhance included to their usual experience. And probably they also want the other pros that appear with nicer e-bikes.
For illustration, the incorporated torque sensor makes the pedal support sleek and intuitive sensation. When you push harder on the pedals, you get much more electrical power from the motor. It is as straightforward as that.
There is no throttle to feather almost everything is foot-managed.
Properly, not anything. You have continue to obtained those hydraulic disc brakes at your fingertips. But there’s no shifter to mess with, considering that this is a one velocity. That can go in either the professionals or drawbacks column, based on no matter if you like the simplicity of a solitary-speed or desire the equipment ratios that arrive with a multi-speed transmission.
For me, solitary-speeds are great, light-weight, and straightforward solutions. But I also dwell in a flat metropolis, and so your mileage could fluctuate.
Talking of mileage, the business states you are going to get up to 100 km (62 miles) of assortment from the Tenways CGO800S. That is most likely a little bit better than most individuals will get, but it definitely relies upon on what pedal assist amount you continue to keep it in.
If you are blasting all around in the highest electric power stage, you will be lucky to see 35-40 miles. If you preserve it in amount 1 all the time, you could realistically get to 62 miles of array.
But since most people today do not have the self-handle to only use the cheapest (and slowest) energy degree, never be expecting to at any time truly see 62 miles of selection.
Even so, the rest of the guarantees check out out. The velocity actually will get up to 20 mph (32 km/h). The bicycle will come with integrated components like a rear rack and a fender set. The LED lights work and they do the job very well. Nevertheless on that notice I’ll say that the flip alerts experience a little bit gimmicky to me.
They are barely distinguishable on the rear of the bicycle because they are constructed into the solitary tail mild. You have received to be actually close to make out that one turn sign is on and comprehend what it is.
Absolutely sure, obtaining change signals is a wonderful addition. And I may possibly use them from time to time. But I’m unquestionably continue to going to use hand indicators way too. I wouldn’t depend on individuals little rear change signals – and of class the lack of entrance flip alerts also can make hand signaling a necessity.
A different nice addition that is pretty much a little bit overkill is the display screen. Never get me completely wrong, it’s lovely. But there is just so a great deal heading on, especially when you get into the options. I turned off the password feature since it was a bit frustrating to me. But password defending your e-bicycle is a neat plan, and some riders may enjoy the more security. I’ll go with a beefy lock any day of the week, but the characteristic is nonetheless a good addition, in principle.
And I just cannot deny that the screen is pretty appealing. It is nicely designed and the colours pop. So pleasant operate there, Tenways.
For $1,999, you’re obtaining a whole lot of good components like all those hydraulic brakes and Gates carbon belt travel.
Even so, the lessen electricity and limited top rated pace do not fairly match the price, if you are searching for bang-for-your-buck general performance-intelligent.
So in this case, I’d say that it’s really worth it if your most important prerequisites are the good quality design and easygoing experience. But if general performance is extra your matter, you can discover bikes with bigger motors and batteries for fewer hard cash.
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