Tenways CGO800S belt-drive commuter electric bike review: A lot to like!

by Micah Toll

First of all, there’s definitely a lot to like in the Tenways CGO800S. It’s not all perfect, and there were a few misses, but it’s largely a very nice offering.

Tenways CGO800S Tech Specs Motor: 250W rear hub motor Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h) in US, 15.5 mph (25 km/h) in Europe Range: Claimed up to 62 miles (100 km) Battery: 36V 10.4Ah (375Wh) Weight: 50.7 lb (23 kg) Frame: Aluminum alloy 6061 Suspension: Front suspension fork

This is absolutely an urban-oriented e-bike though, so don’t expect to turn this into your hybrid trail rider or anything like that.

It’s also a pedal-assist e-bike fitting in the Class 1 designation in the US, so you’ve got to go into this review knowing that this is an e-bike made for cyclists. This is not a motorcycle with pedals.

The upright ride with tall handlebars gives a comfortable body position and the modest 250W motor doesn’t feel overpowered.

The company says you’ll get up to 100 km (62 miles) of range from the Tenways CGO800S. That’s probably a bit higher than most people will get, but it really depends on what pedal assist level you keep it in.