If you like the idea of owning an electric bike but are put off by the prices charged by the big cycling brands, you’ll like TENWAYS’ range. With e-bikes starting at just £1,499, it’s an affordable, quality way to get into cycling with a little added assistance.
TENWAYS is an e-bike specialist that aims to make city riding effortless, speedy, eco-friendly, and fun. Based in the Netherlands, the TENWAYS team has over 20 years of cycling industry experience, with its e-bikes assembled in Europe. It launched its first e-bikes in 2021 following a successful crowdfunding campaign and now ships worldwide from its Dutch and US distribution centres.
The TENWAYS range (opens in new tab) currently includes the fixie-style CGO600 city bike and the more relaxed, comfort-oriented CGO800S step-through model. Let’s take a look at what each offers.
TENWAYS CGO600 city bike
TENWAYS claims that its CGO600 city bike offers the best quality-to-price offering out there. Assistance is provided by a low noise 250-watt rear hub motor. It’s a neat solution that means that there’s no ugly in-frame motor and the TENWAYS CGO600 has a profile like a normal bike.
That’s helped by the 252Wh battery hidden in the frame, which gives a claimed 70km range and the bike's sporty fixie-like looks. A quick charger means that a full recharge should take around 2.5 hours.
Its spec includes an ultra-low maintenance Gates belt drive that’s rust-free and doesn’t need to be lubricated, so there’s no risk of getting oil on your clothing. Unlike a chain, it doesn’t wear or need to be replaced either, with a claimed 30,000km service life.
The TENWAYS CGO600 is also kitted out with a torque sensor - a component not always specced on lower priced e-bikes that ensures that the motor output is matched to your pedalling input for a more natural ride feel.
With three levels of assistance, you can choose the amount of support you need as you ride, so you can get as much of a workout as you want. As with all e-bikes, the motor will cut out at 25kph in Europe and the UK but is allowed to power you up to 20mph in the US. The CGO600 can be ridden unassisted too and with its clutched motor and low weight it feels just like riding a normal bike.
Hydraulic disc brakes will bring you to a stop safely whatever the weather and the bike comes with front and rear lighting. At 15kg, the TENWAYS CGO600 isn’t too heavy to carry upstairs or lift over obstacles either.
The TENWAYS CGO600 (opens in new tab) is available in five colours and two sizes, to suit riders from 165cm to 200cm tall. It’s priced at £1,499, $1,799 or €1,599 including a two year warranty and delivery from TENWAYS’ Netherlands or US sites. You can even use Pay Later with Klarna in some countries.
If you order now, TENWAYS is including free mudguards and a kickstand, valued at £80.
TENWAYS CGO800S step-through
Designed for the commute, city riding and the occasional light off-road adventure on smoother bike paths, the TENWAYS CGO800S comes with a relaxed geometry and a step-through frame for easy on and off in urban settings. It’s equipped with an SR Suntour suspension front fork and a quality Selle Royal saddle for a comfortable ride.
Like the CGO600, the CGO800S has a 250W rear hub motor and a maintenance-free Gates belt drive. Its battery is neatly integrated into the e-bike’s down tube and is removable for charging. The 376Wh battery capacity gives a claimed range of up to 100km on a charge. There are five levels of support which can be selected from the bar-mounted LCD display, which gives you info including battery level and will also pair with the TENWAYS app to give you turn-by-turn directions.
The CGO800S weighs 19kg or 23kg with pedals and the included free accessories: a rear rack, mudguards and a kickstand.
The TENWAYS CGO800S (opens in new tab) is currently priced at £1,799 $1,999 or €1,899, again including shipping and a two year warranty. That includes a £100/$100/€100 early bird discount for orders before 22 June. It’s available in three colours and a single size to suit riders from 155cm to 190cm tall.
You can find out more about the TENWAYS e-bike range and pre-order via the TENWAYS website (opens in new tab).
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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