Tenways CGO600 Pro review: the best city commuter e-bike I've ever had

A magnetic torque sensor and carbon belt drive deliver smooth and seamless performance

Tenways CGO600 Pro
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TechRadar Verdict

The Tenways CGO600 Pro delivers full marks in almost every regard. The magnetic torque sensor ensures motor assistance is provided seamlessly in line with pedalling. A carbon belt drive guarantees low-maintenance and durability that will leave you more time to enjoy your e-bike. And the good doesn't end there. With a modern and slim design, the CGO600 Pro looks great and is a far cry from oversized, heavy e-bike alternatives. I would like to have seen an integrated rear-light but if that's the only negative thing I've got to say then it must be pretty good.


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    Beautiful design

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    Effortless ride

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    Slimline battery


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    Single speed isn't for everyone

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    No integrated rear light

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Tenways CGO600 Pro: One-minute review

The Tenways CGO600 Pro is one of the best e-bikes I've had the pleasure of riding. Almost every part of the bike looks great and performs well. The battery is tucked away inside the down tube and cables from front to back are hidden in the frame. All of this makes it very difficult to tell that you're actually riding an e-bike at all.

The magnetic torque sensor is the star of the show, providing a seamless provision of assistance whenever it is required. There is absolutely no lag between pedalling and the motor kicking in, making the whole experience very enjoyable. I've had e-bikes before that have motors that kick in very slowly and unreliably and they're a nightmare to ride.

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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The carbon belt drive is long-lasting and low-maintenance. An advertised life of 19,000 miles for the belt means it'll take a long time to require replacement. Not having any grease to deal with not only makes maintenance a breeze but also removes the risk of getting it on your clothes.

The 36V, 10Ah Lithium-ion battery with LG Cells has a maximum range of 100 km / 62 miles. This is far from the longest the best electric bikes have to offer but it is more than adequate for any commute. A four-hour recharge can be easily achieved while either at work or overnight before riding it again in the morning.

The CGO600 Pro is perfectly positioned as a city commuter. The medium-to-thin tires eat up the miles and handling around traffic is light and easy. The price is comparable with most of its competitors for this e-bike type and, given its fantastic performance, it's one of the best commuter bikes on the market at the moment.

Tenways CGO600 Pro review: Specs

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ComponentTenways CGO600 Pro
Size range: 157cm x 96cm
Motor:250W (UK) / 350W (US)
Top speed15.5 mph / 25 kmh (UK) and 20 mph (US)
Power:36V 10Ah Lithium-ion Battery with LG Cells
Control:Small OLED Display
E-bike classification: Class 1
Brakes:TEKTRO Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Frame material:Aluminum
Weight:18 kg including accessories
Range:100 km / 62 miles

Tenways CGO600 Pro review: Price and availability

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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  • $1,599 / £1,569
  • Only available in the US and EU
  • Available from the manufacturer directly

The UK version of the CGO600 Pro, with its 250W and 25km / 15.5 miles per hour speed limit, is perfectly tailored for the European market. The US version is 350W and has a 20 mph speed limit.

At $1,599 / £1,569, it sits squarely in the middle of the city commuter bracket of e-bikes. Considering the features and performance, I would have expected to pay a little more for it.

There's no shortage of color options, with Midnight Black, Avocado Green, Pebble Grey and Sky Blue to choose from. You can also specify the frame size you request, with medium, large, and extra large as options.

If you'd like the mudguards and kickstand as well, then you'll need to pay an additional £78. That is, unless you're prepared to subscribe to the Tenways newsletter. If you do, remarkably, you'll get those accessories for free. Don't get over excited about the kickstand, though; it's far too short for the size of the bike and is absolutely useless unless you're propping your bike up on a significant incline.

Tenways CGO600 Pro review: Design

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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  • Beautiful and slim design
  • Battery is tucked away in the down tube
  • Noticeably lightweight

If you're looking for an e-bike that doesn't look like an e-bike, then the CGO600 Pro is going to be right up your street. This is thanks to the battery being neatly tucked into the down tube, the cables being hidden in the frame, and the frame being a more traditional shape. Unless you look closely, there is very little to give the game away that this is in fact an e-bike.

It is available in four different colors. I had the Pebble Grey option but I think the Avocado Green and Sky Blue paint colors are much nicer. The frame is made of aluminum and is perfectly balanced in terms of tube thicknesses and wheel sizes. I particularly like the way the top tube tapers out as it travels from the seat tube to the headset.

One of the standout design features is the carbon belt drive, which is superior in many ways to a more traditional chain. We'll cover more about its benefits in the performance section of this review but it's worth saying here that it certainly looks the part and there's a removable section in the chain stay if it does need to be replaced.

The 700c aluminum rims with 40mm road tires are perfectly proportioned for the the frame. Their size and thickness also make them perfect for eating up the miles on flat, even terrain while being thick enough to provide the necessary grip around corners. They are advertised as puncture-proof but I refrained from cycling over any shards of glass to test the validity of this claim.

The OLED display is positioned on the left-hand side of the handlebar and is, unfortunately, rather on the small side. I didn't have too much difficulty reading the display but I have read reports of people who struggle with it. The controls are easy to use and straight-forward, making it a pleasure to operate.

  • Design Score: 4.5/5

Tenways CGO600 Pro review: Performance

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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  • Magnetic torque sensor
  • Mivice M070 250W Rear Hub Motor (40 Nm Torque)
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

The CGO600 Pro, with magnetic torque sensor, provides one of the most seamless riding experiences I've ever had. The magnetic, rather than cadence-based, technology, almost eliminates any sense of lag between pedaling and the motor kicking in. I've experienced e-bike motors that take several seconds to kick in, which is far from ideal when you're needing to pull away quickly from a stationary position. Thankfully, Tenways has absolutely nailed this implementation.

The single-speed drivetrain makes it super easy to get moving and stay moving, a reality that contributes significantly to the enjoyment of the ride. Tenways has managed to engineer a gear ratio that is absolutely spot on for flat roads and is easy enough to keep things moving when going up hills. The addition of the powered motor makes this a powerful combination.

The bike, as a whole, is wonderfully quiet. This is to be expected with carbon belts and it's certainly the case with the CGO600 Pro. There is limited noise coming from the motor so you can still properly enjoy nature's surroundings as you're pedalling along.

The hydraulic disk brakes also perform very well. They're made by TEKTRO, rather than a more premium brand such as Shimano but they seem to deliver what's required. They are quick to respond and firm enough to apply the necessary braking pressure to the wheels. 

The entire performance of the e-bike is very positive, with nothing that got in the way of me thoroughly enjoying every ride I had on it.

  • Performance score: 4.5/5

Tenways CGO600 Pro review: Battery life

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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  • 100km / 62 miles maximum range
  • 36V, 10Ah Lithium-ion battery with LG Cells
  • Removable battery

The advertised range of the 36V, 10Ah Lithium-ion battery with LG Cells is 100km / 62 miles. This does pale into insignificance compared to the 250km range of the Engwe P275 Pro but it's still fairly respectable. As someone who commutes around fifteen miles each day, this is more than enough for a few days of journeys between charges. I personally always opt for the highest level of assistance, and in this mode, I found the maximum range drops to around 30 miles.

The battery level is reported on the OLED display as a percentage, which I prefer over a simple three or four bar readout. Having a specific percentage really helps to keep track of that precious juice and make sure you don't run out mid-ride.

The battery is perfectly contained inside the down tube of the frame, providing a seamless design. With the provided key, it is possible to 'pop' the battery out of the tube, making it ideal for charging at home or in the office. A full recharge takes in the region of four hours, which is comparable to most e-bikes of this type.

  • Battery life score: 4/5

Should I buy the Tenways CGO600 Pro?

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Category CommentScore
DesignA beautifully designed frame with a perfectly tucked away battery that makes this e-bike really look the part4.5/5
PerformanceA magnetic torque sensor and carbon belt deliver an enjoyable ride. Disc brakes stop you when you need them to.4.5/5
Battery LifeThe removable battery provides a maximum range of 100 km / 62 miles. Tucked neatly into the down tube, the battery is perfectly integrated into the design.4/5

Tenways CGO600 Pro

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Buy it if...

You want a beautiful e-bike
With a traditional frame and a battery that is neatly tucked away into the down tube, the CGO600 Pro looks amazingly good for an e-bike.

You want a lightweight option
At only 18kg or 16kg without accessories, the CGO600 Pro is great for maneuvering around as well as taking in and out of the garage.

You love single-speed drivetrains
On the CGO600 Pro, Tenways has opted for single-speed and I have to say that it is perfect for flat and gentle inclines but not so good when cycling downhill.

Don't buy it if...

You want gears
The CGO600 Pro isn't multi-gear. This is pretty limiting if you're regularly cycling up and down hills and appreciate the flexibility of multiple gears.

You want an integrated rear light
A mountable rear light is provided but not having it connected to the battery is a real shame. It, no doubt, helps limit cables but I would prefer to have all my lights connected to a single battery if possible.

You need ultra-long range
At 100km / 62 miles, the range is far from poor but if you're going out on long rides or can't guarantee you'll have access to power for a few days, then you'll want something with a longer range. 

Also consider

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ComponentTenways CGO600 ProEngwe P275 Pro
Size range: 157cm x 96cm98.5cm x 188cm
Motor:250W (UK) / 350W (US)250W Brushless Motor
Top speed15.5mph / 25kmh (UK) and 20 mph (US)15.5mph / 25kmh
Power:36V 10Ah Lithium-ion Battery with LG Cells36V 19.2Ah SAMSUNG Lithium-ion
Control:Small OLED DisplayBafang TFT DP C244
E-bike classification: Class 1Class 1
Speeds:Single-speedBafang 3 levels automatica gear shifter
Brakes:TEKTRO Hydraulic Disc Brakes180mm Front & Rear Tektro hydraulic disc breaks
Frame material:Aluminum6061 Aluminum Alloy
Weight:18kg including accessories25.3kg
Range:100km / 62 miles260km (PAS 1 level), 150km (PAS 5 level)

Engwe P275 Pro

This city commuter from Engwe is chunkier than the Tenways CGO600 Pro but if you like to stand out from the crowd, then no bike does it better than this one. Read our  full review here.

How I tested the Tenways CGO600 Pro

Even though the CGO600 Pro is advertised as suitable for flat roads, I was keen to test its ability on a broader range of terrains and inclines. My commute to the office made for a perfect collection of mild and steep hills, as well as tarmac and dirt tracks. Using the e-bike in these locations helped me build up a picture of not only how good it is under ideal conditions but also when you're forced out of those.

I thoroughly enjoyed using the e-bike every time I took it out. The single-speed setup and magnetic torque sensor provided an ideal combination for effortless riding.

First reviewed: June 2024

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