Removable battery with more power

Tenways CGO 600 Pro in the first test: the new benchmark for lightweight and affordable urban e-bikes?


Tenways has just unveiled the new CGO 600 Pro — and we already had the opportunity to put the new Urban E-Bike to a first test.

Like the regular CGO 600, the new Pro model also rolls as a singlespeed bike without gears. The belt drive again comes from Gates and the electric drive continues to come from MIVICE. With the compact hub motor in the rear wheel and a torque sensor in the bottom bracket, this system with sufficient power and sensitive support could already convince in the test of the CGO 600 all along the line – so there was no reason for changes here.

Tenways CGO 600 PRO Test Review 2023 Design
The Tenways CGO 600 Pro

The first innovations, however, can be found in the design of the bike: at the front of the frame is now integrated a headlight that not only shines brightly but also complies with the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). Here, the smoothly ground weld seams of the frame are immediately noticeable, which leave a high-quality impression. The power supply of the headlight is directly via the battery from the bike. However, the rear light is not connected to this and must therefore be switched on and charged separately — a pity, we had already criticized this in the regular CGO 600!

Nicer solved in the new Pro model, however, the guidance of the cables, as these are now directly on the headset in the frame. That they are still relatively openly visible on the handlebar has to do with the new stem. Because this is now adjustable in height, which allows a flexible adjustment of the handlebar to the preferred seating position. For many riders, this should offer real added value, since the posture can now be changed from sporty stretched to sitting upright as desired.

The biggest advantage, though, is certainly the new battery of the CGO 600 Pro: On the one hand, this has gained significantly in capacity with 360 Wh and should thus allow a range of up to 100 km. On the other hand, this battery is now removable and can thus also be charged outside the bike. Until now, you had to do without this feature mostly in favor of a slim design and a light overall weight — Tenways however combines both in the CGO 600 Pro. The down tube is only slightly thicker, the weight of the bike is ready to ride at a low 18 kg!

However, you can still charge the battery directly in the bike — there is a charging port on the right side. The battery lock is on the left, and there is also an additional power button with a status light (but the bike can still be conveniently switched on and off via the display on the handlebars). The battery’s casing is sturdily made of metal and painted in the frame’s color, which benefits the unobtrusive integration.

Also made of aluminum are now the new mudguards, which together with the bike stand are part of the standard equipment of the CGO 600 Pro. Finally, the display on the handlebars has also received a small update: it is still pleasantly small and unobtrusive, but has received an additional button and now shines a little brighter.

Tenways CGO 600 PRO Test Review 2023 Frame
Many improvements, still attractive price: the Tenways CGO 600 Pro


When Tenways launched the CGO 600, it was a real surprise: the bike was able to keep up with the established competitors right away and was even a bit better positioned in some areas — such as the electric drive with it’s torque sensor or the affordable price. With the new CGO 600 PRO, however, Tenways goes one step further and raises the bar for lightweight, slim and affordable urban e-bikes a bit!

The outstanding feature is certainly the removable battery, which is rarely found in this class. In addition, the battery capacity has been significantly increased to 360 Wh and the bike offers numerous other detail improvements. In view of this, it is all the more pleasing that the price for the new model is still very fairly calculated — because for a favorable 1,799 euros you can order the new CGO 600 Pro directly from Tenways now. There are four frame sizes and four color options to choose from — in addition to midnight black, pebble gray and sky blue, there is also the avocado green model shown here.




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