Tenways CGO800S Review: I wish I had this e-bike YEARS ago

Tenways CGO800S Review: I wish I had this e-bike YEARS ago

June 09, 2022Richard Beech

Tenways' flagship e-bike the CGO600 set a very high bar for the brand and we didn’t know how they were going to top it.

Update: the Tenways CGO600 Pro is out - see our review

But their latest ride is HERE and boy have they delivered. The CGO800S is a step-through frame that combines ridiculous comfort thanks to its conscientiously designed geometry and fantastic electric performance performance.

Here's what you need to know!

What made us fall in love

There's one clear difference between the 800S and 600, and that's the step-through frame. Easier to hop on and off, as well as providing that Dutch-bike posture that really helps you feel confident and in control whilst out on the road. – if you're a slightly less experienced rider, you'll notice a massive difference on this bike. Also it just looks seriously handsome in all three colour options.

When out on a ride, the 800S' power delivery is smooth, easily adjustable through the five power levels, and will have you impatient to get some more miles in the saddle. The 250W rear hub motor powered by a 36V, 10.4Ah battery will keep you riding for up to 100km/62.1mi.

There's no need to fuss with gears and chains here, the carbon belt system requires less maintenance than a regular bike setup, and should give you near enough 30,000km/18,600mi without needing to be changed – but we always recommend looking after your two wheel pal.

Removable batteries – we hark on about them at Electroheads but that's not without good reason. Being able to take the battery out of your ebike and charge it wherever, eradicates the embarrassment of taking the whole bike up stairs, and through doors in front of a crowd or security cameras that will certainly end up in a YouTube Ultimate Fails compilation. Does the 800S have a removable battery? Yes, and it's super easy to remove. Points scored.

It might be something that we're starting to see more and more on ebike, but the Tenways CGO800S in-built security system is really worth shouting about. Requiring a four digit PIN to turn on the electric motor, if someone fancies getting their hands on your bike and they don't know the code, well they'll have a hard time getting it away.

Video Review

If you don't want to read and just want to tuck into that packet of Malteasers that have been watching you, then sit back, relax, and watch Eilis' full review of the CGO800S here: