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Engwe Bikes Review

By Rebecca Bland   /  Last updated - December 4, 2023

folded engwe ep 2 pro

For almost 20 years, Engwe Bikes has been dedicated to the design and manufacturing of the best value e-bikes possible so they can share the job of riding with as many people as possible.

During this time, the company has sold over 600,000 e-bikes around the world, finding out exactly what bikers want and delivering it.

The brand prides itself on its highly professional customer support and the ability to resolve any kind of e-bike issue that arises for its customers.

Additionally, they have warehouses located in both the United States and Europe (Poland), meaning you can purchase an Engwe eBike no matter where you live!

Engwe Electric Bikes Range

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Engwe EP2 Pro

Engwe Engine Pro

Engwe X5


Engwe EP-2 Pro

engwe ebike ep 2 pro

Max range: 28-34mi (45-55km) with throttle. 90-110km (55-68mi) pedal-assist range.

MSRP: $1,199

  • Motor: 750W, 80Nm
  • Battery: 48V 12.8Ah 615Wh
  • Weight Capacity: 330lbs
  • Weight: 70lbs (32kg)
  • Fits riders 5’2″ – 6’5″

The EP-2 Pro is a high-performing yet affordable folding 750W eBike that is optimized for urban commuters and can tackle almost anything else you throw at it.

This Engwe bike comes 95% pre-assembled, you only need to install the pedals. For power, you can rely on a large motor with 500W / Peak 750W modes. From these modes, users can choose three settings: just the throttle, five levels of pedal-assistance, or good old-fashioned leg power.

The Engwe EP 2 electric bike uses a fully integrated battery with in-frame charging & removable charging depending on your needs. The battery has 12.8Ah which delivers a max range of 45 miles on the lowest setting.

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Impressively, the EP-2 folds in 10 seconds due to the careful engineering of the folding mechanisms. Once folded, the bike stays secure during transport and storage.

Other notable components on this bike are the powerful mechanical disc brakes, a 7-speed drivetrain to support the motor, 4″ wide ride-smoothing fat tires, lockable 60mm front fork suspension, and integrated 48V LED lights to help keep you safe in the dark.

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Engwe Engine Pro

A full-suspension folding electric bike

engwe engine pro bike full suspension

Folding dimensions: 26″ (H) x 30″ x (L) x 14″ (W)

MSRP: $1,699

  • Battery: 48V 12.8Ah Battery – 615Wh
  • Motor: 750W, 80Nm
  • Gears: 8-speed
  • Thumb throttle
  • Weight: 69 lbs
  • Fits riders 5’2″ to 6’4″

Engwe’s Engine Pro folding eBike is the company’s highest-performing model due to the full suspension design combined with their typical off-road optimized components.

Despite the addition of rear shock suspension, this e-bike is actually lighter than what we have seen in the front suspension Engwe EP 2 review. It also has a 60mm travel fork.

Paired with the suspension on this bike are Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, 4″ Chaoyang fat tires, and a large 8-speed drivetrain that supports the powerful motor.

The motor itself has two modes, making it a 750W or 500W eBike with a throttle. This is combined with the 12.8Ah battery which can last up to 45 miles on eco pedal assistance.

Finally, the alloy frame can support up to 330lbs and folds down in just 10 seconds with one of the most effective folding mechanisms we’ve seen on a bike in this price range. The Engine pro really is an amazing deal for just $1700.


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Engwe Bikes – X5S

A mini folding e-bike

engwe x5s electric folding bike

Folded dimensions: 29″ x 14″ x 22″

MSRP: $999

  • 240W motor (400W max) high-speed brushless gear motor.
  • 48V 20Ah battery (960Wh!), range up to 74mi (pedal-assist)
  • 14×2.1″ tires
  • Max capacity: 330 lbs
  • Weight: 63.5 lbs

The X5S is Engwe’s mini folding electric bike. This model is the dream for riders that value pure convenience without sacrificing power and performance.

This is the most lightweight bike available from Engwe, weighing just over 63lbs. It uses a 240W high-speed motor with 400W peak power output. This is paired with a huge 20Ah battery that provides max ranges of 74 miles on pedal-assist mode or 37 miles with full-electric using the throttle. Unfortunately, it has a long charge time of 6-10 hours.

An unusual feature of this bike is the chain-free drive. It uses a shaft-drive system that is internally located and results in far less maintenance and repair compared to a chain as well as eliminating chain grease and noise.

Other notable additions to this bike are the versatile 2.1″ tires, the Comfort Shock Absorption front fork suspension, aluminum alloy frame, and large 330lb payload capacity.

Finally, the bike comes fully equipped with a rack and fenders for commuter convenience. You can also purchase a waterproof bike bag or extra battery from the Engwe bike store online.

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Engwe EP2-Pro vs Engwe Engine Pro

The Engine Pro and EP-2 Pro are very similar in many ways, but the key differences are quite significant and result in a large $500 price difference.

The Engine Pro comes with full suspension as opposed to the fork suspension found on the EP-2. This is advantageous for any riders looking for performance gains off-road. The full suspension allows this bike to tackle tougher trails more comfortably. However, there will be a slight speed loss on normal roads.

The other two differences are seen in the brakes and the drivetrain. The Engine Pro has an extra gear choice with its 8-speed cassette and it also has upgraded hydraulic disc brakes which have more stopping power than mechanical alternatives.

Things to keep in mind

  • Avoid battery under voltage!
  • Keep the battery charging point away from any metal objects.

Even when not in use, try to keep the battery levels above the minimum. Charging at least once a month will be enough. In an ideal world, recharging after each ride can be beneficial for long-term use.

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About the Author

Rebecca Bland

Based in the UK, Rebecca began cycling as a means to get to work and hasn’t looked back. Now combining her passions and working as a freelance cycling writer, she enjoys road cycling, time trialing, and mountain biking. She also blogs on rebeccabland.com She specializes in writing about cycling brands, bicycle reviews, and best-of reviews.