I heard about the ENZO brand since I started reviewing folding bikes 6 years ago. Their bikes are made in China but the company is based in Miami, Florida. The e-bikes have been highly acclaimed by their customers and I finally have a chance to test the newest ENZO folding electric bike.
Specifications & Features
|Colors||Black, White, Silver, Orange, Blue, Green, Red|
|Total Weight||49.5 lbs (22.45 kg)|
|Battery Weight||3.9 lbs (1.76 kg)|
|Frame||6061 Aluminum Alloy, 14 in (35.56 cm), mid-step, folding|
|Unfolded Dimensions||14.25″ Seat Tube, 22.75″ Reach, 23″ Stand Over Height, 24.75″ Width, 65″ Length|
|Folded Dimensions||27″ H x 18″ W x 35.5″ L|
|Frame Fork||Rigid Aluminum Alloy, 100 mm Hub Length, 10 mm Axle with Nuts|
|Frame Rear||142 mm Hub Length, 10 mm Axle with Nuts|
|Accessories||Plastic Fenders with Rubber Mudflaps, Rear Carry Rack (25 kg / 55 lb max weight), Integrated Blaze-Lite LED Headlight, Rear LED Light, Zippered Transport Bag, Flick Bell, Steel Derailleur Guard, Kickstand, Touch-Up Paint, Tool Kit, Phone Holder|
|Gearing||7 Speed 1×7 Shimano Tourney, 13-28T Cassette|
|Shifter||Shimano SIS Index Thumb Shifter|
|Cranks||Prowheel, Alloy, 165 mm Length, 52T Chainring with Plastic Guide|
|Headset||Sealed Bearings, 1-1/8″ Straight|
|Stem||Aluminum Alloy, Telescoping Height (280 mm Base, 150 mm Adjust), Quick Release, Folding|
|Handlebar||Aluminum Alloy, Low Rise, 620 mm Length|
|Brakes||Tektro Hydraulic Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Shimano Levers|
|Grips||Syncros, Ergonomic Rubber with Lockers|
|Saddle||KNUS Comfort with Integrated Handle|
|Seat post||Ziyouzhi Aluminum Alloy with Integrated Tire Pump, 300mm long|
|Rims||Cast Magnesium, 40 mm Width|
|Spokes||6 Cast Supports|
|Tires||Kenda, 20″ x 2.125″ (57-406), Schrader Valve, 40-65 PSI|
|Wheel size||20 inches|
|Motor||Bafang – 8Fun, Rear-Mounted Geared Hub|
|Motor Nominal Output||350 watts|
|Motor Peak Output||450 watts|
|Drive Mode||Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (12 Magnet Sensor Disc)|
|Top Speed||20 mph (32 kph)|
|Battery||Samsung Lithium-ion, 36 volts, 10.4 Ah, 374.4 Wh|
|Recharge Time||2.5 hours|
|Battery Range||20 – 50 miles (32 – 80.4 km)|
Design & Performance
If you follow ENZO products, you might see that the new bike has the same design as their predecessors released years ago. There have been some tweaks and improvements but the look stays almost the same. The manufacturer makes only one e-bike and keeps refining the design, engine, and battery over the years. The e-bike comes in a wide range of color options and my bike is the white one. All colors glow in the dark, except the black one.
The longer I use the bike, the more I love it because every detail is well-thought-out. I could imagine how each design element is carefully considered to make a complete bike like this. I love the metal bar placed below the bottom bracket; It is very useful when you fold the bike because it stabilizes the bike, helps it stand sturdily on the ground and avoid damages to the front chainring. Besides, you don’t have to spend money on any other accessory because almost all essential ones are included; We have fenders, a rear rack, a headlight, a taillight, a kickstand, an integrated pump hidden in the seat post, a flick bell, a carrying bag, and even a smartphone mount.
You can press the power button to turn on/off the headlight. To change other settings, you need to hold the Set button. The display shows some important information like power output (Eco, Normal, Power), Speed, Assist Level (0-5), Battery Voltage, Battery Level (5 Bars), Odometer, Trip Meter, and Timer. The display needs to be charged separately with a USB-A cable.
In terms of folding mechanism, the ENZO can be folded in half like most folding bikes on the market. Basically, there are just 3 steps which are folding down the handle post, folding the frame in half, and finally lowering the seat post. The folded size is fairly compact and I can easily fit 2 Enzo bikes in my car trunk. However, the downside of the bike is that it is quite heavy at nearly 50 lbs. The bike is bulky and lifting it up become more difficult. Before each ride, I often have to carry the bike down some narrow steps and then lift it up to my car trunk; This could be a big hurdle, especially for female riders.
Another shortcoming of the EZNO is that it uses basic cadence sensing pedal assist. That means the motor is on as soon as you start pedaling; It works more like a switch, so sometimes you will get a boost when you don’t need it. For instance, when I make a turn and try to pedal slowly, the motor still kicks in and increase the speed which is not necessary at all. Therefore, I often have to set the pedal assist level to 1 or 0 in these situations. Obviously, we need to adjust the assist level more often with the cadence sensor. If you hate the jerky and unnatural rides, you will need to find high-end e-bikes with torque sensor.
In case you don’t mind changing the assist level manually, the ENZO is a decent bike and I particularly enjoy the rides. The disc brakes are very responsive and as soon as I press the brakes, the motor will stop immediately. The motor also won’t turn on when you go downhill and don’t hit pedals. The top speed is capped at 20mph but I can feel that the motor is much more powerful than that. I can climb hills with ease using the trigger throttle only. I use the bike in the assist level of 1 or 2 most of the time and pedaling feels effortless already. I also love the rear derailleur and trigger shifter because shifting gears is very smooth and satisfying.
The ENZO is in the same price range as the Oyama CX E8D but the design and build quality are way better. As compared to high-end e-bikes like Tern Vektron or Brompton Electric, the ENZO’s components are cheaper but they have very good quality during my test. Considering the fact that the ENZO costs just half of the price, I’d absolutely pick this bike over other expensive options. Battery and motor are the biggest concerns when purchasing e-bikes; Most people are worried that they won’t be able to get replacements when something goes wrong with those parts. Fortunately, ENZO has 2-year warranty for the electric motor and battery; Besides, the company has been around for a long time and I don’t think you will have any problem getting a replacement.
The battery is removable, so you can take it out and recharge the battery anywhere; You won’t need to take the whole bike to a power outlet to recharge it. To remove the battery, you need to use the battery key on the bottom of the frame to open the side-pin, then you can open the handle and pull the battery out. The battery range is 20-50 miles on a single charge, depending on your pedal assist level; If you only use the throttle during your rides, the range is absolutely shorter. I also checked quality of the battery by leaving it unused for a few months; When I turned on the bike months later, the battery self-discharged very little and it still has 5 bars. Many cheap batteries would drain out completely in this case.
- Reasonable price
- Sleek design with hidden battery and glow-in-the-dark painting
- High-quality battery
- Powerful motor
- All accessories are included
- Cumbersome, difficult to carry around
- Basic cadence sensing pedal assist
After testing the ENZO e-bike for an extended period of time, I can understand why people love it. This is a combination of build quality, craftsmanship, design, speed, and power at a very affordable price. The folding e-bike is perfect for people with limited space or who want to transport the it easily without a car rack. We at BikeFolded highly recommend the ENZO.
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