Enzo Ebikes Folding Electric Bike Review

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Summary

  • An affordable, extra-durable, folding electric bike designed for yachts, RV's and other travel applications
  • Magnesium wheels are rugged and protect the motor, front and rear LED lights and fenders add utility
  • Ergonomic grips and plush saddle add comfort but no suspension fork or seatpost here, the seat post has an integrated pump to fix flats on the go
  • Folding pedals, derailleur guard and included carry bag makes transport easy and clean, aluminum rear rack works great with panniers or a trunk bag, glow-in-the-dark paint is fun and unique

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Introduction

Make:

Enzo eBikes

Model:

Folding Electric Bike

Price:

$1,699

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Urban, Commuting, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

2 Year Frame, 1 Year Components, 30 Day Refund Period

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

20152016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

48 lbs (21.77 kg)

Battery Weight:

3.9 lbs (1.76 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Geometry Measurements:

Seat Tube: 13

Frame Types:

Mid-Step, Folding

Frame Colors:

Black, White, Silver, Pink, Orange

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid, Aluminum Alloy

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

6 Speed 1x6 Shimano Tourney, ME-TZ20 Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano SIS Index

Pedals:

Folding Plastic Platform

Stem:

Telescoping Height and Quick Release Fold

Handlebar:

Low Rise

Brake Details:

Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Wuxing Levers with Motor Inhibitor

Grips:

Syncros, Ergonomic Rubber with Lockers

Saddle:

Comfort

Seat Post:

Ziyouzhi Aluminum Alloy with Integrated Tire Pump

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.4 mm

Rims:

Cast Magnesium

Tire Brand:

Kenda, 20

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

K-Shield Puncture Protection

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Integrated Front LED Light, Independent Rear LED Light, Full Length Plastic Fenders with Rubber Mudflaps, Rear Carry Rack (25 kg Max Weight), Zippered Transport Bag, Flick Bell, Derailleur Guard, Pletscher Single Side Kickstand, Aluminum Alloy Bash Guard, Plastic Chain Guide

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack, Quick Release Seat Tube, Light-Color Frames and White Rims Glow in the Dark, Modular Electronics with Color Coded Wires and Water Resistant Quick Connect Points, Optional Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Lights (Press Current Button), Walk Mode (Hold Current Button Down), Metal Bar Below Bottom Bracket Stabilizes the Bike When Folded and Protects the Front Chainring

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

8Fun

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Battery Brand:

Samsung

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

374.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Display Type:

Fixed Backlit Monochrome LCD

Readouts:

Power Output, Battery Level (6 Bars), Pedal Assist Level (0-5), Speed, Trip Meter, Odometer, Voltage, Current, Timer

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (6 Magnet Sensor Disc)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

In 2016 this electric bike was updated to include smoother more powerful hydraulic disc brakes, a 7 speed drivetrain, reflective sidewall stripes, wider softer tires (20″ x 2.125″), a more comfortable Gel saddle, an improved LCD display panel with integrated USB charger for use with portable electronic devices and an iPhone holder. The price remains the same and these improvements can be seen in the full album (the five images of the red bike at the end).

The EnzoEbike is a uniquely outfitted folding electric bike designed with boaters in mind. Rather than using steep parts, nearly every component and built material has been chosen to reduce rust… You’ve got plastic, rubber, aluminum alloy, titanium and steel. One of the first things I noticed about the bike is the cast magnesium wheels which not only resist rust but also provide more strength and durability than traditional spokes. They’re a bit less forgiving as well but on a folding bike like this with slightly wider tires and plush saddle, it works out. Some of the other creature comforts include locking ergonomic grips, full length fenders with mud flaps, a standard rear carry rack and lights. The front light is integrated (meaning it runs directly off of the main rechargeable battery) but the rear light is not, so you’ll have to remember to shut it off independently and replace batteries every once in a while. In my opinion, the ~$1,700 price tag on this folding e-bike is pretty sweet, especially considering that you get to choose from one of five colors (ranging from fun to professional) and that the paint glows in the dark (except on the black model). You get basic mechanical disc brakes here and there’s no quick release on the wheels (which might deter theft but make on-the-go maintenance more difficult) but there’s a really cool pump built right into the seat post! Lots of delighters with this bike… but keep in mind the frame is small/medium and might not be comfortable for riders over 6′ for prolonged use.

Driving the Enzo electric bike is a proven 350 watt internally geared hub motor from 8Fun. This is about as standard as they come but a step up in terms of power for a folding bike. I probably adds a bit more weight (the overall weight of the bike is ~48lbs) but you get more torque for climbing and hitting the 20 mph top speed. I love how quiet the motor operates (in part because it’s encased by the magnesium wheel) and also how it doesn’t stand out on the frame. This is the kind of electric bike that most bystanders won’t notice or get concerned about… it’s extremely stealth. One of the benefits of smaller 20″ wheels (in addition to being smaller for storage when the bike is folded) is that they are easier to turn from the center. Hub motors on smaller wheels get a mechanical advantage and that’s definitely the case here, especially with the upgraded 350 watt size. As you pedal, there are six gears to choose from and the sprocket cluster and derailleur are both protected by a metal cage guard in the rear which is nice. The Shimano Tourney TX hardware is entry level but it gets the job done and should last if you keep it clean and oil it occasionally. The front chainring is a bit oversized to offset the smaller wheels and create a comfortable range of pedaling speeds. Shifting is intuitive with the Shimano thumb levers and they are a bit larger which makes operation with gloves possible (nice if it’s cold out).

Powering this bike is a nice 36 volt 10.4 amp hour Lithium-ion pack that uses Samsung cells. It’s super small and light weight at just under four pounds. Just like the motor, the battery is basically hidden on this ebike. It slides into the downtube after you’ve unfolded the frame. It locks inside and is secured with a key… that you actually have to leave in to power the bike on. To some, this could be an advantage as it deters tampering and theft (just take the key with you when you’re not on the bike) but I usually prefer not to have to leave my keys in when riding because they can jingle around and get snagged by my legs when pedaling. I like that the key itself folds to reduce the potential for snags but I’d like the option to take it out entirely when riding. Back to the battery, I recommend storing it in a cool dry location as extreme heat and cold can damage Lithium batteries and shorten their lifespan. Also, if you know you’re not going to be riding the bike for several months, try storing it a half-full as this will reduce strain on the cells. The pack is so small, I’d probably bring it inside or take it with me when traveling but airline regulations may limit this approach (given the 374.4 watt hour size of this pack) and you could end up forgetting it at home which would be a bummer.

Operating the Enzo bike is very intuitive, once the pack is charged and locked into the frame you simply press the on/off button on the LCD display panel (mounted near the left grip). The monochromatic display shows your battery level, power use (as the motor kicks in), speed, assist level and some other stats about trip distance and time. At any time once the bike is turned on, you can press the trigger throttle and it will take off. I love that you can override any of the assist levels with this throttle because it makes passing other riders or climbing hills very easy and not distracting. You get five levels of assist as well as a “zero” level which is basically throttle only and leaves the display on as a cycle computer. I tend to ride in assist level two or three then add power with the throttle occasionally, this will extend your range and provide more of a workout. Because the trigger throttle is also mounted near the left grip, you do have to reach a bit further to adjust the display (change assist levels, turn on the lights etc.) but it’s still doable and reduces the need for a separate button pad. While many electric bikes in the US have twist throttles or trigger throttles that spin down or towards you, this one spins up and away which isn’t a huge deal but likely resulted from the addition of a bell near the right grip (and lack of room on that side to add the trigger throttle). You may be able to customize the layout a bit but it worked well enough for me. You can turn on the headlight with the display panel by pressing the Current button once and if you hold it down, a walk mode engages. Overall, great setup with all of the necessary drive modes and readouts in my opinion. One area for possible improvement is the bottom bracket cadence sensor which uses a less precise six-magnet cadence sensor. I found that there was a bit of delay for it to start and stop when riding but you can always cut it out immediately by pulling either brake lever. The levers themselves and the disc brake rotors and calipers are very basic but still do a good job and will stay cleaner than traditional pads.

I was delighted by the Enzo electric bike… I’ve reviewed two very similar ebikes over the past few years (the E-Joe Epik and EZ Pedaler X350) and both vary in terms of price, number of gears and aesthetic, but this frame style is definitely a winner in my book. This is the first electric bike I’ve tried that glows in the dark (in select colors) or that uses titanium hardware. The mag wheels are sweet and the integrated pump is very useful if you’re away from home. I’d love a suspension fork or seat post shock to reduce vibration and impact on bumps but that would add weight and likely increase the price. For what it is, I think the Enzo ebike is excellent and I could see it working very well on yachts and RV’s. I wanted to test the pink or orange model because I rarely see fun colors like these but apparently those are some of the top sellers so they were out of stock! Considering this e-bike is predominantly sold through Amazon and their official website I was excited to see the 30 day refund policy and two year comprehensive warranty. I buy a lot of stuff online and enjoy the free Prime shipping options and refund paths. So far, this is the only model on offer from Enzo but I did get a sneak peek at a possible upcoming single speed carbon belt drive edition that could be cool (quieter, cleaner and lighter) but for now, the six speeds are nice for a wide variety of terrain.

Pros:

  • The battery is locking and removable but very well concealed within the downtube/top-tube of the frame, this makes the bike stealthy, adds protection and also keeps weight low and centered
  • I love the full length fenders and integrated LED headlight, it would be nice if the rear light was also integrated but at least it’s included, these offer safety when riding in wet and dark conditions, they also don’t get in the way when folding this bike!
  • The integrated pump (built into the seat post) is very unique, I haven’t seen this before but it makes a lot of sense, especially if you’re traveling and get a flat (you could use Slime in the tires to help hold the air pressure if there is a leak)
  • Rather than using traditional spokes, the Enzo Bike uses magnesium wheels that won’t go out of true or get loose over time, they can also support more weight
  • I like the ergonomic grips and comfort saddle, the seat post and stem are adjustable but this is still a small/medium sized ebike
  • The rear rack lets you carry extra gear, a lock or water (since there’s no bottle cage on this bike) I like that it uses standard sized tubing and has the spring latch built in
  • The front chainring is extra large to create a comfortable range of pedaling cadences given the smaller 20″ wheelset, I like that it has an aluminum bash guard built in and a plastic chain guide so you don’t drop your chain as easily over bumps or when folding/unfolding
  • Enzo eBikes upgraded all of the hardware to aluminum or titanium to deter rust, this is especially useful if the bike is stored on a boat at sea
  • Very quiet motor… because it’s built into the magnesium wheel in the back, you can still hear a faint whine but it’s less than some similarly sized geared motors I’ve tried
  • Disc brakes tend to stay cleaner than v-brakes or other rim mounted linear-pull designs, I like that the levers have motor inhibitors but the quality is basic

Cons:

  • The battery compartment key must be left in to activate the bike, it does fold so potential snags are reduced but if you’ve got a keychain connected it can jingle and get in the way
  • The wider tires help to add comfort but there isn’t a suspension fork or seat post suspension on this bike so it can feel bumpier when riding over cracks and potholes
  • No integrated bottle cage bosses here, consider a trunk bag like this with a bottle holder, also the rear light is independent and requires its own battery cells
  • The cadence sensor is a bit more basic with just six magnets, it doesn’t start or stop as quickly as some ebikes I’ve tested that use 12 magnets
  • Folding pedals are nice for portability but these plastic ones are kind of basic and don’t offer as much power transfer or stability as aluminum ones that I’ve seen on some other models like these
  • Not exactly a con but no quick release on front or rear wheel… the bike already folds pretty small but sometimes it’s nice to remove wheels for maintenance, the pump eliminates that need to some extent here and without quick release the wheels might not get stolen as easily

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Michael
2 years ago

Thanks for the review! Did they tell you how this bike is shipped? 100% assembled or do we have to assemble it? What are the disadvantages of using a bike like this as a daily work commuter?

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Hi Michael! Great question… I reached out to Enzo Ebikes and asked about assembly and they said “yes, our bike comes fully assembled in the box and we also give customers allen wrenches to go with” (I’m assuming that’s for making minor adjustments?) As for your other question, I feel like a folding ebike offers the strengths of being smaller, lighter and easier to mount/stand over because it’s low to the ground due to smaller wheels but some of the drawbacks are stiffer ride quality (especially without suspension) and conversely a less rigid frame (due to the fold points). Each bike is different and the Enzo Bike wasn’t especially light but also had a really solid feeling frame (reinforced at the fold points and using cast wheels vs. spokes). Depending on your height this electric bike could feel a bit small, that’s why I put my height and inseam length in the video review as guidance. I hope this helps you out a bit, I was impressed with the bike at this price and if it was a short commute I could see myself doing just fine. For longer rides I tend to go with ebikes that offer suspension due to some back and neck issues I’ve developed over the years :)

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igor
2 years ago

can this bike be rolled while in folded position? Where is the bike made? Thanks.

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Court Rye
2 years ago

I don’t think it can be rolled very easily when folded because the wheels don’t line up perfectly. You could tip it up and pull with just one wheel possibly. As for where it’s made… I’m guessing in China like. This seems to be the case for the vast majority bicycles and bicycle related components ;)

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Michael
2 years ago

Thanks for the prompt reply Court. I’m about 5’4 and I’m seriously considering this one or another stealthy looking ebike for a daily commuter. I don’t know if it’s a short commute but it’s about 8 miles. After hearing some ebikes with noisy motor’s, I want to stay away from those. I could stretch the budget all the way up to 4K for a silent stealthy short bike.

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Stephen
2 years ago

How does the Enzo measure speed? I don’t see a magnet on the rear wheel.

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EnzoEbike
2 years ago

Great question all of our bikes computers are preset to the wheel size also the sensor is built into the rear Wheel.

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Jason
2 years ago

Hello – Your review states that the Battery Voltage / Amp Hours / Watt Hours : 36 volt / 10.4 ah / 374.4 wh. However, every else that I’ve looked has a different speced battery of 8 ah. Is the 10.4 ah for the 2016 model? Please let know any additional details regarding this because I would like to use the bike specifically for throttle control and need at least 20 miles on just that. I heard an 8 ah battery probably wouldn’t go that far on throttle alone. Thanks!

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Hi Jason! I’m going to double check with the company for you (maybe they will respond directly to you here). I got the impression that little improvements were being made for the 2016 model and was directly told the specs you see by the founder so I believe they are correct… That said, if you bought off of Amazon or from a dealer you might get something different… I really can’t say, definitely call them before ordering and look for their reply here soon. Go for the larger Ah battery for sure, going 20 miles on throttle alone could be a stretch depending on terrain, weather, your weight etc. I’d estimate 17 miles max on throttle alone even with the higher 374.4 Ah pack, they might sell an additional battery you could carry along and hopefully he will post on this as well.

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EnzoEbike
2 years ago

Hi, our current bikes come with 8.7 Amp hour Samsung batteries. Depending on the conditions we estimate range for these packs at 25 miles in throttle mode. In 2016 we will be introducing a larger 10.4 Ah battery that you can purchase separately and this will extend your range.

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you :-)

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Jason
2 years ago

Love the bike! I just left you a review on Amazon :-) Thank you again for all of your assistance!

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Cool! You left me a review on Amazon?! I do have a simple ebook, did you check that out or did you review something else there?

Akiva Shapero
1 year ago

Great review. Rented on for a few days. Loved it. Got the dealer to apply rental fee towards purchase. One con: when folded it is a bear to put into a car trunk. But still doable. Just saying. All in all, handles quite well.

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed the rental and got a deal on purchasing this ebike, where did you go riding and what shop offered the rentals? I’ve noticed that some shops do rent and others don’t, usually shops near resort destinations like beaches or in the mountains :)

I’m not a super strong guy so I can relate to the difficulty of lifting and loading some of these electric bikes, even folders… Were you able to take the battery out first to help reduce the weight just a little bit? Hope you have many more fun rides :D

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Akiva Shapero
1 year ago

got the e-bike from ebikes2you here on the South Florida Coast. They cater to tourists but they were happy to have my business. Real nice folks.

Guest
1 year ago

How does this bike compare to the A2B Kuo+?

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Court Rye
1 year ago

I prefer the Enzo because it has upgraded components, responsive customer service and is available in different colors. Both bikes perform well and I appreciate the longstanding reputation of A2B so it might be fine, I know some shops really like it.

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Edward
1 year ago

Great review Court! Really considering getting this bike primarily for a work commuter. I also like to travel a lot and it would be awesome to bring this bike onto planes, buses, and trains which is why I’m leaning more towards these folding e-bikes rather than the full size e-bikes. Question though: I notice that a lot of these bikes lack suspension which worries me because I see myself traveling longer distances and in locations with less than ideal riding surfaces so my question is do you know what the seat post diameter on this bike is so I can perhaps purchase a seat suspension? I notice that you like to recommend Thudbuster and Body Float and I just want to make sure that one of these will work before purchasing and making the switch. I would lose out on the benefit from the integrated seat pump but I think that’s a small price to pay for comfort (of course I’ll be carrying a pump anyway). Thanks again!

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Hi Edward, I reached out to Enzo about the seat post diameter and they said it’s 30.4 mm and also that the length is 300 mm (but that future models may have 450 mm posts to accommodate taller riders). Hope this helps :D

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Rob
1 year ago

Hi guy… I’ve watched a ton of your reviews on YT today and really appreciate the knowledge and info imparted. Only suggestion I have is one thing I looked for and was missing: More pictures of different angles on your website. I found myself trying to compare the “resting stand” (when folded) on different models and had a hard time surmising realistic differences between the models, though it was obvious that they existed. Size, construction and material thickness were all curiosities of mine in this arena. So… if you were to make any changes going forward, maybe consider 6-8 angles of each model. People are driven by eye candy in today’s society and you may well find a better statistical response if you do this. Thank you much for all of the valued info and good luck in all you do… Peace!

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Thanks Rob! For some reason the photos weren’t showing up on this post and your comment alerted me to it so I just updated it. I still think you’re correct that more photos with different angles would be useful and I’ll keep this in mind along with material differences going forward. Good luck finding the best ebike for your needs out there :)

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Diego
1 year ago

Hi, do you know if I can travel by plane (american airlanes) with this one?. Some people says yes.. others no… so is complicated to know the truth. Thanks

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Hi Diego! It seems like airlines have been changing their laws recently about size of battery and how they are shipped… probably in part due to the Hoverboards issue (some were having fires, the product was cheaper and less reliable which has created a bad name for the entire range of light electric transport). I would recommend calling them directly to ask and explain that the battery can either be left on or taken off and stored separately (like brought on in your bag). It would be a huge bummer to have the bike or battery confiscated or miss your flight :/ I’d love to hear what they say if you don’t mind commenting back here.

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George
1 year ago

Enzo has a really neat logo on their website and I wonder why didn’t they use it on the bike instead of the big block lettering which looks a bit gaudy to me.

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Good point George… maybe the stylized logo is new or they thought people wouldn’t be able to read it? Not really sure but perhaps they will see your comment here and consider it for future editions of the bike :)

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Terry
1 year ago

I know for a fact that online retailers in China are shipping their ebike orders overseas by air via DHL, FedEx, etc. If companies like DHL could ship these bikes by air, batteries and all, maybe the commercial airlines would allow them? Yes, I agree, it’s best to check with them to be 100% sure.

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Silver
1 year ago

If you’re looking for a review about the performance of this ebike, this review is NOT it. If you think after sales service isn’t important, read other reviews. With mostly great reviews here and other places, I was going to buy 5 of this bike as a gift to my best customers. So I contacted the importer a couple of weeks ago but getting a proper response from the importer is harder than dragging a huge cow up a very steep hill! I had to email them several times over a couple weeks before they reluctantly replied to my TWO simple questions. And they are too ill-mannered and lazy to address a potential customer by name and they also won’t sign off with a name! Long story short, my two questions, basically were: “Do you offer a discount when I buy 5 Enzo bikes and is shipping included with the discount.” Their EXACT rude/lazy reply, “Shipping is deafly included”. You read that right, they couldn’t even spell “definitely”. I suspect the importer is based in China (since this is a made-in-China bike) and this outfit is a one-man show. Bottom line: It doesn’t matter if they offer a 100-year warranty when this is the kind of customer service you get even BEFORE they take a single cent from you. I dare not imagine the kind of after sales service they would offer AFTER they have taken my money!

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Hmm, sorry to hear about your experience with support. Maybe it was a busy time for them with the spelling error? I believe the Enzo team is smaller but so far my experience coordinating with them has been good. I wish you luck finding the best fit for your gift to your customers, that’s very nice of you!

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kevin
1 year ago

Hi Court, when you describe the frame on the ENZO as small/medium, is that relative to all bikes are to other folding bikes? Meaning, is it smaller than most other folding bikes? I’ve felt good on a Neo Volt and a Pedago Latch. Thanks!

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Hi Kevin! It’s a challenge to size folding ebikes because the seat posts are usually very long while the tubes (which you normally measure to size a bike) are short. If you felt good on the Neo Volt and Pedego Latch then I feel like the ENZO will also feel good. Notice that the seat tube is more angled back to create a longer reach for taller riders. It fits a range of people pretty well, like most folders that are “average” sized ;)

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Sonny T Nguyen
1 year ago

Hi Court, Thanks for your reviews, I was wondering if you know any aftermarket suspension forks that will go well with the Enzo? Thanks again and keep up the great work.

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Great question Sonny! I have seen small suspension forks built onto folding bikes before but rarely have I seen them sold separately… I’m not sure if this one would work, it seems to have a very long head post. Your best resource might be Enzo Bikes themselves. In my experience they are responsive and supportive, maybe they have a supplier they could work through to help you get one that fits for sure vs. guessing (which is what I’d be doing). Their phone number is (844) 324-5348 and they have a contact form here on their site. Please let me know what you find out!

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Sonny T Nguyen
1 year ago

Thanks Court, will do when I hear back from them.

Sonny T Nguyen
1 year ago

Great news, thanks to your info, I emailed Enzo and a kind person, responded letting me know that they will have an accessory fork with suspension by the 20th. Thanks again, it looks like i found my bike, now the hard part comes in having to waiting for it. =)

Gabriela R.
1 year ago

Based on your experience how was the bike in terms of folding it and carrying it? I need to be able to carry in and out of a train but it looks like there is no locking mechanism to keep the frame together, and from the previous comments it looks like it cannot be rolled. What else do you recommend to make the carrying aspect of this a bit bike a easier.

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Court Rye
1 year ago

Hi Gabriela! I really like this bike and believe that a few features have been upgraded and refined since the review was done… As far as folding ebikes go, it’s higher quality and the support seems good. You can always use your own basic bungee cord to secure it and with the removable battery you could lift it onto the train more easily. With a bit of experimentation I bet you could drag it on one wheel but in my experience it would be easier to walk unfolded or just carry without the battery pack. Unfortunately, most of the folding electric bikes I’ve tried are heavier than I would like… but it’s a trade off in terms of comfort, you need the size for a more relaxed and stable frame that can work with 20″ wheels but that means it has to be reinforced (especially with an internally mounted battery) for strength. Between this, an E-Joe model or something similar, I feel like you get a similar bike but the materials and accessories are a bit upgraded here (the whole marine-environment marketing thing). I recommend calling or writing to Enzo if you have questions before purchase, I believe they offer quick responses :)

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gary
12 months ago

Hello Court, Thanks for the information you’ve provided here. I wondered how quiet is the bike compared to others like the e Joe, and when we will know about all the improvements for the Enzo 2017 I suppose. Like others, I also wondered about keeping the folded as you pull it on one wheel and whether that would be an upgrade coming soon. In addition I wanted to know if you would be attending the Eurobike 2016 event. Tern is supposed to show its Elektron e folder and it would be great if you could review it. Moreover, Brompton is supposed to be coming out with a electric folder that will most likely be more expensive, but also lighter than most, if not all, folding e bikes. Thanks. Will await a response.

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Court Rye
12 months ago

Hi Gary! Unfortunately I’m not going to Eurobike this year (I’ve actually never been before!) but someday I’d love to. I do plan to be at Interbike and have seen images of the Tern folder, I’d love to review it and any Brompton ebikes that come our way… I’ll keep my eyes peeled :D as for the motor ont he Enzo Ebike, I think it’s comparable to e-Joe but possibly quieter because it’s enclosed in the cast rims vs. a standard hub.

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Sonny Nguyen
12 months ago

Hi Court, Thanks to your reviews of the Enzo and other ebikes, I have a new white 2016 Enzo w/ the new 10.4a battery and a Suntour front fork suspension (replaced the stock one) on its way to me. Enzo is now offering a Suntour front fork suspension) as an accessory for $300. Thanks again

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Court Rye
12 months ago

Thanks for the update Sonny! Hope you enjoy the bike, sounds like a wonderful setup. Are you planning to use it around town or near the coast since they have the nicer corrosion resistant hardware compared to other folders?

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gari
12 months ago

Hello Court, Have another question or two. Are you aware of when the 2017 Enzo will be available and the specs on it. I’m hoping for a battery even more powerful than the one on the E Joe Epik 2016 in my possession in voltage and amps. My e Joe is that great of a hill-climber even with the 3 levels of assist, moreover the third one seems only to work on a flat surface. Therefore, the present specs on the 2016 Enzo don’t impress me. By the way the e Joe’s are uncomfortably heavy to lift into a trunk. Still waiting for Brompton first pedelec as it’s known for its light and easily foldable bikes. I am also waiting for your review of the Tern Elektron. Thanks.

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Court Rye
11 months ago

Hi Gari! I’m hoping to see and possibly even review both models at Interbike in a couple weeks. At this time I don’t have the specs but perhaps someone in the forums would know more? I just created a Gocycle section here where more updates and discussion will live in the future :)

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Sonny Nguyen
11 months ago

Hi Court, sorry for the delay but I wanted to ride my bike first to be able to give a review and answer your question at the same time. I have the Enzo 2016 v2 (I call it v2 since it comes with a new 10.4 amp battery and possible suspension fork) for my daily commute to work and back. Most likely no rides along the coast unless I’m on vacation and bring my bike a long. Here are the accessories I got, it helped tremendously to make it a way smoother and fun ride.

Court did an awesome job on the pro’s / cons and review, so I’ll just list what I like and dislike about the bike.

Liked:

  • Has a little kick / jolt once you start pedaling due to the delay.
  • The pedal assist is very easy and helpful
  • 10.4 amp battery for longer distance of traveling
  • 20″ tires (makes a difference compared to my 16″ folding bike)
  • I hear the wind more than i hear the motor
  • Easily folded
  • Glow in the dark wheels LOL

Disliked:

  • Stiff ride and had to buy front suspension fork. Felt, it should of came with one due to the price.
  • Slightly heavy and wished it was a little lighter
  • Wished they hid the cables like on the BESV Panther PS1

I’m extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone but be forewarned, it will need some accessories to make it a smooth ride. Of course, this is a matter of opinion and its still an awesome bike regardless.

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Court Rye
11 months ago

Great feedback Sonny! What diameter did you get the Suntour NCX suspension seat post in? I listed 30.4 in my review but only saw 31.6 when visiting their site. I updated the links in your post and wanted to go directly to the right one to help others who might want it :)

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Sonny
11 months ago

Hi Court, Thanks and sadly I left out a few things that you’ve caught. Good catch, I bought the 27.2 mm seatpost and got a 27.2 to 30.4mm shim to be able to have the seatpost fit properly.

@Gari, the current Enzo comes with a 10.4 amp battery, make sure it’s included when ordering from a dealer or Enzo directly, if you decide to get one that is. The motor is very quiet and you barely hear it once you start pedaling. You’ll hear the wind more than the motor. The sound reminds me of the sound you hear when you push a remote control car backwards.

Carlos
11 months ago

Hello, thanks for the review, Enzo ebikes posted on Facebook that the model now is 2017, with mid drive, I just ordered mine and they told me I’m getting the 2017 with 10.4amp battery, It ships tomorrow will get delivered next Wednesday, I will provide feedback on how it does, Carlos

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Court Rye
11 months ago

That would be awesome Carlos! Thanks for offering to post some updates… I’m hoping to see the Enzo folks at Interbike next week and will take some pictures and try to get an updated review too :D

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CARLOS
11 months ago

I had time to use the enzo ebike, it came with 7 speeds hub drive 10.4 amp battery; the enzo ebike first of all looks awesome (got an orange one); my commute is very small 3.9 miles one way and I have taken it on a road trip of about 15 miles, I like to ride it on 7th speed pedal assist 1 and using the throttle to gain speed quickly and when pedaling becomes difficult; I have tried the higher pedal assist flavors and I find it very difficult to ride it at slow speed as it becomes over responsive (it may be me as this is my first ebike), I have tried a decent uphill and the enzo ebike does well reaching up to 15mph on the throttle.

As many other reviewers have mentioned the enzo ebike is not pothole / unpaved road friendly as it tends to lose balance and over-vibrates, so in general I try to stick to good roads.

To sum it up in the 2 weeks I had this ebike, it’s been a joy to ride, it has the looks, it has good acceleration on the throttle, handles well on any decent road, it can take a hill on the throttle, and the battery lasts forever, I’d give it 4.5 stars, it could use some suspension to make it slightly more rough-road capable. Carlos

Lisa Schulz
10 months ago

See my comments on the ENZO 2017 upgrade in Court’s Interbike 2016 section. Maybe Court will link them. :)

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Court Rye
10 months ago

Sure thing! Comments now linked XD

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melonbarmonster
12 months ago

Is there way to hack the top speed on this?

Theskybluelake
1 year ago

why does this guy say Like so much

Dirk Diggler
3 months ago

Theskybluelake like like I don't know

Diego Martinez
1 year ago

Do you know if I can travel by plane (american airlanes) with this bike? Thanks

fetconnect
1 year ago

Im gettig the 2016 model, Im 5'11 and think I may need a taller seat post or maybe a thudbuster. Do you know which one will fit?

fetconnect
1 year ago

didnt need to, bike rides fine with the post it has, with room to spare

Sonny N
1 year ago

did you find out what the post size is for a Thudbuster?

Seth G
2 years ago

Did this get discontinued or renamed? I can't seem to find the Enzo specifically but I see A LOT of spin offs that look exactly the same.

Marcelo Ramires
2 years ago

I don't really get the relation between boats and bikes. Don't people usually leave their boats on private subscription or club marines, where they could chain their bikes safely? Why take it with them? I don't really get the relation

Gene Coppola
2 months ago

Marcelo Ramires

Traveling

snaht1
1 year ago

ride them on remote island i guess thats what i do ... i always take my bike with me on boat

Gardener Rob
2 years ago

Glow in the dark??! Now that is cool lol.

Alexander Vasquez
10 months ago

I will buy one

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Gardener Rob Totally unexpected, can't think of any other electric bikes that do that XD