Engwe EP-2 Pro Review – Folding Fat Tire Electric Bike

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Performing miraculously well on the roughest terrains, Engwe EP-2 Pro is a great electric commuter bike that combines a great design with an efficient performance.

The amazing folding mechanism and a fun-to-ride experience make this model gain immense popularity among adventure lovers.

Here’s a video review of the Engwe eBike EP-2 Pro and down below you can find full specs and a detailed written review.

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Engwe Electric Bike Overview

Fat-tire folding e-bikes are becoming more popular every day. It’s like getting 3 different bikes in one:

  • Fat bike
  • Folding bike
  • Electric bike

Main reasons why people buy this kind of bike:

  • 1 bike suits the whole family
  • Versatility – You can use an Engwe bike for off-roading, commuting between work or school, or going to groceries store
  • Affordable
  • Fun to ride with

Related: How to Assemble an Engwe Electric Bike

Engwe EP-2 Pro Specs

Intro

Make:Engwe Bikes
Model:EP-2 Pro
Price:$1,200 $950
E-Bike Class:Class 3
Warranty:1-Year Warranty
Availability:United States, Europe
Model Year:2021

Electronics

Motor Type:Rear-Hub Drive
Motor Power:750W
Top Speed:28mph
Battery:48V 12.8Ah, 615Wh
Battery Chemistry:Lithium-Ion
Charge Time:6 Hours
Min Range:30 miles
Max Range:50+ miles
Display:LCD Display with Battery Level Indicator, Speedometer, Pedal Assist Level, Odometer, Tripmeter

Bike Details

Weight:70 lbs
Weight Capacity:330 lbs
Dimensions:66″ x 45.6″
Folded Dimensions:30″ x 32″
Frame Material:Aluminum
Frame Size:One-Size
Frame Types:Mid-Step, Folding
Frame Colors:Black, Orange, Gray, White, Aqua
Fork:Oil Suspension, with Adjusting and Locking Features
Gearing:1×7-Speed Shimano Tourney Drivetrain with Shimano SIS Shifter
Brakes:Mechanical Disc
Wheel Size:20″
Tires:20″ x 4″ Fat Tires
Accessories:Kickstand, Front and Rear Lights (Brake Light), Rear Rack, Bell

Discount Codes
US – Get $250 Off with code ENGWEUS250
EU – Get -2% with code EWHEELERS


To Whom?

Different seat height options for Engwe EP-2 Pro
Min Seat Height: 32 inches. Min Handlebar Height: 45.6 inches (bottom left image)
Max Seat Height: 40 inches. Max Handlebar Height: 52 inches (bottom right image)

Engwe EP-2 Pro is suitable for a wide variety of users. It fits almost all riders, including men, women, and kids. One-size frames fit the whole family. With a maximum weight capacity of 330lbs, you can even carry some cargo.

Very Versatile eBike for Off-Road and Urban Commuting.

The electric bike is not only fun off-road but also equally perfect for city riding.

All you need to do is to adjust the front fork to handle almost all types of terrains, ranging from lawns, beaches, gravel surfaces, stone roads, mountains, and other terrains.

Related: A Complete Overview About the Engwe Brand

Engwe EP-2 Pro Performance

Battery & Range

615Wh Lithium-Ion Battery

Engwe Bikes states on their website that the range is 45+ miles but I am a bit skeptical about that. This result is probably achieved under ideal conditions and a more realistic range is about 30-35 miles. It really depends on many conditions like rider weight, type of terrain, the weather, and more.

It takes about 6 hours to fully charge the battery, which is actually quite okay. The battery is integrated into the frame and it is removable. You can take the battery off and recharge it wherever you want.

You can only remove the battery if you have the key. I think it’s a nice safety feature and you don’t have to worry that someone steals your battery when the bike is locked on the street.

Motor

750w folding electric bike rear hub motor
Engwe EP-2 Pro 750W rear-hub motor

The aggressive torque on the motor lets you clearly feel it when the motor kicks in. The 750W at 80Nm on the rear wheel of the bike offers a smooth power transition and the speed builds up very quickly, while also letting you ride at a fixed speed effortlessly.

Different Riding Modes

  • Pedal Mode – It lets you pedal the vehicle like a regular bicycle.
  • Throttle Mode – You don’t need to pedal in throttle mode. Simply enjoy the speed and power of your bike.
  • Pedal-Assist Mode – The motor kicks in when you start pedaling. You can control the degree of assistance the bike gives you. You get the natural riding feel but the motor does most of the work.

5 Levels of Pedal Assistance

This Engwe eBike comes with 5 different levels of pedal assistance.

When getting yourself an EP-2 Pro, try lower levels first. As mentioned before, the torque is quite aggressive and it can be unsafe if you are not familiar with it.

Higher levels mean the motor gives more aggressive kicks. When in level 4 or 5, the motor does most of the work. You still need to create pedaling motion unless the motor stops working.

the display of Engwe EP-2 Pro

I have tried out different levels:

  • Level 1 – Very low assistance. The motor assists you up to ~6mph (10km/h)
  • Level 2 – Motor assistance up to ~10mph (16km/h)
  • Level 3 – Motor assistance up to ~13mph (21km/h)
  • Level 4 – Motor assistance up to ~16mph (25km/h)
  • Level 5 – Motor assistance up to ~24mph (38km/h)

Engwe EP-2 Pro Design and Features

Build Quality

Engwe EP-2 Pro 750W e-bike from the side

Engwe EP-2 Pro seems well built. It has a solid aluminum frame with strong construction.

Although the bike is heavy and it is not good to carry it for a long time, it’s still nice that there is a carry handle. It’s good to use it if you want to lift the bike to the trunk. Also, it’s convenient to use this spot for locking the bike.

The bike also has a chainring and derailleur protector. The chainring protector is extra-useful when the bike is folded.

Engwe EP-2 Pro is suitable for heavy adults. Max payload capacity is 330 lbs.

High payload capacity also means that you can carry some stuff on it. For example, use the rear rack and bring home some groceries.

Sometimes the joints of a folding bike tend to be loose and unsafe. It’s not the case here.

All the folding joints of Engwe EP-2 Pro are very sturdy and tight. You don’t have to worry about something getting loose when riding.

Tires & Suspension

engwe electric bike suspension

The 4″ fat tires combined with an oil suspension fork prove to be a boon and absorb every bump, whether you travel on a cobblestone street or gravel road.

The off-road tires are the flagship of this electric mountain bike and are mounted on 20-inch wheels.

The fat tires on a small wheel deliver great traction and comfort. However, make sure to be extra cautious when you ride at high speeds. Small wheels are less stable than large ones and may create trouble on bumpy roads if the speed is high.

Efficient Lights

rear light, front light engwe ep 2

Super bright 48V LED lights keep you safe by penetrating the gloom or thick fog without trouble. Plus, the tail light comes with a stopping feature. It also works even when the lights are turned off.

Portability

Folding fat tire electric bike Engwe ep-2 pro in the trunk of a sedan car
Engwe EP-2 Pro easily fits into the trunk of Škoda Octavia.

The foldable alloy frame and the handlebar make it super portable. By portable, I mean it takes up very little space when folded.

It’s convenient and practical to travel with and can be easily stored in the trunk of your car. It is ideal for those who are going to the mountains or simply anywhere they want. You definitely don’t want to haul this bike in your hand for a long time because it’s quite heavy.

LCD Display

The handlebar of engwe ep 2
You can toggle between different assistant levels via the display.

The display is quite big and bright enough to read from even under direct sunlight.

Navigation of the menu is easy. Display controls are on the left side of the handlebar and there are 5 buttons:

  • plus (+) – increase riding mode to upper level
  • minus (-) – decrease riding mode to the lower level
  • on/off – turn the motor on and off
  • lights – turn on/off the lights
  • info (i) – toggle between menu items

Ride Quality

saddle of engwe ep-2 pro

I think this e-bike is perfect for small commutes. It has a very comfortable saddle and front suspensions plus fat tires are making it easy to ride in all kinds of terrain.

Also, this bike comes with great maneuverability due to its cleverly designed length and width. Its wheelbase is just about right and it’s easy riding through even the tightest entrances.

However, the geometry of this bike is not meant for ultra-long commutes. At least for me – when riding with it for several hours, my back gets tired.

Reasonable Price

The bike is affordable and totally worth the money. While folding electric bikes start as low as 600 dollars, the best-selling bikes usually go up to $2,000. The EP-2 Pro is rather on the lower side of this price range and still delivers incredible features for its cost.

Engwe often offers huge discount campaigns and the price can even be under $1,000.

Discount Codes
US – Get $250 Off with code ENGWEUS250
EU – Get -2% with code EWHEELERS


Engwe EP-2 Pro Cons

Although it is a great bike overall, there are some drawbacks.

Heavy

The pictures give an impression of a small bike with a lightweight appearance due to its folding mechanism. In reality, it’s actually quite heavy and large, weighing around 70lbs.

However, it’s an electric fat bike, so this is quite the weight one should be expecting.

No Remaining Mileage Indicator

The display doesn’t show the remaining mileage. It just shows how many bars the battery has left. And it is not 100% accurate.

I had the following situation:

When I started the ride, the bike was in pedal-assist level 5 and the battery had 5 bars left.

After riding a couple of minutes, I suddenly noticed that only 3 bars were left. After turning it into level 3, the display showed me 4 bars of battery. At the same time, I had no idea how many miles I can get.

But this is no issue if you test more and get more familiar with the bike.

Messy Cables

The cables can mess up a bit when folding and unfolding. After folding it again, the cables may be at a position that affects the front brake lever. Some riders occasionally find the brake levels being too tight. But it can be fixed by moving the cords from side to side.

Comparisons

Engwe EP2 Pro in the foreground and Freego EV, Docrooup DS2, Radpower RadMini 4, and Lectric XP 2.0 in the background.

As mentioned before, these 20-inch folding electric bikes are super popular these days. There are many comments below our Youtube review, where people say that they have a very similar bike with a different name on it.

Some examples of very similar bikes:

Related: New Release from Engwe Bikes – C20 Pro

Engwe EP-2 Pro vs Lectric XP 2.0 vs RadMini 4

Radmini 4 on the left, Engwe EP2 Pro in the middle and Lectric XP 2.0 on the right.

Although these bikes look very similar, it turns out there are quite a lot of differences between them.

But first, let’s see what commonalities they have:

RadMini 4Engwe EP-2 ProLectric XP 2.0
Motor TypeRear HubRear HubRear Hub
Torque80 Nm80 Nm80 Nm
Gears777
Charge time5-6h6h4-6h
Range45+45+45+
BrakesMechanicalMechanicalMechanical
Wheel Size20″20″20″

All 3 are equipped with a rear hub motor, which provides 80 Nm of torque. Also, you can ride about the same distance with each of them. The same story is with charging. It takes about 6 hours to get the battery recharged.

Also, you can expect very similar stopping power because they all have mechanical disc brakes.

Engwe EP-2 Pro, Lectric XP 2.0, and RadMini 4 Differences

RadMini 4Engwe EP-2 ProLectric XP 2.0
Price$1,499$950$999
Motor750W750W500W
Max Speed20 mph28 mph28 mph
E-Bike Class232/3
Battery Capacity672Wh615Wh460Wh
Tires20×3″20×4″20×3″
DerailleurShimano AltusShimano TourneyShimano Tourney
Weight67lbs70lbs63lbs
Max Weight275lbs330lbs330lbs
Fork Travel80mm70mm50mm
Fits Riders4’10” – 6’2″5’2″ – 6’5″4’10” – 6’3″
Folded Dimension41″ x 22″ x 28″30″ x 32″37″ x 18″ x 27″

As we can see, one of the main advantages of Engwe is the price. It is slightly cheaper than Lectric and quite a bit cheaper than RadMini. At the same time, the overall build quality is not worse.

On the positive side, it is worth mentioning that Engwe has a good top speed, solid payload capacity, and wider tires.

On the other hand, Engwe EP-2 Pro is heavier than its competitors. Compared to RadMini, Engwe has a cheaper derailleur system and less travel in the fork. Also, RadmMini has more energy capacity in its battery.

Where to Buy Engwe EP-2 Pro

Engwe sells its bikes direct to consumers on its own website. That’s why they can have such affordable prices.

Here are the links to get yourself an EP-2 Pro electric mountain bike at the best price:

Engwe EP-2 Pro Review Conclusion

Overall, I really like the bike. There are no reasons to regret that I bought it.

If you want a convenient commuter bike for getting to work or school or going shopping, Engwe EP-2 Pro would be a perfect match for you. Bike components are not of the highest level of quality but they will do the needed work and it can help to keep the price of the bike down.

This stylish bike definitely will draw some attention.

6 thoughts on “Engwe EP-2 Pro Review – Folding Fat Tire Electric Bike”

    1. I have not ridden with Fiido M1, so I can’t give you totally unbiased opinion.
      But let’s compare the specs.
      Engwe has a much more powerful motor – 750W vs 250W. Engwe also has a higher top speed.
      Same story about battery – 615Wh vs 450Wh in favor of Engwe.
      However, Fiido is a bit more lightweight. It weighs 25 kgs and EP-2 is about 32 kgs.

      Thanks for the question and I hope I did help a bit.

  1. I’ve seen different reviews and some say the bike comes fully assembled, just needs to be unfolded. Others say put together in a few hours. Which is correct?

    1. If you don’t want to use the motor, you can just turn it off. Then you can use the bike as a regular one.

      Also, you can just use the pedal-assist level 1. Then the motor helps you only when speed is really low. When you pedal faster, the motor stops assisting you.

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