The massive and angular design of the Engwe X26 could be straight out of a sci-fi movie. But the all-terrain e-bike also has a lot to offer in terms of technology. These include a 1000-watt motor and a range of up to 100 kilometers. The e-bike is being funded via crowdfunding on Indiegogo.
The Engwe X26 all-terrain e-bike in detail
When riding on rough terrain, the new Engwe X26 all-terrain e-bike should know no limits, promises the manufacturer in the announcement on its own homepage, which had previously focused primarily on foldable e-bikes.
The X26 is also foldable and inherits the angular, silver-gray look of the other models, but presents itself once again clearly above from a technical point of view. Keyword technology: Considering the performance offered, the e-mountain bike will probably have a hard time in Germany, at least on public roads.
This is ensured, for example, by a 750-watt motor from a snowmobile, which is fed via the rear axle and can even call up a maximum power of 1,000 watts for a short time. This enables the Engwe X26 to reach speeds of up to 31 mph, or 50 km/h.
The X26 is designed for a permissible total weight of 150 kg. Despite its lightweight aluminum construction, the E-MTB itself weighs in at 41 kg. Significantly more, for example, than the lightweight E-MTB Thömus Lightrider E Ultimate with only 14.6 kg.
High riding comfort in open terrain
The Engwe X26 is designed for even the most difficult terrain. Gradients of up to 30 degrees should not be able to take anything from the e-bike, while the one-piece tires with a size of 26 x 4.0 inches promise a high level of comfort even on hill and dale and are particularly low-maintenance.
Thanks to a triple shock-resistant suspension in the front, middle and rear, the X26 is said to be able to absorb shocks three times better than normal e-bikes. In addition, the manufacturer relies on a dual-battery solution that realizes a maximum range of around 100 kilometers (62 miles).
It is based on a 19 Ah main battery and a second battery with 7.5 Ah. The duo has a total output of 1,373 watt hours and can be easily removed for charging.
When riding, you can use a whole three different operating modes. In Sport mode, the X26 reaches its top speed thanks to motor support, while Normal mode is supposed to mark “the sweet spot for daily commuting and regular workouts” and accelerates the e-bike to a maximum of 47 km/h. Assist mode, on the other hand, is aimed more at city riding.
Also offered are 8-speed Shimano gears, as well as hydraulic disc brakes. A 48V 12W LED light at the front and a red brake light provide the necessary illumination, while all the information on speed, riding mode or battery status can be read on the LC display.
Price and availability
The Engwe X26 all-terrain e-bike is funded via crowdfunding on the Indiegogo platform, and thus comes with the typical risks. As of July 18, the original funding goal of 5,053 euros has long since been exceeded by 12,590 percent. You still have 27 days to support the campaign.
Here you can secure the sporty e-mountain bike at a Super Early Bird price of only 1,585 euros, while the manufacturer’s RRP is supposed to be around 2,670 euros. Provided everything goes smoothly, delivery is scheduled for October 2022.